New year, new Euroblast. I talked about it last year, when I had the possibilities to see Twelve Foot Ninja for the first time on stage, and I am glad to say that I want to repeat the experience for another year consecutively, since I like this gathering so much. First reason of all, I like festivals in Germany: I have been recently in the East for the experimental electronic kermesse Berlin Atonal and I can tell you that is difficult to beat German to organize such things, no matter the music genre is.
Let’s deep dive into the line up of this year then. The Essigfabrik in Cologne will guest for the 8th time the British Monuments (probably the most invited band at the festival so far) as headliner, together with Long Distance Calling and Vildhjarta.
The list will continue – above all – with the chaotic and experimental style of Rolo Tomassi, the eclectic Caligula’s Horse, the sludge/black power of Cabal and the amazingly creative VOLA.
One of the best gathering for progressive music in Europe, together with the Spanish Be Prog! My Friend and the Dutch Complexity Fest, the Euroblast will offer 3 days of captivating music, in the two stages of the most important hub for metal music in Cologne. An indoor and quite cozy festival, the best way to embrace winter after the open airs of the summer.
In the meantime, here is a playlist of the bands will play this year.