in International News
More details from Robe (http://www.robe.cz):
JAROMER, Czech Republic - Robe ROBIN MMX Spots, LED Wash 600s and 600E Beam moving lights made their presence felt at the 2012 Brutal Assault Festival (BA) – a Czech Metalfest - staged at an old army fortress in Jaromer, Czech Republic.
The Robes along with other lighting were supplied by Czech rental company TD Promo SRO from Prague, who supplied lighting production to the two Main (Jägermeister and Metal Shop) Stages and the Budwar Club Stage.
A heavy international line-up included Machine Head, Ministry, Immortal, Moonspell, Napalm Death, Paradise Lost, Six Feet Under and more, enabling 15,000 hardcore metal-heads to enjoy 90 loud bands across the four-day event.
The two imposing Jägermeister and Metal Shop main stages were identical and were erected side by side in the main arena, operated in ‘flip-flop’ style, with one band setting up while the previous act was playing for short changeovers and a near uninterrupted sonic assault for the fans.
The production lighting designers were Lukas Patzenhauer (Jägermeister), Marek Nespechal and Tomas Novak (Metal Shop) and Adam Dufek (Club Stage), all of them great advocates of the Robe brand.
“Robe moving lights offer the best and most flexible options at the moment,” says TD Promo’s Production Manager Matej Mantlik.
TD promo has a large stock of Robe fixtures and – after looking at the specs for many of the bands – they knew that they would be able to fulfil their requirements.
The total Robe count per main stage was 10 MMX Spots, six ROBIN 600E beams and 12 LEDWash 600s - doubled for the two stages.
Matej says, “The MMX Spot is ideal because of its light weight and multiple features. During the Festival, we really made use of the huge zoom and the precise focus.”
They also designed their own gobos including one of the BA logo, which was projected around the stage.
Many of the bands brought their own LDs and operators who could choose between grandMA2 and Avolites control surfaces for running their shows.