17.04.2007:: IRONSWORD CANCELLED. CONVIXION FROM ATHENS WILL REPLACE THEM
Unfortunatly we have bad news, Ironsword had to cancel their appearence at Up The Hammers festival for personal reasons. The replacement we found though is great. Convixion hail from Athens, Greece featuring Nick from Strikelight on guitars and vocals playing a speed / thrash metal with riffs that make your ears bleed. Certainly one of biggest hopes of Greek metal.
02.03.2007:: POSTERS REVEALED
View the festival poster and the warm-up poster.
01.03.2007:: TICKETS PRICES ANNOUNCED
The Tickets for the Festival is €25 and for Warm-up €10. You can pre-order your tickets now with Paypall.
28.11.2006:: PILEDRIVER FROM CANADA COMPLETE THE LINE UP FOR 2007
We are really happy to announce that the legendary thrashers from Canada Piledriver complete the line up for this year. Ticket prices and final poster will be revealed soon.
09.11.2006:: LINE UP ALMOST COMPLETED ...
We only miss one band to complete the line up this year. Legendary Defender from Netherlands will headline up the hammers festival 2007. On the other hand the mighty Twisted Tower Dire from USA will explode your heads. These 2 bands and Battleroar from Greece on the warm up show make the billing this year way stronger.
Stay tuned for the last band.
27.10.2006:: 4 MORE BANDS ADDED !!!
Dark Nightmare from Greece will be the opener in the main day and we have 3 bands added to the warm up of the festival, Steel Tormentor from Ireland, Litany from Greece and Battle Ram from Italy.
10.10.2006:: ITALIAN LEGENDS ADRAMELCH CONFIRMED !!!
Adramelch formed back in 1987 in Milan and released their first Album Irae Melanox in June 1988. Dispite the low quality, due to low budget production, Irae Melanox is considered to be the most "obscure" album that ever came out for Italy. After a long break that the band members pursue individual projects, the band decided to go on with a new line up in July 2003. The result was lots of live appearances in festivals like headbangers open air and Keep It True plus a second Masterpiece album called "Broken history". Adramelch's appearence on 21st of April 2007 is the first ever in Greece, where they have a "cult" status, and they really look forward to meet all of you there.
05.10.2006:: CAULDRON (ex-GOAT HORN) FROM CANADA CONFIRMED FOR WARM UP SHOW
Spawned out of the untimely disbanding of Canada's Metal mighty GOAT HORN, CAULDRON features Jason Decay (bass/vocals), Ian Kilpatrick (guitar) and Al Tillery (drums). These 3 doom-bangers carry on down the Goat Horn path playing straight-up, bullet belting, beer swilling, tit perving Heavy Metal that's actually METAL! INTO THE CAULDRON!!
04.10.2006:: WARM UP SHOW ON 20 APRIL 2007
We decided to turn Up The Hammers festival in a 2 days event. The warm up show will take place on Friday 20 April 2007. More details to be announced soon.
18.09.2006:: OLD SEASON FROM IRELAND BACK IN GREECE FOR UP THE HAMMERS FESTIVAL!
Old Season is a classic, atmospheric, doom / heavy Metal band hailing from the hallowed green pastures of Eireann. The release of "Volume One" saw the band playing a storming set supporting Battleroar at the Underworld Club in Athens. Now we are really happy that they will be back since the blow everyone with this appearence! Old season is a "monster" on stage.
Be there to face it on your own... The Irish are back!!!
13.09.2006:: ITALIAN WAR EPIC METAL BAND HOLY MARTYR ADDED TO THE BILLING FOR 2007
Holy Martyr is almost a legend for the Greek epic metal fans. This is the second time for Holy Martyr in Greece but this time they will be back with a full length album entitled "Still at war" coming out from Dragonheart Records!!!
12.06.2006:: PORTUGUESE WARRIORS IRONSWORD INVADE UP THE HAMMERS!
We are happy to announce the first band for the next festival that will take place on 21st April of 2007. The best barbaric metal band of our days, the mighty Ironsword, will invade Greece for the second time for a heavy metal holocaust!.
11.06.2006:: THE FIRST UP THE HAMMERS FESTIVAL IS HISTORY!
The first up the hammers festival have finished. We would really like to thank all the bands that did a great a show and made the festival an unforgettable event. Special metallic Greetings to our foreign visitors from Italy, Germany, Belgium, France etc...
On the Gallery section you will find some pictures of the festival and we will post more every week plus some video footage. Stay tuned!!