IEPER HARDCORE FESTwinter edition #7

Saturday 14 February 2015 @ Joc Ieper, Belgium


Hey there. First of all, we would like to thank all of you a happy, healthy and peaceful 2015. Recent events have shown that nothing in our lives should be taken for granted, so we hope everything works out as planned for all of you this year!

Reactions to the line-up of this year’s winter edition of our festival have been overwhelmingly positive. Thanks a lot for that! Today, we are adding 2 more bands to the line-up, bringing it to a total of 9.

  • IRON WALRUS (DE) // German doom/sludge band, for fans of SAINT VITUS, WEEDEATER, EYEHATEGOD and the likes. They will be touring with CROWBAR this February. Curious? We sure are!
  • YOUR HIGHNESS (BE) // Antwerp stoner metal, paving its way in the European underground scene since 2009. They will be releasing a brand new full-length just one week prior to Ieperfest Winter. Brand new, fresh material to be heard, folks!

This concludes the Ieperfest Winter bill for this year. We hope you are as excited about this as we are, and hope to welcome as many of you as possible at JOC ‘t Perron on Saturday 14 February! Tickets cost €20 (reservation and transaction excl.) and are available online at or More details, such as a detailed timetable, will follow soon, so stay tuned!

We are also working hard on confirming a list of bands for Ieperfest summer, which is happening on 14, 15 and 16 August this year. We hope to be able to announce a few around Ieperfest Winter, so keep an eye out for that!

We will be back soon!



We are pleased to announce that the 7th edition of Ieperfest Winter will be happening on Saturday 14 February 2015, at JOC ‘t Perron in Ieper. We have taken our time to put together a line-up that we were satisfied with and hope you will be as well. Ready? Set? Go!

  • CROWBAR (US) // First Winterfest appearance of these New Orleans-based sludge metal legends, after two successful performances at Ieperfest summer in 2012 and 2014.
  • HANG THE BASTARD (UK) // Blending metal and doom with a crusty old school vibe into a hybrid that leaves many in awe. Taking hints of BLACK SABBATH and CROWBAR and a slew of underground bands whose names have been long forgotten but whose riffs live on forever. New album out on Century Media rcs.
  • MARK MY WAY (BE) // H8000 melodic rap-influenced hardcore act, set to release their debut MCD on Clenched Fist rcs at Ieperfest Winter 2015. For fans of E-TOWN CONCRETE and COLD WORLD.
  • RENOUNCED (UK) // Mixing heavy mid 90's metalcore with lots of melodic parts. Think of MORNING AGAIN, early POISON THE WELL and a little DISEMBODIED.
  • STRIFE (US) // Legendary hardcore act from Los Angeles, California, ready to hit our stage 21 (!) years after the release of their debut LP “One Truth”.
  • SUNDAYS (BE) // H8000 hardcore act featuring (ex-)members of The IGNORED, OMERTA and AMOKACHI. For fans of MODERN LIFE IS WAR, BANE, VERSE, DEFEATER and so much more.
  • WOLFxDOWN (DE) // Furious German hardcore act, making up for the last minute cancellation last year. Presenting their new vocalist Dave to the Ieper audience.

Presale starts on Monday 15 December at 10 am.

More news will Follow soon, so stay tuned.