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Even though we are not done with the genre yet, there is no salvation for black metal fans not having a BA 2018 ticket already. Here comes the darkest bill update of them all.

MARDUK will once again perform their sinister soundtrack to war consisting of a relentless barrage of high-speed-drumming, raw and aggressive riffs and hateful roars and screams of agony. More than 25 years of black metal history collide with eons of devastation and destruction amongst human race and the result is an ugly and furious black metal with typical MARDUK trademark.

One of the most unique entities the metal underground has birthed in years comes from pagan traditions of Swiss mountains. Proudly and resolutely a duo, BÖLZER are using the barest essentials of voice, guitar, and drums and yet manage to create one of the densest, most world-eating sounds around.

Given Håvard Ellefsen status as a founding member of Emperor, we simply have to place him in this blackened batch.. As many of you know, MORTIIS will be playing the first era set this summer and the atendees of Brutal Assault won’t miss it! The same goes for Austrian necrodaemon flehscult desecrators BELPHEGOR, whos presence at our festival was long overdue.

From the deepest womb of South American underground we shall summon forth the flaming black death metal beast of WRATHPRAYER in one of their rare apperances on European soil. MALOKARPATAN offer a trip to the darkest corners of Eastern European folklore. Their music drinks deeply from the ancient well of Heavy Metal Wisdom, pushing forward a masterclass in timeless metal songcraft and epic storytelling alike whilst never losing the delirium-inducing iconoclasm the band made its foundation from day one.

Breaking a decade of silence, ARKHON INFAUSTUS raise again from the shadows to finish their work and taking over the title of French most controversial metal act. Last but not least, Irish heathens CRUACHAN will demand blood for the Blood God with thier black folk metal!

GOJIRA, TESTAMENT, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, GRAVEYARD and many more published 1 month ago

 

We are thrilled to announce probably the biggest bands update accross different genres. To spice things up we 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, we 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.

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 or 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.

 

BIG BANDS UPDATE ON THURSDAY published 1 month ago

 

Dear BA fans, hungry for new bands? We are about to satisfy your needs soon. Get ready for an earth-shaking pack on Thursday 10AM.

BRUTAL ASSAULT 2017 AFTERMOVIE & NEW VIDEOS published 1 month, 1 week ago

Better late than never, an official aftermovie as a reminder of the last edition of Brutal Assault is finally out on our YouTube channel. Feel the unique vibe of Fortress Josefov once again even in the midst of winter. Thanks to all for being part of this and see you in 7 months.

Also, from February you should get ready for BA live videos. So you would remind that edition of 2017 was full of great live sets.

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