This update of the festival line-up is made not just of your meat and potatoes bands you would generally expect from established metal festival as we were focusing on bringing in more exotic flavours that are not usually consumed by large crowds of metalheads. However we know that BA fans are special and hence deserve some special spice! Enjoy!
Mabbul - first official release out now on Mirgilus Siculorum Records!
Tormentor’s experimental classic Recipe Ferrum! (2000) available on vinyl for the first time.
In May 2018 will be out a very special Selbst release under the Sun & Moon Records banner.
This year, Glenn Danzig will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the formation of his namesake band after involvement with horror-punks the MISFITS and gothic hard rockers SAMHAIN. The celebration will take form of a limited number of special shows including debut performance of DANZIG at Brutal Assault!
BANDS UPDATE WITH CANNIBAL CORPSE, MYRKUR, HELMET OR PALLBEARER
”Den Förstfödde” is Arckanum’s 9th studio album after 25 years of existence, and this will be Arckanum’s final album.
GOJIRA, TESTAMENT, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, GRAVEYARD AND MANY MORE!
NEW BANDS WITH PARADISE LOST, NOCTURNUS AD, UNLEASHED OR FULL OF HELL!
The new album of the masters of Italian Dark Doom entitled "Blasphema Secta".
TORMENTOR reunites at Beyond the Gates!!
Sometimes you just have to pinch yourself. The band you thought you’d never see live has just decided to return from the dead. And even better - they're playing Beyond the Gates next year!
This winter the legends of radical Black Metal are coming to Kiev! After a great success in 2016, Militant Zone expands the festival line-up – on December 16, six bands representing six countries are uniting forces to unleash the wild hunt: ABSURD (Germany), PESTE NOIRE (France), GOATMOON (Finland), NAER MATARON (Greece), M8L8TH (Russia), BURSHTYN (Ukraine).
THE KEEP - AMBIENT LODGE. Our noise ambient scene:
We now bring you our running order, we’ve just made it available in the SCHEDULE section on our web.
the most evil and primitive track from the last mini-album "Land Beyond The Forest", released last December on 12" vinyl LP.
LINEUP UPDATE: We now bring you the final update for this year. This time we bring you some of the most interesting underground bands of their respective genres out there.
The final album of the NWOBHM/Doom legends PAGAN ALTAR called "The Room of Shadows" will be out on August 24th, 2017.
Hungary’s only open air underground Death/Black/Thrash Metal festival will be organized again in Körmend, in a cosy environment on the bank of the river Rába, with possibility for camping and bathing!
Without any big words, this is one of the best black metal albums of 2017!
LINE-UP UPDATE WITH BORIS, WOLVES IN THE THRONEROOM AND CROWBAR
After 4 years from the first album "Transylvanian Plaguespreader Committee" the Transylvanian hooligan black metallers streaming on Mirgilus Siculorum exclusively a new song from the upcoming second album "You Don't Hurt Me".
ZILTOID WANTS YOU! NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS WITH DEVIN TOWNSEND, TIAMAT AND WALLS OF JERICHO!
This album mark the milestone of Northern Heritage label, being catalogue number NH-100.
"Deathcade" the anniversary album of the French suicide combo, Nocturnal Depression celebrating the band's 10 years of live activities, will be out in March 2017 through Sun & Moon Records!
NEW BANDS UP: The legendary DEMOLITION HAMMER from New York!
The impossible became reality and 25 years after their last show, the legendary MASTER'S HAMMER will do an exclusive summer festival show at Brutal Assault 2017!
The farewell tour of the legendary Swans will arrive in Romania next year!
Morbid Angel, Swans, Electric Wizard & Mayhem with "De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas" full set!
Second Death Nöize album will be out really soon!
Return to the Solar Temple is one of the first new Siculicidium songs after 3 years of total silence!
Brand new song streaming exclusively from the long awaited new album!
Trailer for the upcoming SICULICIDIUM 12" ep "Land Beyond The Forest"
Nuclear War Now! Fest Volume V | Nov. 4th & 5th 2016 | BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW!
Organized in conspiracy with the Iron Bonehead clan…
Vulgar display of camaraderie, the unholy trinity of Urfaust, Ghoul Cult and Terratur Possessions joining forces for this split release after years of talking about it, 12 years after GC last release.
Century Media Records & Prowling Death Records are proud to announce the joint release of the Hellhammer Blood Insanity 7" vinyl single, originally conceived by the band in 1984.
Abysmal Grief & Svoid two concerts in Romania this Autumn!
17 protracted years after their last fantastic full lenght, "Strange In Stereo", the Norwegian legend IN THE WOODS... rise from its own ashes to deliver a stunningly focused new record soberly entitled, "Pure".
Finally something great will happen this August in Transylvania, Romania. 18, 19, 20 August 2016 / Alba Iulia Fortress, Transylvania, Romania
Frantisek Štorm (of Master's Hammer fame) with his Mortal Cabinet, avantgarde proiect will play on Brutal Assault Festival this year!
May 30. 2016: Releasing the seventh regular album.
One of the greatest video in the history of metal!
Svartidauði - Hideous Silhouettes of Lynched Gods 7" Ep out now via Terratur Possessions
The Glowing Man, announced as the last album release of Swans’ current incarnation, will be followed by an extensive tour. The tour will unfold with dates beginning in North America in the summer followed by Swans first ever South American shows, before returning to Europe in the autumn.
The Fall of Summer team is proud to reveal two more acts to be added to its 2016 line-up.
Void Moon - Out Of The Well, exclusive new album's track available for streaming!
The Fall of Summer team is proud to unveil part of its 2016 line-up including:
Brutal Assault festival has announced new bands with BEHEMOTH, CATTLE DECAPITATION and MGŁA!
Frost And Fire II.
October 7-9, 2016 - Beautiful Beachside Downtown Ventura, California.
Angelcorpse, Immolation, Vektor, Conan, Eyehategod, Shining, Slagmaur, Voivod, etc. what's next?
A MASSIVE LINEUP UPDATE IS HERE!
OBITUARY, ARCH ENEMY, SATYRICON performing 20th Anniversary Nemesis Divina set and many more!
Mgla & Procession first time in Romania presented by Live Nation Promotions
One of the greatest bands to come out of the L.A. underground had to be The Gun Club.
AUTOPSY is set to return with a double bill of unbridled horror this year on Peaceville Records.
The French suicide black metal kommando Nocturnal Depression will perform 2 concerts in Romania in October together with the Italian Forgotten Tomb.
Romanian Thrash Metal Club is proud to present OLD GRAVE FEST 2015, the 4th edition of the only metal festival in Romania organized by a fan club, for fans, the festival where your money helps us fund the next edition
The 2015 studio album from US legends Pentagram (official), reuniting the band with Peaceville Records once more.
Svart Records announces September 18th as the international release date for Skepticism's highly anticipated new album, Ordeal.
We're proud to announce that elusive black metal cult known as Cult Of Fire will play our fest once again!
Master's Hammer new 7" Ep "Kult Mládí a Mrazu" out now on Jihosound Records
Laibach is Laibach, the joke of this year! From NORTH AMERICA TO NORTH KOREA
Ross Bay Cult and Nuclear War Now! are proud to announce the official reissue of one of the most important Black Metal recordings ever captured…
The legendary Black Metal trio from New York 1st time in Transylvania, Romania
2 new tracks are available for streaming from the upcoming Peste Noire album "La Chaise-Dyable"
King Dude's latest full length album, Songs of Flesh & Blood - In The Key of Light is the latest chapter in an ever unraveling songbook that captivates the listener from beginning to end.
Dødheimsgard, Norway’s premier experimental extremists have completed work on their fifth album, titled ‘A Umbra Omega’, and set for release on March 16th on Peaceville Records.
Beastmilk transforms into Grave Pleasures. New album in the works!
Italian Doom Metal Records is pleased and proud to announce the release of a split 12" LP between Abysmal Grief and Runes Order.
King Dude's latest offering is a 7" recording of two new songs from his forth coming full length album entitled, "Songs of Flesh & Blood - In The Key of Light".
After the last year hysteria about Ildjarn or not Ildjarn songs on the Ildjarn/Hate Forest Split http://mirgilus.com/ildjarn-or-not-ildjarn, here is a demo of Nidhogg from 1994! The story continue!
CLANDESTINE BLAZE first show ever! It's again with extreme honour we present a very special happening, a full set of Clandestine Blaze! Those who witnessed the three songs performed at last years Black Flames Of Blasphemy are still in awe of what happened that night.
Wovenhand concert at the Silver Church Club, Bucharest on 26th April!
Dämmerfarben / Blaze Of Sorrow - Geister des Winters split 12" LP will be out in February
Nychts / Mortualia - Nebelstern Des Nichts A5 digiCD available again at Sun & Moon Records!
Brutal Assault announces newly confirmed bands!
BRUTAL ASSAULT confirms another load of bands for the 2015 edition!
Deathhammer / Axecutor / Damage Case concert in Question Mark, Bucharest, January 15th, 2015
Klinikk - Urban Disease, new tape release on Valse Sinistre, funeral punk on disco beats.
Mgła playing Clandestine Blaze songs live at Black Flames of Blasphemy in Helsinki
Satanic Warmaster - "Fimbulwinter" new album out on 29th November!
MORTUARY DRAPE “Spiritual Independence” LP/CD new album in November, 2014!
Varathron will release a brand new album entitled "Untrodden Corridors of Hades" on the 21st of November in Europe and 9th of December in rest of the world.
PROCESSION / DREAD SOVEREIGN European tour dates: November 10th, 2014, Bucharest - Music Club!
From Saturnal Records: "With distant rumble of bone drums we are proud to announce of our next releases to be completely unreleased recording from the forgotten archives of mighty Finnish black metal cult BARATHRUM titled ”Jetblack Warmetal” and first ever re-issue of the band’s infamous Jetblack EP from the year 1997.
Cult of Fire's 4th studio release entitled "Čtvrtá Symfonie Ohně" (The Fourth Symphony of Fire) was originally planned to be released after Triumvirát, but since the fascination with India was so strong, everything else was put aside.
From Sun & Moon Records: "We have the honor to sign the gloomy entity called OLD WITCH.
If somebody haven’t got it yet, DARKSPACE have announced a long-awaited event, actually an event-in-the-event.
After hiding in the depths of the underworld for a long period of time, the gates of Hades finally opened to unchain its untamed metallic beast, Okkulto is back!
In The Woods... are back!
Probably one of the best and most important news from this year from the music underground!
New KING DIAMOND Interview Suggests MERCYFUL FATE Shows On The Way
Eddie Trunk recently invited King Diamond and Metal Blade Records’ Brian Slagel on his podcast to discuss King's return. While pressed about the subject of Mercyful Fate, Brian Slagel says he will personally make sure Mercyful Fate shows will be on the way.
Complete timeschedule for this year's Brutal Assault Festival is here!
THE DARKNESS BEFORE DAWN
FIELDS OF THE NEPHILIM
Back in the Studio
Fields of the Nephilim have been elusive on the live scene during 2014 with only a few exclusive appearances. They have been spending the time creating, writing and recording new material.
Wolfsgrey - Holnap elmegyek, the first official video from the Transylvanian Hooligan Black Metallers
Brutal Assault line-up is complete
Last bands for 19th volume of Brutal Assault festivals are here. Heading by Dutch cult apocalyptic black metal band DODECAHEDRON, French avantgard metallers CARNIVAL IN COAL, Russian thrash/HC band SIBERIAN MEAT GRINDER and INFERNAL TENEBRA from Croatia.
Meshing favorites like Bathory, Venom and Motorhead into one hard-charging sleaze-o-rama, Cleveland's Midnight are metal's undisputed badasses.
2014 - 10th Anniversary of Quorthon's Passing...
Newly confirmed bands are FLOTSAM & JETSAM, EXIVIOUS and HAMMERCULT
May - 27 - 2014
New additions in mailorder:
Mayhem - De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas: the 20th anniversary
Exactly 20th years ago was released one of the best (black) metal albums ever! A real masterpiece, a milestone in Black Metal history.
MANILLA ROAD at Old Grave Fest
Romanian Thrash Metal Club is honored to announce the presence, for the first time in Romania, of one of the eldest and most influential bands in American and world metal. An acknowledged inspiration source for countless traditional and extreme metal acts, from DARKTHRONE or MESSIAH to SLOUGH FEG or IRONSWORD, regarded as a true institution of classic metal and as the bringers of epic into heavy metal, MANILLA ROAD takes its place between the headliners of Romanian Thrash Metal Fest 3rd edition - Old Grave Fest, an event scheduled between 10-11 October 2014, in Club Fabrica, str. 11 Iunie nr. 50, Bucharest.
The wait is over!
May 18. 2014: Releasing the sixth regular album.
One of the pioneers of late-20th century macabre surrealist art, H.R. Giger is no more, but his legacy will be eternal!
Brutal Assault confirms HIGH ON FIRE, SKELETONWITCH, MODERN DAY BABYLON and MARTYRDOD
W.A.I.L. - K.R.S.
I'm usually hate videoclips, but for some reasons I found this W.A.I.L. (Wisdom Through Agony into Illumination and Lunacy) video very interesting, try it:
New bands announced for the BLACK FLAMES OF BLASPHEMY V!
Mayhem, once again, stole the work of an artist who is really active inside the metal scene. Without neither asking shit nor of course, paying a dime.
Last time it was Justin Pope being ripped off, and now it's the turn of Daniel Corcuera.
Last two weeks for buying BA tickets for extra prices
SICULICIDIUM - "Hosszú út az örökkévalóságba" video for the 2nd album title track is online. "A song about the inevitable death, that awaits for us all." Long way to Eternity.
The official La mesnie Herlequin facebook site announces new split release between the 2 notoriuos French acts!
As former collaborator NiDHOGG recently revealed the original demo tape via his Youtube page, composed by him in 1994:
Brutal Assault announces three newly confirmed bands headed by legendary avantgarde black metal act MANES! Here is the message from the band:
Ladies and gentlemen, friends, supporters & enemies,
after a long undead status as a webmagazine, we are reborn from the ashes with a totally new design and website for the new era.
SICULICIDIUM won the grand award in "modern arts" category, audio and visual."
In every year’s end the best of lists just coming like mushrooms from everywhere, the best albums list, the best bands, the best concert, bla bla, here is my “The greatest shits list” from 2013,
the Let downs list of 2013 in music industry and not only, read & enjoy: