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25th August 2017

kreator doro

Christmas is coming and with it, the loudest Christmas party in southern Germany will again rise.

Kreator, Doro, Max And Iggor Cavalera, Ross The Boss and Turisas have all been confirmed for Christmas Bash 2017 in Geiselwind on December 1st and 2nd.

Kreator, who recently stormed both Wacken and Bloodstock festivals, will headline the Friday 1st and on Saturday 2nd, Metalqueen Doro headlines with a rare old school set.

More bands are set to be announced in the run up to Christmas Bash 2017.

One big highlight is Ross The Boss' third stint in Europe this year. After being inducted into the Hall Of Heavy Metal History in January and receiving the Global Metal Ambassador Award on Wacken's main stage earlier this month, Ross and his band have been delighting crowds globally with their Manowar classics set and this now continues with what is sure to be a Christmas cracker.

Folk Metal heroes Turisas always put on an excellent and the current Christmas Bash 2017 line-up is completed by Brainstorm and Wolfheart.

Festival organizer Ruth Strohofer tells us:

"The Christmas Bash is supposed to be a festival by and for Metal fans. Whatever it is, we want to make it possible. And camping is and remains an essential part of this festival culture."

This year there are overnight packages of extra class. Indian tipis and wooden huts are available in the new Army Camp this year and these can be booked in advance. Each cottage can accommodate up to eight people an exclusive festival feast, the very first of it's type with breakfast of course included.

For sports enthusiasts, there is also archery, spear throwing and climbing to partake in before the evening "Bashen".

judas priest


monsters of rock

Monsters Of Rock In Full Flight is strictly limited to 300 worldwide and is available from 30th November but those ordering before 31st October will have their name published within a dedicated page in the book.

It's a deluxe 128 page hardback book in a metal flight case with a narrative by Jerry Bloom.

When promoter Paul Loasby put on the first Monsters Of Rock Festival in 1980 he could probably never have imagined it would become an annual event that would endure for so many years.

Featuring bands from the UK, Germany, Canada and USA, Loasby chose to stage the event at the Donington race circuit in the middle of England and it would prove to be a defining moment for many of the bands on the bill.

Not least for headliners Rainbow as it was the their last ever show to feature drum legend Cozy Powell. As it would happen it turned out to be the last for vocalist Graham Bonnet as well. For many of the other bands on the bill such as Scorpions, Judas Priest and Saxon, they were all on the ascendancy and would soon go on to even greater success.

Now in celebration of this first ever Monsters Of Rock Festival comes this hardback book full of glorious photos of the bands that took to the stage for that inaugural event including back stage shots. Most of these shots have not been published before which add to the uniqueness of this deluxe 128-page book which is packaged in its own flight case.

Also included are stories surrounding the event with tales and recollections from those who were there, including artists and fans alike. Each book will be signed by the author. The 300 will sell fast and definitely go on to become collector's items so order yours now right here to avoid disappointment.


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