Nuclear Blast Records, one of the bastions of diverse metal, has announced the upcoming release of the 9th edition of Monsters Of Metal, which will drop January 10th, 2014. The DVD features 45 music videos and over 200 minutes of blistering metal, from the symphonic stylings of Nightwish and Epica to the ferocity of In Flames and Meshuggah. A trailer can be seen below as well as full list of artists appearing on the DVD. READ MORE
It’s no secret that the Wacken Open Air festival in Wacken, Germany is probably the largest metal festival in the world. Drawing in tens of thousands of people from across the globe, this festival brings some of the biggest names in hard rock and metal as well as showing the more underground, extreme acts that people would otherwise have no chance to see.
Now, the 2013 incarnation of this extremely popular festival is officially sold out. Let me rephrase that in a way that should have a mind-blowing effect on you: Wacken Open Air has sold 75,000 tickets almost one year in advance. There is one set price for tickets ($140) and they are sold on a first come, first served basis for the Aug 1st – 3rd festival. Without knowing the full line up for the show, people have spent $140 plus fees and postage. It’s unbelievable but it also says that Wacken is doing something right. They have been selling out the festival for several years now and it looks like there is no sign of them stopping.
Swedish metal band Evergrey have announced a full N. American tour that will include Blackguard, Powerglove, The Absence, and Sabaton. The tour begins in Atlanta where the band will be rocking out Prog Power (I’ve always wanted to go to one of those shows). Make sure to check out our review of their new album ‘Glorious Collision’ as well as our exclusive interview with frontman Tom Englund.
German metal sensation Accept refuse to sign those AARP papers and will be doing a second headlining run in N. America starting April 9th, 2011. This tour is in support of Accept’s latest album, ‘Blood Of The Nations’, which was produced by the amazing Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Nevermore, Opeth, Exodus). Check after the jump for tour dates.