Hellfest 2014 (Sunday) @ Clisson, France

By |June 22nd, 2014|0 Comments

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Some semblance of a lie-in or at least an extra hour before the endurance test of this final day is faced.  Even then there wasn’t particularly much that we knew of, the opener turned out to be Cobra (with a nice line in matching T-shirts) at the Warzone.  Was expecting sharp, heavy punk from the Frenchmen but pleasantly surprised to find that they had a digital hardcore element (notably missing from the lineup after being spoilt last year). 

Hellfest 2014, (Saturday) – Clisson, France

By |June 22nd, 2014|1 Comment

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Despite no change in the weather conditions and me aged plates of meat feeling like they’ve had no rest at all, we are still in first thing on the Saturday (no queues today, although I am punished by not being allowed to take my jug of wine in and having to polish it off at the gates!) as we head to give support for our compatriots Hark.  Even if they are from the dirty south of Wales.  Had enjoyed them at Hammerfest previously and they give an energetic opening of their convoluted riff and groove workouts, and seem pleased with their early morning reception. 

Hellfest 2014 (Friday) – Clisson, France

By |June 22nd, 2014|0 Comments

hellfest 2014

The seventh year for us, scratching that itch to traverse the circles of hell and celebrate arguably what has become one of the most renowned heavy festivals in Europe.  This year promised to be the biggest yet, with some headliners to actually look forward too after recent tamer/lamer offerings, whether it would be the best yet we would have to see.

GIG REVIEW – Hellfest 2013, Sunday

By |June 23rd, 2013|0 Comments

Hellfest 2013, Day 3

Clisson, France

haemorrhage at hellfest

Woohoo a potential extra half hour in bed so conserve what little energy we had left for the last haul of the Sunday’s entertainment.  This still meant in for 11am for the Spanish goregrind legends Haemorrhage (above), though I had still had trepidation approaching the stage that they might repeat last year’s no-show. 

GIG REVIEW – Hellfest 2013, Saturday

By |June 22nd, 2013|0 Comments

Hellfest 2013, Day 2

Clisson, France

hellfest 2 Again, our bleary focus is forced into action in the mid morning.  The increasing lack of interest for us in the Main Stage headliners (the likes of Def Leppard and Whitesnake last night, Kiss tonight, all totally avoided even seeing in passing) is converse to the wealth of quality bands in the various other tents and stages around the arena.  That said, after the pretty relentless onslaught of yesterday we were anticipating a somewhat quieter day today, although that has its own inherent dangers. Thank god the absinthe was finished.