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EXCREMENTORY GRINDFUCKERS

Oct 26th, 2012 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

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” [“Because of love – Their most beautiful failures”], where classics such as “The Final Grinddown” and […]



ICED EARTH

Oct 25th, 2012 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

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 ROCKHARZ: ICED EARTH!



VAN CANTO

Oct 18th, 2012 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

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 charts with their latest output “Break The Silence”. We look forward to VAN CANTO – […]



ENSIFERUM conquer ROCKHARZ 2013!

Oct 18th, 2012 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

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 other top acts for our 20th anniversary! HORNS UP!



Hooded Zippers 2012 – available again!

Oct 18th, 2012 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

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 € 29.90.



CHILDREN OF BODOM

Oct 18th, 2012 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

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 stage of ROCKHARZ 2013: today we […]



DARK AT DAWN

Oct 18th, 2012 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

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 anniversary together with the 20th anniversary of the ROCKHARZ festival. ROCKHARZ-organizer and DARK AT DAWN-singer Thorsten […]



600 Tickets left in our shop

Jul 3rd, 2012 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

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 Ballenstedt. In this year we lost a small number […]



Running Order 2012

Jul 3rd, 2012 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

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 website.



Only 1000 tickets left in our shop!

Jun 25th, 2012 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

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 we didn’t rise the number of 3-day-tickets. If you definately know you want […]



Drink Darkness Opening Night on wednesday

Jun 25th, 2012 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

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 possibility to buy one of the beautiful DARKNESS Skull Bottles at the […]



DEZPERADOZ

Jun 21st, 2012 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

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 fun with DEZPERADOZ!



Day Sharing 2012

Jun 13th, 2012 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

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 LOST EPICA DEATHSTARS PRIMORDIAL BEFORE THE DAWN PAUL DI ANNO COPPELIUS BLACK SUN AEON XIV DARK CENTURIES ENGEL MALRUN DJERV STERBHAUS THE FORESHADOWING SAMSTAG […]



One-day-tickets

Jun 13th, 2012 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

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 shop.



ROCKHARZ 2012 TRAILER

Jun 13th, 2012 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

ROCKHARZ is near! To make the time for you to wait less painful we proudly present the official ROCKHARZ 2012 Trailer:



Freedom Call

Jun 13th, 2012 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

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 2012!



Night In Gales

Jun 13th, 2012 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

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 at ROCKHARZ!



THE FORESHADOWING

Jun 13th, 2012 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

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 FORESHADOWING!



STERBHAUS

May 15th, 2012 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

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 STERBHAUS!



Rent toilets sold off!

May 15th, 2012 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

The rent toilets for ROCKHARZ 2012 are sold off completely!



Chthonic

May 7th, 2012 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

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 2012!



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

May 7th, 2012 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

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 organized by inflexible people doesn’t mean we can’t stop the spelling mistakes. […]



Rage

May 4th, 2012 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

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 on the ROCKHARZ in 2012: RAGE!



Rockharz Warm Up Parties

May 4th, 2012 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

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 – Engel 07 Facebook Event. 15.6. Bremen Meisenfrei + Debauchery […]



Hatebreed

Apr 17th, 2012 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

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 riffs and heats up the fans. There is no doubt: “Now Is […]



Primoridal

Apr 12th, 2012 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

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 2012!



Malrun

Apr 12th, 2012 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

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 tunes and big melodies. Stage free for MALRUN!



De Profundis

Apr 12th, 2012 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

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 first time at the ROCKHARZ: DE PROFUNDIS.



Drone

Apr 12th, 2012 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

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 Pit free for DRONE!



Skyforger and XIV Dark Centuries

Mar 29th, 2012 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

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 of traditional instruments. The lyrics of SKYFORGER are full of history […]



Djerv

Mar 29th, 2012 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

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 2012.



ENGEL

Mar 20th, 2012 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

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 other- from the Swedish city Göteborg. We are glad to welcome Engel for the first […]



TYR

Feb 24th, 2012 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

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 length!



MOONSORROW

Feb 20th, 2012 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

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 devil’s wall! We welcome MOONSORROW on the ROCKHARZ 2012!



DEADLOCK

Feb 14th, 2012 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

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 finally belongs to the German flagships of the Melodic Death Metal! For the […]



DEATHSTARS

Feb 10th, 2012 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

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 2009 album “Night Electric Night”. For the first time we have […]



PARADISE LOST

Feb 7th, 2012 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

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 Word” or “Embers Fire” by the Britons around Nick Holmes! For the first time we […]



DEVILS WALL TROPHY: The Winner!

Jan 31st, 2012 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

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 bands for the great evening!



DEVILS WALL TROPHY at this weekend!

Jan 25th, 2012 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

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. Participants: KAMBRIUM (Epic Death Metal from Helmenstedt) BENEATH THE DYING SKY […]



ALL GOOD THINGS COME IN THREES

Jan 15th, 2012 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

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 2012: SUIDAKRA GERNOTSHAGEN BETONTOD



DEATH METAL for ROCKHARZ!

Jan 11th, 2012 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

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 the first live publication will be released and we welcome for the […]



PAIN for ROCKHARZ!

Dec 29th, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

“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 support only for live shows. You may experience this combination of […]



TYR confirmed!

Dec 23rd, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

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 Islands.



TURISAS confirmed and new homepage

Dec 23rd, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

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 available in stores until TURISAS “battle-metals” our festival. New homepage We never […]



SEPULTURA at the ROCKHARZ!

Dec 21st, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

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 the band published a new album “Cairo” […]



EPICA

Dec 17th, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

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 shows. EPICA, welcome back!



Event tip: 23 Dec Heavy Christmas – Förste

Dec 15th, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

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 2011 You´ll meet some old friends you will know from ROCKHARZ from the previous years: […]



Support from Finland

Dec 12th, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

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 OPEN AIR!



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

Dec 8th, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

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 2012: KAMBRIUM (epic Death Metal from Helmstedt) BENEATH THE DYING SKY […]



NIKOLAUS PACKAGES SOLD OUT!

Dec 6th, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

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 order!



BEFORE THE DAWN

Dec 6th, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

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 first time, so welcome them friendly!



OOMPH!

Dec 5th, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

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 ROCKHARZ!



SANTA CLAUS SPECIAL

Dec 5th, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

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 = plus 1 T-shirt […]



RED FANG and THE OTHER

Dec 2nd, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

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 FANG at the ROCKHARZ – a big debut, which they want […]



MOST BAND OF THE WORLD!

Nov 30th, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

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! KNORKATOR!



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

Nov 28th, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

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 free!



ASP

Nov 28th, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

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 with new song property.The story goes on, live at the ROCKHARZ!



MORE BANDS TILL NIKOLAUS!

Nov 28th, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

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 have to clean your shoes. You get that just here!



COPPELIUS

Nov 24th, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

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 hats!



“EARLY BOOKING PAGAGES” SOLD OFF!

Nov 23rd, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

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 resonance and your trust!



TANZWUT AT ROCKHARZ 2012!

Nov 22nd, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

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: TANZWUT!



THE LAST 100 “EARLY BOOKING PACKAGES“!

Nov 21st, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

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 #1.



“EARLY-BIRD PACKAGES“ #2 SOLD OFF

Nov 19th, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

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 resonance!



PRE-SALE STARTS

Nov 14th, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

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 wall!



AMON AMARTH headlines the ROCKHARZ 2012!

Nov 12th, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

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 “Surtur Rising”, they always convinced with impressive Melodic Death Metal since the publication of […]



AMON AMARTH headliner ROCKHARZ 2012!

Nov 12th, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

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 with “Surtur Rising”, but convince the fans with impressive melodic death metal since their […]



A second helping before the second headliner!

Nov 11th, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

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 party pull that simply comes with every EMIL BULLS show! The reason for PAUL […]



ONE MORE CONFIRMATION!

Nov 11th, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

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 new album “Oceanic” at Ballenstedt, but of course the former albums and more famous ones as […]



THE FIRST HEADLINER!

Oct 3rd, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

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 present you an irresistible choice of their songs like the “Bard’s song” […]



The first headliner!

Oct 3rd, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

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 GUARDIAN will belt out an irresistible choice of their […]



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

Sep 30th, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

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 place from 12th to 14th of July, at the usual place, the […]



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

Sep 30th, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

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 improvements abot the first news regarding the next year. First, we want to announce again that the […]



THE SHOP CHANGES FOR 2012!

Sep 24th, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

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 2011!



ROCKHARZ PICTURE-SUBMISSIONS: PART 1

Sep 16th, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

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 Vimeo.



MERCHANDISE – THE LAST CHANCE!

Sep 14th, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

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 remaining Merchandise.



BACHELOR EXAM

Aug 15th, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

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 often!



PICTURE COMPETITION!

Jul 19th, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

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 s.lindner@rockharz.com until 22nd of July 2011, 11:59 pm. Only one picture per participant! […]



Picture-Challenge!

Jul 19th, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

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 with pictures go to s.lindner@rockharz.com. The entry deadline is Friday, July […]



ROCKHARZ IN ZDF!

Jul 16th, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

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 the internet. It´s about “research for a better enjoyment of festivals”. Watch […]



SOLD OUT!

Jul 14th, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

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 CONVINIEMUS!



This was ROCKHARZ 2011…

Jul 12th, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

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 extraordinary time. Thanks a lot for the stunning feedback! […]



ARCH ENEMY & 666 x 60!

Jul 10th, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

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. ARCH ENEMY can´t be forgotten. At least since their first albums and with virtuous […]



First Impressions from ROCKHARZ 2011

Jul 10th, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

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 more extended package in the next days. […]



Update: Bringing along of gas bottles

Jul 5th, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

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 cartridges for camping cookers may of course also be used! All other gas […]



CRIPPER Part V

Jul 3rd, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

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 it´s all about with this whole thing: Live-scenes, live-scenes, live-scenes!



AMORPHIS send their regards

Jun 15th, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

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 recommendation for an album – but see yourself:



AMORPHIS enter the german charts

Jun 10th, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

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 successes of the band, that has at least since “Skyforger” (2009) secretly blossomed out to […]



CRIPPER – PART 4!

Jun 4th, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

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 well as of course haunting recommendations, which band should be visited […]



NASHVILLE PUSSY

Jun 2nd, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

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 boxes is even more dry than the singer´s announcements, you know what band is […]



Day-ticket

May 30th, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

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 and HAGGARD? We make your dreams come true: From today, the day tickets can […]



DREAMSHADE

May 27th, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

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 kilometres prooves the band on the album “What Silence Hides”, and thus we want to […]



DAILY SCHEDULE

May 27th, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

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 straight to the tickets.



MAYAN

May 26th, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

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 live-history, and so you may look forward to a terrific show by a […]



J.B.O.

May 26th, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

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 less well. All the more we are glad that […]



STRATOVARIUS

May 26th, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

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 January, and stronger than ever. We look forward to the heavenly sounds of the […]



LONG DISTANCE CALLING

May 26th, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

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 ROCKHARZ visitor can now convince him- or herself of the class of the shown!



More bands + day-breakdown+ day-tickets



May 26th, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

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 artists are still to come!

Tomorrow we will be ready with the day-breakdown and […]



The ultimate Opening- and Aftershow-Parties

May 25th, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

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 Wednesday: DAMPFMASCHINE (the ultimate wrecking ball from Osnabrück: Give me the axe!) FEAR OF THE DAWN (Maiden Cover – Eddie jumps out of the coffin […]



SILVERLANE

May 21st, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

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 Metal with German imprint and developed early its own style beyond Gamma Ray […]



HAGGARD

May 19th, 2011 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

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 love for the detail, with historic and creative issues. HAGGARD will give a Best-Of-Show […]