Bölzer, Obsessör and Extirpation at Old Grave Fest – Romanian Thrash Metal Fest 3rd edition!

(English version below)

Romanian Thrash Metal Club are placerea de a anunta trei noi trupe care vor participa la Old Grave Fest (Romanian Thrash Metal Fest editia a 3-a), care va avea loc pe 10-11 octombrie 2014, in Club Fabrica, str. 11 Iunie nr. 50, Bucuresti. Trei din cele mai interesante trupe tinere ale undergroundului extrem – Bölzer din Elvetia, Obsessör din Germania si Extirpation din Italia – se vor alatura line-up-ului care, in acest moment, arata astfel:


Grave (Suedia)
Desaster (Germania)
Sodomizer (Brazilia)
Bölzer (Elvetia)
Obsessör (Germania)
Hellcannon (SUA)
Slaughtered Priest (Grecia)
Necrochakal (Grecia)
Extirpation (Italia)

Bölzer, dupa spusele membrilor trupei, inseamna “o forta puternica, o lovitura care nu tine cont de consecinte sa repercusiuni. Si in acest sens nu are nici tinta, este doar o manifestare haotica a energiei, o forta a haosului, a vietii si a mortii”. Bazele formatiei sunt puse in 2008, iar dupa incercari initiale ca trio, componenta ramane la formula de duo, chitara, tobe si voce. In 2012, demo-ul Roman Acupuncture este produs chiar de trupa, iar succesul acestuia a dus la o colaborare cu Iron Bonehead Records, urmata de aparitia MLP-ului Aura, la inceputul anului 2013. Death metal-ul abordat de Bölzer continua sa evolueze, cu influente puternice din colturile intunecate ale black-ului si doom-ului, cu un rezultat final unic in lumea metalului actual.

Bölzer on facebook

Intr-o tara care a dat lumii Infernal Overkill, printre altele, aparitia unei trupe ca Obsessör nu este deloc o intamplare. Dupa infiintare, in 2009, trupa a avut o activitate discografica bogata, cu doua EP-uri, split-uri cu Storming Steels si Hellhunt si un album full-length, excelentul Blitzkrieg Battalion, aparut in 2011. Mentionarea primului album Destruction nu este intamplatoare, caci (blackened) thrash-ul teutonic din mijlocul anilor 80 este peisajul in care Obsessör se incadreaza fara doar si poate. Vom avea sansa sa ne convingem din nou de aceste lucruri atat in primavara, cu ocazia lansarii noului album, Assassins Of The Pentagram, cat si in Octombrie la Old Grave Fest!

Obsessör  on facebook

Aflati tot in zona black-thrash, italienii de la Extirpation ofera o abordare putin diferita a hibridului. Daca influentele teutonice nu sunt nici aici de neglijat, ele sunt condimentate ba de momente frenetice si aparent haotice a la Voivod, ba de pasaje ce aduc a Celtic Frost, toate acestea facand din full length-ul de debut, Reverse the Reality (2013) un album care arata ca dorinta de a experimenta nu trebuie necesar sa contrazica respectul pentru formele traditionale. Dupa Violentor in 2012 si Sofisticator in 2013, scena italiana dovedeste din nou ca are multe de oferit, si acest lucru va fi evident pe scena Old Grave Fest 2014!

Extirpation on facebook

Pana pe 28 februarie inclusiv, pretul unui abonament pentru 2 zile de metal extrem si traditional marca RTMFest va fi doar 90 lei! Acest presale este limitat la 50 de abonamente, care pot fi achizitionate prin intermediul sistemului BILETOO (prin siteurile,, si prin magazinele partenere

Pentru persoanele din teritoriu, biletele fizice pot fi achizitionate de la punctul biletoo din Unirea Shopping Center Bucuresti, dar si prin reteaua magazinelor Flanco, librariile Adevarul, precum si a celorlalte magazine partenere (vezi lista completa pe

Old Grave Fest – Romanian Thrash Metal Fest 3rd edition este un eveniment marca Romanian Thrash Metal Club, sustinut integral de catre membrii acestuia.

(English version)

Romanian Thrash Metal Club has the pleasure of announcing three new bands to take part at Old Grave Fest (Romanian Thrash Metal Fest 3rd edition), which will take place on the 10th-11th of October 2014, at Club Fabrica, 50 “11 Iunie” Str., Bucharest. Three of the most interesting young bands of the extreme underground – Bölzer from Switzerland, Obsessör from Germany and Extirpation from Italy – will join a line-up that for the moment looks like this:

Grave (Sweden)
Desaster (Germany)
Sodomizer (Brasil)
Bölzer (Switzerland)
Obsessör (Germany)
Hellcannon (USA)
Slaughtered Priest (Greece)
Necrochakal (Greece)
Extirpation (Italy)

Bölzer, according to the band, means “a powerful force or blow or strike that has no regard for the consequences or the repercussions. And in that sense it’s not directed either, it’s just a chaotic strike of energy, a force of chaos, and a force of life and death and anything” Having formed in 2008, initial aspirations as a power trio dissipated and a stalwart style based around one guitar, drums and vocals was established. In 2012 a 3-track demo cassette Roman Acupuncture was released by the band themselves. Reception towards their debut performances and demo proved positive and an alliance with Iron Bonehead Productions was formed, closely followed by an official repressing of the demo cassette and the subsequent release of their Aura MLP early 2013. Bölzer’s unique form of death metal continues to evolve, deriving strong atmospheric inspiration from the dark ravines of black metal and doom, with an end result unique in today’s metal world.

Bölzer on facebook

In a country that gave Infernal Overkill, among others, the appearance of a band like Obsessör is not at all an accident. After forming in 2009, the band has been very active in the studio, with two EPs, splits with Storming Steels and Hellhunt and a full-length album, the excellent Blitzkrieg Battalion which appeared in 2011. The mention of Destruction’s first album is not accidental, because the mid 80’s Teutonic (blackened) thrash is landscape that Obsessör undoubtedly belong to. We have the chance test this again in spring, at the launch of the new album, Assassins Of The Pentagram, and in October at Old Grave Fest !

Obsessör  on facebook

Situated in the same black-thrash area, the Italians from Extirpation offer a slightly different approach to this hybrid. Although the Teutonic influences are not to be neglected here, they are seasoned by frantic and seemingly chaotic moments reminding one of Voivod, or passages that bring to mind Celtic Frost, all of these making the full length debut, Reverse The Reality (2013) an album that shows that the desire to experiment need not necessarily contradict the respect for traditional forms. After Violentor in 2012 and Sofisticator in 2013, the Italian scene proves again that it has much to offer, and this will be obvious on the stage at Old Grave Fest 2014!

Extirpation on facebook

Until February 28th, the price for two days of extreme and traditional metal will be just 90 RON (20 EUR)! This release is limited to 50 passes, which can be purchased via the BILETOO network (through sites,, and through partner stores).

Tickets can be purchased at biletoo point of Unirea Shopping Center Bucharest and the Flanco network, Adevarul bookstores and other partner stores (see list on

Old Grave Fest – Romanian Thrash Metal Fest 3rd edition is a Romanian Thrash Metal Club event, supported entirely by the club members.

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