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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.

No need to wait any longer, since you all definitely want to hear what bands we've booked for BRUTAL ASSAULT 2019 so far. Let‘s start then with German thrash metal giants DESTRUCTION, who will nail many of you moshers to the walls of the fortress. The band is in the best possible shape and crushes stages like never before. We’ll stick with thrash metal, even though with a bit more groove to it with EKTOMORF comming to introduce us their new album 'Fury' (2018). Another groove sensation comes with JINJER and their charismatic frontwoman Tatiana Shmailyuk behind the microphone, also introducing BA fans to their new album.
Cold and sorrow will come with two bands from (where else than) Finland. We are talking about funeral doom act SHAPE OF DESPAIR, whom you can remember from BRUTAL ASSAULT six years ago COUNTING HOURS ushering the fortress into shadows with their depressive sorrowful rock. And now, the hearts of all death metal fans shall start to race! We are comming with three bands representing differnet dephts of this genre. Brazilian commando KRISIUN and their crushing, hot-blooded death metal. The old-school side of things will be presented by JUNGLE ROT from USA, bringing their new self-titled album. And finally we have CYTOTOXIN, crazy band with a mental show playing Chernobyl death metal.
And the last name for this update are legendary essence of NY/HC – AGNOSTIC FRONT! Crossing the pond to celebrate their 35 year anniversary with a tour, the band also releases autobiography of Roger Miret. So you can look forward for a very special show in our beloved fortress!

Here are all the bands confirmed for BRUTAL ASSAULT 2019 so far: A PALE HORSE NAMED DEATH, AGNOSTIC FRONT, ANNAL NATHRAKH, COUNTING HOURS, CYTOTOXIN, DESTRUCTION, EKTOMORF, GUTALAX, HEILUNG, JINJER, JUNGLE ROT, KRISIUN, MESHUGGAH, NAPALM DEATH, PERFECITIZEN, RAISED FIST, ROTTING CHRIST, SHAPE OF DESPAIR, SAOR, TESTAMENT, UNFATHOMABLE RUINATION & WOLFBRIGADE.

Many of you have asked and the question is YES, we are bringing The Keep - Ambient Lodge stage this year again! K.A.L. next to Horror Cinema will offer you an extra dimension of music, cozy retreat with absinth bar for all sensitive souls who want to run away from crowded places for a while.

This year´s K.A.L. stage is proud to announce a strong representation of female artists, who will perform as front-women or as complete soloists of their musical projects. Namely LAMIA VOX, SHE SPREAD SORROW, HECATE, LAHKÁ MÚZA or LOFN. There are also several musicians performing at the festival in well-know bands and K.A.L. stage will introduce them with more obscure solo projects. This purpose is strongly essential for K.A.L. stage since its inception.

This year we have also a large number of domestic artists, which also corresponds to the main idea of K.A.L. stage as a support platform for (not only) domestic ambient and industrial-noise scene. Last but not least, we do not forget all-night-running freetekno session from Igra sound system from Wednesday to Saturday.


Complete K.A.L. stage lineup for 2018 is following:
777 Babalon (SK)
Angel Epilepsia (SK)
Apoptose (D)
Geography of Hell (int)
Hecate vs. Instinct Primal (A/CZ)
Izanasz (CZ)
Lahká Múza (SK)
Lamia Vox (RU)
LOFN (CZ)
Mollusk King (GB)
Opening Performance Orchestra (CZ)
Phelios (D)
Sektion B (D)
Shantidas (FR)
She Spread Sorrow (I)
Void ov Voices (H)

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