Date added: 18-Okt-11 12:54
Here´s the official statement about the transformation from DEATH FEAST into
EXTREMEFEST... here we go:
DEATH FEAST has constantly been growing over the past few years, but most people don´t know that after our party there every year, I had to always shoulder a little more debts, every year. Imagine you going to work every day for an entire year and finally at pay day, your boss demands that you paying a few thousand Euros instead of the other way round... It ain´t that funny over the years, believe me.
One can withstand that with idealism and love for Death Metal for a while, but at one point it is simply not do-able anymore. People implying the transformation has been a decision out of greed, should actually think about how much bands, logistics, manpower and so on do cost. It´s a fact that a Death Metal/Grindcore festival without any sort of financial sponsorship or subventions can´t be financed these days on a high level like DEATH FEAST. Money´s tight all over, particularly in this extreme genre so it was time to change something.
The EXTREMEFEST is a perfect platform for extreme bands, with its focus on DEATH and GRIND. There´ll be a stage in the party tent which will mostly serve the underground scene so there´ll be a total of 70 bands playing at EXTREMEFEST - bands that should please everyone´s taste.
Surely, some of you won´t like this or that band but let´s be honest, nobody really watches all the bands at a festival and I think we´ll all live with a few bands not to your liking.
I am very sure that in cooperation with Catapult Promotion and our Swiss colleagues we´re able to offer you some real killer bands since all costs like advertising, flights and other expenses can now be shared between all participating partners.
We don´t take anything away from you but we´re trying to still make sure you guys having a great time. And the legendary infamous after show partys at the party tent will remain, also the area and the crew are identical to the Death Feast´s set up.
I´ve been accused of sell-out, betrayal and what-not, but I don´t think that after all these years of lots of effort from my side that´s the least bit justified.
Those who still think they have to boycott the festival after this very statement, well it´s of course up to you, nobody forces anyone onto anything.
Everybody else who do understand the reasons of the changes which had to be made: I´ll see you in July 2012!
Date added: 14-Okt-11 14:53
EXTREMEFEST – a brand new festival series starting 2012! CANNIBAL CORPSE, EXODUS and others already confirmed!
Presented by Metal Hammer, Noizeletter, Legacy, Musix, Metalnews.de, Metal.de
Blast Corpse Promotion (DE) and Catapult Promotion (AT) announce a true mayhem in extreme music for 2012 – the so-called EXTREMEFEST! There, the toughest of the tough will be united, from satanical, bloodstained black metallers, headbanging and patch-wearing old-school thrash metallers to the grimmest death metallers. The EXTREMEFEST unites the heaviest and hardest under the same flag. There ain´t anything more brutal and the festival´s line up will show one thing for sure: There ain´t NO room for wussies or pantywaists! 100% brutal and straight into your face from genres death, black and thrash!
All of you who thought so far it´s been to soft out there in the metal festival landscape and who´re longing for more brutality and heavyness, EXTREMEFEST will serve you right. Hate 2012, the perfect occasion to crush your bones, rip out your hair and bang that head that doesn´t bang. Surely the most brutal and yet most manifold festival series so far!
So far these bands have been confirmed to play EXTREMEFEST 2012:
EXTREMEFEST FOR EXTREME PEOPLE!
EXTREMEFEST 2012 will take place in Germany, Austria and Switzerland on the following dates:
5. July 2012 – 7. July 2012 DE – Hünxe, ExtremeFest Germany
5. July 2012 – 7. July 2012 AT – Salzburg, ExtremeFest Austria
5. July 2012 – 7. July 2012 CH – TBA, ExtremeFest Switzerland
3 days, 2 stages, 70 bands!
Ticket price: € 49,00 (Festivalpass) Extreme Pack – Limitited to only 500 pieces!!! € 49,00 incl. Festivalpass, limited edition t-shirt+ NoiseArt CD of your choise! www.hardticket.eu
More Infos at www.extremefest.eu
ATTENTION, IMPORTANT INFO FOR ALL DEATHFEAST SUPPORTERS!
At the next years EXTREMEFEST (former DEATHFEAST) the area as well as the crew will remain the same. The party tent will remain, too.
Meaning you´ll be served well as you´d been used to it from DEATHFEAST all those years!
We look forward to see you at EXTREMEFST 2012!
Date added: 23-Sep-11 11:58
You had to wait for it for a very long time, we had to solve a bunch of problems, but the time has finally come: ?you can pre-order the DFOA 2010 DVD from now on!!
Almost 2 hours of playing time, performance clips of e.g. Dying Fetus, Hail Of Bullets, Waco Jesus, Suffocation and Lock Up, the storm and the relocation into the tent, the videos you provided - the whole DFOA 2010 package! As an extra bonus, the DVD includes a 30 min. special from DFOA 2011.
You can pre-order the DFOA 2010 DVD for 15,- € (+ P&P) at the DFOA shop, delivery starts November 1st.
Date added: 31-Aug-11 16:13
Dear supporters, brothers in arms and friends! Shortly we´ll have very joyful and groundbreaking news for you!
Look forward to it, we promise you an excellent musical extreme feast for 2012! And you know it´s not about higher, faster, further but all about being more brutal, heavier and better!
See you 2012 & stay extreme!
Date added: 11-Jul-11 15:45
To give an answer to your questions regarding the 2010 DVD, here's what's going on: We're working on it, but some licensing matters still need to be sorted out. That's why we can't announce a release date yet. We'll keep you updated!
Date added: 01-Jul-11 10:57
I'd like to express my gratitude to all the feasting guests who celebrated one of the fiercest parties of the last 5 years with us. You made the fifth anniversary a real highlight for everybody involved - and that in an absolutely relaxed atmosphere. A big time thanks for your creative costumes, your endurance in the circle pit and your handling of the new situations on the area and in front of the stage.
I also want to thank my crew that has been working until they dropped to make all that possible in the first place. You have my deepest respect.
Keep supporting extreme music.
Yours truly, Mike
Date added: 21-Jun-11 10:17
You can get also tickets at the box office, like every year!
1-Day-tickets without Camping:
Th, 06-23-2011 - € 25,00
Fr, 06-24-2011 - € 25,00
Sa, 06-25-2011 - € 30,00
3-Days-Ticket incl. Camping:
from 06-23 till 06-25 - € 60,00
(+ Trash deposit: € 5,00)
You can download the current running order here:
Check out dfoa-facebook for the first pics of setting up the festival:
Date added: 18-Jun-11 17:26
We restructured the running order because of DEVOURMENT's cancellation, and that's why we can give another underground band the possibility to swing the axe:
STILLBIRTH from Hagen, Germany, will give you hell!
These are the changes to the running order: STILLBIRTH on the former BLOODSOAKED slot (Thursday, 06/23, 16:15-16:55) KATALEPSY on the former DEVOURMENT slot (Friday, 06/24, 20:15-21:00) BLOODSOAKED on the former KATALEPSY slot (Saturday, 06/25, 17:10-17:50)
You find the restructured running order here.
Date added: 17-Jun-11 19:52
actually we wanted to end the ticket pre-sale today (Fr, 12pm), but we don't get around to close the door because of the great demand. This is why we prolong the pre-sale via our shop (PayPal) until Monday night (06/20), 10pm. All orders coming in until then can be considered and will be sent out by e-mail. www.deathfeast-openair.de/de/shop.html
On that note, enjoy the calm before the storm!
Date added: 16-Jun-11 00:03
Here comes the schedule for signing sessions at METAL HAMMER booth. You find it, as usual, at the festival site.
|Thursday, 06-23-2011||Friday, 06-24-2011||Saturday, 06-25-2011|
|4:45 – 5:15 PM||Beheaded||6:15 – 6:45 PM||Vomitory||4:30 – 5:00 PM||The Rotted|
|6:15 – 6:45 PM||Exhumed||7:00 – 7:30 PM||Pestilence||6:00 – 6:30 PM||Krisiun|
|7:45 – 8:15 PM||Dismember||7:45 – 8:15 PM||Grave||6:45 – 7:15 PM||Vader|
|8:15 – 8:45 PM||Facebreaker||7:00 – 7:30 PM||Katalepsy|
|7:45 – 8:15 PM||Misery Index|
Date added: 14-Jun-11 20:23
We will close the ticket shop this Friday, June 17, at 12 p.m.. If you don't have tickets yet, you can order them for 49,- € (+ 3,- € service charge)
There will also be tickets available at the box office:
Day tickets excl. camping
Thursday, 06/23/2011 - € 25,00
Friday, 06/24/2011 - € 25,00
Saturday, 06/25/2011 - € 30,00
3-day ticket incl. camping
06/23 - 06/25/2011 - € 60,00
(+ 5,- € trash deposit)
See you next week!
Date added: 08-Jun-11 20:10
We received this official statement from Devourment one hour ago:
"Due to circumstances unforeseen and out of our control, Devourment have been forced to cancel our slot at this years Deathfeast Open Air festival in Germany. We are truly sad by this as it is a favorite fest of ours, not just to play, but to hang out and enjoy the whole setup. We truly apologize to our fans, as well as the promoters of Deathfeast for any inconvenience or grief this may cause. We hope to be back in Europe soon."
We're sure you'll understand that it was not possible to present a worthy replacement in such a short amount of time, but we're working hard on it and keep you updated!
Date added: 08-Jun-11 19:39
SEPTYCAL GORGE had to cancel their performance for occupational reasons. BLASPHEMER are going to replace them on the same slot (Thursday, 06/23/2011, 15:30-16:00)!
Date added: 25-Mai-11 20:50
You've been screaming for it -
and here we go:
Download as pdf:
order your tickets:
Date added: 23-Mai-11 20:03
- BLOODSOAKED are back on the billing!!
We got more great news for you today: the problems leading to the cancellation a few weeks ago have been solved - Bloodsoaked are back on the billing!!
Phobiatic and Pighead - Official confirmed - DFOA presents two upcoming death/grind commandos from Germany!
Complete running order will be online on wednesday!
Date added: 19-Mai-11 18:04
June 23rd-25th, Hünxe, Germany
Show your blast beat skills and win awesome prices!!
- EUnique „DFOA Signature“ Kirchhoff Snare Drum!!
- Gibraltar Double Bass Pedal!!
Date added: 06-Mai-11 14:16
As you've probably already read on our website, GORGUTS have cancelled all summer festivals for this year
We are very proud to present a spectacular highlight as their replacement: DISMEMBER are performing at dfoa - and it will be their only show in 2011!!
Date added: 03-Mai-11 21:25
We welcome the reformed Centurian to the billing! "After 9 years of choronzonic slumber, dutch deathmetal act Centurian is heading for holocaust once more." Check out this video of their first live appearance!
Date added: 23-Apr-11 18:16
As you've probably already noticed, GORGUTS cancelled their complete festival tour So now even the appearance at this year's Death Feast Open Air!
Here`s the Statement from GORGUTS Mastermind Luc Lemay:
First, I would like to apologize for this cancellation to your event and for any problems this could encouter in the process of setting up your festival. This decision was not easy to take. After many meetings and good faith to make this situation constructive for the band I came up choosing the option of not participating to any festival this Summer.
The whole idea about Gorguts doing a European Summer festivals tour was born last year with having in mind the release of our new record for the beginning of the Summer. But believe me, we were expecting our record deal to be negociated and agreed on before Christmas or at the beginning of 2011. But as I’m writting this letter, I was not able to sign the contract yet with our record company.
As you know, these procedures can take proportions that we don’t expect and then compromising all the activities around the band. So by not having a record coming out this Summer, with no strong promotion from a label to push our new record, I’ve decided to wait until these parts of the puzzle get solved before hitting the road again with my new band.
Don’t get me wrong, I sincerely appreciate the fact that each of you were interested in Gorguts for your festival but it will be all for the better when the new record will be release.
I’m hoping to work with you in the future.
Date added: 23-Apr-11 18:08
This year the DFOA festivalground will bid you welcome with aproper facelift!
Due to structural changes and tougher governmental requirements the whole area will be arranged in a more clear and compact way.
Unfortunately this also means that parking and camping will be separated this time.
But don't panic! Those of you who already experienced our cosy festivalground andour fan-friendly logistics, can still look forward to short waysand be sure we will balance this little flaw with one or anothersurprise!
Who will be at the DFOA for the first time in 2011 - just don'tlet this put you off and simply look forward to a damn greatweekend full of sunshine, beer& death metal!
Your DFOA team
Date added: 27-Mär-11 19:54
Soon available in our shop!
Date added: 23-Mär-11 12:52
Breaking News: Bloodsoaked had to cancel the appearance at dfoa 2011 for personal reasons and will be replaced by reformed goregrind veterans LAST DAYS OF HUMANITY from the Netherlands. Beware - putrefaction in progress...
Date added: 16-Mär-11 14:08
Here's our latest accession: BY BRUTE FORCE from Germany! This is how they describe themselves: "Riffing like a blade in your skin and vocals like a man with a cut gorge. Ultra Old School Death Grinding Metal Pure Stamping Mosh with the blast - like a tank in front of your face!" Check out this live video of the track 'YMKA' » www.bybruteforce.de
Date added: 08-Mär-11 13:38
Legends of Brutality', the new Dawn of Disease album will be released April 22 on NoiseArt Records. Anyone wanna make an educated guess on where to see the band live? You're right - Dawn of Disease are performing at dfoa 2011! www.dawnofdisease.com
Dawn of Disease - Legends of Brutality will be released on april 22nd 2011 through NoiseArt Records.
Date added: 26-Feb-11 16:05
Here is our latest announcement for this year's billing: we welcome RESISTANCE from Belgium
Myspace: » www.myspace.com/resistance666
Date added: 10-Feb-11 09:57
We are sorry to inform you that SUFFERAGE had to cancel their show at dfoa 2011 for personal reasons. But we're happy to announce a more than worthy replacement: DEUS INVERSUS!
Date added: 02-Feb-11 13:32
The US Death-Thrasher MALEVOLANT CREATION (USA) are confirmed for dfoa 2011.
Date added: 27-Jan-11 19:01
That's right! We need your video stuff!
We are currently working hard to finalize the 2010 DVD. We want to give you the opportunity to publish your own video footage (cell phone or digicam videos) on the DVD for eternity.
So if you have real wicked material from your tent, camping ground etc. and want to see it on the DVD, send an e-mail with a brief description of the material (What is it about? How long is the material? How big is the file?) to
Our DVD-crew will drop you a line and explain everything else.
See you around,
the DFOA crew
Date added: 29-Dez-10 19:42
The US Grind-Deather IMPALED (USA) are confirmed for dfoa 2011.
We wish you a happy new year.
Date added: 16-Dez-10 11:09
The absolute old-school death metallers MORGOTH celebrate their 20th anniversary and their REUNION in 2011.
We are proud to present you this amazing band at Death Feast Open Air 2011.
The setlist will consequently mainly consist of songs from the “Cursed” album as well as some cuts from the classic 1989/1990 EP‘s “Resurrection Absurd” and “The Eternal Fall“. The band’s line-up for these special shows is almost confirmed by now as well and will consist of Marc Grewe (Vocals), Harry Busse (Guitar), Sebastian Swart (Guitar), Thilo Mellies (Bass) as well as a great drummer, soon to be announced.
Vocalist Marc Grewe comments as follows: “Throughout the next months we will make sure to prepare a great show for us all to celebrate together in 2011. We seriously look forward to seeing old friends, peers and faithful supporters of the band again as well as playing to new audiences during the upcoming string of festival shows”.
Date added: 10-Dez-10 16:34
EXHUMED (USA) are confirmed for dfoa 2011
Date added: 08-Dez-10 21:35
Amagortis (CHE) and Gorguts (CAN) are confirmed for dfoa 2011
Date added: 24-Nov-10 15:48
Disavowed will play on next year's Death Feast Open Air!
Date added: 12-Nov-10 12:03
Date added: 05-Nov-10 22:55
MISERY INDEX (USA)
DECAYING PURITY (TUR)
SEPTYCAL GORGE (ITA)
Date added: 27-Sep-10 23:12
The next 10 Bands for 5th anniversary of Death Feast Open Air 2011 are confirmed
GRAVE (SWE)*special 20th Anniversary set*
THE ROTTED (UK)
NUCLEAR VOMIT (POL)
Date added: 17-Sep-10 16:43
GRAVE (SWE) returned to the festival after the unfortunate course of 2010.
The band also gets the playing time it deserves. We promise!
Here`s the statement:
"2011 marks the 20th anniversary of Grave's epic debut album "Into the Grave" and we are planning
to do some special shows during the year consisting of playing the whole first album + eventually
songs from "You'll never see.." and "Soulless" depending on set lengths.
A number of festival shows are already in the planning stages and will be announced as they are confirmed.
The first one to go official is Death Feast Open Air in Germany where we will return again in 2011.
After this years appearance with loads of problems with the weather, switching stages etc.. which led to a very short set we were exited and glad to be invited back to do a full headline set on next years edition of DFOA"
Date added: 25-Aug-10 10:34
This year we will finally create a stylish DVD. Here you'll get the first impression!
Date added: 16-Aug-10 11:50
So, it´s been about two months now since we stood impatiently, in a Hünxe meadow, waiting for the arrival of the lorries that were gonna help us to create your "Bree-Bree City".
3 days of setting up, 3 awesome days of mosh 'n' bree and a sad 3 days of packing up and storing away for next year.
I´d say a big "BREEEEEEE" is in order for the 36 bands that played and would happily come back and play again for us here at Death Feast Open Air.
We´ve seen 4 great years of DFOA come and go. During which the actually still quite young master crew (Woe to he who dares claim otherwise) have gained the odd grey hair or two, pretty inevitable due to the administrative procedures and the, unfortunately, ever-increasing expenses.
Since the last festival we have sat together in a dark cupboard trying to figure out the best way to deal with the rising costs and increasing logistical burden, so that we can provide yet another great festival for you in 2011. Reluctantly we had to decide upon a price increase. But we want to be fair, and therefore are offering the early birds a chance to not have to part with more money.
This means that the tickets between now and the 30.09 will cost 39,-€ (plus booking fees), and from the 01.10 the new price of 49,- (plus booking fees) will be taken into action. Camping and parking are of course still included! This way we can ensure an endless amount of high quality perfomances on the Black Heath!
To round it all up, we wish you a brutal festival experience and hope to get a huge attendance at our 5th year anniversary celebration on the 23.06 - 25.06.2011. Come and get bree'd away!
Date added: 23-Jun-10 15:57