Volbeat Cancel Finland Show Due To Labor Strikes

Volbeat have been forced to cancel their November 27 show in Helsinki, Finland. The cancellation was related to the ongoing labor strikes in the country.

The band commented:

“Hello Finland! Due to the current country-wide labor strikes, we will unfortunately have to cancel our show at Hartwall Arena this Wednesday, November 27th. Many of the people and services that we depend on to get the bands, touring crew and gear safely to and from Helsinki will be on strike and it will be impossible for us to arrive in your beautiful city in time for the show. Please contact your point of purchase for a full refund.

Please know that we hope for these strikes to have a positive outcome, and we are already planning our next trip to come play for all of you amazing fans (announcements to be made soon). In the meantime, please keep rocking, have a great holiday season and we will see you in the new year!”

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.

Disturbed, Deftones, Godsmack, Staind, Etc. Added To 2020 Epicenter Festival

More bands have been added to the 2020 Epicenter Festival. The event will take place at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina on May 1-3 and the updated daily lineups can be found below:

May 1: Metallica, Godsmack, Papa Roach, David Lee Roth, Royal Blood, I Prevail, Ghostemane, Ice Nine Kills, The Darkest, Starset, Sick Of It All, Agnostic Front New Years Day, Bones UK, Fire From The Gods, 3TEETH, Nascar Aloe, Joyous Wolf, Killstation, Stitched Up Heart, Hero The Band, and Through Fire.

May 2: Disturbed, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Staind, Chevelle, Cypress Hill, Anthrax, Alter Bridge, Code Orange, Of Mice & Men, Saint Asonia, Jinjer, Crown The Empire, Anti-Flag, City Morgue, The Chats, Dinosaur Pile-Up, Clint Lowery, BRKN Love, Brutus, Toothgrinder, Brass Against, Selfish Things, Zero 9:36, and Like Machines.

May 3: Metallica, Deftones, Volbeat, Gojira, Rancid, Dropkick Murphys, HELLYEAH, Bad Wolves, Hollywood Undead, Sleeping With Sirens, Power Trip, The Amity Affliction, Des Rocs, Goodbye June, Airbourne, Stray From The Path, Plague Vendor, Ego Kill Talent, Higher Power, and Skynd.

Volbeat, Killswitch Engage, BABYMETAL, Etc. Added To 2020 UK Download Festival

More bands have been added to the 2020 UK Download Festival. The event will take place in Donington, UK on June 12-14 and the updated daily lineups can be seen below:

June 12: KISS, Deftones, The Offspring, Black Veil Brides, Airbourne, Theory Of A Deadman, Wayward Sons, PUP, Tiny Moving parts, Electric Wizard, Blues Pills, British Lion, Bokassa, Cellar Door Moon Crow, and Wargasm.

June 13: Iron Maiden, Gojira, Killswitch Engage, The Pretty Reckless, Daughtry, Bush, The Wildhearts, Stone Broken, Obituary, Dying Fetus, The Last Internationale, Puppy, Blackout Problems, Chelsea Grin, Bleed From Within, Lotus Eater, Dead Label, and Uncured.

June 14: System Of A Down, Korn, Volbeat, Disturbed, BABYMETAL, Skillet, Baroness, Alestorm, Powerwolf, Periphery, Of Mice & Men, P.O.D., Wednesday 13, Lit, Marianas Trench, and Dead Posey.

Godsmack, Volbeat, Etc. Set For 2020 Twin City Takeover

The lineup has been revealed for 93X‘s Twin City Takeover. That event will take place at the Target Center in Minneapolis, MN on May 8 and it will feature: Godsmack, Volbeat, Starset, Fozzy, and The Blue Stones.

Volbeat Premiere New Video For “Die To Live” Feat. Clutch’s Neil Fallon

Volbeat have premiered a new video for their song “Die To Live.” This track and its accompanying video both feature Clutch’s Neil Fallon, as well as Raynier Jacob Jacildo and Doug Corcoran of JD McPherson’s band. The song appears on Volbeat’s latest album “Rewind, Replay, Rebound.”

Michael Poulsen commented:

“We were thrilled to be able to get Neil, Raynier and Doug together with us in the same room to shoot this video, and we’re really proud of how it came out. We hope you have as much fun watching it as we did making it!”

Fallon added:

“A couple of months ago, I flew up to Boston to meet up with Volbeat to film the video for their new single, ‘Die To Live’. It was a breeze to make, maybe four hours. It’s a catchy straight-ahead rocker of a song and I am flattered to have been asked to participate.”

Volbeat Stop Belfast Show After One Song

During Volbeat’s show in Belfast, Ireland last night (October 3), the band only played one song before walking offstage. The group started things off with a performance of “Pelvis On Fire,” before cutting things short and reportedly trying again about 10 minutes later. However, they stopped again and ultimately cancelled the concert. A number of fans voiced their frustration on social media:

The band have since issued the following statement:

“We in Volbeat want to extend our most heartfelt apologies for having to cancel tonight’s show in Belfast. As many of you know, Michael has been having some throat issues and we ran into multiple technical issues on stage that prevented the band from being able to hear each other play. While he has mostly recovered his voice at this point, it was decided that had he continued to play the show this way he would have risked blowing out his voice again and having to cancel even more shows. We’re gutted that we weren’t able to perform for you tonight, but we will be back to reschedule the show as soon as we possibly can.”