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THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, WITHIN TEMPTATION, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY Confirmed For DOWNLOAD

THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, SIMPLE PLAN, WITHIN TEMPTATION, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY and APOCALYPTICA have been confirmed for this year's Download festival, set to take place the weekend of June 13-15 at Donington Park, Leicestershire, UK. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: 36 CRAZYFISTS ALTER BRIDGE APOCALYPTICA BLEEDING THROUGH CAVALERA CONSPIRACY CHILDREN OF BODOM CHRIS ...

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THE CHANT's 'Ghostlines' Released In UK

"Ghostlines", the critically acclaimed debut album of the Finnish melancholic metallers THE CHANT, was released today in the UK and Ireland via Shadow World Records / Plastic Head Distribution. "Ghostlines" is a 54 minute emotionally charged rollercoaster ride with morose atmospheres, beautiful melodies and harmonies in the course of KATATONIA, ANATHEMA and HIM. It took ...

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APOCALYPTICA To Play Free Show In Bulgaria

News.bg reports that Finnish metal cellists APOCALYPTICA will open the tourism season in the coastal city of Kavarna (North East Bulgaria) with a free concert on May 31. The show will take place on the central square of Bulgaria's metal capital and again will attract fans of the hard music from all over ...

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APOCALYPTICA Performs At Finland's 'Emma Gaala'; Video Available

Finnish metal cellists APOCALYPTICA were accompanied by pop singer Hanna Pakarinen for their performance of the song "S.O.S. (Anything but Love)" at this year's Emma Gaala (Finnish Grammy equivalent), which was held last night (Saturday, March 8) at Kulttuuritalo in Helsinki. Footage of the performance, which was broadcast on the Finnish channel YLE TV2 (along ...

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KISS Confirmed For Belgium's GRASPOP METAL MEETING

According to Ashladan.be, KISS will perform at this year's Graspop Metal Meeting, set to take place June 27-29, 2008 at De Boeretand in Dessel, Belgium. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: 36 CRAZYFISTS ALCHEMIST APOCALYPTICA ARCH ENEMY AT THE GATES AVENGED SEVENFOLD BEHEMOTH BLACK STONE CHERRY BLEEDING THROUGH BRING ME THE ...

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MONSTER MAGNET Confirmed For Holland's FIELDS OF ROCK Festival

MONSTER MAGNET has been confirmed for the Fields of Rock festival, set to take place June 20-22 at on the Evenemententerrein of Walibi World in Biddinghuizen, the Netherlands. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AIRBOURNE APOCALYPTICA ARCH ENEMY BRING ME THE HORIZON BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE CAVALERA CONSPIRACY CHRIS CORNELL DANKO JONES DIMMU ...

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LINKIN PARK Confirmed For Switzerland's GREENFIELD FESTIVAL

LINKIN PARK has been confirmed for this year's Greenfield Festival, set to take place June 13-15 in Interlaken, Switzerland. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: APOCALYPTICA BEATSTEAKS BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE DIE ÄRZTE ENTER SHIKARI IN FLAMES JAGUAR LOVE KETTCAR KILIANS LINKIN PARK MILLENCOLIN NOFX PANTEÓN ROCOCÓ RISE AGAINST ...

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WITHIN TEMPTATION, BRAINSTORM Confirmed For Germany's ROCK AM HÄRTSFELDSEE

WITHIN TEMPTATION, BRAINSTORM, ELUVEITIE and LACRIMAS PROFUNDERE have been confirmed for the Rock am Härtsfeldsee 2008 festival, set to take place June 27-28 in Dischingen Lkr. Heidenheim, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: APOCALYPTICA BRAINSTORM DEADLOCK EKTOMORF ELUVEITIE LACRIMAS PROFUNDERE MAMBO KURT MEGAHERZ SALTATIO MORTIS WITHIN TEMPTATION For more information, visit

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Finland Sends Another Heavy Metal Band To EUROVISION SONG CONTEST

Finnish metallers TERÄSBETONI have been selected to represent Finland in this year's Eurovision Song Contest. TERÄSBETONI won the Finnish national selection with the song "Missä miehet ratsastaa" and will represent the country in the semifinal of the 53rd Eurovision Song Contest on May 20 in Belgrade, Serbia. The band scored a runaway victory in the ...

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IMMORTAL Confirmed For Belgium's GRASPOP METAL MEETING

Norwegian black metallers IMMORTAL have been confirmed for this year's Graspop Metal Meeting, set to take place June 27-29, 2008 at De Boeretand in Dessel, Belgium. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: 36 CRAZYFISTS ALCHEMIST APOCALYPTICA AT THE GATES AVENGED SEVENFOLD BEHEMOTH BLEEDING THROUGH BRING ME THE HORIZON BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE CAVALERA ...

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PAIN: Footage From First Post-Beatdown Concert Posted Online

Fan-filmed video footage of Sweden's PAIN performing the song "End of the Line" this past Sunday (February 24) in Stuttgart, Germany can be viewed below (courtesy of "delain93"). As previously reported, PAIN members Peter Tägtgren (guitar/vocals), Johan Husgafvel (bass) and David Wallin (drums) were assaulted Friday night (February 22) in Leipzig, Germany during a day ...

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MESHUGGAH, FINNTROLL, AIRBOURNE Confirmed For Holland's FIELDS OF ROCK Festival

MESHUGGAH, FINNTROLL and AIRBOURNE have been confirmed for the Fields of Rock festival, set to take place June 20-22 at on the Evenemententerrein of Walibi World in Biddinghuizen, the Netherlands. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AIRBOURNE APOCALYPTICA ARCH ENEMY BRING ME THE HORIZON BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE CAVALERA CONSPIRACY CHRIS CORNELL DANKO ...

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EVERGREY, SIX FEET UNDER Confirmed For Slovenia's METALCAMP Festival

EVERGREY and SIX FEET UNDER have been confirmed for the Metalcamp festival, set to take place July 3-9, 2008 in Tolmin, Slovenia. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ALESTORM APOCALYPTICA ARCH ENEMY BEHEMOTH BIOMECHANICAL BRAINSTORM CATAMENIA CELTIC FROST DARK FORTRESS DEAD BEYOND BURIED DRONE ELUVEITIE EVERGREY FEAR MY THOUGHTS FINNTROLL GORILLA MONSOON HACRIDE ...

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PAIN Mainman Talks About Leipzig Assault

PAIN members Peter Tägtgren (guitar/vocals), Johan Husgafvel (bass) and David Wallin (drums) were assaulted Friday night (February 22) in Leipzig, Germany during a day off on the band's European tour as the support act for NIGHTWISH. As a result, the group was forced to cancel Saturday's concert in Leipzig, but the bandmembers quickly picked themselves ...

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MOTÖRHEAD, ROSE TATTOO, ICED EARTH, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY Confirmed For France's HELLFEST

MOTÖRHEAD, ROSE TATTOO, ICED EARTH, AIRBOURNE, HELLOWEEN, GAMMA RAY, APOCALYPTICA, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, PORCUPINE TREE, KATATONIA, MORBID ANGEL, KRISIUN and DEATH ANGEL are among the newly confirmed bands for this year's Hellfest festival, set to take place June 20-22, 2008 in Clisson, France. More than 60 groups will perform on two stages. The festival billing is ...

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PAIN's Leipzig Beatdown: The Bloody Aftermath

PAIN members Peter Tägtgren (guitar/vocals), Johan Husgafvel (bass) and David Wallin (drums) were assaulted last night (Friday, February 22) in Leipzig, Germany during a day off on the band's European tour as the support act for NIGHTWISH. As a result, the group was forced to cancel tonight's concert in Leipzig, with possible further cancellations to ...

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PAIN Members Assaulted In Germany; Leipzig Show Cancelled

PAIN touring guitarist Marcus Jidell (ROYAL HUNT, HOUSE OF SHAKIRA) has issued the following update from the band's current European as the support act for NIGHTWISH: "We had to cancel the gig tonight in Leipzig [Germany] while some crazy assholes kicked Peter [Tägtgren, guitar/vocals], Johan [Husgafvel, bass] and David [Wallin, drums] down when they where ...

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APOCALYPTICA: First U.S. Dates Announced

According to Ticketmaster.com, Finnish metal cellists APOCALYPTICA have scheduled the following U.S. dates: Apr. 27 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues May 12 - Dallas, TX @ House of Blues More shows will be announced soon. As previously reported, APOCALYPTICA has had the U.S. release date of its new album, "Worlds Collide", ...

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