Hellfest (American music festival)

Hellfest was an all-ages American music festival that existed between 1997 and 2005. The festival primarily focused on bands of the hardcore genre and occasionally metal bands as well. It originated in Central New York, around Syracuse, but eventually relocated to Central New Jersey during its final years. Hellfest was known for its fan-friendly atmosphere, including a lack of barriers that provided easy access to the stage for stage diving and sing-alongs. It also encouraged high social-awareness through workshops, focusing on such causes as animal rights, LGBTQ and politics, with many of its attendees following straight-edge and/or vegetarian or vegan lifestyles.

Hellfest
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Hellfest 2004 banner
Genre
DatesVarious
Location(s)New York, New Jersey
Years active1997–2005
Founded byKeith Allen, Ryan Canavan

Not unlike many festivals of its size, Hellfest encountered several problems, notably changing venues mere days before starting. This was the case for 1999's Syracuse Hell Fest 99, 2000's Hellfest 2K, 2001's Hellfest 2001 and 2005's Hellfest '05. The relocation caused an entire day to be missed of the 2000 edition, while the 2005 edition was cancelled altogether. The considerable financial dilemma that resulted from the 2005 event's cancellation led to the termination of the festival.

History and etymologyEdit

Co-promoter Josh Grabelle, who was also a sponsor of the festival through his record label Trustkill Records, claimed in 2001 that the event was named Hellfest because "This festival has always been the first weekend in July and it is always extremely HOT, hence, the reference to the blazing inferno known as Hell".[1] This explanation, though inaccurate, has since become de facto, even though Grabelle was not involved with the early years of the festival.

The factual reason behind the naming of the festival was linked to founding promoter Keith Allen's concert booking agency, Hardcore As Hell.[2][3] Allen and his partner Ryan Canavan had been booking and promoting concerts in the Syracuse, New York area since 1996.[4][3] Canavan also had his own booking agency, Hanging Like A Hex, which gave name to a fanzine that he published and, later, the record label Hex Records. Canavan's fanzine Hanging Like a Hex published the first festival's guide/pamphlet as issue number 7.5.[3] Allen and Canavan co-booked the first three festivals: the first event in 1997 was promoted as Syracuse 3-Day Super Festival; the two events in 1998 were promoted as Syracuse Hardcore Festival and Syracuse Hardcore Festival 2.5.[5][6] It was only with the fourth event in 1999, once Allen became sole promoter, that the word hell was added to the name and the event was promoted as Syracuse Hell Fest 99. The single-word Hellfest was first used for the 2000 edition as Hellfest 2K. Allen was also keen on booking his own bands (Order of Deceit, The August Prophecy, Found Dead Hanging and Architect) in favorable time slots.[7]

For Hellfest 2004, Allen relocated the festival from New York to New Jersey, forming a new partnership corporation. Paper Street Music Co. LLC was co-founded by Allen, Shawn Van Der Poel and Heath Miller and was based in Mount Holly, New Jersey.[8]

Hellfest lineups by yearEdit

June 20–22, 1997: Syracuse 3-Day Super FestivalEdit

Location: Hungry Charley's, 727 South Crouse Avenue, Syracuse, New York.[6]

Friday, June 20Edit

Saturday, June 21Edit

Sunday, June 22Edit

  • Another Victim
  • Ascension
  • Birthright
  • Culture *
  • Day of Suffering
  • Despair
  • Drowning Room
  • Endeavor
  • Frodus
  • Ground Zero
  • Hatebreed
  • One to Face
  • Tread

NotesEdit

* Culture performed their regular set on June 21, then played a 1-song set on June 22 using Hatebreed's gear.

The Earth Crisis side-project Brown Stars was scheduled to make a special, unlisted appearance on Sunday, June 22, but backed out the day before, leading local band Tread to be added to the line-up.[3]

June 13–14, 1998: Syracuse Hardcore FestivalEdit

Location: Cornell Cooperative Extension, 248 Grant Avenue, Auburn, New York.

Saturday, June 13Edit

Sunday, June 14Edit

December 5–6, 1998: Syracuse Hardcore Festival 2.5Edit

Location: The Lost Horizon, 5863 Thompson Road, Syracuse, New York.

Saturday, December 5Edit

Sunday, December 6Edit

NotesEdit

This was the only time that the festival held an event during the autumn.

June 26–27, 1999: Syracuse Hell Fest 99Edit

Location: The Lost Horizon, 5863 Thompson Road, Syracuse, New York.

Saturday, June 26Edit

Sunday, June 27Edit

NotesEdit

* Grade were scheduled to play but did not due to an incident with a taser.

The following bands may have also played: Eighteen Visions, Fall Silent, Kid Dynamite, Kill the Slave Master, One King Down and Racetraitor.

Originally scheduled to take place at Another Level, 727 South Crouse Avenue, but it was moved to The Lost Horizon.

June 30–July 2, 2000: Hellfest 2KEdit

Locations: The Lost Horizon, 5863 Thompson Road, Syracuse, New York / Club Mirage, 6815 Manlius Center Road, East Syracuse, New York.

Friday, June 30 *Edit

Saturday, July 1Edit

Sunday, July 2Edit

NotesEdit

* The festival was initially scheduled to take place at the Booker T. Washington Community Center in Auburn, New York. On Thursday, June 29, the city of Auburn objected to the festival taking place so the organizers secured a second venue near Syracuse Hancock International Airport in Syracuse, New York. On the morning of Friday, June 30, the fire department objected to the festival because it was too close to the airport. The event was moved again to The Lost Horizon but this time the city of Syracuse objected to the festival taking place. The bands and record labels set up a hardcore flea market in the parking lot of The Lost Horizon to sell merchandise, meanwhile Maharahj and Creation Is Crucifixion performed in a local girl named Emily's front yard down the street. The organizers spent the day finding a new venue and re-booking most of the bands from Friday, June 30 into the next two days. The Saturday, July 1 and Sunday, July 2 shows took place at Club Mirage in East Syracuse.[9]

July 6–8, 2001: Hellfest 2001Edit

Location: Liquids, 6815 East Manlius Center Road, East Syracuse, New York.

Friday, July 6Edit

Main StageEdit
Second StageEdit

Saturday, July 7Edit

Main StageEdit
Second StageEdit

Sunday, July 8Edit

Main StageEdit
Second StageEdit

NotesEdit

The festival was originally booked and announced to take place at Action Sports & Skate Center, 2299 Brewerton Road, in Mattydale, New York. However, on June 19, 2001, less than three weeks before the event, the promoters moved the show to Liquids in East Syracuse.[10][11]

The 2001 edition was the first to feature two stages.[12]

July 12–14, 2002: Hellfest 2002Edit

Location: New York State Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Boulevard, Syracuse, New York.

Friday, July 12Edit

Main StageEdit
B StageEdit
C StageEdit

Saturday, July 13Edit

Main StageEdit
B StageEdit
C StageEdit

Sunday, July 14Edit

Main StageEdit
B StageEdit
C StageEdit

NotesEdit

The 2002 edition was the first to feature three stages.[13]

July 4–6, 2003: Hellfest 2K3Edit

Location: New York State Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Boulevard, Syracuse, New York / Planet 505, 505 Westcott Street, Syracuse, New York.

Friday, July 4Edit

Stage AEdit
Stage BEdit
Stage CEdit
After PartyEdit

Saturday, July 5Edit

Stage AEdit
Stage BEdit
Stage CEdit
After PartyEdit

Sunday, July 6Edit

Stage AEdit
Stage BEdit
Stage CEdit

NotesEdit

The 2003 edition was the first to have official after-party concerts, which were held at Planet 505 in Syracuse on the first two nights.[14] It was the last event to be held in New York; the festival would move to New Jersey for its final two years.

July 23–25, 2004: Hellfest 2004Edit

Location: RexPlex, 2 Ikea Drive, Elizabeth, New Jersey.

Friday, July 23Edit

Main StageEdit
Hot Topic StageEdit
Dinosaur StageEdit

Saturday, July 24Edit

Main StageEdit
Hot Topic StageEdit
Dinosaur StageEdit

Sunday, July 25Edit

Main StageEdit
Hot Topic StageEdit
Dinosaur StageEdit

NotesEdit

The 2004 edition was the first edition to be held in New Jersey.[15] In addition to the concerts, the RexPlex offered a skate park, indoor paintball, arcades, laser tag and the Hellfest Tattoo Festival.[16]

August 19–21, 2005: Hellfest '05Edit

Location: Sovereign Bank Arena, 81 Hamilton Avenue, Trenton, New Jersey.

Friday, August 19 *Edit

Main Stage A: 1x1 MusicEdit
Main Stage B: Peta2Edit
Outdoor Stage A: Goodfellow Records/Abacus RecordingsEdit
Outdoor Stage B: Eulogy RecordingsEdit
Outdoor Stage C: Hot TopicEdit

Saturday, August 20 *Edit

Main Stage A: 1x1 MusicEdit
Main Stage B: Peta2Edit
Outdoor Stage A: Goodfellow Records/Abacus RecordingsEdit
Outdoor Stage B: Eulogy RecordingsEdit
Outdoor Stage C: Hot TopicEdit

Sunday, August 21 *Edit

Main Stage A: 1x1 MusicEdit
Main Stage B: Peta2Edit
Outdoor Stage A: Goodfellow Records/Abacus RecordingsEdit
Outdoor Stage B: Eulogy RecordingsEdit
Outdoor Stage C: Hot TopicEdit

NotesEdit

* Hellfest '05 was cancelled and none of the concerts were played. The schedule above was the one announced prior to the cancellation and is presented here for preservation.[17]

This was the first event to feature five stages on each day.

Discrepancies between Paper Street Music (Hellfest's organizer and promoter) and the venue caused the event to be cancelled less than thirty-six hours before starting. A number of the bands originally scheduled for Hellfest planned last-minute alternative shows in the Tri-State Region.[18] Several threats of lawsuits were announced in the news, from the promoters, the venue, the bands and the fans who had not been refunded for their tickets, but so far none have made it to court.[19][20]

Hellfest Battle of the BandsEdit

In 2004, Hellfest sponsored an official battle of the bands contests, both nationally and in Central New Jersey, giving the chance to unsigned bands the opportunity of playing the festival's stages.[21] New Jersey bands were required to enter the local competition organized by concert promoter Excess dB Entertainment, while national acts could apply through //radiotakover's competition.[22]

Excess dB Entertainment's Hellfest Battle of the BandsEdit

The Excess dB Entertainment Battle of the Bands contest offered a total of fifteen prizes: nine Hellfest playing slots for first place winners and six Excess dB Entertainment concert playing slots for second and third place winners.[23] The competition was held over three days, two at Club Krome in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and one at Cricket Club in Irvington, New Jersey. Five winners were picked at the end of each event by a selection of judges from the New Jersey hardcore community.[22] The judges were Carl Severson (owner of Ferret Music), Alex Saavedra (owner of Eyeball Records), Josh Grabelle (owner of Trustkill Records), Fred Feldman (owner of Triple Crown Records), Kyle Kraszewski (owner of No Milk Records), Joanna Angel (owner of BurningAngels), Andrew D. Keller (A&R scout at Columbia Records), Michelle and Stacy (writers at The Aquarian Weekly), DJ Rob, DJ Ralph and DJ Q (disc jockeys at WSOU), Geoff Rickly (vocalist of the band Thursday) and Evange Livanos (promoter at FATA Booking).[23][24]

The bands Endwell, Malice Aforethought, Flat Earth Society, Nothing Left to Mourn, The Dead Season, Breath of Silence, Sycamore Dreams, Nag Hamadi and Starting to Wonder all won first place and played at Hellfest 2004.[24][25][26][27] Endwell, Nothing Left to Mourn, Breath of Silence and Sycamore Dreams played on the Hot Topic Stage, while Malice Aforethought, Flat Earth Society, The Dead Season, Nag Hamadi and Starting to Wonder played on the Dinosaur Stage.

June 13, 2004: Club Krome Battle of the Bands 1Edit

Main RoomEdit
  • Away from it All
  • Blind Hate Experiment
  • Blood of a Prophet
  • Burnt to Ashes
  • The Death of a Celebrity
  • Euclid
  • Forgetting Tomorrow
  • Gray Lines of Perfection
  • Last to Fall
  • The Lionel Crush
  • Lost in Silence
  • Muk Cage
  • Nag Hamadi
  • No Tactics
  • One Step Away
  • Stafford
  • Sycamore Dreams
  • Tears Shall Fall
  • Well Kept Secret
  • The Years Gone By
  • Zamora
LoungeEdit
  • 7 Inch Furniture
  • A Faint Farewell
  • And Tragedy Struck
  • All for Nothing
  • Between Love and Murder
  • Broken View
  • Deny All
  • First Born Death
  • Forrester
  • Funeral Not a Fight
  • Hellfire Kansas
  • Left to Die
  • Minotar
  • No Longer Silent
  • Quantice Never Crashed
  • Spinkick
  • Starting to Wonder
  • Strike 4
  • Twilight City Fracture
  • Undying Morals
  • The Wake

June 19, 2004: Cricket Club Battle of the BandsEdit

Upstairs RoomEdit
  • A Dying Declaration
  • A Match Like Memory
  • Above All Hope
  • Athens Is Burning
  • The Closest Point to Nowhere
  • The Dead Season
  • Ehrhardt
  • Fall of the Sacred
  • For the Sake of Dying
  • Last Will
  • Moira
  • No Dice
  • Nothing Left to Mourn
  • Sacred Hatred
  • Sanctify
  • Shattering Elysium
  • Smalltown Tragedy
  • Social Suicide
  • Strength in Numbers
  • The Style
  • This Means Everything
  • Turncoat
Downstairs RoomEdit
  • A True Story
  • Breath of Silence
  • Catatonic
  • Choke Powder
  • Dead End Saints
  • Death By Names
  • Divinity Condemned
  • Divulgence
  • Evelyn Hope
  • Iced Over Phoenix
  • Killed by Memories
  • Novelty Tag
  • Quick Kill Formula
  • Red Skies
  • Robots Are Good Lovers
  • Sarins Gift
  • The Smash Up
  • Sky Set Unfold
  • The Sleep Process
  • Slipping to Death
  • Twicethecreator
  • Wait Until Dark

June 27, 2004: Club Krome Battle of the Bands 2Edit

Main RoomEdit
  • A Fallen Day
  • Ashes to Mourn
  • Before I Burn
  • Bleed the Rose
  • Broadway
  • Broken Word
  • Death to Honor
  • Defire
  • Drive By
  • Endwell
  • Evelyn Adali
  • Flat Earth Society
  • The Homicide Blueprint
  • Karmacide
  • Lines of Hatred
  • Lucked Out
  • Rally Days
  • Red Hill
  • Screaming for Silence
  • Sicks Deep
  • Through Dead Eyes
  • Twizted Mindz
  • Undercut
  • Waiting on Wendy
LoungeEdit
  • Amnion
  • Avatar
  • Black Sand and Starless Nights
  • The Color of War
  • The Concubine
  • Dead 2 Rights
  • Eight is Enough
  • Had This Day Not Been
  • Hari-Kari
  • The Inbetween
  • Leviathan
  • Life No Longer
  • Machete for Hands
  • Malice Aforethought
  • Moraine
  • One Brick Down
  • Open Your Eyes
  • Self Explanatory
  • Send 72
  • Soundtrack of Your Life
  • State of The Art
  • Through a Windshield
  • Torn to Shreds
  • Words on a Page

//radiotakover's Hellfest Battle of the BandsEdit

The //radiotakeover Battle of the Bands contest was sponsored by Hot Topic, Revolver, Hopeless Records and Trustkill Records.[28] Instead of hosting live shows and judging the bands by their live performances, this Battle of the Bands was hosted digitally with artists submitting pre-recorded songs to //radiotakover's website using a user-based voting system.[28] Bands were required to pay a $5 entry fee and submit their songs between May 7–14, 2004; but due to an overwhelming response, the deadline was extended to June 21, 2004.[29][30] The eleven top-voted bands were selected on June 21, 2004 and presented to a judging panel of industry professionals (likely the same judges from Excess dB Entertainment's Battle of the Bands). The judging panel had four days to select the winners, based on a single song, which were scheduled to be announced on Friday, June 25, 2004, but was delayed to Monday, June 28, 2004.[29][31] The Grand Prize winner was given a slot on Hellfest's main stage, accommodations and expenses for the weekend of the event, as well as inclusion on the documentary DVD scheduled to be released by HighRoller Studios (which was ultimately shelved). First Prize winners received slots on Hellfest's Hot Topic stage, free passes to attend the event and free Hellfest merchandise, but were required to provide their own accommodations.[28] Runner up winners (Second Place and Third Place winners) received free passes to attend the event and free Hellfest merchandise.[28]

WinnersEdit

The list of winners was announced along with the selected songs upon which they were judged.[31] The top four bands were given playing spots at Hellfest 2004; the Grand Prize winner on the Main Stage, and the three First Prize winners on the Hot Topic Stage.

Place Band Song
Grand Prize Odd Project The Phone Is Such a Blunt Object
First Prize Broke Neck Penguins are Awfully Cute
First Prize Let it Die Already Dead
First Prize Stars Turn Cold The Uncertainties Never Seemed so Uncertain
Second Place Abeyance Another God Fails
Second Place Holiday Midnight Sun
Second Place She Dies in December Last Goodnight
Second Place Silence After Tragedy Changing the Tide
Second Place Thieves and Assassins White Noise
Third Place Coldwater Tragedy The Inevitable Fact That
Third Place Tomorrow Will be Worse Revelation

Home media releasesEdit

All Hellfest events have been filmed, either by fans or by professional production companies. However, only three official VHS/DVDs have been released.[32]

Hellfest Syracuse, NY - Summer 2000: The Official DocumentaryEdit

Hellfest Syracuse, NY - Summer 2000: The Official Documentary was the first officially released video recording of 2000's Hellfest 2K. It was released on VHS and DVD by Trustkill Records on June 12, 2001 and features live footage, interviews, commentaries by fifteen bands, the majority of which were already signed to Trustkill Records.[33]

[34][35]

Track listingEdit

Credits are adapted from the VHS/DVD's liner notes.[36]

No.TitleBandLength
1."Interview"Poison the Well0:00
2."Slice Paper Wrists"Poison the Well0:00
3."Interview"Shai Hulud0:00
4."My Heart Bleeds the Darkest Blood"Shai Hulud0:00
5."Interview"Buried Alive0:00
6."Worthless"Buried Alive0:00
7."Interview"Brother's Keeper0:00
8."God Damn Son of a Bitch"Brother's Keeper0:00
9."Interview"One King Down0:00
10."Gravity Wins Again"One King Down0:00
11."Interview"Bane0:00
12."What Makes Us Strong / Superhero"Bane0:00
13."Conduit"Converge0:00
14."Interview"Every Time I Die0:00
15."Your Touch Versus Death"Every Time I Die0:00
16."Interview"Eighteen Visions0:00
17."Who Killed John Lennon?"Eighteen Visions0:00
18."Interview"Reach the Sky0:00
19."World Stands Still"Reach the Sky0:00
20."Interview"Walls of Jericho0:00
21."A Day and a Thousand Years"Walls of Jericho0:00
22."Interview"NORA0:00
23."The Neverendingyouline"NORA0:00
24."Color Me Blood Red"Converge0:00
25."Interview"Eighteen Visions0:00
26."The Psychotic Thought That Satan Gave Jesus"Eighteen Visions0:00
27."Interview"Poison the Well0:00
28."Nerdy"Poison the Well0:00
29."Interview"Bane0:00
30."Can We Start Again?"Bane0:00
31."Interview"Walls of Jericho0:00
32."Why Father"Walls of Jericho0:00
33."Interview"The Hope Conspiracy0:00
34."Escapist"The Hope Conspiracy0:00
35."Interview"Brother's Keeper0:00
36."Cranium"Brother's Keeper0:00
37."Interview"Shai Hulud0:00
38."Solely Concentrating on the Negative Aspects of Life"Shai Hulud0:00
39."Interview"One King Down0:00
40."More Hate Than Fear"One King Down0:00
41."Interview"Idle Hands0:00
42."Treaty"Idle Hands0:00
43."Interview"Killswitch Engage0:00
44."Vide Infra"Killswitch Engage0:00
45."Interview"Buried Alive0:00
46."Kill Their Past"Buried Alive0:00
47."Interview"Poison the Well0:00
48."Artist's Rendering of Me"Poison the Well0:00
49."The Saddest Day"Converge0:00
Total length:00:00

PersonnelEdit

  • Doug Spangenberg – director, editor
  • Josh Grabelle – executive producer, layout, design
  • John McKaig – photography
  • Jessica Lynn – photography
  • Jon Tumillo – photography

Hellfest 2002Edit

(2 discs) (released January 6, 2004):

Featuring live performances from Coheed and Cambria, Bleeding Through, Hatebreed, Merauder, NORA, Open Hand, Freya, Throwdown, Lamb of God, Bloodlet, Eighteen Visions, Most Precious Blood, Terror, Death Threat and more.

Hellfest Vol III: Official Video Documentary Filmed Live At Hellfest 2003 In SyracuseEdit

(2 discs) (released July 13, 2004):

Featuring live performances from Anti-Flag, Thursday, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Norma Jean, Lamb of God, Murder By Death, Walls of Jericho, The Bled, Terror, From Autumn to Ashes, CKY, Comeback Kid, My Chemical Romance, Full Blown Chaos, The Locust, Biohazard, Unearth, Bleeding Through, Bouncing Souls and more.

Hellfest's final year, the 2004 weekend at Rexplex, Elizabeth, New Jersey was filmed by High Roller Studios to be released on DVD, but the footage was never released publicly. When High Roller Studios ended, their MySpace page (www.myspace.com/highrollerstudios) explained the company's reason for disbanding, adding that the Hellfest DVD would never be released. Unbeknownst to most, the entire 2004 DVD had been edited and was ready for release, however Radiotakeover president Shawn Van Der Poel had failed to negotiate agreements with the bands that would have appeared on the multi-disc set.

Director Doug Spangenberg and editor Anderson Bradshaw went on to form a new video production company (Space Monkey Studios, Inc.).

Hellfest 2001/2004 Resurrection (July 2013):

In the summer of 2013, Doug Spangenberg gave the surviving tapes from Hellfests 2001 and 2004 to hate5six so that the sets could be properly edited and released to the public for free. This long term project promises to make the "lost" footage available in an ad-free and non-commercial setting.

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