For over 25 years, the German state of Schleswig-Holstein has been the centre of the international heavy metal scene each August. Every year, around 100,000 people make the pilgrimage to the small village of Wacken in order to experience the iconic sub-culture music festival of the same name.
Over three days, legendary metal music giants and newcomers meet their fan community. Numerous films and TV documentaries have already attempted to make the fascination of ‘Wacken’ tangible.
The photographer and filmmaker Jens Nolte has now provided a first photo book with a fine selection of unique snapshots and portraits of festival visitors. For four years, he recorded in photos not only the passion and the devotion to music, but also the final moment — the ravaged site after the festival.
“As a Photographer I seek the poetic Viewpoint and emotional Core for any Story. I believe in the magic of Light and the perfect Moment to meet the right People in the right Place.” — Jens Nolte
Features an exclusive text by RockHard magazine co-editor, Boris Kaiser.
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