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Bring Me The Horizon @ Rock Am Ring 2023

LOOKING BACK: Our Seven Highlights At Rock Am Ring 2023

This year’s Rock Am Ring has been one for the books. The line-up was stellar and the event was jam-packed with surprise collaborations and epic productions. Looking back to an amazing weekend, we would like to highlight 7 shows that we witnessed at the Nürburgring that we consider to be the highlights of our weekend.

  1. Motionless In White:
    Motionless In White delivered an hour-long set that thrilled the audience. Their performance showcased their most recent album, Scoring The End of The World, while also including fan favourites like Eternally Yours and Reincarnate. The band’s gothic aesthetics, captivating theatrics, and elaborate costumes added to the visual feast on stage. Motionless In White‘s mastery of live performance left a indelible impact.
  2. Papa Roach:
    Papa Roach, one of the most iconic rock bands, proved why they are among the best in the business. Their setlist spanned their impressive career, including hits like Last Resort, Kill The Noise, and Born For Greatness. A surprise visit from Hollywood Undead’s Charlie Scene and Funny Man added an extra layer of excitement to their performance.
  3. Machine Gun Kelly:
    Machine Gun Kelly‘s genre-fusing set left the audience in awe. Joined on stage by Oli Sykes from Bring Me The Horizon for the song maybe, the chemistry between the two musicians was undeniable. MGK‘s rap-rock blend reached new heights with Oliver Sykes‘ powerful vocals. The eccentric attire, impressive stage setup, and MGK‘s energetic presence made his performance truly unforgettable.
  4. Bury Tomorrow:
    Bury Tomorrow, known for their explosive music, delivered an enthralling performance. Their new album, The Seventh Sun, translated exceptionally well to the live audience. With songs like Heretic, Boltcutter, and Abandon Us, the band had the crowd moshing and jumping with enthusiasm. Bury Tomorrow‘s integration of pyrotechnics and stunning visual effects showcased their professionalism and dedication.
  5. Sum 41:
    Sum 41‘s performances are always a treat and the one at Rock Am Ring was no different. With their energetic punk rock sound and hits like Fat Lip and In Too Deep, Sum had no trouble getting the crowd going. Kicking off with Motivation, the band immediately set the tone for an hour of pure rock intensity.
  6. Silverstein:
    Silverstein‘s exceptional performance left a lasting impression. The Canadian emo-band, known for their consistent production of extraordinary albums, played a diverse setlist ranging from their first album to their most recent effort, Misery Made Me. Hits like My Heroine, Smile In Your Sleep, and a stunning cover of Linkin Park’s One Step Closer delighted the crowd. Silverstein’s charisma and comfort on stage highlighted their Canadian charm.
  7. Bring Me The Horizon:
    Closing the festival with a bang, Bring Me The Horizon elevated their live show to new heights. Embracing the look and feel of their Post Human discography, the band created a demonic atmosphere on stage. Their setlist was a carefully curated collection of their biggest hits, fan favorites, and surprising new tracks. Opening with the brand new track AmEN!, the band commanded the attention of the entire audience. Oli Sykes‘ captivating vocals effortlessly transitioned between haunting melodies and aggressive screams. The immersive spectacle, including a satanic look and terrifying mic stand, showcased Bring Me The Horizon‘s raw talent and thrilling energy.

Rock Am Ring 2023 was a festival to remember, with unforgettable performances from Motionless In White, Papa Roach, Machine Gun Kelly, Bury Tomorrow, Sum 41, Silverstein, Bring Me The Horizon and many more. Each artist brought their unique style and stage presence, leaving the audience thrilled and longing for more.

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Machine Gun Kelly @ Rock Am Ring 2023

Epic Collaborations Rock The Stage At Rock Am Ring & Rock Im Park

Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park, two of Europe’s biggest rock festivals, witnessed an unforgettable weekend filled with electrifying performances and surprise collaborations. From Jacoby Shaddix joining Evanescence to YUNGBLUD teaming up with Bring Me The Horizon, these collaborations added a new dimension to the festival experience. Let’s dive into the memorable moments and unique pairings that took the stage by storm.

  1. Jacoby Shaddix Joins Evanescence for a Powerful Rendition of Bring Me To Life:

During Evanescence‘s captivating set at Rock Am Ring, the crowd was treated to a special appearance by Jacoby Shaddix, the frontman of Papa Roach. Together, they delivered an exhilarating rendition of the iconic hit Bring Me To Life. The combination of Amy Lee‘s soaring vocals and Shaddix‘s explosive energy created an unforgettable musical synergy that left the audience in awe.

  1. Oliver Sykes Joins Machine Gun Kelly for a Dynamic Performance of maybe:

Machine Gun Kelly brought an electrifying energy to the stage, and the excitement reached new heights when Oliver Sykes, the frontman of Bring Me The Horizon, made a surprise appearance, at both Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park. Together, they delivered a captivating performance of maybe, showcasing their musical chemistry and the raw intensity of their collaboration.

Check out the photos of the performance here.

  1. Courtney LaPlante Joins Bring Me The Horizon for One Day the Only Butterflies Left Will Be in Your Chest as You March Towards Your Death and nihilist blues:

Spiritbox‘s Courtney LaPlante brought her mesmerizing vocals to the stage, collaborating with Bring Me The Horizon on two tracks. Together, they flawlessly delivered One Day the Only Butterflies Left Will Be in Your Chest as You March Towards Your Death, showcasing LaPlante‘s incredible range, and nihilist blues,’ capturing the essence of Grimes‘ part with haunting precision.

They performed these songs together at both Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park and LaPlante already joined the band for One Day The Only Butterflies… on their show in Budapest.

  1. Sam Carter Joins Spiritbox for Yellowjacket:

ArchitectsSam Carter surprised the audience by joining Spiritbox on stage for a high-octane performance of Yellowjacket. The fusion of Carter‘s ferocious screams and the mesmerizing melodies of Spiritbox created a harmonious blend that resonated with fans, igniting a frenzy of energy.

  1. YUNGBLUD Joins Bring Me The Horizon for OBEY:

The charismatic and boundary-pushing YUNGBLUD took the stage alongside Bring Me The Horizon for an explosive rendition of OBEY during their set at Rock Im Park. The synergy between YUNGBLUD’s infectious energy and BMTH’s infectious sound resulted in a thrilling collaboration that left the crowd begging for more.

Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park delivered unforgettable moments as these collaborations breathed new life into the festival experience. The blending of different musical talents and genres created magical moments that resonated with fans and showcased the power of collaboration in the rock music scene. These unique performances will undoubtedly be remembered as highlights of these legendary festivals, leaving a lasting impact on both the artists involved and the passionate rock community.

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Machine Gun Kelly @ Rock Am Ring 2023

ROCK AM RING REVIEW: Machine Gun Kelly Graces Mainstage During Beautiful Sunset

Machine Gun Kelly‘s performance at Rock Am Ring brought us a beautiful set, a thrilling fusion of genres that left the audience in awe. It got even better when MGK was joined on stage by BMTH frontman Oli Sykes for the song maybe. As the two charismatic musicians took the stage together, the energy in the air was palpable. Machine Gun Kelly‘s signature blend of rap and rock was elevated to new heights by the addition of Oliver Sykes’ powerful vocals. Their chemistry was undeniable, with seamless transitions and harmonies that showcased their musical prowess.

As we’ve come to expect from Machine Gun Kelly, his attire was eccentric, his stage set-up impressive and MGK even found himself on top of a ramp on the side of the crowd, which made for a beautiful photo opp.

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Bring Me The Horizon @ Rock Am Ring 2023

ROCK AM RING REVIEW: Bring Me The Horizon Close Out RaR In Style

After taking on a slot on the mainstage a few acts before the headliner back in 2019, it was now up to Bring Me The Horizon to provide the festival’s very last show on the bill. Having a 00:00 to 1:30 slot on the second stage, everyone who still had some energy left after seeing Die Hoten Hosen on the main stage witnessed absolute glory unfold as Bring Me The Horizon took their live show to yet another new high.

Embracing the look and feel around the Post Human discography, which many fans are expecting a second part of, Bring Me The Horizon had quite the demonic feel to its stage look. With red curtains and satanic symbols, it is as if BMTH were promoting the release of the highly anticipated new video game Diablo 4 at the start of their set.

Not only fans lined up for the BMTH performance, but shortly before the band started, a handful of artists, including MGK and his band, Mod Sun and Maggie Lindemann, who performed at the festival earlier that day also made their way to the late-night special and lined up in the pit before the barrier. As the lights went out, suspense-filled the air, as the introductory video began playing. An ad from an AI representative of an at-first-looking good company with evil intentions began to lay under fire as BMTH informed the audience of its ill will under the guise of Projekt: Kingslayer. It was a theme that came back numerous times throughout the band’s performance.

Bring Me The Horizon’s setlist was a carefully curated collection of their biggest hits, fan favourites, and surprising new tracks and even opened with the brand new track AmEN!, which only came out a few days ago. From the very first note, the band seized control of the stage and commanded the attention of every single person in the audience. The raw emotion and power in Oli Sykes’ vocals were captivating, effortlessly transitioning between haunting melodies and aggressive screams.

At each BMTH show, I’m convinced ‘this is as good as it gets’, but yet Bring Me The Horizon always raise the bar for themselves. The whole church look and the new terrifying-looking mic stand, not to mention the phenomenal translation of the new songs (especially LosT & AmEN!) to a live audience of this size. Bring Me The Horizon’s show was an immersive spectacle that exceeded all expectations. If you ever have the chance to witness their live show, don’t hesitate – seize the opportunity, and prepare to be blown away by the raw talent and electrifying energy of Bring Me The Horizon.

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Spiritbox @ Rock Am Ring 2023

ROCK AM RING REVIEW: Spiritbox Amaze Again On Bigger Stage

Spiritbox’s performance at Rock Am Ring was a mind-bending journey into the depths of progressive metal and hauntingly beautiful melodies. From the moment Courtney LaPlante’s fierce vocals pierced the air, the crowd was entranced by the band’s mesmerizing presence. The seamless blend of intricate guitar riffs, thunderous drumming, and atmospheric synth elements created a sonic landscape that transcended the boundaries of genre. Spiritbox’s ability to seamlessly transition from ethereal and haunting passages to explosive and crushing breakdowns showcased their incredible musicianship.

With each song, the audience was taken on a visceral and emotional ride, leaving them in awe of the band’s intensity and raw talent. Spiritbox’s performance at the festival was an unforgettable experience that solidified their status as a force to be reckoned with in the world of metal. As a special treat, Architects frontman Sam Carter was brought on stage for the performance of Yellowjacket, which made the show even more special.

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Architects @ Rock Am Ring 2023

ROCK AM RING PHOTOS: Last Day Sees Architects, Mod Sun, BFMV & Maggie Lindemann Take The Stage

Welcome to the ultimate celebration of raw energy, heart-pounding rhythms, and electrifying performances. It’s time to buckle up and dive headfirst into the world of Rock Am Ring 2023, where music aficionados from all walks of life unite under the banner of rock ‘n’ roll. Join us on this extraordinary journey as we witness the power of rock, metal and everything in between in all its glory. Rock Am Ring 2023 promises to be a monumental chapter in the festival’s storied history and you’ll find all the coverage you need right here at Strife Mag.

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