Black Metal · Sludge Metal

Rockstadt Extreme Fest is proud to announce that the ferocious Italian death metal act Hierophant will be joining the lineup near Râșnov Fortress in Transylvania from 2-6 August 2023. Known for their chaotic and intensely powerful live performances, Hierophant is a band that death metal enthusiasts will not want to miss at this year's festival.

Formed in 2010, Hierophant has been making waves in the metal scene with their unique blend of death metal and sludge. With their self-titled debut album in 2011, which CVLT Nation described as "straight killer no filler," the band quickly gained attention and earned a reputation for their relentless live shows. Sharing the stage with notable acts such as Deafheaven, Oathbreaker, Tombs, Pelican, and Cancer Bats, Hierophant's performances are nothing short of intense and ferocious.


In 2013, Hierophant released their Bridge Nine debut, "Great Mother: Holy Monster," an eight-song powerhouse recorded by Steve Scanu and Simone Mularoni at Domination Studio. The album, mixed by Lorenzo Stecconi and mastered by Alan Douches, showcases the band's mammoth sound and solidifies their place in the death metal scene.

Since then, Hierophant has continued to evolve and refine their sound. Their most recent album, "Death Siege," written during the dark months of the pandemic, demonstrates the band's growth and ambition. Described by guitarist and vocalist Lorenzo Gulminelli as "the best thing we ever did and the one album when Hierophant really comes into its own," "Death Siege" is a testament to the band's dedication to their craft.

With lyrics revolving around war, annihilation, and apocalyptic themes, Hierophant's music is intense and relentless, designed to make listeners feel the impending destruction. The current lineup consists of Lorenzo Gulminelli on vocals and guitar, Fabio Carretti on bass and vocals, Gianmaria Mustillo on bass, and Ben Tellarini on drums. The Rockstadt Extreme Festival team is thrilled to have Hierophant as part of the 2023 lineup, providing death metal fans with a fantastic opportunity to experience the band's controlled chaos live. Don't miss Hierophant's explosive performance at this year's Rockstadt Extreme Fest, taking place near Râșnov Fortress in Transylvania from 2-6 August 2023!

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