Iron Maiden, KISS, Mötley Crüe, Slipknot, Etc. Set For 2023 Hellfest

The lineup has been revealed for next year’s Hellfest. That event will take place on June 15-18 in Clisson, France.

Here’s the lineup:

  • Iron Maiden
  • KISS
  • Mötley Crüe
  • Def Leppard
  • Slipknot
  • Pantera
  • Hollywood Vampires
  • Alter Bridge
  • Porcupine Tree
  • Generation Sex
  • Amon Amarth
  • Parkway Drive
  • Sum 41
  • Within Temptation
  • Coheed And Cambria
  • Skid Row
  • Elegant Weapons
  • British Lion
  • The Quireboys
  • P-Troll
  • Carpenter Brut
  • Puscifer
  • Beast In Black
  • Riverside
  • Evergrey
  • Scarlean
  • Hatebreed
  • Hollywood Undead
  • Ho99o9
  • Florence Black
  • Do Or Die
  • Architects
  • In Flames
  • I Prevail
  • Code Orange
  • Machine Gun Kelly
  • Papa Roach
  • Motionless In White
  • Eths
  • Nothing More
  • Mod Sun
  • Escape The Fate
  • Vended
  • Powerwolf
  • Arch Enemy
  • Seether
  • Asking Alexandria
  • Fever 333
  • Bloodywood
  • Cobra The Impaler
  • Tenacious D
  • Incubus
  • Electric Callboy
  • Halestorm
  • The Distillers
  • Thundermother
  • Skynd
  • Fishbone
  • Svinhels
  • Ludwig Von 88
  • Poesie Zero
  • Voice Of Hell Contest
  • Rancid
  • Flogging Molly
  • Gogol Bordello
  • Less Than Jake
  • Cochney Rejects
  • The Chats
  • Homintern Sect
  • Peter Pan Speedrock
  • Syndrome 81
  • Black Flag
  • Municipal Waste
  • Stray From The Path
  • Pro-Pain
  •  Soul Glo
  •  Mindforce
  • SpiritWorld
  •  Zulu
  • Hard Mind
  • The Ghost Inside
  • Rise Of The Northstar
  • The Amity Affliction
  • Cane Hill
  • Paleface
  • END
  • Resolve
  • Beyond The Styx
  •  Amenra
  • The Soft Moon
  • Birds In Row
  • Celeste
  • Today Is The Day
  •  The Cult
  •  Greg Puciato
  • Primitive Man
  • Weedeater
  •  Helms Alee
  • Bongripper
  • LLNN
  • My Dilligence
  •  Clutch
  •  Monster Magnet
  • Earthless
  • The Obsessed
  •  Stoned Jesus
  • Crowbar
  •  King Buffalo
  • Spirit Adrift
  •  Decasia
  •  Melvins
  • Dance With The Dead
  •  Legion Of Doom
  • Mutoid Man
  • Empire State Bastard
  •  Wonvennest
  • Doodseshader
  • Katatonia
  • Hypocrisy
  • Candlemass
  • Nightfall
  • Aephanemer
  • As I Lay Dying
  • Suffocation
  •  Bloodbath
  • Aborted
  • Unearth
  •  Full Of Hell
  • Nostromo
  • Candy
  • Venefixion
  • Meshuggah
  • Voivod
  •  Lorna Shore
  • Born Of Osiris
  • Gorod
  • Loathe
  • Ten56.
  • The Dali Thundering Concept
  • Pestifer
  • Testament
  •  Dark Angel
  • Exodus
  • Holy Moses
  • Vektor
  • Evil Invaders
  • Schizophrenia
  • Aleister
  • Behemoth
  • Dark Funeral
  • Harakiri For The Sky
  •  Imperial Triumphant
  • Blackbraid
  • Venom Inc.
  • Gorgoroth
  • 1349
  • Vreid
  • Der Weg Einer Freiheit
  • 1914
  • ACOD
  • Beleds, Hetquertzen
  •  The HU
  • Faun
  • Finntroll
  • Myrath
  • Saor
  • Svalbard
  •  Halandra
  •  White Ward
  •  Nature Morte
  • Fields Of The Nephilim
  • Paradise Lost
  • Lord Of The Lost
  • She Past Away
  • Treponem Pal
  •  The Old Dead Tree
  • Strigoi
  •  Blod

Watch Anvil Perform “Metal On Metal” With Current And Former Members Of Candlemass

During Anvil’s October 27 show in Stockholm, Sweden, the band were joined onstage by guitarist Mats “Mappe” Björkman (Candlemass) and singer Messiah Marcolin (ex-Candlemass) for a performance of “Metal On Metal.” You can see fan-filmed footage of that below. Marcolin told Blabbermouth the following:

“It’s the first time in 16 years me and my old friend Mats Mappe Björkman from CANDLEMASS [were] together on the same stage. We are both old ANVIL fans since being teenagers. Since we are friends with ANVIL they invited us up on stage and it was great fun!”

Candlemass Premiere “Sweet Evil Sun” Video

Candlemass have premiered a new video for the title track of their new album “Sweet Evil Sun.” That effort will be released on November 18. Leif Edling commented:

“It took me only an hour or so to write, but it turned out to be not only the title track of ‘Sweet Evil Sun’, but also one of the best songs on it. Nice riff, great chorus and one heck of a guitar solo from Lars [Johansson]! Immediate, epic, heavy, catchy! It kicks ass!!”

Candlemass To Release New Album “Sweet Evil Sun” In November, Premiere “Scandinavian Gods” Video

Candlemass will be releasing a new album, titled “Sweet Evil Sun,” on November 18. Pre-orders can be found HERE.

“Sweet Evil Sun” Track Listing:

01. “Wizard Of The Vortex”
02. “Sweet Evil Sun”
03. “Angel Battle”
04. “Black Butterfly”
05. “When Death Sighs”
06. “Scandinavian Gods”
07. “Devil Voodoo”
08. “Crucified”
09. “Goddess”
10. “A Cup Of Coffin” (Outro)

Leif Edling said the following about the new album:

“‘Sweet Evil Sun’ is about hope, striving, adoration and failure. It’s about all the personal battles that you have, but also the never-ending decay of humanity. The record took over a year to make and there’s not a bad track on it! We had a fantastic time recording it and are really looking forward to the release. It’s Doom, It’s Metal! It is the essence of Candlemass put into one album!”

A video for the effort’s first single, “Scandinavian Gods,” can be found below. Edling added the following about that track:

“‘Scandinavian Gods’ is Slayer meets Queen and Judas Priest! It’s about heritage and future and the fact that it is sometimes absolutely necessary to leave or at least doubt your old gods. It’s about the hardship in this, and the irony in the fact that you see yourself being drawn back to them over and over again, into these black circles and the forgetfulness of the past. Where do we wanna be? What shall we believe in? Do we need them to build a better future?”

Cannibal Corpse, Candlemass, The Red Chord, Etc. Set For 2022 “Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest: Philly”

The lineup has been revealed for the 2022 “Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest” in Philadelphia, PA. The event will take place at the Fillmore on June 10-11 and it will feature the following:

June 10: Candlemass (performing “Epicus Doomicus Metallicus” in full), Wolves In The Throne Room (performing “Two Hunters” in full), Voivod, Soul Glo, Derkéta, Craven Idol, and The Silver.

June 11: Cannibal Corpse, Nuclear Assault (performing “Game Over” in full), The Red Chord (performing “Clients” in full), Full Of Hell, All Else Failed, Sanguisugabogg, and Deathevokation.

Candlemass Pay Tribute To The Late Eric Wagner With Cover Of Trouble’s “The Tempter”

Candlemass have paid tribute to the late Eric Wagner by releasing a cover of Trouble’s “The Tempter.” You can check that out below. The band commented:

“Here’s our homage to our friend and hero Eric Wagner (Trouble/The Skull) who sadly died some time ago, way too soon! This is for you Eric, R.I.P.”

Watch Clutch, The Sword, Royal Thunder, Etc. Members Cover Styx’s “Renegade”

Mlny Parsonz (Royal Thunder), Kyle Shutt (The Sword), Jean-Paul Gaster (Clutch), Per Wiberg (Opeth, Candlemass), and Mike Squires (Duff McKagan’s Loaded) recently teamed up for a cover of Styx’s “Renegade” as part of Couch Riffs. Squires commented:

“This song, you guys, is an absolute classic and one of the biggest songs from my childhood. To this day when I hear it I get excited and electrified. So, when JP and Kyle decided to reprise their spots with Couch Riffs and suggested this song I was ALL OVER IT. Also, I didn’t want to pass up the opportunity to swap solos with Mr Shutt. We were lucky enough to further elevate this line-up with two more absolute crushers in Mlny Parsonz and Per Wiberg on vocals and keys, respectively. This cover is certainly more raw than the original version (like most all of our covers) and I’m proud of what happened here. I hope you guys enjoy this as much as we did! This was a blast!”

Dark Angel, Candlemass, Etc. Set For 2022 “Hell’s Heroes IV” Festival

The lineup has been revealed for next year’s “Hell’s Heroes IV” festival. That event will take place at the White Oak Music Hall in Houston, TX on April 22-23 and it will feature the following: Dark Angel, Candlemass, Riot V, Cirith Ungol, Eternal Champion, Satan, Whiplash, Slough Feg, Medieval Steel, Enforcer, Night Demon, High Spirits, Haunt, Sumerlands, Traveler, Screamer, Savage Master, Bewitcher, Smoulder, Night Cobra, Natur, Solicitor, Legendary, Blood Star, Lady Beast, Saber, and Warcloud.