MADBALL Neubestätigung und CZ/SK Line Up News published 3 days, 16 hours ago

Heute gibt’s ein paar lokale Band aus Tschechien und der Slowakei. Zunächst allerdings die schlechte Nachricht, dass Power Trip aus persönlichen Gründen absagen mussten. Sie werden von den Hardcore-Routiniers MADBALL vertreten.

Aus der lokalen Szene bringen wir euch Postcards from ARKHAM, die euch mit ihrem düsteren Post-Rock in die Welt von H.P. Lovecraft führen werden. Sehr stolz sind wir auf die beiden auf Genre-Konventionen nichts gebenden Bands Six Degrees of Separation (metal-soul) und die Crossover-Freaks INSANIA, die auf unserer Bühne ihr 30jähriges Bestehen feiern werden.

Wer mehr auf Konventionelles steht, wird sich bei den Crossover-Thrashern EXORCIZPHOBIA wohlfühlen. Auch Dysangelium (Death Metal) und Avenger (Black/Death Metal seit 1992) fühlen sich ihrer genrespezifischen Orthodoxie verbunden.

Hardcore-Fans seien die beiden tschechischen Newcomer Primary Resistance (dreckiger Hardcore/Metal) und Skywalker(Hardcore/Punk) nahegelegt. Den Abschluss bilden heute die Industrial Metaller War For War und die melodischen Dark-Metaller Doomas.

Da viele bereits nach der Running Order fragen, hier ein kurzer Teaser bzgl. der Planung:

Mittwoch, 9. August - The Dillinger Escape Plan, Wintersun, Master's Hammer, Metal Church...
Donnerstag, 10. August - Emperor official, Opeth, Hatebreed, Suffocation...
Freitag,11. August - Electric Wizard, CLAWFINGER, Trivium, Morbid Angel...
Samstag, 12. August - ARCHITECTS, Eluveitie, Devin Townsend, The True Mayhem...

Lineup finishing touches published 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 2 weeks, 6 days 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 3 weeks, 4 days 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 2 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 3 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.


Our homepage was just revised to include our new festival visual design, that was brought to life in cooperation with ISISDESIGNSTUDIO. As you can see the thematic hasn’t strayed from the path we’ve outlined some years ago. To enjoy our new artwork in full extent we’d like to invite you to a freshly opened section of our web at where you can download PC/mobile wallpapers, flyers or posters with the new festival design and some more graphic materials. We'd be utmost happy if You could share this news with Your friends!

Next pleasant obligation of ours is to present some newly confirmed bands to our 2017 bill. Many of you wanted to see more hardcore bands in the line-up and you shouldn’t be disappointed! HATEBREED are returning to BA stage once to present metallic hardcore with hooks that will catch you and never let you leave the pit! THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN are doing a couple of farewell shows this summer and BA just couldn’t be left out! OVERKILL have been around for almost 40 years but their brand new record lefts no one in doubt, that with their show you’re still gonna feel the fire like it’s 1985! There are not many bands that are universally loved but their live shows are more scarce than platinum so it makes us very proud to bring you a WINTERSUN show!

Debutants at BA stage, OATHBREAKER from Belgium, are oscillating between post-hardcore and post(black)-metal, while another debutants AVERSION CROWNS from Australia utilize three guitarists brandishing 8 string guitars to present their pummeling blend of mechanized death and haunting atmospherics. Texan crossover thrashers POWER TRIP will share their incredible live energy with you as well as one of the most insane mathcore bands of the early 2000’s THE NUMBER TWELVE LOOKS LIKE YOU, who are coming back after a six year hiatus. Last two bands of this announcement are the vikings of Bergen HELHEIM and the most intense band from Australia KING PARROT with their dirty thrasing sludgy grindcore.


The artwork for the 2017 Brutal Assault Festival has been finished and will be announced tomorrow together with couple of newly confirmed bands. 
The artwork will be ready to download, share and use in various forms (poster, flyer, mobile phone/PC wallpaper, card).

Check out our FB and WWW tomorrow!

THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN keep their word! published 4 months ago

They will return to the Czech Republic to say final goodbye, and they'll say it twice! Mark Wednesday, August 9, 2017 as the date of their set at BRUTAL ASSAULT festival while Monday, August 14, 2017 is date of a farewell club show in Prague at Palác Akropolis.

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