HISTORIC LIVE MUSIC COLLECTION

We are saddened by the loss of our talented friend.

RIP Vinnie Paul Abbott.

With love from EINDHOVEN: DYNAMO CONCERTS to release their HISTORIC LIVE MUSIC COLLECTION – Archive of unheard, cult live recordings will become epic album series!

From the mid-80s until last decade, Dynamo Open Air in Eindhoven, Netherlands was an iconic metal festival and the go-to-place for metal maniacs from all Europe. 

It all started in 1981, when André Verhuysen and a friend opened their Hard Rock Café (not the world-spanning franchise you might think of) within the Dynamo Youth Centre in Eindhoven, the Netherlands and before the year was over, the small group of enthusiasts booked RAVEN, the first ever live band to play the venue, who turned in a killer performance for 300 ecstatic fans in a sold-out show.

As the time went on, live acts became the norm and in 1986, to celebrate the 5th anniversary of what by then had become hot under the name Dynamo Rock Club , André launched the first ever Dynamo Open Air on the car parking lot outside of the club. Bands such as SATAN, ANGELWITCH and ONSLAUGHT played to an audience estimated at 5.000.

In 1994, Dynamo Open Air entered the Dutch record books by achieving the largest and longest lasting traffic jam in the history of the Netherlands. At the same time, with a massive 70.000 attendees, it became the largest metal gathering of its time in Europe, possibly in the world! No wonder with acts such as DANZIG, GOREFEST, CLAWFINGER, LIFE OF AGONY, PRONG, SICK OF IT ALL or KYUSS on board. However, that figure got put to shame one year later, counting up to 110.000 metal heads in ‘95.

Trying to find a suitable home for the ever growing festival, Dynamo Open Air moved its location several times. In 2005 it took place for the last time, featuring top-acts such as TESTAMENT, OBITUARY, TRIVIUM and ANTHRAX. Through the course of its impressive twenty year lifespan, mega-acts such as METALLICA, IRON MAIDEN, PANTERA, MARILYN MANSON, SEPULTURA, MONSTER MAGNET, MACHINE HEAD, BIOHAZARD and many more entered the Dynamo stages and helped make it one of if not the most influential metal festivals throughout Europe.

Now, 13 years after the festival’s last run and with the help of Caroline/Universal, Dynamo Concerts opens the secret archives of live recordings and starts releasing the legendary concerts for the first time on CD and vinyl, and selected titles on DVD. With more than 300 recorded shows to review and process, it’s an undertaking that will easily stretch over the next couple of years. In many cases, these remastered, unique and previously unreleased or even unheard recordings will be the perfect vehicle to travel back in time and witness first hand, how bands that became superstars later gave their debut performance for a European crowd. Metal history channel galore!

The first two releases, live performances of PANTERA and SOULFLY from 1998, will be available on JUNE 22nd, 2018. 

PANTERA

Live at Dynamo Open Air 1998

Release date: 2018-06-22
  1. Walk
  2. A New Level
  3. Suicide Note Pt. II
  4. War Nerve
  5. Becoming
  6. Sandblasted Skin
  7. Hard Lines Sunken Cheeks
  8. Primal Concrete Sledge
  9. I'm Broken
  10. Fucking Hostile
  11. This Love
  12. Domination, Hollow
  13. Mouth for War
  14. Cowboys From Hell
“Pantera: Live at Dynamo Open Air 1998” catches Pantera at their ultimate height, touring their seminal ‘Great Southern Trendkill’ and ‘Live 101’ live album of the previous year. Their electric set includes Pantera classics ‘Walk’, ‘I’m Broken’, ‘This Love’ and new songs of the time ‘War Nerve’, ‘Suicide Note Pt. II’ and Sandblasted Skin’. Phil Anselmo’s brutal vocals over one of the tightest and fiercest musical backings in metal history of Vinnie Paul, Dimebag Darrell and Rex Brown. A genuine slice of metal history, available for the first time.

SOULFLY

Live at Dynamo Open Air 1998

Release date: 2018-06-22
  1. Eye For An Eye
  2. No Hope = No Fear
  3. Spit
  4. Bleed
  5. Beneath The Remains / Dead Embryonic Cells
  6. Tribe
  7. Bumba
  8. Quilombo
  9. Prejudice
  10. Roots Bloody Roots
  11. Attitude
  12. The Song Remains Insane
  13. First Commandment

“Soulfly: Live At Dynamo Open Air 1998” encapsulates the eclectic thrash metal band’s live performance debut. On this show, Soulfly played songs from their first album as well as Sepultura classics, such as ‘Beneath The Remains’ and ‘Roots Bloody Roots’. Guests on this special show include Chino Moreno (Deftones) and Benji Webbe (Skindred).

Dynamo Open Air 1986 - 2005

1981 André Verhuysen and a friend founded the Hard Rock Cafe (not THE Hard Rock Cafe!) within the Dynamo Youth Centre in Eindhoven, The Netherlands and before the year was over, they booked the first ever live band to play the venue, Raven, who played a sold out show to just 300 ecstatic fans.

As time went on live acts became the norm and in 1986, to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the Dynamo Club, André put on the first ever Dynamo Open Air ON THE CAR PARK outside the club. Bands such as Satan, Angelwitch and Onslaught played to an audience estimated at 7,000 !

In 1994 Dynamo Open Air entered the Dutch record books by achieving the largest and longest lasting traffic jam in the history of the Netherlands! At the same time, with a massive 70,000 attendees, it became the largest metal gathering in Europe, possibly the world !
Dynamo is also praised for its extreme line-ups. Everything from skate punk to black metal and stoner rock all the way to nu metal played on the Dynamo festival. The enormous anniversary edition of Dynamo Open Air in 1997, with about 120.000 visitors the biggest 3-day festival in Holland ever.

The bands who have played Dynamo are a who’s who of metal From Opeth, In Flames, Metallica, Slayer to Sepultura, Hammerfall, Testament, Nile and Anthrax, a total of over 400 bands...

In 2016 the time has come to acknowledge the enormous success and reputation of the Dynamo Open Air with the release of the Dynamo Open Air Live Series.

The Dynamo Concerts Collection

The Dynamo Concerts Collection is spanning over 20 years, Preserving the memory of the Dynamo Club and Dynamo Open Air festival from 1985 to 2005

The Dynamo Concerts Collection is brought to you by F.R.E.T. Music, an independent label founded by metal and rock music veterans including the Dynamo Open Air Festival founders.

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