Septicflesh and Inquisition
Entry Requirements: 14+. Under 16s MUST be accompanied by an adult
Stage Times: 19:30 – STAHLSARG 20:20 – INQUISITION 21:45 – SEPTIC FLESH
Septicflesh - www.facebook.com/septicfleshband SEPTICFLESH are painting an apocalyptic vision and make full use of their impressive musical palette consisting of death metal and orchestral colours on their tenth full-length, 'Codex Omega'.
From their alpha EP 'Temple of the Lost Race' that was released one year after their founding in 1990, the Greek musicians have pushed the limits of the metal genre and continued to explore new sonic path with every following release from their debut album 'Mystic Places of Dawn' (1994) to the stunning 'Sumerian Daemons' (2003), which have in the meantime all been re-issued by Season of Mist.
Yet SEPTICFLESH had clearly come into their own sound when they unleashed their celebrated comeback album after a five-year hiatus that re-charged their artistic batteries. 'Communion' (2008) offered a well-balanced amalgamation of metal elements that were freely drawn from the darker side of the genre including death, black, and gothic metal with epic orchestral arrangements. This symphonic excellence was based on guitarist Christos Antoniou bringing to bear the fruits of his academic studies of classical composition, which he passed with honours and distinction.
With a clear musical compass to navigate, SEPTICFLESH continued to explore their sound and the compositional possibilities of this new-found metal continent. 'The Great Mass' (2011) and 'Titan' (2014) saw the Greeks evolving at fast speed and at the same time gathering adherents as well as critical praise in ever growing numbers. Extended touring on both sides of the Atlantic and performances at about every important festival further consolidated the bands burgeoning status.
Although the biblical omega marks the end, SEPTICFLESH on the contrary are reaching their current peak with 'Codex Omega', an album that clearly witnesses the Greek visionaries having come to maturity and expert craftsmanship in every sense. SEPTICFLESH are the undisputable masters of symphonic death metal and 'Codex Omega' is the perfect proof for this bold statement.
Inquisition - www.facebook.com/Inquisition-104303949644121 Inquisition (Unites States - Season Of Mist Records artist) is a black metal band from Seattle, Washington USA with origins in Colombia South America where the founder, Dagon, was living at the time. The band was fully realized in 1996 when Dagon left Colombia and moved back to the United States where he met Incubus, who joined on drums that same year.This line-up has remained stable for more than fifteen years. Their sound involves the combination of old school Thrash metal, major guitar progressions with the depth and darkness of black metal's chaotic minor guitar progressions. Dagon's voice is very monotonous and chant like and does not sound like any voice typically used in Black Metal. Dagon has expressed that his vocal style is not meant to reflect that of a human, but rather that of an unseen entity in demonic form. The topics that form part of band's songs are everything from classic medieval Satanism to the dark laws of astro physics and the universe in general joined into one unit.