By John Smith • 23 December 2019 • 18:02
SLIPKNOT: Dressed to thrill
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AFTER two days of rock, headlined by Ritchie Blackmore in 2019, next year, Fuengirola will get just that bit darker and heavier with the two day Metal Paradise Festival, part of the Marenostrum series, on August 14 and 15.
There is a very strong line-up of rock, metal and thrash bands with more than 20 bands due to perform on three stages overlooking the sea.
The very popular but somewhat enigmatic Slipknot will be the headline band and are stopping off in Fuengirola as part of a European tour and for those who haven’t seen them, each member of this very heavy American band wears a grotesque mask.
Since they were founded in 1995, they have released just six albums, the latest being We are not your kind and have sold some 20 million in all, so are certainly a musical force to be reckoned with.
Also confirmed as appearing are the legendary British band Saxon who have now been playing for more than 40 years and have released 22 albums, having recently revitalised their careers across Europe although they never broke big in America.
Other bands announced include from Poland, Behemoth and Decapitated, from Switzerland Eluveitie, thrashers Destruction from Germany, Welsh reggae metal band Skindred and Andalucian heavy metal band Saurom.
With plenty more bands due to be announced, tickets costing from €59 will be available to purchase from Friday December 27 at www.metalparadisefest.com or wegow.com
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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.
Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.
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