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10 days left…

Oct 22nd, 2015 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

…and the first tickets for ROCKHARZ 2016 will leave the house. All components of the – already sold out – early bird packages arrived and are waiting to reach the hands of their owners! Also all tickets which have been ordered until today will be shipped. As a small special, we have packed the tickets […]



ANNIHILATOR

Oct 22nd, 2015 | By | Category: Allgemein @en, Bandlist en @en, Bands 2016 en @en

Old? As if! Active since 1980, the Canadian legend around mastermind Jeff Waters hasn’t lost any quality. “Suicide Society”, the new, fifteenth album enthuses again with hardness, variety… and, of course, fantastic guitar solos. Furthermore you can listen to the unique voice of Waters in person. He even took the mic again after Dave Padden […]



OMNIUM GATHERUM

Oct 22nd, 2015 | By | Category: Allgemein @en, Bandlist en @en, Bands 2016 en @en

Gentle keyboards, stormy guitars and melodies as beautiful as the Finnish seascape – or in short: OMNIUM GATHERUM. With their powerful, atmospheric Melodic Death Metal the band from Finland is a fantastic feature of the scene. It doesn’t matter if they play songs from their old albums or current stuff from “Beyond”, it’s addicting! Please […]



HÄMATOM

Oct 22nd, 2015 | By | Category: Allgemein @en, Bandlist en @en, Bands 2016 en @en

At their last visit in the Harz Mountains, the masked quartet scooped the market – nobody could escape their tunes. The massive mixture of Modern Metal and New German Hardness is sweeping as well as their sing-along refrains. At the moment they are very busy in the studio, but in 2016 they will return at […]



DEADLOCK

Sep 22nd, 2015 | By | Category: Allgemein @en, Bandlist en @en, Bands 2016 en @en

Founded in 1997, DEADLOCK is one of the main adressess for German Melodic Death Metal. Albums like “Bizarro World” (2011) and “The Arsonist” (2013) are a must have. Anyone who likes likes brutal hardness, fantastic hooklines and the interplay between male growls and a fantastic female voice have to know this band. DEADLOCK at Festival […]



DUST BOLT

Sep 22nd, 2015 | By | Category: Allgemein @en, Bandlist en @en, Bands 2016 en @en

They are Germany’s Thrash Metal hope number one! Their style is mainly influenced by the legends from the Bay Area, but the mordern influences make their sound special. Headbanging guarantee at ROCKHARZ 2016: DUST BOLT!



HARPYIE

Sep 22nd, 2015 | By | Category: Allgemein @en, Bandlist en @en, Bands 2016 en @en

Founded in 2011, these Folk Metallers have already been in charge of best medieval spectaculum on their three albums. In 2016, they will bring their “Freakshow” into the Harz mountains, because Bad Oeynhausen based HARPYIE will come to the ROCKHARZ.  



SONATA ARCTICA

Sep 10th, 2015 | By | Category: Allgemein @en, Bandlist en @en, Bands 2016 en @en

It is again about time for top class finish Power Metal. The last time they visited us in 2010, the quintet wasn’t idle in the last years. “Stones Grow Her Name”, “Pariah’s Child” and the anniversary album “Ecliptica – Revisited” have enthused fans of melodic keyboards, lightning-swift guitar solos and fantasting vocals. We are more […]



FINNTROLL

Sep 10th, 2015 | By | Category: Allgemein @en, Bandlist en @en, Bands 2016 en @en

On their last flying visit in 2013 they ensured a troll party at a late hour. At least you don’t have a choose while listening to Folk Metal classics such as „Trollhammaren“ you can’t help but to shake your leg while having a beer. You will be in a celebration mood anyway, so beer mugs […]



NITROGODS

Sep 10th, 2015 | By | Category: Allgemein @en, Bandlist en @en, Bands 2016 en @en

What happens if three old stagers unite to make music? The answer is simple: top class, earthy Heavy Rock. NITROGODS, founded in 2010 by Henny Wolter (ex Primal Fear)”, have already taken the hearts of fans of bands like Motörhead with their first two albums “Nitrogods” and “Rats & Rumours” by storm. Be prepared for […]



LAST 100 EARLY BIRD PACKAGES IN OUR SHOP

Aug 26th, 2015 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

Our stocks of early bird packages are almost completely sold out. Only 100 early bird packages #1 are still available in our shop. We have also made the normal festival tickets available now, which will be send out in Novembre as well.



SALTATIO MORTIS – enters the charts on #1 and the ROCKHARZ 2016!

Aug 26th, 2015 | By | Category: Allgemein @en, Bandlist en @en, Bands 2016 en @en

After an impressive release show for their new album “Zirkus Zeitgeist” and well-earned #1 position in the German charts, is it a pleasure to announce this exceptional act for ROCKHARZ 2016! After three years SALTATIO MORTIS will return on another height of their career! Be ready for the jump!



PRIMORDIAL

Jul 24th, 2015 | By | Category: Allgemein @en, Bandlist en @en, Bands 2016 en @en

This band stands for incomparable high emotional live shows and at latest when AA Nemtheanga rises his unique voice, everyone is under the Irishmen’s spell. We are glad to announce that PRIMORDIAL will return to the ROCKHARZ in 2016!



ARRIVAL TO THE FESTIVAL – IMPORTANT!!!

Jul 7th, 2015 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

We haveimportant information about the arrival at the ROCKHARZ for you: The main through-road in Ballenstedt is blocked due to a site. Indeed there exists a local redirection, but it’s already overloaded by normal traffic. To speed up your arrival in your interest, we are asking you NOT to drive through Ballenstedt to the festival […]



NO CASH POINT ON THE FESTIVAL GROUND

Jul 7th, 2015 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

As in the past year our note: Unfortunately we can’t convice a provider of cash points to put one of them on our event. Therefore we give you a link where you can find the next cash points in Ballenstedt. You can take a walk of 2,5km or take the bus line 6 (From Asmusstedt […]



INCREASED FIRE HAZARD DUE TO PROLONGED DROUGHT – NAKED FLAMES FORBIDDEN!

Jul 7th, 2015 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

Due to the still predominant drought we’d like to advice you that open fire and the burning of fireworks is prohibited at the festival. Please don’t endanger yourself and others and take this prohibition serious. We have set up our 24 hour taken secutiry, ambulance and firefighters base in the center on the camping area, […]



SIGNING SESSION TIMES ONLINE

Jul 7th, 2015 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

Our partners von Metal.de again worked their flat out and organised top signing sessions for you. The concrete times are available here and in our program. Thursday, July 9th 2015 15:15 LETZTE INSTANZ 16:15 EMIL BULLS 17:00 SKALMÖLD 17:45 MAJESTY 19:00 FIDDLER’S GREEN 20:30 PANZER 21:40 EPICA 22:40 ALESTORM Friday, July 10th 2015 12:30 MANEGARM […]



VOLKSMETAL meets IKKE HÜFTGOLD

Jul 6th, 2015 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

That the guys of VOLKSMETAL are always good for a surprise is well-known. But, that they bring beer king IKKE HÜFTGOLD to this year’s ROCKHARZ to play his party hit „Dicke Titten, Kartoffelsalat“ in a volksmetal way has reduced us to silence. We thought about itly short, determined it as funny and, sure enough: welcome […]



SOLD OUT!

Jun 24th, 2015 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

Repeated madness! The second time in a row our 3 day tickets are sold out two weeks before the festival starts! The pre-sale of the tickets through our shop is stopped. Eventim and the other pre-sale options will do it as well soon. Only Metalix (http://www.metaltix.com/index.php?view=bestplatz&id=30474) and NUCLEAR BLAST (http://www.nuclearblast.de/de/produkte/tickets/open-air/ticket/rock-harz-open-air-ballenstedt-09.-11.07.2015.html) have a few ticktes (hardtickes) […]



RUNNING ORDER ONLINE

Jun 16th, 2015 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

Finaly, the running order for our festival is online. Please note that changes in the running order are possible. Here you can find the running order on the homepage and as PDF download.



PANZER and DELAIN swap their appearance days

Jun 10th, 2015 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

Due to scheduling reasons PANZER and DELAIN swap their appearance days. Therefore PANZER will already overrun you on Thursday and in favour DELAIN will enter the stage on FRIDAY.



HERETOIR replaces AGRYPNIE

Jun 10th, 2015 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

After their succsesfull show last year and in order to present you a worthy replacement for the unfornutunately prevented AGRYPNIE, HERETOIR will be at ROCKHARZ 2015 again. You can expect a show with new songs!



Unfortunately AGRYPNIE had to cancel their show

Jun 10th, 2015 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

Yesterday we received a message that AGRYPNIE unfortunately have to cancel their show on this year’s edition of ROCKHARZ. We wish the band all the best, get well soon! Read the band’s statement here: Cancellation Rock Harz Festival Due health issues I am forced to cancel our appearance at the Rock Harz Festival. Currently I […]



DAILY ALLOCATION OF THE BANDS

Jun 1st, 2015 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

Before we supply you with the concrete times of the running order, you can now have a look at the allocation of the bands from Wednesday until Saturady in alphabetic order. Here we go: Wednesday, 8.7.2015 EKTOMORF ELVENKING SERIOUS BLACK STAHLMANN SUIDAKRA WE BUTTER THE BREAD WITH BUTTER Thursday, 9.7.2015 ALESTORM BEHEMOTH DRONE EMIL BULLS […]



BILLING complete! All bands for the ROCKHARZ 2015 are set!

Apr 20th, 2015 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

52 bands will play at the festival this year, six of them will perform for you on Wednesday at the AFM-Label-Night. As every year we have chosen an attractive and illustrious selection of bands, which fits into the festival history. You can expect top acts, classics, party grenades, insiders tips and newcomers of many genres. […]



AFM-LABEL-NIGHT: WE BUTTER THE BREAD WITH BUTTER

Apr 7th, 2015 | By | Category: Allgemein @en, Bandlist en @en

Yesterday we had to put you on the rack, but today we can lift the secret: The last band for the AFM-Label-Night is WE BUTTER THE BREAD WITH BUTTER! This crazy, absolutely unique band from Brandenburg cleaned up very well at their last visit and you can expect a phenomenal pit in front of the […]



AFM-LABEL-NIGHT: EKTOMORF

Apr 5th, 2015 | By | Category: Allgemein @en, Bandlist en @en

In the last year the band, which filled in for SOILWORK, shook the earth around the Dark Stage. Well known for their Groove Metal hymns the Hungarians are an indisputable live force. Therefore we are happy to present another highlight for the AFM-Label-Night at ROCKHARZ 2015: EKTOMORF!



AFM-LABEL-NIGHT: STAHLMANN

Apr 4th, 2015 | By | Category: Allgemein @en, Bandlist en @en

The band from Göttingen has a successfull career as has been proved by two chart entrances and live the band also convinced, for example on their tour with EISBRECHER. With their last album “Adamant” they outdo themselves once more. By now they are a constant in the Neue Deutsche Härte scene and can look forward […]



AFM-LABEL-NIGHT: SUIDAKRA

Apr 3rd, 2015 | By | Category: Allgemein @en, Bandlist en @en

Active for more than 20 years, countless live shows all over the world and fantastic albums, that speaks for itself. SUIDAKRA stands for a unique mixture of Melodic Death Metal and Celtic/Folk! The fantastic songwriting and the epic melodies are addicting – this was already proved two times live at ROCKHARZ and now they are […]



AFM-LABEL-NIGHT: ELVENKING

Apr 2nd, 2015 | By | Category: Allgemein @en, Bandlist en @en

Italy and Power Metal, a mixture that simply fits! But ELVENKING enriches their sound constantly with Folk Metal influences, and filigree guitar solos meeting the fantastic effects of classical instruments like the violin. In the past year the sixtet got fans and press crazy about their tenth album “The Pagan Manifesto”. Melodic, epic and anthem […]



AFM-LABEL-NIGHT: SERIOUS BLACK

Apr 1st, 2015 | By | Category: Allgemein @en, Bandlist en @en

You know BLIND GUARDIAN, HELLOWEEN and MASTERPLAN? Than look out for a top class lesson in Power Metal. SERIOUS BLACK were not only formed by current and past members of the bands named above but also prooved with „As Dylight Breaks“ (2014, AFM Records) that they are a lot more than just a project. Bombastic, […]



VOLKSMETAL

Mar 31st, 2015 | By | Category: Allgemein @en, Bandlist en @en

Two years ago the guys from Konstanz played a great show on our Devil’s Wall Stage and now they will return with their high class mixture of typical Metal instruments combined with saxophone and tuba. Folk music meets Metal or to make it simple: There will be VOLKSMETAL at ROCKHARZ 2015!



ARTILLERY

Mar 30th, 2015 | By | Category: Allgemein @en, Bandlist en @en

Denmark and a Thrash Metal legend? It’s not hard to guess who is meant. With their fulminant album “Legions” (2013) the sixtett has shown that they aren’t too old to set your hairs in motion. Often wished for the ROCKHARZ and in July they will finally come, Denmark’s Thrash Metal export no. 1: ARTILLERY!



BAND countdown: The last bands & AFM Label night as countdown through Eastern

Mar 26th, 2015 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

We are close to the line up completion for this year’s ROCKHARZ. Two bands for the ROCKHARZ and all bands for the AFM label night on Wednesday, July 8th are still waiting for their announcement! To make it more exciting and to sweeten your holidays, we decided to start a band countdown at March 30th. […]



Rental toilets are completely sold out

Mar 25th, 2015 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

All rental toilets, the ones connected to caravan parking spots with electricity as well as any parking spot with electricity, are completely sold out. At this point we want to advise you again, that it is not possible to instruct an external supplier, who isn’t authorised, with the delivery of chemical or mobile toilets to […]



Anneke van Giersbergen presents THE GENTLE STORM

Mar 11th, 2015 | By | Category: Allgemein @en, Bandlist en @en

Anneke van Giersbergen has a wunderful voice. This isn’t a secret since her time as vocalist of THE GATHERING. For a long time the likable Dutch vocalist has an enthusiastic, loyal and ever-growing fan base. Her new project alongside Arjen Anthony Lucassen (e.g. AYERON and STAR ONE) is called THE GENTLE STORM and doesn’t lack […]



PANZER

Mar 11th, 2015 | By | Category: Allgemein @en, Bandlist en @en

A name as powerful as their music – PANZER! The all star formation formed by scene legends Schmier (DESTURCTION), Herman Frank (ACCEPT, VICTORY) and Stefan Schwarzmann (ACCEPT) has satisfied all expectations with their fantastic debut album “Send Them All To Hell”. PANZER, this is Teutonic steel with a seal of quality – melodic and straight. […]



SOULFLY

Feb 16th, 2015 | By | Category: Allgemein @en, Bandlist en @en

Start to train your jumping skill. It’s not only warming but also the perfect preparation for the return of the Groove Metal god Max Cavalera into the Harz mountains. In July, SOULFLY will bring you best South American Groove Metal rhythms again. As they have shown in the past, it is not possible to just […]



TANZWUT

Feb 10th, 2015 | By | Category: Allgemein @en, Bandlist en @en

For several years, this formation from Berlin has taken their listeners back into the past and transformed every stage on which they stood into a medieval scenery. Dancing is a must during their shows and the last time they have proven this to us was in 2012. Now they return, again with extensive outfits and […]



AGRYPNIE

Feb 10th, 2015 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

The name means insomnia, but when the mere mortals quit, frontman Torsten (also singer of NOCTE OBDUCTA) starts. Found in 2004 as a solo project, AGRYPNIE is now a full band which inspires not only on CD but also live, because the passion of their vanguard Black Metal is also transported on stage. Intense, dark […]



DRONE

Feb 10th, 2015 | By | Category: Allgemein @en, Bandlist en @en

Powerful and groovy, two attributes the erstwhile winners of Wacken Metal Battle are standing for since 2004. On their albums they combine everything that modern Groove Metal needs and mix it to a killing dose. The songs of their current self-titled monster of an album alone are a guarantor for for wildly rotating hair, a […]



WALDGEFLÜSTER

Feb 10th, 2015 | By | Category: Allgemein @en, Bandlist en @en

For lovers of atmospheric Black Metal the band which was founded erstwhile by Winterherz as a solo-project, is an absolute must have since their debüt album „Herbstklagen“ (2009). The combination of Black Metal and sporadic acoustic and folkloristic elements ghas its very own atmosphere, deeply influenced by nature.  Since „Meine Fesseln“ (2014) the band has […]



MANEGARM

Feb 5th, 2015 | By | Category: Allgemein @en, Bandlist en @en

These guys from Sweden are a true Viking Metal legend. Their name, taken from a wolf of the northern mythology, couldn’t fit better. Because as fast and merciless their style may be in the harsher and quicker parts, as graceful and sublime it is when the band focuses on the folk influences.. Right on time […]



DREAM THEATER

Jan 16th, 2015 | By | Category: Allgemein @en, Bandlist en @en

If you are talking about Progressive Metal, THIS is the band you’re talking about! Since their foundation they have influenced dozens of musicians and bands and are now going to be part of the ROCKHARZ for the first time. Sine 1985 the names Petrucci und Myung are a synonoym of technical skill on the highest […]



EPICA

Jan 13th, 2015 | By | Category: Allgemein @en, Bandlist en @en

You can call those dutch around lead singer Simone Simons European chartjackers since „The Divine Conspiracy“ (2007) and that hasn’t changed until today. The current masterpiece „The Quantum Enigma“ (2014) has also found its place in the top 100, and thats beyond the borders of their home country. This isn’t a surprise because the voice […]



FEAR FACTORY

Jan 13th, 2015 | By | Category: Allgemein @en, Bandlist en @en

There is no need for big words for this quartet from the US. For more than 21 years this Industrial Metal legend has been in the business and at least the classic „Replica“ should be familiar to every metalhead. It’s a great pleasure for us to welcome this scene legend around the two founding members […]



FINSTERFORST

Jan 13th, 2015 | By | Category: Allgemein @en, Bandlist en @en

The name of the band is a synonym for the origin in the Black Forest. Their music is a musical landscape of deep woods – atmospheric Pagan Metal that isn’t afraid of song lengths of more than ten minutes. It’s no question, FINSTERFORST are one the bests in the class and after three years of […]



XANDRIA

Mar 31st, 2014 | By | Category: Allgemein @en, Bandlist en @en

They got a new female vocalist last October, and a new album is due in May 2014! There is a lot going on at XANDRIA but the results are always fantastic. “Neverworld’s End” (2012) is the latest evidence, an album which has achieved the quality of old NIGHTWISH for many listeners. The first album with […]



EISREGEN

Mar 31st, 2014 | By | Category: Allgemein @en, Bandlist en @en

Lyrics which either send chills down your spine or will make you laugh out loud, a mixture of genres which can’t be put into boxes easily and on to top of all that several hits, which prove the cult status of the band. You can’t imagine the German Metal landscape without EISREGEN and the rolling […]



PETER PAN SPEEDROCK

Mar 31st, 2014 | By | Category: Allgemein @en, Bandlist en @en

The bandname PETER PAN SPEEDROCK is always very fitting when the band enters a stage. Fans of the band from the Netherlands had to wait a long time – since 2010, to be exact. It was the year of the release of their last album “We Want Blood”, but an end of waiting is in […]



SONIC SYNDICATE

Mar 13th, 2014 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

The summer will be hot, really hot! SONIC SYNDICATE are working on their fourth album and you know what this means: The Modern Metal highlight of 2014 is not far away! Besides new songs you can expect the hits from the past albums of the Swedes – therefore make sure you have something to cool […]



9MM

Mar 13th, 2014 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

Honest, dirty and with lots of rough edges: 9MM are one of the real heavy weights on Germany’s Hard’n’Heavy streets. The solo band of Rock Rotten is well known for their exciting live shows, dozens of catchy songs  and a snotty attitude – and therefore it is impossible to imagine the big stages of Germany […]



HAMMERCULT

Mar 13th, 2014 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

Energy and passion are only two attributes which do justice to the current HAMMERCULT album “Steelcrusher”. The band from Israel has already proved on their debut album “Anthems Of The Damned” that they can keep up with the big names in the genre. Their Thrash Metal is up to date and comes alive through the […]



BATTLE BEAST

Feb 28th, 2014 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

Only a few bands can look back on such a successful history as BATTLE BEAST. Right with their debut album “Steel” (2011) Nuclear Blast became aware of the Finnish band and in 2012 they supported NIGHTWISH on their tour through Russia. Not even the change of the frontwoman could stop them, the opposite is the […]



VOGELFREY

Feb 28th, 2014 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

Unfornatualy they had to cancel their show at the DEVIL’S WALL TROPHY 2014 but in July the heretic clan will take a hike to the Harz Mountains. So, take your most noble clothes because VOGELFREY invites you at ROCKHARZ 2014 to a Folk Rock event with a distinctive influences of Metal, medievel sagas and humourus […]



NOTHNEGAL

Feb 28th, 2014 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

Attention, geography fans: The Maldives are an insulate state in the Indian Ocean with a population that is far less than half a millon – and right from there are NOTHNEGAL. The Melodic Death Metal band has released their great debut album “Decadence” via Season Of Mist and insiders count them as high class secret […]



DESTRUCTION

Feb 26th, 2014 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

It is time for another German Thrash Metal legend! Of course it is not difficult to guess which band we are talking about but wherever “Schmier” and Co. go – neck pain is guaranteed! Besides their current album “Spiritual Genocide” the Thrash Metal veterans will for sure have a truckload of classics in their setlist […]



HEIDEVOLK

Feb 26th, 2014 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

Grab your drinking horn, the heathens are going to visit the ROCKHARZ 2014! The band from the Netherlands, whose special charme lies in their two vocalists, will make you dance. Of course HEIDEVOLK will empty some horns with you, too, as long as you are prepared to sing their song! We are happy to welcome […]



UNZUCHT

Feb 26th, 2014 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

Their second album “Rosenkreuzer” was released last year and directly entered the German album charts. Which is no surprise because the band offers dozens of catchy and dark Gothic Rock hymns. So, forget your morals and practice your singing skills because UNZUCHT will stop at the ROCKHARZ 2014!



HERETOIR

Feb 24th, 2014 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

If you are into Post Black Metal you probably came across HERETOIR since they released their debut album in 2011. The band from Augsburg, including members of AGRYPNIE, creates dreamy and catchy soundscapes which don’t loose their intensity live. Considering the piled quality of HERETOIR, we simply had to invite them to ROCKHARZ 2014, so […]



AFM RECORDS & ROCKHARZ presenting the AFM Label Night

Feb 14th, 2014 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

As we have enhanced the status of the festival bonus day, the wednesday, at last year’s edition by the new Devil’s Wall Stage, we are really proud to move another step forward with our cooperation project together with AFM Records – the AFM Label Night! Together with our partners we arranged a great Metal party […]



FJOERGYN

Jan 22nd, 2014 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

Thuriniga has not only beautiful landscapes to offer but also an active and versatile metal scene. FJOERGYN are located there and after four years of waiting, they came back with a magnum opus of avantgardistic and epic music called “Monument Ende”. FJOERGYN is a lot more than the genres Black Metal, Folk Metal or even […]



UNDERTOW

Jan 22nd, 2014 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

UNDERTOW are etasblished in the early 90s and haven’t lost any liveliness over the years. The current proof: Their new album “In Deepest Silence” has enthusiased with a massive groove, a mark of darkness and powerfull moshpit attacks, or to make it short: A mighty Doomcore album! Therefore it’s high time to welcome UNDERTOW to […]



BILLING COMPLETED!

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 […]



PRE-SALE AT FULL BLAST

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 […]



WARM-UP-DAY ON WEDNESDAY

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.



SOULFLY

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.



DR. LIVING DEAD!

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!



FIDDLERS GREEN

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 […]



AVANTASIA

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 […]



UNEARTH

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.



KREATOR

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!



EMERGENCY GATE

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?



TOXPACK

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 […]



ALPHA TIGER

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.



TANKARD

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 […]



THE BONES

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.



FINNTROLL

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”!



GRAILKNIGHTS

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



DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT

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 […]



ARKONA

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.



MOONSPELL

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!



AUDREY HORNE

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.



DRAGONFORCE

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.



AKREA

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.



OHRENFEINDT

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.



DELAIN

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 […]



DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT

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 […]



PSYCHOPUNCH

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.



MUSTASCH

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!



ODEN OGAN

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.



MELECHESH

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.



J.B.O.

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 […]



VADER

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!



ALESTORM

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!



MONO INC.

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.



ELUVEITIE

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 […]



EISBRECHER

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 […]



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!