Did you feel it? There was another wave of Brutal Assault bands being announced for the 2018 edition! And indeed, it features some interesting acts that you might love to see this summer, first and foremost the massive death metal veterans in Cannibal Corpse, who will most likely be taking one of the possible headline slots on one of the four festival days.
There’s some British prog death/black metal going on with the interesting Akercocke, whereas Helmet bring some more variety to the line-up with their noise rock/alternative metal. At least for myself, one of the most interesting additions is Myrkur, centered around Amalie Bruun, who will surely deliver with their folk-ish and pagan-influenced black metal (or even blackgaze). Anyway, the aesthetics of Myrkur are just overwhelming, and this is going to be one of the ‘must see’s’ at this year’s Brutal Assault! We’ll also get to see some depressing post/doom metal in form of Pallbearer (who released their great record Heartless last year), as well as Lvmen. There’s a place for hardcore in this line-up, too, which is why H20 will hopefully not be as unlucky as in the last edition they appeared on (it rained quite a lot one day), but instead on stage delivering their full power.
It has been a while since I’ve seen them last time, but Bleed From Within are back and will be performing Brutal Assault; fans of metalcore and melodic death metal will be satisfied with catching this performance! E-Force and Horskh, an electro-industrial duo, will be playing as well, bringing yet another different kind of music with them as well!
Also on the bill are:
Marduk, Bölzer, Mortiis, Belphegor, Malokarpatan, Arkhon Infaustus, Wrathprayer, Cruachan, Gojira, Terror, Wiegedood, Act Of Defiance, Armored Saint, Azarath, Brujeria, Dragged Into Sunlight, Graveyard, Integrity, Pain, Angelmaker, The Black Dahlia Murder, Behemoth, At The Gates, Ihsahn, Dead Congregation, Carpathian Forest, Korokuma, Obscure Sphinx, Novembers Doom, Pestilence, Pillorian, Protector, Misery Index, Sadistic Intent, Hirax, Diablo Swing Orchestra, Ministry, Northlane, Counterparts, Hate, Dying Fetus, Nasty, Saint Vitus, Blood Incantation, Origin, Broken Hope, Aluk Todolo, Whoredom Fire, Celeste, Dodecahedron, Exhorder, Full Of Hell, Grave Pleasures, Paradise Lost, Plini, Neocaesar, Nocturnus Ad, Unleashed, Unsane, Perturbator.