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Rock Hard Festival 2015

Rock Hard Festival 2015 22-24 May 2015 Amphitheather, Gelsenkirchen, Germany Report by: Tabitha Pictures by: Ingrid It´s time to rock hard! This 2015, your Metal-Exposure crew went back to the Amphitheater in More »

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Satyricon, Vredehammer, Oslo Faenskap

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Paganfest Tilburg 2015

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Rock Hard Festival 2015


It´s time to rock hard! This 2015, your Metal-Exposure crew went back to the Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen to attend the 13th edition of the Rock Hard Festival. This year the festival was sold out, so obviously the other festival in Gelsenkirchen “Rock im Revier” didn´t influence ticket sales. Which makes sense, as Rock Hard has a loyal fan base..and who can blame them, with the amazing location, pleasant vibes and awesome party? Rock im Revier however, didn´t turn out to do so well – at times, it was very quiet there and some of the major bands only had a couple of hundred visitors. But that’s a different story!
Read the report here!

Preview: Wacken Open Air 2015

Well, what shall we say? Wacken doesn’t exactly need an introduction, because if you’re a metal head who has never heard of Wacken before, you might want to question yourself if metal really is your thing.
But for those few lost sheep among you: Wacken Open Air started as a small festival in 1990, in the fields around the small town Wacken in northern Germany. Now, in 2015, the festival has grown to be the biggest and most well-known metal festival in the world.

2015 marks the 26th year of existence of the festival, and like previous years, the festival was sold out in an insane short amount of time. In the meantime, big names such as Europe, Savatage, In Flames, Running Wild, Judas Priest, Cradle of Filth and many more have been confirmed..

Besides live shows, Wacken has a lot more to offer in the rare case you’re getting tired of all the live shows. Bull-riding, the Viking village, wresting shows, and even cooking with stars are a few of the side activities where you can entertain yourself all day long.

To get an impression you can read our reviews of the previous year:
* Wacken 2014
* Wacken 2013

For more information about Wacken itself, the billing etc., visit:
The Wacken website
See you in Wacken, Rain or Shine!!!!

Dong Open Air 2015

In a few weeks, metal-exposure will be heading towards the Dong Open Air Festival once more.
Since 2007, our crewmembers have been visiting this festival, and we haven’t missed a single year after that.
We can genuinely say it’s one of our favourite festivals, since the atmosphere is always great and cosy.
Besides the fact that the festival always has some big names as headliners (Carcass, Gamma Ray, Eluveitie), there also is space for the unknown and underground bands, and the festival provides a great opportunity to discover some bands you may never heard of, but that you whish you had known earlier!
Add a unique location, the top of the Dong hill, to this and the recipe for one of the best weekends in the year is complete.

If you don’t have a ticket yet, or if you want more information about the festival, you can visit the official Dong website

For our impressions of the previous years, click on the link below:

Dong Open Air 2014
Dong Open Air 2013

Krisiun, Bodyfarm, Ad Patres and Akrasial

After a blasphemous celebration on a Saturday night, a gig on Sunday is always somewhat challenging. However, the line-up that that P60 presented this evening was well worth the trouble: Krisiun, Bodyfarm, Ad Patres and Akrasial. Read all!

Heidevolk Straalschijfontketenfeest

It was time again for the famous Straalschijfontketenfeest that is held every time Heidevolk releases a new album. This time for their brand new full-length Velua, which was released a month prior to the show. But before Heidevolk would hit the stage, a full Luxor Live would get warmed up by two supports. Rhovanion from The Netherlands and Celtachor from Ireland were ready to entertain the crowd.. Read all!