You know how they say Venice is sinking little by little every year. Well, our
mission here on Crete is to make up for all that lost time and this is why our
third, consecutive edition is heavier than ever!
Embracing the differences that set us apart, although lovers of the same
genre, and inspired by Cretan cuisine, we came up with one menu to serve
all in prices you wouldn’t believe!
Pre-sale starts with a limited number of exclusive 2-day tickets for the
price you would expect to pay for one!
200 tickets in a unique design which also gets you a beer on us as a token of
our appreciation for your implicit trust! \m/
Coroner equals respect. This is one of the few bands that are unequivocally
admired by musicians, press and fans alike. Tommi Vetterli is moderately
described as an ingenious guitarist and more often than not, as the late
Martin Eric Ain put it: “a guitar god”.
No More Color and Mental Vortex are among the crown jewels of tech thrash
whereas their seminal release Grin, transcends all labels. It was released
back in 1993 and to this day, it is described as thrash, prog, groove, avantgarde,
industrial and everything in between. That together with its permanent
high ranking on every list of the most influential tech/thrash albums ever,
proves how ahead of its time that album really was. If not, there is more!
Coroner released a documentary in 2016, called Rewind. Other than being a
great watch, it also demonstrates the reverence they enjoy from bands such
as Kreator, Opeth, Sodom, Celtic Frost and artists as diverse as Chris von
Rohr, Franz Treichler and Max Cavalera.
And if you think all this belongs in the past, you’d better think again. Their
reunion and subsequent tour in 2011-2012, found them performing in the
largest metal festivals in Europe such as Wacken and Hellfest, while the
rumors of a new album sometime in 2018, have us all on the edge of our
Metal legends Diamond Head are one of the most influential bands of the
NWOBHM (New Wave of British Heavy Metal) movement. They have
countless fans around the world and are often cited by bands such as
Metallica and Megadeth, as a major influence. If you think you don’t know
them, you’re wrong!
Their song “Am I Evil?”, brought to prominence through a Metallica cover, is
considered one of the most recognizable tracks in Heavy Metal. And their
greatness doesn’t stop here… The band has released 8 studio albums; 2 of
which made it to top places in UK charts while all 8 have received great
reviews by fans and press alike. Lightning to the Nations is considered one of
the best albums of NWOBHM while anthems such as The Prince, Sucking my
Love, In the Heat of the Night and Borrowed Time explain why Diamond
Head are sure to be teaching us all a few lessons in Heavy Metal.
Acid Death is one of the most iconic Greek metal bands. To call them cult
would be both unfair and an understatement since the second part of their
career is even more impressive than the first.
They began their journey in 1989 and to this day and by 2001, they had 4
official releases all of which received great reviews and led them on the
doorsteps of a great record deal. Society’s conservativism however, appears
to have had other plans… and the band falls apart.
Nearly 10 years went by and they remained one of the most respected bands
of the scene. Their much-awaited return in 2011 led to the release of Eidolon,
a re-release of their back catalogue and a European tour with Master.
Their latest release Hall of Mirrors ranked high in progressive death metal
albums of that year around the world. This is probably why they are often
regarded as death metal’s hidden treasure especially by audiences abroad
who, in recent years, have begun to discover Greek metal. Complex and tech
yet very much in-your-face, ladies and gentlemen, we give you Acid Death.
(You’re welcome).
Spitfire are Greek metal history.
When Spitfire began their journey in 1984 all signs showed that they would
make it far. In 1986 they were signed by a global record label (the first Greek
metal band to do so) and opening for major acts when their singer had a
tragic accident which sent him into a coma and stopped the band in its tracks.
Gradually, the band decides to move on and 1990 finds them recording a live
album with a different label but misfortune strikes again! And there is more
but just like them, let us not dwell in the past!
After their acclaimed Die Fighting album, Spitfire are releasing their new
album this year. With a lineup to be envied and countless obstacles
overcome, their appearance at OTW III is certain to prove yet again that “the
enemies were many, but they vanished one by one. You’ve got not time to
hide, cause you’re invited now, to taste the fire!”
If you have never seen them live before, you’re in for a treat…