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Blasting out of Byron Bay, almost as an affront to the serenity of their surrounds, PARKWAY DRIVE quickly established themselves as the most formidable force Australian heavy music had ever seen. A five- piece of astonishing power and understated charisma, PARKWAY DRIVE created unseen hysteria and are coming back to claim their festival-anthem crown.

How do you move from a band as pivotal as The Dillinger Escape Plan? For Liam Wilson, it meant ripping up the rulebook all over again. AZUSA make captivating music with unconventional nerve. Uniting the complementary skills of its members, their sound is a thrash-fusion tour de force. Defying expectations by embracing contradiction, AZUSA finds strength in vulnerability, harmony in dissonance and melody in discord.

The only pure metal attack in this update is a bunch of seasoned veterans with a long list of seminal acts in their CVs, coming to dominate BA with their relentless black metal project NORDJEVEL. Get ready for blast-fire annihilation propelled by one of the most insane drummers in the metal scene.

Norwegian-American electro metal project COMBICHRIST mark the return of ultimate genre merger with their infernal, yet extremely addictive sonic lunacy. Known by many as the Rammstein support that overshadowed Rammstein, COMBICHRIST led by Andy LaPlegua moves huge masses with its strange industrial metal sound that is uniquely even in the ‚aggrotech‘ scene.

Remaining within the ranks of metal-and-techno-fusion bands here comes VIOLENT MAGIC ORCHESTRA, an art project of complete harmony of techno, black metal, industrial, noise and emit light. Imagine black metal meets Kraftwerk.

Resonating with all the senses, CASPIAN are for fifteen years a solid and unshakable name in the post-rock scene and one of the best live acts from the genre. You can look forward for a show, which will bring welcomed relax during restless times on Brutal Assault.

Thunder rolls afar, unremitting rain, awaited gloomy deliverance gets under your skin. Sudden storm of unleashed instruments then quietness, absolute serenity. At the gates of hell or heaven depending on the listener’s philosophy. Cleverly mixing some kind of modern & ambient Black-Metal with Post-Hardcore tones, DÉLUGE does what has to be done whether you want it or not.

Music is mainly about fun and the Nordic mage Leo Moracchiolo is gonna bring fun factor to BA with his studio-project-transformed-into-band known on Youtube as FROG LEAP.

Final band to this update comes from the fertile grounds of Copenhagen’s underground; HEXIS combine black metal with hardcore and post-metal elements for almost ten years now.

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So far the line-up goes: ABORTED, AFTER THE BURIAL, ALIEN WEAPONRY, AGNOSTIC FRONT, ANIMALS AS LEADERS, ANNAL NATHRAKH, ANATHEMA, ANNOTATIONS OF AN AUTOPSY, ANTAEUS, ANTHRAX, AZUSA, BATUSHKA, CAR BOMB, CARCASS, CARPENTER BRUT, CASPIAN, COMBICHRIST, COUNTING HOURS, COVEN, CRYSTAL LAKE, CULT OF LUNA, CYTOTOXIN, DR. LIVING DEAD, DECAPITATED, DEICIDE, DAUGHTERS, DELUGE, DEMOLITION HAMMER, DESTRUCTION, DIABLO SWING ORCHESTRA, EKTOMORF, ELECTRIC WIZARD, EMPEROR, ENSIFERUM, EYEHATEGOD, FROG LEAP, GET THE SHOT, GODFLESH, GOROD, GUTALAX, GOST, HEILUNG, HELLHAMMER – TRIUMPH OF DEATH, HEXIS, HIGHER POWER, HYPOCRISY, IMMOLATION, IRON REAGAN, JINJER, JUNGLE ROT, KRISIUN, LETTERS FROM THE COLONY, LIONHEART, MANES, MESHUGGAH, METAL CHURCH, MGŁA, MIDNIGHT, MONSTER MAGNET, MYRKUR, NAPALM DEATH, NECROS CHRISTOS, NORDJEVEL, OF MICE & MEN, OCEANS OF SLUMBER, PARKWAY DRIVE, PERFECITIZEN, PRIMORDIAL, PRONG, RAISED FIST, ROTTING CHRIST, SACRED REICH, SAOR, SHAPE OF DESPAIR, SICK OF IT ALL, SLÆGT, SKELETAL REMAINS, SLAPSHOT, SODOM, SOILWORK, TAAKE, TANKARD, TAPHOS, TESTAMENT, THE ARSON PROJECT, THE CONTORTIONIST, THE OBSESSED, THE OCEAN, THERION, THY ART IS MURDER, TOSKA, UNFATHOMABLE RUINATION, VAMPILLIA, VARGRAV, VENOM PRISON, VIOLATOR, VIOLENT MAGIC ORCHESTRA, VOIVOD, VUUR, VULVODYNIA, WALLS OF JERICHO, WINDHAND, WOLFBRIGADE, WOE UNTO ME, WORMED, ZURIAAKE.

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Let's kick off this band announcement with the well-known metal workaholics! Swedish metal eminence SOILWORK spawned in Helsingborg, anno 1995 by guitarist Peter Wichers and vocalist Björn “Speed” Strid. The band’s unique blend of melodic metal has developed at a staggering rate, most notably with the “Natural Born Chaos”, produced by Devin Townsend. Despite a few line-up shuffles, SOILWORK continues to release strong albums and conquers the fans worldwide, even after 20 years. Now, with the new highly acclaimed album Verligheten, will SOILWORK dominate over the fortress!

In the late 2016, a statement was made about a new album of the Swedish sludge/grindcorers THE ARSON PROJECT, claiming that we were about to witness 23 minutes of straight harsh audio violence. And we got it! Now, this Malmö based quartet will spread filthy tones through their outstanding music full of violence and hatred on Brutal Assault as well.

Dreamy musical landscapes painted by the most delicate nuances. Hills of endless imagination built stone by stone with a gentle talent. THE CONTORTIONIST represents fearlessness in musical expression, designed to please the artist as much as the audience. This band makes progressive metal music, anchored in the heavy sounds that drag the individual players to the stage, yet still unmoored by convention or expectations. There is a time, when you simply need to ease a little, and THE CONTORTIONIST will help to make it happen.

Outstanding, shocking, unbelievable, breathtaking and many more is the Japanese self-called “brutal orchestra” VAMPILLIA. It’s not just a band, it’s something that you have to experience in order to believe it. Each record of this ensemble represents something different, just as their shows do, which you can call an emotional roller-coaster. After their successful tour with Alcest, Brutal Assault will give another warm welcome to these Japanese freaks in Czech Republic!

Hailing from the US murder capital Detroit, WALLS OF JERICHO are not noteworthy just because they are a metalcore band with a powerful female on vocals. They are also worth remembering because they adeptly balanced old-school hardcore, thrash metal, and "chugga-chugga" metalcore with a ferocity and dedication unmatched by many of their contemporaries. WOJO became an iron sureness not only on the hardcore field and not just because of their music, but also because of their attitude and distinguished performance full of blasting energy of their frontwoman Candace Kucsulain. Get ready for live energic mesh of metallic venom and concrete fury of hardcore/punk that the band is known for!

2018 marks the twenty-seventh year of PRIMORDIAL's seminal career, and the return with their ninth full-length Exile Amongst The Ruins, they have lost none of their vitality. Once again building upon their signature sound, the follow up to 2014's "Where Greater Men Have Fallen" is a more raw, "old school sounding" record than its predecessor. Hitting home, with what vocalist A.A. Nemtheanga describes as "a direct energy" and wielding an urgency that is undeniable, the Irish quintet once again effortlessly blends elements of Celtic folk and black metal like no one else.

California’s SKELETAL REMAINS not only have proven their exquisite taste when musically citing Death, Pestilence or early Gorguts, but they'Ve also proven they are fully capable of bringing their added value input into the old school death metal genre! With their insanely good latest album Devouring Mortality, SKELETAL REMAINS are coming back to conquer what’s theirs at Brutal Assault!

Retro-rock visionaries MONSTER MAGNET spent much of the 1990s struggling against the prejudices imposed upon the image and sound by alternative rock fashion nazis. In fact, it wasn't until that movement's late-'90s decline that the band's dogged persistence finally paid off and their fourth album, Powertrip, catapulted to gold sales status on the strength of its massive hard rock hit "Space Lord." In the meantime, MONSTER MAGNET managed to become one of the most successful and influential bands associated with the so-called underground "stoner rock" scene. Nowadays, it seems a little bit off to call them underground band, since these guys are a huge deal.

All thrashers, beware! DEMOLITION HAMMER are coming to set things straight in the fortress! New York City’s one of the best thrash acts are back with a helluva take on their classic record Tortured Existence!

An absolute honor is to announce legends of psychedelic rock, Chicago based act full of witchery and surrounded by mystical magic - COVEN! This is the first band which brought sign of horns to rock music back in the 60's when Black Sabbath were still doing blues covers in bars... The first band to use occult lyrics and sing about satanism and also the first satanic band which conquered the music charts. Frontwomen Jinx Dawson re-spawned COVEN again in late 2016 with a new line-up to arrange more sabbaths all over the world and we are pleased to announce that one of these magical sessions will happen at Brutal Assault!

Back in the day, a claim was made about the HELLHAMMER, that this band will never come back, because it’s absolutely impossible to reform a band so closely linked to a very specific and unique time period. However, here we are, standing before something that will remind us of these times - Tom Gabriel brings us TRIUMPH OF DEATH! It is a project with an open end. Apart from vague considerations to, perhaps, release an occasional live EP, Triumph Of Death will not record any new music but is solely dedicated to performing both well-know and obscure Hellhammer songs.

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So far the line-up goes: ABORTED, AFTER THE BURIAL, ALIEN WEAPONRY, AGNOSTIC FRONT, ANIMALS AS LEADERS, ANNAL NATHRAKH, ANATHEMA, ANNOTATIONS OF AN AUTOPSY, ANTAEUS, ANTHRAX, BATUSHKA, CAR BOMB, CARCASS, CARPENTER BRUT, COUNTING HOURS, COVEN, CRYSTAL LAKE, CULT OF LUNA, CYTOTOXIN, DR. LIVING DEAD, DECAPITATED, DEICIDE, DAUGHTERS, DEMOLITION HAMMER, DESTRUCTION, DIABLO SWING ORCHESTRA, EKTOMORF, ELECTRIC WIZARD, EMPEROR, ENSIFERUM, EYEHATEGOD, GET THE SHOT, GODFLESH, GOROD, GUTALAX, GOST, HEILUNG, HELLHAMMER – TRIUMPH OF DEATH, HIGHER POWER, HYPOCRISY, IMMOLATION, IRON REAGAN, JINJER, JUNGLE ROT, KRISIUN, LETTERS FROM THE COLONY, LIONHEART, MANES, MESHUGGAH, METAL CHURCH, MGŁA, MIDNIGHT, MONSTER MAGNET, MYRKUR, NAPALM DEATH, NECROS CHRISTOS, OF MICE & MEN, OCEANS OF SLUMBER, PERFECITIZEN, PRIMORDIAL, PRONG, RAISED FIST, ROTTING CHRIST, SACRED REICH, SAOR, SHAPE OF DESPAIR, SICK OF IT ALL, SLÆGT, SKELETAL REMAINS, SLAPSHOT, SODOM, SOILWORK, TAAKE, TANKARD, TAPHOS, TESTAMENT, THE ARSON PROJECT, THE CONTORTIONIST, THE OBSESSED, THE OCEAN, THERION, THY ART IS MURDER, TOSKA, UNFATHOMABLE RUINATION, VAMPILLIA, VARGRAV, VENOM PRISON, VIOLATOR, VOIVOD, VUUR, VULVODYNIA, WALLS OF JERICHO, WINDHAND, WOLFBRIGADE, WOE UNTO ME, WORMED, ZURIAAKE.

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SODOM marks the return of Frank Blackfire (ex-Sodom, ex-Kreator, or Assassin). SODOM have already released seminal albums such as Persecution Mania, the live cut Mortal Way Of Live and the highly successful Agent Orange with Frank Blackfire and he is back in a line-up featuring two guitarists for the first time ever in the history of SODOM. Be ready for a brand new ripping SODOM sound! Other revered living legends in this batch are NY/HC leading lights SICK OF IT ALL formed in 1986. More than three decades in the making, the New Yorkers show no signs of slowing down, getting soft, or toning down their stand-proud mentality on new album, Last Act of Defiance. The band still spits out anthems of heartful, no-holds-barred hardcore like on day one with live gigs full of unchained energy!

Veterans of NOLA sound mixing southern rock, blues riffs and hardcore punk EYEHATEGOD are one of the most reputable and distinctive bands ever, even defining a brand new genre now known as sludge in the past.

Other veterans formed in 1987 this time in Sweden and quickly became one of the most creative death metal bands, pushed limits of the contemporary sound and grew beyond themselves. Later on THERION released Theli, which would be the ultimate breakthrough for the band. With the record THERION turned towards a more opera-like, progressive and even orchestral sound which made them famous through the world. And now they're coming to Brutal Assault with a special Theli show! Odd-time signatures, avalanches of breaks and complex rhythmical as well as melodic patterns will excite every aficionado of extreme technicality, while growls down-tuned strings and double-bass assaults will more than satisfy extreme metal connoisseurs when WORMED take over BA stage!

Their South African brutal death metal cousins VULVODYNIA are one of the most active and well known bands in the genre today. Their brutal yet catchy, pit fueling, heavy as hell sound has since earned them fans from around the world and now they are ready to conquer BA!

The final addition on the list is the mysterious producer known as GOST, who embodies the character of Baalberith on his propulsive synthwave solo project that is channeling his fascination with the occult, John Carpenter and 80s slasher flicks. With its haunting atmospherics and aesthetics influenced by the blackest corners of the metal world his music quickly garnered GOST a loyal following within the rock and metal community worldwide.

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So far the line-up goes: ABORTED, AFTER THE BURIAL, ALIEN WEAPONRY, AGNOSTIC FRONT, ANIMALS AS LEADERS, ANNAL NATHRAKH, ANATHEMA, ANNOTATIONS OF AN AUTOPSY, ANTAEUS, ANTHRAX, BATUSHKA, CAR BOMB, CARCASS, CARPENTER BRUT, COUNTING HOURS, CRYSTAL LAKE, CULT OF LUNA, CYTOTOXIN, DR. LIVING DEAD, DECAPITATED, DEICIDE, DAUGHTERS, DESTRUCTION, DIABLO SWING ORCHESTRA, EKTOMORF, ELECTRIC WIZARD, EMPEROR, ENSIFERUM, EYEHATEGOD, GET THE SHOT, GODFLESH, GOROD, GUTALAX, GOST, HEILUNG, HIGHER POWER, HYPOCRISY, IMMOLATION, IRON REAGAN, JINJER, JUNGLE ROT, KRISIUN, LETTERS FROM THE COLONY, LIONHEART, MANES, MESHUGGAH, METAL CHURCH, MGŁA, MIDNIGHT, MYRKUR, NAPALM DEATH, NECROS CHRISTOS, OF MICE & MEN, OCEANS OF SLUMBER, PERFECITIZEN, PRONG, RAISED FIST, ROTTING CHRIST, SACRED REICH, SAOR, SHAPE OF DESPAIR, SICK OF IT ALL, SLÆGT, SLAPSHOT, SODOM, TAAKE, TANKARD, TAPHOS, TESTAMENT, THE OBSESSED, THE OCEAN, THERION, THY ART IS MURDER, TOSKA, UNFATHOMABLE RUINATION, VARGRAV, VENOM PRISON, VIOLATOR, VOIVOD, VUUR, VULVODYNIA, WINDHAND, WOLFBRIGADE, WOE UNTO ME, WORMED, ZURIAAKE.

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The only predictable thing about Canadian cosmic-metal warriors VOIVOD is that they will forever be unpredictable. On the warpath for more than 35 years, VOIVOD have pushed their sound relentlessly forward, constructing imaginative musical realms with each endeavor. They literally changed the face of thrash metal in the ‘80s, forged new prog-metal ground in the ‘90s, and kept up with changing times and lineups in the 2000s with fresh, inspired music and they’re back with a new album The Wake, which keeps pushing the limits! Appearing in 2002, even before the rebirth of thrash metal scene worldwide, VIOLATOR was formed with the purpose of rescuing the spontaneity and anger that seemed forgotten in the metal scene. Coming from the center Brazil, Brasilia, VIOLATOR is one of the most intense South American bands and after years of waiting, they will finally thrash BA! Doing so they will be joined by masked Swedish crossover deviants DR. LIVING DEAD and legendary veterans of Boston HC scene SLAPSHOT!

ENSIFERUM are true greats of folk-inspired melodic death metal and with their latest output Two Paths they once more affirm their place in the pantheons of the genre, so it was about a time they returned to BA!

Polish death machine DECAPITATED is back with a bang! Their new album Anticult highlights just how vital have remained two decades deep into their career. They have long been undeniable masters of their craft and they are expanding their parameters with this album, which should elevate the band's profile beyond the death metal realm in which it has dominated for years. And now they’re coming for the BA crowd! And speaking of technical death metal, of all the amazing technical death metal bands out there, very few can write memorable catchy songs with extreme technicality like French killers GOROD. Get ready for intelligent, deftly crafted flights of musicianship…that will rip your head off!

Sometimes, a band’s music registers just as seismically on an emotional wavelength as it does on a sonic spectrum. And one of those unique bands are ANIMALS AS LEADERS, who reimagine, reinterpret, and refresh instrumental prog, experimental metal, modern jazz, alternative, and even world music to a point where the reaction becomes primal. Consistently delivering a captivating show, their show will surely be one of the musicianship highlights of the festival.

New York’s CAR BOMB detonate a vicious blast of wildly technical and progressive modern metal. The Long Island quartet's attack is relentless and suffocating: vicious jazz-inspired blasts shift into mechanistic, canyon-wide grooves. Schizophrenic, whisper-to-a-scream vocals seem to spiral out of control, only to snap back lock-step into the churning assault. Make sure to witness their BA debut!

Progressive Swedes LETTERS FROM THE COLONY had proven that they could marry various elements of death metal, metalcore and jazz into a complex hybrid and produce something strangely familiar yet truly original. And this list finished with Chinese atmospheric black metal ZURIAAKE.

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So far the line-up goes: ABORTED, AFTER THE BURIAL, ALIEN WEAPONRY, AGNOSTIC FRONT, ANIMALS AS LEADERS, ANNAL NATHRAKH, ANATHEMA, ANNOTATIONS OF AN AUTOPSY, ANTAEUS, ANTHRAX, BATUSHKA, CAR BOMB, CARCASS, CARPENTER BRUT, COUNTING HOURS, CRYSTAL LAKE, CULT OF LUNA, CYTOTOXIN, DR. LIVING DEAD, DECAPITATED, DEICIDE, DAUGHTERS, DESTRUCTION, DIABLO SWING ORCHESTRA, EKTOMORF, ELECTRIC WIZARD, EMPEROR, ENSIFERUM, GET THE SHOT, GODFLESH, GOROD, GUTALAX, HEILUNG, HIGHER POWER, HYPOCRISY, IMMOLATION, IRON REAGAN, JINJER, JUNGLE ROT, KRISIUN, LETTERS FROM THE COLONY, LIONHEART, MANES, MESHUGGAH, METAL CHURCH, MGŁA, MIDNIGHT, MYRKUR, NAPALM DEATH, NECROS CHRISTOS, OF MICE & MEN, OCEANS OF SLUMBER, PERFECITIZEN, PRONG, RAISED FIST, ROTTING CHRIST, SACRED REICH, SAOR, SHAPE OF DESPAIR, SLÆGT, SLAPSHOT, TAAKE, TANKARD, TAPHOS, TESTAMENT, THE OBSESSED, THE OCEAN, THY ART IS MURDER, TOSKA, UNFATHOMABLE RUINATION, VARGRAV, VENOM PRISON, VIOLATOR, VOIVOD, VUUR, WINDHAND, WOLFBRIGADE a WOE UNTO ME, ZURIAAKE.

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As promised, here we have a couple of new bands for you!
First we have Polish preachers BATUSHKA who are on fire right now and who will bring their mass of dark psalms to the metal masses again. And on top of that we have a household name of the genre. As a preliminary Christmass gift we have Norwegian cult EMPEROR for you! With the musical visionary Ihsahn in front, we can look forward for one of the greatest legends of extreme metal that brought us treasures like Inno a Satana, Into the Infinity of Thoughts, Towards The Pantheon and many more!
Unfortunately, even Brutal Assault can't be without changes and unpleasant losses. Due to organisational reasons, DIMMU BORGIR is forced to cancel participation in Brutal Assault 2019, but we are discussing their performance for the following year.

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BATUSHKA live at BRUTAL ASSAULT 2017 

So far the line-up goes: ABORTED, AFTER THE BURIAL, ALIEN WEAPONRY, AGNOSTIC FRONT, ANNAL NATHRAKH, ANATHEMA, ANNOTATIONS OF AN AUTOPSY, ANTAEUS, ANTHRAX, BATUSHKA, CARCASS, CARPENTER BRUT, COUNTING HOURS, CRYSTAL LAKE, CULT OF LUNA, CYTOTOXIN, DEICIDE, DAUGHTERS, DESTRUCTION, DIABLO SWING ORCHESTRA, EKTOMORF, ELECTRIC WIZARD, EMPEROR, GET THE SHOT, GODFLESH, GUTALAX, HEILUNG, HIGHER POWER, HYPOCRISY, IMMOLATION, IRON REAGAN, JINJER, JUNGLE ROT, KRISIUN, LIONHEART, MANES, MESHUGGAH, METAL CHURCH, MGŁA, MIDNIGHT, MYRKUR, NAPALM DEATH, NECROS CHRISTOS, OF MICE & MEN, OCEANS OF SLUMBER, PERFECITIZEN, PRONG, RAISED FIST, ROTTING CHRIST, SACRED REICH, SAOR, SHAPE OF DESPAIR, SLÆGT ,TAAKE, TANKARD, TAPHOS, TESTAMENT, THE OBSESSED, THE OCEAN, THY ART IS MURDER, TOSKA, UNFATHOMABLE RUINATION, VARGRAV, VENOM PRISON, VUUR, WINDHAND, WOLFBRIGADE a WOE UNTO ME.

Let’s open this mega update with black metal stormblast! Over seven years, deathlike silence has filled the halls of the world’s biggest black metal forge, whilst powers have been gathering to resurrect the band right in time for their 25th anniversary. And now DIMMU BORGIR have finally returned with a vicious work of art that is their latest album Eonian and they are coming to storm the main stage at Brutal Assault!

Wicked aural filth comes from the islands with GODFLESH, who are highly regarded as one of the pioneers of industrial metal; they took industrial to the next level with their fuse of heavy guitars and mixing it with slow drum loops and effects and their unique approach has spawned several musical styles since their conception.

Brutal Assault will also present a combo of iconic thrashers that need no introduction, ANTHRAX and SACRED REICH will make it to the fest alongside upcoming crossover thrash ministry IRON REAGAN and a staple name of the genre PRONG. Elusive French synth mastermind CARPENTER BRUT draws its influences from 80s TV shows and B-movies loaded with cheap thrills and sharp synthesizers. The mysterious and discreet man behind the pentagon – or the Brutagram as his fans would call it – evokes an encounter between Justice beats and the universe of John Carpenter. Into the brutagram at BA 2019! Through parted flesh, mental scars and waning health – from misfortune and adversity that would have broken lesser men, comes another black metal legend that almost doesn’t perform live… Welcome French titans ANTAEUS, come to your condemnation and witness Satanik Audio Violence! For the fans of modern death metal and hardcore amalgamation we are gonna have glowing hot Brits VENOM PRISON, their returning fellow countrymen ANNOTATIONS OF AN AUTOPSY and Australia‘s own THY ART IS MURDER who are on fire right now! Anglophone domination over the genre will be contested by Japanese metalcore sensation CRYSTAL LAKE, who just set an impossible bar to leap over with their latest output Helix. If you think it’s enough incredibly energic music for now, then we beg to differ because we are also gonna have vigorous metal hardcore of GET THE SHOT and American noise rock kings DAUGHTERS, who are doing one of their rare live appearances at BA 2019! Equally rare live are CULT OF LUNA and these Swedish visionaries have been praised for their live performances for a long time and Brutal Assault will host one of their few appearances in 2019. You shouldn’t miss this opportunity to witness a shattering audio-visual feast of iconoclastic proportions! Other thoughtful bands for thinking audience on the list are the German musician collective THE OCEAN with their immersive audial experience, US progressivists AFTER THE BURIAL and Norwegian masters of stellar Avant-Garde MANES. You can also look forward for rising stars of Danish scene SLÆGT, who play an epic blackened heavy metal but without any kind of limitation when approaching the style, their compatriots TAPHOS with their gut-wrenching death metal and progressive heavy metal outlet of Dutch singer Anneke van Giersbergen under the moniker VUUR. Gloomy rock doom in the end, the very godfathers of the genre THE OBSESSED who were formed already back in 1976 by Scott "Wino" Weinrich are back from the dead to perform for you at BA 2019!

In the end, we have some band news – A PALE HORSE NAMED DEATH are unable to perform on Brutal Assault, because of the technical difficulties.

 

GODFLESH – Live Brutal Assault 2015 

So far the line-up goes: ABORTED, AFTER THE BURIAL, ALIEN WEAPONRY, oAGNOSTIC FRONT, ANNAL NATHRAKH, ANATHEMA, ANNOTATIONS OF AN AUTOPSY, ANTAEUS, ANTHRAX, CARCASS, CARPENTER BRUT,COUNTING HOURS, CRYSTAL LAKE, CULT OF LUNA, CYTOTOXIN, DEICIDE, DAUGHTERS, DESTRUCTION, DIABLO SWING ORCHESTRA, DIMMU BORGIR, EKTOMORF, ELECTRIC WIZARD, GET THE SHOT, GODFLESH, GUTALAX, HEILUNG, HIGHER POWER, HYPOCRISY, IMMOLATION, IRON REAGAN, JINJER, JUNGLE ROT, KRISIUN, LIONHEART, MANES, MESHUGGAH, METAL CHURCH, MGŁA, MIDNIGHT, MYRKUR, NAPALM DEATH, NECROS CHRISTOS, OF MICE & MEN, OCEANS OF SLUMBER, PERFECITIZEN, PRONG, RAISED FIST, ROTTING CHRIST, SACRED REICH, SAOR, SHAPE OF DESPAIR, SLÆGT ,TAAKE, TANKARD,TAPHOS, TESTAMENT, THE OBSESSED, THE OCEAN, THY ART IS MURDER, TOSKA, UNFATHOMABLE RUINATION, VARGRAV, VENOM PRISON, VUUR, WINDHAND, WOLFBRIGADE a WOE UNTO ME.

Let's open this update with the youngest band on the list - ALIEN WEAPONRY from New Zealand. Despite their lack of experience, these youngsters belong among the most interesting thrashing acts of the current metal scene. Now let's stay within the genre but bring a heavy dose of nostalgia, since the metal congregations will gather again to bow to a heavy metal institution build many, many years ago on a distant shore… METAL CHURCH!

The British trio TOSKA will immerse the Josefov fortress in its innovative approach and progressive melodies of their latest album Fire By The Silos. And while staying on the islands, are you ready for some dope-smoking sabbathian heavy doom? Because English horrornauts ELECTRIC WIZARD are gonna bring it no matter what! It's gonna be heavy and hazy and filthy and psychedelic in a way unmatched by any other band on the planet. And speaking of stage shrouded in a haze, the warm opium smoke will be replaced by cold Norwegian fog making your bones shiver..as TAAKE takes over Brutal Assault! ABORTED from Belgium are gonna give one of their energic lectures on skull-crushing brutality with their latest death metal output TerrorVision! Final surgical instrument in this batch is also made of British steel, because the legendary CARCASS are playing our festival again!

If you want death metal in it’s finest, then you would love the fact, that one of the most controversial bands, DEICIDE, are coming with their new album Overtures of Blasphemy to decimate the fortress and crush your heads!

Speaking of blasphemy and devil, on the other hand are standing DIABLO SWING ORCHESTRA, with their blend of many different genres, which is a thing not only for fans of avant-garde metal.

Following the massive response from the last summer, the forest fairy MYRKUR returns to our festival to conquer the sceptics yet again! The soft appearance can indeed be hiding for a dark soul… The quick succession also serves as a mean of apology for the unfinished show from this year.

Virginia's heavy psychedelic quartet WINDHAND presents infectious display of songcraft cloaked in alluring atmosphere, molten fuzz, eerie psychedelia and ethereal vocals.

The Ohio satanic royalty MIDNIGHT approaches metal from its dirty side and will finally send shockwaves of rock’n’roll violence through the BA crowds, subjugating and dominating all metalheads with lust, filth, and sleaze! You Can't Stop Steel!

And the finale will belong to the black hordes, that shall look forward for continuation of the bleak, dark and disillusioned MGŁA style of black metal, coming forth with both their anticipated new record and a Brutal Assault performance!

And NECROS CHRISTOS will commit their final hour with their final album Domedon Doxomedon to a performance cutting a swath of destruction through both the zeitgeist of modern heavy music and the walls of our beloved fortress with their first and last appearance at BA.

Let’s kick off this update with OF MICE & MEN! Mix strong rock melodies reminiscing the golden era of hard rock with memorable hooks and juvenile energy of these contemporary American stars and you get a helluva strong blend of metalcore fit for festival crowds!

If you lust for straight-forward aggressive new wave hardcore, you should look forward for LIONHEART, who are now obliterating stages and music charts alike with their latest record Welcome to The West Coast Pt. II!

Here we are again with another lineup update and we truly hope this announcement will metal up your day! Last time we announced German thrashers DESTRUCTION and this time we're announcing their Teutonic compatriots TANKARD with 6,66% of thrash and alcohol in their veins!

This update spans from one side of the moshing spectrum to the other – straight, raw and relentless hardcore with a pinch of British brat-like attitude – exactly what you'd expect from the Leeds' own HIGHER POWER. Also British but bit more emotional type of music comes with the announcement of the one and only ANATHEMA, who will come to comfort your downcast souls..

There are many bands inspired by ANATHEMA, but only a few of them do it in their own unique way. One of these bands are OCEANS OF SLUMBER. These dark progressive Texans lead by the unforgettable voice of Cammie Gilbert will be a treat for lovers of dreamy and emotive melodies. We’ll stick with dark tunes for a little longer and introduce you to the death/doom metal sextet from Belarus, WOE UNTO ME, who will come with their latest work 'The Voidness Flasher' (2017).

And now something for the death dealers! New York death metal legends IMMOLATION will once again present a showcase of death metal domination. And equally important name in the genre history are the Swedish kings waking up after a long slumber – HYPOCRISY!

The last slot in this announcement belongs to the dark black metal project from Finland – VARGRAV. A shady veil of mystery is covering this group and this will be only one of the very few gigs they will do in 2019. Their set will open a window of time taking you to the 90's and will especially pleasure all the fans of LIMBONIC ART, ABIGOR, or early EMPEROR.

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