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Tag Archives: Hellfest

Down cancel all European festival appearances for the year

Posted by on March 10, 2016

The backlash from Phil Anselmo’s incident at the Dimebash event late last year has been big, not just for him, but for his bandmates for his various bands including Down. The southern boys felt the backlash of Anselmo’s action when their own hometown and a Dutch festival cancelled their schedule appearance which ended up with fans […]

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Graspop Metal Meeting decides not to remove Down from their bill

Posted by on February 10, 2016

In the wake of Phil Anselmo’s vulgar display of white power, Dutch festival FortaRock was the first one to take action against his band Down, stating the band was “no longer welcome” at the fest. Then their hometown gig, scheduled to take place this past Monday was also canceled. Other festivals the band are scheduled to play this summer have […]

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Hellfest Open Air release open letter to French government

Posted by on February 10, 2016

Philip Anselmo’s racist outburst during the Dimebash event a few weeks ago has taken its toll everywhere, leading Anselmo offering give up his role with Down  in order for them to continue as band. Dutch festival, FortaRock removed them from the bill, but massive French festival Hellfest refused to take off Down from their 2016 edition, despite pressure from the […]

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Hellfest promoter refuses to remove Down from bill, faces losing grant

Posted by on February 8, 2016

More drama in wake of Phil Anselmo’s drunk Dimebash outburst? Naturally. Despite multiple apologies and an offer to leave Down, the backlash over his Nazi salute and white power shoutout continues. There’s deservedly a bit of anti-Anselmo sentiment going around at the moment. Down has been dropped off the FortaRock Festival in the Netherlands and their show in New Orleans […]

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Pro-shot footage of Hellfest emerges including Lamb of God, Faith No More, and more

Posted by on June 22, 2015

Before the event was even over, pro-shot footage of France’s Hellfest Open Air Festival began to emerge online. The show was shot and streamed over the internet, and some tech savvy viewers took the liberty to save and upload some of the full sets, including but not limited to Faith No More, Scorpions, Lamb of […]

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Dark Angel added to Hellfest 2014

Posted by on May 30, 2014

If Hellfest 2014 in France couldn’t get any MORE stacked with amazing bands, it just got one more. Dark Angel’s masterful drummer Gene Hoglan just confirmed on both his Facebook and via Twitter that Dark Angel will be performing at Hellfest 2014. Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden and Aerosmith will be headlining, and that’s already on […]

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Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Slayer, Aerosmith And More Added To France’s Hellfest

Posted by on December 3, 2013

Thought the initial lineup to France’s Hellfest was already looking awesome? Well the 2014 edition of the festival just got better, as Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden and Aerosmith have been announced as headliners. Along with the headliners, Hellfest also announced the additions of Slayer, Avenged Sevenfold, Deep Purple, Soundgarden, Megadeth, Sepultura, Queensryche and a crap […]

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Red Fang: “Hopefully Early Next Year We’ll Have Our New Record Finished”

Posted by on July 5, 2012

Since 2009, when their first album was released on Sargent House, Portland’s Red Fang has quickly gained popularity. Now signed to Relapse Records, the quartet released Murder the Mountains in 2011 to glorifying reviews and hit the road with Mastodon and The Dillinger Escape Plan. Metallica took notice and invited them to grace the Damage […]

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King Diamond Announces Two European Summer Festival Dates

Posted by on January 24, 2012

Last week, King Diamond announced details regarding his new booking agents. That made it pretty clear that the Mercyful Fate/ solo singer was planning his return to the stage following his triple-bypass heart surgery last year. Well, here’s the good news: King Diamond has confirmed his first festival appearances of 2012! Though he did take part in the […]

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