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Hellfest 2013 Review Blog – Sunday

Prong
Prong

When I arrived for the final day at Hellfest, I went for a walk about the site see what wears where left at the Xtreme Metal Market and what merch was left whilst Heavens Basement played away in the back ground.  The guys are sounding great as I walked about however once in the market I can no longer hear them.

After my mooch about and a few purchases I headed down the front to see the awesome Prong . The trio deliver a stunning tight set that had the crowd going nuts and singing along while we bounce about. Some of the tracks they played included:

  • For Dear Life
  • Unconditional
  • Rude Awakening
  • Revenge…Best Served Cold
  • Whose Fist Is This Anyway?
  • Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck
  • Power of the Damager

After we had finished bouncing about to Prong I headed up the field to see who was doing signings that day and when  then headed off to see who else was playing.

I manages to catch the very last song from Pig Destroyer, they where sounding superb. Before heading  back down on Main Stage where Mustasch were delivering their own blend of good time rock and metal. I headed over to the food stands for an early lunch before heading back into press for an afternoon of conferences and interviews.

After a quick bite to eat I headed into the press tent so I could attend the Volbeat Press Conference. Listen here.

I then hung around for about ten mins or so until it was time for my interview with the lovely JB from Svart Crown. Listen here.

After that I headed out of the press tent for some fresh air and some sunshine, yes it was lovely and sunny :) Before attending the Stone Sour Press Conference. Listen here.

It was now time to meet up with Neil and for him to go interview Senser. Once we found them we conducted the interview within the main press tent as there was no free interview rooms available. Listen here.

Just after Neil finished his interview I headed in to the Hellfest 2013 Press Conference with Ben Barbuad. This was conducted entirely in French, well it is a French Festival  after all! Listen here.

Vovoid
Vovoid

I then headed out into the arena to catch the final 2 songs from Voivod. Once I got a good view I seen the Phil Anselmo had joined the guys on stage  during  ‘Astronomy Domine’,  then for their final song ‘Voivod‘  Jason Newsted joined the guys on stage.

Setlist:

  • Target Earth
  • Ripping Headaches
  • Tribal Convictions
  • Forgotten in Space
  • Mechanical Mind
  • Kluskap O’Kom
  • Astronomy Domine (Pink Floyd cover with Phil Anselmo)
  • Voivod(with Jason Newsted)

Now it’s time for Gojira, they have gone from strength to strength so there is a huge crowd gathering to watch them play. They don’t disappoint the audience at all as they delivered a stunning set power packed set right from ‘Explosia‘ through to ‘Where Dragons Dwell’

Set list:

  • Gojira
    Gojira

    Explosia

  • Flying Whales
  • Backbone
  • The Heaviest Matter of the Universe
  • L’Enfant Sauvage
  • Connected
  • Remembrance
  • Wisdom Comes
  • Jam (Mario on guitar Joe on drums)
  • Fire Is Everything
  • Oroborus
  • Where Dragons Dwell

 

I headed into press during their set as I had an interview with Ex Misfits Axeman Doyle. He was here tonight as he was playing with Danzig. Listen here.

After interviewing Doyle I met up with Neil and we headed into the Lordi Press Conference. As it was just before they tok to the stage the full band where there in costumes. Listen here.

During my interview at Lordi conference Stone Sour had been ripping up main stage with an awesome set. I managed to catch their last songs as I headed out into the arena.

Setlist:

  • Stone Sour
    Stone Sour

    Gone Sovereign

  • Absolute Zero
  • Mission Statement
  • Made of Scars
  • Do Me a Favor
  • RU486
  • Children of the Grave
  • (Black Sabbath cover)
  • Say You’ll Haunt Me
  • Nutshell (Alice in Chains cover)
  • Bother
  • Through Glass
  • Hell & Consequences
  • Get Inside
  • 30/30-150

After Stone Sour finished I headed over to watch the start of Lordi’s magnificent set. They crowd was enrapture from the word go with their monsterious antics. I stayed up until they played ‘Who’s Your Daddy?’ as I was heading over to see Danzig in The Valley!

Setlist:

  • Lordi
    Lordi

    We’re Not Bad For The Kids (We’re Worse)

  • Bringing Back the Balls to Rock
  • The Riff
  • Who’s Your Daddy?
  • Blood Red Sandman
  • It Snows in Hell
  • (Jay Jay French (Twisted Sister) on guitar)
  • Drum Solo
  • Supermonstars (The Anthem of the Phantoms)
  • I’m the Best
  • They Only Come Out at Night
  • Devil Is a Loser
  • Hard Rock Hallelujah
  • Sincerely With Love
  • Would You Love a Monsterman?

As Danzig was only playing London and it was sold out show, I had to go check him out as it’s been years since I seen him live. Danzig was on superb form and when Doyle took to the stage and they played some of my favorite Misfits song, well to say I was happy is a bit of an understatment!

  • Heaven's Basement
    Heaven’s Basement

    Intro (Overture of the Rebel Angels)

  • SkinCarver
  • Twist of Cain
  • Am I Demon
  • Blood and Tears
  • Do You Wear the Mark
  • Dirty Black Summer

Misfits w/Doyle

  • Death Comes Ripping
  • Vampira
  • I Turned Into a Martian
  • Skulls
  • Astro Zombies
  • Last Caress
  • Not of This World
  • Mother

Misfits covers with Doyle

  • Bullet
  • Die, Die My Darling

I left Danzig after Mother and managed to catch the last song by MARKDUK slaying the Temple, this was another band I wanted to see but Danzig won out!

Over on the other side, The Altar Hypocrisy took to the stage and ripped through the sizeable audience with ‘End of Disclosure’ then straight into ‘Tales of Thy Spineless’. I had seen Hypocrisy earlier int he year in Glasgow and these guys just keep on getting better and better. The pit is going crazy and there is quite a few crowd surfers the go repeatedly over.

  • Volbeat
    Volbeat

    End of Disclosure

  • Tales of Thy Spineless
  • Fractured Millennium
  • The Eye
  • Fire in the Sky
  • Necronomicon
  • 44 Double Zero
  • Elastic Inverted Visions
  • Warpath

Encore:

  • Roswell 47
  • Eraser

The night is heading to a cloase for me whenVolbeat take to the stage and give a awesome perfromance  with guest appearance from Barney from Napalm Death during Evelyn, that leave the crowd wanting more. I’ve only seen Volbeat at Wacken last year and I can say they where better tonight.

Setlist:

  • Volbeat
    Volbeat

    Hallelujah Goat

  • A New Day
  • Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood
  • The Nameless One
  • Evelyn(with Mark “Barney” Greenway)
  • Sad Man’s Tongue (incl. excerpts of “Ring Of … more)
  • Lola Montez
  • Fallen
  • 16 Dollars
  • Mary Ann’s Place
  • Breaking the Law / Raining Blood
  • Dead but Rising
  • Maybellene I Hofteholder
  • A Warrior’s Call
  • The Hangman’s Body Count
  • Still Counting

Encore:

  • Doc Holliday
  • The Mirror and the Ripper
  • Pool of Booze, Booze, Booza

 

To view more pictures taken on Sunday at Hellfest click here.

 

About Sheila

Former Editor, Team Co-ordinator as well as PR, news poster, pass requester, Ex-Scottish Team Leader for PM since 2011 \m/ \m/ Also owner of the infamous Garfield L'arpie, who is a official mascot of RACPA UK. Check out RACPA UK (Rock Against Child Pornography and Abuse UK) http://www.racpauk.org/