Doom Shall Rise is the world’s biggest festival exclusively dedicated to Doom Metal.
The first festival took place in February 2003 in Crailsheim, Germany. Surprised and overwhelmed by the amazing responses from fans, bands and the media the organizers Frank Hellweg (Well of Souls) and Jochen Fopp (Mirror of Deception) had to move to a bigger location the year after. The Chapel, a former US military church in Göppingen has been the location since then.
Originally ROCK HARD Festival was thought as a unique anniversary celebration of the 20-year anniversary of the HARD ROCK magazine in 2003, but due to the fantastic response, it was decided to be continued
Motörhead, Amon Amarth, DevilDriver and Dimmu Borgir are some of the bands that will perform at the With Full Force Festival at Airport Roitzschjora in Löbnitz near Leipzig, Germany, 3 July 2009 – 05 July 2009.
Amon Amarth, Opeth and Amorphis are among the bands that will perform at the Summer Breeze Open Air at Aeroclub Dinkelsbuehl between Sinbronn and Illenschwang, Germany on Aug 13, 2009 – Aug 15, 2009.
The ROCKHARZ Open Air is located near the Harz mountains right in the middle of Germany. The Harz mountains are the most mystical and mysterious in Germany. So it is told, that all witches and demons from all over the world come here once a year to celebrate a big feast with the devil at the highest of the Harz mountains: the famous Brocken.