2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

A Head Bangers Guide to Rock in Germany

Friday, March 18
12:30PM - 1:30PM

Austin Convention Center
Room 8C
531 E 4th St

Did you know that Germany hosts some of the world’s heavy metal royalty? Crowd surfers and head bangers are no stranger to the country recently known for its electro backbone. The legendary Wacken Open Air has been feeding guitar riffs to audiences and is the mecca for heavy metal listeners worldwide. While influential bands like Rammstein and Scorpions have taken over hundreds of stages worldwide, there are many more German metal bands setting a tone of their own. Discover what attracts audiences to all facets of German heavy metal. Whether it is having the most loyal fans or being forerunners in genres like death metal and thrash, the German heavy metal scene is one big mosh pit.

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Bauke De Groot at SXSW

Bauke De Groot

Label Mgr

Soulfood Music Distribution GmbH

Since 2005 working for Soulfood Music as label manager, Soulfood is a music distribution for GAS & Europe in all kind of Music and formats like Blu-Ray, DVD, CD, Vinyl and digital. We have about 18...

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Jan Quiel at SXSW

Jan Quiel


Wacken Open Air/ICS Festival Service GmbH

The ICS Festival Service GmbH is the founder of the legendary Wacken:Open:Air festival, a mega-event to which 75 000 Metalheads from all over the world make the pilgrimage every year, honoring thei...

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Mike P Heisel

Member Of The Board

Initiative Musik GmbH

Ralf Nüsser at SXSW

Ralf Nüsser

Public Rel

SiLVERDUST GmbH/Summer Breeze Open Air

Born in 1965, Ralf Nüsser had a late start in the music business, even though he had an interest in metal music since the early 80s. In March 1992, he gained experience working for wholesale, impor...

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