FRA, Clisson - Hellfest Summer Open Air 2007


Location: France, Clisson (Pays de la Loire)
Date: 22-24 June 2007
Website: hellfest.fr

Tickets:

100 on the website (by digitick)
Buy at www.digitick.com
 

Bands


Who was there?

Marcel Hubregtse (The Netherlands) 100%
wrathchild 100%
Baz Anderson (UK) 100%
Darkside Momo 100%
Deadsoulman 100%
Ivor (Estonia) 100%
Jeff 100%
Ivan (UK) 100%
Daru Jericho (UK) 100%
Shavo 100%
Aghahowa 100%
Ulric 100%
Cydfrey 100%
Itsemurha (Spain) 100%
yellosfr (Sweden) 100%
Bloodsong 100%
Doomed Lover (Egypt) 100%
Boogalah (Spain) 100%
Abbath (Spain) 100%
carolinafour 100%
enzodelli 100%
Yva 100%

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26.06.2007 - 15:35
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
I am not going into the organisational bit though.
But this festival taught me once again why I didn't camp in 30 years. And I am never going camping again. And I noticed that a three-day-festival is way too long for an old man like me. But I did enjoy myself immensely, especially in the VIP/Press tent Made loads of useful industry contacts for MS. Networking can be fun when you're standing on the VIP/Press terrace with a beer in your hand talking to someone while having a good view of the mainstage and the crowd.
Many shows were great. Only really disappointing one was mastodon. Starteed off well, but sound wasn't goood and then guitar problems arose and the band seemed to lose interest.

Got Dark Tranquillity to sign my Trail of a Life Decayed original demo cassette. Really nice guys btw.
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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26.06.2007 - 18:23
Ravendark
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yep, damn camping. the dew really kicked in at 3am.

Lost my car in Nantes after a day of almost continious driving. map-road-map-road - bang!!

got lost twice; renne housing estate i just couldnt seem to find my way out of at 4am.

nearly ran out of fuel once (it was well below the red).

got stopped by a traffic cop for speeding, he came past me and pulled in front before i could slow down and i rammed him!! (thought i was in trouble, he was just looking for drugs)

*Immortal rocked!! the only mosh pit of the festival i was in the middle of it all (the tall idiot jumping up and down at the front).

saw baz with his t-shirt on and jeff about 3X with his shadow (girlfriend). didnt introduce myself though.

train all the way home. FINALLY!
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26.06.2007 - 20:12
Deadsoulman
Lemmyng
I totally loved this weekend Nevermind the rain, the mud and all the difficulties you meet in all the festivals.I won't camp in a battlefield when I'm 50 years old so better do it now

Meeting MS guys was really great.

And the bands... My God, Atheist was over-kick ass. Cynic was kick ass. Megadeth was kick ass. Converge, Amon Amarth, Moonspell, Neurosis, Therion, Ellipsis and others as well.


Great great great weekend, it's so rarely that you get to disconnect from reality for a few days and just live for music, beer, and friends. I just love that
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26.06.2007 - 20:23
Baz Anderson
aah Ravendark.. I am guessing it is the man from Cumbria we have here.. hello again!! I hope you got home fine after what happened with your car!

and yes!

WOOOOOOOOOOOOW

amazing festival!! first festival and there was everything to experience.. the rain/freezing cold/MUD MUD MUD as well as the blistering sun (Sunday) and fantastic bands all the way through the festival!!

DONT WORRY ABOUT PICTURES..
I have pictures of ALL the bands I saw and they are all really really great as well.. so there will be pictures!!
I got so close to quite a few of the bands.. I thought it would be impossible at a big festival - but I got so close to Emperor, Immortal, Behemoth, Blind Guardian, Type O Negative and a few of the smaller ones.. utterly fantastic!

I will start writing and sorting pictures for the CR soon!!!
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27.06.2007 - 16:47
Darkside Momo
Retired
Written by Deadsoulman on 26.06.2007 at 20:12

Great great great weekend, it's so rarely that you get to disconnect from reality for a few days and just live for music, beer, and friends. I just love that


I still have difficulties to re-connect with reality these days...
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"You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you" - Ray Bradbury

"I've lost too many years now
I'm stealing back my soul
I'm awake now"
Abney Park (Letter Between A Little Boy & Himself As An Adult)
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27.06.2007 - 16:54
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
I broke a bone in my left hand due to a fall after Emperor on Sunday night. Baz was there and saw me fall flat on my face and hand.
Luckily no plaster needed, and the pain is alright, it just feels numb. But still, old people seem to break bones much easier than other people.

Ah well it was worth it all.

Unfortunately reality kicks in at 6 a.m. tomorrow morning when I have to work again. But luckily can escape it once again tomorrow night when I am going to Cynic in the 013 club in Tilburg being supported by Detonation and first an interview with CYnic at 7 pm.
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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28.06.2007 - 03:01
Daru Jericho
Man, I was going to see Cynic on the Monday after in London but we got back far too late.

Glad I'm not the only one who couldn't take camping. I'm far too hygienic for that Highlights for me were Pain Of Salvation, Enslaved, Cannibal Corpse, Atheist, Kreator, Dream Theater, Megadeth, Vader, Immortal and Emperor. Just a tad annoyed that I couldn't catch all of the set of Blind Guardian, Neurosis and Cynic.

Only met Baz sadly. I saw a couple of MS shirts too but I'm far too damn shy for my own good to talk to strangers without being introduced whether formally or informally.

Well, despite the poor organization (which didn't affect me too much, I'd like to say, just the overlaps) the weather and camping I had great fun. I'd definitely go again next year if the lineup is as good.

Oh and also, having one toilet at a festival is NOT a good idea. Thank god for my unnaturally strong bladder.
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Aborted Misanthropic Smurf Puppy On Acid.

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28.06.2007 - 18:55
Baz Anderson
Written by Daru Jericho on 28.06.2007 at 03:01

Baz

haha my estimate was about right.. I did actually get back home at about 04:00 in the morning.. had lots of rest since then thank goodness..

haha and yeh.. the toilet..
at least being a guy there was plenty of them urinal things at the back for us.. I wouldn't have anjoyed being a girl there. haha
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29.06.2007 - 00:53
ghost
great festival although the organisation suck with entrance and delay and specialy edguy was force to stop their show ....

my favorite performance were machine head, dark tranquility, after forever, moonspell, kreator, within temptation, slayer
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metal always live in us and deedee always in my heart :dwink:
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29.06.2007 - 02:13
ylside
The best metal moment of my life.

@Daru Jericho : I think I spotted you a couple of times actually!
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29.06.2007 - 17:31
Darkside Momo
Retired
Written by Baz Anderson on 28.06.2007 at 18:55

at least being a guy there was plenty of them urinal things at the back for us.. I wouldn't have anjoyed being a girl there. haha

My girlfriend was not really happy about the toilets... I wouldn't have enjoyed either !

Favorites : Dylath-Leen, Machine Head, Enslaved for Friday. Interlock, Cynic, Therion for Saturday. Dark Tranquillity, Atheist, Blind Guardian, Neurosis for sunday.
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"You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you" - Ray Bradbury

"I've lost too many years now
I'm stealing back my soul
I'm awake now"
Abney Park (Letter Between A Little Boy & Himself As An Adult)
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03.07.2007 - 13:36
Ivan
Admin
Some pictures:

Campsite: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10
Town: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
MSers: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4
After Forever: 1 | 2 | 3
Epica: 1 | 2
Children Of Bodom: 1
Korpiklaani: 1
Within Temptation: 1
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05.07.2007 - 17:48
Baz Anderson
Cannibal Corpse say:

"the show went very well despite some inclement weather. Ask anyone who was there and they'll tell you there was definitely a lot of mud to deal with, as well as strong winds and rain. Regardless, the fans gave us and the other bands a great response."
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