We are proud to announce the first 14 bands of the total 28 to be playing at the festival:
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Acid Deathtrip (NL)
Sleazy and downtuned Rock 'n Roll straight from the bowels of Hades (a.k.a. Horst). Spawned from the ashes that were once known as HSML, Acid Deathtrip sets out to groove and clobber with a different vocal approach courtesy of Woooow Bobby (Cowboys from Hell). Fusing the likes of Motorhead, Iron Monkey and Alabama Thunderpussy with pagan midgets, rabid sluts and knife wielding apes as inspiration, this band is out to destroy wimps and posers alike. Let's rock.
Dark Hardcore, aggressive and melodic. Insane live band and excellent musicians. If this didn’t convinced you yet, then buy their record at Southern Lord records. They will kick your butt for sure!
Bitterness Exhumed (DE)
This band started as a project of friends. The formerly four of them once came together to write music different to the stuff they did in the past... As always it’s about friendship, critical thinking, personal backgrounds and releasing anger... and anger it is, downtuned sludge hardcore! BAM!
Blind to Faith (BE/NL)
Established late 2008, Blind To Faith is a vehicle for pure, unadulterated metal punk. Stripped down to the very core and essence, Blind To Faith wears its influences on its sleeve: Discharge, Repulsion, Celtic Frost, Eyehategod, Gehenna, Darkthrone, Entombed, Today Is The Day... to name a few. Features members of Rise and Fall, Reproach, Amen Ra, Insult (nl).
Catheter was originally vomited upon the earth in 1997 in the form of a crustcore band with metal influences. Catheter formed the trademark southwest doom violence sound. After many tours through Europe and the USA, this three-piece knows how to rumble.
Common Enemy (USA)
The Reading, Pennsylvania-based Common Enem are set to unleash an avalanche of vintage hardcore punk your way! Common Enemy brings forth the pure energy that will kick you right in the teeth, leaving them broken and you needing some dental work, asking the question when are they playing around my area again? Well, we got them!
Dayglo Abortions (CAN)
Dayglo Abortions are a punk rock band from Victoria, British Columbia, whose style combines elements of punk, heavy metal and alternative rock. Their lyrics are informed by a complete disregard for societal norms. They formed in 1979 and released their first album in 1981. In 1988, an Ottawa, Ontario police officer instigated a criminal investigation of the Dayglos after his daughter brought home a copy of Here Today, Guano Tomorrow.
Dodsfalla hails from the USA and plays dark metallic crust! Features members of Catheter.
The dutch grind promise wasn’t meant to be. These musicians know how to handle their axes and blast the shit out of you! They splitted up 2 years ago, but will do a couple of goodbye shows to show you how it’s done! With their new album: Every one is Guilty!
Under the chromium filled smoke which fills the skies in the ymond region Feast emerged as the flag bearers of dark and heavy music. The band featuring current- and ex members of bands like Samaritan, Mankind, Omission, Point of few and Gilgamesh delivers an auditorial onslaught which will kill any zombie invasion in sight. True survival of the decibels is at hand...
Full Of Hell (USA)
Delaware's best. Full of Hell is a band that does what it wants, and creates something that is refreshing and unique in today's environs of hardcore where the main idea seems to be to channel the glory of bands from 15 years ago. FOH music brings to mind old punk bands like Man is the Bastard and Amps of Christ, among others who don't fall into your typical hardcore frame-of-mind.
Five piece hardcore band from Stockholm, Sweden. Started out in the summer of 2010. Being one the latest outcomes in a long history of heavy and dark hardcore bands and they already have proofed to be the adolescent generation of slow, negative and emotional hardcore. For fans of Jealous, Cursed and Oathbreaker.
Hangman’s Chair (FR)
Can’t afford the drugs you need? Need to know how to put an end to this? Hangman’s chair shows you the art of depression. Straight from paris with members from Es La Guerilla and Arkangel. Sludge doom metal at the heaviest way! Hope / Dope / Rope!
Founded in 1994, 18 years later they are still throwing with powerful violence your sludgy behind into the grinding moshpit!
Old school death metal from the graves of Gothenburg, Sweden. With only a handful of shows world wide, finally on stage in the Netherlands. They will show us the way to death metal despair… the Swedish way!
Obnoxious Youth (SW)
Super well played snotty hardcore punk that draws on numerous inspirations from old shit like R.K.L./Ill Repute/Adrenalin O.D. and the likes to old hard rock and even some psych. These guys are not afraid to go all the way. This is still a hardcore punk there's just so much more to it.....Full on Uppsala madness. Will knock your heads off.
Radio Bikini (NL)
Yep, the Dutch masters of crust are back after 7 years of well-earned rest. Balder, fatter and lazier then before. These sandal loving crust punks know how to throw a partyyyy!
Intense fast and furious grindcore/power violence band from Germany with the heart on the right place, a vegan lifestyle and a atheist attitude. They blast as fast as possible, unbelievable!
Rise And Fall (BE)
Rise and Fall is a Belgian hardcore band. Formed 2002 in the aftermath of Belgian bands The Deal and Kingpin, Rise and Fall have become one of the most successful European hardcore bands ever. Rise and Fall originates from Ghent, Belgium, known for its ultra loud and powerful live performances. They draw influences from bands such as Black Flag, Converge, Neurosis, Tragedy and Entombed.
Scheisse Minelli (DE)
Scheisse Minnelli is a Skate/Punk band based in Germany. The band was started in late 2003 by two native Californians and two Germans. The current line up features an all German music section and the lone Californian Samuel el Action on vocals. The band is rounded out with Dudel on drums, Dash on bass and Crack on guitar. The band is on a mission to make punk dangerous again.
A recently formed four-piece band with female vocals. Toured in the USA a few times and released an album on Unrest records. Dark, heavy, loud, adrenaline-fueled thrash/grind, featuring Joe Rizzi from Hail of Rage. They are ready to shred overseas for the first time!
This Routine Is Hell (NL)
Kicking it since fall '06, This Routine is Hell is a hardcore punk band inspired by the likes of Minor Threat, Paint it Black and Panic: Fast, Energetic and Sincere. Frustrated by the drag and the fakeness of the world around them they scream from the heart and mean every word they say. The words tell the story of a few pissed off teenagers with a bunch of critical minds and a love for loudness beyond measure.
The Flith (BE)
Hailing from the Overpelt/Neerpelt area in Belgium The Filth plays a groovy style of punk hardcore. Fast and catchy riff that will make sure you’ll end up running around like a maniac.
The Shining (NL)
The Shining started in Amsterdam in 2001. Thrashing eversince. Played all over Europe and released a bunch of records in the process and got shitfaced in Europes finest capitols and smallest shitholes...what more do you want from a band!
Hail the punks! A new d-beat-metal-crust monster from Münster. UNREST recorded some brutal blasts which fit perfectly between SKITSYSTEM, VICTIMS and NASUM in your record shelf. So, if you're an ardent worshipper of black-dressed Swedish-style hardcore-punk-grind, you have to check this out!
Victims Family (USA)
Formed in Santa Rosa, California, in 1984, Victims Family made an indelible mark in the Punk and Indy scenes with their mad tempo changes and flirtations with Hardcore Punk, Jazz, Funk and Noise textures and satirical and poignant lyrics. In an era when Punk devolved into metal they went in a direction uniquely their own.
Violent Arrest (UK)
This band is inspiration to older punks who think this hardcore business is a young man's game. As current, vital and fucking ripping as any band out there right now. Raw, urgent hardcore like a cross between SSD and UK punk... Made by fella's in their 40's. They manage to pair the songs down to exactly what is needed- namely minute longs blast of pure hate and bile. VA features three fourths of Ripchord, Don’t miss them!
Villainy was created in 2010 in the South of The Netherlands. In this part of The Netherlands the roughness of the coalmine era still shows its marks. These young thrashers show us how to create an awesome metal party like it’s 1986-66. Think Celtic Frost meets Venom!!
Wolfbeast Destroyer (UK)
Motorcrust from the UK, inspired by Disfear, Doom, Amebix, Wolfbrigade and Motorhead. Straight forward crust core at it’s best! And we are proud to let them spread their motor stench in mainland Europe for the first time!