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Prophecy Fest add Alcest to 2022 billing


Alright, it is true that we recently claimed that the billing of Prophecy Fest 2022 was complete. Well, we have good reasons to believe, nobody will complain that we are adding another band to the programme, especially as this concerns a group of dear long-time friends from France: ALCEST!

The French post-black metal or blackgaze traiblazers have released their acclaimed first 5 albums that are each already considered as modern classics via our label. Prophecy Productions are successively reissuing the band’s catalogue, of which the latest was the beautiful 10th Anniversary Edition of “Écailles de Lune” in 2020. And don’t tell anybody yet, but ALCEST and the label are already working together on a new edition of “Les Voyages de l’Âme”. 

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LIVE REVIEW: DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL, DONNINGTON PARK UK – 10TH-12TH JUNE 2022


Download Festival –LIVE REVIEW by Carina Lawrence / Dark Art Conspiracy

KISS – Photo credit:
 Matt Eachus

The UK’s biggest rock and metal festival returned to its full glory with its first full-scale event three years after the pandemic following the historic pilot event last year. It was a surreal and joyful feeling to be back at Donnington for festival goers and bands alike and was the sentiment of the weekend. We have all waited so long for live music to return, and it was worth the wait. The variety and calibre of music, the atmosphere and unusually stunning sunny weather made this anticipated return even better.

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BLOODSTOCK GOES PINK FOR SYLVIA & REVEALS MORE BANDS


Some of BLOODSTOCK HQ’s favourite festival moments are wandering amongst their metal brethren at Catton Park and seeing someone become a fan of a new band. Elevating the best upcoming heavy metal talent is one of the chief aims of Metal 2 The Masses, and as finals continue, we’ve details of a few more winners you’ll be able to see at BLOODSTOCK this August, alongside the first of the Jagermeister stage bands to be announced!

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Iron Maiden Exhibition & More At BLOODSTOCK 2022


There’s now just 8 weeks to go ’til BLOODSTOCK 2022! HQ is in a frenzy getting the infrastructure together and locking in the last of the slots. There’s still another batch of Metal 2 The Masses bands to come and plenty more info about this year’s event to reveal, but first off, BLOODSTOCK has all the info about what to see at the festival’s unique Rock And Metal Gallery, including a very special Iron Maiden exhibition, as well as some Venom-shaped news.

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Brutal Assault #25 info


Summer is close and with it , at last, anniversary Brutal Assault in Jaroměř, Czech republic. The festival located behind the walls of the old fortress will offer to you not only music but quite a bit of other amusement as well.

Thirst and hunger is going to be satisfied by various stonewall pubs and bars, so you you can have a bit of rest under the roof, guarded against hot sun or the opposite – rain. There are lot of places to rest in in dungeons or grassy chill zones as well. Movie fains will be happy for horror flick cinema, too.

http://brutalassault.cz

JINJER Granted Permission to Exit Ukraine + Release Surprise “Call Me A Symbol” Music Video


Progressive groove metal juggernauts JINJER have once again beat the odds: the band announces today that with the support of the Ukrainian Ministry Of Culture, they have been granted a special exemption to exit Ukraine in order to help their countrymen the best way they can – through music. This also means that JINJER’s upcoming EU festival appearances this summer are confirmed! The band will perform across Europe starting June 10 at Greenfiel Festival in Interlaken (CH).

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