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Wacken Open Air adds 26 bands to billing!

The Wacken Open Air has added 26 bands to the billing of its 30th anniversary edition, which will take place from the August 1st until August 3rd.

 

The event, which has been awarded as “Best Major Festival” at the renowned European Festival Awards for its previous edition, will among others welcome Uriah Heep for the first time. With massive hits such as “Lady in Black” and “Easy Livin’;, the British hard rock legends are counted among the pioneers of heavy metal. Another premiere at the worldwide biggest metal festival will be the appearance of US space rockers Monster Magnet with their charismatic front-man Dave Wyndorf. It is about to become a cherished tradition in Wacken to pay tribute to the punk roots of modern metal, which will be continued this year by the inclusion of English punk rock veterans The Damned.

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Yet, the Wacken Open Air is not just a place for chart topping acts, but also embraces the underground scene. In that vein,Tom Warrior’s Triumph Of Death will perform the classic and highly influential material ofHellhammer, which can also be seen as a tribute in honour of the saldly late friend and collaborator Martin Eric Ain. Also underlining the international character of the festival is for example the booking of China’s black metal mystery Zuriaake.

The Middle Kingdom already won last year’s Wacken Metal Battle with its contribution to the competition Die From Sorrow. Complete lists of all newly as well as previously confirmed bands can be viewed below.

The promoters and one of them Thomas Jensen of the Wacken Open states this about the billing:

”We are stoked to have achieved a blast of a billing. As promised, we are delivering something for everybody’s taste in hard music. Established acts mingle with young and exciting newcomers, which gives the latter a great chance to conquer the hearts of the fans. On top of this, our running order is still not yet complete, so stay tuned!”

An alphabetical list of all 26 new bands:

1.Aborym

2.Angelus Apatrida

3. Asrock

4.Baby Face Nelson,

5.Crazy Lixx

6.Crobot

7.Deathstars

8.Dirty Shirt, Eclipse

9.Hellhammer (performed by Tom Warrior’s Triumph Of Death)

10.Lucifer Star Machine

11.Monster Magnet

12.Nachtblut

13.Nordjevel

14.Prong

15.Savage Messiah

16.Skew Siskin

17.The Damned

18.The Lazys

19.The New Roses,

20.The Quireboys

21.The Wild!

22.Uriah Heep

23.Warkings

24.Wiegedood

25.Zuriaake

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Among the already announced highlights of the 2019 billing will be the final German festival show of legendary US-thrashers Slayer as well as performances by Demons & Wizards, Sabaton, Parkway Drive, Powerwolf, and Within Temptation. Further highly anticipated shows will be the appearance of Body Count lead by rap-idol and actor Ice-T, the only German concert of Rage with their Lingua Mortis Orchester, the show of gothic pioneers Sisters Of Mercy as well as the American crossover super-group Prophets Of Rage including members of Rage Against The Machine, Public Enemy, and Cypress Hill.

A list of all previously announced bands:


1.1000 Löwen unter Feinden

2.Acranius

3.All Hail the Yeti

4.Anthrax

5. Battle Beast

6.Beyond the Black

7.Black Stone Cherry

8.Bleed from Within

9.Body Count

10.Bullet for My Valentine

11.Cradle of Filth

12.Crematory

13.Crisix

14.D-A-D

15.Delain

16.Die Happy

17.Die Kassierer

18.Downfall of Gaia

19.Eluveitie

20.Emil Bulls

21.Equilibirum

22.Evergrey

23.For I Am King

24.Frog Leap

25.Gama Bomb

26.Gernotshagen

27.Girlschool

28.Gloryful

29.Gloryhammer

30.Grave

31.Hämatom

32.Harpyie

33.Jinjer

34.Joachim Witt

35.Kaizaa

36.Kärbholz

37.Lagerstein

38.Legion of the Damned

39.Manticora

40.Michale Graves

41.Myrath

42.Nashville Pussy

43.Nasty

44.Necrophobic

45.Night in Gales

46.Of Mice and Men

47.Prophets of Rage

48.Rage & Lingua Mortis Orchestra

49.Santiano

50.Septicflesh

51.Sisters of Mercy

52.Skyclad

53.Slayer

54.Soil

55.Subway to Sally

56.Suidakra

57.Tesseract,

58.Testament

59.The Boss Hoss

60.The Crown

61.The Vintage Caravan

62.Torment

63.Tribulation

64.UFO

65.Vampire

66.Velvet Viper

67.Venom Inc.

68.Versengold

69.Vltimas

70.Vogelfrey

71.Windhand 

72.Airbourne

73.Avatar

74.Critical Mess

75.Dark Funeral

76.Demons & Wizards

77.Eisbrecher

78.Hamferð

79.Hammerfall

80.Krokus

81.Life of Agony

82.Meshuggah

83.Opeth

84.Parkway Drive

85.Powerwolf

86.Primordia

87.Queensrÿche

88.Rose Tattoo

89.Sabaton,

90.Sweet,

91.The Adicts, 

92.The Night Flight Orchestra

93.Thy Art Is Murder

94.Within Temptation

The official festival trailer for the Wacken Open Air 2019 is available here, enjoy it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-0jqLyO_1s&feature=youtu.be

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