Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, Avenged Sevenfold, Nine Inch Nails, Etc. Set For 2022 Hellfest Open Air Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the 2022 Hellfest Open Air Festival. That event will take place in Clisson, France on June 17-19 and June 23-26.

Here’s the artists set to perform:

June 17:

Mainstage 01:

Deftones
Dropkick Murphys
The Offspring
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes
The Distillers
The Inspector Cluzo
The Wildhearts
Frog Leap

Mainstage 02:

Volbeat
Five Finger Death Punch
Opeth
Mastodon
Shinedown
Leprous
SOEN
Ego Kill Talent
Laura Cox

Warzone:

Suicidal Tendencies
Powerflo
Youth Of Today
Cro-Mags
Dog Eat Dog
Rudeboy (plays Urban Dance Squad)
Slapshot
Higher Power
In Other Climes

Valley:

Electric Wizard
Baroness
High On Fire
Witchcraft
Black Mountain
Elder
ASG
Greenleaf
Abrahma

Altar:

Obituary
Death To All
At The Gates
Grave
Gatecreeper
Cadaver
Enforced
Necrowretch
Tremplin Voice Of Hell

Temple:

Mayhem
Abbath
Rotting Christ
Primordial
The Great Old Ones
Seth
Mephorash
Numen
Tremplin Voice Of Hell

June 18:

Mainstage 01:

Faith No More
Megadeth
Rival Sons
Heaven Shall Burn
Knocked Loose
Crystal Lake
Fire From The Gods

Mainstage 02:

Deep Purple
Airbourne
Steel Panther
Alestorm
The Darkness
L7
The Dead Daises
Galactic Empire
Joyous Wolf

Warzone:

Social Distortion
Anti-Flag
Agnostic Front
Reverend Horton Heat
The Toy Dolls
Frustration
Guerilla Poubelle
Lion’s Law
Grade 2

Valley:

Envy
Mono And The Jo Quail Quartet
OM
Pelican
3TEETH
The Picturebooks
Me And That Man
Duel
Point Mort

Altar:

Sepultura
Sacred Reich
Flotsam And Jetsam
Exciter
Loudblast
Xentrix
Rectal Smegma
Brutal Sphincter
Karras

Temple:

Vreid (“1184” show)
Skald
Ensiferum
Taake
Kampfar
Einherjer
Helheim
Aktarum
Artus

June 19:

Mainstage 01:

Avenged Sevenfold
Korn
Maximum The Hormone
Code Orange
Jinjer
Lacuna Coil
Kontrust
Deadly Apples

Mainstage 02:

Judas Priest
Running Wild
Down
Michael Schenker
Doro
Battle Beast
Sortilege
Tempt

Warzone:

Walls Of Jericho
While She Sleeps
Deez Nuts
Counterparts
Jesus Piece
Moscow Death Brigade
Landmvrks
Glassbone

Valley:

Killing Joke
Perturbator
Life Of Agony
Red Fang
Twin Temple
Inter Arma
Lysistrata
Vile Creature
Ecstatic Vision

Altar:

Devin Townsend (by request set)
Coroner
Dying Fetus
Misery Index
Monuments
Ingested
Dyscarnate
Exocrine

Temple:

Watain
Alcest
Belzebubs
Borknagar
Gaahls Wyrd
Regarde Les Hommes Tomber
Numenorean
Penitence Onrique
Deliverance

June 23:

Mainstage 01:

Scorpions
Whitesnake
UFO
Thunder
Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons

Mainstage 02:

Wardruna
Helloween
Danko Jones
Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown

Warzone:

Rise Against
Turnstile
Of Mice & Men
Dragged Under
Worst Doubt

Valley:

Hangman’s Chair
Lowrider
IV And The Strange Band
Los Disidentes Del Sucio Motel

Altar:

Therion
Septicflesh
Insomnium
Tribulation
Crown

Temple:

Heilung
Zeal & Ardor

June 24:

Mainstage 01:

Nine Inch Nails
Ministry
Skinny Puppy
Killing Joke
HEALTH
Youth Code

Mainstage 02:

Alice Cooper
Megadeth
Kreator
DragonForce
Blues Pills
Crisix
Disconnected

Warzone:

Bad Religion
Goldfinger
Millencolin
Opium du Peuple
Pogo Car Crash Control
Justin(e)
Dirty Fonzy
The Baboon Show
Sons Of Flaherty

Valley:

Atari Teenage Riot
New Model Army
Earth
Godflesh
AA. Williams
Human Impact
Stöner
Okkultokrati
As A New Revolt

Altar:

Decapitated
Deeds Of Flesh
Legions Of The Damned
Gama Bomb
Benighted
Dropdead
Teethgrinder
Yarotz

Temple:

Enslaved
Marduk
Moonspell
Ihsahn
Hjelvik
Dirty Shirt & The Transylvanian Folkcore Orchestra
Gaerea
Neige Morte

June 25:

Mainstage 01:

Guns N’ Roses
Airbourne
Myles Kennedy
Gary Clark Jr
Ayron Jones
Michael Monroe
Dirty Honey

Mainstage 02:

Nightwish
Epica
Blind Guardian
Eluveitie
Symphony X
Gloryhammer
Diamante
Existance

Warzone:

The Exploited
Discharge
Touché Amoré
The Rumjacks
Xibalba
Stereotypical Working Class
Martyrdöd
Hawser

Valley:

Converge: Bloodmoon
Kadavar
Villagers Of Ioannina City
Hällas
My Own Private Alaska
Molasses
Slift
Untitled With Drums

Altar:

Katatonia
My Dying Bride
Draconian
Fleshgod Apocalypse
Sorcerer
Betraying The Martyrs
Humanity’s Last Breath
Nero di Marte
Dropdead Chaos

Temple:

In Extremo
Moonsorrow
Myrkur
Folkesange
Igorrr
Arcturus
Conjurer
Fejd
Autarkh
Les Chants De Nihil

June 26:

Mainstage 01:

Metallica
Black Label Society
Avatar
Ugly Kid Joe
Alien Weaponry
Bokassa
Spiritbox

Mainstage 02:

Sabaton
Bring Me The Horizon
Tagada Jones
Ill Niño
Novelists

Warzone:

Hatebreed
Suicide Silence
Madball
Lionheart
Terror
Crowbar
Judiciary
Year Of The Knife
Clowns

Valley:

Monster Magnet
The Obsessed
Eyehategod
Thou
Ufommamut
Regarde Les Hommes Tomber vs. Hangman’s Chair
Year Of No Light
The Atomic Bitchwax
20 Seconds Falling Man

Altar:

Carcass
Napalm Death
Destruction
Vltimas
Blood Incantation
Demilich
Carnation
High Command

Temple:

Mercyful Fate
Triptykon
MGLA
Archgoat
Cult Of Fire
Midnight
Svart Crown
Nytt Land
Sordide

Hellfest organizers commented:

“Hellbangers,

What can we say except that we are proud (and excited) to finally unveil the long-awaited line up of our anniversary edition! Keeping such a line up as a secret for several weeks has been no easy task, especially in the last few days…

It’s been more than 16 months since our work rhythm was turned upside down by the arrival of this virus, since the live music industry was extinguished. Despite this, our confidence has never been affected and we have kept working with a positive mindset.

The frustration of two years without a festival has led us to dream even bigger about our reunion! In 2022, we are offering a new and unique format spread over 10 days! Never done before, this formula will, without a doubt, remain in the history of so-called “extreme” music! Twice as historic, because this formula is meant to exist only in 2022 and will not happen again in the years to come.

After a first weekend from 17 to 19th June 2022, we double the fun with an additional weekend from 23rd to 26th June! A real marathon that will see no less than 350 artists on 6 stages!

As usual, the festival does not deviate from its principles: you will see artists capable of performing in stadiums, with artists who are usually playing in smaller venues, and for some even in pub caves. Punk, Heavy, Black, Hardcore, Death, Stoner, Pagan, Power, we have done our best to put together what we believe to be the “edition of the century”.

No need to list the program in detail as you are not, and for the second year, headbanging at the festival right now. You can find out all this by yourself, at home or with your friends, enjoying our virtual edition “Hellfest From Home“! (More information over here : fromhome.hellfest.fr)

This exceptional edition is also an opportunity for us to thank the pass holders who have been waiting for more than 2 years. Your loyalty and trust have kept us going and we do not have enough words to thank you. It seemed fair to us that you should access the ticket sale 24 hours before the public sale in order for you to obtain your ticket for sure.

We are aware that some of you, for professional, family or simply financial reasons, will not be able to attend this XXL edition. By going through (and only through!) our partner TICKETSWAP (please stop Viagogo and others…), you will be able to resell your pass for the weekend you are the least interested in, and thus make one more happy fan!

For all the others who will have the chance to live these 10 days of anthology with us, we promise that you will remember our reunion! As a bonus, we might even make you a nice “FINISHER” t-shirt so that this moment will remain engraved forever in your memories. Once in a lifetime celebration!

Last but not least, we could not finish without thanking all those who have supported us during these last months. Volunteers, intermittents, sponsors, service providers, media partners, people from Clisson, we are all eager to see you again and to live with you this future adventure, which promises to be historic!

Stay Strong. Stay Safe.

Hellfest Crew

Tickets info :

– Hellfest part 1 from June 17 to 19, 2022 /// 3-DAYS PASS : SOLD OUT (go to http://www.ticketswap.fr for a second-hand ticket)
– Hellfest part 1 from June 17 to 19, 2022 /// 1-DAY PASS : SOLD OUT (go to http://www.ticketswap.fr for a second-hand ticket)
– Hellfest part 2 from June 23 to 26, 2022 /// 4-DAYS PASS (289€ +fees) : PRESALE FOR 2020 PASS HOLDERS* – July 6 at 1:00 PM only on http://www.hellfest.fr
OFFICIAL TICKET SALE – July 7 at 1:00 PM only on http://www.hellfest.fr
– Hellfest part 2 from June 23 to 26, 2022 /// 1-DAY PASS (89€-105€ + fees) : OFFICIAL TICKET SALE – July 8 at 1:00 PM only on http://www.hellfest.fr

* A special presale will be organised on July 6 at 1:00 PM for 3-days pass holders of the postponed edition, pass only purchased via the official sale in October 2019.
Any ticket that has been re-sold via the official Ticketswap resale, or for which a refund has been claimed (in 2020 or 2021) will not be affected by this presale.”

Sick Of It All & Agnostic Front Cancel East Coast Tour

Sick Of It All and Agnostic Front have officially cancelled their East Coast tour due to the coronavirus pandemic. Agnostic Front commented:

“Due to the sustained pandemic restrictions in place, we will be cancelling our upcoming tour that was scheduled to take place in April-May 2021. We hope to come back and book new tour dates when conditions are safe for everyone in 2022. All tickets will be refunded at point of purchase.”

Agnostic Front Premiere “Urban Decay” Music Video

Agnostic Front have premiered a new video for their song “Urban Decay.” This track is from the band’s latest album “Get Loud!” Roger Miret told Forbes the following:

“The song itself is kind of like me taking you back to the Lower East Side, but back in 1981 when the Lower East Side was a different animal then what we see today. And it talks about what the Lower East Side was and what it was full of, you know danger and degenerates, it was unsafe, there was no room for weak people. Basically you had to be strong to survive and get through it, and on all levels, not just physically but mentally, emotionally, and everything. Obviously It talks about all the violence that was around then, and then verse two goes into a certain incident about a fight that took place around that time, a knife fight. But it’s basically a story of how the Lower East Side used to be, and just giving you a little bit of a flash of a certain time and place.”

Man Injured By Stage Diver At Agnostic Front Show Awarded $2 Million Settlement

According to the New York Post, a 46-year-old man named Jason Kooken has been given a $2 million settlement after being injured by stage diver during an April 2, 2017 benefit show for the late Dave Franklin (Vision) at Asbury Park Convention Hall in Asbury Park, NJ. The incident took place during a set from Agnostic Front, who were performing with fill-in vocalist Mark Ryan (Supertouch).

Kooken’s attorney Mark Morris commented:

“This individual walked right past security, climbed on the stage, pointed and then corkscrewed his body over the band’s lead singer, flipping directly onto Mr. Kooken’s head.”

Kooken ended up with partial paralysis and had to undergo emergency spinal surgery at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. After the operation, he also had to spend months in a rehabilitation facility.

In March 2019, Kooken filed a lawsuit against Asbury Audio, Inc., which organized the event, and they ultimately settled for $2 million. Morris continued:

“People who go to concerts should not have to worry about someone landing on their head. It is important concert venues and promoters develop comprehensive safety plans and hire competent security people that don’t let this kind of thing happen. We hope by achieving this result, we can prevent this kind of thing from happening to others in the future.”

Sick Of It All & Agnostic Front Announce Rescheduled Dates For Co-Headlining Tour

Sick Of It All and Agnostic Front have postponed their co-headlining tour once again due to the coronavirus pandemic. The trek is now set to take place in spring 2021. Crown Of Thornz and Dragged In will open on select dates.

Tour Dates:

With Crown Of Thornz:

04/22 Detroit, MI – The Sanctuary
04/23 Louisville, KY – Diamond Pub
04/24 St. Louis, MO – Blueberry Hill
04/25 Chicago, IL – Subterranean
04/27 Pittsburgh, PA – Crafthouse

With Dragged In:

04/28 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
04/29 Quebec City, QC – Imperial Bell
04/30 Montreal, QC – Foufounes Electriques

With Crown Of Thornz:

05/01 Boston, MA – The Middle East
05/02 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
05/03 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar

Agnostic Front commented:

“As we all know the current situation upon us all has forced the postponing of this tour a few times but we are excited to announce that we have secured the dates for 2021! We can’t wait to get out there and see our friends worldwide and do what we love! Spread the word!!! See dates below! Note *The venue in Quebec City was moved, but tickets from Le D’Auteuil will be honored at Imperial Bell.

** The Atlanta show will be cancelled, unfortunately. Tickets will be refunded at point of purchase*”

Ex-Agnostic Front Bassist Alan Peters Passes Away

Ex-Agnostic Front bassist Alan Peters has passed away. The band confirmed the sad news on social media:

“Today was a very sad day. We lost a solid a brother, a good friend, and a past bandmate who was part of the magic and making of our Liberty And Justice For… LP. Alan Peters is no longer with us. We would often see each other here and there mostly in Dallas. Last time he didn’t make the show and we figured we’d catch him a few months later. Sadly that never happened. Our deepest condolences for the Peters family. Alan had deep roots in the Pitsburgh scene and NYHC scene. Rest In Peace my brother, you will not be forgotten…”

Deftones, Faith No More, System Of A Down, Etc. Confirmed For 2021 Hellfest Open Air Festival

The lineup has been confirmed for the 2021 Hellfest Open Air festival in Clisson, France. The event will take place on June 18-20, 2021 and it will feature a majority of the bands that were previously booked for the scrapped 2020 edition.

Lineup:

June 18:

Mainstage 01:

Deftones
Dropkick Murphys
Opeth
Leprous
Soen
Ego Kill Talent
Frog Leap

Mainstage 02:

Volbeat
The Offspring
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes
Ghostemane
The Distillers
The Inspector Cluzo
Danko Jones
The Wildhearts
Laura Cox

Temple Stage:

Mayhem
Abbath
Rotting Christ
Primordial
The Great Old Ones
Seth
Mephorash
Numen
Tremplin Voice Of Hell

Altar Stage:

Obituary
At The Gates
Death DTA
Entombed A.D.
Grave
Cadaver
Necrowretch
Tremplin Voice Of Hell

Warzone Stage:

Suicidal Tendencies
Powerflo
Youth Of Today
Dog Eat Dog
Slapshot
Cro-Mags
Higher Power
In Other Climes

Valley Stage:

Electric Wizard
Baroness
OM
Witchcraft
Black Mountain
Elder
ASG
Greenleaf
Abrahma

June 19:

Mainstage 01:

Faith No More
Puscifer
Rival Sons
Heaven Shall Burn
Northlane
Crystal Lake
Fire From The Gods

Mainstage 02:

Deep Purple
Airbourne
Steel Panther
Alestorm
The Darkness
L7
The Dead Daisies
Galactic Empire

Temple Stage:

Wardruna
The Hu
Ensiferum
Taake
Kampfar
Einjerjer
Helheim
Aktarium
Artus

Altar Stage:

Sepultura
Sacred Reich
Flotsam And Jetsam
Loudblast
Exciter
Xentrix
Rectal Smegma
Brutal Sphincter
Karras

Warzone Stage:

Social Distortion
The Toy Dolls
Agnostic Front
Reverent Horton Heat
Anti-Flag
Frustration
Guerilla Poubelle
Lion’s Law
Grade 2

Valley Stage:

Envy
Mono & The Jo Quail Quartet
John Garcia & The Band Of Gold
High On Fire
Pelican
Me And That Man
The Picturebooks
Duel
Point Mort

June 20:

Mainstage 01:

System Of A Down
Korn
Maximum The Hormone
Jinjer
Lacuna Coil
Kontrust
Deadly Apples

Mainstage 02:

Judas Priest
Running Wild
Down
Michael Schenker
Doro
Delain
Sortilege
Battle Beast
Tempt

Temple Stage:

Watain
Alcest
Belzebubs
Borknagar
Gaahls Wyrd
Regarde Les Hommes Tomber
Numenorean
Penitence Onirique
Deliverance

Altar Stage:

Devin Townsend (by request set)
Dying Fetus
Misery Index
Ingested
Dyscarnate
Exocrine

Warzone Stage:

Walls Of Jericho
While She Sleeps
Deez Nuts
Jesus Piece
Moscow Death Brigade
Rotting Out
Landmvrks
Wolfpack

Valley Stage:

Killing Joke
Perturbator
Life Of Agony
3TEETH
Hangman’s Chair
Twin Temple
Inter Arma
Lysistrata
Ecstatic Vision

2020 Black N Blue Bowl Postponed To September

The 2020 Black N Blue Bowl has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The event will now take place at the Monarch Theatre in Brooklyn, NY on September 5-6. Here’s the daily lineups:

September 5: Sick Of It All, Agnostic Front, Murphys Law, Crown Of Thornz, Subzero, Combust, Restraining Order, The Fight, Rule Them All, and Apparition.

September 6: Gorilla Biscuits, Burn, Madball, Shutdown, Death Threat, No Redeeming Social Value, Killer Of Sheep, One Choice, Survivalist, Mutually Assured Destruction, and Silence Equals Death.

Agnostic Front & Sick Of It All Announce Rescheduled Dates For Co-Headlining Tour

Agnostic Front and Sick Of It All have postponed their co-headlining tour due to the coronavirus pandemic. The trek will now take place in August. Crown Of Thornz, Apocalypse Tribe, and Dragged In will open on select dates.

Tour Dates:

With Crown Of Thornz:

08/20 Detroit, MI – The Sanctuary
08/21 Louisville, KY – Diamond Pub
08/22 St. Louis, MO – Blueberry Hill
08/23 Chicago, IL – Subterranean
08/24 Pittsburgh, PA – Crafthouse

With Dragged In:

08/26 Toronto, ONT – Lee’s Palace
08/27 Quebec City, QUE – Le D’Auteull
08/28 Montreal, QUE – Foufounes Electriques

With Crown Of Thornz:

08/29 Cambridge, MA – The Middle East
08/30 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
08/31 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
09/02 Atlanta, GA – The Loft

With Apocalypse Tribe:

09/04 Syracuse, NY – The Lost Horizon

Sick Of It All commented:

“What’s up everybody! Well as you’ve probably guessed and for obvious reasons the Sick Of It All/Agnostic Front spring tour has been moved to August. All tickets will be honored at the door for the rescheduled shows!! Detroit! The show has also switched venues! It’s gone from Shelter to the Sanctuary!!

So make note of that and your tickets for the Shelter will be honored at the Sanctuary! Got some sad news for our friends in VA Beach and Texas. We are very sorry but we weren’t able to move forward with these shows at this time. Your tickets will be refunded at point of purchase.

Hopefully we can make it back in the near future. That’s it for now! Keep coming back here for info, and watch for the West Coast date info coming soon. Let’s hope we all make it thru this safe and sound and ready to thrash!!
Go to sickofitall.com for tickets and info!!!”

Crown Of Thornz Added To Sick Of It All & Agnostic Front’s Upcoming Tour

Crown Of Thornz have been added to Sick Of It All and Agnostic Front’s co-headlining tour. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

04/23 Boston, MA – The Middle East
04/24 Quebec City, QC – Le D’Auteull (no Crown Of Thornz)
04/25 Montreal, QC – Foufounes Electrique (no Crown Of Thornz)
04/26 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace (no Crown Of Thornz)
04/27 Detroit, MI – The Shelter
04/28 Pittsburgh, PA – Crafthouse
04/29 Virginia Beach, VA – Elevation 27
05/01 Charlotte, NC – Epicenter Festival
05/02 Louisville, KY – Diamond Pub
05/03 Chicago, IL – Subterranean
05/04 St. Louis, MO – Blueberry Hill
05/06 Austin, TX – Barracuda
05/07 Dallas, TX – Trees
05/08 Houston, TX – White Oak Upstairs
05/10 Daytona, FL – Rockville Festival
05/11 Atlanta, GA – The Loft
05/13 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
05/14 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
05/15 Syracuse, NY – The Lost Horizon (no Crown Of Thornz)
05/16 Brooklyn, NY – Black N Blue Bowl