Acclaim Records released the first demo of MOOR

Acclaim Records released “Impending Death”, the first demo of MOORBlack Metal band from Novi Pazar, Bulgaria. The CD is limited to 66 hand numbered copies and is available from  the label’s website, digital release is available too.

Moor - Impending Death

Moor – Impending Death

The track list is:
1. Intro
2. Impending Death
3. Sell Your Soul
4. Winds Of Black Horizon
5. Possession
6. Bestia Sine Nomine (bonus track)


VALKYRIA reveal first single, cover, tracklisting for new album

Spanish Heavy Metal band VALKYRIA have revealed the first advance single, cover art, and tracklisting for their second album, “Tierra Hostil” (“Hostile Land”), which will be released on October 10th through Fighter Records.

Valkyria - Tierra Hostil

Valkyria – Tierra Hostil

“Tierra Hostil” was recorded, mixed, and mastered under the production of Pedro J. Monje (Vhäldemar) at his own Chromacity Studios where VALKYRIA recorded their debut album “Principio y Fin” (“Beginning & End”) in 2016. This new work shows a natural development and a more mature sound in their own style of melodic, catchy, and powerful Heavy Metal that blends both modern and classic influences with a charming voice that creates killer vocal lines.



VALKYRIA‘s “Tierra Hostil” will be released on CD format on October 19th via Fighter Records. Hear “Abatido” that is the first advance single.

The tracklisting is as follows:

1. Código de Honor
2. Abatido
3. Tierra Hostil
4. Rencor
5. Selenelion
6. Identidad Perdida
7. Vida Eterna
8. Ecos del Mañana
9. Dunas de Sal
10. Tuareg

OLDENWOOD with debut full-lenght album

Bulgarian Heavy/Doom/Alternative Metal band OLDENWOOD presents the final and official LP version of their debut album, named “The Path Of Wisdom”. It’s available on band’s Bandcamp profile since July 1, 2018. Most of the songs were released in October 31, 2017 as a demo and also in 2006 as a roar demo under the old name of the band – “Soul Hospital”. The song “Lost Memories” was originally released with a Vladislav Ivanov personal Metal project INNERHELL with it’s LP “Enemy Of The World” in 2006.

Vladislav Ivanov – guitars, synths, bass, vocals;
Viktor Vasilev – drums;
Maryan Elezov – bass guitar;
Ventsy Nikolovsky – lead vocals.



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

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

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
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 /

Tickets for the festival here: / Jugendinfo / Öticket / Sentinel Records (PayPal) and

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 till they last and try a new festival destination this summer.

Here is the line-up for 2018:

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


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
* 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