Event information

Location: Germany, Wacken (Festivalgelände)
Date: 04-07 August 2010
Website: wacken.com
Organizer: ICS Event Service

Tickets:

130
Buy at www.metal-train.de


Wacken Open Air 2009 was a huge disappointment for many metal fans. In 2008 the world's biggest heavy metal festival has booked Iron Maiden as headliners and has raised the bar a bit too high for its own good. In 2009, the 20th anniversary of this legendary festival, a lot of bands appeared which have played in the years before already, but no uber headliner a la Iron Maiden to justify the high ticket price. Many people blamed the W:O:A to rely on its name only as the 20th edition was sold out eight months prior to the festival. In 2010 however the Wacken Open Air proves all these critics wrong...

Iron Maiden are back again! And this time they aren't the uber headliners of 2008, but only primus inter pares ("first among equals"): thrash titans Slayer, glam metal monsters Mötley Crüe and the father of shock rock Alice Cooper are also confirmed as headliners for the 21st edition. And as always there are a few special performances: Grave Digger celebrate their 30th anniversary by performing the entire "Tunes of War" album, a show which will also feature some special guests, while Swedish gothic metal pioneers Tiamat will be performing their legendary "Wildhoney" album, 20 years after the band Treblinka mutated into the Tiamat we know today. But even if you don't care for either of these bands, Wacken once again offers a wide array of metal styles for almost everyone: black metal with Immortal and 1349, death metal with Cannibal Corpse and grindcore supergroup Lock Up, power metal with Kamelot and Stratovarius, heavy metal with U.D.O. and W.A.S.P., modern metal with Fear Factory and Soulfly, etc. etc. etc.. All in all a whopping 122 acts will perform on five stages over a period of four days.

Wacken Open Air takes plays in - surprise! - Wacken in Northern Germany, a small village with merely 2,000 inhabitants on 361 days of the year. The town is located 10 km north of Itzehoe and 50 km northwest of Hamburg. There will be shuttle buses from the festival site to the train station in Itzehoe as well as to the airports in Berlin, Hamburg, Bremen and Lübeck. For more info on getting there and away check the festival page here.

Certainly not the cheapest, but probably the most fun way to get to and from Wacken has to be the Metal Train. The "railway to hell" equals one huge party of 850 metalheads in one train with 16 wagons, which includes two dedicated disco wagons. Check the website for the schedule and prices.

The festival is officially sold out since April. Most tour operators (e.g. Metal Train for Germany, Bock Tours for the Netherlands, Germany, Austria or Switzerland, Argon Events for the UK) still have tickets in stock though.

Another way to acquire your ticket would be the ticket exchange in the official forum which aims for eliminating the black marketing going on eBay and reducing the risk of acquiring fake tickets. In this exchange the Wacken staff supervises the ticket prices and acts as trust which means that the seller sends the ticket(s) to the staff who verifies the authenticity of the ticket(s) and reports it to the buyer. After the buyer has transferred the money to the seller, the Wacken staff will pass on the ticket(s) to the buyer. More information on this model can be found here (in German).

Further readings:
Wacken 2009 review
Wacken 2008 review
Wacken 2007 review

Who was there?

100% corrupt
100% Promonex
100% Valentin B (Belgium)
100% buki of steel (Croatia)
100% Infurnace (The Netherlands)
100% Woutjinho (The Netherlands)
100% Maxx666 (USA)
100% Aylee_Bodom (Spain)
100% DanielViking (Finland)
100% Hexx (Estonia)
100% LeDruide (France)
100% In Chaos (Norway)
100% Skyum (Denmark)
100% Jack--- (Denmark)
100% Enigma (Portugal)
100% Arsen (Armenia)
100% Gâsh (The Netherlands)
100% Marcelo Hissa (Brazil)
100% arsene (Iran)
100% hanfsud
100% Misanthrope (UAE)
100% Dewil Rituale (Bulgaria)
100% COBdeath666 (Portugal)
100% Fraja (Peru)
100% Brodd (Denmark)
100% Miquele
100% Saltimbank021 (France)
100% thrasher_93 (Cyprus)
100% Satyr (Montenegro)
100% Grumble (The Netherlands)
100% Trust (Portugal)
100% sempai (Latvia)
100% Oriôn (Belgium)
100% valeria (UK)
100% Tapyoh (Finland)
100% Moocher (France)
100% Oroandien (Czech Republic)
100% JaimeeFotzeBetrunken (New Zealand)
100% Izarus (Denmark)
100% MikeD (Israel)
100% Buried Dreamer (Brazil)
100% Doomhammer
100% davidog (Israel)
100% Necrozika (Sweden)
100% Talrin
100% Arcadius667 (Ireland)
100% Usurpus (UK)
100% Mi4U (France)
100% Fjorten (Denmark)
100% jtwrs (Spain)
100% vip (France)
100% mephisto_loh (Mexico)
100% AprilEthereal (USA)
100% iblis (Turkey)
100% antubis (Bulgaria)
100% ruby_anathema (Turkey)
100% nihil (Turkey)
100% Vihtori Raivoisa (Finland)
100% Aelitha (Russia)
100% Wolfhead'sTree (USA)
100% anaavila (Portugal)
100% Princeps (The Netherlands)
100% Sword_of_Dawn
100% JuliusForgeron (France)
100% Vincent M (Israel)
100% zmya (Croatia)
100% Hugo (Slovak Republic)
100% huntlus (Estonia)
100% Dunkelgeist (Spain)
100% deathspell omega (The Netherlands)
100% Sautherom (Mexico)
100% ANArhia (Romania)
100% benjaminzzz
100% toxxxicmetalhead (USA)
100% funnelweb (Turkey)
100% Tinuviel (Canada)
100% Nachtblueter
90% infernall (Romania)
90% Suisaidfet (Indonesia)
80% Brave Sir Robbo (UK)
80% kott
80% thunder_lord (UK)
80% omermetalol (Israel)
80% mel (Turkey)
80% Metalpii (Switzerland)
80% Lola 8 (Croatia)
70% Fabiana Thoresen (Brazil)
70% iluvatar1 (Israel)
60% Sludge Cowboy (Greece)
60% bacho_dato (Georgia)
50% kaoskrew (UK)
50% Elegy (Belgium)
50% enanox (Uruguay)
50% Den Gode Hr. Kim (Denmark)
50% RimV (Australia)
50% croninsdisease (USA)
50% Yomyael (Vatican)
40% Nefarious (UAE)
10% In_tallica (Sweden)
10% Dr.TeM (Syria)
10% + Funeral X + (Iran)


DAY 1 (04.08)

W.E.T. Stage
12:00 - 12:30 Victims Of Madness
12:50 - 13:15 Void Creation (Metal Battle Austria)
13:35 - 14:00 No Dawn (Metal Battle Norway)
14:20 - 14:45 Snakebite (Metal Battle UK)
15:05 - 15:30 Raging Mob (Metal Battle China)
15:50 - 16:15 Dymytry (Metal Battle Czech Republic)
16:35 - 17:00 By The Patient (Metal Battle Denmark)
17:20 - 17:45 Forever Storm (Metal Battle Ex-Yugoslavia)
18:05 - 18:30 Metal Battle Finland
18:50 - 19:15 Frontal (Metal Battle France)
19:35 - 20:00 Vice (Metal Battle Germany)
20:20 - 20:45 Total Riot (Metal Battle Greece)
21:05 - 21:30 Wistaria (Metal Battle Iceland)
21:50 - 22:15 Missing In Action (Metal Battle Israel)
22:35 - 23:00 Penthagon (Metal Battle Italy)
23:20 - 23:45 Soul Stealer (Metal Battle Lithuania)
00:00 - 01:00 Mambo Kurt
Wackinger Stage
18:00 - 19:00 Lord Of The Lost
20:00 - 21:00 Fiddler's Green
22:00 - 23:00 Red Hot Chili Pipers
Beergarden Stage
20:00 - 21:00 W:O:A Firefighters
22:00 - 23:00 Mambo Kurt
Red Bull Bus
13:30 - 14:15 Rock Rotten's 9mm Assi Rock'n'Roll


DAY 2 (05.08)

True Metal Stage
17:30 - 19:00 Alice Cooper
21:30 - 23:30 Iron Maiden
Black Stage
16:00 - 16:45 Skyline
16:50 - 17:25 Metal Hammer Awards
19:30 - 21:00 Mötley Crüe
W.E.T. Stage
12:00 - 12:25 Orcus O Dis (Metal Battle Mexico)
12:45 - 13:10 Seven Ends (Metal Battle Netherlands)
13:30 - 13:55 Demolished (Metal Battle Belgium)
14:15 - 14:40 The Sixpounder (Metal Battle Poland)
15:00 - 15:25 Prayers Of Sanity (Metal Battle Portugal)
15:45 - 16:10 Altar (Metal Battle Romania)
16:30 - 16:55 Vita Imana (Metal Battle Spain)
17:15 - 17:40 Katana (Metal Battle Sweden)
18:00 - 18:25 Hathors (Metal Battle Switzerland)
18:45 - 19:10 Cangaço (Metal Battle Brazil)
19:30 - 19:55 Black Out Beauty (Metal Battle Luxembourg)
20:15 - 21:00 Ghost Brigade
21:20 - 21:50 Macbeth [GER] (Metal Masters Winner)
22:10 - 22:40 Crysys
23:00 - 23:45 Gojira
Wackinger Stage
17:00 - 18:00 Svartsot
19:00 - 20:00 Torfrock
21:00 - 22:00 Hanggai
Beergarden Stage
18:00 - 19:00 Mambo Kurt
20:00 - 21:00 W:O:A Firefighters
Red Bull Bus
13:30 - 14:15 Secret Show


DAY 3 (06.08)

True Metal Stage
11:45 - 12:45 Amorphis
14:15 - 15:15 Ill Niño
16:45 - 17:45 The BossHoss
19:15 - 20:15 Kamelot
21:45 - 23:00 Grave Digger
00:45 - 01:45 Anvil
Black Stage
11:00 - 11:40 Dew-Scented
13:00 - 14:00 Orphaned Land
15:30 - 16:30 Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
18:00 - 19:00 Endstille
20:30 - 21:30 Arch Enemy
23:15 - 00:30 Slayer
02:00 - 03:00 Cantus Buranus
Party Stage
11:00 - 11:40 End Of Green
13:00 - 14:00 Job For A Cowboy
15:30 - 16:30 Voivod
18:00 - 19:00 Frei.Wild
20:30 - 21:30 Tarja
23:15 - 00:15 1349
02:00 - 03:00 Atrocity
W.E.T. Stage
11:00 - 11:30 Brutus
11:55 - 12:25 Dead Means Nothing
12:50 - 13:20 Suicidal Angels
13:45 - 14:15 Astral Doors
14:40 - 15:10 Hackneyed
15:35 - 16:05 Mad Max
16:30 - 17:00 The Other
17:25 - 18:00 Eternal Legacy
18:25 - 18:55 Evile
19:20 - 19:55 Lizzy Borden
20:25 - 21:10 Broilers
21:40 - 22:10 Holy Grail
22:40 - 23:25 Secrets Of The Moon
23:55 - 00:40 Ihsahn
01:10 - 01:40 Imperium Dekadenz
02:10 - 02:55 Raven
Wackinger Stage
18:00 - 19:00 Schelmish
20:00 - 21:00 Letzte Instanz
22:00 - 23:00 Equilibrium
Beergarden Stage
18:00 - 19:00 Hells Belles
20:00 - 21:00 Fanfara Kalashnikov
22:00 - 23:00 Mambo Kurt


DAY 4 (07.08)

True Metal Stage
13:15 - 14:15 Caliban
15:45 - 16:45 Overkill
18:15 - 19:15 W.A.S.P.
20:45 - 21:45 Edguy
23:15 - 00:15 Soulfly
01:35 - 02:50 U.D.O.
Black Stage
12:00 - 13:00 Ektomorf
14:30 - 15:30 Unleashed
17:00 - 18:00 Lock Up
19:30 - 20:30 Cannibal Corpse
22:00 - 23:00 Immortal
00:30 - 01:30 Fear Factory
Party Stage
12:00 - 13:00 Smoke Blow
14:30 - 15:30 Kampfar
17:00 - 18:00 Delain
19:30 - 20:30 Stratovarius
22:00 - 23:00 Candlemass
00:30 - 01:30 Tiamat
W.E.T. Stage
12:00 - 12:30 Nightmare
12:55 - 13:25 The New Black
13:50 - 14:20 Degradead
14:45 - 15:15 Crucified Barbara
15:40 - 16:10 Skanners
16:35 - 17:20 Die Kassierer
17:45 - 18:15 Metsatöll
18:40 - 19:10 Varg
19:35 - 20:05 Debauchery
20:25 - 21:10 Sólstafir
21:35 - 22:20 Lake Of Tears
22:45 - 23:15 Rotting Christ
23:40 - 00:15 Despised Icon
00:45 - 01:30 Killing Machine
02:00 - 02:45 The Devil's Blood
Wackinger Stage
18:00 - 19:00 The Keltics
20:00 - 21:00 Týr
22:00 - 23:00 Orden Ogan
Beergarden Stage
12:00 - 13:00 W:O:A Firefighters
19:00 - 20:00 Fanfara Kalashnikov
21:00 - 22:00 Hells Belles
22:30 - 23:30 Mambo Kurt


News

 21.04.2010 - Wacken - Vote For Unknown Band To Play At Wacken


Reviews

 Wacken Open Air - Wacken, Germany, 5th August 2010 by Promonex
 Wacken Open Air - Wacken, Germany, 6th August 2010 by Promonex
 Wacken Open Air - Wacken, Germany, 7th August 2010 by Promonex
 The Railway to Hell - A Prologue to Wacken by Promonex


Photo galleries

Wacken Open Air 2010 - Day 3 by Promonex (124 images)
Wacken Open Air 2010 - Day 2 by Promonex (146 images)
Wacken Open Air 2010 - Day 1 & Miscellaneous (NSFW!) by Promonex (55 images)
Metal Train 2010 by Promonex (120 images)




 
Updated: 28.07.2010




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corrupt - 30.03.2010 at 02:27  
Written by Promonex on 29.03.2010 at 15:39

Written by corrupt on 28.03.2010 at 22:51

It is almost too obvious. Marcel, if you read this, this is your chance

Today they confirmed Frei.Wild. Their latest worthless hype nobody cared for since 2001. Keep it up long enough, give them enough stage-appearance, maybe some airplay and eventually the people will surrender and start buying. If only to make it stop...

Actually the hype is not only about Frei.Wild, but about any band associated with Böhse Onkelz. There even is a four day festival full of Onkelz worship and cover bands which attracted 10,000 visitors last year. And at the bar I work at people keep wishing Onkelz and similar bands, so that the boss even introduced an "Onkelz hour" on Saturday. I guess this is just a thing we normal people will never understand.

I didn't know they were related to the Onkelz. And even then it doesn't make much sense to book them for a festival like this. I didn't understand booking the Onkelz anyway, maybe that's where the money lies.

Meanwhile they confirmed Victims Of Madness (also a frequent flyer there lately) and The Keltics. The latter recieve my brand new annual worst-band-name-ever award.
Marcel Hubregtse - 30.03.2010 at 13:07  
Written by corrupt on 28.03.2010 at 22:51

It is almost too obvious. Marcel, if you read this, this is your chance

Today they confirmed Frei.Wild. Their latest worthless hype nobody cared for since 2001. Keep it up long enough, give them enough stage-appearance, maybe some airplay and eventually the people will surrender and start buying. If only to make it stop...


Never even heard of Frei.Wild, so I can't judge. Hype? well, maybe in Germany but certainly not in the rest of Europe. Bohse Onkelz I know and quite like. But then aagin I love Die Toten Hosen
corrupt - 30.03.2010 at 14:46  
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 30.03.2010 at 13:07

...I love Die Toten Hosen

Roro - 30.03.2010 at 15:09  
Someday i'll make it... someday
Marcel Hubregtse - 30.03.2010 at 15:12  
Written by corrupt on 30.03.2010 at 14:46

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 30.03.2010 at 13:07

...I love Die Toten Hosen




What's wrong with die Toten Hosen? If you like punk it is almost impossible to dislike Die Toten Hosen.
corrupt - 30.03.2010 at 15:28  
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 30.03.2010 at 15:12

What's wrong with die Toten Hosen? If you like punk it is almost impossible to dislike Die Toten Hosen.

It kinda goes into the same direction as my comment on Burden Of Grief. I do like punk. If it's well-written. In that regard, Campino's lyrics and vocals are way too blunt and simple to be taken any seriuosly as good music.
As a punk band you either do the noisy screamy thing or the ironical rock thing. Die Toten Hosen are so self-involved, insisting upon themselves and overdoing their stuff in about 90% of the time. The result is plain boring 3-4 minute predictable simplcity with the added annoyance of Campinos vovel-elongation style of singing (whenever his lyrics don't seem to fit into the rhythm). There are way better punk bands out there.
Marcel Hubregtse - 30.03.2010 at 15:32  
Written by corrupt on 30.03.2010 at 15:28

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 30.03.2010 at 15:12

What's wrong with die Toten Hosen? If you like punk it is almost impossible to dislike Die Toten Hosen.

It kinda goes into the same direction as my comment on Burden Of Grief. I do like punk. If it's well-written. In that regard, Campino's lyrics and vocals are way too blunt and simple to be taken any seriuosly as good music.


Aha, I see. You're one of those people that find the lyrics to be the defining thing for a band to be good/enjoyable or not. Well, that's we two differ a lot. They could be singing about baby rabbits being brutally raped by a unicorn and I don't care as long as the music is good.
corrupt - 30.03.2010 at 15:43  
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 30.03.2010 at 15:32

Aha, I see. You're one of those people that find the lyrics to be the defining thing for a band to be good/enjoyable or not. Well, that's we two differ a lot. They could be singing about baby rabbits being brutally raped by a unicorn and I don't care as long as the music is good.

We've had this conversation before. It's not so much the defining factor for the overall quality as more the last piece of the puzzle that is a song or an album as a whole. I can enjoy bands with lyrics I don't find particularly special (I do enjoy the old Dimmu Borgir after all) but for me to really love a piece of music, the lyrics and singing do play an important role, yes. And everything below a certain level just sounds awful to my ears. To keep the example of Dimmu Borgir, on my first listen of Enthrone Darkness Triumphant I thought the album was really good, until I reached Tormentor Of Christian Souls. That one almost made me throw it away. Took me a hell of a lot of time to recover from that experience.

Let's say I exaggerated a little bit there, but you get the point
Valentin B - 30.03.2010 at 16:41  
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 30.03.2010 at 15:32

Aha, I see. You're one of those people that find the lyrics to be the defining thing for a band to be good/enjoyable or not. Well, that's we two differ a lot. They could be singing about baby rabbits being brutally raped by a unicorn and I don't care as long as the music is good.

i don't think it's the main thing he looks at when it comes to bands. i know he also hates Subway to Sally and In Extremo partly also because of this, but also because of the (and i agree with him on this point) enormous unfounded hype these bands have in Germany. seriously, from what i have noticed, Subway to Sally is almost completely unknown outside of Germany, but there's hardly one person there who hadn't heard of them. reminds me of the mainstream romanian hard rock bands Cargo, Iris and Trooper(that's right, "who the hell is this guy talking about?")

as for my chances of getting to this fest, it's possible, but highly unlikely. i'd have to get a job in Germany and take 2-3 days off or something. and even then it would be a last-minute thing.
Marcel Hubregtse - 30.03.2010 at 16:50  
Written by Valentin B on 30.03.2010 at 16:41

...seriously, from what i have noticed, Subway to Sally is almost completely unknown outside of Germany,


Alwaysthought Subway to Sally were also quite big outside of Germany because they certainly are big over here in The Netherlands
corrupt - 30.03.2010 at 17:54  
Written by Valentin B on 30.03.2010 at 16:41

i don't think it's the main thing he looks at when it comes to bands. i know he also hates Subway to Sally and In Extremo partly also because of this, but also because of the (and i agree with him on this point) enormous unfounded hype these bands have in Germany.

First and foremost I don't like the bands for their music. The hype and their playing every place that has a stage and power is an annoying addition to that which simply makes it hard to just ignore them.
You can't dislike a band solely for the hype around them. If people do that it's their loss but I happen to believe that I'm not that superficial.
OnJackTallBeck? - 02.04.2010 at 00:13  
This will be my first metal festival in europe, can anyone who's been to one give me some pointers, like what to expect (apart for the best metal my brain can process ), like how is the camping conditions? bathroom? will I have the chance to get a drunken tatoo? hahahaha........any info is helpfull.
tnks
ps: Its been a very long time since i've posted here....It's good to be back m/ m/
Promonex - 04.04.2010 at 23:38  
Anvil have been added. Also a preliminary running order has been uploaded. I'm working on it right now and in a few minutes it should also be up there.
Promonex - 05.04.2010 at 00:07  
Further new additions:
Crysys, Fanfara Kalashnikov, Lord Of The Lost, Skyline (with Doro and Udo Dirkschneider as guests)

And Maroon have disappeared from the lineup.
Promonex - 05.04.2010 at 00:19  
And I've just seen that they plan to put Equilibrium on the tiny medieval stage! That's fucking madness!!
Baz Anderson - 05.04.2010 at 00:44  
Yeh, that is absolutely stupid. I never actually saw the medieval stage last year.
Valentin B - 05.04.2010 at 00:44  
Written by OnJackTallBeck? on 02.04.2010 at 00:13

This will be my first metal festival in europe, can anyone who's been to one give me some pointers, like what to expect (apart for the best metal my brain can process ), like how is the camping conditions? bathroom? will I have the chance to get a drunken tatoo? hahahaha........any info is helpfull.
tnks
ps: Its been a very long time since i've posted here....It's good to be back m/ m/

bring ear plugs(4-5 AM is generally when sleepytime begins at Wacken), a thick jacket(it can get absurdly cold) and the most resilient shoes/boots you have(it's fairly muddy most of the times there). showers were 11 euros for 5 entries, and they were decent enough. don't know about tattoos, but if you look in the metal market(which you have to walk through to get from the campsite to the stages area) you could find, amid the absurdly expensive shit, some really cheap stuff.

also, make sure you buy your booze from the supermarkets in Gribbohm(or whatever village that is, they're all pretty much one big roadside series of houses), you'll save a lot of money - from the camping ground entrance just turn left and walk. or if you're super-raw(like me) exit through the VIP area when no-one's looking and sneak up behind a van when you get to the barrier so the guy at the barrier doesn't see you hahahahah.. and then turn left lol. you can't enter the stage area with bottles and stuff, but you can enter with tetra-paks like the ones they make for milk. just drink the milk from the box, clear the smell with water from the open-air bathrooms(0.5 euros one entry) and fill up with jagermeister/whiskey/whatever, instant wastedfying. or you could add vodka to the milk box and have 1 liter-worth of white russians beats having to shell out 30 euros a night on beer costing 3.5 euros/glass.(and most of what they sell is Beck's too, which isn't that bad but still impossibly overpriced)

all in all, imo Wacken is heaven on earth if you know how to navigate the area and where to buy stuff
corrupt - 05.04.2010 at 14:58  
Whoow, at first I thought they let Amorphis and Kataklysm as well as Immortal and Edguy play at the same time. Luckily that's not the case and if they keep their alternating stage pattern, this is what it might look like.

What I don't get is why a noname band that has their own motion picture suddenly gets the prestigious fridaynight closing slot on the True Stage. Also, dear Wacken people, Caliban hardly play "true metal"...
I only hope Ihsahn plays when Die Apokalyptischen Reiter and Frei.Wild are playing. That would be too perfect.
Marcel Hubregtse - 05.04.2010 at 17:50  
Written by corrupt on 05.04.2010 at 14:58


What I don't get is why a noname band that has their own motion picture suddenly gets the prestigious fridaynight closing slot on the True Stage.


Guess you mean Anvil. Since when are they a noname band? Metal On Metal and Forged In Fire were immensely influential albums (especially for thrash) and at the time Anvil was huge in Europe. It's a good thing that documentary was released cause now finally Anvil starts getting the credit it deserves.
Valentin B - 05.04.2010 at 19:37  
U.D.O. being the last band on the last day = awesomeness. i'm pretty sad i probably won't be able to get there.

also, i thought this was the final bill, but it seems there are 3 other bands left to be announced. shit!
Promonex - 05.04.2010 at 19:53  
Written by Valentin B on 05.04.2010 at 19:37

U.D.O.Tiamat being the last band on the last day = awesomeness.

Fixed
Valentin B - 05.04.2010 at 20:01  
Written by Promonex on 05.04.2010 at 19:53

Written by Valentin B on 05.04.2010 at 19:37

U.D.O.Tiamat being the last band on the last day = awesomeness.

Fixed

lol come on, it just wouldn't be Wacken if they didn't go out with a bang(what song UDO usually plays live as the last track is a pretty easy guess)... and "A Pocket Sized Sun" isn't quite a "bang"(but it's awesome nevertheless )
Promonex - 05.04.2010 at 20:05  
Written by Valentin B on 05.04.2010 at 20:01

Written by Promonex on 05.04.2010 at 19:53

Written by Valentin B on 05.04.2010 at 19:37

U.D.O.Tiamat being the last band on the last day = awesomeness.

Fixed

lol come on, it just wouldn't be Wacken if they didn't go out with a bang(what song UDO usually plays live as the last track is a pretty easy guess)... and "A Pocket Sized Sun" isn't quite a "bang"(but it's awesome nevertheless )

I wouldn't mind them going out with style for a change. Especially after last year's "It's after dark now and Wackenland is closed, we've been served ice-cold beer and Wacken was our host."
Valentin B - 05.04.2010 at 20:10  
Written by Promonex on 05.04.2010 at 20:05

especially after last year's "It's after dark now and Wackenland is closed, we've been served ice-cold beer and Wacken was our host."

lol who said that? the guy from Subway? hahah.
Baz Anderson - 05.04.2010 at 20:20  
Written by Valentin B on 05.04.2010 at 20:10

lol who said that? the guy from Subway? hahah.

That was the Wacken song... it was played over the system at the end after all the bands...
Did Doro play the song too? I don't remember.
Promonex - 05.04.2010 at 20:21  
Written by Valentin B on 05.04.2010 at 20:10

Written by Promonex on 05.04.2010 at 20:05

especially after last year's "It's after dark now and Wackenland is closed, we've been served ice-cold beer and Wacken was our host."

lol who said that? the guy from Subway? hahah.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXM9NoS7TjY

Actually they were supposed to go out with a bang, i.e. "Julia und die Räuber" and not with a failed attempt at singing in English. That they crippled a D-A-D song doesn't make things any better.
Promonex - 05.04.2010 at 20:22  
Written by Baz Anderson on 05.04.2010 at 20:20

Written by Valentin B on 05.04.2010 at 20:10

lol who said that? the guy from Subway? hahah.

That was the Wacken song... it was played over the system at the end after all the bands...
Did Doro play the song too? I don't remember.

Nah, the Wacken song was Doro's "We Are the Metalheads", which you can hear as intro song on their website: http://www.wacken.com/
Baz Anderson - 05.04.2010 at 20:24  
Written by Promonex on 05.04.2010 at 20:22

Nah, the Wacken song was Doro's "We Are the Metalheads", which you can hear as intro song on their website: http://www.wacken.com/

Oh yes, I remember now, hahaha. I'm getting mixed up.
Valentin B - 05.04.2010 at 20:26  
Written by Promonex on 05.04.2010 at 20:21

Written by Valentin B on 05.04.2010 at 20:10

Written by Promonex on 05.04.2010 at 20:05

especially after last year's "It's after dark now and Wackenland is closed, we've been served ice-cold beer and Wacken was our host."

lol who said that? the guy from Subway? hahah.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXM9NoS7TjY

Actually they were supposed to go out with a bang, i.e. "Julia und die Räuber" and not with a failed attempt at singing in English. That they crippled a D-A-D song doesn't make things any better.

LOLOL what a cheesy song. i haven't even heard it(but i probably didn't miss anything lol), the only StS song i knew back then was Sieben, and i stopped for a moment to listen to it while i was wandering for glasses, but that was it.

Julia & die Rauber >>>> that piece of crap



also, apart from the horribly cheesy lyrics, "We Are the Metalheads" imo was a GREAT anthem(just like Onkel Tom's "Auf Nach Wacken", or however that song is called, one of the catchiest things i've ever heard ), and "We Are... " did kinda move me when i first heard it at Skyline's set.
corrupt - 05.04.2010 at 21:16  
Written by Valentin B on 05.04.2010 at 20:26

LOLOL what a cheesy song. i haven't even heard it(but i probably didn't miss anything lol), the only StS song i knew back then was Sieben, and i stopped for a moment to listen to it while i was wandering for glasses, but that was it.

Julia & die Rauber >>>> that piece of crap



also, apart from the horribly cheesy lyrics, "We Are the Metalheads" imo was a GREAT anthem(just like Onkel Tom's "Auf Nach Wacken", or however that song is called, one of the catchiest things i've ever heard ), and "We Are... " did kinda move me when i first heard it at Skyline's set.

If you could even stand to listen to that song once, you're a trooper man. Not to mention listening to it again and again or even enjoying it. You must have been the only guy on the whole festival.
Valentin B - 05.04.2010 at 21:19  
Written by corrupt on 05.04.2010 at 21:16

If you could even stand to listen to that song once, you're a trooper man. Not to mention listening to it again and again or even enjoying it. You must have been the only guy on the whole festival.

to be honest, Auf Nach Wacken was imo by far the most overplayed song of the festival. but it's ok, that one is awesome too lol. i remember i asked some girls what the hell does "auf nach wacken, kopp im nacken" mean, and they answered me something like "you go to wacken, and put your head in booze" lol, i was something like "well, that makes sense!"
corrupt - 05.04.2010 at 21:26  
Written by Valentin B on 05.04.2010 at 21:19

to be honest, Auf Nach Wacken was imo by far the most overplayed song of the festival. but it's ok, that one is awesome too lol. i remember i asked some girls what the hell does "auf nach wacken, kopp im nacken" mean, and they answered me something like "you go to wacken, and put your head in booze" lol, i was something like "well, that makes sense!"

Yeah. I meant the Doro song. But now that you mention it, Angelripper's contribution is not less crappy.
Promonex - 06.04.2010 at 01:38  
"We Are the Metalheads" actually reminded me a lot of Warlock's "All We Are", which might be cheesy, but not as bad as "Wackenland Is Closed." No idea about Onkel Tom, somehow I've always managed to avoid his solo stuff.
Valentin B - 06.04.2010 at 11:25  
Written by Promonex on 06.04.2010 at 01:38

"We Are the Metalheads" actually reminded me a lot of Warlock's "All We Are", which might be cheesy, but not as bad as "Wackenland Is Closed." No idea about Onkel Tom, somehow I've always managed to avoid his solo stuff.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXmGeWwy4J4 - it's impossible that you haven't heard it. it was playing through the speakers every 5 minutes i swear.

but i guess i only like it more because it's far more energic than the other 2 songs. outside from the chorus i can't understand anything, so i'm just gonna assume the lyrics are shitty, awaiting your confirmation
Promonex - 06.04.2010 at 14:27  
Written by Valentin B on 06.04.2010 at 11:25

Written by Promonex on 06.04.2010 at 01:38

"We Are the Metalheads" actually reminded me a lot of Warlock's "All We Are", which might be cheesy, but not as bad as "Wackenland Is Closed." No idea about Onkel Tom, somehow I've always managed to avoid his solo stuff.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXmGeWwy4J4 - it's impossible that you haven't heard it. it was playing through the speakers every 5 minutes i swear.

but i guess i only like it more because it's far more energic than the other 2 songs. outside from the chorus i can't understand anything, so i'm just gonna assume the lyrics are shitty, awaiting your confirmation

I might have heard it, but I never really payed attention, so I didn't identify it as an Onkel Tom song. And to be honest right now I couldn't stand it long enough to make a statement about the lyrics.
corrupt - 07.04.2010 at 00:44  
The festival sold out.

Pun very much intended

No seriously, the tickets are officially sold out as of today.
Arsen - 09.04.2010 at 12:14  
I think that's bullshit, they are just announcing it as sold out to boost the ticket sales. Which worked for me as I went to Nuclear Blast website and purchased 4 tickets yesterday. But even on Metaltix they still sell em, though the site says sold out.
Black Mass - 09.04.2010 at 17:57  
I'm honestly not sure I'm going anymore. I have a ticket, but my interest is slowly decreasing.
corrupt - 09.04.2010 at 18:26  
Written by Black Mass on 09.04.2010 at 17:57

I'm honestly not sure I'm going anymore. I have a ticket, but my interest is slowly decreasing.

It's the best lineup since at least 2006, why's your interest decreasing?
corrupt - 09.04.2010 at 19:24  
Soulfly confirmed.
Valentin B - 09.04.2010 at 20:50  
Written by corrupt on 09.04.2010 at 18:26

Written by Black Mass on 09.04.2010 at 17:57

I'm honestly not sure I'm going anymore. I have a ticket, but my interest is slowly decreasing.

It's the best lineup since at least 2006, why's your interest decreasing?

LOL if it's the best line-up in years what's with all the whining about selling out and stuff?
Arsen - 09.04.2010 at 21:36  
It really is a pretty solid lineup compared to last years lineup but still miles away from what Hellfest or Brutal Assault offer.
corrupt - 10.04.2010 at 01:26  
Written by Valentin B on 09.04.2010 at 20:50

LOL if it's the best line-up in years what's with all the whining about selling out and stuff?

Principle. If someone else earns a decent money with something, it has got to be bad!
Those guys just kinda lost touch with their audience. Few years ago you could just send them an email, ask for a band and they'd make it happen (if possible). Now they don't even reply anymore.

Written by Arsen on 09.04.2010 at 21:36

It really is a pretty solid lineup compared to last years lineup but still miles away from what Hellfest or Brutal Assault offer.

How so? Hellfest, despite being about as far away as Australia from where I live, doesn't tickle he half as much. And my quick peek at Brutal Assault shows an estimated 75% match with Wacken this year and at least another 10% of their lineup are bands like Children Of Bodom that play everywhere anyway therefore are as exciting as a dixi toilet on a big festival.
They do have Trail Of Tears though, that I'm jealous of.
Arsen - 10.04.2010 at 10:36  
Metter of tastes, I guess. But there's no denying that every year Brutal Assault gets really crazy exclusives like Bal Sagoth, Sigh, Macabre and Devourment, for example, this. Year. Last year they had fucking Brujeria and Ulver!!!!
Generic band like Children of Bodom are actually rarities on BA, check out the history of the festival.
corrupt - 10.04.2010 at 10:50  
Written by Arsen on 10.04.2010 at 10:36

Metter of tastes, I guess. But there's no denying that every year Brutal Assault gets really crazy exclusives like Bal Sagoth, Sigh, Macabre and Devourment, for example, this. Year. Last year they had fucking Brujeria and Ulver!!!!
Generic band like Children of Bodom are actually rarities on BA, check out the history of the festival.

Festivals have better and worse years. And Wacken unfortunately has become big enough to focus on the major acts like Iron Maiden. But it hasn't always been like that and I do think they still at least try to provide us with diversity and the occasional gem. After all they had Avantasia in '08, the reunion show of Immortal in '07, next to none less than ChtnoniC, fucking Emperor in '06 and unbelievable but true: Bloodbath in '05.
It's just tedious to bitch about it. Although Marcel will agree with you I guess.
corrupt - 10.04.2010 at 14:59  
Kamelot confirmed.


I can't modify a pending edit, only delete it and edit again. So if the guy that will process my edit from yesterday will add Kamelot as well, that'd be great.
Promonex - 10.04.2010 at 15:19  
Nice! Their show two years ago was really great.
Black Mass - 16.04.2010 at 16:19  
Written by corrupt on 09.04.2010 at 18:26

Written by Black Mass on 09.04.2010 at 17:57

I'm honestly not sure I'm going anymore. I have a ticket, but my interest is slowly decreasing.

It's the best lineup since at least 2006, why's your interest decreasing?


I think I was just being lazy when I wrote this. I'm moving to Abu Dhabi next weekend and was worried about having to fly back to London then onto Germany (have already made plans from London). But I've done my budget and I can afford it so I'll stop being a whiney bitch and am looking fwd to Wacken and Hellfest
Valentin B - 19.04.2010 at 19:45  
Now hold on one god darned second! i made some calculations and it seems i could get to WOA this year if i stay with my job which i will start tomorrow. woohoo
GT - 19.04.2010 at 23:48  
Written by Valentin B on 19.04.2010 at 19:45

Now hold on one god darned second! i made some calculations and it seems i could get to WOA this year if i stay with my job which i will start tomorrow. woohoo

Well good luck to you keeping the job AND making it. I on the other hand are starting to doubt that I'll be able to go

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