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OPETH ANNOUNCE ‘BLACKWATER PARK’ 20TH ANNIVERSARY REISSUE


Two decades in and still a breath-taking piece of work, Opeth’s magnum opus ‘Blackwater Park’ is dense with extraordinary melodic moments, spine-tingling atmospherics and agile but crushing heaviness, and one that saw the Swedish metallers kick open prog’s ornate doors, fed death metal through the cosmic kaleidoscope and introduced a generation of music nerds to a world of limitless musical possibilities. 

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SEPULTURA & More turned into comic heroes for DC’s Dark Nights: Death Metal series


In anticipation of the international launch of DC’s runaway 2020 hit limited series, Dark Nights: Death Metal, the publisher announced today plans to collaborate with seven of the most renowned metal music bands for Dark Nights: Death Metal – Band Edition.
One of these bands will be Brazilian metal heavyweight SEPULTURA with artist Pedro Mauro creating the cover.

Representing a cross-section of metal music from across genres and generations, each special edition will feature a variant cover spotlighting a different metal band, an introduction from the band and exclusive interview.

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ARCTANGENT FESTIVAL reveal almost all of its 2021 line up including headliners Opeth and Cult Of Luna / August 18th – 21st


One of the worlds best and most loved underground music festivals ARCTANGENT has this week unveiled almost its entire 2021 band line ups for the event that will take place next year between August the 18th and 21st.

Teaming up with the likes of Audiotree, Kerrang, Riot Act Podcast and Louder (Metal Hammer/Prog Magazine) to announce the bands over the last 4 days, the main stage headliners Opeth and Cult Of Luna (with one final main stage headliner still to be announced) were joined by an array of the finest heavy, out there, interesting, intricate, genius, epic and down right incredible bands currently making music.

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ArcTanGent Festival announces Opeth as its first 2021 headliner & launches its own Crowd Funder


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After last weeks postponement announcement for ArcTanGent Festival for this Summer, the team are proud to announce that Opeth have confirmed as our 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 band we had booked for 2020 so it felt like a good way to let people know our intentions for next year are equally big, if not bigger! A little bit of inside info is that ATG 2021 will feature loads of the 2020 bands with some amazing extras on top. Watch this space!”
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ARCTANGENT FESTIVAL 2020 first announcement, including their first 2020 headliners, Opeth / Festival on sale and takes place August 20th/21st/22nd


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Taking place at Fernhil Farm near Bristol, the award winning, best small UK music festival (2018) ArcTanGent Festival returns in 2020, and can now announce its first main stage headliner, as well as a further 27 more acts for the event.

As a UK exclusive show, the incredible Opeth is the first headliner for ArcTanGent, which will held on the 20th, 21st and 22nd of August 2020.

Festival organiser James Scarlett explains a bit about this first announcement and the importance of the first headliner for him and ArcTanGent – “Opeth’s Ghost Reveries is one of two albums (the other being the Mars Volta’s Frances the Mute) that I always credit with setting me on the leftfield musical path that has led to the line ups I book every year at ATG. In 2005 I’d never heard anything like it and from there onwards my musical tastes just took off and led me to all my favourite bands. Essentially what I’m saying is that Opeth was part of the original ArcTanGent DNA and so I couldn’t be happier to announce that they’re joining us at Fernhill Farm for a Friday Main Stage headline set! I also just realised it will be almost exactly 15 years since Ghost Reveries was released – amazing!”

PREVIEW: Download Festival UK 14-16th June 2019


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UK’s biggest rock/metal festival is back for 2019, here is our look at some of the best bands you should be checking out over the weekend taking place on the 14-16th June 2019, there is plenty of choice as always!

Friday 14th June

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Classic English hard rockers Whitesnake are still going strong after nearly four decades and their new album ‘Flesh & Blood’ is testament to this with new fan favourites like steamy rock anthems like ‘Shut Up & Kiss Me’, they will go down a treat in the festival setting with everyone singing along and having a great time. The band put everything into this album and it shows, you don’t want to miss their big comeback!

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