Dong Open air 2016 This 16 th edition, with the theme 'INTO THE POTT', was, an absolute blast - just like like the previous years. Dong Open Air is one of the most interesting small festivals in Germany, in a breathtaking scenery. At this festival there is ample opportunity to get to know underground bands. There was a great variety of metal genre this year, trash, death, folk and melodic deathmetal. Many of the visitors came to see the big boys such as AMORPHIS, FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, BLOODBATH and TESTAMENT. But there were also other great underground bands that rocked everyone’s socks off like CAN OF WORMS, RAVEN WOODS, apRon and DUSTBOLT ! One band that stood out was KRYPTOS, an old school metal band from Bangalore, India. Their show was very energetic and entertaining. There was no warming up at the start: they trashed every second! LINE UP: Thursday: RAGE, AMORPHIS Friday: KRYPTOS, ANOTHER PROBLEM, DELIRIOUS, BURDEN OF GRIEF, GLORYFUL, FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE and BLOODBATH. Saturday: KADAVRIK, CAN OF WORMS, RAVEN WOODS, APRON, DUST BOLT, HACKNEYED, SKYCLAD, HAGGARD and TESTAMENT.
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Photography and text by Jeanny Petrocchi, Metalphoto