Judas Priest, Amon Amarth, Mercyful Fate, Etc. Set For 2020 Wacken Open Air Festival

The first set of bands have been announced for the 2020 Wacken Open Air festival. The event will take place in Wacken, Germany on July 30 – August 1 and it will feature: Judas Priest (50th anniversary show), Amon Amarth, Sodom (“Agent Orange” show), Mercyful Fate, Hypocrisy, Death Angel, At The Gates (“Slaughter Of The Soul” show), Venom, Sick Of It All, Cemican, Beast In Black, and Nervosa.

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Sepultura, Nightwish, Enslaved, Etc. To Be Featured On 2018 Wacken Open Air Live Blu-Ray/DVD

A new Blu-Ray/CD/DVD featuring the 2018 edition of the Wacken Open Air festival is set to be released on July 26. The release, which is titled “Live At Wacken 2018: 29 Years Louder Than Hell,“ will feature audio mixed by Cameron Webb.

Track Listing:

DVD 1:

01. Sepultura – “Kairos”
02. Sepultura – “Sworn Oath”
03. Stiff Little Fingers – “My Dark Places”
04. An Theos – “Alean”
05. Dirkschneider – “Metal Heart”
06. Die From Sorrow – “Die From Sorrow”
07. Korpiklaani – “Henkselipoika”
08. Korpiklaani – “Metsämies”
09. Walking Dead On Broadway – “Song Of Courage”
10. Schandmaul – “Bunt Und Nicht Braun”
11. Schandmaul – “Pakt”
12. Doro – “I Rule The Ruins”
13. Nightwish – “Ghost Love Score”
14. Clawfinger – “The Price We Pay”
15. Blues Pills – “High Class Woman”
16. Running Wild – “Port Royal”
17. Mantar – “Cross The Cross”

DVD 2:

01. Soen – “Opal”
02. Riot V – “Thundersteel”
03. Riot V – “Angel’s Thunder, Devil’s Reign”
04. Knorkator – “Der Ultimative Mann”
05. Knorkator – “Buchstabe”
06. Night Demon – “Heavy Metal Heat”
07. Long Distance Calling – “Trauma”
08. Steel Panther – “Poontang Boomerang”
09. Ensiferum – “For Those About To Fight For Metal”
10. Helmet – “I Love My Guru”
11. Enslaved – “Sacred Horse”
12. Enslaved – “Allfadr Odinn”
13. Bonfire – “Ready 4 Reaction”
14. Zeal & Ardor – “We Can’t Be Found”
15. In Extremo – “Sternhagelvoll”
16. Helloween – “Pumpkins United”

Footage of Sepultura performing “Kairos” during the festival can be seen below:

The Story About The Elderly Men Escaping Their Nursing Home To Attend Wacken Open Air May Not Be Entirely True

A story about two elderly men breaking out of their nursing home to attend Wacken Open Air in Germany recently went viral, but now it appears the story isn’t exactly true. Associated Press are now reporting that Itzehoe police spokesman Peter Berndt has since clarified that the men were actually 58 and 59 and that they left a home for people with mental health issues. On top of that, they weren’t even trying to go to the festival. They just wanted to party in the town of Wacken. The men were found “disoriented and dazed” by festival goers, while they were waiting for a bus at 3 a.m. After being taken to a first-aid station, they were sent back to the home in a taxi. This year’s festival featured Judas Priest, Danzig, Hatebreed, In Flames, Arch Enemy, and more.

Sabaton, Parkway Drive, Demons & Wizards, Etc. Set For 2019 Wacken Open Air Festival

Sabaton (20th anniversary show), Parkway Drive, Demons & Wizards, Powerwolf, Airbourne, Rose Tatoo, Within Temptation, Meshuggah, Krokus, Dark Funeral, and Avatar have all been booked for the 2019 Wacken Open Air festival. The event will take place on August 1-3 and over 50,000 tickets have already sold.

Elderly Men Escape Nursing Home To Attend Wacken Open Air Festival (UPDATED)

UPDATE: It now appears the story may not be entirely true.

ORIGINAL STORY:

According to Deutsche Welle, two elderly men broke out of their nursing home on Friday (August 3) so they can attend the world’s biggest metal festival, Wacken Open Air in Germany. After it was discovered that they were missing, the nursing home contacted the police and they were found at 3 a.m. Police then escorted them home in a taxi and a patrol car. This year’s festival featured Judas Priest, Danzig, Hatebreed, In Flames, Arch Enemy, and way more.

Behemoth, Samael, Etc. Added To 2018 Wacken Open Air

More bands have been added to the 2018 Wacken Open Air festival. The event will take place August 2-4 in Wacken, Germany, and the updated lineup includes: Judas Priest, Nightwish, Running Wild, Dimmu Borgir, Behemoth, In Extremo, Arch Enemy, Vince Neil, Samael, Doro, Children Of Bodom, Dirk Schneider, Amorphis, Sepultura, Amaranthe, Epica, Firewind, Belphegor, Mantar, Knorkator, Deserted Fear, Watain, Night Demon, Walking Dead On Broadway, and Bannkreis.

Arch Enemy, Bullet For My Valentine, Etc. To Be Featured On Upcoming 2016 Wacken Open Air Live Blu-Ray/DVD

A new Blu-Ray/CD/DVD featuring the 2016 edition of the Wacken Open Air festival is set to be released on August 11. The release, which is titled “Live At Wacken 2016: 27 Years Faster : Harder : Louder,“ will be available as two CD and two disc DVD/Blu-ray sets. 30 artists will be fetured including: Arch Enemy, Bullet For My Valentine, Borknager, Barb Wire Dolls, Triptykon, Saxon, Metal Church, Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons, Steel Panther, etc.