Hellsinki Metal Festival has announced their first bands for the 2024 event! The fest takes place on August 9th & 10th in Helsinki@! The first announcement includes Avantasia, Hammerfall, Kreator, Satyricon, Insomnium, Doro, Blackbraid and many more! Hellsinki Metal Festival, organized for the first time this year, found its own place on the Finnish festival grounds on the second weekend of August in 2023. More than 11,000 visitors were able to enjoy a bold and versatile lineup of performers, which also included several bands that rarely visit Finland. The official aftermovie of this year’s event can be viewed here.
Hellfest, held every year just outside of Paris, in Clisson, France, continues to up the ante every year with forever growing and impressive lineups! Taking place from June 27 to June 30, 2024, Hellfest will once again be four days long and over 200 bands appearing on six stages. For 2024, the headliners for each night will be Avenged Sevenfold, Machine Head, Metallica, and Foo Fighters. The full daily lineups, including one more major band tba, and the ticket link are coming soon!
Graspop Metal Meeting, one of the most acclaimed metal festivals in the world has finalized more names for their 2024 new lineup. Final headliner Alice Cooper has joined the bill with 83 other bands for year 27! Bruce Dickinson, Corey Taylor, Deep Purple, Electric Callboy and Megadeth as part of 130+ other bands. The fest takes place from Thursday 20 June through Sunday 23 June 2024 at Graspop Metal Meeting in Dessel, Belgium. Tickets go on sale this Saturday, November 25th at the link below.
The blackest wave of black metal will undoubtedly come from a act whose name speaks for itself: Abbath will play the songs of Immortal! All fans of the dark genre will also enjoy Triumph Of Death, who, led by Tom G. Warrior (Triptykon, Celtic Frost), will once again play the songs of the legendary Hellhammer. The strongest Norwegian wave with an inimitable style will come with the underground cult Tulus and the personally connected Khold, experimental and avant-garde tones with Dødheimsgard / DHG and Ved Buens Ende, and the Nidrosian-connected Darvaza will put on a wild show. Continue reading
Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest: Philly—the world’s loudest, heaviest, two-day craft beer event—returns to the Fillmore Philly on April 12-13, 2024, for its seventh year! Headliners include unique full album play-sets from Deicide, Dying Fetus, Biohazard, Crowbar, and more.
Pantera has been teasing an announcement on social media for next week. Likely, this tour dates for 2024, since we are about a year out from their announcement of them joining Metallica’s M72 world tour. Pantera is already confirmed for Download Festival and Aftershock Festival in 2024. See our coverage of Pantera in Europe, with Metallica, and elsewhere, and more to come soon. Continue reading
Resurrection Fest has shared a pro-shot video of Slipknot performing “Duality” at this year’s festival! Check it out!
Canadian extreme music festival Loud As Hell announces it will be accepting band submissions for their 2024 lineup being held from August 2nd to 4th at the Dinosaur Downs Stampede Grounds in Drumheller, AB. Ghost Cult Magazine is proud to announce we are one of the media partners for the 2024 festival.
Pantera has dropped off of Aftershock Festival in a few weeks, due to “circumstances beyond their control!” The band was one of the first announced for the festival when their tour with Metallica and reunion was announced. Read a statement below from the band. They will be replaced at Aftershock by Stone Temple Pilots, and it sounds like Pantera will play at Aftershock 2024. They will still perform this week at Louder Than Life, another Danny Wimmer Presents Festival. Also, see the new Aftershock poster below. See our coverage of Pantera in Europe, with Metallica, and elsewhere! Continue reading
Saturday, and as will be of no surprise to anyone, it was pretty damn hot today too, people were noticeably moving much slower through the arena, and people were checking their phones for the forecast of tomorrow’s storm with excitement.