FRA, Clisson - Hellfest Open Air 2012


Location: France, Clisson
Date: 15-17 June 2012
Website: hellfest.fr

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Headliners


DAY 1 (15.06)

Main Stage 01

Alpha Tiger 11:05 - 11:35
Bukowski 12:15 - 12:45
Lizzy Borden 13:35 - 14:15
Molly Hatchet 15:05 - 15:45
Unisonic 16:35 - 17:25
Gotthard 18:20 - 19:20
Lynyrd Skynyrd 20:30 - 22:00
Megadeth 23:10 - 00:40

Main Stage 02

Betraying The Martyrs 10:30 - 11:00
Hamlet 11:40 - 12:10
Black Bomb A 12:50 - 13:30
Street Dogs 14:20 - 15:00
The Bronx 15:50 - 16:30
Heaven Shall Burn 17:30 - 18:15
Turbonegro 19:25 - 20:25
Dropkick Murphys 22:05 - 23:05
King Diamond 00:45 - 02:00

Altar

Trepalium 10:30 - 11:00
Benighted 11:40 - 12:10
Benediction 12:50 - 13:30
Unexpect 14:20 - 15:00
Vomitory 15:50 - 16:30
Brujeria 17:30 - 18:15
Nasum 19:25 - 20:25
Cannibal Corpse 21:25 - 22:25
Obituary 23:35 - 00:35

Temple

Merrimack 11:05 - 11:35
Belenos 12:15 - 12:45
Sólstafir 13:35 - 14:15
Endstille 15:05 - 15:45
Darkspace 16:35 - 17:25
Shining 18:30 - 19:20
Moonsorrow 20:30 - 21:20
Satyricon 22:30 - 23:30
Amon Amarth 00:45 - 02:00

Warzone

Strong As Ten 11:05 - 11:35
Extinction Of Mankind 12:15 - 12:45
Vitamin X 13:35 - 14:15
Victims 15:05 - 15:45
Discharge 16:35 - 17:25
Arson Anthem 18:30 - 19:20
Integrity 20:30 - 21:20
From Ashes Rise 23:35 - 00:35
Tragedy 01:00 - 02:00

Valley

Celeste 10:30 - 11:00
Doomriders 11:40 - 12:10
Thou 12:50 - 13:30
Brain Police 14:20 - 15:00
The Atomix Bitchwax 15:50 - 16:30
Orange Goblin 17:30 - 18:15
Colour Haze 19:25 - 20:25
Hank 3 21:25 - 23:25

DAY 2 (16.06)

Main Stage 01

The Kobra And The Lotus 11:05 - 11:35
Koritni 12:15 - 12:45
Crashdïet 13:35 - 14:15
Steel Panther 15:15 - 16:00
Uriah Heep 17:00 - 17:50
Sebastian Bach 18:50 - 19:40
Within Temptation 20:50 - 22:05
Guns N' Roses 23:30 - 02:00

Main Stage 02

Suicidal Angels 10:30 - 11:00
Gama Bomb 11:40 - 12:10
Channel Zero 12:50 - 13:30
Death Angel 14:20 - 15:10
Sacred Reich 16:05 - 16:55
Exodus 17:55 - 18:45
Edguy 19:45 - 20:45
Machine Head 22:10 - 23:25

Altar

Jesus Cröst 10:30 - 11:00
Rompeprop 11:40 - 12:00
Haemorrhage 12:50 - 13:30
Avulsed 14:20 - 15:10
Necrophagia 16:05 - 16:55
Origin 17:55 - 18:45
Aborted 19:45 - 20:45
Napalm Death 21:45 - 22:45
Entombed 23:55 - 00:55

Temple

Glorior Belli 11:05 - 11:35
Oranssi Pazuzu 12:15 - 12:45
Necros Christos 13:35 - 14:15
Ascension 15:15 - 16:00
Djerv 17:00 - 17:50
Taake 18:50 - 19:40
In Extremo 20:50 - 21:40
Enslaved 22:50 - 23:50
Behemoth 00:45 - 02:00

Warzone

The Rodeo Idiot Engine 11:05 - 11:35
As They Burn 12:15 - 12:45
Emmure 13:35 - 14:15
October File 15:15 - 16:00
Cancer Bats 17:00 - 17:50
Dog Eat Dog 18:50 - 19:40
Unearth 20:50 - 21:40
Darkest Hour 22:50 - 23:50
Refused 01:00 - 02:00

Valley

Dyse 10:30 - 11:00
ASG 11:40 - 12:10
Amenra 12:50 - 13:30
Big Business 14:20 - 15:10
Ufomammut 16:05 - 16:55
Unsane 17:55 - 18:45
Yob 19:45 - 20:45
Saint Vitus 21:45 - 22:45
The Devil's Blood 23:55 - 00:55

DAY 3 (17.06)

Main Stage 01

Vanderbuyst 11:05 - 11:35
Girlschool 12:15 - 12:45
D-A-D 13:35 - 14:15
Black Label Society 15:05 - 15:50
Hatebreed 16:45 - 17:35
Blue Öyster Cult 18:35 - 19:35
Mötley Crüe 20:45 - 22:00
Ozzy Osbourne & Friends 23:10 - 00:55

Main Stage 02

L'Esprit Du Clan 10:30 - 11:00
Do Or Die 11:40 - 12:10
All Shall Perish 12:50 - 13:30
August Burns Red 14:20 - 15:00
Walls Of Jericho 15:55 - 16:40
Devildriver 17:40 - 18:30
Trivium 19:40 - 20:40
Slash 22:05 - 23:05
Lamb Of God 01:00 - 02:00

Altar

Sublime Cadaveric Decomposition 10:30 - 11:00
Hour Of Penance 11:40 - 12:10
Insomnium 12:50 - 13:30
Brutal Truth 14:20 - 15:00
Blood Red Throne 15:55 - 16:40
Dying Fetus 17:40 - 18:30
Lock Up 19:30 - 20:20
Suffocation 21:20 - 22:20
Children Of Bodom 23:30 - 00:30

Temple

Aosoth 11:05 - 11:35
Winterfylleth 12:15 - 12:45
Liturgy 13:35 - 14:15
Forgotten Tomb 15:05 - 15:50
Anaal Nathrakh 16:45 - 17:35
Vulture Industries 18:35 - 19:25
Ihsahn 20:25 - 21:15
Arcturus 22:25 - 23:25
Dimmu Borgir 01:00 - 02:00

Warzone

Lasting Values 11:05 - 11:35
All For Nothing 12:15 - 12:45
Hoods 13:35 - 14:15
Stick To Your Guns 15:05 - 15:50
The Spudmonsters 16:45 - 17:35
Evergreen Terrace 18:35 - 19:25
H2O 20:25 - 21:15
Madball 22:25 - 23:25
Biohazard 01:00 - 02:00

Valley

Abysse 10:30 - 11:00
Year Of No Light 11:40 - 12:10
Alcest 12:50 - 13:30
Monkey 3 14:20 - 15:00
Acid King 15:55 - 16:40
d.USK 17:40 - 18:30
Pentagram 19:30 - 20:20
The Obsessed 21:20 - 22:20
Sunn O))) 23:30 - 00:30

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Ander 30%
Cydfrey 30%
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19.06.2012 - 14:34
Qube
Orange Goblin, Napalm Death, Ufomammut, Unsane and Blood Red Throne were a blast.

A few Death Metal or Grindcore sets were fucked up by bad balance ("Is that a drum solo? No that's a song.") especially early in the day.
Liturgy was a sad sight (they still do not have a new drummer and still have their shitty electronic beats).

I saw 40 bands in total, a lot of them for the first time.

That was awesome.
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19.06.2012 - 15:26
Darkside Momo
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Written by Promonex on 19.06.2012 at 02:36

Refused and Vulture Industries were the definite highlights for me.

Add Unexpect for me to that list
Also, Enslaved were great, even if I was too tired to really enjoy them; Benighted and Gorod great as always; and Arcturus and In Extremo were damn nice too.
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"You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you" - Ray Bradbury

"I've lost too many years now
I'm stealing back my soul
I'm awake now"
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19.06.2012 - 15:28
Darkside Momo
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Written by Qube on 19.06.2012 at 14:34

A few Death Metal or Grindcore sets were fucked up by bad balance ("Is that a drum solo? No that's a song.") especially early in the day.

Yep, especially on Friday, the sound on both Altar and Temple was quite shitty - thankfully it got better
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"You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you" - Ray Bradbury

"I've lost too many years now
I'm stealing back my soul
I'm awake now"
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19.06.2012 - 16:14
Vombatus
Potorro
Had a blast, managed to see 31 full shows, but had to miss a couple coz I was just dead . Overall the sound was good, except maybe The Altar had a few problems, like with Entombed where the left side was mute for a while and Anaal Nathrakh where it was all bass.... (but don't know of The Warzone, didn't set a foot in there the whole all week-end).

Best ones for me were KING DIAMOND (soooo awesome), Arcturus and Death Angel (wasn't expecting it to be that good). Alot of other great stuff (Sólstafir, Sunn O))), Enslaved,....).

Weather was a pain, somehow managed to get my face burned (twice), freeze to death and get all wet in 3 days
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19.06.2012 - 17:35
Promonex
Cathemeral
No freezing, no burning, only got wet on Friday and amazingly tanned on Saturday
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All life begins with Nu and ends with Nu... This is the truth! This is my belief! ...At least for now.
- The Mystery of Life, Vol. 841 Ch. 26
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19.06.2012 - 23:07
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Saw pictures of an oyster bar and grilled leg of beef this time around. Nice.
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20.06.2012 - 00:51
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Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 19.06.2012 at 23:07

Saw pictures of an oyster bar and grilled leg of beef this time around. Nice.

yep,, those were just next to the wine bar, just behind a little wood (well, some trees)
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"You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you" - Ray Bradbury

"I've lost too many years now
I'm stealing back my soul
I'm awake now"
Abney Park (Letter Between A Little Boy & Himself As An Adult)
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21.06.2012 - 14:31
wrathchild
For my part I must have seen something like 20 full shows and 20 others not in their entirety.
The best bands for me were Uriah Heep and Blue Oyster Cult, even though I had never heard their music before. I appreciated Sacred Reich a lot, Machine Head finally got me interested, Unexpect confirmed that I should definitely check them, and Trepalium and Dying Fetus filled my need for more extreme stuff.

Best moment however was when Unisonic played Helloween's March Of Time. With Kiske on vocals, I felt like it was the first time I could actually hear Helloween live - despite having seen the band numerous times with Deris.

And... Guns N' Roses were on time!
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La belleza no reside en lo que puedas crear, sino en lo que eres capaz de transmitir
Beauty resides not in what you're able to create, but in what you're able to communicate


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21.06.2012 - 14:45
Spirit Molecule
spirit molecule
Written by wrathchild on 21.06.2012 at 14:31

And... Guns N' Roses were on time!


How bad were they?
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21.06.2012 - 15:05
wrathchild
Written by Spirit Molecule on 21.06.2012 at 14:45

How bad were they?


Not bad, not good. I'm no fan anyway but I was told it would be boring, with lots of solo spots. And they were lots of solo spots but it wasn't that boring.
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La belleza no reside en lo que puedas crear, sino en lo que eres capaz de transmitir
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21.06.2012 - 15:34
Darkside Momo
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Written by wrathchild on 21.06.2012 at 14:31

Best moment however was when Unisonic played Helloween's March Of Time. With Kiske on vocals, I felt like it was the first time I could actually hear Helloween live - despite having seen the band numerous times with Deris.

yep, that was something indeed
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"You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you" - Ray Bradbury

"I've lost too many years now
I'm stealing back my soul
I'm awake now"
Abney Park (Letter Between A Little Boy & Himself As An Adult)
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21.06.2012 - 16:59
Promonex
Cathemeral
Written by Spirit Molecule on 21.06.2012 at 14:45

Written by wrathchild on 21.06.2012 at 14:31

And... Guns N' Roses were on time!


How bad were they?

The Chinese Democracy stuff was awfully tedious. But seeing Axl Rose faceplanting on stage might have been worth it.
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All life begins with Nu and ends with Nu... This is the truth! This is my belief! ...At least for now.
- The Mystery of Life, Vol. 841 Ch. 26
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21.06.2012 - 18:08
Darkside Momo
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Written by Promonex on 21.06.2012 at 16:59

Written by Spirit Molecule on 21.06.2012 at 14:45

Written by wrathchild on 21.06.2012 at 14:31

And... Guns N' Roses were on time!


How bad were they?

The Chinese Democracy stuff was awfully tedious. But seeing Axl Rose faceplanting on stage might have been worth it.

Would have loved to see that, especially considering I got out of the Valley, heading to the Warzone, at that very moment
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"You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you" - Ray Bradbury

"I've lost too many years now
I'm stealing back my soul
I'm awake now"
Abney Park (Letter Between A Little Boy & Himself As An Adult)
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21.06.2012 - 20:37
Valentin B
Iconoclast
Crue and Skynyrd were my big disappointments at Sweden Rock, which I promptly switched with Sacred Reich and Cannibal Corpse respectively. how did they fare at Hellfest? (did any of you guys actually go see them? )
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21.06.2012 - 21:00
Promonex
Cathemeral
Skynyrd were actually quite decent. But then again I didn't expect too much. Still, the oldies and the youngsters in the audience all chanting along to "Sweet Home Alabama" was quite nice.

Crüe didn't want to have any press close to their stage, so I did them the favour.
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- The Mystery of Life, Vol. 841 Ch. 26
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21.06.2012 - 22:01
wrathchild
Damn I missed the faceplant! Only saw the bassist nearly fell off stage after slipping.

Skynyrd did well but that's definitely no stuff for me. I still don't like Motley Crüe even after watching quite a few songs this time.
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22.06.2012 - 01:31
Vombatus
Potorro
Hmmmm I regret not seeing Unisonic... really wanted to see, but Darkspace was priority. Also some others like Rompeprop (apparently a helluva fun) or Vulture Industries that looked interesting... can't get everything

Anyone know what was the suprise Mr.Sammet was talking about ? I was already thinking of an Avantasia song with Kiske (yes, was asking too much )
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22.06.2012 - 01:34
Darkside Momo
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Written by Vombatus on 22.06.2012 at 01:31

Hmmmm I regret not seeing Unisonic... really wanted to see, but Darkspace was priority. Also some others like Rompeprop (apparently a helluva fun) or Vulture Industries that looked interesting... can't get everything

Anyone know what was the suprise Mr.Sammet was talking about ? I was already thinking of an Avantasia song with Kiske (yes, was asking too much )

Sadly, Darkspace's sound wasn't great... And Rompeprop were fun (at least the last two songs)
as for Edguy's surprise, I can't say...
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"I've lost too many years now
I'm stealing back my soul
I'm awake now"
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22.06.2012 - 01:39
Valentin B
Iconoclast
Did any of these shows feel a bit short? at Sweden Rock, which had almost the same line-up as Hellfest aside from the underground extreme bands, pretty much all the concerts they did were as though they were headlining their own gig, which was pretty awesome that everyone had at least 1-2 encores.
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22.06.2012 - 01:42
Darkside Momo
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Most shows (except for headliners) are usually much too short at Hellfest. Price to pay to have that many great bands on the bill...
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I'm stealing back my soul
I'm awake now"
Abney Park (Letter Between A Little Boy & Himself As An Adult)
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02.07.2012 - 01:14
Valentin B
Iconoclast
Written by Darkside Momo on 22.06.2012 at 01:42

Most shows (except for headliners) are usually much too short at Hellfest. Price to pay to have that many great bands on the bill...

Sweden Rock does the exact opposite, in that they get pretty much only good bands but only about 30-40 in total for 4 days and 4 stages (so most get around 75 minutes time, some 60 and some 90, the headliners get 2 hours and 30 minutes), and then fill the time slots of the small stages with local bands. I prefered this this year, but maybe based on you guys' review of this year's Hellfest I might just make an appearance there next year. My review of SRF is on its way too
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02.07.2012 - 02:36
Darkside Momo
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Written by Valentin B on 02.07.2012 at 01:14

Written by Darkside Momo on 22.06.2012 at 01:42

Most shows (except for headliners) are usually much too short at Hellfest. Price to pay to have that many great bands on the bill...

Sweden Rock does the exact opposite, in that they get pretty much only good bands but only about 30-40 in total for 4 days and 4 stages (so most get around 75 minutes time, some 60 and some 90, the headliners get 2 hours and 30 minutes), and then fill the time slots of the small stages with local bands. I prefered this this year, but maybe based on you guys' review of this year's Hellfest I might just make an appearance there next year. My review of SRF is on its way too

I can't blame either approach honestly, both have their pros and cons... More bands vs more playing time, I honestly can't decide.
(and yeah, report WIP)
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"You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you" - Ray Bradbury

"I've lost too many years now
I'm stealing back my soul
I'm awake now"
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14.07.2012 - 10:47
wrathchild
Written by Valentin B on 02.07.2012 at 01:14

Sweden Rock does the exact opposite, in that they get pretty much only good bands but only about 30-40 in total for 4 days and 4 stages (so most get around 75 minutes time, some 60 and some 90, the headliners get 2 hours and 30 minutes), and then fill the time slots of the small stages with local bands. I prefered this this year, but maybe based on you guys' review of this year's Hellfest I might just make an appearance there next year. My review of SRF is on its way too


Every year since 2006 someone new tells me Sweden Rock is the best festival there is. Tobias Sammet even said that on stage at Hellfest. It has to be true.
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La belleza no reside en lo que puedas crear, sino en lo que eres capaz de transmitir
Beauty resides not in what you're able to create, but in what you're able to communicate


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14.07.2012 - 11:08
Valentin B
Iconoclast
Written by wrathchild on 14.07.2012 at 10:47

Written by Valentin B on 02.07.2012 at 01:14

Sweden Rock does the exact opposite, in that they get pretty much only good bands but only about 30-40 in total for 4 days and 4 stages (so most get around 75 minutes time, some 60 and some 90, the headliners get 2 hours and 30 minutes), and then fill the time slots of the small stages with local bands. I prefered this this year, but maybe based on you guys' review of this year's Hellfest I might just make an appearance there next year. My review of SRF is on its way too


Every year since 2006 someone new tells me Sweden Rock is the best festival there is. Tobias Sammet even said that on stage at Hellfest. It has to be true.

well I can understand him saying that because Edguy was one of the headliners of this year. As organisation I would say it's very streamlined and nothing out of the ordinary usually happens, kinda like Wacken but without the whole disneyland feel. The sound was mostly great to perfect and the only sound problems I noticed were during a few of Exodus' songs.

There is one problem though and that's the ridiculous price of pretty much everything there (a burger/fries/coke menu costs 90 SEK, which is approximately 11 euros, I didn't even bother to visit the drinks stands as I knew I wouldn't buy anything from there) and the ticket+camping costs twice Hellfest's ticket. imo it was worth it as I've seen many bands that will probably never visit Romania (Adrenaline Mob, Black Spiders, Sacred Reich, Fear Factory, Gotthard, Symphony X, Soundgarden) and some that might just not go out and play/tour ever again (10CC, Bad Company, Lynyrd Skynyrd).
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28.07.2012 - 18:39
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
Can someone tell me how Amenra, Year Of No Light, Alcest, and Ihsahn were? Is their any links to feeds from when they played? Would love to hear them.
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