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.
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.
The world's biggest heavy metal festival is held in the German village of Wacken. Nearly 80,000 metalheads get together each year to break records in headbanging. Here's a guide to everything you need to know.
Discrimination: Rapper Samy Deluxe talks about racism. Profile: the Cologne DJ duo Blank & Jones talk about their long career. In Wacken: South Africa’s "Zombies ate my Girlfriend" at the world’s biggest metal festival.
Producer Janine Jackowski puts films by and about women to the fore. Including Maren Ade's prize-winning Toni Erdmann.
The French novelist and member of the Academie Francaise has died at the age of 92. A very public figure in France, d'Ormesson was the author of some 40 works.
Answer the quiz and win CDs! We play a cover version of a hit from Germany, and you tell us: Who first sang the original of "The Power"?
Win CDs by Broilers, Three Fall, Alice Merton, Bausa.
What does living in Germany mean nowadays? Photographer Peter Bialobrzeski takes a closer look. His series "Die zweite Heimat" shows Germany for what it is – unadorned and honest. His pictures can be viewed in Hamburg's House of Photography.
After the "Jamaica" coalition talks aimed at building the next German government collapsed in Berlin on Sunday, Germany's top culture critics took to Twitter to voice their opinions.
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