INTRODUCING SPIRIT OF BA published 2 months, 2 weeks ago

Brutal Assault as the biggest intimate festival? Is there a chance to still expand? We think about the festival as of an organic city, say organizers Tomas Fiala and Martin Brzobohaty! PS: Don´t forget to turn on subtitles.

Running order day by day published 2 months, 3 weeks ago

A lot of fans have asked us frequently about daily running order. So here comes the bands lineup day by day. Precise time schedule will follow soon!

SHARE YOUR TASTE! GENERATE YOUR OWN POSTER! published 2 months, 3 weeks ago

Generate your own poster and let´s meet at BA backstage! We made a site where you can easily pick 10 favourite artists of BA2018 and generate your own poster according to your favourite genres. Those who share the poster on their fb profiles with hashtag #mybrutal2018 will have a chance to get a free backstage pass to BA2018! Join our contest here:

ELECTRIC WIZARD (LIVE) 2017 published 2 months, 3 weeks ago



We still have few more bands to spice the whole thing up. So here comes the very last update. Canadian hardcore machine COMEBACK KID will shake fortress walls with unstoppable energy of sharp guitars and one-of-a-kind vocals of Andrew Neufeld. One of the top hardcore bands nowadays will drag you into the pit after seven long years.

Regarding comebacks, we are more than excited to welcome back TOXIC HOLOCAUST, a band you can always count on if you want some classic straightforward no-bulshit 80s thrash metal. Do not hesitate and apply for master's degree in headbanging since Joel Grind's squad will give you a truly old school lesson!

On the other hand, Australian ESKHATON would please everybody who admire chaotically brutal and nihilistic death metal in vein of Portal. If you expect traditional structures and hooks and obvious riffs, then you should move along. Eskhaton are all about violence, chaos, intensity and bestial wrath.

Among all those recorded-in-a-cave bands, there are only few winners and Chilean black/death metallers ORACULUM are definitely one of them. Their blasphemous craft worships relentless barbarity of all those proto black and death metal classics and brings you back to era when metal was purely underground.

Get your bandanas ready! Warm-up party first info! published 3 months, 1 week ago

Are you possessed to skate? This year´s Tuesday warm-up party (at the very same place like last year) will be headlined with truly legendary SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, a skateboard anthem factory with monstrous bass lines and one extraordinary drummer. Those who asked us, here comes the first basic info:

Warm-up will be FREE to all visitors with this year´s bracelet. If you want to get inside, fulfillment is highly recommended!

CONTEST: AND THE WINNER IS.... published 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Thanks to all for taking part in our facebook frame contest! And we have a winner! Congratulations!

THE LAST UNDERGROUND LINE-UP UPDATE! published 3 months, 3 weeks ago


First off let’s start with bands that cannot make it to BA this year for various reasons, among these are DIABLO SWING ORCHESTRA, IHSAHN, SAINT VITUS, NOVEMBERS DOOM and GRAVEYARD.

This update kicks off with relentless Swedish death/thrash DIABOLICAL and a household name of alternative hardcore with rap influences DOG EAT DOG! British doom masters ESOTERIC are spawn of the post-industrial decay in Birmingham and the aural mayhem they bring forth is a gloomy way of looking at things that the classic Polish metal hardcore FRONTSIDE also deal with but in their own style bending way. Italian bulldozing goregrind GUINEAPIG are considerably lighter in their selection of topics. On the list will also be Dutch grindcore heavyweights INHUME that could make Czech Republic their second home, great progressive death from the miniscule Principality of Andorra PERSEFONE and absolute legends of Brazilian crossover RATOS DE PORÃO!

Our update further continues with the finest selection of what the local underground has to offer: flesh cutting death mongers ANIME TORMENT and CUTTERED FLESH, dark shoegaze DÆRRWIN, classic symphonic death DEPRESY, forefathers of local US-styled death metal scene GODLESS TRUTH, industrial black GORGONEA PRIMA, wild provocateurs HENTAI CORPORATION, melodic death INNERSPHERE, deathgriding hardcore POPPY SEED GRINDER, unique alternatives PRVNÍ HOŘE, emo hardcore RAVELIN 7, Slovak folkish black RAMCHAT and the originators of ethno-doom SILENT STREAM OF GODLESS ELEGY.

Fulfillment available! War on queues declared once again! published 4 months ago

Fulfillment available again! This time we offer fulfillment to all who bought a ticket through our e-shop or will do so within days (whether in electronic or paper form). After signing in to your customer account, you will find the option to purchase a fulfillment for every paid order that includes a ticket to this year's Brutal Assault.

Regarding already purchased tickets you will be able to order the fulfillment until mid June. From mid June fulfillment will be for sale directly with the tickets.

The price of the service fulfillment is 8€ for one whole order (regardless the number of tickets) and unlike last year the bracelets will be sent via registered mail with the possibility of tracking the delivery status of the shipment. You do not have to worry that the bracelets got lost.

Over the past year, thousands of visitors have tried out that fulfillment saved their time in the queue. With fulfillment, simply go through the festival gates and have fun. Especially for those who are going to Tuesday warm-up party with Suicidal Tendencies fulfillment is higly recommended!

Bands update to spice it up: Laibach, Green Carnation or Pain of Salvation published 5 months, 1 week ago

This update of the festival line-up is made not just of your meat and potatoes bands you would generally expect from established metal festival as we were focusing on bringing in more exotic flavours that are not usually consumed by large crowds of metalheads... However we know that BA fans are special and hence deserve some special spice! Enjoy!

Cult originators of retro-avant-garde LAIBACH are making one of their ultra-rare festival appearances at this years’ BA! The retro-avant-garde of LAIBACH is an artform ranging from graphics, paintings, videos and installations, to concerts and performances, creatively questioning artistic ‘quotation’, appropriation, re-contextualisation, copyright and copy-left. Although starting out as both an art and music collective, LAIBACH became internationally renowned foremost on the music scene, particularly with their unique cover-versions and interpretations of hits by Queen, the Rolling Stones or Beatles.

GREEN CARNATION both precede and are a natural successor of the experimental/avant-garde trailblazers In the Woods... and since its namesake blossoms first appearance, peering from beneath the permafrost of Norways winter, each successive GREEN CARNATION album is a welcome sight in the dreary sameness of general scene and their set at BA 2018 will be musical sight not to miss.

The ultimate melodicity of the renowned Swedish progressives PAIN OF SALVATION may be even too sweet to swallow for general BA crowd, however the raw emotions cloaked in dark, progressive polyrhythms and challenging syncopations, brilliantly darkened keys and percussive muscle will serve as a diversification of blasting metal elements at this years BA.

Fans of alternative approaches towards both life and music can look forward for KrishnaCore mantras of positive drug-free attitude to life of the 90’s spawned by Ray Cappo’s project SHELTER. US based trouble-makers WISDOM IN CHAINS will kick some ass with their killer street rock mixed up with some heavy old school hardcore and Oi! while Manchester hardcore youngbloods BROKEN TEETH will do their big BA debut after stirring up the European underground intensively for the past two years.

Another fascinating hot spice for the lineup will be the experimental hardcore-based synth-driven technical mix of styles of ROLO TOMASSI, who are expressing themselves with loud, energetic vibrancy and intelligence that is not cloaked in any gimmickry, macho posturing or stupid imagery while from the opposite side of the hardcore spectrum we will have EVERGREEN TERRACE, who trail their own path with their powerful combination of melodic hardcore and punk-rock strains.

Swiss pioneers MESSIAH quickly acquired a sworn fan base in the 80’s underground, however the band has dissolved due individualism of the respective band members. However, the timeless thrashing madness has never been forgotten by the loyal fanbase and after 14 years of silence since the brief reanimation in 2003 MESSIAH are now back and will take BA by storm!

Iceland has spawned many of the contemporary black metal finest acts and this small indigenous but prolific scene is sending ambassadors from MISÞYRMING, yet the Icelandic domination over the avantgarde dark music scene of Europe might be disputed by ULSECT. ULSECT are born of collaboration between Dodecahedron and Textures members and their music shifts from dense death metal dissonance to lucent avant-garde atmosphere.

NERVOCHAOS were established in São Paulo in 1996 and have been spawning aggressive and chaotic music shredding the barriers of death metal and hard core ever since while touring the world and this year they will debut our festival! Even more exotic in their origin and dedicated to sheer musical brutality are progenitors of Indonesian BDM scene JASAD, who will torture European sickos for the first time ever!

Last but not least, get ready for one truly party experience with STEVE ‘N’ SEAGULLS, undoubtedly one-of-a-kind band from Finland playing bluegrass versions of notoriously known metal classics. Have you ever dance at BA listening to agro country versions of Iron Maiden?

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