Our antiaircraft FLAK traditionally saluted you with a thunder on Thursday – and it said goodbye to you on Saturday night. We are all looking back to a great, and almost thoroughly successful PARTY.SAN METAL OPEN AIR weekend and would like to thank you for your enthusiasm and your loyalty for so many years! Especially for your cooperation and patience on Thursday, when we all were hit by the sandstorm. Despite a lot of equipment that was literally blown away, the festival could start over just a little after this. The unique atmosphere and dedication as metal fans are far from self-evident, and we are more than thankful to have such an awesome audience! You are simply the best! Let’s take a look ahead: it’s time to celebrate, because next year we’re celebrating our 25th anniversary! At this point we can already promise you some surprises and some rare bands! Date: 8th to 10th of august 2019
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Here are the first bookings
One of America’s oldest and most influential Thrash Metal bands enters our stage! Originally founded in 1983 as Legacy, TESTAMENT released “The Legacy”, “The New Order” and “Practice What You Preach” – true Bay Area Thrash Metal classics. Their most recent album to date, “Brotherhood Of The Snake” from 2016 is a brilliant wrecking ball as well. Everyone knows about the live qualities of Chuck Billy and his crew: Total Killer! For the first time at PARTY.SAN METAL OPEN AIR.
Style: Thrash Metal
Whether detested or loved: The Austrian Black/Death Metal pioneers of BELPHEGOR polarize – and that’s a good thing. Their fans know what to expect: a pitch-black, blasphemous wrecking ball of satanic extra class. You should not miss this show.
Style: Black/Death Metal
Roots: Possessed, Bathory
The heaviest, most brutal and most unsuspecting Swedish Death Metal formation of all time: VOMITORY blends their classic Swedish Death Metal with the brutality of US Death Metal and therefore occupy a very special position. Each album of this great band is a hit, and who knows: Maybe we’ll hold a new longplayer in our hands by the summer of 2019?
Style: Death Metal
Roots: Cannibal Corpse, Terrorizer
The most sustainable and qualitatively most consistent band in the German black metal landscape of the past 10 years: ASCENSION have delivered exciting, demanding and abysmally sinister music both at the demo stage and with their three albums so far published and proved their effectiveness on various stages. It was only a matter of time: see them live at PARTY.SAN METAL OPEN AIR 2019.
Style: Black Metal
Roots: Bathory, Watain
The South German Pagan/Black Metallers FIRTAN have just released their highly anticipated second album “Okeanos” and will be performing live on our tent stage. A great new band you should definitely see.Origin: German
Style: Pagan/Black Metal
Roots: Falkenbach, Bathory
SOLSTICE are living doom legends, there’s no other way to put it. Founded in 1990 by guitarist and band leader Rich Walker, its tale is one of individualism, gorgeous melodies, working-man hymns, and an ever-ascending path to epic metal glory. Imagine if Pagan Altar was covering Candlemass with a hefty infusion of English folk – not only in the melodies, but in the outright non-metal songs that come between the crunchy ones. Their sound is completely their own, and has never strayed too far from its roots. Finally live at PARTY.SAN METAL OPEN AIR 2019.
Origin: United Kingdom
Style: Doom Metal
Roots: Bathory, England
Chaos, nihilism, death: CRAFT are one of the most consistent bands in the current Swedish Black Metal scene and have released five albums since their inception in 1999 and played numerous club concerts. Now it´s time that vocalist Nox and his wolfpack will play PARTY.SAN METAL OPEN AIR 2019.
Style: Black Metal
Roots: Darkthrone, Bathory
Do you like to dance in your diapers? The Czech Goregrinders of GUTALAX may not win the Goethe Memorial Prize for aesthetic content, but with albums such as “Shit Beast” and “Shit Happens” you win the hearts of every gore freak. Well, this is definitely not a band for everyone.
Origin: Czech Republik
Style: Porn Grind
Roots: Impetigo, Gut