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Metal scene in Zürich

Any metallers out there? If so, can anybody tell me if there is a nice metal scene in Zürich and surrounding area? I did a google search and saw there are few places, but I was wondering if anybody can share any first-hand experience?

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Re: Metal scene in Zürich

Hi, welcome to the EF. Alas, the metal scene in Zürich is totally lame although there is the occasional gig by a touring act (check out other threads for good links for gigs). What kind of metal are you into?
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Re: Metal scene in Zürich

Thank you!

I like Gothic metal a lot, but I also enjoy other types. So far, I have found online: Bonnie Prince, Ebrietas and Kon-tiki
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Re: Metal scene in Zürich

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I like Gothic metal a lot, but I also enjoy other types. So far, I have found online: Bonnie Prince, Ebrietas and Kon-tiki
Kon-tiki has some good music. The Dynamo club used to host some good gigs, I think it may be being refurbished (saw the Cancer Bats there). Re Goth metal, I've seen some older Goth bands like Sisters of Mercy and The Mission play in Zürich. There are several good gigs at the Rote Fabrik but they're not well advertised, Boris and Russian Circles played there. Last year Mastodon played the XTra. Check out this thread for a heads up:

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Re: Metal scene in Zürich

Brilliant, thanks!
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Also check out this website:

http://www.metalfactory.ch/
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Re: Metal scene in Zürich

Try also Ebrietas it's just on the street above Kon Tiki

I went in November for an mont Amarth concert in Complex 457
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Re: Metal scene in Zürich

AHHHH!!! Thank you so much! Eluveitie are playing just outside Zürich at the end of the year! I love them and I have never seen them! And Van Canto in February!

I have the impression metal bands play in small venues in small towns here in Switzerland: am I mistaken?
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Re: Metal scene in Zürich

Thank you for the tip: Ebrietas was one of the first ones I found online. I will definitely check it out.

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Re: Metal scene in Zürich

Dream Theatre playing in Zürich/Volkshaus, January 27th
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Re: Metal scene in Zürich

depends on what kind of metal you are looking for:
Have a look at the Komplex 457 ,Kofmehl (Solothurn) or an Starticket or Ticketcorner Websites.
I like Metalcore or Hardcore, so I going to see Killswitch Engange, Trivium, Miss May I and Battlecross in Brixton Academy Feb 02nd 2014 and Hatebreed, Napalm Death in Linz, Austria , Feb 24th 2014.
Have a look for the Festivals in France (Hellfest), Belgium (Graspop) or Germany
(With Full Force) or Switzerland (Greenfield) as well.

Adept will play Dec 12th 2013 in the Kofmehl Solothurn
Lamb of God Jan 08th 2014 Komplex 457 Zurich
Persistance Tour 2014 jan 22 nd 2014 Komplex 457
Bullet for my Valentine, Callejon and While she Sleeps Feb 12 th 2014 Komplex 457
Five Finger Death Punch Mar 19 Th Komplex 457

In the Z 7 at Prattlen there are Sepultura, Iced Earth, Kataklysm to name a few
http://www.z-7.ch/konzertkalender.php
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Re: Metal scene in Zürich

Zurich's Hallenstadion gets the bigger bands (like NIN who are coming in June). You've got the Volkshaus that gets quite a few gigs too, and Komplex 457 as others have noted.
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Re: Metal scene in Zürich

Great, thank you all for the tips and the concerts dates!

It will be interesting to go to a Swiss festival in summer and explore the scene!

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Re: Metal scene in Zürich

Where's a good place to make friends with metalhead then? Those bars listed? I'm from South Africa so I am also looking to get into the scene here.
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Re: Metal scene in Zürich

go to the karaoke from hell at mascotte. U can sing metal to a live band.

But i make this suggestion not so much because you seem like an avid Karaoke fan, but more or less because you are bound to meet people from the metal scene who can then advise you more specifically where to go...
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Re: Metal scene in Zürich

I think Mascotte is suggested in my Wallpaper* city guide. I intend to go: is it good?
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Re: Metal scene in Zürich

Shame Alte Metzg closed.. Methinks it would have been a good bar.. anything else like it?
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