Desertfest Berlin has announced the first names for its 2023 edition, and is happy to welcome Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats, The Obsessed King Buffalo, Church Of Misery, Dozer, Blood Ceremony, L.A. Witch, Somali Yacht Club, Gnod, Ecstatic Vision, Daily Thompson, Gaupa and Psychlona, with many more acts to be announced soon!
Taking place between May 19 - 21, 2023 will see a venue change from the Arena to Columbiahalle and Columbia Theater, with additional outdoor space & stage. Weekend tickets for Desertfest Berlin 2023 will be on sale this Friday, October 28th at 12PM CET via www.desertfest.de
Portland's Red Fang has announced a new run of North American dates this coming April, which will see the band playing venues across the U.S. West Coast and British Columbia with support from Golden Void, Bison and Black Wizard on select dates. Red Fang recently celebrated its tenth anniversary with a trio of Northwestern U.S. performances.
The band returns to the studio later this month, recording the follow-up to "Whales & Leeches" with famed producer Ross Robinson (At The Drive In, The Cure, Sepultura) and mixing handled by Joe Barresi (Queens of the Stone Age, Kyuss, Melvins, Tool) . Red Fang will trek from Portland to Robinson's Venice, Calif. studio with two shows en route: Feb. 17 at Jub Jub’s in Reno and Feb. 18 at The Catalyst in Santa Cruz.
Red Fang live:
Feb 17 Reno, NV Jub Jub’s
Feb 18 Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst
April 6 Santa Barbara, CA Velvet Jones*
April 7 Las Vegas, NV Backstage Bar*
April 9 Pioneertown, CA Pappy & Harriet's - Desert Generator Festival^
April 13 Victoria, BC Distrikt#
April 14 Vancouver, BC Venue#
April 15 Whistler, BC Merlin’s$
April 16 Tacoma, WA Real Art
*w/ Golden Void
^w/ Brant Bjork, Acid King, Ecstatic Vision, Golden Void
#w/ Bison & Black Wizard
$w/ Black Wizard
New Orleans sludge metal masters, Crowbar, who released their latest and highly praised album “Symmetry In Black” in 2014, will return to European for another run of tour dates starting at the end of April! This run also includes a performance at London's legendary Desertfest on 29th April.
At some of the shows Crowbar will be accompanied by no other than doom legends, Trouble!
28.04.16 - Eindhoven – Dynamo, NL*
29.04.16 - London – Desert Festival, UK
30.04.16 - Berlin – Desert Festival, DE
01.05.16 - Rostock – Mau Club, DE
02.05.16 - Wiesbaden – Schlachthof, DE
03.05.16 - Bremen – Tivoli, DE*
04.05.16 - Essen – Turock, DE*
05.05.16 - Leipzig – Werk 2, DE*
06.05.16 - München – Backstage, DE*
08.05.16 - Hasselt – Muziekodroom, BE*
09.05.16 - Karlsruhe – Stadtmitte, DE*
12.05.16 - Montpellier – Secret Place, FR
13.05.16 - Bilbao – Kristonfest 2016, ES
15.05.16 - Paris – Le Glazart, FR*
16.05.16 - Hengelo – Metropool, NL
21.05.16 - Oslo – Bla, NO
16.05.16 - Hengelo – Metropole, NL
18.05.16 - Aarhus – Voxhall, DK
19.05.16 - Copenhagen – Vega, DK
20.05.16 - Gothenburg – Belsebup Metal Club, SE
*) with Trouble
Bloodstock Open Air Festival is thrilled to reveal that New Orleans sludgemeisters Down are to headline the Friday night at Bloodstock 2014. The show will be a UK exclusive.
2014 also sees the pencilled release of ‘Down IV: Part 2’, the second in the band’s series of EPs. The opus follows in the footsteps of ‘Down IV: Part 1 - The Purple EP’, which hit stores last winter to a flurry of critical acclaim. The band have been hard at work in recent weeks demo’ing material at frontman, Philip Anselmo’s infamous ‘Nodferatu’s Lair’ studio, outside of New Orleans, LA.
Check out the video for Part 1’s lead track, ‘Witchtripper’ here
Arguably one of the finest metal frontmen of his generation, Philip Anselmo is looking forward to setting foot on Bloodstock’s hallowed soil, stating: “We are more than elated to be a part of Bloodstock Festival this coming year! This should be a blast, and I hope everyone shows up to support this great event!"
Bassist, Pat Bruders adds: “I’m looking forward to another great time at Bloodstock Festival! When I was there two years ago with Crowbar, it was a blast! Down is getting ready to tear it up at Bloodstock in 2014, so get ready people! Let’s Bring It!!!!!"
Tickets for 2014's event are already on sale at ‘early bird’ prices, a bargainous £115 for a 4-day weekend ticket with camping. Don't delay, as once the limited ‘early bird’ allocation is gone, it's gone, and tickets revert to full price.
Pick up your discounted tickets now at http://bloodstock.seetickets.com/.
This year, over 1.2 million fans from across the world logged on to watch the bands on the Bloodstock main stage, via the Daily Motion live link. 2013 was Bloodstock’s biggest ever attendance at just shy of 14,000 and with a site licence of 15,000, the 2014 event is expected to sell out in advance, so don’t wait too long to get your tickets!
Already announced as Saturday night headliners are black metal overlords, Emperor, who are only playing a very select number of shows in 2014. Bloodstock is to be their only UK performance and Emperor's currently announced 2014 show at Germany's Wacken Festival is already sold out.
Bloodstock will be held at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 7th-13th August 2014. Keep up to date with the very latest info on Bloodstock’s official sites at www.facebook.com/bloodstock and www.bloodstock.uk.com.
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