Nightwish, Amorphis, Etc. Fire Booking Agent John Finberg Following Sexual Harassment, Bullying, Etc. Allegations

John Finberg, the owner of First Row Talent who worked as a booking agent for Nightwish, Epica, Amorphis, Delain, Amaranthe, Suffocation, Sonata Arctica, Overkill, etc., has been accused of sexual harassment, bullying, racism, sexism, and more. The allegations were shared in a new expose from Metalsucks, which details a number of disturbing incidents involving Finberg. You can read that piece HERE. You can also find statements from various artists, who have taken to social media to distance themselves from Finberg, below:

Arch Enemy’s Alissa White-Gluz & Delain’s Charlotte Wessels Team Up On New Song “Lizzie”

Arch Enemy’s Alissa White-Gluz and Delain’s Charlotte Wessels have joined forces for a new song titled “Lizzie.“ The full track is available on both of their Patreon accounts.

White-Gluz commented:

“Today is the day!

I’m so incredibly proud to share the project that has kept me bubbling with ideas and not sleeping for the past couple weeks – “Lizzie”!

Just now, on both @charlottewessels and my own @patreon pages (links in our bios) we are sharing the music video for our song “Lizzie”, which is actually a three-way, all-woman collaboration with the deceased artist #ElizabethSiddal .

Doing this kind of thing ON TOP of our main bands is an incredible amount of work, but so rewarding! It is made possible by the support of our patrons (my #Beastlings!)

So – in return, the members of my FanClub and Charlotte’s page get all sorts of perks and today they get the whole song, the whole music video and even isolated stems so they can remix the song or sing and play along with us.
Thank you, Charlotte, for this amazing experience!!

Please feel free to head over to #Patreon and check out more, we would love to have you.
Enjoy!”

A teaser can be found below:

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Today is the day! I’m so incredibly proud to share the project that has kept me bubbling with ideas and not sleeping for the past couple weeks – “Lizzie”! Just now, on both @charlottewessels and my own @patreon pages (links in our bios) we are sharing the music video for our song “Lizzie”, which is actually a three-way, all-woman collaboration with the deceased artist #ElizabethSiddal . Doing this kind of thing ON TOP of our main bands is an incredible amount of work, but so rewarding! It is made possible by the support of our patrons (my #Beastlings!) So – in return, the members of my FanClub and Charlotte’s page get all sorts of perks and today they get the whole song, the whole music video and even isolated stems so they can remix the song or sing and play along with us. Thank you, Charlotte, for this amazing experience!! Please feel free to head over to #Patreon and check out more, we would love to have you. Enjoy! 𝒜 𝒮𝒾𝓁𝑒𝓃𝓉 𝒲𝑜𝑜𝒹 𝐵𝓎 𝐸𝓁𝒾𝓏𝒶𝒷𝑒𝓉𝒽 𝒮𝒾𝒹𝒹𝒶𝓁 𝒪 𝓈𝒾𝓁𝑒𝓃𝓉 𝓌𝑜𝑜𝒹, 𝐼 𝑒𝓃𝓉𝑒𝓇 𝓉𝒽𝑒𝑒 𝒲𝒾𝓉𝒽 𝒶 𝒽𝑒𝒶𝓇𝓉 𝓈𝑜 𝒻𝓊𝓁𝓁 𝑜𝒻 𝓂𝒾𝓈𝑒𝓇𝓎 𝐹𝑜𝓇 𝒶𝓁𝓁 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝓋𝑜𝒾𝒸𝑒𝓈 𝒻𝓇𝑜𝓂 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝓉𝓇𝑒𝑒𝓈 𝒜𝓃𝒹 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝒻𝑒𝓇𝓃𝓈 𝓉𝒽𝒶𝓉 𝒸𝓁𝒾𝓃𝑔 𝒶𝒷𝑜𝓊𝓉 𝓂𝓎 𝓀𝓃𝑒𝑒𝓈. 𝐼𝓃 𝓉𝒽𝓎 𝒹𝒶𝓇𝓀𝑒𝓈𝓉 𝓈𝒽𝒶𝒹𝑜𝓌 𝓁𝑒𝓉 𝓂𝑒 𝓈𝒾𝓉 𝒲𝒽𝑒𝓃 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝑔𝓇𝑒𝓎 𝑜𝓌𝓁𝓈 𝒶𝒷𝑜𝓊𝓉 𝓉𝒽𝑒𝑒 𝒻𝓁𝒾𝓉; 𝒯𝒽𝑒𝓇𝑒 𝓌𝒾𝓁𝓁 𝐼 𝒶𝓈𝓀 𝑜𝒻 𝓉𝒽𝑒𝑒 𝒶 𝒷𝑜𝑜𝓃, 𝒯𝒽𝒶𝓉 𝐼 𝓂𝒶𝓎 𝓃𝑜𝓉 𝒻𝒶𝒾𝓃𝓉 𝑜𝓇 𝒹𝒾𝑒 𝑜𝓇 𝓈𝓌𝑜𝑜𝓃. 𝒢𝒶𝓏𝒾𝓃𝑔 𝓉𝒽𝓇𝑜𝓊𝑔𝒽 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝑔𝓁𝑜𝑜𝓂 𝓁𝒾𝓀𝑒 𝑜𝓃𝑒 𝒲𝒽𝑜𝓈𝑒 𝓁𝒾𝒻𝑒 𝒶𝓃𝒹 𝒽𝑜𝓅𝑒𝓈 𝒶𝓇𝑒 𝒶𝓁𝓈𝑜 𝒹𝑜𝓃𝑒, 𝐹𝓇𝑜𝓏𝑒𝓃 𝓁𝒾𝓀𝑒 𝒶 𝓉𝒽𝒾𝓃𝑔 𝑜𝒻 𝓈𝓉𝑜𝓃𝑒 𝐼 𝓈𝒾𝓉 𝒾𝓃 𝓉𝒽𝓎 𝓈𝒽𝒶𝒹𝑜𝓌 𝒷𝓊𝓉 𝓃𝑜𝓉 𝒶𝓁𝑜𝓃𝑒. 𝒞𝒶𝓃 𝒢𝑜𝒹 𝒷𝓇𝒾𝓃𝑔 𝒷𝒶𝒸𝓀 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝒹𝒶𝓎 𝓌𝒽𝑒𝓃 𝓌𝑒 𝓉𝓌𝑜 𝓈𝓉𝑜𝑜𝒹 𝐵𝑒𝓃𝑒𝒶𝓉𝒽 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝒸𝓁𝒾𝓃𝑔𝒾𝓃𝑔 𝓉𝓇𝑒𝑒𝓈 𝒾𝓃 𝓉𝒽𝒶𝓉 𝒹𝒶𝓇𝓀 𝓌𝑜𝑜𝒹?

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Deftones, Faith No More, System Of A Down, Etc. Confirmed For 2021 Hellfest Open Air Festival

The lineup has been confirmed for the 2021 Hellfest Open Air festival in Clisson, France. The event will take place on June 18-20, 2021 and it will feature a majority of the bands that were previously booked for the scrapped 2020 edition.

Lineup:

June 18:

Mainstage 01:

Deftones
Dropkick Murphys
Opeth
Leprous
Soen
Ego Kill Talent
Frog Leap

Mainstage 02:

Volbeat
The Offspring
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes
Ghostemane
The Distillers
The Inspector Cluzo
Danko Jones
The Wildhearts
Laura Cox

Temple Stage:

Mayhem
Abbath
Rotting Christ
Primordial
The Great Old Ones
Seth
Mephorash
Numen
Tremplin Voice Of Hell

Altar Stage:

Obituary
At The Gates
Death DTA
Entombed A.D.
Grave
Cadaver
Necrowretch
Tremplin Voice Of Hell

Warzone Stage:

Suicidal Tendencies
Powerflo
Youth Of Today
Dog Eat Dog
Slapshot
Cro-Mags
Higher Power
In Other Climes

Valley Stage:

Electric Wizard
Baroness
OM
Witchcraft
Black Mountain
Elder
ASG
Greenleaf
Abrahma

June 19:

Mainstage 01:

Faith No More
Puscifer
Rival Sons
Heaven Shall Burn
Northlane
Crystal Lake
Fire From The Gods

Mainstage 02:

Deep Purple
Airbourne
Steel Panther
Alestorm
The Darkness
L7
The Dead Daisies
Galactic Empire

Temple Stage:

Wardruna
The Hu
Ensiferum
Taake
Kampfar
Einjerjer
Helheim
Aktarium
Artus

Altar Stage:

Sepultura
Sacred Reich
Flotsam And Jetsam
Loudblast
Exciter
Xentrix
Rectal Smegma
Brutal Sphincter
Karras

Warzone Stage:

Social Distortion
The Toy Dolls
Agnostic Front
Reverent Horton Heat
Anti-Flag
Frustration
Guerilla Poubelle
Lion’s Law
Grade 2

Valley Stage:

Envy
Mono & The Jo Quail Quartet
John Garcia & The Band Of Gold
High On Fire
Pelican
Me And That Man
The Picturebooks
Duel
Point Mort

June 20:

Mainstage 01:

System Of A Down
Korn
Maximum The Hormone
Jinjer
Lacuna Coil
Kontrust
Deadly Apples

Mainstage 02:

Judas Priest
Running Wild
Down
Michael Schenker
Doro
Delain
Sortilege
Battle Beast
Tempt

Temple Stage:

Watain
Alcest
Belzebubs
Borknagar
Gaahls Wyrd
Regarde Les Hommes Tomber
Numenorean
Penitence Onirique
Deliverance

Altar Stage:

Devin Townsend (by request set)
Dying Fetus
Misery Index
Ingested
Dyscarnate
Exocrine

Warzone Stage:

Walls Of Jericho
While She Sleeps
Deez Nuts
Jesus Piece
Moscow Death Brigade
Rotting Out
Landmvrks
Wolfpack

Valley Stage:

Killing Joke
Perturbator
Life Of Agony
3TEETH
Hangman’s Chair
Twin Temple
Inter Arma
Lysistrata
Ecstatic Vision

Kamelot To Release “I Am The Empire – Live From The 013” DVD/Blu-Ray In August

Kamelot will be releasing a new live album/DVD/Blu-ray titled “I Am The Empire – Live From The 013” on August 14. The effort was recorded during the band’s September 14, 2018 show at the 013 in Tilburg, Netherlands. With this news, the group have also released a new live video for “Sacrimony (Angel Of Afterlife)” featuring Arch Enemy’s Alissa White-Gluz and Amaranthe’s Elize Ryd.

Tommy Karevik said the following about the new video:

“We can now proudly announce that the first video to be released from the show will be ‘Sacrimony (Angel Of Afterlife)’. The song marks the beginning of a new era as it was one of the main songs on ‘Silverthorn’, the first Kamelot album with me as the singer. Enjoy!”

Thomas Youngblood also added the following about the live release:

“We are pleased beyond words to present our new live album/DVD/Blu-ray ‘I Am The Empire – Live From The 013’. After multiple sold-out events in The Netherlands, it was only fitting to film this event at Tilburg’s famed 013 venue. The icing on the cake was having all the special guests attend this historic night. It was truly divine.”

“I Am The Empire – Live From The 013” Track Listing:

01. “Transcendence (Intro)”
02. “Phantom Divine (Shadow Empire)” (feat. Once Human’s Lauren Hart)
03. “Rule The World”
04. “Insomnia”
05. “The Great Pandemonium”
06. “When The Lights Are Down”
07. “My Confession” (feat. Eklipse)
08. “Veil Of Elysium”
09. “Under Grey Skies” (feat. Delain’s Charlotte Wessels)
10. “Ravenlight” (feat. Avantasia’s Sascha Paeth)
11. “End Of Innocence”
12. “March Of Mephisto” (feat. Arch Enemy’s Alissa White Gluz)
13. “Amnesiac”
14. “Manus Dei”
15. “Sacrimony (Angel Of Afterlife)” (feat. Arch Enemy’s Alissa White Gluz & Amaranthe’s Elize Ryd)
16. “Drum And Keys Solo”
17. “Here’s to the Fall”
18. “Forever”
19. “Burns To Embrace” (with Children’s Choir, including Thomas Youngblood’s son)
20. “Liar Liar (Wasteland Monarchy)” (feat Arch Enemy’s Alissa White Gluz)
21. “Ministrium (Shadow Key)”

Delain Premiere “Ghost House Heart” Music Video

Delain have premiered a new video for their new song “Ghost House Heart.” This track is from the band’s new album “Apocalypse & Chill,” which will be released on February 7.

Vocalist Charlotte Wessels commented:

“Going back to such an intimate song after the bombast of ‘Masters Of Destiny’ and ‘Burning Bridges’ feels a bit like switching gears, but I enjoy every minute of it. Singing this song is almost meditative, and I love the way voice, piano and violin weave together in the track. I hope our fans will love this change of pace as well, and I can’t wait to perform this song live on stage during our upcoming U.K. tour and our Valentine’s Day release show in Utrecht.”

Keyboardist Martijn Westerholt added:

“This song was created while spontaneously playing and singing together with Charlotte. It seemed to create itself. It’s also a nice change of pace in relation to the other songs we have written for the new album. As a pianist, of course it is fun to play a piano song for a change. We worked with violinist Shir-Ran Yinon and I think the way the violin intertwines with the vocal lines is mesmerizing. The video was a lot fun to make and it was a beautiful set with a lot of history.”

Delain To Release New Album “Apocalypse & Chill” In February

Delain have announced that their new album “Apocalypse & Chill” will be released on February 7. The band commented:

“We think this ‘Apocalypse & Chill’ will surprise our listeners. It is heavy with new influences and we’re really curious to find out how our audience will respond to that.”

“Apocalypse & Chill” Track Listing:

01. “One Second”
02. “We Had Everything”
03. “Chemical Redemption”
04. “Burning Bridges”
05. “Vengeance”
06. “To Live Is To Die”
07. “Let’s Dance”
08. “Creatures”
09. “Ghost House Heart”
10. “Masters Of Destiny”
11. “Legions Of The Lost”
12. “The Greatest Escape”
13. “Combustion”

Deftones, Faith No More, System Of A Down, Etc. Set For 2020 Hellfest

The lineup has been revealed for the 2020 Hellfest Open Air Festival. The event will be held in Clisson, France on June 19-21 and the daily stage lineups can be found below.

June 19:

Mainstage 01: Deftones, Incubus, Opeth, Leprous, Ego Kill Talent, Soen, and Frog Leap

Mainstage 02: Volbeat, The Offspring, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, The Inspector Cluzo, Ghostemane, Danko Jones, The Wildhearts, and Laura Cox.

Altar Stage: Obituary, Death DTA, At The Gates, Entombed A.D., Grave, Unleashed, Cadaver, Necrowretch, and Tremplin Voice Of Hell.

Temple Stage: Mayhem, Abbath, Rotting Christ, Primordial, The Great Old Ones, Seth, Mephorash, Numen, and Tremplin Voice Of Hell.

Valley Stage: Electric Wizard, Baroness, OM, Witchcraft, Black Mountain, Elder, ASG, Greenleaf, and Ecstatic Vision.

Warzone Stage: Body Count, Suicidal Tendencies, Powerflo, Youth Of Today, Dog Eat Dog, Slapshot, Jesus Piece, Higher Power, and In Other Climes.

June 20:

Mainstage 01: Faith No More, Infectious Grooves, Alter Bridge, Heaven Shall Burn, Thy Art Is Murder, Crystal Lake, and Fire From The Gods.

Mainstage 02: Deep Purple, Airbourne, Steel Panther, Alestorm, The Darkness, Last In Line, L7, The Dead Daises, and Galactic Empire.

Altar Stage: Sepultura, Sacred Reich, Flotsam And Jetsam, Exciter, Loudblast, Xentrix, Rectal Smegma, Brutal Sphincter, and Karras.

Temple Stage: Wardruna, The Hu, Ensiferum, Taake, Kamppfar, Einjerjer, Helheim, Aktarium, and Artus.

Valley Stage: Envy, Mono & The Jo Quail Quartet, John Garcia & The Band Of Gold, High On Fire, Pelican, Me And That Man, The Picturebooks, Duel, and Point Mort.

Warzone Stage: Social Distortion, The Toy Dolls, Agnostic Front, Reverent Horton Heat, Anti-Flag, Frustration, Guerilla Poubelle, Lion’s Law, and Grade 2.

June 21:

Mainstage 01: System Of A Down, Korn, Maximum The Hormone, BABYMETAL, Jinjer, Lacuna Coil, Kontrust, and Deadly Apples.

Mainstage 02: Judas Priest, Running Wild, Down, Michael Schenker, Doro, Delain, Sortilege, Battle Beast, and Tempt.

Altar Stage: Devin Townsend, Meshuggah, The Black Dahlia Murder, Periphery, Dying Fetus, Misery Index, Ingested, Dyscarnate, and Exocrine.

Temple Stage: Watain, Alcest, Belzebubs, Borknagar, Gaahls Wyrd, Regarde Les Hommes Tomber, Numenorean, Penitence Onirique, and Deliverance.

Valley Stage: Killing Joke, Perturbator, Life Of Agony, 3TEETH, Hangman’s Chair, Twin Temple, Inter Arma, Lysistrata, and Abrahma.

Warzone Stage: Walls Of Jericho, August Burns Red, While She Sleeps, Lionheart, Rotting Out, Landmarks, Moscow Death Brigade, and Wolfpack.

Delain Premiere “One Second” Lyric Video

Delain have premiered a lyric video for their new song “One Second.” The band commented:

“We’re happy to present our new single ‘One Second’, an eclectic anthem about falling for that long lost love over and over again. Contrasting our previous orchestral singles, ‘One Second’ showcases the other side of our upcoming album; this song features snappy riffs and a chorus we can’t wait to hear you sing along with, courtesy of Timo Somers. The video was shot on the road in North America. Make sure to catch our upcoming gigs in the U.S. and Europe.”

Delain Premiere “Burning Bridges” Music Video

Delain have premiered a new video for their new song “Burning Bridges.” The band commented:

“We are proud to present ‘Burning Bridges’, the first track off our sixth full-studio album. With its energy and bombast, the track marries some of our favorite musical elements, and introduces a real-life choir as a new color on our palate. We hope you enjoy the track, along with its video, shot in beautiful Snowdonia.”

Delain Perform New Song “Burning Bridges” Live

During their September 19 show in Philadelphia, PA, Delain performed their new song “Burning Bridges” live for the first time. You can see fan-filmed footage of that below. An official video for “Burning Bridges” is expected to be released on September 27.