‘The Ongoing Concept’ to Play ‘Christmas Rock Night’ December 2014


TOC June 2014The Ongoing Concept (U.S) & HB (FI] are the latest names who are announced for the 35th. edition of Christmas Rock Night. Other confirmed bands are RED (U.S), Disciple (U.S.), Wolves At The Gate (U.S.), Children 18:3 (U.S.), Sacrety (D) and Safemode (S].

The Ongoing Concept has released their debut album “Saloon” on August 20th. of last year via Solid State Records. Last Januari they released a music video for ‘Failures & Fakes’. The clip can be seen below.

Christian symphonic metal band HB will return to CRN with the original singer Johanna Aaltonen. The news that she was back in the band was announced earlier last month.

Attention! CRN 2014 is NOT in the first weekend of December [as usual], but in the second weekend! Christmas Rock Night 2014 will be held December 12 & 13.  as usual in Ennepetal, Germany.

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.

Pictures of CRN 2013 can be viewed here Friday / Saturday.

The festival has spawned a few spinoff festivals. Fishcore, a one-off festival, was held in 1999. It featured european bands such as Noise Toys, Lightmare, and Sacrificium in competition with each other.

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.”

Christmas Rocknight will be held december 12 and 13, 2014
Location:Haus Ennepetal, Gasstraße 10, Ennepetal [Germany]
For more information check out their website 

Video below The Ongoing Concept – ‘Failures & Fakes’

Video below HB – ‘The Jesus Metal Explosion’

Related articles:
Christmas Rock Night 2012 [Event Review]
Christmas Rock Night 2012 [Pictures]
‘Bloodgood’ Live At ‘Christmas Rock Night’ 2013, Fan-Filmed Footage Available [Dec. 2013]
‘Christmas Rock Night’ 35th Edition Announced, December 12 & 13 2014 [Feb. 2014]
First Names Announced for ‘Christmas Rock Night’ December 2014 [May 2014]

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