Paradise Lost have not only defined the gothic subgenre and raised doom metal to a new level, they can also be considered pioneers of an entire musical generation. Upon their formation on the ashes of other musical pioneers Nihilist, Unleashed were formed and quickly adopted the position of Chief Vikings of Swedish Death Metal scene, which they up to this day refuse to vacate. And speaking of pioneers, we’re also extremely happy to welcome unique thrash powerhouse from the US to the bill, Exhorder! Another groundbreaking act that will honor BA with one of its unique cosmic death metal performances is Nocturnus A.D. of Mike Browning!
Neocaesar will be invoking the best form of Dutch death metal once represented by Sinister and even though the band is recent spawn project, it is comprised of veteran former Sinister members. The current incarnation of Finnish post-punk phenomenon Beastmilk will pleasure the fans under the moniker Grave Pleasures, while the fans of progressive guitar work can look forward for the virtuoso Plini! We will also welcome uncompromising Unsane, brutal soundtrack of New York city cacophony and the toughest noise riffs which are able to attack with fury of angry beast.
Contemporary avantgarde with grim undertones will be summoned by Dodecahedron, while French Celeste will cast gloom with their dark post-hardcore sludge. Aggressive and one of the best live acts Full Of Hell will replace Nails in the line-up, so get ready for walls of noise and massive explosions of furious rhythms and riffs. This is brutality and darkness in its purest form.