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Brutal Assault #25 – DAY IV REPORT


The fourth day starts and I feel a bit tired a bit from rushing stage to stage. Slight pain in the throat does not help at all, too. But rock’n’roll awaits still.

In the afternoon, the thrash group Nunslaughter, Exhorder and the Czech Faust are worth mentioning. I was happy with the music of Benighted, which I had the opportunity to see last year as well. Their extreme action full of growling and pig squeals was satisfying as usual.

Nunslaughter, Faust, Exhorder

From the modern and more progressive side, bands like Aviana, Stake, Humanity’s Last Breath, Frontierer played early. Another less metal, more hardcore (kinda) was presented by Comeback Kid and Sick of It All or fusion of styles by Stake.

Stake, Humanity’s Last Breath, Sick of It All

Outside of black metal, I was looking forward to doom performed by Swallow the Sun. Again and as always, nice performance. The sad melodies dug into us damn deep. Maybe even more so, when we watched the lead guitarist Juho Räihä. He seemed crazy thin to me…

Swallow the Sun

I was preparing for blackness again. Mainly Abbath and Panzerfaust from Canada. I saw the guys a few months ago in Czech club. The music was good, but because of the (in)correct lights and smoke, everyone saw complete crap the whole concert… At the Brutal Assault, it really bothered me that many bands of similar genre overlapped at the same time… Was it like that last time too? I do not even remember due covid break. Now it was very frequent and I was quite sad. Panzerfaust didn’t start playing until half an hour after Abbath, but that was actually even worse for me. Most of us who were at Abbath show wanted to hear the second part of the set, when they again played covers from the legend – Immortal. So I didn’t hear anything from that part… Panzerfaust showed us that their black metal is powerful and strong at least, even if there was a little too much of the fog for my taste. The „chaotic“ plucking of dissonant chords in the fast tempo and the slower passages enhanced the greatness and force the band has.

Abbath, Panzerfaust

As the previous day represented the legend of King Diamond, on Friday it was the legacy of Chronos with Venom. Again, and absolute professionalism combined with a fun that was felt from the members. They kicked off the concert with the legendary song “Black Metal” and that was actually enough to give me full satisfaction. As Imentioned overlapping times of some bands, here, due Venom, I have missed Slagmaur which was playing on other side of the festival, unfortunatelly. Black metal band who closed the day of the day, was Mysticum, which was more on industrial side of the genre. Besides good music and great light show, many of us drooled on the great muscle mass of the guitarist. I think ladies had quite a hard time to keep on their legs. Stay tuned for the final day.

Venom, Mysticum

Brutal Assault #25 Info


We have some new band announcement for the biggest Czech extreme metal Festival in fortress of Jaroměř. N.Y. hardcore fans can look forward to Sick of It All. Lines of thrashy saws will expand Vio-lence, a predecessor of legendary Machine Head and we shall see also Evergreen Terrace. Another thrash band i going to be D.R.I.

We are moving to a lighter death metal, presented by Avatar. Extreme and brutal version of death metal is going to be nailed in your heads by butchers from Extrermination, Dismemberment, Korpse, Pathology and also genre pioneers – Devourment. Slam it!

Modern music is going to be presented by djenty Aviana, metalcore of Sable Hils from Japan.

Unfortunatelly, EvilDead, Static-X, Tallah and Bell Witch, which I looked forward to very much, could not attend to the festival.

SICK OF IT ALL release “Deep State” Quarantine Session


This is your last chance to dance to a new SICK OF IT ALL live session for now!

While everybody is dying to see live-shows the band filmed a series of live clips – straight in their homes! After releasing “Alone”, “The Bland Within”, “Paper Tiger”, “Hardcore Horseshoe” and “Never Back Down” make sure to check out “Deep State”: https://youtu.be/xH4gVTQ3Cfc

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SICK OF IT ALL Release “Hardcore Horseshoe”, 4th of a Series of Quarantine Sessions


While everybody is missing live shows New York City hardcore legends SICK OF IT ALL have a quick fix available for you. The band filmed a series of live clips – straight in their living rooms! After releasing songs from their rich back catalogue, “Alone”, “The Bland Within” and “Paper Tiger”, it’s time for a more recent track taken from their latest album, “Wake The Sleeping Dragon!”.

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SICK OF IT ALL release video clip for “Self Important Shithead”


After wrapping up the first leg of their European summer festivals New York’s SICK OF IT ALL are sharing a brand new video clip that is taken from their latest album, “Wake The Sleeping Dragon!”.

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