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

Kamelot To Release “I Am The Empire – Live From The 013” DVD/Blu-Ray In August

Kamelot will be releasing a new live album/DVD/Blu-ray titled “I Am The Empire – Live From The 013” on August 14. The effort was recorded during the band’s September 14, 2018 show at the 013 in Tilburg, Netherlands. With this news, the group have also released a new live video for “Sacrimony (Angel Of Afterlife)” featuring Arch Enemy’s Alissa White-Gluz and Amaranthe’s Elize Ryd.

Tommy Karevik said the following about the new video:

“We can now proudly announce that the first video to be released from the show will be ‘Sacrimony (Angel Of Afterlife)’. The song marks the beginning of a new era as it was one of the main songs on ‘Silverthorn’, the first Kamelot album with me as the singer. Enjoy!”

Thomas Youngblood also added the following about the live release:

“We are pleased beyond words to present our new live album/DVD/Blu-ray ‘I Am The Empire – Live From The 013’. After multiple sold-out events in The Netherlands, it was only fitting to film this event at Tilburg’s famed 013 venue. The icing on the cake was having all the special guests attend this historic night. It was truly divine.”

“I Am The Empire – Live From The 013” Track Listing:

01. “Transcendence (Intro)”
02. “Phantom Divine (Shadow Empire)” (feat. Once Human’s Lauren Hart)
03. “Rule The World”
04. “Insomnia”
05. “The Great Pandemonium”
06. “When The Lights Are Down”
07. “My Confession” (feat. Eklipse)
08. “Veil Of Elysium”
09. “Under Grey Skies” (feat. Delain’s Charlotte Wessels)
10. “Ravenlight” (feat. Avantasia’s Sascha Paeth)
11. “End Of Innocence”
12. “March Of Mephisto” (feat. Arch Enemy’s Alissa White Gluz)
13. “Amnesiac”
14. “Manus Dei”
15. “Sacrimony (Angel Of Afterlife)” (feat. Arch Enemy’s Alissa White Gluz & Amaranthe’s Elize Ryd)
16. “Drum And Keys Solo”
17. “Here’s to the Fall”
18. “Forever”
19. “Burns To Embrace” (with Children’s Choir, including Thomas Youngblood’s son)
20. “Liar Liar (Wasteland Monarchy)” (feat Arch Enemy’s Alissa White Gluz)
21. “Ministrium (Shadow Key)”

Delain Premiere “Ghost House Heart” Music Video

Delain have premiered a new video for their new song “Ghost House Heart.” This track is from the band’s new album “Apocalypse & Chill,” which will be released on February 7.

Vocalist Charlotte Wessels commented:

“Going back to such an intimate song after the bombast of ‘Masters Of Destiny’ and ‘Burning Bridges’ feels a bit like switching gears, but I enjoy every minute of it. Singing this song is almost meditative, and I love the way voice, piano and violin weave together in the track. I hope our fans will love this change of pace as well, and I can’t wait to perform this song live on stage during our upcoming U.K. tour and our Valentine’s Day release show in Utrecht.”

Keyboardist Martijn Westerholt added:

“This song was created while spontaneously playing and singing together with Charlotte. It seemed to create itself. It’s also a nice change of pace in relation to the other songs we have written for the new album. As a pianist, of course it is fun to play a piano song for a change. We worked with violinist Shir-Ran Yinon and I think the way the violin intertwines with the vocal lines is mesmerizing. The video was a lot fun to make and it was a beautiful set with a lot of history.”

Delain To Release New Album “Apocalypse & Chill” In February

Delain have announced that their new album “Apocalypse & Chill” will be released on February 7. The band commented:

“We think this ‘Apocalypse & Chill’ will surprise our listeners. It is heavy with new influences and we’re really curious to find out how our audience will respond to that.”

“Apocalypse & Chill” Track Listing:

01. “One Second”
02. “We Had Everything”
03. “Chemical Redemption”
04. “Burning Bridges”
05. “Vengeance”
06. “To Live Is To Die”
07. “Let’s Dance”
08. “Creatures”
09. “Ghost House Heart”
10. “Masters Of Destiny”
11. “Legions Of The Lost”
12. “The Greatest Escape”
13. “Combustion”

Deftones, Faith No More, System Of A Down, Etc. Set For 2020 Hellfest

The lineup has been revealed for the 2020 Hellfest Open Air Festival. The event will be held in Clisson, France on June 19-21 and the daily stage lineups can be found below.

June 19:

Mainstage 01: Deftones, Incubus, Opeth, Leprous, Ego Kill Talent, Soen, and Frog Leap

Mainstage 02: Volbeat, The Offspring, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, The Inspector Cluzo, Ghostemane, Danko Jones, The Wildhearts, and Laura Cox.

Altar Stage: Obituary, Death DTA, At The Gates, Entombed A.D., Grave, Unleashed, Cadaver, Necrowretch, and Tremplin Voice Of Hell.

Temple Stage: Mayhem, Abbath, Rotting Christ, Primordial, The Great Old Ones, Seth, Mephorash, Numen, and Tremplin Voice Of Hell.

Valley Stage: Electric Wizard, Baroness, OM, Witchcraft, Black Mountain, Elder, ASG, Greenleaf, and Ecstatic Vision.

Warzone Stage: Body Count, Suicidal Tendencies, Powerflo, Youth Of Today, Dog Eat Dog, Slapshot, Jesus Piece, Higher Power, and In Other Climes.

June 20:

Mainstage 01: Faith No More, Infectious Grooves, Alter Bridge, Heaven Shall Burn, Thy Art Is Murder, Crystal Lake, and Fire From The Gods.

Mainstage 02: Deep Purple, Airbourne, Steel Panther, Alestorm, The Darkness, Last In Line, L7, The Dead Daises, and Galactic Empire.

Altar Stage: Sepultura, Sacred Reich, Flotsam And Jetsam, Exciter, Loudblast, Xentrix, Rectal Smegma, Brutal Sphincter, and Karras.

Temple Stage: Wardruna, The Hu, Ensiferum, Taake, Kamppfar, Einjerjer, Helheim, Aktarium, and Artus.

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, and Point Mort.

Warzone Stage: Social Distortion, The Toy Dolls, Agnostic Front, Reverent Horton Heat, Anti-Flag, Frustration, Guerilla Poubelle, Lion’s Law, and Grade 2.

June 21:

Mainstage 01: System Of A Down, Korn, Maximum The Hormone, BABYMETAL, Jinjer, Lacuna Coil, Kontrust, and Deadly Apples.

Mainstage 02: Judas Priest, Running Wild, Down, Michael Schenker, Doro, Delain, Sortilege, Battle Beast, and Tempt.

Altar Stage: Devin Townsend, Meshuggah, The Black Dahlia Murder, Periphery, Dying Fetus, Misery Index, Ingested, Dyscarnate, and Exocrine.

Temple Stage: Watain, Alcest, Belzebubs, Borknagar, Gaahls Wyrd, Regarde Les Hommes Tomber, Numenorean, Penitence Onirique, and Deliverance.

Valley Stage: Killing Joke, Perturbator, Life Of Agony, 3TEETH, Hangman’s Chair, Twin Temple, Inter Arma, Lysistrata, and Abrahma.

Warzone Stage: Walls Of Jericho, August Burns Red, While She Sleeps, Lionheart, Rotting Out, Landmarks, Moscow Death Brigade, and Wolfpack.

Delain Premiere “One Second” Lyric Video

Delain have premiered a lyric video for their new song “One Second.” The band commented:

“We’re happy to present our new single ‘One Second’, an eclectic anthem about falling for that long lost love over and over again. Contrasting our previous orchestral singles, ‘One Second’ showcases the other side of our upcoming album; this song features snappy riffs and a chorus we can’t wait to hear you sing along with, courtesy of Timo Somers. The video was shot on the road in North America. Make sure to catch our upcoming gigs in the U.S. and Europe.”

Delain Premiere “Burning Bridges” Music Video

Delain have premiered a new video for their new song “Burning Bridges.” The band commented:

“We are proud to present ‘Burning Bridges’, the first track off our sixth full-studio album. With its energy and bombast, the track marries some of our favorite musical elements, and introduces a real-life choir as a new color on our palate. We hope you enjoy the track, along with its video, shot in beautiful Snowdonia.”

Delain Perform New Song “Burning Bridges” Live

During their September 19 show in Philadelphia, PA, Delain performed their new song “Burning Bridges” live for the first time. You can see fan-filmed footage of that below. An official video for “Burning Bridges” is expected to be released on September 27.

Delain Drummer Joey De Boer To Miss Upcoming Shows

Delain drummer Joey De Boer will be missing the initial dates of the band’s tour with Amorphis and Anneke Van Giersbergen due to visa issues. During his absence, Amorphis drummer Jan Rechberger will be filling in.

The band commented:

“Dear Delainers,

Due to circumstances unforeseen and beyond our control, there has been a delay in our drummer Joey’s US visa.

We have been assured that the visa will be approved, but it may take as much as a couple of weeks to get processed.

Therefore we have to inform you that sadly, Joey will not make it to the US in time to perform at least the first run of the tour with us.

Although we are deeply disappointed by the situation, we fortunately have a solution to rock out with all of you US Delainers as planned.

We are very grateful that Amorphis’ drummer Jan Rechberger has offered to perform double duty this tour and take his place behind the drums with Delain as well. Many thanks to him!

Please keep your fingers crossed for Joey and we look forward to starting our US tour in a few days!

See you soon!”

Guitarist Merel Bechtold Exits Delain

Merel Bechtold has announced her departure from Delain. The guitarist’s final performance with the band will take place on June 23 at the Graspop Metal Meeting in Dessel, Belgium,

The band commented:

“Dear Delainers,

Today we are sharing the news with you that Merel has decided to leave Delain and focus on different musical ambitions. Merel’s performance with us at Graspop will be her last show as a permanent band member of Delain. We are aware this is very short notice, and this we regret for those of you who wanted to catch a last show with her as a part of the team. However, this is a friendly departure, and we are respecting Merel’s wishes in doing so. We had an amazing ride sharing the stage with this fireball and we are excited to see the results of her new
endeavours.”

Bechtold added:

“Dear all, I am sorry to inform you that on Graspop I will play my last show with Delain. After almost five amazing years the time has come for me to focus on my own dreams. Because of my previous band commitments my attention diverged from my own music and the path I want to follow, and I feel I need to give myself the time and opportunity to explore my musical ambitions. This is probably the hardest decision of my life, but in the end it’s important to follow your heart and be happy. I want to thank my bandmates and crew, I will miss you dearly! Also huge thanks to all the amazing people I’ve met on the road. And most importantly I want to thank YOU for all those amazing and warm memories! It’s been a pleasure.”

The group continued:

“Although we will miss Merel on the road with us, we realise that our busy schedules require loads of time and commitment, and we understand and respect her decision to focus on her own path. We will continue performing live as a five-piece as before, and look forward to finishing the work for our upcoming studio album, the upcoming festival season, our US tour with Amorphis and Anneke van Giersbergen and our European Masters Of Destiny Tour. We hope to see you all soon! Thank you Merel, we wish you nothing but the best!”