Hammerfest 6 – Book of the Dead: March 14th/15th 2014)
German thrash metal legends Kreator are set to co-headline next year’s Hammerfest and head the cast of the first round of announcements for next spring’s bill.
Watch the trailer at the end of this post!
Festival promoter John Davis of Chic Talent said “Following last year’s event, which included both Sodom and Destruction, we were really keen to have Germany’s other leading thrash metal act play at Hammerfest. We are glad to be able to announce Kreator’s inclusion in this year’s bill. Last year’s event was considered by many to be our best yet. Thriving in its new location Hafan y Mor Park, North Wales, we aim to raise the bar higher still.”
Also celebrating all things Thrash, Hammerfest is pleased to announce US Thrash gods Overkill. The seminal thrash metal veterans fronted by Bobby “Blitz”Ellsworth similarly bring their uptempo unique fiery brand of thrash to next Spring’s event and will head the Friday night line-up.
Next joining the Hammerfest party are two Swedish Death Metal favourites. Firstly, the more melodic and majorly revered Soilwork honour us with their presence and join Friday night’s billing.
Secondly, Swedish stoic Death Metallers Unleashed who released their 11th album Odalheim last year to great critical acclaim, bring their unique and heavy brand of Viking metal to Hammerfest.
Also joining the Hammerfest 2014 bill are Swedish Metal act Grand Magus, Belgian Black Metallers Enthroned, speed/power metal veterans Paragon (who play the UK for the first time following a 23 year career in Germany), Nottingham Alternative Metal act Earthtone 9, Gibraltar’s finest flamenco metallers Breed 77 plus Annihilated and Gravil. If that’s not enough to get you excited, more bands will be annouced imminently!
Hammerfest takes place at Haven Hafan y Môr Holiday Park, Pwllheli, Gwynedd, North Wales.
Hammerfest 6 (Book of the Dead) – Line-up