Wacken - the world’s biggest metal festival and a place for only the best in the genre. But its Metal Battle is open to emerging bands too, and PopXport has the 2015 winners. In at number 4: UK’s Metaprism.
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 attracts over 85,000 metal fans to northern Germany every summer. Two DW reporters settled in there for five days.
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.
While many of his contemporaries have fallen by the wayside, the once hard-living pioneer of gory rock theatrics and catchy heavy metal anthems is one of music's great survivors.
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