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narsilianshard
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:52 pm 
 

One of the more incredible fest lineups I've seen in recent years. The trad metal crew in Houston has outdone themselves for 2020:
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Has anyone been before? Can't believe this is all packed into a single day!
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Element_man
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2019 5:33 pm 
 

Hoping to meet some forumites while I'm there!
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BrutalizerUtilizerOfTheShadows
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2019 1:34 pm 
 

I went to this two years ago when Midnight was the headliner and had an amazing time. I'm definitely going to have to make it again so I can see Satan!
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Erosion of Humanity
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2019 3:18 pm 
 

Great fest, too bad it's in Texas.
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narsilianshard
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2019 3:48 pm 
 

Yeah, this it the kind of lineup I wish Legions of Metal would do but they seem hellbent on the uber-underground route.
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Erosion of Humanity
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:47 am 
 

They had Cirith Ungol this year. They seem to do a good mix of bands nobody knows and bigger names, I believe they have Razor as a headliner for 2020 as well.
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Bingewolf
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2019 3:15 pm 
 

This is a pretty cool lineup for the traditional metal community! Night Demon, Eternal Champion and Haunt all rip live, then you've got the upper half of the bill being all legends - including the mighty Candlemass.

Not too familiar with the rest of the bands. I am somewhat familiar with Smoulder and High Spirits - but looks like a killer fest!

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Trashy_Rambo
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:37 am 
 

I have my ticket! Assuming nothing comes up between now and then, I'd love to do a meet-up.
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Timeghoul
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:31 pm 
 

That is a pretty sick lineup. I wish it was something that I could go to.
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BrutalizerUtilizerOfTheShadows
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:11 am 
 

I got the first Venomous Maximus CD for the holidays, Beg Upon the Light. They were there the first time I went to this fest (I believe the first one), and they are also a Houston band. There is a song on this album called "Hell's Heroes." I can't help but wonder if it was named after the song.

Random thoughts aside, I'd love to meet any of you crazy bastards going to this thing. I'll be the guy with a DISSECTION backpatch (in spoiler below). Come find me and we'll do a fucking shot.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:36 pm 
 

Anyone who comes up to me and says "Fuck BasqueStorm" gets a free Gatekeeper CD/Patch/Pin or whatever I have on me at the time.
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flexodus
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:46 pm 
 

Element_man wrote:
Anyone who comes up to me and says "Fuck BasqueStorm" gets a free Gatekeeper CD/Patch/Pin or whatever I have on me at the time.


Just bought my tickets, and I will ABSOLUTELY take you up on that :lol:

Anybody have a lead on motel recommendations in the area? I vaguely remember the fest saying something about partnering with some local places to offer discounts to fest attendees, but haven't seen any news on that yet.

Also announced is the Friday preshow, with Helstar and Bewitcher. Helstar playing all of Burning Star is pretty interesting, though I'd hope to hear some stuff from their other albums as well. But they played the main fest last year, so they're not really obliged to.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:23 pm 
 

CANCELLED.

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Hell's Heroes is cancelled this year due to the current travel restrictions and continuing limits on the size of gatherings related to coronavirus.

All tickets are being refunded, or you can choose to have 120% of your ticket price credited to next year's Hell's Heroes. Check your email for details.

This is terrible and we are all very upset about it. We've been working on Hell's Heroes 3 since the day the last one ended and couldn't have been more proud to bring this lineup to Houston.

When we heard about the travel restrictions, we looked at every option to keep the show going, but couldn't make it work.

We apologize to every single person who gave us their support, and everyone who had plans to travel from across the country to visit us. We hope you're able to join us in 2021, where we'll be back with a vengeance.

- Christian Larson, Hell's Heroes
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Trashy_Rambo
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:11 pm 
 

Not at all surprising, but still sad. I was really looking forward to this.
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