Well, we before we even begin this, let’s just admit it, Europe has the best metal festivals under its belt. From what I consider three of the currently biggest metal summer festivals are in Europe, the ever glorious Wacken Open Air in Germany, Graspop Metal Meeting in Belgium and Hellfest in France. And, not just that every or the other country in Europe has some festival going on, you just name it and it’s there. Be it Czech Republic’s Brutal Assault, Denmark’s Copenhell, Spain’s Resurrection Fest, Rock Am Ring in Germany, Download and Bloodstock at metal’s home, England. It’s a fun and metal galore. If you have the time and money you are just blinded and caught in a dilemma as to which metal fest you’d wanna attend. Every year European metal festivals deliver, and it’s not just about the music and the incredible line-up, it’s also about the fun activities that go with it. Be it wrestling, mud fight, karaoke, football, just about everything under this goddamn sky.
Today, we throw some much deserved limelight to one of the biggest and most exciting metal festival in Central Europe and quite possibly in the whole of the continent. From the Balkan peninsula, Slovenia’s biggest metal festival MetalDays is what we’re going to talk about today. MetalDays undoubtedly is one of the most fun filled and exciting metal festival, from exciting line-ups to sun bathing at the beach nearby, to the serene and marvellous landscape, the festival is a perfect getaway for the summer. And, unlike most of the fests, which are during the weekend and with a maximum duration of three days, MetalDays beats them all and promises to give you the best vacation with a whole week of fun and frolic. Hell! if you add the pre-arrival it’s almost a two week metal extravaganza. The festivities commence from 22nd July up until the 28th.
Finland’s finest export and homegrown metal stars CHILDREN OF BODOM have good news for all of us. Word is out that the melo-death outfit from Espoo, are currently working on a new album as you read this article. The forthcoming album will be their much anticipated one after 2015’s highly acclaimed,’I Worship Chaos‘. The guys just entered their ownDanger Johnny Studio with producer Mikko Karmilato kick off the recordings of their brand new studio album. The upcoming album marks the continuation of their partnership with Mikko Karmila who worked both on ‘I Worship Chaos‘ and 2013’s ‘Halo Of Blood‘.
With the recent release of ‘Dance And Laugh Amongst The Rotten’ Carach Angren announced that they will be touring to North America with Childern Of Bodom, Thrash Metal band Lost Society and Progressive Death Metal band Uncured. Together they will be touring from the 31th of October till the 1th of December, I highly suggest every North American that is either into Death, Black or Thrash metal to pay them a visit!
Children Of Bodom have become one of Finland’s finest exports. The speed metal group are preparing to unleash their ninth studio album, “I Worship Chaos”, worldwide on October 2nd, 2015 via Nuclear Blast Records. Today the band has released the first trailer from the album in which bassist Henkka explains the concept behind the artwork (created by Tuomas Korpi) for the new album.
Here is Henkka explaining the artwork.
Artwork by: Tuomas Korpi
I Worship Chaos Track Listing:
01. I Hurt
02. My Bodom (I Am The Only One)
05. Prayer For The Afflicted
06. I Worship Chaos
07. Hold Your Tongue
08. Suicide Bomber
09. All For Nothing
Bonus Tracks (digibook only):
11. Mistress Of Taboo (Plasmatics cover)
12. Danger Zone (Kenny Loggins cover)
13. Black Winter Day (Amorphis cover)
I Worship Chaos will be available in following formats:
– CD + DVD digibook (incl. bonus DVD and three bonus tracks!)
– 2LP (black, clear, silver, yellow, picture)
– digibook + canvas (mail order edition)
Here is the first song release from the album “Morrigan”
Pre-order your copy of CHILDREN OF BODOM’s new record here.
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