Germany does not only have one of the best soccer team in the world, but it also has world's biggest metal festival: Wacken Open Air. This year, on their 25th anniversary, Wacken offered the usual vast variety of metal. Over 100 bands performed at this huge, three days, festival. Among these bands were headliners such as Motorhead, King Diamond, Slayer, Arch Enemy, Behemoth, Emperor, Megadeth, Kreator, Sodom and Amon Amarth which made their appearance on the Black Stage and True metal Stage. Also there were many other great bands that performed on the wet stage, headbanger stage and party stage. We have also the results of the 10th edition of the International metal battle finals. The winner this year is In Mute from Spain. 2nd place Dirty Shirt from Rumania. 3rd place Huldre from Denmark. 4th place Evocation from China and 5th place Convivum from Sweden.
Check our photo report of some impressions at the Wacken village and a few bands that performed at this annual event. Bands that are already confirmed for 2015 are: Transiberian Orchetstra – Savatage – Running Wild – In Flames – In Extremo – U.D.O. – Sabaton – Amorphis – Death Angel – Powerwolf – Ensiferum – Kataklysm – Cannibal Corpse – Sepultura – Thyrfing Sad news for the ones that didn’t get a ticket yet: the Wacken 2015 tickets are already sold out for the 10th time in a row and in less than 24 hours!
Photography & text by Jeanny Petrocchi, Metalphoto