Event information

Location: United Kingdom, London (HMV Forum)
Date: 07 April 2012
Website: boltfest.boltthrower.com

Tickets:

£5.99
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Who was there?

100% Vombatus (Spain)
100% Black Mass (UAE)
100% Stuart
100% 7thSlave
100% X5452 (The Netherlands)
100% NeverAgain
100% Beckari
100% Oshunai
100% Noj
100% crow
100% Bastard Child
100% TomCthulhu ()
100% UkkoYlijumala (Finland)


Bands

Bolt Thrower
Autopsy
Discharge
Benediction
Vallenfyre


News

 04.03.2012 - Bolt Thrower - Announce Boltfest Special Guests
 15.02.2012 - Bolt Thrower - Update On 25th Anniversary Show
 09.01.2012 - Bolt Thrower - Boltfest Is Sold Out
 17.12.2011 - Bolt Thrower - More Details About 25th Anniversary Show
 19.11.2011 - Bolt Thrower - Announce 25th Anniversary Show In London

 
Updated: 04.03.2012




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Vombatus - 16.12.2011 at 22:35  
I'm meditating going to this... maybe I'll get a ticket, and in case I can't go, money invested would still be for a good cause.

Is it easy to find a cheap place to stay not far from venue ? London's enourmity kind of turns me off
X5452 - 30.12.2011 at 04:26  
I am going! WIll find a place to crash when I'm over there, if not = pub time! xD
!J.O.O.E.! - 30.12.2011 at 14:17  
Written by X5452 on 30.12.2011 at 04:26

I am going! WIll find a place to crash when I'm over there, if not = pub time! xD

I doubt you'll find pubs open that late but there's a nice goth/industrial club called Slimelight that'll be open till 7:30am ;]
X5452 - 31.12.2011 at 02:03  
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 30.12.2011 at 14:17

Written by X5452 on 30.12.2011 at 04:26

I am going! WIll find a place to crash when I'm over there, if not = pub time! xD

I doubt you'll find pubs open that late but there's a nice goth/industrial club called Slimelight that'll be open till 7:30am ;]


Ok thanks for the info! Will check into that.
Vombatus - 05.01.2012 at 19:49  
Sooooold out ! (damn fast)
X5452 - 15.01.2012 at 21:11  
Ticket *check*
Plain ticket *check*
Hotel *check*

AWESOMENESS level: it's over 9000!!!
AyΣm - 23.01.2012 at 19:30  
Where are you gonna sleep people on that week end?
I have my train ticket too! Awesome festival! I'm waiting for more names... Would it be possible that they play with bands they toured with in the past? ( fuckin hope there would be Carcass or Vader... but I know it's a dream)
X5452 - 26.01.2012 at 11:06  
Written by AyΣm on 23.01.2012 at 19:30

Where are you gonna sleep people on that week end?
I have my train ticket too! Awesome festival! I'm waiting for more names... Would it be possible that they play with bands they toured with in the past? ( fuckin hope there would be Carcass or Vader... but I know it's a dream)


At a hotel nearby :p Forgot the name
AyΣm - 26.01.2012 at 13:03  
Written by X5452 on 26.01.2012 at 11:06

Written by AyΣm on 23.01.2012 at 19:30

Where are you gonna sleep people on that week end?
I have my train ticket too! Awesome festival! I'm waiting for more names... Would it be possible that they play with bands they toured with in the past? ( fuckin hope there would be Carcass or Vader... but I know it's a dream)


At a hotel nearby :p Forgot the name

Ok, if you find the name tell me! I'll be at Clink78, I hope there will be some other metalheads, and so drink beers all the night!!!
X5452 - 27.01.2012 at 02:57  
Written by AyΣm on 26.01.2012 at 13:03

Written by X5452 on 26.01.2012 at 11:06

Written by AyΣm on 23.01.2012 at 19:30

Where are you gonna sleep people on that week end?
I have my train ticket too! Awesome festival! I'm waiting for more names... Would it be possible that they play with bands they toured with in the past? ( fuckin hope there would be Carcass or Vader... but I know it's a dream)


At a hotel nearby :p Forgot the name

Ok, if you find the name tell me! I'll be at Clink78, I hope there will be some other metalheads, and so drink beers all the night!!!


We're at: New Market House B&B
It's kinda close according to the map :p
AyΣm - 28.01.2012 at 13:42  
Written by X5452 on 27.01.2012 at 02:57

Written by AyΣm on 26.01.2012 at 13:03

Written by X5452 on 26.01.2012 at 11:06

Written by AyΣm on 23.01.2012 at 19:30

Where are you gonna sleep people on that week end?
I have my train ticket too! Awesome festival! I'm waiting for more names... Would it be possible that they play with bands they toured with in the past? ( fuckin hope there would be Carcass or Vader... but I know it's a dream)


At a hotel nearby :p Forgot the name

Ok, if you find the name tell me! I'll be at Clink78, I hope there will be some other metalheads, and so drink beers all the night!!!


We're at: New Market House B&B
It's kinda close according to the map :p


Huhu, so we'll drink some beers together!!! Let's organise the big march from a point near the hostels, to the HMV, with only metalheads!
X5452 - 28.01.2012 at 19:15  
Written by AyΣm on 28.01.2012 at 13:42

Written by X5452 on 27.01.2012 at 02:57

Written by AyΣm on 26.01.2012 at 13:03

Written by X5452 on 26.01.2012 at 11:06

Written by AyΣm on 23.01.2012 at 19:30

Where are you gonna sleep people on that week end?
I have my train ticket too! Awesome festival! I'm waiting for more names... Would it be possible that they play with bands they toured with in the past? ( fuckin hope there would be Carcass or Vader... but I know it's a dream)


At a hotel nearby :p Forgot the name

Ok, if you find the name tell me! I'll be at Clink78, I hope there will be some other metalheads, and so drink beers all the night!!!


We're at: New Market House B&B
It's kinda close according to the map :p


Huhu, so we'll drink some beers together!!! Let's organise the big march from a point near the hostels, to the HMV, with only metalheads!


We'll be arriving the 6th somewhere around 8 pm and have a few beers that evening and probably gonna relax the Saturday until the festival starts! So yeah it's possible to meet up and go there in a group. But I wish they announce what time it actually starts, if it's around 7 pm we will probably hang around London during the day.
AyΣm - 29.01.2012 at 02:45  
Written by X5452 on 28.01.2012 at 19:15

Written by AyΣm on 28.01.2012 at 13:42

Written by X5452 on 27.01.2012 at 02:57

Written by AyΣm on 26.01.2012 at 13:03

Written by X5452 on 26.01.2012 at 11:06

Written by AyΣm on 23.01.2012 at 19:30

Where are you gonna sleep people on that week end?
I have my train ticket too! Awesome festival! I'm waiting for more names... Would it be possible that they play with bands they toured with in the past? ( fuckin hope there would be Carcass or Vader... but I know it's a dream)


At a hotel nearby :p Forgot the name

Ok, if you find the name tell me! I'll be at Clink78, I hope there will be some other metalheads, and so drink beers all the night!!!


We're at: New Market House B&B
It's kinda close according to the map :p


Huhu, so we'll drink some beers together!!! Let's organise the big march from a point near the hostels, to the HMV, with only metalheads!


We'll be arriving the 6th somewhere around 8 pm and have a few beers that evening and probably gonna relax the Saturday until the festival starts! So yeah it's possible to meet up and go there in a group. But I wish they announce what time it actually starts, if it's around 7 pm we will probably hang around London during the day.


On the fest ticket is mentionned that it will begin at 5 pm.
I'll arrive the 6th too, at 2pm. I'll visit London in the afternoon
I'm really motivated to organize such a meeting!!!
X5452 - 29.01.2012 at 17:04  
Written by AyΣm on 29.01.2012 at 02:45

Written by X5452 on 28.01.2012 at 19:15

Written by AyΣm on 28.01.2012 at 13:42

Written by X5452 on 27.01.2012 at 02:57

Written by AyΣm on 26.01.2012 at 13:03

Written by X5452 on 26.01.2012 at 11:06

Written by AyΣm on 23.01.2012 at 19:30

Where are you gonna sleep people on that week end?
I have my train ticket too! Awesome festival! I'm waiting for more names... Would it be possible that they play with bands they toured with in the past? ( fuckin hope there would be Carcass or Vader... but I know it's a dream)


At a hotel nearby :p Forgot the name

Ok, if you find the name tell me! I'll be at Clink78, I hope there will be some other metalheads, and so drink beers all the night!!!


We're at: New Market House B&B
It's kinda close according to the map :p


Huhu, so we'll drink some beers together!!! Let's organise the big march from a point near the hostels, to the HMV, with only metalheads!


We'll be arriving the 6th somewhere around 8 pm and have a few beers that evening and probably gonna relax the Saturday until the festival starts! So yeah it's possible to meet up and go there in a group. But I wish they announce what time it actually starts, if it's around 7 pm we will probably hang around London during the day.


On the fest ticket is mentionned that it will begin at 5 pm.
I'll arrive the 6th too, at 2pm. I'll visit London in the afternoon
I'm really motivated to organize such a meeting!!!


Oh really? Must have missed that. Well we will be walking around London then til 4 or something. But a meeting would be best on Friday evening or Saturday around noon I guess.
I don't know who will be up for it though? We would like it (me and my friend).
AyΣm - 29.01.2012 at 18:01  
Written by X5452 on 29.01.2012 at 17:04

Written by AyΣm on 29.01.2012 at 02:45

Written by X5452 on 28.01.2012 at 19:15

Written by AyΣm on 28.01.2012 at 13:42

Written by X5452 on 27.01.2012 at 02:57

Written by AyΣm on 26.01.2012 at 13:03

Written by X5452 on 26.01.2012 at 11:06

Written by AyΣm on 23.01.2012 at 19:30

Where are you gonna sleep people on that week end?
I have my train ticket too! Awesome festival! I'm waiting for more names... Would it be possible that they play with bands they toured with in the past? ( fuckin hope there would be Carcass or Vader... but I know it's a dream)


At a hotel nearby :p Forgot the name

Ok, if you find the name tell me! I'll be at Clink78, I hope there will be some other metalheads, and so drink beers all the night!!!


We're at: New Market House B&B
It's kinda close according to the map :p


Huhu, so we'll drink some beers together!!! Let's organise the big march from a point near the hostels, to the HMV, with only metalheads!


We'll be arriving the 6th somewhere around 8 pm and have a few beers that evening and probably gonna relax the Saturday until the festival starts! So yeah it's possible to meet up and go there in a group. But I wish they announce what time it actually starts, if it's around 7 pm we will probably hang around London during the day.


On the fest ticket is mentionned that it will begin at 5 pm.
I'll arrive the 6th too, at 2pm. I'll visit London in the afternoon
I'm really motivated to organize such a meeting!!!


Oh really? Must have missed that. Well we will be walking around London then til 4 or something. But a meeting would be best on Friday evening or Saturday around noon I guess.
I don't know who will be up for it though? We would like it (me and my friend).


I'll be alone, joining the march towards Boltfest! ( trumpet sounds, tatatataAAAAAAAAAA)
Vombatus - 29.01.2012 at 20:16  
It would be great to do a MS meeting for this

Got all ready, only undecided on what hostel/hotel to pick (and most ask for 2 nights minimum /sigh)... Everything is sooo expensive coz it's suppose to be vacation period... I had enough with those damn train tickets
X5452 - 30.01.2012 at 02:00  
Written by Vombatus on 29.01.2012 at 20:16

It would be great to do a MS meeting for this

Got all ready, only undecided on what hostel/hotel to pick (and most ask for 2 nights minimum /sigh)... Everything is sooo expensive coz it's suppose to be vacation period... I had enough with those damn train tickets


Yeah shit's expensive, I am spending around 300-400 euros on the entire trip but it's worth it!
crow - 08.02.2012 at 01:18  
I'm going too. Anyone fancy meeting for a few beers before/after?
Vombatus - 25.03.2012 at 01:37  
Running order is up:

Vallenfyre: 18:00 - 18:40
Benediction: 18:55 - 19:35
Discharge: 19:50 - 20:30
Autopsy: 20:45 - 21:35
Bolt Thrower: 21:50 - 23:00

It ends really early, and BT playing 1h10 is way too short....

It's getting closer, so if any metalstormers want to organise a meeting before for beers and go together to the venue (no idea how to go for now haha), I'd be awesome !
Marcel Hubregtse - 25.03.2012 at 12:24  
Written by Vombatus on 25.03.2012 at 01:37

It ends really early, and BT playing 1h10 is way too short....



It is very very rare that a death metal band plays more than 60 minutes. I was immensely surpised that Asphyx play 95 minutes last time I saw them. Thank God they didn't get boring. But most of the times death metal bands tend to get boring playing more than 60 minutes live.
Vombatus - 26.03.2012 at 00:10  
Hmmmm I never noticed that.... actually the only death metal band (without counting subgenres) that I saw headlining a show played 90minutes.
I always had this idea of most headlining bands playing 90 or 120 minutes, except when they co-headline or similar that goes down to 75-60min.
Marcel Hubregtse - 26.03.2012 at 17:27  
Written by Vombatus on 26.03.2012 at 00:10

Hmmmm I never noticed that.... actually the only death metal band (without counting subgenres) that I saw headlining a show played 90minutes.
I always had this idea of most headlining bands playing 90 or 120 minutes, except when they co-headline or similar that goes down to 75-60min.


Just like most black metal bands headlining also play 70 minutes max, f.e. Wolves IN The Throne Room have never even hit the 70 minute mark when headlinging, Slayer almost never plays longer than 70 minutes, most doom bands don't play much longer either when headlining.
X5452 - 04.04.2012 at 03:07  
In London it's fairly normal for concerts to end at 23:00 due to the curfew that is placed on venues. Them playing 70 minutes is actually pretty rare to be honest. Ending early is just something mainlanders aren't used to I think =P

I wouldn't really know how to set up a meeting beforehand because I don't know any local pubs we could meet at. I've never been there so the only place I'd know is Kentish Town railway station and the tube station =P

I will check back here on Saturday morning to see if anyone fancies a meet up. Probably best to do this on time as it's probably a smart move to be at the venue around 4 already, less queuing.
Vombatus - 05.04.2012 at 17:41  
Let's all wear our metalstorm t-shirt to meet-up easily ! oh wait... I didn't get one

I'll try to be at the venue early, need to get my hands on the merch as soon as possible hahaha, but yes, kind of hard to organise something with no basis.
X5452 - 06.04.2012 at 12:18  
I'll be wearing a black jacket with patches and a Neurotic Deathfest vest underneath =P
Also my special t shirt of the special Bolt Thrower show in Enschede, Holland with Grolsch bottles in it xD
X5452 - 09.04.2012 at 16:44  
Too bad we didn't meet up but I'm sure all of you had an awesome time! Anyone been to the Bull and Gate bar? Was next to the venue.

London rules!!!
Vombatus - 09.04.2012 at 20:04  
Yeah too bad, didn't see anyone with a Neurotic Deathfest vest... but it was amaaazing ! I ended up at the Crobar, really cool place (and damn, London is expensive).
Marcel Hubregtse - 09.04.2012 at 21:14  
I heard from quite a few people that the sound quite bad. And that the toilets were a disgrace.
Vombatus - 09.04.2012 at 22:50  
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 09.04.2012 at 21:14

I heard from quite a few people that the sound quite bad. And that the toilets were a disgrace.


Heard some people say that too and it was sometimes a bit muddy (complaining about the guitars sound ), but overall it was fine. I think the place where one stood influenced quite a bit, on the front/middle center (I stayed there) all was good... but for Discharged (that I didn't care much for) I went to the back on one of the sides for a beer and it did get considerably worse.

The toilets where an overcrowded swamp, an unholy mix of piss/puke/alcohol and probably other filth Good thing I had my boots !

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