Hellfest 2020 is Officially Canceled, 2021 Fest Announced

Faith No More in Boston, by Meg Loyal Photography

Crushing news for the summer festival season in Europe, as France’s legendary Hellfest, has been canceled due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The festival announced today it was unable to host the festival, which takes place in Clisson, France, outside of Paris. Hellfest 2021 is already announced for next summer. The 2020 edition was to have had Faith No More, and Down will be joined by Deftones, System Of A Down, Incubus, Korn, Mastodon, Opeth, Deep Purple, Judas Priest, The Offspring, Infectious Grooves, The Darkness, Obituary, Death DTA (the Death tribute featuring members of Death), At The Gates, Entombed AD, Sacred Reich, Devin Townsend, Meshuggah, The Black Dahlia Murder, Dying Fetus, Misery Index, Mayhem, Abbath, Rotting Christ, Primordial, The Great Old Ones, Wardruna, The Hu, Taake, Watain, Alcest, Borknagar, Gaahl’s Wyrd, Electric Wizard, Baroness, Om, Witchcraft, Black Mountain, Elder, ASG, Envy, Mono, John Garcia & the Band of Gold, High On Fire, Pelican, Killing Joke, Perturbator, Life of Agony, 3TEETH, Inter Arma, Body Count, Suicidal Tendencies, Youth of Today, Slapshot, Jesus Piece, Higher Power, Social Distortion, Anti-Flag, Agnostic Front, Reverend Horton Heat, Grade 2, Code Orange, and more. Dumb and Dumbest Podcast had an episode dedicated to the fest last summer. Continue reading

Faith No More Adds More Shows Next Summer

Hot on the heels of their major announcement of their return to activity, Faith No More has confirmed additional European Festival headline spots for next summer. The band will perform at Helsinki, Finland’s Tuska on June 28 and at Madrid, Spain’s Mad Cool Festival in early July. Hopefully the bad will see fit to bless us with new music as well since the band released their comeback album Sol Invictus (Ipecac Recordings) in 2015. Continue reading

Faith No More Announces Festival Dates For Summer 2020

Faith No More, by Meg Loyal Photography

Faith No More have booked new tour dates focusing on European Festivals next summer. Already announced are Sunstroke Festival In Ireland (June 13), Hellfest in France (June 20th), Tons of Rock in Norway (June 26th). More European festival performances to be announced soon. Faith No More last played in Europe in June of 2015, following the May 2015 release of Sol Invictus (Ipecac/Reclamation Recordings).The band commented: Continue reading

Rage Against The Machine Tour Dates Leak

According to a published report by Metal Sucks, Rage Against The Machine’s 2020 reunion tour has released the first batch of dates beyond the previously announced West Coast tour and Coachella Festival headline Dates. The post with the dates and the admat poster appeared on Twitter over the weekend (November 23rd) and then hastily deleted. If the post is legit, RATM will perform at Hellfest in France, Rock in Rio in Brazil, Riot Fest in Chicago and Louder Than Life in Louisville, KY  which assumes RATM will headline one day of each fest. The tour is scheduled to visit Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Korea, Japan, Colombia, Brazil, with additional dates in the U.S. Planned for next fall. Continue reading

Employed to Serve To Tour The UK Next Fall with Bury Tomorrow

Employed to Serve is riding on top of huge praise for their new album Eternal Forward Motion (Spinefarm/Universal). The band has already booked major festivals (Hellfest, Glastonbury, All Points East, and Jera On Air) and a headline tour. Now they will embark on a UK tour supporting Bury Tomorrow late in the year. All tour dates are on sale now. Continue reading

Employed To Serve Stream New Single and Video, New Album Coming In May

UK extreme Metal band Employed To Serve has just dropped a bomb new single and video for their track ‘Force Fed’. The song comes from the just-announced new album Eternal Forward Motion, due May 10th via Spinefarm Records. The band has announced some headline shows in the UK to celebrate the release, and festival dates at Groezrock in April, Hellfest and Jera On Air in June. Pre-order the album at the link below. Check out the clip for ‘Force Fed’ now! Continue reading

Knotfest Meets Hellfest To Feature Slipknot, Rob Zombie, Behemoth, Sabaton, Amon Amarth, Papa Roach, Ministry And More

Slipknot, by Evil Robb Photography

Slipknot has revealed their participation in Hellfest Open Air 2019 includes the joint Knotfest Meets Hellfest on Thursday, June 20th 2019, in Clisson, France. The fest includes a headline set from Slipknot, and curated appearances from Rob Zombie, Behemoth, Sabaton, Amon Amarth, Papa Roach, Ministry, Sick Of It All, Powerwolf And Amaranthe. Tickets for Knotfest Meets Hellfest go on sale on December 7. Continue reading

Tool, Slayer, KISS, Def Leppard, Gojira, ZZ TOP, King Diamond And More Booked For Hellfest 2019

Hellfest has unveiled the rest of their 2019 bill that had already announced a few bands. Tool, Slayer, KISS, Def Leppard, Gojira, Manowar, ZZ TOP, King Diamond, Dream Theater, Within Temptation, Lynrd Skynrd, Gojira, Whitesnake, Sisters of Mercy, Carcass, Emperor, Dropkick Murphys, Slash ft. Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators, Bloodbath, Deicide and many more. The takes places as always in Clisson, France and you can get tickets now at the links below. Continue reading

Slayer – Lamb of God – Anthrax: Live at Arena, Birmingham (UK)

So, this is it then. The end of an era. A bruising, sweaty, and sometimes controversial, earache-inducing era which spanned over three and a half decades ends with the three words I never wanted to write:  Slayer are retiring. Continue reading

Slayer Kicks Off Leg Two Of Their Farewell Tour Today

Slayer will embark in leg two of their planned farewell tour today in New Hampshire. The tour dates running through late next month and will feature Lamb Of God, Anthrax, Testament and Napalm Death as openers. The highly successful first tour features the same openers, but with Behemoth instead of Napalm Death. Make sure you get to these shows early as you don’t want to miss any of the bands and they will start on time.  Slayer has booked a third leg for the UK later this year and a farewell performance at next summer’s Hellfest in France. Many more dates around the world are likely to be announced soon, but for now, check out the current dates. Continue reading