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Five new bands for ROCKHARZ 2023

Dec 8th, 2022 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

There’s a lot to celebrate for the 30th anniversary! Accordingly, a few party guarantors should not be missing from the line-up. With today’s releases, we are hitting exactly this note and hope for the best party mood! KORPIKLAANI VERSENGOLD FIDDLER’S GREEN MR. HURLEY & DIE PULVERAFFEN WIND ROSE  


May 27th, 2013 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

COUNTDOWN TO ROCKHARZ 2013 BEGINS! 1 month left until ROCKHARZ 2013 finally opens its gates for its 20th anniversary. All bands are confirmed, and we are very happy to present you a varied billing. Bands 2013: AVANTASIA ACCEPT KREATOR SUBWAY TO SALLY SOULFLY EISBRECHER ICED EARTH ELUVEITIE J.B.O. DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT DARK TRANQUILLITY DRAGONFORCE ENSIFERUM […]


May 27th, 2013 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

NOW AVAILABLE: E-TICKETS TO PRINT AT HOME Pre-sale runs like never before, about 80% of our tickets are out of stock. For the brutal final, you got the possibility to order E-tickets for ROCKHARZ to print at home. That service is geared up by our partners of wleC GmbH. To order an E-ticket, you gotta […]


Apr 25th, 2013 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

MEGAHERZ, DIMPLE MINDS, NACHTGESCHREY & VOLKSMETAL CONFIRMED! Top-class warm-up-billing on our new DEVIL’S WALL STAGE. Goodbye good old partytent, Hello open air stage. On Wednesday, we proudly present a cool billing with bands like MEGAHERZ DIMPLE MINDS NACHTGESCHREY VOLKSMETAL … Of course, there are no time-overlaps.


Mar 20th, 2013 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

Summer 2013. Jump the fuck up! Groove-metal-god Max Cavalera brings southamerican melodies to the Harz. With SOULFLY. Next to his son Zyon, drumming in his dad’s band, Cavalera presents his album “Enslaved” and last years stunner “World Scum”. And of course all those other hits, Max Cavalera produced in his life so far. Welcome SOULFLY.


Mar 19th, 2013 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

Metal Hammer informed us about „DR. LIVING DEAD! Being the new SUICIDAL TENDENCIES. Their current album “Radioaktive Intervention” even became album of the week (Metal Hammer of the week). A newcomer band of masked musicians. Welcome to the ROCKHARZ, DR. LIVING DEAD!


Mar 19th, 2013 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

Eire, land of beer, grumpy leprechauns and with 7 victorys, most successful participant of Eurovision Song Contests. And because of all those people, being in love with irish folk, we are proudly presenting ROCKHARZs next accession: founded in 1990 in (not-that-irish) Erlangen, FIDDLERS GREEN already made your ears happy on ROCKHARZs stage with accordion, fiddle […]


Mar 19th, 2013 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

A dubbing fort he ROCKHARZ! With an amazing ensemble of well-known musicians of the metal scene and a spezial open-air show, Tobias Sammet’s metal-opera AVANTASIA is doing the honours. Up to this point, AVANTASIA only played at one German festival (Wacken), but is going to play at some favoured few festivals, and Rockharz feels very […]


Mar 19th, 2013 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

„Metalcore meets melodic death metal“, that’s what describes Metal Blade’s guys from UNEARTH. The boys from the city, nobody is able to pronounce properly (Massachusetts), got famous with songs like e.g. Zombie Autopilot. It’s their first time on ROCKHARZ.


Mar 19th, 2013 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

The oldest and best-known German thrash metal band from Essen is going to make the Harz explode. We can’t wait for the boys around metal icon Mille Petrozza, to appear a next time on the ROCKHARZ stage. Get ready for another “Violent Revolution” in 2013!


Mar 19th, 2013 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

There’s no need fort he boys of EMERGENCY GATE to worry about their metal status. After 2010s album “The Nemesis Construct”, the boys are playing in first row of the German melodic death metal-scene. And what location could be more perfect for EMERGENCY GATE, their new material and their fans as the ROCKHARZ?


Mar 19th, 2013 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

East Berlin Streetcore in Ballenstedt: 2013, TOXPACK, one of the well-known German scene-bands, graces the ROCKHARZ with its presence. Though one never knew exactly, which scene TOXPACK represents, hardcore, punk, metal or rock’n’roll, the streetcore-five have an impressive history of 11 years, filled with 6 Longplayers and a stable line-up. So they will release the […]


Mar 19th, 2013 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

Germanys response to Steel Panther: Spandex, hair roller, hairspray… not to forget kohl – all those things were not a part of a metal-handbag too long. Until now. Under Century Media, the guys published their debut “Beneath The Surface” in January. And with “Beneath The Surface” in their bags, they gonna rock the ROCKHARZ 2013.


Mar 19th, 2013 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

Bottoms up! Since 1982, no german pub is save anymore, for TANKARD are on their way! Gerre & Co. Are one of the most important institutions of german thrash metal, and proved that with their album “A Girl Called Cerveza”. Of course they did not forget that needed sense of humour and that slight bit […]


Mar 19th, 2013 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

With THE BONES, we receive another great artist from Scandinavia with cheers. Since 1996, the Swedish guys conquer international stages. Fully loaded with some clenched Punk’n’Roll, THE BONES reinforce the ROCKHARZ 2013.


Mar 19th, 2013 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

Finnish trolls sightings in the Harz: Those finnish trolls have a spezial feature. They announce themselves in contrary to their conspecifics. In July 2013, FINNTROLL is going to visit the ROCKHARZ. We just can’t wait for their folk-hymns “Trollhammaren” or “Solsagan”!


Mar 19th, 2013 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

Maidens, villains, dragons, minnesong and brave deeds – the knights are coming! Often will their visit at ROCKHARZ 2013 be celebrated in a song. Welcome the heros with their polished armaments from Grailham City: the GRAILKNIGHTS


Mar 19th, 2013 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

„DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT are the future of german extreme metal“, Mille Petrozza said on Spiegel Online and was talking about the current album “Unstille”. The guys from Würzburg around mastermind Nikita Kamprad found their way to black metal via deathcore and it did not harm them at all. The guys are a stunner live […]


Mar 19th, 2013 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

Female fronted pagan metal? Exceptions prove the rule! ARKONA from russia became a permanent feature of the scene and owe that, next to the amazing songs, to the voice and charisma of frontwoman “Mascha” Archipowa. This years ROCKHARZ, the sextet is going to come to the Harz. Welcome ARKONA.


Mar 19th, 2013 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

MOONSPELL are part of the team since 1989 and still publish new material constantly. 2012 the twinpack “Alpha Noir” and “Omega White” came up. After those two stunners, we had nothing to think about anymore. We got them: MOONSPELL on ROCKHARZ 2013!


Mar 19th, 2013 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

All those who connect Norway with viking and black metal are not that right: AUDREY HORNEs member got their roots in those genres but with their current band, they provide for the way of venerable classic or hard rock. That pretty interesting mixture can be experienced in summer 2013 on our festival.


Mar 19th, 2013 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

It’s a premiere: the band, where one hour ends after 40 minutes. The band, whose guitarist finishes his part ten minutes earlier. The band, that set new standards concerning Guitar Hero. Experience the fastest confirmation of ROCKHARZ-history: DRAGONFORCE.


Mar 19th, 2013 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

Todays confirmation is based on german lyrics, but packed in a new robe: melodic death is what AKREA does. The members of the band around Fabian and Sebastian did not change, but grew with a second guitarist. Which is another quality criterion next to the two publihed albums. Welcome to ROCKHARZ 2013, AKREA.


Mar 19th, 2013 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

Hard rock from Hamburg: OHRENFEINDT are well known for 20 years with rocking melodies and their honest lyrics. With the mouth harp, OHRENFEINDT got an instrument that cant be seen very often on the ROCKHARZ stages. Chris Lauts raspy voice tells of everydays storys. We are happy to announce OHRENFEINDT from St. Pauli.


Mar 19th, 2013 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

„We Are The Others“ ist their current albums title, and DELAIN are “The Others”: not because they are from the Netherlands, but because they understand it too well to set own accents in symphonic metal, with every longplayer they are releasing. In times, where female fronted bands are a “must-have” in every genre, Charlotte Wessels […]


Mar 19th, 2013 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

What does one have to do, to be called a musical genius by steve vai? Singing in his band? Publishing a successful solo-album after a successful solo-album? Or is it enough to be a legendary instrumentalist and producer? I just don’t know, but THIS man did IT! We proudly present Mister Devin Townsend with his […]


Mar 19th, 2013 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

Why is it, that the perfect symbiosis of german rock and english lyrics, comes from… Sweden? PSYCHOPUNCH are on stage since 1999, making their fingers bleed for their fans, and singer and guitarist JM still keeps shouting those typical rock-themes. But: he excels others from his guild. A heavy welcome to PSYCHOPUNCH.


Dec 1st, 2012 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

7 albums, on tour with MOTÖRHEAD, VOLBEAT and ROSE TATTOO, Grammy-nominations, … This is a pretty impressing stat the swedish members of MUSTASCH can look back to. “Sounds like hell, looks like heaven” is what their new album, released on 10-26-2012, is called. Welcome To ROCKHARZ, MUSTASCH!


Dec 1st, 2012 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

There was not a dry BLIND GUARDIAN fan’s eye left after the Westphalians last album “Easton Hope”. Then, they even forked out with “To The End”. Second time on ROCKHARZ: ODEN OGAN.


Dec 1st, 2012 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

Prepare for another heavy knockdown: MELECHESH! The Band from Jerusalem convinces with a well-done mixture of blackmetal and oriental influences, immortalized on 5 albums! A warm welcome to the “Masters of Fire” for the first time on ROCKHARZ.


Nov 28th, 2012 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

Since it is our 20th anniversary, we won’t get round a possibly record-breaking stand: HOORAY! ROCKHARZs’ most booked Band is J.B.O.! It’s the 5th time ((2003, 2006, 2009, 2011 & 2013), the Franconians pay visit to the beautiful Harz. And everytime they are on the stage, they are a pure climax of moods. That is […]


Nov 28th, 2012 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

The Polish steamroller just advertised to flatten the Harz. As most brutal confirmed musicians so far and first deathmetal act, we proudly present the force! WELCOME VADER!


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

Back in 2008, ROCKHARZ was one of their first German festivals, but ALESTORM already made their way to the top of „drunk-pirate-metal“. Thus it is going to be a bless, when the boys finally board our ship again. Along these lines: Bottoms up!


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

The ladies and gentlemen of MONO INC. are on a successful course after their first appearance on ROCKHARZ. A further reason for us to invite the sympathetic darkrockers, and to enrich the “darkfaction” of ROCKHARZ with a highlight.


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

Several years of trying to engage this band elapsed. By the way, one of the most-desired bands on our festival. And finally, this year, ELUVEITIE can be seen and heard on ROCKHARZ 2013. The confederates already finished their pretty successful tour and are going to boot ROCKHARZ with the facet of “New Wave Of Folk […]


Nov 6th, 2012 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

There’s no need for masts and rigging for full speed, all you need is 75000 PS. And the frontman of this combo is well-versed with PS. It’s the 3rd time, EISBRECHER honour us with their impressive stage performance and entertaining qualities of Alex Wesselsky. Those who already seen them live on stage, can tell about […]


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 […]


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!


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 – […]


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.


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 […]


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 . 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 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 […]


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



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.


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!


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!


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!


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. […]


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 […]


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 […]


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!


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.


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 […]


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.


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 […]


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!


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!


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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


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 […]


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 […]


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” […]


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 […]


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!


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!


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!


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 […]


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 […]


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!


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!


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!


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!


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!


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!


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!


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.


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!


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!