Heart of Steel: Concert Reviews

Wacken Open Air
July 31 - August 2, 2003

Text by Arto Lehtinen and Jani Koskela
Pics by Arto Lehtinen and Ann Kermans

Wacken Open Air in 2002 suffered from some unpleasant setbacks and a real mud inferno caused by the thunderous weather conditions. The area had turned out to be one hell of a mud field and a real survival game for the festival's attendance during the whole weekend (despite the sun shining more and more and hay had been carried to cover the worst mud places). If the weather conditions were more inhuman than human last year, so the weather of this year was like that from another planet. Getting extra drinks every 15 minutes, having an ice cold shower to feel better and more comfortable, and sunglasses were the main things to survive thru the hotter than hell heavy metal inferno as the temperature was in the 30+ Celsius degree range all the time!

The Wacken festival is an excellent place to catch several bands in action which can never be testified elsewhere in terms of some reunions and surprise appearances by some certain bands and of course meet friends and above all new faces from all around the world that you have known and been contact with for years. Of course Metal-Rules.com teams were present at the festival area to testify several great bands and meet several great people. Here is once again a brief article of what happened there… Enjoy!!!

Thursday, July 31, 2003

Friday, August 1, 2003

Saturday, August 2, 2003