It starts again – Greenfield Festival announces the first bands. That means, next June it will be loud again in the Bernese Oberland, because VOLBEAT come to Interlaken! No other band combines Metal and Rock’n’Roll in a similarly rousing way as the Danes have done over the years. A concept that gave VOLBEAT a unique career with millions of albums sold and countless awards. NIGHTWISH are the most successful Finnish band of all time, with more than 9 million records sold, over 60 Gold and Platinum Awards, a source of inspiration for many power and symphonic metal bands, and deeply rooted in the metal scene for more than 20 years!
Greenfield Festival will take place next year from the 11th to the 13th of June and is already proud to present the first headliners of the festival. There is a concentrated load of Nordic Metal with VOLBEAT and NIGHTWISH as headliners and 17 other big caliber bands announced!
VOLBEAT are back and they are not taking prisoners. “Rewind • Replay • Rebound” is the latest battle announcement, the seventh studio album. No other band combines Metal and Rock’n’Roll in a similarly rousing way as the Danes have done over the years. The list of ingredients that determine VOLBEAT’s sound is longer than the criminal record of a Hells Angel. Clearly noticeable is a deep love for iconic rock’n’roll by Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley and punk rock by Joe Strummer and Mike Ness (Social Distortion). This combines with heavy, loud guitars and hymns like from a crowded football stadium. A concept that gave VOLBEAT a unique career with millions of albums sold and countless awards.
NIGHTWISH are the most successful Finnish band of all time, with more than 9 million records sold, over 60 Gold and Platinum Awards, a source of inspiration for many power and symphonic metal bands, and deeply rooted in the metal scene for more than 20 years! With bombastic live shows, they always surprise, their music is always setting new standards and offers endless tension and attention to detail, lyrical and musical. The sequel to the 2015 released album “Endless Forms Most Beautiful” is currently being recorded. The ninth album of NIGHTWISH promises new dreamlike melodies, crowned by singer Floor Jansen, who will light up the night sky of Interlaken.
BRING ME THE HORIZON have blasted every frame in recent years. Their live shows are getting more intoxicating from year to year, and their songs not only dare to do the splits between genres, but serve them equally shaken – not stirred.
DISTURBED challenges conventions, pushes boundaries and delivers innovations at every turn, giving new wings to rock music. DISTURBED has sold more than 16 million albums worldwide and has received GRAMMY® Award nominations, as well as Gold, Platinum and Double Platinum certified records, and has sold countless shows worldwide.
Festival organisers are delighted to welcome HEAVEN SHALL BURN to Greenfield Festival five years after their terrific headline show! The first pictures from the studio already reveal the work on new material. HEAVEN SHALL BURN tickle out unimaginable melodies from Death Metal and make every ground tremble with mercilessly nagging songs that go through and through.
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE pioneered a mix of thrilling European guitar pyrotechnics, East Coast hardcore spirit, turmoil on stage, and enlightened lyrics. Your streams have long passed the half billion mark. The vision they shared two decades ago is crystalizing like never before on their new album “Atonement”.
BABYMETAL’s name refers to the birth of a new form of metal that combines classic J-pop tonalities and performance aspects with heavy metal and hard rock; Kawaii Metal! BABYMETAL were the first Japanese band to headline at Wembley Arena, and have been touring as special guests for Red Hot Chili Peppers, Metallica, Guns N’Roses and Lady Gaga.
Metalcore greats, OF MICE & MEN have over 150 million Spotify streams, 20 million YouTube clicks and nearly 5 million social media followers. OF MICE & MEN have played hundreds of shows worldwide, released six acclaimed studio albums, and written songs that rocked the world’s rock radios. The new album “Earthandsky” is a hell of a good proof of the qualities of this band.
From the beginning, AGNOSTIC FRONT relied on fast and fierce punk melodies consisting of distinctive and aggressive drumming, bass runs and an unstoppable barrage of chaotic shouts. The co-founders of the NYHC scene, even after more than 35 years, are the living proof that “Hardcore for Life” is not an empty slogan or a musical dead end.
For the Welsh ragga rock / metal pioneers SKINDRED and their seventh album “Big Tings” there are no limits! Explosive metal and punk tracks meet soft melodies and Benji Webbes raging raps – and of course SKINDRED would not leave us on the dance floor without a massive pile of their typical, Godzilla-like, huge choruses.
HOT WATER MUSIC is no longer just the name of a band, it symbolizes a way of life. On their anniversary tour on the occasion of their 25th birthday, the post hardcore legends from Gainesville, Florida bring us hits from their over album “Caution” and the fan favorite “No Division”, but there are also songs from their new EP “Shake Up The Shadows “to hear.
Australia’s most brutal cultural export since the “Mad Max” franchise makes music that alleviates the agony of mortality and the pain of socio-political trauma. THY ART IS MURDER‘s blackened Death Metal continues to challenge audiences around the world with food for thought on world politics, religion and society.
Metalcore quintet, AUGUST BURN’S RED from Pennsylvania went to work and broke all the dams with the latest album “Phantom Anthem”. The destructive tide expanded and underlined the cornerstones of their mighty sound. AUGUST BURN’S RED is the musical equivalent of an out-of-control combine harvester with hard grooves and hooks as Rocky handed them out on his best days.
In less than 10 years, the Progressive Groove Metal wrecking ball called JINJER has grabbed its own place in the heavy metal scene and they have not cracked everything yet. The quartet around singer Tatiana Shmailyuk from Donetsk in the Ukraine has already won national metal music prizes in metal and toured all over the world, now comes the highly anticipated fourth studio album “Macro”!
The story of BETONTOD begins with inspiration from bands like the Sex Pistols, Slime, The Dead Pants or The Golden Lemons. Those who manage to make it into the top 10 of the German charts after almost 30 years with German punk rock with their last two albums, will convince the fans and critics. BETONTOD bring us the soundtrack to the revolution!
Tens of millions of streams on Spotify and sky-high chart placements prove the success of the rock band with Industrial and Gothic Metal influences. MOTIONLESS IN WHITE have already shared the stage with Slipknot, Korn, Breaking Benjamin, A Day To Remember, Marilyn Manson and many more, and no one is stopping them now!
With the twelve songs of their new studio album “Railer” LAGWAGON are based on the classic skate punk sound of the 90s. The result is a studio album that should make every fan heart of the early days even around 30 years later beat faster and new fans once again shows what makes LAGWAGON so special.
For years BURY TOMORROW have been faithful companions of the Greenfield Festival. The Metalcore band from Southampton released their fifth album “Black Flame” in 2018, which combines the harshness and energy of the previous albums to perfect the balance between powerful breakouts, growls, stormy riffs and atmospheric melodies.
“Welcome to the Neighborhood” is the name of the second album by BOSTON MANOR from Blackpool. However, one does not want to feel so welcome, so the pop-punk band draws a fictional version of Blackpool, peppered with drug addiction, poverty, closed shops and an impotent society that is too lazy and distracted to do anything about it. But they have not completely given up hope.