Brutal Assault already announced a quite nice batch of bands earlier on. We missed a few announcements, but now we can put all of those together in one big news article with all the bands of the past 3 line-up additions!
They are thrilled to announce probably the biggest bands update across different genres. To spice things up they are welcoming back technical death metal powerhouse GOJIRA, one of extreme prog’s modern leading lights.
Also thrash metal Titans TESTAMENT are returning to BA, the band, that reigned the genre throne with the latest album Brotherhood of the Snake. Speaking of veterans, they are also happy to welcome classic heavy metal juggernaut ARMORED SAINT this time with former Anthrax member John Bush as well as mighty Peter Tägtgren with his melodic industrial-metal alter ego PAIN.
Get your bandanas ready, since SUICIDAL TENDENCIES are coming to Josefov, skateboard anthems factory with monstrous bass lines and the one and only drummer, that makes hardcore thrash legends even more killer. This year they are gonna play as Tuesday warm up party headliner.
Who’s responsible for crossover thrash tsunami few years ago? Blame MUNICIPAL WASTE for sure aka let’s remind those times when Cryptic Slaughter, D.R.I. or Attitude Adjustment ruled stages. A soupergroup ACT OF DEFIANCE consisting of former Megadeth members will give us a lesson about true heavy/thrash metal riffing.
Fans of golden rock era could appreciate Swedish act GRAVEYARD, the one and only band, which was able to resurrect faithfully the best rock vibes of 1960s and 1970s.
Mexican drug lords BRUJERIA are coming once again to show us grindcore / death metal Macarena. Polish school of blackened death metal will be represented by AZARATH.
British DRAGGED INTO SUNLIGHT relentlessly push boundaries of black metal, post-metal and sludge to new extremes with a huge wall of amps and extreme decibels of anger and despair. Belgian beast WIEGEDOOD with members of AmenRa, Oathbreaker and Rise and Fall will show us a merciless black metal storm.
Hardcore lineup getting stronger with uncompromising INTEGRITY, a classical Clevo band from the dark side of hardcore that began to put metallic sound into the genre. Another hardcore punk veterans TERROR are also coming to the fortress. Meanwhile, Canadian ANGELMAKER is the new predatory pike in the deathcore pond.
PARADISE LOST have not only defined the gothic subgenre and raised doom metal to a new level, they can also be considered pioneers of an entire musical generation. Upon their formation on the ashes of other musical pioneers Nihilist, UNLEASHED were formed and quickly adopted the position of Chief Vikings of Swedish Death Metal scene, which they up to this day refuse to vacate. And speaking of pioneers, they’re also extremely happy to welcome unique thrash powerhouse from the US to the bill, EXHORDER! Another groundbreaking act that will honor BA with one of its unique cosmic death metal performances is NOCTURNUS AD of Mike Browning!
NEOCAESAR will be invoking the best form of Dutch death metal once represented by Sinister and even though the band is recent spawn project, it is comprised of veteran former Sinister members. The current incarnation of Finnish post-punk phenomenon Beastmilk will pleasure the fans under the moniker GRAVE PLEASURES, while the fans of progressive guitar work can look forward for the virtuoso PLINI! We will also welcome uncompromising UNSANE, brutal soundtrack of New York city cacophony and the toughest noise riffs which are able to attack with fury of angry beast.
Contemporary avant-garde with grim undertones will be summoned by DODECAHEDRON, while French CELESTE will cast gloom with their dark post-hardcore sludge. Aggressive and one of the best live acts FULL OF HELL will replace NAILS in the line-up, so get ready for walls of noise and massive explosions of furious rhythms and riffs. This is brutality and darkness in its purest form.
DYING FETUS from Maryland have been synonymous for brutal death metal for more than 25 years and we are more than excited to welcome them back in the fortress once again, as well as their blackened death metal colleagues HATE from Poland. Old school metal maniacs would definitely appreciate that HIRAX with mighty Katon W de Pena are coming to BA to give us a lesson about true thrash metal riffing!
The list of avant-garde bands is being extended by DIABLO SWING ORCHESTRA, Swedish act that originally combines progressive metal with jazz fusion or even swing. Also some fresh hardcore blood is coming to BA, including Australian metalcore NORTHLANE, deathcore butchery CARNIFEX as well as bestial screaming hardcore COUNTERPARTS or beatdown hardcore Belgians NASTY.