Release Athens 2023 welcomes two major acts of the metal scene, Amon Amarth and Kreator, on Wednesday, June 28th, at Plateia Nerou. The undisputed kings of Viking metal and the most consistent thrash band, respectively, guarantee us the most important metal night of this summer. Alongside them, the extreme metal masters, Heaven Shall Burn and one of the top metalcore bands of our time, Bleed From Within.
Amon Amarth formed in Tumba, Sweden, in 1992 and over the course of the next three decades they have forged a unique body of work, rich in the magical imagery of Viking history and culture. Since their underground smash debut album, “Once Sent From The Golden Hall” (1998), the Swedes have been an unstoppable creative force. With an unmistakable and distinctive sound that combines the best elements of epic metal, the quintet has become renowned for their timeless anthems and explosive, almost theatrical, live performances.
With releases such as the great "Twilight Of The Thunder God" (2008) and the concept album "Jomsviking" (2016), Amon Amarth has grown into one of the most consistent forces in heavy metal, treating their hardcore fans an, almost, endless series of classics such as "The Way of Vikings", "Guardians of Asgaard", "Deceiver of Gods" and "First Kill", among many others.
Furthermore, they are now regarded as one of the most vital and imposing live acts in metal, headlining the world's top festivals. With one of the best albums of their career, the dark "The Great Heathen Army", under their belt, Amon Amarth are coming to Release Athens 2023 for an impressive show of epic proportions that will remind their fans that they remain one of the greatest bands of death metal.
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Four decades after their inception, German metal legends Kreator find themselves in one of the most successful periods of their incomparable career. Remaining true to their values and disregarding the passing trends of the scene, they have managed to stay at the forefront of thrash metal and thanks to the vision and determination of their leader, Miland "Mille" Petrozza, they have continued to release albums that continue to leave a mark.
From their debut album, "Endless Pain" (1985), where they merged the sounds of thrash and death metal in ways that had never been heard before, to the seminal "Pleasure to Kill" (1986), which is considered a landmark album of the 80s, up to the crushing "Gods of Violence" (2017) and last year's "Hate Über Alles", Kreator have proven that they are one of the few bands that don't rest on their laurels but continue with the same intensity and momentum.
Their achievements have, of course, not gone unnoticed by the local audience, with whom they have developed a special relationship, enjoying acclaim with every new record and every concert. On Wednesday, June 28, at Plateia, we will have the opportunity to see a legendary band at their biggest concert in Greece.
Heaven Shall Burn was formed in 1995, in Saalfeld, Germany. To date, they have released a total of nine albums and continue on an admirable path that has led them to a creative peak, the main expression being their most recent album, "Of Truth and Sacrifice". With a duration of over 90 minutes, Heaven Shall Burn delivered an impressive work, which inevitably reached number 1 in the German charts (for the first time in their career) and underlined the potential of a truly great band.
In 2023, they'll do another big tour, which will also bring them to Plateia Nerou, on Wednesday June 28th, alongside Amon Amarth and Kreator, in one of the biggest metal nights of this summer!
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Bleed From Within have been a potent and reliable presence in British metal scene for 18 years now. Formed in Glasgow in 2005, during the metalcore explosion, the band swiftly established themselves as one of UK’s most distinctive bands.
With a sound that drew from all extreme metal subgenres and unwavering talent for penning addictive anthems, the Scottish quintet already sounded ready from the beginning and never stopped evolving with each new step they took.
From the debut album, “Humanity” (2009), to the most recent and masterful “Shrine” (2022), Bleed From Within cemented their reputation as one of the most consistent figures in modern metal while at the same time, extensive touring turned them into an impressive live band. This will be confirmed on Wednesday, June 28th, when they share the stage of Plateia Nerou with Amon Amarth, Kreator and Heaven Shall Burn, on the biggest night of this summer.
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Also, limited VIP tickets are available. This category includes the following privileged benefits: Separate raised area with stands & stools for everyone, open-bar, priority of access to the venue, private parking, separate toilets, festival souvenir.
At the same time, four combo tickets for Release Athens 2023 are available for those who wish to attend multiple Release Athens 2023 days and benefit from a significant discount:
Amon Amarth, Kreator, Heaven Shall Burn, Bleed From Within (28/6/23, Plateia Nerou) + Nightwish, In Flames, Insomnium (7/6/23, Plateia Nerou)
Amon Amarth, Kreator, Heaven Shall Burn, Bleed From Within (28/6/23, Plateia Nerou) + Helloween, Jinjer & more tba (17/6/23, Plateia Nerou)
Amon Amarth, Kreator, Heaven Shall Burn, Bleed From Within (28/6/23, Plateia Nerou) + Nightwish, In Flames, Insomnium (7/6/23, Plateia Nerou) + Helloween, Jinjer & more tba (17/6/23, Plateia Nerou)
Amon Amarth, Kreator, Heaven Shall Burn, Bleed From Within (28/6/23, Plateia Nerou) + Disturbed, Nova Twins & more tba (26/6/23, Plateia Nerou) + Parkway Drive, Soulfly, Triptykon (27/6/23, Plateia Nerou)
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