The death metal legends AUTOPSY are one of the big names of this year’s SWR Barroselas Metalfest, but there are already 14 more names added to the poster, with emphasis on the return of MGŁA and the debut of MORBID SAINT in Portugal.
AUTOPSY! Would there be a more suitable name to head an event with death metal DNA like SWR Barroselas Metalfest? They are one of those bands that are starting to become scarce, that have “the face” of the event slapped from top to bottom and that, for reasons that only fate knows, had never passed through the Minho town. Well, the situation will change in the last weekend of April 2020, with the North American band led by the inimitable Chris Reifert finally making their debut in Portugal on the main stage of Barroselas. Spitting a caustic mix of thrash, doom and especially death metal, the veteran Californian musicians are today one of the standard-bearers of the most archaic faction of the genre and, at the bottom of the catalogue, have classics like “Severed Survival” and “Mental Funeral”, two indisputable records among the indefectible of the most shredding sound.
SWR FEST announces 14 more names to, between April 29th and May 2nd, 2020, join AUTOPSY in a repeat of opportunities to see the eternal classics and also new values of extreme music and several subgenres of heavy metal, with the gauge of quality always there at the top. Among the second wave of confirmations, we highlight the return of the Poles MGŁA, who return to Portugal after two ravishing concerts during the month of September and who, with “Age Of Excuse” in their luggage, promise another unblemished concert. Keeping the tradition of recovering cult names and underground classics, SWR FEST 23 will also host the national premiere of the American thrash classics MORBID SAINT, which have in “Destruction System” the most recent record in a journey that began in 1984.
Then, between returns and debuts, between the old and the new school, a strong international presence is also confirmed in Barroselas, assured by the Czechs GUTALAX, the French GOROD, the Finnish HORNA, the Swedish BIRDFLESH, by the Americans PUTRID PILE, the Germans VULTURE, the Swedes DERANGED, the Brazilians GRAVE DESECRATOR and the Italians EXTIRPATION, leaving, for now, the complete poster with the national representation formed by MIDNIGHT PRIEST, EQUALEFT and GAEREA. At this moment there are still 35 more bands to be confirmed, which will perform on the three stages set up in Vila de Barroselas for what promises to be another unforgettable edition.
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
OFFICIAL EVENT: www.facebook.com/events/315286246019420