They're loud. They're bleak. They're black. The African metal band Overthrust is rocking Europe.
The 1,800-person village of Wacken in northern Germany will soon be welcoming 80,000 metalheads and 160 bands for three days of headbanging and beer. Here's what's new at this year's festival.
Wacken Open Air Festival is constructing a 7-kilometer network of pipes to quench its thirsty fans. Attendees will drink an average of 5.1 liters of beer each over the festival.
Pounding guitar riffs, groaning vocals: the band Syndemic from Hamburg wowed the crowd in the Metal Battle 2016. At the Wacken Open Air festival competition they garnered fourth place in the new talent category.
Every metal band dreams of playing the Wacken Open Air. South Africa’s Zombies ate my Girlfriend went one better: the musicians came out on top at the Wacken Metal Battle, ahead of young acts from around the world.
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