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OVERKILL Launch ‘Welcome To the Garden State’ Documentary Series Part 2!

Legendary New Jersey thrashers OVERKILL will unleash their 19th studio record, ‘The Wings Of War’, on February 22, 2019, via Nuclear Blast. The band have just launched part 2 of their multi-part documentary series entitled ‘Welcome To The Garden States‘.  Watch as each of the band members detail their early influences and how it has helped shape …

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Hammerfest 2016 Review – Saturday

And now we come to the third and final day of what had been an epic, epic festival. Hammerfest 2016 had been awesome so far and I personally was looking forward to the Saturday the most. I started the weekend most looking forward to Exodus, and they were to grace the stage …

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Hammerfest 2016 Review – Friday

After an early night due to travelling and working the day before, I woke up on the Friday of Hammerfest feeling refreshed and ready to take on the day. Determined to catch everyone, the first band of the day were Stone Broken. The room was still only half full, perhaps …

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Hammerfest 2016 – Thursday 10th March

I arrived in a (surprisingly) sunny Pwllheli in North Wales way ahead of schedule 1pm on the Thursday. This time last year, poor Hammerfest fell victim to a horrendous downpour – flooding the site from day 1. After checking in and exchanging pleasantries with my caravan-mates for the weekend, I …

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HRH AOR – Pwllheli – 10 March 2016

Despite its remote location – in the crook of north Wales’ Llŷn Peninsula, between Snowdonia and the Irish Sea – Hard Rock Hell is undoubtedly one of the UK’s favourite festivals, often booking out a year in advance… and even before a single band is announced!  That was evinced yet …

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Hammerfest Versus HRH AOR/Sleaze – The PlanetMosh Playlist Battle 2016

It’s almost the most wonderful time of the year. That time when the hordes descend onto North Wales for the annual Hard Rock Hell United Festival in Hafan Y Môr Holiday Park, Pwllheli. Featuring the Hammerfest and HRH AOR/Sleaze events, 2016’s installment is set to be one of the best …

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HRH 10 festival announcement

Ugly Kid Joe, Ratt, Glenn Hughes and Living Colour head the vanguard for this year’s 10th anniversary at Hard Rock Hell festival. HRH X is pleased to announce its first batch is spearheaded by Californian Rockers Ugly Kid Joe & the legendary Ratt. Joining them will be a whole horde …

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Sorcerer Announced for Hammerfest 8

Sorcerer Announced for Hammerfest 8 Sorcerer have been added to the bill of Hammerfest 8. The epic Swedish doom legends will join Exodus, Turisas, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Evile and a whole load more already announced plus tons more to be added to the bill. Check out the video for “The Dark …

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Hammerfest announcement

American Thrash legends Exodus to Headline Hammerfest 8 Well the fans have screamed for years to get them over and today we can confirm that Exodus will take main stage for the 8th cycle of Hammerfest next March in North Wales.   Joining them will be the incredible talents of …

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Exodus to headline Hammerfest VIII

US thrash titans Exodus have been confirmed as the first headline band for Hammerfest VIII, which takes place at Pwllheli in north Wales from March 10 -13 next year. They will be joined by Fleshgod Apocalypse, Lawnmower Deth, Ranger and Def Con One. Tickets for the event are now on …

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HRH AOR – Pwllheli, Hafan-Y-Mor 12/03/2015

Once again, Team PlanetMosh joined the thousands of Hard Rock Hell faithful – and a fair few newcomers to boot – for the epic trek to the crook of the Llŷn Peninsula for another weekend of hard rockin’ action.  This year’s format, of course, was a little different to previous ones, …

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More UK Metal added to HAMMERFEST

With all accommodation sold out and less than a handful of day passes left, Hammerfest add yet another batch of bands to an already powerful line up.   Joining the likes of Kamelot, Candlemass, Devilment and Orange Goblin are Northern Thrash metal pioneers Xentrix who have always been regarded as …

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HAMMERFEST Announces HRH Doom

Hammerfest 7 is pleased to announce its sister brand HRH, will host its own specialist Doom afternoon, aptly titled HRH Doom at next March’s event on Friday March 13th.   The  following acts have been confirmed to play; Dysteria GURT Spider Kitten Limb The Bendal Interlude Diesel King   For …

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Hammerfest 7 Announce More Acts

Hammerfest 7 is pleased to announce the return of Swedish Doom metal legends Candlemass,  one of the best bands in our opinion to have ever graced the Hammerfest stage.   Dani Filth’s (Cradle of Filth) new band Devilment are confirmed to play their first Hammerfest as well as the first …

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Hammerfest 7 Announces First Batch Of Acts For Next Spring’s Weekender

Hammerfest is pleased to be able to bring a veritable smorgasbord of talent from across the globe headed by Thomas Youngblood’s Symphonic Power metal band Kamelot, who bring their unique blend of monstrously epic metal to set the tone for what promises to be another cracking edition as Hammerfest celebrates …

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Arthemis-Live From Hell

I first heard Arthemis when they played the 2nd Hammerfest festival in deepest darkest wales back in March of 2010, and for me they were one of the bands of the weekend, they then played Hammerfest number 4 and 5 before finally playing Hammerfest’s sister festival, HardRockHell at the back …

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Grand Magus – Interview with Fox (Dublin 13/03/2014)

Many people think that the life of a music journalist is a glamorous – jetting all over the world, interviewing ‘rock stars’ in exotic locations while sipping weirdly coloured cocktails… and for a select few it is like that (not least in their imaginations!).  But, for the majority of hacks …

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Sinocence – Stiff Kitten, Belfast – 7/3/2014

Sinocence gig poster

“WAKE THE FUCK UP!” Be afraid.  Be very afraid.  Especially if you are heading to Hammerfest this coming weekend:  Belfast metallians Sinocence have emerged from a hibernation that has lasted nigh on four months just in time to cause Richter Scale-registering devastation to northern Wales. “WAKE THE FUCK UP!” Opening …

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Rsj Interview at Hammerfest, March 2013

At Hammerfest I interviewed RSJ the day after their set on Stage 2, so sit back and enjoy a real slice of RSJ.  I guarantee you will not get bored listening to this and for those of you about to hit the play button, it should be made clear that I know …

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SAVAGE MESSIAH TO PLAY HAMMERFEST VIP DAY THIS THURSDAY

  British shred-heavy melodic metallers SAVAGE MESSIAH have been added to the line-up for the VIP day at Hammerfest in Wales this Thursday. The band will be performing from 9:15pm to 10:20pm this Thursday, March 14th alongside SISTER SIN, SACRED MOTHER TONGUE, JAGUAR and more.  The festival will also feature …

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