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.

Lineup:

  • 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

Metallica, Slipknot, Bring Me The Horizon, Etc. Set For 2023 UK Download Festival

The initial lineup has been revealed for next year’s Download Festival in the UK. The event will take place at Donington Park on June 8-11 and it will feature the following: Metallica, Slipknot, Bring Me The Horizon, Architects, Evanescence, Disturbed, Placebo, Parkway Drive, Ghost, Alexisonfire, Pendulum, Within Temptation, As December Falls, Asking Alexandria, Aviva, Bambie Thug, Beauty School Dropout, Behemoth, Blackgold, Blind Channel, Bloodywood, Brutus, Crashface, Crawlers, Dead Sara, Elvana, Enola Gay, Fever 333, Fixation, Graphic Nature, GWAR, Hawxx, Ingested, I Prevail, Jazmin Bean, Kid Bookie, Kid Kapichi, Lake Malice, Lorna Shore, Mod Sun, Monuments, Motionless In White, Municipal Waste, nothing,nowhere., Nova Twins, Polaris, Pupil Slicer, Seether, Set It off, SiM, Simple Plan, Soen, Soul Glo, Stand Atlantic, Stray From The Path, Taylor Acorn, The Blackout, The Distillers, The Meffs, Terror, Three Days Grace, Touché Amoré, VV, and Witch Fever.

Great American Ghost To Replace Gravemind On Polaris, Alpha Wolf, & Stepson’s European/UK Tour

Gravemind have dropped off of their European/UK tour with Polaris, Alpha Wolf, and Stepson. Great American Ghost will now be taking their place.

Tour Dates:

09/16 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
09/17 Antwerp, BEL – Zappa
09/18 Manchester, UK – Academy 2
09/19 Glasgow, UK – Garage
09/20 Bristol, UK – SWX
09/21 Leeds, UK – Stylus
09/22 Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy2
09/23 Southampton, UK – Engine Rooms
09/24 London, UK – Electric Brixton
09/26 Koln, GER – Essigfabrik
09/27 Tilburg, NET – O13
09/28 Hamburg, GER – Gruenspan
09/29 Leipzig, GER – Felsenkeller
09/30 Berlin, GER – SO36
10/01 Poznan, POL – U Bazyla
10/02 Nurnberg, GER – Hirsch
10/04 Prague, CZE – Meet Factory
10/05 Wien, AUT – Flex Halle
10/06 Munchen, GER – Backstage
10/07 Lyss, SWI – Kulturfabrik
10/08 Paris, FRA – La Maroquinerie

Bring Me The Horizon, Deftones, NOFX, Etc. Set For 2022 Good Things Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the 2022 Good Things Festival. The event will be held in Australia this December and it will feature: Bring Me The Horizon, Deftones, NOFX (performing “Punk In Drublic”), TISM, The Amity Affliction, Gojira, One Ok Rock, 3OH!3, Blood Command, Chasing Ghosts, Cosmic Psychos, Electric Callboy, Fever 333, Jinjer, JXDN, Kisschasy (performing “United Paper People“), Lacuna Coil, Millencolin, Nova Twins, Polaris, Redhook, Regurgitator, Sabaton, Sleeping With Sirens, Soulfly, The Story So Far, and Thornhill. Here’s the dates:

12/02 Melbourne, AUS – Flemington Racecourse
12/03 Sydney, AUS – Centennial Park
12/04 Brisbane, AUS – Showgrounds

Polaris Announce European/UK Tour With Alpha Wolf, Gravemind, & Stepson

Polaris have announced a headlining European/UK tour. Alpha Wolf, Gravemind, and Stepson will open.

Tour Dates:

09/16 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
09/17 Antwerp, BEL – Zappa
09/18 Manchester, UK – Academy 2
09/19 Glasgow, UK – Garage
09/20 Bristol, UK – SWX
09/21 Leeds, UK – Stylus
09/22 Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy2
09/23 Southampton, UK – Engine Rooms
09/24 London, UK – Electric Brixton
09/26 Koln, GER – Essigfabrik
09/27 Tilburg, NET – O13
09/28 Hamburg, GER – Gruenspan
09/29 Leipzig, GER – Felsenkeller
09/30 Berlin, GER – SO36
10/01 Poznan, POL – U Bazyla
10/02 Nurnberg, GER – Hirsch
10/04 Prague, CZE – Meet Factory
10/05 Wien, AUT – Flex Halle
10/06 Munchen, GER – Backstage
10/07 Lyss, SWI – Kulturfabrik
10/08 Paris, FRA – La Maroquinerie

Polaris, Like Moths To Flames, Alpha Wolf, & Invent Animate Announce North American Tour

Polaris and Like Moths To Flames have announced a co-headlining North American tour. Alpha Wolf and Invent Animate will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

03/12 Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy
03/13 Mesa, AZ – The Nile
03/15 San Antonio, TX – The Rock Box
03/16 Dallas, TX – Trees
03/18 Orlando, FL – Henao Center
03/19 Tampa, FL – Crowbar
03/20 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
03/22 Greensboro, NC – Blind Tiger
03/23 Richmond, VA – Canal Club
03/24 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
03/25 New York, NY – Gramercy Theater
03/26 Philadelphia, PA – The Foundry
03/27 TBA – TBA
03/29 Montreal, QC – Fairmount
03/30 Toronto, ON – Velvet Underground
03/31 Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall
04/01 Pittsburgh, PA – Enclave
04/02 Lakewood, OH – The Foundry
04/03 Detroit, MI – The Shelter
04/05 St. Louis, MO – Red Flag
04/06 Nashville, TN – The End
04/07 Columbus, OH – The King Of Clubs
04/08 Grand Rapids, MI – The Stache
04/09 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
04/10 St. Paul, MN – Amsterdam
04/12 Denver, CO – Marquis
04/13 Salt Lake City, UT – Beehive
04/15 Roseville, CA – Goldfield’s
04/16 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction

Never Say Die! Tour Featuring Polaris, Emmure, Etc. Cancelled, Replacement Tour Featuring Nasty, Within Destruction, Etc. Announced

The 2021 Impericon Never Say Die! Tour featuring Polaris, Emmure, Currents, Spite, Invent Animate, Gravemind, and Stepson has officially been cancelled. Despite this, a smaller version of the trek featuring Nasty, Within Destruction, Distant, Dagger Threat, Cabal, and Lifesick will still take place next month.

Tour Dates:

11/16 Hamburg, GER – Gruenspan
11/17 Berlin, GER – SO36
11/18 Bochum, GER – Matrix
11/19 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
11/20 Zurich, SWI – Dynamo
11/22 Lindau, GER – Vaudeville
11/23 Munich, GER – Backstage
11/25 Nuremberg, GER – Hirsch
11/26 Leipzig, GER – Felsenkeller
11/27 Hanover, GER – Faust

Avocado Booking commented:

“After trying for 18 months, and against all odds, to save the INSD! Tour originally planned for Fall 2020, we are now left with no choice but to cancel.

Whilst the overall situation is beginning to look a little better, due to the ongoing regulations, travel and other restrictions, quarantine and testing rules etc. it’s still not feasible to run a multi-country tour with bands and crew from various corners of the earth.

We are unable to postpone the tour and line-up yet another time and a cancellation has now become unavoidable.

Tickets can be returned via the promoters/ticket outlets you originally obtained them from.”

Polaris Premiere “Vagabond” Video, Announce Australian Tour

Polaris have premiered a new video for their song “Vagabond.“ This track is from the band’s latest album “The Death Of Me.“ With this news, the group have also announced an Australian tour with Deadlights:

06/10 Geelong, AUS – Wool Exchange
06/11 Mt Evelyn, AUS – The York
06/12 Frankston, AUS – Pier Live
06/13 South Morang, AUS – Commercial Hotel
06/16 Cairns, AUS – Edge Hill Tavern
06/17 Airlie Beach, AUS – Magnums
06/18 Gladstone, AUS – Harvey Road Tavern
06/19 Sunshine Coast, AUS – Eleven Dive Bar
06/20 Gold Coast, AUS – Coolangatta Hotel
06/23 Canberra, AUS – The Basement
06/24 Penrith, AUS – Panthers
06/25 Newcastle, AUS – Cambridge Hotel
06/26 Wollongong, AUS – Uni Bar

In Hearts Wake Premiere New Video For “Hellbringer” Feat. Jamie Hails (Polaris)

In Hearts Wake have premiered a new video for their new song “Hellbringer.“ This track features Polaris vocalist Jamie Hails and it will appear on the band’s new album “Kaliyuga,“ which is set to be released on August 7.

In Hearts Wake vocalist Jake Taylor commented:

“At some of our American shows extremist groups have picketed outside, telling our fans that they’re ‘going to hell’. If only they knew just how positive the energy inside the venue was! Never judge a book by it’s cover. So rather than fight hate with hate, we decided to have some fun and lean into the metal stereotype.

In 2020 with live streams becoming the new norm, we decided to stage our own hell-bent circus. We thought it would be funny to ask Jamie to dress up as a werewolf, turn me into a vampire and rain blood on the entire band. Guess Halloween came early this year. Thank you Blade.”