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Hellfest 2016!

Hellfest Summer Open Air Festival, Clisson, France, 17/18/19 June 2016

So, after 2014, 2015 saw no MetalStorm delegation at its gates. Which means I missed some stellar bands like Faith No More and Tribulation.
And my Muscadet, too.
So 2016, with its eleventh edition (yep, the very first Hellfest was ten years ago in 2006!) once again featuring a great line-up - quite classical, yet with some real treats too - saw me coming back to the rain-soaked lands Clisson Rock City...
Here's, then, for another round of bloggy Hellfest report. See, I was the sole MS staff member around Clisson this time... But I nonetheless enlisted Ben, a friend with whom I did a few radio shows back in the day (that is, about ten years ago now).

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Posted: 24.07.2016 by Darkside Momo | Comments (0)

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70000 Tons Of Metal 2016 - Part One: Why You Should Go Next Year

Wow, it's already July; time is flying fast and the organizers of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise are hard at work hammering out the details for the 2017 edition. I expect information for the public sale to be released any day now (veteran cruisers already have the chance to book) and if you are still on the fence about finally scratching The Original, The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise off your bucket list, then this article is for YOU.

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Posted: 12.07.2016 by D.T. Metal | Comments (11)

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ScreamingSteel's Top 10 Best Metal Covers of Non-Metal Songs

The more I branch out into different forms of content on Metal Storm, the more I realize something: I don't have all that many original ideas myself, but I sure can parrot other people's work like nobody's business. That revelation made my next choice of publication inevitable: my own installment of the covers list thing, so that you may all cower at yet further evidence of my superior tastes. If you think I've missed something, I encourage you to check Dane Train's or BitterCOld's list to see if the song was already featured, and then to voice your concern in a civil manner somewhere else. I've excluded covers of traditional/folk songs, because that opens up a whole new can of worms, but I may devise a separate list in the future. Be advised that this list has no real order.

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Posted: 11.07.2016 by ScreamingSteelUS | Comments (19)

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Roadburn Festival 2016 - Day 4: Afterburner

After the usual procrastination and delay, Apothecary and Mr. Doctor are happy to bring you the much overdue final installation of our coverage of this year's Roadburn Festival.

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Posted: 08.07.2016 by Apothecary | Comments (10)

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Clandestine Cuts Vol. 6 Issue #2 - Awesome New Demos and EPs

Is independent, unsigned, and underground metal what you seek? Weary traveller of the metal world, rest a while here. Clandestine Cuts are the best demos and EPs from these bands, the heart and soul of metal music. These musicians are slaves to their passions, and their blood keeps the metal machine alive and turning. Support them with a simple listen, and discover the future. This issue features music from Cairiss, Cambrian Explosion, Dan Pierson, Ocean of Grief, Nights Of Malice & Cloak.

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Posted: 04.07.2016 by Nefarious | Comments (6)

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Babymetal - House Of Blues, Boston, MA - 5 May 2016

You guys are probably sick of hearing about Babymetal, right? Believe me, I completely understand. Poking the hornet's nest is getting a bit old for me as well. Still, you should just admit it - you're all harboring some morbid curiosity about what goes on at a Babymetal show. What kind of people go to such a thing? What sort of sick, twisted things do they get up to? Courageously, I took it upon myself to attend a Babymetal show, for no other reason than to report back to the real world and definitely not because I'm a huge fan now. Here follows my account.

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Posted: 05.06.2016 by ScreamingSteelUS | Comments (7)

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Clandestine Cuts Vol. 6 Issue #1 - Awesome New Demos and EPs

Is independent, unsigned, and underground metal what you seek? Weary traveller of the metal world, rest a while here. Clandestine Cuts are the best demos and EPs from these bands, the heart and soul of metal music. These musicians are slaves to their passions, and their blood keeps the metal machine alive and turning. Support them with a simple listen, and discover the future. This issue features music from Iotunn, Ghost Witch, Corinth, The Doomsday Kingdom, Celestial Ruin & The Colossal Dream.

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Posted: 01.06.2016 by Nefarious | Comments (4)

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Roadburn Festival 2016 - Day 3: Various Shades Of Heavy

Che: On the second-to-last day of this year's Roadburn Festival, as with the 2015 edition, the weather went South. Cold rain and winds greeted Rod, Zaphod, and I as we departed Marcel's house on that Saturday morning. But hey, since when has bad weather stopped trve metallers? Never, in my book. It was time for the next chapter, even if a little wet and shivery!

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Posted: 30.05.2016 by Apothecary | Comments (19)