Bloodstock 2024 announce New Blood bands, M2tM finals kick off, news on Opeth’s set

The Metal 2 The Masses tour returns in 2024! Bloodstock’s initiative to give emerging bands a step up and also support grassroots venues, kicks off on 10th May, with 30 regions and 6 countries participating. The fun begins in Belfast and rolls down through Dublin and back to England, Scotland, and Wales, taking in Norway … Continue reading Bloodstock 2024 announce New Blood bands, M2tM finals kick off, news on Opeth’s set

2022 Year In Review: Paul

When the Boss sent a message asking for reflections of 2022, I put my thinking cap on and wondered about topics that I could cover. It’s been a cracking year for rock and metal, with resurgences in prog, thrash, death, and classic rock to name but four of the many genres we love. I covered … Continue reading 2022 Year In Review: Paul

Festival Review: Tons of Rock 2022 – Day 3

In the early hours of the morning there had been a shooting at a LGBTQ+ bar in central Oslo, which was a very somber start to the day. There was supposed to be a huge Pride march across the city, but this had been canceled by the police for safety reasons. Despite this, on our … Continue reading Festival Review: Tons of Rock 2022 – Day 3

ArcTanGent announced first 2021 headliner and crowdfund campaign

After last weeks postponement announcement for ArcTanGent Festival for this summer (to August 19th - 21st 2021), the team are proud to announce that Opeth have confirmed as the first headliners for 2021. We’re very excited to announce that Opeth will be at ArcTanGent 2021 as our Main Stage Saturday night headliner." says festival booker, James Scarlett, "They are the biggest … Continue reading ArcTanGent announced first 2021 headliner and crowdfund campaign

Festival Review: Damnation Festival (2nd November 2019)

At the stroke of mid-day on the "day of the dead", the doors of Leeds Student Union were flung open to the hordes of metal fans that travelled, some from very far away, to witness a stacked lineup of some of the best metal bands on the touring circuit at the moment. Kicking things off … Continue reading Festival Review: Damnation Festival (2nd November 2019)

ArcTanGent Festival Announces First 28 Bands For 2020

ArcTanGent Festival announces its first main stage headliner for next year, as a UK 2020 exclusive, it is the incredible Opeth! Joining Opeth will be Tesseract (UK festival exclusive), This Will Destroy You, Amenra (UK 2020 exclusive), Ihsahn, Perturbator, Rolo Tomassi (performing two full albums sets - Grievances and Time Will Die And Love Will … Continue reading ArcTanGent Festival Announces First 28 Bands For 2020