In early 2020, all members of Aviana except the singer Joel Holmqvist decided to close down and most probably thought it would be the end of the Metalcore saga that began in Gothenburg in 2017. “It’s not the end, this is just the beginning” Holmqvist announced and came back with the release “Retaliation” in February 2021. A new era of Aviana is here to stay and everyone is invited on the journey with one of Sweden’s most interesting future promises in Alternative Metal.
Being As An Ocean is best described as an Emo band, but with one foot inside the Metalcore world. The band’s music is a kind of Alternative Rock with clear references from the 21st century’s great artists in the genre such as Taking Back Sunday, Jimmy Eat World, but which mixes futuristic and electronic elements into their unique sound. By the summer, they are finally back in Stockholm with new releases in their luggage and a great sound, which just keeps growing.
The Japanese Metalcore monster Crystal Lake is something that everyone needs to experience live before they die. On July 2, 2022, you have an exclusive opportunity to see their only gig in Sweden for the year. Despite a pandemic that made touring impossible, the band has gathered over 500 live gigs worldwide over the past 5 years with bands such as Parkway Drive, Thy Art Is Murder, Polaris and others. The Tokyo band that made their debut in Sweden in 2019 is finally back to show us why they are considered by many to be the world’s best live band!
In northern Italy and along South Tyrol lies a Melodic Hardcore treasure and hides. It is spelled “Dead Like Juliet” and the band that has toured extensively in Europe in recent years, both themselves and as support for major acts such as Adept, Stick To Your Guns and others will return to Stockholm next summer. Significant for these six Italians is an energy beyond the ordinary. With timeless melodies, catchy breakdowns and gang vocals where the audience is directly invited to be part of the show, this is not something you want to miss when they are back on the festival stage in July.
A sextet from Gothenburg that originally started as a thesis by guitarist Sebastian Fjordevik, in 2009. The band is well known for their energetic live performances and has since the debut album ‘State: In Denial’ from 2013, toured with bands such as Arch Enemy, Entombed and Adept to name a few. With clear influences from the metalcore and melodic death metal scene and with their latest album release ‘Scandinavian Aftermath’, they have set their sights on taking a place among Sweden’s metal elite. And, we are convinced that they will succeed!
The heavyweights in the party cage are coming to Sweden for the first time ever! Eskimo Callboy, who in 2020 released the party song ‘Hypa Hypa’, is guaranteed to raise the roof on Fållan. With the upcoming album, there will be more party than ever! Join us when the Germans, who since 2010 have mixed metalcore with electronic party music, humor and a huge portion of energy, take to the stage at High 5ive Summer Fest 2022.
For I Am King, the Dutch metalcore / death metal band with Alma Alizadeh in the front releases banger after banger. With their latest album release, they really broke through the noise and have since taken the world by storm. As Metal Hammer put it, “If Arch Enemy were in a relay, this five-piece would be the next contenders to pick up the baton.”
Sweden’s now perhaps largest band in post-hardcore / metalcore. The band, which was formed in 2010 as a typical rehearsal room band, in a small village called Anderslöv, has now taken the entire Swedish metal world by storm. With 3 previously critically acclaimed albums, the band is now releasing their fourth studio album and we promise that you will not be disappointed. You do not want to miss this!
The young Swedish seven-man wonder who began their journey as late as 2015! Despite their short time together, they leave few untouched with their heavy percussion and their aggressive style that together raises the spirit, like that of few others. We promise that the mosh will be something really special when these guys take the stage.
The question is whether the Finnish party core pioneers One Morning Left will not lift the roof on Fållan higher than Eskimo Callboy when they pull out the flute in the breakdown from the song “You’re dead! Let’s Disco! ”. Those of you who know One Morning Left know that what awaits are heavy riffs, screams, singing, breakdowns and lots of synth!
PopPunk newcomers Those Without, from Örebro, are making their first ever festival gig at High 5ive Summer Fest 2022. With their newly released album “Bittersweet”, they have shown the world that they are a force to be reckoned with. You have to look for better PopPunk for a long time. The guys at Those Without have worked long and hard to get to where they are today, and they are hungry for more! Do not miss this, and remember where you heard and saw these heroes first! Because we promise that these will be great!
Trash Boat is a British pop punk band formed in St Albans 2014. But Trash Boat is no ordinary pop punk band. On their newly released debut album, you can hear fragments from where they get their influences. This is not what you might expect from a “regular” pop punk band. They get their influences from bands like Muse, Placebo, System Of A Down and Nine Inch Nails. If their debut album has not already convinced you, we guarantee that this will be something out of the ordinary!
THALL! The word coined by these Djent legends from the north. Vildhjarta has during its time on the Swedish metal scene become almost as certain as Meshuggah when it comes to Djent. Maybe not so strange considering that both play just Djent, and also does so damn well!
The Deathcore supergroup from the UK consisting of no less than former members from i.a. Sylosis, Heart of a Coward and Martyr Defiled. With a debut album released in the middle of an ongoing pandemic, the band is hungrier than ever to finally play the record live!
From the other side of the globe comes Yours Truly. The uprising stars in the pop punk sky. Nominees for the J Awards ‘Newcomer of the Year’ 2020 and for the ARIA Awards ‘Best Hard Rock Album of the Year’ in 2021, get to speak for themselves. We promise that this is something very special.