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Jul 28

David Davidson of Revocation discusses Great is Our Sin at the Summer Slaughter Tour


Revocation is a band that changes dramatically with each album. This is a band that’s relatively new in their careers, yet has created a legacy behind their ever fluctuating sound. Whether it’s with talent or force, Revocation is the band that stands out the most in modern day metal. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 25

Maik Weichert of Heaven Shall Burn talks about The Wanderer at Hellfest


Heaven Shall Burn is one of the most noticeable bands in the metalcore scene since their formation almost 20 years ago they have shaped their own sound along with laying the foundations for the global sound of metalcore. Heaven Shall Burn last album VETO was an example of how heavily and aggressive this band could be. I was excited to see them while at Hellfest as they do not tour the US often. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 21

Ivar Bjornson of Enslaved discussed new music & Hellfest 2016

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Enslaved was one of the bands I was looking forward to seeing because they’re such a legendary band who raised the bar for black metal. After shooting my one song, I had to stay back and watch. When people think of Viking metal or folk metal, they think more on the melodic side, and I’m guilty of this. But Enslaved has always kept their music raw. It being my first time seeing them, they definitely proved why they’re such legends. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 19

Victor Brandt of Entombed A.D. discussed Hellfest & Beer

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Entombed A.D. was one of the most amazing bands who played at Hellfest. This is one of the bands I’ve been excited about since their influence on the metal scene is the strongest today than it has ever been. My first time seeing them was when they played in Tampa, supporting Amon Amarth. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 18

Entrails talked to The Age of Metal at Hellfest 2016


Out of all of the bands who played at Hellfest, Entrails is one of the ones who conquered. I would even argue they were the most brutal band in the whole festival. With a ruthless set that includes plenty of headbanging and moshing, these Swedish death metal titans made a lot of extreme metal fans happy. Especially as early as 12:50, they attracted a crowd as large as Sweden’s influence in extreme metal. Entrails is one of the few bands who have increased their chokehold on death metal with every new album. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 16

Otep discusses Equal Rights, Equal Lefts tour and Generation Doom.


Otep‘s music has always been difficult to categorize into a single genre, either because of its complexity or because it’s a mix of different genres altogether. However, a constant factor along her music is how upfront and how aggressive it is. Her new album Generation Doom dropped last May as she was in the middle of the first leg of the tour to promote the record and already some of the crowds that were part of that tour knew some of the lyrics, if that doesn’t scream proactive artist, I don’t really know what it does.  Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 15

Kobi Farhi of Orphaned Land discussed 25th year anniversary & Hellfest


Few bands get respect and admiration from the get go because of the importance of their lyrics, Orphaned Land is one of those bands. They are a unique band that besides mixing progressive metal with middle eastern folk music and a splash of growling vocals, They have approached the tension in the Middle East with lyrics about coexistence, peace and the value of human life over religious divisions.  Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 13

Heljarmadr of Dark Funeral discussed Hellfest & Where Shadows Forever Reign


With over 20 years in the business, Dark Funeral is considered one of the few remaining institutions of the original Scandinavian black metal movement. After going through a recent lineup change Dark Funeral released last month their six studio album Where Shadows Forever Reign featuring new vocalist HeljarmadrRead the rest of this entry »

Jul 12

Last Ride Into Hell / Hellfest Day III


Waking up on Sunday after two amazing days and knowing this was the last day of Hellfest was a really bittersweet feeling. After a recharging breakfast, we were on our way to catch up the set of legendary French heavy metal band Nightmare. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 08

Charlotte Wessels & Timo Somers of Delain talked Hellfest & Moonbathers


Hellfest was a great experience that changes your view of what a real metal festival is, not only the environment, the people, and all the art that the Hellfest organization has put into the Clisson Hellfest grounds, there is the lineup and the artist you get to see. This year we were pleased to see Delain once again after their amazing shows at 70000 Tons of Metal and the show we saw in Tucson last March while they were supporting Nightwish on their US tour.  Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 06

A Day in Hell / Hellfest Day II Report


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After a few hours of sleep, we were ready to tackle day II at Hellfest, after getting ready and cleaning some space on our memory cards we were ready to start the day. We arrived just in time to catch Swedish death metal act Entrails. Read the rest of this entry »

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