The Metal Factory in Eindhoven offers a three-year degree course for hard-rockers - there's actually a recognized qualification for this type of music. Twenty guys and three girls joined the first intake in summer 2013.
The 1,800-person village of Wacken in northern Germany will soon be welcoming 80,000 metalheads and 160 bands for three days of headbanging and beer. Here's what's new at this year's festival.
Citing a possible terror threat, German police have temporarily pulled the plug on the Rock am Ring festival at the famous Nürburgring race track in western Germany. Visitors were told to clear the festival grounds.
Germany's mega rock music festival is back on home turf with a bumper line-up including Rammstein, System of a Down and Die Toten Hosen. After the Manchester attack, security has also been tightened.
Emmanuel Macron did not receive the welcome he was expecting in his hometown, as he was heckled by factory workers. His rival Marine Le Pen appeared to upstage him, making a surprise visit to the factory hours earlier.
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