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Hammerfest VI Book of the dead

Hammerfest is set to return to Hafan Y Mor Park in North Wales between 13th and 16th March 2014.  The first round of band announcements brings in heavyweight thrash acts Kreator and Overkill, along with Soilwork, Unleashed, Enthroned, Paragon, Grand Magus, Earthtone 9, Breed 77, Annihilated and Gravil.  Already they are down to their last 10 VIP rooms.

Festival promoter John Davis of Chic Talent said "Following last year’s event, which included both Sodom and Destruction, we were really keen to have Germany’s other leading thrash metal act play at Hammerfest. We are glad to be able to announce Kreator's inclusion in this year’s bill. Last year’s event was considered by many to be our best yet. Thriving in its new location Hafan y Mor Park, North Wales, we aim to...

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Bloodstock Open Air 2011. Day One.

Words: Gary Lukes
Photos: Antony Roberts

In these fractious times, amongst scenes of urban turbulence, Metalgigs made our pilgrimage from the south coast to a field in Walton-Upon-Trent; looking for an escape from all the chaos of the preceding week and eager for our first taste of the Utopian Bloodstock Open Air.

For the uninitiated, Bloodstock began indoors in 2001, before moving outdoors to the relatively spacious surrounds of Catton Hall in 2005 and taking up an annual residency there ever since. The line-ups seem to fluctuate mainly between the pomp and pageantry of power and folk metal to the furious flame, fire and smoke of thrash, death and black metal. Past headliners range from Europe, Lacuna Coil, Nightwish and Stratovarius to Carcass, Cradle of Filth, In Flames and Opeth.

Far more modestly sized than UK rivals such as Download and Sonisphere, it is this very intimacy, coupled with a friendly atmosphere that makes this festival so inviting and appealing. And that’s before we even get to the stellar line-up. As Kreator would later put it, “this is a metal festival by metal heads, for metal heads”. I’m not one that usually likes to give away endings, but let’s put it this way; we wind up liking this festival. A lot.

Oh, and Bruce Willis is a ghost.

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