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EMFA line-up update

We'd like to invite you again to join the EMFA online festival which has just expanded its line-up. Some of the bands you would not see on the stages of Brutal Assault, but the line-up is a work of collaboration of 13 festivals with all its diversity. As for us, we of course recommend watching the special concerts of CULT OF FIRE and GUTALAX, who are filming their show today in Fabrika in Ceske Budejovice - get involved > event!The line-up is still not final, so keep tuned. The pre-sale starts on July 13 at www.metalfestivalalliance.com. ...

JOSEFOFF - two additions to the line-up and last few tickets

We have two more names for you! The new addtition to Josefoff line-up are the German death metal commando CYTOTOXIN and the popular gore quartet GUTALAX! There are only the last few tickets available in our e-shop, so if you want to see great shows, discover the mysteries of Josefov and explore the backstage area of Brutal Assault with behind-the-scenes look at its various activities, do not miss your chance! https://brutalassault.cz/en/tickets/detail/id/295Now available are also tickets for the guarded campsite located on a beautiful meadow only 3 minutes from the entrance to the main area - ...

The first batch of names for EMFA festival line-up

Thirteen international independent festivals joining forces to organize a major online event? Now there’s a first!  More than ever there is a strong sense of solidarity in the event industry and the collaboration between the respective festivals within the EMFA alliance is running like clockwork. We’re still gathering steam here but already we’re hungry for more.Behind the scenes everyone is working hard to offer you an amazing line-up on 7, 8 and 9 August. Today we are proud to announce the first batch of names for our festival line-up. Every listed band has recorded or will record ...

JOSEFOFF - pre-sale, line-up update

Before the weekend we are coming up with more information about Josefoff, where, apart from music, you will have an opportunity to discover the hidden gems of Josefov and to look under the hood of the Brutal Assault festival, which was inevitably postponed to 2021.First of all, with great regret, we have to announce that Vader will not join this event, due to a sudden change in their calendar that could not be postponed. Instead, we are bringing their dark compatriots HATE and beer thrashers TANKARD! In addition to Belphegor, the lineup further expands with the Prague's lunatics Hentai Corpora ...

JOSEFOFF – Brutal party and de mysteriis dom Josefov

We are all well aware of the fact that Brutal Assault had to move to 2021. However, we simply could not accept a pause so long. And that is why we are coming up with a metal happening nowhere other than the Josefov Fortress.The main idea behind Josefoff is to introduce you to various interesting cultural places in Josefov while also letting you take a look behind the curtain of Brutal, where we will not only show you the festival background, but will also give you a behind-the-scenes look at different festival activities.For this two-day happening with limited capacity, tick the dates of 7 - 8 ...

We are part of EMFA - The European Metal Festival Alliance!

Summer 2020 is a very different landscape from the usual event-packed few months, so to maintain a sense of community, Brutal Assault has joined forces with twelve of the best independent metal festivals in Europe to create a unique online event for both bands and fans!The European Metal Festival Alliance is a joint venture between Brutal Assault and Alcatraz (Belgium), ARTmania (Romania), Bloodstock (UK), Dynamo (Netherlands), Into The Grave (Netherlands), Leyendas Del Rock (Spain), Metal Days (Slovenia), Midgardsblot (Norway), Motocultor (France), Party.San (Germany), Resurrection (Spain), a ...

New video 2019 - SACRED REICH

They were never a part of the 'big four', however, in the history of thrash they meant a damn lot. Crowds of fans, regardless of age, had prayed to revive one of the most distinctive thrash bands - Arizona's SACRED REICH - which was verified by your large numbers at their performance last year.They have never done overcomplicated songs and even in the new „The Awakening“, which has brought them back to the scene after 23 years, they sympathetically stick to the straightforwardness, that besides sharp riffs, mid-tempo, and Phil's more melodic vocals, makes use of selfless hardcore-punk appr ...

New video 2019 - WALLS OF JERICHO

Detroit's WALLS OF JERICHO did not become a sensation at the beginning of their career in 1998 just because they were one of the very first female-fronted core bands. They were able to perfectly combine and balance classic hardcore with the emerging wave of modern metalcore, to which they added a pinch of oldschool thrash. Within the metallic hardcore, they are one of the most important bands which has not derived from their concept throughout the years.What they add on top is an incredible blasting energy that even the newer and much younger acts cannot match. Not to mention, what the 'stage ...

Refunds from A to Z, pre-sale for 2021

Brutal Assault has been postponed to next year. The new dates are August 10 - 14, 2021.As some of you have already noticed, the next year's edition will add an extra day! After the forced one-year break we want to celebrate our 25th anniversary in an even greater way, so the traditional Tuesday's warm-up party will expand into a full festival day!We are now working on further upgrading the festival to give you the best experience worth of the 25 years of Brutal Assault. A lot of organisational improvements and new projects are planned, both for the main festival area and its surroundings.If yo ...

Brutal is forced to postpone to 2021

These are difficult news to break but alas, here we are. After long weeks of waiting, hoping and inventing alternative scenarios, we came to the conclusion that in the current situation it is impossible to hold the festival this summer. We are forced to postpone our 25th anniversary to the next year. Hence, the next Brutal Assault is taking place August 10 - 14, 2021.We are sure that all of You will understand that no other solution is possible due to medical risk, restrictive government policies and next to impossible international travel. We have already confirmed most of the major bands fro ...

New video 2019 - ANTHRAX

ANTHRAX, who played last year, is one of the biggest bands to step on our stages. Who would have expected how far would this 40-year hydra get? Founded in 1981 by the bald guitarist Scott Ian and Danny Lilker - who, after Nuclear Assault, decided to explore far greater extremes (e.g. with Brutal Truth).Take a trip with one of the most distinctive (thrash) metal bands and re-joined Joey Belladonna behind the mic through their „Now It's Dark“ (album „State of Euphoria“) all the way to year '85, when they just began with ‚spreading of the disease‘ - so „Welcome to Your Nightmare“! ...

New video 2019 - GUTALAX

Have you ever seen a full main festival area for the opening band of the day? And have you ever seen a surfing toi toi box? A party for the ages and a show that made history - GUTALAX!                       ...

Bands update #12 - April 2020

GAAHLS WYRD is a project of Gaahl of Gorgoroth, God Seed, Trelldom, Wardruna and others. What to expect from him today? Kristian Eivind Espedal presents himself on a solo career much more seriously and self-possessed, and ever since his successful debut "GastiR - Ghosts Invited" was released Wyrd is no longer just re-playing songs from his former bands.“GastiR” is a sophisticated and voluminous material covering an incredibly large spectrum of moods stemming not only from black metal directions and complemented by the unexpected contrasts of his unmistakable voice spectrum. Poisonous hypno ...

New video 2019 - VUUR

In Dutch their name means fire, but it can also be translated as passion or drive. If you pay closer attention to the band's music and shows with the charming and singing-wise unique Anneke van Giersbergen, the name VUUR fulfills all the possible interpretations for this progressive quintet – where are the (ex-)members of The Gathering, Gorefest, Ayreon, Hail of Bullets nebo Stream of Passion – to the max!  ...

Online stream/chat - what about 2020 edition?

We have been receiving lots of questions about the current situation of the global pandemic and its impact on our festival. As there are no fortune tellers amongst us, just like the rest of society we cannot predict the development with a 100% accuracy. However, we would certainly like to share with you our observations and reflections on the situation along with the plans for different possible scenarios for this year's Brutal Assault.We're aiming to be as open with you as possible, therefore you will get a chance to ask about whatever you'd like to know regarding our festival and the Covid-1 ...

New video 2019 - HYPOCRISY

The likeable Swedish workaholic Peter Tägtgren and his HYPOCRISY delivered one the biggest sets of the festival last year. This death metal hydra has reached the top of the genre and has stayed there for almost 30 years. Their legendary status is based not only on the songs from the first two albums and their "raw" period, but also on the more atmospheric and melodic sound characteristic of Hypocrisy after the transformation from "The Fourth Dimension" and onwards.  ...

Brutal Forest - Trees for Earth

As we have already informed, this year we are launching a new project called Brutal Forest, which aims to contribute to reducing the environmental footprint of the festival. We're excited to introduce our partner we will work with on this project.Brutal Forest will take shape in cooperation with LESY ČR and their project of new generation forests. Within it, mixed coniferous forests are planted in our territory, which are significantly more resistant to bark beetle calamity currently decimating Czech woodlands. The actual Brutal forest, or its first patch rather, will be located near Josefov. ...

Bands update #11 - March 2020

The origin of the Norwegian avant-garde black metal band SLAGMAUR dates back to 1997. Slagmaur's music is like a soundtrack to hell with industrial rhythms, creating a depressing atmosphere of horror fuelled with mechanic and manic riffs. From the more prolonged demonic pace of the music are bursting twisted melodies and a schizoid madness underlined by their bizarre horror stage presentation. It's become quite hard to shock in black metal today, but that's not Slagmaur's case!The second band are London's VOICES, formed by ex-members of Ackercocke following their break-up in 2011. Despite clea ...

New video 2019 - RAISED FIST

RAISED FIST are one of the most deserving veterans of the hardcore-punk scene in Sweden. They had an impact on younger generations, despite Grammy nominations and big label‘s offers they still insist on their ug ‘principles, and their energetic shows will pump you up. Check it!                   ...

Bands update #10 - March 2020

Here we go with two more names on the bill!There is no need to introduce the Norwegian prog pioneers LEPROUS, who have been championing the genre with unrelenting activity over the last decade. Brutal Assault has already seen this great live band in the flesh and their brilliant new album „Pitfalls“ is a good reason not to let them slip by. These amazing Norwegians are a truly peculiar live act that you simply can't mistake or substitute.Many doom bands nowadays consist of so many members that it's hard to keep track of them all. But there are also those who can bring out gut wrenching bal ...

Bands update #9 - March 2020

We have two new announcements for you!ABBATH, one of the legends of Norwegian black metal, a founding member of mighty Immortal and owner of one of the most iconic voices, will return to the Josefov Fortress with a new album „Outstrider“ this summer!And the second piece in today combo are the Tasmanian devils PSYCROPTIC. While their technical death metal takes on less uncompromising and brutal form, they manage to broaden their scope and enhace the genre, while preserving their trademark feel and sound. Their ability to „discover“ new layers within the death metal genre makes them a tr ...

New video 2016 - CORONER

All CORONER albums have peculiar traits and present a unique progressive concept of approaching thrash metal. Songs seemingly built on a simple riff and rhythm twist, change tempo and mood. And the live presentation doesn't lack behind the intense feeling of the compositions.                      ...

The world is upside down

The world is upside down. 141 days are left till the festival - let's hope we'll get through this until then!

In the meantime, listen to music, buy records, and keep yourselves prepared for what awaits you at Brutal Assault in summer!

We are announcing a new batch of bands soon, so stay tuned! May the Nazguls protect You!

New video 2019 - VLTIMAS

In a relatively short time span, the all-star project VLTIMAS has been able to leave its mark on the extreme scene. Three members, three big names. Blasphemer, David Vincent and Flo.We are pleased that we could have been among the first events where VLTIMAS brought their visionary guitars, powerful voice and progressive drumming.               ...

Bands update #8 - February 2020

As you all known, Brutal Assault does not just build anything-goes type of line-up around a couple of big names; we try to seek out young talents that resonate with the underground scene, or those that yet need (and deserve) to be discovered by the masses. And this is what this update is all about.The Finns LOST SOCIETY have already introduced themselves in our fortress. This bunch of four skillful musicians has slightly moved away from the classic thrash sound on the new album "No Absolution" and incorporated more melodies with a lot of groove on top so the final mix can stand comparison with ...

Brutal Forest - Trees for Earth

Since we recognize our responsibility for the environment and the planet, we have decided to launch a new project named BRUTAL FOREST.Forests serve not only as a great inspiration for many metal compositions and records, they are also the most effective „tool“ of reducing greenhouse gases from the atmosphere at the moment. And because we understand that the festival also has environmental consequences, we want to contribute to climate protection with the BRUTAL FOREST project, aimed among other goals to reduce the carbon footprint of the festival.Info about the project and about how can yo ...

New 4k videos on our YT channel

Although the festival takes place in the summer, we publish excerpts from some of the shows on our YouTube channel throughout the year. The viewers thus have a chance to recall some memories in this way, or check what they missed in the packed lineup.In addition to three edited shows from the last year and a special extended festival aftermovie, our YT channel has a new feature - all the videos are now available in 4K, so you won't miss even the slightest detail!A fresh addition to the channel is this piece of IMMOLATION show! Immolation is a synonym for thought-through death metal with strong ...

Bands update #7 - February 2020

The announcement of the legendary Mercyful Fate for the next Brutal Assault is still burning hot but here we are opening the second half of the list of performers.Let's start with ill-mannered crossover thrashers MUNICIPAL WASTE, who are venerating the state of the genre in the 80s. Get ready for fast tempo, short hits and a hefty dose of honest frantic thrashing rock and roll. We could say pretty much the same about the music of Billy Milan and his M.O.D. commando, with their attitude summed up in a credo "If it was a job, we would hate it!". Make sure to come for the hits from the debut S.O. ...

Early-bird ticket sale ends

As we've informed you on Monday, at the strike of midnight we will stop selling the first edition of early-bird tickets. From 1st February 2020 we are launching the second edition of early-bird tickets for €106; these will be available until 30th April 2020 or until the overall stock lasts.


Also expect another line-up update on Monday!
 

„A dangerous meeting“ at Brutal Assault

„This summer the circle is meeting againwho will be the first to fall in trance?“Not many bands can claim to be as influential as MERCYFUL FATE. As one of the early purveyors of „true“ metal, the band’s impact is felt far and wide with praise coming from wide spectrum bands ranging from underground black metal scene to Metallica.MERCYFUL FATE put out three seminal releases in the 80s - the self-titled EP (nicknamed „Nuns Have No Fun“), „Melissa“ and „Don't Break the Oath“ - which cemented their status in the metal underground, laid tracks for a new breed of ...

We have an essential act for 2020, early-bird ticket sale ends

We have a jubilee in front of us and that requires something out of the ordinary. And thus we will announce one really special name for our 25th anniversary on Thursday.In connection with this announcement, we will end the first wave of early bird tickets at the end of January. The pursuit for the best possible festival line-up - out of which just under half remains to be announced - will not be relaxed in any way after the announcement. The exclusive guest will be served on top what you rightly expect from Brutal Assault. The line-up is always a top priority for us. ...

Bands update #5 - December 2019

Here comes a little Christmas present!Does Christmas time terrorize you with all the omni-present carols? How about we add some real TERROR?! Yep, one of the heaviest and most popular bands on the scene shall return to the crime scene where they shot the „Spirit of Sacrifice“ video two years ago. Another band that knows a lot about the spirit of sacrifice but this time for death metal is one of the most influential bands of the genre. Let’s see what is gonna be your cause of death after OBITUARY are done with you! Call it blackgaze, shoegaze or post-something, but only ALCEST can co ...

Bands update #4 - December 2019

Since it’s December, we thought that you all would appreciate some early Christmas gift. So we have these 12 bands for you.The first to be announced are the uncrowned kings of metalcore AS I LAY DYING! Their return to the scene with the original line-up was a big story and so is their new album „Shaped by Fire”. THE AGONIST from Canada speak a similar musical language. Expect modern way of blending metal/hardcore, powerful melodies, technical prowess and the charm of Vicky Psarakis up front, all that based on a thrash foundation. Their new album „Orphans” has just been successfully t ...

Bands update #3 - November 2019

The line-up for 202 is growing strong. With this new batch of bands we will already have over 40 artists (33% of the lineup)!Let's start with fulfilling of the wish of many of you with the finest Caligorenia hurricane CATTLE DECAPITATION, which will bring a unique combination of technical death metal and grindcore with an exceptional voice-slaughter on top of that and with new highly anticipated album „Death Atlas”! The next name will please the fans of pressurized modern metal sounds. SHADOW OF INTENT play melodic and symphonic deathcore and with their third album „Melancholy” their s ...

All festival services are up in the e-shop

We apologize for the slight delay in launching the sale of our festival services as we were upgrading our e-shop. From now on you can buy a lot of new items and we have replenished stock in all categories as well.In the TICKETS section you’ll finally find the crafty design tickets, the junior pass, discounted passes for our fellow disabled headbangers and also all the types of stands we have (both natural stand and the FOH VIP lounges). In the ACCOMMODATION section you will find all 3 VIP campsites, parking, hotel accommodation and more.Do not forget to check the merchandise and brutal cloth ...

Bands update #2 - October 2019

It’s still just October but we are already announcing a second massive batch of bands! It’s twenty new names total and we will start with the more underground acts.The war poets 1914 are coming from Ukraine to deliver their sludge-ish take on of black / death metal blend. For the next band we stay in black metal waters but geographically we move all the way to Singapore to DRACONIS INFERNUM with their blistering old school black. Black metal is also a part of the SIGH portfolio. But as is customary with the Japanese, they add a lot of unique weirdness to the mix including flutes and saxoph ...

Bands update - October 2019

Before we will indulge in our favourite thing to do, that is announcing bands for our 25th anniversary, first let’s get to some technical stuff many of you have been asking about since the first day after the fest. In the upcoming couple days we are going to update the eshop with most of the festival optional services like stands, VIP camps, parking, hotel packages etc. Watch out or follow our social media!And now the thing we are all looking for the most! Just before we reveal the freshly confirmed bands, let’s recap those you already know about from the festival guide.The metal diva MYRK ...

Brutal Assault 2020 pre-sale has just started!

Here we go! We’ve just opened the presale for the 25th Brutal Assault anniversary!13 years in we are gonna stay in the marvelous Josefov fortress and the festival will take place between 5th and 9th August 2020. You can look forward for 130+ artists from all around the globe, bringing out to you the best dark subgenres have to offer on 5 stages. On top of that we’re again gonna gave art exhibitions, talks, grindhouse cinema and other attractions, great beer and food and the now classic Tuesday warm-up party. Currently we offer the basic „print@home“ tickets only, a designer collect ...

Lost & Found

Please check the pictures here and get in touch (assistant@obscure.cz) if you see any of your belongings! Thank you! ...

REFUNDS - updated version

As we have already informed you, the refund period has started on Monday. If you have unspent credit of 100CZK or more on your chip, you can have it refunded with a 50CZK (equivalent to 2€) fee as you are used to from previous years, having your remaining balance sent to your bank account.Now we have an update for You, based on Your feedback we asked the system supplier - the Intellitix company (thanks) for a technical way to allow transactions under 100CZK of the remaining balance and they've been so kind to quickly add this feature. Funds under 100CZK still cannot be refunded to Your bank ...

Survey 2019

Our annual survey is space for your feedback!Thanks for your feedback and we see you have a lot to say! Your opinion is very important to us but it's almost impossible to compile all the messages from different sources so we now offer you one ultimate survey to leave your feedback and affect the festival experience!Take this chance to affect the line-up for the anniversary 25th edition and the way the festival works and win a free festival pass for Brutal Assault 2020! Just fill in the survey below and leave us Your email address - we will announce the winner in a month.https://forms.gle/i37GV ...

Refunds

We hope you enjoyed this year's Brutal Assault to the max and hope that our cashless system helped to make an easygoing experience. If you have unspent credit of 100 CZK or more on your chip, you can have it refunded with a 50 CZK (equivalent to 2€) fee as you are used to from previous years, having your remaining balance sent to your bank account. However we have two new options for your remaining balance this year:- you can also transform your credit into a voucher sent to your e-mail, eligible for purchasing of goods or tickets in our e-shop (including the service fee)- or use the rema ...

Thank You! First galleries out!

We can hardly put into words how much we value your support. Thank you for another great, unforgettable and sold-out year, YOU are Brutal Assault and without YOU we couldn't make it happen. We hope that you will gather new strength during the following 12 months and that we will meet again 5th-8th August 2020! Thank you once again! And by the way, here are the first galleries!

Safety tips


Warm-up party entrance

IMPORTANT NOTIFICATION: entrance to today´s warm-up party is not through the main gate, but from Okružní street - see the map.


The festival area opens at 14.00 and you can swap your tickets for wristbands from 12.00 noon both at the main gate AND in the camp area!

Vlog: Interesting Bands you shouldn't miss!

See the video on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brutalassault.cz/videos/427445144510622/

Line-up changes

Unfortunately we must announce that GosT will not participate in the festival as they have cancelled their tour. Substitute set will be provided by cyber-metallic MINORITY SOUND with their new album Toxin - they are on Saturday 15:30-16:05!Then on Wednesday Cult Of Luna (23: 00-23: 55) and Hypocrisy (00:00-01:05) have swapped their slots and then we have only a few small, 5-10 minutes shifts in the beginning of the performances.Wednesday: Prong (21: 10-22: 00), Coven (22: 30-23: 20), Kadavar (23: 50-00: 40) and The Ocean (01: 05-01: 50).Thursday: Sick of It All (19: 50-20: 40), Skeletal R ...

ATTENTION! Railway lockout til Friday Aug 10 & BUS transports

If you are coming to BA by train, please keep in mind, there is a railway lockout til Friday Aug 10. Your travel might last longer than usual. Please pay attention to the following information.

Line-up change: The Obsessed are out, Belzebong in

Line-up change: Unfortunately, we have to announce that to draw the powerful Wino Weinrich to Europe is not an easy task, as all of THE OBSESSED gigs have been canceled.As a replacement of the grandfather of the doom the Polish weed-burners BELZEBONG are bringing a powerful, by blues sparked doom, as well as their typical heavy herbal smoke, which will turn the entire fortress into Greenferno. Don't expect zombies, just red-eyed beings smoking absurd amounts of weed. Where Satan cannot get, he pushes in BelzebonG!Next to Electric Wizard and Windhand we now have third to the Brutal party of low ...

Brutal Experience: exclusive seats right above the FOH

Want to experience Brutal in a different way? From another angle, without being pushed by the crowd, with perfect sound and even the ability to sit down? Get yourself one of the limited seats on the Lounges directly opposite the main stages, above the heads of the sound engineers and enjoy the view over the main festival ground.Jägermeister/Sea Shepherd VIP lounges will offer a unique front view from the height of 3m above the heads of the crowd with a great sound experience due its placement above the soundmen. It will offer both sitting and standing places for a chilled enjoyment of the sta ...

Pre-order your Brutal Assault merch

If you are going to the festival and want to avoid a situation, when your dream festival merch design is already sold out or out of your size, from now on we are accepting pre-orders for the festival merchandise!Not only will you get rid of the uncertainty whether it will not be out of stock, but you will also avoid the queues - you will simply come with your order number and security code to the point of sale at the official BA merch booth at the Underground Square and will walk out with your order in a few seconds! And without other fees!Pre-order your merch and get it at the festival - ...

STAY UP TO DATE WITH THE FESTIVAL - Get our new amazing application!

STAY UP TO DATE WITH THE FESTIVALGet our amazing application - your guide throughout Brutal Assault 2019!Includes info about all the bands (new musical discoveries via Spotify and Youtube), an up-to-date line-up (sorted by days, stages, or you can create your own line-up from favourite bands), immediate notifications on your smartphone about all the important news, reminders not to miss any of your favourite bands.The weather forecast, or a possibility to share your location with friends and marking the location of your tent, car and favourite food on a map!These and many other integrated feat ...

Cashless

If you haven't ordered FULFILLMENT, your ticket will be exchanged at the main entrance for the fabric wristband as in the previous years (so-called SWAP), which also serves as an RFID chip carrier. Checking the chip on the wristband at the main gate reader will entitle you to enter the festival area, and at the same time it is also important to check out - "beep" your chip when leaving the festival.Virtual credit is recorded on the RFID chips, which serves for payment on the festival grounds. Recharging can be done at the TOP-UP windows in the area or online. For your assurance, we advise you ...

SCAM ALERT!

With the festival now sold-out we can afford the luxury of focusing on details. But the unavailability of tickets in our official shop can cause problems to those fans, that didn't get the tickets in time and are now forced to go for second-hand passes.We ask you to be very cautious when buying second-hand tickets!We discourage you from buying tickets from un-authorized services like Viagogo or Ticketswap. There is a big risk of scam when buying via these services, where there already were cases of vendors selling multiple copies of the same ticket to many customers.WE ALSO NEED TO WARN YOU, t ...

Fulfillment is an assurance of the most comfortable entry to a sold-out festival

Fulfillment is an assurance of the most comfortable entry to a sold-out festival. Order now and get yourself the fastest check-in!We’ve been promoting the use of fulfillment here for some time and we’ve been getting various questions regarding the service, including some surprising remarks. To make things clear, we don’t make any money on this service, this service is here just for You!Its purpose is to save your time and to help You avoid stress and queues during the rush hour when everyone is arriving at the same time. It can also help you prevent loss of cash since You can easily top ...

Brutal Assault 2019 is now SOLD OUT

YES, We are completely SOLD OUT, thank you very much! The festival is still a month away but the ticket capacity has again already been depleted and thus there will be no more tickets for sale. Not now, not at the doors, no single day tickets. All of our 5 stages and 130+ artists now have a list of their dedicated fans. Thank you again!After 24 years in the game, Brutal Assault has put Czech Republic on the world map of premium metal events, despite the fact (or maybe rather thanks to it) that it's lineup is uniquely curated and it's not based on all-capturing mass-attracting headliners. The a ...

Running order!

Before you start to analyze the time schedule that is coming soon, we have to announce two lineup changes. Many of you have already announced that MONSTER MAGNET have canceled all their festival appearances due to health issues, in case of MYRKUR particularly due to the late stage of pregnancy and we can only wish her all the best in her new role. We can say that it's likely for these bands to appear next year!It wasn't easy to find proper and suitable last minute replacements but in the end we've two stellar names with an extreme all-star project VLTIMAS with their brand new record „Somethi ...

Lineup for Tuesday's warm-up party!

Before we will announce the detailed festival and warm-up party schedule, we bring you warm-up party lineup.The main event couldn't possibly be more suitable for frolic of epic proportions. Leo Moracchioli and his FROG LEAP will bring a set of creative metalized covers of popular hits that sell out arenas and warm you up with party vibe. This will be a different set from the other one, perfomed later during the festival proper. Leo has all the aces up his sleeve including Lady Gaga, Abba, Prodigy, Adele, Gorillaz, Rihanna, Michael Jackson or Pantera, come to enjoy laid-back atmosphere of the g ...

The Keep - Ambient Lodge aka K.A.L. stage lineup

Two the biggest names of our experimental club stage belong to Justin Broadrick (of Godflesh fame etc.) with his solo project Final and to the legendary East cost label Hospital Productions head Dominick Fernow aka Prurient. Other acts you can look forward to include obscure French dark ambient Sorch’enn and it‘s drone incarnation DIAHOD.Polish experimenters Jude will present more guitar-centred take on industrial, while one half of Haiku Funeral will return to blaspheme the sacraments with the ritual ambient entity Antelogos. Maria Jiku is a Germany-based performer that will combine chari ...

New camp area

The VIP CAMPS 1 & 2 are sold out for quite some time and we’ve been bombarded with requests to open a new VIP CAMP location. We’ve finally been able to get a new location and open it up for you.VIP CAMP 3 will be again fenced off and guarded and will offer a grassy plane but also showers, washbowls, access to sanitation, water supply and space for camper vans.VIP CAMP 3 also does offer variability you cannot get in CAMP 1 or CAMP 2. These are the options available:- standard camping spots for tents- TENT+CAR combo, with this option you can park directly besides your tent (very limited ...

Avoid queues - use the fulfillment service!

DO YOU WANT NOT TO WASTE A SINGLE SECOND IN LINES AFTER ARRIVING TO THE FESTIVAL? THEN USE OUR FULFILLMENT SERVICE! Fulfillment means the delivery of the festival wristband to your mailbox, so you can arrive with the wristband already swapped for your ticket and not having to wait in line to do it upon your arrival. Brutal Assault is a completely cashless festival and with the fulfillment service you can also top-up money on your wristband from the comfort of your home without any lines or stress on spot. With fulfillment you can arrive to the fest, go through the gate and get a beer straig ...

Bands by days

Which day is the band playing? Line-up of bands by day is here!

„The final“ underground lineup update

First off we unfortunately need to start with bad news as MANES are forced to pull out due to personal issues, however we’ve already made a deal to bring them next year which makes them the first band annonced for 2020.Now to the good news! Pagan black metal stalwarts KAMPFAR of Norway will be back with their brand new records Ofidians Manifest, representing the force of black metal in 2019. 25 years on from their foundation, KAMPFAR condensate the struggles of the recent years into a powerful record, that is supported even more powerful live performances.Next on the list are Japanese experi ...

80% of the capacity gone

The attractive lineup our festival draws audience from all around the world and we've already sold 80% of all available tickets - thank You for your interest. Our lineup also misses just a couple of last bands and the artists from our KAL stage to be completely revealed.. and that is happening soon! We can only recommend to everyone not to hesitate with the purchase of the festival pass, because there are gonna be no more tickets when the currently available capacity is gone!The festival passes are 102€ (full festival passes only), but you'll also find discounted festival passes for the disa ...

Which 10 bands are you looking forward to the most this year's BA?! Show your style!

We bring back the #mybrutalassault campaign you know from previous years! You can now generate your own Brutal Assault poster with bands ordered according to your liking and share your taste with the world! More over, if you share your #mybrutal2019 poster on Facebook or Instagram, you can win a free festival pass! Find more details about #mybrutalassault at: http://my.brutalassault.cz/en/ ...

New video 2018 - CONVERGE

Live video from 2018 – this time chaotic hardcore masters CONVERGE!


Photo: Radek Holeš

BA frame contest winner

The first round of our frame contest that has started in February finally knows it’s a winner. Our drawn winner is Matúš K. - congratulations! You will be contacted shortly.To the rest of You we thank for the huge interest, we’re very pleased with our fan base and thank You for your activity!And since we want to reward You, we open the second round of this contest! Everyone can take part! How to do it? Just click on update on your profile picture, select add frame and search for "Brutal Assault 2019". Select the frame You like the most and register in here: http://my.brutalassault.cz/en/ ...

Ticket hunter #3

TICKET HUNTER begins! Last year We prepared the first episode of a new TICKET HUNTER series for you. In the upcoming months we’re gonna hide festival passes at numerous sites around the whole Czech Republic again. Your mission directive is to find you a festival pass! New hunt begins! If you send us photos or videos from your ticket hunt, we’re gonna put you into a pool from which we’ll draw winners of other prizes! IMPORTANT! After finding a ticket follow the instructions attached to it. We’ll need the barcode number (the longer one) to activate the ticket. The ticket will be ...

Discounted festival passes

Brutal Assault is not just about music and art. There are some cases of superstructures we are building, for example our project “BA SOBĚ”, that brings the volunteers from the ranks of our fans and from the local community together to help with reconstruction works on the fortress in their free time. But we don’t care just about our beloved festival area, we also care about nurturing of an upcoming generation of headbangers or helping those, who perhaps were not that lucky in their lives and have a disability. We now present you discounted festival passes for these two groups of fans.&n ...

Next-to-last lineup update

We kick off with true death metal legends INCANTATION. These unholy priests are the originators of equally unholy, blasphemous and rotten death metal that has been recently imitated to the proverbial death, but alas no epigons can match these ungodly desecrating goatfathers of the genre. The band will deliver horrific prophecies with songs from their first three albums, all of them being cult classics. If you can’t name them better do your homework, the indulgence might not be eternal under the ibex moon in our fortress! Shadows of the Ancient Death Metal Empire will be cast over Josefov…A ...

EARLY BIRD TICKETS ENDING SOON!

By the end of the month we'll stop selling the 90€ early bird festival passes. These are currently available from our e-shop in two forms, physical collectors ticket where you have to pay for shipping and electronic ticket that you'll print at home and don't have to pay for shipping. It's also possible to change your e-ticket for design hard paper ticket on spot for a small fee.Don't miss your opportunity to get the cheapest tickets that there are!Hard paper ticket :::LINK HERE:::Print@Home ticket :::LINK HERE::: ...

Win a free BA pass with facebook frame!

Use the Brutal Assault facebook frame and win a free entrance to hell!We are announcing the winner soon, but you still get a chance to enter the contest! Get our new frame on your profile picture here on Facebook and sign in here: http://my.brutalassault.cz/en/facebook-frame for a contest! How it's done? It's very easy, you go to your profile, click on "update profile pic" and then you'll see the option to add frame.. Just search for "Brutal assault 2019" there and it's done! ...

Bands update PARKWAY DRIVE, NORDJEVEL, COMBICHRIST

Blasting out of Byron Bay, almost as an affront to the serenity of their surrounds, PARKWAY DRIVE quickly established themselves as the most formidable force Australian heavy music had ever seen. A five- piece of astonishing power and understated charisma, PARKWAY DRIVE created unseen hysteria and are coming back to claim their festival-anthem crown. How do you move from a band as pivotal as The Dillinger Escape Plan? For Liam Wilson, it meant ripping up the rulebook all over again. AZUSA make captivating music with unconventional nerve. Uniting the complementary skills of its members, their ...

Bands update SOILWORK, WALLS OF JERICHO, PRIMORDIAL

Let's kick off this band announcement with the well-known metal workaholics! Swedish metal eminence SOILWORK spawned in Helsingborg, anno 1995 by guitarist Peter Wichers and vocalist Björn “Speed” Strid. The band’s unique blend of melodic metal has developed at a staggering rate, most notably with the “Natural Born Chaos”, produced by Devin Townsend. Despite a few line-up shuffles, SOILWORK continues to release strong albums and conquers the fans worldwide, even after 20 years. Now, with the new highly acclaimed album Verligheten, will SOILWORK dominate over the fortress!In the late ...

Bands update Sodom, SICK OF IT ALL, EYEHATEGOD

SODOM marks the return of Frank Blackfire (ex-Sodom, ex-Kreator, or Assassin). SODOM have already released seminal albums such as Persecution Mania, the live cut Mortal Way Of Live and the highly successful Agent Orange with Frank Blackfire and he is back in a line-up featuring two guitarists for the first time ever in the history of SODOM. Be ready for a brand new ripping SODOM sound! Other revered living legends in this batch are NY/HC leading lights SICK OF IT ALL formed in 1986. More than three decades in the making, the New Yorkers show no signs of slowing down, getting soft, or toni ...

BANDS UPDATE Voivod, Car Bomb, Decapitated

The only predictable thing about Canadian cosmic-metal warriors VOIVOD is that they will forever be unpredictable. On the warpath for more than 35 years, VOIVOD have pushed their sound relentlessly forward, constructing imaginative musical realms with each endeavor. They literally changed the face of thrash metal in the ‘80s, forged new prog-metal ground in the ‘90s, and kept up with changing times and lineups in the 2000s with fresh, inspired music and they’re back with a new album The Wake, which keeps pushing the limits! Appearing in 2002, even before the rebirth of thrash metal scen ...

BANDS UPDATE - EMPEROR, BATUSHKA

As promised, here we have new bands for you! A mass of dark psalms will be brought to us by Polish preachers BATUSHKA, who are looking forward to increasing interest and popularity, not only in the black metal field. An notional Christmas gift is a name that is not necessary to introduce. Norwegian cult EMPEROR! With the musical visionary Ihsahnem in front, we can look forward to one of the greatest legends of extreme metal that has left us with treasures like Inno a Satana, Into the Infinity of Thoughts, Towards The Pantheon and many more! ...

BANDS UPDATE TODAY

Unfortunately, even Brutal Assault can't be without changes and unpleasant losses. Due to organisational reasons, Dimmu Borgir is forced to cancel participation in Brutal Assault 2019, but we are discussing their performance for the following year. At the same time, we will announce new names to roster today, so follow our pages and you will know soon, who it is!   

BEHEMOTH live video on YouTube

BEHEMOTH don't stop in the proving of their grandeur majesty and so it was during their show on this year's BRUTAL ASSAULT festival!Quartet of heretics will cover Prague into darkness in a month, so if you missed their performance on the festival, don't hesitate and seize the best moment, to see BEHEMOTH in their best shape!  Buy your tickets here: https://obscure.cz/en/tickets/detail/id/167Photo by: Radek Holeš ...

Massive line-up update!

Let’s open this mega update with black metal stormblast! Over seven years, deathlike silence has filled the halls of the world’s biggest black metal forge, whilst powers have been gathering to resurrect the band right in time for their 25th anniversary. And now DIMMU BORGIR have finally returned with a vicious work of art that is their latest album Eonian and they are coming to storm the main stage at Brutal Assault! Wicked aural filth comes from the islands with GODFLESH, who are highly regarded as one of the pioneers of industrial metal; they took industrial to the next level with t ...

Dead Congregation live at YouTube

Death metal domination from last year's BA.


Check new bands!

Let's open this update with the youngest band on the list - ALIEN WEAPONRY from New Zealand. Despite their lack of experience, these youngsters belong among the most interesting thrashing acts of the current metal scene. Now let's stay within the genre but bring a heavy dose of nostalgia, since the metal congregations will gather again to bow to a heavy metal institution build many, many years ago on a distant shore… METAL CHURCH!The British trio TOSKA will immerse the Josefov fortress in its innovative approach and progressive melodies of their latest album Fire By The Silos. And while stay ...

Bands update today!

We have some new bands for you!

TICKET HUNTER #2

We’ve prepared the second episode of a new TICKET HUNTER series for you. In the upcoming months we’re gonna hide festival passes at numerous sites around the whole Czech Republic. Your mission directive is to find you a festival pass!If you send us photos or videos from your ticket hunt, we’re gonna put you into a pool from which we’ll draw winners of other prizes!IMPORTANT! After finding a ticket follow the instructions attached to it. We’ll need the barcode number (the longer one) to activate the ticket. The ticket will be invalid without the activation.Registered your ticket as so ...

A BRAND NEW WEB IS HERE

You have probably noticed, that our former website was somewhat obsolete and neglected. This was not caused by our lack of interest in its maintenance; we run into an unexpected set of circumstances that made managing our site very difficult. After a while we decided to build a completely new site, which now comes to life. We are gonna gradually fill the new site with information so you will experience no trouble in finding out about all the relevant stuff.As of now, we are working hard to build a forum, so you can discuss all the festival related topics again.Thank you for your support! ...

BANDS UPDATE WITH ROTTING CHRIST, RAISED FIST OR HEILUNG

Since the presale has started on Sep 1, 2019 we would like to come with another round of bands confirmed for Brutal Assault 2019! The first band does not need any special introduction: Greek gothic black metal matadors ROTTING CHRIST are coming back to BA once again to make fortress walls vibrate with In Domine Sathana and other Satanic hymns.High-octane bulldozer WOLFBRIGADE must please everybody whose heart beats in the rhythm of d-beat. Swedish crust gunfire is returning to BA after three years and this time with a weaponry called Run With The Hunted (2017). RAISED FIST - one of the Sweden ...

BAND UPDATE DEICIDE, MGŁA, MYRKUR, MIDNIGHT

If you want death metal in it’s finest, then you would love the fact, that one of the most controversial bands, DEICIDE, are coming with their new album Overtures of Blasphemy to decimate the fortress and crush your heads!Speaking of blasphemy and devil, on the other hand are standing DIABLO SWING ORCHESTRA, with their blend of many different genres, which is a thing not only for fans of avant-garde metal.Following the massive response from the last summer, the forest fairy MYRKUR returns to our festival to conquer the sceptics yet again! The soft appearance can indeed be hiding for a dark s ...

AT THE GATES live YOUTUBE video


BAND UPDATE WITH TANKARD, HYPOCRISY, AND ANATHEMA

Here we are again with another lineup update and we truly hope this announcement will metal up your day! Last time we announced German thrashers DESTRUCTION and this time we're announcing their Teutonic compatriots TANKARD with 6,66% of thrash and alcohol in their veins!This update spans from one side of the moshing spectrum to the other – straight, raw and relentless hardcore with a pinch of British brat-like attitude – exactly what you'd expect from the Leeds' own HIGHER POWER. Also British but bit more emotional type of music comes with the announcement of the one and only ANATHEMA, who ...

BANDS UPDATE WITH AGNOSTIC FRONT, DESTRUCTION, NEBO KRISIUN

No need to wait any longer, since you all definitely want to hear what bands we've booked for BRUTAL ASSAULT 2019 so far. Let‘s start then with German thrash metal giants DESTRUCTION, who will nail many of you moshers to the walls of the fortress. The band is in the best possible shape and crushes stages like never before. We’ll stick with thrash metal, even though with a bit more groove to it with EKTOMORF comming to introduce us their new album 'Fury' (2018). Another groove sensation comes with JINJER and their charismatic frontwoman Tatiana Shmailyuk behind the microphone, also introduc ...