The weeks before going to Wacken all you do is check the weather. With a motto like “Rain or Shine” it’s always a guess what kind of weather you get. This year however the weather gods took Shine a bit to literally as it was one of the hottest festivals in my memory. However that […]
Like every year, your metal-exposure crew travelled to the Holy Wacken fields for the annual Wacken Open Air. This year though, it felt more like travelling to the Holy Wacken mud puddles. Unfortunately, the days before the festival started and the first days of the festival itself, the rain came pouring out of the sky […]
30-07-2014- Chances are that you’ve heard of the Wacken Metal Battle (MB) and that you are aware of the band representing your country. The finalists travel to the illusive Wacken Open Air, where they will compete with other bands. How does a MB-finalist prepare for the show and what does a day at the campsite […]
Dutch melodic death metal five piece Purest of Pain has won the metal battle finals and will represent the country at Wacken Open Air! Guitar player Merel Bechtold comments: “Each of the participating bands, Tribal Spirits, Red Eyes, GODSCUM, Impalement and Illusionless, would have deserved to play at the festival if you ask me. The […]
04-08-12 – Recently Kamelot made some big annoucenements. The band revealed Tommy Karevik as their new vocalist and we can look forward to a new record in October. We met up with Thomas Youngblood at Wacken Open Air to talk about these developments.. Check it out!