Tag Archives: Wacken Open Air Festival

Update: elderly runaways never went to Wacken Open Air Festival

Posted by on August 8, 2018

Sometimes, a false report is more entertaining than what really happened. As much as we enjoyed the idea that two elderly men escaped a nursing home facility to attend Wacken Open Air this past weekend, the Associated Press has reported that did not happen. Itzehoe police spokesman Peter Berndt has clarified yesterday (7th) that the […]

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First wave of bands revealed for 2019’s Wacken Open Air Festival

Posted by on August 6, 2018

Wacken Open Air festival just ended this past Saturday (4th) and today (6th), over 50,000 tickets have been sold for next year. 2019 will mark the festival’s thirtieth anniversary as the event is scheduled to return on August 1st through 3rd. Eleven bands have been confirmed thus far, including celebrating 20 years of Sabaton. Check […]

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Two elderly men escape nursing home facility to attend Wacken Open Air Festival

Posted by on August 6, 2018

The truth is, you are never too old or young to listen to metal. The late Christopher Lee who is known for his acting career, especially for his role as Count Dracula, was also a metalhead. The actor released a few metal albums when he was well into his 80s that also included him taking […]

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Dio hologram debuts at Wacken [UPDATED]

Posted by on August 6, 2016

No, this isn’t a headline from The Hard Times. Earlier tonight at Germany’s Wacken Open Air Festival, Dio’s Disciples closed out the sold-out festival, and for the encore, “We Rock,” a Dio hologram appeared courtesy of digital effects company Eyellusion. The hologram made history, marking the first time a hologram was used with a live band. […]

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Unsigned & Streamed: Awakening Sun

Posted by on May 16, 2012

Why should major label bands be the only ones who get love?Unsigned & Streamed is a column where we stream a song from an unsigned band we at Metal Insider really dig. This week, we’re happy to present Lithuania’s Awakening Sun. Formed in the Spring of 2011 by guitarist/singer Ernestas Skripkiūnas, this four piece band made quite an […]

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Wacken Fest 2011 Final Wrap Up

Posted by on August 9, 2011

Another  Wacken Open Air Festival has come and gone.  We’ve been fortunate that our publicist buddy Jon Freeman from Freeman Promotions has been guest blogging for us from the festival. We’ve enjoyed his beer fueled coverage of Day 1 and Day 2. Now, without further ado, here’s Jon’s final wrap up of the 2011 Wacken Festival. They say […]

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Ministry Is Back Already? Wacken Open Air Festival Appearance Already Announced

Posted by on August 8, 2011

Back in 2008, frontman Al Jourgensen constantly reaffirmed that the Cu-U-LaTour North American tour would indeed mark the end of Ministry. So much for keeping that promise, since only 3 years later, Ministry is making a comeback. The industrial metal kings have already been booked to appear at the Wacken Open Air Festival next Summer. […]

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Wacken Fest 2011, Day One: Balls To The Wall

Posted by on August 4, 2011

While we’d like to be in Germany at the Wacken Open Air Festival, unfortunately, we have a blog to run and couldn’t make it over. Fortunately, our publicist buddy Jon Freeman from Freeman Promotions offered to do some guest blogging for us. As you can tell from the picture, Jon likes to drink, so while […]

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