Super fans’ video-clip from this year's Masters of Rock.
We just discovered a brilliant video - "The Best of Atmosphere"
- from this year's Masters of Rock. Go back in time a bit and enjoy it. Many thanks to author for the video!
See you next year - on thirteenth annual festival…
DELAIN and BATTLE BEAST as special guests of SABATON tour!
This week we passed along an invitation from the Swedish storm troops SABATON, which will please their fans in Prague and in Zlin in early February next year. And today we are happy to announce that the Dutch symphonic metallers fronted by Charlotte Wessels DELAIN will perform as a guest of SABATON on The Heroes European Tour. Many will agree that this year's album full of gothic - "The Human Contradiction" - squared well. Another guest of Joakim, Pär & Co. will be Finns BATTLE BEAST who saved their heavy metal art on a second, self-titled album last year. Also this band has female vocals - blonde Noora Louhimo, which just before the release of "Battle Beast" has replaced brunette Nitte Valo.
Two more reasons why SABATON concerts - on February 7th in Forum Karlin in Prague and on February 8th in Zlin’s Euronics Sports Hall - are not to be missed. Take advantage of introductory price (EUR 32.- until the end of September) and your ticket order today. From this website or thru usual ticket offices.
SABATON - "Ghost Division " (2008)
DELAIN - "Your Body is a Battleground " (2014)
BATTLE BEAST - "Black Ninja " (2013)
Another festival poll - your best musical experience.
Take a look round recently concluded XII. annual Masters of Rock and let us know which band fascinated, amused you the most during the festival. In a poll at the bottom right-hand side of this page give your voice to a band which have made your Masters unforgettable. Thanks and see you next year in Vizovice!
PS: Results of our polls you would also traditionally find on the festival DVD, which we are already intensively preparing :o)
Tickets for ELUVEITIE, FREEDOM CALL, HAMMERFALL and SABATON concerts on sale!
Many of you already know from festival brochures and posters at Masters of Rock that the second half of the year in the Czech Republic will be loaded with concerts. Since today you can conveniently order your tickets from our website to the following concerts:
ELUVEITIE & ARKONA - 26. 11. 2014 - Prague, MeetFactory
FREEDOM CALL and guests - 12. 12. 2014 - Prague, Nova Chmelnice
FREEDOM CALL and guests - 13. 12. - Zlin, Masters of Rock Café
HAMMERFALL and guests - 6. 2. 2015 - Prague, MeetFactory
SABATON and guests - 7. 2. 2015 - Prague, Forum Karlin
SABATON and guests - 8. 2. 2015 - Zlin, Sports Hall Euronics
From next Monday (21st of July) you will be able also purchase your tickets from pre-sales networks TicketPortal, TicketPro and TicketArt. Take advantage of the introductory prices and order your tickets conveniently today!
Metalheads, thanks for great heavy metal party!
Masters of Rock 2014 is over and we have nothing more than to say thank you for the amazing atmosphere that makes Masters
the renowned Heavy Metal Party! You were marvelous and we as well as delighted bands thank you for it! You can recall Masters of Rock atmosphere by watching the video of FREEDOM CALL hit that we recorded from Ronnie James Dio Stage. Just sorry for the cut - on the very top of the party our memory card ran out of space :-) Check out the amazing video clip, it gives goose bumps! More festival hindsight during this week at this website.
See you at MoR 2015!
Heavy Metal Party - Masters 2014 - here
KROKUS cannot perform at Masters, they will be replaced with BONFIRE.
Yesterday we received the news the Swiss rock legend KROKUS could not perform at Masters of Rock on Sunday. The reason for the termination of their festival participation is bass player Chris von Rohr's shoulder pain. He went to Zurich hospital yesterday where doctor ordered total rest for the next two weeks to him. We regret it twice since it was supposed to be Masters' premiere of KROKUS. We are glad founder of KROKUS promised band's attendace during next annual Masters.
Although we were faced with this situation just a few hours ago we worked hard on replacing this legend and a little while ago we managed to summon a band of our friends BONFIRE. The guys released a new album last year - a football-themed CD "Schanzenherz" that pays tribute not only to fans of their hometown Ingolstadt. Which would be great FIFA World Cup scene... Thus Sunday evening will not miss melodic hard rock portions. Thank you for your understanding!
There will be also slight program change on Sunday:
14:50 – 15:50 … KATAKLYSM
16:10 – 17:00 … BONFIRE
17:30 – 18:30 … TERRANA
19:00 – 20:15 … ELUVEITIE
20:45 – 22:00 … UNISONIC
22:30 – 24:00 … SEBASTIAN BACH
SEBASTIEN performance at Masters of Rock is approaching, band announces names of the other guests of its exceptional concert!
" Škaroupka (CRADLE OF FILTH, MASTERPLAN, INNER FEAR) will be behind the drum kit during several tracks, voice of Jan "Bart
" Bartoš (TÖRR) will resonate there, as well as the one of fantastic female singer performing under the stage name of Marlin Rya Poemy.
We mention again that the names of Tony Martin (ex-BLACK SABBATH) and Roland Grapow (MASTERPLAN, ex-HELLOWEEN) supplement guest list of SEBASTIEN. Repertoire of SEBASTIEN will also feature two songs from BLACK SABBATH’s "Martin Era
", among which we will not miss the biggest hit of those times - "Headless Cross
"! Be at the Masters - also on Saturday, July 12.
Info for bikers - parking near the festival grounds offer.
If you bike to Masters of Rock you can safely leave your machine to take a rest on non-stop guarded bike parking lot. It is situated just above the festival area - right next to I/49 (road connecting Zlin with Vizovice) in Car-servis Husička area, about 200 m from the gas station Gašparec. The capacity of parking lot is approx. 40 bikes and parking costs CZK 100.- / day. For more info and pre-orders call +420 731 848 179 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Festival tickets thru this site as a reservation for on-site pick-up only!
The 12th annual Masters of Rock is quickly approaching and rock-metal madness in R. Jelinek Distillery will burst out already this Thursday! Therefore as of today we stop sending tickets by mail and you can place your order as a ticket reservation for pick-up on the spot only. And then collect them at the box office next to entrance No. 2 - the closer one to railway station (map here
). By booking your tix through this website you save - 4-day ticket will be CZK 1500.- and 1-day ticket CZK 990.-. So do not hesitate and make your reservation. Otherwise tickets are still available in all the usual ticket outlets - ie. Ticketportal, TicketPro, TicketArt and Eventim.
Festival shop will offer many new products this year!
Do not carry away from Vizovice only memories. We will present the long line of brand new festival merchandise and souvenirs at this year’s annual Masters of Rock! Our shop will be filled with clothing with new visuals - a Sign of the Masters! There will be several kinds of printed T-shirts, tank tops, soft-shell jackets, lined wind breakers, shorts, ponchos, sunglasses, last resort boxes, leather key chains and bracelets, beer cups and lot of other necessities for purchase. Check out some tees - Skull, Red, Wings or pretty cool soft-shell jacket and then stop by the Festival shop, which will be located right behind entrance No. 2 (closer to the train station), next to signing sessions stage. Whoever does not happen to be at the Masters of Rock will find the merch on this website - Shop section.
Exhibition of metal-tuned paintings in the Masters of Rock Café in Zlin since today!
Yes, the first side program of this annual Masters of Rock festival runs from this morning. In Café of the same name in Zlin there is an exhibition of paintings made by young Czech artist Michal Janovsky. There are 24 paintings on display which mainly depict familiar faces: Ronnie James Dio, Angus Young (AC/DC), Axl Rose & Slash (GUNS N' ROSES), Gene Simmons (KISS), Billy Gibbons (ZZ TOP), John „Bonzo“ Bonham (LED ZEPPELIN), Rob Halford (JUDAS PRIEST), Scott Ian (ANTHRAX), Dimebag Darrell (PANTERA), Tom Araya (SLAYER), Johny Cash „Folsom Prison“, Louis „Satchmo“ Amstrong, Jimmy Hendrix, Ozzy Osbourneand many others. Legend of world music scene each. However the author reflects "young blood" too - also Joakim Brodén of SABATON is there! The paintings are for sale so if you would like to have any of them at home you can buy it. More info from bartenders.
Also the walls of Masters of Rock Café are covered with a lot of unique items with original signatures of the world's greatest rock stars which in recent years visited the festival. Since this afternoon you can already purchase Masters 2014 program brochure or festival t-shirts with brand new visuals there. Have a beer or coffee in Masters of Rock Café and enjoy festival atmosphere there!
Exhibition opening hours: 7. 7. to 17. 7. - from 11:00 to 21:00 o’clock.
Author's FB profile: here.
ACCEPT published the first song from the upcoming album!
The waiting is over. Heavy metal giants ACCEPT will release their 14th studio album entitled "Blind Rage" in mid-August. Singer Mark Tornillo recently announced this quintet is not going to surprise anyone and it will not come up with anything new - simply classic ACCEPT! Producer of this novelty - as well as two previous albums - is Andy Sneap (MEGADETH, ARCH ENEMY, EXODUS). Check the perfectly filmed video for the first track from the album "Stampede" shot in the California desert under the guidance of director Greg Aronowitz (effects for "Batman," "Lara Croft", "Jurassic Park", "Critters") and you would approve Mark's words. Let’s look forward to the new ACCEPT record as well as their only concert in the Czech Republic - on Saturday, October 25th at the Euronics Sports Hall in Zlin. Tickets for the introductory price of EUR 32.- (price valid until the end of August) are on sale - thru this website or in all pre-sales networks.
SK Vizovice stadium available for festival camping also this year!
Information for Masters of Rock 2014 visitors who would like to build a tent on the lawn of a football stadium in Vizovice - operator of the SK Vizovice campsite is receiving your orders on camping and parking spaces. Those will be available from Tuesday, July 8th to Tuesday, July 15th.
Same as in past years this nice, enclosed and guarded area with a capacity of 150 tents (150 cars) with full services (showers, toilets, refreshments) could be used for "traditional" prices: CZK 100.- car / day and CZK 150.- person / day. Send your orders to e-mail address email@example.com or call +420 602 445 192 (or +420 603 496 954). For more information about camps, incl. maps and contacts see Info Reference link of this website.
Canadian metallers KATAKLYSM will perform at the Masters of Rock instead of THE EXPLOITED!
Two weeks ago we brought you a statement of THE EXPLOITED management regarding cancellation of their concert activities, including our festival. Let's wish a quick recovery to band’s frontman Wattie and let’s look forward to seeing them at next annual Masters of Rock.
Today we have great news! We confirm participation of the band around Maurizio Iacono - melodic death metal act KATAKLYSM! It will deliver dosage of decibels to us on Sunday, July 13th - will play instead of CIVIL WAR, which would fill up the gap left by THE EXPLOITED. Ie. CIVIL WAR will finish the program of Saturday, July 12th. The wish of plenty of fans got granted - KATAKLYSM live at Masters of Rock! Your ticket - even one-day ticket - order from this website
or buy from regular pre-sales networks.
Video invitation to Masters of Rock 2014!
Indulge your eyes with straight music. Visit an interesting exhibition of paintings in Zlin!
During the second week of July, that means also during the festival Masters of Rock, there will be exhibition of rock and metal themed paintings of young author Michael Janovský
in the Masters of Rock Café in Zlín-Čepkov. More than twenty familiar faces you can see (and purchase) between July 7th and July 17th, when club will be open from 11 to 21 o'clock. Admission is free.
POWERWOLF conqured Hellfest last week!
New poll for you!
Which XII. annual Masters of Rock performer are you looking forward to the most? Vote for him / them in lower right corner of this website. Thanks…
EPICA and DRAGONFORCE with new albums on tour. In January in Prague!
Dutch symphonic metal outfit fronted by a handsome Simone Simons announced the second part of the Enigma European Tour
. EPICA will bring their new studio album "The Quantum Enigma
" which was released in the beginning of May also into the Czech Republic. So we could enjoy actual singles "The Essence of Silence
" and "Unchain Utopia
" as well as classic hits from the previous five records on January 20th, 2015 in MeetFactory Prague. Plus, EPICA will be accompanied on this tour leg by the very special guest - by the London power metal sextet DRAGONFORCE! Also this band around extremely fast guitarists Herman Li and Sam Totman will delight its fans with brand new masterpiece - album "Maximum Overload
" will be released in mid-August and how hot it will be judge for yourself by the pilot single "The Game
". Tickets for the only EPICA and DRAGONFORCE concert in the Czech Republic for an introductory price of EUR 28.- (price valid until the end of September) are now on sale - from our website
or in pre-sales networks.
In addition, we also offer VIP ticket - for the price of EUR 56.- you get ticket for the show, Meet & Greet session with all members of EPICA band, tour poster signed by its members, VIP card with lanyard and priority / early entrance to the club. There is only limited number of VIP tickets on sale!
Madcap comedy Wrong Cops starring Marilyn Manson - first-run at Masters of Rock!
Yes, several selected festivals' visitors - also at Masters of Rock - can attend premiere of "Wrong Cops
" before its worldwide theatrical release (in September 2014). Showtimes in viewing room of R. Jelinek Distillery's shop will be as follows: 15:00, 17:30, 20:00 and 22:30 every festival day. Movie is in English with Czech subtitles. Room capacity is only 80 places, so we suggest making a reservation in advance at firstname.lastname@example.org. Admission is free for festival-goers with wristband. "Wrong Cops
" starring Marilyn Manson trailer here