Czech Death Fest
CHECH DEATH FEST - 10th anniversary
Celebrations will feature 44 bands in total, with a fine retrospective selection spearheaded by SUFFOCATION, ROTTING CHRIST and SAMAEL, as well as acts we have not yet had the pleasure of hosting, such as the Czech black metal legend MASTER’S HAMMER or the Polish horde DECAPITATED
Welcome to MetalGate Czech Death Fest, an indie open-air at the heart of Europe. Established in 2009, co-organized as a joint venture between MetalGate Records, a Czech indie metal label, and Tortharry, a Czech death metal icon, and taking place annually at the picturesque lakeside camp in the Eastern Bohemia region of the Czech Republic, this little big festival has enjoyed a steady ride in popularity, gradually establishing itself as one of the go-to metal-related events during the Czech festival season – a congregation of the Czech metal community, wherein fans and musicians mingle in a cozy and friendly atmosphere far distant from the faceless crowds of huge music open-airs. In fact, this great vibe has been repeatedly cited, by all who have attended, as one the main pros of this festival.
Being size-wise positioned in between small regional fests and the truly big ones, MetalGate Czech Death Fest takes, music-wise, the best of both, showcasing on one hand a comprehensive selection of bands from the Czech metal scene, while including on the other hand iconic bands from the wider metal world, often to appear as headliners. And do not let the name fool you, though the roster of MetalGate Czech Death Fest does include a strong contingent of death metal acts, other styles, such as black, thrash, cyber, core, as well as post and alternative metal, are also featured prominently.
So far, MetalGate Czech Death Fest had the pleasure of hosting a total of 220 bands. Between them were notable names of the local scene such as ROOT, HYPNOS, MALIGNANT TUMOUR, FLESHLESS, GUTALAX, SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION, AGGRESSIVE TYRANTS, STÍNY PLAMEN? or ISACAARUM, as well as perhaps less known, but all the more interesting Czech acts, such as AVENGER, INGROWING, POSTCARDS FROM ARKHAM, MINORITY SOUND, GORGONEA PRIMA, DROM, CONTRASTIC, ET MORIEMUR, PERFECITIZEN or KEEP ON ROTTING to name some.
Our distinguished foreign guests included DARK TRANQUILLITY, SUFFOCATION, LOCK-UP, ROTTING CHRIST, SAMAEL, NAPALM DEATH, PESTILENCE, SEPTICFLESH, DØDHEIMSGARD, ENTOMBED A.D., SINISTER, SHINING, GRAVE, VADER, as well as, CARACH ANGREN, THE GREAT ODL ONES, ORANSSI PAZUZU, LYCHGATE, ANGERSEED or DARKFALL.
Now, the tenth anniversary is at hand, so it is time to celebrate all the great moments of the past installments and look towards a no less successful future. You are cordially invited to join!