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Metal Monday

Mgła @ 2019 Brutal Assault

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Metal Monday

Entropia @ 2019 Brutal Assault on the Obscure Stage

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Today’s photo features one of the many bands I would have never discovered had they not happened to be playing at a festival I was going to. When unknown-to-me bands get announced at a festival I’m going to I typically add a few of their songs to my phone. If I don’t like those songs I delete them and skip the band at the festival. That was not the case with Entropia. Just the opposite happened. Each time one of their songs came on I was like, “Who is this?!?!” Amazing stuff. For fans of Pelican, Russian Circles, or heavy psychedelic music. Highly recommended with quality, noise-cancelling headphones on after your favorite intoxicant has kicked in.

Sadly, at 2019 Brutal Assault, they were on at the same time as Zuriaake and Heilung so I was unable to see the full set of any of those three bands.

Happy birthday, Dave “Old School” Matrise!

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Dave Matrise of Jungle Rot @ 2019 Brutal Assault

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Violator @ 2019 Brutal Assault

Violator @ 2019 Brutal Assault Festival

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The quantity and quality of thrash metal bands at the 2019 Brutal Assault Festival was amazing. Off the top of my head, so I’m probably forgetting several bands, there was Violator, Anthrax, Jungle Rot, Carcass (not exactly thrash but…), Sacred Reich, Testament, Hellhammer, Demolition Hammer, Destruction, Tankard, Exumer, Metal Church, Voivod, and Sodom.

Violator appeared to have have been on speed or cocaine or something as they hit the stage almost 10 minutes early (which I’ve never seen a band do at a festival before), played (ran around and talked) like maniacs, and then went overtime (something you rarely see at festivals).

I once owned an original Sepultura “Beneath the Remains” tour t-shirt from one of their first shows ever in the USA. I wish I had taken better care of it as that would nice to have 30+ years later.

Metal Monday

Exumer's Marc Bräutigam @ 2019 Brutal Assault

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Interesting additions to 2020 Brutal Assault

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A few stories about some of the latest additions to the 2020 Brutal Assault lineup…

The first is from just a couple years ago. On Thursday of the 2017 Roskilde Festival I was planning on seeing Oathbreaker and High on Fire. In between I had no plans, but I ran into some friends I had recently met at Copenhell, or maybe this is the night I met them for the first time. I don’t remember. In any event, they said I had to check out Author & Punisher, a one-man band featuring a guy who made his own instruments, and the instruments were far from traditional. There would be no guitars, drums, etc. What an experience that was!

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Author & Punisher @ 2017 Roskilde Festival

Static-X and Cradle of Filth I learned about from “Iron Mike’s Metal Video” in 2000 and 2001. Iron Mike had a late night, public access show that I would watch after putting my, then little, kids to bed. Static-X was one of the few bands that would play in Southern Oregon so I ended up seeing them a few times while Wayne Static was still alive. I can’t imagine them without him, but maybe I’ll get that chance next summer.

Cradle of Filth reminded me a bit of Sabbat, who I was familiar with since the late 80s, but they seemed to really be pushing things. Ultimately, I became a fan which led to my interest in many other bands including Dimmu Borgir.

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