News Blog :: ROTTING CHRIST confirmed for METAL ON THE HILL 2017


Metal On The Hill proudly presents ROTTING CHRIST where they will perform a special old school set on the festival bill!  

Dark and harsh sounds that prominently feature both melody and the classic heavy metal vibe is at the blackened heart of Rotting Christ’s music. The band has been making brutal music for 25 years now, gaining worldwide attention from fans and critics alike, and is certainly one of the most respected and prolific bands in the extreme metal genre. ROTTING CHRIST defined what has been labeled the “Greek” sound of black metal with their efforts. This blackened sonic cult remains as volatile and viable as ever.

The dates for Metal On The Hill 2017 are set, as well as the first confirmed bands! Save the dates: On August 11th and 12th 2017 international top acts will again make Schlossberg Graz erupt!

Headliners BLIND GUARDIAN and PARADISE LOST will both find their way to Graz for a very special and exclusive Austrian show in 2017! Scottish Pirate Metal outfit ALESTORM, and Pagan giants ARKONA will be on the bill performing exclusive Austrian shows. Brazil`s meanest power trio NERVOSA will drag its fans down into a malicious maelstrom full of old school darkness! Popular Symphonic Metal acts SERENITY and VISIONS OF ATLANTIS will round out the bill with more amazing acts to be added!   Keep your eyes and ears open, as many more exciting news to come!


NAPALM RECORDS and it’s own booking department NAPALM EVENTS have awakened all of Austria from its slumber, as Graz hasn`t seen a rock and metal-only festival in ages! The city of Graz was a perfect host to the metal community from all around the world. In cooperation with “Spielstätten Graz” METAL ON THE HILL Festival takes further steps and has already been confirmed for the next round in 2017 – both days on Kasemattenbühne 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 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 unruly weather to the unforgettable majestic, stately backdrop that is fiercely guarded by the festival mascot – the Styrian Panther. This venue is definitely Graz` most unique event location Catch a glimpse of the stunning location here: Kasemattenbühne

VIP tickets are already sold out! Get your tickets for METAL ON THE HILL 2017 here: and