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.”

Act Of Denial (Soilwork, Testament, Etc.) Premiere New Song “Puzzle Heart”

Bjorn “Speed” Strid (Soilwork, etc.), Voi Cox (Koziak, Victim), Luger (Benighted, Koziak), Steve DiGiorgio (Testament), Kerim “Krimh” Lechner (Septicflesh), and John Lönnmyr (The Night Flight Orchestra) have joined forces in a new project called Act Of Denial. The band are currently working on a new album, titled “Negative,” and their first single, “Puzzle Heart,” can be found below:

Voi and Luger commented:

“This is now just a continuation of what we have been doing all our lives and only now in our ‘older age’ we have done something serious. Of course when it comes to music, at least for us, we wanted to record an album with some of the best musicians in metal music and the ones that we listened to when we were kids.

We are not saying that this is something special what we are doing, but this means a lot to us and basically we are doing this for ourselves and our closest friends first but also for all the metal fans around the world who we hope are going to like our new music. Anybody can do it nowadays and we will support everyone no matter what.

If there wasn’t this COVID pandemic this would have never happened since all of these guys would have been on tour or busy with their own bands. We were playing our whole lives together and we don’t wanna say that the bands we played in before were not good or were good let music fans decide and let our music speak for itself but now this is a completely different story.

When you are getting older you get a better understanding about everything including music and here we are today playing with people who we listen to basically our whole lives.”

Septicflesh Share Orchestral Performance Of “The Vampire From Nazareth” From “Infernus Sinfonica MMXIX” Blu-ray

Septicflesh have shared a new live video for an orchestral version of “The Vampire From Nazareth.” The footage is taken from the band’s new live release, “Infernus Sinfonica MMXIX,“ which will be available on July 31. That effort was filmed during the band’s February 2, 2019 show at the Metropolitan Theater in Mexico City, Mexico in which they performed with the Symphonic Experience Orchestra, the Enharmonía Vocalis Choir, and the National University of Mexico Children’s and Youth Choir.

Septicflesh To Release “Infernus Sinfonica MMXIX” In July

Septicflesh‘s new live release, “Infernus Sinfonica MMXIX,“ is set to be released on July 31. The effort was filmed during the band’s February 2, 2019 show at the Metropolitan Theater in Mexico City, Mexico in which they performed with the Symphonic Experience Orchestra, the Enharmonía Vocalis Choir, and the National University of Mexico Children’s and Youth Choir.

“Infernus Sinfonica MMXIX” Track Listing:

01. “Intro”
02. “Portrait Of A Headless Man”
03. “Martyr”
04. “Prototype”
05. “The Pyramid God”
06. “The Enemy Of Truth”
07. “Communion”
08. “The Vampire From Nazareth”
09. “Dogma Of Prometheus”
10. “Lovecraft’s Death”
11. “Dante’s Inferno”
12. “Persepolis”
13. “A Great Mass Of Death”
14. “Anubis”
15. “Dark Art”

The band had the following to say about the release, which will be available on Blu-ray, DVD, CD, vinyl and digitally:

“On the 2nd of February 2019, a historic for SEPTICFLESH show took place in Mexico City at a fully packed Metropolitan Theater. For the first time and with the help of over 100 musicians, our songs were performed live in their full symphonic glory. The whole show was recorded and now it is time to present it to all our fans in a DVD/Blu Ray 5.1 entitled ‘Infernus Sinfonica MMXIX‘ that will be released from Season of Mist. We are grateful to all people that made this experience possible and success!”

Devin Townsend Recruits Former Members Of The Dillinger Escape Plan, Decapitated, Etc. For Summer Tour

During a recent interview with MetalSucks, Devin Townsend revealed the artists that will be joining him during his summer touring. They include: guitarist Wes Hauch (ex-The Faceless/Black Crown Initiate), bassist Liam Wilson (Azusa, ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan), and drummer Kerim “Krimh” Lechner (Septicflesh, ex-Decapitated).

Townsend said the following:

“The next [touring] thing is Volume 2, which I’m starting with all these festivals — we’re doing Rock am Ring, Rock im Park, Bloodstock, Tuska, Wacken, and Hellfest. And that is a different group of people, which is an amazing group of people. I basically did a poll online and said, ‘What do you want to hear?’ from the entire catalogue, Strapping included. For the Volume 2 thing, which I will then bring to North America later, it’s those songs, which is a shit load of Strapping, a shit load of DTP, all of the stuff that people want to hear.

For the summer, I’ve got a band — but it’s a four person band — and at this point it looks like it’ll have Wes Hauch, who played with me on 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise. He was in The Faceless and Glass Casket. Such a fuckin’ good guitar player, holy shit. And Krimh playing drums, who was with Septicflesh, Decapitated, and Behemoth.

Super strong player and he can blast with the same volume as he does with the groovy stuff. It looks like it’s gonna be Liam who used to be in Dillinger Escape Plan playing bass. Really great guys, super confident players. Good vibes.

I want that tour — the Volume 2 thing — to be completely different. I want it to be open to the audience and to say, ‘What do you want to hear?’ There’s 25 records full of shit. There’s Strapping, there’s Terria, there’s Ziltoid, there’s DTP, there’s DTB, there’s all this shit. Tell me what you want me to play, and I’ll play that. So, that’s the tour after this one that’s coming up.”

Arsis Added To Ensiferum & Septicflesh’s North American Tour

Arsis have been added to Ensiferum and Septicflesh’s upcoming North American tour. You can see the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

01/05 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
01/06 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
01/07 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
01/08 Quebec City, QC – Imperial Bell
01/09 Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
01/10 Toronto, ON – Opera House
01/11 Detroit, MI – Harpo’s
01/12 Joliet, IL – The Forge
01/13 Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theater
01/14 Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
01/15 Denver, CO – Oriental Theater
01/17 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
01/18 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
01/19 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
01/20 Oakland, CA – Metro Opera House
01/21 Los Angeles, CA – The Regent
01/22 Mesa, AZ – Club Red
01/23 El Paso, TX – Rockhouse Bar & Grill
01/24 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
01/25 Austin, TX – Come and Take it Live!
01/26 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
01/28 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (Hell)
01/29 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum

Ensiferum & Septicflesh Announce North American Tour

Ensiferum and Septicflesh have announced a North American tour together. You can see the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

01/05 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
01/06 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
01/07 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
01/08 Quebec City, QC – Imperial Bell
01/09 Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
01/10 Toronto, ON – Opera House
01/11 Detroit, MI – Harpo’s
01/12 Joliet, IL – The Forge
01/13 Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theater
01/14 Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
01/15 Denver, CO – Oriental Theater
01/17 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
01/18 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
01/19 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
01/20 Oakland, CA – Metro Opera House
01/21 Los Angeles, CA – The Regent
01/22 Mesa, AZ – Club Red
01/23 El Paso, TX – Rockhouse Bar & Grill
01/24 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
01/25 Austin, TX – Come and Take it Live!
01/26 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
01/28 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (Hell)
01/29 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum

Septicflesh To Perform With A Full Orchestra & Choir In Mexico City, Show To Be Filmed For New DVD

Septicflesh have announced that they will be playing a special show with a full orchestra and choir at the Metropolitan Theater in Mexico City on February 2, 2019. The concert will be filmed for an upcoming DVD.

Septicflesh Sign With Nuclear Blast Records

Septicflesh have signed a new worldwide deal with Nuclear Blast. The band’s new album will be released through the label in 2019.

The group commented:

“We are honored to have signed with one of the worlds leading record labels, Nuclear Blast Records. Septicflesh has always been a hard working band looking, to the future while keeping traditional elements and utilizing a modern and dark feel to our music.

We needed someone who would understand this and we are happy to have found our new home with Nuclear Blast. In the meantime, our latest album ‘Codex Omega‘ continues to gain ground worldwide. We will keep touring in support of it and prepare for the conquests set before us!”