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This news story was originally published here: http://www.prog-sphere.com/specials/rock-music-festivals-2020/

Students at all times were the main “fans” of concert activity and became famous for their craving for fun. Indeed, studying can often be exhausting and sometimes it is just necessary to be distracted and go to some kind of music festival. However, sometimes, one festival is not enough to ease the burden of studying, in this situation you can always turn to the writing service https://writemyessayonline.com/, where professionals will help you with writing works on any topic. Well, returning to the theme of festivals, we made you a selection of the brightest that await you in 2020.

1. Donauinselfest, Vienna, Austria

Music festivals of this scale are held in few places in the world. In Europe, the open-air Donauinselfest festival is considered the largest – annually it hosts about 3 million guests. Pop and rock, alternative and indie, punk and hip-hop have been playing on its sites for 35 years.

For three days, the entire cultural life of Vienna is transferred to the island of Donauinsel. Performances, concerts, performances are held at different venues in the capital of Austria. The center of Vienna is connected to the island by ferry service.

Festival headliners will be announced only in April. In 2019, the public hosted Alice Merton, Mando Diao, Tocotronic and many others.

2. Lollapalooza Stockholm

A brand new and super-popular festival on the Swedish coast! Everyone knows about the Lollapalooza festival franchise, whose history began in Chicago, the USA in 1991. A variety of genres – from rock to techno, rock and pop stars of the first echelon, the unique summer atmosphere of open-air – the main attractive features of this event for dozens of music lovers around the world!

The last 3 years Lollapalooza takes place in Stockholm – the capital of the Swedish kingdom. 4 days spent in this fabulous city will be the most memorable event of the coming summer, therefore we recommend that you get your ticket as soon as possible, pack your bags, and follow the filling of the legendary festival’s star-line!

3. Rock Fest Finland

Rock Fest gained fame as the longest and richest festival in Finland and this year the organizers prepared for all fans of high-quality rock, the next 3 days of musical satisfaction!

This year you are waiting for: Iron Maiden, Nightwish, and many others!

The festival takes place in Finland in the city of Tampere – the “northern capital” of this country, where traditionally perform the largest world stars of the level Bon Jovi, Rammstein, etc.

4. Sziget Festival, Budapest, Hungary

Budapest meets music fans in late summer at the Sziget Festival. Sziget Festival has been held for 25 years and has won the hearts of fans with great names of its singers. At various times David Bowie, Iggy Pop, The Gang, Boney M, The Prodigy, Snow Patrol, Placebo, Offspring performed here.

Each summer, the island of Obuda in Budapest for a week becomes a kingdom of freedom, music, and fun. Huge camping greets music fans from all over the world. You can live in your own tents (for free in case you have a ticket) or in paid thematic campgrounds.

5. M’era Luna Festival

The Gothic kingdom on earth exists, and it is the M’era Luna Festival! A music event is held annually in Hildesheim (Germany) in August. The main musical orientation of M’era Luna, as you already understood, is gothic metal, darkwave and industrial. M’era Luna is one of Germany’s largest festivals, with up to 25,000 spectators attending annually. It has been held since 2000 and is the largest in its genre. Here you can meet the most extravagant representatives of the subculture, both among the audience and on the stage!

Over the years, Placebo, Nightwish, The Cult, Death Stars, Epica, Within Temptation, Oomph, and many, many others have performed here!

6. Primavera Sound, Barcelona, ​​Spain

The Primavera Sound festival has long been considered the benchmark of urban music festivals. Primavera Sound is one of those musical events that you should definitely visit at least once in your life. The festival annually gathers up to 200,000 spectators.

The festival was born in Barcelona in 2000 and celebrates its twentieth anniversary in 2020. During this time, many great names sounded on his stages. Kendrick Lamar, Neil Young, Pet Shop Boys, Pavement, Echo & The Bunnymen, Public Enemy, Grinderman, Franz Ferdinand, Phoenix are just a few of the musicians who still participate in the festival. This is a great reason to plan an independent trip on the coast of Spain to cool music. Tickets for the event are already on sale on the official website.

Sum up

The life of any person, and in particular, a student becomes brighter if it is filled with music. Music festivals for fans of various genres are held around the world. The modern festival industry is now valued at 3 billion USD and is not going to stop there. New events are constantly being born, and existing ones are becoming larger and more diverse! We, in turn, hope that you find the right event for yourself in our selection and have an unforgettable time.

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This news story was originally published here: http://www.prog-sphere.com/news/white-stones-release-worms-video-single/

From Martin Mendez, bassist of the ubiquitous Opeth comes White Stones, a solo death metal project. Recently, they announced that their debut album named Kuarahy (pronounced Kwa-Ra-Hee) will be released on March 13th and today, they offer their fans a first insight into the album with the first single “Worms,” that comes with a video!

Watch the clip below.

Martin Mendez comments: “Finally it’s time to release a piece from the album, we are feeling very excited about sharing this song with you all! Hope you dig it!
Cheers!

Today, White Stones also kick off the pre-order for Kuarahy. The album will be available on CD, LP and digitally.

Pre-order your copy here: https://www.omerch.eu/shop/whitestones

The band was confirmed for the upcoming edition of the Prognosis Festival, which takes place on March 20 and 21 at De Effenaar in Eindhoven, Netherlands. 

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This news story was originally published here: https://www.prog-sphere.com/news/white-stones-release-worms-video-single/

From Martin Mendez, bassist of the ubiquitous Opeth comes White Stones, a solo death metal project. Recently, they announced that their debut album named Kuarahy (pronounced Kwa-Ra-Hee) will be released on March 13th and today, they offer their fans a first insight into the album with the first single “Worms,” that comes with a video!

Watch the clip below.

Martin Mendez comments: “Finally it’s time to release a piece from the album, we are feeling very excited about sharing this song with you all! Hope you dig it!
Cheers!

Today, White Stones also kick off the pre-order for Kuarahy. The album will be available on CD, LP and digitally.

Pre-order your copy here: https://www.omerch.eu/shop/whitestones

The band was confirmed for the upcoming edition of the Prognosis Festival, which takes place on March 20 and 21 at De Effenaar in Eindhoven, Netherlands. 

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This news story was originally published here: http://www.prog-sphere.com/news/psychotic-waltz-all-the-bad-men-video/

US Progressive Metal pioneers and innovators Psychotic Waltz will soon release their 5th studio album, The God-Shaped Void, worldwide on February 14th, 2020. Written and recorded with their full original line-up, The God-Shaped Void, showcases the first new Psychotic Waltz music in 23 years and will be the band’s debut release for InsideOutMusic.

In anticipation of the release, Psychotic Waltz are presenting a second single off the album today. Check out the song “All The Bad Men” via a video-clip created by Costin Chioreanu / Twight13Media (Leprous, At The Gates, Borknagar, etc.) below.

Psychotic Waltz guitarist Dan Rock says of the song:

This started out from an old acoustic guitar riff I had back in the ‘90s before we broke up. Oddly, there is no acoustic guitar in it at all!  It became the heavy verse riff. This song took a while to find the right notes for the lead and the proper groove for the drums. Early versions of this song make us cringe, so persistence obviously pays off, as it is one of our favorites from the album now.”

And Psychotic Waltz say of the video:

“For the first video we trusted visual artist Costin Chioreanu to come up with something fittingly dark, dystopian, abstract and trippy. And he really outdid himself!  Besides, an animated video is a lot better than looking at a bunch of middle-aged guys rocking out in an empty warehouse.”

Previously, a first track off “The God-Shaped Void” entitled “Devils And Angels” was debuted in a lyric video by Cloud Music Typography here.

The basic tracks for The God-Shaped Void were recorded with engineer Ulrich Wild in the band’s hometown of San Diego, then the rest of the recordings at Studio D in Austria and finally the material was mixed/mastered by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Devin Townsend, Fates Warning) at Fascination Street Studios in Sweden. Artwork was created by longtime visual partner Travis Smith (Katatonia, Riverside, Nevermore).

Here is the tracklisting for The God-Shaped Void:

1. Devils And Angels (06:29)

2. Stranded (04:49)

3. Back To Black (03:52)

4. All The Bad Men (03:59)

5. The Fallen (05:49)

6. While The Spiders Spin (05:49)

7. Pull The String (04:54)

8. Demystified (05:12)

9. Season Of The Swarm (05:57) *** Bonus Track

10. Sisters Of The Dawn (06:41)

11. In The Silence (05:16)

The album’s bonus track “Season Of The Swarm” will be available on the limited Mediabook CD (which comes with expanded booklet and an exclusive logo patch), on the vinyl edition as well as on the Digital versions. A standard Jewelcase CD edition is available as well.

The vinyl edition of The God-Shaped Void comes as 2LP on 180gr. vinyl with gatefold packaging and with the entire album on CD as bonus in the following versions:

– Black 2LP + CD: Unlimited

– Lilac 2LP + CD: 200x copies from IOM Webshop – Sold Out!

– Transparent Blue 2LP + CD: 200x copies from Nuclear Blast

– Dark Green 2LP + CD: 300x copies from CM Distro

All formats are available for pre-order here:

https://psychoticwaltz.lnk.to/TheGodShapedVoid 

PSYCHOTIC WALTZ line-up:

(Left to right on photo by Axel Jusseit)

Norman Leggio – drums

Ward Evans – bass

Devon Graves – vocals

Brian McAlpin – guitars

Dan Rock – guitars & keys

All the Bad Men

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This news story was originally published here: https://www.prog-sphere.com/news/psychotic-waltz-all-the-bad-men-video/

US Progressive Metal pioneers and innovators Psychotic Waltz will soon release their 5th studio album, The God-Shaped Void, worldwide on February 14th, 2020. Written and recorded with their full original line-up, The God-Shaped Void, showcases the first new Psychotic Waltz music in 23 years and will be the band’s debut release for InsideOutMusic.

In anticipation of the release, Psychotic Waltz are presenting a second single off the album today. Check out the song “All The Bad Men” via a video-clip created by Costin Chioreanu / Twight13Media (Leprous, At The Gates, Borknagar, etc.) below.

Psychotic Waltz guitarist Dan Rock says of the song:

This started out from an old acoustic guitar riff I had back in the ‘90s before we broke up. Oddly, there is no acoustic guitar in it at all!  It became the heavy verse riff. This song took a while to find the right notes for the lead and the proper groove for the drums. Early versions of this song make us cringe, so persistence obviously pays off, as it is one of our favorites from the album now.”

And Psychotic Waltz say of the video:

“For the first video we trusted visual artist Costin Chioreanu to come up with something fittingly dark, dystopian, abstract and trippy. And he really outdid himself!  Besides, an animated video is a lot better than looking at a bunch of middle-aged guys rocking out in an empty warehouse.”

Previously, a first track off “The God-Shaped Void” entitled “Devils And Angels” was debuted in a lyric video by Cloud Music Typography here.

The basic tracks for The God-Shaped Void were recorded with engineer Ulrich Wild in the band’s hometown of San Diego, then the rest of the recordings at Studio D in Austria and finally the material was mixed/mastered by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Devin Townsend, Fates Warning) at Fascination Street Studios in Sweden. Artwork was created by longtime visual partner Travis Smith (Katatonia, Riverside, Nevermore).

Here is the tracklisting for The God-Shaped Void:

1. Devils And Angels (06:29)

2. Stranded (04:49)

3. Back To Black (03:52)

4. All The Bad Men (03:59)

5. The Fallen (05:49)

6. While The Spiders Spin (05:49)

7. Pull The String (04:54)

8. Demystified (05:12)

9. Season Of The Swarm (05:57) *** Bonus Track

10. Sisters Of The Dawn (06:41)

11. In The Silence (05:16)

The album’s bonus track “Season Of The Swarm” will be available on the limited Mediabook CD (which comes with expanded booklet and an exclusive logo patch), on the vinyl edition as well as on the Digital versions. A standard Jewelcase CD edition is available as well.

The vinyl edition of The God-Shaped Void comes as 2LP on 180gr. vinyl with gatefold packaging and with the entire album on CD as bonus in the following versions:

– Black 2LP + CD: Unlimited

– Lilac 2LP + CD: 200x copies from IOM Webshop – Sold Out!

– Transparent Blue 2LP + CD: 200x copies from Nuclear Blast

– Dark Green 2LP + CD: 300x copies from CM Distro

All formats are available for pre-order here:

https://psychoticwaltz.lnk.to/TheGodShapedVoid 

PSYCHOTIC WALTZ line-up:

(Left to right on photo by Axel Jusseit)

Norman Leggio – drums

Ward Evans – bass

Devon Graves – vocals

Brian McAlpin – guitars

Dan Rock – guitars & keys

All the Bad Men

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This news story was originally published here: https://www.prog-sphere.com/news/cellar-darling-love-video/

Today, the Swiss Prog Metallers Cellar Darling unveil the new lyric video for “Love Pt. II” from their latest album The Spell. Watch the video below.

The band comment: “It seems the world desperately needs more love. So, here you go with an animated video of ‘Love Pt. II’, from our concept album ‘The Spell.’ This is the 10th video in our ongoing series, in which every one of the 13 album tracks will receive a visual interpretation by Costin Chioreanu. We hope you enjoy it!

The entire album will be visualised with animated music videos to present the whole story of The Spell in the enchanting and unmistakable style of Costin Chioreanu’s visual imagination. The remaining videos will be released later this year to complete the story so far.

Watch the story so far here.

The next chance to see the band live is on February 15th at the Wacken Winter Nights Festival.

15.02. D Wacken – Wacken Winter Nights

You can also catch Cellar Darling on their upcoming tour supporting their label mates Turilli/ Lione Rhapsody at one of the dates below:

‘Rebirth And Evolution’ – European Tour 2020
w/ CELLAR DARLING, CANTERRA (*), QANTICE (**)
13.04. D Munich – Backstage (Halle)*
14.04. SLO Ljubljana – Kino Šiška*
15.04. H Budapest – Barba Negra*
17.04. B Bomal-Sur-Ourthe – Durbuy Rock*
18.04. CZ Prague – MeetFactory*
19.04. PL Warsaw – Klub Proxima*
21.04. PL Gdansk – B90*
22.04. D Hamburg – Gruenspan*
23.04. NL Eindhoven – Effenaar*
25.04. UK London – Islington Assembly Hall*
26.04. F Paris – Le Trabendo**
28.04. D Bochum – Matrix**
29.04. D Mannheim – MS Connexion Complex**
30.04. CH Solothurn – Kulturfabrik Kofmehl**
02.05. E Barcelona – Sala Salamandra**
03.05. E Madrid – Shôko**
05.05. E Bilbao – Santana 27**
06.05. F Toulouse – Le Metronum**
07.05. F Lyon – CCO Villeurbanne**
08.05. I Trezzo sull’Adda (MI) – Live Club**

Tickets and VIP packages are available now from www.tlrhapsody.com/tour.

Cellar Darling‘s latest album The Spell is available on all digital platforms as well as in physical collector’s editions version as a 2LP black vinyl or a limited edition 2CD digibook featuring an audiobook of Anna narrating the story of the record: http://nblast.de/CDTheSpell

Cellar Darling are:

Anna Murphy – vocals, hurdy-gurdy, multi-instrumentalist
Merlin Sutter – drums
Ivo Henzi – guitars, bass

www.cellardarling.com
www.facebook.com/cellardarlingofficial
https://www.youtube.com/cellardarling

Cellar Darling - The Spell

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This news story was originally published here: http://www.prog-sphere.com/news/cellar-darling-love-video/

Today, the Swiss Prog Metallers Cellar Darling unveil the new lyric video for “Love Pt. II” from their latest album The Spell. Watch the video below.

The band comment: “It seems the world desperately needs more love. So, here you go with an animated video of ‘Love Pt. II’, from our concept album ‘The Spell.’ This is the 10th video in our ongoing series, in which every one of the 13 album tracks will receive a visual interpretation by Costin Chioreanu. We hope you enjoy it!

The entire album will be visualised with animated music videos to present the whole story of The Spell in the enchanting and unmistakable style of Costin Chioreanu’s visual imagination. The remaining videos will be released later this year to complete the story so far.

Watch the story so far here.

The next chance to see the band live is on February 15th at the Wacken Winter Nights Festival.

15.02. D Wacken – Wacken Winter Nights

You can also catch Cellar Darling on their upcoming tour supporting their label mates Turilli/ Lione Rhapsody at one of the dates below:

‘Rebirth And Evolution’ – European Tour 2020
w/ CELLAR DARLING, CANTERRA (*), QANTICE (**)
13.04. D Munich – Backstage (Halle)*
14.04. SLO Ljubljana – Kino Šiška*
15.04. H Budapest – Barba Negra*
17.04. B Bomal-Sur-Ourthe – Durbuy Rock*
18.04. CZ Prague – MeetFactory*
19.04. PL Warsaw – Klub Proxima*
21.04. PL Gdansk – B90*
22.04. D Hamburg – Gruenspan*
23.04. NL Eindhoven – Effenaar*
25.04. UK London – Islington Assembly Hall*
26.04. F Paris – Le Trabendo**
28.04. D Bochum – Matrix**
29.04. D Mannheim – MS Connexion Complex**
30.04. CH Solothurn – Kulturfabrik Kofmehl**
02.05. E Barcelona – Sala Salamandra**
03.05. E Madrid – Shôko**
05.05. E Bilbao – Santana 27**
06.05. F Toulouse – Le Metronum**
07.05. F Lyon – CCO Villeurbanne**
08.05. I Trezzo sull’Adda (MI) – Live Club**

Tickets and VIP packages are available now from www.tlrhapsody.com/tour.

Cellar Darling‘s latest album The Spell is available on all digital platforms as well as in physical collector’s editions version as a 2LP black vinyl or a limited edition 2CD digibook featuring an audiobook of Anna narrating the story of the record: http://nblast.de/CDTheSpell

Cellar Darling are:

Anna Murphy – vocals, hurdy-gurdy, multi-instrumentalist
Merlin Sutter – drums
Ivo Henzi – guitars, bass

www.cellardarling.com
www.facebook.com/cellardarlingofficial
https://www.youtube.com/cellardarling

Cellar Darling - The Spell

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This news story was originally published here: https://www.prog-sphere.com/news/sleepmakeswaves-these-are-not-your-dreams-trilogy/

Australian instrumental post-rockers sleepmakeswaves have announced new music for 2020, three years since their 2017 release Made of Breath Only.

The new project, titled These Are Not Your Dreams will be released on 15 May 2020 on Bird’s Robe Records of Australia.

Rather than following a conventional release pattern, new songs will be released as a series of 3 EPs over the next few months, with No Safe Place out on Feb 21, Out Of Hours released on April 17 and Not An Exit released May 15.

The first single “Cascades” from the No Safe Place EP, part of the These Are Not Your Dreams trilogy of EPs is out now! Listen to it below.

“Cascades” is the first new music from sleepmakeswaves in 3 years, following their ARIA-nominated albums Made of Breath Only (2017) and Love of Cartography (2014). It features the band’s trademark instrumental swells and soaring melodies over a lumbering rhythmic base, before unfolding to reveal an surprising turn for the instrumental band: vocals. Although the band have experimented with vocals on album tracks since their debut in 2011, this is the first single that the band have produced featuring a lead vocal melody (sung by guitarist Otto Wicks-Green). The track closes with an epic flourish in true sleepmakeswaves fashion, as the lyrics ring out.

Pre-order These Are Not Your Dreams here.

On the new trilogy of EP’s the band comments: “These Are Not Your Dreams refers to how modern life is rubbish and the internet is invading our brains. It’s control through disorientation and the manipulation of ‘your dreams.’

Every song from this series has been an experiment in how far we can push ourselves creatively and sonically… because what else is there? There’s so much going on all the time, why do people need more? We’ve set ourselves the challenge of answering that question every day we’ve worked on our material. And we wanted to work harder than ever to justify it in an age of limitless novelty.

We’re producing all of these as a one-time limited edition release & we’re happy to be using recycled materials to produce these physical products wherever possible, as well as offsetting the carbon footprint for the other merch packages. It’s been a long time coming. If you’re still here, we hope you understand how grateful we are to have your support after all these years.

The first EP No Safe Place will be released on February 21, 2020.

Tracklist

1. The Endings That We Write

2. Batavia

3. Cascades

4. Time wants a skeleton

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This news story was originally published here: http://www.prog-sphere.com/news/sleepmakeswaves-these-are-not-your-dreams-trilogy/

Australian instrumental post-rockers sleepmakeswaves have announced new music for 2020, three years since their 2017 release Made of Breath Only.

The new project, titled These Are Not Your Dreams will be released on 15 May 2020 on Bird’s Robe Records of Australia.

Rather than following a conventional release pattern, new songs will be released as a series of 3 EPs over the next few months, with No Safe Place out on Feb 21, Out Of Hours released on April 17 and Not An Exit released May 15.

The first single “Cascades” from the No Safe Place EP, part of the These Are Not Your Dreams trilogy of EPs is out now! Listen to it below.

“Cascades” is the first new music from sleepmakeswaves in 3 years, following their ARIA-nominated albums Made of Breath Only (2017) and Love of Cartography (2014). It features the band’s trademark instrumental swells and soaring melodies over a lumbering rhythmic base, before unfolding to reveal an surprising turn for the instrumental band: vocals. Although the band have experimented with vocals on album tracks since their debut in 2011, this is the first single that the band have produced featuring a lead vocal melody (sung by guitarist Otto Wicks-Green). The track closes with an epic flourish in true sleepmakeswaves fashion, as the lyrics ring out.

Pre-order These Are Not Your Dreams here.

On the new trilogy of EP’s the band comments: “These Are Not Your Dreams refers to how modern life is rubbish and the internet is invading our brains. It’s control through disorientation and the manipulation of ‘your dreams.’

Every song from this series has been an experiment in how far we can push ourselves creatively and sonically… because what else is there? There’s so much going on all the time, why do people need more? We’ve set ourselves the challenge of answering that question every day we’ve worked on our material. And we wanted to work harder than ever to justify it in an age of limitless novelty.

We’re producing all of these as a one-time limited edition release & we’re happy to be using recycled materials to produce these physical products wherever possible, as well as offsetting the carbon footprint for the other merch packages. It’s been a long time coming. If you’re still here, we hope you understand how grateful we are to have your support after all these years.

The first EP No Safe Place will be released on February 21, 2020.

Tracklist

1. The Endings That We Write

2. Batavia

3. Cascades

4. Time wants a skeleton

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This news story was originally published here: https://www.prog-sphere.com/news/novelists-fr-modern-slave-video/

Today, France’s most visionary progressive metal band Novelists FR have released their brand new and highly acclaimed album C’est La Vie! To celebrate the new album the band also released the music video for ‘”Modern Slave.” Watch it below.

Buy and/or stream the new album C’est La Vie here.

C’est La Vie tracklist:
01. Somebody Else
02. Deep Blue
03. Lilly
04. Modern Slave
05. C’est La Vie
06. Head Rush
07. Kings Of Ignorance
08. Rain
09. Human Condition

NOVELISTS FR are:

Matteo Gelsomino | Vocals
Florestan Durand | Guitar
Nicolas Delestrade | Bass
Amael Durand | Drums

More info:

https://www.facebook.com/NovelistsFR
https://www.instagram.com/novelists
https://twitter.com/novelists_fr
http://novelistsofficial.com
http://novelistsofficial.com/store

CLV

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