SWR FEST 23 - LET'S GO!

11-09-2022

SWR BARROSELAS METALFEST 23
27-30 April 2023 | Barroselas - Portugal

OFFICIAL EVENT: fb.com/events/315286246019420

SWR FEAST - SEE YOU IN 2023!

05-07-2022

All hail the Steel Warriors. See you in 2023!

SWR FEAST - GET READY!

25-04-2022

Where were you on 25 April 1998?

On this same day, in 1998, the Steel Warriors' Rebellion saga began in the north of Portugal, in the very peaceful village of Barroselas. A festival that grew from the underground, based on the do-it-yourself concept and eager to make a difference, whether in the care for artistic content and visual aesthetics, the desire to maintain a familiar atmosphere and the will to do something special and peculiar in our hometown.

This year would be the 25th edition of the festival, if the damn pandemic hadn't knocked us down. In this transition phase and as a way of celebration we chose to try something different with SWR FEAST, a more relaxed and friendly event, a feast of good vibes to the sound of some of the most extreme artists of today.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Zelas in a few days, may it be a great party for everyone! Prepare your coolbox, stock up on canned goods, arrange the rides and come calmly to eat some Rojões... see you soon!

NOTE: We urge everyone who has not yet exchanged SWR 23 / SWR FEAST tickets to urgently contact us at order@swr-inc.net to confirm name/number to expedite the process on the days of the event. We expect some delay at the box office because the exchange process takes longer than usual and as we don't want to make anyone impatient, we will provide longer times.

BOX OFFICE / thursday: 22:00-23:00 / friday: 16:00-02:00 / saturday: 17:00-02:00

SWR FEAST - FULL SCHEDULE!

13-04-2022

To make everything clear, here are the schedules and the respective division by stage. Unfortunately, DECAYED will not be able to attend and will be replaced by the infamous FILII NIGRANTIUM INFERNALIUM, who will present us with a unique concert based on the classic "A Era do Abutre".

The Metal Battle Portugal 2022 final (although the qualifiers were in 2020) will take place at the SWR cafe on 29 April with BOULDER, GRIEVANCE and SPEEDEMON. The winner will represent Portugal at the mythical Wacken Open Air in Germany in August. Full Power Warriors!

One last note: to all those who wish to exchange their SWR FEST 23 ticket for the SWR FEAST, we kindly ask to contact us in advance to order@swr-inc.net asking for this exchange. This way we will be able to anticipate the capacity of the venue and also avoid queues at the ticket office. Thank you!


SWR FEAST - 1 MONTH TO GO!

30-03-2022

Dear Warriors, we are 1 month away from returning to Barroselas and we couldn't be more excited to be back in action. We finally feel some peace of mind to move forward with the work and we are in control of the event planning processes. As we all know, the situation is tense and everything can change at any time, but we feel confident and eager to create something unique and memorable.

It will be like being reborn, everything will be new both for us and for our visitors and curiosity is already pressing. Here is a schematic of the festival site for you to understand our idea. Unfortunately we won't have space for the usual Metal Market, there will only be the SWR Official Store and merch from the participating bands. We apologize for that, that's life.

We are currently processing exchanges, refunds and sending tickets, so don't despair if we take a while to respond, everything will be solved in due time.

A big hug and see you soon!


SWR FEAST - RELEVANT QUESTIONS!

11-03-2022

We are 7 weeks away from the invasion of Barroselas and some warriors still have doubts... we have compiled in this detailed attack guide some of the most relevant questions.

TICKETS: Those who already have a SWR FEST 23 ticket can choose between:
- saving it for 2023 and buy a new ticket for SWR FEAST at swrfest.bigcartel.com
- exchanging it for a SWR FEAST ticket and receive 13 Steels by emailing name/ticket number to order@swr-inc.net
- asking a refund to order@swr-inc.net until 01.04.2022

SITE: The festival will be smaller and therefore with limited capacity. The main stage will be at SWR Arena and the secondary stage at SWR FEST Cafe, 4 bands per day on each stage. As the space will be smaller, the services available will also be adapted to the size of the festival site.

CAMPING: It will run wild as in the last editions and will be open from the 28th of April. Hot showers available from 10:00 to 13:00 at the Barroselas Municipal Swimming Pool. The Rent-a-Tent option is not yet available but we will have news soon.

BUS: Buses to/from Viana do Castelo will run as usual.
18:00 Viana >>> 18:30 Barroselas | 03:00 Barroselas >>> 03:30 Viana

COVID-19: The conditions of access to the event have not yet been defined, as well as the mandatory use of a mask. We will comply with the health regulations in force at the time of the event and, in any case, we recommend testing in case of symptoms and using the mask whenever necessary.


SWR FEAST - CELEBRATE BARROSELAS!

28-02-2022

With all the uncertainties and difficulties that plague us at the moment, unfortunately we will leave the return of the real SWR FEST to 2023. Instead, this year we'll gather our troops in a mighty feast of savagery, a Barroselas-style SWR FEAST! This will be our pandemic version and our return to action under current conditions, waiting for better winds. More than anything we want to see friends again, welcome artists we love and who have contributed a lot to our history, remember emblematic places of our journey and start to reduce social distance.

Tickets are on sale at swrfest.bigcartel.com and soon at Official Stores. Our faithful warriors who have kept their passes can use them for this event and ask for the change in Steels. In any case, tickets for SWR FEST 23 remain valid for 2023, but if you prefer a refund, please contact order@swr-inc.net until 01.04.2022.

Mark your agenda: SWR FEAST / 29-30 April 2022!
AUTOPSY + MGLA + SKELETAL REMAINS + SIJJIN + BIRDFLESH + DEATHHAMMER + NEKROMANT + DECAYED + SIMBIOSE + ALCOHOLOCAUST + BESTA + EQUALEFT + MIDNIGHT PRIEST + BOULDER + GRIEVANCE + SPEEDEMON
event: SWR FEAST / Into the Pandemonium

illustration: Nuno Zuki / logo: Jota Cravo + Luis Sendón

SWR FEST 23 - ONWARD TO BARROSELAS!

26-01-2022

In this period of our lives everything changes in a few weeks, so the situation is already difficult to make SWR FEST as we got used to in the last editions. The doubts rise, the tours cancel, the restrictions threaten, the distrust reigns. We don't pretend to go further into the subject, we just want to say that the return of extreme music to the holy ground of Barroselas is our top priority and we'll do everything to offer a real pandemonium. This occasion is very important for us, as it would be the 25th edition of STEEL WARRIORS' REBELLION if it weren't for a worldwide pandemic. We'll be there for the mighty Rebellion!

Meanwhile, in the eve of Carnival, we'll meet some friends at Woodstock 69 in Porto to present the bill for SWR FEST and inform about the details for the event, ok? Our faithful warriors that kept the precious tickets will have free entrance, just need to reserve with us through the e-mail order@swr-inc.net.

event: On the road to SWR: RDB + Pitch Black!

SWR FEST 23 - POSTPONED TO 2022!

13-11-2020

No, this time we won't announce bands for next year. These dark times do not allow us to imagine Barroselas as in the old days, nor does our heart accept a disappointing new outcome. Even at the risk of making mistakes again, we prefer to postpone SWR FEST 23 to 28 April - 01 May 2022 and face the future with optimism and common sense. We will take the opportunity to work on new ideas and prepare the next edition calmly and thoughtfully. It is very sad, very depressing and even revolting, but a warrior will always be a warrior!

The tickets will be valid for 2022 and we will provide more information regarding the refund procedures as soon as possible.

Once again our big thanks for your support and dedication, we'll talk soon. Take care!

SWR FEST 23 - POSTPONED TO 2021!

17-03-2020

Unfortunately, this lousy virus managed to defeat the Steel Warriors. The world is turned upside down and it will be a long time before everything gets back on track. For that reason, we have decided to postpone SWR FEST 23 to 29 April - 02 May 2021 and keep this year's bill as much as possible.

The tickets bought for this year's edition will be valid for 2021 and we will provide you with more information regarding the refund procedures as soon as possible.

We would like to express our gratitude to all our supporters, all artists that stand by our side during these difficult times and to our relentless staff for the positive vibes.

In the meantime, take care of the World as it is languishing... see you soon!

SWR FEST 23 - FULL LINEUP!

11-02-2020

Today we are happy to announce the full lineup for the upcoming edition of SWR FEST, with 20 new bands invading the SWR ARENA free-entrance stage.

BESTA + COME BACK FROM THE DEAD + KRYPTO + PRAYERS OF SANITY + AMKEN + NEKROMANT + TERROR EMPIRE + HERIDA PROFUNDA + MINDTAKER + MASS WORSHIP + BIOLENCE + HIMURA + NUCLEAR WARFARE + INFRAHUMANO + PLEDGE + ASKÖ + WAYWARD DAWN + BOULDER + GRIEVANCE + SPEEDEMON

The National Final for W:O:A Metal Battle Portugal will take place on DAY 0 as usual and the rest of the bill for SWR ARENA is powered by our partners Lovers & Lollypops, Mosher Records, Westside Music Sweden, Metal Horde zine and Supreme Bookings.

Daily lineup and more info at www.swr-fest.com and at the Official Event.
Tickets available at swrfest.bigcartel.com and at the Official Stores.

Illustration by Luis Sendón · Illustration & design.

OFFICIAL EVENT: www.facebook.com/events/315286246019420


SWR FEST 23 - SECOND ANNOUNCEMENT 15 BANDS!

07-01-2020

The second round fired by the SWR cannon is devastating! With REVENGE as the unbeatable generals, TERRORIZER and ANVIL as priceless allies, the Steel Warriors march is already unstoppable. The final battle will take place between April 29th and May 2nd, and today we give you fifteen new reinforcements that were hidden from view. Fifteen reasons that we believe are more than enough for you to get one of the last X-MAS PACK (3-day ticket + special t-shirt + cup + 3 steels + bag) at swrfest.bigcartel.com and the Official Stores. And the army is still not complete as we still have 20 bands left to announce for the SWR Arena! Onwards, march!

AUTOPSY | USA | fb.com/Autopsy-Official-162194133792668
REVENGE | Canada | fb.com/RevengeofficialSoMpage
TERRORIZER | USA | fb.com/terrorizerofficial
ANVIL | Canada | fb.com/anvilmetal
MGLA | Poland | fb.com/mglaofficial
MORBID SAINT | USA | fb.com/morbidsaintofficial
DIOCLETIAN | New Zealand | fb.com/DOOMCULT
GUTALAX | Czech Republic | fb.com/GUTALAX-cz-gore-grind--116773548349011
HORNA | Finland | fb.com/HornaOfficial
GOROD | France | fb.com/GorodOfficial
SARGEIST | Finland | fb.com/thetruesargeist
DECAYED | Portugal | fb.com/DKD666
BIRDFLESH | Sweden | fb.com/birdfleshgrind
PUTRID PILE | USA | fb.com/PutridPileOfficial
DEATHHAMMER | Norway | fb.com/deathhammerofficial
HIDEOUS DIVINITY | Italy | fb.com/hideousdivinity
SIMBIOSE | Portugal | fb.com/SimbioseCrust
GRAVE DESECRATOR | Brazil | fb.com/gravedesecrator666
DERANGED | Sweden | fb.com/derangedband
VULTURE | Germany | fb.com/vulturekills
SKELETAL REMAINS | USA | fb.com/SkeletalRemainsDeathMetal
GAEREA | Portugal | fb.com/gaerea
ADRIFT | Spain | fb.com/Adrift666
MIDNIGHT PRIEST | Portugal | fb.com/midnightpriest
EQUALEFT | Portugal | fb.com/equaleft
RAVENSIRE | Portugal | fb.com/Ravensire
ALCOHOLOCAUST | Portugal | fb.com/brigada.anti.posers
NÉVOA | Portugal | fb.com/nevoaofficial
EXTIRPATION | Italy | fb.com/extirpationband
HOLOCAUSTO EM CHAMAS | Portugal | holocaustoemchamas.bandcamp.com
+20 bands for SWR Arena

OFFICIAL EVENT: www.facebook.com/events/315286246019420

SWR FEST 23 - FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT 15 BANDS!

15-10-2019

The gates of hell are open, and 14 more big names fly out, joining Autopsy on the SWR FEST 23 bill. The countdown begins! X-MAS PACK (3-day ticket + special t-shirt + cup + 3 steels + bag) available now at swrfest.bigcartel.com and soon at the Official Stores.

AUTOPSY | USA | fb.com/Autopsy-Official-162194133792668
MGLA | Poland | fb.com/mglaofficial
MORBID SAINT | USA | fb.com/morbidsaintofficial
GUTALAX | Czech Republic | fb.com/GUTALAX-cz-gore-grind--116773548349011
GOROD | France | fb.com/GorodOfficial
HORNA | Finland | fb.com/HornaOfficial
BIRDFLESH | Sweden | fb.com/birdfleshgrind
PUTRID PILE | USA | fb.com/PutridPileOfficial
GRAVE DESECRATOR | Brazil | fb.com/gravedesecrator666
DERANGED | Sweden | fb.com/derangedband
VULTURE | Germany | fb.com/vulturekills
MIDNIGHT PRIEST | Portugal | fb.com/midnightpriest
GAEREA | Portugal | fb.com/gaerea
EQUALEFT | Portugal | fb.com/equaleft
EXTIRPATION | Italy | fb.com/extirpationband
+35 bands

OFFICIAL EVENT: www.facebook.com/events/315286246019420

SWR FEST 22 - THANK YOU!

13-05-2019

Steel Warriors, now that we are totally recovered from the 22nd edition of the festival it is time for us to thank you for all the support! It was a real pleasure to welcome you at our village of Barroselas and we really hope that you had a killer time and that you are already planning your comeback. Meanwhile, please feel free to let us know your thoughts and suggestions on the SURVEY as we would like to prepare another killer party for 2020. See you in hell!

SWR FEST 22 - FULL SCHEDULE!

04-04-2019

Full schedule for SWR Barroselas Metalfest 22.
Pre-sale ends on April 8th!

SWR FEST 22 - FULL LINEUP!

14-02-2019

Today we complete the full lineup for SWR FEST 22, by announcing the 20 remaining bands that will perform on the SWR ARENA free stage. X-MAS PACKS are already sold out, so move quickly to secure your ticket!

SACRED SIN + SCÚRU FITCHÁDU + CROWHURST + SON OF CAIN + PURULENT SPERMCANAL + GREENGO + ACID CANNIBALS + PULMONARY FIBROSIS + TURBOWARRIOR OF STEEL + HUMANART + CORPSIA + GRINDEAD + DARSOMBRA + NAKKIGA + SUMMON + ELECTRIC HYDRA + ARCHAIC TOMB + DIABOLICAL MENTAL STATE + GROG + ROÄDSCÜM

The National Final for W:O:A Metal Battle Portugal will happen on 25 April and the rest of the bill for SWR ARENA is powered up by our partners Milhões de Festa, Larvae Records, Westside Music Sweden, Caverna Abismal and Metal Horde zine.

Daily lineup and more info at www.swr-fest.com and at the Official Event. Tickets available at swrfest.bigcartel.com and at the Official Stores.

Illustration by Luis Sendón · Illustration & design.

OFFICIAL EVENT: www.facebook.com/events/2051833058462341

SWR FEST 22 - SECOND ANNOUNCEMENT 15 BANDS!

20-11-2018

Steel Warriors, heed the call! The second salvo has been fired, the battle for SWR FEST 22 rages on! The festival, as you know by now, will take place from 26-28 April 2019, and here we present yet another fifteen strong reasons to get your X-MAS PACK (3-day ticket + special t-shirt + cup + 3 steels + bag) at swrfest.bigcartel.com and at the Official Stores. As usual, we like to hear what you think - which of these bands is getting you all anxious for April? And don't forget there's still 20 bands left to announce for SWR Arena! Stay with us!

SAINT VITUS | USA | fb.com/saintvitusofficial
GODFLESH | UK | fb.com/jkflesh
BENEDICTION | UK | fb.com/Benedictionband
CRAFT | Sweden | fb.com/craftblackmetal
THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER | USA | fb.com/theblackdahliamurderofficial
MIDNIGHT | USA | fb.com/Midnight-87909491643
VOMITORY | Sweden | fb.com/vomitoryband
ARKHON INFAUSTUS | France | fb.com/ArkhonInfaustus666
DEMILICH | Finland | fb.com/demilichband
NERVOSA | Brazil | fb.com/femalethrash
ASCENSION | Germany | fb.com/Ascension.Germany
WORMED | Spain | fb.com/wormed
SKULL FIST | Canada | fb.com/skullfisted
VENENUM | Germany | venenum.bandcamp.com
BIRDFLESH | Sweden | fb.com/birdfleshgrind
EAGLE TWIN | USA | fb.com/eagletwinmusic
SUBLIME CADAVERIC DECOMPOSITION | France | fb.com/scdmusic
DOPELORD | Poland | fb.com/Dopelord666
NAMEK | Portugal | fb.com/namekgrind
IMPERIAL TRIUMPHANT | USA | fb.com/imperialtriumphant
ANALEPSY | Portugal | fb.com/analepsyofficial
DEAFKIDS | Brazil | fb.com/deafkidspunx
SERRABULHO | Portugal | fb.com/serrabulhogrind
MORTE INCANDESCENTE | Portugal | fb.com/MorteIncandescente
BARSHASKETH | New Zealand | fb.com/Barshasketh
MARTELO NEGRO | Portugal | fb.com/martelonegro
RAKTA | Brazil | fb.com/raktaraktarakta
AUROCH | Canada | fb.com/Aurochmetal
VACIVUS | UK | fb.com/vacivus
WOSLOM | Brazil | fb.com/woslom
+20 bands for SWR Arena

OFFICIAL EVENT: www.facebook.com/events/2051833058462341

SWR FEST 22 - FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT 15 BANDS!

16-10-2018

Dear Steel Warriors, the first shots have been fired in the battle for SWR FEST 22! The festival will take place from 26-28 April 2019, and there are already fifteen very strong reasons to get the famous X-MAS PACK (3-day ticket + special t-shirt + cup + 3 steels + bag) at swrfest.bigcartel.com and soon at the Official Stores. Share your opinions with us, tell us which of these bands are getting you more excited and don't forget... all of this, and over two thirds of the lineup yet to be revealed. Keep your eyes peeled!

GODFLESH | UK | fb.com/jkflesh
BENEDICTION | UK | fb.com/Benedictionband
THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER | USA | fb.com/theblackdahliamurderofficial
MIDNIGHT | USA | fb.com/Midnight-87909491643
VENENUM | Germany | venenum.bandcamp.com
BIRDFLESH | Sweden | fb.com/birdfleshgrind
NERVOSA | Brazil | fb.com/femalethrash
SUBLIME CADAVERIC DECOMPOSITION | France | fb.com/scdmusic
EAGLE TWIN | USA | fb.com/eagletwinmusic
NAMEK | Portugal | fb.com/namekgrind
IMPERIAL TRIUMPHANT | USA | fb.com/imperialtriumphant
ANALEPSY | Portugal | fb.com/analepsyofficial
BARSHASKETH | New Zealand | fb.com/Barshasketh
MARTELO NEGRO | Portugal | fb.com/martelonegro
VACIVUS | UK | fb.com/vacivus
+35 bands

OFFICIAL EVENT: www.facebook.com/events/2051833058462341

SWR FEST 22 - THE BEGINNING!

16-07-2018

Let's go!

SWR BARROSELAS METALFEST 22
26-28 April 2019 | Barroselas - Portugal

SWR FEST 21 - SEE YOU IN 2019!

02-05-2018

Another excellent edition of the festival has passed, and it will surely be missed! This would not have been possible without your full support. As such, we would like to thank everyone, whom in one way or another, have helped this festival grow: the audience, artists and staff. It has been 21 years growing and evolving amongst family and friends in a spirit of union in the underground scene! Next year we will be back on the 26th to 28th of April. See you all there!



Photo: Ah!PHOTO

SWR FEST 21 - FULL SCHEDULE!

16-04-2018

Here is the full schedule for the 21st edition of SWR BARROSELAS METALFEST!
Unfortunately Inferno and Concatenatus had to cancel their presence at this year's edition of the festival, so they are being replaced by Necrobode and Oak respectively.


SWR FEST 21 - FULL LINEUP!

01-03-2018

Less than 2 months for our anual gathering and here you have the full lineup for the 21st edition of SWR FEST. Grind'n'Roll Czech masters Malignant Tumour will replace Cock and Ball Torture and 20 new bands will invade the SWR ARENA, our free entrance stage.

This year we will not be hosting the W:O:A Metal Battle Portugal's finale (we'll do it again in 2019) but we'll have a killer Opening Party on 26 April. Once again we have partnered up with Milhões de Festa, Vomit Your Shirt, On Fire Booking Agency, XXXapada na Tromba, KulturUngdom, Larvae Records, Suicide Records, Signal Rex, Westside Music Sweden and we have put together a powerful armada.

DAY 0 - THURSDAY 26.04.2018 - Free Entrance - 22:30/02:30
GOST | USA | fb.com/gost1980s
PUTAS BÊBADAS | Portugal | fb.com/Putas-Bêbadas-194149377273858
FIREBREATHER | Sweden | fb.com/firebreathergbg
PAISIEL | Portugal | fb.com/Paisiel
WE DREAM ALONE | Sweden | fb.com/wedreamalone

DAY 1 - FRIDAY 27.04.2018 - 17:00/04:00
EXHORDER | USA | fb.com/ExhorderNOLA
MASTER'S HAMMER | Czech Republic | fb.com/MastersHammerOfficial
MORTIIS | Norway | fb.com/MortiisEra1
MORTUARY DRAPE | Italy | fb.com/mortuarydrape
OBLITERATION | Norway | fb.com/obliterationofficial
VULVODYNIA | South Africa | fb.com/vulvodyniaslam
SOURVEIN | USA | fb.com/SOURVEIN-238932972468
HEXIS | Denmark | fb.com/Hexisband
TEETHGRINDER | Holland | fb.com/pg/Teethgrinder
DÉPARTE | Australia | fb.com/departe
WORMHOLE | USA | fb.com/wormholemetal
PESTIFER | Portugal | fb.com/PESTIFERofficial
CONCATENATUS | Chile | fb.com/concatenatus
PLACENTA POWERFIST | Germany | fb.com/PlacentaPowerfist
AXIA | Portugal | fb.com/AXIAband

DAY 2 - SATURDAY 28.04.2018 - 17:00/04:00
SUFFOCATION | USA | fb.com/suffocation
NIFELHEIM | Sweden | fb.com/Nifelheim.Official
MALIGNANT TUMOUR | Czech Republic | fb.com/malignanttumour
FILII NIGRANTIUM INFERNALIUM | Portugal | fb.com/FiliiNigrantiumInfernalium
EVIL INVADERS | Belgium | fb.com/evilinvaders
INTERMENT | Sweden | fb.com/interment
LOOKING FOR AN ANSWER | Spain | fb.com/LookingForAnAnswer 
INFERNO | Czech Republic | fb.com/Inferno-322975231147644
PROCESS OF GUILT | Portugal | fb.com/processofguilt
FLAGELADÖR | Brazil | fb.com/Flageladör-375121252513135
CARNAL DECAY | Switzerland | fb.com/carnaldecayband
TOTENGOTT | Spain | fb.com/totengottmetal
AMPUTATE | Switzerland | fb.com/amputateofficial
GAEREA | Portugal | fb.com/gaerea
LÓSTREGOS | Spain | fb.com/LOSTREGOS

DAY 3 - SUNDAY 29.04.2018 - 17:00/04:00
CARPATHIAN FOREST | Norway | fb.com/carpathianforest
CHURCH OF MISERY | Japan | fb.com/churchofmiserydoom
AGATHOCLES | Belgium | fb.com/Agathocles-110986205589727
SUMA | Sweden | fb.com/sumanoise
DYSCARNATE | UK | fb.com/Dyscarnate
NEKROMANTHEON | Norway | fb.com/nekromantheonofficial
IRAE | Portugal | fb.com/IRAE666
BLACK PANDA | Spain | fb.com/blackpandaofficial
ALTARAGE | Spain | fb.com/ALTARAGE
ANDRALLS | Brazil | fb.com/andrallsfasthrash
RDB | Portugal | fb.com/RDBgrind
THERIOMORPHIC | Portugal | fb.com/themightytheriomorphic
JACKDEVIL | Brazil | fb.com/jackdevilband
DEAD MEAT | Portugal | fb.com/DeadMeat.PT
HELLLIGHT | Brazil | fb.com/helllightdoom

SWR FEST 21 - SECOND ANNOUNCEMENT 15 BANDS!

20-12-2017

Here is our gift for these holidays... 15 new confirmations to complete the line-up for the main stages! X-MAS PACK (3-day ticket + special t-shirt + cup + steels + bag) is almost sold out at www.swrfest.bigcartel.com and at the Official Stores.

SUFFOCATION | USA | fb.com/suffocation
CARPATHIAN FOREST | Norway | fb.com/carpathianforest
* EXHORDER | USA | fb.com/ExhorderNOLA
* MASTER'S HAMMER | Czech Republic | fb.com/MastersHammerOfficial
NIFELHEIM | Sweden | fb.com/Nifelheim.Official
COCK AND BALL TORTURE | Germany | fb.com/Cock-and-Ball-Torture-270843038904
* CHURCH OF MISERY | Japan | fb.com/churchofmiserydoom
* MORTIIS | Norway | fb.com/MortiisEra1 
* AGATHOCLES | Belgium | fb.com/Agathocles-110986205589727
* MORTUARY DRAPE | Italy | fb.com/mortuarydrape
FILII NIGRANTIUM INFERNALIUM | Portugal | fb.com/FiliiNigrantiumInfernalium
* SUMA | Sweden | fb.com/sumanoise
* OBLITERATION | Norway | fb.com/obliterationofficial
EVIL INVADERS | Belgium | fb.com/evilinvaders
INTERMENT | Sweden | fb.com/interment
* LOOKING FOR AN ANSWER | Spain | fb.com/LookingForAnAnswer 
* INFERNO | Czech Republic | fb.com/Inferno-322975231147644
* VULVODYNIA | South Africa | fb.com/vulvodyniaslam
SOURVEIN | USA | fb.com/SOURVEIN-238932972468
PROCESS OF GUILT | Portugal | fb.com/processofguilt
DYSCARNATE | UK | fb.com/Dyscarnate
HEXIS | Denmark | fb.com/Hexisband
NEKROMANTHEON | Norway | fb.com/nekromantheonofficial
TEETHGRINDER | Holland | fb.com/pg/Teethgrinder
* IRAE | Portugal | fb.com/IRAE666
* BLACK PANDA | Spain | fb.com/blackpandaofficial
* ALTARAGE | Spain | fb.com/ALTARAGE
* FLAGELADÖR | Brazil | fb.com/Flageladör-375121252513135
ANDRALLS | Brazil | fb.com/andrallsfasthrash
DÉPARTE | Australia | fb.com/departe
(+20 bands to be announced soon for SWR ARENA)


OFFICIAL EVENT: www.facebook.com/events/401259833660122

SWR FEST 21 - FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT 15 BANDS!

14-11-2017

Dear Steel Warriors, the 21st edition is on it's way and here are the first 15 confirmations for SWR FEST that will happen from 27-29 April 2018. X-MAS PACK (3-day ticket + special t-shirt + cup + steels + bag) is already on sale at swrfest.bigcartel.com and will be soon at the Official Stores.

SUFFOCATION | USA | fb.com/suffocation
CARPATHIAN FOREST | Norway | fb.com/carpathianforest
NIFELHEIM | Sweden | fb.com/Nifelheim.Official
COCK AND BALL TORTURE | Germany | fb.com/Cock-and-Ball-Torture-270843038904
FILII NIGRANTIUM INFERNALIUM | Portugal | fb.com/FiliiNigrantiumInfernalium
EVIL INVADERS | Belgium | fb.com/evilinvaders
INTERMENT | Sweden | fb.com/interment
SOURVEIN | USA | fb.com/SOURVEIN-238932972468
PROCESS OF GUILT | Portugal | fb.com/processofguilt
DYSCARNATE | UK | fb.com/Dyscarnate
HEXIS | Denmark | fb.com/Hexisband
NEKROMANTHEON | Norway | fb.com/nekromantheonofficial
TEETHGRINDER | Holland | fb.com/pg/Teethgrinder
ANDRALLS | Brazil | fb.com/andrallsfasthrash
DÉPARTE | Australia | fb.com/departe
(+35 bands to be announced soon)

OFFICIAL EVENT: www.facebook.com/events/401259833660122

See you in 2018!

01-05-2017

The 20th edition of SWR FEST was epic! Not enough words to describe it and even thank you all for the incredible support...
Horns up, see you from 27-29 April 2018 for another decade of rebellion!

SWR 20 - Full Schedule

10-04-2017

Here is the full schedule for the 20th edition of SWR Barroselas Metalfest. Pre-sale ends by midnight tonight, last chance to grab your 65€ 3-day tickets at swr-fest.com/tickets before they go up to 75€.



Detailed info avaliable at www.swr-fest.com/program.

Join the rebellion!

Full Lineup

06-02-2017

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

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
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

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 https://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
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

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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