Heavy Metal Travel Notes: Hellfest, France [2019]

Hellfest, France. The Mecca of European Heavy Metal Festivals. Perhaps even bigger than Wacken Open Air. A line up to satisfy any elitist metalhead and make an open-minded one like me squeal with excitement. Each year when the festival announces it’s headliners, I longed to make the journey to Clisson, France. But we were always…

Heavy Metal Travel Notes: Resurrection Fest, Spain [2017]

So we’re finally semi recovered after 11 hours sleep and I can reflect on the last week of absolutely craziness. Getting there: Holy shit. The mission we found ourselves on was challenging to say the least. 14 hours of flying with Taag (upgraded planes, yay!), a stop over in Luanda and finally landing in Lisbon…

Heavy Metal Travel Notes: Summerbreeze Open Air, Germany [2015]

  Our trip to Summer Breeze Open Air started on Wednesday morning lugging our bags around in the heat, changing trains and stalking fellow metalheads to ensure we’re on the right route. We specifically went on this mission to see the Teutonic Thrash Four. The Germans really take their festivals serious. The queue for the…

Heavy Metal Travel Notes: Graspop Metal Meeting, Belgium [2012]

The early bird caught the worm and we left for Dessel with a hollow feeling in our stomachs as the weather forecast was storms, strong winds and rain. But as we were driving, we only noticed high level cloud and humid conditions. We got there at about 2pm, parked and did the trek to the…