Full Lineup

06-02-2017 11:11

For many years the quiet village of Barroselas has served as stage to a strange phenomenon, as thousands of heavy metal fans from all around the world dress in black for their annual pilgrimage towards northeastern Portugal for SWR Barroselas Metalfest, one of the oldest festivals dedicated exclusively to extreme music. Happening from the 28th until the 30th of April, the festival celebrates in 2017 it's 20th edition. Among the fifty bands confirmed for the three indoor stages are artists such as Mayhem, playing their magnum opus De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas, plus Venom Inc, Aborted, Master, Extreme Noise Terror, Inquisition, Akercocke, Oranssi Pazuzu or Dead Congregation.

For the toughest ones, a warm up is taking place on the 27th of April at the SWR Arena, a free entrance stage where the finals of the Portuguese Wacken Metal Battles take place with Brazilian grindcore act TEST headlining the pack. Throughout the festival the entrance for the Arena remains free and is curated by the festivals Otero Brutal Fest, in Oviedo, Milhões de Festa, in Barcelos, and Portuguese labels Signal Rex, Raging Planet and HellDProd.

Newly added artists:
TEST - LEGACY OF BRUTALITY - VAI-TE FODER - CHAOS SYNOPSIS - ALCOHOLOCAUST - THE OMINOUS CIRCLE - ANEUROSE - STONE DEAD - MARTHYRIUM - SYSTEMIK VIOLENCE - VIRCATOR - BULTO - ENLIGHTEN - LA HIJA DEL CARROÑERO - MY MASTER THE SUN - THE FIRE MARCH - ANALEPSY - DEADLYFORCE - DESTROYERS OF ALL - TOXIKULL

Daily Lineup

25-01-2017 07:07

Three months to go until the 20th edition of SWR Barroselas Metalfest, happening from the 28th until the 30th of April 2017 at the quiet Village of Barroselas, northern Portugal. Confirmed for the festival are bands such as Mayhem, Venom Inc, Aborted, Extreme Noise Terror, Master, Inquisition, Akercocke, Oranssi Pazuzu or Dead Congregation, and the daily lineup has just been revealed and may be consulted on the image below. Yet to be confirmed are more than 20 bands for the third stage of the festival, a small festival inside the festival with free entrance.

Daily and 3-day tickets are on sale through the official store www.swrfest.bigcartel.com and many other stores.
The full list can be consulted at the official website www.swr-fest.com/tickets.

Main stages now closed!

20-12-2016 09:09
SWR Barroselas Metalfest has just announced ten new acts that close its main stages and will join forces with bands like Mayhem, Aborted, Akercocke and many others. Leading the pack are Venom Inc and Extreme Noise Terror,  integral part of the root of extreme metal, plus InquisitionDead Congregation, Nader Sadek, Corpus Christii, Antichrist, Grog, The Arson Project and Marginal.
Yet to be confirmed for the third stage are more than fifteen bands, exhibits, talks and dj sets. Traditional X-mas packs containing ticket, t-shirt, bag, cup and three steel tokens are on sale at www.swrfest.bigcartel.com

MAYHEM | Norway 
ABORTED | Belgium 
VENOM INC | UK
MASTER | United States
EXTREME NOISE TERROR | UK
INQUISITION | Colombia

AKERCOCKE | UK
ORANSSI PAZUZU | Finland
DEAD CONGREGATION | Greece
NADER SADEK | Egypt

AVULSED | Spain
THE RUINS OF BEVERAST | Germany
LICH KING | United States
COBALT | United States
HOLOCAUSTO CANIBAL | Portugal 
PILLORIAN | United States
ANTICHRIST | Sweden
CORPUS CHRISTII | Portugal

NASHGUL | Galicia
GROG  | Portugal
DARVAZA | Italy/Sweden
GOLDENPYRE | Portugal
THE ARSON PROJECT | Sweden
BESTA | Portugal 
GUST | Sweden
VALBORG | Germany
WARFECT | Suécia 
FIDES INVERSA | Italy
MARGINAL | Belgium
STEELHARMONICS | Portugal

10 new bands announced! X-mas packs now on sale.

14-11-2016 17:05

En route to its twentieth edition, happening from the 28th until the 30th of April 2017 at the quiet village of Barroselas, SWR Barroselas Metalfest has just announced ten new acts that will join forces wiith bands such as Mayhem, Aborted or The Ruins of Beverast. Among new confirmations are british death metal act Akercocke, who've just returned from a 4 year hiatus; Master, whose classical albums and 30 years of blasting death metal have made worthy of their name; peculiar act Oranssi Pazuzu; historic portuguese death grinders Holocausto Canibal; Pillorian, a brand new band from the ashes of Agalloch, cult black metal acts Cobalt, Darvaza and Fides Inversa, scandi crusters Gust and Teutonic death doomers Valborg. Yet to be confirmed for the festivals three indoor stages are more than thirty bands,  exhibits, talks and dj sets. Traditional X-mas packs containing ticket, t-shirt, bag, cup and three steel tokens are now on sale at http://swrfest.bigcartel.com.

 

Confirmed so far:
MAYHEM | Norway
ABORTED | Belgium 
AKERCOCKE | UK
MASTER
| USA
ORANSSI PAZUZU 
| Finland
AVULSED | Spain
THE RUINS OF BEVERAST | Germany
LICH KING | USA
HOLOCAUSTO CANIBAL | Portugal 
PILLORIAN 
| USA
NASHGUL | Galicia
COBALT | USA
DARVAZA 
| Norway/Italy
GOLDENPYRE | Portugal
BESTA | Portugal 
GUST | Sweden 
WARFECT | Sweden
VALBORG | Germany
FIDES INVERSA | Italy
STEELHARMONICS | Portugal

20th Anniversary edition! First 10 bands announced.

10-10-2016 18:06
SWR Barroselas Metalfest, one of the oldest european festivals focused entirely on extreme music, returns in 2017 for its 20th anniversary, scheduled for 28, 29 and 30 of April at the Village of Barroselas, northern Portugal. Confirmed so far are black metal legends Mayhem playing their magnum opus "De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas", Belgium death metal squad Aborted plus The Ruins of Beverast, Avulsed, Nashgul, Lich King, Warfect, GoldenPyre, Besta and Steelharmonics, the local philarmonic band playing covers of Heavy Metal classics. X-mas packs containing 3-day ticket, t-shirt, bag, cup and 3 steel tokens will be put on sale during November for 70€

Confirmed acts:
MAYHEM | Norway | facebook.com/mayhemofficial
ABORTED | Belgium | facebook.com/Abortedofficial
AVULSED | Spain | facebook.com/1991Avulsed
THE RUINS OF BEVERAST | Germany | facebook.com/The-Ruins-Of-Beverast
LICH KING | USA | facebook.com/LichKingMetal
NASHGUL | Galicia | facebook.com/nashgulgrindcore
GOLDENPYRE | Portugal | facebook.com/GOLDENPYRE
BESTA | Portugal | facebook.com/bestagrind
WARFECT | Sweden | facebook.com/Warfect
STEELHARMONICS | Portugal | naam.pt/swr-fest/artist/steelharmonics

SWR XIX - Festival Recap

09-05-2016 10:10

Alright folks, we're now done covering the 19th edition of SWR and it was awesome! No rain, no big issues, great shows and a smooth ride through 4 days of extreme metal music and communion among peers. 


Photo by André Henriques 

It's now time for a quick recap. This year we had three in-house photographers who've done a splendid job covering the event, André Henriques, Leonor Ananké and Pedro Roque. Check their work for SWR 19 below:

André Henriques: Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 
Leonor Ananké: Day 0 | Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3
Pedro Roque: Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3

As usual we've also had our favourite documentary crew, André Vieira and Priscilla Fontoura from Lula Gigante Produções doing a 35 minute report you can watch here:

 

And finally, Mariana Vasconcelos from Wav Magazine did an epic 3 minute video capturing some great moments from this years shows:



Now it's time for us to clean up and start preparing SWR XX! It's been a long ride and it's hard to believe we'll be twenty next year, so expect something really special.
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