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Countdown to HAMMERFEST VIII

The ancient kingdom of Rheged, which once stretched from the North Wales summits of Snowdonia to the chilly shores of Northumbria was lorded over by the Saxons yet stalked by the warriors of Cymri … Those oath-sworn Welsh warrior-heroes still live on —  and in 2016 the tribes meet and march again when HRH AND METAL HAMMER join together at the craggy Pen…

HAMMERFEST 2015 TOP PICKS

We have chosen three of the hottest metal artists for you to check-out before participating in this year’s event…

HIRAX First UK Appearance

Legendary Los Angeles, CA thrash metal band Hirax will make their first ever UK appearance at next year’s Hammerfest VII (flagged HRH United) 12-15th March at in North Wales. In the mid 1980’s – along with Metallica, Exodus and Slayer – Hirax were considered one of the earliest (and one of the finest) proponents of…

KAMELOT for HAMMERFEST 7

Symphonic power metal band KAMELOT – with Thomas Youngblood – are set to bring their unique blend of monstrously epic metal to HAMMERFEST 12-15 MARCH 2015. Hammerfest promises to be yet another cracking edition as it celebrates its seventh year – this time with a pirate metal themed event Hammerfest – now in its regular home at…

Interview with GraViL

Following the release of their critically acclaimed album ‘Thoughts Of A Rising Sun’ the 5-piece metal band GraViL headlined the Takeover stage at Download Festival in 2013. Their unyielding melodic death/industrial metal has been exciting folks up and down the country since 2005. We caught up with the Essex band at this year’s Hammerfest for…

BASTARD SONS Interview

The mad metal/punk trailblazers ‘The Bastard Sons’ from York have just released their superb ‘Roads’ EP – on March 10th – having just returned from an epic US Tour. In the meantime, the band have released a stunning new video for the lead track from the EP – titled ‘O’ Brothel, Where Art Thou?’ –…

Interview with Seven Webster

Seven Webster (7pm Management) is the mercurial manager who has launched a thousand rock careers around the globe. Renowned musicians including Dido, StoneBridge and ‘best live band in the world’ – Skindred are indebted to his managerial skills. Seven is also the festival booker for Hard Rock Hell, Hammerfest and the other festivals within the…