The new official video from Dark Sky Choir has been released! youtu.be/SUyd5P0vajMDirected by John Moyer and Paul Gervasi “Static Death” Produced by John Moyer Mixed by Augustus Cryns Mastered by Howie Weinberg Featuring: Vocalist Brian Al... ... See MoreSee Less
The very last band to be announced for this years Metal Magic Festival -part XII is some very experienced guys from America. We present you DARK SKY CHOIR!
A brand new video featuring their new guitarplayer IRA BLACK will be out very soon!
Dark Sky Choir 2019 lineup
Vocals - Brian Allen (Vicious Rumours) Guitar - Ira Black (I Am Morbid, Dokken, Lizzy Borden, Metal Church, Heathen, Vicious Rumours) Bas - John Moyer (Operation: Mindcrime, Blaze Bailey, Disturbed, Queensrÿche, Adrenaline Mob) Drums - Mike Sakowski (Exxplorer)
One of the leading lights of the legendary 'New Wave of British Heavy Metal' movement Angel Witch, is the second last band to be announced for this year's Metal Magic Festival -part XII in Fredericia, Denmark!
Emerging from the inauspicious environs of suburban Kent in 1977 with the doom-laden clangour of Black Sabbath ringing in their ears, Angel Witch quickly found themselves leading a movement of bands who were taking the heavy metal paradigm to exciting new dimensions, creating something darker, faster and heavier than anything previously issued forth.
With songwriter, lead guitarist and chief architect Kevin Heybourne engineering a psychic realm where horror and fantasy imagery locked horns with pulverising riffage and razorsharp hooks, the band were soon vying for supremacy amidst an alarmingly fertile scene that also included Iron Maiden, Saxon, Diamond Head and Samson, yet with arguably the heaviest and most otherworldly dimensions at their disposal of anyone in range.
Angel Witch’s debut album was released on Bronze records in 1980, led by its deathless eponymous ditty - no less than one of the most enduring and life-affirming metal anthems of them all - and earned them a rabid following if not always critical plaudits, Yet unknowns to most, these feverish, vicious and incisive songs had already found the ears of a generation of young and hungry musicians who would come to lay the groundwork for extreme metal, and the likes of Dave Mustaine, Gary Holt and Tom G. Warrior have all cited this record as both personal rave and pivotal influence.
A storied quarter-decade followed, with various different incarnations of the band existing on both sides of the Atlantic, including an early ‘90s line-up based in San Francisco and including members of Exodus, Heathen and Laaz Rockit which stalled due to immigration issues, and Heybourne spent much of the following decade forging a career as a tree surgeon, until a serious head injury left him unable to work, and upon finding himself walking the same streets, drinking in the same pubs and crucially listening to the same records as in this teens, he arrived at an epiphany, and set upon a plan to return to the motherlode of what made his music a uniquely potent and powerful proposition
Kevin Heybourne knew what was to be done - Angel Witch would be reformed. Only this time, they would sound like they were intended to almost 30 years before: No more trying to assimilate to the musical climate around him, no more trying to keep up with fashion. Angel Witch would go back to the genesis moment - 1979 revisited and damn the consequences. The result was 2012’s ‘As Above, So Below’, which stood proud as the long-awaited successor to the debut, uniting past and present with style and finesse, as the band toured with a line-up that included Bill Steer (Carcass/Firebird/Gentleman’s Pistols).
In the five years since, Angel Witch have also united an audience of new devotees and older fans around the world, traversing Europe with Grand Magus, sharing bills with fans of the band like Trouble and Candlemass, playing festivals like Roadburn, Hellfest, Sweden Rock and Graspop and headlining shows as far afield as Japan and Canada.
2017 has already proved to be the most eventful year of the decade thus far, with the line-up of Heybourne, Will Palmer (bass) Jimmy Martin (guitar) and ex-Witchcraft drummer Fredrik Jansson touring Europe and the UK with Electric Wizard and set for a return visit to Japan in July, with fresh material nearing completion for a new album in 2018.
A full forty years on from their inception, Angel Witch’s re-ignited flame burns brighter than ever before. Eternal and timeless chroniclers of the heavy and arcane. the influence of their dark art looks set only to extend further into realms earthly and unearthly alike, from Beckenham to the beyond.Track 1 from the 1980 Angel Witch 7" single. ... See MoreSee Less
Do you miss the good old hard rock ballads of the 80's and/or do you prefer your music played by really really good musicians? Then look no further, because today we would like to welcome the very talented and local band TAINTED LADY to this year's Metal Magic Festival -part XII
Heine Thomsen aka MR. THOMSEN known from the danish Heavy Agger Musikforening TV documentaries, will give us an acoustic awakening during this year's Metal Magic Festival -part XII, when he plays some Johnny Cash, John Mogensen, Ozzy Osbourne, Scorpions and more ... See MoreSee Less
Just before the Slægt/Demon Head/Nyredolk concert in Copenhagen last Friday, we had invited a group of Metal Magic beer lovers to Musik Loppen to taste a variety of beer from Dry & Bitter Brewing Company. The purpose was to find a good candidate for an upcoming official Metal Magic beer, which will be sold at this year's festival!
We think they did a good job choosing and drinking but judge by yourself with these photos by Jannie Ravn Madsen
youtu.be/lnf3Nn9IPQkAudience Recording of an awesome performance at Metal Magic Festival in Denmark, 2018. Lineup: Paul Roland (lead vocals and acoustic guitar); Mick Crossley (... ... See MoreSee Less
Elements from the 60's, 70’s and 80’s hard rock and occult/shock rock is weaved together to a personal sound and style. Silhouette's melancholic melodies get a grotesque edge from the obscure and often extreme faces, of the bands interpretation of Rock Music. Silhouette's debut ”Die the Fire” which is released on November 13th (2015), contains six tracks that unfolds in a dynamic explosion of psychedelic details, long freaky pieces and a great interaction between lapsteel guitar and true hammond rock organ. ”Die the Fire” was recorded during winter 2013 in a rented summer cottage surrounded by cold, barren dunes close to the North Sea. During the recording there was also DIY ongoing, which was everything from technics and production to practical things as dragging gear and setting everything up. The release was intended to be an EP with a bit more “stuffing” than normal EP’s. The choice of songs on the record was made based on the opportunity to present the listener with a wide range of Silhouettes, different musical themes and shades.
Silhoutte grapples with chaotic forces and actions in life and tries to express this through lyrics. Realisation of and uncertainty in relation to life and death, and general supernatural and astrological phenomenon’s are all topics that underpin the band’s music.
On stage, Silhouettes universe is presented effectively and atmospherically. The dark and occult themes are effectively in play together with the bands hard, atmospherically full and melodious progressive sound. The band’s first live appearance was when they opened Metal Magic Festival, Fredericia, in the summer of 2014. During 2015/16/17 the band made alot of exciting shows, counting support for Dewolff in Germany, a 21 day European Tour, and several well known locations in Denmark afterwards ie: Pumpehusets Byhave and "Blastbeasts" "TheNewShitShowcase", "MetalMekka" and "Metal Cafeen in Kolding"
Silhouette, made up by Tobie (lead vocal, bass) Tommie (drums, vocal) Stefan (guitar, lapsteel, vocal) and Jeppe (organ/keys, guitar), started back in 2012 when Tobie and Tommie got together and started writing songs. It is a band with a common background in Fredericia and Kolding. They are all friends who are gathered around a journey of the soul and an idea on how music should sound and be interpreted.Aileen Order “Aileen” from Deadbangers Productions - www.deadbangers.com Merch: merchcity.com/band/silhouette/ Social: @ www.facebook.co... ... See MoreSee Less
Accommodation Camping at the festival grounds It is free to camp our festival grounds when you have a festival ticket for all 3 days. At the festival grounds you will find flush toilets and a water tap with cold water, these facilities are free. In addition you will find showers. You can use these f...
After some years of unsuccessful attempts to get this band reunited, 2019 finally will be the year where one of our biggest festival dreams (or nightmares?!) becomes reality.
With the members' experience from Dødheimsgard, Ulver, Aura Noir, Infernö, Arcturus, Cadaver, Satyricon and Virus, this reunion will not be something that anyone with an interest in the Norwegian scene of the 90s should miss!
Metal Magic proudly presents the return of VED BUENS ENDE, who will headline the Saturday night at this year's Metal Magic Festival -part XII in the most magical way possible!
Metal Magic officially supports The Abyss Festival 2019 in Gothenburg this weekend and some of us will definitely be going. So if you have a great taste in music like we do, then get your asses there and have a beer with us! ... See MoreSee Less
The next band for this year's Metal Magic Festival is a devilish collaboration between Italy and Denmark, where members of Denial of God and Black Oath have joined forces in THE RITE to play satanic doom metal in its purest and most vicious form. Their debut EP "The Brocken Fire" will be out on CD and vinyl in August via Iron Bonehead Produtions, but before that you can experience their dark ritual in Fredericia.
As usual we will this year end the festival with a tribute band, that we can all sing along to whatever the condition ... And this year is ofcourse no exception!
With members of Impalers, Disintegrated and Brutal Bækkenløsning we are guaranteed a massive end-time party, when the band ARCHANGEL hits the stage with allot of good old MISFITS and SAMHAIN songs! ... See MoreSee Less
Metal Magic are very proud to welcome the mighty Hungarian TORMENTOR for our next festival. This band has been on our ultimate wantlist since we started and it's a true honour to finally have the resurrected legends at Denmarks best metal festival.
Tormentor is a Black Metal band formed in 1986 in Budapest, Hungary. They recorded their first album, Anno Domini, in 1988, but were unable to release it until later due to the political situation in the country. The album reached Norway through the tape-trading community and following the suicide of Per 'Dead' Ohlin, Mayhem invited Attila Csihar from Tormentor to join the band; he was to perform the vocals on De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas. Tormentor split up in 1991 but after a break they reformed and released the more experimental Recipe Ferrum through Avantgarde Music in 2001. Now in 2018 the band is back again with a very strong original lineup and will perform their classic songs at next years Metal Magic Festival.
Also if you are too old or too cold to sleep in a tent during a festival, then the Best Western Plus Fredericia Hotel is located only approximately 100 meters from the festival. Call and book rooms already at tel: +45 75 91 00 00 or write at email@example.com. www.hotel-fredericia.dk/ Remember to mention "Metal Magic" upon booking to get a discount.