Metal Gates Festival returns in 2018 with the second edition organized by Final Step Productions held and taking place in Quantic Club.
20 bands from 10 countries will perform live this year, the headliners being ROTTING CHRIST, SHINING and DRACONIAN.
The poster artwork is done by the talented local artist Costin Chioreanu.
Here is the final lineup:
Friday (November 16th):
– MACHIAVELLIAN GOD (RO)
– TENEBRES (RO)
– DARKEST HORISON (DE)
– ADIMIRON (IT)
– VULTURE INDUSTRIES (NO)
– SHINING (SE)
– DOOMAS (SK)
Saturday (November 17th)
– OCEAN OF GRIEF (GR)
– DISTORTED FORCE (GR)
– A TASTE OF FEAR (IT)
– ABIGAIL (RO)
– OCTOBER TIDE (SE)
– DRACONIAN (SE)
– CRIMENA (RO)
Sunday (November 18th)
– DAMAGE CASE (RO)
– WHEN PLAGUES COLLIDE (BE)
– AEONIAN SORROW (GR)
– 1914 (UA)
– CLOUDS (UK/RO)
– ROTTING CHRIST (GR)
Tickets can be found on IaBilet and Festicket.
3 days passes:
– first 50 tickets / 100 RON (~21 EUR) – SOLD OUT
– until May 1st / 130 RON (~28 EUR) – SOLD OUT
– until September 1st / 150 RON (~32 EUR) – SOLD OUT
– until November 16th / 170 RON (~36 EUR)
– after the festival starts / 200 RON (~43 EUR)
1 day tickets (limited to 100 tickets/day)
– until November 16th / 90 RON (~19 EUR)
– after the festival starts / 100 RON (~21 EUR)
Timetable for the 3 days of the event are also now on.
The new Bulgarian band SPECTRE OF SANITY presents their debut single. The song is entitled “Monologue” and will a part of their debut ЕР, scheduled for release in the early 2019.
The video is done by Plamena Vladimirova, the vocal parts were recorded in Pepinio Records with Vasko Raykov, the mixing and mastering are done by Dimitris Athanasiou.
The first live performances of SPECTRE OF SANITY will happened:
24.11 Plovdiv – Post-Culture Stage
25.11 Sofia – Live & Loud
Spectre of Sanity
Bulgarian band INFLICT released new video to the song “Insane”.
The Scottish Alternative Post-Rock band MIDAS FALL will once again visit Sofia on November 22nd with a concert at the Live & Loud Club as part of their European winter tour. Combining elements of alternative and Post-Rock, Ambient and Goth Rock as well as Progressive and Electronica influences, the music of Liz and Rowan is soaked with undertones of autumn pensiveness and melancholic beauty. Together with songs from their entire discography, the band will present us with material from their upcoming fourth album set to release spring of 2018.
Their support act will be the Canadian solo artist and multi-instrumentalist RAISED BY SWANS whose music carries with it the ghostly aura of nostalgic contemplation and introverted loneliness. His visit is part of a second tour with MIDAS FALL, during which we will hear songs from his previous three albums along with some from his new album due 2018.
The venue doors will open at 20:00 and RAISED BY SWANS will be the first to get on stage at 21:00. Tickets will be 12 BGN with the option of pre-purchase through the eTicketsMall ticketing portal as well as on the spot on the day of the event.
Bulgarian Death Metal band DISTORTED REALITY released a record of the song „Madness of Reality“. This is the third track from the upcoming EP, named „Reality of Madness“.
On October 27 DISTORTED REALITY will play live in Tri Ushi club (Sofia) together with MASS CONFUSION and DARK SOUL ARCHITECTS.
Listen other two songs from „Reality of Madness“ EP:
The London based Doom’n’Roll band SKANDAL are back to Balkans region with tour that consist of 18 dates in Greece and Bulgaria. The duo takes road again to promote their last EP „Year of the Cicada”. They will perform songs from their forthcoming album as well.
The tor dates are:
Thursday 12 Τ.Β.Α. @
Friday 13 Volos @ Argoriders MC Clubhouse
Saturday 14 Larissa @ Stage
Sunday 15 Trikala @ Andromeda
Monday 16 Xanthi @ Nostos Live
Tuesday 17 T.B.A. @
Wednesday 18 Plovdiv @ Post Culture Stage
Thursday 19 Burgas @ Bar Bez Ime
Friday 20 Sofia @ Adams Bar
Saturday 21 Thessaloniki @ Silver Dollar
Sunday 22 Thessaloniki @ Silver Dollar
Monday 23 ΤΒΑ @
Tuesday 24 Corfu @ Graal
Wednesday 25 Ioannina @ Factory of Sound
Thursday 26 Arta @ Cult Bar
Friday 27 Patra @ University of Patra Student Union
Saturday 28 Pyrgos @ Melrose Rock Bar
Sunday 29 Athens @ Blackbird UMS