French modern black metal band Peste Noire was booted from the Blastfest 2017 festival to be held in Bergen, Norway next February after anonymous Antifa complaints.
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The original lineup of Canadian speed metal band Exciter is performing together for the first time since 1985 at the 2016 Calgary Metalfest.
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Dave Lombardo – formerly of Slayer, currently with Suicidal Tendencies, and one of the best metal drummers of all time – will man the kit for the Misfits at Riotfest this Sunday according to his Funbook page:
I’ll be performing this Friday with SUICIDAL TENDENCIES – OFFICIAL and then Sunday with the Misfits at Riot Fest !!!
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Kaeck have posted a live video of “De heerser wederkeert” off of Death Metal Underground’s 2015 Album of the Year Stormkult from their performance at the Under the Black Sun 2016 festival in Germany. Regrettably, Oovenmeester (also in Noordelingen) was unable to provide his unhinged vocals so Ygethmor from Standvast provided more somewhat more conventional and staid black metal vocals somewhat too high in the mix for a ringer. The live version is still worth checking out in order to hear Chaos from Sammath‘s haunting guitar work in a less distorted live setting.
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Crepusculo Negro is holding a small black metal festival with Absu, Demoncy, Arizmenda, Volahn, Furdidurke, and Vorde on August 12th and 14th in Los Angeles. More information is available on the festival’s Facebook event page.
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A Massacra tribute band is playing the Fall of Summer festival in Torcy, France on September 2nd and 3rd along with Unleashed, Exciter, Samael, Paradise Lost, Manilla Road, Abigail, Dead Congregation, and other bands. From the festival’s website:
The Fall of Summer team is glad to reveal that PARADISE LOST will join us and play an old-school set composed of songs from “Gothic” and their first albums. We are also very proud to announce that we will pay TRIBUTE TO MASSACRA, 30 years after their debut with a very special tribute band formed for this occasion . This will be something very personal and that really matters to us as Massacra is one of the most important and influential band of the French Metal scene and hope you’ll be as thrilled as we are to hear their songs live.
The 30TH ANNIVERSARY MASSACRA TRIBUTE band will be composed of Alex Colin-Tocquaine (AGRESSOR) on guitarsand vocal, Frédéric Leclercq (DRAGONFORCE, SINSAENUM) on guitars and vocals, Stéphane Buriez (LOUDBLAST, SINSAENUM) on bass and vocals, Kevin Paradis (AGRESSOR, MELECHESH) on drums and some very special guests that we will announce soon !
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Hells Headbangers has released a free compilation featuring every band that will be playing at their upcoming Hells Headbash Part 3 festival in Cleveland, Ohio on September 2nd-4th. Mailed paper tickets may be purchased from the label’s webstore, online tickets may be purchased on Yapsody, and more information may be found on the festival’s Funbook event page.
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Maryland Deathfest has reorganized their festival back to their original roots. The SJW-ran Baltimore festival has finally ditched the junkie-surrounded, crust-filled parking lot with the awful PAs and returned to being an indoor only event. Moreover, they have packed all the idiot stoner hard rock bands into one venue on Thursday night so the organizers may collect sludge dollars and metal heads may avoid them. Among the notable bands announced today were Vader, Cryptopsy, War Master, Insect Warfare, and Morbid Saint.
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Communion of Darkness is a two day black metal festival in Spartansburg, South Carolina. The fourth incarnation will be held on September 2nd and 3rd, 2016 and features 16 American black metal bands. More information may be found on the festival’s website if that’s your thing.
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