European countries have been known to stage spectacular metal festivals during the summer months, but nothing can compare to Hellfest.

Now in it’s tenth year, Hellfest has unleashed a line-up for 2015 that is truly mind-blowing, and promises to be the European festival of the season. Headliners include Slipknot, Scorpions, Faith No More, Billy Idol, Korn, Judas Priest, Lamb Of God, Marilyn Manson, and Motörhead, just to name a few, and they will all play on a massive site in Clisson, France from June 19 to 21.

With six stages and over 150 bands on the bill, Hellfest has something to offer for everyone. From the black metal of Venom, Satyricon, Mayhem, and Triptykon on the Temple stage, to the doom and stoner metal of Mastodon, St. Vitus, Superjoint Ritual, Orchid, High On Fire and Orange Goblin on the Valley stage, metalheads will definitely have plenty of options and bands to check out.

Punk rock will also be heavily represented at Hellfest. Dead Kennedys, The Exploited, Peter and the Test Tube Babies, Cocksparrer, OFF! and Madball will all be hitting the Warzone stage throughout the weekend.

Aside from the music Hellfest will also offer Hell City Square, Extreme Market, a gigantic ferris wheel, merchandise, and plenty of wine, beer, and food options.

From it’s humble beginnings as the punk rock festival Furyfest in 2002, Hellfest has built upon itself every year, and has now grown into a massive event, whose headliners over the years have included Kiss, Slayer, Iggy and The Stooges, Motley Crue, Ozzy Osbourne, and Guns N’ Roses.

The 2015 Hellfest promises to be the one festival that should not be missed.

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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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