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Artists and attendees of the 24th annual Wacken Open Air festival discuss the impact heavy metal music and the festival itself has had on them.


Norbert Heitker


Norbert Heitker


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Credited cast:
Rammstein ... Themselves
Alice Cooper
Deep Purple ... Band
Henry Rollins
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Don Airey ... Himself (as Deep Purple)
Breanna Banfield Breanna Banfield ... Herself
Ian Gillan ... Himself (as Deep Purple)
Roger Glover ... Himself (as Deep Purple)
Katie McHoes Katie McHoes ... Herself
Steve Morse ... Himself (as Deep Purple)
Ian Paice ... Himself (as Deep Purple)
Micha Reese Micha Reese ... Himself
Salman U. Syed Salman U. Syed ... Himself
Cielu Wang Cielu Wang ... Herself


'WACKEN 3D - louder than hell', a no holds barred exploration of the legendary Wacken Open Air, the biggest heavy metal festival of the world, will shoot in July and August this year. Director Nobert Heitker's feature doc, shot by Producer and Director of Photography Tomas Erhart in stereoscopic, "true" 3D will give audiences a chance to experience Wacken - the fans, the music, the unique atmosphere - in the most intimate way. Wacken is a true one-off. Beyond description. Every year, for three days in August, a sleepy farming village in the middle of the Northern German countryside becomes the epicenter of the metal universe. Almost 75,000 metal heads from around the globe invade the Wacken Open Air to pay homage to the greatest bands of the international metal scene. The first Wacken Open Air in 1990 attracted less than 800 attendees but since then it has grown every year. Now it is the biggest open air festival of its kind. Tickets are sold out within days - long before all of the ... Written by t.erhart

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Louder Than Hell


Documentary | Music


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Official Sites:

Official site [Germany]





Release Date:

24 July 2014 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Wacken - Der Film See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Jumpseat 3Dplus,Wüste Film See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Surround 7.1


Color | Color (Stereoscopic 3D)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Realistic Portrayal of the World's Biggest Heavy Metal Festival
21 March 2015 | by basemnt-dwellrSee all my reviews

Welcome to the holy land of Wacken!

The movie is not a live recording of a concert, but rather a documentary about the world's biggest heavy metal festival. Every year, about 75,000 metal fans from all over the world travel to Wacken, a small village in northern Germany, to listen to more than 100 famous and not so famous bands.

The movie includes interviews with a couple of metal fans and some of the musicians, and of course there is also the music. The filmmakers managed to capture the atmosphere perfectly. Everybody is peaceful, in good spirits, and having lots of fun during the four days of the festival.

I think all those metal fans who have been to Wacken or are planning to go there should see the movie. However, not just them, but also everybody else who wants to know what Wacken is like, should see it. Great movie! And now that I've watched it, I can hardly wait till July 30, when this year's festival starts.

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