TOUR BOOKING AGENCY & LOCAL PROMOTION SINCE 1998
GARMONBOZIA spreads Metal & Rock music over France since 1998 !
Founded back in 1998 on the ashes of HEIC NOENUM PAX, GARMONBOZIA is the company of a music lover, Fred CHOUESNE. With now 20 volonteers and 3 employees, the Team is 100% dedicated and passionate with Music, and especially Metal, Rock & Jazz. We are proud to be described as both professional and welcoming.
> Exclusive Booking Agent for France for more than 100 bands.
> French Promoter (especially in Paris, Rennes & Nantes) with more than 1000 shows produced.
> Agent of the French Post Black Metal band “The Great Old Ones”.
> Agent of the French Raw Thrash Metal act “Hexecutor”.
> Tour Producer (Entombed in 2008, Septicflesh in 2009 & 2011, Shining (Sw) in 2015, The Great Old ones in 2017 & 2019)
> Local promoter for MAGMA in our hometown (Rennes).
> We also built over the years a strong & friendly relationship with french festivals such as Hellfest, Motocultor, Sylak, Fall of Summer (RIP), Xtreme Fest, Rock Your Brain …
We are also proud to have produced ALICE COOPER in 2011 and Ray Manzarek & Bobby Krieger of THE DOORS in 2012 in Rennes.
Every 5 years, to celebrate our anniversary, we put up successful 2 days festivals. Last ones occured in 2003, 2008, 2013 & 2018 in Rennes.
2003 – 5 years – 2 days, 2 venues in Rennes (Antipode & Ubu) :
Opeth + Satyricon + Samael + Cathedral + Khold + Madder Mortem + Ellipsis + Beleg Eus Fall
(Samael & Cathedral had to cancel their shows due to strikes from entertainment workers)
2008 – 10 years – 2 days, 2 venues in Rennes (Cité & Antipode) :
Morbid Angel + Napalm Death + Kataklysm + Marduk + Suffocation + Warbringer + Arsis
2013 – 15 years – 2 days at L’Etage, Rennes :
Coroner + Wardruna (1st show in France) + Napalm Death + Rotting Christ + Hail Of Bullets + Sadist + Awol & Stormcore (reunion show) + Shining (NO) + Benighted + Xentrix (1st show in France) + Bodyfarm (1st show in France) + Gorod + Twilight Of The Gods + Trepalium + New Assholes + Voight Kampff + Negura Bunget
2018 – 20 years – 2 days at L’Etage, Rennes :
Carcass + Enslaved + Amenra + Master’s Hammer (1st show in France) + Vader + Entombed AD + Tormentor (1st show in France) + My Sleeping Karma + Stoned Jesus + Bömbers + The Great Old Ones + Misanthrope + Insanity Alert + The Vintage Caravan + Hexecutor + Somali Yacht Club
Be ready, 25th anniversary is coming soon!
2023 – 25 years – 2 days at Le Liberté & L’Etage, Rennes :
Emperor + Enslaved + Perturbator + Carpenter Brut + Rotting Christ + Orange Goblin + Saor + Regarde Les Hommes Tomber + The Great Old Ones + In The Woods… + Saturnus + Ho99o9 + 3 bands
– The name “Garmonbozia” comes from David Lynch’s Twin Peaks, of whom Fred Chouesne is a huge fan. The “Garmonbozia” having the appearance of a creamed corn is supposed to feed the spirits of the Lodges.
– The lizard on our Logo is a reference to Jim Morisson (The Lizard King). THE DOORS is one of Fred’s favourite band of all time.
– The first show organized by Fred Chouesne was “Enthroned, Iconoclasm & Darkseid” on February 1998 at the famous “Les Tontons Flingueurs” venue (RIP) in Rennes.
– Garmonbozia produced Underground Society’s first album “Dreadful Days” (French Hard Core Band) under the name of Heic Noenum Pax.