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Argon Events Teams Up With Terrorizer For Discounted Hellfest Tickets
As you may have heard, Hellfest 2015 has SOLD OUT but Argon Events is offering a number of ticket and travel packages for the festival available to Terrorizer readers exclusively at substantially discounted prices:
- Three-day tickets with camping and coach transport, now just £299 (save £70!!!); and
- Three-day tickets with camping and Eurostar transport, now just £375 (save £50!!!).
To get the special reduced price ticket, travel and camping package and enjoy the discount, just follow the steps below:
- select the trip of your choice (Eurostar or coach);
- then select PURCHASE at the normal price;
- the next screen offers you the option to enter your “Promotional Code”;
- for the Coach/camping package enter ‘hellcoach‘, for the Eurostar/camping package enter ‘hellestar‘;
- select AMEND and the price will change to the especially discounted price.
Since it’s inception in 2006, Hellfest has grown into one of France’s biggest extreme metal festivals, to the point that metalheads the world over wait with baited breath for mid-June so they can descend upon the sleepy town of Clisson once again for three days of sun, booze and more bands than you can shake a stick at.
Of course, you’re reading Terrorizer, so we don’t need to tell you that watching Judas Priest, Motörhead, Venom and Triptykon in a field in the south of France is a very, very good idea – but there are so many great bands at Hellfest that you may have missed these ones at the bottom the bill whilst salivating over the headliners, so here’s a brief guide to some of the other unmissable acts over the course of the weekend…
The Valley, Saturday
Whilst Mastodon may have looked to Herman Melville’s ‘Moby Dick’ for inspiration for their ‘Leviathan’ album, German funeral doom quartet Ahab have gone one better by basing a whole band around the hunt for the great white whale. Now, that may sound borderline ridiculous, but it’s actually a perfect match; as the band’s bracing, snail paced riffs crash down upon you like roaring waves, they weave a tense, yearning atmosphere so evocative that if you close your eyes, you can almost smell the sea’s salty breeze and hear the distant call of whalesong…
This Swiss black/death duo has been the subject of much hype ever since their debut EP ‘Aura’ was released two years ago – but unlike a lot of those “flavour of the month” type bands, these guys have the riffs to back it up. Proving themselves to be more than just one-hit wonders, last year’s ‘Soma’ pushed their distinctive sound into even more ambitious territory, so don’t miss this chance to see them live on stage.
The Kyuss/Vista Chino drummer is renowned for his hazy, laid back grooves, although his latest album with his Low Desert Punk Band, ‘Black Power Flower’, finds the multi-instrumentalist veering back into heavier, riffier territory. We’re sure he’ll provide the perfect soundtrack to your Saturday evening whatever he chooses to play, however.
The Warzone, Friday
These Californian powerviolence legends are more used to playing in cramped rehearsal spaces and tiny DIY venues than on festival stages, but if you’ve ever had the pleasure of witnessing the whirlwind of aggression and flailing limbs that is a Despise You live show before, you’ll agree with us when we say it’s probably going to be one of the highlights of the festival. And on a bill this good, that’s no small feat!
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The Temple, Saturday
This German black metal troupe have been making big waves recently with their third album ‘Stellar’, an arresting combination of post-metal atmospherics with black metal’s blastbeat battery and a grandiose, wind-swept quality that’ll have Winterfylleth and Wolves In The Throne Room fans clamouring for more. If you caught their recent set at Roadburn you’ll need no convincing to get up bright and early on Saturday for these guys.
The Valley, Sunday
Sunday’s lineup is ridiculous for all you doom fans, with Saint Vitus, Eyehategod and Weedeater all appearing on The Valley stage alongside Phil Anselmo’s deliciously sludgy Superjoint Ritual. The band originally called it a day back in 2004, but surprised everyone by reuniting last year. With Jimmy Bower on guitar, this promises to be an all-out assault on the senses – providing you haven’t drunk yourself into a coma by this point, of course…
The Altar, Friday
Vallenfyre was formed by long-serving Paradise Lost guitarist Gregor Mackintosh in 2010, who assembled My Dying Bride guitarist Hamish Glencross, Doom / Extinction Of Mankind bassist Scoot and At The Gates drummer Adrian Erlandsson with the intent of making some of the darkest, crustiest and nastiest death metal they could muster (of course, given some of the individuals involved, it’s hardly surprising that their sound comes with a healthy dollop of delicious doom too). Their second album ‘Splinters’ was voted in at number 24 in our Album of The Year list last year, and with good reason; it’s one mean bastard of an album, and you can bet it’s going to sound even better live.
That’s just the tip of the ice burg, of course; we haven’t even mentioned Mayhem, Obituary, Coffins, Arch Enemy, Orange Goblin, Mastodon, Bloodbath, At The Gates, Cannibal Corpse etc. (we could go on).
Hellfest is due to take place from June19th – 21st in Clisson, France
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If this preview has whetted your appetite, you can get your last-minute Hellfest deals here:
- Three-day tickets with camping and coach transport, now just £299 (save £70!); and
- Three-day tickets with camping and Eurostar transport, now just £375 (save £50!!).
Don’t forget to check out our Hellfest playlist: