I’m not going to write a classic review like everyone always does, and certainly like we do here too.
Instead, I’m gonna write you a short story, probably me talking gibberish but… this is what you get.
I’m writing you a brief description of another dimension where you can have the time of your life. The goal is for these words to move you and make you join us next year in HELL.
Have you ever felt like you need to break out of this world? Your daily routine and all the horrible things that are happening around you.
Have you ever wished to have the portal gun of Rick and the liberty to teleport away from all of this?
This is me and my portal is the gates of Hellfest…
This is the place where people from around the globe gather to break out, be ourselves and forget about whatever is outside the gates of music. We gather for the same passion… MUSIC.
We forget where we came from, our differences, and our colors with everything else that divides us. None of that matters because we are in another dimension, remember! A dimension where hate doesn’t exist. Doesn’t that make Music the only God that should be worshiped?
The Imagination: Existence
As soon as you’re inside the gates of Hell, you realise that this recurring dream actually exists, and you’re just in it.
As it is your first visit, you start wandering around like someone completely lost, but in fact, it’s quite the opposite, you’re observing what’s going around you.
It’d take you a few moments before you stop, you smile and you’re awake to this reality and it is happening.
One show after another, running from one stage to another, trying to catch the train of photographers.
So many childhood heroes are now in front of your lens, such a heavy pressure to make sure the shot will kick-fucking-ass.
Crossing paths with all the beautiful freaks who are exactly just like you, you feel that we belong but not only that, we should be ruling too!
One stage and you’re in the fame, the huge set-up, the rock stars’ presence, the place where the huge acts play.
Then you move to another stage and you’re in a completely different atmosphere, you’re a Viking fighter, fighting to keep the music alive, swimming on the backs of your fellow fighters.
Your next adventure is more intimate, up close, and personal with your favorite artists, under the tents of HELL.
When The Crowds Are Gone
When we used to pass three days in (let’s call it) dimension Hellfest, we enter the phase of so many officially calls today: “post-Hellfest depression”
This year that phase was longer. The seven days of Hellest were just incredible, we are lucky to be part of such an EPIC event that’d never be forgotten. We did survive seven days in Hellfest but not only that, I’m sure that so many of us wished for Hellfest to go on.
Now we cannot wait for the news to come and what kind of surprise the team of Hellfest is preparing for us, we are used to BIG FAT HEAVY news so… Bring It On
I hope those experiences will encourage you to join me, join us next year, and if you do, don’t hesitate to contact me, I promise we will share a beer together
I’ll leave you now with some bad-ass shots taken by the team of Metal Bell Magazine.
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© Photography by Sharbel
© Photography by Mayaz