Dodgy drive over aside, and forgetting the CRAP VIP camping, Brutal Assault immediately became one of my favourite festivals! Huge line up, classy venue in a Castle, cave bars, cheap awesome beer, friendly randoms. What is not to like? I can even forgive the downpour. The one HUGE downside? It is held on the same weekend as my OTHER new favourite festival, Party.San. Thrice damned!
Party.San was a blast, everything from the happy campers who drove out from England, the mighty Berlin Metal Camp, the Schweine Haxe breakfast and even some bands! Nocturnal, Benediction, Malevolent Creation, Skeletonwitch, Grand Magus and Katatonia, just to name a few.
So much fun I took almost no photos. :-/ There are a few more coming up from contributors, so take a look back in a week or so.
In Flammen, another local and awesome fest! This year featuring not only a festival virgin, but a metal virgin too! Yeah! Cryptopsy killed it (and featured on these very pages), Ahab were as good as expected and Ektomorf gave us the laughs!
Protzen is an awesome little fest close to Berlin. It kicks off the summer season, 21st and 22nd June in 2013. Highlights, other than the brown hat of course, were the MIGHTY Master, Ghost Brigade and Malignant Tumor.
Photos severely reduced this time, we have about 40, some blurred, lots of repetitions, but in the interest of quality, we bring you ONLY THE BEST! See you at PoA next year!
My first festival in Copenhagen, the crushingly heavy Heavy Days in Doomtown was a huge success for the Brown Hat! Featuring members of Alunah, Horse Latitudes, Pagan Altar, Oresund Space Collective, Samothrace and the most memorable HDDT “S’ Invasion!