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HAMMERFEST – Metal Marauders

March 30th, 2015

Hammerfest VII – Metal Marauders

Hafen Y Mor, Pwllheli, North Wales

Photographs and Overview by Mia Metall

On the road again! This was my second year attending Hammerfest and the 3.5 hour trip to our cosy caravan by the sea had begun on Thursday Lunchtime.

The festival has seen some changes from it previous formats and has now involved HRH. Hammerfest used to be spread across to stages in the main concert hall and the Boardwalk but instead this year was moved to the pub down in the Caravan Park leaving the HRH part of the festival to take on the main stage and HRH Stoner, Sleaze and Doom to take over the Boardwalk.

We pulled into Hafen Y Mor campsite just after teatime eager to get checked in. Hammerfest is no normal metal festival. The festival takes places on a Haven Holiday site with the stages that normally stage men in tiger suits and over excited children’s entertainers, instead hosting the very best underground metal bands!

The Boardwalk

The Boardwalk

Each party gets a static Caravan, Apartment or Cabin to share with their rocking pals and it is all very civilized with a nice Bedroom, shower toilet and Kitchen don’t even get me started on the Living room, Fire, TV and DVD player! HEAVEN!

We arrived just in time to head back to The Mash and Barrel pub that hosted the Hammerfest stage, to see RSJ.

RSJ

RSJ

RSJ are a band from York with a groovy metal sound. The band brought energy to the traveling metalheads, with fast beats, powerful vocals and a energetic performance.

RSJ

RSJ

RSJ

RSJ

Appearing animated on stage, their punchy brand of dissonant riffs, grimy riffs and vocal diversity was an alarming way to open.

RSJ

RSJ

After a few beers and pizza from the on site Papa John’s the next band up was Blitzkrieg.

Blitzkrieg

Blitzkrieg

Blitzkrieg

Blitzkrieg

Blitzkrieg are initially from Leicester formed in 1980. The current line-up is Brian Ross (vocals), Ken Johnson (guitar), Alan Ross (guitar) and Bill Baxter (bass) .  Mick Kerrigan (drums) has recently parted ways with the band and they are due to make an announcement soon regarding his replacement.

Blitzkrieg

Blitzkrieg

Blitzkrieg

Blitzkrieg

Ross is the only remaining member from the band’s founding. The old school performance included many songs from the 1980s  and also their namesake tune famously covered by Metallica.

Blitzkrieg

Blitzkrieg

Melodic NWOBHM vocals and crunchy proto-thrash riffing led to beers raised in approval by the old school brigade.

Blitzkrieg

Blitzkrieg

Next up this weekend for me was Winterfylleth.

Winterfylleth

Winterfylleth

Winterfylleth

Winterfylleth

Following some technical difficulties the band opened their set with a wailing violin present throughout their set creating plenty of atmosphere along with the dark green stage lighting and the black metal riffs of the Manchester band.

Winterfylleth

Winterfylleth

New guitarist Dan Capp fitted in well with the aesthetic created by the plain black t-shirts and swirling heritage sounds of England.

Winterfylleth

Winterfylleth

Elvenking livened things up with their folky power metal, complete with violin and face paints! The band’s mixture of genre kept a varied set which was well received.

Elvenking

Elvenking

 

Elvenking

Elvenking

Elvenking

Elvenking

Their unique makeup added some interesting variation compared to what had been seen earlier that day, and the Italians certainly impressed and won over some new fans

Elvenking

Elvenking

A chilly stroll from the pub, up through and past the sites lakes, complete with pedal boats shaped like swans and zip wire.

Over to the Boardwalk where the Doom night was in full swing. The Boardwalk also held the “metal market” an array of stalls including New rock and retailers of Patches and Merchandise, Kreepsville and banned, handmade and silver jewellery.

Diesel King played the doom stage.

Diesel King

Diesel King

Diesel King

Diesel King

With a blend of dirty sludge and down tempo heavy metal, the band played tracks from Concrete Burial and acid-tarpit.

Diesel King

Diesel King

It is great festival music, with their heavy, crushing beats and cutting guitars that could have well sliced some ear drums in half!

Diesel King

Diesel King

 

After a rainy few days the weather cleared nicely for a Sunny start to Saturday. After sampling the delights of VIP Caravaning and a sausage sandwich made my way upto the Main stage HRH to catch some White Widdow

White Widdow

White Widdow

Next on the HRH stage was Reach.

Reach

Reach

Reach are a hard rock band from Sweden seemingly with all kind of influences, particularly Europe! But the roots are mostly 70-80s hard rock.

Reach

Reach

The band seem quite fresh faced but the foundations are good if a classic hard rock sound is your thing.

Reach

Reach

Gleeming pop melodies may not have struck a chord with the more extreme attendees, but meant that the songs stuck in the minds of all newbies to the band

Reach

Reach

Sedulus are from London.

Sedulus

Sedulus

They have their own mix of stoner rock/ psychedelic space rock and progressive rock and metal and were well suited to the Stoner stage in the boardwalk.

Sedulus

Sedulus

Hypnotic guitars were molded together by free, jazzy drumming before being layered by a unique, atmospheric vocal style.

Sedulus

Sedulus

The song “Pilgrim” was especially memorable for it’s grungy sound.

Sedulus

Sedulus

Sigirya are a Stoner metal band from Swansea. The songs are mostly about time, space and earth.

Sigirya

Sigirya

Sigirya

Sigirya

Sigirya

Sigirya

A walk back across to the Mash and Barrel to watch  Skalmold.

Skalmold

Skalmold

Skalmold

Skalmold

Skalmold are a viking folk metal band. A catchy and energetic set went down really well with the audience and must of won the band many new followers who soon caught onto the lyrical content and joined in with the traditional folk like see shanties.

Skalmold

Skalmold

Amongst the pipes and typical folk elements, the guitars added a more doomy, dissonant flavour, with various vocal styles showing a range of influences from the orthodox to the extreme.

Skalmold

Skalmold

Lead melodies broke up any cliches and chugging riffs suggested some power metal tones in the mix aswell.

Skalmold

Skalmold

After a short break, and a Burger King, yes the site even has Burger King, I dropped back into the Stoner stage to watch Hang the Bastard

Hang the Bastard

Hang the Bastard

The West London metallers combined the best of fuzzy riffing and wicked themes whilst still showing a forward thinking approach.

Hang the Bastard

Hang the Bastard

Their next show is at London’s Desertfest so if this sounds like your bag, catch them there!

A quick jog back over to the Hammerfest stage to catch me some Raging Speedhorn 

Raging Speedhorn

Raging Speedhorn

Originating back to 1998, the Corby sludgercorers are now the most popular they’ve been in a long time.

Raging Speedhorn

Raging Speedhorn

Kicking off with “Knives and Faces”, grabbing the audience who were soon well into the set and enjoying Dungeon Whippet, a hardcore metal band, formerly riding the new metal wave of the early noughties and are well worth checking out again.

 

Raging Speedhorn

Raging Speedhorn

Orange Goblin followed their pals onto the stage to carry on the audiences good vibes.

Orange Goblin

Orange Goblin

Orange Goblin

Orange Goblin

Orange Goblin

Orange Goblin

Their doomy stoner metal went down amazingly as usual and even now on their 8th studio album, the band continue to go out there and make the stage their own with humbling thanks and excitement.

Orange Goblin

Orange Goblin

Joe Hoare’s dexterous riffing provided the basis for some soaring, festival perfect vocals to soar over.  Bluesy solos also broke up the more moody sections that were awash with choral guitar work and some fluent drumming

Orange Goblin

Orange Goblin

With all the excitement, someone somewhere got something wrong and we were left without water! So after nipping back to the “house” to use that wonderful en suite I ventured back out for the closing

A smoke filled stage started the evening with the usual theatrics for Hell.

Hell

Hell

The occult metal bellowed through as David joined the stage, whip in hand, covered in blood and with a crown of thorns.

Hell

Hell

Epic keyboards and guitars, supported by prowling beats and chromatic riffing won over fans in the ritual like atmosphere created by the elaborate as usual stage props and eccentric front man.

Hell

Hell

Despite having a few years on some of the other bands playing, they showed more than ample energy!

Hell

Hell

It wasn’t long before he was up on the crowd barriers casting out the sins of audience members.  The band took to the stage to thank everyone for turning out, making the joke of it being a Haven site…. and they are Hell… It’s Haven and Hell!

Hell

Hell

Hell

Hell

Hell

Hell

Hell

Hell

The theatrics continued with explosions, billowing smoke and lights.

Hell

Hell

Hell

Hell

All in all the weekend was a lot different to the usual Hammerfest set up, but the metal acts still made it a really enjoyable weekend and of course the happy little metal community enjoying their spring holiday on the beach.

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Amon Amarth with support act Carcass and Hell on Deceiver Of the Gods European Tour 2013 – Scandinavian leg at Kulturbolaget Malmoe,Sweden

January 17th, 2014

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Amon Amarth

Deceiver Of the Gods European Tour 2013 – Scandinavian leg
Carcass (Special guest)
Hell (Support act)

Kulturbolaget, Malmo, Sweden
6/12 – 2013

Review and live pictures by: Anders Sandvall

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Amon Amarth, Carcass, Hell – Dec. 9 2013 at Kaapelitehdas, Helsinki, Finland

December 27th, 2013

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Kaapelitehdas (Cable Factory)
The 9th of December 2013

Helsinki, Finland

Article by Arto Lehtinen and Marko Syrjala

Pictures by Arto Lehtinen

Gigs on a Monday evening are never an ideal time for concert goers, as getting up the next morning can be nothing but an exhausting deadly experience. In this case, when three are awesome bands sharing the bill: Hell, Carcass and Amon Amarth, the exception can be accepted and getting up late for the work or school can be approved. The Cable Factory was totally packed as over a thousand metal bangers had arrived to share the metal feeling despite the blowing ice cold winter wind.

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Andy Sneap – Hell

December 26th, 2013

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INTERVIEW WITH ANDY SNEAP OF HELL

The British band Hell, recently visited Finland. They were here to open for Carcass and Amon Amarth. Before the Britsh five piece metallers went one stage, we had a good opportunity to talk with Andy Sneap about the most recent Hell album CURSE AND CHAPTER and of course about his views on producing albums and his feeling on old school sounds. Here is the brief interview with Mr. Sneap.

Interview by Arto Lehtinen and Marko Syrjälä

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BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR 2013

September 1st, 2013

Bloodstock Open Air 2013

@ Catton Park, Derbyshire, UK

8th – 11th August 2013

Review by Anna Dumpe & Ben Spencer

Photography by Michelle Murphy


Imagine a weekend of nothing but pure heavy fucking metal.
Imagine being surrounded by the friendliest 15,000 people who share the same passion for heavy metal music and lifestyle. Imagine a place where it is respectable to have beer for breakfast and drinking until you drop in an accomplishment. Imagine a festival where you can see over 100 heavy metal bands and pretty much none of them suck.

Ladies and gents, this ain’t no heavy metal fairytale!

This is Bloodstock Open Air – the greatest heavy metal music festival of our times. It’s a place where metal heads run free, headbang until their heads roll off, shout ‘SLAYEEER!’ and avoid shower for 4 days straight.
It just does not get any better than this.

Our Metal-Rules.com UK team were privileged to attend Bloodstock Open Air 2013 and see things for themselves…here’s a ‘little’ insight of what went down.

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PRIMORDIAL @ O2 Islington Academy

May 26th, 2012

Primordial @ O2 Islington Academy

5th May 2012

Review by Paul James

Photography by Andre Purvis


There’s a palpable air of excitement outside the Islington academy tonight and to be fair who couldn’t be excited by such a great line-up? Having heard very good things about Winterfylleth and Hell in previous weeks and being a long time Primordial fan even I’ll admit to being a little excited!

 

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Interview with Tony Speakman from HELL

December 31st, 2011

Interview with Tony Speakman from Hell

Review by James Griffiths

Photography by Andre Purvis


After a great opening for Sabaton I caught up with Tony Speakman from HELL backstage.

 

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SABATON With Hell @ KoKo, Camden

December 21st, 2011

SABATON With Hell @ The Koko, Camden

16th December 2011

Review By James Griffiths

Photography by Andre Purvis

It’s a very cold Friday evening in Camden and upon exiting the tube station approximately 20 minutes before the venue doors open there is an amazing sight to behold. Hordes of fans just wrapped around the venue screaming to get in and witness the might that is Sabaton!



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HELL to Open For ACCEPT in Europe 2012!

November 30th, 2011

20 years after their formation, U.K,’s HELL finally issued their highly successful debut album “Human Remains” to high acclaim, having been named album of the month over 20 times by the international music press (Sweden Rock Magazine having just named it the “Album of the Year”!) Their live performances have generated tremendous euphoria among the fans, the media and many fortunate promoters alike. At the prestigious Bloodstock Festival, HELL were the runaway winners in the public voting for “Best Act Center Stage”.

The next highlight can now been announced. Starting in April 2012, HELL will support Germany’s legendary ACCEPT on their European tour. The following dates have now been confirmed:

Rock Hard, iMusic 1, Blast, Piranha, Musix & Noizeletter present:

06.04.2012 Paris (F), Bataclan

07.04.2012 Mons (BE), PPM Fest

10.04.2012 Kempten , Big Box

11.04.2012 Stuttgart, Pilharmonie

13.04.2012 Straubing, Messehalle

14.04.2012 Geiselwind, Event Center

15.04.2012 Pratteln (CH), Z7

17.04.2012 Oberhausen, Turbinenhalle

18.04.2012 Hamburg, Große Freiheit

19.04.2012 Berlin, Huxleys

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HELL CONFIRMED FOR SWEDEN ROCK!

November 4th, 2011
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Hell

Hell from Nottingham were about to record their debut album when their record company went bankrupt. The band dissolved and singer Dave Halliday killed himself. The year was 1987. Over time, Hell’s remaining recordings grew in cult status. The combination of infectiously catchy heavy metal, theatrical vocals and a diabolical atmosphere was praised for being way ahead of its time, and in 2008 the band reformed. The album ”Human remains” was finally released in May 2011, recorded by the surviving original members and guitarist/producer Andy Sneap and vocalist David Bower. It has been met with great success and acclaim. Hell’s theatrical stage show, with make-up and anti-religious symbolism, goes perfectly with the music – in short, the band’s career could not have got a better second beginning.

Tickets are available at our website: www.swedenrock.com. There you can also find more information about tickets, prices and accommodation.

Around 70 bands will perform on our 5 stages next summer. The following seven have been confirmed so far:

 

MÖTLEY CRÜE

BLUE ÖYSTER CULT

DIMMU BORGIR

EDGUY

GAMMA RAY

DANKO JONES

PENTAGRAM

HELL

 

More info about the bands can be found on our website: www.swedenrock.com

 

Welcome to Sweden Rock Festival in Sölvesborg, 6-7-8-9 June 2012!

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Andy Sneap – The guitarist of Hell and Sabbat

October 19th, 2011

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ANDY SNEAP

Producer and guitarist of Hell and Sabbat

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Andy Sneap’s name appears on  albums by Kreator, Exodus, Testament, Megadeth etc and the list continues. He has produced a number of awesome and memorable albums which have been spinning on players of metalheads around the world. Besides working with bands, his first band Sabbat has reached cult status amongst many thrash fans. The Sabbat albums are still as relevant and awesome as back then when they saw the light of day. Sneap’s current band Hell has gained massive interest as the debut album called HUMAN REMAINS is an outstanding release for sure. Therefore it is an utter pleasure to have a chance to talk to Andy Sneap about Hell, Sabbat and of course his long career as a producer.

 

Interview and pictures by Arto Lehtinen


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Tuska Open Air 2011 – Suvilahti Helsinki Finland

August 27th, 2011

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Tuska Open Air 2011

Suvilahti, Helsinki, Finland

July 22-24, 2011



Review by Arto Lehtinen, Petri Seppänen Da Costa

Pics by Arto Lehtinen, Sini Huotari

The Tuska Open Air Festival has become one kind of institution amongst all metal festivals in Europe. Tuska was previously arranged in the heart of Helsinki in the central park Kaisaniemi during the past 10 years. The park underwent construction to have a better environment and other mandatory improvements. The organization of Tuska didn’t have a choice but to find and switch the whole festival to a new area. This new area is still located in Helsinki, but only a few kilometers away, to a place called Suvilahti. Having this area was definitely a big part of the whole idea and concept of Tuska. The Kaisaniemi park brought an intimate picnic and park feeling with the grass and trees. Whereas Suvilahti was more like an industrial environment with the burning and redhot asphalt under the feet.

Another thing forcing Tuska to make a change was the date. Originally the festival was supposed to be in the beginning of July, but another big more international based festival took over the date and Tuska was postponed until three weeks later. Well at least some people got pissed off at the changed date. Obviously a few band negotiations needed to start all over. Hopefully Tuska will return back to the original date. However, the line-up looked amazing after all. Morbid Angel and Amon Amarth were headliners, so was Devin Townsend once again. Cult metal bands like Hell, Bulldozer and then something type of stuff such as Jex Thoth, Church Of Misery. The festival was an utter success although the event wasn’t sold out. All in all 28000 people visited Tuska during three days.

Metal-Rules.com was present to check out a lot of bands and check out the new Tuska area.

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HELL: LIVE SUMMER BREEZE FOOTAGE

August 20th, 2011
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Backstage and live footage of the performance by NWOBHM band HELL at this year’s Summer Breeze festival in Dinkelsbühl, Germany, can be viewed on YouTube.
HELL’s new/debut album, Human Remains (which was over 25 years in the making), was released in North America this past May and has been the surprise hit of 2011 among fans and the metal press.  The album recently entered the German Media Control chart at #46.

 

One of the true founding fathers of occult metal and cited as a huge indirect influence to many bands, HELL formed in 1982 from the carcasses of U.K. metal bands Race Against Time and Paralex – whose 3-song White Lightning EP was listed by Metallica as a favorite and was subsequently included on the Lars Ulrich / Geoff Barton “NWOBHM: ’79 Revisited” sampler.

Watch the video for “On Earth As It Is In Hell” here.

Purchase the singles “Save Us From Those Who Would Save Us” and “On Earth As It Is In Hell” on iTunes.

Order the Human Remains CD at Nuclear Blast USA’s online web shop.

HELL’s 2011 line-up:

 

  • David Bower – Vocals
  • Kev Bower – Guitar & Keyboards
  • Andy Sneap – Guitar
  • Tony Speakman – Bass
  • Tim Bowler – Drums

 

Visit HELL online at www.HELL-METAL.com, on Facebook, MySpace, & YouTube.com/HELL.

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HELL announce additional European shows

August 10th, 2011
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UK occult rockers HELL are set to perform more of their acclaimed live shows over the coming months. Having already blitzed audiences at summer festivals including Download (UK), Tuska (Fin), Metalfest Open Airs (DE, CH, AT), and Rockstad Falun (SWE), HELL have confirmed the following additional dates. Advance tickets are already available. HELL fans should secure tickets as quickly as possible as these will surely sell out.

The following dates are now confirmed:

 

14.08.2011 BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR, Catton Hall (UK)

17.08.2011 SUMMERBREEZE – Dinkelsbühl (DE)

09.09.2011 DUBLIN DOOM DAY WARMUP, THE PINT BAR – Dublin (IRE)

06.10.2011 SWEDEN ROCK CRUISE – Stockholm (SWE)

08.10.2011 FUZZ LIVE MUSIC CLUB – Athens (GR) (Support to CANDLEMASS)

16.12.2011 KOKO – London (UK) (Support to SABATON)

31.12.2011 MFN CLUB – Shipley Gate, Nottingham (UK)

 

Check out the amazing tour trailer:

 

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HELL have entered the German album top 50 with debut album “Human Remains”

May 25th, 2011
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Hell

Nearly 30 years after originally forming in 1982 UK`s Heavy Metal legends HELL have entered the German album charts with their Debut album „Human Remains“ at #46!

HELL were founded in 1982 out of the remains of two classic NWOBHM bands, Race Against Time and Paralex. They signed with Mausoleum in 1985 but split in 86 after the label went bankrupt. After the suicide of original singer Dave Halliday in 1987 the remaining members gave up any hope of reforming.

More than two centuries later the band is back with huge success. Producer/Guitarist Andy Sneap, being a close friend of the band, brought the remaining band members back together again three years ago to resurect the old material and bring HELL back to life. The result was Human Remains, ten old HELL classics rerecorded. Released last week to unanimous appraisal across Europe , US and Japan, “HUMAN REMAINS” entered the german trend charts at 12 with the final weeks national chart position being 46.

HELL is now coming to Europe.

27.05.11 Metalfest – Pratteln, CH
28.05.11 Metalfest – Dessau, DE
29.05.11 Metalfest – Mining, AUS
04.06.11 Rockstad Festival – Falun, SE
12.06.11 Download Festival – Donington Park, UK
22.07.11 Tuska Festival – Suvilahti, FI

13.08.11 Bloodstock Festival Catton Hall, UK

Just a few days ago, HELL did their first club show at the MFN Club in Nothingham. Fans came from Scandinavia and – unbelievably – from Southern California to see the band live. Check the out clip:

http://www.cackblabbath.co.uk/2011/05/21/hell-live-at-the-mfn-club-nottingham/

more information on HELL

www.hell-metal.com

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