The METAL ON THE HILL festival in the heart of the Austrian hills is getting ready for its 3rd edition! Between August 17th – 18th 2018 heavy music fans will celebrate a highclass line-up at the probably most beautiful venue Austria has to offer – the Kasematten in Graz. 

Today we are proud to announce another stunning band and welcome VAN CANTO to next year’s METAL ON THE HILL!

Founded back in 2006 as a studio project by Stefan Schmidt, nowadays VAN CANTO sure enough belong to the most unique and special acts in the heavy metal scene: With their unique trademark of a- cappella metal and the power of voices, VAN CANTO set the stages on fire and convince even the hardest metalhead! After the successful release of the band’s latest album ‘Voices Of Fire’ and their only Austrian show in 2018, we are very looking forward to welcome VAN CANTO to METAL ON THE HILL 2018!



Many more TOP class acts such as EPICA or SODOM have confirmed their only and exclusive Austrian shows at METAL ON THE HILL! Alongside death metal band GOD DETRONED, who also announced their only Austrian live gig for 2018, the highly praised JINJER as well as Belgian Thrash Metal up- and- coming EVIL INVADERS will make their way to Graz. Local matadors ELLENDE are currently rounding up the line-up for 2018, but many more bands and news will be announced soon!

VIP-tickets are already sold out! Get your hands on the last available festival passes for THE metal event in 2018 at: and

See you on the mountain!