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OVER THE WALL (DAY 1)
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Over The WallCrete Rock Festival ΙΙΙ

August 4-5 2018

Heraklion, Crete

 

When we started telling you about our festival we promised two things: that we'd be heavier than ever and that there'll be something for everyone. Hopefully we have delivered (though we do have a few aces up our sleeves still).

 

Only thing left is to invite you to Crete, one of the world's most beautiful islands, for two days of heavy, thrash, death, progressive, traditional, iconic, underground and everything-in-between METAL madness.

 

Sounds good?

 

Coroner equals respect. This is one of the few bands that are unequivocally admired by musicians, press and fans alike. Tommi Vetterli is moderately described as an ingenious guitarist and more often than not, as the late Martin Eric Ain put it: “a guitar god”.

No More Color and Mental Vortex are among the crown jewels of tech thrash whereas their seminal release Grin, transcends all labels. It was released back in 1993 and to this day, it is described as thrash, prog, groove, avant-garde, industrial and everything in between. That together with its permanent high ranking on every list of the most influential tech/thrash albums ever, proves how ahead of its time that album really was. If not, there is more!

Coroner released a documentary in 2016, called Rewind. Other than being a great watch, it also demonstrates the reverence they enjoy from bands such as Kreator, Opeth, Sodom, Celtic Frost and artists as diverse as Chris von Rohr, Franz Treichler and Max Cavalera.

And if you think all this belongs in the past, you'd better think again. Their reunion and subsequent tour in 2011-2012, found them performing in the largest metal festivals in Europe such as Wacken and Hellfest, while the rumors of a new album sometime in 2018, have us all on the edge of our seats...

 

Metal legends Diamond Head are one of the most influential bands of the NWOBHM (New Wave of British Heavy Metal) movement. They have countless fans around the world and are often cited by bands such as Metallica and Megadeth, as a major influence. If you think you don't know them, you're wrong!

Their song "Am I Evil?", brought to prominence through a Metallica cover, is considered one of the most recognizable tracks in Heavy Metal. And their greatness doesn't stop here... The band has released 8 studio albums; 2 of which made it to top places in UK charts while all 8 have received great reviews by fans and press alike. Lightning to the Nations is considered one of the best albums of NWOBHM while anthems such as The Prince, Sucking my Love, In the Heat of the Night and Borrowed Time explain why Diamond Head are sure to be teaching us all a few lessons in Heavy Metal.

 

 

Acid Death is one of the most iconic Greek metal bands. To call them cult would be both unfair and an understatement since the second part of their career is even more impressive than the first.

They began their journey in 1989 and to this day and by 2001, they had 4 official releases all of which received great reviews and led them on the doorsteps of a great record deal. Society's conservativism however, appears to have had other plans... and the band falls apart.

Nearly 10 years went by and they remained one of the most respected bands of the scene. Their much-awaited return in 2011 led to the release of Eidolon, a re-release of their back catalogue and a European tour with Master.

Their latest release Hall of Mirrors ranked high in progressive death metal albums of that year around the world. This is probably why they are often regarded as death metal's hidden treasure especially by audiences abroad who, in recent years, have begun to discover Greek metal. Complex and tech yet very much in-your-face, ladies and gentlemen, we give you Acid Death. (You're welcome).

 

 

 

Spitfire are Greek metal history.

When Spitfire began their journey in 1984 all signs showed that they would go far. In 1986 they were signed by a global record label (the first Greek metal band to do so) and opening for major acts when their singer had a tragic accident which sent him into a coma and stopped the band in its tracks. Gradually, the band decides to move on and 1990 finds them recording a live album with a different label but misfortune strikes again! And there is more but just like them, let us not dwell in the past!

After their acclaimed Die Fighting album, Spitfire are releasing their new album this year. With a lineup to be envied and countless obstacles overcome, their appearance at OTW III is certain to prove yet again that “the enemies were many, but they vanished one by one. You've got not time to hide, cause you're invited now, to taste the fire!”

 

First things, first: Azhirock hail from Iran. Yes, I r a n.

As you may know, playing metal in the Middle East is not the easiest thing to do. Artistic freedom in general is not so... well, free. As a consequence, most bands have a hard time preparing their material (rehearsing, recording etc) as well as promoting it. In recent times and through the almighty internet, Western labels and artists have been trying to help middle eastern bands reach wider crowds. So we'd thought, we'd do our part!

Azhirock are a particularly intriguing band as their influences range from swedish death metal to prog rock with the only common denominator being a characteristically eastern flavour in their compositions.

Needless to say, that this is one of the bands we look forward to seeing on our stage as, not unlike yourselves, we have absolutely no idea what to expect from their live performance! However, as far as metal romanticism goes, we have to say that we're feeling rather proud for introducing them to a European audience for the very first time.

 

 

Speedrush do almost exactly what it says on the tin: they play classy speed/thrash with some Germanic notes (think early Helloween) to their compositions that help them stand out from the crowd. Intriguing, right?  Formed in 2005, they went through several lineup changes, took part in various side projects and all in all took their time in creating their first album, Endless War in 2017. Interesting trivia: the cover artwork of this album is hand painted by legendary illustrator Philip Lawvere (Kreator, Celtic Frost, Rage and many more). Both the album and their fierce live appearances have received such great reviews that we are certain Speedrush have come to claim the spotlight of what we often describe as New Wave of Thrash Metal. They've got songs filled with sweet riffs, aggression and... well, speed and the attitude to match them: "We spit on those who choose to pose, we thrash with all the rest".ve you drinking and head banging from the get go!

 

Tribute bands are a blessing and a curse. Or so we think at least. However, after seeing Keepers of Jericho perform, their level of skill and energy coupled by our shared sorrow of not seeing Helloween's tour pass from our part of the world, we just had to invite them! Call us weak, sentimental, call us what you will but when we were picturing the anthemic evening Diamond Head will be creating, we couldn't resist drinking a few beers screaming: Ride the sky!

 

 

 

If you have never seen one, some or all of them live before, you're in for a treat. And if you have, you know we're right!

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OVER THE WALL (DAY 1)
Saturday 4 August 2018

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