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MALFEST OPEN AIR 2024 – 31.5. – 2.6. 2024, Amphitheater Lochotín, PILSEN

The 13th edition of METALFEST OPEN AIR international metal festival is here next week! It starts on Friday, May 31st at 12:30 with the first band of this year's program, the energetic APRIL ART! The festival grounds will open for you at 11:30 a.m. so you can grab the best spot to watch this year's particularly busy program!

However, METALFEST is not only about music. The festival also includes a number of accompanying events. The most popular are, for example, the SIGNING SESSIONS of performing arti...

APOCALYPTICA, The Raven Age – Plays Metallica Vol. 2 Tour 2024 – 11/10/2024 – PRAGUE, O2 universum

Masters of beautiful, 4-stringed instruments, the well-known Finnish cello band APOCALYPTICA is preparing its autumn, spectacular tour for its new, already 9th album, "Apocalyptica plays Metallica vol 2". The tour "Apocapyltica - Plays Metallica Vil 2 Tour 2024" will stop in PRAGUE, O2 universum already on October 11th, 2024!

Now the band announces their special tour guest! They are British metallers THE RAVEN AGE!

The Ravens are back! Along with the bl... PRAGUE! Ticket sales open!

THE GEMS – Phoenix Tour 2024 – 9/11/2024 – PRAGUE, Storm club

THE GEMS is a new all-female Swedish metal trio, consisting of three former THUNDERMOTHER members (vocalist Guernica Mancini, drummer Emlee Johansson and guitarist Mona Lindgren). The girls rose from the ashes and released their debut album, the characteristically titled "Phoenix", this January. This autumn, they will present it to Europe with the very captivating show!

THE GEMS will arrive in PRAGUE, at the Storm club, on November 9th, 2024! Ticket sales ha...

METALFEST OPEN AIR 2024 – 31.5. – 2.6.2024, Amphitheater Lochotín, PILSEN

The 13th edition of the 3-day Pilsen metal festival METALFEST OPEN AIR is already here next week (starts on Friday 31.5. at 12:30!) and the capacity of all campsites located in the immediate vicinity of the festival area (ie green, blue, and also recently newly added red campsite) is now COMPLETELY SOLD OUT!

For those of you who have not yet managed to secure your accommodation during the festival, we still offer a free public camping site "Na Jíkalce", which is directly adjacent to the "na Jíkalce...

...European tour for their new album! Ticket sales open!


The legendary ACCEPT are going full speed ahead! At the end of April, they released their new, already seventeenth, very successful album "Humanoid", which also became the album of the month of May in our country according to Spark magazine! ACCEPT are currently presenting this new album with great commitment on their South American tour, and in the summer they will visit the most prestigious summer festivals, including the jubilee, 20th ed...

... in October in PRAGUE!

WITHIN TEMPTATION, TARJA, Alex YARMAK, ANNISOKAY, BLIND8 – Bleed Out 2024 Tour – 24/10/2024, PRAGUE – Fortuna sports hallWITHIN TEMPTATION are gearing up for their fall 'Bleed Out 2024 Tour' and have recently announced a number of excellent and well-known special guests who will not only be performing their own concerts, but will also be part of a grandiose show by WITHIN TEMPTATION themselves! It's the amazing TARJA TURUNEN, the German metalcore star ANNISOKAY and the Ukrainian band BLIND8. Ukrainian producer and singer ALEX YARMAK, with whom th...

MASTERS OF ROCK 2024 – 11. – 14. 7. 2024, VIZOVICE, R. Jelínek´s distillery – SECOND STAGE

The program of the SECOND STAGE of the MASTERS OF ROCK 2024 festival will be full of great bands again this year! Be sure to stop by! Today we're adding another quartet of confirmed bands!

APRIL WEEPS – Slovak atmospheric-metal staple. Their work is a varied mixture of doom, gothic, groove, death and black metal. They have three full-length albums to their credit, and as one of the very few Slovak bands, they managed to perform at the legendary Wacken Open Air festival. This year, ...

METALFEST OPEN AIR 2024 – 31st of May – 2nd of June 2024, Amphitheater Lochotín, PILSENThe SAFEBOX service, i.e. a locker, is becoming an integral part of summer festivals. Pilsen´s METALFEST, which starts in the Lochotín amphitheater already on May 31st, offers it for you too!SAFEBOX lockers are under the supervision of cameras and staff and also offer phone CHARGING and ALCO-TEST as separate services! Locker = a 50x30x30cm box to which you get a key and have NON-STOP access. A refundable key deposit of CZK 100 will be collected on the spot. Order your locker a...

...Masters of Rock Café!

ANNEKE VAN GIERSBERGEN – Heavy Strings – 18.05.2024, 20:00 – ZLÍN, Masters of Rock Café

The nice and likeable singer ANNEKE VAN GIERSBERGEN probably needs no further introduction. Rock-metal fans fell in love with her a long time ago, from her time in melancholic-metal band THE GATHERING. But ANNEKE loves music in all its forms and shapes and has managed to build a dazzling solo career!

The day after tomorrow, ANNEKE is coming to the Masters of Rock Café in Zlín with her new project "Heavy Strings"! This tour features a wide selection of he...

METALFEST OPEN AIR 2024 – 31. 5.  –  2. 6. 2024, Amphitheater Lochotín, PILSENPILSEN is primarily the capital of beer. But also a very beautiful city with a varied tourist offer, interesting events and a relaxed atmosphere. And in addition, this year for the thirteenth time, also a city where metal fans from all over the world will gather at the end of May to experience 3 unforgettable days full of the best metal! METALFEST OPEN AIR will start in the Lochotín amphitheater on Friday, May 31st, and metal will rumble there until Sunday, June 2nd!And especially for MET... March 2025 in PRAGUE! Ticket sales open!

DIRKSCHNEIDER – Balls To The Wall 40th Anniversary Tour – 1/3/2025 – PRAGUE, SaSaZu

German heavy metal singer UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER began his professional career in the mid-1970s with ACCEPT. Bassist Peter Baltes, the newest member of U.D.O. / DIRKSCHNEIDER bandy was also very involved in the creation of ACCEPT. During their time together in this legendary band, the famous record "Balls To The Wall" was also created. And it was this album had 40th Anniversary!

Udo's band DIRKSCHNEIDER, which plays only ACCEPT materi...

ENEMY INSIDE + special guest – European Tour 2025 – 14/03/2025 – PRAGUE, Storm club

The young metal band from Germany, ENEMY INSIDE, has not been on the world metal scene for long, but with their debut "Phoenix" (2018), they already made a great impression. Their willingness to experiment and create a special sound on the border between dark rock and modern metal paid off. With their second album "Seven", which thematically deals with the seven deadly sins, the band cemented its place at the top of the world's modern metal!

ENEMY INSIDE are going to tour Eu...

METALFEST OPEN AIR 2024 – 31.5. – 2. 6. 2024, Amphitheater Lochotín, PILSENThe 13th METALFEST OPEN AIR international metal festival is here in 2 weeks plus and English rock-metal sensation CRIMSON VEIL can't wait to see you all there! CRIMSON VEIL will appear on the stage of the Lochotín Amphitheater on Saturday, June 1st, before noon!

Brits CRIMSON VEIL create unique, ominous soundscapes. The band of four talented multi-instrumentalists who ingeniously combine elements of rock, metal and film music while lyrically covering esoteric themes accompanied by a dark visual aestheti... October in PRAGUE!

POWERWOLF, HAMMERFALL, Wind Rose - Wolfsnächte Tour 2024 – 26.10.2024 – PRAGUE, Fortuna sports hallThat's right, less than a year after the last bow of the "United Forces" tour, the HAMMERFALL quintet of guitarist Oscar Dronjak, vocalist Joacim Cans, bassist Fredrik Larsson, guitarist Pontus Norgen and drummer David Wallin is back with ten brand new pieces of classic heavy metal! Their new record "Avenge The Fallen" will be released on August 9th!

“This is our 13th album”, Joacim Cans says with pride. “How do you still stay r...

...with a European tour next year! Live in March in PRAGUE!

DIRKSCHNEIDER – Balls To The Wall 40th Anniversary Tour – 1.3.2025 – PRAGUE, SaSaZu

DIRKSCHNEIDER. That's a name that means much more than just the second incarnation of U.D.O., the band of master and metal legend Udo Dirkschneider. In this form, the quintet pays tribute to the entire musical history of its iconic singer. As a composer, and even a founder, Udo was, in the 70s, one of the main characters in the success story of ACCEPT. Bassist Peter Baltes, the newest member of U.D.O. / DIRKSCHNEIDER band was also very i... PRAGUE! We have a video invitation for you.

APOCALYPTICA – Plays Metallica Vol. 2 Tour 2024 – 11.10.2024 – PRAGUE, O2 universumFinnish cello legend APOCALYPTICA arrives on October 11th, 2024 as part of the European tour “APOCALYPTICA – Plays Metallica Vol. 2 Tour 2024" with a brand new, fantastic show to Prague's O2 universe.The guys made a new video invitation for you! They promise that this new show of theirs will be another unforgettable musical experience for you!APOCALYPTICA returns to its famous roots and releases a new album "Plays Metallica vol...

Live in November in PRAGUE!

THE IRON MAIDENS + Darkness Surrounding – 4/11/2024 – PRAGUE, Storm club

On November 4th, famous IRON MAIDEN hits will be performed in PRAGUE by the infamous, all-girl, well-known tribute band THE IRON MAIDENS! The girls can boast not only their visual beauty, but especially their excellent musical talent and remarkable live shows! THE IRON MAIDENS play IRON MAIDEN hits from all eras of the band's career, and as part of their great show, Iron Maiden's famous mascot Eddie also appears on stage!

THE IRON MAIDENS now confirm a special guest... Saturday in ZLÍN!

ANNEKE VAN GIERSBERGEN – Heavy Strings – 18.5.2024 – ZLÍN, Masters of Rock CaféMay is the time of love and we cordially invite you to a unique romantic evening in the company of the nice and likeable Dutch singer with an angelic voice, ANNEKE VAN GIERSBERGEN, accompanied by a masterful string quartet and piano! This musical treat will take place next Saturday, May 18th, at the Masters of Rock Café in ZLÍN, and no rock, metal or classical music lover should miss it!

ANNEKE VAN GIERSBERGEN's new music project is called "Heavy Strings" and it w...

MASTERS OF ROCK 2024 – 11. – 14. 7. 2024, VIZOVICE, R. Jelínek´s distillery – SECOND STAGE

On the SECOND STAGE of this year's jubilee, 20th edition of the MASTERS OF ROCK festival in VIZOVICE, more and more interesting bands are gradually being added. The SECOND STAGE program will be very diverse and colorful again! Today, the following bands are added to the list of performers: LORETTA, FORREST JUMP, PAVEL HANUS and METANOL.

LORETTA - metal dragon ladies from Brno are celebrating a spectacular return to the stages! Their melodic metal is always very welcome to the progr...

METALFEST OPEN AIR 2024 – 31.5. – 2.6. 2024, Amphitheater Lochotín, PILSEN

The 13th year of the international metal festival METALFEST OPEN AIR will start in PILSEN, Lochotín Amphitheater soon! The festival kicks off on Friday, May 31st at 12:30pm! The entrance to the festival area traditionally opens for you one hour before the start of the festival program, i.e. on Friday, May 31st at 11:30am!

This year, for the third time, METALFEST will run in a proven and reliable cashless payment system in the area and in its immediate vicinity. Paying with this "cashless" system i... "MASTERS"!

MASTERS OF ROCK 2024 – 11. – 14. 7. 2024, VIZOVICE, R. Jelínek´s distillery After almost three years of hard work, famous metal matadors RAGE released their first double-album "Afterlifelines"! Just in time to celebrate its 40th anniversary! And they are coming to combine this beautiful anniversary with the important anniversary of their favorite festival, MASTERS OF ROCK in VIZOVICE, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year! RAGE are preparing a brand new, spectacular show for you with the Lingua Mortis Orchestra and the main stage, called t...

Ticket sales are open!

FREEDOM CALL, Dragony - Silver Romantic Metal Nights5.12.2024 – PRAGUE, Storm6.12.2024 – ZLÍN, Masters of Rock Café"Silver Romance" is the name of the new album of German melodic-power metallers FREEDOM CALL, which out this Friday! This name fits perfectly in two ways. It not only marks the band's 25th anniversary, which singer/guitarist and band founder Chris Bay refers to as "our silver wedding anniversary", but also applies to the content of the record. “Quality, purity and brightness, freedom and lightness, these are the qual... parking on sale!

METALFEST OPEN AIR 2024 – 31.5. – 2.6.2024, Amphitheater Lochotín, PILSEN

We managed to secure a new camping area, it is located in the near of the festival grounds. The new "RED CAMP" can be found on the festival map under number 8. Like the sold out campsites (blue and green), this campsite will be guarded, equipped with mobile toilets and shower trucks will be located nearby (for a fee). Please note, in campsites isn´t parking  - only a short stop will be allowed to unload tents and luggage.

Parking is possible, for example...

...festival in MORAVSKÝ KRUMLOV!

ROCK CASTLE 2024 – 15th – 17th of August 2024, castle park, MORAVSKÝ KRUMLOVModern metal unit AD INFINITUM is setting the stage for a brand new chapter in the band's history! They released a new single "Outer Space"! The song comes with a visually interesting music video that opens the doors to an exciting and unexpected universe waiting to be discovered!

AD INFINITUM on “Outer Space”: “Welcome to a new page of the AD INFINITUM story where a new era begins. A journey from the ominous darkness of the Abyss to the freeing and ...

ROCK CASTLE 2024 - castle park, MORAVSKÝ KRUMLOV – 15th – 17th of August 2024For the fourth time this year, in the middle of August, rock and metal of world quality will be heard in the picturesque South Moravian town of MORAVSKÝ KRUMLOV, in the local pleasant castle park. The 4th edition of the 3-day international rock-metal festival ROCK CASTLE will take place from Thursday, August 15th to Saturday, August 17th, featuring 32 great bands from all over the world! The festival program is already online and you can find it

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