BANDS UPDATE WITH ROTTING CHRIST, RAISED FIST OR HEILUNG
Since the presale has started on Sep 1, 2019 we would like to come with another round of bands confirmed for Brutal Assault 2019! The first band does not need any special introduction: Greek gothic black metal matadors ROTTING CHRIST are coming back to BA once again to make fortress walls vibrate with In Domine Sathana and other Satanic hymns.
High-octane bulldozer WOLFBRIGADE must please everybody whose heart beats in the rhythm of d-beat. Swedish crust gunfire is returning to BA after three years and this time with a reloaded weaponry called Run With The Hunted (2017). RAISED FIST - one of the Sweden’s longest-running yet most vital acts in the hardcore scene - will destroy the crowd under the stage with their highly explosive mix of hardcore and metal.
SAOR and HEILUNG, two bands and two different views to folk and metal. While the first one produces thrilling and melancholic soundtracks for lonely wanderings in rainy Scottish Highlands, international act HEILUNG is amplified history from early medieval northern Europe.
British squad UNFATHOMABLE RUINATION is about masterful riffcraft, unfuckwithable sound, guttural howls, almighty storm of riffs and blast beats. If you look for technical death metal, this band leaves no room for argument. Talking about blast beasts, we are about to welcome Czech psychotic blastcore / death-grind PERFECITIZEN.
Just to remind: we have already confirmed MESHUGGAH, NAPALM DEATH, TESTAMENT, ANAAL NATHRAKH, A PALE HORSE NAMED DEATH and GUTALAX.
Update Oct. 12, 2018: BANDS UPDATE WITH DESTRUCTION, AGNOSTIC FRONT, OR JINJER!
No need to wait any longer, since you all definitely want to hear what bands we've booked for BRUTAL ASSAULT 2019 so far. Let‘s start then with German thrash metal giants DESTRUCTION, who will nail many of you moshers to the walls of the fortress. The band is in the best possible shape and crushes stages like never before. We’ll stick with thrash metal, even though with a bit more groove to it with EKTOMORF comming to introduce us their new album 'Fury' (2018). Another groove sensation comes with JINJER and their charismatic frontwoman Tatiana Shmailyuk behind the microphone, also introducing BA fans to their new album.
Cold and sorrow will come with two bands from (where else than) Finland. We are talking about funeral doom act SHAPE OF DESPAIR, whom you can remember from BRUTAL ASSAULT six years ago COUNTING HOURS ushering the fortress into shadows with their depressive sorrowful rock. And now, the hearts of all death metal fans shall start to race! We are comming with three bands representing differnet dephts of this genre. Brazilian commando KRISIUN and their crushing, hot-blooded death metal. The old-school side of things will be presented by JUNGLE ROT from USA, bringing their new self-titled album. And finally we have CYTOTOXIN, crazy band with a mental show playing Chernobyl death metal.
And the last name for this update are legendary essence of NY/HC – AGNOSTIC FRONT! Crossing the pond to celebrate their 35 year anniversary with a tour, the band also releases autobiography of Roger Miret. So you can look forward for a very special show in our beloved fortress!
Update Oct. 20, 2018: New festival site chillout zone BASTION X
Every year our team works hard on expanding the festival site as well as incorporating new features. Such a value added for this year was our new chill out zone BASTION X. This zone offered shelter from the scourging sun, cozy jazz noir wine bar as well as other more traditional festival refreshment utilities, blacksmith's workshop, fanzine reading room and a big feature exhibition on extreme metal underground community and culture of the 1980s and 1990s, paying homage to the humble origins of our festival. The exhibition hosted 40 picture panels concernig the brief history of metal writings around the world, filled with artifacts of the period - fanzines, posters, flyers, records, tapes, and most of all memories of many scene participants connected with Brutal Assault, whether as visitors, organizers or performers.
More pictures at https://www.facebook.com/brutalassault.cz/
Update Oct. 26, 2018: BAND UPDATE WITH TANKARD, HYPOCRISY, AND ANATHEMA!!
Here we are again with another lineup update and we truly hope this announcement will metal up your day! Last time we announced German thrashers DESTRUCTION and this time we're announcing their Teutonic compatriots TANKARD with 6,66% of thrash and alcohol in their veins!
This update spans from one side of the moshing spectrum to the other – straight, raw and relentless hardcore with a pinch of British brat-like attitude – exactly what you'd expect from the Leeds' own HIGHER POWER. Also British but bit more emotional type of music comes with the announcement of the one and only ANATHEMA, who will come to comfort your downcast souls..
There are many bands inspired by ANATHEMA, but only a few of them do it in their own unique way. One of these bands are OCEANS OF SLUMBER. These dark progressive Texans lead by the unforgettable voice of Cammie Gilbert will be a treat for lovers of dreamy and emotive melodies. We’ll stick with dark tunes for a little longer and introduce you to the death/doom metal sextet from Belarus, WOE UNTO ME, who will come with their latest work 'The Voidness Flasher' (2017).
And now something for the death dealers! New York death metal legends IMMOLATION will once again present a showcase of death metal domination. And equally important name in the genre history are the Swedish kings waking up after a long slumber – HYPOCRISY!
The last slot in this announcement belongs to the dark black metal project from Finland – VARGRAV. A shady veil of mystery is covering this group and this will be only one of the very few gigs they will do in 2019. Their set will open a window of time taking you to the 90's and will especially pleasure all the fans of LIMBONIC ART, ABIGOR, or early EMPEROR.
The line-up for BRUTAL ASSAULT 2019 so far consists of – A PALE HORSE NAMED DEATH, AGNOSTIC FRONT, ANNAL NATHRAKH, ANATHEMA, COUNTING HOURS, CYTOTOXIN, DESTRUCTION, EKTOMORF, GUTALAX, HEILUNG, HIGHER POWER, HYPOCRISY, IMMOLATION, JINJER, JUNGLE ROT, KRISIUN, MESHUGGAH, NAPALM DEATH, OCEANS OF SLUMBER, PERFECITIZEN, RAISED FIST, ROTTING CHRIST, SHAPE OF DESPAIR, SAOR, TANKARD, TESTAMENT, UNFATHOMABLE RUINATION, VARGRAV, WOLFBRIGADE and WOE UNTO ME.
Update Nov. 18, 2018: Bands update!!!
If you want death metal in it’s finest, then you would love the fact, that one of the most controversial bands, DEICIDE, are coming with their new album Overtures of Blasphemy to decimate the fortress and crush your heads! Speaking of blasphemy and devil, on the other hand are standing DIABLO SWING ORCHESTRA, with their blend of many different genres, which is a thing not only for fans of avant-garde metal. Following the massive response from the last summer, the forest fairy MYRKUR returns to our festival to conquer the sceptics yet again! The soft appearance can indeed be hiding for a dark soul… The quick succession also serves as a mean of apology for the unfinished show from this year. Virginia's heavy psychedelic quartet WINDHAND presents infectious display of songcraft cloaked in alluring atmosphere, molten fuzz, eerie psychedelia and ethereal vocals. The Ohio satanic royalty MIDNIGHT approaches metal from its dirty side and will finally send shockwaves of rock’n’roll violence through the BA crowds, subjugating and dominating all metalheads with lust, filth, and sleaze! You Can't Stop Steel! And the finale will belong to the black hordes, that shall look forward for continuation of the bleak, dark and disillusioned MGŁA style of black metal, coming forth with both their anticipated new record and a Brutal Assault performance! And NECROS CHRISTOS will commit their final hour with their final album Domedon Doxomedon to a performance cutting a swath of destruction through both the zeitgeist of modern heavy music and the walls of our beloved fortress with their first and last appearance at BA. Let’s kick off this update with OF MICE & MEN! Mix strong rock melodies reminiscing the golden era of hard rock with memorable hooks and juvenile energy of these contemporary American stars and you get a helluva strong blend of metalcore fit for festival crowds! If you lust for straight-forward aggressive new wave hardcore, you should look forward for LIONHEART, who are now obliterating stages and music charts alike with their latest record Welcome to The West Coast Pt. II!
So far the line-up is: A PALE HORSE NAMED DEATH, AGNOSTIC FRONT, ANNAL NATHRAKH, ANATHEMA, COUNTING HOURS, CYTOTOXIN, DEICIDE, DESTRUCTION, DIABLO SWING ORCHESTRA, EKTOMORF, GUTALAX, HEILUNG, HIGHER POWER, HYPOCRISY, IMMOLATION, JINJER, JUNGLE ROT, KRISIUN, LIONHEART, MESHUGGAH, MGŁA, MIDNIGHT, MYRKUR, NAPALM DEATH, NECROS CHRISTOS, OF MICE & MEN, OCEANS OF SLUMBER, PERFECITIZEN, RAISED FIST, ROTTING CHRIST, SHAPE OF DESPAIR, SAOR, TANKARD, TESTAMENT, UNFATHOMABLE RUINATION, VARGRAV, WINDHAND, WOLFBRIGADE a WOE UNTO ME.
Update Nov. 28, 2018: Bands update!!!
Let's open this update with the youngest band on the list - ALIEN WEAPONRY from New Zealand. Despite their lack of experience, these youngsters belong among the most interesting thrashing acts of the current metal scene. Now let's stay within the genre but bring a heavy dose of nostalgia, since the metal congregations will gather again to bow to a heavy metal institution build many, many years ago on a distant shore… METAL CHURCH! The British trio TOSKA will immerse the Josefov fortress in its innovative approach and progressive melodies of their latest album Fire By The Silos. And while staying on the islands, are you ready for some dope-smoking sabbathian heavy doom? Because English horrornauts ELECTRIC WIZARD are gonna bring it no matter what! It's gonna be heavy and hazy and filthy and psychedelic in a way unmatched by any other band on the planet. And speaking of stage shrouded in a haze, the warm opium smoke will be replaced by cold Norwegian fog making your bones shiver..as TAAKE takes over Brutal Assault! ABORTED from Belgium are gonna give one of their energic lectures on skull-crushing brutality with their latest death metal output TerrorVision! Final surgical instrument in this batch is also made of British steel, because the legendary CARCASS are playing our festival again!
All the bands confirmed so far: A PALE HORSE NAMED DEATH, ABORTED, ALIEN WEAPONRY, AGNOSTIC FRONT, ANNAL NATHRAKH, ANATHEMA, CARCASS, COUNTING HOURS, CYTOTOXIN, DEICIDE, DESTRUCTION, DIABLO SWING ORCHESTRA, EKTOMORF, ELECTRIC WIZARD, GUTALAX, HEILUNG, HIGHER POWER, HYPOCRISY, IMMOLATION, JINJER, JUNGLE ROT, KRISIUN, LIONHEART, MESHUGGAH, METAL CHURCH, MGŁA, MIDNIGHT, MYRKUR, NAPALM DEATH, NECROS CHRISTOS, OF MICE & MEN, OCEANS OF SLUMBER, PERFECITIZEN, RAISED FIST, ROTTING CHRIST, SHAPE OF DESPAIR, SAOR, TAAKE, TANKARD, TESTAMENT, TOSKA, UNFATHOMABLE RUINATION, VARGRAV, WINDHAND, WOLFBRIGADE a WOE UNTO ME.
Update Dec. 14, 2018: Bands update!!!
Let’s open this mega update with black metal stormblast! Over seven years, deathlike silence has filled the halls of the world’s biggest black metal forge, whilst powers have been gathering to resurrect the band right in time for their 25th anniversary. And now DIMMU BORGIR have finally returned with a vicious work of art that is their latest album Eonian and they are coming to storm the main stage at Brutal Assault! Wicked aural filth comes from the islands with GODFLESH, who are highly regarded as one of the pioneers of industrial metal; they took industrial to the next level with their fuse of heavy guitars and mixing it with slow drum loops and effects and their unique approach has spawned several musical styles since their conception. Brutal Assault will also present a combo of iconic thrashers that need no introduction, ANTHRAX and SACRED REICH will make it to the fest alongside upcoming crossover thrash ministry IRON REAGAN and a staple name of the genre PRONG. Elusive French synth mastermind CARPENTER BRUT draws its influences from 80s TV shows and B-movies loaded with cheap thrills and sharp synthesizers. The mysterious and discreet man behind the pentagon – or the Brutagram as his fans would call it – evokes an encounter between Justice beats and the universe of John Carpenter. Into the brutagram at BA 2019! Through parted flesh, mental scars and waning health – from misfortune and adversity that would have broken lesser men, comes another black metal legend that almost doesn’t perform live… Welcome French titans ANTAEUS, come to your condemnation and witness Satanik Audio Violence! For the fans of modern death metal and hardcore amalgamation we are gonna have glowing hot Brits VENOM PRISON, their returning fellow countrymen ANNOTATIONS OF AN AUTOPSY and Australia‘s own THY ART IS MURDER who are on fire right now! Anglophone domination over the genre will be contested by Japanese metalcore sensation CRYSTAL LAKE, who just set an impossible bar to leap over with their latest output Helix. If you think it’s enough incredibly energic music for now, then we beg to differ because we are also gonna have vigorous metal hardcore of GET THE SHOT and American noise rock kings DAUGHTERS, who are doing one of their rare live appearances at BA 2019! Equally rare live are CULT OF LUNA and these Swedish visionaries have been praised for their live performances for a long time and Brutal Assault will host one of their few appearances in 2019. You shouldn’t miss this opportunity to witness a shattering audio-visual feast of iconoclastic proportions! Other thoughtful bands for thinking audience on the list are the German musician collective THE OCEAN with their immersive audial experience, US progressivists AFTER THE BURIAL and Norwegian masters of stellar Avant-Garde MANES. You can also look forward for rising stars of Danish scene SLÆGT, who play an epic blackened heavy metal but without any kind of limitation when approaching the style, their compatriots TAPHOS with their gut-wrenching death metal and progressive heavy metal outlet of Dutch singer Anneke van Giersbergen under the moniker VUUR. Gloomy rock doom in the end, the very godfathers of the genre THE OBSESSED who were formed already back in 1976 by Scott “Wino” Weinrich are back from the dead to perform for you at BA 2019! In the end, we have some band news – A PALE HORSE NAMED DEATH are unable to perform on Brutal Assault, because of the technical difficulties. So far the line-up goes: ABORTED, AFTER THE BURIAL, ALIEN WEAPONRY, AGNOSTIC FRONT, ANNAL NATHRAKH, ANATHEMA, ANNOTATIONS OF AN AUTOPSY, ANTAEUS, ANTHRAX, CARCASS, CARPENTER BRUT, COUNTING HOURS, CRYSTAL LAKE, CULT OF LUNA, CYTOTOXIN, DEICIDE, DAUGHTERS, DESTRUCTION, DIABLO SWING ORCHESTRA, DIMMU BORGIR, EKTOMORF, ELECTRIC WIZARD, GET THE SHOT, GODFLESH, GUTALAX, HEILUNG, HIGHER POWER, HYPOCRISY, IMMOLATION, IRON REAGAN, JINJER, JUNGLE ROT, KRISIUN, LIONHEART, MANES, MESHUGGAH, METAL CHURCH, MGŁA, MIDNIGHT, MYRKUR, NAPALM DEATH, NECROS CHRISTOS, OF MICE & MEN, OCEANS OF SLUMBER, PERFECITIZEN, PRONG, RAISED FIST, ROTTING CHRIST, SACRED REICH, SAOR, SHAPE OF DESPAIR, SLÆGT ,TAAKE, TANKARD, TAPHOS, TESTAMENT, THE OBSESSED, THE OCEAN, THY ART IS MURDER, TOSKA, UNFATHOMABLE RUINATION, VARGRAV, VENOM PRISON, VUUR, WINDHAND, WOLFBRIGADE a WOE UNTO ME.
Update Dec. 23, 2018: Bands update!!!
As promised, here we have a couple of new bands for you! First we have Polish preachers BATUSHKA who are on fire right now and who will bring their mass of dark psalms to the metal masses again. And on top of that we have a household name of the genre. As a preliminary Christmass gift we have Norwegian cult EMPEROR for you! With the musical visionary Ihsahn in front, we can look forward for one of the greatest legends of extreme metal that brought us treasures like Inno a Satana, Into the Infinity of Thoughts, Towards The Pantheon and many more!
So far the line-up goes: ABORTED, AFTER THE BURIAL, ALIEN WEAPONRY, AGNOSTIC FRONT, ANNAL NATHRAKH, ANATHEMA, ANNOTATIONS OF AN AUTOPSY, ANTAEUS, ANTHRAX, BATUSHKA, CARCASS, CARPENTER BRUT, COUNTING HOURS, CRYSTAL LAKE, CULT OF LUNA, CYTOTOXIN, DEICIDE, DAUGHTERS, DESTRUCTION, DIABLO SWING ORCHESTRA, EKTOMORF, ELECTRIC WIZARD, EMPEROR, GET THE SHOT, GODFLESH, GUTALAX, HEILUNG, HIGHER POWER, HYPOCRISY, IMMOLATION, IRON REAGAN, JINJER, JUNGLE ROT, KRISIUN, LIONHEART, MANES, MESHUGGAH, METAL CHURCH, MGŁA, MIDNIGHT, MYRKUR, NAPALM DEATH, NECROS CHRISTOS, OF MICE & MEN, OCEANS OF SLUMBER, PERFECITIZEN, PRONG, RAISED FIST, ROTTING CHRIST, SACRED REICH, SAOR, SHAPE OF DESPAIR, SLÆGT ,TAAKE, TANKARD, TAPHOS, TESTAMENT, THE OBSESSED, THE OCEAN, THY ART IS MURDER, TOSKA, UNFATHOMABLE RUINATION, VARGRAV, VENOM PRISON, VUUR, WINDHAND, WOLFBRIGADE a WOE UNTO ME.
Update Jan. 14, 2019: New Year's Bands Update!!!
The only predictable thing about Canadian cosmic-metal warriors VOIVOD is that they will forever be unpredictable. On the warpath for more than 35 years, VOIVOD have pushed their sound relentlessly forward, constructing imaginative musical realms with each endeavor. They literally changed the face of thrash metal in the ‘80s, forged new prog-metal ground in the ‘90s, and kept up with changing times and lineups in the 2000s with fresh, inspired music and they’re back with a new album The Wake, which keeps pushing the limits! Appearing in 2002, even before the rebirth of thrash metal scene worldwide, VIOLATOR was formed with the purpose of rescuing the spontaneity and anger that seemed forgotten in the metal scene. Coming from the center Brazil, Brasilia, VIOLATOR is one of the most intense South American bands and after years of waiting, they will finally thrash BA! Doing so they will be joined by masked Swedish crossover deviants DR. LIVING DEAD and legendary veterans of Boston HC scene SLAPSHOT!
ENSIFERUM are true greats of folk-inspired melodic death metal and with their latest output Two Paths they once more affirm their place in the pantheons of the genre, so it was about a time they returned to BA!
Polish death machine DECAPITATED is back with a bang! Their new album Anticult highlights just how vital have remained two decades deep into their career. They have long been undeniable masters of their craft and they are expanding their parameters with this album, which should elevate the band's profile beyond the death metal realm in which it has dominated for years. And now they’re coming for the BA crowd! And speaking of technical death metal, of all the amazing technical death metal bands out there, very few can write memorable catchy songs with extreme technicality like French killers GOROD. Get ready for intelligent, deftly crafted flights of musicianship…that will rip your head off!
Sometimes, a band’s music registers just as seismically on an emotional wavelength as it does on a sonic spectrum. And one of those unique bands are ANIMALS AS LEADERS, who reimagine, reinterpret, and refresh instrumental prog, experimental metal, modern jazz, alternative, and even world music to a point where the reaction becomes primal. Consistently delivering a captivating show, their show will surely be one of the musicianship highlights of the festival.
New York’s CAR BOMB detonate a vicious blast of wildly technical and progressive modern metal. The Long Island quartet's attack is relentless and suffocating: vicious jazz-inspired blasts shift into mechanistic, canyon-wide grooves. Schizophrenic, whisper-to-a-scream vocals seem to spiral out of control, only to snap back lock-step into the churning assault. Make sure to witness their BA debut!
Progressive Swedes LETTERS FROM THE COLONY had proven that they could marry various elements of death metal, metalcore and jazz into a complex hybrid and produce something strangely familiar yet truly original. And this list finished with Chinese atmospheric black metal ZURIAAKE.
So far the line-up goes: ABORTED, AFTER THE BURIAL, ALIEN WEAPONRY, AGNOSTIC FRONT, ANIMALS AS LEADERS, ANNAL NATHRAKH, ANATHEMA, ANNOTATIONS OF AN AUTOPSY, ANTAEUS, ANTHRAX, BATUSHKA, CAR BOMB, CARCASS, CARPENTER BRUT, COUNTING HOURS, CRYSTAL LAKE, CULT OF LUNA, CYTOTOXIN, DR. LIVING DEAD, DECAPITATED, DEICIDE, DAUGHTERS, DESTRUCTION, DIABLO SWING ORCHESTRA, EKTOMORF, ELECTRIC WIZARD, EMPEROR, ENSIFERUM, GET THE SHOT, GODFLESH, GOROD, GUTALAX, HEILUNG, HIGHER POWER, HYPOCRISY, IMMOLATION, IRON REAGAN, JINJER, JUNGLE ROT, KRISIUN, LETTERS FROM THE COLONY, LIONHEART, MANES, MESHUGGAH, METAL CHURCH, MGŁA, MIDNIGHT, MYRKUR, NAPALM DEATH, NECROS CHRISTOS, OF MICE & MEN, OCEANS OF SLUMBER, PERFECITIZEN, PRONG, RAISED FIST, ROTTING CHRIST, SACRED REICH, SAOR, SHAPE OF DESPAIR, SLÆGT, SLAPSHOT, TAAKE, TANKARD, TAPHOS, TESTAMENT, THE OBSESSED, THE OCEAN, THY ART IS MURDER, TOSKA, UNFATHOMABLE RUINATION, VARGRAV, VENOM PRISON, VIOLATOR, VOIVOD, VUUR, WINDHAND, WOLFBRIGADE, WOE UNTO ME a ZURIAAKE.
Update Jan. 14, 2019: AFTERMOVIE 2018
You already thought we forgot about the aftermovie, didin't you? We've worked superhard to bring you the best shots available in a thrilling dynamic cut. We've consumed 74 pizzas, 3.5 kilograms of houmous and 8 beer kegs in the process and we're finally approaching the grand finale!
Update Feb. 1, 2019: Bands update!!!
SODOM marks the return of Frank Blackfire (ex-Sodom, ex-Kreator, or Assassin). SODOM have already released seminal albums such as Persecution Mania, the live cut Mortal Way Of Live and the highly successful Agent Orange with Frank Blackfire and he is back in a line-up featuring two guitarists for the first time ever in the history of SODOM. Be ready for a brand new ripping SODOM sound! Other revered living legends in this batch are NY/HC leading lights SICK OF IT ALL formed in 1986. More than three decades in the making, the New Yorkers show no signs of slowing down, getting soft, or toning down their stand-proud mentality on new album, Last Act of Defiance. The band still spits out anthems of heartful, no-holds-barred hardcore like on day one with live gigs full of unchained energy!
Veterans of NOLA sound mixing southern rock, blues riffs and hardcore punk EYEHATEGOD are one of the most reputable and distinctive bands ever, even defining a brand new genre now known as sludge in the past.
Other veterans formed in 1987 this time in Sweden and quickly became one of the most creative death metal bands, pushed limits of the contemporary sound and grew beyond themselves. Later on THERION released Theli, which would be the ultimate breakthrough for the band. With the record THERION turned towards a more opera-like, progressive and even orchestral sound which made them famous through the world. And now they're coming to Brutal Assault with a special Theli show! Odd-time signatures, avalanches of breaks and complex rhythmical as well as melodic patterns will excite every aficionado of extreme technicality, while growls down-tuned strings and double-bass assaults will more than satisfy extreme metal connoisseurs when WORMED take over BA stage!
Their South African brutal death metal cousins VULVODYNIA are one of the most active and well known bands in the genre today. Their brutal yet catchy, pit fueling, heavy as hell sound has since earned them fans from around the world and now they are ready to conquer BA!
The final addition on the list is the mysterious producer known as GOST, who embodies the character of Baalberith on his propulsive synthwave solo project that is channeling his fascination with the occult, John Carpenter and 80s slasher flicks. With its haunting atmospherics and aesthetics influenced by the blackest corners of the metal world his music quickly garnered GOST a loyal following within the rock and metal community worldwide.
The line-up for now is: ABORTED, AFTER THE BURIAL, ALIEN WEAPONRY, AGNOSTIC FRONT, ANIMALS AS LEADERS, ANNAL NATHRAKH, ANATHEMA, ANNOTATIONS OF AN AUTOPSY, ANTAEUS, ANTHRAX, BATUSHKA, CAR BOMB, CARCASS, CARPENTER BRUT, COUNTING HOURS, CRYSTAL LAKE, CULT OF LUNA, CYTOTOXIN, DR. LIVING DEAD, DECAPITATED, DEICIDE, DAUGHTERS, DESTRUCTION, DIABLO SWING ORCHESTRA, EKTOMORF, ELECTRIC WIZARD, EMPEROR, ENSIFERUM, EYEHATEGOD, GET THE SHOT, GODFLESH, GOROD, GOST, GUTALAX, HEILUNG, HIGHER POWER, HYPOCRISY, IMMOLATION, IRON REAGAN, JINJER, JUNGLE ROT, KRISIUN, LETTERS FROM THE COLONY, LIONHEART, MANES, MESHUGGAH, METAL CHURCH, MGŁA, MIDNIGHT, MYRKUR, NAPALM DEATH, NECROS CHRISTOS, OF MICE & MEN, OCEANS OF SLUMBER, PERFECITIZEN, PRONG, RAISED FIST, ROTTING CHRIST, SACRED REICH, SAOR, SHAPE OF DESPAIR, SICK OF IT ALL, SLÆGT, SLAPSHOT, SODOM, TAAKE, TANKARD, TAPHOS, TESTAMENT, THE OBSESSED, THE OCEAN, THERION, THY ART IS MURDER, TOSKA, UNFATHOMABLE RUINATION, VARGRAV, VENOM PRISON, VIOLATOR, VOIVOD, VUUR, VULVODYNIA, WINDHAND, WOLFBRIGADE, WOE UNTO ME, WORMED a ZURIAAKE.
Update Feb. 8, 2019: Bands update!!!
Let's kick off this band announcement with the well-known metal workaholics! Swedish metal eminence SOILWORK spawned in Helsingborg, anno 1995 by guitarist Peter Wichers and vocalist Björn “Speed” Strid. The band’s unique blend of melodic metal has developed at a staggering rate, most notably with the “Natural Born Chaos”, produced by Devin Townsend. Despite a few line-up shuffles, SOILWORK continues to release strong albums and conquers the fans worldwide, even after 20 years. Now, with the new highly acclaimed album Verligheten, will SOILWORK dominate over the fortress!
In the late 2016, a statement was made about a new album of the Swedish sludge/grindcorers THE ARSON PROJECT, claiming that we were about to witness 23 minutes of straight harsh audio violence. And we got it! Now, this Malmö based quartet will spread filthy tones through their outstanding music full of violence and hatred on Brutal Assault as well.
Dreamy musical landscapes painted by the most delicate nuances. Hills of endless imagination built stone by stone with a gentle talent. THE CONTORTIONIST represents fearlessness in musical expression, designed to please the artist as much as the audience. This band makes progressive metal music, anchored in the heavy sounds that drag the individual players to the stage, yet still unmoored by convention or expectations. There is a time, when you simply need to ease a little, and THE CONTORTIONIST will help to make it happen.
Outstanding, shocking, unbelievable, breathtaking and many more is the Japanese self-called “brutal orchestra” VAMPILLIA. It’s not just a band, it’s something that you have to experience in order to believe it. Each record of this ensemble represents something different, just as their shows do, which you can call an emotional roller-coaster. After their successful tour with Alcest, Brutal Assault will give another warm welcome to these Japanese freaks in Czech Republic!
Hailing from the US murder capital Detroit, WALLS OF JERICHO are not noteworthy just because they are a metalcore band with a powerful female on vocals. They are also worth remembering because they adeptly balanced old-school hardcore, thrash metal, and “chugga-chugga” metalcore with a ferocity and dedication unmatched by many of their contemporaries. WOJO became an iron sureness not only on the hardcore field and not just because of their music, but also because of their attitude and distinguished performance full of blasting energy of their frontwoman Candace Kucsulain. Get ready for live energic mesh of metallic venom and concrete fury of hardcore/punk that the band is known for!
2018 marks the twenty-seventh year of PRIMORDIAL's seminal career, and the return with their ninth full-length Exile Amongst The Ruins, they have lost none of their vitality. Once again building upon their signature sound, the follow up to 2014's “Where Greater Men Have Fallen” is a more raw, “old school sounding” record than its predecessor. Hitting home, with what vocalist A.A. Nemtheanga describes as “a direct energy” and wielding an urgency that is undeniable, the Irish quintet once again effortlessly blends elements of Celtic folk and black metal like no one else.
California’s SKELETAL REMAINS not only have proven their exquisite taste when musically citing Death, Pestilence or early Gorguts, but they'Ve also proven they are fully capable of bringing their added value input into the old school death metal genre! With their insanely good latest album Devouring Mortality, SKELETAL REMAINS are coming back to conquer what’s theirs at Brutal Assault!
Retro-rock visionaries MONSTER MAGNET spent much of the 1990s struggling against the prejudices imposed upon the image and sound by alternative rock fashion nazis. In fact, it wasn't until that movement's late-'90s decline that the band's dogged persistence finally paid off and their fourth album, Powertrip, catapulted to gold sales status on the strength of its massive hard rock hit “Space Lord.” In the meantime, MONSTER MAGNET managed to become one of the most successful and influential bands associated with the so-called underground “stoner rock” scene. Nowadays, it seems a little bit off to call them underground band, since these guys are a huge deal.
All thrashers, beware! DEMOLITION HAMMER are coming to set things straight in the fortress! New York City’s one of the best thrash acts are back with a helluva take on their classic record Tortured Existence!
An absolute honor is to announce legends of psychedelic rock, Chicago based act full of witchery and surrounded by mystical magic - COVEN! This is the first band which brought sign of horns to rock music back in the 60's when Black Sabbath were still doing blues covers in bars… The first band to use occult lyrics and sing about satanism and also the first satanic band which conquered the music charts. Frontwomen Jinx Dawson re-spawned COVEN again in late 2016 with a new line-up to arrange more sabbaths all over the world and we are pleased to announce that one of these magical sessions will happen at Brutal Assault!
Back in the day, a claim was made about the HELLHAMMER, that this band will never come back, because it’s absolutely impossible to reform a band so closely linked to a very specific and unique time period. However, here we are, standing before something that will remind us of these times - Tom Gabriel brings us TRIUMPH OF DEATH! It is a project with an open end. Apart from vague considerations to, perhaps, release an occasional live EP, Triumph Of Death will not record any new music but is solely dedicated to performing both well-know and obscure Hellhammer songs.
So far the line-up goes: ABORTED, AFTER THE BURIAL, ALIEN WEAPONRY, AGNOSTIC FRONT, ANIMALS AS LEADERS, ANNAL NATHRAKH, ANATHEMA, ANNOTATIONS OF AN AUTOPSY, ANTAEUS, ANTHRAX, BATUSHKA, CAR BOMB, CARCASS, CARPENTER BRUT, COUNTING HOURS, COVEN, CRYSTAL LAKE, CULT OF LUNA, CYTOTOXIN, DR. LIVING DEAD, DECAPITATED, DEICIDE, DAUGHTERS, DEMOLITION HAMMER, DESTRUCTION, DIABLO SWING ORCHESTRA, EKTOMORF, ELECTRIC WIZARD, EMPEROR, ENSIFERUM, EYEHATEGOD, GET THE SHOT, GODFLESH, GOROD, GUTALAX, GOST, HEILUNG, HELLHAMMER – TRIUMPH OF DEATH, HIGHER POWER, HYPOCRISY, IMMOLATION, IRON REAGAN, JINJER, JUNGLE ROT, KRISIUN, LETTERS FROM THE COLONY, LIONHEART, MANES, MESHUGGAH, METAL CHURCH, MGŁA, MIDNIGHT, MONSTER MAGNET, MYRKUR, NAPALM DEATH, NECROS CHRISTOS, OF MICE & MEN, OCEANS OF SLUMBER, PERFECITIZEN, PRIMORDIAL, PRONG, RAISED FIST, ROTTING CHRIST, SACRED REICH, SAOR, SHAPE OF DESPAIR, SICK OF IT ALL, SLÆGT, SKELETAL REMAINS, SLAPSHOT, SODOM, SOILWORK, TAAKE, TANKARD, TAPHOS, TESTAMENT, THE ARSON PROJECT, THE CONTORTIONIST, THE OBSESSED, THE OCEAN, THERION, THY ART IS MURDER, TOSKA, UNFATHOMABLE RUINATION, VAMPILLIA, VARGRAV, VENOM PRISON, VIOLATOR, VOIVOD, VUUR, VULVODYNIA, WALLS OF JERICHO, WINDHAND, WOLFBRIGADE, WOE UNTO ME, WORMED, ZURIAAKE.
Update Feb. 13, 2019: BA Tickets Contest
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Update Feb. 24, 2019: Bands update!!!
Blasting out of Byron Bay, almost as an affront to the serenity of their surrounds, PARKWAY DRIVE quickly established themselves as the most formidable force Australian heavy music had ever seen. A five- piece of astonishing power and understated charisma, PARKWAY DRIVE created unseen hysteria and are coming back to claim their festival-anthem crown. How do you move from a band as pivotal as The Dillinger Escape Plan? For Liam Wilson, it meant ripping up the rulebook all over again. AZUSA make captivating music with unconventional nerve. Uniting the complementary skills of its members, their sound is a thrash-fusion tour de force. Defying expectations by embracing contradiction, AZUSA finds strength in vulnerability, harmony in dissonance and melody in discord.
The only pure metal attack in this update is a bunch of seasoned veterans with a long list of seminal acts in their CVs, coming to dominate BA with their relentless black metal project NORDJEVEL. Get ready for blast-fire annihilation propelled by one of the most insane drummers in the metal scene.
Norwegian-American electro metal project COMBICHRIST mark the return of ultimate genre merger with their infernal, yet extremely addictive sonic lunacy. Known by many as the Rammstein support that overshadowed Rammstein, COMBICHRIST led by Andy LaPlegua moves huge masses with its strange industrial metal sound that is uniquely even in the ‚aggrotech‘ scene. Remaining within the ranks of metal-and-techno-fusion bands here comes VIOLENT MAGIC ORCHESTRA, an art project of complete harmony of techno, black metal, industrial, noise and emit light. Imagine black metal meets Kraftwerk. Resonating with all the senses, CASPIAN are for fifteen years a solid and unshakable name in the post-rock scene and one of the best live acts from the genre. You can look forward for a show, which will bring welcomed relax during restless times on Brutal Assault. Thunder rolls afar, unremitting rain, awaited gloomy deliverance gets under your skin. Sudden storm of unleashed instruments then quietness, absolute serenity. At the gates of hell or heaven depending on the listener’s philosophy. Cleverly mixing some kind of modern & ambient Black-Metal with Post-Hardcore tones, DÉLUGE does what has to be done whether you want it or not.
Music is mainly about fun and the Nordic mage Leo Moracchiolo is gonna bring fun factor to BA with his studio-project-transformed-into-band known on Youtube as FROG LEAP. Final band to this update comes from the fertile grounds of Copenhagen’s underground; HEXIS combine black metal with hardcore and post-metal elements for almost ten years now.
So far the line-up goes: ABORTED, AFTER THE BURIAL, ALIEN WEAPONRY, AGNOSTIC FRONT, ANIMALS AS LEADERS, ANNAL NATHRAKH, ANATHEMA, ANNOTATIONS OF AN AUTOPSY, ANTAEUS, ANTHRAX, AZUSA, BATUSHKA, CAR BOMB, CARCASS, CARPENTER BRUT, CASPIAN, COMBICHRIST, COUNTING HOURS, COVEN, CRYSTAL LAKE, CULT OF LUNA, CYTOTOXIN, DR. LIVING DEAD, DECAPITATED, DEICIDE, DAUGHTERS, DELUGE, DEMOLITION HAMMER, DESTRUCTION, DIABLO SWING ORCHESTRA, EKTOMORF, ELECTRIC WIZARD, EMPEROR, ENSIFERUM, EYEHATEGOD, FROG LEAP, GET THE SHOT, GODFLESH, GOROD, GUTALAX, GOST, HEILUNG, HELLHAMMER – TRIUMPH OF DEATH, HEXIS, HIGHER POWER, HYPOCRISY, IMMOLATION, IRON REAGAN, JINJER, JUNGLE ROT, KRISIUN, LETTERS FROM THE COLONY, LIONHEART, MANES, MESHUGGAH, METAL CHURCH, MGŁA, MIDNIGHT, MONSTER MAGNET, MYRKUR, NAPALM DEATH, NECROS CHRISTOS, NORDJEVEL, OF MICE & MEN, OCEANS OF SLUMBER, PARKWAY DRIVE, PERFECITIZEN, PRIMORDIAL, PRONG, RAISED FIST, ROTTING CHRIST, SACRED REICH, SAOR, SHAPE OF DESPAIR, SICK OF IT ALL, SLÆGT, SKELETAL REMAINS, SLAPSHOT, SODOM, SOILWORK, TAAKE, TANKARD, TAPHOS, TESTAMENT, THE ARSON PROJECT, THE CONTORTIONIST, THE OBSESSED, THE OCEAN, THERION, THY ART IS MURDER, TOSKA, UNFATHOMABLE RUINATION, VAMPILLIA, VARGRAV, VENOM PRISON, VIOLATOR, VIOLENT MAGIC ORCHESTRA, VOIVOD, VUUR, VULVODYNIA, WALLS OF JERICHO, WINDHAND, WOLFBRIGADE, WOE UNTO ME, WORMED, ZURIAAKE.
Update April 26, 2019: EARLY BIRD TICKETS ARE ONLY FOR SALE TILL THE END OF APRIL!
By the end of the month we'll stop selling the 90€ early bird festival passes. These are currently available from our e-shop in two forms, physical collectors ticket where you have to pay for shipping and electronic ticket that you'll print at home and don't have to pay for shipping. It's also possible to change your e-ticket for design hard paper ticket on spot for a small fee.
Don't miss your opportunity to get the cheapest tickets that there are!
List of confirmed acts so far (80% of the total lineup): ABORTED, AFTER THE BURIAL, ALIEN WEAPONRY, AGNOSTIC FRONT, ANIMALS AS LEADERS, ANNAL NATHRAKH, ANATHEMA, ANNOTATIONS OF AN AUTOPSY, ANTAEUS, ANTHRAX, AZUSA, BATUSHKA, CAR BOMB, CARCASS, CARPENTER BRUT, CASPIAN, COMBICHRIST, COUNTING HOURS, COVEN, CRYSTAL LAKE, CULT OF LUNA, CYTOTOXIN, DR. LIVING DEAD, DECAPITATED, DEICIDE, DAUGHTERS, DELUGE, DEMOLITION HAMMER, DESTRUCTION, DIABLO SWING ORCHESTRA, EKTOMORF, ELECTRIC WIZARD, EMPEROR, ENSIFERUM, EYEHATEGOD, FROG LEAP, GET THE SHOT, GODFLESH, GOROD, GUTALAX, GOST, HEILUNG, HELLHAMMER – TRIUMPH OF DEATH, HEXIS, HIGHER POWER, HYPOCRISY, IMMOLATION, IRON REAGAN, JINJER, JUNGLE ROT, KRISIUN, LETTERS FROM THE COLONY, LIONHEART, MANES, MESHUGGAH, METAL CHURCH, MGŁA, MIDNIGHT, MONSTER MAGNET, MYRKUR, NAPALM DEATH, NECROS CHRISTOS, NORDJEVEL, OF MICE & MEN, OCEANS OF SLUMBER, PARKWAY DRIVE, PERFECITIZEN, PRIMORDIAL, PRONG, RAISED FIST, ROTTING CHRIST, SACRED REICH, SAOR, SHAPE OF DESPAIR, SICK OF IT ALL, SLÆGT, SKELETAL REMAINS, SLAPSHOT, SODOM, SOILWORK, TAAKE, TANKARD, TAPHOS, TESTAMENT, THE ARSON PROJECT, THE CONTORTIONIST, THE OBSESSED, THE OCEAN, THERION, THY ART IS MURDER, TOSKA, UNFATHOMABLE RUINATION, VAMPILLIA, VARGRAV, VENOM PRISON, VIOLATOR, VIOLENT MAGIC ORCHESTRA, VOIVOD, VUUR, VULVODYNIA, WALLS OF JERICHO, WINDHAND, WOLFBRIGADE, WOE UNTO ME, WORMED, ZURIAAKE.
Update May 5, 2019: Bands update!!!
This is the next-to-last lineup update for Brutal Assault! It brings forefathers of true metal avant-garde Ved Buens Ende, blasphemous death metal goatfathers Incantation or melodic masters Omnium Gatherum.
We kick off with true death metal legends INCANTATION. These unholy priests are the originators of equally unholy, blasphemous and rotten death metal that has been recently imitated to the proverbial death, but alas no epigons can match these ungodly desecrating goatfathers of the genre. The band will deliver horrific prophecies with songs from their first three albums, all of them being cult classics. If you can’t name them better do your homework, the indulgence might not be eternal under the ibex moon in our fortress! Shadows of the Ancient Empire will be cast over Josefov…
Australian killing machine ESKHATON returns a new violent assault - „The Omegalitheos”! A phenomenon of psychotic Death Metal violence will resonate with those, who are eager to receive from Death Metal more than the standardized, predictable formulas which the majority is in ease to identify with and feels familiar with. Death Metal has always been meant to be a sick, violent, dark source of energy twisting the senses and blasting the listener into possessed like states and ESKHATON are one of the few bands that are still pushing Death Metal boundaries!
KRAANIUM was formed in 2001 and are one of the original pioneers of the slamming brutality genre. Originally founded in Norway, they have toured and slammed all over the world and now they will impose their heavy relentless BDM upon the BA crowd!
The influential German thrash veterans EXUMER are coming to conquer the moshing crown! Their initial albums Possessed by Fire (1986) and Rising from the Sea (1987) stand as highly-heralded triumphs of the genre until this day. Upon reemerging from hibernation, EXUMER released three long play records that were all also exceptionally well received and especially the brand-new latest output „Hostile Defiance” is a testimony of relentless power of the genre they helped to spawn!
ČAD are long-standing Slovakian squad, that is very active since its original conception as early as in 1994. The band has won a prestigious Slovak Radiohead award for the best record in Hard and Heavy category twice, despite working their entire career in a DIY way, staying highly original, drug free and being a lot more dark, personal or less accessible than your standard band mixing up elements from extreme hardcore, metal and HC punk. Band members are not only skillful and well-rehearsed musicians, but also writers, illustrators, publishers and filmmakers, which makes them a sort of renaissance phenomenon on the extreme metal scene.
MEAT SPREADER was started after a few beers by two legends of the European gore grind scene Jaro of Dead Infection fame and Arthur of Squash Bowels. They agreed that time has come to create a band referring to grind core's golden years and thus far this gore infested cooperation resulted in a MCD, followed last year by a split with Haemorrhage and Hemdale and a debut full-length. As you can imagine, all these contain a hefty dose of rotten old school gore grind core!
DISCHARGE is a British hardcore punk legend formed in 1977, often considered among one of the very first bands to play hardcore punk at all. The band had substantial lineup changes over its history, but its core members produced its key recordings in the early 1980s, among others the band's first album in 1982, „Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing”. The record become an instant classic and defined the so called d-beat genre. After a number of successful singles and EPs like the famous 1981 EP „Why” or the 1982 single „State Violence State Control” the band brought in significant thrash metal crossover elements to the band. DISCHARGE's music influenced hardcore punk, thrash metal, crust punk, grindcore and various extreme metal subgenres, making them one of the most influential underground bands of all time.
Next on the list are DECULTIVATE - misanthropic hardcore from Prague – this furious noisy HC / crust will decultivate what’s left of You in the pit!
OMNIUM GATHERUM were formed in 1996 and emerged from a vibrant European metal scene with a series of acclaimed demos with a sound that blended the raging brutality of Scandinavian death metal with a rich sense of melody and harmony. All their recordings received ecstatic reviews in numerous metal mags across Europe, and these Finns has ploughed forward for the next 20 years further exploring guitarist Markus Vanhala’s unique sonic and compositional world.
Lithuanian outfit AU-DESSUS will bring outstanding, dark, heavy hitting and atmospheric post-black metal. The mood and riffs fit very well with the lyrical themes and they’re also a stunning live band, so watch out!
And the best in the end, we present you VED BUENS ENDE! A truly cult Norwegian avant-garde metal band. Their sound is diverse with quiet instrumental jazz influenced sections, folkish elements or aggressive black metal blast beats and vocals. Ved Buens Ende means “By the end of the (rain)bow” referring to the mythological rainbow Bifröst. VED BUENS ENDE was formed in Oslo in 1994 by the drummer Carl-Michael Eide and brought forward unique mixture of many musical elements and Eide's crooning. Also, Eide's drumming was unusual in style, with very little repetition and a tendency to shy away from traditional drumming, often playing in different meters at once. The band was formed by many fantastic musicians doing stints with them here and there and eventually spawning such legendary acts as Dødheimsgard, Emperor, Satyricon, Arcturus, Ulver, Virus, Manes, Aura Noir, or Dimmu Borgir. However the band split up in 1997, after releasing only one but legendary full-length album „Written in Waters”. The album is unique and unusual. It incorporates many elements from various music forms and rather unconventional, dreamy and poetic lyrics. VED BUENS ENDE will only do 4 shows in 2019 so do not miss this opportunity to see these pioneers of true avant-garde metal live!
Update May 31, 2019: Mybrutalassault
Which 10 bands are you looking forward to the most this year's BA?! Show your style!
We bring back the “mybrutalassault” campaign you know from previous years! You can now generate your own Brutal Assault poster with bands ordered according to your liking and share your taste with the world! More over, if you share your #mybrutal2019 poster on Facebook or Instagram, you can win a free festival pass! Find more details about Mybrutalassault at: http://my.brutalassault.cz/en
Update May 31, 2019: 80 % of the capacity gone!
The attractive lineup our festival draws audience from all around the world and we've already sold 80% of all available tickets - thank You for your interest! Our lineup also misses just a couple of last bands and the artists from our KAL stage to be completely revealed.. and that is happening soon! We can only recommend to everyone not to hesitate with the purchase of the festival pass, because there are gonna be no more tickets when the currently available capacity is gone!
The festival passes are 102€ (full festival passes only), but you'll also find discounted festival passes for the disabled and for kids in our e-shop https://shop.brutalassault.cz/en/tickets
Once more thank You!
Update May 31, 2019: „The final“ underground lineup update!
First off we unfortunately need to start with bad news as MANES are forced to pull out due to personal issues, however we’ve already made a deal to bring them next year which makes them the first band annonced for 2020.
Now to the good news! Pagan black metal stalwarts KAMPFAR of Norway will be back with their brand new records Ofidians Manifest, representing the force of black metal in 2019. 25 years on from their foundation, KAMPFAR condensate the struggles of the recent years into a powerful record, that is supported even more powerful live performances. Next on the list are Japanese experimentators CROSSFAITH who continue to evolve in unique style with synths that sound like guitars, guitars that sound like laserbeams and bleeding-edge beats throughout, it’s the sound of a band who have carve out their own new identity with every release. The Spaniards ALTARAGE are bristling with black and dissonant death metal fury that immediately evokes a plethora of sinister images in the brain. Their relentless soul-crushing sound will send your minds into overdrive. The Polish enigma ENTROPIA will showcase a one of a kind psyched, hypnotic and psychedelic and sludgy post-black metal while Icelanders UNE MISÈRE will take you to Icelands darkest and bleakest landscapes via their hardcore sound that pushes boundaries and cuts deep. The Germans UNPROCESSED will present their latest output Artificial Void, which has highly diversified sound and can be described as a technically sophisticated modern progressive djenty metal. The local scene will be represented by unrelenting head-bashing death metal of BRUTALLY DECEASED, modern sounding black/death MALLEPHYR that will surely pleasure every Behemoth fan, modern sounding death metal with prog and metal/death/core influences ELYSIUM and one of the longest running shape-shifing acts, that cannot be bound into a single genre (or a couple of them for that matter), FORGOTTEN SILENCE. They will play a special „THOTS“ album set!
But we are not done yet with the lineup! You can still expect the announcement of the KAL stage artists and of Tuesday's warm-up party! Additionally, in the upcoming week we will release the schedule of the bands for each festival day!
Finally, we would like to remind all of you, who haven't bought your tickets yet, that we have far exceeded the 80% of sold tickets, so you should not hesitate to get the last available ones!
Update June 12, 2019: BANDS BY DAYS!
One of the most important information is here! Which day is the band playing? Line-up of bands by day is here!
Update June 18, 2019: FULFILLMENT SERVICE
DO YOU WANT NOT TO WASTE A SINGLE SECOND IN LINES AFTER ARRIVING TO THE FESTIVAL? THEN USE OUR FULFILLMENT SERVICE!
Fulfillment means the delivery of the festival wristband to your mailbox, so you can arrive with the wristband already swapped for your ticket and not having to wait in line to do it upon your arrival. Brutal Assault is a completely cashless festival and with the fulfillment service you can also top-up money on your wristband from the comfort of your home without any lines or stress on spot. With fulfillment you can arrive to the fest, go through the gate and get a beer straight away!
Fulfillment costs only 5€ for your whole order - no matter the number of tickets in it. This applies to anyone who has already bought a ticket via our eshop or to anyone buying some of the e-tickets we still have left. All the new orders of collector's design hard paper tickets will be automatically shipped with fulfillment with no extra shipping surcharge. Please notice we have last 9 % of all tickets!
HOW TO ORDER The only way to order fulfillment is via our eshop. After logging into your customer account you will see the option to order fulfillment for every of your paid orders, that does contain a BA 2019 festival pass. The system will automatically add the corresponding number of wristbands to your order – this cannot be changed. If you don‘t have any festival pass orders yet, you will see the option to add fulfillment when adding a festival ticket to your basket. Again, the system will automatically assign fulfillment to every ticket in your order.
DELIVERY TIMES We will start sending out the fulfillment orders in the first date of July. Every order will be sent via registered letter including online tracking of each package. We will also have a procedure in place for undelivered wristbands with no further costs to the customer. Standard delivery time is within 10 days in Europe and 2-3 weeks for shipping overseas.
Several thousand fans have used this service last year to their satisfaction and we hope even more of you will do so this year. Fulfillment saves you time in lines and stress with money in your pockets. Fulfillment allows you to arrive and immediately start to enjoy yourself without any hustle. We especially recommend this option to those of you arriving on Wednesday or for the Tuesday warm-up party!
Order now and don‘t wait in lines later!
Update June 26, 2019: 95% Sold!
The End of Fun! 95% Sold!
Update June 26, 2019: The Keep - Ambient Lodge aka KAL stage lineup update
Two the biggest names of our experimental club stage belong to Justin K Broadrick (of Godflesh fame etc.) with his solo project Final and to the legendary East cost label Hospital Productions head Dominick Fernow aka Prurient. Other acts you can look forward to include obscure French dark ambient Sorc'henn and it‘s drone incarnation DIAHOD.
Polish experimenters Jude will present more guitar-centred take on industrial, while one half of Haiku Funeral will return to blaspheme the sacraments with the ritual ambient entity Antelogos. MARIA JIKU is a Germany-based performer that will combine charismatic lascivious show with harsh electronics while Polish power electronic duo SZNUR will simply attack your senses.
The local scene will be represented by industrial power electronics Teorema and rock-laden psychonauts Olaf Olafsonn and the Big Bad Trip. There are also gonna be hardcore/tekk/breakcore after parties every night and we also might have a couple more little surprises ready for KAL, so watch out!
The inquiring fan will notice that by adding 10 more bands we've even exceeded the announced number of 130 artists, so you could say the lineup is literally bursting at the seams.
PS: For curious listeners there is a link for a radio show (in czech language - with audio samples) where lineup for K.A.L. stage was revealed.
Update July 2, 2019: Lineup for Tuesday's warm-up party!
Before we will announce the detailed festival and warm-up party schedule, we bring you warm-up party lineup. The main event couldn't possibly be more suitable for frolic of epic proportions. Leo Moracchioli and his Frog Leap Studios will bring a set of creative metalized covers of popular hits that sell out arenas and warm you up with party vibe. This will be a different set from the other one, perfomed later during the festival proper. Leo has all the aces up his sleeve including Lady Gaga, Abba, Prodigy, Adele, Gorillaz, Rihanna, Michael Jackson or Pantera, come to enjoy laid-back atmosphere of the gig and you will be served generous amounts of great tunes and positive energy. Another name on the Tuesday bill are Nailed to Obscurity. This German outfit will pull you in with their captivating death/doom melodies. The remaining names will represent the local scene. We will have melodic death/grind mincer and one of the longest running veterans of the local scene Fleshless Official, progressive Slovakian death metal Morna, atmospheric ambient black metal of Aeon Winds also from Slovakia and modern core/metal compound from VICTIMS who will showcase their upcoming debut album.
The warm-up will take place in the festival area on the tent stage from 17 PM. The festival area will be open from 14 PM.
We strongly recommend everyone to use FULFILLMENT (shipping of wristbands to your mailbox) or to arrive early in order to avoid queues. Given the fact that the warm-up will also be in the cashless mode as the festival itself, it's safe to assume arriving with a TOPPED-UP wristband will save you a lot of time and enable you to straight go and start enjoying yourself.
WARM-UP PARTY - Tuesday 6th August Festival area open from 14 PM
17:00-17:35 VICTIMS 18:00-18:35 AEON WINDS 19:00-19:35 MORNA 20:00-20:40 FLESHLESS 21:05-21:45 NAILED TO OBSCURITY 22:10-23:00 FROG LEAP
Update July 2, 2019: RUNNING ORDER!!!
Before you start to analyze the time schedule that is coming soon, we have to announce two lineup changes. Many of you have already announced that MONSTER MAGNET have canceled all their festival appearances due to health issues, in case of MYRKUR particularly due to the late stage of pregnancy and we can only wish her all the best in her new role. We can say that it's likely for these bands to appear next year!
It wasn't easy to find proper and suitable last minute replacements but in the end we've two stellar names with an extreme all-star project VLTIMAS with their brand new record „Something Wicked Marches In“ and retro hardrockers KADAVAR. They will introduce their upcoming album „For the Dead Travel Fast“. We believe that these two late additions helped to further improve our exciting lineup and that you'll appreciate them!
We also remind all the fans that the festival will be sold out soon – last pieces you can buy only in our eshop! You have the last chance… until tomorrow?! Bearing that in mind we ask everyone attending to consider using of our fulfillment service - shipping of wristbands to your mailbox before the festival.
Informations about fulfillment are available here.
Update July 3, 2019: Brutal Assault 2019 is now SOLD OUT!!!
YES, We are completely SOLD OUT, thank you very much! The festival is still a month away but the ticket capacity has again already been depleted and thus there will be no more tickets for sale. Not now, not at the doors, no single day tickets. All of our 5 stages and 130+ artists now have a list of their dedicated fans. Thank you again!
After 24 years in the game, Brutal Assault has put Czech Republic on the world map of premium metal events, despite the fact (or maybe rather thanks to it) that it's lineup is uniquely curated and it's not based on all-capturing mass-attracting headliners. The attractive lineup is only part of the success as it's complemented by the interesting location of a historic military fortress, the accompanying art program and great 'bang for your buck' ratio.
The magic of our festival formula is proven by the majority of our attendees that travel from foreign and often very distant countries to take part in BA despite intense competition in our field. The diversity of the festival area that is similar to a small town with all of its catacombs, squares, cafés, bars, streets and shady recesses is a factor enabling comfortable stay and rest during the whole festival.
Queues are surely not comfortable, but you can avoid them by using our fulfillment service (https://brutalassault.cz/…/avoid-queues-use-the-fulfillment…). We strongly recommend the use of this service especially to those of you, who are arriving on Tuesday (warm-up party!) and Wednesday.
Brutal Assault will once again be an easygoing celebration of non-generic extreme art and of all shades of dark. Thanks to everyone who will be a part of it!