INFOS

MEH SUFF! WINTER-FESTIVAL 2025

FR/SA, 17./18.01.2025

DYNAMO / ZÜRICH

18:00 / 15:00

BANDS

VENOM

Venom stands as the seminal band that not only invented black metal but also laid the groundwork for thrash, speed, death, and power metal genres. Led by the dynamic singer and bassist Cronos, Venom is celebrated as a monumental force in the music scene. They are credited with crafting a style of music that blends the fierce intensity of metal with the rebellious spirit of punk, creating an unparalleled sonic experience. Venom’s impact on the metal genre is profound, as they introduced themes and musical innovations that have influenced countless bands. Their approach to music, characterized by high energy and a refusal to conform to traditional genre limitations, makes them a pioneering act in the evolution of heavy metal, earning them the title of the ultimate rock n› roll metal punk band in the universe.

MOONSORROW

The crusaders of epic heathen metal, Moonsorrow was founded in 1995 with the goal of creating metal art with a good touch of national romanticism and a distinctively pagan approach.

Between 1996 and 2001 Moonsorrow released 4 demos and an album before signing with Spinefarm. The 2nd album, Voimasta ja kunniasta was released in 2001 and its follow-up Kivenkantaja (2003) already hit the Finnish album charts at #16. It also took the band to their first shows abroad in 2004. Verisäkeet (2005) reached the charts as well, and saw Moonsorrow play their 1st show on the other side of the Atlantic and join Primordial for the band’s 1st full European tour, both in 2006.

Their 5th album, Viides luku Hävitetty included just two songs, both of them checking in at around the 30 minute mark, paving way to new heights of epic pagan art, continued on the 68-minute long “EP” Tulimyrsky with another 30-minute song.

2011 sees the release of the most majestic album of the year, Varjoina kuljemme kuolleiden maassa (As Shadows We Walk In The Land Of The Dead). Varjoina kuljemme kuolleiden maassa is a full-fledged concept album about a world after annihilation.

An all-immersing cinematic experience, which with liner lyrics and photographer Juha Arvid Helminen’s illustration complete a story about a world where stars no more shine. A world where the end is same with the beginning. A world where there is nothing but devastation, despair and death.

NAGLFAR

Formed in 1992, Umeå, Sweden’s black metal nihilists NAGLFAR were quite prolific on the front end of their existence. Between their classic 1995 debut “Vittra,” and 2012’s “Téras”, NAGLFAR unfurled four other full-lengths with no more than five years between each one. It has been a long eight-year stretch between releases for NAGLFAR, but despite the eight-year wait, the band hasn’t been resting on their laurels. Like any slumbering beast, NAGLFAR have returned from their respite ferocious and hungry with their seventh full-length album “Cerecloth”. Recorded and mixed by NAGLFAR guitarist Marcus Norman at Wolf’s Lair Studio, and mastered by Dan Swanö at Unisound, the underlying musical and lyrical themes of “Cerecloth” were succinctly and confidently described by guitarist Andreas Nilsson: “The usual death and destruction.”

WILDERUN

Wilderun has been recognized as a massive force in progressive and melodic death metal with their album «Veil of Imagination.» Critics hail the album as a groundbreaking work that redefines the symphonic metal genre, blending intense, sophisticated musical narratives with a deeply human touch. Described as an immense, engaging record of unparalleled scope, it embodies what symphonic metal aims to be. The album is praised for its beauty, astoundingly capturing a dream-like essence that invites listeners to surrender to its magical allure. Wilderun’s innovative approach enhances the progressive death metal framework, incorporating unique elements that elevate the genre. The band’s skill in composition, originality, and atmospheric energy is noted as top-tier, offering an immersive, emotionally expansive, and transcendent experience. «Veil of Imagination» is celebrated for its balance of loudness and softness, grandeur and refinement, combining epic metal with fantasy-inspired acoustic melodies in a dazzling display of musicality.

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Dynamo / Zürich

Wasserwerkstrasse 21, 8006 Zürich | www.dynamo.ch

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