Helsingin Elmu ry:llä taas perinteinen Wacken Open Air festarilipun sisältävä matka 30.7-7.8.2017 (myös hotellimajoituksella). Lisätiedot esiintyjistä ja matkasta: http://matkailu.elmu.fi/wacken-open-air
Esiintymässä Wacken Open Air 2017 festarilla mm:
(Nyt jo kaksi bändiä Suomesta Wackenissa!)
The first stunner we can present you for 2017 is no less than the Swedish steamroller Amon Amarth!
The band from Tumba near Stockholm can already look back on an outstanding career, with 10 studio albums, countless tours and a row of memorable gigs at W:O:A.
When it comes to epic Metal-shows, you´re always right with Tobias Sammet. In particular, this goes for his outstanding all-star-project Avantasia, which will gather again in 2017 for a monumental Wacken show. Which star-guests will be there this time? Let us be surprised!
The German Thrash-institution number 1 is back! Kreator are always an impressive live act and have lastly haunted us in 2014. Now it's time to raise the Flag of Hate again.
Mayhem performing De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas
Who are the real kings of darkness? This question has yet not been cleared, but the Black-Metal-veterans Mayhem are definitely right up at the forefront! At the W:O:A 2017 they will perform their legendary album De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas – a must for every blackened soul!
Inexhaustible jongleurs and splendid entertainers – Saltatio Mortis can easily hold up high the flag of medieval-rock, so energetic are their shows and so great are their albums.
The Englishmen Paradise Lost have only been once our guest in Wacken, so it is time for round two. Since their formation in 1988 the sound has somehow changed from Doom and Death into the Gothic-section - but still they sound great!
Heaven Shall Burn
The wrecking ball from Thuringia has just announced a new album and will present it to us next year on the Holy Ground. We expect another great steam hammer and a stunning show with stiffness-guarantee.
Since 2009 Lacuna Coil have not been our guest again, and now their return is next up on the agenda!
Since then, there has happened a lot, various albums have been released and we are happy to see them again.
Powerwolf are real guarantors for great atmosphere! With their albums they take the charts by storm in the highest positions and their concerts are always well-attended. Because of that the wolves will again celebrate the Metal Mass with us in 2017.
The Swedes Candlemass belong to one of the most influential bands in the Doom-Metal-genre and have done their part for the concrete definition of the genre.
The Finnish Power-Metal-heroes Sonata Arctica have not only released classics like „Ecliptica“ or „Silence“, in 2016 they are still one of the most satisfying Finnish bands. A new album has been announced and of course they will present it live to you at W:O:A.
Originally planned as a show in the infield, 2016 Hämatom had to move their show into the Bullhead City tent – which has been taken by storm by the fans. Due to the fact that not everyone has been able to watch the show, the band will return next year and take another go.
Pack in your Turbojugend vests, this is going to be filthy and mangy – Turbonegro are coming! The band only played at Wacken once before, back in 2007. A lot of things have happened since then, so we will not only hear new music but also get to see new band members.
The first output of Fates Warning was heavily inspired by the NWoBHM, but they started to create their own style very fast. And by doing this, they created, together with some other bands, the genre of Progressive Metal! Their last show in Wacken was in 1999 – about time for another run, right?
No question, the best Melodic Death Metal comes from Sweden. Soilwork aren’t an exception, they are one of the most important and defining bands of the subgenre. Since their founding, they are highly productive with new great albums every few years and countless concerts.
Orange Goblin will be in Wacken for the very first time! The band has evolved from Stoner to Hard Rock and Heavy & Doom Metal. They have released 8 studio albums so far and already conquered the stages all around the world with their songs. We’re looking forward to see them!
The German rock band ASP is preparing itself for the third W:O:A show of the band’s history. Since more than 15 years, ASP are playing their very own style of music with elements from Gothic, Metal and Neue Deutsche Härte. Every album adds new elements and details to the sound of the band and their live shows are always outstanding!
Grand Magus are using the sounds from Doom, Stoner and Heavy Metal and the lyrical themes from the Pagan and Viking area to create their unique sound. The band was known for a leisurely sound for a long time, but recently they discovered the accelerator pedal too. We’re looking forward to welcome them again; their last and only show in Wacken was in 2009!
The Black & Thrash Metalheads from Aura Noir should have played at Wacken this year, but something went wrong on the last meters and they needed to cancel the show. But we will compensate for this and asked the band to do the show in 2017 instead.
It can mean the end for a band, when nearly all band members are leaving – or it can kick start the band once again! In case of Rage, the second option won, the new songs by Peavy and his new mates are continuing the glory days of the band and the new crew is playing great together. The brisk wind and new energy drives them directly to Wacken Open Air – behind time, the last real rage show happened in Wacken back in 2009 too.
The name says it all, Barney and his mates are unleashing an unerasable firestorm on stage. The Grindcore pioneers haven’t lost any of their momentum and brutality. Even after more than 30 years of band history, they are still marching strong against political and social injustices.
Apocalyptica – 20 years of “Plays Metallica by Four Cellos”
The finish cello rockers from Apocalyptica will return to their roots at W:O:A 2017. In 1996 they have released their debut album “Plays Metallica by Four Cellos” and they will celebrate this with a special show at Wacken. Since their beginnings, a lot has happened in the world of Apocalyptica, they know have self-written songs, a drummer and a singer in the band – but the Metallica cover songs still have their very own magic.
Emperor – Special “Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk” show
The Norwegian Black Metal masterminds from Emperor are coming to Wacken in 2017! The band is going to celebrate its second studio album, the celebrated and genre defining Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk, which has its 20 Anniversary in 2017. The band isn’t active anymore, they only play on rare occasions and we are very happy, that they decided to play their only German show in Wacken!
HUOM LISÄÄ ESIINTYJIÄ TULOSSA PITKIN LOPPUVUOTTA ! (Joulukuussa Wackenin perinteinen joulukalenteri jossa päivittäin ilmoitetaan uusista esiintyjistä )