We are pleased to announce a couple of services for BA 2018 is going on sale. From now on you can choose from hotel, camp site as well as parking and bus transfer to airport after the festival! Last but not least don't forget to check limited offer of tickets to "natural stand", a natural uphill, which gives you extraordinary view on both main scenes, especially after dark.
This update of the festival line-up is made not just of your meat and potatoes bands you would generally expect from established metal festival as we were focusing on bringing in more exotic flavours that are not usually consumed by large crowds of metalheads... However we know that BA fans are special and hence deserve some special spice! Enjoy!
This year, Glenn Danzig will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the formation of his namesake band after involvement with horror-punks the MISFITS and gothic hard rockers SAMHAIN. The celebration will take form of a limited number of special shows including debut performance of DANZIG at Brutal Assault!
This time Brutal Assault goes deeper into the underground with another load of bands for the 2018 edition. Death metal fans can rejoice as we confirm CANNIBAL CORPSE bringing their king size portion of guts, blood and death classics to BA once again. Also, we will welcome British progressive death / black act AKERCOCKE a.k.a. reunited band releasing an excellent comeback album of jaw dropping magnitude.
Better late than never, an official aftermovie as a reminder of the last edition of Brutal Assault is finally out on our YouTube channel. Feel the unique vibe of Fortress Josefov once again even in the midst of winter. Thanks to all for being part of this and see you in 7 months.
Also, from February you should get ready for BA live videos. So you would remind that edition of 2017 was full of great live sets.
We are thrilled to announce probably the biggest bands update accross different genres. To spice things up we are welcoming back technical death metal powerhouse GOJIRA, one of extreme prog’s modern leading lights.
Also thrash metal Titans TESTAMENT are returning to BA, the band, that reigned the genre throne with the latest album Brotherhood of the Snake. Speaking of veterans, we are also happy to welcome classic heavy metal juggernaut ARMORED SAINT this time with former Anthrax member John Bush as well as mighty Peter Tägtgren with his melodic industrial-metal alter ego PAIN.
Even though we are not done with the genre yet, there is no salvation for black metal fans not having a BA 2018 ticket already. Here comes the darkest bill update of them all.
MARDUK will once again perform their sinister soundtrack to war consisting of a relentless barrage of high-speed-drumming, raw and aggressive riffs and hateful roars and screams of agony. More than 25 years of black metal history collide with eons of devastation and destruction amongst human race and the result is an ugly and furious black metal with typical MARDUK trademark.
PARADISE LOST have not only defined the gothic subgenre and raised doom metal to a new level, they can also be considered pioneers of an entire musical generation. Upon their formation on the ashes of other musical pioneers Nihilist, UNLEASHED were formed and quickly adopted the position of Chief Vikings of Swedish Death Metal scene, which they up to this day refuse to vacate. And speaking of pioneers, we’re also extremely happy to welcome unique thrash powerhouse from the US to the bill, EXHORDER!
Brutal Assault 2018 design paper tickets available! If you want a proper hard paper ticket for next BA edition, here it is! Unique design could work as a collector’s item or nice gift. It will also give you a hint what artwork you could expect next year! Be there or be square!
Thanks to everyone who took a part in the crossword game! And now we would love to announce new bands officially! DYING FETUS from Maryland have been synonymous for brutal death metal for more than 25 years and we are more than excited to welcome them back in the fortress once again, as well as their blackened death metal colleagues HATE from Poland. Old school metal maniacs would definitely appreciate that HIRAX with mighty Katon W de Pena are coming to BA to give us a lesson about true thrash metal riffing!