The annual music festival, Hellfest, notched up its 10th anniversary in Clisson, France from June 19 to June 21.

The 10th annual Hellfest Open Air Festival took place in Clisson, France last weekend, and pretty much solidified itself as the European festival of the Summer of 2015.

Night one not only featured headlining sets from Slipknot, Judas Priest, Alice Cooper, Lamb Of God, Motörhead, and Billy Idol, but also Orchid, High On Fire, Mastodon, and Sodom.

Night two featured Scorpions (who played before and during spectacular firework displays,) Faith No More, ZZ Top, Slash, and Marilyn Manson headlining.  Besides, Killing Joke, Ace Frehley, L7, and Venom, and Body Count also delivered strong performances.

Night three was topped off by Korn, Limp Bizkit, In Flames, and Cavalera Conspiracy, but not before OFF!, The Exploited, Triptykon, and Cannibal Corpse kept the energy going on the smaller stages.

Not many festivals can pull off such an incredible and diverse line-up of bands, but once again Hellfest has succeeded.

National Rock Review sent photographer Raymond Ahner over to report.

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About The Author

Raymond Ahner is a professional freelance photographer residing in San Francisco, California. Growing up in the Bay Area, Raymond was lucky enough to witness both the Punk and Thrash Metal scene of the 1980's explode literally right in front of his eyes. It was a pretty special time in his life, and is what instilled his love for live music. Over the years Raymond has been fortunate enough to combine his passion for live music with his love of photography. And although he will always love shooting the big arena Rock show, it is in a tiny, packed to the rafters club were he his most at home with his gear.

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