The legendary JUDAS PRIEST are about to headline Mystic Festival 2020 with their special, anniversary show celebrating 50 years of their metal crusade.
The wait is over, it’s time for our first big announcement. Organisers are proud to inform you that the icons of British heavy metal – the one and only JUDAS PRIEST! – are going to be one of the headliners of MYSTIC FESTIVAL 2020.
It is hard to believe that these Metal Gods have ruled this world for half of the century already and they will come to Mystic Festival to celebrate their 50th anniversary together with their fans. JUDAS PRIEST is the name that needs no further explanation. What you should know is that the legendary British group is forging a very special program for the next festival season that will perfectly recapitulate their five decades on the frontline.
If you missed last years festival then check out the official aftermovie:
Joining JUDAS PRIEST on the festival bill are recently resurrected legends MERCYFUL FATE and black metal sensation MGŁA.
MERCYFUL FATE are finally back, after nearly a decade of silence. Cracow is one of the places chosen to take the oath again. This outstanding band was born in Copenhagen in the early 80’s and paved the way for Metallica and Slayer, as well as Morbid Angel and Emperor. But even though they were followed by many, no-one was really able to imitate the unique style of MERCYFUL FATE . Its mystery lies in the fragile balance between pure strength of Hank Shermann’s guitar riffs and the bravery and theatrical antics of King Diamond. Both “Melissa” and “Don’t Break the Oath” remain to this day unparalleled works of dark art, but also later albums of the band are one of their kind.
There’s not much to say about MGŁA, as it was supposed to be an anti-band. No faces, no narration, no promotion. Only the music – catchy as hell, yet furious, slavishly loyal to its black metal nature – and word of mouth worked here. This is how MGŁA grew to become one of the world’s biggest acts of the genre, and they did that without even moving from their Cracow’s caves… Their breakthrough album “With Hearts Toward None” was released in 2012 and the next firm step towards the abyss was named “Exercises in Futility” (2015). Recently released “Age of Excuse” is also an instant underground classic. And legions of followers grow bigger and bigger as Mgła started to tour, proving their strength in battle.
Rock stars enter the stage to shine. MGŁA do quite the opposite – they devour light.