Melodic Metallers FIREWIND have successfully wrapped up the calendar year 2012 with 4 packed club-shows in their native Greece (Two nights in Thessaloniki and 2 nights in Athens), commencing the celebration of the band's 10th Anniversary of existence.
Additionally, and right before the end of the year festivities, FIREWIND also entered studios in order to mix recordings from their "Few Against Many" live-campaign last year for an upcoming live-album, scheduled to be released before the summer of 2013. Look out for more details soon...
Beyond the Gates is a brand new festival located in Bergen, Norway. The festival takes pride in being an alternative for those who still like to indulge in the vibrant underground scene and search for exciting new artists in the various niches black, death, thrash, doom and heavy metal.
We’re very proud to announce four brand new names for the first edition of the Beyond the Gates festival, set to take place in Bergen 23rd -25th of August this summer.
New York Hardcore veterans BIOHAZARD will invade Europe once again in support of their most recent effort "Reborn In Defiance" which was released in early 2012 via Nuclear Blast.
The band will play a selection of renowned festivals as well as one off shows during June/July in several parts of Europe.
09.06. Nickelsdorf – Novarock Festival (Austria)
Five-time Grammy award winning legend and Blues Hall of Fame Inductee Robert Cray is pleased to announce that his brand new studio album "Nothin But Love" will be released in the UK by Provogue Records on Monday August 27th.
Produced by Kevin Shirley (Joe Bonamassa, Aerosmith, The Black Crowes), the ten-song album includes material written by all four Robert Cray Band members; Robert Cray (vocals/guitar), Jim Pugh (keyboards), Cray Band co-founder Richard Cousins (bass) and Tony Braunagel (drums). The new album blends blues, rock, soul and jazz, with a lyric-sheet that examines the triumphs, fallouts and follies of love.
MANOWAR will perform an exclusive show for 2012 in Germany's prestigious Signal Iduna Park Stadium (aka Westfalenstadion) in Dortmund on July 9th 2012. This will be the band's only show in Germany in 2012.
"Germany is like a second home to us. After all, this is the country of Richard Wagner, the father of all heavy metal and the German fans are unique in their devotion for true metal! We can't wait to be back!" said Joey DeMaio. "We are calling all our warriors in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg and from all over the world to join us and party louder than hell"!
Eric Johnson, the celebrated American electric guitarist, hailed by Joe Bonamassa as “one of the greatest guitar players of all time,” will embark on his first UK tour at the Holmfirth Picturedrome on Friday 5th July. The 5-date mini tour will showcase material from his current album “Up Close”, as well as from his rich back catalogue.
Planet Rock will start at ticket pre-sale on Wednesday 7th March, followed by a ticket pre-sale from Ents24 on Thursday 8th March.