New bands for MetalDays 2023. 

German thrash metal pioneers DESTRUCTION have been added to the MetalDays 2023 lineup, and we couldn’t be more excited. With a career spanning over four decades, the band has cemented themselves as one of the most influential acts in the genre. Their blistering riffs, lightning-fast solos, and aggressive vocals have earned them a dedicated following and influenced countless other metal bands.
CRYPTOSIS is a Dutch progressive thrash metal band. With their unique sound and concept-driven approach, CRYPTOSIS is quickly becoming a rising force in the metal scene. 

But that’s not all – we have added another package of bands from Slovenia and the region to the lineup, including BLACKOUTT (SLO, Instrumental Grunge Stoner Rock), DIAMOND DUST (HR, Heavy/Thrash Metal), EXTREME SMOKE 57 (SLO, Grindcore), GORAGORJA (SLO, Sludge, Post, Dark Metal), IN HEAVEN (SLO, Depressioncore), KAOZ (SLO, Thrash, Groove, Nu metal), SPIRITS OF STYGIA (SLO, Deathcore). 
With such a stacked lineup, MetalDays 2023 promises to be one of the most exciting metal festivals of the year.

MetalDays Festival is a unique music event; since 2013, over 12.000 metalheads from more than 70 different countries from all over the world come to one place – MetalDays festival. Located in Slovenia, at Lake Velenje, the festival offers the best of both worlds : amazing nature and welcoming surroundings, joined with the best artists and bands that the metal genre has to offer. MetalDays is one of the central metal events in this part of Europe, attracting a massive international audience of thousands of fans from Scandinavia, Germany, Austria, France, Spain, the Mediterranean countries, and Slovenia. This is, among other things, due to the carefully crafted conjunction of a musical experience with a tourist one.

The festival takes place at Lake Velenje, and merges the unique concept of metal music event with festival holidays, the concept which was invented and pioneered by MetalDays festival since its beginning. Its programme represents a wide variety of genres and sub-genres of metal with the addition of hardcore influenced styles in the whole week gathering of bands performing on 5 festival stages. Friendly and absolutely relaxed atmosphere, perfect for you to just forget about all worries and enjoy your most likely best holiday ever! You will never regret visiting MetalDays!

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