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SURVIVING HELLFEST XV

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.

The Imagination

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.

Freak Show

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

Hellfest XV Part One

Now that Hellfest Open Air part one is done, It was time to take a small break, edit some photos and reflect on how it all went down.

Hellfest never really fails to surprise the fans, both intentionally and unintentionally and this edition was a true demonstration on how does it feel to be in Hell…

The festival opened its doors on Friday with a level of Heat Wave that is really rare in this part of the world. But this didn’t stop all the Hellbangers from having the time of their life.

Over two years without live music and being locked down in our rooms, a tiny heat wave won’t stop us from doing what we love the most, MUSIC.

Friday and Saturday felt like HELL… literally, the peak passed over 40° during both days and we all struggled, cause at the end, we all know that we would say: It was all worth it.

Fireworks were canceled in the first day, the organizers decided that because of the extreme heat and they feared for starting a fire, smart decision, this shows how much they value safety.

Here are some images taken by me, this is just a sneak peak, we will publish a full story after Part Two, where we will talk more about this historical edition and publish more photos to try and give you a small taste of Hellfest.

Next, are photos taken by Mayaz, great shots to have any idea what to expect in Hellfest and maybe, makes you go like, Fuck, I wanna be there too, next year.

 

A huge shoutout to everyone at Hellfest Headquarters, the management of this first edition was epic, safety was greatly prioritized and first aid teams were all over the site, a job well done on keeping everyone safe.

Keep an eye here and throughout our social accounts for Live Photos of Part Two.

Stay Heavy

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