We announce AMARANTHE and BLOODBOUND signing sessions’ schedule at Winter Masters of Rock.
Popular Swedish bands AMARANTHE and BLOODBOUND will introduce their new albums during live premiere at Winter Masters in Zlin. In the case of AMARANTHE it will be a European premiere, BLOODBOUND will present in world premiere! Naturally, when BLOODBOUND record will be out a day before Winter Masters of Rock. You will be the first ones (in BLOODBOUND case) who could buy mentioned albums and at the same time you will be able to have them signed by artists. For the very first time in history of the Winter Masters we manage also signing sessions for you! They will take place inside of a R. Jelínek Distillery tent - in front of the Euronics hall (south side). When?
There you go:BLOODBOUND: 17:30 - 18:30
AMARANTHE: 21:00 - 22:00
Don’t miss one of the original gifts available at the fest. New CD with Scandinavian artists’ signatures are waiting for you :-)
Winter Masters of Rock after-party held again in Masters of Rock Café! Vote for DVD’s which you want to watch in a club.
For those waiting for their transportation or for those full of energy to party after Winter Masters :o) we traditionally organize after-party at the Masters of Rock Café. Again, there will we premiere screening of Masters of Rock 2014 DVD and then we will play DVD’s by your taste. You can vote for them on this site - in the Poll section from now until Saturday morning.
Masters of Rock Café in Zlin - Čepkov (map here) will be open on Saturday, 22nd of November 2014 as follows:
11:00 to 18:00 and then
24:00 to 05:00 for Winter Masters of Rock after-party
2DVD Masters of Rock 2014 for special introductory price of CZK 250.- (price valid only that day) will be on sale also in our club.
We look forward to your visit!
The 10th annual Winter Masters of Rock is approaching! We will announce sixteen bands for Masters and Metalfest 2015 there!
Already this Saturday, November 22nd at 11:30 gates of Euronics Sports Hall in Zlin will be opened for metal fans and twelve-hour music marathon called Winter Masters of Rock will break out at 1pm. The festival program can be found on this website under Winter MOR menu tab. Line-up consists of two U.S. bands, two from Sweden and four bands from Germany led by EDGUY. But you already well know it. So we decided to bring festival information, news and attractions we prepare for you every day until its beginning.
One of the regular bonuses that Winter Masters visitors are awaiting is that they - you - will find out newly confirmed bands for next summer Masters and Metalfest 2015. We don’t want to keep you in suspense, but on that day we will notify you as the first ones about the first two headliners and two co-headliners for each day of the Masters. Also you will learn the name of absolute headliner of Metalfest and name of headliner for the second MOA day. In total we will introduce sixteen confirmed bands for both fests! And it will be huge.
At the same time you can purchase tickets for Masters and Metalfest 2015 for discounted price at Winter Masters of Rock box office, which is already common bonus :) And the prices? Masters of Rock 2015 will be available for EUR 43.- and Metalfest 2015 for EUR 35.-. Check these pages regularly, more news coming soon!
TESTAMENT will do rumble and also will introduce new album at Metalfest Open Air 2015.
Yes, thrash metal legend founded in mid 80's in the blessed area of San Francisco Bay will arrive onto the 6th annual festival in Bohemia. TESTAMENT
during those thirty years enriched the world with ten studio records; so far the last one "Dark Roots of Earth
" was released in the summer of 2012 and in the US Billboard 200
it reached the highest (12th) rankings of all albums in the band's history. Enjoy "More Than Meets The Eye
" and "Native Blood
Vocalist Chuck Billy, guitarists Eric Peterson and Alex Skolnick, bassist Steve DiGiorgio (who re-joined band this January) and drummer Gene Hoglan are completing work on their new album these days. If all goes as planned, it could get into our players in April 2015, just weeks before Metalfest.
TESTAMENT are known for entertaining not only their fans but also themselves during their concerts. We believe that the very same we can expect in the spring in Pilsen, where TESTAMENT will perform alongside ARCH ENEMY, MOONSPELL, OVERKILL, EQUILIBRIUM, UNLEASHED, INSOMNIUM, TANKARD, VISIONS OF ATLANTIS and other metal band. Get your three-day festival ticket for only EUR 37.- (for the price valid until the end of November or while limited stocks last) from this site or thru Metaltix
Mega show METAL ALL STARS in Prague will be opened by bands CAGE and SUPERFIX.
Just three weeks to go to the moment the brightest stars of metal heaven will land on the podium of Forum Karlin hall. Bombastic project METAL ALL STARS - BEATFEST will be held on Saturday, December 6th 2014 and in Prague will be represented by Zakk Wylde (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, Ozzy), James LaBrie (DREAM THEATER), Joey Belladonna (ANTHRAX), Geoff Tate (ex-QUEENSRŸCHE), Chuck Billy (TESTAMENT), Cronos (VENOM), Dave Ellefson (MEGADETH), Gus G. (FIREWIND, Ozzy), Vinny Appice (ex-BLACK SABBATH, DIO), Blasko (Ozzy, Rob Zombie), Ross the Boss (ex-MANOWAR, DEATH DEALER), Carmine Appice (KING KOBRA, VANILLA FUDGE) and bonnie Kobra Paige (KOBRA AND THE LOTUS).Before them our eardrums will be massaged by two bands from California - five-pieces CAGE and SUPERFIX. CAGE are 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. The first December Saturday in Prague will belong to monstrous project METAL ALL STARS and its guests - to bands CAGE and SUPERFIX.
Experience the most famous metal musicians of all times in one night on one stage! Tickets for the show from EUR 31.- are available from this site as well as thru the usual ticket offices.
BLOODBOUND - after the first track from the upcoming album introduced the first video clip.
You already know from us that the Swedish metal outfit BLOODBOUND will present its brand new album at upcoming Winter Masters of Rock in worldwide premiere. It will be out just one day before the festival and the band already introduced the first clip. Watch the video for power metal hit full of chorals - for the title track "Stormborn
". And be there when BLOODBOUND will play it live on Saturday, November 22nd, 2014 in Zlin - for the very first time!
We announce special guest of TERRANA band tour - sexy vixens THE AGONY will accompany it around Czech Republic.
THE AGONY is the only purely female group playing heavy rock in the Czech Republic today. They appeared in April 2013 on domestic scene and their hallmarks are English lyrics, hard riffs, fast and precise rhythm section and especially the energy that radiates from them at every show. Quartet from Prague has released debut "Loud and Furious
" and have got several video clips already, including the one for the current single "Give It to Me
The band consist of Nikola Kandoussi (guitar / vocals), Katie Skatie (bass / vocals), Tereza Pšenčíková (lead guitar) and only fifteen years old Jenny (drums). Spontaneity of this four-piece certainly impresses fans of hard rock. Judge for yourself from mentioned video clip
Trio TERRANA - drummer Mike, Fabri Kiarelli and Alberto Bollati - will soon embarks on its first tour titled Sexy Tour 2014
, where it will introduce (not only) its debut album. It should be out on November 29th. Mike & Co. will play in six clubs in the Czech Republic:
2. 12. 2014 - Prague, Nová Chmelnice
3. 12. 2014 - Pilsen, Divadlo Pod Lampou
4. 12. 2014 - Brno, Melodka
6. 12. 2014 - Zlin, Masters of Rock Café
7. 12. 2014 - Pardubice, ABC klub
8. 12. 2014 - Ostrava, Garage Club
Get your ticket for EUR 20.- from this website or in TicketPortal, TicketPro and TicketArt networks.
ARCH ENEMY launches official live video from Masters of Rock 2014 festival.
Melodic death metal icon, Swedish band ARCH ENEMY, released the album "War Eternal
" at the beginning of June, which presented to a full pit a month later at Masters of Rock in Vizovice. We were very curious about CD with new vocalist Alissa White-Gluz, as well as about her show with ARCH ENEMY, and surely we would agree that Angela’s successor is brilliant!
The band recorded its festival performance and now you can watch the clip for the song from current album - „As the Pages Burn
. You will find it also on festival DVD, which will be available for purchase on November 22nd - at Winter Masters of Rock in Zlin. And remember, ARCH ENEMY will raise hell at Metalfest in Pilsen next year (June 5th to 7th, 2015)!
NIGHTWISH introduced a special video for hit Last Ride of the Day.
Finnish symphonic metal sextet NIGHTWISH, currently working on a new album, pleased its fans by posting the video clip for hockey anthem "Last Ride of the Day
". Hit from so far the last album the band played and Floor Jansen sang during Imaginaerum World Tour
on more than a hundred stages in front of more than 1.5 million metalheads. Let’s hope that the new, yet untitled album of NIGHTWISH will be great and full of world-class metal. Same as their wild show at Masters of Rock in Vizovice (July 9th - 12th, 2015) - the first festival that band confirmed for the upcoming season.
BLOODBOUND - first new track released just before Winter Masters of Rock festival!
Fans of anthem heavy/power metal know about BLOODBOUND
’s qualities. The Swedes' new and highly-anticipated record “Stormborn
” will see the light of day on November 21st. It will happen just one day prior 10th annual Winter Masters of Rock in Zlin, where the 6th studio album of BLOODBOUND will be introduced in worldwide premiere! „Iron Throne
“, a brand new song, is available for streaming here
And also several high-class musicians are enthusiastic about „Stormborn
Joacim Cans (HAMMERFALL): „My favourite Swedish metal band has done it again! As metal as it gets!
Joakim Brodén (SABATON): „Great melodies and one of the best voices in metal right now! This is the future of Power Metal!
Pär Sundström (SABATON): „Bloodbound is just getting better and better and with their new album they are on top of their genre.
Be there too, when BLOODBOUND will rock Euronics Sports Hall in Zlin, CZ - on Saturday, November 22nd. In company with EDGUY, MORBID ANGEL, VAN CANTO, AMARANTHE, LIZZY BORDEN, HEAVATAR and WINTERSTORM.
Arjen Lucassen and Anneke van Giersbergen in a joint project - soon with a new album, then live at the Masters of Rock 2015!
Dutch guitarist and composer, father of the project AYREON Arjen Lucassen started in spring collaboration with the singer, former THE GATHERING vocalist Anneke van Giersbergen. The result of their joint effort is a new project called THE GENTLE STORM
. Duo is completing work on a conceptual double album these days, where we could find both classics meet metal and acoustic folk-rock. Its release is scheduled for early 2015.
Arjen and Anneke already worked together on two AYREON albums - "Into the Electric Castle
" (1998) and "01011001
" (2008), but this time - an epic which will please many fans of genre is getting born. In addition, we are pleased to announce that Anneke van Giersbergen will introduce tracks of THE GENTLE STORM live at Masters of Rock in Vizovice (9 to 12 July 2015)!
Tickets for the festival are available exclusively through this website
EPICA premiere new music video from current album.
Dutch metallers EPICA have premiered the official music video for “Victims of Contingency
”. For this premiere EPICA partnered up with Metal Hammer UK, Revolver, Rock Hard Germany, Large Benelux, Metalitalia and Radio Metal France.
The video is directed by Remko Tielemans (TEXTURES) and produced by the Kunstoff Kollectiv. The same team who were responsible for the highly acclaimed music video for “Storm the Sorrow
Mark Jansen states about the video: “We've picked a heavy and brutal track this time as we wanted to surprise everybody. As
“Victims of Contingency” is also a fan-favorite, we are convinced that it is the right choice. The video for
“Storm the Sorrow” has been received very well by the fans so we were very happy to work with Remko and his team again. We think the end result for
“Victims of Contingency” is astonishing and I am very excited that we can finally share this video with all of you!
“Victims of Contingency
” is taken from the band’s latest album “The Quantum Enigma
” which was released in spring 2014 and charted all over the world.
The band will start the second leg of The European Enigma Tour
next month in support of the album and will stop in Prague as well - in MeetFactory on January 20th, together with a very special guest DRAGONFORCE. Get your ticket from here
Just three weeks left until the Winter Masters of Rock festival - here is the program.
Already 10th annual one-day festival - a winter version of the Masters
will be held on Saturday, November 22nd in Zlin. Start of the feast for several thousand fans of rock and metal music is scheduled for 1pm in the Euronics Sports Hall. Remember European live premiere of the new AMARANTHE album awaits us, as well as worldwide premiere of the new BLOODBOUND album. Also the first show of LIZZY BORDEN in Czech Republic - the first one in thirty years of the band’s existence will take place there! The main star of the festival EDGUY will present their new album "Space Police
" to us during full concert set with all stage decorations and effects.
Get your Winter Masters of Rock ticket - for eight performances - for a great price of EUR 33.- (price valid only until the end of October) from this site
or in usual ticket offices.
PROGRAM - 22. 11. 2014:
12:00 … doors open
13:00 - 13:45 … WINTERSTORM
14:00 - 14:50 … HEAVATAR
15:10 - 16:10 … BLOODBOUND
16:30 - 17:40 … LIZZY BORDEN
18:00 - 19:20 … AMARANTHE
19:50 - 21:10 … VAN CANTO
21:40 - 23:00 … MORBID ANGEL
23:30 - 01:00 … EDGUY
Sixth making-of NIGHTWISH 2015 album trailer is online!
Finland-based symphonic metal storytellers NIGHTWISH are currently working on their upcoming new album. The yet-untitled creation will be the first NIGHTWISH studio-record to feature Dutch vocalist Floor Jansen and is set for a release in spring 2015 via Nuclear Blast. Longtime drummer Jukka Nevalainen will sit out on the recording sessions due to health issues; Kai Hahto (WINTERSUN a.o.) will replace him.
The band put up the sixth album trailer. In the new episode vocalist Floor Jansen describes her first impressions after moving from the Netherlands to eastern Finland. Find out what her thoughts on sauna, salmiakki, the new language and her new fellow man is here
Album Ecliptica - Revisited by SONATA ARCTICA is out today!
Finnish melodic band around Tony Kakko issued their debut album today. But 15 years after we have heard it for the first time and in a brand new re-recorded version called "Ecliptica - Revisited; 15th Anniversary Edition". According to many it is the best of the existing discography of SONATA ARCTICA, so don’t miss the album full of melodic speed / power metal blasts from beginning to end let yourself fascinate with these classics again.
And don’t forget that after long seven years will be SONATA ARCTICA back in Vizovice - they are one of the previously confirmed performers of Masters of Rock festival in 2015, where guys will offer to us a very special anniversary show.
Official "Ecliptica - Revisited" album trailer full of song samples check here. The first single "Kingdom for a Heart" enjoy from here.
Only three days from now - bombastic heavy metal ACCEPT show in Zlin!
Yes, the next stop of the German legend ACCEPT
on furious march around the globe will take place this Saturday, Oct. 25th in Euronics Sports Hall in Zlin. The band during its two-hour program will offer there its greatest songs of the current, historically the best-selling album "Blind Rage
" as well as more than a dozen others, the notorious hits from older records. We can look forward to an unforgettable evening with ACCEPT, as well as gigs of support bands - Australians DAMNATIONS DAY, playing melodic heavy metal and Czech power metal outfit SALAMANDRA.
Since this will be the only concert for Czech Republic and three other neighboring countries, tickets go quickly - get yours in ticket networks today!
PROGRAM - 25. 10. 2014:
18:30 … doors open
20:00 - 20:40 … SALAMANDRA
20:55 - 21:35 … DAMNATIONS DAY
22:05 - 00:05 … ACCEPT
SABATON at the very start of their tour introduced another clip from the new album!
Last week it bursted out over the ocean - Joakim Brodén, Pär Sundström and their squad SABATON launched The Heroes Tour. There are more than forty concerts ahead of them this year and other thirty gigs just after the start of the new year! SABATON have two terms for Czech Republic ready - on February 7th and 8th, 2015 in Prague and in Zlin - where apart from the most popular hits they will also play highlights from the album "Heroes". It ranked #1 in their homeland Sweden and in Finland, #2 in Germany, #3 in Poland and in Czech Republic it has reached the 4th place of the official sales chart.
From mentioned record we already know (also thanks to video clips) the stories of Czechoslovak RAF Marshal Karel Janousek ("Far from the Fame"), of U.S. Army hero Audie Murphy ("To Hell and Back") or story of the Belgian infantry troops called Chasseurs Ardennais ("Resist and Bite"). Now SABATON have come up with another lyrics video for the upbeat song "Night Witches". It pays tribute to the all female Soviet night bomber regiment formed by pilots aged 17-22 years, which the Germans during WWII called the Night Witches.
SABATON fans - play the clip aloud and then get your concert ticket conveniently today from here or buy it in pre-sales networks.
U.D.O. are working on a new album - should be out in January!
Heavy metal titans U.D.O.
prepare their already fifteenth studio album "Decadent
". Quintet Dirkschneider - Wienhold - Jovino - Smirnov - Heikkinen is finishing up with new material and brand new record, the successor to last year’s extremely successful "Steelhammer
" should be in stores in January 2015. We surely have something to look forward to…!
Masters of Rock 2015 will offer a unique bouzouki rock - band TRI STATE CORNER.
They come from three European countries (Germany, Greece and Poland), have been operating for ten years, have got four albums and play a mix of hard rock, metal, blues and tones of traditional Greek instrument bouzouki - TRI STATE CORNER
. Don't worry, this band established in Cologne can do monstrous uproar and its music is very catchy. LORDI, RAGE, H-BLOCKX, AXXIS or NAZARETH concert-goers can confirm it - these rock / metal bands invited international five-piece on their tour and also thanks to that it has gained a strong position in the music scene.
We believe that Vassilios, Ioannis, Christoph, Markuz and Christos would captivate you too in Vizovice and that you will enjoy concert of TRI STATE CORNER at Masters of Rock.
Now try hits "Home
" (2014) and "Sleepless
Extreme metal fans! Look forward to BEHEMOTH concert in Moravia!
Polish black / death metal institution BEHEMOTH announced the second part of a The European Satanist Tour to support their current, tenth album "The Satanist". Nergal, Orion, Seth and Inferno will play fifteen memorable concerts in ten countries of the continent next year and this time they will not forget about the Czech faithful ones. The only celebration of their art in Czech Republic is scheduled for Friday, April 24th, 2015 at Masters of Rock Café in Zlin! Vocalist and guitarist Nergal commented: "We are already eagerly awaiting our Second Coming to European shores in spring 2015! We are teaming up for this run with one of the most exciting extreme metal acts - Bolzer. A two week trek will cover places and countries we never managed to cover with the first leg of the tour. Expect the best! We've never been in a better shape and we're gonna prove that once again!"
Tickets for hell of a show for the price of EUR 27.- (price valid until the end of December) order from this website or get from usual pre-sales networks.
PS: Look what BEHEMOTH going to release on EP "Xiądz" - vinyl record will be released on November 1st!