Gallery: DESTRUCTION in Varna

DESTRUCTION in Varna, Bulgaria, August 16, 2019, Vаrna Rock Festival 2019.

Photographer: Kiril Gruev ©

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Gallery: TESTAMENT in Sofia

TESTAMENT in club Music Jam, Sofia, Bulgaria, June 18, 2019.

Photographer: Kiril Gruev ©

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Timetable for Eindhoven Metal Meeting 2018

The cult indoor extreme music festival Eindhoven Metal Meeting celebrates 10 years anniversary in 2018! The event will take place on Friday 14th & Saturday 15th December 2018 once again at the reputable Effenaar in Eindhoven, NL.

The timetable for Netherland’s longest running indoor Extreme Metal festival Eindhoven Metal Meeting 2018 is now available. Check it below and make sure to mark your highlights prior you get to Effenaar! It will be a hard headbaning weekend!

Eindhoven Metal Meeting 2018 schedule day 1

Eindhoven Metal Meeting 2018 schedule day 2

The festival tickets are sold out.

The festival weekend starts with the Eindhoven Metal Meeting 2018 Warm-Up Party, which will be hosted by Effenaar on Thursday 13th of December! The bands that will perform are AURA NOIR, DEMONICAL, OBLITERATION and VORBID. Tikets cost 13,50 euro (for EMM ticket holders – show your ticket at the booffice) and 18 euro (excl. service fees). Buy it here: ticketmaster.nl

Eindhoven Metal Meeting 2018 Warm Up Party

Here is the time-schedule for the official afterparty:
01:30 – 02:20 THE MONOLITH DEATHCULT
02:45 – 03:30 SIBIIR

Eindhoven Metal Meeting 2018 Afterparty

Submited by Albena Tsolova – Beta

Eindhoven Metal Meeting 2018: Festival’s final poster; Warm-Up Show and Afterparty line-up; The tickets are sold out

The cult indoor extreme music festival Eindhoven Metal Meeting celebrates 10 years anniversary in 2018! That makes it the the longest-running extreme metal indoor festival of the Netherlands (Black/Death/Thrash/Doom Metal & Grindcore)! The event will take place on Friday 14th & Saturday 15th December 2018 once again at the reputable Effenaar in Eindhoven, NL.

The line-up for the 2018 edition is as follows:

ARCHGOAT (FI)
ATTIC (DE)
BENEDICTION (UK – “Transcend The Rubicon” setlist)
CARNATION (BE)
CHRIS HOLMES MEAN MAN (US)
DARVAZA (NO/IT)
DEAD HEAD (NL)
DESASTER (DE)
FLESHCRAWL (DE)
GAMA BOMB (IE)
HARAKIRI FOR THE SKY (AT)
IMPALED NAZARENE (FI – special “Suomi Finland Perkele” setlist)
INHUME (NL)
IXXI (SE)
IZEGRIM (NL)
KETZER (DE)
MANDATOR (NL)
MARDUK (SE)
MOONSORROW (FI)
MORTUARY DRAPE (IT)
NECROPHOBIC (SE)
OFFERBLOK (NL)
POSSESSION (BE)
SEPTICFLESH (GR)
SHINING (SE)
SISTERS OF SUFFOCATION (NL)
SLÆGT (DK)
SÓLSTAFIR (IS)
TRIPTYKON (CH)
URFAUST (NL)
VALKYRJA (SE)
WIEGEDOOD (BE)

Eindhoven Metal Meeting 2018

With the surprise addition of KONTINUUM, who SÓLSTAFIR are bringing to Eindhoven Metal Meeting 2018, the line-up for the festival in 2018 is now complete.

The festival tickets are sold out.

The festival weekend starts with the Eindhoven Metal Meeting 2018 Warm-Up Party, which will be hosted by Effenaar on Thursday 13th of December! The bands that will perform are AURA NOIR, DEMONICAL, OBLITERATION and VORBID. Tikets cost 13,50 euro (for EMM ticket holders – show your ticket at the booffice) and 18 euro (excl. service fees). Buy it here: ticketmaster.nl

Eindhoven Metal Meeting 2018 Warm Up Party

In other news, with the addition of THE MONOLITH DEATHCULT the line-up of the EMM official afterparty is complete. It has free entrance and starts shortly after the program of the first festival day is over!

Here is the time-schedule:
01:30 – 02:20 THE MONOLITH DEATHCULT
02:45 – 03:30 SIBIIR

Eindhoven Metal Meeting 2018 Afterparty

Submited by Albena Tsolova – Beta

ROTTING CHRIST are back in Burgas

Greek extremists ROTTING CHRIST are back in Burgas 20 years after their first performance in Bulgaria in the same town (April 18, 1998). On April 21, 2018 they will join the stage in Boycho Branzov Sports Hall.

Local support are THE REVENGE PROJECTVRANI VOLOSATHE OUTER LIMITS and 8 M/S. Special guests are Greek Thrash Metal veterans SPIDER KICKERS.

Tickets are available at TicketPro (if you have any trouble with ticket purchase, please contact with Broken Silence and reserve you ticket for 15 EUR and you will pay it at the door).

Rotting Christ are back in Burgas

HIRAX: Video footage from Osaka’s True Thrash Fest 2018

On February 10, the Legendary U.S. Bay Area Thrash Gods, HIRAX, performed at True Thrash Fest Osaka in Japan. The stage-filmed video footage for the songs “Idk”, “Hellion Rising” and “Baptized By Fire” is now available on Youtube, watch the 9 minutes and 31 seconds of Pure Intense Over The Top Thrash Metal, here:

HIRAX is an American Thrash Metal band beginning in 1984 under the leadership of vocalist Katon W. De Pena (founding member). The band was an early example of the Thrash Metal, Speed Metal and Crossover. HIRAX is based in Los Angeles but, at that time, because of the weak Metal scene in their area, they spent most of their time playing in San Francisco along with SLAYER, METALLICA and EXODUS, who were all part of the exciting new Metal emerging from the Bay area. They released a four-song demo in 1984. This demo was widely circulated and the band became known and respected worldwide through the Metal tape trading underground. Since then HIRAX has released 5 full length studio albums and multiple EPs and has toured the world including many festivals in South America, Europe, Japan, Scandinavia, and the U.S.A.

Xirax

Xirax

TERRAVORE: Bulgarian Thrash Metal band presents debut album

The debut album of Bulgarian Thrash Metal band TERRAVORE is streamed via “New Wave of Thrash Metal” YouTube channel. For this momend the edition is in digital format, in the beginning of 2018 it will be out on physical media (CD and MC) by Stormspell Records and Heathen Tribes. The release content 9 tracks with total time 45 minutes. They are recorded, mixed and mastered in PlayGround Studio in Varna, Bulgaria, with Marin Marinov, Atanas Machev, Todor Voynski  (members of ABADDON) and TERRAVORE.

Terravore - Unforeseen Consequences

Terravore – Unforeseen Consequences

Cover artwork is done by Anton Atanasov (Old School Crew), by idea of Kalin Bachvarov. The album is streamed in Bandcamp, but everybody can buy it in digital format.

Metalmania Festival 2018 – official poster revealed

Metalmania, the biggest indoor Metal festival in Eastern Europe returns to Spodek Hall (Katowice, Poland) on 7th April 2018. The 24th edition of this iconic festival will be headlined by EMPEROR!

Official poster of the festival was created by Zbigniew M. Bielak, one of the most respected contemporary artists on the stage, visionary graphic artist and illustrator, an artist who in recent years has revolutionized the approach to the art graphics on the metal scene. Bielak is the author of cover artworks for albums of such metal bands as GHOST, WATAIN, VADER or PARADISE LOST to name a few.

Metalmania 2018

Metalmania Festival, one of the most important musical events of 2018, a real treat for metal maniacs! One day, two stages, several bands from all around the world and thousands of fans! That’s what Metalmania Festival is all about!

The last edition of Metalmania Festival took place at Spodek Hall in Katowice on April, 22nd 2017, with SAMAEL, CORONER, MOONSPELL and SODOM on the bill! Tickets are on sale now: www.ticketpro.pl, www.eventim.pl, www.ebilet.pl, www.biletin.pl, www.ticketportal.pl.

Metalmania Festival 2018:

7.04.2018 Katowice – Spodek

EMPEROR
DESTROYER 666
XENTRIX
DEAD CONGREGATION
ASPHYX
TERRORDOME
SHODAN
MINETAUR
ALASTOR
+TBA

Special guests:
Christophe Szpajdel
+TBA

Eindhoven Metal Meeting 2017 Festival: Final line-up, warm-up show and after-party

The line-up of the annual extreme music indoor festival Eindhoven Metal Meeting is now completed with the addition of the Swedish Melodic Death metallers DARK TRANQUILLITY on the billing. The Swedes are flying in exclusively for the event, replacing MY DYING BRIDE (UK) who had to cancel all of their planned live shows in 2017.

This year the festival taking place in Eindhoven, Netherlands will have it’s ninth edition. The event will be again hosted by the recently renowned venue Effenaar on Friday 15 & Saturday 16th of December 2017.

Eindhoven Metal Meeting 2017

The line-up in alphabetical order is as follows:

ANTROPOMORPHIA (NL)
ANOMALIE (AT)
AUDN (IS)
BALFOR (UA)
BAPTISM (FI)
BLASPHEMY (CA)
CARPATHIAN FOREST (NO)
CORONER (CH)
CULT OF FIRE (CZ)
DARKANE (SE)
DARKFALL (AT)
DARK TRANQUILLITY (SE)
DESTRÖYER 666 (AU)
DIABOLICAL (SE)
DISHARMONIC ORCHESTRA (AT)
DISTILLATOR (NL)
DOOL (NL)
DYSTOPIA (NL)
ENDEZZMA (NO)
EXTREME NOISE TERROR (UK)
GAAHLS WYRD (NO)
HAUNTED (IT)
JESS AND THE ANCIENT ONES (FI)
MASTER’S HAMMER (CZ)
MERCILESS (SE) – Last show ever!
MORTAL STRIKE (AT)
OUR SURVIVAL DEPENDS ON US (AT)
PENTACLE (NL)
SABIENDAS (DE)
SPASM (CZ)
TANKARD (DE)
THE GREAT OLD ONES (FR)
VENOM (UK)
VERWOED (NL)

Regular combi-tickets (€90 + handling fee) are still available on the official festival website. Day-tickets and the schedule will be made available later on. For tickets & the latest information about EMM, visit http://www.eindhovenmetalmeeting.com

For those hungry for more metal, there are Warm-up show and after-party with live music.

Eindhoven Metal Meeting Warm-Up Party

Eindhoven Metal Meeting Warm-Up Party is set for Thursday 14th of December 2017 at Effenaar with participation of DISGORGE (MX), NECROWRETCH, IXXI, THE STONE and Yaotl Mictlan. The tickets price for it is €18 (excl. servicecosts) as EMM ticket holders (day or combi) can take their tickets at the door and will receive a €6 discount! Otherwise, tickets for the Warm-up can be found at: hyperurl.co/EMMWarmUpParty

If you still want more metal, no problem – the EMM after-party will offer it right after the festival with the GOREFEST cover band GOREFUNEST and CARNATION playing live at the cult club Dynamo.

Metalheads from all over the world, see you at EMM 17!

H2SO4: Bangladeshi Thrashers premiered debut EP via Toilet ov Hell

Sylhet, Bangladesh based Thrashers H2SO4 unleashed their debut EP “British Bangla Testament”, where they have been very vocal about the miserable incidents that occurred during the British rule in Indian subcontinent.

Toilet ov Hell exclusively premiered debut EP, named “British Bangla Testament”, of Bangladeshi Thrash Metal band H2SO4.

Comment from the band: “EP – “British Bangla Testament” is lyrically based on British rule over Indian subcontinent and the tragic incidents that took place in between 1905 and 1947, including the forgotten holocaust of Bengal and the colonial depredation that enormously shaped our provinces. Composition wise, the music is having heavy, aggressive and shreddy elements, but we tried to emulate the agony and severe misery of millions throughout our tracks.”

H2SO4 - British Bangla Testament

H2SO4 – British Bangla Testament

Hailing from Sylhet, H2SO4 was formed in 2011 by Shuvo (vocals/guitar) and Rahul (lead guitarist/backing vocals). Originally kicking their journey off as a Heavy Metal band, the band later changed their musical direction to more shreddy solo oriented Thrash Metal sound.

Shortly after their formation, they frequently started appearing in numerous local gigs, and played a major role to enrich the then infertile metal scene of Sylhet and its nearest districts. Their track “Shorod Bihar” was released in a local compilation album Tyrant Shall Fall back in 2015.

Their debut EP “British Bangla Testament” focuses on the tragic incidents that took place in between 1905 to 1947, a period during the rule by the British Crown in the Indian subcontinent. While the major part of the influences rooted in Bay Area Thrash Metal masters, H2SO4 has not stayed away from infusing elements from neoclassical, Prog, traditional Heavy and even technical Death Metal.

An EP launching gig took place on October 21, 2017 with the supporting live performances from other local acts. The EP was started to get distributed digitally and worldwide from Oct 28, 2017.

H2SO4

H2SO4

Track – List:

1. British Bangla Testament
2. The Partition
3. The Bengal Holocaust
4. Illuminator

Lineup:

Vocal – Shuvo
Guitar – Rahul
Guitar – Rafi
Bass – Imteaz
Drums – Meethu