Metal travel for 2010

A grey afternoon at Wacken 2008

In 2008 and 2009, my metalbeast and I made the trek to Germany for Wacken Open Air, the world’s largest open air heavy metal festival, making a stop in Dave’s hometown of Krakow.

This year, we’re doing it again. After Wacken, we’ll be hiring a vehicle of some description and trekking down to Bad Berka for Party.San Open Air one week later, followed by Summer Breeze in Dinkelsbühl the week after that. Then it’s off to Krakow for a week to relax and drink vodka. We’re calling it Blitzkrieg 2010.

As in previous years, we’ll be documenting the journey on the Hell Bent For Metal blog, and I’ll also be submitting regular tour diaries to Metal As Fuck. We’ll be gathering lots of photos for the One Million Beers for Metal project and I might even post here every now and then if I’m not too busy drinking and rocking out to over 100 bands. Ahem.

Just to gloat, highlights of the tour will include:

  • Gojira – at Wacken and also in a club gig with Lost Soul in Krakow
  • Cannibal Corpse, not once not twice but three frickin’ times (they’re playing all three festivals)
  • My beloved Fear Factory at 2am, Wacken’s “awesome hour”
  • Canadian deathcore-only-good band Despised Icon twice, including their last ever show at Summer Breeze
  • The awe-inspiring Tom G Warrior in his Triptykon incarnation at Party.San, an intimate festival of around 10,000 people, tiny compared to the metal city that 75,000 Wacken attendees create
  • Obituary and Behemoth, mine and Dave’s favourite bands, respectively

Anyone else doing some Euro festivals this year?

~ by goat_admin on May 25, 2010.

One Response to “Metal travel for 2010”

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