The early summer sun has burned the metalheads while they celebrated the first wave of festivals. You might now think of Metalfest Plzen or much bigger and more mainstream, Rock am Ring and im Park with 85,000 spectators as the first ones to come up. Cut the last two zeros. I’m talking about a much smaller, laid-back festival, the Rock & Metal Day'z at Oschersleben nearby Magdeburg.
In 2020, Bad Religion announced their 40th anniversary tour. Two years later the ‘Godfathers of Punk’ are ready to celebrate it, finally, and after several planned and cancelled rounds due to ‘you know what’ which also explains the tour theme “40 Years + 2”.
We are in the middle of spring 2022. Less and less tours are cancelled. More and more tours catch up the more than two years delay. One of them is Thundermother’s Heat Wave Tour 2022. It already started in March with some UK-dates. With an interruption in between it restarts again at Bensheim on Tuesday 17th of May. It will continue by September 2022.
There are a lot of festivals in summer. Some are rainy. Some are sunny. Some are hot and dry, some are cold and wet. However, there is only one festival embedded in such a wonderful, picturesque landscape as the Rockharz Festival.
April Art will go on tour for about three weeks together with Dark Tranquility, Ensiferum and Tag My Heart, which mainly leads them to France and Spain from 24th April on, and for one show to Stuttgart on 26th April. In summer they will play a festival season after the release of "Pokerface" on 17th June. October is the time for their first headliner tour. April Art is more than “just” a little metal combo from Giessen in the middle of Middle Hessia’s countryside which will make its way through the oceans and skies of the world.
Early spring 2022 Nervosa and Burning Witches are on the road with their European Double The Metal tour and the paths also lead them to Frankfurt Rock City, the well-known cellar club Nachtleben in the middle of the city.