Event information

Location: Germany, Coburg (BGS-Gelände)
Date: 02-04 October 2008
Website: wod-festival.de


30 €
Buy at www.wod-festival.de

Tired of bands like The Red Chord, Origin or Brain Drill? Sick of what death metal has come to? You need your death metal to be old school? Do not despair, for you are not alone. The Way of Darkness Festival in Coburg, Germany is there to fulfill all your needs in old school death metal. Five legends of death metal, all of them born in the 80's, and a fine selection of co-headliners will give their very best to screw your heads off.

On the first day of the fest Benediction, one of UK's longest running death metal bands, will present their newest output "Killing Music" and heat you up for the two main days. Headliners of the second night are the grindcore veterans Napalm Death and the Swedish death 'n' rollers Entombed. And the last night will be headlined by the Dutch death/doom juggernauts Asphyx before we go way back to one of the bands which started it all and coined the name of a genre we've all come to love: Possessed will deliver their one and only show in 2008 at the Way of Darkness Festival. Old school death metal galore!

But also the fans of other extreme metal varieties are bound to have a ball. With Desaster and Holy Moses two Teutonic thrash metal bands grace the billing which both have been around for over twenty years. Ireland's Primordial will deliver a set of enchanting pagan-influenced black metal while Germany's Endstille dwell in considerably uglier soundscapes of this particular genre. Further highlights certainly are the symphonic death metal band Hollenthon, fronted by ex-Pungent Stench mastermind Martin Schirenc, the death/thrashers One Man Army And The Undead Quartet, Johan Lindstrand's new favourite pastime ever since he left The Crown, the melodic black metal band Dark Fortress and the Celtic doomers Mael Mórdha. The full line-up and a preliminary running order can be found here.

The festival is going to take place in a heated tent on the area of the federal border police department (BGS) in Coburg in Northern Bavaria, located between Bamberg and Erfurt.
The next international airports are located in Nuremberg, Frankfurt and Erfurt, from where you can get to Coburg via train. For airlines and destinations check out the Wikipedia links above. If you arrive at Frankfurt International Airport you might want to get in touch with me (Promonex), maybe I can pick you up.
If you want to come by train, you can visit the site of the Deutsche Bahn for time-tables (destination: Coburg).
And for car routes you might want to consult Map24 (destination: Von-Gruner-Str. 16, 96450 Coburg, Germany).

Tickets for this festival (incl. parking and camping) cost about 30 €. If you're from Germany, you can still order them from the shop on the festival website. Otherwise you might want to pick them up at the box office as they might not arrive in time anymore.

Who was there?

100% Promonex
100% dibe vur ! (Turkey)

DAY 1 (02.10)

16:00 - 16:25 Phalluskult
16:40 - 17:05 TYP1
17:20 - 17:50 Maggot Shoes
18:05 - 18:35 Mael Mórdha
18:50 - 19:20 Nominon
19:40 - 20:20 Holy Moses
20:40 - 21:25 Hollenthon
21:45 - 23:00 Benediction

DAY 2 (03.10)

12:45 - 13:15 Cronos Titan
13:30 - 14:00 Hatred
14:15 - 14:45 Abaddon Incarnate
15:00 - 15:30 Amagortis
15:45 - 16:15 Lay Down Rotten
16:30 - 17:05 Manos
17:20 - 17:55 Dark Fortress
18:10 - 18:50 Sinister
19:05 - 19:45 One Man Army And The Undead Quartet
20:00 - 20:45 Endstille
21:20 - 22:10 Entombed
22:40 - 00:00 Napalm Death

DAY 3 (04.10)

12:45 - 13:15 Cripper
13:30 - 14:00 Commander
14:15 - 14:45 Karras
15:00 - 15:30 Witchburner
15:45 - 16:15 Warhammer
16:30 - 17:05 Despondency
17:20 - 17:55 Dark Age
18:10 - 18:50 Evocation
19:05 - 19:45 Desaster
20:00 - 20:45 Primordial
21:20 - 22:10 Asphyx
22:40 - 00:00 Gorefest

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Way of Darkness Festival 2008 - Coburg, Germany, 02-04 October 2008 by Promonex (133 images)

Updated: 26.11.2008


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Morcant - 13.09.2008 at 07:26  
My god!! This festival is brutal!! Evocation, Benediction, Sinister, Entombed, Asphyx & Possessed!!! I must go!!
Promonex - 23.09.2008 at 00:04  
Written by Morcant on 13.09.2008 at 07:26

My god!! This festival is brutal!! Evocation, Benediction, Sinister, Entombed, Asphyx & Possessed!!! I must go!!

So, are you gonna be there?
Morcant - 23.09.2008 at 00:14  
Written by Promonex on 23.09.2008 at 00:04

Written by Morcant on 13.09.2008 at 07:26

My god!! This festival is brutal!! Evocation, Benediction, Sinister, Entombed, Asphyx & Possessed!!! I must go!!

So, are you gonna be there?

I wanted to but I couldn't get time off from my work =(
Marcel Hubregtse - 23.09.2008 at 01:18  
NOw, this is a festival worth going to. A shame about some bands beng there, but in general a LOT better than 99% of the festivals around (need I mention Wacken & Graspop?)
Promonex - 27.09.2008 at 15:40  
FUCK!!! Possessed cancelled as Jeff Beccara has fallen ill. Which means Sadistic Intent won't play either. *grumbles*

Gorefest have been confirmed as the new headliner for Saturday. Not what I'd call a worthy replacement.

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