The organizers of the Czech metal festival Brutal Assault unveiled an aftermovie from last year's festival and announced new lineup additions — the bands GOJIRA, TESTAMENT, ARMORED SAINT, PAIN, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, MUNICIPAL WASTE, ACT OF DEFIANCE, GRAVEYARD, BRUJERIA, AZARATH, DRAGGED INTO SUNLIGHT, WIEGEDOOD, INTEGRITY, TERROR, and ANGELMAKER.
This year's 23rd heavy music outdoor fest will be held from August 8 to 11 in the Czech city of Jaroměř. Among the previously announced members are the bands PARADISE LOST, CELESTE, DYING FETUS, HATE, DIABLO SWING ORCHESTRA, BEHEMOTH, MINISTRY, WARDRUNA, CONVERGE, as well as AT THE GATES, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, CARPATHIAN FOREST, PERTURBATOR and others.
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Full announcement: "We are thrilled to announce probably the biggest bands update across different genres. To spice things up we are welcoming back technical death metal powerhouse GOJIRA, one of extreme prog’s modern leading lights.
Also thrash metal Titans TESTAMENT are returning to BA, the band, that reigned the genre throne with the latest album Brotherhood of the Snake. Speaking of veterans, we are also happy to welcome classic heavy metal juggernaut ARMORED SAINT this time with former Anthrax member John Bush as well as mighty Peter Tägtgren with his melodic industrial-metal alter ego PAIN.
Get your bandanas ready, since SUICIDAL TENDENCIES are coming to Josefov, skateboard anthems factory with monstrous bass lines and the one and only drummer, that makes hardcore thrash legends even more killer. This year they are gonna play as Tuesday warm-up party headliner.
Who's responsible for crossover thrash tsunami a few years ago? Blame MUNICIPAL WASTE for sure aka let’s remind those times when Cryptic Slaughter, D.R.I. or Attitude Adjustment ruled stages. A supergroup ACT OF DEFIANCE consisting of former Megadeth members will give us a lesson about true heavy/thrash metal riffing.
Fans of the golden rock era could appreciate Swedish act GRAVEYARD, the one and only band, which was able to resurrect faithfully the best rock vibes of the 1960s and 1970s.
Mexican drug lords BRUJERIA are coming once again to show us grindcore/death metal Macarena. Polish school of blackened death metal will be represented by AZARATH.
British DRAGGED INTO SUNLIGHT relentlessly push boundaries of black metal, post-metal and sludge to new extremes with a huge wall of amps and extreme decibels of anger and despair. Belgian beast WIEGEDOOD with members of AmenRa, Oathbreaker or Rise and Fall will show us a merciless black metal storm.
Hardcore lineup getting stronger with uncompromising INTEGRITY, a classical Clevo band from the dark side of hardcore that began to put metallic sound into the genre. Another hardcore punk veterans TERROR are also coming to the fortress. Meanwhile, Canadian ANGELMAKER is the new predatory pike in the deathcore pond."