YVERDON-LES-BAINS, SWITZERLAND – Enter Sandman may be the best known heavy metal anthem in the world and now almost 21 years after its release it will be played live in Switzerland, courtesy of the itinerant one-day rock fest Sonisphere.
For the first time since the festival started touring Switzerland three years ago, it will stop in Suisse romande, at Yverdon-les-Bains.
The festival will be bringing along a litany of heavy metal / thrash revival from the 70s and 80s such as Slayer and Motörhead. The two groups along with Mastodon – a more recently formed heavy metal band from the US – will accompany the 2009 Rock’n'Roll Hall of Fame inductees.
This concert is an opportunity to see two of the so-called “big four” thrash metal bands of all time, Metallica and Slayer, in one place.
French metal veterans, Gojira, and Switzerland’s own heavies, Eluveitie will open up the show on 30 May in Yverdon.
Evanescence, Faith No More, The Offspring and Sound Garden will be playing with Metallica in other Sonisphere festivals in Europe.
This is just one of the many revivals planned for this Summer in Switzerland. Paléo and Montreux Jazz Festival have also announced performances by music icons Bob Dylan and Sting.
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