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Hard Rock Hell 9

Hafan y Mor Pwllheli – Stage 2 Saturday 14.11.15.

Saturday was the day of rain, but undeterred by the weather, we set off to see the first band of the day MORE. MORE are described as “the ultimate New Wave Of British Heavy Metal tribute band formed from previous MORE members and guest guitarists”.

Mike Freeland - MORE

Another 80’s band set to carry the party on were Chariot, a four piece metal band from London and if you hadn’t woken up by now, Chariot certainly made sure you were awake now!

John Smith - Chariot

The afternoon had Trespass, Supercharger, Sky Valley Mistress, City of Thieves and Colour of Noise keeping us rockers entertained and that they certainly did. Stage 2 was a strong stage on Saturday, speaking to some of the guests they had pretty much planned to stay on stage 2 most of the day enjoying the bands.

Danny B - Trespass

The Picturebooks were one of the bands that I had been waiting all weekend for and are a duo from Germany with a very unique bluesy rock sound. Philipp, despite having an injured shoulder due to a motorcycle accident gave it his almighty all on the drums and the crowd really welcomed them and enjoyed it just as much as I did. With the unfortunate news of the Paris attacks on Friday evening, Fynn announced a minutes silence would be held, which was a very moving moment for everyone. Find out more about why they did this in my interview with the guys.

King Creature, Dendera and Lawless carried the evening on, and what an evening it was aswell!

Paul Hume - Lawless

Stage 2 was now very busy as the crowd geared up for Those Damn Crows. Those Damn Crows are a five piece rock band from South Wales who playing their album pretty much in its entirety including their new single “Fear of the Broken”.

Ian Shiner - Those Damn Crows

Chase The Ace closed Hard Rock Hell with an awesome set. You can’t really put a genre on these guys as they are a little bit of everything and appealing to a wide audience, which was very apparent as people were cramming in to watch stage 2. They all had a great stage presence, especially Roi Vito Peleg – I don’t know where he got his energy from, but it was tiring just watching him.

Roi Vito Peleg - Chase The Ace

Review by Toni Reed with photography by Neil Reed. Interview by Toni Reed and Jay Hawkins.