Already at Rockavaria in Munich, tuXedoo were able to show their talent. But not only the stage looked great, also the performance was amazing. A well-made variation to the earlier program. In order to play the upcoming gigs, replacements had to be found. More specifically, Kelly Hansen could have put on a happier or more motivated expression. It was issued as a dual-disc. For the Britons it was already the tenth performance at Wacken Open Air.
Self-ironic gags, jokes on the bassist, who is of course the stupidest band member and should therefore keep his mouth shut and look pretty instead, are funny over and over again. When we arrived Lynchpin from Trinidad and Tobago was on stage. These kind of songs are exactly the reason why Whitesnake belong to the top of their genre - and they surely will do so throughout the next decades! The choice of songs was great. Axel, his singer Johnny Gioeli and the rest of the band were super motivated to fire it up at Wacken. Next up were lieViel from Bulgaria.
Stage where it had been previously. Live at Wacken Open Air To enumerate all the legendary concerts and moments at the W:O:A would take a lot of time - luckily we recorded most of them! Of course, the rest of the band was just as energetic as their singer. The six rockers from Mattighofen, Austria, just know how to enthrall and entertain the crowd. Both bands surely were a great opening to Wacken Open Air 2016. If this had any connection to the height of her heels remains debatable. Once again a great show as we know it from Axel Rudi Pell.
Its like Disneyland — but for metalheads! Axel Rudi Pell Back from alpine core, we went straight over to a classic representative of heavy metal: Axel Rudi Pell. Friday According to our weather app, Friday was supposed to be sunnier and start without rain. It demands both technical perfection, and outstanding grace, as well as great dramatic skill. Completing their great performance is of course their funny, unstudied and bustling nature. Lots of mud and rain and sun in turns made W:O:A almost adventurous again.
A fire show was naturally was also part of the performance. By now, Blind Guardian can look back at 29 years of band history — a lot of experience that was perceivable during their performance. Blind Guardian At 10:30 pm, Hansi Kürsch and his band members set foot on True Stage and were embraced by the audience with loud cheering and screaming. More than disappointing, especially because the heart and soul, the feelings and atmosphere were exactly what used to make Beyond the Black Shows so special. The stage, the music, the show — everything was simply amazing and perfectly attuned. No surprise, Zombies Ate My Girlfriend won the Metal Battle 2016 at W:O:A. Canada, we are coming back with one of the most breathtaking ballet of all time.
Except for the Party Stage, all stages were opened this day. On the two tent stages W. It was easy to notice that the German band was more than happy to be able to play at Wacken again and to perform in front of such a great crowd. Also, a lot of great bands awaited the festival visitors: from Dragonforce over Symphony X, Metal Church, Gloryhammer, Twisted Sister to Arch Enemy — the variety was huge. Since 1997 the Slackers have played over 100 shows every year in a total of 46 american states, 7 Canadian provinces, 22 European countries, 5 Latin American countries, and 2 Asian countries. A huge inverted pentagram on a white canvas decorated the back of the stage. Perhaps the best choice I made early on was beginning the day by heading in to through Wackinger Village to get some food and enjoy some of the traditional folk festivities as soon as the gates opened.
There was just something indescribable about the energy that the crowd exuded for this band. Nevertheless, it was their plan to outdo themselves and deliver an even better show this time. Dual-discs are delicate in the first place, and they should never be played in a front-loading car deck or it could get destroyed along with your deck. The headliners, as well as several less popular and relatively unknown bands from the Metal Battle, delivered great performances. Pictures: Manuel Miksche Text: Conny Pläsken Translation: Tanja Frank Band galleries.
Everyone at True Stage had been waiting for this moment: The curtain fell and Iron Maiden began their show. It certainly looks cool see gallery below. Stage, Headbangers Stage, Wackinger Stage, Beer Garden and Wasteland Stage. On site, a group of producers, labels, etc. Naturally, this does not tell us anything about their musical quality but it was surely great to watch. Beyond The Black Already for the third time on their relatively short career Beyond The Black had the honor of performing at Wacken Open Air. Strictly speaking, they managed to play their set without mistakes but feelings were missed completely.
Much appreciated by the audience, they turned it up and delivered a great show - not really a surprise considering the stage experience of Biff Byford and his colleagues. Even the weather was better so that the individual shows were a lot more enjoyable. This evening, the band topped their usual performance by jumping around even more, lots of posing and headbanging. Definitely one of those acts that split the masses. In the early morning, the sun came out even though rain had been promised.