ICS, 5B Management and Cobra Agency in joint venture
A new joint venture between Cobra Agency (Austria), 5B Artists & Media (USA) and ICS Festival Service (Germany/Wacken) has been established.

Cobra Agency was launched on January 1st by former RTN Touring agents Dominik Meyer and Guenther Beer.

"We’re extremely thrilled to announce the partnerships with 5B Artist Management and ICS Festival Service,“ says Beer. „Both of them are absolute leaders in their fields with 5B managing Slipknot, Stone Sour, Amon Amarth, Megadeth, King Diamond, Behemoth, Kreator, Lamb Of God, and Trivium and ICS Festival Service promoting world’s largest and most famous heavy metal festival Wacken Open Air as well as Europe’s biggest metal cruise Full Metal Cruise.“

Meyer adds: "We´ve known and worked with both ICS Festival Service and 5B for many years and we´re very confident that this joint venture is going to offer extraordinary opportunities to our clients.“

Holger Huebner, CEO of ICS Festival Service, comments: „We have known the two successful Austrian guys for quite some time and are happy to be part of this enduring joint venture with our American colleagues. We are very much alike, as we are: authentic, honest and loud!”

Justin Arcangel, Director Of Management, 5B: "5B Artist Management is thrilled to announce this new partnership. This alliance is a natural outgrowth of 5B`s core mission, to serve our client roster. Cobra Agency is more than a booking agency. They provide myself and their clients with a wealth of insight with the greatest attention to detail and foresight into the European market, and their advice goes into ancillary opportunities that go far beyond the conventional roles of a booking agent.“

Cobra Agency Roster includes Amaranthe, Amon Amarth, Amorphis, Arch Enemy, Backyard Babies, Battle Beast, Behemoth, Beyond The Black, Blues Pills, Danzig, Eluveitie, Equilibrium, Kreator, Mantar, Me And That Man, Powerwolf, Sabaton, Sepultura, Tesseract, Testament, and Watain throughout Europe.