METAL NEWS: Megadeth, Alestorm, Bloody Hammers, Judas Priest & Desertfest Belgium

10151973_10151951425147330_52279201622110294_nFirst of all some news about Megadeth. Megadeth has canceled immediate tour plans (and therefore will not play Graspop) as bassist David Ellefson and his family mourn the loss of his brother, who passed away on May 19, in Minneapolis, Minn. after battling cancer.


The pirate metalheads from Alestorm, a band I re-discovered lately, is about to release a new album.You can now preorder their upcoming album “SUNSET ON THE GOLDEN AGE” from the Napalm Records webstore!

The new BLOODY HAMMERS Album Under Satan’s Sun is coming out soon:
30. May 2014 G/A/S, FIN & Benelux
02. June 2014 UK & Rest of Europe
04. June 2014 ESP/SWE/NOR
10. June 2014 USA/CAN

10371642_10152365696663965_3169125613495346806_nAlso Judas Priest is about to release a new album called ‘Redeemer of Soulse and its available for pre-order now! It will be made available from Epic Records on Tuesday, July 15th, 2014, as both a standard version and a deluxe edition with five bonus tracks. When asked what fans can expect from Priest’s 17th album overall, guitarist Glenn Tipton replied, “Sometimes in the past we may have come under fire for being too adventurous musically – so we have listened!! From start to finish ‘Redeemer of Souls’ is 13 songs of pure classic Priest metal!!” Judas Priest is Rob Halford (vocals), Glenn Tipton (guitar), Richie Faulkner (guitar), Ian Hill (bass), and Scott Travis (drums).

It has also been confirmed that Judas Priest will be playing selected dates in support of ‘Redeemer of Souls,’ with a full listing and details to follow soon via the band’s official site.


Desertfest Belgium add TRUCKFIGHTERS, BRANT BJORK presents Low Desert Punk, PONTIAK, SATAN’S SATYRS, STEAK & SARDONIS to Desertfest Belgium’s line-up, set to take place October 10-12th at TRIX, Antwerp!

The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ALL THEM WITCHES, BRANT BJORK presents Low Desert Punk, ELECTRIC WIZARD, KADAVAR, MONKEY3, PALLBEARER, SATAN’S SATYRS, PONTIAK, SARDONIS, STEAK, TRUCKFIGHTERS, YOB and YOUR HIGHNESS. Many more bands will be announced soon!

The Early Bird tickets including accommodation sold out in only two weeks time but regular 3 Day Combi Tickets are available now and cost €90 (excl. service costs) in presale. Get them through our official website! Day tickets will be made available later on.


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