ROCKHARZ, let’s go!
It was in 2006 when I first visited ROCKHARZ. Since then, I only missed one festival and the area changed two times. Now it seems, the organizers found the perfect place at an airport near a couple of rockets called ‘Teufelsmauer’ which means devil’s wall. Many festival visitors go for a walk on top of this “mountain” during the day. Funniest things happen there!
But what’s the main reason we go to a festival? Alkohol and meeting people, okay, besides that we also love to see our favourite bands perform. Let’s see what ROCKHARZ 2015 has to offer for us!
First of all, there is EPICA! We are really excited because the band will have it’s own festival in November called Epic Metal Fest (mark the date! It’s the 24th!). Their album “The Quantum Enigma” ranked second place in our flashback 2014 and we’ll enjoy seeing them live on stage with it again!
DELAIN come from a US tour with Nightwish and we are very excited what they can tell us about it. They made fourth place in our 2014 ranking and we hope they play something new! The Dutch Queen of Metal will be at ROCKHARZ with her new project THE GENTLE STORM: Anneke van Giersbergen is there. She runs the project together with Arjen Lucassen (Ayreon). They released two versions of their album “The Diary” – the gentle and the stom version. One is soft, one heavy. Let’s see which songs they play!
For those around who like it little heavier, there is CRIPPER with their impressive singer Britta Görtz. They’ll rock our asses off. And last but not least Lindsay Schoolcraft hits the stage with CRADLE OF FILTH. Their album “Hammer of the witches” will be relased around the festival. Maybe some of the fans can sing along the new tunes – we will hear a lot of them for sure.
We’ll keep you updated from the festival site if possible! Cheers!