Don't forget your presale ticket :-). If you havent bought it yet, no panic! There will be door tickets available too, price € 27. Single day tickets not available. Tickets are limited to 1000, roughly half is sold already. Don't be late!

Festival area will be open since Friday JULY 24 - 14:00 till Sunday JULY 26 12:00.
Program starts at 18:00 on Friday and at 13:30 on Saturday

You can camp inside the festival area (behing the swimming pool). No additional fee for camping (you have bought your ticket and that's it).

Don't bring (or get confiscated): alcoholic drinks, glasses, cans, flammable things, open-fire devices, any kind of weapons, illegal drug substances. Dogs are not allowed (leave them home). Kids under 15 age have free access (no entrance fee required) but they must be under permanent supervision of adult person.

Corona: Southwest CZE is a calm region and we have no special obligatory rules here (thus, festival organizators will not control / demand any). Yet, other regions are becoming dangerous again. ETEF will be visited by people from various places. We recommend bringing your face mask. Using it is fully up to your consideration.

PARKING - IMPORTANT: RESPECT NO PARKING ZONES !!! Road along the river must be ALL THE TIME passable for emergency vehicles (medical, firemen, police). Situation will be consistently watched by police. You can park at ETEF parking place (free of charge) on the left side. Or find your parking spot elsewhere in the town (several parking slots in walking distance), just dont block the ETEF access road. We will have staff there who will always kindly advice you. Please, obey their instructions. Thank you!


Festival T-shirts, supporting exhibition...don't miss it!

Wide selection of sizes, quality material and printing. You can see the festival t-shirt here.

Master's Hammer in Volyně again... Just a little. As part of the ETEF festival, you can visit
František Štorm's exhibition "Strange India" in the Municipal Museum of Volyně.


End of presale and complete line-up!

Tickets presale ends on July 15, 2020. In the LINE–UP section you will find a complete list of bands, including playing times. See you soon!


Change five minutes after twelve! But...

...we've got it!! Honestly, we ourselves are a bit shocked how quickly things clicked together - We have a great replacement for SADIST! As we previously informed, italian prog-death metal veterans announced health problems in the band and thus, postponed their performance to 2021. The german band THE SPIRIT
will take their place. Its different genre compared to SADIST but we are so glad to keep uncompromising superb quality!

THE SPIRIT play kick-ass black death metal… If you smell a heritage of old good swedish Dissection, well, you smell very right. More here.


...And this year's ETEF line-up will be sealed by DARK SEAL!

We needed to dive deep into the czech underground black metal scene to bring out the last band that is added to this year´s ETEF. DARK SEAL from Brno are, however, no new-comers, nor inexperienced rookies. They have been playing for over a decade, and several veterans of the Czech scene have been crossing the bandś paths in the various phases of their history. More here.


MINORITY SOUND with sharpened Razor!

A little dose of  industrial metal won't hurt. Have you heard album Toxin? This one has just become one of the winners of czech press awards “Břitva” in the album of the year category - metal. Prague's band MINORITY SOUND are the proud fathers and they will come to ETEF to play these new songs as well stuff from their previous 3 albums. More here.


Siberian heathen horde WELICORUSS...

Russian originated, later Russian-Czech symphonic black metal band WELICORUSS has historical significance in their name, derived from the territory name of old northeastern Russia. In addition to symphonic, gothic, death and black metal influences, the music of WELICORUSS also contains traditional folk melodies and pagan elements. More here.


Burn and also delight can only...SEAR BLISS!!!

COVID-19 makes things complicated all around the globe and ETEF is no exception. Well, on other hand, it brought us a new cult-status headliner, as we were forced to replace Ancient. Hungarian  folk / gothic / black romance, SEAR BLISS. Active since 1993, originating from Szombathely city, they are famous for using very untypical instruments in their art. More here.


ETEF 2020 final line-up!

Friends, time flies mercilessly, ETEF is in a month's time, and we don't want to drag out any more uncertainty about the bands that will perform at our festival. So we now present you with the final roster of bands. Quite honestly, it didn't turn out 100% the way we'd hoped. Covid is too powerful enemy, and the obstacles associated with the pandemic have become an unsolveable isssue for four bands.

SVART CROWN, CENTINEX, ANCIENT and BLACK MASS PERVERTOR dropped out of the originally announced line-up (January-March version). With each of them, we didnt give up until the band´s last word, that the performance this year is really impossible/undoable. But the times are what they are, and we think the reasons for those decisions are more than understandable. You can read more directly on their websites:


We then hunted for substitute names primarily in countries where the health situation is least risky, to avoid repeating the same problems. Anyway, we're delighted with the final festival line-up, it's a heavy load of killer bands in our opinion, and we can't wait to blast in a month!


Confirmed bands:


As usually, we keep 18 bands / 2 days format. Some of the now announced names are very fresh
to this year's ETEF – we will introduce them properly with a special PR later.



Despite the very strong demand, you can still order pre-sale tickets for € 24! Presale ends on JULY 15. We dont dare to tip, maybe we are going to sell out this year. Be quick!

If possible (if not sold out yet), we will sell door tickets for € 27.


New, though a bit stenchy headliner!

Welcome the legend of the extreme scene - the continuation of the morbid Pungent Stench!!! More here.


Thrash to the third!

Thrash to the third equals a proper thrashing three times. GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG, V.A.R. and  1000bombs!


Wake up, it's coming... SOMNIATE!

A new black metal blood composed of members of BRUTALLY DECEASED, ET MORIEMUR, MALLEPHYR
or HEAVING EARTH, who will have their world premiere directly at ETEF. And not just any kind, they will have
a headliner space in prime time! More here.


Fourth edition of tickets on sale!

Wow, all tickets from 3rd edition know their owners now! You rock!! We launch fourth edition with price
€ 23, feel free to order here. Thank you so much for your support!


Back to the ROOT...?

Is there anyone who wouldn't know this cult dark metal band? This beast with mighty frontman BigBoss
is a hot card not just in czech lands, but rather in the entire satanic world! More here.


The last few tickets for a great price!

Presale is growing strong again! We are so thankful! Tickets for people from abroad are still available too -  price is € 22 (this edition ends on May 31). You can order here. But please, think twice before purchase.
First, make sure you can really get to and from Czech Republic. This Covid shit makes everything tricky...
Shitty times!



Hi friends, we haven't let each other know for a long time, why? Well, because we didn't know how we would (not) continue ETEF 2020 under COVID-19. So as we see it to date:


  1. The situation may be confusing for a long time. Throughout April, we have been waiting for the right moment, when the situation will stabilize, clarify and it will be possible to issue a binding statement.
    This moment did not come all April. We are still waiting.
  2. We think ourselves of the whole coronavirus. We are glad that the blackest scenarios for the Czech Republic have not yet been fulfilled. Whether this danger was real, or whether it can still be, we cannot thoroughly evaluate with our layman's view. Anyway, to date, with today's information on the spread of the virus in the population, we take the whole "crisis" with a grain of salt..
  3. Quite possibly you have noticed a government press conference on a definitive ban on this year's major festivals season. We would like to point out that ETEF is not a multi-thousand festival, it has never been and does not have the ambition to become one. Thus, according to our reason and conscience, this measure does not concern us. We refuse to give up on the basis of the vague phrase “big festivals.” Until the hygienic requirements and attendance limits of summer cultural events are clearly and binding, do not expect a final opinion from us.
  4. We are in permanent contact with the bands, we are ready to postpone the festival in the same line-up to July 23 - 24, 2021, unless it goes otherwise.  But it's definitely too early for that! At the moment, the main option is still this year. Borders are slowly opening up, problems are being solved. ETEF 2020 in its announced form is still theoretically feasible. The past few weeks have proved us right that the "last" word of the government may not be the last. Minister of Culture Zaorálek himself claims: "We will of course talk about what will be possible in the summer. But none of us will tell you now, because it will be a matter of how the first step is evaluated", permitting cultural and sports events for up to 100 people...We think it could be hundreds in three months. What 's up to it? Nobody knows anything, nothing is certain. Let's wait. It's still some time. We have nothing to lose.
  5. Who cannot wait and needs to decide now, better not to count on ETEF 2020. Honestly, we don't dare to guess how it will turn out in the end. In any case, our word still holds true - subscribers can rely on our fair and individual approach. You do not risk anything, your money is safe on the festival account and fan satisfaction is an absolute priority for us. We are ready to respond immediately to your requests or suggestions - if you have anything on your mind, write to email: When the situation is clear, expect a an email with instructions from us..
  6. TICKET PRE-SALE IS STILL RUNNING. Tickets from the third edition are currently available for € 24, see the order form here. We perceive ticket orders at this time as a huge expression of support and trust, for which we thank you from the depth of our hearts.


Let's all have patience. Hope dies last. Thanks for your support.

ETEF crew


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Do you find it crazy to continue planning our summer festival?

We understand this is a crazy time. But even if the situation may seem desperate, we are not yet giving up.


Swiss death blade NIHILO!

The wall of guitars, the wrecking bass, the killing drums, the murmur roar make sure it's a dense cut in a death metal coat. More here.


The first two editions of tickets for this year's ETEF are sold out!

Thank you so much for supporting our / your festival. From now on you can order tickets
for the still nice € 24 at or here.


ANCIENT...norwegian black metal legend at ETEF 2020!!!

Bergen, one of the cradles of Norwegian and world-class black metal, is also the birthplace of one excellent band, another ETEF 2020 headliner. More here.


SUR AUSTRU from the deep woods of Transylvania...

Transylvania, Ardeal, Erdély, Siebenbürgen, Sedmihradsko, this designation means the same thing. A place tied to vampires legends is located in contemporary Romania. More here.


Mother of bizarre gods, MATER MONSTIFERA!

Candles of Life, Written in Blood, Born of Sin, On Mirrors of Lies, In the Ruins of Your World, … It's obvious from this lyric that this is going to be something darker. More here.


Double load in the form of Et MORIEMUR and F.O.B.!

Hi, metal maniacs. From past reactions, we may have pleased you. But we want to look forward further.
We are a Czech festival and so some “Czechs …, Czechs ...”. ETEF selects always quality, this time we will
hunt in our home waters.

We have a blockbuster here in the form of ET MORIEMUR, a rare feature on the doommetal field.
We dare to say not only on the Czech one. More here.

F.O.B., a band from nearby Tabor, town of Žižka's mace, which has undergone a major musical development over the course of twenty years which to a current genre that cannot be completely pigeonholed. More here.


Death has a name...CENTINEX!

The magical and powerful year of Rat 2020 is here. And death !! This one certainty of life, damned death is circling us again. More here.


PF 2020!

Thank you for your support for the present and a favor for the future. Save the coordinates of the Volyne swimming pool today. Let us spread the name of our festival together and meet in abundance. Maybe we'll sell it out this time. Can you help us? We look forward to seeing you soon in 2020. Enjoy it from the first minutes. Thank you.

Hail extreme metal fans!


WOW! This is Christmas present we trully appreciate...

First edition of tickets is sold out! Thank you so much for your support! Starting now, you can buy tickets of second wave for € 22. Thank you again and have a nice year 2020 to everyone! Order at or here.


From the eternal Gabreta comes PANYCHIDA...

Energic blackened pagan metal horde from the capital city of beer Pilsen, is perhaps even more well known beyond the borders of Czech meadows and groves. More here.


Yes, we won't give in!

The band, in which plays one half of the ETEF team, is writing the third year of its history next year. More here.



As we do every year, we're going to offer you a few price-graded editions so that you, our regulars and loyal fans, who won't consider long to buy tickets, can get them as cheap as possible. Just like last year (we don't raise pricing for 2020!) we're launching our first edition at mild price of € 20. Offer is valid until sold out - don't hesitate! Just easily order at or fill the form here.


The first confirmed band is an italian butchery SADIST!

Death, progression, hot Italian heads. Anyone who doesn't know this band (we believe there aren't many of you?) should fill in the gaps in his metal education :-))... More here.



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