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

Wacken Open Air Organizers Announce 2020 Virtual Event

As previously reported, this year’s Wacken Open Air festival has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Despite this, organizers will still be hosting a virtual event on July 29 – August 1.

The following statement was posted on wacken.com:

“Completely detached from the actual W:O:A, together with Magenta Musik 360 we present you a unique event that you can experience live on wacken-world-wide.com, as well as on the website and app of MagentaMusik 360 and MagentaTV. And since we don’t want to exclude anybody from what is probably gonna be the coolest Metal Party of the year, the whole event is free of charge! For real.

These fine artists (among others) will be joining us live:

Blind Guardian

Heaven Shall Burn

In Extremo

Kreator

Beyond The Black

We’re also trying to bring you something unique, because technically we’re trying to set new standards. We do nothing less than the biggest mixed reality show of all times. That means: Full-fledged live performances and no boring living room concerts in an unprecedented form for the full dose of metal at your home, in the garden, at the lake – Rain or Shine or Online!

Our digital streaming festival brings you not only these unique concerts of classic W:O:A crowd favourites but also newcomers, exclusive interviews and conversations, insights behind the scenes and much more. For that Wacken feeling the Wacken Foundation, the Metal Battle and other well-known and beloved faces will of course be joining us as well.

To make your festival feeling complete we offer souvenir tickets and festival ribbons for a small price, which you can find under this link. With the purchase you support us and the artists involved in a unique project that the metal world has never seen before.

And if you want to celebrate your very own Wacken and demonstrate your solidarity with other metalheads around the globe, you can find more articles like t-shirts in the new World Wide Wacken design under this link.

See you from 29 July to 1 August!

Rain or Shine Or Online

www.wacken-world-wide.com

www.instagram.com/wackenworldwide

www.facebook.com/wackenworldwide

www.twitter.com/WackenWorldWide

Heaven Shall Burn Premiere “Übermacht” Music Video

Heaven Shall Burn have premiered a new video for their song “Übermacht.” This track is from the band’s new double album “Of Truth & Sacrifice,” which was released today (March 20). Maik Weichert commented:

“For our conditions it is an unusual video for an unusual Heaven Shall Burn song and was lots of fun to shoot. ‘Übermacht’ is one of our favorite songs off the album and we are thrilled to hear what you think of it.”

Heaven Shall Burn Premiere “Eradicate” Music Video

Heaven Shall Burn have premiered a new video for their new song “Eradicate.” This track is from the band’s new double album “Of Truth & Sacrifice,” which will be released on March 20.

Maik Weichert commented:

“We are big fans of [director] Isaac Nabwana. His energy, creativity and his uncompromisingness to chase his dreams to create new perspectives and improvements for his environment is absolutely unique and inspiring. A few years ago I read an article about him and his movie called “Who killed Captain Alex?” which was incredibly fascinating. I followed his work ever since.

It is a great honor to become part of the Wakaliwood set. Those few minutes of the charming action-movie-madness means more to us than any other shiny Hollywood video clip. While working with Isaac we instantly felt like young boys again, who are seeing a Schwarzenegger or Bud Spencer movie for the first time. It was immensely important to us to get an authentic Wakaliwood video. The chance to work with the legendary VJ-Emmie as an commentator made it even more special to us.”

Heaven Shall Burn Premiere “My Heart And The Ocean” Music Video

Heaven Shall Burn have premiered a new video for their new song “My Heart And The Ocean.” This track is from the band’s new double album “Of Truth & Sacrifice,” which will be released on March 20.

Maik Weichert commented:

“The destruction of the oceans rarely happens right in front of us, but secretly in the middle of nowhere. We have been supporting Sea Shepherd for a very long time already and have made many friends and partners in this organization that it striving against the aforementioned destruction. It was important to us that active members as well as veterans are a part of the video.

People need to understand that these activists are no outlaws and untouchable heroes, but ordinary girls and boys coming right from the middles of our societies, people who have decided to make a change and fight for their ideals. Everybody can support a good cause and a fair battle. It doesn’t matter which nationality, skin colour or background you have – it’s about the world we all live in. If the oceans die it will mean our end as well.”

Heaven Shall Burn Premiere Double Video For “Protector” & “Weakness Leaving My Heart”

Heaven Shall Burn have premiered a double video for their new songs “Protector” and “Weakness Leaving My Heart.” These tracks are from the band’s new double album “Of Truth & Sacrifice,” which will be released on March 20. Guitarist Maik Weichert commented:

“In order to reflect the concept of the double album we decided to produce a ‘double video’ which turned into a real mammoth project. ‘Protector’ is taken from album one (“of Truth”) while ‘Weakness Leaving My Heart’ is part of album two (‘of Sacrifice’). While ‘Protector’ represents confidence and a readiness for action ‘Weakness Leaving My Heart’ is contemplative and deals with the sacrifices and losses that truth may cost. Something you should also feel from the different vibes of the songs. The double album is giving you the essence of what HSB is about and there is lots to explore.”

Heaven Shall Burn Reveal Cover Art & Track Listing For New Album “Of Truth & Sacrifice”

Heaven Shall Burn have revealed that they will be releasing a new double album titled “Of Truth & Sacrifice” in March 2020. You can find the cover art and track listing for that effort below:

“Of Truth & Sacrifice” Track Listing:

CD 1:

01. “March Of Retribution”
02. “Thoughts And Prayers”
03. “Eradicate”
04. “Protector”
05. “Übermacht”
06. “My Heart And The Ocean”
07. “Expatriate”
08. “What War Means”
09. “Terminate The Unconcern”
10. “The Ashes Of My Enemies”

CD 2:

01. “Children Of A Lesser God”
02. “La Résistance”
03. “The Sorrows Of Victory”
04. “Stateless”
05. “Tirpitz”
06. “Truther”
07. “Critical Mass”
08. “Eagles Among Vultures”
09. “Weakness Leaving My Heart”

Maik Weichert commented:

“We decided that one album wasn’t good enough, but we wanted to create a double album as a statement. Our goal was a total work of art that people could dive into, something that leaves a lot of room for surprises and experiments. It was only fair to give our fans twice as much after letting them wait for so long.”

The album is “conceptually… split into two halves: ‘of truth’ and ‘of sacrifice’.” Weichert added the following about that:

“The title is exploring the idea of truth and the question what kind of sacrifices you are willing to make for it. Something reflected in the artwork: A warrioress is shielding her child with her own body. While the mother is representing the willingness to sacrifice the child is standing for truth.”

“It’s a title that refers to numerous current developments: people’s blindness in daily life and the unwillingness to make any sacrifices in order to bring about change. Still, there are many people in this world who do exactly this: teachers in Africa risking their lives in order to be able to educate children, journalists and whistleblowers who are putting their own safety at risk in order to flag things going wrong.”

With this news, the band have also revealed that they will be releasing a 90-minute documentary, titled “Mein grünes Herz in dunklen Zeiten,” with select editions of the record.

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.

Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Korn, Disturbed, Etc. Set For 2020 Graspop Metal Meeting

The lineup has been revealed for the 2020 Graspop Metal Meeting festival. The event will take place in Dessel, Belgium on June 18-21 and it will feature: Airbourne, Alcest, Alestorm, Alter Bridge, Amorphis, Anathema, Anti-Flag, August Burns Red, Babymetal, Battle Beast, Beyond The Black, Body Count, Boston Manor, Bury Tomorrow, Chelsea Grin, Creeper, Deep Purple, Deez Nuts, Deftones, Dimmu Borgir, Disillusion, Disturbed, Dog Eat Dog, Dool, Down, Dream State, Dying Fetus, Enter Shikari, Exciter, Fields Of The Nephilim, Foreigner, Fu Manchu, Gaahls Wyrd, Good Riddance, Heathen, Heaven Shall Burn, High On Fire, In Extremo, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Kadavar, Killing Joke, Killswitch Engage, Korn, Lagwagon, M.O.D., Mayhem, Me And That Man, Mercyful Fate, Mispyrming, Motionless In White, My Dying Bride, Naglfar, Obituary, Of Mice & Men, Opeth, Our Survival Depends On Us, P.O.D., Paradise Lost, Powerflo, Powerwolf, Sacred Reich, Sepultura, Shvpes, Silverstein, Slapshot, Soen, Steel Panther, The Great Old Ones, The Offspring, The Vintage Caravan, Thunder, Tribulation, Vltimas, Wayward Sons, and Wednesday 13.

Green Day, System Of A Down, Volbeat, Etc. Set For 2020 Rock am Ring & Rock im Park Festivals

The initial lineup has been revealed for the 2020 Rock am Ring and Rock im Park festivals. The events will be held in Germany on June 5-7 with Rock am Ring set to take place in Nurburgring and Rock im Park set to take place in Nurnberg. Here’s the band’s that have been booked so far: Green Day, System Of A Down, Volbeat, Billy Talent, Broilers, Korn, Disturbed, Deftones, The Offspring, Trailerpark, Weezer, Bilderbuch, Wanda, Alan Walker, Heaven Shall Burn, Yungblud, Powerwolf, Trettmann, Bosse, Of Mice & Men, Motionless In White, August Burns Red, and U.V.A.