The first two bands for the 37th edition of Christmas Rock Night are announced: Slovakian melodic metal band Signum Regis (picture) and Swedish metal core band Safemode. More names will be anounced in the coming weeks/months. We will keep you posted.
“Chapter IV: Reckoning” is Signum Regis most recent effort, has been released on November 20th through Ulterium Records. Mastered by Jens Bogren [Symphony X, Opeth, Arch Enemy] and the artwork was created by Jan Yrlund [Delain, Apocalyptica, Korpiklaani]. Special guests on the album are: Mistheria – classical piano on ‘Bells Are Tolling’, Roger Staffelbach – additional guitar solos on ‘The Magi’ and ‘Tempter Of Evil’. Our review of “Chapter IV: The Reckoning” can be found here
Safemode is a 5-piece metalcore band from Uppsala, Sweden. The band started in the spring of 2007, and has had extensive experience with performing including tours in Latin America, and several European tours. Safemode‘s new album “Colorblind” has been released in May. Once again the band collaborates with Dino Medanhodzic at Radionika Studios in Stockholm.
The two day winter-festival Christmas Rock Night in Ennepetal [Germany] has been very well known for many years in Europe, due to the unprecedented strong rock/metal-programming. A rising number of Dutchmen find their way to the festival. Ennepetal is located in the Ruhrgebied, two hours from Utrecht and about one hour of the border and so it is good to reach with the car.
Christmas Rock Night is a Christian music festival held annually during December in Ennepetal, Germany. The festival does not focus on particular styles of Christian music, but leans toward harder forms including metal and alternative.
Founded in 1980, the first festival drew only three bands. Since then it has expanded to a two-three day event which regularly draws international artists such as POD, Disciple, Saviour Machine, Petra, Bride, and Split Level.
Legends Of Rock [same organizers] is a best-of festival held closer to Spring in 2007, 2008 and 2009. This festival features international bands such as Bloodgood, Tourniquet, Whitecross, The Electrics, Glenn Kaiser Band, & Rex Carroll, sometimes for reunion events.
In 2007 the festival, under the leadership of Detlev and Martina Westermann, took the German Promikon Award in the category “Best Christian organizers.”
For more information check out CRN’s website
Video below: Signum Regis – ‘Quitters Never Win’
Video below: Safemode – ‘Hold On’