BRUTAL ASSAULT FESTIVAL 2014
August 06-09, 2014 – Old Army Fortress Josefov, Czech Republic
www.brutalassault.com 19th edition of the Brutal Assault Festival will be held from the 6
th until the 9th of August
2014 in the Old Army Fortress Josefov in the Czech Republic. The combination of a
worldwide selection of extreme music genres and the historical area of the Old Army
Fortress is unique, is an integral part of the festival’s image and provides to festival-
goers unusual experience. Marathon of extreme music will offer the best from various
metal genres, in total more than 90 bands from around the world. This all during 4 days
and on 3 stages.
This year’s line up is headed by mighty thrash metal band SLAYER! For many fans SLAYER
is the most influential metal band on the planet and we are very happy to welcome this
legendary band as a headliner of Brutal Assault 2014.
Actual line-up for this year’s edition:
AMON AMARTH – AOSOTH – ARCHITECTS – ARSONISTS GET ALL THE GIRLS –
AUGUST BURNS RED – BENEDICTION – BLINDEAD – BRING ME THE HORIZON –
BROKEN HOPE – BRUTALITY WILL PREVAIL – CHILDREN OF BODOM –
CHTHONIC – CHURCH OF MISERY – COMBICHRIST – CONVERGE – CRIPPER –
CROWBAR – CRUACHAN – DEW SCENTED – DOWN – ENTHRONED – FEASTEM –
FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE – GEHENNA – GOD IS AN ASTRONAUT – GORGUTS –
GRANDEXIT – H2O – HACKTIVIST – HAIL OF BULLETS – HAVOK – HIGH ON FIRE
– IGNITE – IMPALED NAZARENE – IN MOURNING – INQUISITION –
IWRESTLEDABEARONCE – JESU – KATATONIA – KHOLD – KRABATHOR –
KRAKOW – MANEGARM – MANES – MARTYRDOD – MGLA – MISERY INDEX –
MODERN DAY BABYLON – MORS PRINCIPIUM EST – MY DYING BRIDE –
NERVECELL – NIGHTFALL – OBITUARY – OKKULTOKRATI – ONSLAUGHT –
PENTAGRAM CHILE – PYREXIA – RED FANG – REPULSION – RINGWORM –
SATYRICON – SCHIRENC PLAYS PUNGENT STENCH – SEVERE TORTURE –
SHINING – SICK OF IT ALL – SKELETONWITCH – SODOM – SOILWORK – STRIFE –
SUFFOCATION – TERRORIZER – TESSERACT – TEXAS IN JULY – THE AGONIST –
THE DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT – THE OCEAN – UNLEASHED – VENOM -
The festival will take place inside
the Old Army Fortress in Josefov
(approx. 130 km from Prague). Unique atmosphere and history of the Fortress is an integral part of festival’s image
and provides to our festival-goers unusual experience.
The both stages are on the main square and the festival “accessories” are placed in the
surrounding space. The festival-goers will discover tens of refreshment kiosks with
various kinds of food for carnivores, vegetarians and vegans, 4 big “beer tents” offering 5
brands of draught beer and also several kiosks with wide offer of various kinds of alcoholic
There’s left around 40 days until we reach the new Wacken 2014. Many bands are already prepared to have their shows at Wacken festival ground, at the ground of the biggest Metal Festival in the world. Some bands will have their special shows at Wacken, one amongst them is Emperor. Come 2014, the band will celebrate the 20th anniversary of “In The Nightside Eclipse”, with a few exclusive performances. Beyond that, the future, as ever, is a mystery waiting to be unraveled…
Blind Guardian will be headlining the 2014 Metal Hammer Awards in Berlin, Germany on September 12, 2014. The show will be hosted by Doro Pesch and Martin Kesici and will feature two more, yet to be announced, live acts in addition to Blind Guardian.
All the details about the show can be found at www.metal-hammer.de/awards/.
At the above link you can also help choose the songs Blind Guardian will play that night. The band themselves have chosen 15 songs from which the fans can vote for 7. The seven most popular choices will be played that night (in addition to other songs). So, if you have ever wanted to tell Blind Guardian which songs to play live now is your chance! To go directly to the voting page just click HERE. Voting closes on August 6th and the results will be posted soon after.
Swedish Viking black metal-tinged act, KING OF ASGARD, have announced “Karg” as the title of their third album. “Karg” will be released the 22nd of July, 2014 via Metal Blade Records. Visitmetalblade.com/kingofasgard to stream the first single “The Runes Of Hel” and pre-order your copy of the album.
“Karg” is the third album of KING OF ASGARD, following “Fi’mbulvintr“, which was released in 2010 and “…to North” in 2012.“Karg” has again been recorded with Andy LaRocque at the infamous Sonic Train Studios. Comments Jonas Albrektsson and Karl Beckman: “After well over a year of intensive writing, we finally reached the point where everything is put into finish. When countless hours of hard work and careful consideration has been completed. This completion, being our third album which at an early stage was titled to “Karg”, in English, “Barren”.
A word which later on came to form the atmosphere of the whole album and a sense that meanders through more or less all the material. It’s darker, it is harsher and more stripped down than our previous releases. More mature, precise and well thought out. A challenge both for us as well as for the observer. Lyrically, we have come closer to our own immediate surrounding and ancestral heritage, based on old legends and tales from our home region, a tribute to our fair and historical countryside. Yet again everything was recorded and mixed in Sonic Train Studios with Andy LaRocque at the helm assisted by Olof Berggren. Even in the phase of recording we used the word Karg as a guideline… and thus, it is upon thee!”
“Karg” track listing: 01. The Runes of Hel 02. The Trickster 03. Highland Rebellion 04. Remnant of the Past 05. Omma 06. The Heritage Throne 07. Huldran 08. Rising 09. Total Destruction (Bonus Track) The band’s two previous, critically acclaimed albums are available worldwide on Metal Blade Records. Listen to the band on iTunes and Spotify to hear what Terrorizer Magazine called “intense blackened folk metal”. KING OF ASGARD: Karl Beckman – Guitar, Vocals Jonas Albrektsson – Bass Lars G Tängmark – Guitar Karsten Larsson –