When Groezrock announced that it would be taking a year out from hosting its defining outdoor festival weekend in 2018, many feared that the end was in sight for one of the most important hardcore and heavy music festivals Europe has to offer. With 2018’s stopgap year featuring a small-scale indoor edition, it immediately became apparent that nobody could fill the gap left by Groezrock other than, you know, Groezrock. That’s why the Belgian weekender returned in all its glory last month. Now that the dust has settled, it’s time to take a look at Groezrock‘s grand return to Meerhout’s green fields. Arne Cardinals captured proceedings, and here’s a selection of the best performances.

AMENRA

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CAN’T SWIM

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CITIZEN

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COARSE

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COMEBACK KID

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COUNTERPARTS

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DEAD SWANS

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DEFEATER

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FLEDDY MELCULY

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JESUS PIECE

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JOYCE MANOR

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KING NINE

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LANDMVRKS

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NECK DEEP

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STICK TO YOUR GUNS

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TRADE WIND

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TRASH TALK

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TUSKY

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