On October 15th, Brazilian fans will witness for the first time the Epic Metal Fest, a festival curated by the band Epica and produced by Overload Produções. The festival will feature 7 bands divided in two stages, as well as structures seen mainly in big gigs such as food trucks, special merchandising and meet and greets.
This kind of event should be something special, as we don’t get this sort of thing a lot in Brazil. Sure, we have Monsters of Rock – and we had Live ‘n’ Louder a while ago – but a festival like this only happens often in Europe or North America. Epica, of course, will be the headliner, with Paradise Lost, Finntroll, Xandria, The Ocean and home boys Tuatha de Danann and Project 46 being the other bands. As you can see, this will mainly be comprised of symphonic, folk and gothic metal, with some metalcore and sludge on the side, so there will be a good mix of bands to choose from.
Project 46 should open the gates with their unique form of metalcore, filled with political and social themed lyrics, all sung in Portuguese. Tuatha de Danann, the other Brazilian act featured here, will most definitely lift the spirits of the crowd with some happy folk metal with celtic influences. Germany-based The Ocean took a prominent role in their niche of post-hardcore/atmospheric sludge metal and will also have a good number of fans waiting for their show. The mid-portion of the festival will most likely be filled with Xandria and Finntroll, two well-known bands that became respected and carry the fame of making great concerts, especially the crazy dudes of Finntroll, which I had the chance to see at the 70.000 tons of metal cruise in 2015, and they were fun as hell. Paradise Lost should be the last band to perform before Epica, and rightly so: having been around since 1988, the band has a massive amount of followers and will definitely be one of the most anticipated acts of the festival. The headliner Epica doesn’t need any introduction from me, and have performed in Brazil and São Paulo before. They will be responsible for the majority of the fans attending the event, and will play for almost two hours, if everything goes as planned with the schedules.
So, with a solid lineup and a lot of energy from the acts, Audio Club in São Paulo will most definitely house a great, if not awesome, festival, and Metal Wani will be there covering everything you need to know about it. Stay tuned!
Grab Your Tickets Here: https://www.ticket360.com.br/evento/5726/epic-metal-fest