Draconian were finally back on tour through the freezing European winter after three years since the release of their gothic doom metal masterpiece Sovran. Supporting bands were Sojourner and Harakiri for the Sky.
A huge, but still underground festival with a strong focus on epic, classic Doom. This year there was a more diverse line-up with Black Metal and Occult Rock bands. Thus, it is not only for 80s-style fans in battle jackets. An international audience attends this celebration.
Second day: classic and epic doom bands played like Sorcerer, Pale Divine and Stillborn, accompanied by Hällas, Batushka and Coven! Batushka played one of their last shows with the old lineup. Also Unorthodox had band-internal struggles and cancelled their show at short notice, to be replaced by German band Old Mother Hell.
The first day of this epic doom metal festival featured one the lasts shows of While Heaven Wept and a very special set by Eric Clayton And The Nine playing early works of his main band Saviour Machine. Traditional Doom Metal bands Apostle Of Solitude and Goat Explosion started the…
Many music fans, not only black and death metal fans, decided to experience the unique atmosphere of the Brutal Assault in the remote military fortress of Josefov in the Czech Republic. This year: six days, five stages and more than 130 bands.