update: program announced(29 April 2010)
update: Just got the ticket! (11 March 2010)
Rammstein, Metallica, Anthrax, Slayer and Megadeth confirmed for Sonisphere …
Sonisphere has announced the lineup for the Istanbul, Turkey stop running from June 25th-27th at F1 Park. The shows will include the Big Four – METALLICA,
Testament has overcome a lot of obstacles in their long career, and are still going strong. Their 2008 CD The Formation Of Damnation got great response, and they are releasing a special tour edition that coincides with a couple of major supporting slots. They are touring now with Megadeth and Exodus, and later this summer will be a part of the American Carnage tour with Slayer and Megadeth. I caught up with Testament vocalist Chuck Billy, and we chatted about the tours, the status of the next studio CD, his other project Dublin Death Patrol and a few other topics.
There’s a wide variety of styles and artists in February’s top 5 list. From the progressive Middle Eastern sounds of Orphaned Land to the retro thrash of Heathen and Overkill to the brutal death metal of Vasaeleth and the traditional metal of Charred Walls Of The Damned, many different sides of the metal spectrum are represented. Check out our list of this month’s best metal CDs, and post your choices in the comments field.
TRIPTYKON is of course the new project from HELLHAMMER/CELTIC FROST vocalist and guitarist Tom Gabriel Warrior. This project is clearly a big deal and Gabriel has friends in high places. Legendary Swiss artist H.R. Giger has officially authorized the use of his painting, Vlad Tapes (upper left) for the cover of the new record
1991 was a watershed year for metal. On one hand, Skid Row became the first metal band to debut at number one on the Billboard album charts. On the downside, a new genre called grunge emerged with releases from Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Soundgarden in 1991. That genre would kill the hair bands and do serious damage to all metal bands. But heavy metal still did fine with monstrous commercial success from Metallica. A lot of more extreme bands like Sepultura, Death and Morbid Angel made my year end list in 1991.
from Metal Hammer by terrybezer