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EXCREMENTORY GRINDFUCKERS

Okt 26th, 2012 | By | Category: Allgemein

She can have a beard, but she must be beautiful: In 2013, the EXCREMENTORY GRINDFUCKERS invite you to sing with them and their blastbeat-attacks. In the guys‘ luggage is the best-of-album „Aus Liebe Zum Geld – Ihre schönsten Misserfolge“ , where… Read more



ICED EARTH

Okt 25th, 2012 | By | Category: Allgemein

In the year 1984, their history started with the name PURGATORY. After a  merry-go-round of their vocalists, the guys around mastermind Jon Schaffer came together anew and delivered a brilliant album called „Dystopia“. For the first time at… Read more



VAN CANTO

Okt 18th, 2012 | By | Category: Allgemein

Rakkatakka – Fear of the Dark, Wishmaster and Kings Of Metal are only a small selection of the new-interpreted hits, that this group sings besides their own compositions. The pioneers of a-capella-metal even reached position #23 in the German album… Read more



ENSIFERUM conquer ROCKHARZ 2013!

Okt 18th, 2012 | By | Category: Allgemein

After their sensational chart entry of their new record „Unsung Heroes“ on #15 of the German album charts, we can announce ENSIFERUM for ROCKHARZ 2013! It is the second time the Finnish sword-wielders are at ROCKHARZ, and they look great between our… Read more



Hooded Zippers 2012 – available again!

Okt 18th, 2012 | By | Category: Allgemein

Due to the huge amount of requests for festival-merchandise from 2012, we decided to produce a small edition of 2012’s hooded zippers. They are available now in the official shop for €… Read more



CHILDREN OF BODOM

Okt 18th, 2012 | By | Category: Allgemein

When the guys, hardly 18 years old, changed their band name to disband a very bad record deal in favour of a good one at Spinefarm, nobody would have thought that the Finnish would once stand in the first row of Melodic Death Metal – and thus on the… Read more



DARK AT DAWN

Okt 18th, 2012 | By | Category: Allgemein

2007 they played their goodbye-show at the ROCKHARZ festival and parted ways afterwards – now, 6 years later, they’re back on stage together: DARK AT DAWN! The freshly reformed chapel from the Harz mountains wants to celebrate its 20th… Read more



600 Tickets left in our shop

Jul 3rd, 2012 | By | Category: Allgemein

Lots of tickets were sold in the last week. There are just 600 tickets left now in our shop http://shop.rockharz.com . Again, to explain and to keep you up to date: 2009 (see aerial view picture of 2009) was the first year on the airport in… Read more



Running Order 2012

Jul 3rd, 2012 | By | Category: Allgemein

The Running Order is already complete. Now you can find it under the main point Bands. Have a look at the Running Order here. If there are any changes we will inform you here at this… Read more



Only 1000 tickets left in our shop!

Jun 25th, 2012 | By | Category: Allgemein

For the first time in 19 years of ROCKHARZ history we are facing possible shortage of the 3-day tickets. There are just 1000 tickets left in our shop on www.rockharz.com. To keep the typical ROCKHARZ atmosphere and the character of the festival… Read more



Drink Darkness Opening Night on wednesday

Jun 25th, 2012 | By | Category: Allgemein

At Wednesday we’ll have the DRINK DARKNESS OPENING NIGHT! It starts at 5pm with PUNISH MY HEAVEN , THE SPOOK and EARTHSHIP. We also present the finale of the WACKEN METAL BATTLE Germany! If you can’t get enough of DARKNESS, you have the… Read more



DEZPERADOZ

Jun 21st, 2012 | By | Category: Allgemein

Another band with guitarist Alexander Kraft (Onkel Tom, Sodom a.o.): DEZPERADOZ. They convince with a mixture of Heavy Metal and Countrymusic. After three publications they come to ROCKHARZ to celebrate their new album “Dead Man´s Hand”. Have… Read more



Day Sharing 2012

Jun 13th, 2012 | By | Category: Allgemein

This is the day sharing for 2012   DONNERSTAG HATEBREED SEPULTURA OOMPH! PAIN RAGE EMIL BULLS TANZWUT MUNICIPAL WASTE NIGHT IN GALES RED FANG CHTHONIC DRONE FREITAG BLIND GUARDIAN ASP PARADISE… Read more



One-day-tickets

Jun 13th, 2012 | By | Category: Allgemein

You can´t enjoy all three days of the ROCKHARZ in 2012? Now you had the possibility to get a one-day-ticket for a day of your choice in our shop. This is the way to our… Read more



ROCKHARZ 2012 TRAILER

Jun 13th, 2012 | By | Category: Allgemein

ROCKHARZ is near! To make the time for you to wait less painful we proudly present the official ROCKHARZ 2012… Read more



Freedom Call

Jun 13th, 2012 | By | Category: Allgemein

More Power Metal for ROCKHARZ! We are proud to announce FREEDOM CALL for the very first time. They will present us their brand new album “Land Of The Crimson Dawn” and much more at ROCKHARZ… Read more



Night In Gales

Jun 13th, 2012 | By | Category: Allgemein

More than 10 years passed since NIGHT IN GALES were one of germanys most famous melo-death bands. After their reunion in 2011 and their new album “Five Scars” their music is harder than ever. For the first time we welcome the NIGHT IN GALES guys… Read more



THE FORESHADOWING

Jun 13th, 2012 | By | Category: Allgemein

Since 2005 the Italians – with founder Alessandro Pace leading the way – amaze us with a mixture of Gothic and Doom. Since a few days you can hear their new published song “Ground Zero” on their MySpace site. Benvenu to THE… Read more



STERBHAUS

Mai 15th, 2012 | By | Category: Allgemein

The Band with the curious German name comes from Sweden: These guys satisfy with Stockholm trash combined with irony, humor and a little bit seriousness. For the first time at ROCKHARZ we welcome the guys from… Read more



Rent toilets sold off!

Mai 15th, 2012 | By | Category: Allgemein

The rent toilets for ROCKHARZ 2012 are sold off… Read more



Chthonic

Mai 7th, 2012 | By | Category: Allgemein

In 1995 a black metal band named like the Greek god Hades was born in the Taiwanese underground. In 2012 the guys are back in Europe. We are glad to welcome CHTHONIC at ROCKHARZ… Read more



Rockharz, Rockhartz, Rock Harz, Harz Rock – How is it spelled in the right way?

Mai 7th, 2012 | By | Category: Allgemein

It´s really funny and also a little bit scaring to meet all the different variations of our festival name. When we chose the name we didn’t know that eight years later a man called Peter Hartz would be that famous, unfortunately. A festival… Read more



Rage

Mai 4th, 2012 | By | Category: Allgemein

Since their foundation Peter “Peavy“ Wagner is member of this group (at this time the band was called Avenger) and Victor Smolski and Andre Holgers followed him on his trip that is now over 20 year’s long . We are glad to welcome old friends… Read more



Rockharz Warm Up Parties

Mai 4th, 2012 | By | Category: Allgemein

You can’t wait till the ROCKHARZ in 2012 begins? No Problem! Come to one of our 3 warm up parties and get in the right mood for ROCKHARZ 2012! We present the following warm up parties: 19.5. Kiel – Hot Rock Facebook Event 9.6. Hannover… Read more



Hatebreed

Apr 17th, 2012 | By | Category: Allgemein

Is it possible to bring angry Americans at the ROCKHARZ?! Yes it is! HATEBREED are the expression of fury and protest. Since 1993 they express their statements from the stage to the world. Front man Jamey Jasta is supported by the accented guitar… Read more



Primoridal

Apr 12th, 2012 | By | Category: Allgemein

What’s to say about this band? If you had the pleasure to see the guys from Ireland live you know that this band can get you under their spell. We are glad to present PRIMORDIAL for ROCKHARZ… Read more



Malrun

Apr 12th, 2012 | By | Category: Allgemein

Raunchy, Volbeat, Illdisposed, Hatesphere and so on… what’s up with our neighbors in Denmark? The modern site of ROCKHARZ billing gets some support now. On march 5th they published their second album “The Empty Frame”. They use lots of catchy… Read more



De Profundis

Apr 12th, 2012 | By | Category: Allgemein

No song of ASP, no letter from Oscar Wilde, no Album of the band VADER – it’s the band! DE PROFUNDIS come from the deep of the British capital and exist since 2006. At the 11th may their new album “The Emptiness Within” is released. For the… Read more



Drone

Apr 12th, 2012 | By | Category: Allgemein

Since 2004 the guys are active in the world of metal. Their music is a mix of trash metal, groove metal, death metal and metalcore. You didn’t know what that means? There is a new album announced for 2012 called “For Torch and Crown”. Circle… Read more



Skyforger and XIV Dark Centuries

Mrz 29th, 2012 | By | Category: Allgemein

High the jugs, hit the shields together! Today we present to you the pagan gods in musical form with actually two bands: The Latvians SKYFORGER are one of the famous acts of the Baltic states. Besides modern guitars and drums they also use lots… Read more



Djerv

Mrz 29th, 2012 | By | Category: Allgemein

Pink on Metal? Yes it’s possible and its called DJERV. If you don’t know what we mean maybe you should just think of the front woman from Dimmu Borgir song “Gateways”. We are glad to present you hits like “Madman” at ROCKHARZ… Read more



ENGEL

Mrz 20th, 2012 | By | Category: Allgemein

One more Melodic-Death-Metal act for the Rockharz billing in 2012. In may the band around founder Nicolas Engelin (In Flames, Gardenian) publishes their third album “Blood of the Saints”. Unbelievable but true: the band is – how could it be… Read more



TYR

Feb 24th, 2012 | By | Category: Allgemein

At ROCKHARZ 2011 the men from Faröern had to shorten their appearance account of technical problems, now we have invited them again for 2012! We are glad to obliged TYR for the ROCKHARZ 2012 and hope for an appearance in full… Read more



MOONSORROW

Feb 20th, 2012 | By | Category: Allgemein

Varjoina kuljemme kuolleiden maassa – As Shadows We Walk In The Land of The Dead is the new album of the Finns from Helsinki called. For the first time the family business around Ville and Henri Sorvali makes us happy with epic Pagan-Metal at the… Read more



DEADLOCK

Feb 14th, 2012 | By | Category: Allgemein

Since 1997, the men and the lady from different parts of Germany have been active in the Melodic Death Metal area and represented Germany more than solemnly with each of their albums in this genre. With their latest album „Bizarro World“ DEADLOCK… Read more



DEATHSTARS

Feb 10th, 2012 | By | Category: Allgemein

A lot of bands have already tried to combine metal and electronic music – but only a few have been so creative and successful like DEATHSTARS! The musicians all come from the different Death Metal chapels and have been very well known since the… Read more



PARADISE LOST

Feb 7th, 2012 | By | Category: Allgemein

After the latest publication “Faith Divides Us – Death Unites Us” from 2009, “Tragic Idol”, the new album by PARADISE LOST will be out on 23 April 2012! We are looking forward toa great performance with songs like “Say Precisely of… Read more



DEVILS WALL TROPHY: The Winner!

Jan 31st, 2012 | By | Category: Allgemein

The battle is over! The winner of the DEVILS WALL TROPHY is the metalcore band FIVE FEET HIGH AND RISING from Alfeld in Germany. Therefore they will be playing at the ROCKHARZ in 2012. We would like to thank all visitors and all participanting… Read more



DEVILS WALL TROPHY at this weekend!

Jan 25th, 2012 | By | Category: Allgemein

The battle of the battles is coming closer! Next weekend on 28 Jan the DEVILS WALL TROPHY will be fought out in the “Haus der Jugend” in Osterode! The winner may look forward to a smart trophy and a slot at ROCKHARZ in 2012…. Read more



ALL GOOD THINGS COME IN THREES

Jan 15th, 2012 | By | Category: Allgemein

On Sunday the Hattrick is on the agenda. Two old friends and one new act are waiting for you at the ROCKHARZ OPEN AIR 2012! We are glad to announce the following bands for ROCKHARZ… Read more



DEATH METAL for ROCKHARZ!

Jan 11th, 2012 | By | Category: Allgemein

Once they were one of the greatest German Death Metal acts – MORGOTH. Unforgotten are timeless songs like “Cursed”. After the dissolving in 1998 in 2011 they came back like the phoenix from the cinder! But this is not enough! In this summer… Read more



PAIN for ROCKHARZ!

Dez 29th, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein

„You Only Live Twice“ – and in each of these lives one should make it to the ROCKHARZ  at least once. Fortunately, Peter Tägtgren is coming for a second time: In 2011 with HYPOCRISY, in 2012 with PAIN! The sole songwriter and producer takes… Read more



TYR confirmed!

Dez 23rd, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein

The gods of war slam our ears with true Viking-Metal on ROCKHARZ 2011. We are very proud to present the acquainted band from the Faroe… Read more



TURISAS confirmed and new homepage

Dez 23rd, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein

TURISAS confirmed! The airport of Ballenstedt is going to be conquered by Finlands sword-swingers no.1 : TURISAS. In 2008, TURISAS already captured our ears and eyes with one of the best gigs at that time on ROCKHARZ. And: Their new album will be… Read more



SEPULTURA at the ROCKHARZ!

Dez 21st, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein

Now or never! This year we are expecting no BIG 4 where Andreas Kisser would suddenly have to step in and so we start again: SEPULTURA is coming to ROCKHARZ in 2012! No need for many words, because the feats of the quartet should be known. Last year… Read more



EPICA

Dez 17th, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein

Last time we hosted Mark Jansen´s project MAYAN at ROCKHARZ. In 2012 EPICA is coming! The Dutch Symphonic Metal band with power singer Simone Simons is going to present their new album “Requiem For The Indifferent” at one of the first festival… Read more



Event tip: 23 Dec Heavy Christmas – Förste

Dez 15th, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein

Only 210 days until the ROCKHARZ 2012. To let no boredom arise and to have a nice start of the Christmas time, we organize the 25th anniversary of the HEAVY CHRISTMAS together with the Jugendzentrum in 37520 Osterode-Förste on 23 Dec… Read more



Support from Finland

Dez 12th, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein

In 2008 a little diligent Finnish bee called Tuomas Saukkonnen had written some songs which he could not perform with his main band BEFORE THE DAWN. That’s why he started a solo project. For the first time we welcome BLACK SUN AEON at ROCKHARZ… Read more



The winners of the first round of the DEVIL´S WALL TROPHY

Dez 8th, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein

The first round is over. Thanks for the numerous applications! The jurors had the problem to choose 4 bands for the DEVIL´S WALL TROPHY. The winners will compete in the “Haus der Jugend” in the homeland of the ROCKHARZ OPEN AIR on 28 Jan… Read more



NIKOLAUS PACKAGES SOLD OUT!

Dez 6th, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein

This was faster than ever! Many, many thanks for your support! The NIKOLAUS packages are completely sold out! As already announced some weeks ago, we enclose a ROCKHARZ flag 2012 into each new… Read more



BEFORE THE DAWN

Dez 6th, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein

Our next confirmation hails from Finland: BEFORE THE DAWN! This year the band published their latest album „Deathstar Rising“ via Nuclear Blast, and in this summer the devil’s wall will be headed by this death star. The boys will be here for the… Read more



OOMPH!

Dez 5th, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein

According to Google Maps these men from Brunswick probably have the shortest trip to ROCKHARZ! In spring a new OOMPH CD will be published! There will be no tour before summer and so they are playing one of their first German festival shows at the… Read more



SANTA CLAUS SPECIAL

Dez 5th, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein

As usual, Santa Claus is a ROCKHARZER! This is what you get if you order: one ticket = plus 1 T-shirt of our choice + 1 ROCKHARZ flag 2012 two tickets = plus 1 T-shirt of our choice + 2 ROCKHARZ flags 2012 + 1 CD of our choice three tickets =… Read more



RED FANG and THE OTHER

Dez 2nd, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein

After announcing some German bands we look over the big pond. Today we present the Americans RED FANG! These boys only released one album but after their tour with MASTODON they are more than just a confidential tip. It’s the first time for RED… Read more



MOST BAND OF THE WORLD!

Nov 30th, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein

Yesterday we threatened with the band as one of the “ROCKHARZ most wanted” and we gave you a sign that they havn’t been to Ballenstedt before. After their Reunion “Stop with stopping!” we welcome the Berliners at the ROCKHARZ!… Read more



Get A FLAG FREE OF CHARGE with EVERY ROCKHARZ 2012 TICKET!

Nov 28th, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein

Because of the early sold out of our “early booking packages” we are very pleased and inspired. That´s why we spontaneously decided to add to a ROCKHARZ 2012 FLAG to EVERY TICKET for… Read more



ASP

Nov 28th, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein

After the latest confirmations we grant you the anticipation on a band which invites for listening to their texts like no other: ASP comes to ROCKHARZ 2012! The Germans visit us for the third time now. This time with slightly changed line-up and… Read more



MORE BANDS TILL NIKOLAUS!

Nov 28th, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein

From today till Nikolaus day there will be new band confirmations! We unbag some bands for you next wednesday, friday and monday. On the Nikolaus day we will lace you, like every year, special Nikolaus offers … and in addition for that you don´t… Read more



COPPELIUS

Nov 24th, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein

This band honoured us in 2009 for the first time! We are delighted to welcome the probably most extravagant mixture of instruments called COPPELIUS to the ROCKHARZ 2012! Very important: Don´t forget the top… Read more



“EARLY BOOKING PAGAGES” SOLD OFF!

Nov 23rd, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein

Both “early booking packages” are sold off completely! Now you have the possibility to order the „usual“ tickets in our shop. Moreover, you find the new ROCKHARZ flag 2012 in our assortment. We would like to thank you for the overpowering… Read more



TANZWUT AT ROCKHARZ 2012!

Nov 22nd, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein

This Berlin formation rocks since 1999 and traces back the listeners to the dark ages. The dewy work which was published at 16.09.2011 is called “Weiße Nächte”. We welcome for the first time:… Read more



THE LAST 100 “EARLY BOOKING PACKAGES“!

Nov 21st, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein

The last 100 early book-packages for the ROCKHARZ 2012 are available in our shop. On Saturday the second package was already sold off, but you can still protect package… Read more



“EARLY-BIRD PACKAGES“ #2 SOLD OFF

Nov 19th, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein

This was faster than ever: Our early-bird package #2 is sold out! The first package is still available! Many, many thanks for your overpowering… Read more



PRE-SALE STARTS

Nov 14th, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein

The time has come: The pre-sale for ROCKHARZ 2012 has begun! Now you can receive the limited “early-bird packages” in our shop! We see you at the devil’s… Read more



AMON AMARTH headlines the ROCKHARZ 2012!

Nov 12th, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein

Hide women and children, fix the tents: the vikings are coming! Drinking, bearded men announce themselves for the ROCKHARZ 2012 to sing about battles and myths. That could just mean: AMON AMARTH! The swedes not only landed a gigantic coup with… Read more



AMON AMARTH headliner ROCKHARZ 2012!

Nov 12th, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein

Hide women and children, embattle your tents: the vikings are approaching! Drinking, bearded men announce themselves for ROCKHARZ 2012, to sing about battles and myths. This can only be one band: AMON AMARTH! The Swedish not only scored a great coup… Read more



A second helping before the second headliner!

Nov 11th, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein

EMIL BULLS, that we can present you with finally in 2012, are one of the most demanded German alternative metal-bands. The quintet brings to Ballenstedt its current album „Oceanic“ as well as earlier hits, of course, and the most important: the… Read more



ONE MORE CONFIRMATION!

Nov 11th, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein

Today we welcome two old friends for ROCKHARZ 2012: last year both artists had to cancel their performances because of different reasons. EMIL BULLS are one of the most famous German alternative metal bands currently. The quintet presents their… Read more



THE FIRST HEADLINER!

Okt 3rd, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein

The first Headliner at the ROCKHARZ 2012 is a german band. They don´t have to be honoured any more, cause after more than 20 years they still publish classics. Last year they released the impressive „At The Edge Of Time“. BLIND GUARDIAN will… Read more



The first headliner!

Okt 3rd, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein

The first headliner for the ROCKHARZ 2012 is a German band that doesn´t have to carry its awards before itself as it continues to release hit albums after more than 20 years of band history – last year the impressive „At The Edge Of Time“. BLIND… Read more



2012: HEADLINER ON MONDAY, ADVANCE BOOKING STARTS IN NOVEMBER!

Sep 30th, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein

2012 – we come! ROCKHARZ 2011 is over. Reason enough to look forward to ROCKHARZ 2012! We know that you are already waiting for the next band confirmations, innovations and the first news with regards for the next year. ROCKHARZ 2012 will take… Read more



2012: Headliner on Monday, pre-sale in November!

Sep 30th, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein

2012 – we´re coming! The ROCKHARZ 2012 lies some weeks behind by now. That´s enough reason to dedicate ourselves to the ROCKHARZ 2012 with zealous deeds! You are certainly already excited about the next band confirmations, about possible… Read more



THE SHOP CHANGES FOR 2012!

Sep 24th, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein

For the ROCKHARZ 2012 we imrpove our shop system to provide more comfortable orders and a few new features. The pre-sale for ROCKHARZ 2012 starts at the 1st of November… Read more



ROCKHARZ PICTURE-SUBMISSIONS: PART 1

Sep 16th, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein

The first hit and a definitive highlight is no picture, but an entertaining 5 minutes retrospect of the ROCKHARZ OPEN AIR. Long speech, short sense! Here is the video: Rockharz 2011 from oli h. on… Read more



MERCHANDISE – THE LAST CHANCE!

Sep 14th, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein

Now you are able to get one of the very last rests of the ROCKHARZ shirts 2011. Now in the Rock N shop. There are the articles only as long as stocks last!! Who has missed the choice to protect a garment during the festival, here you’ll find the… Read more



BACHELOR EXAM

Aug 15th, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein

Dear ROCKHARZER, we ask for your support for the bachelor exam of Sebastian! It would be great if you could comment this news and click “like” very… Read more



PICTURE COMPETITION!

Jul 19th, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein

During the last days we already presented some pictures of the ROCKHARZ 2011 at our homepage! Now we want to see your pictures – send us your best snapshot of the festival, a choice is published at www.rockharz-festival.com! Send the pictures to… Read more



Picture-Challenge!

Jul 19th, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein

Over the last few days, we have already presented to you some photos from ROCKHARZ 2011! Now we want to see your pictures there – send us your best shoot from the festival, a selection will be published by us on www.rockharz-festival.com! The mails… Read more



ROCKHARZ IN ZDF!

Jul 16th, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein

The ROCKHARZ festival has passed too fast once again – many thanks to everybody who participated and celebrated with the bands! The ZDF has accompanied the ROCKHARZ 2011 with a camera team and has put a contribution about the last three days in… Read more



SOLD OUT!

Jul 14th, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein

96 hours after the ROCKHARZ 2011 the first 666 tickets for the ROCKHARZ 2012 are completely sold off! Once again: THANKS for your trust! From now on only 364 days are left to say again: AD MURUM DIABOLI… Read more



This was ROCKHARZ 2011…

Jul 12th, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein

ROCKHARZ 2011 is over! In the very first place we want to thank you for the absolutely incredible and peaceful festival! It was an honour to have you as our guests. We hope, that you experienced the festival as greatly as we did and had an… Read more



ARCH ENEMY & 666 x 60!

Jul 10th, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein

Melodic Death Metal on position #15 in German album charts: ARCH ENEMY surpassed their previous biggest successes with „Khaos Legions“. So the more we are very excited to be able to welcome this guarantor of energetic live shows on ROCKHARZ 2012…. Read more



First Impressions from ROCKHARZ 2011

Jul 10th, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein

This year´s ROCKHARZ is over! Thanks to all fans, that were here and made party with the bands under the great sun! We want to give a short impression to all visitors and people who stayed at home by some first photos – before we will upload a… Read more



Update: Bringing along of gas bottles

Jul 5th, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein

Due to the huge amount of requests, we want again point out the bringing along of gas bottles: Self-evidently all gas bottles are permitted, that are firmly installed in trailers or motor caravans and have been tested by the German TÜV-agency! Gas… Read more



CRIPPER Part V

Jul 3rd, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein

Shortly before ROCKHARZ 2011, the 70.000-Tons-saga by our featured artist CRIPPER also stands shortly before its completion. In the last clip there´s the demand to vist a well-known festival, in German language this time. And then CRIPPER show what… Read more



AMORPHIS send their regards

Jun 15th, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein

Esa Holopainen, guitarist, founding member and mastermind of Amorphis, has gathered all his courage and gives you a tip in the following video on which festival you can experience his band this summer. There´s also an insignificant, marginal… Read more



AMORPHIS enter the german charts

Jun 10th, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein

AMORPHIS around best-coiffured Tomi Joutsen have entered the German album charts with their new album „The Beginning Of Times“ – on a sensational 16th position! In Finland of course on position 1, „The Beginning Of Times“ continues the series of… Read more



CRIPPER – PART 4!

Jun 4th, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein

The female fronted band that doesn´t sound like „chick vocals“ is back and shows to you the fourth part of the 70.000-Tons-Saga: „Cripper TV“ at its best! After a wedding the British royals would be jealous of, the journey home can be seen as… Read more



NASHVILLE PUSSY

Jun 2nd, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein

The stage is their saloon: NASHVILLE PUSSY bring typical rough Southern Rock to Ballenstedt, that has bestowed upon the quartet tours with Black Label Society, Slipknot or Marilyn Manson. When hot wind sweeps over the infield and the sound from the… Read more



Day-ticket

Mai 30th, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein

You only come to ROCKHARZ for thrash metal à la CRIPPER? Or you are into Finnish-Romanian-Saarland-based power metal hymns and come for HAMMERFALL and POWERWOLF? Or you are Irish people from the 15th century and only want to see FIDDLER´S GREEN… Read more



DREAMSHADE

Mai 27th, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein

DREAMSHADE are everything but humble: The Swiss call themselves the „new wave of melodic death metal“ and the most important act in this genre from their home country. That DREAMSHADE can convince the audience even outside their domestic few square… Read more



DAILY SCHEDULE

Mai 27th, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein

The daily schedule from Wednesday to Saturday is only and can be reached here. The detailed playtimes of each band will be announced pretty soon. On Monday the 30th Mai 2011 daily tickets will be available in our Online-Shop. Here you can get… Read more



MAYAN

Mai 26th, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein

Mayan around Epica-mastermind Mark Jansen are quite new to the business, but release their new album on Nuclear Blast and feature on this new disc all kinds of prominence from various known bands. All the musicians can look back on a grave… Read more



J.B.O.

Mai 26th, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein

All good things come in threes: This is why we can announce J.B.O. as the third band of the day! You don´t have to say much regarding the fun-ensemble from Franconia, each festival visitor has already seen the band live and can remember it more or… Read more



STRATOVARIUS

Mai 26th, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein

Hardly any other band stands for such a selfassured combination of classic and metal music: STRATOVARIUS let their fans often in their band history worry about the band´s future, but are back at the latest since their album „Elysium“, released in… Read more



LONG DISTANCE CALLING

Mai 26th, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein

The first band of the day are LONG DISTANCE CALLING. The band from Münster is committed to Prog-Metal, and with growing success: mainly instrumental, they play their way through the monthly and weekly recommendations of all editorials. Every… Read more



More bands + day-breakdown+ day-tickets



Mai 26th, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein

Only a few weeks remain until ROCKHARZ 2011, and we have further news for you:

Today in the evening we will firstly confim further bands that you can see, hear and experience at the festival! Therewith, the line-up is nearly complete, but some… Read more



The ultimate Opening- and Aftershow-Parties

Mai 25th, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein

DRINK DARKNESS presents: The ultimate Opening- and Aftershow-Parties This year the obscure bleak-drink DARKNESS runs our festival-opening-party on July 6th 2011 and the aftershow-parties on Thursday and Saturday. LIVE on… Read more



SILVERLANE

Mai 21st, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein

Founded 15 years ago by an 11-year-old – can this go well? It can, show SILVERLANE! The 11-year-old from back then is also drummer of Subway To Sally today, but leads SILVERLANE into a completely different direction: The sextet stands for Power… Read more



HAGGARD

Mai 19th, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein

The ROCKHARZ 2011 becomes the home of the biggest metal-band of all times – in a wordly sense: HAGGARD are herewith officially confirmed! Asis Nasseri founded the orchestra in 1991 and since then he deals, in ambitious concept-albums and with much… Read more