Now in its 14th year, STEEL WARRIORS REBELLION is back and better than ever. The festival, held in the mountaintop village of Barroselas, near Viana do Costelo, Portugal, is one of Europe’s most unique extreme music gatherings, and since last year, officially sponsored by Zero Tolerance. Boasting one of the most dedicated support teams, the festival has survived the pitfalls of economic downturn as a state-funded, communally organised festival made of diehards and music enthusiasts. This year’s fest is set to be headlined by the likes of Venom, Malevolent Creation, Voivod, Atheist, Ratos de Porão, Necros Christos and Satanic Warmaster.
Taking place from April 29 – 1 May, SWR XIV promises to be one of the year’s most brutal, beer-soaked and unforgettable festival experiences. The camping, concessions and atmosphere of this event are almost unrivalled in Europe – Wake up in a Eucalyptus forest, meet diehards from Portugal, Spain and the rest of the world, before witnessing some of extreme music’s greatest acts of past and present. If you’re heading to any festivals this year LET THIS BE THE ONE! Raise 14 candles for 14 years of true Portuguese insanity!