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Since 2018, the French band ANIMALIZE keeps on making the flame of trve Heavy Metal shine more and more every day!

It is undoubtedly the love for retro movies that influences the vision of ANIMALIZE the most and makes the difference. The 80s visuals, totally assumed, the stage extravagance and provocative not always to everyone's taste, take us beyond where too many bands stop.

Having not stolen their place as headliner of the THUNDER IN THE EAST festival, the band has been defending their album "Meat We're Made Of" on stage since 2022, and promises to leave a mark with compositions deploying unparalleled energy and references to cult films such as Evil Dead, Mad Max or Terminator!

CRYSTAL THRONE is a progressive heavy metal band from Metz, which made its debut in 2021 with a very unique first album.

Founded by passionate and seasoned musicians, at the crossroads of old school heavy metal and modern sounds, Crystal Throne's unique style combines elements of heavy metal, progressive and neoclassical, creating a rich and complex sound that will appeal to fans of Queensrÿche, Fates Warning, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden or Jason Becker.

With their second full album released in 2022, the quintet of SACRAL NIGHT is definitely making a name for themselves with their Heavy Metal with dark and melancholic tints.

It is with talent that this young band formed by experienced musicians brings Black Metal, Doom and gothic nuances to its edifice to give it an identity and a character of its own, and its charismatic singer Antoine chooses the language of Molière which lends itself wonderfully to these metallic laments. Their lyrics evoke a dark universe tinged with religious references, creating a bewitching atmosphere for listeners in search of an unforgettable musical experience.

Both fans of Hard Rock, AOR, NWOBHM, Heavy/Speed, Glam and Thrash, the members of Star Rider draw most of their influences from the late 70's and early 80's, with bands such as Motörhead, Diamond Head, Saxon, Def Leppard, Scorpions, Thin Lizzy, Judas Priest, Exciter, Dokken, Warning or more recently Enforcer.

Their music mixes melody, powerful riffs, speed and violence. The themes are diverse, sometimes light (alcohol, parties, sex, big bikes, speed), sometimes deeper (space, spirituality, love, death, the difficulties of the music world).

After a very promising EP with 80s thrash sounds reminiscent of Annihilator, the young Toulouse-based band Sulfator are back with a new line-up and will open the hostilities of the first edition of the festival!

After two years of hard work and the promise of a first album very soon, Sulfator has returned to the scene by defending a more sophisticated thrash and a sci-fi atmosphere of very good taste.

Saturday, June 8th, 2024, the second edition of the THUNDER IN THE EAST fest will take place at the famous Pub-Rock and concert hall CHEZ PAULETTE in Pagney-derrière-Barrine, not far from Nancy.

Thunder and Steel in eastern France !


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