The Dutch metal festival Into the Grave has announced the four last names for the 2018 edition. At The Gates, Children Of Bodom, Dust Bolt and Toxic Shock have been added to the line-up. The day splits have been announced as well and the day tickets are on sale now.
The Finnish metal band Children of Bodom does not really need an introduction. The group, fronted by guitar maestro Alexi Laiho, produced several metal records that every metal should own, including Follow the Reaper (2000) and Hate Crew Deathroll (2003). The most recent record, I Worship Chaos, dates back to 2015 and features trademark COB melodies, yet is also sounds heavier than ever before. The Finns will release a new album this year, which, with no doubt, will sound relentless once more.
The Swedish death metal band At The Gates is known as one of the pioneers of the Gotenburg death metal sound. With the release of the band’s breakthrough album Slaughter Of The Soul (1995), the Swedes received a legendary status and carved out a place for themselves in metal history. After a break of more than ten years, At The Gates returned to the stage and release the come back album At War With Reality (2014). With this record, the band that their place at the top is still a rightful one. It is rumoured that the band is currently working on a follow-up and undoubtedly it will be possible to hear some new songs at Into the Grave 2018.
The German thrash metal band Dust Bolt and the Dutch thrash/crossover Toxic Shock have also been confirmed for the festival.
Day splits and tickets
Into the Grave will take place on August 10 and 11, in the center of the town Leeuwarden, the European capital of 2018. The following bands will perform on Friday August 10: Gojira, Delain, Metal Allegiance, Orden Ogan, Toxic Holocaust and Toxic Shock. The following bands will perform on Saturday August 11: Behemoth, Children of Bodom, At The Gates, Paradise Lost, Suicidal Tendencies, Dying Fetus, Gloryhammer, Goatwhore en Dust Bolt.
The day tickets and the weekend tickets for the festival are on sale now. A weekend ticket is EUR 55 (service fees of 3,50 EUR excluded). A Friday ticket is EUR 30 (service fees of 3,50 EUR excluded), a Saturday ticket is 40 EUR (service fees of 3,50 EUR excluded). You can get your tickets for the festival here.
It will be possible to camp at the festival camping in the Rengerspark in Leeuwarden. A ticket for the campsite is €15,- a person and a ticket for the campervan is €25,-. Please note: if you come to the festival with a campervan, you also need a camping ticket. So, if you are coming with a campervan and two persons, you will buy two camping tickets and one ticket for the campervan. The walking distance from the campground to the festival area is about 15 minutes. There is limited space on the campsite, so don’t be too late. The campsite has shower and toilet facilities. You can buy a ticket for the campsite here.
Into The Grave Hotel
Are you less of an outdoorsy type and would you prefer to sleep under to same roof as many of the bands that will play at Into The Grave 2018? The four star hotel WTC Westcord offers a special ITG-package. Spending the night in this hotel will cost €59,50 a person, a night during the festival weekend, with a late check-out. You can reserve a room here. Don’t wait too long, this hotel is often sold out very quickly! Book your room here.
Into The Grave 2018
Date: August 10 and 11, 2018
Location: Oldehoofsterkerkhof, Leeuwarden
Line-up Friday: Gojira, Delain, Metal Allegiance, Orden Ogan, Toxic Holocaust and Toxic Shock
Line-up Saturday: Behemoth, Children of Bodom, At The Gates, Paradise Lost, Suicidal Tendencies, Dying Fetus, Gloryhammer, Goatwhore en Dust Bolt
Ticket price: weekend 55 EUR (service fees of 3,50 EUR excluded)
Ticket Friday: EUR 30 (service fees of 3,50 EUR excluded)
Ticket Saturday: EUR 40 (service fees of 3,50 EUR excluded)
Camping ticket: EUR 15 a person (service fees of 3,50 EUR excluded)