Soundwave 2014 Melbourne

Another year another Soundwave Festival! despite having a bunch of bands pulling out of the festival for various reasons there was still chaos and fun for one and all with crunching guitars, roaring crowds, and some fantastic bands tearing Melbourne apart.

Mutilation Rites US Tour 2011

Brooklyn-based black metallers Mutilation Rites are taking no prisoners on their mammoth tour of the US this year.
Tour Dates: 
18/02/2011 - 28/03/2011

Mutilation Rites' US tour kicked off this Friday just gone, so if you missed them play with Eyehategod, Misery Index, Magrudergrind

Gravehill added to Maryland Deathfest 2011

Heralded as the biggest metal party of the year, the 2011 Maryland Deathfest is proud to add Ibex Moon Records' death metal outfit Gravehill to their already extensive bill.

Taking place on May 27 - 29 at Sonar in Baltimore, MD, the Deathfest already has the following bands set to play: Aura Noir, Avulsed, Blood Freak,

Bloodstock Open Air - Day 1: Bloodstock II: Electric Boogaloo

Yeah, Gorlock went back to Bloodstock again. Fuck knows why.

I was all set to give Bloodstock a wide berth this year, because for the last year or so, I've realised that I can't really be scuttered with the vast majority of metal.

Festival review: Sonisphere Sweden (Stockholm), 7 August 2010

Not even torrential rainfall could keep 47,000 Swedes (and at least one Aussie) from witnessing that which is SONISPHERE, arguably Europe's biggest and best touring metal festival.

I had been counting down the days to this event since I bought the tickets in March.

Mammoth Fest 2010

The biggest metal festival to come to the UK's south-east shores, Mammoth Fest hosts over twenty bands this September.

Mammoth Fest, Brighton's biggest new rock/metal festival

ProgPower USA 2010 line-up announced

The line-up for eleventh premier US Progressive and Power metal festival has been finalised.

The lineup of the eleventh holding of the "largest alignment of progressive, classic and power metal bands on American soil" has been announced for the massive two-day event to be held on the weeke

Against the Grain V, with festival founder Lee Gardiner: bigger and more diverse than ever

Just recently we caught up with Lee Gardiner, one of the founders of Adelaide's Against the Grain festival (and vocalist for Adelaide band Double Dragon), to talk about this year's event, its history, and what the future looks like. There are BIG plans afoot.