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Graspop and Sweden Rock announce 2015 line-ups

Posted in Festival News, Gig Listing, Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 20, 2014 by Tickets There

10686728_10152508908419077_2140990077237567170_nOh it’s getting serious now folks, First Download and Hellfest and now Graspop and Sweden Rock have unleashed the beasts for next year’s festivities. Both have fairly enticing attractions so the pressure is now on for decision making.

10686728_10152508908419077_2140990077237567170_nGraspop: 19,20,21 JUNE 15
Graspop is coming out mighty strong this year. As one of Europe’s most scared festivals, the chances of a good line-up are always pretty decent and 2015 will be no different. They’ve managed to capture most of the mouth watering touring line-up’s this year.

KISS, Slipknot and Scorpions will headline the event with serious support coming from Judas Priest, Motorhead, Alice Cooper, Exodus, KoRn, Body Count, In Flames, Lamb of God, Cradle of Filth, Arch Enemy, Cannibal Corpse, PRIMORDIAL and many, many more. Full line-up details and ticket info available here.

CA65FA5ECB43A44ASweden Rock Festival: 3,4,5,6 JUNE 15
One thing – Headliners are the best I’ve seen yet. Def Leppard, Motley Crue, Judas Priest and …ahem, ToTo will headline this four day extravaganza. That’s not all though.

Five Finger Death Punch, Backyard Babies, Opeth, Meshuggah, Hammerfall, D-A-D, Airbourne, Nuclear Assault, Exodus, H.E.A.T., The Quireboys, Exciter, Delan and again, lots more. Sweden Rock have confirmed they still have roughly 50 more bands to be announced so keep an eye on their official site for details as they unfold.

So, what are folks thinking so far?

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Wacken Metal Battle Ireland – Semi-Final 1 This Saturday

Posted in Gig Review, Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 23, 2012 by Tickets There

Wacken Open Air 2012 may be six months away, but the excitement has begun. With tickets sold out and a line-up that boasts Amon Amarth, Saxon, Ministry, Machine Head, Scorpions, Testament, Cradle of Filth, Dark Funeral plus many, many more; W.O.A. 2012 promises to be the must see metal event of the summer!

In true metal spirit, Wacken have been running a battle of the bands since 2004 that takes place in over 30 countries with an all-out final at the festival itself. The top prize includes 1, a gig at Wacken (the final – duh), a yearlong recording contract with Nuclear Blast Records (Anthrax, Dimmu Borgir, Behemoth, EXODUS, Hammerfall, Sepultura, Nile, Testament, VADER – frickin’ endless list of legends) and assorted endorsements from the festivals sponsors. Not too shabby eh?

On Saturday night, Crunch Metal promotions presents the first of two semi-finals in the Irish heat which take place at Dublin’s The Pint, and will see six native acts launch bloody war upon each other for a chance to claim the coveted prize. Beltbuckle Overdrive (Dublin), Clurichaun (Tipperary), Exzeltic (Dublin), Red Six (Belfast), Spittin’ Bones (Kildare) and Warpath (Dublin) are all in with a chance of reaching the finals which will be held again at The Pint on April 21st but only three will qualify on the night!

Tickets are only €5 on the door and you can bet your nut this will be a night worth going to see. These guys have proven their way around the country to get through the early stages and quarter finals so you’re going to see some full on metal this weekend. Check out the event’s Official Facebook Page for more detials.

W.O.A. Metal Battle Semi-Final 1
The Pint, Eden Quay (Dublin)
Saturday – February 25
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2012
Doors @ 19:00 – Tickets
€5