U.D.O. - Farewell To Accept!

At a press conference in the VIP tent of Wacken Open Air, legendary metal singer, Udo Dirkschneider dropped some bombshell news: The 62 year old cult musician announced his definitive farewell to the Accept song canon.

On a special tour beginning in 2016, Udo will perform songs by Accept one last time before he retires them for good.

Wacken Celebrate 25 Years!! Part Three

"It was metal heaven, it was dirty and mean"

Throughout our expedition over the past few weeks unearthing the funniest, most bizarre and often foolish stories of our favourite bands playing Wacken Open Air over the years

Wacken Open Air 2013: The Guts & The Glory

Fuck Disneyland, This Is The Happiest Place On Earth!

I can never go to a Soundwave again…..

Doro Pesch: Metal Fur Immer...

'I want to do this until I die!'

From her early metal beginnings fronting Warlock, to now. Doro Pesch has secured her position among the elite iconic front-men/women of heavy metal.

A profound chat with Chris Barnes of Six Feet Under

Sweet Kali weed and nude belly dancers. It's a hard life...

A tired and sleepy Albert launches into an in-depth interview with Chris Barnes, vocalist with Six Feet Under. Chris is in Tampa, Florida. He may well be baked.

The Wacken Diaries – 04: As Muslims go to Mecca...

The busiest day of Wacken yet... more bad weather, showering, drinking, international negotiations, interviews... oh, and some music in between all that.

This morning we woke to rain – again.

Wacken 4: mid point

Day 2 of the festival

The Wacken Diaries - 03: Fun and games in the wind and rain

They say it's Wacken, rain or shine; they forgot to mention gale force winds.

Thursday – the first real day of the festival – and we woke to the sound of rain. Poking my head out of our tent, I was dismayed to discover it was very grey and very soggy outside.

The Wacken Diaries – 02: Day Zero

The festival hadn't yet started, but the fun had...

Wednesday was an early start: up at 6am, pack up all our shit, hotel breakfast, and then hustle down to the train station, meet up with Vagrant, and figure out how the hell we were going to get to