Hey, some people seems to have a similar opion to me. You can see some new festivals coming up through the last years, a lot of them dedicated to young bands. That's what I like. :-)
One of them is the Break the ground festival I'd like to intoduce you today. It's a small festival located at Ahnsbeck, Germany and is taking place from 6/21/2012.-6/24/2012. Currently the complete line-up lists the following bands:
Hail Of Bullets
Milking The Goatmachine
Out Of Mind
Plenty Of Nails
The Vision Bleak
For detailed info visit the festival website that is linked below. Tickets are already on sale. It's quite a fair price, the all-in-ticket goes for 29,95 Euro including camping and entrance fee to the festival for all days.
Break the ground Homepage
One of the bands that plays are called Sacred Steel. They do play true metal of the very core sort. That means it goes back to the old standards, putting hard and heavy hitting guitars together with brutal attacking double-bass drums and most of all you can recall the band for the siren-like vocals of Gerrit P. Mutz. His voice reminds me a lot of the traditional bands of the 80's like Omen or Mercyful Fate. That said it means the band will surely split up the fans, some of them loving them for what they do while others surely hate them. Their optical appeareance along with the Manowar-alike texts do put some more very traditional marks on them. Just check out one of their songs with the video here and let me know what you think.
If you want to know more about this band, that is already around for over twenty yeard then jump to the bands official website