Early July 2023, the metal community has already seen the first festivals this year, small ones like RMD’z at Oschersleben, or mid sized like Metal Frenzy Festival, Gardelegen in Germany or Graspop Metal Meeting in Belgium and many more with Rock Harz Festival in plain sight. This year marks the 30th anniversary and promises the best line-up ever with some surprise acts for about 25.000 spectators.
We can call it a successful festival 2022, resulting into an already sold out festival 2023. The date is 5th to 8th July 2023 with the possibility to arrive from 4th on. It is the place which creates legends and tales to be told at the campfire from generation to generation of headbangers!
Some of you might already have read our interview with Justine Daaé, vocalist and mastermind behind Elyose, one of the most promising French metal projects. Elyose's newest release Déviante is the fifth studio album and was released on February 9th, 2023. The album is a sophisticated mix between Modern Metal and Nu Goth with a touch of Metalcore, all lyrics come in French. It contains nine brand new songs plus a “radio mix”.
Obscuro had the honour to virtually interview Justine Daaé during the release process of her band Elyose’ new album Déviante. Justine is a great artist with one of the best female vocals not only in the French Metal World.
There is only one festival embedded in such a wonderful, picturesque landscape as the Rock Harz Festival from 6th to 9th July, one day longer than usual as a bit of a compensation. With its up to 22,000 visitors it is a middle sized festival nearby the town of Ballenstedt. Let’s see how everything worked out this year because it is a constantly growing festival.
1994 was a milestone in the careers of Frost (Satyricon, 1349) and Jan Rechberger (Amorphis) and it was the year in which Waltteri Väyrynen (Paradise Lost, Bodom After Midnight) and Ukri Suvilehto (Abbath) were born. But there is way more to it.