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„The final“ underground lineup update!
Brutal Assault 2019 is now SOLD OUT!!!
YES, We are completely SOLD OUT, thank you very much! The festival is still a month away but the ticket capacity has again already been depleted and thus there will be no more tickets for sale. Not now, not at the doors, no single day tickets. All of our 5 stages and 130+ artists now have a list of their dedicated fans. Thank you again!
After 24 years in the game, Brutal Assault has put Czech Republic on the world map of premium metal events, despite the fact (or maybe rather thanks to it) that it's lineup is uniquely curated and it's not based on all-capturing mass-attracting headliners. The attractive lineup is only part of the success as it's complemented by the interesting location of a historic military fortress, the accompanying art program and great 'bang for your buck' ratio.
The magic of our festival formula is proven by the majority of our attendees that travel from foreign and often very distant countries to take part in BA despite intense competition in our field. The diversity of the festival area that is similar to a small town with all of its catacombs, squares, cafés, bars, streets and shady recesses is a factor enabling comfortable stay and rest during the whole festival.
Queues are surely not comfortable, but you can avoid them by using our fulfillment service (https://brutalassault.cz/en/a/66/avoid-queues-use-the-fulfillment-service). We strongly recommend the use of this service especially to those of you, who are arriving on Tuesday (warm-up party!) and Wednesday.
Brutal Assault will once again be an easygoing celebration of non-generic extreme art and of all shades of dark. Thanks to everyone who will be a part of it!
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Before you start to analyze the time schedule that is coming soon, we have to announce two lineup changes. Many of you have already announced that MONSTER MAGNET have canceled all their festival appearances due to health issues, in case of MYRKUR particularly due to the late stage of pregnancy and we can only wish her all the best in her new role. We can say that it's likely for these bands to appear next year!
It wasn't easy to find proper and suitable last minute replacements but in the end we've two stellar names with an extreme all-star project VLTIMAS with their brand new record „Something Wicked Marches In“ and retro hardrockers KADAVAR. They will introduce their upcoming album „For the Dead Travel Fast“. We believe that these two late additions helped to further improve our exciting lineup and that you'll appreciate them!
We also remind all the fans that the festival will be sold out soon – last pieces you can buy only in our eshop! You have the last chance... until tomorrow?!
Bearing that in mind we ask everyone attending to consider using of our fulfillment service - shipping of wristbands to your mailbox before the festival. Informations about fulfillment are available here (https://brutalassault.cz/en/a/66/avoid-queues-use-the-fulfillment-service).
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First off we unfortunately need to start with bad news as MANES are forced to pull out due to personal issues, however we’ve already made a deal to bring them next year which makes them the first band annonced for 2020.
Now to the good news! Pagan black metal stalwarts KAMPFAR of Norway will be back with their brand new records Ofidians Manifest, representing the force of black metal in 2019. 25 years on from their foundation, KAMPFAR condensate the struggles of the recent years into a powerful record, that is supported even more powerful live performances.
Next on the list are Japanese experimentators CROSSFAITH who continue to evolve in unique style with synths that sound like guitars, guitars that sound like laserbeams and bleeding-edge beats throughout, it’s the sound of a band who have carve out their own new identity with every release.
The Spaniards ALTARAGE are bristling with black and dissonant death metal fury that immediately evokes a plethora of sinister images in the brain. Their relentless soul-crushing sound will send your minds into overdrive.
The Polish enigma ENTROPIA will showcase a one of a kind psyched, hypnotic and psychedelic and sludgy post-black metal while Icelanders UNE MISÈRE will take you to Icelands darkest and bleakest landscapes via their hardcore sound that pushes boundaries and cuts deep.
The Germans UNPROCESSED will present their latest output Artificial Void, which has highly diversified sound and can be described as a technically sophisticated modern progressive djenty metal.
The local scene will be represented by unrelenting head-bashing death metal of BRUTALLY DECEASED, modern sounding black/death MALLEPHYR that will surely pleasure every Behemoth fan, modern sounding death metal with prog and metal/death/core influences ELYSIUM and one of the longest running shape-shifing acts, that cannot be bound into a single genre (or a couple of them for that matter), FORGOTTEN SILENCE. They will play a special „THOTS“ album set!
But we are not done yet with the lineup! You can still expect the announcement of the KAL stage artists and of Tuesday's warm-up party! Additionally, in the upcoming week we will release the schedule of the bands for each festival day!
Finally, we would like to remind all of you, who haven't bought your tickets yet, that we have far exceeded the 80% of sold tickets, so you should not hesitate to get the last available ones!
This is the next-to-last lineup update for Brutal Assault! It brings forefathers of true metal avant-garde Ved Buens Ende, blasphemous death metal goatfathers Incantation or melodic masters Omnium Gatherum.
We kick off with true death metal legends INCANTATION. These unholy priests are the originators of equally unholy, blasphemous and rotten death metal that has been recently imitated to the proverbial death, but alas no epigons can match these ungodly desecrating goatfathers of the genre. The band will deliver horrific prophecies with songs from their first three albums, all of them being cult classics. If you can’t name them better do your homework, the indulgence might not be eternal under the ibex moon in our fortress! Shadows of the Ancient Empire will be cast over Josefov…
ČAD are long-standing Slovakian squad, that is very active since its original conception as early as in 1994. The band has won a prestigious Slovak Radiohead award for the best record in Hard and Heavy category twice, despite working their entire career in a DIY way, staying highly original, drug free and being a lot more dark, personal or less accessible than your standard band mixing up elements from extreme hardcore, metal and HC punk. Band members are not only skillful and well-rehearsed musicians, but also writers, illustrators, publishers and filmmakers, which makes them a sort of renaissance phenomenon on the extreme metal scene.
„Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing”. The record become an instant classic and defined the so called d-beat genre. After a number of successful singles and EPs like the famous 1981 EP „Why” or the 1982 single „State Violence State Control” the band brought in significant thrash metal crossover elements to the band. DISCHARGE's music influenced hardcore punk, thrash metal, crust punk, grindcore and various extreme metal subgenres, making them one of the most influential underground bands of all time.band's first album in 1982,
A truly cult Norwegian avant-garde metal band. Their sound is diverse with quiet instrumental jazz influenced sections, folkish elements or aggressive black metal blast beats and vocals. Ved Buens Ende means "By the end of the (rain)bow" referring to the mythological rainbow Bifröst. VED BUENS ENDE was formed in Oslo in 1994 by the drummer Carl-Michael Eide and brought forward unique mixture of many musical elements and Eide's crooning. Also, Eide's drumming was unusual in style, with very little repetition and a tendency to shy away from traditional drumming, often playing in different meters at once. The band was formed by many fantastic musicians doing stints with them here and there and eventually spawning such legendary acts as Dødheimsgard, Emperor, Satyricon, Arcturus, Ulver, Virus, Manes, Aura Noir, or Dimmu Borgir. However the band split up in 1997, after releasing only one but legendary full-length album „Written in Waters”. The album is unique and unusual. It incorporates many elements from various music forms and rather unconventional, dreamy and poetic lyrics. will only do 4 shows in 2019 so do not miss this opportunity to see these pioneers of true avant-garde metal live!
: Ved Buens Ende, Incantation, Eskhaton, Kraanium, Exumer, Discharge, Au-Dessus, Omnium Gatherum, Meat Spreader, Decultivate, Čad.
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Update - 19th February 2019
Blasting out of Byron Bay, almost as an affront to the serenity of their surrounds, PARKWAY DRIVE quickly established themselves as the most formidable force Australian heavy music had ever seen.
A five- piece of astonishing power and understated charisma, PARKWAY DRIVE created unseen hysteria and are coming back to claim their festival-anthem crown.
How do you move from a band as pivotal as The Dillinger Escape Plan? For Liam Wilson, it meant ripping up the rulebook all over again. AZUSA make captivating music with unconventional nerve. Uniting the complementary skills of its members, their sound is a thrash-fusion tour de force. Defying expectations by embracing contradiction, AZUSA finds strength in vulnerability, harmony in dissonance and melody in discord.
The only pure metal attack in this update is a bunch of seasoned veterans with a long list of seminal acts in their CVs, coming to dominate BA with their relentless black metal project NORDJEVEL. Get ready for blast-fire annihilation propelled by one of the most insane drummers in the metal scene.
Norwegian-American electro metal project COMBICHRIST mark the return of ultimate genre merger with their infernal, yet extremely addictive sonic lunacy. Known by many as the Rammstein support that overshadowed Rammstein, COMBICHRIST led by Andy LaPlegua moves huge masses with its strange industrial metal sound that is uniquely even in the ‚aggrotech‘ scene.
Remaining within the ranks of metal-and-techno-fusion bands here comes VIOLENT MAGIC ORCHESTRA, an art project of complete harmony of techno, black metal, industrial, noise and emit light. Imagine black metal meets Kraftwerk.
Resonating with all the senses, CASPIAN are for fifteen years a solid and unshakable name in the post-rock scene and one of the best live acts from the genre. You can look forward for a show, which will bring welcomed relax during restless times on Brutal Assault.
Thunder rolls afar, unremitting rain, awaited gloomy deliverance gets under your skin. Sudden storm of unleashed instruments then quietness, absolute serenity. At the gates of hell or heaven depending on the listener’s philosophy. Cleverly mixing some kind of modern & ambient Black-Metal with Post-Hardcore tones, DÉLUGE does what has to be done whether you want it or not.
Music is mainly about fun and the Nordic mage Leo Moracchiolo is gonna bring fun factor to BA with his studio-project-transformed-into-band known on Youtube as FROG LEAP.
Final band to this update comes from the fertile grounds of Copenhagen’s underground; HEXIS combine black metal with hardcore and post-metal elements for almost ten years now.
So far the line-up goes:
ABORTED, AFTER THE BURIAL, ALIEN WEAPONRY, AGNOSTIC FRONT, ANIMALS AS LEADERS, ANNAL NATHRAKH, ANATHEMA, ANNOTATIONS OF AN AUTOPSY, ANTAEUS, ANTHRAX, AZUSA, BATUSHKA, CAR BOMB, CARCASS, CARPENTER BRUT, CASPIAN, COMBICHRIST, COUNTING HOURS, COVEN, CRYSTAL LAKE, CULT OF LUNA, CYTOTOXIN, DR. LIVING DEAD, DECAPITATED, DEICIDE, DAUGHTERS, DELUGE, DEMOLITION HAMMER, DESTRUCTION, DIABLO SWING ORCHESTRA, EKTOMORF, ELECTRIC WIZARD, EMPEROR, ENSIFERUM, EYEHATEGOD, FROG LEAP, GET THE SHOT, GODFLESH, GOROD, GUTALAX, GOST, HEILUNG, HELLHAMMER – TRIUMPH OF DEATH, HEXIS, HIGHER POWER, HYPOCRISY, IMMOLATION, IRON REAGAN, JINJER, JUNGLE ROT, KRISIUN, LETTERS FROM THE COLONY, LIONHEART, MANES, MESHUGGAH, METAL CHURCH, MGŁA, MIDNIGHT, MONSTER MAGNET, MYRKUR, NAPALM DEATH, NECROS CHRISTOS, NORDJEVEL, OF MICE & MEN, OCEANS OF SLUMBER, PARKWAY DRIVE, PERFECITIZEN, PRIMORDIAL, PRONG, RAISED FIST, ROTTING CHRIST, SACRED REICH, SAOR, SHAPE OF DESPAIR, SICK OF IT ALL, SLÆGT, SKELETAL REMAINS, SLAPSHOT, SODOM, SOILWORK, TAAKE, TANKARD, TAPHOS, TESTAMENT, THE ARSON PROJECT, THE CONTORTIONIST, THE OBSESSED, THE OCEAN, THERION, THY ART IS MURDER, TOSKA, UNFATHOMABLE RUINATION, VAMPILLIA, VARGRAV, VENOM PRISON, VIOLATOR, VIOLENT MAGIC ORCHESTRA, VOIVOD, VUUR, VULVODYNIA, WALLS OF JERICHO, WINDHAND, WOLFBRIGADE, WOE UNTO ME, WORMED, ZURIAAKE.
Update - 4h February 2019
Let's kick off this band announcement with the well-known metal workaholics! Swedish metal eminence SOILWORK spawned in Helsingborg, anno 1995 by guitarist Peter Wichers and vocalist Björn “Speed” Strid. The band’s unique blend of melodic metal has developed at a staggering rate, most notably with the “Natural Born Chaos”, produced by Devin Townsend. Despite a few line-up shuffles, SOILWORK continues to release strong albums and conquers the fans worldwide, even after 20 years. Now, with the new highly acclaimed album Verligheten, will SOILWORK dominate over the fortress!
In the late 2016, a statement was made about a new album of the Swedish sludge/grindcorers THE ARSON PROJECT, claiming that we were about to witness 23 minutes of straight harsh audio violence. And we got it! Now, this Malmö based quartet will spread filthy tones through their outstanding music full of violence and hatred on Brutal Assault as well.
Dreamy musical landscapes painted by the most delicate nuances. Hills of endless imagination built stone by stone with a gentle talent. THE CONTORTIONIST represents fearlessness in musical expression, designed to please the artist as much as the audience. This band makes progressive metal music, anchored in the heavy sounds that drag the individual players to the stage, yet still unmoored by convention or expectations. There is a time, when you simply need to ease a little, and THE CONTORTIONIST will help to make it happen.
Outstanding, shocking, unbelievable, breathtaking and many more is the Japanese self-called “brutal orchestra” VAMPILLIA. It’s not just a band, it’s something that you have to experience in order to believe it. Each record of this ensemble represents something different, just as their shows do, which you can call an emotional roller-coaster. After their successful tour with Alcest, will Brutal Assault warmly welcome these freaks again in Czech Republic!
Detroit: MI's WALLS OF JERICHO are not just noteworthy because they are a metalcore band with a screaming female on vocals. They are also worth remembering because they have been adeptly balancing old-school hardcore, thrash metal, and "chugga-chugga" metalcore with a ferocity and dedication unmatched by many of their contemporaries. WOJO became an iron sureness not only on the hardcore field and not just because of their music, but also due to their attitude and distinguished performance full of blasting energy of their front-woman Candace Kucsulain.
2018 marks the twenty-seventh year of PRIMORDIAL's seminal career, and the return with their ninth full-length Exile Amongst The Ruins, they have lost none of their vitality. Once again building upon their signature sound, the follow up to 2014's "Where Greater Men Have Fallen" is a more raw, "old school sounding" record than its predecessor. Hitting home, with what vocalist A.A.
Nemtheanga describes as "a direct energy" and wielding an urgency that is undeniable, the Irish quintet once again effortlessly blends elements of Celtic folk and black metal like no one else. One thing is certain - not only the Czech fans will welcome PRIMORDIAL with a warm hug!
Picking their name from a line in Demolition Hammer’s ‘Human Dissection’, California’s SKELETAL REMAINS not only have proven their exquisite taste when finding the right moniker, but also musically by citing Death, Pestilence, early Gorguts, Morbid Angel and the afore-mentioned NY thrashers as influences. With their insanely good album Devouring Mortality, SKELETAL REMAINS are coming back to conquer what’s theirs on Brutal Assault!
Retro-rock visionaries MONSTER MAGNET spent much of the 1990s struggling against the prejudices imposed upon the image and sound by alternative rock fashion nazis. In fact, it wasn't until that movement's late-'90s decline that the band's dogged persistence finally paid off and their fourth album, Powertrip, catapulted to gold sales status on the strength of its massive hard rock hit "Space Lord." In the meantime, MONSTER MAGNET managed to become one of the most successful and influential bands associated with the so-called underground "stoner rock" scene. Nowadays, it seems a little bit off to call them underground band, since these guys are a huge deal.
All thrashers, beware! DEMOLITION HAMMER are coming to set things straight in the fortress! New York City’s one of the best thrash acts are back with a helluva record Tortured Existence, which shows the band in their best shape!
An absolute honor is to announce legends of psychedelic rock, Chicago based act full of witchery and surrounded by mystical magic - COVEN! This is the first band which brought sign of horns to metal music. The first band using occult lyrics and singing about satanism and the first satanic band which had a big song in charts. Jinx Dawson spawned COVEN in late 2016 with a new line-up to arrange more sabbaths all over the world and we are pleased to say that one of these magical sessions will happen on Brutal Assault!
Back in the day, a claim was made about the HELLHAMMER, that this band will never come back, because it’s absolutely impossible to reform a band so closely linked to a very specific and unique time period. However, here we are, standing before something that will remind us of these times - Tom Gabriel brings us TRIUMPH OF DEATH! It is a project with an open end. Apart from vague considerations to, perhaps, release an occasional live EP, Triumph Of Death will not record any new music but is solely dedicated to performing both well-know and obscure Hellhammer songs.
SODOM marks the return of Frank Blackfire (ex-Sodom, ex-Kreator, or Assassin). SODOM have already released seminal albums such as Persecution Mania, the live cut Mortal Way Of Live and the highly successful Agent Orange with Frank Blackfire and he is back in a line-up featuring two guitarists for the first time ever in the history of SODOM. Be ready for a brand new ripping SODOM sound!
Other revered living legends in this batch are NY/HC leading lights SICK OF IT ALL formed in 1986. More than three decades in the making, the New Yorkers show no signs of slowing down, getting soft, or toning down their stand-proud mentality on new album, Last Act of Defiance. The band still spits out anthems of heartful, no-holds-barred hardcore like on day one with live gigs full of unchained energy!
Veterans of NOLA sound mixing southern rock, blues riffs and hardcore punk EYEHATEGOD are one of the most reputable and distinctive bands ever, even defining a brand new genre now known as sludge in the past.
Other veterans formed in 1987 this time in Sweden and quickly became one of the most creative death metal bands, pushed limits of the contemporary sound and grew beyond themselves. Later on THERION released Theli, which would be the ultimate breakthrough for the band. With the record THERION turned towards a more opera-like, progressive and even orchestral sound which made them famous through the world. And now they're coming to Brutal Assault with a special Theli show!
Odd-time signatures, avalanches of breaks and complex rhythmical as well as melodic patterns will excite every aficionado of extreme technicality, while growls down-tuned strings and double-bass assaults will more than satisfy extreme metal connoisseurs when WORMED take over BA stage!
Their South African brutal death metal cousins VULVODYNIA are one of the most active and well known bands in the genre today. Their brutal yet catchy, pit fueling, heavy as hell sound has since earned them fans from around the world and now they are ready to conquer BA!
The final addition on the list is the mysterious producer known as GOST, who embodies the character of Baalberith on his propulsive synthwave solo project that is channeling his fascination with the occult, John Carpenter and 80s slasher flicks. With its haunting atmospherics and aesthetics influenced by the blackest corners of the metal world his music quickly garnered GOST a loyal following within the rock and metal community worldwide.
ABORTED, AFTER THE BURIAL, ALIEN WEAPONRY, AGNOSTIC FRONT, ANIMALS AS LEADERS, ANNAL NATHRAKH, ANATHEMA, ANNOTATIONS OF AN AUTOPSY, ANTAEUS, ANTHRAX, BATUSHKA, CAR BOMB, CARCASS, CARPENTER BRUT, COUNTING HOURS, CRYSTAL LAKE, CULT OF LUNA, CYTOTOXIN, DR. LIVING DEAD, DECAPITATED, DEICIDE, DAUGHTERS, DESTRUCTION, DIABLO SWING ORCHESTRA, EKTOMORF, ELECTRIC WIZARD, EMPEROR, ENSIFERUM, EYEHATEGOD, GET THE SHOT, GODFLESH, GOROD, GUTALAX, GOST, HEILUNG, HIGHER POWER, HYPOCRISY, IMMOLATION, IRON REAGAN, JINJER, JUNGLE ROT, KRISIUN, LETTERS FROM THE COLONY, LIONHEART, MANES, MESHUGGAH, METAL CHURCH, MGŁA, MIDNIGHT, MYRKUR, NAPALM DEATH, NECROS CHRISTOS, OF MICE & MEN, OCEANS OF SLUMBER, PERFECITIZEN, PRONG, RAISED FIST, ROTTING CHRIST, SACRED REICH, SAOR, SHAPE OF DESPAIR, SICK OF IT ALL, SLÆGT, SLAPSHOT, SODOM, TAAKE, TANKARD, TAPHOS, TESTAMENT, THE OBSESSED, THE OCEAN, THERION, THY ART IS MURDER, TOSKA, UNFATHOMABLE RUINATION, VARGRAV, VENOM PRISON, VIOLATOR, VOIVOD, VUUR, VULVODYNIA, WINDHAND, WOLFBRIGADE, WOE UNTO ME, WORMED, ZURIAAKE.
Update - 9th January 2019
The only predictable thing about Canadian cosmic-metal warriors VOIVOD is that they will forever be unpredictable. On the warpath for more than 35 years, VOIVOD have pushed their sound relentlessly forward, constructing imaginative musical realms with each endeavor. They literally changed the face of thrash metal in the ‘80s, forged new prog-metal ground in the ‘90s, and kept up with changing times and lineups in the 2000s with fresh, inspired music and they’re back with a new album The Wake, which keeps pushing the limits!
Appearing in 2002, even before the rebirth of thrash metal scene worldwide, VIOLATOR was formed with the purpose of rescuing the spontaneity and anger that seemed forgotten in the metal scene. Coming from the center Brazil, Brasilia, VIOLATOR is one of the most intense South American bands and after years of waiting, they will finally thrash BA! Doing so they will be joined by masked Swedish crossover deviants DR. LIVING DEAD and legendary veterans of Boston HC scene SLAPSHOT!ENSIFERUM are true greats of folk-inspired melodic death metal and with their latest output Two Paths they once more affirm their place in the pantheons of the genre, so it was about a time they returned to BA!
Polish death machine DECAPITATED is back with a bang! Their new album Anticult highlights just how vital have remained two decades deep into their career. They have long been undeniable masters of their craft and they are expanding their parameters with this album, which should elevate the band's profile beyond the death metal realm in which it has dominated for years. And now they’re coming for the BA crowd! And speaking of technical death metal, of all the amazing technical death metal bands out there, very few can write memorable catchy songs with extreme technicality like French killers GOROD. Get ready for intelligent, deftly crafted flights of musicianship…that will rip your head off!Sometimes, a band’s music registers just as seismically on an emotional wavelength as it does on a sonic spectrum. And one of those unique bands are ANIMALS AS LEADERS, who reimagine, reinterpret, and refresh instrumental prog, experimental metal, modern jazz, alternative, and even world music to a point where the reaction becomes primal. Consistently delivering a captivating show, their show will surely be one of the musicianship highlights of the festival.
New York’s CAR BOMB detonate a vicious blast of wildly technical and progressive modern metal. The Long Island quartet's attack is relentless and suffocating: vicious jazz-inspired blasts shift into mechanistic, canyon-wide grooves. Schizophrenic, whisper-to-a-scream vocals seem to spiral out of control, only to snap back lock-step into the churning assault. Make sure to witness their BA debut!Progressive Swedes LETTERS FROM THE COLONY had proven that they could marry various elements of death metal, metalcore and jazz into a complex hybrid and produce something strangely familiar yet truly original. And this list finished with Chinese atmospheric black metal ZURIAAKE.
So far the line-up goes:
ABORTED, AFTER THE BURIAL, ALIEN WEAPONRY, AGNOSTIC FRONT, ANIMALS AS LEADERS, ANNAL NATHRAKH, ANATHEMA, ANNOTATIONS OF AN AUTOPSY, ANTAEUS, ANTHRAX, BATUSHKA, CAR BOMB, CARCASS, CARPENTER BRUT, COUNTING HOURS, CRYSTAL LAKE, CULT OF LUNA, CYTOTOXIN, DR. LIVING DEAD, DECAPITATED, DEICIDE, DAUGHTERS, DESTRUCTION, DIABLO SWING ORCHESTRA, EKTOMORF, ELECTRIC WIZARD, EMPEROR, ENSIFERUM, GET THE SHOT, GODFLESH, GOROD, GUTALAX, HEILUNG, HIGHER POWER, HYPOCRISY, IMMOLATION, IRON REAGAN, JINJER, JUNGLE ROT, KRISIUN, LETTERS FROM THE COLONY, LIONHEART, MANES, MESHUGGAH, METAL CHURCH, MGŁA, MIDNIGHT, MYRKUR, NAPALM DEATH, NECROS CHRISTOS, OF MICE & MEN, OCEANS OF SLUMBER, PERFECITIZEN, PRONG, RAISED FIST, ROTTING CHRIST, SACRED REICH, SAOR, SHAPE OF DESPAIR, SLÆGT, SLAPSHOT, TAAKE, TANKARD, TAPHOS, TESTAMENT, THE OBSESSED, THE OCEAN, THY ART IS MURDER, TOSKA, UNFATHOMABLE RUINATION, VARGRAV, VENOM PRISON, VIOLATOR, VOIVOD, VUUR, WINDHAND, WOLFBRIGADE a WOE UNTO ME, ZURIAAKE.
ANIMALS AS LEADERS live at BRUTAL ASSAULT 2016 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWfg5BhYL5I
10th DECEMBER 2018
Let’s open this mega update with black metal stormblast! Over seven years, deathlike silence has filled the halls of the world’s biggest black metal forge, whilst powers have been gathering to resurrect the band right in time for their 25th anniversary. And now DIMMU BORGIR have finally returned with a vicious work of art that is their latest album Eonian and they are coming to storm the main stage at Brutal Assault!
Wicked aural filth comes from the islands with GODFLESH, who are highly regarded as one of the pioneers of industrial metal; they took industrial to the next level with their fuse of heavy guitars and mixing it with slow drum loops and effects and their unique approach has spawned several musical styles since their conception.
Brutal Assault will also present a combo of iconic thrashers that need no introduction, ANTHRAX and SACRED REICH will make it to the fest alongside upcoming crossover thrash ministry IRON REAGAN and a staple name of the genre PRONG. Elusive French synth mastermind CARPENTER BRUT draws its influences from 80s TV shows and B-movies loaded with cheap thrills and sharp synthesizers. The mysterious and discreet man behind the pentagon – or the Brutagram as his fans would call it – evokes an encounter between Justice beats and the universe of John Carpenter. Into the brutagram at BA 2019! Through parted flesh, mental scars and waning health – from misfortune and adversity that would have broken lesser men, comes another black metal legend that almost doesn’t perform live… Welcome French titans ANTAEUS, come to your condemnation and witness Satanik Audio Violence! For the fans of modern death metal and hardcore amalgamation we are gonna have glowing hot Brits VENOM PRISON, their returning fellow countrymen ANNOTATIONS OF AN AUTOPSY and Australia‘s own THY ART IS MURDER who are on fire right now! Anglophone domination over the genre will be contested by Japanese metalcore sensation CRYSTAL LAKE, who just set an impossible bar to leap over with their latest output Helix. If you think it’s enough incredibly energic music for now, then we beg to differ because we are also gonna have vigorous metal hardcore of GET THE SHOT and American noise rock kings DAUGHTERS, who are doing one of their rare live appearances at BA 2019! Equally rare live are CULT OF LUNA and these Swedish visionaries have been praised for their live performances for a long time and Brutal Assault will host one of their few appearances in 2019. You shouldn’t miss this opportunity to witness a shattering audio-visual feast of iconoclastic proportions! Other thoughtful bands for thinking audience on the list are the German musician collective THE OCEAN with their immersive audial experience, US progressivists AFTER THE BURIAL and Norwegian masters of stellar Avant-Garde MANES. You can also look forward for rising stars of Danish scene SLÆGT, who play an epic blackened heavy metal but without any kind of limitation when approaching the style, their compatriots TAPHOS with their gut-wrenching death metal and progressive heavy metal outlet of Dutch singer Anneke van Giersbergen under the moniker VUUR. Gloomy rock doom in the end, the very godfathers of the genre THE OBSESSED who were formed already back in 1976 by Scott "Wino" Weinrich are back from the dead to perform for you at BA 2019!
In the end, we have some band news – A PALE HORSE NAMED DEATH are unable to perform on Brutal Assault, because of the technical difficulties.
So far the line-up goes: ABORTED, AFTER THE BURIAL, ALIEN WEAPONRY, AGNOSTIC FRONT, ANNAL NATHRAKH, ANATHEMA, ANNOTATIONS OF AN AUTOPSY, ANTAEUS, ANTHRAX, CARCASS, CARPENTER BRUT, COUNTING HOURS, CRYSTAL LAKE, CULT OF LUNA, CYTOTOXIN, DEICIDE, DAUGHTERS, DESTRUCTION, DIABLO SWING ORCHESTRA, DIMMU BORGIR, EKTOMORF, ELECTRIC WIZARD, GET THE SHOT, GODFLESH, GUTALAX, HEILUNG, HIGHER POWER, HYPOCRISY, IMMOLATION, IRON REAGAN, JINJER, JUNGLE ROT, KRISIUN, LIONHEART, MANES, MESHUGGAH, METAL CHURCH, MGŁA, MIDNIGHT, MYRKUR, NAPALM DEATH, NECROS CHRISTOS, OF MICE & MEN, OCEANS OF SLUMBER, PERFECITIZEN, PRONG, RAISED FIST, ROTTING CHRIST, SACRED REICH, SAOR, SHAPE OF DESPAIR, SLÆGT ,TAAKE, TANKARD, TAPHOS, TESTAMENT, THE OBSESSED, THE OCEAN, THY ART IS MURDER, TOSKA, UNFATHOMABLE RUINATION, VARGRAV, VENOM PRISON, VUUR, WINDHAND, WOLFBRIGADE a WOE UNTO ME.
Let's open this update with the youngest band on the list - ALIEN WEAPONRY from New Zealand. Despite their lack of experience, these youngsters belong among the most interesting thrashing acts of the current metal scene. Now let's stay within the genre but bring a heavy dose of nostalgia, since the metal congregations will gather again to bow to a heavy metal institution build many, many years ago on a distant shore… METAL CHURCH!
The British trio TOSKA will immerse the Josefov fortress in its innovative approach and progressive melodies of their latest album Fire By The Silos. And while staying on the islands, are you ready for some dope-smoking sabbathian heavy doom? Because English horrornauts ELECTRIC WIZARD are gonna bring it no matter what! It's gonna be heavy and hazy and filthy and psychedelic in a way unmatched by any other band on the planet. And speaking of stage shrouded in a haze, the warm opium smoke will be replaced by cold Norwegian fog making your bones shiver..as TAAKE takes over Brutal Assault! ABORTED from Belgium are gonna give one of their energic lectures on skull-crushing brutality with their latest death metal output TerrorVision! Final surgical instrument in this batch is also made of British steel, because the legendary CARCASS are playing our festival again!
All the bands confirmed so far: A PALE HORSE NAMED DEATH, ABORTED, ALIEN WEAPONRY, AGNOSTIC FRONT, ANNAL NATHRAKH, ANATHEMA, CARCASS, COUNTING HOURS, CYTOTOXIN, DEICIDE, DESTRUCTION, DIABLO SWING ORCHESTRA, EKTOMORF, ELECTRIC WIZARD, GUTALAX, HEILUNG, HIGHER POWER, HYPOCRISY, IMMOLATION, JINJER, JUNGLE ROT, KRISIUN, LIONHEART, MESHUGGAH, METAL CHURCH, MGŁA, MIDNIGHT, MYRKUR, NAPALM DEATH, NECROS CHRISTOS, OF MICE & MEN, OCEANS OF SLUMBER, PERFECITIZEN, RAISED FIST, ROTTING CHRIST, SHAPE OF DESPAIR, SAOR, TAAKE, TANKARD, TESTAMENT, TOSKA, UNFATHOMABLE RUINATION, VARGRAV, WINDHAND, WOLFBRIGADE a WOE UNTO ME.
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If you want death metal in it’s finest, then you would love the fact, that one of the most controversial bands, DEICIDE, are coming with their new album Overtures of Blasphemy to decimate the fortress and crush your heads! Speaking of blasphemy and devil, on the other hand are standing DIABLO SWING ORCHESTRA, with their blend of many different genres, which is a thing not only for fans of avant-garde metal.
Following the massive response from the last summer, the forest fairy MYRKUR returns to our festival to conquer the sceptics yet again! The soft appearance can indeed be hiding for a dark soul… The quick succession also serves as a mean of apology for the unfinished show from this year.
Virginia's heavy psychedelic quartet WINDHAND presents infectious display of songcraft cloaked in alluring atmosphere, molten fuzz, eerie psychedelia and ethereal vocals. The Ohio satanic royalty MIDNIGHT approaches metal from its dirty side and will finally send shockwaves of rock’n’roll violence through the BA crowds, subjugating and dominating all metalheads with lust, filth, and sleaze! You Can't Stop Steel!
And the finale will belong to the black hordes, that shall look forward for continuation of the bleak, dark and disillusioned MGŁA style of black metal, coming forth with both their anticipated new record and a Brutal Assault performance! And NECROS CHRISTOS will commit their final hour with their final album Domedon Doxomedon to a performance cutting a swath of destruction through both the zeitgeist of modern heavy music and the walls of our beloved fortress with their first and last appearance at BA. Let’s kick off this update with OF MICE & MEN! Mix strong rock melodies reminiscing the golden era of hard rock with memorable hooks and juvenile energy of these contemporary American stars and you get a helluva strong blend of metalcore fit for festival crowds! If you lust for straight-forward aggressive new wave hardcore, you should look forward for LIONHEART, who are now obliterating stages and music charts alike with their latest record Welcome to The West Coast Pt. II!
So far the line-up is: A PALE HORSE NAMED DEATH, AGNOSTIC FRONT, ANNAL NATHRAKH, ANATHEMA, COUNTING HOURS, CYTOTOXIN, DEICIDE, DESTRUCTION, DIABLO SWING ORCHESTRA, EKTOMORF, GUTALAX, HEILUNG, HIGHER POWER, HYPOCRISY, IMMOLATION, JINJER, JUNGLE ROT, KRISIUN, LIONHEART, MESHUGGAH, MGŁA, MIDNIGHT, MYRKUR, NAPALM DEATH, NECROS CHRISTOS, OF MICE & MEN, OCEANS OF SLUMBER, PERFECITIZEN, RAISED FIST, ROTTING CHRIST, SHAPE OF DESPAIR, SAOR, TANKARD, TESTAMENT, UNFATHOMABLE RUINATION, VARGRAV, WINDHAND, WOLFBRIGADE a WOE UNTO ME.
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BAND UPDATE WITH TANKARD, HYPOCRISY, AND ANATHEMA!!
Here we are again and we truly hope that this announcement will be metal to your ears! Last time we announced German thrashers DESTRUCTION, and this time we're announcing someone in the same vein. We have, in their best shape of all time, TANKARD with 6,66% of alcohol! Boozy chants will sound from their newest album 'Hymns for the Drunk' (2018) which will showcase all their hits from their career spanning over 30 years.
From one group of moshers to another group of moshers – straight, raw and relentless hardcore with a pinch of British brat-like attitude – exactly what you'd expect from the Leeds guys HIGHER POWER. A little more emotive British music comes with the announcement of the one and only band that can still leave us breathless and in awe. Of course, we're talking about the legendary ANATHEMA! They will come to sooth our pain-filled souls with their successful album 'The Optimist' (2017) and also reminisce about their older doom metal days.
There are a lot of bands inspired by ANATHEMA, but only a few do it in their own unique way, like OCEANS OF SLUMBER do. The dark progressive Texans, with the unforgettable voice of Cammie Gilbert, will be something for the lovers of dreamy and emotive melodies. We’ll stick with the dark tunes for a little and introduce you to the death/doom metal sextet from Belarus, WOE UNTO ME, who will come with their latest work 'The Voidness Flasher' (2017).
Away from the doom-ish tunes for a moment, let’s look at some more hard wave. The next band on the line-up, is no other than New York death metal legends IMMOLATION! Their newest album, 'Atonement' (2017) is proof of death metal domination and will echo throughout the walls of Josefov fortress in 2019. An equally important name are the Swedish kings who have woken up after a long slumber – HYPOCRISY! They are right now crushing stages all over the world and BRUTAL ASSAULT is their next target.
The last name in this announcement are the dark black metal project from Finland – VARGRAV. With a shady veil of mist covering this group, it's sure to be pleasure to the ears of all fans of gourmet music like LIMBONIC ART, ABIGOR, or early EMPEROR.
The line-up for BRUTAL ASSAULT 2019 is so far – A PALE HORSE NAMED DEATH, AGNOSTIC FRONT, ANNAL NATHRAKH, ANATHEMA, COUNTING HOURS, CYTOTOXIN, DESTRUCTION, EKTOMORF, GUTALAX, HEILUNG, HIGHER POWER, HYPOCRISY, IMMOLATION, JINJER, JUNGLE ROT, KRISIUN, MESHUGGAH, NAPALM DEATH, OCEANS OF SLUMBER, PERFECITIZEN, RAISED FIST, ROTTING CHRIST, SHAPE OF DESPAIR, SAOR, TANKARD, TESTAMENT, UNFATHOMABLE RUINATION, VARGRAV, WOLFBRIGADE and WOE UNTO ME.
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BANDS UPDATE WITH ROTTING CHRIST,
RAISED FIST OR HEILUNG
Since the presale has started on Sep 1, 2019 we would like to come with another round of bands confirmed for Brutal Assault 2019! The first band does not need any special introduction: Greek gothic black metal matadors ROTTING CHRIST are coming back to BA once again to make fortress walls vibrate with In Domine Sathana and other Satanic hymns.
High-octane bulldozer WOLFBRIGADE must please everybody whose heart beats in the rhythm of d-beat. Swedish crust gunfire is returning to BA after three years and this time with a reloaded weaponry called Run With The Hunted (2017). RAISED FIST - one of the Sweden’s longest-running yet most vital acts in the hardcore scene - will destroy the crowd under the stage with their highly explosive mix of hardcore and metal.
SAOR and HEILUNG, two bands and two different views to folk and metal. While the first one produces thrilling and melancholic soundtracks for lonely wanderings in rainy Scottish Highlands, international act HEILUNG is amplified history from early medieval northern Europe.
British squad UNFATHOMABLE RUINATION is about masterful riffcraft, unfuckwithable sound, guttural howls, almighty storm of riffs and blast beats. If you look for technical death metal, this band leaves no room for argument. Talking about blast beasts, we are about to welcome Czech psychotic blastcore / death-grind PERFECITIZEN.
Just to remind: we have already confirmed MESHUGGAH, NAPALM DEATH, TESTAMENT, ANAAL NATHRAKH, A PALE HORSE NAMED DEATH and GUTALAX.