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FESTUNG OPEN AIR 2009
FESTUNG OPEN AIR 2009 - 7th UNITED METAL MANIACS METAL MEETING .. FINISHED !
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THE UNITED METAL MANIACS METAL MEETING 2009 CLOSED IT'S GATES. WE SAY THANX AGAIN TO ALL OUR GUESTS, BANDS AND ALL VOLUNTARY SUPPORTERS WHO REALIZED THE HISTORICAL FESTUNG OPEN AIR 2009. SPECIAL METALLIC GREETINGS ARE GOING OUT TO OUR GUESTS FROM PORTUGAL, SPAIN, FINLAND, IRELAND, UK, SWEDEN, THE NETHERLANDS, BELGIUM, AUSTRIA, SWITZERLAND, FRANCE, HUNGARY, ITALY, USA, ARGENTINIA AND CANADA. THANX FOR YOUR UNBELIEVABLE SUPPORT!

SOME IMPRESSIONS AND REVIEWS OF THE FESTIVAL WE WILL PUBLISH AT OUR WEBSITE FROM TIME TO TIME.
HERE YOU CAN FIND SOME RELATED LINKS:

  photos   metalhammer.de
  please click here to visit the gallery
  photos   metalshots.com   please click here to visit the gallery
  photos   hotel666.de   please click here to visit the gallery (saturday)
  photos   hotel666.de   please click here to visit the gallery (sunday)
  photos   metalcentre.com   please click here to visit the gallery *new*
           
  videos    youtube.com   please click here to watch some amateur videos
  videos   vimeo.com   please click here to watch the recordings of our "heli-cam"
           
  review
  hell-is-open.de   please click here to read the review (bands)
  review
  hell-is-open.de   please click here to read the review (festival)
  review   bloodchamber.de
  please click here to read the review
  review
  metal.de   please click here to read the review
           
FOA'09 - BAND CONFIRMATION | VALKYRJA (S)
THE SWEDISH BLACK METAL HORDE VALKYRJA IS CONFIRMED FOR THE FESTIVAL IN MAY. AFTER A DEAL WITH NORTHERN SILENCE PRODUCTIONS THE BAND IS NOW FRESH UNDER CONTRACT AT METAL BLADE RECORDS. ADDITIONALLY JOINED BY TWO SESSION MEMBERS OF ONDSKAPT (S) VALKYRJA PLAYS FAST AND BRUTAL BLACK METAL IN THE VEIN OF DISSECTION, LORD BELIAL AND NAGLFAR. A PERFECT MIXTURE OF "TYPICAL" SWEDISH BLACK METAL WITH A LOT OF OWN UNIQUE ACOUSTIC PARTS.
DON'T MISS THE FIRST PERVERTED AND BLOOD DRENCHED CEREMONIE OF VALKYRJA LIVE IN GERMANY!

 

FOA'09 - BAND CONFIRMATION | ENTHRONED (B)

THE BELGIAN BLACK METAL HORDE ENTHRONED IS THE LATEST BAND CONFIRMATION FOR THE UPCOMING FESTUNG OPEN AIR.

WITH THIS CONFIRMATION THE LINE-UP FOR THE FOA 2009 IS COMPLETE. THE WELL KNOWN AND ESTABLISHED UNDERGROUND METAL BAND ENTHRONED RELEASED 7 FULL-LENGTH BLACK METAL MANIFESTS SINCE THEIR FOUNDATION IN 1993. NOW, NORNAGEST'S OCCULT MACHINERY WILL RETURN TO BITTERFELD TO UNLEASH DARKNESS AND SATANIC HATE ON SUNDAY, THE 31ST OF MAY.
AD MAJOREM SATANAE GLORIAM.

 

FOA'09 - BAND CONFIRMATION | ABSU (US)
THE LEGENDARY MYTHOLOGICAL OCCULT METAL BAND ABSU (US) HAS CONFIRMED THE FESTUNG OPEN AIR 2009. THE BAND EXISTS SINCE 1989 AND IS PROBABLY ONE OF THE BEST SKILLED BANDS OF THIS GENRE. PROSCRIPTOR MC GOVERN WILL PERFORM WITH ABSU THE FIRST TIME IN GERMANY SINCE MORE THAN 10 YEARS!
DON'T MISS THIS UNIQUE CHANCE TO SEE THE CULT LIVE!

 

FOA'09 - BAND CONFIRMATION | AURA NOIR (N)
THE UGLIEST BLACK/THRASH METAL BAND IN THE WORLD CONFIRMED TO PLAY AT THE FESTUNG OPEN AIR 2009. WE'RE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THAT THE NORWEGIAN SONS OF HADES AURA NOIR WILL HEADLINE OUR FESTIVAL EXCLUSIVELY. THE BLACK/THRASH METAL BAND AROUND APOLLYON (IMMORTAL, ex-DODHEIMSGARD), AGRESSOR (VED BUENS ENDE, VIRUS) AND BLASPHEMER (MAYHEM) WAS FOUNDED IN 1993. THEY STARTED WITH CULT RELEASES LIKE "DREAMS LIKE DESSERTS" AND THE LEGENDRAY "BLACK THRASH ATTACK" AND NOW RETURNS WITH MASTERPIECES LIKE "THE MERCILESS" AND THE ACTUAL ONSLAUGHT "HADES RISES". AURA NOIR IS BACK! SINCE MORE THEN 10 YEARS THEY WILL PLAY THEIR FIRST SHOW IN GERMANY.BE AWARE OF THE ULTIMATE BLACK THRASH ATTACK OF THIS FUCKING PLANET! HADES WILL RISE!!

 

FOA'09 - BAND CONFIRMATION | ZEMIAL (GRC)
1989-2009 - THE NEXT ANNIVERSARY SHOW. THE WELL KNOWN AND ONE OF THE BEST BLACK/DARK METAL BANDS NOWADAYS, ZEMIAL (GRC) CONFIRMED TO PLAY A SPECIAL SHOW AT THE FESTUNG OPEN AIR 2009.  SINCE 1989, THE BROTHERS VORSKAATH AND ESKARTH ARE PLAYING THEIR OWN AND UNIQUE STYLE OF METAL AND THAT'S WHY THEY ARE ONE OF THE BIGGEST ENRICHMENTS FOR THE UNDERGROUND METAL SCENE. WITH THEIR LATEST RELEASE "IN MONUMENTUM" ZEMIAL SET AN AMAZING TRIBUTE TO QUORTORN OF BATHORY, PERFECTLY PERFORMED IN THEIR OWN INSPIRATION AND ORGINALITY. YOU DON'T HAVE TO MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY TO SEE THEIR EXCLUSIVE ANNIVERSARY SHOW AT THE FESTUNG OPEN AIR 2009. 

 

FOA'09 - BAND CONFIRMATION | RAVENCULT (GRC)
RAVENCULT FROM ATHEN (HELLAS) CONFIRMED THE FESTUNG OPEN AIR 2009. THEY CANCELLED THE FOA 2008 BECAUSE ONE BAND MEMBER LEFT THE BAND 4 DAYS BEFORE THE FOA 2008 STARTED. THE BAND WILL RETURN FOR AN EXCLUSIVE SHOW IN BITTERFELD. RAVENCULT STANDS FOR TRADITIONAL, OLD BLACK METAL STYLE WITH A THRASHING ATTITUDE, INFLUENCED BY THE NORDIC SOUND OF THE FIRST BLACK METAL DECADE, BUT PLAYING IT IN THEIR OWN STRICT INTERPRETATION AND THUNDEROUS ENERGY. BE AWARE FOR A RAW AND UNCOMPROMISING METAL CRUSADE AT THE "TEMPLES OF TORMENTS"..

 

FOA'09 - BAND CONFIRMATION | FORGOTTEN TOMB (I)
THE ITALIAN DEPRESSIVE AND AVANTGARDE MONUMENT FORGOTTEN TOMB WILL RETURN TO THE FESTUNG OPEN AIR 2009 FOR THE BANDS 10 YEARS "OF NEGATIVE" ANNIVERSARY. AFTER THEIR MASTERPIECE "NEGATIVE MEGALOMENIA" THEY ARE COMING BACK WITH THEIR NEW RELEASE WHICH WILL BE RESENTED  AS ONE OF THE FIRST TIMES LIVE IN GERMANY.
DON'T MISS TO BE A PART OF THE UNIQUE DOOM AND DEPRESSIVE ATMOSPHERE GENERATED BY THE DARK METAL EXTRAVAGANZA DEVIL FROM ITALY.

 

FOA'09 - BAND CONFIRMATION | MELECHESH (NL)
THE SUMERIAN THRASHING BLACK METAL PIONEERS OF MELECHESH ARE BACK AND WILL PLAY THE FIRST TIME AT THE FESTUNG OPEN AIR IN BITTERFELD. THE BAND WAS FORMED IN 1993 IN JERUSALEM BY ASHMEDI, SUPPORTED PARTIALLY BY PROSCRIPTOR (ABSU). MELECHESH COMBINES PERFECTLY ELEMENTS OF BLACK METAL WITH ETHNIC INFLUENCES TO A VERY SPECIAL AND UNIQUE ATMOSPHERE. WITH THE RASPY VOCALS OF ASHMEDI AND THE STRONG DRUMMER XUL (FUNERAL WINDS) MELECHESH ARE READY TO INFECT THE FOA WITH SOME AMAZING SUMERIAN BLACK/THRASH METAL.

 

FOA'09 - BAND CONFIRMATION | B?MBERS (N)
ALRIGHT! NORWEGIANS ULTIMATE MOTÖRHEAD TRIBUTE BAND ATTACKS THE FESTUNG OPEN AIR 2009. THE BÖMBERS WAS FOUNDED IN 1996 IN THEIR HOMETOWN BERGEN. THE BAND CONSISTS OF THE WELL KNOWN MUSICAN ABBATH (IMMORTAL) AS WELL AS TORE (ex-OLD FUNERAL, THE BATALLION) AND PEZ.  TOGETHER THEY ARE THE PERFECT MIXTURE FOR A MOTÖRHEAD TRIBUTE BAND, THE TRUE BELIEVERS OF ROCK'N'ROLL.
BE AWARE OF A DIRTY OLD SCHOOL TRIBUTE BAND WHICH WILL KICK YOUR FUCKIN' ASS. THE BÖMBERS WILL PLAY THEIR FIRST AND EXCLUSIVE SHOW IN GERMANY.
BE THERE ÖR DIE!

 

FOA'09 - BAND CONFIRMATION | RECAPTURE (GER)

STRAIGHT FROM HELL .. THE FIRST GERMAN BAND, THE DEATH METAL WARMACHINE OF RECAPTURE ARE CONFIRMED FOR THE FESTUNG OPEN AIR 2009.
THE BAND WAS FORMED IN 2001, HALLE/SAXONY-ANHALT, CELEBRATES OLD SCHOOL DEATH METAL PAIRED WITH INCREDIBLE AND UNIQUE FEMALE VOCALS BY "MICHELLE FROM HELL".
YOU HAVE TO EXPECT A BIG DISH OF HONESTLY EXTREM DEATH METAL FROM THE TRUE UNDERGROUND SCENE OF GERMANY.

 

FOA'09 - BAND CONFIRMATION | DEAD TO THIS WORLD (N)

WE'RE PROUD TO NAME THE NORWEGIAN THRASH/BLACK/DEATH METAL BAND
DEAD TO THIS WORLD FOR THE FESTUNG OPEN AIR 2009. THE BAND WAS FORMED IN 2002 IN BERGEN, NORWAY, BY ISCARIAH (NECROPHAGIA, ex-IMMORTAL).
SINCE THEIR FOUNDING THE BAND IS SKILLED UP BY MUSICIANS LIKE THURZUR (GAAHLSKAGG, DEATHCULT) AND M:A FOG (MORTUARY DRAPE, DISIPLIN, GLORIOR BELLI, BLACK FLAME) AND NOW READY FOR A SINGLE LIVE SHOW IN GERMANY.

BE THERE FOR THE FIRST AND ONLY (!) STRIKE OF DEAD TO THIS WORLD IN GERMANY!

 

FOA'09 - BAND CONFIRMATION | DESTR?YER 666 (AUS)

THE AUSTRALIAN ANTICHRIST DESTRÖYER 666 IS BACK AND THEY WILL PLAY AN EXCLUSIVE SHOW AT THE FESTUNG OPEN AIR 2009.

AFTER THEIR AWESOME GIG IN 2006, THE WOLF-CULT COMMAND RETURNS TO SHOW YOU AGAIN HOW BLACKEND THRASH METAL HAVE TO SOUND. IN THE BACKPACK THEIR NEW ALBUM (RECORDINGS IN THESE DAYS AT NECROMORBUS STUDIO STOCKHOLM) WHICH WILL PRESENTED THE FIRST TIME LIVE ON GERMAN GROUND. DESTRÖYER 666 WILL CO-HEADLINE THE FESTUNG OPEN AIR 2009 ON THE SATURDAY NIGHT.
AWARE! BEWARE! WAR!

 

FOA'09 - BAND CONFIRMATION | BLACK FLAME (ITA)
THE OCCULT BLACK/DEATH METAL MACHINE BLACK FLAME FROM ITALY CONFIRMED THE UPCOMING FESTUNG OPEN AIR 2009.THEY WAS THE FIRST BAND WHICH HAVE SIGNED TO INFERNUS' (GORGOROTH) LABEL "FORCES OF SATAN RECORDS". BLACK FLAME PLAYS FAST OCCULT BLACK METAL IN THE VEIN OF VENOM, CELTIC FROST AND SATYRICON,COUPLED WITH THE VIOLENT DEATH METAL POWER OF BANDS LIKE INCANTATION, IMMOLATION OR BEHEMOTH. INCREASED WITH THE STRONG DRUMMER m:A FOG (MORTUARY DRAPE, DEAD TO THIS WORLD, DISIPLIN), BLACK FLAME WILL CELEBRATE THEIR 10 YEARS ANNIVERSARY WITH THE FIRST AND EXCLUSIVE SHOW IN EAST-GERMANY! DON'T MISS THIS EXTREME METAL MASTERPIECE FROM ITALY!

 

FOA'09 - BAND CONFIRMATION | VORKREIST (FR)
THE FRENCH SATANIC BLACK/DEATH METAL BAND VORKREIST ARE CONFIRMED FOR THE UNITED METAL MANIACS MEETING 2009.

FOUNDED IN 1999 WITH MEMBERS OF ANTAEUS, CORPUS CHRISTII, SECRETS OF THE MOON AND MERRIMACK THE BAND PLAYS BRUTAL DEATH / BLACK METAL IN THEIR OWN STYLE. NOW, VORKREIST HAVE SIGNED A DEAL WITH THE FRENCH LABEL TRENDKILL RECORDS AND THEY ARE READY FOR THEIR FIRST FESTIVAL SHOW IN EAST-GERMANY 2009!

 

FOA'09 - BAND CONFIRMATION | URGEHAL (N)
DUE THE CIRCUMSTANCES THAT NACHTMYSTIUM (US) HAS TO CANCEL THEIR SHOW AT THE FESTUNG OPEN AIR 2009, WE FOUND MORE THAN JUST A WELL KNOWN REPLACEMENT FOR THEM.

THE TRUE NORWEGIAN BLACK METAL BAND AROUND ENZIFER AND TRONDR,
URGEHAL (N), CONFIRMED THE FESTUNG OPEN AIR 2009. IN THEIR REPERTOIRE THEY ARE GOING TO HAVE SONGS OF THE UPCOMING ALBUM WHICH WILL BE RECORDED IN THESE DAYS. AFTER THEIR FIRST STRIKE IN GERMANY AT THE "FIRESTORMS OF GERMANIA" MINI-TOUR IN 2000 AND THEIR FESTIVAL SHOW IN 2006, THE BAND RETURNS TO BITTERFELD FOR A SINGLE AND EXCLUSIVE FESTIVAL SHOW IN EAST GERMANY.

 

FOA'09 - BAND CANCELLATION | NACHTMYSTIUM (US)
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UNFORTUNATELY WE'VE GOT SOME BAD NEWS FOR YOU. OUR LATEST CONFIRMATION NACHTMYSTIUM (US) HAS TO CANCEL THEIR SHOW AT THE FESTUNG OPEN AIR 2009. AFTER A HUGE AND INTENSIVE WORK & AN AGREEMENT WITH THEIR LABEL TRENDKILL PROD., THE BAND HAS TO CANCEL THIS EXCLUSIVE SINGLE SHOW. THERE ARE DIFFERENT PERSONAL REASONS OF SOME BAND MEMBERS. MORE INFORMATION IS SET TO PRIVATE.

MANY THANKS FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING, WE REALLY REGRET IT.

 

FOA'09 - BAND CONFIRMATION | REPENT (GER)

THE GERMAN THRASH METAL BASTARDS OF REPENT CONFIRMED THE FESTIVAL IN MAY.

AFTER THEIR LAST SHOW AT THE FIRST FESTUNG OPEN AIR IN 2003 AND A LONG BREAK REPENT RETURNS TO BITTERFELD. BE AWARE OF A FUCKING AGGRESSIVE GERMAN THRASH METAL ATTACK FROM AN UNDERGROUND METAL BAND WHICH EXISTS SINCE 1992!

 

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