Have you ever been to the Czech Republic? No? Then you might have a good excuse to go next summer; we just got the very first names for 2018’s Brutal Assault festival in Jaromer! After this year’s headliners included both the Swedish prog-death pioneers in Opeth and Emperor (performing on the same day!), the lovely gents in Jaromer decided to go with yet another Swedish band as a possible headliner: At The Gates! But speaking of Emperor, their singer Ihsahn will also be performing with his solo material, which might be an even better reason to go.
The Black Dahlia Murder, who just came up with their new record Nightbringers will be performing too, as well as the following bands/artists: Dead Congregation, Carpathian Forest, Korokuma, Obscure Sphinx, Novembers Doom, Pestilence, Nails, Pillorian, Protector, Misery Index, Sadistic Intent, Whoredom Fire and Pertubator.
Yes, this is quite a lot for the very first wave of bands, but looking at the line-up of this year’s edition, one might realize that there will be many more bands performing! You will find the official statement here: