Mayhem + Gaahls Wyrd + Deströyer 666 e.a.
+ dead Congregation + GosT + Nocturnal Graves + Inconcessus Lux Lucis
Fans of extreme metal have a reason to mark 31 October in their calendars: both halls of Doornroosje are reserved for a godless mass of epic proportions. The dark and destructive main event of tonight is Mayhem, but the other names are equally worth it: Gaahls WYRD, GosT, Deströyer 666, Dead Congregation, Nocturnal Graves and Inconcessus Lux Lucis.
Norwegian black metal band Mayhem has gained an almost mythical status ever since the release of the album “De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas” in 1994. The album is regarded as one of the most influential black metal albums of all times: pure, raw, dark black metal. The band never stopped evolving after its release however, something they have proven with more modern albums like “Chimera” and “Ordo Ad Chao”. Soon new work is expected through Century Media, their new label.
Gaahls WYRD is the new band of Norwegian black metal god, stage personality and wine expert Gaahl. With Gaahls WYRD he is going to perform songs of his former bands God Seed, Gorgoroth and Trelldom, but also some new work.
The Australians of Deströyer 666 hardly ever play shows in Europe, but they will play a show in the Netherlands tonight. The band is known for their ruthless, blistering mix of black thrash metal.
Synth wave is a genre that has almost no guitars whatsoever, yet is still popular within the metal scene. Acts like Perturbator and Carpenter Brut have already proven to be important presences on festival like Roadburn. Gost is part of the same tradition, yet his music is darker than the aforementioned acts. Sinister, dirty and demonic darkwave is probably a better description. A bit strange, yet very tasty all the same.
The Greeks of Dead Congregation is quite well known within the death metal scene. The ruffian energy of their songs are injected with a large dose of doom and black metal influences. Recommended to fans of Incantation and Immolation.
Just like Deströyer the lads of Nocturnal Graves hail from Australia. The thrashy roots are still present, but on their most recent album “Titan” their overall sound is more layered, darker and slower-paced. The end result is all the heavier as a result.