Avatarium added to the line-up!

With members from the heroes of the 2014 edition, Tiamat, we’re proud to announce the latest addition to the line-up: Avatarium. We’re stoked to see these doom metal masters live, as reviews of their live performance speaks of an epic show.

 

Attend on Facebook and get your tickets now to not miss out on these festivities, friends!

New artist announcements!

Not too long ago Evergrey was almost dead. Long live Evergrey. Long live the Gothenburg Sound.

 

Yes it’s true, one of the most original metal bands to come out of Sweden almost called it quits. It wasn’t a decision vocalist/guitarist Tom S. Englund had spent hours or weeks brooding over, but as time passed following the band’s ‘Glorious Collision’ album from 2011 he felt less and less inspired to continue. Perhaps it was the splintering of the band line-up in 2010 – which saw Henrik Danhage (guitars), Jonas Ekdahl (drums), and Jari Kainulainen (bass) leave on friendly terms – or maybe it was the business side of the music that had worn him down, but Englund had seriously considered throwing in the towel. Fate had other plans, however, and he found himself working alongside his former bandmates due to circumstances beyond his control. The end result of that unplanned collaboration, which was meant to be temporary, resulted in a re-energized Evergrey creating ‘Hymns For The Broken’, arguably the strongest album in the band’s 16 year career.

 

We’re proud and honored to have Evergrey playing in their hometown at Gothenburg Sound Festival.

In addition to Everygrey, old school female trashers Ice Age has been resurrected for 2015′s edition of Gothenburg Sound Festival.

The first acts for 2015!

After last year’s success with the legendary At the Gates, Transport League och Tiamat, the first bands for Gothenburg Sound Festival 2015 have been revealed. We are proud to present one of the biggest name in the genre as well as exclusive revivals of respected bands.

Tickets are limited to 1100, so book your ticket now to not miss out on the epic festivities.

 

Dark Traquillity is recognized as one of the greatest and most legendary names when it comes to the Gothenburg Sound, and together with At the Gates, they helped put Gothenburg on the world map of metal in the early 90s. Formed in 1989, they stay relevant to this day with their spectacular audio-visual live shows and world-class album releases.

 

20 years ago, members of In Flames formed the more brutal Dimension Zero. In 2015, the legends are revived exclusively for Gothenburg Sound Festival 2015.

 

Intoxicate, formed in 1988 and disbanded in 1991, are also being reunited for the festival, as visitors will have the chance to witness one of Gothenburg’s very first thrash metal bands.

 

Make sure to attend our Facebook-event to not miss out on anything.

2014 in pictures

Dear friends! The festival is over for this year and we’ve all hopefully recovered from the hangover. We want to sincerely thank all the visitors and supporters of good music for coming out and making this year’s festival unforgettable. We can’t wait ’til next year, for an ever bigger celebration of the music we love.

Until then, here’s some photographies by our dear Therés Stephansdotter.

Final line-up and schedule

With the addition of the last band to the line-up, The Ryot, we present the final schedule:

 

Friday 3 Jan

 

17.00 Doors open
19.00-19.30 One Inch Giant
20.00-20.45 Transport League
21.15-22.15 Freak Kitchen
22.45-00.00 At the Gates

 
Saturday 4 Jan

 

17.00 Doors open
18.00-18.30 Saffire

18.30-19.00 FreakGuitar (Ia Eklund Clinic)

19.00-19.30 The Ryot
20.00-20.45 Pagandom
21.15-22.15 Amaranthe
22.45-00.00 Tiamat

Mikael Stanne as master of the ceremonies

Good news, friends! We will have the great honor of having Mikael Stanne of Dark Tranquillity as master of the ceremonies. His smooth voice will guide us through the festival’s schedule.

Exhibition by photographer Therés Stephansdotter

Therés Stephansdotter Björk is a Gothenburg based photographer with a strong focus on music photography who will visit us during the festival. She is working for such companies as Roadrunner Records, Warner Music, Nuclear Blast, Eleven Seven Music and Northern Music Co. She is also working directly for bands with promo photos, live and tour photography.

Therés has a background in marketing and journalism and has also released the world’s first and so far only Heavy Metal children’s books.

www.stephansdotter.se

www.facebook.com/stephansdotter

All photos in the exhibition will be available for purchase.

One-day tickets released

One day tickets are now available for purchase. Check the schedule to see when your favorite bands are playing and buy tickets now!

New Act

For the first time in many years Tiamat are playing in Gothenburg and we are happy to welcome them to Gothenburg Sound Festival 2014!

Freak Guitar Clinic

We are proud to present Freak Guitar Clinic on Gothenburg Sound 2014, Saturday 4th of January, stay tuned for more info.