Euroblast festival: interview with co-founder John Sprich

4 Radio conducted an interview with Euroblast Festival co-founder John Sprich about the event and plans for the future. A jingle written by John Browne of Monuments was also posted. Listen to the interview and the jingle from the Euroblast SoundCloud page below.

Vildhjarta: Euroblast live footage


Some more footage of Vildhjarta performing at this years Euroblast has been posted to YouTube. The band's upcoming album, titled 'Måsstaden' is due for release in November via Century Media Records and was recently made available for pre-ordering.

Watch the videos on Youtube

Monuments: pre Euroblast interviews with 'Pure Rawk' & 'Bring The Noise'


Pure Rawk have posted an exclusive 'Pre Euroblast' interview with Monuments, where they talk about the upcoming festival in Germany, the vocalist situation, and the progress on the album, among other things. Read the interview here. Also, Bring The Noise have posted another interview with the band, which can be found here.

Euroblast festival trailer video, Syranic added to lineup


Syranic have been added to the lineup of this year's edition of Euroblast festival, which takes place in Cologne, Germany on October 21st-22nd. They will play on the blue stage (main stage) on Saturday, before Xerath. The band also played at the festival last year.

In addition, the festival organisation has released a trailer video. Watch it below. A time schedule for this year's edition was posted earlier.

Euroblast festival: time schedule and travel information available


The organisers of Euroblast festival, which takes place in Cologne, Germany on October 21st and 22nd this year, have released a time schedule for both days. View it below. They have also added updated travel information to their website. The festival features two stages, the blue stage (main stage) and the yellow stage. The time schedule was drawn up to minimise overlaps between bands.

Friday 21/10

15:35 Workshop 1
15:50 Shattered Skies
16:35 Workshop 2
16:55 Destiny Potato
17:35 Disconcrete
17:50 Panzerballett
18:30 Subversion
19:00 Sybreed
19:40 Uneven Structure
20:15 Vildhjarta
20:50 Aliases
21:25 Mnemic
22:15 Chimp Spanner

Saturday 22/10

14:00 Workshop 3
15:00 Workshop 4
15:35 Xerath
16:00 Illucinoma
16:30 Devastating Enemy
16:55 Afekth
17:25 Kryn
17:55 Cruentus
18:25 Proghma-C
18:55 The Algorithm
19:30 Monuments
20:10 Visions
20:50 TesseracT
21:25 Disperse
22:05 Textures

View the travel information on

Xerath complete Euroblast festival lineup


Xerath have just been announced as special guest for this year's edition of Euroblast festival, which takes place in Cologne, Germany on October 21st-22nd. This is the final addition to the festival lineup, which features 24 bands in total. View the festival poster with the full lineup below. Tickets are available from the Euroblast festival website.

Euroblast festival: medley available


The organisers of Euroblast festival have published a medley featuring excerpts of several tracks from each of the artists that will be performing at the upcoming edition of the festival, totalling over half an hour. It is available on SoundCloud, listen below. Euroblast festival vol. 7 will take place in Cologne, Germany on October 21st-22nd. This year's lineup features Mnemic, Textures, TesseracT and Vildhjarta, among others.

Listen to the medley on the Euroblast festival website.

Vildhjarta: album done, sent for mastering


Swedish band Vildhjarta have announced on their Facebook page that their debut album is finished and has been sent to Jens Bogren for mastering. Vildhjarta will be performing at this year's edition of Euroblast Festival alongside Mnemic, Textures, TesseracT, and many others, which will take place in Cologne, Germany on October 21st-22nd.

Follow Vildhjarta on Facebook.

Euroblast Festival band competition: the results


Band competition: the results

Last Tuesday we closed the polls for the Euroblast Festival band competition. The stakes were high: the winning band gets to play at the festival! We've taken some time to count the votes and we are now ready to announce the winner.

First, we would like to thank all the bands that participated. We had a very nice mix of bands, and we were pleasantly surprised by the overall quality of the submitted music. The number of candidates was an order of magnitude larger than we had expected, which posed some problems initially, but in the end it all seems to have worked out.

Second, we would also like to thank all the fans that took the time to vote for their favourites. over 1400 votes were cast! And finally, we would like to thank the Euroblast Festival team for making this competition possible.

Now, onto the results! Let's get straight to the point. The top 10 can be viewed below. Recall that each voter could select a shortlist of up to 5 bands, where the first band in the list would get 5 points, the second would get 4 points, and so on. This means that each voter could hand out 15 points in total. We have included the total number of points that the bands have received in the list.

  1. Shattered Skies - 1064 points

  2. Nexus - 912 points

  3. Tardive Dyskinesia - 543 points

  4. The Helix Nebula - 539 points

  5. No Consequence - 491 points

  6. Custom Made Noise - 430 points

  7. The Interbeing - 420 points

  8. Rxyzyxr - 403 points

  9. Machinist - 353 points

  10. Modern Day Babylon - 338 points

Congratulations to Shattered Skies!

They'll be sharing the stage with Textures, Mnemic, TesseracT, Vildhjarta and many others at this year's edition of Euroblast Festival!

Out of curiosity, we also decided to find out what would happen if only votes cast by users registered before July 5th were counted. Although these results are unofficial, they reflect the opinion of the users more accurately, seeing as many new users have signed up specifically to cast a vote. The top 10 is then as follows:

  1. Shattered Skies - 278 points
  2. Rxyzyxr - 254 points
  3. The Helix Nebula - 226 points
  4. No Consequence - 223 points
  5. Absent Distance - 194 points
  6. The Interbeing - 191 points
  7. Machinist - 190 points
  8. We Are The Illusion - 164 points
  9. Determined - 124 points
  10. Modern Day Babylon - 106 points

So that's that. We hope to see you all in Cologne, Germany on October 21st!

Euroblast festival: vote for your favourite bands


The Euroblast festival vol. 7 band competition voting has now started! 50 bands are battling for a spot on the lineup of this year's edition of the festival, taking place on October 21st-22nd in Cologne, Germany. All users are invited to cast their votes. The winner of the competition will be the band that has received the most points. They will be added to the festival line-up.

To vote, you will need to be logged in. If you don't have a user account yet, you can create one here. It only takes a few minutes!

Select up to five bands from the list at the bottom left of the page. They will be added to your shortlist. Then, you can reorder the shortlist according to preference. The first band on your list will be awarded 5 points. The second band will get 4 points, and so on. The 5th band gets 1 point. This means you can hand out 15 points in total.

Check out the Euroblast festival website for the full line-up, tickets and other information.

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