OVER THE WALL – Crete Rock Festival I
JULY 9 2016
HERAKLION CULTURAL CENTRE
The first OTW festival took place on July 9, 2016 in Heraklion's Cultural Centre. It was headlined by Rock N' Roll Children (Dio Tribute Band) and featured a host of up and coming metal bands from Crete, Athens and Cyprus, most performing on Cretan soil for the first time!

The night started with an introduction to Cretan metal... Iron Flames took the stage and their excellently executed Power/Heavy Metal set the tone for a night to remember! Heraklion-based Doomocracy followed, their doom riffs and otherworldly atmosphere blending with the twilight sky, managing to spread chills to us all.
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Cypriot Saint Judas ensued and from their first song, they had the crowd going with their mixture of heavy/thrash. Headbanging and merry-making being in full blow, Athenian tech thrashers Sacral Rage took the stage and us by storm! The awe-inspiring Sacral Rage, now considered one of the most promising bands in their field, set our stage aflame and left the fans asking for more... Which, is exactly what they got when Dexter Ward went on stage! Heavy Metal at its finest, with the collaboration of Italian and Greek musicianship proving that we are indeed una faccia una razza!

Finally, it was time for Rock n' Roll Children to perform and as all lovers of DIO already know, things got electric! Excellent musicians performing anthemic tunes, we are willing to bet that there was no one left untouched by the end of their show.

Reviews from fans and press alike raging, it was clear that a second edition would follow even though its massive upgrade was utterly unforseeable...

Organiser: Over the Wall Cultural Association, Loukas Tzampourakis
Director: Michael Stavrakakis