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AUGUST 01 - 04, 2019 --- ON THE GROUNDS OF TRANYSLVANIA

New confirmation: UNEARTH

UNEARTH is a well-known band for amateurs of pure metalcore, the American band being headliner at the most important festivals. The group was founded in the USA in 1998 by Trevor Phipps, Buz McGrath, Mike Rudberg and Chris Rybicki, Ken Susi joining soon afterwards. The name of the band was given by drummer Mike Rudberg and refers to the mission of the project, to "un-earth" new sounds and approaches to the international hardcore and metal scene. Having an active mix of the two genres, the band soon launched its first EP, entitled "Above the Fall of Man" (1999), followed by ...
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New Confirmation: MORTEM

MORTEM for the first time in Romania Marius Vold (ex. Stigma Diabolicum, ex. Thorns, ex. Arcturus) Steinar Sverd Johnsen (Arcturus, ex. Covenant, ex. Descended, ex. The Kovenant, ex. Ulver) Tor Stavenes (1349, Pantheon I, Svart Lotus, Tyrann, ex. Alvheim, ex. Dead Trooper, ex. Den Saakaldte, ex. Hofdingi Myrkra, ex. Nidingr, ex. Slavia, ex. Vidsyn) Hellhammer - no further presentation needed for this legend MORTEM, the well-known Norwegian black metal band, premieres in Romania at Rockstadt Extreme Fest. Formed in 1989 by Marius Vold (Stigma Diabolicum, Thorns, Arcturus) and by Steinar Sverd Johnsen (Arcturus, Covenant, Satyricon), Mortem was one of the ...
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New confirmation: BETRAYING THE MARTYRS

The French band was set up in Paris in 2008 and was remarked by a musical style defined as a successful blend of several subgenres such as metal, deathcore, metalcore, post-hardcore or progressive metal. Essentially, the band is defined as belonging to the deathcore style, the result of the metalcore and death metal. After just one year they released their first EP (self produced), "The Hurt, The Divine, The Light" which was very well received by the public and sold in France in over 2,000 copies. Immediately after followed a European tour (2010) where they played together with bands like: ...
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TWO BIG STAGES !

After 6 editions on which we focused to improve the conditions and experience offered to participants from year to year but also on developing this festival to become a reference point at European level we believe we have succeeded, the feedback on these being more than positive. Thus, it is time to make another upgrade for the quality of artistic act. Starting from 2019, Rockstadt Extreme Fest will have the TWO BIG STAGES ! Also, the food-court will be relocated to another area inside the festival, with easy access and which will provide even greater diversity in terms of food ...
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New confirmation: CLAWFINGER

Reunited and returned vigorously after more than four years of silence. Founded in the early 1990s, the band describes their musical style as "a non-metal rap-rock hardcore crossover with vague industrial influences," style brought to light by a group of musicians with very different personalities but who have remained together because they love music and because they have found their own style despite the differences of taste. In addition, band members were colleagues working together at the same hospital - Zak Tell, Jocke Skog, Bard Torstensen and Erlend Ottem were colleagues at Rosenlund Hospital in Stockholm. Their aggressive sound, the ...
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New confirmation: BLOODBATH

The famous Swedish death metal band was born out of the passionate search for a new sound, resulting from the blending of "old fashion" direction of death metal from the beginnings of "Entombed" with the new and refined approaches. The band was founded in 1998 (Sweden) and is named after the song "Blood Bath" belonging to the British metal band "Cancer", a song included on the album "To the Gory End". The underlying Dream Team which provides the group's current formula, has guaranteed international success and excellent reviews by specialist critics - we are talking about artists such as: Nick ...
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New confirmation: ADEPT

ADEPT For high-class METALCORE lovers Founded in 2004 by Robert Ljung (voice), Gustav Lithammer (guitar) and Filip Brandelius (bass), the Swedish group has seen a quick rise due to the energy and force generated by their songs. Adept, who will play for the first time in Romania, has released EPs and four albums: "Another Year of Disaster" (2009), "Death Dealers" (2011), which marks the changes from the original post- hardcore to metalcore, "Silence the World" (2013) and "Sleepless" (2016). Soon after the band was born, they signed up with the indie Panic & Action label then went to Napalm Records ...
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New confirmation: BOLZER

Bölzer is one of the most interesting bands of the extreme European undergound. Founded by Okoi Jones and Fabian Wyrsch in 2008 in Zurich, Switzerland, the band became known for unconventional death metal blending with strong atmospheric influences, with tonalities coming from the darkest corners of black and doom metal and sprinkled with lyrical themes dominated by death, occultism, paganism, rituals or duality. Although, initially, Bölzer wanted to be a trio, the winning formula was that of a duo - guitar, drums and voice. The name of the band, a verb in German spoken in Switzerland deriving from the word ...
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New confirmation: MGLA

Mgła are one of the best black metal bands in the new wave, known for their extremely good sound, perfect synchronization in live performances, mystery and black metal atmosphere. The band was founded in 2000 in Krakow, Poland by "M." (vocals, bass and guitar), to which Darkside  then joined, the name of the band meaning "fog" in Polish. Due to the specific musical footprint, with melodic black metal tones, Mgła quickly succeeded in attracting fans both from the fans of extreme genres and from the fans of alternative sounds. After several EPs, the band released three studio albums: "Groza" (2008), ...
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New confirmation: 1349

1349 will play for the first time in Romania at Rockstadt Extreme Fest’s invitation. 1349 is a well-known name on the international black metal scene. The band draws its name from the year when "Black Death" arrived in Norway - "Black Death" (plague) was one of the most violent pandemics in world history (it probably broke out in Central Asia in 1330, in Europe after 1347 and reaching Norway in 1349. It is said that this epidemic killed between 30-60% of the European population since then, having to pass another 200 years for the number of inhabitants on the continent ...
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