New 13 bands have been confirmed for the 25th-anniversary edition of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place July 31 - August 2, 2014 in Wacken, Germany.
The new added bands:
Heaven Shall Burn This band from ThÃ¼ringen does not only in Germany belong to one of the most successful metalcore bands of the present. With early records like â€œWhatever It May Takeâ€, â€œAntigoneâ€ but also with the so called â€œIconclastâ€ trilogy and their latest output â€œVetoâ€ they gained a huge fan base all around the world and are known for their heavy brutal shows. For the 25th Anniversary they will not be missed and will once again destroy the holy ground. Be prepared!
J.B.O. Their appearance is a guarantee for fun! Their last W:O:A appearance of the German cult comedy metal band was in 2009. Enough reason to let the pink army faction again into the Holy Ground once again!
Devin Townsend Project Devin Townsend is back! The musical genius was playing at Wacken only once before â€“ about 16 years ago â€“ and now he will return to perform at the W:O:A anniversary. Next to his solo projects he was also the head of famous band Strapping Young Lad and overall he has released 20 studio albums by now. Itâ€™s hard to classify the music genre because of this mass of releases, but the most obvious style seems to be progressive metal.
Sodom Besides the already confirmed Kreator the organizers can now announce the next Thrash Metal legend for the Anniversary! Tom Angelripper and his Thrash-Metal comrades have just released their newest album “Epitome Of Torture” and will for sure break some necks at the upcoming W:O:A.
Onkel Tom Tom Angelripper again. Besides his live appearance with Sodom he also wonÂ´t miss the Anniversary with his solo band “Onkel Tom”. That means party mood is preprogrammed!!!
Decapitated In the last decade a lot has happened with the polish death metal band Decapitated and not many other bands would have been able to bring up the strength to proceed after the strokes of fate the band has suffered. But thatÂ´s history and the polish death metal spearhead is more than ready to return once again to Wacken and blow the audience away!
For The Imperium LetÂ´s proceed with a Wacken debutant. To describe the style of this band from Finland is not easy. The sound of this band is combining progressive, alternative and avant-garde elements in a really refreshing way. They already gained a lot of fame in their home country Finland and are now ready to conquer the rest of Europe and world!
The Ocean Another Wacken debutant. The band was originally founded in Berlin but due to the origin of most of the current band members they are now situated in Switzerland. Since their founding their sound changed as often as their line-up and their style is currently settled somewhere between Mastodon and Deftones with a creativity that is hard to compare to other bands. Check them out!
Endstille The German black metal battleship Endstille returns to Wacken Open Air in 2014 and before they will release the new album Kapitulation 2013. Get ready for war!
Torment Torment is without any doubt one of the pioneers of German thrash metal scene and in 2014 they will celebrate their 30th Anniversary. The band furthermore belongs to the Wacken pioneers too: They played their first W:O:A show back in 1993.
Masterplan German power metal band Masterplan returns to Wacken after 10 years of abstinence. Shortly before they will release their fifth studio album â€œNovum Initiumâ€!
Knorkator Germanyâ€™s most band in the world is back! What? Yeah, exactly! The fun metal band will return to W:O:A in 2014 and weâ€™re looking forward to hilarious piggy-back pogo pits and the worldâ€™s greatest mass handstand.
A Pale Horse Named Death A Pale Horse Named Death plays music which fits in the gap between Type O Negative and Alice in Chains and in 2013 they released their second album. This classification isnâ€™t a coincidence, the band consists of metal veterans and some of them also played at Type O Negative itself. And in 2014 it will be finally time for the big one: For W:O:A!