Despite terrible weather conditions having led Rock am Ring to the end of the road yesterday, some weekenders have managed to slip through the thundery cracks unharmed. Following a disappointing edition last year, FortaRock (Holland’s premier metal festival) has returned bigger and better than ever, spreading out across two days within the safe confines of Nijmegen’s Goffertpark. Get your leather jackets ready and pour yourself a Lemmy, because Dewi Mik has headed to Nijmegen to present us with the following shots of Forta’s opening day.

AVATAR
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GOJIRA

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HEIDEVOLK

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WITHIN TEMPTATION

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FortaRock continues today with performances from Volbeat, Megadeth, Architects and Disturbed.