Posts Tagged “Organizers”

In 2010, the organizers of Holland’s highly acclaimed Roadburn Festival invited Tom Gabriel Warrior, founder of Hellhammer, Celtic Frost, and Triptykon, to act as the curator. Under the banner of Only Death Is Real, Roadburn 2010 thus became the venue for the presentation of Triptykon’s newly-released debut album, “Eparistera Daimones” ( reviewed here ), as well as Triptykon’s first official live appearance

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Less than a month after it was announced that classic late ’80s /early ’90s California thrashers DARK ANGEL would reunite for a number of shows next year — including an appearance at the Keep It True XVII festival, set to take place April 25-26, 2014 at Tauberfrankenhalle in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany — the Keep It True organizers have canceled the band’s participation at the event.

Their official statement on the matter reads as follows:

“There have been many turbulences around the DARK ANGEL reunion and their show at Keep It True lately. Right now it looks like there are two separate sections, with on the one hand Don Doty [vocals] and Eric Meyer [guitar], and on the other hand Gene Hoglan [drums] and Jim Durkin [guitar], who fight each other with almost daily statements about who is the real DARK ANGEL. We watched this quietly for some days and hoped that all will be sorted out, but it seems there is no satisfying solution for everyone.

Keep It True stands for many years for honesty and credibility and we fear that these actions around the DARK ANGEL reunion can put damage on the good name of the festival. So we decided that NO version of DARK ANGEL will play on Keep It True 2014. We do not want to be in the middle of a fight where there is no end in sight.

“I hope you all understand our decision. We know some of you will be disappointed, but this is the only way for us. We will now look for a different Saturday headliner.”

DARK ANGEL‘s management issued a statement yesterday accusing the band’s original lead singer, Don Doty, of displaying a “lack of responsibility” by posting “false information” and starting “unfounded rumors” that have been “creating confusion” among the group’s fans. The management confirmed that DARK ANGEL will reform for a limited number of appearances in 2014 with a lineup that will feature Gene Hoglan (drums), Jim Durkin (guitar), Ron Rinehart (vocals) and Michael Gonzalez (bass).

Doty made an online posting earlier this week in which he claimed that Hoglan would not take part in the DARK ANGEL reunion because Gene was “unable to make the practices” due to his “many commitments.”

DARK ANGEL guitarist Jim Durkin said in a statement last month that any talk of the band’s reunion was “premature,” and added that “when I was last in the band, Ron Rinehart was my singer. And IF the band were to come back and continue. he would STILL be my singer. He was our rock when we needed him and there is NO WAY I would do this without him. He and I talk daily and are as close now as ever. If anything, all this talk has brought us all back into more frequent contact! Which is a wonderful thing.”

DARK ANGEL released two albums with Don Doty on vocals — 1984’s “We Have Arrived” and 1986’s “Darkness Descends” — before he exited the group and was replaced by Ron Rinehart (after a brief stint with Jim Drabos in 1987). The band issued two more studio LPs — 1989’s “Leave Scars” and 1991’s “Time Does Not Heal” — before calling it quits in 1992. Rinehart, Hoglan and Meyer reassembled DARK ANGEL more than a decade ago but were forced to abandon their reunion plans after health issues reportedly put an end to Rinehart‘s singing career.

Asked what he has been doing since leaving DARK ANGEL in 1987, Doty told Germany’s Radio Gehacktes last month: “It’s a long story, and at the same time, it’s a short one. I basically started a family and showed up to my last show [with DARK ANGEL] and told the guys, ‘Hey, look, [I have a] baby [on the way] and I can’t be on the road and do the family thing; it was just too hard for me. There were too many beautiful women in the world and there were too many other opportunities to go off the deep end, and I just could not do that. So with that being said, I took a step back and I told the guys, ‘There will be a day and I will come back and we will finish what we started.”

Doty added that his reasons for wanting to put DARK ANGEL back together are pure. “I’m here for the fans, because they’ve been there for me and it’s their turn,” he said. “Let’s get back and let’s have some fun.”

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Belgian metallers CHANNEL ZERO have posted a four-minute video tribute to their fallen drummer, Phil Baheux, who passed away this past Saturday (August 10) at the age of 45. Check it out below.

CHANNEL ZERO is scheduled to pay tribute to Phil Baheux tonight (Wednesday, August 14) by playing a short acoustic set on the stage of the Mont des Arts at the Brussels Summer Festival.

For all the bandmembers, as well as for the fans, this will be an homage to the musician and the man Phil Baheux used to be.

The organizers will install a big screen on stage for this occasion.

All other previously announced CHANNEL ZERO shows will be canceled due to this tragic event.

Baheux founded CHANNEL ZERO in 1990, along with singer Franky De Smet-Van Damme and bassist Tino De Martino. In 2010, they reformed the band with the addition of American guitarist Mikey Doling [SNOT, SOULFLY].

At the time of Phil‘s death, the band was in the process of recording a new studio album.

CHANNEL ZERO‘s latest album, “Feed ‘Em With A Brick”, received a wider European release in June 2012 via Graviton Music Services. The CD, which was originally made available in June 2011 in Belgium, Holland and Luxembourg through Roadrunner Records, was recorded at a Los Angeles-area studio with producer Logan Mader (MACHINE HEAD, SOULFLY, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, DEVILDRIVER, GOJIRA).

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Organizers of the Keep It True Festival in Germany have announced that the Saturday headliner will be the reunited Dark Angel, with original vocalist Don Doty, Eric Meyer (Guitars), Mike Gonzalez (Bass) and new guitarist Justin Zych. Thought not officially confirmed, the announcement hints that drummer Gene Hoglan may return as well

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Motorhead played a shortened set at this year’s edition of the Wacken Open Air festival, and front man Lemmy has recently been going through health issues that caused the cancellation of several shows. Now the organizers of the Wacken festival have issued the following statement about the performance: “Motörhead rocked the Black Stage for more than 30 minutes and Lemmy gave everything he´s got to play an amazing live show. “He’s keeping well – but the temperatures and circumstances lead to the point that continuing the show would have lead to a loss of quality

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The organizers of the Wacken Open Air festival have commented on MOTÖRHEAD’s abbreviated performance at this year’s event due to frontman Lemmy Kilmister’s health.

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We are so excited about next weekend's Heavy MTL festival that we are doing a second ticket giveaway for the big festival happening in Montreal from August 10th – 11th. Rob Zombie, Avenged Sevenfold, Megadeth, Danzig, Children of Bodom, Mastodon and At The Gates…and those are just the headliners! We have arranged with the organizers of the fest …

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Modeling the event on the annual Record Store Day, the organizers created something, that can please the true lovers of vintage formats.

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“Captive Bolt Pistol”, a brand new song from reactivated British extreme metal pioneers CARCASS, is featured on “Hell Is Here”, a sampler from the organizers of Germany’s Party.San Metal Open Air festival.

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The organizers of the Bloodstock festival have checked in with the following announcement about confirming more bands for this year’s edition: “Here at Bloodstock HQ we are excited to announce a whole batch of new additions for all three stages. There’s only seven weeks left to the most metal weekend of the year!! Have you got your tickets yet?! “Opening Friday’s main stage, and fresh off the back of the release of ‘IV’, their first album in ten years, are British post metallers, Earthzone 9

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