Sometimes someones gives you a link to a band you don't know. You don't exspect much, but then there's a surprise - the band blows you away! That's what happend to me when I saw and heard the music video of  Assailant's Video of "A Day Tomorrow". Surely it's in the style of In Flames but the vocals and melodies but out much more heartblood than a lot of band's I've heard before. So go and
check it out - and have your own being blown away. :-)


Heaven Shall Burn and Helloween Live At WOA 2011

So Wacken is over - but the memory remains. And some live footage that is currently up for viewing online for a limited time only!.
For example from Heaven Shall Burn - a band that kicks ass with some more brutal Metalcore as they describe it. Watch the full show here:

Heaven Shall Burn WOA 2011 ZDF mediathek

Another great band is Helloween. Well, they aren't underdogs anymore but I'll put them here since the stream is free and legal and 3 nice songs plus some interview stuff is still fine music anyway. :-)

Helloween Live At WOA 2011 zdf mediathek


Wacken is coming - Free streaming online and at german TV

I wish all the people that go to Wacken a good time. Here are two links to live-streams over the web where you see and/or hear some bands if you can't be there.

German radio station NDR will stream part of the Wacken shows. More info and
the stream can be found here:

Wacken web stream by NDR radio

And the german TV station also streams some video footage in their channel (digital satelitte or cable required) or even better can be accessed online at:

Wacken TV stream at ZDF kultur

Update: NDR will not "only" stream on the festival days, but extend to show stuff on Tuesday, 9. August on their web-stream!
The same thing goes for ZDF kultur, but is limited to showing stuff on TV.