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Bloodstock Open Air Festival 2019 - Day 3

After two days of unpredictable weather and slowly growing mud, the heavens finally opened on Bloodstock Open Air’s final offering of heavy to see Belgian death metal figureheads Aborted play the wettest set at the festival thus far. While the circumstances were not ideal for anyone, Aborted saw fit to do what bands performing at festivals ought to; play their biggest hits and some sprinklings of new material here and there.

Bloodstock Open Air Festival 2019 - Day 1

Since 2015, Bloodstock has grown incapacity, and this year’s event had its fair share of controversies. The most high-profile being the inevitable booking of their first metalcore headliner, Parkway Drive, at the expense of many enraged ‘true metal’ fans, as well as numerous band drop-outs beyond the organizer’s control, including the likes of Skeletonwitch, Code Orange and Dimmu Borgir (who they cancelled a day before their show).

Bloodstock reveal RAM Gallery exhibitors & after hours entertainment

Bloodstock is excited to unveil details of 2019’s onsite RAM Gallery, one of the more unique elements that sets Bloodstock apart from other festivals. Festival founder and globally renowned artist, Paul Raymond Gregory created the onsite RAM Gallery in 2014 and each year the purpose-built structure showcases not only some of Paul’s work, but several other Bloodstock-related rock and metal-friendly artists and creatives in a professionally hung and sensitively lit environment.  

Hammerfall announces Winter 2020 European Headlining Tour

Hammerfall have announced that their World Dominion 2020 will have special guests Battle Beast and support from Serious Black.

Tickets for the German shows will start with an exclusive Eventim Presale on Wednesday 24th July; with general sales for all dates on Friday 26th.

European Tour Dates 2020:
30.01.20 DE - Bremen / Aladin *
31.01.20 DE - Hamburg / Sporthalle 
01.02.20 DE - Osnabrück / Hydepark 
02.02.20 DE - Oberhausen / Turbinenhalle 

Blind Guardian’s Twilight Orchestra to release “Legacy of the Dark Lands” on November 8th 2019

Promising to be one of the most ambitious projects in metal history, Blind Guardian’s upcoming release will be well worth the wait. The idea of recording an orchestral album originally formed in the minds of the two leading lights of the Blind Guardian universe - guitarist André Olbrich and singer Hansi Kürsch - during the 1990s when Blind Guardian started to use orchestral elements to enhance their opulent sound.

Blind Guardian’s Twilight Orchestra reveal cover artwork for “Legacy of the Dark Lands”

Promising to be one of the most ambitious projects in metal history, Blind Guardian’s upcoming release will be well worth the wait. The idea of recording an orchestral album, originally formed in the minds of the two leading lights of the Blind Guardian universe - guitarist André Olbrich and singer Hansi Kürsch - in the 1990’s when Blind Guardian started to use orchestral elements to enhance their opulent sound. Today, the band reveal the album's amazing cover artwork, created by the renowned artist Gyula Havancsák.

Turilli/Lione Rhapsody release music video for “Zero Gravity”

The day has finally come! Today, Turilli/Lione Rhapsody - the new group featuring original Rhapsody members Luca Turilli and Fabio Lione, completed by former Rhapsody members Dominique Leurquin, Patrice Guers and Alex Holzwarth - release their debut album “Zero Gravity (Rebirth and Evolution)”, via Nuclear Blast (King Records in Japan & Rest of Asia).