The American metal band Living Sacrifice, Symphonic Metal Band Xandria (D) and the Heavy Rock Band Project 86 (USA) are headlining the 10th edition of Brainstorm Festival. The cultural rock and metal festival will be held this year on 3 and 4 November as usual in the Gigant in Apeldoorn (NL).
Living Sacrifice (picture) was founded in 1989, but did not play in the Netherlands before. Nevertheless the band is well-known, partly because the band members have also been active in bands such as Evanescence, P.O.D. and We Are The Fallen.
Living Sacrifice‘s latest and eighth studio album “Ghost Thief” has been released on November 12, 2013 via Solid State Records. (review)
Xandria – with behind the microphone Dutch singer Dianne van Giersbergen – is a welcome guest on the larger stages. The band was one of the headlines at the female metal event FemME in Eindhoven last year. In Apeldoorn, Xandria promotes the new album “Theater Of Dimensions” which has been released earlier this year.
Project 86 is also sure of a solid fan base in the Netherlands. However, the band was last seen in the Netherlands in 2008. Whether the band in the future again will return to the Netherlands, is uncertain.
In addition to these three headliners, Sea + Air will play in the theater hall. The duo from Germany and Greece describes their own music as ghost pop, which will provide a resting point between all rock and metal violence. The further lineup will be announced in the coming weeks.
“We are particularly pleased with the lineup”, the organization says. “The offer in genres is diverse, from a high level and we have succeeded again to get the necessary surprises.”
Until 14th June, early bird tickets are available for the Brainstorm Festival. The festival also comes with VIP tickets for the first time, giving fans the opportunity to dine backstage and spend time with their favorite band.
In addition to concerts, the Brainstorm Festival offers a variety of extras each year. For example, there is an exposition, a varied program in the theater room and visitors can participate in a beer tasting session on Saturday.
For more information and tickets go to their website.
Video for Living Sacrifice – ‘Rules Of Engagement’
Video for Xandria – ‘Call Of Destiny’
Video for Project 86 – ‘Evil’