Judas Priest, Amon Amarth, and a reunited Mercyful Fate are among the top-billed acts for the annually stacked metal fest.
A rundown of the best heavy metal and hard rock albums of the first half of the year.
The melodic death metal act continues a run of strong albums with their 11th LP.
The monthlong trek kicks off in late September and runs through late October.
Watch Part 1 of our interview with frontman Johan Hegg and guitarist Olavi Mikkonen.
Swedish metal veterans return with 11th full-length in May.
The thrash band’s final trek keeps growing, with a third North American leg taking place in spring 2019.
The one-day extravaganza will take place immediately before Hellfest.
The metal vikings weave a tragic tale on their first concept album.