ANIMALS AS LEADERS may currently be the finest progressive / experimental / djent act. Musical prodigy and eight-string guitar wizard Tosin Abasi and his colourful circus of musical variety will debut at Brutal Assault fest. We’re pleased to announce, that Polish stars BEHEMOTH will once again be one of the headlining acts at our fest! Californian deathgrind powerhouse CATTLE DECAPITATION will play this year as they had to pull off the last time. Samurai bulldozer goregrind commando JIG-AI of the capital of grindcore (Czech Republic of corpse) will smash brains and commit seppuku while on the other hand KNUCKLEDUST will bring their London’s filth based hardcore punk while celebrating 20 years of the band; all that without any lineup changes. Also comming from the UK, MITHRAS are experimental death metal act and their music is full of cosmic visions and ambient atmosphere. Recommended for fans of Morbid Angel, Gorguts, Immolation or Nocturnus. Possibly the hottest act in the nowadays black metal underground is returning to our fest. Make sure to catch MGŁA on the main stage this time. MONO are instrumental post rock stars of Japanese alternative scene and will debut our fest alongside MUTOID MAN – a project of Ben Koller (Converge, All Pigs Must Die) and Stephen Brodsky (Cave In). Also debuting at Brutal Assault will bet the returning MISERY LOVES CO. These Swedish maniacs blended power and melody, aggressiveness and subtlety and still retained the most important aspect – the song. When the band first signed to Earache, they were a relatively new name to many, but within a few months they had rightly become acknowledged as one of the mightiest discoveries of ’95.