Two days, 2500 metalheads and a well-rounded lineup of death, thrash and black metal, garnished with a few speckles of heavy metal. This is Eisenwahn Festival in Central Germany. Eisenwahn once again attracts the fans of extreme metal with its cosy atmosphere and an array of high-quality bands: Celtic Frost successors Triptykon, Canadian death metallers Kataklysm, German heavy/power metallers Rage and Swedish old school death metal gone death'n'roll band Entombed will be headlining the ninth edition of the fest. With Decapitated, Origin and Aborted keeping the brutality level high, Keep Of Kalessin and Der Weg Einer Freiheit infusing some blackness and some servings of heavy metal by Grand Magus, thrash by Warbringer and folk-influenced melodeath metal by Suidakra there are more than enough reasons to strain your neck muscles.
But it's not only the bands that draw the regular festival visitors to the village of Obersinn year after year. Located in Central Germany, 80 km east of Frankfurt, it is surrounded by the beautiful scenery of the Spessart and the Rhön mountain ranges. The festival area itself is located on a slightly sloped hill above the village, with the stage at the bottom of said hill, so no matter where you're standing (or lying), you'll always have perfect sight.
The Spessart/Rhön area is surrounded by a triangle of Autobahns between Frankfurt, Würzburg and Fulda, so it is relatively easy to get there by car. Exact directions can be found via Google Maps. You can also get there quite easily by train. Check out the page of the Deutsche Bahn and enter Obersinn as destination to find a schedule that suits you best. And if you arrive from further away you might want to consider flying. The nearest airports are Frankfurt Airport and Nuremberg Airport. Check the Wikipedia links to find out whether an airport in your area flies to either of these two airports. If you happen to arrive at Frankfurt airport, get in touch with your trusted Metal Storm staff member Promonex, he might be able to pick you up.
Tickets for this event are obtainable at the festival's online shop and cost 40 euros for two days incl. camping.
Review on Eisenwahn 2011
Review on Eisenwahn 2010
Review on Eisenwahn 2008
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