Nightwish, Kreator, Kamelot, Destruction, Etc. Set For 2023 70000 Tons Of Metal Cruise

The initial lineup has been revealed for next year’s 70000 Tons Of Metal Cruise. The cruise, which is set to take place on January 30 – February 3, will sail from Miami, FL to Bimini, Bahamas and it will feature: Nightwish, Kreator, Kamelot, Destruction, Cynic, Amorphis, Uli Jon Roth, Novembre, Rotting Christ, Korpiklaani, Månegarm, Insomnium, Fallujah, Warbringer, Obscura, Oceans Of Slumber, Melechesh, Nightmare, Evergrey, Sirenia, Jungle Rot, Feuerschwanz, Abysmal Dawn, Visions Of Atlantis, Fractal Universe, and Decrepit Birth. Public sales will launch on November 30 at 12 p.m. EST / 9 a.m. PST.

Pantera, Disturbed, Arch Enemy, Etc. Added To 2023 Graspop Metal Meeting Festival

Over 100 more artists have been added to next year’s Graspop Metal Meeting festival. The event will be held in Dessel, Belgium on June 15-18 and the updated lineup can be found below.


  • Def Leppard
  • Mötley Crüe
  • Slipknot
  • Pantera
  • Ghost
  • Gojira
  • Parkway Drive
  • 1914
  • Agnostic Front
  • Amon Amarth
  • Anti-Flag
  • Antimatter
  • Any Given Day
  • Arch Enemy
  • Architects
  • As I Lay Dying
  • Asking Alexandria
  • At The Gates
  • Avatar
  • Beast In Black
  • Behemoth
  • Billy Talent
  • Black Mirrors
  • Bloodywood
  • Butcher Babies
  • Cane Hill
  • Carpenter Brut
  • Clutch
  • Cradle Of Filth
  • Crowbar
  • Cyclone
  • Danko Jones
  • Dark Angel
  • Deathstars
  • Delain
  • Dieth
  • Dirkschneider
  • Disturbed
  • Draconian
  • Eluveitie
  • End
  • Enter Shikari
  • Epica
  • Escape The Fate
  • Evergrey
  • Exodus
  • Fever 333
  • Fields Of The Nephilim
  • Finntroll
  • Greg Puciato
  • Halestorm
  • Hatebreed
  • Heidevolk
  • Hippotraktor
  • Hollywood Undead
  • Hollywood Vampires
  • I Prevail
  • In Flames
  • Insomnium
  • Katatonia
  • Kissin’ Dynamite
  • Korpiklaani
  • Kreator
  • Landmvrks
  • Legion Of The Damned
  • Less Than Jake
  • Life Of Agony
  • Lionheart
  • Loathe
  • Lorna Shore
  • Marduk
  • Meshuggah
  • Molybaron
  • Monster Magnet
  • Motionless In White
  • Novelists
  • Oceans
  • Orange Goblin
  • Orbit Culture
  • Papa Roach
  • Polaris
  • Rancid
  • Russkaja
  • Seether
  • Septicflesh
  • Sick Of It All
  • Skindred
  • Sleep Token
  • Soen
  • Sólstafir
  • Spiritbox
  • Stand Atlantic
  • Stray From The Path
  • Testament
  • The Amity Affliction
  • The Answer
  • The Chats
  • The Ghost Inside
  • The Halo Effect
  • The Luka State
  • The Menzingers
  • The Raven Age
  • The Winery Dogs
  • Three Days Grace
  • Thundermother
  • Unearth
  • Vicious Rumours
  • Voivod
  • Watain

Kreator And Lamb Of God Postpone European/UK Tour To 2023

Kreator and Lamb Of God have postponed their European/UK tour once again “due to unforeseen circumstances.” The trek is now scheduled for 2023.

Tour Dates:

02/15 Munich, Germany – Zenith
02/17 Warsaw, Poland – Stodola
02/18 Riga, Latvia – Palladium
02/19 Helsinki, Finland – Ice Hall Black Box
02/21 Stockholm, Sweden – Annexet
02/22 Copenhagen, Denmark – Forum Black Box
02/24 Wiesbaden, Germany – Schlachthof
02/25 Ludwigsburg, Germany – MHP Arena
02/27 Paris, France – Olympia Paris
02/28 Brussels, Belgium – Ancienne Belgique
03/02 Tilburg, Netherlands – 013 Poppodium
03/03 Leipzig, Germany – Haus Auensee
03/04 Essen, Germany – Grugahalle
03/05 Hamburg, Germany – Edel Optics Arena
03/07 Manchester, UK – Manchester Academy
03/08 Bristol, UK – O2 Academy
03/10 Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy
03/11 London, UK – O2 Brixton Academy
03/14 Barcelona, Spain – Razzmatazz 1
03/15 Madrid, Spain – Riviera
03/17 Zürich, Switzerland – The Hall
03/18 Saarbrücken, Germany – E-Werk
03/19 Berlin, Germany – Columbiahalle

Kreator & Testament Announce Latin American Tour

Kreator and Testament will be hitting the road on a Latin American tour next year. Here’s the dates:

04/19 Lima, Peru – CC Festiva
04/21 Quito, Ecuador – The Metal Fest
04/23 Santiago, Chile – The Metal Fest
04/25 Montevideo, Uruguay – Sala del Museo
04/26 Buenos Aires, Argentina – Teatro Vorterix
04/28 Brasilia, Brazil – Opera Hall
04/30 Sao Paolo, Brazil – Summer Breeze Open Air Brazil
05/02 Bogota, Colombia – Royal Center
05/03 San Jose, Costa Rica – Centro de Eventos Pedregal
05/05 Queretaro, Mexico – Plaza de Toros Santa Maria
05/06 Guadalajara, Mexico – Guanamor Teatro Estudio
05/07 Mexico City, Mexico – Pabellón Oeste
05/09 San Salvador, El Salvador – Plaza de los Artistas, Museo Marte

Mercyful Fate Announce North American Tour With Kreator And Midnight

Mercyful Fate have announced a headlining North American tour. Kreator and Midnight will open.

Tour Dates:

10/25 Dallas, TX – The Factory
10/27 Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Financial Theatre
10/29 Inglewood, CA – Youtube Theater
10/30 Wheatland, CA – Hard Rock Live Sacramento
11/01 Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
11/03 Gary, IN – Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana
11/04 Cincinnati, OH – The Andrew J. Brady Music Center
11/05 Detroit, MI – Masonic
11/08 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore Silver Spring
11/10 Brooklyn, NY – Kings Theater
11/11 Laval, QC – Place Bell
11/13 Boston, MA – MGM Music Hall At Fenway
11/14 Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore Philadelphia
11/16 Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle

King Diamond commented:

“These will be the first Mercyful Fate concerts in North American theaters in over twenty years. Memories of a lifetime. Your special chance to see Mercyful Fate with the full European festival production, but up close and personal. You cannot miss this… I hereby respectfully invite you to Come To The Sabbath by which you may free your soul and feast with us in the dark of Night. Witches and Demons, you may come as you are! Satanic Regards – King Diamond 666.”

Kreator Share Live Video For “Betrayer” Featuring Cradle Of Filth’s Dani Filth

Kreator have shared pro-shot footage of “Betrayer” from their August 14, 2021 set at the Bloodstock festival in Walton-on-Trent, England. The performance features Cradle Of Filth’s Dani Filth and it can be seen below. The clip was released to promote Kreator’s “Live At Bloodstock 2021,” which is now available on limited edition vinyl.

Lamb Of God & Kreator To Release New Collaborative Track “State Of Unrest” In October

Lamb Of God and Kreator are planning to release a new collaborative track, titled “State Of Unrest,” this October. The song was recorded ahead of their fall European/UK tour. Kreator’s Millie Petrozza said the following about the collaboration during an interview with Rock Hard:

“We did a song together — Lamb Of God and Kreator. That’s gonna be cool. And I think that’s totally different because it’s [a mixture of] the European [approach] and the U.S. [style]. It’s a song that we’ve written for the tour, to kick it off. I think that’s gonna be a cool song. That’s a cool collaboration that I did.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Cattle Decapitation Announce European/UK Tour

Cattle Decapitation have announced a European/UK tour. A number of shows will also feature Blood Incantation.

Tour Dates:

With Blood Incantation:

07/31 Munich, GER – Backstage
08/01 Vienna, AUT – Viper Room
08/02 Karlsruhe, GER – Stadtmitte
08/03 Rotterdam, NET – Baroeg
08/04 Hamburg, GER – Logo
08/07 Brasov, ROM – Rockstadt Extreme Fest (no Blood Incantation)
08/09 Ljubljana, SLO – Cvetlicarna (feat. Lamb Of God, Kreator, & Vended)
08/10 Budapest, HUN – Barba Negra Track (feat. Lamb Of God, Kreator, & Vended)

No Blood Incantation:

08/16 Dublin, IRE – Whelans
08/17 Manchester, UK – Rebellion
08/18 Glasgow, UK – Cathouse
08/19 London, UK – Boston Music Room

Kreator Premiere “Become Immortal” Music Video

Kreator have premiered a new video for their new song “Become Immortal.” This track is from the band’s new album “Hate Über Alles,” which was released today (June 10).

The following was said about the video in a press release:

“[It’s] a lyrical and visual look back through the ages of [the band’s] legendary career, whilst passing the torch to young German thrashers Destroy Them from Mille [Petrozza]’s hometown, Essen, who feature as the Kreator performing in the video.”

Mille Petrozza added:

“We’re very proud of this record and we hope our Hordes love it as much we do! A big thank you to everyone involved and to our fans around the world for their support and for giving us a warm welcome back!

The video was our third in a row with Tom Schlagkamp and his team, it’s been a pleasure working with them. The video is based on the lyrics, which is a full circle look back through the years and celebrating our early beginnings, through to the release of our latest record, ‘HATE ÜBER ALLES.’”

Kreator Premiere “Midnight Sun” Music Video

Kreator have premiered a new video for their new song “Midnight Sun.” The track, which features Sofia Portanet, will appear on the band’s new album “Hate Über Alles,” which is set to be released on June 3.

Mille Petrozza commented:

“‘Midnight Sun‘ is something a little new for us, our first time collaborating with a female artist. When I was writing the song, I could hear this Oracle type voice over the pre-chorus and chorus and I immediately reached out to my talented friend, Sofia Portanet who is an emerging artist, here in Germany. Sofia added exactly what I was looking for and gives the song a really dark, ethereal vibe.

The video is the second production we shot with Tom Schlagkamp and his team. The concept was drawn up from the song’s lyrics which I envisaged to take place during a ritual sacrifice. Director, Tom came back with an idea loosely based on Ari Aster’s ‘Midsommar’ which has powerful visuals, perfect for a killer metal music video!”