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MetalDays 2020: First bands confirmed!

by Vedrana Dobrić
MetalDays 2020

MetalDays 2019 is not over yet but new dates for the next festival edition have already been scheduled from July 26th to August 1st, 2020. For the last time ever, MetalDays 2020 will offer you a killer line up at the most amazing location. So, make sure to check confirmation of the first bands below.

Testament is often credited as one of the most popular and influential bands of the thrash metal scene, as well as one of the leaders of the second wave of the genre in the late 1980s. They have also been referred to as one of the “big eight” of thrash metal, along with Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, Anthrax, Exodus, Overkill and Death Angel. The band has sold over 1.4 million albums in the United States since the beginning of the SoundScan era and over 14 million copies worldwide. To date, Testament has released twelve studio albums (one of which is a collection of re-recorded songs), four live albums, five compilation albums, twelve singles and three DVDs. The band is currently working on the follow-up to its 2016’s album “Brotherhood Of The Snake”. So, 2020 ist set to be an unforgettable year for every fan of the genre!

Paradise Lost is considered by some to be the pioneers of the death-doom genre and regarded as the main influence for the later gothic metal movement. As of 2005, Paradise Lost have sold over two million albums worldwide. Their line-up has remained stable for such a long-standing heavy metal band, consisting of singer Nick Holmes, guitarists Greg Mackintosh and Aaron Aedy, and bassist Steve Edmondson. During the years, the band has only changed drummers. Thir latest studio album “Medusa” was recorded with very talented 25-year-old drummer Waltteri Väyrynen and will be presented at MetalDays.

Napalm Death is credited as pioneers of the grindcore genre by incorporating elements of crust punk and death metal, using a noise-filled sound that uses heavily distorted, down-tuned guitars, grinding overdrive bass, high speed tempo, blast beats, vocals which consist of incomprehensible growls or high-pitched shrieks, extremely short songs and sociopolitical lyrics. The band’s debut album “Scum” released in 1987 by Earache Records, proved substantially influential throughout the global metal community. According to the “Guinness World Records”, their song “You Suffer” is the shortest song in the world, at only 1.316 seconds long. They have released sixteen studio albums, and are listed by Nielsen SoundScan as the seventh best-selling death metal band in the United States. 

Malevolent Creation is an American death metal band formed in Buffalo, New York in 1987. The band’s original members were vocalist Brett Hoffmann, guitarists Phil Fasciana and Jeff Juskiewicz, bassist Jason Blachowicz, and drummer Mark Simpson. Phil Fasciana was the only founding member who stayed with the band consistently. The band moved to Florida a year after it formed, and they became a part of the emergent local death metal scene, landing a deal with Roadrunner Records and helping to develop the “Florida Death Metal” sound. In 1991 their debut album, The Ten Commandments, became something of a landmark in the death metal underground, expanding on the early work of bands such as Slayer, Kreator, Possessed, Onslaught, Obituary and Death.

Razor is a Canadian speed metal band formed in 1983 at Guelph, Ontario. They are recognized as the pioneers of Canadian thrash metal and has been referred to as one of the country’s “big four”, alongside Sacrifice, Voivod and Annihilator. Under their belt are eight studio albums and another one will arrive in 2020, along with the performance at MetalDays as well.

Don’t miss the last chance to visit the most beautiful festival on its origin location. Join us in Tolmin for an unforgettable metal experience and grab your ticket here! Stay heavy! 

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