Mercyful Fate, Moonspell, Hämatom & more added to the sold out Wacken Open Air 2022 line up

Festival organisers are excited to be back in 2022, with the 75,000 fans who have already sold out the festival! They have been trying their hardest to secure as many of the bands that were booked for 2020 and today here are some of those additions!

For more than two decades, the loudest village in the world has been eagerly awaiting the return of these Heavy Metal legends, especially since they were already announced for 2020. Now the time has finally come! MERCYFUL FATE live at W:O:A!

Get ready for a setlist full of metal classics like “Evil” or “Curse Of The Pharaos” and a great show. Will this be “A Dangerous Meeting”? For those neck muscles definitely.

Shame, shame, shame! Yes, due to organisers own stupidity they let the cat out of the bag (or rather the last poster) a while ago: The four German freaks, HÄMATOM will also do the honours again in Wacken in 2022. After they were able to live out their acoustic fantasy with “Berlin”, the new album “Die Liebe ist tot” (including new masks) sees them rocking it all out again. Organisers expect an extra heavy set as punishment for their wrongdoings!

Things have come a long way since the Swabian rockers last visited Wacken in 2017. With “Ecstasy” they cracked the German Top Ten and with the upcoming album “Living in the Fast Lane”, KISSIN’ DYNAMITE are now setting out to overtake the international hard rock leaders. It’s going to be massive!

With NOTHGARD, one of the strongest bands of the local melody death scene celebrates their Wacken debut! Smasahers like the last single “Lightcrawler” simply belong on stage, so that the pit can go crazy.

Just don’t say later that you weren’t warned!

Having started out as a black metal band, the Portuguese have long since established their very own style with 13 albums to their name. Songs from the new album “Heritage” are in no way inferior to classics like “Alma Mater”, because they are above all one thing: typical MOONSPELL!

With “Diggy Diggy Hole”, WIND ROSE have provided one of the coolest metal cover version of recent years, which automatically turns every party into a freewheeling mosh pit. At their very first W:O:A show, however, the Italian metallers will prove that they can do much more than play cover versions and dig holes.

Aficionados of Nordic metal can look forward to a feast, because we can finally welcome EINHERJER back to Wacken. With the current album “North Star” in their luggage, an epic, musical Viking battle awaits you!