With one of the sickest line-ups we've seen this year, and a fortress location in an as-yet unexplored part of Europe for us, this'll be our next adventure! Report and photos to follow, naturally.
19.Jul: Daily schedule revealed!
The festival will be full blown hell in just 3 weeks! You can now open SCHEDULE section here on the web where You can check what to expect from particular days. As you can see, the initial Wednesday warm-up party turned into regular festival day! Also there will be several additions to the line-up next week, so stay tuned!
07 Jul: Leatherman Limited Brutal Assault Addition!
Brutal Assault fest joined forces with the Leatherman company and to celebrate 20th edition of the fest Leatherman will produce a handful of limited and numbered pieces of their world-famous WAVE multitools. This very special edition is issued with 25 year warranty and comes with customised handles and casing. The few pieces produced will be available via our e-shop and one of them (number 000) is here up for grabs! Try Your luck in our contest in here! If you don't want to miss this unique opportunity You can pre-order this great Brutal Assault customized life-time lasting tool in our e-shop. Here's a sneak-peak video, detailed pics in the e-shop!
01 Jul: Lineup changes
Last couple of weeks brang us some good and some bad news, hence these line-up changes. M.O.D. ceased to exist while Evergreen Terrace, Rings of Saturn and Cattle Decapitation have canceled their tours. Instead of Evergreen Terrace we have PRO-PAIN on the bill, Rings of Saturn were replaced by HORSE THE BAND and MONUMENTS, Cattle Decapitation were replaced by HOUR OF PENANCE and instead of M.O.D. we'll have DR. LIVING DEAD.
Besides aforementioned PRO-PAIN, HORSE THE BAND, MONUMENTS, HOUR OF PENANCE and DR. LIVING DEAD we've confirmed Polish OUTRE, Swedish VICTIMS and NEGLECTED FIELDS from Latvia. If any of these bands will make it to Your line-up or not, you can still win free tickets with #mybrutalassault – just see the older posts.
29 Jun: Create Your own Brutal Assault poster!
Brutal Assault team just launched an app for creating your own Brutal Assault poster! Discover an easy and elegant way to share Your tastes by clicking the link below! Our website app lets You pick 10 of Your favourite bands from this year's line-up and put them in order based on Your preferences. In the next step You can add info about the total number of editions You've visited (by the way this year it's the 20th edition!) and then we'll generate the poster for You. The poster is available for download or sharing on Your facebook page. There are several genre-centred versions of the poster based on the selected bands, so we have something for everyone! Check the app out here http://my.brutalassault.cz/en/
18 Jun: Official festival trailer revealed!
02 Jun: New bands with SOULFLY and Cult of Fire
Max Cavalera recently put out his autobiography, so there's no need to tell the story of his departure from Sepultura and forming SOULFLY here. What is important however, is the fact that we have both SEPULTURA and SOULFLY on the bill.We're also proud to announce that elusive black metal cult known as CULT OF FIRE will play our fest once again! We remain the one and only open air fest they ever agreed to play and we will make this a very special show, stay tuned for more. From Israel or Netherlands more precisely we will have MELECHESH playing their middle east influenced black metal. From Melbourne, Australia NE OBLIVISCARIS will bring their own way of mixing progressive with classic and melodic with extreme metal. For the fans who like to discover new things we confirm shamanic music ritual of Bön tradition as performed by PHURPA, group of Russian artists focusing on ancient tibetian traditions. Finally, the bands MAXIMUM PENALTY and WISDOM IN CHAINS will represent american hardcore scene. We're now updating all the bands' profiles at our homepage, so take a look!
20 May: New confirmed bands with Mayhem and DHG
We bring You new confirmed bands led by cult black metal act MAYHEM. MAYHEM of corpse need no introduction, especially not at our fest, where they already had showed what they later confirmed with Esoteric Warfare, that they finally found tight line-up, which delivers great performance on stage and in studio as well. However the no-introduction-needed status may not be the case with Italian quartet AD NAUSEAM. AD NAUSEAM deliver extreme state-of-art death metal with no artistic compromises. Their music is still yet to be discovered by all the technical / avantgarde death metal maniacs but be sure this will rip Your head off, especially if you dig Gorguts' avant-garde songwriting and the complexity of Ulcerate. Check their debut album here. Next news on the bill are ARCTURUS, the famed all-stars bedlam of Norway! And yet again from the other side of the musical spectre german digital hardcore ATARI TEENAGE RIOT will cause mayhem at our fest. Two more bands from Norway are part of this batch, one of them being renowned death metal instution BLOOD RED THRONE and the other the mighty and untamed DØDHEIMSGARD, who recently released follow up to their aclaimed album Supervillain Outcast under the name A Umbra Omega. HED PE from California will bring their unique mixture of punk rock, metal and rap, while the mysterious half man, half synthesizer PERTURBATOR will hunt down humans with his dark retrofuturistic synths terror. The latest addition to our bill is french bizzare metal act SEBKHA-CHOTT.
29 Mar: The great escape!
This new batch starts with French black metal commando ANTAEUS! Next new bands on the bill are melodic metalcore five-piece EVERGREEN TERRACE and post-punk rock veterans KILLING JOKE. Dark neofolk act ROME will be the premiere representative of this music genre at our fest. After five years of inactivity, the godfathers of djent and one of the best progressive metal bands post year 2000 – SIKTH are gonna play Brutal Assault! American post-hardcore act TOUCHÉ AMORÉ will join us alongside the psychedelia legends TROUBLE. The fans of modern progressive metal can mark VILDHJARTA show on their list. Main band of this update are fathers of mathcore – mighty THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN.
03 Mar: New confirmation!
Ladies and gentlemen, for the first time ever the mighty rock titans MASTODON will join Brutal Assault festival! This new batch of bands continues with Belgian sludge / hardcore pathfinders AMENRA and cult epic doom metal trailblazers CANDLEMASS! After their stunning performance three years back, industrial visionaries GODFLESH will return to our fest. Dutch death metal veterans GOD DETHRONED will join us alongside almost forgotten electro crossover experimentators HEADCRASH. Thrash metal crossover spirit re-animators RAMMING SPEED will unleash their fury, on the other side of musical spectre SKEPTICISM will deliver one of their few and unique performances. From Reykjavik, Iceland the mystical SÓLSTAFIR will bring their thinkful music while US machine WALLS OF JERICHO will crush your bones with the sheer power of their metalcore! Last one are experimental electro combo TRAP.
12 Feb: Another bands confirmed!
This batch of new confirmed bands starts with two bands from Netherlands, which will be represented by death metal ANTROPOMORPHIA symphonic black metal CARACH ANGREN. Cult Finnish death metallers DEMILICH have reformed and released complete anthology of their recordings and we're more than happy to confirm that Demilich will appear on our festival stage for the first time! HEAVEN SHALL BURN will bring their healthily pissed off metalcore and Swedish doom metal icons KATATONIA will return to our festival with their full set as their latest show at last year's edition was affected by technical and personal problems. Again from Finland, gloomy Russian-themed doom metal will be performed by KYPCK. Post-rock/shoegaze scene will be represented by LANTLÔS from Germany while MUSHROOMHEAD will perform their experimental music for the first time at our fest. The last three bands of todays batch are Brazilian crossover legends RATOS DE PORÃO, dutch goregrind quartet RECTAL SMEGMA and finally a wall of noise by sonic visionaries SUNN0)))!
15 Jan: Another bands confirmed!
Happy New Year from Brutal Assault team! We’ve got some presents for you, here comes a new batch of confirmed bands headed by UK grindcore legends NAPALM DEATH! Hailing from Denmark, death metal/post-thrash BLOOD EAGLE are a brand new band, however they’re composed of experienced metal veterans of various genres. CARNIFEX one of leading deathcore bands will join us on their way from sunny California as well as India’s most brutal death metal band GUTSLIT. Good-natured viking metallers SKÁLMÖLD are comming from much colder city of Reykjavík on Iceland. From the capital of goregrind – Białystok in Poland we will have SQUASH BOWELS on the bill. This batch of bands is completed by deathcore stars SUICIDE SILENCE!
19 Dec: New batch of bands confirmed!
New batch of bands confirmed! Mexican cartel BRUJERIA is on the list among Canadian hyperblast death metal masters CRYPTOPSY and exotic DEMONIC RESURRECTION of India, who are returning to our festival as well more known and respected progressive death/black metal band. Cold nordic chill will be present through Norwegian viking metalers EINHERJER and blasting Swedish black metal by MARDUK, who will perform their classic album Panzer Division Marduk in its’entirety for the last time ever! Hailing from Brasil is NERVOSA, all female thrash power trio! Another band will bring their fresh South American thrash metal like from the golden age of 80's – NUCLEAR from Chile, while Australia’s own PSYCROPTIC will deliver thinking mans‘ death metal. Modern extreme technical deathcore RINGS OF SATURN will debut a tour fest as well as ROSETTA – well known post-hardcore ensemble from Philly. Old school crossover – thrash will be heared from classic band of the genre – M.O.D.! SVARTIDAUÐI from Iceland will bring their psychedelic black metal visions and VADER will join with their unaging death metal.
BRUTAL ASSAULT FESTIVAL 2015 August 05-08, 2015 – Old Army Fortress Josefov, Czech Republic www.brutalassault.com
One of the most prestigious metal parades in Europe is about to celebrate it's 20th anniversary! This edition of Brutal Assault Festival will be held between 5th and 8th of August 2015 in the Old Army Fortress Josefov in the Czech Republic. The combination of extreme music genres as presented by selected worldwide acts and the historical area of the Old Army Fortress is what makes this festival unique. It's an integral part of the festival’s
image and provides festival-goers with unusual experience. Marathon of extreme music will offer the best from various metal genres, in total more than 100 bands from around the world. This all during 4 days and on 3 stages.
This year’s line up does not have any formal headliner. Instead, the festival management chose to have as many interesting “mid-size” bands as possible. This is allowing more fans to see more of their favorite acts. This form of line-up also perfectly fits the great anniversary the Brutal Assault fest is celebrating! The appreciative reaction of the fans has so far been even better than expected and the 20th Brutal Assault is ready to be the most successful volume so far!