Gaerea Join European “Crypt Of Ancestral Knowledge” Tour Dates with Wolves In The Throne Room and Mortiferum

Portuguese black metallers, Gaerea, have just dropped the news that they are joining as the special guest on Wolves in the Throne Room‘s upcoming European tour. Further support comes from Mortiferum, who are set to open this run of 22 shows. Garea also closed 2023 recording their third album, scheduled for release later this year. Keep reading for more details.

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Mortiferum Replace Sylvaine at Fortress Fest, joining Triptykon, Wolves In The Throne Room, Blackbraid, and more

US atmospheric death metal band, Mortiferum, have been brought in to replace Sylvaine, after they withdrew from North Yorkshire’s Fortress Festival. Also appearing at the event are Triptykon, Wolves In The Throne Room, Panopticon, Blackbraid, Misþyrming, Regarde Les Hommes Tomber, and more. Day tickets and day splits have been released for the black metal event, taking place 1-2 June at Scarborough Spa, UK. Keep reading for more information.

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Fortress Festival Announces Triptykon, Wolves In The Throne Room, and More

Scarborough’s Fortress Festival has revealed ten more bands set to perform at the black metal event, June 01 – 02, 2024. Set to take place at the iconic Scarborough Spa in North Yorkshire, the festival has unveiled main stage headliners, Triptykon and Wolves in the Throne Room, and one second stage headliner, Regarde Les Hommes Tomber. Keep reading for more.

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CONCERT REVIEW: Gaerea – Spectral Wound – Afsky – Naxen Live at UT Connewitz


I was not supposed to be at this show. I was in Germany for Wacken but the rain had other ideas. As I scrambled to figure out new plans, I searched concerts happening across Germany and came across this one, so I rented a car and hit the Autobahn for the 4.5-hour journey from Hemmingstedt to the UT Connewitz in Leipzig. The venue which felt like an underground concrete bomb shelter, was slow to fill with fans. Shortly before the opening act came on, the fog began to fill the stage, and it continued to fill the concrete bunker we were in.Continue reading

KK’s Priest Replaces Helloween for Bloodstock Open Air, Festival Kicks Off Today


Final preparations are ready for this weekend’s Bloodstock Open Air, kicking off today, the 10th of August through the 14th at Catton Park, Derbyshire. Sad news as Helloween has been forced out of the fest due to a last-minute illness. They are being replaced by KK’s Priest, led by former Judas Priest guitarist KK Downing. BOA ‘s2023 Ronnie James Dio Main Stage Headliners are Killswitch Engage, Meshuggah, and Megadeth. with the full band list below.

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Bloodstock Open Air Sells Out Day Tickets For Sunday, Announces Ten More Metal To The Masses Winners

As this year’s event gets ever nearer, Bloodstock is thrilled to announce that Sunday day tickets for 2023 are now SOLD OUT!! Standard weekend tickets remain available but are going quickly, plus a limited day allocation for Friday and Saturday. Read on for more band news, plus all the details on the RAM Gallery exhibitors, the return of the T-Shirt/CD Amnesty and Planet Rock Signing Tent, plus how to do a one-stop-shop for all your festival essentials.

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CONCERT REVIEW: Rotting Christ – Carach Angren – Uada – Gaerea at Gramercy Theater

Not to keep fans waiting long after their “Devastation on the Nation” tour last summer (in which they rocked Saint Vitus Bar with a doubleheader), Rotting Christ made their NYC return.

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Bloodstock Open Air Shares Lorna Shore 2022 Full Set Video, Merch Drop and Deposit Plan


Catton Park, United kingdom, 13 Aug 2022, Lorna Shore performing on the Ronnie James Dio Stage at Bloodstock Open Air Festival Credit: Rich Price/Ghost Cult Magazine

Bloodstock Open Air 2023 will be here before you know it! The festival continues to inspire by dropping content. Head over to their YouTube channel to watch full video performances from bands, including a new one from Lorna Shore. The fest also dropped more merch, including Download Mascot plushies on pre-order, and a reminder that their deposit scheme for 2023 closes soon.
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