Snow, Skiing And Sabaton At Full Metal Mountain

A new heavy metal festival is premiering in Carinthia, Austria, March 28 to April 3.

Full Metal Mountain aims to offer a winter holiday for metal heads, with acts like SabatonAccept, and Heaven Shall Burn confirmed.

ICS’s CEO Holger Hübner and his team of promoters bank on around 3,000 metal lovers paying €599 for the basic package consisting of festival and ski pass, accommodation and a shuttle that will take them to the slopes/festival site and back.

Other acts that have already been confirmed include In ExtremoGamma RayDog Eat DogBeyond the BlackEskimo CallboyOrden OganAlkbottleRusskaja and Devil’s Train. More announcements will be made; the initial press release states ICS aims for more than 30.

“Like in Wacken the music program will definitely be one thing: loud and true. We will bring a good mixture of different metal to the mountains,” said Hübner. Tröpolach at Nassfeld is the biggest ski area in Carinthia.

Three stages – The Peak, Mountain Stage and Base Camp – will help spread the action from the summit all the way down to the valley.

While the musical offering can be controlled, the weather is a different thing. Skiers can rest assured, as the region’s micro climate apparently guarantees snow during the season – at least according to the local tourists’ office.