Wacken : Open : Air 2014

The Silver Annniversary of the largest metal festival in the world W:O:A will be held from July 30 to August 2014 in the North-western German village of Wacken.
Five stages of the best metal bands, a giant fair, metal market and several intersting acts such as wrestling and viking battles will keep even the most demanding visitors amused.
No wonder that the tickets have been sold out for months already.

Emperor. Photo: Marc Hansen

Emperor -photo: Marc Hansen

. Among the headliners are the notorious bands Motörhead, King Diamond and Slayer on thursday, Arch Enemy, Behemoth, Norwegian Black metal legend Emperor, Megadeth, Kreator, Sodom and Amon Amarth on saturday.
These bands will play on the True Metal Stage and Black Stage. On the W.EW.T stage, Headbanger stage and Party Stage several emerging talents will be seen. Amongst others the national winners of the metal battle competition.

At the W:O:A site you can find the running order.

Our photographer will present you with an atmospherical impression of this festival afterwards.
Check out Metalphoto’s impressions of the previous years here.

Stonehenge Festival (NL)


Impaled Nazarene
Cattle Decapition
Fleshgod Apocalypse
Igorrr Live Band
Burning Hatred

Op 26 juli 2014 vindt in Steenwijk (NL) weer het jaarlijkse Stonehenge Festival plaats. Dit uiterst gezellige metal event kent dit jaar een snoeiharde line up (zie boven).
Lokatie: Oostwijkstraat 110, 8331 EG Steenwijk, in het centrum van Steenwijk.
De tickets kosten slechts €25 en zijn hier te bestellen.
Kamperen kun je bij De Wielewaal voor € 5,50 p.p.p.n (vooraf reserveren!)
Bultweg 12
8346 KC, de Bult
Tel: 0521-512

Ook in 2014 zal er een Stonehenge-Afterparty zijn. Locatie: Café De Zwetser, Steenwijk, NL.

Onze fotografe Jeanny Petrocchi zal er ook bij zijn. Haar foto reportage verschijnt een week na het festival op deze site!!!

Dokk’em Open Air 2014 Metal Festival

Dragon Girls

Dragon Girls

Dokk’em Open Air 20 & 21 June 2014 Again this year we went to Dokkum, located in the county of Friesland, The Netherlands, for a two days festival of the Dokk’em Open Air Metal Festival. The festival and camping were jam packed with metalheads. They all came to see an incredible line up with a wide range of variety of metal that DOA had to offer this year again.

Besides music for all ears, there were special fire acts by the sexy Dragon Girls and funny but very entertaining music of “De boodschappers van het algemene nut” which means “The messengers of the public benefit”.

On the 2nd day, unfortunately TROLL had to cancel and in a short time the organization of DOA managed to replace them with a Dutch black metal band called Cirith Gorgor.
Other bands on this day were Nocturnus AD, M.O.D., Freedom Call, Mayan, Arkona, Napalm Death, Gamma Ray, Death DTA and Metal Church.

Big thanks go to the entire organization of DOA and last but not least the volunteers which makes this festival possible. Up to next year!

Click here for the full photo report of the performing bands Carach Angren, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Vicious Rumors and Annihilator on Day One and Cirith Gorgor, Nocturnus AD, M.O.D., Freedom Call, Mayan, Arkona, Napalm Death, Gamma Ray, Death DTA and Metal Church and their enthusiastic audience.

Audience Dokk'em Open Air

Audience Dokk’em Open Air

Photography by Jeanny Petrocchi, Metalphoto

Nightbringer (Usa), Sargeist (Fin), Pseudogod (Rus) + Irkallian Oracle (Swe)

Disciples of the Void Tour

Disciples of the Void Tour

Today, Sunday March 23 in WILLEMEEN, Arnheim (NL): an international array of Black Metal bands: Nightbringer (Usa), Sargeist (Fin), Pseudogod (Rus) + Irkallian Oracle (Swe), in the Disciples of the Void Tour.



18:00h Irkallian Oracle
19:15h Pseudogod
20:30h Sargeist
21:45h Nightbringer

Checkout Metalphoto’s report next week!!

SWR Barroselas Metal festival XVII (PT)

Metal Church, Discharge and Gorguts headline the 17th edition of SWR Barroselas Metalfest.
SWR Barroselas Metalfest XVII, set to take place from April 23th to 26th 2014 at the small village of Barroselas in the north of Portugal, gets ready to celebrate its seventeenth anniversary with more than fifty metal acts coming from all around the world.

Metal Church, Discharge, Gorguts, Misery Index, Hirax, Anaal Nathrakh, Pungent Stench and In Solitude are among the main attractions in the current edition of the foremost Iberian extreme metal festival. Continue reading

Kings Of Black metal

April 4 &5, 2014 -Alsfeld, DE

April 4 & 5, 2014 – Alsfeld, DE

Metalphoto will report on the famous, independent, Kings of Black Metal festival 2014, main day april 05.2014 – Alsfeld – Germany.

Third band is SVARTIDAUDI from Iceland. Other bands on the main day billing are Mayhem + Behexen + Khold + Impiety + Merrimack + Kampfar + Velnias + Hate + Cult of Fire + Baptism + Seth + Iskald.

Don´t miss the warm up night with Endstille + Nargaroth + Ondskapt + Koldbrann + Borgne + Waldschrat.
Warm up night is in combination with a main day ticket 6,50€ entrance only ! Or as single warm up day ticket 9,00€ !

Please check Burning Stage for all info regarding tickets, location, etc.

See also Metalphoto’s 2013 photo report on Kings of Black Metal 2013!!


The fabulous underground happening Kings of Black Metal 2014 will take place in Alsfeld – Stadthalle – Germany again ! It´s grown out to a a two day event !
First day : 04.04.2014
Main day : 05.04.2014

Main Day 05.04.2014 :


Mayhem ( special 30 anniversary live set – defnitly a night to remember ) Continue reading