Lurking ominously behind the canaled facade of Amsterdam’s street view is Amsterdam Metalfests’ haunting spell waiting to be cast. May 19th 2018 marks the first time the festival will have been held in the biggest hall of Amsterdam’s much revered venue Melkweg, The Max, and features an array of metal as symphonic, technical, melodic and stoner-groove are all on the night’s menu. This year, Amsterdam Metalfest has the support of Buma ROCKS!
Doors open at 16:00, tickets cost €22,50 (excl. membership).
Headliner Fleshgod Apocalypse proves that ‘death metal’ and ‘symphony’ make a savage blend. This, combined with their onstage theatrical bravado, promises to be nothing less than a spectacular showdown. The German technical death metal quartet Obscura is the second to last act to play the podium and their latest well-praised Akróasis (Relapse Records, 2016) possesses a sound that borders the virtuose. The Charm The Fury will have the home advantage! After a year of riding the European lands, playing high-profile support shows, this melodic metalcore foursome from Amsterdam finally returns to their hometown.
The first half of this evening is filled with the brutal death metal of the Italian Hideous Divinity, the also-from-Amsterdam melodeath outfit For I Am King, and the icebreaking groovy-sludge-blues of Onegodless.
- Fleshgod Apocalypse
- The Charm The Fury
- Hideous Divinity
- For I Am King
The Melkweg is smack-bang in the middle of the city centre, easily reachable by public transport, bike and on foot. It is situated around the corner from the busy nightlife square Leidseplein, and surrounded by hotels and hostels. Do not hesitate to contact the festival organiser for any travel tips!