German rockers EDGUY have announced on their official Facebook page that they will be appearing at the Getaway Rock Festival in Sweden:
“Edguy have just been confirmed to appear at this year‘s Getaway Rock Festival in Gävle, Sweden on the 7th of August. This will be one of the rare festival appearances this summer. A full European headlining tour will follow in September.”
Other bands confirmed for the festival include VOLBEAT, DIMMU BORGIR, OPETH, ARCH ENEMY, WATAIN and more. For further information check the official festival website here.
As recently announced, EDGUY have released details of their forthcoming album “Space Police,” due for release on April 18th via Nuclear Blast Records.
Fan-filmed video footage of Yngwie Malmsteen‘s July 7 performance at the Getaway Rock Festival in Gävle, Sweden can be seen below.
Acclaimed heavy metal singer Tim “Ripper” Owens (BEYOND FEAR, ex-JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH), who has been fronting Yngwie‘s band both live and in the studio since February 2008, was unable to join Malmsteen at Getaway Rock due to scheduling conflicts with Tim‘s official Ronnie James Dio tribute band DIO DISCIPLES. Handling most of the lead vocals during Yngwie‘s set at the Getaway Rock Festival was bassist Ralph Ciavolino.
Released on November 22, 2010 via Malmsteen‘s own Rising Force Records, Yngwie‘s most recent album, “Relentless”, features striking vocals from Owens, who first collaborated with Malmsteen on “Perpetual Flame” (Malmsteen‘s first album for the Rising Force Records label).
Of the latest CD, Malmsteen said, “The album title really says it all. The drive to surpass my own accomplishments can best be described with one word — relentless. After all these years of composing and playing music, I still am passionate about pushing myself to the limit — to the highest, most demanding level of playing possible.”
Swedish metallers ENGEL have issued the following on band’s Official Webpage:
ENGEL is confirmed for the mighty New Getaway Rock Festival! Alongside Manowar and others ENGEL will take the stage on July 6 in Gävle, Sweden. It’s been two years since the last time ENGEL played GRF, and we’re really psyched to be back this year! Get your tickets HERE!
To be even cooler to our friends in Gävle, ENGEL will also play at the GRF Pre-Party at Maxim in Gävle on June 29, with our dear buddies in Entombed! Get your tickets HERE!
ENGEL‘s new album, “Blood Of Saints”, has entered the official chart in Sweden at position No. 60. Released on May 18 via Season Of Mist, the CD was recorded at Antfarm studios in Aabyhøj, Denmark. According to the group, the new album “is going to be a good mixture between both [previous ENGEL efforts] ‘Threnody’  and ‘Absolute Design’ , but with some new angles as well! If you liked ‘Threnody’, you will LOVE ‘Blood Of Saints’!”
The “Question Your Place” video can be seen below. The clip was filmed on February 10 at Sticky Fingers in Gothenburg with director Kristofer “Kiggs” Carlsson.
ENGEL features guitarists Marcus Sunesson (THE CROWN) and Niclas Engelin (IN FLAMES, PASSENGER, GARDENIAN), vocalist Mangan Klavborn, drummer Jimmy Olausson (ex-MARIONETTE) and bassist Steve Drennan (LOCUS).
MetalTalk.net has issued the following:
Manowar’s Joey DeMaio has given an interview with SVT Sweden in which he explains exactly what the situation was with the 2012 Getaway Rock Festival which Manowar are scheduled to headline.
Joey was alerted to problems with the festival last month and flew to Sweden to sort them out. You can view the video HERE where Joey explains everything in detail, straight from the horse’s mouth. Hail And Kill!
MetalTalk.net has issued the following update:
Manowar‘s Joey DeMaio appears to have solved the problems that were engulfing the Getaway Rock Festival last month.
Apparently, employees and local suppliers have not been paid for their work during the festival and Festival General Tomas Jernberg Speed had threatened not to pay those who turn to the media. This prompted Joey to fly to Sweden to sort the while mess and get the festival back on track.
A statement from Magic CIrce Records has just been released which states; “Joey had successful meetings with Live Nation Sweden and the new owners of Getaway Rock Festival, FKP Scorpio: Everything is fine for Getaway Rock Festival 2012 and for MANOWAR’s headlining performance.”
And Joey also made the following post on Facebook on Thursday; “This is Joey. Just left Sweden. Everything is okay! Getaway Rock Festival will be happening with MANOWAR and HOLYHELL next year! Get your seatbelts on. More news will follow soon! – Joey”
Hail And Kill! More details as we get them…
Finnish TURISAS has issued the following update on band’s Official Facebook page:
“New video blog available on our YouTube channel, can be viewed below, this time from Gävle’s Getaway Rock Festival in Sweden.”