ROCK HARD FESTIVAL confirms 5 additional bands

Today five additional bands have been confirmed for the 2020 edition of Rock Hard Festival. Legendary Blue Öyster Cult will play at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen as well as Finnish Punk’n’Roll icon Michael Monroe is confirmed too. Suicidal Angels will be a treat for Thrash Metal fans while Neck Cemetery and Harlott take over the opening... Continue Reading →

ROCK HARD FESTIVAL announce three more bands

Rock Hard Festival announce today three more bands being part of the 2020 edition. Insomnium, Axxis and Sorcerer will play at the well-known festival and there are 9 more acts announced over the coming weeks. So far confirmed are: ACCEPTSACRED REICHPHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS play MOTÖRHEADGRAVE DIGGERINSOMNIUMALCESTTHE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRAHEATHENATLANTEAN KODEXAXXISRAZORSORCERERNIFELHEIM Rock Hard... Continue Reading →

Live report ROCK HARD FESTIVAL 2019 – Day 1

Whit weekend means Rock Hard Festival since 2004. The open air festival at Amphitheater Gelsenkirchen has kept its family spirit with many fans of Metal and Rock returning to Gelsenkirchen every year. Also Markus‘ Heavy Music Blog is present and here‘s the report of the great 2019 edition.  It is with Vulture a local act... Continue Reading →

Line-up for ROCK HARD FESTIVAL completed

With the announcement of two more bands the 2019 edition of Rock Hard Festival has a full line-up. Next to The Spirit it's US metal pioneers Lizzy Borden being part of the festival. Here are all the bands and the days they perform: Friday, 7.6.WATAINLIZZY BORDENTYGERS OF PAN TANGTHE IDIOTSCHAPEL OF DISEASEVULTURESaturday, 8.6.GAMMA RAY CANNIBAL... Continue Reading →

More bands confirmed for ROCK HARD FESTIVAL

The dust settles more and more when it comes to this years Rock Hard Festival. With Chapel Of Disease, Vulture and The Obsessed three more acts have been confirmed and here is the entire billing, confirmed to date: ANTHRAXGAMMA RAYWATAINCANNIBAL CORPSEPOSSESSEDMAGNUMSKID ROWSYMPHONY XCARNIVORE A.D.FIFTH ANGELTHE OBSESSEDLONG DISTANCE CALLINGHEIR APPARENTTYGERS OF PAN TANGVISIGOTHTHE IDIOTSCHAPEL OF DISEASETHE... Continue Reading →

ROCK HARD FESTIVAL 2019 – first bands announced

First bands are announced for the 2019 edition of Rock Hard festival in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Bands that are confirmed already are promising. Death metal pioneers Cannibal Corpse are part of the festival, as well as  US metal legend Fifth Angel and prog metal heroes Heir Apparent. Furthermore it is German instrumental postrockers  Long Distance Calling, NWoBHM icon... Continue Reading →

Live report ROCK HARD FESTIVAL 2018 – Day 1

The Rock Hard Festival (RHF) in Germany belongs to one of the most established open airs. The first edition took place in 1990 in Lichtenfels, Bavaria with German Rock Hard magazine being the organizer and sponsor. In 2003 the Rock Hard Festival moved location. The Amphitheater Gelsenkirchen became the new venue, a great location that... Continue Reading →

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