Aftermovie Alcatraz 2015

14/08/15

Alcatraz 2015 Prison Ground

27/07/15

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Harley-Davidson

12/05/15

harley

W.A.S.P.

30/04/15

wasp

What W.A.S.P. means exactly, nobody can say with certainty. Even the extraordinaire frontman Blackie Lawless cannot tell us. Or that’s what he lets us understand. So we guess.

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www.waspnation.com

Michael Schenker's Temple of Rock

29/04/15

mstor

Michael Schenker is having the status of ‘Special Guest’ on Alcatraz 2015 and that is a well-deserved honour. Schenker is one of the most influential guitarists in rock history and has regained his successful drive after several turbulent years. With a rhythm section from the earlier Scorpions who are indicating the groove and drive, he is back in business.

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www.michaelschenkerhimself.com

Wolf

29/04/15

wolf

If we have to come up with a slogan for the Swedish band Wolf, it would be something like this: : ‘Real metal for true bastards!’.

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www.wolf.nu

Combi Ticket GIFT

28/04/15

combi-ticket

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Moonspell

19/03/15

moonspell

It may be hot on the Iberian peninsula but until 25 years ago it was a real desert in terms of metal music. However, suddenly a couple of young fellows from Brandoa, Lisbon appeared with an unheard form of dark metal. Soon they proved to be the perfect counterbalance for bands such as Samael and Tiamat, and they were picked up by Century Media after a nice mini-cd.

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www.facebook.com/moonspellband

Death (DTA)

19/03/15

Death

Death guitarist Chuck Schuldiner is generally considered as the musician who put the death metal genre on the map. The brutal music and especially Chuck’s deep grunts were exceptional in the eighties, and encouraged hundreds of bands to try it in turn.

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www.facebook.com/DeathOfficial

Venom

19/03/15

Venom

Venom is one of those rare bands that still capture the imagination anno 2015. In the early eighties this British gang from Newcastle made a series of albums – ‘Welcome To Hell’ (1981), ‘Black Metal’ (1982) and ‘At War With Satan’ (1984) – which really shocked and changed the whole metal scene.

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www.venomslegions.com

Trivium

02/01/15

Trivium

In recent years, lots has been said and written about Trivium. For a long time, the heavy metal band from Orlando, Florida was metal core and/or thrash metal minded and they were ambitious enough to call themselves the new Metallica.

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www.trivium.org

D-A-D

11/12/14

D-A-D

No not Volbeat, ladies and gentlemen, but D-A-D is by far still the most popular band in their homeland Denmark. For over thirty years they are making quirky hard rock and they know exactly how to throw a party on stage. On their debut ‘Call Of The Wild’ from 1986 the band is still called 'Disneyland After Dark', but to avoid a lawsuit from The Walt Disney Company, they changed the band name into D-A-D. At different periods in their career, the band goes on as D.A.D, D:A:D or D-A-D.

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www.d-a-d.dk

Powerwolf

11/12/14

powerwolf

The genius brainstorming between Matthew and Charles Greywolf has caused a veritable sonic power metal storm. They met the eccentric Attila Dorn with his loaded opera voice some years ago and Powerwolf was born. The ‘werewolves of Armenia’ have played numerous festivals since then.

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www.powerwolf.net

Armored Saint

11/12/14

armored saint

Anyone can plead guilty on a dance step to Pharrell Williams’s ‘Happy' or to Bobby McFerrin’s ‘Don’t Worry Be Happy’. As soon as they pass on the radio, everyone turns into a sunshine mood. Fortunately this is also possible in the metal scene. Armored Saint is a classic example of a feel good band. The band with singer John Bush has its origins in the early eighties when the members were just kids hanging around in school together. With flashy but very thought-through guitars, phenomenal drums and most uncommonly great vocals the guys from Los Angeles recorded very nice records.

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www.armoredsaint.com

Death Angel

11/12/14

death angel

Looking back at the festival's history, we find out that it’s the third time the thrashers of Death Angel descend to Alcatraz. The last passage in Belgium of this San Francisco quintet dates back two years ago. Death Angel consciously stayed away from our country to return with a new impetus to the stage in Courtrai. A smart move of a self-conscious band that does not want to burn itself to play our region too often. Of course we are more than happy they choose our festival again. Death Angel likes to play for the die-hard audience of Alcatraz, let’s keep it there.

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www.deathangel.us