Just in time for the festival’s 24th and their 25th anniversary, 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; 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, Anthray and Sacred Reich, alongside upcoming crossover thrash ministry Iron Regan and a staple name of the genre Prong.
Elusive French synth mastermind Carpenter Brut draws it’s 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.
We’ll get an exclusive chance to see the black metal legends that almost never perform live… the 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 bands on this amazing 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, an epic blackened heavy metal, 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 way back in 1976 by Scott “Wino” Weinrich are back from the dead to perform for us!
In the end, they let us know about some bad news as well – A Pale Horse Named Death are unable to perform at this year’s Brutal Assault because of technical difficulties. We’re sad to hear that and hope to see them next year!
Among the bands confirmed so far are also: Alien Weaponry, Agnostic Front, Anaal Nathrakh, Electric Wizard, Gutalax, Heilung, Hypocrisy , Meshuggah, MgŁa, Myrkur, Napalm Death, Rotting Christ, Taake, Testament and many more!