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1 million thanks for the massive support the last week. The bands that played some great shows, the guests for keeping the MMF spirit alive, the many partners for making it all possible and last but not least our magnificent countless helpers, who often stepped in when needed and did some extra work to help out making the best Heavy Metal Festival in Denmark!
We could not do this without any of you!
Now we are almost done with cleaning up the location too...
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Her er lidt stemning fra Diamond Head's koncert!
Vores næste festival er Wacken Open Air!
Metal Magic Festivalen har I år rykket sin placering. Men det betyder så sandelig ikke, at der er skåret ned på forventningerne til årets hyggeligste havefest! Vi glæder os i hvert fald til at hoppe i battlevesten og drage mod Fredericia, for at være med til 3 dage med forrygende undergrunds hegn,…
Bedre sent end aldrig ... Her er din podcast af vores udsendelse fra sidste tirsdag, hvor vi blandt andet fortæller dig, hvorfor du skal tage til Metal Magic Festival i Fredericia og til Brutal Assault official i Tjekkiet. Og sidst i udsendelsen kommer Ugens Metaltip, denne gang med Persefone.
1: Engulfed - Conqueror From Beyond the Outer Gates
2: Quartz Rock Band (Official) - Rock n’ Roll Child
3: Witch Cross - Fight the Fire
4: Absu - Between the Absu of Eridu and Erech
5: Master's Hammer - Jama Pekel
6: The Great Old Ones - When the Stars Align
7: Persefone - Living Waves
Friends of MM are proud to announce that, thanks to all our great paying members, we are able to contribute to giving the audience of this years Metal Magic Festival a better live experience. We have donated a considerable amount of money to help cover the extra expenses to run the Main Stage on the new location of the festival.
As you all know, new challenges equals more expenses, and it is more important than ever, to support Metal Magic in any way we can. So thank you all again for keeping the Metal Magic flame alive!
See you all soon in Fredericia!
Diamond Head were one of the first bands to emerge in The New Wave Of British Heavy metal in the mid/late 1970’s. After a few demo releases and some singles, the band went in the studio in 1980 and recorded their debut album ‘Lightning to the Nations’ that later was considered to be one of the best NWOBHM releases ever, on level with Iron Maiden, Saxon and Venom. An album that has been so important to heavy metal that it has given inspiration to many other bands, including METALLICA, who has recorded and released cover songs from this album and still today perform the songs live. Diamond Head has had their ups and downs since their classic debut release but the guitar icon Brian Tatler has always kept the fire going in the band. They released their seventh album, ‘Diamond Head’ in 2016, and the band is once again going strong. Expect to be fully entertained at this concert, with classic songs, new hits and lots of great guitar riffs.
Part three of the rockstruck.dk interview (in danish) is now online. (English version below)
Metal Magic Festival: Part 3 – Fans
A festival is, off course, not a festival without participants. This is why we also need some stories from 7 of the participants of MMF.
1: How many years have you visited the festival? “My first year was MMF-2 in 2009, and I’ve been there ever since. I’m really looking forward to the years edition.” Morten, Copenhagen
“I’ve been there every year!” Kim, Fredericia
“This year it’s my second time.” Tanja, Tørring
“I’ve been there since day one, so this year it’ll be my 10th.” Ole, Copenhagen
“I’ve been there since MMF-3 in 2010, so this year must be my 8th… damn, I’m getting old 😃” Jeanette, Holsted/København
“I think it’s only the first and second ones I’ve missed.” Ida, Copenhagen
“I was at MMF-1, but missed the second one, otherwise I’ve been to the all. I was in the first band that ever played at the festival, Johnny Nightmare (and I’m actually very proud of that). Don’t recall how much I actually participated in the festival, besides playing.” Allan, Copenhagen
2: The biggest experience at MMF? Both musically and otherwise festival related. “The coolest thing has been watching a festival grow like MMF did – from a kid to an unruly teenager - full of ideas and bringing the guests so many GREAT experiences.” Morten, Copenhagen
”There’s been many shows that has been truly amazing. And a lot of them deserves 4 or 5 stars! But I’d like to mention the 10 best shows I’ve seen (in no particular order): Abysmal Grief (MMF-2), Mortuary Drape (MMF-6), Uli Jon Roth (MMF-9), Girlschool (MMF-8), RAM (MMF-4), Aura Noir (MMF-7), Stargazer (MMF-8), Angel Witch (MMF-3), Vomitor (MMF-6) and Alien Force (MMF-2 or 3, I don’t remember) Otherwise I’ve had a lot of funny and drunken moments. Generally everything about MMF is positive. There’s been some shows missed, but you have to accept that due to the fact of being drunk, ha ha ha 😃! Especially MMF-1 is very present in memory, because it was the first one – everything was new and exiting and we were all young! Lots of us didn’t know each other. That has changed over the years and new friendships has been formed, along with a lot of funny and great experiences.” Kim, Fredericia
“Musically, I have to mention Infest (from Serbia) as the biggest experience. Their concert in 2016 just blew everybody away. But also Denner/Shermann, with Sean Peck, was a truly great experience to me. Non-musically it’s great to be able to meet the bands on the field, shake hands and have a chat. Sean Peck spent 20-30 minutes after the Denner/Shermann show, just shaking hands, signing autographs, shooting pictures and what not. That was great. Also, the feeling of being accepted into the community is another huge experience. 2016 was my first year, but I really didn’t notice that. I was a part of the MMF-family from the moment I bought the ticket.” Tanja, Tørring
“MMF is always one the absolute highlights for me and I’ve had some of my best concert experiences there. To pick one or two as “the best” would be impossible – there’s to many. One of the things that make MMF so special is that you often get a chance to see bands who never (or rarely) has played in Denmark – or rarely plays live at all. The foundation for some unique shows is imminent at MMF. One of the most talked about shows, both on at positive and negative note, was Portal from Australia, who played MMF-6 Everybody has/had an opinion about that show. To some it was the most extreme, most phenomenal – to other the most vile piece of garbage they ever heard/saw. I’m placed well among the first bunch. It was so intense and to some extend I really didn’t grasp what happened. The feeling and brutality was mindblowing and you were almost in a trance, while you were being blow away. I can completely understand why it wasn’t for everybody, but this is one of the really cool things about MMF – the shows cover every aspect of the Heavy Metal Umbrealla, so to speak. There’s something for everybody, I mean, us with impeccable taste, that is, ha ha ha 😃 Non-musically, there’s really a lot to choose from, and by far most of them involve a lot of alcohol related madness, so it’s kinda hard to remember most of them, ha ha ha 😃 MMF is by far the event where I know most people, so the parts with SKÅL (cheers), bad jokes and stories and general madness is close to infinite – and after almost 10 years it’s hard to tell all the tales apart. I do want to point out one thing – the busride from Copenhagen to Fredericia (not the return trip, that’s really tough to get through, ha ha ha). Since MMF-3 I’ve arranged the busride and it’s always a superb warm-up. The mood is over the top! There’s even people from Fredericia who took the train to Copenhagen the day before the busride, so that they could be on the damn bus! The first year we arranged it, less than 30 paying customers were on the bus – everybody told me that it was a dead end doing a busride to a small Danish underground festival. The last couple of years we’ve filled up a 83 passenger bus, so we proved them wrong, I guess 😊” Ole, Copenhagen
“It’s hard to mention just a few highlights, because there’s been so many! The quality level at MMF is really high, and I think that’s one of the main reasons everybody keeps coming back. But if I have to name a few, one of the biggest shows for me would have to be The Devil’s Blood. An exceptionally intense gig with one of my favorite bands! Besides that it was phenomenal to watch Hell and Girschool. It’s really cool to watch “bigger” bands play such intimate settings. Besides the music, I have to mention the wedding of my good friends, Allan and Ida. It was so beautiful, I cried my eyes out, ha ha ha 😃” Jeanette, Holsted/Copenhagen
“The biggest moment for me was of course the year I got married during the festival. The city council had never witnessed anything like it 😊 We ended up being featured in two local newspapers – we didn’t know until the nice staff at Postgården (hotel in Fredericia) came and congratulated us during breakfast and presented us with the articles 😊 It was a fantastic day, with no holds barred – and to much surprise all of our friends could keep relatively quiet and decent at the counciloffice, ha ha ha 😃. Musically I’d mention the gig Rob Coffinshaker played late one night. It really was a great experience and the madness just had break and everything was slowed down for a bit.” Ida, Copenhagen
“I got married during the festival in 2015, which of course was a fantastic experience. The city counsil office and staff had never witnessed anything quite like it, but they thought it was really cool! A metal-wedding is not something that happens often in Fredericia. And of course all our friends showed up. It was fantastic! Besides being in the first band ever to play the festival, I’ve played there twice more – in 2011 with The Surfing Henchmen and in 2012 with The Amandas. It’s always been exceptionally cool and I hope to get the chance to play there again 😊. The musical highlight has been many through the years and probably even more than I remember. The quality of the bands is also great, but there’s also space for some oddities here and there. I do not normally care much about who’s playing, so I always get positively surprised.” Allan, Copenhagen
3: Your expectations to this year’s gardenparty? “I expect a fetival which will add even more grey hairs to the head of Martin Jørgensen (the man we owe – big time) 😊. I also expect a return to the earlier days, when MMF was smaller.” Morten, Copenhagen
”I expect people to support the festival! Buy a ticket, support the beer and food stands. It’s the first time in a new situation for the festival, new location, new challenges and rebuilding everything. Otherwise I’m not expecting anything less than a great mood and great gigs from Absu and Nifelheim to name but a few.” Kim, Fredericia
”It’s gonna be silly… Silly, crazy, great, wonderful FUN! And with some GREAT music as well… 😊” Tanja, Tørring
”I expect the same as every year: great shows, great drunken madness with friends (old and new), too little sleep and a body the hurts for days afterwards. It’s the first year at the new location, so my hopes are, that everything goes as planned and that people embraces the change and keep supporting MMF.” Ole, Copenhagen
“I don’t know what to expect this year, because the festival has relocated, as you know. So it’s gonna be a little strange that the physical surroundings are completely different. But I do hope, that the mood and feeling we know, make the transition to the new location. You know, the feeling of a true, cozy (metal)gardenparty, where everybody gets along, you meet new people and get to see some great shows.” Jeanette, Holsted/Copenhagen
“I’m very exited to see the new location, but there’s no doubt in my mind, that the party will be exactly as fantastic as it usually is.” Ida, Copenhagen
“I’m really looking forward to this year’s festival, where everything is kind of a fresh start on a new location. I am however sure that it’ll be a success… I mean, I KNOW it’ll be a success 😉” Allan, Copenhagen
4: What is the signature of MMF according to you? ”Great music, best prices at the bar and most of all, unity across age and nationality. MMF is a great party, where everybody’s welcome.” Morten, Copenhagen
“It’s THE party of the year! It’s in my hometown and it’s THE party we talk about all year. It would be great to the at MMF, is a sentence often heard when I’m with friends listening to music at parties. MMF is sort of your own party, as well as everyone else, and that is due to the fact, that everything is so relaxed, the great mood, great stories and fantastic gigs. And as is it is now, everybody knows each other, so it’s almost like a family get-together 😊” Kim, Fredericia
“Great bands, great friends, great mood, lots of love and hugs, coziness and meeting new music and people.” Tanja, Tørring
“MMF is what is says – a Magic Metal Festival experience.” Ole, Copenhagen
“Well, it’s basically what I’ve said earlier. A really nice festival, where you can have a drink with everybody, whether you know them or not, and the program always is at the top of the game. A festival despite its small size, in a way is gigantic.” Jeanette, Holsted/Copenhagen
“MMF is a brilliant gardenparty gone big, with great friends and the likes, all spiced up with a lot of great music.” Ida, Copenhagen
“Lots of alcohol, rock’n’roll and allround idiocy – all done in the correct and silly way 😉” Allan, København
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