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Trainn: Aalst Station lies on train line Oostende/Gent/Brussel/Leuven/Hasselt
Bus: Take bus "Lijn 4" (Nieuwerkerken - Hof Zomergem). There is a stop as close as 100m from the venue.
If you stay at Ibis, you can use the shuttlebus from/to the hotel, which is on request and free donation.
Hungry punks, thrashers & hardcore kids can try our very own Oilsjt Omploft catering, with both meat and vegan food, all at very democratic prices.
As last year, there wil be tent outside for bandmerch and a few distros.
The general Oilsjt Omploft merch and the leftover 2019 shirt aside, we will have a special shirt only for this year. Check it out!
At general request, we introduced the option of buying tokens with electronic payment (Bankcontact), for a minimum amount of €10. For entrytickets, only cash payment is possible.
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Started out as punk/hardcore band in the earthshaking Britcore scene in the early ‘80s. Very soon after evolved to European thrash pioneer. Yes, this does look like the perfect application for the Oilsjt Omploft line-up! Result: absolute classics like “Power From Hell” and “The Force”. Sy Keeler, singer on that last album, rejoined the band after many years, making Onslaught more relevant than ever. But there is more; listen to the recently released single “A Perfect Day To Day”. For sure more than nostalgia!
As one of the premier acts in their genre, D-Beat influenced Wolfbrigade, formed in 1995 and initially know as Wolfpack, choose their selective gigs very carefully. In 2019, Wolfbrigade played 6 shows, including 3 shows in the US and Mexico, while earlier years include exclusive shows at Hellfest, Pitfest, Roadburn Festival, … But make no mistake, over the years, these Lycantho punks has released an impressive back catalogue and have done their touring part. Expect hardcore/punk, yet perfectly balanced with that typical Scandinavian melodic darkness and socio-political motivated lyrics. November 8th marks the release of their brand new album “The Enemy: Reality” on the renowned Southern Lord Records. Don’t miss them, as Oilsjt Omploft is one of their 2 confirmed shows for 2020.
How many European thrashbands play “US style thrash” without sounding “copycatting"? Well, Xentrix is one of those chosen few. Just like Onslaught they have two absolute classics in their catalogue, with albums such as “Shattered Existence" ('89) en "For Whose Advantage?" ('90). But, as you, loyal Oilsjt Omploft visitor, might know, we like our classic bands releasing new music as well. What about “Bury The Pain”? Maybe the best thrash album of 2019? No need to mention their brilliant “Ghostbusters” cover, that enjoyed more than frequent spins on MTV’s Headbangers Ball.
Unlike the name suggests, Doom has nothing to do with the music genre called doom metal. But as loyal punk/hardcore/crust fan, you probably should have known that? Legendary, yet underground, this classic punk band from Birmingham, UK, fuses extreme metal, anarchopunk, hardcore, crust and is considered crucial for the rise of crustpunk and even grindcore. Through line-up changes, ups and downs and hiatuses the band’s crossover style makes them popular in both hardcore, punk, crust and metal audiences. And what about the Doom + Wolfbrigade + Victims combo?! Get ready for the sonic attack called Doom!
Yes … Wolfbrigade … Victims … we’re going “Sweden” this year. Victims formed back in 1997 with the simple aim of playing hardcore punk rock, straight up and right to the point, with particular influences being Swedish Discharge-style and 80's American hardcore. Over the years, and influenced by highs and lows, joy and tragedy, their albums became longer, darker, more aggressive and more politically charged, and then again more rougher, thrashier, only to return to their straight-on hardcore/punk approach. Never lacking stage energy, Victims did countless European and US tours with prominent metal, punk, hardcore bands and managed to get appreciated by underground crust hardcore/punks at the same time as releasing records on Relapse Records and playing stages like Roadburn Festival. Whatever background you have, this is a must-see!
It must be said, in all honesty, that we have build een small reputation in the more dirty and dark component of the thrash genre. Think about Aura Noir or Midnight concerts?! As with Ketzer in 2013, we decided to put on of those blackened bands on our Oilsjt Omploft Fest. Bütcher themselves claim to play true old style speed speed metal. Who are we to deny that statement? Either way, great fit to this years line-up!
Reproach does not like long songs! Reproach does not like long biographies. Reproach likes fast, thrashy hardcore punk songs. Reproach likes skating. Reproach likes chaos and stagedives. Reproach doesn’t want to do die without scars. Reproach will kick your ass! Better be warned!
When Artillery played Dendermonde in 2016, vzw Hambiance introduced this band as opener. A few years and a strong live reputation later, it’s about time to have these fine gentlemen over in Aalst, at Oilsjt Omploft. If only to display the difference between old skool speed metal (what these guys play) and thrash metal. Think Evil Invaders, or Enforcer, who already conquered our stage. Take a big heap of no-nonsense heavy metal and play it faster than the rest of the peloton. That’s how you win a race. As simple as that!
Bezette Stad is a last call for revolution. Angry political D-beat Crustnoise. Did we say “Angry”? We meant very very very angry! You might see some familiar faces. By the way, this wil be their first show (for now)!
The need to express feelings of unease from witnessing the frustration and desperation spawned out of an oppressive system, is what formed Bleakness. The band evolved from playing local shows and fast hardcore/punk to a more darker postpunk influence and tours in France and abroad. Their latest album, FUNCTIONNALY EXTINCT, translates the anger and sadness of the French youth in and 80’s postpunk sound. Are you ready for some pissed off French hardcore/punks?!