HEADBANGERS OPEN AIR 2008 DOUBLE DVD

HELLION RECORDS / BATTLE PRODUCTION / STREETCLIP TV

 

Metal To Infinity

Damn, this is one of the most impressive DVD’s I’ve ever seen since a very long time. A double DVD that gives a picture of one of the most prestigious Metal feasts in Europe called Headbangers Open Air 2008 edition. For all those who weren’t present, these digital video discs are a true gift from heaven. Be sure I have amused myself completely watching more than 5 hours of pure Heavy Metal mayhem! 

As each and every year, the bill of Headbangers Open Air festival looks impressive to the bone! Old school Metal reigns at the fest, when organizer Juergen Hegewald (also big chief of Hellion Records) search for bands to come over and play, be sure there will be Metal magic breathing down your neck. The edition of 2008 really speaks to my imagination – so many awesome outfits on one bill, GREAT!! Especially the US Metal bands who played back then are very interesting and fulfil my Metal desire entirely!  

Bands on the first DVD that impresses me were without a doubt: Deadly Blessing (with new singer Steven Childs), Mortal Sin, Lethal, At War, Wild Dogs, and Détente (with the almighty Ann Boleyn behind the microphone!), Destructor, Axehammer, Beehler. With a massive respect for the other bands’ video footages who were excellent too but as many will know by now – my heart longs for US Metal! But I really had a wonderful time watching some pure Metal nostalgia with live acts from legendary Sweet Savage, Praying Mantis, Black Hawk, Picture, Impaler,… too, be sure of that! 

The first part of disc 2 reflects a great impression hosted by two amazing guys who know what real Metal is all about… Neudi from Streetclip TV / drummer in Roxxcalibur and Mr. Wild Dogs, Matt McCourt himself talked with the bands appearing on this DVD and believe me, it was pretty fun looking at! Afterwards the festival impressions, there is a superb bonus added… I'm talking about live clips taken from Headbangers Open Air 2007 edition. Damn awesome watching magnificent performances of: Avenger, Grim Reaper, Halloween, Wretch,…  

Headbangers Open Air 2008 double DVD actually a compilation of all bands I truly have a lot of admiration for. I heard most of the bands for the very first time way back in the early eighties – after such a long time they walk the stage like they were never been gone… my trust in old school Metal is insured and am overwhelmed watching them all on my television screen passionate. I can recommend this double DVD to Metal worshippers who like their stuff old school and pure as can be. For the price of 20 Euro plus postage, you can re-live one of the greatest Metal festivals in Europe whenever you want. Order at: www.hellionrecords.de And yes, I'm already look forward to the DVD release of Headbangers Open Air 2009! Watch below for the entire DVD track list! 

My Points: 95 / 100 (Review by Stefan) 

COMPLETE TRACK LISTING DVD 1

ROXXCALIBUR

*Axe Crazy (cover Jaguar)   *Rainbow Warrior (cover Bleak House)

DEADLY BLESSING

*Bullets   *Cry Of Medusa   *Search And Destroy

BLACK HAWK

*Fire In The Night

MORTAL SIN

*Mayhemic Destruction (with fans headbanging the stage apart)   *Never Known   *I Am Immortal

SWEET SAVAGE

*Lady Of The Light   *Eye Of The Storm   *Killing Time

LETHAL

*Fire In Your Skin   *Swim Or Drown   *Obscure The Sky

AT WAR

*Dawn Of Death   *Ordered To Kill   *Rapechase

IMPALER

*Meat Wagon   *I Won’t Die   *Island Of The Dead   *Shock Rock

DÉTENTE

*Holy War   *Shattered Illusions

SODOM

*Outbreak Of Evil   *M-16   *Sodomy and Lust

ABANDONED

*Visions Of Death   *We Are In Hell

DESTRUCTOR

*Destructor   *Maximum Destruction   *Overdose  

PRAYING MANTIS

*Captured City   *Children Of The Earth   *Panic In The Streets

AXEHAMMER

*Axehammer   *Final Battle   *Windrider

WILD DOGS

*Life Is A Game   *Tonite Show

PICTUR E

*Heavy Metal Ears   *Eternal Dark   *Griffons Guard The Gold   *Bombers

BEEHLER

(featuring Dan Beehler ex-Exciter)

*Holocaust / Stand Up And Fight   *Heavy Metal Maniac   *Pounding Metal

DEATH SS

*Let The Sabbath Begin   *Scarlet Woman   *Vampire

 

COMPLETE TRACK LISTING DVD 2

*IMPRESSION HEADBANGERS OPEN AIR 2008 hosted by Neudi & Matt McCourt!

*BONUS: The Best Of H.O.A. 2007 

AVENGER: Enforcer

GRIM REAPER: See You In Hell

HALLOWEEN: Black Skies

HOLLOW GROUND: Don’t Chase The Dragon

WARNING S.F.: Thunderhead

WRETCH: Make This Garden Burn + Til Death Do You Part

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