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Final line-up and running order for ROCK HARD FESTIVAL announced

Veröffentlicht am 29. März 2018 von Markus W. in Rock Hard Festival, News, Heavy Metal, Power Metal, Hardrock, Festival, Live, Tour, NWoBHM, Death Metal, Thrash Metal, Gelsenkirchen

Final line-up and running order for ROCK HARD FESTIVAL announced

Final line-up for this year's edition of Rock Hard Festival are announced. The festival will take place between Friday May 18th, and Sunday May 20th and it will be the following bands that will deliver a lot of riff-power during Whit weekend.

 

Friday 18.05.2018

SODOM (First show in new line-up!)

TIAMAT („Clouds“- und „Wildhoney“-Set)

DIAMOND HEAD

DOOL

ATTIC

DAWN OF DISEASE

 

Saturday 19.05.2018

OVERKILL („Feel The Fire“ & „Horrorscope“-Set)

AXEL RUDI PELL

MARDUK

CIRITH UNGOL

LEATHERWOLF

THE NEW ROSES

NOCTURNAL RITES

TRAITOR

 

Sunday 20.05.2018

SAXON

ARMORED SAINT

BACKYARD BABIES

CORONER („Only German festival show 2018!“)

ULI JON ROTH („Scorpions Revisited“)

NIGHT DEMON

MEMORIAM

THUNDERMOTHER

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Line-up ROCK ON festival 2017

Veröffentlicht am 30. Juni 2017 von Markus W. in Rock On, Live, Melodic Metal, Hardrock, Rock, News, Festival, Bonfire, Kissin Dynamite, Battle Beast

Line-up ROCK ON festival 2017

Here comes the line-up of this years edition of the Rock On festival in Switzerland. I guess Friday and Saturday could be quite interesting for fans of powerful and melodic metal music.

 

Freitag 11. August 2017

BATTLE BEAST

XANDRIA

SERENITY

SONS OF SOUNDS

Samstag 12. August 2017

KISSIN’ DYNAMITE

BONFIRE

DREAMSHADE

ALMANAC

BLOODBOUND

MISS RABBIT

Sonntag 13. August 2017

SMOKIE

ANNA ROSSINELLI

SANDEE

BABA SHRIMPS

BRUCE CRADLE BAND

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Here comes the METAL ON THE HILL festival trailer

Veröffentlicht am 8. Dezember 2016 von Markus W. in Heavy Metal, Dark Metal, Festival, Tour, News

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First news around the ROCK HARD festival 2017

Veröffentlicht am 18. November 2016 von Markus W. in Rock Hard, Festival, News, Live, Candlemass, Exodus, Blues Pills, Behemoth, Heavy Metal

Photo: Promotion

Photo: Promotion

Eventhough winter didn't even start yet, the coming summer isn't that far away, at least when it comes to the first summer festival news.

One of the earlier festivals is the tradition-rich Rock Hard festival in Germany that will take place between June 2nd and June 4th, 2017 - the Whit weekend.

As usual also the 2017 billing is quite diverse. Bands that are confirmed already are:

  • Behemoth
  • Blues Pills
  • Fates Warning
  • D-A-D
  • Exodus
  • Candlemass
  • Ross The Boss
  • Asphyx
  • Skyclad
  • Secret Of The Moon
  • Mantar
  • Night Demon

 

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METAL ON THE HILL - new festival in Graz/Austria

Veröffentlicht am 17. März 2016 von Markus W. in Festival, Tour, Arch Enemey, Satyricon, Heavy Metal, Alternative Metal, Moonspell, Lacuna Coil, Metal On The Hill

Some news for my Austrian readers. There is a new festival coming up this summer called "Metal on the Hill". The event will take place in Graz, Austria and it is the area of the Schlossberg that creates the scenery for this metal indoor show/open air. The locations are actually pretty cool and the line-up isn't too bad either.

It's a two days festival with the following bands being confirmd already:

12.08.2016 Dom am Berg (DevilDriver, Drescher, Jinjer, Tuxedoo)
13.08.2016 Kasemattenbuehne (Arch Enemy, Satyricon, Lacuna Coil, Moonspell                   + 3 more TBC)

METAL ON THE HILL - new festival in Graz/Austria
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Metal Hammer Paradise - First bands announced

Veröffentlicht am 16. Februar 2016 von Markus W. in Apocalyptica, Overkill, Tour, Festival, Blues Pills, News, Onkel Tom, Dew-sented, Year Of The Goat

The first bands for this years Metal Hammer Paradise festival are announced. The winter festival takes place on November 11th and 12th in the Ferienpark Weissenhäuser Strand in Germany and the following act are confirmed already:

Metal Hammer Paradise - First bands announced
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Metal Easter at the PAASPOP festival

Veröffentlicht am 2. Februar 2016 von Markus W. in Paaspop, Festival, Tour, Monster Magnet, Exodus, News, Powerwolf, Baroness

Are you done with traditional Easter parties? Than this is an alternative for you. Each year the Paaspop ('Easterpop' in English) takes place in Schijndel, The Netherlands. Paaspop started in 1978 is one of the oldest festivals - and it's one of the earliest ones each year.

14 stages are hosting 170 bands this year. Paaspop stand for a very wide range of music and theater. It's not only metal you will get at the Paaspop, but there are some quite interesting bands performing in Schijndel this year.

Golden Earring, Baroness, Exodus, Monster Magnet, Powerwolf and some more familiar names are part of the billing.

You got curious? Check out the link to get more information.

Metal Easter at the PAASPOP festival
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Live review DEATH ANGEL, Schollenpop Festival, The Hague, 01.08.2015

Veröffentlicht am 2. August 2015 von Markus W. in Death Angel, Thrash Metal, Power Metal, Speed Metal, Heavy Metal, Live Review, News, Schollenpop, Festival

Live review DEATH ANGEL, Schollenpop Festival, The Hague, 01.08.2015

The Schollenpop festival is a beautiful smaller event that takes place each summer in The Hague. It is the unique location on the Zuiderstrand, which is The Hague's beach, that makes the festival to a really nice one. On top of that it is a 'free entry' event that gives also young bands every first Saturday in August a platform to show their talent and present their music.

Open Air festivals are weather depending, especially when they are on the beach. Rain and storm is not what you need. But, after having had a few vey bad days, this year the sun came out right in time for Schollenpop. It was a real beach-feeling with great music and an awesome sunset.

When it comes to the artists I have to say that their is a big variety of styles and music, performed by very different bands; mainly from The Netherlands and Belgium.

This year, it is the 19th time that the festival took place, Death Angel got a spot on the running order. It was a bit of a bizarr situation seeing them in the afternoon sun on the mainstage; embedded in rock, electro and folk bands.

Anyway, Death Angel wouldn't be Death Angel if they would not give their best at each show they play. This was also valid this time. The five-piece from the Bay Area entered the stage and it was obvious that they will take no prisoners today. The guys delivered a full blast and played a setlist that was a journey though their musical history. Even "Veil of deception" from the "Act III" record found a spot on the setlist. But also the 'new' stuff has been played; like "The dream calls for blood" from the latest longplayer.

Death Angel's show was a pure 60 minutes metal blast on the beach of The Hague that was highly appreciated by the fans in the first rows. Fans of some other bands stood their, partly in thrilled astonishment about what they heard. After having had a real storm a week before, it was up to Death Angel to deliver a thrash metal storm this time - and they did.

Talking about metal - the Bay Area legend hasn't been the only metal band. For the first time the festival got a 'Metal Stage' where bands like Distillator and Sad Iron performed. And actually I have to say that Sad Iron did a very cool show. Their speed metal from the eighties sounded quite good and sad enough the band didn't release anything in the last 30 years.

The end of the metal night was reserved for Martyr from Utrecht. Their show started a bit later than planned; however, they burned down the metal stage and closed an exciting day at the Zuiderstrand in The Hague.

Even if their are bands that might not be on the toplist of a metalhead, Schollenpop is a cool festival that makes a lot of fun. Mark the first Saturday in August 2016 already in your agendas and let's keep the fingers crossed that another band like Death Angel will find their way to The Hague :)

 

Location: Schollenpop, Zuiderstrand, Den Haag, The Netherlands

Date: 01.08.2015

Live review DEATH ANGEL, Schollenpop Festival, The Hague, 01.08.2015
Live review DEATH ANGEL, Schollenpop Festival, The Hague, 01.08.2015
Live review DEATH ANGEL, Schollenpop Festival, The Hague, 01.08.2015
Live review DEATH ANGEL, Schollenpop Festival, The Hague, 01.08.2015
Live review DEATH ANGEL, Schollenpop Festival, The Hague, 01.08.2015
Live review DEATH ANGEL, Schollenpop Festival, The Hague, 01.08.2015
Live review DEATH ANGEL, Schollenpop Festival, The Hague, 01.08.2015
Live review DEATH ANGEL, Schollenpop Festival, The Hague, 01.08.2015
Live review DEATH ANGEL, Schollenpop Festival, The Hague, 01.08.2015
Live review DEATH ANGEL, Schollenpop Festival, The Hague, 01.08.2015
Live review DEATH ANGEL, Schollenpop Festival, The Hague, 01.08.2015
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Always a cool drink...

Veröffentlicht am 21. Juli 2015 von Markus W. in News, Festival, Wacken, Summerbreeze

You want to have constantly cool drinks available during your festival stay? This is something I found today in the web: Rent-a-cool box. Sounds like something that is worth to share. Available for, amongst others, Wacken and Summerbreeze.

Always a cool drink...
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HIGH FIGHTER on tour in 2015

Veröffentlicht am 28. Juni 2015 von Markus W. in High Fighter, Mammoth Mammoth, The Midnight Ghost Train, Tour, Festival, News, Stoner Rock, Sludge, Doom Metal

Newcomers in High Fighter were founded last summer by former members of Pyogenesis, A Million Miles & Buffalo Hump. After the critical acclaimed release of their first EP 'The Goat Ritual' in late 2014, a first headlining- tour with sunnata throughout Germany, UK, Belgium & France this April, as well as previous gigs High Fighter already shared the stages with bands such as Corrosion of Conformity, Greenleaf or The Midnight Ghost Train, the 5-piece from Hamburg has just recently announced a series of upcoming shows & festival dates for 2015!

High Fighter's upcoming summer run will include shows with The Midnight Ghost Train, Mammoth Mammoth as well as a bunch of festival appearances!

 
Photo: Promotion
Photo: Promotion

Photo: Promotion

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ROCK HARD festival as stream on Spiegel Online

Veröffentlicht am 23. Mai 2015 von Markus W. in Rock Hard, Tour, Festival, Heavy Metal, Hardrock, Classic Rock, Thrash Metal, Death Metal, News, Spiegel Online

This years Rock Hard festival will be streamed on Spiegel Online. Here is the overview and the link:

 

Saturday May 23

Avatarium 15:50 - 16:35

Kataklysm 17:00 - 17:45

Sanctuary 18:15 - 19:15

Doro (Early Days Metal Show) 19:45 - 21:00

Kreator 21:30 - 23:00

Sunday May 24

Refuge16:30 - 17:30

M. Schenker's Temple Of Rock 18:00 - 19:10

OverkillL 19:40 - 21:00

Black Star Riders 21:30 - 23:00

ROCK HARD festival as stream on Spiegel Online
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IRON MAIDEN plays festival shows in Europe during summer 2014

Veröffentlicht am 13. Dezember 2013 von Markus W. in Iron Maiden, Festival, Tour, News

Heavy metal legend Iron Maiden is playing some shows in Europe during summer 2014. Here are the dates:

31.05.14              Fortarock, Nijmegen, NL

01.06.14              Rock in Ifro, Bologna, IT

05.-09.06.14    Rock im Park/Rock am Ring, GER

11.06.14             Copenhell, Copenhagen, DK

12.-14.06.14    Greenfield Festival, Interlaken, CH

13.-15.06.14    Nova Rock Festival, Nickelsdorf, AT

20.06.14             Hellfest, FR

26.-28.06.14    Bravalla Festival, SWE

04.-06.07.14    Sonisphere Festival, Kneworth, UK

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MANOWAR headlines Legacy festival

Veröffentlicht am 11. Dezember 2013 von Markus W. in Festival, Tour, Manowar

Eventhough x-mas is coming we are looking forward into the summer. First festivals announce the acts for the coming year.

The Legacy festival confirmed now Manowar as a headliner. The band plays the festival as part of their "Kings of metal MMXIV" world tour

 

LEGACY OPEN AIR
13.-15.06.2014 Weismann, Waldstadion

Source: Anger Management & Promotion

Source: Anger Management & Promotion

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