Wacken’s Metal Battle is one of the world’s top contests for emerging hard rock bands. This year Blaakyum from Lebanon were there. Back at home in Lebanon, heavy metal is seen as music for outsiders.
Radio silence: Dance-music act Cascada is back. Industrial band Einstürzende Neubauten shakes up the Elbphilharmonie concert hall in Hamburg. And Canadian band Profaner tear up the Wacken Metal Battle.
We'll take a look back at the year in German music. Who made the charts? Who were the hot newcomers? Plus: the bands who did best at the Wacken Metal Battle -- and the four most successful German singles of 2016.
Singer-songwriter Tim Bendzko has recorded his latest studio album -- at home. Frida Gold is creating new hits as a pop duo. Austrian metal band Pain Is tears up the Wacken Metal Battle.
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