The fourth band to play this year’s edition of UNHOLY PASSION FEST is TURIA from the Netherlands.
The final band an co-headliner for the fest will be announced in late August. Already confirmed: Ultha (5 year anniversary special set), GOLD, NAXEN.
GET TICKETS NOW: Hardtickets at Underdog Recordstore (Cologne), Onlinetickets at Eventim etc.
In Black Metal’s history there were always these groups of people who assembled to form a circle, sharing band members as well as mentality. For us, in recent times, there have been three exceptional groups, defining what extreme metal can and should be: The House Of First Light (US), Crepusculo Negro (US) and Haeresis Noviomagi (NL). As with Lubbert Das before (who played our second Unholy Passion Fest), Turia are also part of the Haeresis Noviomagi family and probably their most renowned representative.
Where a lot of people claim there is nothing new and authentic to be done in Black Metal, all the bands from this group of people share a very distinct sound, drenched in a significant darkness, filled with haunting melodies and a captivating atmosphere. This is a general quality to most contemporary Dutch black metal bands, but Turia is just something else. We had the pleasure to share the stage with them on numerous occasions, always to be absolutely stunned by how captivating and magnificent this three-piece is. In their minimalist, almost stoic and punk version of this sound, they unleash great energy and something that can really only be measured by the word “magic”.
We are certain that Turia will be another highlight a lot of visitors of our Unholy Passion fest have never seen before, but will crave to see again afterwards. We’re glad they will be part of UNHOLY PASSION FEST 4.