Dutch metal festival Into the Grave announces new names, including the two headliners of the festival: progressive band Gojira and blackened death metal formation Behemoth. More bands have been confirmed, namely Delain, Suicidal Tendencies, Metal Allegiance, Orden Ogan and Gloryhammer. Four more names will be added at a later moment. Weekend tickets for the festival are on sale now. Into the Grave takes place on August 10 and 11, 2018 in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands.
In recent years, the French progressive metal band Gojira has not gone unnoticed. Their sixth and most recent album, Magma (2016), is a release that ended high up on many year lists of metalheads and metal media around the world and not without good reason.Magma is described as artistic, diverse and mostly unforgettable by multiple (online) magazines. The four musicians also received a Grammy for ‘Best Rock Album’ and their single Silvera got rewarded with the title of ‘Best Metal Performance’. In 2017, Gojira toured the entire world, selling out many venues and giving an incredible show at Dynamo Metal Fest. Into the Grave will be next!
Very different from Friday’s headliner Gojira, but from the same, albeit dark, quality is the music of the Polish blackened death metal band Behemoth who will headline the festival on Saturday. The band, led by the notable front man Nergal, has existed for about 25 years, but especially in the last years, the star of Behemoth has been ascending. The albums Evangelion (2009) and The Satanist (2014) were immensely popular among the metal crowd. The blasphemous metal of Behemoth also works in a live setting: during the last tours, the band would regularly play for a sold out venue. So, at Into the Grave you can expect a spectacular show!
The symphonic band Delain, the crossover/punk band Suicidal Tendencies, the metal collective Metal Allegiance and the power metal bands Orden Ogan and Gloryhammer have also been added to the line-up. Four more bands will be added at a later date, including a replacement for Nails, who have cancelled their performance at Into the Grave.
Weekend tickets for the festival are on sale now via Ticketmaster.nl. A ticket is €55,- (a service fee of €3,50 excluded). Day tickets will be made available at a later moment. Tickets are available here!