Written by Rainer Kerber
Location: Ferienpark Weißenhäuser Strand
Date: November 11th/12th 2016
The holiday complex Weißenhäuser Strand, 5 km away from the Holstein town Oldenburg, was for the fourth time the venue of the hardest short break in the world, the Metal Hammer Paradise.
Hosted by the organizers, the music magazine „Metal Hammer“ and FKP Scorpio, this was an indoor comfort festival; and the Metalheads came in great numbers. The apartments were sold out for weeks and there were only a few day tickets for Friday evening. There also more than 25 bands playing on three stages, as well as readings, workshops, a warm-up and after-show parties.
After a brief welcome by the chief editor of „Metal Hammer“ Thorsten Zahn, the doom masters of Pentagram opened in the Baltic Ballroom. The musicians from the United States clearly showed that they are still far from the scrap heap. The space…
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