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
Hellions onstage in Amsterdam.
Dre waits in anticipation
Lee of Hundredth watches on from the side
Hundredth getting down onstage
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
Tourists exploring Amsterdam.
Video man Mark shows off his magician skills
Chadwick Johnson of Hundredth following a brief Q&A
Chilling by the bus
The sun was shining and Hellions seemed to be enjoying themselves in Amsterdam
Dre enjoys his coffee
Dinner is ready.
Northlane tearing up Amsterdam
We’ve got your back, Josh
Northlane onstage in Amsterdam
Hellions and Hundreth hanging out before departure
Anthony loading out
Dre gets ready to leave
The beginning of the depature commences
Spotted later on: Beau Bokan of Blessthefall.
Hellions are due to release a new studio album later this year.