August Burns Red (live) 2017 published 5 months, 2 weeks ago
BANDS UPDATE WITH CANNIBAL CORPSE, MYRKUR, HELMET OR PALLBEARER published 5 months, 1 week ago
This time Brutal Assault goes deeper into the underground with another load of bands for the 2018 edition. Death metal fans can rejoice as we confirm CANNIBAL CORPSE bringing their king size portion of guts, blood and death classics to BA once again. Also, we will welcome British progressive death / black act AKERCOCKE a.k.a. reunited band releasing an excellent comeback album of jaw dropping magnitude.
Regarding classic stuff, HELMET with their trademarked groovy guitar riffs and unrestrained drums filled with easily recognizable voice of Page Hamilton will unleash their post hardcore whirlwind within the fortress for the first time.
Talking about darker stuff, Amalie Bruun’s MYRKUR will perform with her atmospheric raw, dissonant blackened riffing combined with vocal efforts leaning closer to the earthy, doomish folk similar to Chelsea Wolfe. Canadian PALLBEARER, probably the biggest Rush fans in the world, will carry their unique doom metal coffin to BA. And speaking of dark melancholic music, renowned Neurosis-like post hardcore cult LVMEN will perform their latest album Mitgefangen Mitgehangen.
Hardcore fans could appreciate H2O, unrestrained hardcore/punk act that blended Cro-Mags and Agnostic Front with punk drive of Token Entry. Speaking of comebacks, after six years we will welcome metal core whirlwind from Highlands called BLEED FROM WITHIN. True thrashers will get E-FORCE, Canadian/Frech act with former Voivod members.
Last but not least addition to the lineup? If you are into cold electro beats, then you would dig HORSKH, French duo beating up audience with brutal electro-industrial.
Batushka (live) 2017 published 5 months ago
Danzig at BA! Sepultura, Goblin or Aura Noir on the bill published 4 months, 3 weeks ago
This year, Glenn Danzig will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the formation of his namesake band after involvement with horror-punks the MISFITS and gothic hard rockers SAMHAIN. The celebration will take form of a limited number of special shows including debut performance of DANZIG at Brutal Assault!
You know it’s Danzig the moment you hear him. Due to his ingenuity, horror and punk formally collided with The Misfits’ genesis in the 70’s and early 80’s. Danzig vision for Samhain impacted the landscape of extreme music, fortifying the crossroads between heavy riffs and occult imagery so prevalent these days. And then came DANZIG, where the bluesy swagger and classic Danzig howls cemented his legacy with hits like Mother or Twist of Cain.
The phenomenon of SEPULTURA comes back to BA again! For over thirty years SEPULTURA has been delivering their very own blend of death metal, hardcore, thrash, punk and tribal music with astonishing passion. What had begun in Belo Horizonte in 1984 soon turned into a metal hurricane of threatening proportions and has taken on undreamt-of dimensions since the enlistment of American vocalist Derrick Green in 1998. You simply have to experience the surge of energy SEPULTURA delivers live to understand the undying loyalty this cult act enjoys from the fans worldwide. SEPULTURA will also be our substitute for TESTAMENT who cannot unfortunately make it in the end.
Other spectacular addition to the lineup we are extremely proud of comes from Italy in the form of CLAUDIO SIMONETTI'S GOBLIN. One of the most fascinating prog rock bands of all times has first drawn attention of the whole world with their collaboration with prolific giallo horror filmmaker Dario Argento on his 1975 flick Profondo Rosso (Deep Red). On the soundtrack to the movie GOBLIN took frenetic slices of King Crimson-esque jazz-rock and transformed them into their own blend of progressive music. Later-on with albums like Roller, soundtrack to George Romero’s Dawn of the Dead or especially the unholy cult of European prog rock Suspiria, GOBLIN have presented an ambitious affair that blends jazz, prog rock, and heavy metal into chilling and totally distinctive style that made them one of the most important bands of the progressive movement.
AURA NOIR was formed in 1993 by Aggressor and Apollyon to pay homage to classic 80’s metal as Venom, Slayer & Kreator however in the end AURA NOIR forged their own blend of black thrash that now spans five albums and secured AURA NOIR their own place in the parthenon of Norwegian extreme metal.
JASTA – a solo project of HATEBREED vocalist and master of pumping motivational lyrics Jamey Jasta will perform its blend of hard rock and hardcore while death metal genre will be represented by local heroes HYPNOS in its traditional form and upcoming young band from NYC UNCURED, that is tuned to the progressive side of the thing with its combination of technical musicianship, brutal riffs, and melodic interludes.
COFFINS from Tokyo, Japan will play their doom laden rotten death metal, scavenging the depths of evil and darkness. Their refreshing and mind-bending amalgamation of doom and death metal’s greatest moments will crush your souls.
A hidden treasure of underground gothic doom metal – ABYSMAL GRIEF will make their BA debut. These gloomy masters of dark sound will take you down the damned path leading to the sepulcher, among the dusty coffins.
The last two bands on the bill are HARAKIRI FOR THE SKY with their synthesis of post-rock textures and emotional black metal rage and INSANITY ALERT with their crossover thrash in vein of S.O.D. or D.R.I.