Brutal Assault 22 - trailer published 6 months, 1 week ago

WE DECLARE WAR ON QUEUES published 6 months, 3 weeks ago

Our new FULFILLMENT service we have informed You about recently is a part of our strategy to elimite waiting queues to enter the festival area. We still have in mind the events of last year's festival Wednesday and so we are implementing strategy to get rid of the queues. Apart from the fulfillment service that will check-in lots of people at home, we are doubling our capacity for swapping with one extra tent with the same overall capacity we had available last year. On top of that we're gonna learn from problematic issues we encountered the last time so the queues won't happen again.

We're now approaching selling out of our VIP CAMP, so VIP CAMP 2 is being added to the e-shop as of now. Based on numerous inquiries we also added party tent option to our VIP camp but since these are taking a lot of space and we don't generally want them, the price will be corresponding to a large 6 person tent. Next thing we need to adress based on frequent queries is the parking, we are completely sold out and have no extra capacity at our disposal. Last notice is a good news for travellers from far who don't want to carry their own tent, we have now added a service to our eshop where you can order a tent be picked up at VIP camping reception.

FULFILLMENT ORDERING INSTRUCTIONS published 6 months, 3 weeks ago

We now bring you detailed instructions on our FULFILLMENT service. We’ve informed about the service last week, for more info please check the last post on our web. These instructions are meant for those who DON’T have festival tickets yet and will be ordering tickets now. Both new paper tickets and print@home tickets are eligible for this service. Those of you who already have bought their tickets will get detailed instructions via email in next two days. However from all the tickets that have been already sold, only print@home tickets are eligible for this service. Because of technical reasons fulfillment is therefore NOT available for paper tickets bought via our e-shop PRIOR TO TODAY and other types of tickets than print@home tickets from our e-shop .

FULFILLMENT service ordering instructions – new orders

1) Make a new order for whatever desired number of tickets. The basket will automatically be supplemented with the FULFILLMENT service. In case you don’t wish to order this service, just simply uncheck the checkbox for this item before you proceed to checkout.
2) The price for sending the wristbands is 6€ regardless on the number of ordered tickets.
3) Proceed to checkout in ordinary fashion.
4) Pay your order before 14.7.2017 (all types of payments) or before 19.7.2017 (card and paypal payments). Any orders made after this date cannot be processed for you to get your wristbands in due time. Expect to get the wristbands during the first week in August.

In case you made and paid your order in time but didn’t get the wristbands before leaving for the festival for whatever reason, please contact our customer care via email at: We’ll disable the sent wristband(s) and assign you a new one on spot.

FULFILLMENT - wristband shipping prior the festival published 6 months, 3 weeks ago

Brutal Assault is a completely cashless festival where you pay for goods, foods and drinks by RFID chip on your wristband. To ease things up for you, this year we are implementing a new service – FULFILLMENT. Starting this Monday, everyone who bought a ticket via our eshop (both print@home ticket and classic paper ticket) will be able to order this service via our eshop.
This service will be available for a limited period of time (so everything is processed in due time - details coming on Monday) for a fixed price of 6€ per order (no matter how many tickets were included in the order) and upon ordering, you will receive your wristband by airmail a week before the festival, so you don’t have to wait in line to get your ticket swapped for a wristband on the festival site. You will be able to come straight through the festival gates and if you pre-load credit on your wristband you will be straight out able to enjoy yourself without having to deal with swapping tickets or loading money onto your wristband.

Lineup finishing touches published 7 months, 1 week ago

This time we bring you the best of CZ & SK scene! But first sadly we have to inform you that POWER TRIP had to withdraw from our lineup since they are unable to perform for personal reasons. On the other hand US hardcore veterans MADBALL are ready to rock our stage instead! Talking about CZ and SK bands we are excited to welcome POSTCARDS FROM ARKHAM, narcotic post-rock that takes you to the melancholic and gloomy world of H. P. Lovecraft. We are also pleased to bring two genre-smashing acts, SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION who have developed their own progressive sound called metal-soul, and unique crossover outcasts INSANIA celebrating 30 blasphemous years on the stage. If you want to hear some classic stuff, we would recommend you EXORCIZPHOBIA, straightforward crossover / thrash metal invoking bands like D.R.I., Nuclear Assault or Sacred Reich; DYSANGELIUM with their orthodox death metal craft or AVENGER with their black/death metal crushing since 1992. Hardcore fans could appreciate two promising CZ names - PRIMARY RESISTANCE, dirty hardcore/metal of former members of Disfigured Corpse, and SKYWALKER, unrestrained hardcore/punk touring all over the world. Last two bands of this announcement are intense industrial metal WAR FOR WAR and melodic dark doom metal DOOMAS.

Also many of you have asked for lineup by days. So here is a small teaser:
Wednesday August 9th - The Dillinger Escape Plan, Wintersun, Master's Hammer, Metal Church...
Thursday Aug 10th - Emperor, Opeth, Hatebreed, Suffocation...
Friday Aug 11th - Electric Wizard, Clawfinger, Trivium, Morbid Angel...
Saturday Aug 12th - Architects, Eluveitie, Devin Townsend, Mayhem...

Final lineup update! published 7 months, 3 weeks ago

We now bring you the final update for this year. This time we bring you some of the most interesting underground bands of their respective genres out there.

As their name implies, THE GREAT OLD ONES are heavily inspired by the works of H. P. Lovecraft. Like the sinister novels and stories of the horror icon, the music of these Frenchmen delves into the forbidden, dark, haunting and violent spheres of post-metal and ambient. HIGHER POWER play brassy hardcore the British way while PHURPA will perform soul cleansing musical ritual of Bön tradition. Polish FURIA has a very personal take on black metal including several style transgressions and the same goes for FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE and their way of interpretating death metal. MERCY TIES are touring with Birds in Row this year and present punk-rock gone schizo; a deformed approach that adds elements of math rock and grind to create something unsettling, unpredictable and distinctive. Norwegian avant-garde representatives MADDER MORTEM will travel through a wide array of musical landscapes and German black metal band ULTHA will show their own hybrid of Scandinavian and US-black metal, doom and dark wave melodies. The first Saturday slot will traditionally let you relax on the wave of cheerful goregrind this time executed by Polish NUCLEAR VOMIT while the tradition of the last slot of the fest draining you of the last bits of energy by gloomy funeral doom will be upheld by French MONOLITHE. Latest addition we have for you is SOEN, a super-group project of former Opeth, Amon Amarth and Willowtree members with contribution of Steve DiGiorgio. Expect melodic, heavy, intricate and very unique blend of progressive metal.

The lineup will be further completed with the most interesting bands from the local scene.

LINEUP CHANGES! DispersE and Collision at BA2017 published 7 months, 3 weeks ago

Sadly we have to announce that two bands had to withdraw from our lineup this year. Prog death metal BORN OF OSIRIS are unable to perform at the festival since they postponed their euro tour to Fall 2017. Australian thrashing grindcore act KING PARROT also cancelled their show because they are late with recording of their new album. On the other hand we are more than happy to welcome another two great bands - promising Polish DISPERSE, who inject fresh momentum into the progressive genre, and extreme grindcore/hardcore destruction COLLISION from the Netherlands.

Line-up update with Boris, Wolves in the Throneroom and Crowbar published 9 months, 1 week ago

Sadly we have to start this announcement with two bands that had to withdraw from our lineup for this year - LIFE OF AGONY and GRUESOME. On the other hand we are very happy to welcome atmospheric black metal innovators WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM, who kickstarted whole alternative course of the genre some 15 years ago!
And the same goes for BORIS, the Japanese experimental genre shifting trio, that excites fans worldwide by their music drawing influence from psychedelic rock, punk, sludge, doom metal, drone, pop, noise, shoegaze and ambient for 25 years now! The English VALLENFYRE on the other hand have much simpler musical worldview consisting of gloomy death metal like only the British islands inhabitants can produce.
Lousiana‘s own CROWBAR formed around the charismatic character of Kirk Windstein will present the genre they helped to shape down there in the muddy swamps of NOLA - their characteristic blend of personal confession sludge. Two young bands - namely energic sludgy hardcore of Sweden’s GOD MOTHER and lively American metalcore of MISS MAY I - will be in contrast to all the seasoned veterans above.
Dark metal of Czech legends ROOT will celebrate 30 years in hell and Italians GRAVEWORM will cast shadow over our beloved fortress, while three closing acts of this batch will stir up the dust by setting armies of hardcore fans on collision course in the pit. These three bands are New York City hardcore punk SHEER TERROR, California metallic hardcore FIRST BLOOD and female fronted nu metal from Moldova INFECTED RAIN.
And don't forget, early bird ticket prices are valid til end of April!


We have now launched a new edition of exlusive design tickets! These tickets are available in our Czech storefront distribution and in Poland via Knockout production. If you are located elsewhere and would still like to get your hands on these special design passes, worry not, it will be possible to exchange your print@home ticket for the design edition at our merch table directly at the festival for a small fee. And don't forget, the end of April draws end on the early bird price 78 EUR, starting on May 01 the festival pass price will rise to 86 EUR.

RADEGAST SET OFFICIAL BEER OF BRUTAL ASSAULT 2017 published 10 months, 1 week ago

Brutal Assault festival set to renew cooperation with Plzeňský Prazdroj group and a new official beer for our festival for this year is Radegast! This main brand will be supplemented by several other brands from the Prazdroj group portfolio so you won't be deprived of the variety of beer styles you are used to at our fest. The full festival beer menu will include the following: Radegast Originál, Radegast Ryze Hořká 12 (extra bitter lager), Pilsner Urquell, Kozel Černý (dark beer), Gambrinus Excelent, Kingswood Cider and the non-acloholic beer Birell.

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