Everyone wants to summer in Europe… CHIMAIRA land in the UK this lunch time en route to some Euro festival dates before coming back in for the Metal Hammer Awards on Monday, and a coheadline run of the UK with Killswitch Engage (hope you have your tickets coz it’s gonna be immense!!). Did you know? Chimaira were due to land before breakfast today, but had to take a later flight as the original plane was struck by lightning on the way to Cleveland… the Chimaira curse strikes again. Luckily, the band hadn’t boarded the plane yet, and all are fine. KILLSWITH ENGAGE follow suit leaving the US today. The absolutely most awesome coheadline run with Chimaira kicks off in a few days, and the guys will also be over for the Metal Hammer Awards (and indeed playing there too) on Monday. DIRTY AMERICANS are in Europe already, and over to play some shows here from Wednesday. Bring on the rock, and bring on the roll. CRADLE OF FILTH are of course in the studio here, but playing a last minute warm up gig in London on Friday (selling out fast), and at Download on Saturday. Not to mention 36 CRAZYFISTS, already in the midst of playing shows over here right now! And you can see em again on Saturday at Download. And SLIPKNOT, who played in Glasgow last night… Download coming up on Sunday! Dublin later this month. Are you ready? Plus MACHINE HEAD, in Belfast last night, and Glasgow tonight, with Download on Sunday, and the Metal Hammer Awards Monday! It’s non stop! Who else? SOULFLY jetting on in for Download Sunday…. HATEBREED ripping it up with Anthrax here from June 13-16. And also at Download on Sunday. ILL NINO joining them for Download on Sunday…. Whew! We’re not done yet!! FEAR FACTORY showing you how it’s done playing UK shows from June 21-24. And good neighbour to the Americans, our Canadian boys in NICKELBACK just can’t stay away and are back for 4 special UK dates too. And all that is before June 25th!! 51 appearances by our bands… 43 possible awesome shows to attend. Count ’em, TWELVE. TWELVE Roadrunner acts currently touring over here in Europe, and all coming to the UK. It’s Roadrunner Summer Party Season. Check our TOUR section for all the dates. And check out your local A&E for any perishing members of Roadrunner touring staff.