Hellfest 2017: A Preview

 

Summer is coming, and in Europe, summer means festivals season, and once again, French festival Hellfest proves that it has one of the best lineups in the world in terms of heavy music. This year’s edition will have its highlights, such as Deep Purple’s, Aerosmith’s and The Dillinger Escape Plan’s final French appearances, Linkin Park’s, Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons’ and Prophets of Rage’s first shows in Clisson, and of course -and that’s what makes this festival so special – dozens of bands that you won’t see on any other festival poster this year. The strength of Hellfest is that, with its 6 stages, and shows going on from 10:30AM to 2AM, it has one of the most diverse lineups of the summer, ranging from Blue Öyster Cult to Behemoth, from Alestorm to Comeback Kid.

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Letlive break up after 15 years

After an incredible 15-year run which saw the band catapulted to the top of the current post-hardcore scene, Letlive. has today announced that they are breaking up “for the foreseeable future”. You can read their entire breakup statement below.

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[RUMOR MILL]: Letlive to go on hiatus?

The music scene is currently buzzing with rumors that Epitaph Records post-hardcore band letlive. will be going on some sort of hiatus or even a farewell tour in the near future. The last 12-24 hours alone have seen rumblings from multiple sources that seem to indicate a farewell tour that could take place as soon as this fall. We do not have further details at this time, but we will continue to keep you updated with further information. It should be known that this rumor does have plenty of buzz online, but not enough to say it’s anything outside of a rumor. That being said, the evidence we do have can be found below – sources are all over Twitter and Reddit at the moment, as well as chorus.fm. It’s also known that Music Mayhem Magazine have picked up the story, so clearly it’s gaining traction.

letlive. exploded onto the post-hardcore scene’s front lines in a huge way with the critically acclaimed Fake History in 2010. Since then they have only continued to gain a loyal and passionate following, following up that album with The Blackest Beautiful in 2013, and If I’m the Devil… last year. The latter album was criticized by fans for not having a lot of energy, but they still managed to support the album via a summer headlining tour last year that also featured Seahaven, Night Verses, and Silver Snakes. Regardless of the rumors circling around right now, Letlive is one of experimental post-hardcore’s leading lights, and it would be sad to see them go away in any capacity. Their fans are truly some of the most dedicated around.

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