Parody of a Terroristic Show at “Wacken Open Air 2017”
A post-apocalyptic show with elements of terroristic execution was presented by the Bulgarian heavy metal band RAMPART at the biggest European metal festival “Wacken Open Air 2017” which took place in Wacken, Germany on August 3-5, 2017. The musicians condemned the terroristic attacks in Europe and the whole propaganda mechanism of the terrorists for achieving power and media attention by demonstrating violence.
“The European civilization is tolerant and accepts the differences and the multitude of various foreign customs but when Europe becomes object of external aggression it is necessary to show the criteria for good and bad, and to rethink the measures for prevention”, declared the vocalist of the band Maria Diese from the Wasteland stage. RAMPART performed a symbolic spectacle with clear sociopolitical message. The band compared the terrorists’ techniques for influence with these ones of the corporate public relations. The show was filmed for a future DVD.
RAMPART finished at Wacken their „United Opus of Apocalypse and Staging Tour”, supported by the Wacken Foundation. A book entitled „Apocalypse over Europe” about the tour adventures with funny stories will be published. It will contain a bonus CD insert „Live in London”. The band is ready with the recording process of its upcoming new album „WWII: Memories for the Future”. The main topic line of its lyrics is concept and features less known historical facts about the World War II.
***75000 tickets were sold out for the 28th edition of “Wacken Open Air”.
AMON AMARTH, ANNIHILATOR, APOCALYPTICA, AVANTASIA, BRUJERIA, CANDLEMASS, EMPEROR, EUROPE, FATES WARNING, FLOTSAM AND JETSAM, GRAVE DIGGER, KREATOR, MAYHEM, MEGADETH, MORBID ANGEL, NAPALM DEATH, PARADISE LOST, PRIMAL FEAR, PSYCHOTIC WALTZ, RAGE, SACRED REICH, SANCTUARY, SONATA ARCTICA, TANKARD, VOLBEAT, and many more were among the 160 bands that performed at “Wacken Open Air 2017” this year.