16 December marks the date for a new edition of Shockerz. This new edition is all about Conflict Override, a mysterious theme which involves an even more mysterious enemy who tries to attack Project F.E.A.R, which is the name for all the performing artists and visitors. Because the event was sold-out 1,5 months (!) before the event took place, we went looking for 10 reasons why you shouldn’t miss this year’s edition.
1. Free War Force album for every visitor
Yes, you’ve read that right. Every visitor of Shockerz 2017 will receive the new War Force hard-copy album for FREE, which will be released and handed out at the event. Good news for all their fans, because they have been waiting for the tracks to be released. Recently the act revealed their performance at Shockerz 2017 and also that every visitor would receive the album for free. A big gift and surely something to get people up on their feet and marching to Den Bosch (near Eindhoven) on December 16.
2. Raw classics during the Origins showcase
Shockerz will also present a brand-new act. Origins, as the show is called, is 30 minutes of the best selection of raw hardstyle ‘classics’. Think of tracks like ‘B-Front & Frontliner – Magic’, ‘The R3bels – Pattern 2’ en ‘Chris One – Psycho’. Standing still is not an option and nostalgia is what it’s all about. The show will be the premiere of a new stand-alone event, also called Origins, which will take place on February 24. ..
3. Sold out editions
The title is this part kind off says it all. Shockerz has sold out in the past two years. Last year all tickets were even sold out at 1,5 months before the event took place. On the popular website TicketSwap more than 1500 people were still looking for tickets on the day of the event. So consider yourself warned and make sure to grab your tickets in time.
Tickets are available through the official website.
4. Many b2b performances
Besides a big number of live-acts, there will also be a lot of surprising b2b performances at Shockerz 2017. A b2b is a collaboration on-stage, meaning that two or more artists will perform together on-stage. There is Radical Redemption vs Regain, E-Force vs Rebelion and Ncrypta vs Luminite. More b2b’s will soon be announced.
5. Seven special live-acts
During Shockerz 2017 there will be seven live-acts. Several of them have been revealed through their own trailer, like Minus Militia and War Force. Besides that Act of Rage will bring a special Sabotage album showcase, D-Sturb and Sub Sonik will perform live and MYST will be showcasing an exclusive live-act for the first time ever. More information about that will be revealed in an interview with him soon. Last but not least, B-Front will deliver his magic with Beyond Reality.
6. New and bigger location
Shockerz has moved to a bigger location. With two previous sold out editions the organization felt it was time to step it up, so this year Shockerz will take place in Autotron in Den Bosch. Autotron is an enormous event location, which surely will crank up the capacity this year. In comparison, area 2 of Autotron is the same size as area 1 of Shockerz last year. People who have visited Shockerz in the past will know that this means big things are coming.
7. D-Sturb is responsible for the anthem
The person responsible for this year’s Shockerz anthem is D-Sturb. This became clear after a mysterious live video on his Facebook page. The young artist is sky-rocketing at the moment and will bring a special live-act on December 16.
8. MYST live for the first time ever
Yes, for the first time ever MYST will deliver an exclusive live-act. He has been preparing for months and soon Hard News will present an interview with him, telling us more about what he has planned. MYST is crushing stages at the moment, with tracks like ‘Before You Go’, ‘Hear My Breath’ and ‘Never Look Back’ which have gotten tremendous support from both the fans and artists.
9. Act of Rage ‘Sabotage’ album release
Besides the War Force album, Act of Rage will also release his album at Shockerz 2017. That means visitors can also be the first to grab his album, at Shockerz.
10. Massive line-up
The line-up of Shockerz 2017 is filled with the biggest names and talented acts. To clarify, there will be artists from 13 different labels performing at Shockerz. Talking about diversity.
Minus Militia – War Force (including Free Album) – B-Front Beyond Reality – Radical Redemption – Frequencerz – Warface – Fear the Public Enemies – Shockerz presents Origins – E-Force – Crypsis – D-Sturb LIVE – Sub Sonik LIVE – Regain – Delete – Requiem – High Voltage – Rebelion – Act of Rage LIVE – Bass Chaserz – MYST LIVE – RVAGE – Artifact – Killshot – MC Nolz
Clockartz – Malice – Rooler – Apexx – Ncrypta – Luminite – Resist – Enemy Contact – The Machine – Deluzion – Re-Mind – Retaliation – Mind Dimension – Solutio – Physika – Gearbox New Blood Showcase: Chemical Soldiers, Sins of Insanity, Necrosis & Bestia – MC Livid