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Wacken Open Air announces 53 new bands at Easter!

Wacken Open Air keep the Easter bunny busy by putting a wide range of musical eggs into the baskets of their fans. The largest metal festival on this planet has announced 53 new bands for its 30th anniversary edition. Among established acts like British Heavy Metal heroes Saxon, Swedish death metal pioneers Unleashed, Norway’s Kvelertak, this run includes many bands that will find particular favor with Germany’s prolific “Medieval rock and metal” scene such as Fiddler’s Green, Corvus Corax family-friendly project “Der Fluch des Drachen” (“The Curse of the Dragon”), and Coppelius among others.

WOA 2018 Panorama

 

The promoters of the Wacken Open stated this about the new announcement:

“We are particularly proud that this round of Easter eggs contains many newcomers and young hopefuls”, says Holger Hübner. “We have always seen the importance of aiding young talents on their way to the top of the metal scene. As we are offering a wide range of acts from folk rock to death metal in this announcement, we hope that everyone finds some great ‘eggs’ to their liking.”

 

Full List of  new bands:

1. Acres

2.Alabama Black Snakes

3.Axxis

4.Bai Bang

5.Bloodywood

6.Brass Against

7.Brenner,

8.Cancer

9.Cesair

10.Christopher Bowes andHis Plate of Beans

11.Coppelius

12.Damnation Defaced

13.Dampfmaschine

14.Der Fluch des Drachen

15.Diamond Head

16.Diary of Dreams

17.Die From Sorrow

18.Dream Spirit

19.Drunken Swallows

20.Duivelspack

21.Extrabreit

22.Fiddler’s Green

23.Jared James Nichols

24.Kvelertak

25.Molllust

26.Mono Inc

27.Monstagon

28.Mr. Hurley & Die Pulveraffen

29.Nailed To Obscurity

30.Operus

31.Paddy and the Rats

32.Ragnaröek

33.Reckless Love

34.Reliquiae

35.Saor

36.Saxon

37.Sibiir

38.Sikth

39.Skald

40.Skyline

41.Skynd

42.Soul Demise

43.Stoneman, Tanzwut

44.The Linewalkers

45.The Moon & The Nightspirit

46.The O’Reilleys and The Paddyhats

47.The Rumjacks

48.The Sinderellas

49.Tuxedoo

50.Unleashed

51.Victims of Madness

52.Violons Barbares

 

An alphabetical list of all 26 new bands:

1.Aborym

2.Angelus Apatrida

3. Asrock

4.Baby Face Nelson,

5.Crazy Lixx, Crobot

6.Deathstars

7.Dirty Shirt, Eclipse

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

9.Lucifer Star Machine

10.Monster Magnet

11.Nachtblut

12.Nordjevel

13.Prong

14.Savage Messiah

15.Skew Siskin

16.The Damned

17.The Lazys

18.The New Roses,

19.The Quireboys

20.The Wild!

21.Uriah Heep

22.Warkings

23.Wiegedood

24.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 & WizardsSabaton, Parkway Drive, Powerwolf, andWithin 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 MachinePublic Enemy, and Cypress Hill.

 

WACKEN OPEN AIR 2018 by ICS Festival Service GmbH

 

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

 

Links:

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Website: https://www.wacken.com/

 

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