Hell & Heaven Metal Fest

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Hell & Heaven Metal Fest
Genre Metal
Dates March
Location(s) Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico City, Mexico
Years active 2010–present
Website www.hellandheavenfest.com

Hell & Heaven Metal Fest (H&H, el Hell, or Festival Hell and Heaven) is an open air heavy metal music festival. It takes place annually during Fall or Spring, near Mexico City in Texcoco, located in the State of Mexico, in the central part of the country. With over 30,000 festival visitors,[1] it attracts metal music fans of all subgenres including thrash metal, black metal, death metal, power metal, gothic metal, folk metal, and even metalcore, nu metal, hard rock from all over the world. The festival is mostly attended by a Mexican audience from all around the country, but attracts a large number of visitors from Central and South America, as well as fans from Europe and other parts of the world.

The festival was first held in 2010 as an attempt to create a large scale Metal event for the Latin American community, known for its loyal following to Metal resembling that of European Metal fans. By 2013 word of the event had expanded beyond the region's limits, and has come to include over 60 bands from Europe, Latin America, North America and Australasia. H&H has been held in March and lasts two days, during which the festival-goers camp on large camping grounds surrounding the actual festival area, full amenities, security, first aid, and handicapped access are provided, as well as a VIP lounge tent. Within the limits of the festival, a fair is set up to provide fans with amusement and entertainment rides between performances or to take a break from the ongoing mosh pit. Other visitor activities include: Skatepark, Wrestling matches, cock fights, open restaurants, among others.

Currently the organizers are conceptualizing a regional "festival opening act", as is the case with Wacken's Firefighters at the famous German extreme music festival.

The event continues to attract bigger names in Metal with bands from further distances traveling to perform here. Events of this magnitude have demonstrated to provide economic benefits to the surrounding communities and regional tourism.

After several days of uncertainty, the 2014 festival was definitely canceled[2][3]two days prior to start date. However, it has been announced that a replacement one-day festival will be held at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez on 25 October 2014.

2010[edit]

Hell & Heaven Metal Fest 2010, the first incarnation of the festival, was held on Sunday, 17 October.

Lineup
Sunday

Therion (Sweden)
Brujeria (Mexico)
Cage (U.S.)
Transmetal (Mexico)
Anabantha (Mexico)
Luzbel (Mexico)
Psicofonía (Mexico)
Anarchus (Mexico)
Thell Barrio (Mexico)

2011[edit]

Hell & Heaven Metal Fest 2011, was held on Wednesday, 11 November.

Lineup
Wednesday

Megadeth (U.S.)
Overkill (U.S.)
Fear Factory (U.S.)
Brujeria (Mexico)
Moonspell (Portugal)
Kataklysm (Canada)
Destruction (Germany)
Mayan (Netherlands)
Dark Funeral (Sweden)
Tristania (Norway)

2012[edit]

Suspended

2013[edit]

Hell & Heaven Metal Fest 2013 was held from Saturday, 18 May to Sunday, 19 May.

Hell Stage
Saturday Sunday

Anthrax (U.S.)
Epica (Netherlands)
Suicidal Tendencies (U.S.)
Moonspell (Portugal)
Transmetal (Mexico)

Motörhead (England)
In Flames (Sweden)
Exodus (U.S.)
Six Feet Under (U.S.)
Haggard (Germany)
Día De Los Muertos (U.S.)
Here Comes the Kraken (Mexico)

Heaven Stage
Saturday Sunday

Morbid Angel (U.S.)
Sodom (Germany)
Vital Remains (U.S.)
Ill Niño (U.S.)

Municipal Waste (U.S.)
Gilby Clarke (U.S.)
Heathen (U.S.)
Resorte (Mexico)

Monster Stage
Saturday Sunday

Warbringer (U.S.)

As Blood Runs Black (U.S.)

2014[edit]

Cancelled 2 days before the anticipated date

Hell & Heaven Metal Fest 2014 was scheduled from Saturday, 15 March to Sunday, 16 March. This event was officially canceled on Thursday, 13 March.[4]

Before the event's cancellation, the announced line-up was as follows:

Saturday Sunday

Kiss (U.S.)
Korn (U.S.)
Twisted Sister (U.S.)
Carcass (England)
Trivium (U.S.)
Misfits (U.S.)
Destruction (Germany)
Brujeria (Mexico)
Obituary (U.S.)
Possessed (U.S.)
Suicide Silence (U.S.)
Suffocation (U.S.)
Día De Los Muertos (U.S.)
Hocico (Mexico)
Combichrist (Norway)
Carpathian Forest (Norway)
Flotsam and Jetsam (U.S.)
Fleshgod Apocalypse (Italy)

Guns N' Roses (U.S.)
Rob Zombie (U.S.)
Opeth (Sweden)
Lamb of God (U.S.)
Testament (U.S.)
Marduk (Sweden)
P.O.D. (U.S.)
DragonForce (England)
Deicide (U.S.)
Angra (Brazil)
Tankard (Germany)
Transmetal (Mexico)
Cephalic Carnage (U.S.)
Goatwhore (U.S.)
Pornomotora (Colombia)
Makina (Mexico)

Many of the performers from the planned Day 1 will perform at the 25 October replacement festival.

Replacement festival at October, 25th

Corona Hell Stage Heaven Stage True Metal Stage Foro Norte Stage New Blood Stage

Kiss
Korn
Annihilator
Overkill
Dia de los Muertos
Pinhed (U.S.)
Agora (Mexico)
Mikankh (Mexico)

Limp Bizkit
Rob Zombie
Angra
U.D.O.
Maligno (Mexico)
Nata (Mexico)
Sekta Core (Mexico)
Makina (Mexico)

Venom
Obituary
Samael
Terrorizer
Havok
Transmetal
Cephalic Carnage
Pro-Fé-Cia (U.S.)
Nightbreed (Mexico)
Thantra (Mexico)
Draksen (Mexico)
Mystica Girls (Mexico)
Leprosy (Mexico)
Avatar (Mexico)

Christian Death
Godless Procession (Mexico)
Pressive (Mexico)
Salvador y los Eones (Mexico)
Cannibal 69 (Mexico)
Orka
Trágico Ballet (Mexico)
Rotting Christ
Cemican (Mexico)
Dante (Colombia)
After the Nightfall (Mexico)
Stoneflex
Wrecker (Mexico)
Agony Lords (Mexico)
Archetype (Mexico)
Dirty Woman (Mexico)
Hellryde Inc. (Mexico)
Cthulhu (Mexico)
Pornomotora (Colombia)

Unleash the Archers
Next (Mexico)
Rain Shatter (Mexico)
Intoxxxicated (Mexico)
Thrashsteel (Mexico)
Spit on Your Grave (Mexico)
Mexxica (Mexico)
BlackRider (Mexico)
Zamak (Mexico)
Denial (Mexico)
Drowned in Blood
Naurum (Mexico)
From Oblivion (Costa Rica)
Black Noize (U.S.)
Angeles y Demonios (Mexico)
Biomortek (Mexico)
Tenebrarum
Alaydha (Mexico)

2016[edit]

Hell & Heaven Metal Fest 2016, was held on Saturday, July, 23th.

Hell Stage Heaven Stage True Metal Stage Alternative Stage New Blood Stage

Rammstein
Five Finger Death Punch
Epica
DragonForce
Killcode (U.S.)
Tanus (Mexico)
Supremacy (Colombia)
Espina

Twisted Sister
Ghost
Amon Amarth
Mushroomhead
Fear Factory
Transmetal
Colectivo Suicida (Chile)

Behemoth
Ensiferum
Suffocation
Sepultura
Dying Fetus
Voivod
Bulldozer
Nightbreed (Mexico)
Pinhed (U.S.)
Winter Haven (Mexico)
Mordskog (Mexico)
El Cuervo de Poe (Mexico)
Orka

Suicide Silence
Thell Barrio (Mexico)
Suicidal Tendencies
P.O.D.
Alien Ant Farm
A.N.I.M.A.L.
Koyi K Utho
Here Comes the Kraken
Pressive (Mexico)
Thantra (Mexico)
Rejexion (Mexico)
Seal the Rhizome (Mexico)
Deiform (U.S.)
Akasha (Costa Rica)
Lethal Creation (Mexico)

Abolishment of Flesh (U.S.)
Origin
Arcadia Libre (Mexico)
Anima Tempo (Mexico)
Julian's Fire (Colombia)
Cathleen (Mexico)
Rain Shatter (Mexico)
Taipan (International)
All Misery (Mexico)
Driven
Anima Inside (Ecuador)
El Clan (Mexico)
Raven Black (U.S.)
Obey the Moon (Mexico)
Black Overdrive (Mexico)
War Kabinett (Mexico)

2018[edit]

The 2018 Hell and Heaven festival is sponsored by Corona and will be held at Autodrómo Hermanos Rodríguez in Mexico City on May 4 and 5, 2018.[5]

Friday, May 4th
Corona Hell Stage Heaven Stage True Stage Alternative Stage

Scorpions
Mastodon
Refused
De La Tierra
QBO (Mexico)

Deep Purple
Dead Cross
Kadavar
After the Burial
The Warning

Sabaton
Moonspell
Testament
Vein (Colombia)
Jet Jaguar (Mexico)
Nightbreed (Mexico)
Thantra (Mexico)

Bad Religion
The Darkness
Resorte
Gruesome (U.S.)
Maligno (Mexico)
Cardiel (Chile)
BETA (Mexico)

Saturday, May 5th
Corona Hell Stage Heaven Stage True Stage Alternative Stage

Ozzy Osbourne
Megadeth
Gojira
Saxon
The Charm The Fury
Tanus (Mexico)
S7N

Judas Priest
Marilyn Manson
Killswitch Engage
L7
Agora (Mexico)
Deadly Apples
Pressive (Mexico)

Epica
Overkill
Watain
Brujeria
Tankard
Nervosa (Brazil)
Gore and Carnage (Mexico)
Strike Master (Mexico)
Lack of Remorse (Mexico)
Tulkas (Mexico)

Tenacious D
Hollywood Undead
Hawthorne Heights
Skindred
Los Viejos (Mexico)
Disidente (Mexico)
De Nalgas (Mexico)
Zoviet (U.S.)
Sierra León (Mexico)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] announcement on official page
  2. ^ [2] CNN Mexico - Regarding Cancellation of 2014 Festival
  3. ^ [3] Huffington Post - Regarding Cancellation of 2014 Festival
  4. ^ [4], Link to cancellation message
  5. ^ "CHH 2018". Hell and Heaven Official Website. Retrieved 23 January 2018.