A limited amount of single-day tickets for Varna Mega Rock will be available only from June 1st to June 11th

Due to the numerous inquiries and interest in single-day tickets for Varna Mega Rock, the organizers will give all fans who want to see and hear their favorite bands the opportunity to get single-day tickets only from June 1st to June 11th 2018. Single-day tickets number is limited to 3000 and their price will be BGN 60 (approx. EUR 31). Tickets available worldwide at eTicketsMall.

Varna Mega Rock 2018

The festival will be held on 18 and 19 August at Port of Varna. The stage will be raised right next to the sea and the view will be stunning! The bands that we will see at the festival are:

August 18: Glenn Hughes with B.T.R., KAMELOT, KIKIMORA and KROSSFIRE
August 19: NIGHTWISH, APOCALYPTICA, KONKURENT and BENDIDA

Tickets for both festival days are available at the special price of BGN 90 (approx. EUR 46) until July 17th and a month before the festival their price will be BGN 120 (approx. EUR 61).

Free entrance for kids under 12 years of age.

Fans from 14 countries have already booked their summer vacations and will join is at Varna Mega Rock Festival! Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Malta, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine and the United Kingdom will be represented. Who else is coming?

Buy ticket for Nightwish on Varna Mega Rock 2018

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REUNION with new album this Summer

14 years after their last album “Stream of Hate”, Bulgarian Black Metal duo REUNION returning from the underground depths with the 3rd new album, called “Wolffest” and which will be released by Hidden Marly Production (Japan) this Summer.

Reunion - Wolffest

Reunion – Wolffest

 

Meet & Greet at Vienna Metal Meeting 2018

district 19 is inviting you to meet the bands and get your CDs, vinyls etc signed and take a picture with members of TIAMAT, MARDUK, GAMA BOMB, OBSCURA, ENTRAILS, RAGNAROK or GUTALAX!

Here are the times for upcoming Saturday 12th May at Arena, Vienna and the Running Order:

Vienna Metal Meeting 2018 siging session

Arena Stage:
15:00 – 15:30 DARKFALL
16:00 – 16:40 GUTALAX
17:10 – 17:55 DESASTER
18:20 – 19:10 OBSCURA
19:40 – 20:30 NIFELHEIM
21:00 – 22:00 TIAMAT
22:30 – 23:30 ABBATH
00:00 – 01:00 MARDUK

District-19 Stage:
14:30 – 15:00 THEOTOXIN
15:30 – 16:00 DISTILLATOR
16:40 – 17:25 DEMONICAL
17:55 – 18:40 RAGNAROK
19:10 – 20:00 DISHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
20:30 – 21:20 ENTRAILS
22:00 – 23:00 DOOL
23:30 – 00:20 GAMA BOMB

Vienna Metal Meeting 2018

But before we head to this over 10 hours headbang marathon on 12th, we are invited for another special Metal evening at Viper Room Vienna (Landstraßer Hauptstrasse 38, 1030 Vienna, Austria) for the Vienna Metal Meeting Warm-Up show! It has a headline: “Celebrating 30 years of Smut and a new Pungent Stench Album” and it marks the anniversary of the greatest Viennese band EVER PUNGENT STENCH and the release of their loooooong awaited indeed new album “Smut Kingdom”!

The bands taking part in the pre-party are: SCHIRENC PLAYS PUNGENT STENCH, SPASM, EPSILON, DHARK – where SPASM are replacing TOTENMOND who are not able to make it due to illness as announced earlier.

Tickets for the warm up: Öticket / Jugendinfo / www.metalticket.at

Tickets for the festival here: http://www.metalticket.at / Jugendinfo / Öticket / Sentinel Records (PayPal) and www.viennametalmeeting.com

We’ve already got ours long ago! How about you? Hurry up, don’t be the fool hanging outside Arena when metal madness takes over us inside the venue…

Submitted by Albena Tsolova-Beta

Summer Dying Loud Festival in Poland celebrates 10 years anniversary in September

Let’s try a new festival destination this summer: Cool metal festival Summer Dying Loud in Poland celebrates 10 years anniversary with great line-up!

The small festival Summer Dying Loud seems to take the next level up with it’s 10th edition in 2018. It was going on for 9 years now as a festival in the beautiful city of Aleksandrów Łódzki in Poland. It gives stage to a lot of local bands along with the big international headliners. It takes place next to MOSiR stadium and visitors get to enjoy green grass, the shades of trees and paved front of stage. The event is going on for two days – 7th and 8th September and hosts Death Metal, Doom, Prog etc. bands from different countries.

Summer Dying Loud

The capacity of the place is 500 people and the tickets for the event are almost sold out. Get yours at ticketmaster.pl till they last and try a new festival destination this summer.

Here is the line-up for 2018:
– ENTOMBED A.D.
– BEHEMOTH
– INCANTATION
– ORANGE GOBLIN
– EREB ALTOR
– MALIGNANT TUMOUR
– ANGEL WITCH
– SPACESLUG
– MENTOR
– WEEDPECKER
– SAULE
– THE LOWEST
– BLACK TUNDRA
– DOOMSTER REICH
– SYMBOLICAL
– DOOL
– SUNNATA
– FRONTSIDE

The event is organized by Tomasz Barszcs and supported by the government mayor of the city Jacek Lipiński. Let’s go to the festival and buy them both a beer in September!

Submitted by Albena Tsolova-Beta

Gallery: DARK TRANQUILLITY, MIRACLE FLAIR and 5RAND in Sofia

DARK TRANQUILLITY, MIRACLE FLAIR and 5RAND in Sofia, Bulgaria,  April 20, 2018, clun Mixtape 5.

Photographer: Kiril Gruev ©

Check for full gallery in The Other Side.

Final poster for the Romanian Metal Gates Festival 2018, tickets are on sale

Final Step Production are doing their best to bring great bands and promote quality extreme music in their native land Romania. One of their indoor events is Metal Gates Festival and in 2018 it will take place on 16th to 18th November in club Quantic in Bucharest.

Metal Gates Fest 2018

ROTTING CHRIST, OCTOBER TIDE, DRACONIAN and SHINING (Sweden) are among the bands to take part in this year’s edition. Check the final poster for the festival below.

Tickets (for 3 days) are available online at the following addresses via iaBilet.ro:
* first 50 tickets – 100 RON (gone!)
* until May 1st – 130 RON (you’ve missed it)
* until September 1st – 150 RON
* until November 16th – 170 RON
* at the doors – 200 RON

Final line-up of Vienna Metal Meeting 2018 and warm-up show details

We have all the info about the second edition of the indoor festival Vienna Metal Meeting 2018, organized by District 19. The event takes place at the infamous venue “Arena” in Vienna in May.

The festival is on 12th May, but there is also a warm-up show the day before – 11th May. It’s one day festival with 16 bands in total, playing at two stages: one called Arena Stage and the other District-19 Stage, named after the booking agency arranging this Metal holiday for us!

Here are some of the bands of the line-up for Vienna Metal Meeting in 2018: ABBATH, MARDUK, TIAMAT, NIFELHEIM, GAMA BOMB, ENTRAILS, GUTALAX, DESASTER, RAGNAROK, DOOL, DISHARMONIC ORCHESTRA, DEMONICAL

We can now also enjoy the official final artwork for this year’s event made by Mr. Paris “Metastazis”.

Vienna Metal Meeting 2018

Check the final poster of VMM18 here:

Vienna Metal Meeting 2018

You can find the Running Order (also available on image) below:
Arena Stage:
15:00 – 15:30 DARKFALL
16:00 – 16:40 GUTALAX
17:10 – 17:55 DESASTER
18:20 – 19:10 OBSCURA
19:40 – 20:30 NIFELHEIM
21:00 – 22:00 TIAMAT
22:30 – 23:30 ABBATH
00:00 – 01:00 MARDUK

District-19 Stage:
14:30 – 15:00 THEOTOXIN
15:30 – 16:00 DISTILLATOR
16:40 – 17:25 DEMONICAL
17:55 – 18:40 RAGNAROK
19:10 – 20:00 DISHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
20:30 – 21:20 ENTRAILS
22:00 – 23:00 DOOL
23:30 – 00:20 GAMA BOMB

Vienna Metal Meeting 2018

But before we head to this over 10 hours headbang marathon on 12th, we are invited for another special Metal evening at Viper Room Vienna (Landstraßer Hauptstrasse 38, 1030 Vienna, Austria) for the Vienna Metal Meeting Warm-Up show! It has a headline: “Celebrating 30 years of Smut and a new Pungent Stench Album” and it marks the anniversary of the greatest Viennese band EVER PUNGENT STENCH and the release of their loooooong awaited indeed new album “Smut Kingdom”!

The bands taking part in the pre-party are: SCHIRENC PLAYS PUNGENT STENCH, SPASM, EPSILON, DHARK – where SPASM are replacing TOTENMOND who are not able to make it due to illness as announced earlier.

Tickets for the warm up: Öticket / Jugendinfo / www.metalticket.at

Tickets for the festival here: http://www.metalticket.at / Jugendinfo / Öticket / Sentinel Records (PayPal) and www.viennametalmeeting.com

We’ve already got ours long ago! How about you? Hurry up, don’t be the fool hanging outside Arena when metal madness takes over us inside the venue…

Submitted by Albena Tsolova-Beta

Jonas from PUTERAEON: World of insanity and the fear of the unknown, ruled by the old gods

Swedish Death Metal band PUTERAEON released their new album, named “The Dunwich Damnation”, on April 16, 2018. Jonas (guitars/vocals) answer to the questions of Mrazek.

Hail! Introduce yourself in depth…

– Hi! Jonas from PUTERAEON answering your questions. We are a Death Metal band from Sweden. We’ve been around a couple of years now and have released a couple of demos albums, splits and EPs.

What are the news from PUTERAEON?

– The latest news is that we are about to release a 5 song EP called “The Dunwich Damnation”. We will release it digital on the 16th of April and a little later it will be released on vinyl through Growls From The Underground. Same label that released our previous EP “The Empires of Death”.

Puteraeon

Puteraeon

I am listening “The Dunwich Damnation”… It’s amazing! Tell me more about this edition.

– I think it’s a natural development since our last EP “The Empires of Death” wich was released last year on HP Lovecrafts 80th death day. This EP contains as i said 5 songs, very Lovecraft inspired horror and competent oldschool death metal. We’ve worked alot with the material and i think it together with the last EP is our best work so far. In a way, the last EP was a taste of things to come. This one is more diverse than “Empires”. I think the songs are really strong on “The Dunwich Damnation” and it’s packed with the energy we deliver live.

Where and how it was recorded?

– It was recorded in studio Hatecraft with Daniel Vandija behind the knobs. Mixed and mastered by Dan Swanö at unisound. And it sounds really fuckin good.

Tell me more about your lyrics in it? Concept? Who is their writer? H.P. Lovecraft?

– I write all the lyrics and they are heavily inspired by the works of HP Lovecraft. They deal with topics like insanity and the fear of the unknown. Engulfed with by the old gods.

Let’s return deeper in the past: PUTERAEON – what is the story behind that name?

– When i started the band i wanted to have a name that was not already taken. “Puteraeon” means something like “Rotten aeon” or as we joke “forever rotten”. It’s a statement to ourselves to never change drastically, to always deliver music that has this special touch and feeling. It’s meant to be that way, and it is also a promise to the listener, that we will evolve, but we will never let go of the rotten nerve that penetrates our music.

How do you describe the music style of the band? What kind of Death Metal?

– Our influences stretch from bands like ENTOMBED, DISMEMBER, CARCASS, NAPALM DEATH, DEATH, PESTILENCE, AUTOPSY to that oldschool 60’s, 70’s and 80’s horror movie soundtrack, but there are also some Thrash here and there. The influences has always been the same throughout the years.

You play more in “Florida style”, not in “Swedish manner of Death Metal”, but what is your opinion about these antagonisms?

– Many people would call us and have been calling us Swedish Death Metal. I guess that is correct since we are from Sweden. But as i said in the earlier question, our influences are from around the globe. Obviously Florida has spawned lots of good Death Metal bands, but we don’t really care where the bands come from. If it’s good it’s good. I think we mix it up pretty good with the influences. The goal is to deliver good songs and i don’t think that much about if it sounds Swedish or not.

Puteraeon - The Dunwich Damnation

Puteraeon – The Dunwich Damnation

Are you self released band? What about to find a label?

– We had a label previous. We released 3 albums. But when they were having financial problems and offered us a deal we thought was less good, we talked and decided to release our stuff ourselves. It’s a tricky thing with labels. And even though i think a bigger label might be interested at first we might not be the ideal band to sign. We want to do stuff the way we want, not like someone else perhaps. We are not able to go on longer tours without proper payment etc. That was the main reasons not to get signed after our old labels contract.

What is your vision upon nowadays extreme metal scene? What is the situation in Sweden? Any new bands with young members?

– There are alot of bands. Some good and alot not so good. There’s not much young people in bands nowadays, not like in the 90’s. Back then everybody had a band.

Do you know something about Bulgarian Metal scene?

– Nothing. Can you recommend some bands i need to listen to?

Do you have any invitations to play here, in Bulgaria?

– I think there has been some talk, but i don’t know the status really. Hopefully we can do like a mini tour or something in the future. We would love to do it.

What are your personal plans for the future?

– We have a few gigs booked or in the booking, other plans right now is to release “The Dunwich damnation”, do some videos and promotion for it.

Did I forgot to ask you something?

– I don’t know heheh. Thank you very much for the interview and for showing interest in our band!

Last words? Your message for the readers of The Other Side…

– Thank you for reading this. Check out PUTERAEON on spotify, etc. We have a website www.puteraeon.com, we also have a youtube page with all our videos and a facebook and instagram page. Cheers!

PUTERAEON are:

Jonas Lindblood – Vocals/Guitar
Anders Malmström – Drums
Daniel Vandija – Bass
Rune Foss – Guitar/Backup vocals