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Metal Fest Bahrain is back with another one-of-a-kind lineup!

San Francisco Bay Area Thrash legends ‘Heathen’ and Belgian Extreme Metal frontrunners ‘Schizophrenia’ will be making their Middle East live debuts on Friday, August 9, 2024 at Diggers Pub, Delmon Hotel, Manama, Bahrain. This event is a unique opportunity to witness a world-class metal concert in a part of the globe where metal events are few and far between. Tickets are very limited for the event so an early purchase is a must!

Ticket info:

5 BD = Regular Advance Tickets: An unreal price for a legendary event! Buy early or miss out!

15 BD = VIP Advance Tickets: Includes meet and greet with Heathen and Schizophrenia. Take pics with the bands and get a free signed event poster! There are only a few meet and greet tickets available!

Tickets will be 7.500 BD at the door if tickets are still available after the pre-sale. Buy tickets early, save money and be safe!

Bookings WhatsApp message: +973 3452 9593


Heathen is an American Thrash Metal band originating from the San Francisco Bay Area. The band is often credited, alongside Exodus, Testament, Death Angel, and Violence, as one of the pioneers of the Bay Area Thrash Metal scene of the Mid to Late 1980s. Heathen’s style is characterized by high speed precision riffing and harmony sections coupled with melodic singing. To date, Heathen has released four studio albums: Breaking the Silence (1987), Victims of Deception (1991), The Evolution of Chaos (2009) and Empire of the Blind (2020). 

If you haven’t heard Heathen’s latest album ‘Empire Of The Blind,’ you must do so immediately! To quote Kerrang magazine’s review, “Empire Of The Blind is an album that absolutely rips. Heathen's skill in raising a thrash ruckus is expert level, having been there doing this stuff back in the '80s, and simply knowing what's going to take your face off at 50 paces.”

Check out this Spotify playlist and thrash out to Heathen:


Back in January 2020, Schizophrenia came out of the abyss with their 5-song debut EP ‘Voices' that sent shockwaves across the Extreme Metal underground. The band returned stronger, heavier and faster in 2022 with their full-length album ‘Recollections Of The Insane.’ With this album, the band found its niche and perfected its primitive extreme metal sound. To quote the popular Metal website “The full-length follow-up to 2020's utterly murderous ‘Voices’ EP, ‘Recollections of the Insane’ confirms that Belgium's SCHIZOPHRENIA are flying the death / thrash flag with venomous pride, and doing it with more ferocity and conviction than most.”

Morbid Angel, Demolition Hammer, Slayer, early Sepultura, Dissection, Death, At The Gates, Obituary, Bolt Thrower, Pestilence...if any of these legendary bands get your heart pumping faster, then imagine a blend of all of them, combined with a unique and fresh interpretation of Extreme Metal and you get: SCHIZOPHRENIA!

Click on this Spotify playlist and bang your head to Schizophrenia:

Metal Fest will also feature 2 of Bahrain’s most electrifying metal bands:

Motor Militia

Bahrain’s thrash metal legends Motor Militia have been banging since 2001 and will kick off the show with a blistering set!

Rock United

The pride of Davao City, Diggers house band ‘Rock United' will pummel all you headbangers with metal classics to close off the night!

FOUR killer Metal bands all in the same night! Get your tickets asap!

Doors open 8PM. Please arrive early at the venue to ensure entry. 8PM is best. First band starts at 8:30PM. Age restriction is 21+

For any inquiries WhatsApp +973 3452 9593 or email:


Delmon International Hotel is offering discounted room rates for the weekend for Metal Fest guests. 

28 BD for a Single Room and 32 BD for a Double Room. This rate includes Delmon Hotel's infamous breakfast buffet !!!

To book a room call: +973 1722 4000

Just mention that you are booking for Metal Fest

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HEATHEN is printing exclusive t-shirts for the Middle East Tour!

If you want to buy an exclusive Heathen t-shirt only available for YOU, the Middle East's metal maniacs, you must pre-order them from now! Heathen will only print the sizes and quantities that are ordered in Advance! The band will hand over the t-shirts to you at Metal Fest! No need to pay for shipping! Just choose ‘Bahrain’ for the shipping address so they know that the t shirt is for one of you Bahrain headbangers!

Order from the link below before JULY 25! That's the deadline for t-shirt orders!


- For pickup in Manama: please select the "Bahrain" shipping option

“If you want to guarantee a specific size for pickup at one of these shows, please pre-order your shirt(s) now. The pre-order will run for the next 3 weeks (ending the 25th of July). We will only print the number of shirts that are pre-ordered in the sizes and quantities ordered in advance. We will keep a list of all pre-orders for pickup on each show day. Please be prepared to show your order receipt with order number to pick up your shirt ”