METAL MERCHANTS med band nummer 9 og 10 klart
Svenske TORCH er det nienede bandet som ble offentliggjort til neste års festival og det tiende er italienske DARK QUARTERER. Dermed er METAL MERCHANTS ferdigbooket og programmet er klart. Det kan fortsatt dukke opp noen små overraskelser som festivalledelsen jobber med å få til. METAL MERCHANTS arrangeres den siste helgen i januar og arena for gildet er John Dee. Detta blir old school, detta blir metal og detta blir gøy.
We are truly proud to present one of the original Scandinavian heavy metal bands at Metal Merchants Festival 2010. Founded in 1979, and releasing classics such as “Torch” and “Electrikiss” throughout the 80’s, Dan Dark and company made sure that Swedish heavy metal wasn’t soon to be forgotten. After touring with the likes of Motörhead and Warlock, TORCH was put on hold, until Dan Dark once again lit the flame a few years back. In January they will be raising fire at John Dee, and YOU better be there!
So, You thought we couldn’t go further back or more underground? Think again! This band is older than all of the promoters of Metal Merchants Festival, and is truly one of the hidden treasures and godfathers of epic heavy metal. From Italy, we present the one and only DARK QUARTERER! The fact that no album was released until the godlike debut “Dark Quarterer” in 1987, with the insane follow up of classic “The Etruscan Prophecy”, cannot diminish DARK QUARTERER’S earlier existence, of which you all can find on i.e Youtube. For the first time we present keyboards at Metal Merchants Festival, and for the first time we can really titulate ourselves an epic festival! Not all way leads to Rome, but the Etruscan way leads to Oslo in January!