Dark Tranquillity christmas tour "Darkness over X-mas"

Dark Tranquillity, Heaven Shall Burn, Deadlock and Swashbuckle will team up for the Darkness over X-mas tour in Central Europe, starting in the christmas day in Leipzig, Germany and ending in new years eve in Stuttgart.

Quoting the band : "We're pleased to announce that instead of spending the yuletide holidays in the usual lazy ways, we'll join up with a gang of other bastards for a short tour called "Darkness Over X-Mas". This will probably be the first time that we'll showcase material from the soon-to-be-recorded new album live."

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Iced Earth - Festivals of the Wicked DVD (2009)

In fall (probably September) 2009 Iced Earth will release a new DVD called Festivals of the Wicked. As Jon Schaffer himself said the DVD will contain Iced Earth's shows in Wacken 2007, Rock Hard 2008, Metalcamp 2008 and there will be some behind-the-scenes extra, videos from Framing Armageddon and the Glorious Burden era. "It's something that the fans would not typically see. It's going to have a Ross Halfin photo gallery. Rudy De Doncker from Belgium, who's done a lot of photos of the band through the years — we're going to have his photo gallery there too.

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Wacken Open Air 2009 - Tickets - Sold Out

Wacken Open Air 2009 (30.07.2009 - 01.08.2009) is already sold out! Some of the bands taking part in Wachen Open Air Festival this year are: Amon Amarth, Cathedral, HammerFall, In Extremo, In Flames, Lacuna Coil, Machine Head, Motörhead, Napalm Death, Nevermore, Volbeat and many others.

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Rock am ring and Rock im Park 2009

The first bands that will play at the Rock am Ring and Rock im Park metal festivals have been confirmed. The Killers, Placebo, Slipknot, and Billy Talent for the headling acts, and also Jan Delay & Disko No. 1, Kettcar, Killswitch Engage, Mando Diao, Peter, Björn & John, Peter Fox, Polarkreis 18, Scouting For Girls, The Kilians, The Kooks, The Subways, Tomte, Trivium and Volbeat.

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AC/DC - European Tour 2009

AC/DC will tour all over Europe promoting their new album, Black Ice. After their Black Ice world tour in the USA, AC/DC will start their European tour which will last from the 18th of February 2009 until the 30th of June 2009.

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Pain Of Salvation - Ending Themes On the Two Deaths of Pain of Salvation DVD (2009)

On the 27th February 2009 Pain of Salvation's new DVD called "Ending Themes On the Two Deaths of Pain of Salvation",  filmed during their Scarsick tour in Amsterdam (Netherlands). Pain of Salvation's Two Deaths will contain the 16 following tracks:

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Samael - Above (2009)

Above is the name of the upcoming album of Samael which will be released on the 6th of March 2009. Samael have uploaded the fifth track of Above, Illumination, on their official MySpace page. Sounds really good! Take a little taste of Samael's Above.

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Queensryche - American Soldier (2009)

Queensryche have announced the release of their 12th studio album in May 2009. The new Queensryche's album will be called American Soldier and it will be another concept album by the leading progressive metal band. The subject of American Soldier will be war and more specifically American wars from World War II. Queensryche's songwriter and singer Geoff Tate talked with many war veterans before writing songs for American Soldier. A part of American Soldier will be presented by Queensryche live during their tour in 2009. More news about American Soldier are to follow.

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Moonspell in Athens & Thessaloniki (Salonica) - Greece - January 2009

Moonspell have announced two more new live shows for January 2009. Moonspell are visiting Greece and they will perform in Thessaloniki (Salonica) on the 24th January 2009 and in Athens on the 25th of January 2009. Great news for all you Greek Moonspell fans. Don't miss 'em!!

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Protest The Hero european tour 2009

Protest The Hero has announced a full European tour for 2009. 

They will travel all around Europe for a full month. Protest The Hero will start their tour in Karlsruhe, Germany on the 27th of februrary 2009 and end it in Helsinki, Finland on the 29th of March 2009. 

Protest The Hero will begin with 3 concerts in Germany (Karlsruhe, Kol and Hamburg) and continue with concerts in Belgium, UK, France, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, Italy, Denmark, Latvia, Estonia and Finland.

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