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Wacken Open Air Announces Slipknot For A Headliner Slot In 2020

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We’ve been sharing the intelligence secured from the folks behind the scenes at the much vaunted Wacken Open Air Festival (as seen HERE) and while it’s a new month for their side of the fence, its still Halloween over here in the states and what better a day to share news involving their event and the insanity that is Slipknot. Read on.

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The Press Release:
Midnight, the witching hour – even more so in the final night of October to the 1st of November, when according to the popular American Halloween tradition all sorts of ghosts, vampires, and other nocturnal creatures are roaming around in seach of sweets and other treats.

There is no better time to announce a true metal monster for the upcoming 31st edition of the Wacken Open Air: SLIPKNOT!
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Wacken Open Air Festival 2020 Is Sold Out

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Do you readers remember just the other day when I shared the First Bands that were announced for the Wacken Open Air Festival of 2020? If you said “NO” just click HERE to read that press release. Then continue on down below because the festival for next year is already SOLD OUT!!! I know, that’s insanity right? Read on.

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The Press Release:
The 31st edition of the Wacken Open Air, which will take place from the 30th of July until the 1st of August 2020, is sold out after less than a day. The advance sale of the 75,000 tickets had traditionally started after the festival at midnight on Monday, August 5th. Fans from 83 countries have purchased tickets.

“We are stoked that tickets for the Wacken Open Air 2020 have again sold out in a sensationally short period of time”, comments festival founder Thomas Jensen. “The great success of this year’s anniversary edition and our announcement of the first bands for next year have obviously convinced our fans that they can rely on us for which we are extremely thankful. Well, it also might be that the reason for this humbling vote of confidence is that metal god Rob Halford will celebrate 50 years of JUDAS PRIEST in Wacken.”
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Wacken Open Air Festival Reveals First Bands For 2020

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The Press Release:
Ready for another round of Wacken madness? Still grinning wildly thinking about our 30th anniversary edition? Well, we are looking forward to next year’s festival as much as all of you metalheads out there. Wacken Open Air 2020 is already shaping up nicely with the first batch of amazing bands confirmed – and a cool brand new look on top. Get ready to dive into Maya and Aztec culture in Wacken next year! First things first – and music always comes first in Wacken. We are proud to announce the following bands for 2020:

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One of the highlights of next year’s Wacken Open Air will definitely be… the mighty JUDAS PRIEST! True legends celebrating “50 Heavy Metal Years” at the Holy Ground – a match made in headbanging heaven! JUDAS PRIEST have shaped heavy metal as we know it and we are incredibly honoured to welcome them to the festival for the fourth time.

Vikings and Metal go well together as we all know. There is no band out there that brings the fire, the screaming, and the general kickass awesomeness of both worlds better together than AMON AMARTH. These Swedes keep getting stronger and have been part of the Wacken journey since 1999! Next year, they will bring out the „Beserker“ in all of us for an impressive ninth time at the Wacken Open Air.
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70,000Tons Of Metal Announces First Bands For 2019 Excursion

When I announced the performer lineup for the 2019 “ShipRocked” Cruise (seen HERE), a lot of Metalheads were wondering just what in the heck was going on with the announcement for the 2019 “70K Tons Of Metal” excursion since that usually came up in July. Well, as the saying goes “it’s better late than never” as the first details and bands have been lined out. Read on down below.

The Announcement:
60 Bands, 4 Days, 1 Cruise Ship, and only 3000 Tickets. This is 70000TONS OF METAL™, The Original, The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise!

On 70000TONS OF METAL™ you get unrestricted festival access to all 120 live shows on board, 70000TONS™ OF KARAOKE until sunrise, Jamming With Waters In International Waters – the Official 70000TONS OF METAL™ All Star Jam which writes Heavy Metal History every year, Clinics and Work-Shops with the musicians, our infamous Belly Flop Contest, Shore Excursions with your favorite artists, and much more!
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“Lords Of Depravity” Vol. II by Sodom

Artist: Sodom
Title: “Lords Of Depravity” Vol. II
Label: SPV Records
Release Date: 7/13/2010
Genre: Thrash Metal
Rating: 4/5

Even though I fully realize that Sodom is one of the “Big Three” when it comes to the German Thrash Metal movement, I was never one of those listeners that followed their career. It was nothing personal of course because what I heard I enjoyed to some extent, but when it came down to it they were a band that friends followed while I opted for the likes of Kreator and Destruction. That being said, it was great to get my hands on a copy of “Lords Of Depravity 2” since it not only gives you a documentary that others of its kind will fall before in humility but it also presents the bands full concert from Wacken Open Air in celebration of their 25th Anniversary. With the two unique parts, I have decided to separate my views on the release so please read on.

DVD1: “Historical Depravity”: The first DVD is a look at the bands time from the years 1995 up until the anniversary show in 2007 so before you watch this part you might want to skim through “Lords Of Depravity, Vol. I” again to refresh your Metal memory banks. Like its predecessor, the documentary is completely in German, but you do get sub-titles that will help you understand what is going on. Of course if you speak or understand German then you are ahead of the rest of us. The documentary runs about 200 minutes so you are assured to get your fill of all the details on their lives and I found that to be something to applaud about. Without ruining the sum of the piece, I will say how I found it interesting that even a band like Sodom found the “Grunge Era” of music affecting their livelihood. Living in the states, I felt that only our music industry had given up on the glories of the super powered Metal way, but apparently this resonated around the globe as well. It was also interesting to learn about Tom’s participation in a “Metal Drinking Songs’ band as that seemed like a lot of fun. I would love to find a copy of that someday even though I don’t speak a word of German. Well, outside of “Prost” that is, and I guess for that kind of band that is all I need to know. Since this documentary picks up where the first volume left off we find the band members examining the albums that were released during this time and the members of the group that Sodom had on each of them.
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