Opening the summer festival season in 2017, the year in Latvia, traditionally Metalshow will retain its eclectic, absorbing in its membership practically the whole spectrum of the existing styles of metal music.

Among the groups it is worth noting the Russian folk/black/pagan Arkona formation, which will present a special show for its 15th anniversary. Also headlining the festival presented the Finns Swallow The Sun performing death/doom metal.

The eclecticism of the festival confirms participation of the nu metal/metalcore of the band Amatory. Amatory - metal band formed in 2001 in Saint-Petersburg, but began his career in 1998. For 2016 released six full-length albums EP albums.

The speech of the grandees of Latvian post metal - Soundarcade, will be the first after a two year hiatus.

Stoned Jesus is a Ukrainian masters of stoner/doom/psychodelic , known for their explosive live performances, will play for the first time in Latvia at the festival after his sold-out concerts in the Riga clubs.

A certain musical touch to your event will add the Japanese and the Finns Survive Dead Shape Figure. Sanctimony is considered by legislators of the style of death'n'roll and hardly need any introduction. One of the best concert groups in the Latvian metal scene that was repeatedly confirmed at the prize giving ceremony Latvian Metal Awards. Preternatural - the first festival performance of the native adherents of the melodic death/black metal in the new line. Doom / Gothic metal Heaven Grey, returning from a concert tour of Europe, the festival will present a programme from the new album Manuscriptum.

It is worth noting the participation of other domestic groups, such as Urskumug, Oghre, Varang Nord, Oceanpath, Mayla, Pulse of Nebulae, and many others.

Founded in 2005, the Metalshow Open Air festival has quickly grown to become one of the leading in his musical niche in the Baltic States. The list of headliners in the years of its existence were bands like Cradle Of Filth, the Exploited, Napalm Death, Pain, Caliban, and dozens of others.

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