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This year's METALFEST will feature the popular SIGNING SESSIONS of performing bands!

We have a program!

Dear fans, after a 2-year break, is the popular international metal festival METALFEST OPEN AIR back! Its 11th edition will take place in less than 3 weeks, exactly 2nd – 5th of June 2022 in the beautiful area of the Lochotín Amphitheater in PILSEN! The program of the festival is already known and now we are adding to it the program of your very popular SIGNING SESSIONS of performing bands!Take a look at it and don't forget to pack some CDs or other souvenirs for autographs. You will also be able to buy many of them in our festival shop in the festival area, tog...

One of the stars of this year's METALFEST, KREATOR have released their third new single and video!

Thrash-metal legend KREATOR proudly revealed another, the third single from their upcoming, already 15th album "Hate Über Alles", which will see the light of day in a month, right after the METALFEST festival! The new single is called "Midnight Sun" and is accompanied by a captivating video!

The eagerly anticipated full-length is a strong album-of-the-year contender as well as a global statement against hate & the division of society. Before its release next month, KREATOR give you another treat in the form of the most unusual song “Hate Über Alles” has to...

Gothenburg's EVERGREY has released third single with a gripping new video! Live at METALFEST

...in PILSEN!

Swedish heavy-metal band EVERGREY is driving bombs… the new album "A Heartless Portrait (The Orphean Testament)" will be released on May 20th and the band is posting one top single after another. Last week they released their third one "Blindfolded" and added a great video!You can pre-order the album >>HERE<<

EVERGREY on “Blindfolded”: “This is the third and last video of our trilogy. It features our acting debut that you shouldn't take too seriously! It's also really the ...

GLORYHAMMER, which you will see soon live at METALFEST in PILSEN, have released a new single!

International power metal band GLORYHAMMER has released a new single "Fly Away"!The band comments: "Mighty warriors of the galaxy! We are thrilled to present to you the next exciting chapter in the eternal saga of Gloryhammer, with our new song "Fly Away". Prepare to join us once more in fighting the dark forces of Zargothrax... for the eternal glory of Dundee!”

You will soon be able to join the GLORYHAMMER fighters personally! In a month, they will fight live in PILSEN, at the Lochotín Amphitheater, at the 11th International Metal Festival METALFEST OPEN AIR...

This year´s METALFEST OPEN AIR 2022 in the NFCtron cashless system!

This year's METALFEST will be much more pleasant and safer for you thanks to the NFCtron system. Along with the news in the form of the fourth playing days, this is another great news for this year.

Surely you have already encountered the cashless system at one of the other festivals. For this year, METALFEST has teamed up with the established provider of the NFCtron system, which already provides its system to more than 200 festivals in the Czech Republic. Visitors will be able to fully enjoy the festival without annoyingly purse their wallets, and even with the feeling of greate...

Announcing the line-up of the METALFEST OPEN AIR 2022 festival in PILSEN!

Dear metalheads, it's here! In a month, our steps and mind will be directed to PILSEN, where after two long years we will all meet again and our hearts will beat in a rhythm of metal… METALFEST 2022 will break out on Thursday, June 2nd and end on Sunday, June 5th, so the festival is for the first in its history 4 days long! All performing bands have been confirmed and announced, so today we announce a detailed line-up of the festival! From now on you can plan your time spent at the festival in detail!

Pack a bunch of friends and arrive in the beautiful environment of the natural a...

Metalheads ATTENTION! This Saturday, April 30th, end the better ticket prices for the

...MASTERS OF ROCK, METALFEST and ROCK CASTLE festivals!

The end of the month is approaching uncompromisingly, so we again draw attention to the further increase in prices for summer festivals METALFEST OPEN AIR (2nd – 5th of June 2022, PILSEN, Lochotín Amphitheater), MASTERS OF ROCK (7th – 10th of July 2022, VIZOVICE, R. Jelínek´s distillery) and ROCK CASTLE (August 18th – 20th, 2022, MORAVSKÝ KRUMLOV, chateau gardens). Expect fantastic restart of the festival season! Get ready, this summer will be challenging and beautiful at the same time. Live rock-metal concerts are back! Prepara...

The czech band 100na 100 will play at METALFEST in PILSEN!

The band 100na100 is a young group of experienced rockers and friends from Frýdek Místek, dominated by a beautiful singer with an amazing voice, Natálie Jindráková. The band plays their own music focused on Czech lyrics and hard rock sound. Their repertoire is wide, from biker rock style, through harder songs and rock ballads to Czech songs. The band released their third album "Blbej ro/c/k"  last year, and as the name suggests, the album was created during the coronavirus crisis, when concerts were banned. However, the songs are diverse and its listeners will find every song - ...

The Swedish metal band FOLLOW THE CIPHER will be replaced at METALFEST 2022

...by the Greek metal band PROJECT RENEGADE!

As you know, singer Linda Toni Grahn, left FOLLOW THE CIPHER last autumn, because she felt the need to move on. The band is currently looking for a new singer, so they cannot take part in this year's METALFEST in PILSEN. However, we managed to find another interesting, alternative metal band from Greece, which is dominated by the charming singer Marianna - PROJECT RENEGADE. The work of this metal quartet from Athens is based on alternative, heavy and groove metal mixed with electronics and ambient elements. Their debut EP "Cerebra" g...

The original death/doom metal band ARAMAIC will play at this year's METALFEST in PILSEN!

ARAMAIC is a gang of musicians of different Arab nationalities: Syrians, Palestinians and musicians born in Lebanon. The name of the band comes from the ancient Aramaeans, who lived in the area where the members of this band come from, with their very rich mythology. The band began its career in 2010, when friends Fadi and Michael gathered and started jamming, which led to the undeniable realization that highly effective and functional chemistry is born between them, which produces very interesting musical ideas. The band is joined by Serge, who has become part of the songwriting process, a...

New information for visitors who will arrive to METALFEST 2022 in PILSEN by car or caravan!

Dear fans, we have a new information about PARKING cars and caravans at our festival METALFEST OPEN AIR 2022, which will break out on June 2nd in the Lochotín amphitheater in PILSEN!PARKING FOR CARS close to the festival area on meadows around is charged CZK 200 upon arrival at the parking space, and only in cash! Parking will be valid for the entire duration of the festival. A car with a paid parking space will be marked with a sticker, which will also be used for possible departure and return. Parking spaces in the meadows will be the same as in the past and will be marked on arri...

American thrash-metal band TOXIK confirmed at METALFEST 2022 in PILSEN!

TOXIK is an American thrash metal band founded in 1985. They actively played until 1992, which is the period in which they released two of their major thrash metal albums: "World Circus" (1987) and "Think This" (1989). The band disbanded twice and managed to make a reunion twice, but this was accompanied by many personnel changes. The only permanent member of the band remains guitarist Josh Christian, who invited singer Ron Iglesias, rhythm guitarist Eric van Druten, drummer James Demari and bassist Shane Boulos. In 2013, these thrash metal veterans successfully returned to th...

ATTENTION! Better ticket prices for the METALFEST, MASTERS OF ROCK and ROCK CASTLE

 ...festivals only today! Tomorrow go prices up!

One more small warning that from tomorrow raises the price of festival tickets to this year's summer rock-metal events METALFEST, MASTERS OF ROCK and ROCK CASTLE!

It doesn't seem like, but summer is fast approaching and with it these traditional summer rock-metal feasts! This year they will be very special, they return to us after two difficult years of isolation and fear. Even this time is not entirely simple and carefree, but we feel necessary to bring back the real rock-metal relaxation and the joy of live concerts of...

The Portuguese thrash-metal trio PRAYERS OF SANITY will arrive to Pilsen at METALFEST!

Thrash-metal trio PRAYERS OF SANITY comes from Lagos from the Algarve in Portugal. And because the Algarve is often called the "California of Europe", you may begin to wonder why these three guys formed one of Portugal's most promising thrash metal bands. These boys have released 4 albums with excellent reviews and played countless concerts. With their latest album "Doctrine of Misanthropy" (2021) they are now going to amaze you, and especially to please you, live at the METALFEST Open Air 2022 festival in PILSEN (Lochotín Amphitheater, June 2nd -5th, 2022)! Prepare your ears, vocal ...

Metalheads ATTENTION! This Thursday, March 31st, end the better ticket prices for

...the MASTERS OF ROCK, METALFEST and ROCK CASTLE festivals!

The end of the month is here and with it another increase of ticket prices of summer festivals METALFEST OPEN AIR (2nd – 5th of June 2022, PILSEN, Lochotín Amphitheater), MASTERS OF ROCK (7th – 10th of July 2022, VIZOVICE, R. Jelínek´s distillery) and ROCK CASTLE (August 18th – 20th, 2022, MORAVSKÝ KRUMLOV, chateau gardens), time flies as hell…It will be a very emotional and strong restart of the festival season and all the bands and we can't wait to see you all again after such a long time and feel the amazing feeling o...

Swedish EVERGREY has announced the release of a new album! Live in June at METALFEST in PILSEN!

The Swedish progressive metal band EVERGREY recently announced the release of their new album "A Heartless Portrait (The Orphean Testament)", which will be released on May 20th, 2022.The first swallow from the album, first single "Save Us" is out.

Album pre-orders >>HERE<<

Tom S. Englund about „Save Us““'Save Us' is about us. It’s about you and I. It’s about how I see our minds becoming hostages in a world where painting optimal portraits of ourselves is more important than being who w...

ATTENTION! Favourable prices for festival tickets to METALFEST, MASTERS OF ROCK

...and ROCK CASTLE end tomorrow!

Fans attention! TODAY is the last chance to order festival tickets for better, February prices! From tomorrow, March 1st, ticket prices for METALFEST (June 2nd – 5th, 2022, Lochotín Amphitheater, PILSEN), MASTERS OF ROCK (July 7th – 10th, 2022, R. Jelínek distillery, VIZOVICE) and ROCK CASTLE (August 18th – 20th, 2022, Chateau gardens, MORAVSKÝ KRUMLOV) are rising up! This summer will belong to festivals! You can save a lot of money by buying tickets early, especially if your hunger for live music and a return to festival mood is such big that you will...

Metalheads ATTENTION! Tickets for the METALFEST, MASTERS OF ROCK and ROCK CASTLE

... festivals will be more expensive in March!

February is slowly coming to the end and your chance to buy festival tickets cheaper too. When March starts festival tickets will be again a bit more expensive! There is no doubt that this summer will be a festival summer. It will start at the beginning of June with a newly 4day METALFEST in PILSEN (2nd – 5th June), the beginning of the summer holidays will belong to the 18th edition of MASTERS OF ROCK (7th – 10th July) and VIZOVICE will finally come to life again. We will celebrate the end of the holidays and summer at the end of Au...

Greek thrash slaughter SUICIDAL ANGELS confirmed at METALFEST 2022 festival!

Another great news to come… METALFEST Open Air festival (June 2nd – 5th, 2022, Lochotín Amphitheatre, PILSEN) confirms the greek thrash-metal sensation SUICIDAL ANGELS and the ground will shake! They will launch there their years accumulated metal aggression. Their current seventh album "Years of Aggression" (2019) has not yet been properly presented live! And it has to be done for sure! Get ready for a real thrash-metal slaughter performed by Nick Melissourgos and his gang… you will enjoy it and we will hope that the old walls of the castle will resist this strong dose of aggression...

German thrashers KREATOR, one of the headliners of this year's METALFEST, are sending a new video!

The flag of hate flutters high… Thrash legionaries KREATOR have released a new single and video "Hate Über Alles" as a harbinger of what will come to us in June this year! You have to arm yourself for that… the invincible thrash metal force will strike with a new album on June 3rd and in the same period (June 2nd – 5th, 2022) it is going to unleash a finished devastating apocalypse in PILSEN, Lochotín Amphitheater as one of the headliners of this year's METALFEST!

Mille Petrozza and his pack are famous for their live concerts. Their shows are always literally demolition, an...

RAGE released another new single and video! Live at METALFEST in PILSEN!

RAGE are one of the real iconic metal bands. With an ongoing career of almost 40 years, the band has helped to shape German Heavy Metal as it is today. Now, for the first time, the band has collaborated with a remixer.

The idea of producing a remix from a RAGE song was born at a big metal festival in Japan some years ago, when they met Federico Agreda Alvarez, better known as ZARDONIC, who is an internationally renowned DJ and remixer, famous for his work for Bullet For My Valentine, Nine Inch Nails, Sonic Syndicate, just to name a few.The result is a pumping new version o...

Metalheads ATTENTION! Today is the last chance to buy festival tickets

...for MASTERS OF ROCK, METALFEST and ROCK CASTLE at better prices! From tomorrow are prices going up!

This summer is going to be a festival summer! After 2 long years, the popular festivals METALFEST OPEN AIR, MASTERS OF ROCK return to us, and the new ROCK CASTLE festival continues with its 2nd edition. Today, you have the very last opportunity to order tickets to all these festivals in a super introductory price. Tomorrow go prices up!

Take advantage of the opportunity and save money…

Tickets for all festivals are available at this website.

Metalheads ATTENTION! Next week, on Monday 31.1., is the last chance to order

...MASTERS OF ROCK, METALFEST and ROCK CASTLE festival tickets in better prices!

Summer seems to be still far away, but preparations for it are beginning to pick up speed. The summer festivals will finally come back to us, after two quiet years, and we will all meet again, with you and all the long-confirmed bands, at our big summer festivals, in old, well-known and popular locations, on time, as always! It will be a great restart after a long pause that has exhausted all of us. The festivals METALFEST OPEN AIR, MASTERS OF ROCK and the new ROCK CASTLE give you a chance to shake off al...

The unusual Russian progressive-folk metal band MYSTERIA MORTIS will arrive at METALFEST 2022!

The beginning of June will be very hot in PILSEN, in the beautiful amphitheatre in Lochotín… metal souls will enjoy and have fun there for 4 days, exactly from 2nd to 5th of June 2022 at the 11th edition of International Metal Festival METALFEST 2022! An extraordinary band from Russia - MYSTERIA MORTIS - will also add their music art for fans and their festival joy. MYSTERIA MORTIS is an MDM progressive band with extreme and pure female vocals. Expect a strong and aggressive attack of music and melody, which makes this band really exceptional. Hot frontwoman Annet Ignis on vocals shines lik...

Czech band FREE FALL confirmed at METALFEST 2022!

It's quite a long way from Uherské Hradiště to PILSEN, but the band FREE FALL is returning to the stages after a long time, so even a long journey can't stop them… FREE FALL have been on the domestic music scene for 20 years and have had countless concerts with such stars such as TARJA, WITHIN TEMPTATION, WALTARI, LORDI or URIAH HEEP. The style of their music is constantly evolving and lately they are most attracted to modern, industrial metal music, with raw guitar riffs, complemented by interesting electronics. In recent years, the band has undergone many personnel changes. The band is no...

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