Cleveland band WRETCH has just completed a new song called "Make This Garden Burn". The track, which was written in honor of the 10th anniversary of the Headbanger's Open Air Festival, is dedicated to festival promoters Thomas Tegelhütter and Jürgen Hegewald (Hellion Records). The recording was done at Metro Sync and Noise Floor Studios in Cleveland with producer (and BREAKER guitarist) Don Depew.
"Make This Garden Burn" will appear on a forthcoming EP, entitled "Make This Garden Burn", to be made available at the Headbanger's Open Air Festival via Auburn Records. The EP will also include one other brand new WRETCH original ("I Will Defy"), previously unreleased demo outtakes from the band's debut, "Reborn", and live tracks. Original artwork will be supplied by Alex Yarborough.
The 26-band Headbanger's Open Air Festival is set to take place July 12-14 in Brande-Hörnerkirchen, Germany and has been billed as "the biggest garden party in the world." The venue is the yard of a burnt down and restored farm in the German countryside, where Tegelhütter opens his garden every year for the metal hordes. The theme of this year's show is "The Garden Burns!" Hegewald is responsible for assembling the diversified underground talent. In addition to Auburn bands WRETCH and ETERNAL LEGACY, other groups scheduled to appear include CANDLEMASS, RAGE, WOLF, MOONSORROW, SINNER, BULLET, MALICE, and HALLOWEEN, among others. The festival, co-sponsored by Rock Hard magazine, regularly sells out with thousands of metalheads attending each year.
To listen to the new WRETCH song "Make This Garden Burn", click here.