WACKEN online Advent calendar latest band announcements 14th to 17th December.

We are up to day 17 on the Wacken Advent calendar!

The first bands revealed so far are: Skid Row, Bring Me The Horizon, Excrementory Grindfucker, Crematory, Hammerfall, Steel Panther, Bülent Ceylan, Red Hot Chilli Pipers, Vogelfrey, Pampatut, The Vintage Caravan, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Saxon, August Burns Red, C.O.P. UK (Crimes of Passion), Godsized, Nailed To Obscurity and Chthonic.

Door 14 with music and entertainment

Saltatio Mortis
Saltatio Mortis Wacken 2014In 2014, Saltatio Mortis will rock the W:O:A for the third time. The band plays medieval or folk rock and is already known outside the medieval scene: The newest album of the band hit the charts on position one! We’re curious about how they will top this in the future and we’re looking forward to their stunning performance at Wacken!

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Bembers Wacken 2014Bembers promises hardcore comedy for metalheads! And his recipe works: 4 million views at YouTube, more than 150 live shows including events like Summer Breeze, Open Flair and of course Wacken, an own merchandising shop and last but not least a faithful and growing fan base.

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Degradead behind door no. 15

Degradead Wacken 2014Swedisch steel behind door no. 15 . Degradead are rising from the well known Swedish melodic death metal society. Already in 2010 they rocked the Wacken Open Air and at the moment the official festival trailer is accentuated with one of their songs too. The band has just released their 4th studio album “The Monster Within” and they have again refined their mixture of melo-death, thrash and metalcore.

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Colorful package at the 16th day.

Also today we have a medieval colored package for you! And except the first band, all of them are going to play in Wacken for the very first time.

Lacrimas Profundere
Lacrimas Profundere Wacken 2014Their music is somewhere between gothic metal, dark rock and doom metal and this mixture works well since the establishment in 1993. Eleven studio albums have been released until now, the last one, called Antiadore, in 2013.

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In contrast to many genre colleagues, the folk metal band Nachtgeschrei doesn’t play with an acoustic program or historical lyrics: The metal factor is relatively high and all four studio albums contain only independent lyrics.

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Firkin Wacken 2014Firkin are playing Irish punk and they promise boozy and rocking party music for the W:O:A. The band has released three studio albums so far.

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Some pagan folk comes from the Netherlands to W:O:A: Omnia. By now they have released seven albums.

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Dunkelschön Wacken 2014Ballads of the Romantic meets rocking elements of modern times: Dunkelschön have released five albums and played plenties of live shows so far.

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I.C.S. Vortex behind door 17

It becomes progressive in the calendar!

WACKEN online Advent calendar latest band announcements 14th to 17th December.I.C.S. Vortex  Truly no unknown metal musician is the Norwegian Simen Hestnæs aka I.C.S. Vortex. Best known for his memberships at Borknagar, Arcturus and Dimmu Borgir, he has started a successful solo project some time ago.

His first solo album Storm Seeker was released in 2011 and can be best described as progressive metal. But in fact you can find elements from all of his creative periods on the album.

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Every night another door opens on the Advent Calendar releaving new bands for Wacken 2014 and raffle prizes at Metaltix.com.

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Wacken online Advent calendar





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