GER, Wacken - Wacken Open Air 2008


Location: Germany, Wacken (Festivalgelände)
Date: 30 July 2008 - 02 August 2008
Website: wacken.com
Organizer: ICS Festival Service

Tickets:

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Headliners


DAY 1 (30.07)

W.E.T. Stage

Victims Of Madness 19:00 - 19:30
Metakilla 20:00 - 21:00
Sweet Savage 21:30 - 22:15
Mambo Kurt 22:30 - 23:30
Rokken (Karaoke Live Band) 00:00 - 01:00

Beergarden

W:O:A Firefighters 20:00

DAY 2 (31.07)

True Metal Stage

Iron Maiden 21:30 - 23:30

Black Stage

Girlschool 16:00 - 16:45
Lauren Harris 17:15 - 18:00
Airbourne 18:30 - 19:30
Avenged Sevenfold 20:00 - 21:00

Party Stage

Mustasch 16:00 - 16:45
Nashville Pussy 17:15 - 18:15
Sturm & Drang 18:45 - 19:30
Leaves' Eyes 20:00 - 21:00

W.E.T. Stage

Threat (Metal Battle Brazil) 15:50 - 16:15
Achyronthia (Metal Battle Belgium) 16:35 - 17:00
Voodookungfu (Metal Battle China) 17:20 - 17:45
Concept Insomnia 18:05 - 18:35
Negură Bunget 19:05 - 19:45
Alestorm 20:15 - 21:00

Beer Garden

Rokken (Karaoke Live Band) 16:00 - 17:00
W:O:A Firefighters 18:00 - 19:00
Mambo Kurt 19:30 - 20:30

DAY 3 (01.08)

Black Stage

Grave 11:00 - 11:45
Job For A Cowboy 12:50 - 13:35
Ensiferum 14:55 - 15:55
Soilwork 17:20 - 18:20
Opeth 19:45 - 20:45
Corvus Corax 22:45 - 00:00
Gorgoroth 02:00 - 03:00

True Metal Stage

Mortal Sin 11:55 - 12:40
Unearth 13:45 - 14:45
Kamelot 16:05 - 17:05
Sonata Arctica 18:30 - 19:30
Children Of Bodom 21:00 - 22:30
Avantasia 00:15 - 01:45

Party Stage

Primordial 11:00 - 11:45
Cynic 12:50 - 13:35
Headhunter 14:55 - 15:55
Sabaton 17:20 - 18:20
Massacre 19:45 - 20:45
The Haunted 22:45 - 00:00
Crematory 02:00 - 03:00

W.E.T. Stage

Metal Battle Finland 11:00 - 11:25
Veloce Hystoria (Metal Battle France) 11:45 - 12:10
Bloodwork (Metal Battle Germany) 12:30 - 12:55
Metal Battle Italy 13:15 - 13:40
Mandragora (Metal Battle Lithuania) 14:00 - 14:25
The Fading (Metal Battle Israel) 14:45 - 15:10
Everwaiting Serenade (Metal Battle Luxembourg) 15:30 - 15:55
The Rotted 16:25 - 17:05
Destructor 17:35 - 18:15
Autumn 18:45 - 19:25
Stam1na 19:55 - 20:35
Psychopunch 21:05 - 21:45
Nifelheim 22:00 - 23:05
Van Canto 23:35 - 00:15
Saltatio Mortis 00:45 - 01:30
Excrementory Grindfuckers 02:00 - 02:45

Beer Garden

Mambo Kurt 20:00
Rokken (Karaoke Live Band) 22:00

DAY 4 (02.08)

Black Stage

3 Inches Of Blood 12:00 - 12:45
Holy Moses 13:55 - 14:40
Hatebreed 15:55 - 16:55
Carcass 18:20 - 19:35
At The Gates 21:15 - 22:30
Kreator 00:30 - 01:45

True Metal Stage

Exodus 12:50 - 13:50
Stone Gods 14:45 - 15:45
As I Lay Dying 17:10 - 18:10
Killswitch Engage 19:45 - 21:00
Nightwish 22:45 - 00:15
Lordi 02:00 - 03:00

Party Stage

Machine Men 12:00 - 12:45
Mercenary 13:55 - 14:40
Obituary 16:00 - 17:00
Krypteria 18:45 - 19:45
Girugämesh 21:45 - 23:00
Axxis 00:45 - 01:45

W.E.T. Stage

Pica Fierce (Metal Battle Norway) 12:00 - 12:25
Suckceed (Metal Battle Austria) 12:45 - 13:10
Nyne (Metal Battle Greece) 13:30 - 13:55
Chainsaw (Metal Battle Poland) 14:15 - 14:40
Rip Saw (Metal Battle Netherlands) 15:00 - 15:25
Soulline (Metal Battle Switzerland) 15:45 - 16:10
Evocation 16:30 - 17:00
Before The Dawn 17:20 - 17:50
Enemy Of The Sun 18:10 - 18:40
Powerwolf 19:10 - 19:50
Warbringer 20:20 - 20:50
Torture Squad 21:20 - 22:00
Dream Of An Opium Eater 22:30 - 23:30
Watain 00:00 - 00:40
Lord Belial 01:10 - 01:50
The Bones 02:20 - 03:00

Beer Garden

W:O:A Firefighters 12:00
Mambo Kurt 20:00
Rokken (Karaoke Live Band) 22:00

Who was there?

Baz Anderson (UK) 100%
Promonex 100%
GT (Denmark) 100%
corrupt 100%
Cut-Throat (UK) 100%
Infurnace (The Netherlands) 100%
CyGuy6587 (UK) 100%
JeNoZ (Sweden) 100%
DrunkenFuck (Denmark) 100%
Inlé (UK) 100%
Aylee_Bodom (Spain) 100%
Asitis (The Netherlands) 100%
kaoskrew (UK) 100%
infernall (Romania) 100%
LeDruide (France) 100%
gid (UK) 100%
HarmonyCorruptio (UK) 100%
Krixiro (Mexico) 100%
IronWinter (UK) 100%
Snockis (Sweden) 100%
Mink Aldhissla (Spain) 100%
Rebel Monster (Denmark) 100%
Charcharoth (Sweden) 100%
Gâsh (The Netherlands) 100%
Soulweeper (Denmark) 100%
Samael (Canada) 100%
Den Gode Hr. Kim (UK) 100%
Metal Defender (Spain) 100%
By Demons Driven (Denmark) 100%
Brodd (Denmark) 100%
Evil-Watcher 100%
Kawarai (Denmark) 100%
Everlost (The Netherlands) 100%
Grumble (The Netherlands) 100%
mantiviking (Spain) 100%
rvrebane (Estonia) 100%
jezzzz (UK) 100%
Izarus (Denmark) 100%
MikeD (Israel) 100%
wastedcorpse (Estonia) 100%
DarkRootsOfEarth (Sweden) 100%
Doomhammer 100%
Roboturner (Canada) 100%
stevil2002 (Canada) 100%
muggerud (Norway) 100%
Caveman (The Netherlands) 100%
Kwak (The Netherlands) 100%
Fjorten (Denmark) 100%
InaKarin (Norway) 100%
simml 100%
mgades (Denmark) 100%
Rooste (Estonia) 100%
Vihtori Raivoisa (Finland) 100%
Dunkelgeist (Spain) 100%
Sautherom (Mexico) 100%
+ Funeral X + (Iran) 100%
Njatfa (Denmark) 100%
nihil (Turkey) 100%
Eisen (Spain) 100%
danchu (USA) 70%
iMPERiAL_iCE (UAE) 60%
Chaosgoat (USA) 50%
UpTheIrons666 (USA) 50%
- DaN - (Brazil) 50%
Lesath (Hungary) 50%
Morcant (Sweden) 40%
Miquele 30%

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23.05.2008 - 03:50
4look4rd
The Sasquatch
Meh I better go to Wacken within the next 10 years before it turns into crap, honestly it looks like its losing its quality, tho there are many great bands this year, there is also lots of crap
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24.05.2008 - 13:52
Promonex
Cathemeral
Axel Rudi Pell cancelled his appearance.
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25.05.2008 - 05:08
Infurnace
Really? I heard some rumours about 3 Inches of Blood. I heard they cancelled their appearance as well. I'm not sure if that's true.
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25.05.2008 - 16:14
Promonex
Cathemeral
I've heard those rumours as well, but Wacken is still on their Myspace schedule and the festival page has them still listed in its lineup.
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03.06.2008 - 08:41
Xan-X
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My top three favorite bands?!
In one day?!
WTF?!
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10.06.2008 - 11:23
VPeter
Am I the only one who thinks the line up is pretty much crap?
and what the hell are bands like Hatebreed, Girugamesh and Avenged Sevenfold doing there?
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10.06.2008 - 21:03
Promonex
Cathemeral
Written by VPeter on 10.06.2008 at 11:23

and what the hell are bands like Hatebreed, Girugamesh and Avenged Sevenfold doing there?

Adding to the variety?
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11.06.2008 - 18:12
VPeter
bad variety unfortunally. how many metalheads enjoy those bands? and is a j-rock fan crazy enough to pay 90 euro's to just see Girugamesh?
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11.06.2008 - 18:40
Promonex
Cathemeral
Last year they had Dir En Grey and the year before Mucc. I wouldn't be surprised if actually one of the organizers was into j-rock. But to answer your question - j-rock fans are crazy per se and definitely crazy enough to pay 100 bucks to see their favorite band on European soil.

And who said it's the metalheads they want to please with A7X and AILD?
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12.06.2008 - 14:25
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by VPeter on 11.06.2008 at 18:12

bad variety unfortunally. how many metalheads enjoy those bands? and is a j-rock fan crazy enough to pay 90 euro's to just see Girugamesh?


A lot of metalheads enjoy Hatebreed's hardcore.
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12.06.2008 - 18:50
Promonex
Cathemeral
Btw, Stone Gods (ex-The Darkness) are the replacement of Axel Rudi Pell...
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12.06.2008 - 18:54
Baz Anderson
so where are they on the running order?
I look forward to seeing them - I will probably miss them at Download and I am interested to see them!
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22.06.2008 - 23:58
Promonex
Cathemeral
Running order finalized and Sweet Savage and Girlschool added as final bands.
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01.07.2008 - 13:31
Baz Anderson
Iron Maiden are the only band on the true metal stage on the first day??? That's stupid...
Although almost tempting to just go and camp in front of the barrier to get a front row place for them. Hahahaha..
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01.07.2008 - 14:06
Promonex
Cathemeral
Written by Baz Anderson on 01.07.2008 at 13:31

Iron Maiden are the only band on the true metal stage on the first day??? That's stupid...
Although almost tempting to just go and camp in front of the barrier to get a front row place for them. Hahahaha..

I think it's a genius move. Unlike at all their other concerts it means that you can get there early for a good spot and won't have to stand through Lauren Harris and A7X. I in the meantime will be enjoying Negura Bunget though
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01.07.2008 - 14:21
Baz Anderson
Written by Promonex on 01.07.2008 at 14:06

I think it's a genius move. Unlike at all their other concerts it means that you can get there early for a good spot and won't have to stand through Lauren Harris and A7X. I in the meantime will be enjoying Negura Bunget though

Haha, I would rather be watching Lauren Harris and Avenged Sevenfold than an empty stage though..
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02.07.2008 - 22:20
Infurnace
I will be there on Wednesday, so there won't be much to do on my first day. Sweet Savage and Metakilla will be playing that night, so I might check those bands out.
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03.07.2008 - 15:12
Promonex
Cathemeral
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- The Mystery of Life, Vol. 841 Ch. 26
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03.07.2008 - 16:37
Infurnace
What? Damn.. I was really looking forward to their show. Ah well, I hope they'll find an worthy replacement.
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04.07.2008 - 15:29
MFH91
Account deleted
Wacken is the best metla festival in whole world ..Next year I'm going there I hope...I must visit it at least one time in my life...I think that what is for muslim a way to Mecca,that is for metalheads Wacken:banger2:..Do you agree??:P....btw sorry for my not that good english..
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08.07.2008 - 03:05
Baz Anderson
I wonder why Exodus have such an early slot.. they are maybe the band I want to see most just behind Iron Maiden.
Haha, I will be straight into the arena that day and camp in front of that stage for a short while to get a nice place for them!!
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08.07.2008 - 16:31
Infurnace
Written by Baz Anderson on 08.07.2008 at 03:05

I wonder why Exodus have such an early slot.. they are maybe the band I want to see most just behind Iron Maiden.
Haha, I will be straight into the arena that day and camp in front of that stage for a short while to get a nice place for them!!


Exodus really is a must-see for me as well. I will be seeing them live a few days before Wacken, but it isn't a punishment to see them twice in a week.
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14.07.2008 - 13:42
Depressed intity
Account deleted
well.. what about bands like moon spell, katatonia,draconian,etc....
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15.07.2008 - 01:14
Promonex
Cathemeral
Written by Guest on 14.07.2008 at 13:42

well.. what about bands like moon spell, katatonia,draconian,etc....

Moonspell was there last year already.
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19.07.2008 - 17:07
ThunderAxe1989
Irreligious
i just realised.........
i really question, why are some of these bands in the 'true metal' stage?
and Leaves' Eyes on the 'party stage'?
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27.07.2008 - 22:17
Promonex
Cathemeral
Two more days to go!

So who's in for a MetalStormers' meeting?
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30.07.2008 - 01:30
Baz Anderson
I think the problem with Wacken is there is always a band on someone wants to see somewhere, so we'll never all be in one place at one time. Hahaha.

Still, the time has come and I will be setting off tomorrow!
Hopefully this will be another great festival!
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04.08.2008 - 16:00
Promonex
Cathemeral
Well, I did manage to meet Baz Anderson (of course), GT and SomethingOfFire. Great guys altogether. And thanks a lot to the latter two once more for saving my Friday night!

Personal highlights for me: Avantasia were unexpectedly awesome, Jeff Walker welcoming the crowd with a "Welcome Hellfest!" and the Carcass moshpit was the gayest I've ever seen - in every sense of the word. Props to the dude in the black Cynic shirt!
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04.08.2008 - 19:26
Baz Anderson
Hahahaha, yes - Avantasia were amazing!!!
Iron Maiden too and Axxis were just simply amazing in the festival environment too. Exodus and The Rotted also highlights.
All in all another huge success! Full report coming soon!
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14.08.2008 - 15:12
GT
Coffee!!
As you probably already saw I met Promo and well I shared camp with my good friend SomethingOfFire.

Highlights for me was Avantasia, Leaves' Eyes and Sabaton. The Exodus show was pretty good as well along with Van Canto who surprised me the good way

@Promo: no worries mate...any time
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