Draconian
Founded in 1994 in the Swedish Säffle, Draconian gradually refined their sound of melodic Death Metal with elements of Black Metal, becoming more ponderous and doomy over time. Their style-defining 2003 debut LP ‘Where Lovers Mourn’ served a welcome alternative for fans of such classic doom artists like My Dying Bride and Paradise Lost. Contrary to many of their peers however, Draconian’s sound has remained steadfast to its origins, in particular, the powerful vocal growls of Anders Jakobsson, one of the band’s defining and most unique features, along with newcomer female vocalist Heike Langhans sensitively interwoven melodies. Draconian’s sixth studio album SOVRAN is no exception to this formula, and immediately convinces the listener with Beauty and the Beast-esque vocal contrasts, striking accents, and threatening moods. Sovran also features a guest appearance from Daniel Änghede (Crippled Black Phoenix) on the haunting track “Rivers Between Us”.
Contrary to many of their peers however, Draconian’s sound has remained steadfast to its origins, in particular, the powerful vocal growls of Anders Jakobsson, one of the band’s defining and most unique features, along with newcomer female vocalist Heike Langhans sensitively interwoven melodies. Draconian’s sixth studio album Sovran is no exception to this formula, and immediately convinces the listener with Beauty and the Beast-esque vocal contrasts, striking accents, and threatening moods. Sovran also features a guest appearance from Daniel Änghede (Crippled Black Phoenix) on the haunting track “Rivers Between Us”.

Harakiri for the sky
Founded in 2011 in Vienna, Austria, the aim of Harakiri for the Sky has always been to create a unique mixture of
melancholy and aggression, madness and meaning, and wrapped in alternately manic/mellow songs that bridged
black metal and atmospheric post-rock.
With the release of three very successful records and constant touring activities through over 20 countries all over
Europe Harakiri for the Sky turned into one of the most promising names within the genre!
In February 2018 the 4th album “Arson” will be released via AOP Records worldwide featuring drums by Kerim
“Krimh” Lechner (Septic Flesh; former live-drummer of Behemoth) for the frst time and will be presented live on
stage with a brand-new set!
Sojourner

Sojourner is a folk-influenced atmospheric black metal band formed in 2015 by two songwriters from Dunedin, New Zealand and a vocalist from Malmö, Sweden. The band signed to legendary Italian label Avantgarde Music soon after their inception and released their debut album, ‘Empires of Ash’, to an extremely positive reception the following year. This was followed by their second release, ‘The Shadowed Road’, in March 2018 to an equally excellent critical reception. Soon after the album release, the band performed their debut live show co-headlining with Saor at the North of the Wall Pre-Show in Glasgow, Scotland and played a well-received second show at Dark Troll Festival XI in Germany two weeks later. The band are set to headline the second of the three days of Yorkshire’s Warhorns Festival in September 2018. The band is spread internationally with the two songwriters & core musicians currently based in Dundee, Scotland; the vocalist in Malmö, Sweden; the drummer in Bergamo, Italy; and the bassist in Dunedin, New Zealand. The band are hard at work on their third album and are eager to play across Europe and beyond in 2019.