Tag: Wacken Open Air

MOTÖRHEAD's LEMMY Says His Long-Awaited Solo Album Is Coming Out Next

In the December 2013 / January 2014 issue of Revolver magazine, MOTÖRHEAD‘s Lemmy Kilmister was asked about the band’s performance at this year’s Wacken Open Air festival in Germany, which was cut short after six songs due to his health issues. “It was strange,” Lemmy explained. “The Wacken date was going really good and it sounded really good, too. And then I got this pain in …

LEMMY Rock Iconz Statue Coming This Fall

KnuckleBonz has announced its production of the Lemmy Kilmister (MOTÖRHEAD) Rock Iconz statue. This is a limited-edition statue, with only 1,000 created, making these highly collectible. Each figure in the edition is approximately 9 inches tall, hand-painted with the iconic Warpig logo sculpted on the base of the collectible. It is numbered and includes a certificate of authenticity. The figure …

DIMMU BORGIR: New Material Is 'Shaping Up Nicely'

Norwegian symphonic black metallers DIMMU BORGIR are working on material for the follow-up to 2010’s “Abrahadabra” for an early 2014 release via Nuclear Blast Records. Writes the band on its Facebook page: “By the desire to achieve. Stoked about our new material, its shaping up nicely. Creativity is the power to connect the seemingly unconnected.” A few photos from the current writing …

Next Year's WACKEN OPEN AIR Is Already Sold Out

All 75,000 tickets to next year’s edition of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place July 31 – August 2, 2014 in Wacken, Germany, were sold in less than 48 hours. Comment the festival organizers: “A dozen bands for the billing have been already announced including several special and exclusive shows as well as high-class …

EMPEROR – "There Will Be No New Studio Album Or A Worldwide Tour"

Legendary Norwegian black metallers EMPEROR will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of their album, In The Nightside Eclipse, at next year’s Wacken Open Air. Ihsahn (Vegard Sverre Tveitan) and Samoth (Tomas Haugen) will be joined by Faust on drums, and they will perform the album in its entirety. “There will be no new studio album or …

Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival To Celebrate 25th Anniversary Next Year

KING DIAMOND and ARCH ENEMY are among the first announced acts for the 25th-anniversary edition of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place July 31 – August 2, 2014 in Wacken, Germany. Confirmed acts so far: AMON AMARTH APOCALYPTICA ARCH ENEMY AVANTASIA BEHEMOTH CHILDREN OF BODOM EMPEROR ICED EARTH KING DIAMOND KREATOR PRONG SCHANDMAUL Described as …

MOTÖRHEAD's WACKEN OPEN AIR Performance Cut Short Due To LEMMY's Health

MOTÖRHEAD was forced to end its performance at the Wacken Open Air festival in Wacken, Germany earlier today (Friday, August 2) after only six songs due to frontman Lemmy Kilmister‘s health. According to people attending the concert, MOTÖRHEAD spent less than half an hour on stage — 45 minutes less than scheduled — including drawn-out pauses between tracks and an unusually early solo …

Reunited EMPEROR To Headline Next Year's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Reunited Norwegian black metallers EMPEROR will headline next year’s edition of Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place July 31-August 2, 2014 in Wacken, Germany. The news was announced earlier today at this year’s Wacken Open Air at a press conference which was attended by EMPEROR members Ihsahn (real name: Vegard Sverre Tveitan) andSamoth (real name: Tomas Haugen). EMPEROR released its swansong, “Prometheus – The Discipline Of Fire And Demise”, in September 2001. …

Polish Heavy Metal Fan Dies Of 'Natural Causes' At Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

According to Deutsche Welle, a 52-year-old Polish heavy metal fan was found dead earlier today (Friday, August 2) in his tent at this year’sWacken Open Air festival in Wacken, Gemany. In a statement, the festival organizers said that the man “died of natural causes.” It’s not Wacken‘s first such case. The accidental death of a young man cast …