Wacken Open Air 2010 – photo: Cristi Ichim
W:O:A 2014 – fastest Sold Out in the history of the festival Less than 48 hours after the tickets for the 25th Wacken Open Air 2014 went on sale, the 75.000 tickets were gone.
The biggest heavy metal festival is sold out for the ninth time in a row. The crew still works on the dismantling of the stages, some tents are still on the field and the W:O:A trash team is handling the waste on the campgrounds. But the organizer of the Wacken Open Air can already announce that the anniversary edition of the Wacken Open Air in 2014 is sold out! 75.000 tickets were sold in less than 48 hours.
For the 25th anniversary in 2014, following bands are confirmed: Amon Amarth, Apocalyptica with orchestra, Arch Enemy, Avantasia, Behemoth, Children of Bodom, Emperor, Iced Earth, King Diamond, Kreator, Prong and Schandmaul Further band announcements will be made at the W:O:A-Kick-Off Party at the Hamburg Metal Dayz at the 28th of September in Hamburg.
With plenty of good reviews ahead of it’s release “Legions of the north” can now be purchased HERE. The booklet features studio photos of the band members by Blackwaterphotography.
The entire metal community received the sad news of the passing away of Jeff Hanneman one of the founding members of Slayer. The first statement the band published was on their Facebook page and it says:
Slayer is devastated to inform that their bandmate and brother, Jeff Hanneman, passed away at about 11AM this morning near his Southern California home. Hanneman was in an area hospital when he suffered liver failure. He is survived by his wife Kathy, his sister Kathy and his brothers Michael and Larry, and will be sorely missed. Our Brother Jeff Hanneman, May He Rest In Peace (1964 – 2013)Slayer - Facebook page
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SATYRICON ANNOUNCES EXCLUSIVE CONCERT AT OSLO’S NORWEGIAN OPERA HOUSE
In full cooperation with the Norwegian Opera Chorus
This September 8th 2013
Extreme metal icons, SATYRICON have always pushed boundaries and never conformed to what was ‘expected’. That mindset continues to this day, as they are thrilled to announce a very special, exclusive show at Oslo’s Norwegian National Opera House on 8th September 2013, where they will perform together with Norway’s 55-strong National Opera Chorus.
The special event is part of the Ultima Oslo Contemporary Music Festival, and fans of both SATYRICON and the National Opera Chorus can look forward to a very unique and exciting evening, which coincides with the worldwide release of SATYRICON’s ninth studio album which can now be confirmed to be self-titled.
SATYRICON’s leader and visionary, Satyr comments: “SATYRICON excels as a band, the bigger the platform is. In Norway, there is no greater stage than the main hall of our new Opera House. There is nowhere better suited to provide the dynamics, power and authenticity to such an occasion than the Opera Choir and SATYRICON. To us, there is no better way to celebrate with our fans that we are back with our first album in five years. We are also excited to have a couple of special musical friends come and play their part as well. Ladies and gentlemen – welcome!”
The Opera Chorus’ lead conductor, David Maiwald adds: “Mixing different musical expressions is always exciting. When the internationally acclaimed black metal band SATYRICON meets the voluminous voices of the Norwegian National Opera Chorus, we expect a powerful and monumental result, rich in innovative surprises.”
Source: Indie Recordings & Satyricon’s Facebook Page