KRANE cancel their show

Due to unexpected health reasons KRANE unfortunately had to cancel their show at the Czar Fest. We wish them all the best, hopefully they can make it next year.

Special Guest announced: Lombego Surfers

Finally it’s time to announce our beloved special guest. We feel honored that The Lombego Surfers will celebrate their 30 years anniversary at the Czar Fest 2018 on May 12th!  

Czar Fest Poster

BAM !!! Here comes the CZAR FEST 2018 poster !!! Thank you Philipp Thöni at BLACKYARD one more time for this brilliant design !!!



Friday May 11th

Total Annihilation
Rock Art Opening: SULPHURA

Saturday May 12th

Reverend Beat-Man And The New Wave
Rock Art Opening: The Leaving

Rock Art Exhibition:
Drowned Orange
Marcel Szerdahelyi
The Universe Is Not Enough
Trouble & Comfort

Venue: Kaserne Basel
Doors: 18:30




Another very exciting announcement !!! Geneva’s new supergroup H E X (Members from shora, Kassette, Shelving, Equus…) is confirmed to play Czar Fest on May 12th. Their debut album will be out via Hummus Records on May 25th. Be prepared for a cold psychedelic dark wave industrial soundscape. Don’t miss their show, this is gonna be a great experience.

H E X Facebook


BIIIIG news today. The mighty Abraham are confirmed for Czar Fest 2018. On May 11th they will release their brandnew album “Look Here Comes The Dark!” through Pelagic Records, plus on the exact same day the will destroy the Czar Fest stage with their pent-up darkness, as the wait for the new album took way too long. We feel truly honored to welcome our beardy friends.

More exciting news still to come.


One more brilliant band confirmed for Czar Fest on Friday May 11th. We released their EP “Daidalos” last year with only one huge mammoth of a song featuring Loïc Rossetti from The Ocean Collective. So yea, we are talking about the progressive post metallers NevBorn. More exciting artists to be announced soon.

Neo Noire

Our next announcement is as sad as exciting and it forces me to write in the first-person perspective. To get to the point: I left NEO NOIRE. I don’t know if I ever played in any other band I laughed so much. My good friends David Burger, Franky Kalwies and Thomas Bäumli Baumgartner, I will deeply miss our great times on tour, especially the deep talks and the limitless and completely silly humor.
We decided that the Czar Fest 2018 is the right spot to play my last gig with NEO NOIRE. It would give great pleasure to us if as many friends & fans as possible would come over to this good bye show. See you there..

Total Annihilation

New hellish announcement !! Our beloved local thrash metal berserks Total Annihilation are going to destroy the Czar Fest stage on May 11th to present their new tape and a brandnew song. Be prepared for a massive wall of palm mutes and the most angry vocals town.

Check out their live clip from “Big Fat Lying Bastards” on YouTube.


We’re stoked to announce KRANE for the Czar Fest 2018 at Kaserne Basel *Musik* on May 12th. For their new album “Pleonexia” they had overwhelming reviews all over Europe, even in the US. For this opus Krane took up the topic of recurring sequences and patterns of warfare in illegal resource conflicts. These sequences were musically implemented far away from war glorification. Although they’re debut Ouroboros was already an impressive debut, the band seemed to come completely out of the nowhere. Due to the many lineup changes and a flooding of their rehearsal space it took a while until they were finally able to climb stages. All the more we are happy to have them now.

Check out Pleonexia on Spotify:

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