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SABATON just sold out also Sports Hall in Zlin!

Popular Swedes SABATON are now on a world tour with current studio album "Heroes". During their tour they will stop twice in the Czech Republic. However tickets to their concerts are not available anymore. Karlin Forum Hall in Prague is sold out already for three weeks and now is also Euronics Sports Hall in Zlin!


American Legend DOG EAT DOG will celebrate its 25th anniversary at Masters of Rock!
A vacant spot following cancellation of CREMATORY performance, will be filled with American gang DOG EAT DOG. John, Dave and Brandon (with Roger) will play their crossover for the very first time in history of our festival. Their bouncy hits like "Who's the King?", "If These Are Good Times" or "Rocky" are well known by several generations of great music fans.
What else? DOG EAT DOG will surely enjoy their Masters of Rock gig, because they will celebrate their 25th anniversary there. And we together with them! We can look forward to XIII. annual festival, to "All Boro Kings"!
Listen to another song from U.D.O.’s upcoming album - it sounds superbly!

Tomorrow - on January 23rd - new album of Udo Dirkschneider and his bande will be released. U.D.O.’s fans and regular visitors on our website know that the fifteenth studio work will be named "Decadent". The first title song from it we have heard already (see video clip here), now the second tasting is out - the brutal assault to our ears called "Pain". Listen to it here.
It looks like the metal machine U.D.O. is in full force. And also will be in July, when it will return after four-year break to Masters of Rock festival!

NIGHTWISH announced tracklist and formats of upcoming studio album.
Naturalist Charles Darwin concluded his book "The Origin of Species" with following words: "There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved." Exactly these words have NIGHTWISH borrowed for the title of such anticipated album "Endless Forms Most Beautiful".

Recording, which will be out on March 27th, will contain 11 tracks:
01. Shudder Before the Beautiful
02. Weak Fantasy
03. Élan
04. Yours Is an Empty Hope
05. Our Decades in the Sun
06. My Walden
07. Endless Forms Most Beautiful
08. Edema Ruh
09. Alpenglow
10. The Eyes of Sharbat Gula
11. The Greatest Show on Earth

Also from us you know that we would be able to evaluate the novelty already on February 13th - by the first single "Élan".
NIGHTWISH fans could choose from several formats. Eighth studio album will come out as a classic jewel CD, double LP, Digibook with two CD’s and 3-CD Earbook.
In just two months it’s here - a new album of Masters of Rock festival headliner, for the first time with the voice of Floor Jansen!


Gothic metallers CREMATORY cancel concerts, also their Masters of Rock participation!
With great regret we inform you that the gothic metal giants CREMATORY canceled also their premiere show at the festival in Vizovice. As a reason they plainly mentioned disagreements within the band, but they believe that they can and will solve them. Next year, when CREMATORY would celebrate their 25th anniversary, they will perform at the Masters of Rock and bring a brand new album there!
Also on behalf of the band we thank you for your understanding and rest assured we are working diligently on festival line-up satisfactory addition.


SERIOUS BLACK introduced the first video clip from their debut album which could be heard live at Masters of Rock!
The new supergroup SERIOUS BLACK featuring Urban breed - vocals (TRAIL OF MURDER, ex-BLOODBOUND, TAD MOROSE), Roland Grapow - guitars (MASTERPLAN, ex-HELLOWEEN), Dominik Sebastian - guitars (EDENBRIDGE), Mario Lochert - bass (EMERGENCY GATE, ex-VISIONS OF ATLANTIS), Jan Vacik - keys (ex-DREAMSCAPE) and Thomen Stauch - drums (ex-BLIND GUARDIAN, COLDSEED) will release album "As Daylight Breaks" tomorrow. We are pretty convinced that melodic power metal fans will savor this international band’s debut CD. Here is the proof - the first official video clip for the song "High and Low". You would surely agree too…
SERIOUS BLACK will play their premiere gig as a guest during sold-out concert of HAMMERFALL (6. 2. 2015 in Prague) and then we will see them in July at the Masters of Rock. Be there and secure your ticket to Vizovice fest for a discounted price from here or thru Metaltix.


LORDI will soon embark on a tour - with two stops in the Czech Republic and with a couple of special guests!

Finnish horror ensemble LORDI will take off for Tour Force One at the very end of January and during the last weekend in February it will land also in the Czech Republic. The band invites you to a brand new show in revised costumes and masks, full of hits and best pieces from their new album - on Friday, 27. 2. 2015 to Masters of Rock Café in Zlin and on Saturday, February 28 to MeetFactory Prague.
As a support bands and tour guests will be performing Germans PALACE, which play excellent heavy metal for already 25 years. Play aloud their video clip for "Between Heaven and Hell". Also Italians SINHERESY, who make melodic symphonic metal. How great they can play and how lovely Cecilia sings check in the video for "Temptation Flame". To come to the concert soon will pay off…
And don’t miss your ticket! Order it - to Zlin or to Prague - from this website or purchase it in the pre-sales networks.


EPICA’s Prague show is another sold out concert of the year!
After totally sold out concerts of Norsemen HAMMERFALL (6. 2.) and SABATON (7. 2.) in Prague, we are happy to announce that the gig of Dutch band EPICA is also sold out. EPICA and their special guests DRAGONFORCE will star on Tuesday, January 20th at MeetFactory Prague, where these sextets will perform - aside from their best known hits - songs from their current, sixth studio albums „The Quantum Enigma“ resp. „Maximum Overload“.

17:45 - 18:45 … Meet & Greet with EPICA (V.I.P. tickets holders)
19:00 … Doors open
19:30 - 20:00 … DIABLO BLVD
20:15 - 21:05 … DRAGONFORCE
21:30 - 23:30 … EPICA


Superb SABATON have sold out Karlin Forum Prague a month before their concert!

Yes, that’s correct. Favorite Swedes rumble halls worldwide, including the Czech Republic. Prague hall is sold out a month in advance! So the only chance to secure your ticket for the February SABATON concert on tour with current album is to buy a ticket to Euronics Sports Hall in Zlin (08/02). But don’t hesitate too long. We are sure also this gig will be sold out. SABATON on world tour are accompanied by the Dutch DELAIN and Finns BATTLE BEAST, both bands with beautiful female vocals.


Prague gig of EPICA and DRAGONFORCE is almost sold out!
Symphonic metal outfit EPICA will hit the road already next week - onto second part of Enigma European Tour. As a very special guest will travel with them power metal band DRAGONFORCE and hard rock / heavy metal gang DIABLO BLVD will commence the evening.
Attention! Don’t hesitate with the purchase of tickets for January 20th gig, the club is to-date almost sold out! Tickets are still available on this address or in pre-sales networks.
The lucky ones who purchased V.I.P. ticket package will personally meet EPICA members before the concert, from 17:45 to 18:45. Entire program will be announced next week.
Pretty interesting invitation for the tour, full of excellent shots, watch here.


From St. Petersburg to Vizovice - classic hard rock of Russian REDS'COOL will sound at Masters too.
We will be witnesses of another premiere during the upcoming Masters of Rock festival. Premiere of the band from the city of Peter the Great - REDS'COOL. Five-piece which mangles melodic hard rock since 2009, these days plays in following line-up: Slava Spark (vocals), Sergey Fedotov (guitar), Ilya Smirnov (guitar, back-vocals), Dmitry Pronin (bass, back-vocals) and Andrey Kruglov (drums). REDS'COOL have released two interesting albums so far. Their debut "Attraction" contains the hit "One Night" which occupied top of the charts not only in Russia. Listen to it here. And album "Bad Story", which is out there since the summer of 2013 can be played from this link.
St. Petersburg based REDS'COOL went on tour with UFO and BLACK STAR RIDERS last year. Before that they stood on the same stage with bands like WHITESNAKE, U.D.O., KINGDOM COME, GRAVE DIGGER, LORDI, W.A.S.P., GOTTHARD and with fellow countrymen GORKY PARK. They performed also with Joe Lynn Turner and Doro Pesch.You will love catchy music and festival show of REDS'COOL at Masters of Rock! Especially if you belong among the 80’s European metal fans. Don’t miss it…


First domestic bands for Masters of Rock 2015 confirmed!

Music made by Bohemians and Moravians will be represented on main Ronnie James Dio Stage as well. As the first delegates of Czech production during 13th annual festival we announce metal veterans ARAKAIN. 20th anniversary will celebrate with us “crazy” rockers HARLEJ. The notorious hits will perform band founded already in 1981, classic rock TURBO. Next year’s visit will be their premiere attendance at Masters. Another celebration - already of a quarter-century of existence - will offer crossover gang DARK GAMBALLE, which will bring their forthcoming album "Panoptikaria" to Vizovice. Guys also plan to christen it there on stage. Masters of Rock 2015 now offers 35 reasons to attend and more bands will be announced after the New Year...
Dear Friends, Pragokoncert team wishes you Happy Holidays, all the best for a New Year and great music live. Be good and stay Masters of Rock!!!


NIGHTWISH have announced details about their upcoming album!

It's little bit closer again… Band around splendid Floor Jansen came up with the details of the upcoming, long awaited album. We know date of its release already - it will be out on March 27th, 2015, and it will be named "Endless Forms Most Beautiful". Take a look at more than interesting cover here.
To listen and memorize hits from the upcoming album before the Masters of Rock festival, which NIGHTWISH will headline in July 2015, we still have full three months. Let’s look forward to it...!


Another reason why to attend Metalfest Open Air in Pilsen - it is named HEIDEVOLK!
Pagan / folk metal fans will be pleased with news about participation of another master of these styles at MOA 2015. It will be three years since the Vikings from Holland lifted Pilsen fans’ mood for the first and so far the last time, so it's time to invite them back. Six representatives of the "heaths people" will arrive with modified line-up and will introduce their new vocalist Lars Vogel to us. A few days ago - as is customary in the band - he got nickname Lars Vellenknotscher - translated as a night owl, but surely with another meaning as well :o) But mostly, HEIDEVOLK will bring a brand new album. Its recording was done in late November. The fifth studio album should be released in March 2015 and if it would sound as good as "Batavi" it will be outrageous.
Next to band EQUILIBRIUM, HEIDEVOLK is another reason for fans of folk metal to participate at Metalfest during the first June weekend.
Let’s pay tribute to their goddess named "Nehalennia"!


Pilsner amphitheater will change into the battlefield - warriors MAJESTY will attend Metalfest 2015.
An incredible energy during the sixth annual festival will be given away by bunch of warmen MAJESTY, which is connected with Czech fans by firm bond. It sounds incredible, but this band from Germany, which is famous for great guitar riffs, bass and drum rhythms harmony, heroic themed lyrics and mainly for distinctive frontman and composer Tarek, has been out there for already eighteen years. During that time, thanks to the catchy heavy metal anthems, they have found a lot of devoted fans who will surely create noisy rumble at Metalfest Pilsen. Thus MAJESTY ranks alongside ACCEPT, ARCH ENEMY, EDGUY, ELUVEITIE, MOONSPELL, AMARANTHE, OVERKILL, TESTAMENT (and many others), for which it is worth to buy a ticket to Lochotin Cirque. Until the end of December for only EUR 38.- !


Metal legends live - METAL ALL STARS - announces new date of Prague show!
European tour of stellar project METAL ALL STARS, due to last minute engagements of a few of the artists in the lineup rescheduled to spring 2015, confirms its first new term. The term of concert in Prague, which is the first gig confirmed in the new schedule! The three-hour rumble of the biggest names of the world’s metal scene will take place on Friday, April 24th, 2015 in the new hall Forum Karlin Prague.

Undoubtedly the biggest attractions of project are voice and guitar of Zakk Wylde. He will play BLACK LABEL SOCIETY hits and maybe even some stuff from years spent with Ozzy Osbourne. The greatest hits of DREAM THEATER will sing their vocalist James LaBrie. Joey Belladonna of ANTHRAX will perform not only hits of his home band but also those of BLACK SABBATH and RAINBOW. Cronos - frontman of English VENOM - will play and roar as well. Many will be delighted by the presence of former longtime frontman of prog-metal legends QUEENSRŸCHE - Geoff Tate will sing to us. Dave Ellefson - cofounder and member of MEGADETH - will torture his bass guitar. Thrash metal and art of band TESTAMENT will be represented by Chuck Billy. As a newly confirmed member of star squad was added former voice of IRON MAIDEN Paul Di'Anno. Leading figure of DEATH DEALER Ross the Boss will recall years spent (not only) with MANOWAR. Also brothers Vinny Appice and Carmine Appice, who left their artistic creation on many BLACK SABBATH, DIO, VANILLA FUDGE or CACTUS albums will arrive. The guest of the only METAL ALL STARS show in the Czech Republic will also be talented guitarist Gus G., known mainly as a member of FIREWIND as well as the colleague of Mr. Osbourne. From Ozzy's band is also coming Rob Blasko Nicholson, who spent long years with Rob Zombie. And as it happens, a female vocal can’t be missing on these monstrous projects. It will represented by Kobra Paige of KOBRA AND THE LOTUS band. Her setlist is more than a colorful and in addition to her hits she will offer those of IRON MAIDEN, BLACK SABBATH, MOTÖRHEAD and MANOWAR!

Before them our eardrums will be massaged by two bands from California - five-pieces CAGE and SUPERFIX. CAGE have been on heavy metal scene for 22 years and have huge fan base overseas. Mainly thanks to melodic heavy / power metal production and concert show filled with energy (IRON MAIDEN or JUDAS PRIEST would not take with them on tour just anybody), as well as the figure of frontman Sean Peck, who is currently also the voice of the group DEATH DEALER.
SUPERFIX is a young band, but its alternative hard rock / metal will catch your ears right from the first notes. The main character of the group is Kalen Chase, who spent several years with the band KORN.

Tickets for the show of world’s metal scene on Friday April 24, 2015, available from this web or thru the usual presale offices cost EUR 31.- (general admission), EUR 38.- (standing below stage) and EUR 52.- (balcony seating). In addition to concert ticket you can also purchase ticket for a personal meeting with all METAL ALL STARS before the show (photo shooting session, signing session, tour-shirt and poster) - it costs EUR 60.-.
Previously purchased tickets (for the original date) remain valid. If new date is not convenient for you, your ticket could be returned where purchased. However, please no later than January 31st, 2015 - after this deadline it will no longer be possible to return it!


Another premiere at Metalfest - Swedish seven CIVIL WAR is going to play for the first time in Pilsen!
The band comprised of former members of SABATON led by singer Nils Patrik Johansson received excellent reviews of debut album "The Killer Angels", which was released last spring. The band CIVIL WAR is getting ready edition of the album for April / May 2015 and if guys will keep the line and are going to play same pretty good mixture of power and heavy metal, it will be a blast.
Like their show at Metalfest Open Air 2015, where they will come the very first time in the history of the festival. If all goes well we would hear hits from the brand new album as one of the first ones. We can look forward to old-school high-pitched voice of Nils Patrik, to talented Magnificent Seven, to melodic metal of CIVIL WAR in Pilsen! Skål!
Do you know? "I Will Rule the Universe".


NIGHTWISH brings details regarding the first single from forthcoming album today.
Floor, Tuomas, Marco & Co. - Finland based band NIGHTWISH came today with information that heralds the arrival of its new record. The first single from the upcoming album will be called “Élan” and we would be able to listen to it on February 13th of next year.
Commented NIGHTWISH keyboardist and songwriter Tuomas Holopainen: “The underlying theme of the song is nothing less than the meaning of life, which can be something different for all of us. It’s important to surrender yourself to the occasional “free fall” and not to fear the path less travelled by.
We can look forward to a great song from the new album of NIGHTWISH, as well as the previous seven CD’s, at the festival Masters of Rock 2015!


BLIND GUARDIAN - in May live in Zlin, in January with a new album, already now with the first single.
Today metal’s most epic storytellers, BLIND GUARDIAN, will release their long-awaited new concept album “Beyond the Red Mirror” in the end of January 2015. As a sequel to “Imaginations from the Other Side” released twenty years earlier it will be out after the longest creative break in the history of the band.
In addition to the melodic, always innovative and groovy power metal on the tenth studio album of the German quartet there could be found also three classical choirs (from Prague, Budapest and Boston) plus two grand orchestras - each featuring ninety musicians. As always it will be great...
BLIND GUARDIAN has offered the first taste of the record - they released the single “Twilight of the Gods”, which is accompanied with the lyrics video. Listen to it from here and don’t miss the only BLIND GUARDIAN concert for the Czech Republic - on May 24th, 2015 in Masters of Rock Café Zlin.
Order your ticket for the introductory price of EUR 25.- (price valid until mid-December) from this website or buy it in pre-sales networks.


NIGHTWISH working on new album - Eighth making-of clip posted online.
Finland based symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH, festival Masters of Rock 2015 headliner, have released the eighth in a series of video clips featuring footage from the making of the band's new studio album, due in the spring of 2015. In this episode, the band is visiting the rainy city of London to record the choir, orchestral parts and percussion for the new CD at Angel Studios. Check it out here. Symphonic metal fans, now just look forward to the spring, to certainly superior album and then to the summer, to party with Floor Jansen and NIGHTWISH at Masters!