MANILLA ROAD at Old Grave Fest 2014 / Romanian Thrash Metal Fest 3rd Edition

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Romanian Thrash Metal Club is honored to announce the presence, for the first time in Romania, of one of the eldest and most influential bands in American and world metal. An acknowledged inspiration source for countless traditional and extreme metal acts, from DARKTHRONE or MESSIAH to SLOUGH FEG or IRONSWORD,  regarded as a true institution of classic metal and as the bringers of epic into heavy metal, MANILLA ROAD takes its place between the headliners of  Romanian Thrash Metal Fest 3rd edition – Old Grave Fest, an event scheduled between 10-11 October 2014, in Club Fabrica, str. 11 Iunie nr. 50, Bucharest.

Manilla Road Old Grave Fest 2014 Romanian Thrash Metal FestFounded in 1977, in Wichita, Kansas, MANILLA ROAD is, besides JUDAS PRIEST (an admitted influence on the Americans), one of the very few metal legends that debuted as a proto-metal group, with psychedelic inclinations in the americans’ case, a style that was soon discarded in favour of a more aggressive approach. On the course of a massive discography, counting no less than 16 full-lengths to this day, MANILLA ROAD experimented extensively in multiple metal subgenres, all the while, regardless of the approached style, accomplishing an original, easily recognoscible, own identity, eternaly connected to the primordial heavy metal roots, and always enhanced to an epic scope.

Thus, MANILLA ROAD’s discography is a fluid mix, where heavy metal hymns, fast and catchy, such as the famous Necropolis or Divine Victim, doom mastodons, hypnotic and etherial, like The Ninth Wave or The Veils Of Negative Existence, rugged and abrasive speed/thrash cuts, such as Up From The Crypt or Whitechapel and, of course, memorable epics like Astronomica or The Deluge,  coexist naturally, most of the times within the same album. Always keeping in the forefront the nasal voice and magical guitar of one of the most picturesque and talented heavy metal personalities, Mark „The Shark” Shelton, the americans’ career features albums regarded as legendary today, and it’s mandatory to evoke a few from the seminal decade of the 80’s, such as Crystal Logic (1983), Open The Gates (1985), Mystification (1987) or Out Of The Abyss (1988). After a hiatus in the mid 90’s, MANILLA ROAD returned in early 2000’s with a series of 6 new albums (so far) that maintain the same spirit and compositional level, and we recall the excellent Spiral Castle (2002), Voyager (2008) or their most recent, Mysterium (2013).

Mark Shelton and MANILLA ROAD will come to Bucharest in October and, until then, we can only heed the counsel from a famous DARKTHRONE chorus: “I’ve made my own code/Sold my soul to MANILLA ROAD”. And wish you the traditional “Up The Hammers & Down The Nails!”

At the moment, the Old Grave Fest line-up looks like this:

Grave (Sweden), Manilla Road (US), Cancer (UK), Desaster (Germany), Root (Czech Republic), Bombarder (Serbia), Sodomizer (Brasil), Bölzer (Switzerland), Deathstorm (Austria), Hellcannon (USA), Slaughtered Priest (Greece), Obsessör (Germany), Vehementer (Serbia), Extirpation (Italy), Necrochakal (Greece). More bands will be confirmed.

Until the 31st of May, the price for a two day ticket is only 115 ron! This offer is LIMITED to 100 tickets, that can be purchased directly from RTMC website (, online through websites and (where they may be ordered both in electronic format – print @ home – online payment via card or Paypal, tickets are received on e-mail, and the  buyer either prints them and brings them, or shows them on smartphone or tablet at admission) as well as in physical format, with payment on delivery or via payment order. For payment on delivery or payment order, please e-mail contact [at] or call 0040.0741.272.967, between 09:00-18:00 CET, Monday to Friday) Also, the tickets can be purchased through BLT.RO online store, or through the EVENTIM.RO network, across the Europe. And for those in Romania,  the hardcopy tickets can be found  @  Hello Hotel (“Calea Grivitei” Street, No.143, Bucharest),  Private Hell Bar (“Calea Grivitei” Street, No.91, Bucharest), Fabrica Club (“11 Iunie” Street, No.50, Bucharest), Titus Constantinescu (phone no. 004.722.814.991,, Retro Pub (“Fratii Buzesti” Street, No.22, Craiova)

 During June 1st – September 30th, a two day ticket will be 135 ron, and starting with October 1st, the price will be 155 ron.

Romanian Thrash Metal Fest 3rd edition – Old Grave Fest is a Romanian Thrash Metal Club event, supported and organized solely by its members.

(Limba romana)

Romanian Thrash Metal Club are onoarea de a anunta prezenta, in premiera in Romania, a uneia dintre cele mai vechi si mai influente trupe ale metalului american si mondial. Sursa declarata de inspiratie pentru nenumarate grupuri de metal extrem si traditional, de la DARKTHRONE sau MESSIAH la SLOUGH FEG sau IRONSWORD,  considerata o adevarata institutie a metalului clasic si trupa care a adus epicul in heavy metal, MANILLA ROAD se adauga intre capii de afis ai Romanian Thrash Metal Fest editia a 3a – Old Grave Fest, eveniment care va avea loc intre 10-11 octombrie 2014, in Club Fabrica, str. 11 Iunie nr. 50, Bucuresti.

Manilla Road Old Grave Fest 2014 Romanian Thrash Metal FestFormata inca din 1977, in Wichita, Kansas, MANILLA ROAD este, alaturi de JUDAS PRIEST (o influenta recunoscuta de americani), una din putinele legende metalice care au debutat drept un grup proto-metal, cu accente mai degraba de rock psihedelic in cazul americanilor, stil pe care l-au abandonat insa devreme in favoarea unei abordari mult mai agresive. Pe parcursul unei discografii masive, numarand nu mai putin de 16 albume de studio pana in prezent, MANILLA ROAD a experimentat extensiv in multiple subgenuri metalice, reusind totodata, indiferent de stilul abordat, sa isi creeze o identitate proprie, originala si usor de recunoscut, dar intotdeauna conectata la matca primordiala a heavy metalului, caruia a stiut mereu cum sa-i confere dimensiuni epice.

Astfel, discografia MANILLA ROAD este un amalgam fluid, in care coexista natural, de cele mai multe ori in cadrul aceluiasi album, imnuri heavy metal, rapide si catchy, precum celebrele Necropolis sau Divine Victim, mastodonti doom, hipnotici si eterici, ca The Ninth Wave sau The Veils Of Negative Existence, bucati speed/thrash taioase si abrazive, precum Up From The Crypt sau Whitechapel si, bineinteles, epice memorabile ca Astronomica sau The Deluge. Avand intotdeauna in prim-plan vocea nazala si chitara magica ale uneia dintre cele mai pitoresti si mai talentate personalitati din heavy metal, Mark „The Shark” Shelton, in palmaresul americanilor figureaza albume considerate azi legendare, printre care trebuie mentionate obligatoriu cateva apartinand seminalei decade a anilor ’80, cum ar fi Crystal Logic (1983), Open The Gates (1985), Mystification (1987) sau Out Of The Abyss (1988). Dupa un hiatus la mijlocul anilor ’90, MANILLA ROAD a revenit in anii 2000 cu o serie de (pana acum) 6 albume noi, care pastreaza acelasi spirit si acelasi nivel compozitional, dintre care amintim excelentele Spiral Castle (2002), Voyager (2008),sau recentul Mysterium (2013).

Mark Shelton si MANILLA ROAD vor veni in octombrie la Bucuresti, iar pana atunci nu ne ramane decat sa urmam indemnul dintr-un celebru refren DARKTHRONE: “I’ve made my own code/Sold my soul to MANILLA ROAD”. Si sa va uram traditionalul “Up The Hammers & Down The Nails!”

In acest moment, line-up-ul Old Grave Fest arata astfel:

Grave (Suedia), Manilla Road (SUA), Cancer (UK), Desaster (Germania), Root (Cehia), Bombarder (Serbia), Sodomizer (Brazilia), Bölzer (Elvetia), Deathstorm (Austria), Hellcannon (SUA), Slaughtered Priest (Grecia), Obsessör (Germania), Vehementer (Serbia), Extirpation (Italia), Necrochakal (Grecia). Alte trupe urmeaza sa fie confirmate.

Pana pe 31 mai inclusiv, pretul unui abonament pentru 2 zile de metal extrem si traditional marca RTMFest este doar 115 lei. Acest presale este limitat la 100 de abonamente, care pot fi achizitionate direct de pe siteul RTMC (, prin intermediul siteurilor (unde se pot comanda atat bilete in format electronic – print @ home: platesti cu cardul online sau cu Paypal, primesti biletele pe mail apoi le printezi sau vii cu smartphone-ul sau tableta la intrare -, cat si bilete in format fizic, cu plata ramburs sau prin OP. Pentru plata ramburs sau prin OP, va rugam contactati la contact [at] sau 0741.272.967, intre 09:00 si 18:00, de luni pana vineri). De asemenea biletele pot fi achizitionate prin, precum si prin reteaua EVENTIM

De asemenea abonamente pentru Old Grave Fest se pot achizitiona si prin intermediul Private Hell (Bucuresti, Calea Grivitei Nr. 91), Club Fabrica (Bucuresti, Strada 11 Iunie Nr. 51), Titus Constantinescu (0722.814.991) si site-urile &, precum si de la Hello Hotel (Bucuresti, Calea Grivitei Nr. 143).

 In perioada 1 iunie – 30 septembrie 2014, pretul unui abonament va fi de 135 lei, iar incepand cu 1 octombrie pretul va deveni 155 lei.

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



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