Never Surrender Festival finalises line-up

Next November, Berlin will host the first edition of the Never Surrender Festival, a joint organisation of Iron Bonehead and Nuclear War Now!. The festival appears as an expanded continuation of the Nuclear War Now! Fest, which took place in Berlin in 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014, and 2016, one in which the Californian label is joined by their German peers in the organisation. The line-up, consisting of thirteen artists from each label, has now been fully revealed.


Among the last confirmations, stand Black Cilice and Blasphemy, a duo which perfectly exemplifies what to expect of the festival: on the one hand, the Canadian legends stand at the peak of the black death cult that Nuclear War Now! has been sustaining and supporting for years, while on the other hand Black Cilice are one of the most revered acts in today’s underground black metal and rightly so. This is a common occurrence in the rest of the line-up, which already bolstered the likes of Oksennus, Sabbat, Vassafor, and Xibalba.


The first Never Surrender Festival will take place at the Columbia Theater and Berlin-Tempelhof in Berlin, between the 1st and 3rd of November. Tickets are available here (NWN!) and here (IB). Below, you’ll find the list of confirmed artists.

  • Abyssous

  • Baxaxaxa

  • Black Cilice

  • Blasphemy

  • Disharmony

  • Evil

  • Faustcoven

  • Grave Upheaval

  • Irkallian Oracle

  • Jordablod

  • Kawir

  • Khthoniik Cerviiks

  • Lihhamon

  • Necroholocaust

  • Oksennus

  • Possession

  • Reencarnación

  • Ritualization

  • Sabbat

  • Sacrocurse

  • Temple Desecration

  • Temple Nightside

  • Unaussprechlichen Kulten

  • Witches Hammer

  • Xibalba

  • Vassafor

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