Rockavaria festival organisers have announced a new wave of bands that for the second instalment of the three day festival which is set to take place at Munich’s Olympiapark fom May 27-29. The Headliners of the festival Iron Maiden, Iggy Pop and Nightwish had been announced earlier.
One of the most interesting new additions to the bill of the festival is “Gutterdämmerung – The Loudest Silent Movie on Earth” which will have its German premiere screening at the Munich festival. Gutterdämmerung will also be shown at Donington’s Download and a host of other festivals this summer. Below is how the makers describe the project which is currently being hyped by social media and which features an impressive cast including the late Lemmy Kilmister.
The forthcoming loud and dark fairytale Gutterdämmerung Belgian-Swedish visual artist Bjorn Tagemose is a new rock ‘n’ roll / film / gig concept from the mind of Belgian-Swedish visual artist Bjorn Tagemose. Gutterdämmerung is part rock show part immersive cinema experience featuring some of the biggest rock names on the planet including Grace Jones, Iggy Pop, Henry Rollins, Eagles Of Death Metal’s Jesse Hughes, Motörhead’s Lemmy, Tom Araya, Mark Lanegan, Volbeat, Queens of the Stone Age’s Joshua Homme, Justice, Nina Hagen and Slash.
Much in the tradition of classic movies of 1920’s Hollywood, the film is mostly silent but instead of a lone piano a live rock band express the emotions and action whilst special effects from the film explode to life all around the audience. Think of a deafening rock ‘n’ roll version of Secret Cinema taking place in hell and you might just begin to have an idea of what Gutterdämmerung is.
The film is sent in a world where God has saved the world from sin by taking from mankind the Devil’s ‘Grail of Sin’…..the Evil Guitar. The Earth has now turned into a puritan world where there is no room for sex, drugs or rock ‘n’ roll. From up on high in heaven a “punk-angel”, Vicious (portrayed by Iggy Pop)...
This spectacular film will tour with its live band and a live narrator.