Romanian Thrash Metal Fest 3rd edition

Bölzer from Switzerland, Obsessör from Germany and Extirpation from Italy have been confirmed for Old Grave Fest (Romanian Thrash Metal Fest 3rd edition), which will take place on the 10th-11th of October 2014, at Club Fabrica, 50 “11 Iunie” Str., Bucharest.

Line up so far:

  • Grave (Sweden)
  • Desaster (Germany)
  • Sodomizer (Brasil)
  • Bölzer (Switzerland)
  • Obsessör (Germany)
  • Hellcannon (USA)
  • Slaughtered Priest (Greece)
  • Necrochakal (Greece)
  • Extirpation (Italy)

Bölzer, according to the band, means “a powerful force or blow or strike that has no regard for the consequences or the repercussions. And in that sense it’s not directed either, it’s just a chaotic strike of energy, a force of chaos, and a force of life and death and anything” Having formed in 2008, initial aspirations as a power trio dissipated and a stalwart style based around one guitar, drums and vocals was established. In 2012 a 3-track demo cassette Roman Acupuncture was released by the band themselves. Reception towards their debut performances and demo proved positive and an alliance with Iron Bonehead Productions was formed, closely followed by an official repressing of the demo cassette and the subsequent release of their Aura MLP early 2013. Bölzer’s unique form of death metal continues to evolve, deriving strong atmospheric inspiration from the dark ravines of black metal and doom, with an end result unique in today’s metal world.

In a country that gave Infernal Overkill, among others, the appearance of a band like Obsessör is not at all an accident. After forming in 2009, the band has been very active in the studio, with two EPs, splits with Storming Steels and Hellhunt and a full-length album, the excellent Blitzkrieg Battalion which appeared in 2011. The mention of Destruction’s first album is not accidental, because the mid 80′s Teutonic (blackened) thrash is landscape that Obsessör undoubtedly belong to. We have the chance test this again in spring, at the launch of the new album, Assassins Of The Pentagram, and in October at Old Grave Fest !

Situated in the same black-thrash area, the Italians from Extirpation offer a slightly different approach to this hybrid. Although the Teutonic influences are not to be neglected here, they are seasoned by frantic and seemingly chaotic moments reminding one of Voivod, or passages that bring to mind Celtic Frost, all of these making the full length debut, Reverse The Reality (2013) an album that shows that the desire to experiment need not necessarily contradict the respect for traditional forms. After Violentor in 2012 and Sofisticator in 2013, the Italian scene proves again that it has much to offer, and this will be obvious on the stage at Old Grave Fest 2014!

Until February 28th, the price for two days of extreme and traditional metal will be just 90 RON (20 EUR)! This release is limited to 50 passes, which can be purchased via the BILETOO network (through sites www.biletoo.ro, www.blt.ro,www.bilet.ro and through partner stores).

Tickets can be purchased at biletoo point of Unirea Shopping Center Bucharest and the Flanco network, Adevarul bookstores and other partner stores (see list on http://biletoo.ro/retea.php). Old Grave Fest – Romanian Thrash Metal Fest 3rd edition is a Romanian Thrash Metal Club event, supported entirely by the club members.