BLOODGOOD are one of the most iconic Christian metal bands in the world. Hailing from the USA Bloodgood recently released a brand new album "Dangerously Close". This will be the first BLOODGOOD show in Scandinavia since 2008. The iconic line up of Michael Bloodgood, Les Carlsen, Paul Jackson and Kevin Whisler will headline Rainbow Rock in 2017.

HYPERSONIC are a symphonic metal band coming out of Italy. In January 2016 the band signed a record deal with Revalve Records for the releasing of the new album entitled “Existentia”. The new album is a concept based on the existence of man and the spiritual afterlife to be released in March/April 2016.


With a great line up of bands from Europe

Triuwint is a Melodic Black Metal Band from Nuremberg. Their sound combines embossed guitar melodies and heavy riffs as well as screams/growls and elevated vocals. Death Metal elements add groovy vibes to the tone. In 2009 they started with a different name to amaze their fans in Germany and internationally. They have been performing with bands like Eisregen, Riger, and Nachtgeschrei. In 2012 the new name of the band 'Triuwint' was born and has been established since then. In spring 2014 the debut album 'Nebelfall" has been released.


Spyker is a melodic metal band from the Netherlands formed early 2009. Spyker combines Thrashmetal and Metalcore to make a powerful mixture of blastbeats, grunts, breakdowns, but also smooth melodic guitar parts and heavy screaming.

The band started in 2009 and released their first EP called 'Sacred Rage' in 2010. Their second EP, called 'Spyker EP', which came out in 2013. Currently Spyker is working on their first full-length album.

Peter 118
Originally a member in the secular punk band Senseless, receiving positive reviews from Kerrang! and Rock Sound along the way, Peter Field found a new song to sing in 2005 when he became a Christian.

Dedicating his life to sharing the Gospel through the Punk sub-culture, he founded Ambassadors Of Shalom, a Christian band who signed to California-based Thumper Punk Records in 2012.

Now focusing his efforts on his solo project, Peter118 released “Radio”, an extremely catchy pop-punk track, which made waves not only in the UK, but also in Japan and the US

Hilasterion is a melodic death metal band from the town of Vaasa on the west coast of Finland. The band was established in 2003 and has released two full length albums, “Taken From Darkness” in 2007 and “Signs Of The End” in 2014. We are excited to  have them  play the first Rainbow Rock Feastival.

Ollution band

A world away from (Rock) airs and graces and with an impressive grip on reality, POLUTION have been letting their power rock loose on national and international stages since 2008. That was the year in which their debut album, produced by “Tommy Vetterli (Coroner, Kreator, etc) Overheated” was released. This album and the bands strong live performance quality was decisive in POLUTION being booked to plat gigs worldwide.

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Cat O’Nine Tails – the first Christian pirate metal band rises from the coasts of Finland.  The birth of this four piece pirate crew dates back to 2012 when bassist Tuomas Kannisto (also known for the band HB) and guitarist Samuel Savander started to write music with this very unique twist. The crew needed a captain and thus a versatile vocalist Janne Heiskanen joined the band. The rhythm section was flogged by Lauri Tuomenoksa who then abandoned ship was replaced by Eetu Pesu in 2016.

Northern Flame hails from Vaasa, Finland and was formed by Guitarist Niclas Buss & Bassist Emil Stenros in 2003.  The band got their name from the idea that Jesus is North from us being in Heaven and He cleanses us with His Holy flame(Malachi 3:1-3).  NF offers up some Heavy Power Metal on the Progressive side that is technical and seasoned with Neo-Classical flavorings. Other bands that come to mind while listening to this band are Lightmare, Golden Resurrection, Theocracy, Harmony, and Majestic Vanguard.

Immortal souls
Immortal Souls is a melodic death metal band from Kokkola, Finland. Esa and Aki Särkioja started the band back in 1991 and after that they have released 5 full-length albums. The latest album ’Wintermetal’ (2015) bears the name of the music style that is not just any death metal, it is wintermetal. Immortal Souls plays fast paced and highly melodic metal about winter and nature and their beauty; like a winterwind at a beautiful frosty morning, heavy and aggressive; as fierce as winter can be.

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UNSEEN FAITH is a brutal match for all the other christian bands out there. Breakneck slams go hand in hand with glow sparkling guitar riffs in a frenetic pace that makes the ground under you shake. UNSEEN FAITH are not wasting too much time with atmosphere. It is original, direct and brutal - with an honest message

Hailing from Stockholm, Sweden, Cell 9 stepped onto the music scene in 2016 with the release of their debut album “The Devils Feast”. With all members having already been in various well known bands, it is easy to see that you are going to be in for a ride with this top notch release. Cell 9 is a hard rock doom band with fast power metal riffs, this is one band that will leave you hungry for more.


Askara is a progressive Gothic Metal band from Basel, Switzerland. The band unites different elements of Gothic Metal with progressive, heavier m, melodic metal. Indicative for this distinctive style are the clear vocals of lead singer Myriam together with the contrary placed growls from Elia. The contrast in the sound heaviness is also mirrored by the instruments: on one hand, guitars, bass and drums build up a basic layer of powerful sounds while the piano is contributing softer melodic nuances.

In 2015 Robert had a dream of an alternative metal band. and in 2016 that dream turned out to be something more, a band called Scarlotte. At first there were Tero and Robert and they were looking for a singer. Then Robert played the songs for Janne and he was thrilled about them and wanted in. In july 2016 they recorded their first EP and that's how the story begun. In october they published their band with the music video for the song Take My Hand, and what happens next ... We will see!