This years festival will be spearheaded by SG Grim Reaper. With songs like “See you in Hell” and “Rock you to Hell” and the epic video’s that came with them, they are the embodiement of 80′s Heavy Metal! But don’t let you’re guards down as these guys mean serious buisiness: screaminig guitars, high pitched vocals and pounding drums make Grim Reaper no laughing matter. With a reformed band, SG Grim Reaper is now on a world tour with dates in South and North america, but only does one stop on the old continent…. at the Heavy Metal Maniacs Festival!
Last year NWOBHM legends Dealer were forced to cancel the show because of the tragic death of long time bassplayer Pete Gentil. Dealer could think of no better way of honouring his memory and will play a full set of classics in his name.
By popular demand, Sad Iron will play at the Heavy Metal Maniacs festival again! Rooted deep in the 1980′s, Sad Iron was founded in Hoorn. Reunited in 2012 at the Heavy Metal Maniacs festival, the fans couldn’t get enough… Headbanging guaranteed!
When Phil Denton and Paul Taylor of Elixir deceide to start again, they call their band Midnight Messiah after one of the last songs they wrote for Elixir, Midnight Messiah is based on the same principals as Elixir: strong riffs, melodic voices and screaming solo’s! More bands for Heavy Metal Maniacs Festival 2014 to be confirmed in a few days!
Venator is the second band to join the madness of the Heavy Metal Maniacs Festival 2014. Founded a few years ago by members of Funeral Winds, Roadkill, Android Soul and Solarfall, Venator quickly became a household name in the Dutch Heavy Metal scene.