The first big batch of confirmed bands for the 22nd edition of the Czech metal festival Brutal Assault is here. Let’s start first with bands, that were forced to cancel their appearance this year but will come to play for you in 2017: Electric Wizard, Nile and Terror. The festival will take place from 9th to 12th August 2017, traditionally at fortress Josefov, in Jaromeř, Czech Republic.


August Burns Red will bring their powerful metalcore, Amorphis will present their unique transformation from old school death metal to their distinctive melodic take on the genre, Gadget will bring blasting swedish grindcore and Mayhem will play the legendary De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas in its entirety! Morbid Angel have reunited with the charismatic frontman Steve Tucker and will play at the festival after quite a long hiatus, needles to say this lineup has set up very high expectation from the fans from all over the world!

Returning to Brutal Assault for 2017 are Nervosa, this all-female thrash power trio is raging with typical Brazilian fury while different take on the genre will be presented by Sacred Reich, who will debut on the festival and who despite not making it into the big four are a genre classic!

Next band on the list, Swans, are a band that needs to be witnessed. Avantgarde rock group revolving around Michael Gira has a new album out and this tour will be the last in the current lineup, that witness the band in the best shape and productivy during their carrer. The last band on this list is the band that made the most of the combination of old thrash and modern approach to metal – Trivium.

Brutal Assault is the legendary Czech metal open air festival with a unique site located at historic fortress. Come enjoy great atmosphere, cheap Czech beer, tasty food, crazy fans and 100+ bands from all round the world in 4 brutal days! For more informations and tickets go to

presented by Obscure Promotion
9th – 12th August
Fortress Josefov
Czech Republic