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.”

Watch Vital Remains, Misery Index, Etc. Members Cover Cradle Of Filth’s “Thirteen Autumns And A Widow”

Scott Eames (Vital Remains, Thy Antichrist), Mark Kloeppel (Misery Index, Scour), Darren Cesca (Deeds Of Flesh), and Jorg August (Eshtadur) recently performed a quarantine cover of Cradle Of Filth’s “Thirteen Autumns And A Widow” for Metal Injection‘s latest “Slay At Home” event. You can see footage of that below:

Deeds Of Flesh Premiere New Song “Ethereal Ancestors” Featuring Cannibal Corpse’s George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher

Deeds Of Flesh have premiered a new song titled “Ethereal Ancestors.” The track, which features Cannibal Corpse’s George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher, is from the band’s new album “Nucleus,” which will be released on December 11. Jacoby Kingston commented:

“‘Ethereal Ancestors‘ is one of my favorite tracks on the ‘Nucleus‘ album. The song features guest vocals from the mighty George Corpsegrinder and has super strong riffs, blasts, and vocal patterns throughout the song. Ethereal drives like a freight train all the way through and are super powerful. Getting to perform dual vocals with George is definitely one of the highlights of my death metal career. I think fans of both Deeds and Cannibal Corpse will appreciate this one!”

Deeds Of Flesh Premiere “Nucleus” Video

Deeds Of Flesh have premiered a new video for their new single “Nucleus.” The song, which features John Gallagher (Dying Fetus) and Matt Sotelo (Decrepit Birth), will serve as the title track of the band’s new album, which is set to be released on December 11. Deeds Of Flesh commented:

“‘Nucleus‘ is a great representation of the new album as a whole. It has a technical instrumental intro to grab the listener before the vocals kick in building up to the faster pacing in the song. It’s quite dynamic throughout as well as having space and grooves for John Gallagher’s [Dying Fetus] vocals to drop in. At other times, we incorporated things like layered guitars, bass tapping and polyrhythmic ideas on the drums. The song ends with a huge chord-based half-time feel before closing with an all-out blast and killer guest guitar solo by Matt Sotelo [Decrepit Birth]. The concept behind ‘Nucleus‘ is a storyline that introduces the Overseers and the Elders intervening and aiding the last of humanity in the final battle between man and an invading alien horde.”

Cannibal Corpse, Ex-Suffocation, Etc. Members To Guest On New Deeds Of Flesh Album “Nucleus”

Deeds Of Flesh have revealed the details for their new album “Nucleus.” The effort will be released on December 11 and it will feature George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher (Cannibal Corpse), Frank Mullen (ex-Suffocation), Luc Lemay (Gorguts), Bill Robinson (Decrepit Birth), and more. A lyric video for the first single, “Alyen Scourge,“ can be found below:

“Nucleus” Track Listing:

01. “Odyssey”
02. “Alyen Scourge”
03. “Ascension Vortex” [feat. Bill Robinson (Decrepit Birth), Obie Flett (Pathology), & Anthony Trapani (Odious Mortem, Severed Savior)]
04. “Catacombs of the Monolith” [feat. Luc Lemay (Gorguts)]
05. “Ethereal Ancestors” [feat. George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher (Cannibal Corpse)]
06. “Nucleus” [feat. John Gallagher (Dying Fetus)]
07. “Races Conjoined” [feat. Matti Way (Submerged, ex-Disgorge), Frank Mullen (ex-Suffocation), & Jon Zig (Serpentian)]
08. “Terror” [feat. Dusty Boisjolie (Severed Savior, Illuminegra) & Robbe Kok (Disavowed)]
09. “Onward”

Craig Peters said the following about the record, which will complete the story that started with “What’s To Come”:

“After we started the writing process for Nucleus about seven years ago, I’m very glad that now fans will be able to hear what we’ve been working on. This album is special to me because I got to work closely with Erik [Lindmark] on the material to really craft a cinematic experience for the listener.

With the passing of Erik we were all saddened by the news and not sure where things would go with the album and the band. It only seemed right to have Jacoby [Kingston] and Mike [Hamilton] come back into the fold to help finish this album.

They’re such a huge part of the Deeds Of Flesh legacy that I couldn’t see the album completed any other way. Nucleus completes this amazing story that Erik started with Of What’s To Come with a fusion of older and newer musical elements of the band with stuff fans have never heard before. Get ready because this album is an intense journey!”

Kingston added:

“After losing Erik, it didn’t feel right to have anyone else do the vocals on this album, so I knew coming out of retirement only made sense. Mike Hamilton and I made a plan to tackle the story and lyrics as a team and it came out better than I could have hoped for.

Writing and performing on this album brought me back to the early days of recording ‘Gradually Melted‘ and ‘Trading Pieces‘, when everything was new and exciting. We put 100% into this album and I think it really shows.

The dream team of guest vocalists that laid down tracks on this album is ridiculous and humbling at the same time. We are honored to have them, and I think fans will be excited about it once they learn who is on there.

The music is freaking crazy, but it’s definitely a Deeds album. We’ve managed to mix some of the old and new together to come out with a hybrid form for a new era.”

Internal Bleeding, Pyrexia, Etc. To Perform At Memorial Show For Late Unique Leader Records Founder/Deeds Of Flesh Guitarist Erik Lindmark

Unique Leader Records have announced a memorial show for their founder and Deeds Of Flesh guitarist Erik Lindmark, who passed away last month following a battle with sclerosis. The event will take place at Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn, NY on February 2 and it will feature performances from Internal Bleeding, Pyrexia, Cognitive, and Afterbirth. Proceeds will go towards Lindmark’s daughter.

Unique Leader commented:

“We lost a very incredible person recently. Erik Lindmark was someone that all of us here at Unique Leader Records looked up to, and he left an incredible mark in the metal world and it’s amazing community.

We have put together this memorial show for Erik with the help from our friends at Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn, NY and we’re very happy to have Internal Bleeding, Pyrexia, Cognitive, and Afterbirth as part of this special evening. All of the proceeds from this show will go towards Erik’s daughter’s Bella’s fund.

Please join us on February 2nd, 2019 at Saint Vitus Bar as we celebrate the life of Erik R. Lindmark with all of his friends and some of his favorite bands!”

Internal Bleeding added:

“Erik Lindmark was wholly committed to his bands, his label, and most of all his family. And we think there’s no better way to honor his towering legacy than by playing a raging show in his honor. We’re sure he’ll be enjoying it from wherever he is, and we hope that any money we can help raise will give his family some comfort in this difficult time.”

Public Celebration Of Life Announced For Late Unique Leader Records Founder/Deeds Of Flesh Guitarist Erik Lindmark

Unique Leader Records have announced a public celebration of life for their founder and Deeds Of Flesh guitarist Erik Lindmark. The event will take place on December 20 at Sweet Springs Saloon in Los Osos, CA and it will include performances from Cryptolith and Stone Mountain. Lindmark passed away last month following a battle with sclerosis.

Unique Leader Records Founder & Deeds Of Flesh Guitarist Erik Lindmark Has Passed Away

Unique Leader Records founder and Deeds Of Flesh guitarist Erik Lindmark has sadly passed away following a battle with sclerosis. He was only 46. R.I.P.

Unique Leader Records issued the following statement:

“ERIK RAYMOND LINDMARK

1972-2018

It is with great sadness that we must announce that our CEO & Founder, Erik Lindmark, passed away today after battling with Sclerosis.

The indelible mark he has left on the Death Metal genre is monumental, both as a business man and as a musician. After building this label from scratch with his Deeds bandmates, Erik took Unique Leader to a level he had never expected it, or the genre, to get to.

During his time in Hospital, Erik was absolutely implicit with his instructions to staff to go full steam ahead with the label in his absence- which is exactly what we intend to do.

That being said, we will not be releasing anything in January so that we can make the necessary adjustments and delegations within the company. We would like to thank you all for your well wishes, support and kindness toward Erik on socials and via private correspondence.

There is a gofundme setup for Erik‘s daughter Bella (5) and his wife- link below.

https://www.gofundme.com/bella-lindmark-fund

Rest in peace Erik. You were a true warrior.”