Marduk Removed from Bangalore Open Air due to “Utter Lack of Professionalism”

Even as all is in readiness for the 2017 edition of the Bangalore Open Air festival, set to take place at Royal Orchid Resort Yelankha in Bangalore, India on Saturday July 1st, the festival organizers have had to come out with a difficult announcement, just two days prior to the event. Swedish black metal band Marduk has been dropped from the lineup because of failure to apply for their visas in time. Read the full statement from the organizer below. Bangalore Open Air is powered by Wacken Open Air, and held its inaugural edition in 2012. The festival has been organized in Bangalore every year since then, bringing some mighty fine international bands to India (Kreator, Iced Earth, Dark Tranquillity, Animals As Leaders, Destruction, Rotting Christ, Napalm Death and Vader to name a few) and giving Indian bands a chance to share the stage with them. The remainder of the 2017 lineup features international acts Nile, Coroner and Galaxy Crusher along with Indian bands Kryptos and Speedtrip. Continue reading “Marduk Removed from Bangalore Open Air due to “Utter Lack of Professionalism””

Michael Schenker Fest signs with Nuclear Blast, announces 2018 North American Tour

Michael Schenker Fest, featuring Michael Schenker and the three original Michael Schenker Group / McAuley Schenker Group vocalists Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet and Robin McAuley, along with MSG musicians Steve Mann (guitar, keys), Chris Glen (bass) and Ted McKenna (drums), plus Doogie White as special guest vocalist, has signed a worldwide record deal with Nuclear Blast, and has begun recording a new studio album with producer Michael Voss. The album will be released in Spring 2018. The group has also announced a North American tour for March-April 2018. Check out the dates below. Continue reading “Michael Schenker Fest signs with Nuclear Blast, announces 2018 North American Tour”

Tool 6/24 San Bernardino Show: Set Times

If you’re attending the Tool show this Saturday June 24th at Glen Helen Amphitheater in San Bernardino CA, the show that also features support acts Primus, Clutch, Fantômas, Melvins and Crystal Method, here is the schedule, for your convenience. Looking at this, all we can say is, congratulations to all ticket holders. If you don’t have a ticket yet, you still have a chance get yours here. We’ll see you at the show! Continue reading “Tool 6/24 San Bernardino Show: Set Times”