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21st June 2017


Overkill will be coming to Europe again this year as a part of the MTV Headbangers Ball Tour 2017, which runs over sixteen dates, including London.

Bobby Blitz and his troops will be joining forces with Metal legends Max and Iggor Cavalera, Finnish melodic Death Metallers Insomnium and up and coming German death squad Deserted Fear.


Full dates are as follows:

26th November: (DE) Leipzig – Hellraiser
27th November: (DE) Stuttgart - LKA Longhorn
28th November: (NL) Utrecht - TivoliVredenburg Ronda
29th November: (DE) Hamburg - Große Freiheit 36
30th November: (DE) Berlin - Huxleys Neue Welt
1st December: (DE) Geiselwind - Christmas Bash
2nd December: (CZ) Zlín - Winter Masters Of Rock
3rd December: (AT) Vienna - Gasometer
4th December: (DE) Munich - Backstage
5th December: (IT) Milan - Live Music Club
6th December: (FR) Istres - L'Usine
7th December: (CH) Pratteln - Z7
8th December: (DE) Oberhausen - Ruhrpott Metal Meeting
9th December: (DE) Gießen - Hessenhallen
10th December: (BE) Antwerp - Trix
11th December: (DE) Saarbrücken - Garage
12th December: London - O2 Forum Kentish Town

Tickets for Kentish Town are available right here.

judas priest


monsters of rock

Monsters Of Rock In Full Flight is strictly limited to 300 worldwide and is available from 30th November but those ordering before 31st October will have their name published within a dedicated page in the book.

It's a deluxe 128 page hardback book in a metal flight case with a narrative by Jerry Bloom.

When promoter Paul Loasby put on the first Monsters Of Rock Festival in 1980 he could probably never have imagined it would become an annual event that would endure for so many years.

Featuring bands from the UK, Germany, Canada and USA, Loasby chose to stage the event at the Donington race circuit in the middle of England and it would prove to be a defining moment for many of the bands on the bill.

Not least for headliners Rainbow as it was the their last ever show to feature drum legend Cozy Powell. As it would happen it turned out to be the last for vocalist Graham Bonnet as well. For many of the other bands on the bill such as Scorpions, Judas Priest and Saxon, they were all on the ascendancy and would soon go on to even greater success.

Now in celebration of this first ever Monsters Of Rock Festival comes this hardback book full of glorious photos of the bands that took to the stage for that inaugural event including back stage shots. Most of these shots have not been published before which add to the uniqueness of this deluxe 128-page book which is packaged in its own flight case.

Also included are stories surrounding the event with tales and recollections from those who were there, including artists and fans alike. Each book will be signed by the author. The 300 will sell fast and definitely go on to become collector's items so order yours now right here to avoid disappointment.


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