The Press Release:
After the festival has been postponed (discussed HERE), we are now looking forward to Wacken Open Air 2022: We can already unveil the first bands for W:O:A today, which will take place from August 4th to 6th, 2022. There are also first announcements for Wacken Wednesday on August 3rd, 2022!
Jan Quiel from the booking team explains: “We want to move as much of the planned program into next year as possible and we are currently having highly positive discussions on it. Some bands already do have other plans for 2022, so we are more than happy to have great interest from new bands to join the line-up.” Continue reading Wacken Open Air Festival Announces First Bands For 2022→
The Press Release:
In anticipation of the international launch of DC’s runaway 2020 hit limited series, Dark Nights: Death Metal, the publisher announced today plans to collaborate with seven of the most renowned metal music bands for Dark Nights: Death Metal – Band Edition. Representing a cross-section of metal music from across genres and generations, each special edition will feature a variant cover spotlighting a different metal band, an introduction from the band and exclusive interview. The lineup includes:
Issue #1: Featured band: Megadeth – Cover artist: Juanjo Guarnido
The Press Release:
Italian gothic metal superstars LACUNA COIL announce “Black Anima: Live From The Apocalypse”, an exclusive live stream featuring a full performance of Black Anima for the very first time. The once in a lifetime event will air on Friday, September 11th at 3PM EST on A-Live from the Alcatraz Club in Milan and will include songs never performed live, plus special backstage/off camera moments and more. After the success of their acclaimed 20th anniversary show “The 119 Show”, the band plan to go all out to create an outstanding and exclusive spectacle that won’t disappoint fans all over the world. The show will be available to view only once, live, via streaming. Early bird and general admission tickets are available for purchase on Wednesday, July 22nd at 11AM ET HERE.
Back in February, only a few short weeks ago at the time of this update – We helped to announce the news about the World Tour dates from Italy’s Lacuna Coil. If you missed that post, then please click HERE to see the whole thing. Since that time, there has been some alarming news that you are most probably aware of if you are not living under a rock. Of course, this actually seems like a safe place considering but I digress. Please read on.
The Official Statement:
ATTENTION SOUTH EAST ASIA‼️ We regret to inform our beloved fans of South East Asia that due to circumstances beyond our control we must cancel our upcoming shows in Dubai, Bangkok, Melbourne, Sydney, Tokyo, Osaka, Singapore and Jakarta. Our home region of Lombardia, Italy, is in the midst of a Coronavirus outbreak. While cancelling is heartbreaking for us, everyone’s health and safety must come first and this includes our fans. We’re confident this emergency will soon be contained and we can get back on the road to you. Thank you for your understanding and stay safe. Ticket refunds are available for headline shows at points of purchase.
The Cancelled Dates: 13 Mar – Dubai, United Arab Emirates – Boracay Club 18 Mar – Bangkok, Thailand – The Rock Pub 20 Mar – Melbourne, Australia – Download Festival Australia 21 Mar – Sydney, Australia – Download Festival Australia 23 Mar – Tokyo, Japan – Unit 24 Mar – Osaka, japan – Banana Hall 27 Mar – Singapore – Singapore Rockfest 28 Mar – Jakarta, Indonesia – Hammersonic Festival
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: And so it begins. I think fans of the tours best get ready for more news along these lines as this brand-new and apparently deadly virus starts making the rounds. So far many regions are unscathed but considering how much travel goes on and how few people pay attention to warning signs its better to be careful. Pay attention to your surroundings and do by all means wash your hands after everything. For the duration I will be adopting a positive thumbs-up method of hello as opposed to shaking anyone’s hand. Considering I am not neurotic like some of my friends this should cite how serious I am taking the growing concerns about this virus. Be careful out there my friends and to our musical friends in Lacuna Coil, we wish them the safest possible outcome during this scary time. That’s all I have for now, see you next time.
Back in November, we helped share the news that Lacuna Coil would be teaming up with Finland’s Apocalyptica for a series of dates. You can see that whole statement if you like by clicking HERE. Earlier, the Italian Gothic Hard Rock band released a whole slew of World Tour dates that I think our friends from other lands will enjoy. Check them out down below.