June 18, 2022 was purported to be the most well liked day of Hellfest XV ever. It’s understood that the climate was good with a temperature of 40°C in the course of the day. Regardless of the warmth, the viewers is current, even when the environment appears calmer than ordinary. Positioned just a few meters from the pit demarcation, we had sufficient room to bounce to Alestorm and his beer anthems with out disturbing our neighbors.
The day might be scorching (39° in shade and no shade on MainStages!), and the heaviness of the temperature might be felt on the headbangers. However that does not cease anybody from having enjoyable!
We are able to actually thank Hellfest for the numerous water spots, similar to the enormous arches swinging their liters of floats per m2. The surroundings is barely damp and has given rise to scenes that may usually solely be seen within the rain: impromptu Greek wrestling!!! A pageant customer is all the time filled with concepts…
Alestorm, Rival Sons, panther metal chain in hand
And I need to say, the Scottish pirates from Alestorm are off to an excellent begin. Between rum, beer and clashes, this can be a actual get together (some would say PARTY) that can enliven pageant goers on the principle. All the pieces may be very easy, apart from the blue sea, we have been within the Caribbean! What’s extra, some even introduced their very own inflatable geese to experience by the raging crowd!
To loosen up a bit of, the People from Rival Sons performed us their finest blues and rock, straight impressed by Led Zep or Sabbath. Regardless of some audio points, Rival Sons have been capable of persuade the viewers (however did they should?).
If the solar began to set (and we should have misplaced 0.5°), the warmth actually melted some bras with the arrival of the (nearly) legendary Metal Panther Californians. As ordinary, they supplied 1 hour of a superbly timed present, with impeccable sound, lewd jokes and… and… and naturally boobs! After an excellent parody of Ozzy, we thought we have been on the Sundown Strip! And inevitably, the present ends with numerous festivalgoers (kind of dressed) taking the stage, sufficient to simply fill the 26 meters of the Most important Stage!
Lastly, evening falls (with temperature) providing the right environment to go and see Ensiferum Finns on the Temple. Removed from their native lands (almost 2800 km separates Helsinki from Clisson) and northern temperatures, this didn’t stop the comrades from revealing their finest folks / viking / melodic demise. We enter their sport and vibrate to the sounds coming from the chilly!
Sepultura and Megadeth
Two different large names in the beginning of the night are Sepultura and Megadeth. The band of Dave Mustaine – an invincible creator…