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BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE Confirmed For Italy's FLAME FEST

BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE have been confirmed for the second edition of the Flame Fest, set to take place June 5 at Estragon in Bologna, Italy. The final festival billing looks as follows: HATEBREED ATREYU BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE DEVILDRIVER STRAPPING YOUNG LAD 36 CRAZYFISTS FROM FIRST TO LAST EIGHTEEN VISIONS SEVENDUST MAROON CATARACT (Thanks: ...

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DEATH ANGEL Confirmed For Belgium's GRASPOP METAL MEETING

San Francisco Bay Area metallers DEATH ANGEL have been confirmed for the Graspop Metal Meeting, set to take place June 23-25 in Dessel, Belgium. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Friday, June 23: WHITESNAKE LACUNA COIL SATYRICON MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP MOONSPELL EVERGREY EDGUY TRIVIUM Y&T LEAVES' EYES ANVIL THE GATHERING GOJIRA SOILWORK 36 ...

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DARK TRANQUILLITY Guitarist Selling 'Piece Of Metal History'

DARK TRANQUILLITY guitarist Niklas Sundin has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "I'm selling the old 1978 Gibson Les Paul Standard that was my primary axe on the 'Projector' and 'Haven' albums and tours. It's not in mint condition by any stretch of the imagination but plays well and sounds excellent. ...

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KORN, MÖTLEY CRÜE, DREAM THEATER, OPETH Concert Attendance Figures Revealed

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert attendance figures, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: KORN, MUDVAYNE, 10 YEARS Venue: General Motors Place City/State: Vancouver, British Columbia Date: March 4, 2006 Gross Sales: $197,884 Attendance: 5,600 Capacity: 5,800 Artist/Event: KORN, MUDVAYNE, 10 YEARS Venue: Idaho Center City/State: Nampa, Idaho Date: March ...

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DEVILDRIVER: More North American Tour Dates Announced

More dates have been announced for DEVILDRIVER's upcoming "Burning Daylight Tour" North American headlining tour with BURY YOUR DEAD, REMEMBERING NEVER, IF HOPE DIES and ARTIMUS PYLEDRIVER. The schedule is now shaping up as follows: May 08 - San Diego, CA @ House Of Blues May 09 - West Hollywood, CA @ Whisky A Go ...

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SHELTER Confirmed For Germany's WITH FULL FORCE Festival

SHELTER have been confirmed for this year's installment of the With Full Force festival, set to take place June 30 – July 2 at Flugplatz Roitzschjora in Löbnitz, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): A.O.K. AGNOSTIC FRONT AMORPHIS ARCH ENEMY BLEED THE SKY BLOODSIMPLE BORN FROM PAIN BOYSETSFIRE BULLET ...

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Metal Musicians On 'Headbanger's Ball': Then And Now

To celebrate the release of the third installment of the "MTV Headbanger's Ball" compilations, entitled "MTV Headbanger's Ball - The Revenge" (due on April 11 via Roadrunner Records), some of the participants have got together to answer questions on their relationship with the MTV series and compilation. Question: Were you a fan of the original ...

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VENOM Record Session For The BBC

British black metal pioneers VENOM have recorded another session for the BBC at London's Maida Vale studios, which is due for broadcast on Radio 1 before the end of March. This is the second recording by VENOM since 1985, when they recorded four tracks for Tommy Vance's "Friday Rock Show". VENOM recorded the following songs ...

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DARK TRANQUILLITY Explain Abbreviated San Diego Set

Sweden's DARK TRANQUILLITY, who are currently touring North America with OPETH, THE DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND and DEVILDRIVER, have posted the following message on their official web site: "[Monday's] show in San Diego turned out more than a little weird. Due to our bus breaking down on the way from San Francisco, we arrived to the ...

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DEVILDRIVER To Support VENOM On U.S. Tour

DEVILDRIVER frontman Dez Fafara (ex-COAL CHAMBER) has told MTV.com that the band will hit the road late spring for seven U.S. shows in support of VENOM. "I'm doing it just to get the shirt," he joked. While Fafara said his summer's still wide open — he believes DEVILDRIVER will tour in July and ...

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OPETH: 'Chronology MCMXCIV-MMV' Setlist Revealed

Sweden's OPETH staged the first of their special performances, dubbed "Chronology MCMXCIV-MMV - A Live Observation By Opeth", on Thursday (Feb. 23) at New York City's Town Hall. The concert consisted of a chronologically played setlist, starting with music from the very first record, "Orchid", and ending with vibes from the latest opus, "Ghost Reveries". ...

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