News Blog :: AND THEN SHE CAME - confirmed for METAL ON THE HILL!


Is anybody surprised that a town bearing a name like Eisenerz (= iron ore) is home to an absolute metal giant like NAPALM RECORDS? Of course not! Even more baffling though is that the Austrian state of Styria – to which Eisenerz belongs – hasn`t seen a metal-only festival in ages! Luckily Napalm`s live department NAPALM EVENTS has stepped in to awaken all of Southern Austria out of its slumber…

It`s a given that NAPALM RECORDS will go big and international with its their very own METAL ON THE HILL open air festival: ARCH ENEMY, SATYRICON, LACUNA COIL, DEVILDRIVER and MOONSPELL will all play exclusive Austrian shows. Black metal pioneers SATYRICON will play an exclusive „Nemesis Divina“ anniversary set! German power duo MANTAR and national acts including DRESCHER and TUXEDOO are also part of the bill. Today Napalm Events confirms that AND THEN SHE CAME has now joined this stunning line-up!

AND THE SHE CAME play Rock. Modern Rock. But that’s a broad definition. Extremely broad. Let’s try this: You get organic power grooves vs. smart electronic elements, hard-edgemetal riffs vs. riveting female vocals, progressive parts vs. catchy hooklines. So how do you pigeon-hole this type of music? You can’t. You’ll need to come up with an all-new pigeonhole. So definitely give it a listen! All four musicians can draw from an abundance of stage experience, as they previously performed in arenas playing in front of 25.000+ fans. Up until 2012 Ji-In and her fellow bandmates used to tour the world as Krypteria. But despite an almost identical line-up AND THEN SHE CAME marks a new beginning in every sense of the word! According to the band’s fired-up singer „this is arguably the best, but definitely the most exciting stuff we've ever done.“ AND THEN SHE CAME to metal on the hill!

In cooperation with “Spielstätten Graz”, METAL ON THE HILL will have its baptism of fire in 2016 at the picturesque “Schloßberg”! Directly beneath the highest point of Styria`s capital – the plateau of the Schloßberg – lies Graz` most popular open air event location: the Schloßberg stage Kasematten. A stage plus a vast auditorium in the old fortress walls had was erected in the 1930s – an absolute trademark of the city! Especially during summer nights and open air events the place is brimming with darkly romantic atmosphere. A sliding roof protects the audience from any fitful weather.

In addition, the first festival day (attention: limited capacity!) will go down at the “Dom im Berg”
(= mountain cathedral). This venue is definitely Graz` most unique event location! In 1999, this multifunctional spot was carved out of the mountain and opened to the public at the 2000 state fair.

A more than stately and unforgettable backdrop that is fiercely guarded by the festival mascot – the Styrian Panther. Catch a glimpse of the locations here:

12.08.2016 Dom im Berg (DevilDriver, Drescher, Jinjer, Tuxedoo) – SOLD OUT!
13.08.2016 Kasemattenbühne (Arch Enemy, Satyricon, Lacuna Coil, Moonspell, Mantar,  And Then She Came + 1 more TBC)

VIP tickets & weekend passes are already sold out! Better get your day passes for August 13th super fast on and

See you on the hill!