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Kings Of Black Metal Festival Confirms 2009 Bands

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The 2009 Kings of Black Metal Festival will take place in Hessen, Germany on April 18th. Pre-sale tickets are available here. The bands confirmed for the festival are as follows:

Mayhem
Dark Funeral
Taake
Lord Belial
Mathyr
Hellsaw
Nifelheim
Necros Christos
Watain ( with special pyro show! )

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1. Kali writes:

Man! This is a killer line up! I wanna go!

# Dec 24, 2008 @ 3:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Kali writes:

Secrets of the moon would be a great addtion, so would Hail The Night to represent USBM! :)

# Dec 24, 2008 @ 3:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. xFiruath writes:

I knew Kali would be all over this once she saw Watain. Too bad it's in Germany, huh?

# Dec 24, 2008 @ 3:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Kali writes:

Tell me about it xFirath! If I win the lottery I am taking us both to Germany!

# Dec 24, 2008 @ 3:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Kali writes:

Oops! xFiruath* kinda rocking out to Immortal over here.

# Dec 24, 2008 @ 3:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Jenny writes:

"Watain (with special pyro show )" Killer. I don't blame em for not coming to the U.S., but the wait of seeing great bands like this is hurting meeeeee!

# Dec 24, 2008 @ 4:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Kali writes:

Jenny, Watain doesn't come to the U.S much due to their criminal records. So they can't stick around for long, and have to jump throug hoops to get here.

# Dec 24, 2008 @ 5:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Jenny writes:

Kalis: Haha least that's what make them so great. I'd rather go to Germany to see a good show. :) I've always wanted to see Mayhem and Dark Funeral live as well. The overall line up sounds pretty good.

# Dec 24, 2008 @ 5:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Kali writes:

Necro christos is good too. Their lyrics are in Latin, and add the Latin sound to their black metal. They do a great job at infuseing the two influances.

# Dec 24, 2008 @ 6:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. SHREDDER13 writes:

All of the great festivals are always in Europe!...
I'm not a huge fan of Black Metal but this line-up just gave me a boner. Just kidding...lol

\m/ "Circle Of The Tyrants" by Celtic Frost \m/

# Dec 24, 2008 @ 7:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Kali writes:

T.M.I Shredder! Hahaha!

# Dec 24, 2008 @ 7:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. SHREDDER13 writes:

lol...I was only joking Kali...

# Dec 24, 2008 @ 7:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Jenny writes:

^Are you sure? :D

# Dec 24, 2008 @ 8:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Kali writes:

I think he wasn't jokeing! With Watain, Mayhem, and Necro Christos, I would pop a boner if I was a guy!

# Dec 24, 2008 @ 8:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. SHREDDER13 writes:

^ lol...T.M.I.

# Dec 24, 2008 @ 10:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Eschaton writes:

Link is dead. Also where exactly in Hessen is it? Hessen is a state.

# Dec 25, 2008 @ 3:23 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. rk writes:

Great lineup man.

# Dec 25, 2008 @ 11:34 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Cynic writes:

Taake is a great band too, probably my fav out of the lot discounting Mayhem's early stuff.

# Dec 25, 2008 @ 4:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. lukman writes:

congratulation for black metal in the world...........

# Dec 26, 2008 @ 5:53 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. metalheaddrummer101 writes:

I WANT TO GO!!!!
Watain: with a special pyro show. Is that not reason enough:)
\m/

# Dec 26, 2008 @ 11:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. americanpatriot1 writes:

Great pic Cynic!!

# Dec 27, 2008 @ 4:01 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Cynic writes:

Cheers AP - no-one dislikes Mercyful Fate :) "It's a daaaaangerous meeeeeting!"

# Dec 27, 2008 @ 8:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. metalheaddrummer101 writes:

disliking Mercyful Fate would be heresy!:)

# Dec 28, 2008 @ 9:54 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. Jackrum writes:

Can i just say that Watain are excellent... very good show...

# Dec 28, 2008 @ 12:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. metalheaddrummer101 writes:

that was stating the obvious:)
Judas Iscariot should play
N.P-Judas Iscariot-Journey through Visions of War

# Dec 28, 2008 @ 11:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. SvenDorian writes:

Sounds pretty cool, Germany Rocks, but it's expensive as hell, especially with the current value of the dollar being worth less than the local Euro. I loved Dark Funeral, until that new frontman came in and they stopped wearing corpsepaint and now they wear monster masks and it's like kiddie entertainment now. I am sure Nifelheim and Watain surely will not dissapoint. But there are other events like WOA (Wacken Open Air) and a few others that traditionally do not dissapoint.

# Dec 29, 2008 @ 1:31 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. Kali writes:

Jackrum, have you seen an open air, or club show for Watain? I hear that the club gig stinks, litterally! Hahaha! Gotta love a rotting pigs head with maggots crawling all over it.

# Dec 29, 2008 @ 1:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. IrishMetal writes:

Dollar was always worth less than the euro Sven just to let you know. And now the euro is kicking ass. Have to love it being from the republic of ireland right beside the border. But I wo't be hitting this up, unless I get really organised. Being a poor student sucks ass.

# Dec 29, 2008 @ 5:56 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. Kali writes:

Erm... last I heard from alot of people the Euro was not doing so hot, Irish. My boss who is pretty well off won't even go to England to shop for the store due to the Euro being so high.

# Dec 29, 2008 @ 6:05 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. IrishMetal writes:

The euro being high is a good thing, in that you now get more sterling for euro than ever before, and it is kicking a$$ right now. Its almost equal to the pound. Its something like 96.6 pence for 1 euro. and I'm 99% certain that the euro was always worth more than the dollar. Thats what I mean, my family live in the south of ireland and earn euro and now it has skyrocketed due to financial probs in britain.

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31. That_One_Guy writes:

Killer f***ing line-up!

# Dec 29, 2008 @ 11:50 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. Jackrum writes:

i wouldnt call a rammed fetid aired tent in germany an open air gig.. and alot of my mates have seen them in tiny venues and they really do reek of putrefection

# Dec 29, 2008 @ 2:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. Txmetalhead writes:

Good thing - that is concert is in Germany because I would probably go check it out - if it was in the states. If I liked Black Metal, of course. Anyway, it looks to be an intense show.

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34. This is ZT writes:

No Marduk....

# Dec 29, 2008 @ 9:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. Triclox writes:

Black metal..................is my life

# Jan 8, 2009 @ 9:50 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. catman writes:

holy sh** thuis is so awsome f***

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37. Triclox writes:

hey who likes death metal better

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