Johannesburg heavy metal legends Agro have just sent us this press release regarding the band performing at Wacken Open Air this year as their plans for the near future. Read on.
We are extremely pleased to announce that Agro, South Africa’s premiere Metal band, will be gracing the stage at this year’s Wacken Open Air festival alongside such prestigious acts as the Scorpions, Machine Head, In Flames and many more.
This will be the second time that the band has played the world’s largest and most revered metal festival, but the first with the impressive current line-up.
With this huge feather in their cap, the band plan on playing shows in and around the festival, and hopefully more festivals in Europe and the United Kingdom as the year progresses. They also hope to garner label interest from some of the fine companies overseas whilst there, as well as making new contacts, new friends and new supporters!
Agro are well into the writing process since the beginning of the year, and a new studio album (and the possibility of some online EP’s) are in the pipeline scheduled for later this year.
The new material is harder, faster, hungrier and quite unlike anything that the band has released in the past, but still with the Agro flavour that older fans have come to know and love.
They are very excited to unleash these new songs upon the heart of Germany in August, and also to feed the hunger of their solid South African fanbase.
With this amazing news, Agro are unbelievably proud to have the opportunity to carry the South African flag onto the Wacken show grounds and show Europe and the international Heavy Metal community just what this country and band can do given the chance!
We wish Agro all the best and hope they keep the African metal flag flying for the rest of the world to see. They are truly ambassadors for all of us on the continent.