The complete Ieper Winterfest line-up has just been revealed. 9 amazing bands – CROWBAR, RENOUNCED, MARK MY WAY, HANG THE BASTARD, YOUR HIGHNESS, SUNDAYS, IRON WALRUS, STRIFE and WOLFxDOWN – will team up for a mini-festival on February 14th in Ieper, Belgium! The festival crew is also working hard on confirming a list of bands for Ieperfest summer, which is happening on 14, 15 and 16 August this year.
- CROWBAR (US) // First Winterfest appearance of these New Orleans-based sludge metal legends, after two successful performances at Ieperfest summer in 2012 and 2014.
- HANG THE BASTARD (UK) // Blending metal and doom with a crusty old school vibe into a hybrid that leaves many in awe. Taking hints of BLACK SABBATH and CROWBAR and a slew of underground bands whose names have been long forgotten but whose riffs live on forever. New album out on Century Media rcs.
- MARK MY WAY (BE) // H8000 melodic rap-influenced hardcore act, set to release their debut MCD on Clenched Fist rcs at Ieperfest Winter 2015. For fans of E-TOWN CONCRETE and COLD WORLD.
- RENOUNCED (UK) // Mixing heavy mid 90’s metalcore with lots of melodic parts. Think of MORNING AGAIN, early POISON THE WELL and a little DISEMBODIED.
- STRIFE (US) // Legendary hardcore act from Los Angeles, California, ready to hit our stage 21 (!) years after the release of their debut LP “One Truth”.
- SUNDAYS (BE) // H8000 hardcore act featuring (ex-)members of The IGNORED, OMERTA and AMOKACHI. For fans of MODERN LIFE IS WAR, BANE, VERSE, DEFEATER and so much more.
- WOLFxDOWN (DE) // Furious German hardcore act, making up for the last minute cancellation last year. Presenting their new vocalist Dave to the Ieper audience.
- IRON WALRUS (DE) // German doom/sludge band, for fans of SAINT VITUS, WEEDEATER,EYEHATEGOD and the likes. They will be touring with CROWBAR this February. Curious? We sure are!
- YOUR HIGHNESS (BE) // Antwerp stoner metal, paving its way in the European underground scene since 2009. They will be releasing a brand new full-length just one week prior to Ieperfest Winter. Brand new, fresh material to be heard, folks!