Civil War + Nightmare
30/04/2017 - 19:00
You could make a fascinating film about the history of the British metal band Paradise Lost. Founded in 1988 in Halifax, the band’s first demos created quite an underground buzz.
With the split from his Immortal band mates, that turned out to be less than amicable and ended up a legal soap opera in court, Abbath 2.0 was born soon after.
If Udo Dirkschneider’s name doesn’t ring a bell, which we can’t even imagine possible, we’ve got a quick introduction for you. Udo was the main front man and co-founder of Accept.
Classic metal never sounded better in the eighties, with bands like Krokus and with albums that stood the test of time like, “Metal Rendez-Vous", "One Vice At The Time” and “Headhunter”.
With the addition of American death metal band Morbid Angel we welcome a true legend to the stage of Alcatraz this year.
Matt Pike together with Al Cisneros and Chris Hakius (previously all in Asbestosdeath) formed the sludge/doom metal band Sleep in 1990.
Moonspell returns to Alcatraz Festival after two years! We just love the gothic laced dark metal of this Portuguese quintet.
One of the most influential, revered and best-selling death metal bands of all time, OBITUARY formed in the swamplands of South Florida in 1989 after switching their name from Xecutioner. the band signed to Roadracer Records, a now defunct division of Roadrunner, for the recording of their debut album, the immense and immeasurably heavy Slowly We Rot (1989).
Michael Denner and Hank Shermann, the original guitar players of Mercyful Fate’s legendary “Melissa” and “Don’t Break the Oath” albums, released the full length album “Master’s of Evil“on June 24th 2016.
When Josh Homme, John Garcia and Brant Bjork formed stoner band Kyuss in 1987, no one could expected the band would reach such a cult status.
Bergen in Norway is not only known for the extravagant number of rainy days a year, but also credited for one of the most prolific and original extreme metal scenes anywhere!
Hell! The English band formed in 1982 was way ahead of its time, due to some tragic events, the band folded in 1987.
The Dutch death metal band Asphyx, founded by drummer Bob Bagchus, landed a contract with the then newly founded record label Century Media in the late eighties, who released their timeless debut 'The Rack' in 1991.
Out of the ashes of sludge/doom metal emperors Sleep, arises High On Fire in 1998. The band around main man and guitarist Matt Pike gives a new meaning to what a power trio is.
Bearers of the US black metal. You must check out their nature themed "Cascadian Black Metal" album, a wonderfully atmospheric album full of riff-o-rama. Another must listen is their album, "Celestial Lineage", dating back to 2011.
The talented young guns of Evil Invaders shot to fame with their debut album “Pulses Of Pleasure” in the beginning in 2015, instantly making them the most promising speed / thrash metal band in Belgium.
The odd one out at Alcatraz Festival this year will undoubtedly be the Swiss band Monkey3. This instrumental quartet plays dreamy, psychedelic stoner rock infused by the sensitive guitar playing of Boris De Piante.
In the nordics and Germany ‘The Doc' is a well-known name, however over here in our region the masked crossover thrashers generally evoked nothing more than a “Oh yes, that name rings a bell..?”, though that is soon to be changed forever!
Belgian stoner metal is alive! When H8000 pioneer Joost Noyelle aka Josh Fury, guitarist for straight edge bands Congress and Liar, is done creating music honoring the likes of Slayer, he turns to the stoner rock sound of COC en Fu Manchu.
The talented Carnation represents the future of Belgian death metal at Alcatraz 2017! Their incredible “Cemetery Of The Insane” EP combines the best elements of Swedish and American death metal, to date.