25.02.2015 - First bands confirmed for RUHRPOTT METAL MEETING
Continental Concerts, co-organizers of the renowned Rock Hard festival and booking agency for acts such as Accept, Amorphis, Axel Rudi Pell, Cannibal Corpse, Children Of Bodom, Kataklysm, Sanctuary, and many more, invite you to the first edition of a brand-new winter festival right in the metal heart of Germany: On December 4th and 5th, 2015 the Ruhrpott Metal Meeting will take place for the first time at the Turbinenhalle in Oberhausen. With a capacity of 3.500 people and ideal location for guests from central Germany and also Benelux-countries, it’s a perfect venue to offer you high class national and international metal acts plus additional attractions, areas to take a break from constant headbanging, the chance to buy merch, new records and much more.
Now, we are proud to kick off the presale and announce the first batch of confirmed acts!
Achieving number #1 in the German charts with their current album „Blind Rage“ (2014) underlines the fact: This heavy metal institution is unstoppable these days. Expect an impressive and intense headlining show!
The Swedish power metal overlords have delivered one great album after another since 1997 and after a highly successful tour earlier in 2015 will bring some sonic steel to Oberhausen.
Legendary thrashers SODOM emerged in the 80’s from Gelsenkirchen, a city not far from the RMM’s location, this year they will break necks with a phenomenal *Early Days* show covering songs from “In The Sign Of Evil” to “Better Off Dead”!
The Irish act stands for an epic and emotional sound that has a lot of supporters over here. With a much-lauded current album under their belt, PRIMORDIAL guarantees an unforgettable show at RMM.
The Scots don’t just know how to get wasted, they also know how to seriously kick ass with driving metal and catchy folk elements. ALESTORM = party time!
DR. LIVING DEAD!
Wearing skull masks and bandanas while unleashing high energy thrash between Suicidal Tendencies, Slayer and early Metallica is what Swedish genre hopefuls DR. LIVING DEAD represent!. Currently on the road with Suicidal Angels, Angelus Apatrida in support of their new album “Crush The Sublime Gods”, this quartet will get the crowd raging!
BEYOND THE BLACK
Fronted by young singer Jennifer Haben, this German metal sensation celebrated its live debut at nothing less than the world’s best known metal festival – Wacken! Now, BEYOND THE BLACK just have released their debut “Songs of Love and Death” and are destined to turn heads visually and musically!
One of the hottest newcomers in death metal! Highly motivated due to astonishing press results for their second opus “Kingdom of Worms”, the German act will wreak havoc upon the RMM!
To deservedly call yourself “Ruhrpott Metal Meeting”, you have to present acts from the region itself. Power metal hopefuls GLORYFUL also come from Gelsenkirchen (see SODOM) and will open the festival on Saturday.
Opening on Friday will be local thrashers FINAL DEPRAVITY who are further proof for the highly active metal scene between Duisburg and Dortmund.
Furthermore, the presale has just started and will be handled two weeks exclusively via http://www.metaltix.com, so head over there and grab your ticket immediately!
More acts are currently being worked on and will be announced in the coming weeks!