Graspop fill in poster with Opeth, Epica and In Flames

The organisers of Graspop Metal Meeting (GMM) have 64 names released of bands from Friday 16 to Sunday 18 June 2017 Dessel and the surrounding area (musically) is unsafe. Among others, Opeth, Epica and In Flames bags down to the Stenehei.

Epica © Wouter Van Vaerenbergh

The Swedish rockers Opeth are Sunday in the Marquee. The band, who in the course of the years, in various line-ups played and musically diverse changes, for the fifth time on the stage in Dessel. Earlier this year the band released the album “Sorceress”.

Epica is back for the eighth time to Dessel. The Dutch band with the charismatic frontwoman Simone Simons, is a household name in symphonic metal and delivered this year with “The holographic principle”, a seventh album. Friday they are at the Mainstage 2.

In Flames makes Saturday then back to his debut on Mainstage 2. The Swedish group left in november of this year, his latest addition to “Battles” to the world. The melodic deathmetalgroep will already for the seventh time the Desselse festivalwei do shake.

Earlier were the headliners already announced: Rammstein will close on Friday June 16, the first day of the festival, Deep Purple is on Saturday, top of the bill and Evanescence close the festival on Sunday.

All the bands at a glance

All 64 new names at a glance: Airbourne, Alcest, Alestorm, Alter Bridge, Amorphis, Anathema, As Lions, Avatar, Axel Rudi Pell, Baroness, Chelsea Grin, Clutch, Comeback Kid, Danko Jones, Decapitated, DevilDriver, Devin Townsend Project, Emperor, Epica, Europe, Evil Invaders, Five Finger Death Punch, Gotthard, Grave Digger, Hacktivist, Hardline, Hatebreed, In Flames, Inglorious, Kvelertak, Mayhem, Obituary, Meshiaak, Ministry, Monster Magnet, Motionless in White, Northlane, Of Mice & Men, Opeth, Primus, Prong, Psychotic Waltz, Queensrÿche, Red Fang, Rhapsody, Rob Zombie, Rotting Christ, Sanctuary, Shvpes, Sinistro, Slydigs, Solstafir, Steel Panther, SubRosa, Suicidal Tendencies, Tarja, The Black Dahlia Murder, The Charm The Fury, The Dead Daisies, The Devil Wears Prada, The Monolith Deathcult, Tribulation, Ugly Kid Joe, and While She Sleeps. (Belga)

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