The travelling Impericon Festival annually presents itself as one of the very few opportunities for renowned heavier bands to tour through Europe together. With the Warped Tour having well and truly been stationed in the US, the German clothing brand have managed to put on a strong tour and subsequent line-up year upon year, with thousands of fans turning out to witness some ten bands on each date of the jaunt. Yesterday (1 May), Impericon Festival hit the Melkweg in Amsterdam with a line-up which boasted big shots Hatebreed and Northlane as well as up-and-coming collectives Hundredth and Hellions. We spent the whole day hanging out with the Sydney-based Hellions, joining them on and offstage for various shenanigans in and around Amsterdam with the rest of the touring party.

Anthony of Hellions prepares for the show

Anthony of Hellions prepares for the show

Hellions onstage

Hellions onstage

Hellions onstage in Amsterdam.

Hellions onstage in Amsterdam.

Dre waits in anticipation

Dre waits in anticipation

Lee of Hundredth watches on from the side

Lee of Hundredth watches on from the side

Hundredth getting down onstage

Hundredth getting down onstage

Hundreth were on second, performing to a near-full Melkweg

Hundreth were on second, performing to a near-full Melkweg

An intense game of rock, paper & scissors to see who gets to order dinner first

An intense game of rock, paper & scissors to see who gets to order dinner first

HELLIONS

Full-on focus.

Full-on focus.

Tourists exploring Amsterdam.

Tourists exploring Amsterdam.

Video man Mark shows off his magician skills

Video man Mark shows off his magician skills

Chadwick Johnson of Hundredth following a brief Q&A

Chadwick Johnson of Hundredth following a brief Q&A

Chilling by the bus

Chilling by the bus

The sun was shining and Hellions seemed to be enjoying themselves in Amsterdam

The sun was shining and Hellions seemed to be enjoying themselves in Amsterdam

Zzz

Zzz

Dre enjoys his coffee

Dre enjoys his coffee

Dinner is ready.

Dinner is ready.

Northlane tearing up Amsterdam

Northlane tearing up Amsterdam

We've got your back, Josh

We’ve got your back, Josh

Northlane onstage in Amsterdam

Northlane onstage in Amsterdam

Hellions and Hundreth hanging out before departure

Hellions and Hundreth hanging out before departure

Anthony loading out

Anthony loading out

Dre gets ready to leave

Dre gets ready to leave

Load-out

Load-out

The beginning of the depature commences

The beginning of the depature commences

Spotted later on: Beau Bokan of Blessthefall.

Spotted later on: Beau Bokan of Blessthefall.

Hellions are due to release a new studio album later this year.