Pantera, Scorpions, Slipknot, Judas Priest, KISS, Etc. Set For 2022 Hell & Heaven Metal Fest

The lineup has been revealed for this year’s Hell & Heaven Metal Fest. The event will take place at Foro Pegaso in Toluca, Mexico on December 2-4 and it will feature the following daily lineups:

December 2: Scorpions, Pantera, Meshuggah, Arch Enemy, Epica, Cradle Of Filth, Venom, Possessed, Marduk, Vended, Nagflar, Taake, Mortuary, Deadly Apples, Cemican, Obesity, Killbane, El Chivo, Mexxica Kill Us, Minipony, Strike Master, Lineage, Shattered Vessels, and Deborah.

December 3: Slipknot, Judas Priest, Bad Religion, Behemoth, Trivium, Kittie, Heaven Shall Burn, Pain, Unleashed, Benediction, Demolition Hammer, Cryptic Slaughter, Kampfar, Nifelheim, Revocation, Destroyer 666, Especimen, Acidez, S7M, Cruachan, Aetherevm, Garrobos, Artilleria, B Chaos, For Centuries, The Shelter, and Todos Los Muertos.

December 4: KISS, Megadeth, Mercyful Fate, Ska-P, Panteon Rococo, P.O.D., Stryper, Hypocrisy, Tormentor, Butcher Babies, While She Sleeps, Suicide Silence, Einherjer, Soziedad Alkoholika, Voodoo Glow Skulls, Born Of Osiris, 3 Puntos, Nightbreed, Transmetal, Los Mala Vibra, Tulkas, Voltax, Rotten, Hate Ritual, and Surgery.

Pantera To Perform At South American Knotfest Events

Pantera have announced their first three “reunion” shows. The band will be taking the stage at Knotfest Colombia, Knotfest Chile, and Knotfest Brasil with a new lineup consisting of Phil Anselmo, Rex Brown, Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society), and Charlie Benante (Anthrax). Here’s the dates and lineups for those events:

12/09 Bogota, Colombia – Knotfest Colombia (feat. Judas Priest, Bring Me The Horizon, Pantera, Venom, Trivium, Sepultura, Hypocrisy, Vended, Suicide Silence, Samael, Walls Of Jericho, Acutor, Templa In Cinere, and Ceguera)

12/11 Santiago, Chile – Knotfest Chile (feat. Slipknot, Judas Priest, Pantera, Bring Me The Horizon, Mr. Bungle, Trivium, Sepultura, Vended, Kuervos Del Sur, Weichafe, and Tenemos Explosivos)

12/18 São Paulo, Brazil – Knotfest Brasil (Slipknot, Judas Priest, Bring Me The Horizon, Pantera, Mr. Bungle, Sepultura, Motionless In White, Trivium, Vended, Project46, Oitão, and Jimmy & Rats)

In other news, a Knotfest event is also being planned in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Slipknot will headline on December 8, while Judas Priest will headline on December 13.

Hypocrisy’s Peter Tägtgren: “Maybe This Is Our Last American Tour”

During a recent interview with Blabbermouth, Hypocrisy’s Peter Tägtgren touched on a variety of topics including the band’s current North American tour. Notably, the frontman mentioned that the trek might be their “last American tour.”

Tägtgren said the following when asked if the band had to adjust their setlist after recently parting ways with drummer Reidar “Horgh” Horghagen:

“No, we’re not changing anything. If we bring in someone who can’t do things, we’re not in a good position. We turned everything upside down for the set. There’s nothing much left. [Laughs]

We’re doing a lot of old songs that we either never played before or that we played maybe on one tour in the mid-1990s. There are a lot of changes. Of course, we have to do the ‘hits’ and things like that, no doubt about it. That’s our obligation as a band. You want to play what people want to hear.

I’m not paying for a ticket to go there, so I am responsible for making people buy a ticket and be happy. Who knows how many tours we will do. I have no clue. Maybe this is the last American tour. Maybe we do one or two more. I don’t know how much there is in our system, so to speak.”

Hypocrisy Recruit The Crown Drummer Henrik Axelsson As A Session Member

Hypocrisy have recruited The Crown’s Henrik Axelsson as a session drummer. He will be filling the void left by Reidar “Horgh” Horghagen, who recently exited the band. The group issued the following statement:

“Please welcome Henrik Axelsson! This talented Swedish musician played in Implode and Soils Of Fate. Since 2014, he is the drummer for The Crown. Now Henrik is going to join Hypocrisy as a session member. Looking forward to performing together 🤘”

Hypocrisy Announce Fall European/UK Tour With SepticFlesh, The Agonist, & Horizon Ignited

Hypocrisy have announced a fall European/UK tour. The band will also be joined by special guests SepticFlesh, The Agonist, and Horizon Ignited.

Tour Dates:

09/30 Bochum, GER – Matrix
10/01 Enschede, NET – Metropool
10/02 Eindhoven, NET – Dynamo
10/04 Antwerp, BEL – Kavka – Zappa
10/05 London, UK – Islington Assembly Hall
10/06 Birmingham, UK – Institute II
10/07 Manchester, UK – Academy II
10/08 Lille, FRA – Le Splendid
10/09 Paris, FRA – La Machine du Moulin Rouge
10/10 Rennes, FRA – L’Etage
10/12 Porto, POR – Hard Club
10/13 Lisbon, POR – Lisboa ao Vivo
10/14 Madrid, SPA – Story Live
10/15 Barcelona, SPA – Apolo II
10/16 Lyon, FRA – Ninkasi Gerland / Kao
10/18 Paderno, ITA – Slaughter Club
10/19 Rome, ITA – Orion Club
10/21 Athens, GRE – Fuzz Live Music Club (SepticFlesh headline)
10/22 Thessaloniki, GRE – Principal Club Theater (SepticFlesh headline)
10/23 Sofia, BUL – Hristo Botev Hall
10/25 Bucharest, ROM – Quantic Club
10/26 Cluj-Napoca, ROM – Form Space
10/27 Budapest, HUN – Dürer Kert
10/28 Vienna, AUT – Simm City
10/29 Ingolstadt, GER – Eventhalle Westpark
10/30 Hamburg, GER – Gruenspan
11/01 Lausanne, SWI – Les Docks
11/02 Luzern, SWI – Schüür
11/03 Aschaffenburg, GER – Colos-Saal
11/04 Stuttgart, GER – LKA – Longhorn
11/05 Prague, CZE – MeetFactory
11/06 Kraków, POL – Kwadrat
11/07 Warsaw, POL – Proxima
11/08 Gdansk, POL – B90
11/10 Esch-sur-Alzette, LUX – Kulturfabrik
11/11 Leipzig, GER – Hellraiser
11/12 Berlin, GER – Orwo Haus

Hypocrisy Part Ways With Drummer Reidar “Horgh” Horghagen

Hypocrisy have parted ways with drummer Reidar “Horgh” Horghagen. This news comes as the band are preparing to kick off their North American tour later this month.

The band commented:

“Hey there! There’s a thing you must know. Horgh is no longer part of Hypocrisy. We hope you respect and accept this decision.

It’s not easy for us. We’ve played together for 18 crazy years filled with music, tours and friendship. So many countries, so many songs, and so many gigs with Horgh on stage with us. It’s the end of a long interesting chapter, and the beginning of a new one.

We are grateful to Horgh, this great musician and great man, for all we have achieved together.”

Horghagen added:

“I want to take this opportunity to thank the fans for the great support over the years, and I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to meet so many of you as we toured around the world. Thanks to the band and crew for the time we spent together. I wish you all the best for the future.”

Morbid Angel, Valkyrja, Etc. Drop Off 2022 Maryland Deathfest, Deicide, Immolation, Etc. Added

Morbid Angel, Valkyrja, Archgoat, Blaze Of Perdition, and Antichrist have dropped off the 2022 Maryland Deathfest. Despite this, there is some good news as Deicide (performing “Legion” in full), Immolation, Profanatica, Akhyls, and Sulfuric Cautery have all been added to the festival. As previously reported, the event will take place in Baltimore, MD on May 26-29.

Here’s the updated daily lineups:

May 26 (Rams Head Live):

Asthma Castle
Acid Witch
Cough
Frizzi 2 Fulci (Fabio Frizzi in Concert. A Tribute to Lucio Fulci)
Primitive Man
Warmask
Yautja

May 26 (Soundstage):

Funerus
Limbsplitter
Mortiferum
Putrid Pile
Scattered Remnants
Skeletal Remains

May 26 (Power Plant):

Mortician

May 27 (Edison Lot):

Atheist
Bloodbath
Carcass
Graveyard
Massacre
Monstrosity
Obituary
Suffocation
Scorched

May 27 (Rams Head Live):

Akhlys
Panzerfaust
The Ruins Of Beverast
Spite

May 27 (Soundstage):

ACxDC
At War
Blood Feast
Cloud Rat
Fistula
Fuck the Facts
Miasmatic Necrosis
No/Mas
Sulfuric Cautery

May 27 (Power Plant):

Vio-lence

May 28 (Edison Lot):

Cancer
Cardiac Arrest
Cavalera (Max and Iggor Cavalera performing songs from “Beneath The Remains” & “Arise“)
Cerebral Rot
Coroner
Dismember
Enforced
Imprecation
Novembers Doom
Onslaught
Triptykon
Vircolac

May 28 (Rams Head Live):

Impure
Avslut
Necrophobic
Nifelheim

May 28 (Soundstage):

Backslider
Cadaveric Incubator
Flesh Parade
Haemorrhage
Holy Cost
Impaled
Malignant Altar
Napalm Raid
Skitsystem
Throaat

May 28 (Power Plant):

Deeds of Flesh
Schirenc Plays Pungent Stench

May 29 (Edison Lot):

Blood Incantation
Deicide (Performing “Legion” in its entirety)
Demilich
Destruction
Divine Eve
Hypocrisy
Immolation
Necrofier
Nocturnus AD
Nunslaughter
Sacrilegia
Triumph Of Death

May 29 (Rams Head Live):

Devil Master
Dark Fortress
Profanatica
Sacramentum (Performing “Far Away From The Sun” in its entirety)

May 29 (Soundstage):

Antichrist Siege Machine
Birdflesh
Butcher ABC
General Surgery
Gravesend
Shock Narcotic
Warfuck
Whoresnation
Zombie Assault

May 29 (Power Plant):

Exhorder

Rivers Of Nihil Announce Spring U.S. Tour With Fallujah, Alluvial, & Warforged

Rivers Of Nihil have announced a spring tour with Fallujah, Alluvial, and Warforged. Hypocrisy, The Zenith Passage, and Burial In The Sky will also perform on select dates.

Tour Dates:

05/06 Brooklyn, NY – Market Hotel
05/07 Manchester, NH – Jewel
05/08 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
05/10 Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery
05/11 Greensboro, NC – Blind Tiger
05/12 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
05/13 Nashville, TN – The End
05/14 Orlando, FL – The Haven
05/15 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
05/17 New Orleans, LA – Southport Hall
05/18 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
05/19 Dallas, TX – Amplified
05/20 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live (feat. Hypocrisy)
05/21 El Paso, TX – Rockhouse Bar
05/22 Phoenix, AZ – Nile Theater
05/24 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick (feat. The Zenith Passage)
05/25 Los Angeles, CA – 1720 (feat. The Zenith Passage)
05/26 Fresno, CA – Full Circle Brewery (feat. The Zenith Passage)
05/27 Berkeley, CA – Cornerstone (feat. The Zenith Passage)
05/28 Portland, OR – Star Theater
05/29 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
05/31 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall
06/01 Denver, CO – Bluebird (feat. Burial In The Sky)
06/02 Kansas City, MO – BLVD (feat. Burial In The Sky)
06/03 Chicago, IL – Reggies (feat. Burial In The Sky)
06/04 Detroit, MI – Sanctuary (feat. Burial In The Sky)
06/05 Pittsburgh, PA – Crafthouse (feat. Burial In The Sky)

Hypocrisy Announce North American Tour With Carach Angren, The Agonist, & Hideous Divinity

Hypocrisy have announced a headlining North American tour. Carach Angren, The Agonist, and Hideous Divinity will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

04/29 Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw
04/30 Boston, MA – Middle East Downstairs
05/01 Montreal, QC – L’Astral
05/02 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
05/04 Joliet, IL – The Forge
05/05 Minneapolis, MN – The Cabooze
05/06 Winnipeg, MB – Park Theatre
05/07 Regina, SK – The Exchange
05/08 Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room
05/10 Vancouver, BC – Red Room
05/11 Seattle, WA – Club Sur
05/12 Portland, OR – Bossanova Ballroom
05/13 Berkeley, CA – Cornerstone
05/14 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
05/15 Los Angeles, CA – 1720
05/17 Mesa, AZ – Nile Theater
05/18 El Paso, TX – Rockhouse Bar & Grill
05/19 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
05/20 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
05/21 Dallas, TX – Amplified Live
05/22 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
05/24 Orlando, FL – The Abbey
05/25 West Palm Beach, FL – Respectable Street
05/26 Jonesboro, GA – Furnace 41
05/27 Greensboro, NC – The Blind Tiger
05/28 Pittsburgh, PA – Enclave
05/29 Baltimore, MD – Maryland Deathfest