Hellfest : Down remplacé par Puscifer


Communiqué du Hellfest :

Suite aux événements récents, nous sommes aux regrets de vous annoncer que DOWN est contraint d’annuler sa venue au Europe et ne participera pas au Hellfest 2016. En remplacement, nous sommes heureux de vous proposer le groupe PUSCIFER (Featuring James Maynard > le chanteur de Tool – Et aussi Paul Barker, Ministry ). Les Puscifer se produiront sous la Valley le dimanche 19 juin et FU MANCHU basculeront quant à eux le Samedi 18 en Headliner. Nous vous tiendrons bientôt informé de tous les horaires de passages. Restez connectés.

Nous tenions encore à tous vous remercier pour le grand soutien que vous avez apporté au festival face à sa prise de choix dans l’affaire Anselmo ! Ci-joint le communiqué de l’artiste :

« Dearest Ben-
Philip H. Anselmo here Brother…

First, and foremost, there is NO WAY I can possibly thank you enough for « fighting the good fight » for me, and ALL of my bands, namely Down in this instance. Your love & backbone will never be forgotten, and from this point on through the rest of my fighting life, I owe you every ounce of praise!

My AWFUL mistake has taken a toll on my reputation, and justly so! However I must point out, you damned-well KNOW ME better than this drunken incident could ever describe.

Hellfest is my heart!!!

And my embarrassment is tremendous, because I only have LOVE for people all over this skirmishing earth.

So my brother, it fucking rips my heart into further pieces to let you know, I don’t think I should do ANY Euro festivals this year.

So PLEASE I BEG YOU, give me this time to get my brain clear, and to come back (if you will have me back) next year my brother, I implore you!

Plus, the re-emergence of the knee injuries have been plaguing me of late as well, so I must address this too, through physical rehabilitation & rest.

Knowing my character, when I put my mind to something THIS DIRE, I come back 100-times better, and THAT’S what the Mighty Hellfest deserves!!!

My love for you & the rest of the gang that makes Hellfest THE TOPS, goes on and on and on…

Much love & respect-

Philip H. Anselmo (and the H. stands for HEALING) »