Wacken Open Air is one of the biggest festivals in all over heavy metal. The German festival attractions thousands of spectators from all over the world. It is currently in its 28th year and continues to be held within Wacken. It is currently considered the largest of its type in all of Europe.
The festival has already announced their lineup for this year and it has created a big buzz throughout the heavy metal community.
Best Bands At Wacken This Year
This US band are a parody/ homage to the hair metal artists of the 80’s. Despite their silly nature they have been fully embraced by the heavy metal community. Their anthem “Death To All But Metal” remains their greatest hits.
This Welsh band were formed in 1998 and have wowed fans while on the festival circuit. They have a unique sound that mixes heavy metal with reggae. This unlikely combination has gotten revellers moshing all over the world. They are sure to be one of the highlights at Wacken.
Symphonic metal has become one of the most popular sub genres listened to at the festival. German-Norwegian band Leave Eye’s have risen to become one of the best at what they do. They strike a perfect balance between soft female vocals and loud heavy guitars.
Dokken are best known for providing music for the horror movie A Nightmare On Elm Street 3. They have been touring for decades and are happy to provide fans with their best hits from the 80’s.
When people think of symphonic metal one of the first bands they probably think of is Nightwish. The Finnish band have proven over the years that they are capable of creating beautiful but heavy songs that are adored by fans the world over.