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Brutal Assault 2020 Info 4


The end of the year is near and here is the new dose of confirmed metal. Kings of metalcore AS I LAY DYING appears on the lineup. Next another similar act is THE AGONIST from Canada and also BUTCHER BABIES with their killing lady duo singers.

BENIGHTED are adding to the path of fast madness with brutal music. On similar note another grinders appear – EXCREMENTORY GRINDFUCKERS, but instead of serious darkness, with their humour and „dancing“ party vibe.

Black leather jacket guys with hoodies from Portland are now at Brutal Assault too. UADA is not a cheap knockoff of MGLA. Their show is far from stoick as the Poland counterpart with more active approach. Good equally, indeed. Another black metal is represented by a legend a pioneer of the genre – MAYHEM.

BLOODBATH or BLOOD INCANTATION are new death metal addition there.

Music lover can enjoy legendary DEVIN TOWSEND and will bring new album to the festival.

More bands in a poster. Stay tuned for more info.

Brutal Assault 2020 Info 2


Here is the second update for new bands confirmed. From Ukraine, 1914 will bring us their war poetry in their specific black metal way. In the same genre, but again, with own obscurity or weirdness, SIGH of Japan shall see the stages of Josefov‘s areal. From European south, Italians OTTONE PESANTE trio will continue in avandgarde while the strong drums are in company of a thrumpet a trombone.

Modern fans who prefer some trendier stuff shall enjoy metal core of WHILE SHE SLEEPS or RING OF SATURN, STATIC-X. Harder technical stuff will be given to us by great BEYOND CREATION.

Old school fans can expect bands like VADER, NECROPHOBIC. There will be also other matador from Britain. CRADLE OF FILTH, this time with their presentation of Cruelty and the Beast which belong to their top albums and it is fine classic of genre overall.

More new bands in a poster. Stay tuned for more info.

REPORT: BRUTAL ASSAULT #24 DAY 3RD


Third day of extreme music at Brutal Assault festival served us another great performances. Top place surely belong to witchcult of Electric Wizard among other interesting musicians.

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FESTIVAL REPORT: BRUTAL ASSAULT AUG 8-11 (CZ) DAY 2


Photography & Report by Pavel Kovalančík / Dark Art Conspiracy

DAY 2 – THURSDAY

Thursday was a much more interesting day for me at the main stages. I am not so into thrash metal. I practically never listen to it at home, but when I am somewhere, I usually enjoy it. And thanks to my friend Marek, who owns many old casettes at home, Exhorder was suggested to me. As I know only some known big names this was totally new to me. Hell, this was great. Superb music, entertaining musicians. Many compare this band to Pantera, many say Pantera has even been influences by Exhorder who have been playing since the 80’s. Many fans are having a beef between each other. No matter what, this is highly recommended even if their last albums are from early 90’s.

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CASKET ROBBERY Appearing at Full Terror Assault Open Air September 8 / St. Louis Pre-Fest Party Happens September 6


Madison (WI) –  CASKET ROBBERY are hitting the road again! The Wisconsin crushers will appear at Full Terror Assault Open Air on September 8. Dubbed “America’s First ‘True’ Open Air Festival,” the event runs for three days, September 6 – 8, and takes place at Hogrock Campground in Cave in Rock, IL. Festival headliners include DEMOLITION HAMMER, DEATH ANGEL, and IMMOLATION. Ticket info and more can be found at www.facebook.com/events/843946485783901/

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FESTIVAL REPORT: BRUTAL ASSAULT Aug 8-11 (CZ) DAY 1


Photography & Report by Pavel Kovalančík / Dark Art Conspiracy

INTRODUCTION, GOOD & BAD

Once again, one of the biggest metal festivals from Czech is over and here is the report about some of its music and organization. As mainly a photographer and not pure journalist, take it with a grain of salt with my subjective approach and taste in music more based towards black metal and atmospheric stuff overall.

The festival was held officially from August 8th-11th, but there was a small warm up party the day before with Suicidal Tendencies headlining. Unfortunately, I arrived at midnight so it was all over and by the time I unpacked my stuff, did quick town visit for some beer and then get some sleep in a four-wheel coffin.

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