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7th May 2012

hard rock hell

Exciting News from Chic Festivals. After four years at Prestatyn, Hard Rock Hell and Hammerfest have now decided to leave Prestatyn and venture along the North Wales Coast.

The new larger site at Hafan y Môr in Pwllheli, will see a major hike in quality accommodation along with bigger venues, more eateries and generally wider facilities on site. This also means that both events will effectively be increasing capacity substantially to bring in a newly choreographed rock and Metal experience which will commence at HRH 6 in December. Details of all new additions will be availble soon.

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HRH 6 accommodation is now sold out but the festival organisers will be upgrading everyone's accommodation free of charge and also be operating a new Skull grading system ranging from 3 to 6 Skulls.

Venues are all different too, with all three stages increasing capacity and layout for the better. Stage 3 will be doubling in size. You can also expect even bigger rigs going in.

Click here for ful details on the new site.



Here's a fabulous Aerosmith pictorial document as seen through the lens of famed British photographer Tony Mottram. Tony photographed the band over many years for various magazines and now has a monthly column here on MetalTalk.

As was often the case, only one photo ever got published and in the fast moving world of weekly magazines sometimes entire sessions would be done and left undeveloped.

Tony started shooting Aerosmith from towards the end of the period with Jimmy Crespo and Rick Dufay and onwards through the return of original members Joe Perry and Brad Whitford that resulted in the albums 'Done With Mirrors', 'Permanent Vacation' and 'Pump'.


As well as shooting the band several times in England, this collection includes images from a session at the band's rehearsal room in Boston. Littered throughout is a mixture of live and off stage photos including a selection of photos taken at London's famous Marquee club when they were joined on stage by Jimmy Page.

This limited edition hardback book, presented in a flight case and printed on silk paper, is an opportunity to own a unique selection of photos, most of which have never seen the light of day before.

This unique item is presented in an aluminium flight case and will be published in late November. Earlybird subscribers who order by 31st October will have their name printed within a dedicated page in the book.

To be sure not to miss out on this unique, future collector's item, hit the PayPal button here:

Publication date: 31st November 2017
ISBN: 978-1-908724-81-6
Format: Casebound.
Pages: 128 pages, printed on 170 gsm, silk paper.
Size: A4 landscape.


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