What to expect at Wacken Open Air 2017

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100 days to go for Wacken Open Air 2017, and the lineup looks massive for its 28th edition. Some of the big names include Megadeth, Accept, Amon Amarth, Kreator, as well as old timers like Status Quo, Alice Cooper, and the mighty Europe. The lineup also serves a great chunk of death metal this year including Morbid Angel, Memoriam, Nile, Aborted and more. On the doom and stoner side, there is no disappointment with heavyweights like Grand Magus and Orange Goblin, alongside Crowbar, Paradise Lost, Ahab and more. Black metal legends Mayhem and Emperor both make their presence strongly felt, while grind legends Napalm Death and Brujeria grace the other side of the spectrum. Wacken never disappoints with its thrash bands and this year is the same with Sacred Reich, Tankard, Possessed, Annihilator and more. India’s premier old school heavy metal band Kryptos play the festival for the very first time and we at HBI will be there to support them as should you.

Wacken Open Air is not just about the bands and the music, it’s about a sense of belonging in the metal community, being a part of something bigger than yourself. Camping for three days at the festival site along with thousands of fellow fans, consuming copious amounts of alcohol, and taking in every second of the greatest display of the music we love, this is an experience of a lifetime one should not miss. Wacken also features market, a one stop shop for everything metal under the sun, make sure you pay a visit. Do not forget, the crew of Headbangers India will be around, so do come and say hi, and share a beer, and most importantly have the time of your life for three days and make sure those around you do the same as well. See you all at Wacken Open Air 2017!

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