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August 7, 2009 0 Comments

Up the Irons for August 3, 2009. Wacken edition

This week’s Up the Iron’s is brought to you by the letter Kreig and the number 666. Full Metal up the irons to Wacken Open Air for being the most amazing week. Currywurst, clinking glasses to a cry of “Proust!” Being in my first ever “Folk Pit” during Korplikaani – extreme metal folk dancing, watching […]

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July 28, 2009 2 Comments

What’s a Wacken? The Wacken Open Air Festival

Our story begins, as all good metal stories do, in Germany, land of sausages, beer, Johann W. v. Göthe, Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludwig v. Beethoven, Albert Einstein, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Rudolf Diesel a.s.o. and a great nation of football players (so I’ve been told) … and the Wacken Open Air metal festival. The first Wacken […]

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