METALFEST 2012: Edguy, Moonspell, Epica and Septicflesh confirmed!

Presented by:Noizeletter, Legacy, Hellraiser, Piranha, Musix,, Rock Tribune, Metallian,, Lords of Metal,Blast! EDGUY More […]
By Zarto
January 20, 2012

Presented by:Noizeletter, Legacy, Hellraiser, Piranha, Musix,, Rock Tribune, Metallian,, Lords of Metal,Blast!

More than two million discs sold, sold out concerts in more than 37 countries across America, Australia, Asia and Europe, extensive tours with aristocratic fellow rockers such as Aerosmith and the Scorpions - and now they are back with their 9th studio album. Certainly not a bad introduction, is it?What makes EDGUY so special is the fact, that it isn't a created hype by TV and media, but their success has grown and come over the years due to lots of hard work, albums and shows.. A band that formed already 1992 to conquer the world and has been selling out venues all over the globe for the past 10 years!Watch their new clip for the song "Robin Hood":

Legendary MOONSPELL from Portugal were founded 1989 by Fernando Ribeiro as a black metal outfit under the name of Morbid God. Demo tapes and concerts with Cradle of Filth and others followed and in 1995 Century Media Records released their debut album "Wolfheart", which marked the breakthrough of MOONSPELL.Coming originally out of black metal, the MOONSPELL sound over the years transformed into dark- and gothic metal and the band are considered to be one of the genre's leaders with several hit singles and a horde of fans around the globe. In their home country they play shows in front of several thousand people and the album "Memorial" even entered the official album charts on # 1."Alpha Noir" will be released on 27 April 2012 on Napalm Records and will also be available as a deluxe special edition incl. bonus full-length & musical twin "Omega White" as double-album. Both masterpieces were produced and mixed by Tue Madsen , pre-produced by Benny Richter. The band will present the new songs at METALFEST Open Airs.We're very happy about such a prominent addition to the METALFEST billing!!and remember, always be under a fullmoon madness!

MOONSPELL clip "Night Eternal":

You don't believe in fairytales at all? You think there is no more romance today? Yes there is! Both - the history and the music of the dutch formation EPICA resembles to a magical myth. The majestic mix of Classical music, Gothic and Heavy Metal could be the soundtrack of a fantasy epos as well. Mystical synthie parts mix up with orchestral bombastic choirs and a classical set up at its best. Over the top you find theravishingbeautyand vocalist Simone Simons with her operatic and dynamic voice, which enchants everybody and everything."Design Your Universe" was the fifth album of the sextet, a record that bursts up boundaries and makes your breath slow down. EPICA never sounded that intensive and unique, so versatile and hymnic.In their homecountry The Netherlands EPICA are superstars already, the album entered the Top 10, while in Germany it hit the Top 40! This time EPICA once again raises the bar with their new album called 'Requiem of the Indifferent'. Full of trademark hymns, significant lyrics, powerful guitar riffing alternated with cinematic interludes, Simone Simons' angelic voice, it is a very logical step after 'Design Your Universe'. Again it is an album which has to grow on the listener, so make sure to give it a couple of spins to get the whole picture. The new album is due on March 9th!Watch the video for "Unleashed" here:

Behold the new masters of darkness! SEPTICFLESH kindly invite you to join "The Great Mass". The Greeks' seventh full length is a new symphonic masterpiece that constitutes a quantum leap in the art of amalgamating orchestral music with Heavy Metal. These songs are audible evidence of guitarist Christos Antoniou finishing his studies of classical composition with academic honours and distinction. "The Great Mass" sounds nothing like the nowadays all too common application of ordinary soundtrack themes to hard music.SEPTICFLESH are about to achieve immortality with their highly original and very cinematic dark musical matter at the edge of Black, Death and Gothic Metal. Join their cult in the rite of

"The Great Mass"!"The Great Mass" teaser:

So far these bands have been confirmed to play METALFEST 2012:

MEGADETH***' exclusive festival shows 2012!
KREATOR' exclusive festival shows 2012!
W.A.S.P.**** 30[sup]th[/sup]Anniversary Show!
HYPOCRISY' exclusive festival shows 2012!
DEATH ANGEL' "The Ultra Violence" Set!

+ many more!*Blind Guardian will not play at Metalfest Dessau/Germany!
**Saltatio Mortis, Feuerschwanz, Mystic Prohphecy, Nachtblut will only play Metalfest Germany and Austria!
*** Megadeth and In Extremo will not play at Metalfest Switzerland!
**** W.A.S.P. will not play at Metalfest Loreley/Germany!
***** Lake of Tears will only play Metalfest Germany, Austria and Croatia!
****** Swallow The Sun will only play Metalfest Germany, Austria and Switzerland!
******* Epica will only play Metalfest Loreley!
+ Moonspell will only play Metalfest Germany, Austria, Croatia, Poland and Switzerland!
++ Edguy will only play Metalfest Germany (Loreley/Dessau)!

Next Friday, January 27th we'll be announcing another new band to play METALFEST 2012, so stay tuned!

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METALFEST 2012 dates:31.05.-02.06.2012 Mining, Metalfest Austria31.05.-02.06.2012 Dessau, Metalfest Germany/East01.06.-03.06.2012 Jaworzno, Metalfest Poland02.06.-05.06.2012 Zadar, Metalfest Croatia05.06.-07.06.2012 Milan, Metalfest Italy07.06.-09.06.2012 Loreley, Metalfest Germany/West07.06.-10.06.2012 Pratteln, Metalfest Switzerland08.06.-10.06.2012 Plzen, Metalfest Czech Republic2012 again the motto is:IN METAL WE TRUST!

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