The 2012 Lineup for Hellfest Featuring Awesomely Evil Band Names

Maybe it’s a translation thing, but you would imagine that the lineup for the French music festival Hellfest wouldn’t include Lynyrd Skynyrd and Blue Oyster Cult. Who else is on the list? Ah, Black Sabbath. Now we’re getting somewhere. Brain Police, Cannibal Corpse, Death Angel, Dying Fetus, Extinction of Mankind. That’s more like it.

Then again Blue Oyster Cult does sing “Don’t Fear the Reaper” and some people may consider “Freebird” a form of hell…

Hellfest takes place in Clisson, France from June 15-17, 2012.

HellFest 2012 Lineup

BLACK SABBATH
LYNYRD SKYNYRD
MACHINE HEAD
ACID KING
ALL PIGS MUST DIE
ALPHA TIGER
AMON AMARTH
AUGUST BURN RED
BETRAYING THE MARTYRS
BLOOD RED THRONE
BRAIN POLICE
BRUJERIA
BRUTAL TRUTH
CANNIBAL CORPSE
CHANNEL ZERO
DARKEST HOUR
DEATH ANGEL
DEVIL DRIVER
DJERV
DOG EAT DOG
DO OR DIE
DYING FETUS
EMMURE
ENDSTILLE
ENSLAVED
L ESPRIT DU CLAN
EXODUS
EXTINCTION OF MANKIND
GAMABOMB
GIRLSCHOOL
GLORIOR BELLI
H2O
HOODS
INTEGRITY
LIZZY BORDEN
MADBALL
MERRIMACK
MOLLY HATCHET
NASUM
ORIGIN
PENTAGRAM
SACRED REICH
SAINT VITUS
SUICIDAL ANGELS
TAAKE
VOMITORY
WALLS OF JERICHO
WHITECHAPEL
YEAR OF NO LIGHT
LAMB OF GOD
BLUE OYSTER CULT
CHILDREN OF BODOM
TRIVIUM
HATEBREED
DIMMU
BORGIR
ABORTED
ALCEST
ALL FOR NOTHING
AMENRA
ANAAL NATHRAKH
AOSOTH
ARCTURUS
ASG
AVULSED
BENEDICTION
COLOUR HAZE
CRASHDIET
DARKSPACE
DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR
THE DEVIL’S BLOOD
D.USK
DYSE
FROM ASHES RISES
HAEMORRHAGE
HOUR OF PENANCE
IN EXTREMO
MONKEY 3
NAPALM DEATH
NECROS CHRISTOS
ORANGE GOBLIN
ORANSSI PAZUZU
ROMPEPROP
SOLSTAFIR
SPUDMONSTERS
STRIFE
THOU
UFOMAMMUT
UNEXPECT
VANDERBUYST
VICTIMS
VULTURE INDUSTRIES
WINTERFYLLETH

Born during a sweaty, backstage, Bonnaroo downpour, the Chief Festival Junkie's mission in life is to dance, write, and travel to every great festival that this wide world has to offer. While his identity remains a mystery, you may have already met him, probably when he helped himself to your party favors.

You must be logged in to post a comment