LINE-UP UPDATE WITH BORIS, WOLVES IN THE THRONEROOM AND CROWBAR
Sadly we have to start this announcement with two bands that had to withdraw from our lineup for this year - LIFE OF AGONY and GRUESOME. On the other hand we are very happy to welcome atmospheric black metal innovators WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM, who kickstarted whole alternative course of the genre some 15 years ago!
And the same goes for BORIS, the Japanese experimental genre shifting trio, that excites fans worldwide by their music drawing influence from psychedelic rock, punk, sludge, doom metal, drone, pop, noise, shoegaze and ambient for 25 years now! The English VALLENFYRE on the other hand have much simpler musical worldview consisting of gloomy death metal like only the British islands inhabitants can produce.
Lousiana‘s own CROWBAR formed around the charismatic character of Kirk Windstein will present the genre they helped to shape down there in the muddy swamps of NOLA - their characteristic blend of personal confession sludge. Two young bands - namely energic sludgy hardcore of Sweden’s GOD MOTHER and lively American metalcore of MISS MAY I - will be in contrast to all the seasoned veterans above.
Dark metal of Czech legends ROOT will celebrate 30 years in hell and Italians GRAVEWORM will cast shadow over our beloved fortress, while three closing acts of this batch will stir up the dust by setting armies of hardcore fans on collision course in the pit. These three bands are New York City hardcore punk SHEER TERROR, California metallic hardcore FIRST BLOOD and female fronted nu metal from Moldova INFECTED RAIN.
And don't forget, early bird ticket prices are valid til end of April!
COLLECTORS' EDITION OF BA2017 TICKETS AND END OF EARLY BIRD TICKETS AT 78 EUR.
We have now launched a new edition of exlusive design tickets! These tickets are available in our Czech storefront distribution and in Poland via Knockout production. If you are located elsewhere and would still like to get your hands on these special design passes, worry not, it will be possible to exchange your print@home ticket for the design edition at our merch table directly at the festival for a small fee. And don't forget, the end of April draws end on the early bird price 78 EUR, starting on May 01 the festival pass price will rise to 86 EUR.
RADEGAST SET OFFICIAL BEER OF BRUTAL ASSAULT 2017
Brutal Assault festival set to renew cooperation with Plzeňský Prazdroj group and a new official beer for our festival for this year is Radegast! This main brand will be supplemented by several other brands from the Prazdroj group portfolio so you won't be deprived of the variety of beer styles you are used to at our fest. The full festival beer menu will include the following: Radegast Originál, Radegast Ryze Hořká 12 (extra bitter lager), Pilsner Urquell, Kozel Černý (dark beer), Gambrinus Excelent, Kingswood Cider and the non-acloholic beer Birell.
INTRODUCING FESTIVAL ARTWORK AND HARDCORE ANNOUNCEMENTS!
Our homepage was just revised to include our new festival visual design, that was brought to life in cooperation with ISISDESIGNSTUDIO. As you can see the thematic hasn’t strayed from the path we’ve outlined some years ago. To enjoy our new artwork in full extent we’d like to invite you to a freshly opened section of our web at http://brutalassault.cz/download/ where you can download PC/mobile wallpapers, flyers or posters with the new festival design and some more graphic materials. We'd be utmost happy if You could share this news with Your friends!
Next pleasant obligation of ours is to present some newly confirmed bands to our 2017 bill. Many of you wanted to see more hardcore bands in the line-up and you shouldn’t be disappointed! HATEBREED are returning to BA stage once to present metallic hardcore with hooks that will catch you and never let you leave the pit! THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN are doing a couple of farewell shows this summer and BA just couldn’t be left out! OVERKILL have been around for almost 40 years but their brand new record lefts no one in doubt, that with their show you’re still gonna feel the fire like it’s 1985! There are not many bands that are universally loved but their live shows are more scarce than platinum so it makes us very proud to bring you a WINTERSUN show!
Debutants at BA stage, OATHBREAKER from Belgium, are oscillating between post-hardcore and post(black)-metal, while another debutants AVERSION CROWNS from Australia utilize three guitarists brandishing 8 string guitars to present their pummeling blend of mechanized death and haunting atmospherics. Texan crossover thrashers POWER TRIP will share their incredible live energy with you as well as one of the most insane mathcore bands of the early 2000’s THE NUMBER TWELVE LOOKS LIKE YOU, who are coming back after a six year hiatus. Last two bands of this announcement are the vikings of Bergen HELHEIM and the most intense band from Australia KING PARROT with their dirty thrasing sludgy grindcore.