Mastodon, A Day To Remember, Volbeat, Etc. Added To 2022 UK Download Festival

More bands have been added to the 2022 UK Download Festival. The event is scheduled to take place at Donington Park on June 10-12 and the updated daily lineups can be found below.

June 10:

Main Stage:

KISS
A Day To Remember
Black Veil Brides
Bury Tomorrow
Theory Of A Deadman
Wayward Sons

Second Stage:

The Distillers
Airbourne
Lacuna Coil
Myles Kennedy & Company
Ayron Jones

Avalanche Stage:

The Ghost Inside
Sleep Token
Normandie
Meet Me @ The Altar
Gender Roles
Press Club

The Dogtooth Stage:

Electric Wizard
Blues Pills
British Lion
Bokassa
Tempt
A.A. Williams
Dead Poet Society
Cellar Door Moon Crow
The Scratch
JJ Wilde

June 11:

Main Stage:

Iron Maiden
Deftones
Shinedown
The Pretty Reckless
Black Label Society
Monster Truck
Those Damn Crows
The Raven Age

Second Stage:

Megadeth
Mastodon
Daughtry
Bush
Code Orange
Ice Nine Kills
Malevolence
Cassyette

Avalanche Stage:

Funeral For A Friend
Creeper
The Faim
Grandson
Holding Absence
Loathe
Dragged Under
Salem
Blackout Problems

The Dogtooth Stage:

Sepultura
Obituary
Dying Fetus
Bleed From Within
Venom Prison
Higher Power
Joyous Wolf
Dead Label
Death Blooms
Temples On Mars

June 12:

Main Stage:

Biffy Clyro
Korn
Volbeat
Rise Against
Powerwolf
Wargasm

Second Stage:

Steel Panther
The Darkness
Skillet
Baroness
Tremonti
Of Mice & Men
Wednesday 13
Massive Wagons
The Last Internationale
Control The Storm

Avalanche Stage:

Descendents
Boston Manor
Trash Boat
Marianas Trench
Jamie Lenman
The Hara
Cemetery Sun
Dead Posey
Static Dress

The Dogtooth Stage:

Myles Kennedy (acoustic set)
Twin Temple
Spiritbox
Fire From The Gods
Kill The Lights
Modern Error
Thick
Phoxjaw
Anchor Lake
As Everything Unfolds
The Injester

Powerwolf Reschedule European Tour For 2022, DragonForce & Warkings To Open

Powerwolf have been forced to postpone their headlining European tour. The trek is now scheduled for 2022 with DragonForce and Warkings set to open.

Tour Dates:

11/11 Berlin, GER – Velodrom
11/12 Munich, GER – Zenith
11/13 Prague, CZE – Tipsort Arena
11/14 Katowice, POL – MCK
11/16 Budapest, HUN – Barba Negra
11/17 Vienna, AUT – Gasometer
11/18 Stuttgart, GER – Schleyerhalle
11/19 Zurich, SWI – Samsung Hall
11/21 Barcelona, SPA – Razzmatazz
11/22 Madrid, SPA – Riviera
11/24 Milano, ITA – Alcatraz
11/25 Frankfurt, GER – Jarhrhunderthalle
11/26 Oberhausen, GER – Koning Pilsner Arena
11/27 Paris, FRA – Zenith
11/29 London, UK – Roundhouse (no DragonForce)
12/01 Amsterdam, NET – AFAS live
12/02 Hamburg, GER – Sporthalle
12/03 Saarbrucken, GER – Saarlandhalle
12/04 Antwerp, BEL – Lotto Arena

Powerwolf commented:

“Dear friends, we fought until the last breath and tried ALL possible options to see all of you again, but unfortunately we have to postpone our “Wolfsnächte” tour due to the ongoing pandemic and decisions far beyond our control! Words cannot describe the feeling of not being able to meet you all again, we truly miss to celebrate with you!

But let’s focus on better times: We are excited to announce two great special guests with Dragonforce and Warkings to join us next year! Together we will celebrate the holy metal mass wilder than ever! All tickets will remain valid for the dates in 2022! See you there and stay safe, your wolves!”

Trivium’s Matt Heafy Guests On New Version Of Powerwolf’s “Fist By Fist (Sacralize Or Strike)”

Powerwolf have teamed up with Trivium’s Matt Heafy for a new version of their song “Fist By Fist (Sacralize Or Strike).” The updated take on the track will be featured on a bonus album, titled “Missa Cantorem,” which will be included with select editions of the band’s new album “Call Of The Wild“ (out July 16). Heafy commented:

“It is a tremendous honor to be able to do my rendition of the fantastic ‘Fist By Fist‘ by the mighty Powerwolf. Powerwolf has been one of my favorite bands for ages, so this is a privilege of the highest caliber.”

Organizers Of Wacken Open Air Announce Mini Bullhead City Festival

With the Waken Open Air festival having been postponed to 2022, organizers have decided to move forward with a mini festival called Bullhead City. The event will be held on September 16-18 in Wacken, Germany and it will feature: Nightwish, Blind Guardian, Powerwolf, Doro, Saltatio Mortis, Nasty, Gaahls Wyrd, Endseeker, Slope, and Burning Witches.

Arch Enemy’s Alissa White-Gluz Guests On New Version Of Powerwolf’s “Demons Are A Girl’s Best Friend”

Powerwolf have teamed up with Arch Enemy’s Alissa White-Gluz for a new version of their song “Demons Are A Girl’s Best Friend.” The updated take on the track will be featured on a bonus album, titled “Missa Cantorem,” which will be included with select editions of the band’s new album “Call Of The Wild“ (out July 16).

White-Gluz commented:

“I enjoyed putting a woman’s spin on ‘Demons Are A Girl’s Best Friend‘; altering the lyrics to fit a strong message of female empowerment and delivering them with a mighty roar! Thanks to Powerwolf for being open to having their song reconstructed like this!”

Powerwolf’s Christian “Falk Maria Schlegel” Jost added:

“It was a pleasure to work and perform together with Alissa for the very first time on our joint video shoot for ‘Demons Are A Girl’s Best Friend‘. Immediately, there was a great energetic atmosphere on set! Alissa is such a wonderful artist and interacting with her during this shoot as well as re-interpreting this video together was an amazing experience.”

Powerwolf Premiere “Beast Of Gévaudan” Video

Powerwolf have premiered a new video for their new song “Beast Of Gévaudan.” This track is from the band’s new album “Call Of The Wild,” which will be released on July 9.

Matthew Greywolf said the following about the song:

“We are more than proud to present ‘Beast Of Gévaudan’, the first song off our upcoming album, ‘Call Of The Wild’. The story behind the song couldn’t fit better into the world of Powerwolf: It’s about a mysterious beast that killed countless people in the south of France at the end of the 18th century. The beast was never caught and there have always been many legends surrounding the events, up to the interpretation of the clergy, who saw the beast as ‘God’s punishment’ or even as a ‘savior of mankind from the worldly and sinful existence.'”

He also added the following about the album:

“With ‘Call Of The Wild’, we are opening a new, exciting chapter in the history of Powerwolf. The album sounds unmistakably like Powerwolf and is so much more at the same time: Besides new territory like the Celtic instrumentation in ‘Blood For Blood (Faoladh)’ or the ballad like ‘Alive Or Undead’, we have raised all our trademarks to a new level. Until now, we never sounded so powerful and wild – in the truest sense of the word. We can’t wait to finally share this beast of an album with you all!”

“Call Of The Wild” Track Listing:

01. “Faster Than The Flame”
02. “Beast Of Gévaudan”
03. “Dancing With The Dead”
04. “Varcolac”
05. “Alive Or Undead”
06. “Blood For Blood (Faoladh)”
07. “Glaubenskraft”
08. “Call Of The Wild”
09. “Sermon Of Swords”
10. “Undress To Confess”
11. “Reverent Of Rats”

Notably, various formats of “Call Of The Wild” (2-CD mediabook, 3-LP vinyl box, 3-CD earbook, digital) will also come with a guest-filled bonus album called “Missa Cantorem.” Here’s the track listing for that:

01. “Sanctified With Dynamite” (feat. Primal Fear’s Ralf Scheepers)
02. “Demons Are A Girl’s Best Friend” (feat. Arch Enemy’s Alissa White-Gluz)
03. “Nightside Of Siberia” (feat. Amon Amarth’s Johan Hegg)
04. “Where The Wild Wolves Have Gone” (feat. Doro Pesch)
05. “Fist By Fist” (Sacralize Or Strike)” (feat. Trivium’s Matt Heafy)
06. “Killers With The Cross” (feat. Soilwork’s Björn “Speed” Strid)
07. “Kiss Of The Cobra King” (feat. Lord Of The Lost’s Chris Harms)
08. “We Drink Your Blood” (feat. Avatar’s Johannes Eckerström)
09. “Resurrection By Erection” (feat. Alestorm’s Christopher Bowes)
10. “Saturday Satan” (feat. Wintersun’s Jari Mäenpää)

Over 70 More Bands Added To 2022 UK Download Festival

Over 70 more bands have been added to next year’s UK Download Festival. The event is scheduled to take place at Donington Park on June 10-12, 2022 and the updated lineup can be found below:

Main Stage: KISS, Iron Maiden, Biffy Clyro, Deftones, Korn, The Pretty Reckless, Rise Against, Black Label Society, Theory Of A Deadman, Monster Truck, Powerwolf, Wayward Sons, Those Damned Crows, and The Raven Age.

Second Stage: Megadeth, Steel Panther, The Distillers, The Darkness, Airbourne, Daughtry, Skillet, Lacuna Coil, Bush, Of Mice & Men, Wednesday 13, Ayron Jones, Massive Wagons, The Last Internationale, and Control The Storm.

The Avalanche Stage: The Ghost Inside, Funeral For A Friend, Descendents, Boston Manor, Sleep Token, The Faim, Grandson, Trash Boat, Holding Absence, Mariana’s Trench, Wargasm, Loathe, Jamie Lenman, The Hara, Press Club, Salem, Cemetery Sun, Blackout Problems, Dead Posey, and Static Dress.

The Dogtooth Stage: Electric Wizard, Sepultura, Blues Pills, Dying Fetus, British Lion, Bleed From Within, Twin Temple, Bokassa, Venom Prison, Spiritbox, Tempt, Fire From The Gods, A.A. Williams, Higher Power, Kill The Lights, Dead Poet Society, Joyous Wolf, Modern Error, Cellar Door Moon Crow, Lotus Eater, The Scratch, Dead Label, Phoxjaw, JJ Wilde, Anchor Lane, Temples On Mars, As Everything Unfolds, and The Injester.

Iron Maiden Postpone Summer European Tour To 2022

Iron Maiden have postponed their summer European tour due to the coronavirus pandemic. The shows are now scheduled for 2022.

Tour Dates:

06/04 Hyvinkää, FIN – Rockfest
06/11 Donington, UK – Download Festival
06/13 Belfast, IRE – Ormeau Park Belsonic Festival
06/16 Dessel, BEL Graspop Metal Meeting
06/18 Copenhagen, DEN – Copenhell
06/20 Prague, CZE – Sinobo Stadium (feat. Airbourne & Lord Of The Lost)
06/23 Oslo, NOR – Tons Of Rock
06/26 Paris, FRA – La Defense Arena (feat. Airbourne)
06/27 Arnhem, NET – Gelredome (feat. Airbourne)
06/30 Zurich, SWI – Hallenstadion (feat. Lord Of The Lost)
07/02 Cologne, GER – Rhein-Energie-Stadium (feat. Airbourne & Lord Of The Lost)
07/04 Berlin, GER – Waldbühne (feat. Airbourne & Lord Of The Lost)
07/07 Bologna, ITA – Sonic Park (feat. Airbourne & Lord Of The Lost)
07/09 Stuttgart, GER – Cannstatter Wasen (feat. Airbourne & Lord Of The Lost)
07/10 Wiener, AUT – Neustadt Stadium Open-Air (feat. Airbourne & Lord Of The Lost)
07/20 Bremen, GER – Bürgerweide (feat. Powerwolf & Airbourne)
07/22 Gothenburg, SWE – Ullevi Stadium (feat. D.A.D. & Airbourne)
07/24 Warsaw, POL – PGE Narodowy (feat. Within Temptation & Lord Of The Lost)
07/26 Frankfurt, GER – Deutsche Bank Park (Feat. Airbourne)
07/29 Barcelona, SPA – Olympic Stadium (feat. Within Temptation & Airbourne)
07/31 Lisbon, POR – Estadio Nacional (feat. Within Temptation & Airbourne)

The band commented:

“We regret to announce that the 2021 June & July dates on the Legacy Of The Beast Tour have been postponed due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic restrictions on global live events and travel. The Legacy Of The Beast European Tour will now take place in the Summer of 2022 on the dates below. All tickets remain valid.”

The following was also added:

“-The Stuttgart 2022 show will now take place at the Cannstatter Wasen, not the Mercedes-Benz Arena, which is not available due to stadium reconstruction works. Tickets remain valid and ticket-holders will be notified by the local promoter/ticketing agency in due course.

-The Swiss show has reverted to Zurich Hallenstadion as was originally planned for 2020, as this venue is now available again for 2022. Therefore, there will be no rescheduled show for Basel St Jakobshalle (which never went onsale this year).

The postponement of the Legacy Of The Beast Tour does however bring the good news that Maiden can now return to headlining the European festival dates initially planned for 2020 which were cancelled due to the pandemic. This includes Graspop in Belgium so therefore the own-show date in Antwerp (which had also not gone onsale) will no longer take place.

Furthermore, we are in the process of finalising a further couple of own-shows in other European territories and will update you about those as soon as they are confirmed.

Manager Rod Smallwood comments; ‘Naturally the band are hugely disappointed, a second summer without touring, especially with this very special Legacy show, is very hard to take. They send their best wishes to you all, knowing full well you fans will feel the same. As we all know, realistically there is no alternative so we will all make the best of it and spend the time preparing for a very memorable and even more spectacular Legacy tour next year, we promise! Until then keep safe and keep smart’

The Zurich and Frankfurt shows will have exclusive Iron Maiden Fan Club pre-sales next week.

Confirmed supports for all own-shows can be found on the Tour information page at IronMaiden.com. Where possible these will remain the same as announced for this year.”

Powerwolf To Release New Album “Call Of The Wild” In July

Powerwolf have announced that they will be releasing their new album “Call Of The Wild” on July 9. You can check out the cover art for that effort below:

In other news, the band also have a European/UK tour booked for October:

10/01 Stuttgart, GER – Schleyerhalle
10/02 Zürich, SWI – Samsung Hall
10/04 Barcelona, SPA – Razzmatazz
10/05 Madrid, SPA – Riviera
10/07 Paris, FRA – Zenith
10/08 London, UK – Roundhouse
10/09 Antwerp, BEL – Lotto Arena
10/10 Amsterdam, NET – Afas Live
10/12 Milano, ITA – Alcatraz
10/13 Frankfurt, GER – Jahrhunderthalle
10/15 Munich, GER – Zenith
10/16 Oberhausen, GER König Pilsener Arena
10/17 Prague, CZE – Tipsport Arena
10/18 Katowice, POL – MCK
10/20 Budapest, HUN – Arena
10/21 Vienna, AUT – Gasometer
10/22 Berlin, GER – UFO im Velodrom
10/23 Hamburg, GER – Sporthalle