PARIS METAL FRANCE FESTIVAL (PMFF): History d' a festival
, SHAKIN' STREET
, DER KAISER
, STILL SQUARE
, ROYAL BUBBLE ORCHESTRA
, THE OUTBURST
, HORRESCO REFERENS
, WOMEN IN IRON FORM
, EVIL ONE
, DEMON EYES
, MR JACK
, ATTENTAT ROCK
Publishing date : 5/28/12
Author : metalmp
Approximate translation of the file
Metal Integral , as you know it henceforth doubtless, associated itself with theParis Metal France Festival( PMFF). Before to present you from this summer the groups that will be at the poster of the PMFF V, that will be held on 3 days to Paris, the11, 12 and next January 13, we propose yourself a return on the four first editions. Here, exclusively for the readers of www.metal-integral.com, the unique History of a festival in his kind...
P M F F.
THE acronym of a festival of which can dream any amateur of Metal hexagonal one:
Paris Metal France Festival
In four editions, more an aborted, Phil’Em All will have succeeded in combine around him not less than 35 major groups or hopes of the scene metal hexagonal, coming from varied horizons: Hard Rock, Stoner, Prog Metal, Heavy Metal, Thrash, Death,Instrumental…
Phil especially will have won the crazy wager to do to come back to life and on certain scenes mythical formations of the glorious years 1980, reviving the so media as public interest. ADX. BLASPHEME. STILL SQUARE, WITCHES, ATTENTAT ROCK. SQUEALER., SHAKIN’ STREET. DER KAISER, DYGITALS. AGRESSOR… and evenOCEAN, unfortunate victim of a fourth first canceled edition, thus returned under the fires of the ramp.
AS the origin, the one that since near of twenty years animates theRock Fort Show on the more Parisian free former radio ( Aligre FM93.1 mhz), offered itself what can be perceived as a beautiful whim of eternal ado égocentré in lost devil in a body of immature adult. For thePMFF was born for two reasons: first of all, the desire of Phil nde to celebrate its 40 springs at the beginning of January while marking this day forever, surrounded by its friends, musicians or decibel amateur; and next to celebrate with dignity the 25 years of ADX.
THIS IS a not very light as pretexts, no?
THE advantage, on the other hand, it is that January is a months calms regarding concerts...
What of better, then, that to send for a maximum of friends and of public?
better Which excuse, also, that these concerts to work in the shadow and to succeed the turn of force to combine those that, two decades beforehand, had separated themselves what's more or less bad terms?
What of better, equally, to allow all to discover young promising formations?
better Which reason for, on the whole, continue on the lance of the end of year holidays and well start up the new one?
Before the doors of the Divan Du Monde open on this fifth one and ultimate edition we invite yourself to climb back up the time and your memories…
January 7 2007
while she is called not again Paris Metal France Festival, the first edition is anxious la Locomotive January 7 2007. Phil being equally to the orders of his fate, and person in charge of his last reformation in date, it is ADX that is located at the top of the poster.
The Parisians of THE OUTBURST first slices the hostilities as early as 15H with their removed and irritated metal, tinged that and there of rock one… Formed in September 2002, the group distinguishes itself other formations "to singer" while moving away itself radically of the symphonic metal. After aEp 5 titles ( Party Time), THE OUTBURST publishes his unique album,The Entertainment, in 2008.
They are followed by HORRESCO REFERENS, formed to Paris in 1994, that defines itself as a group of " Lust Metal ", Metal Luxure, his Death / Black wanting themselves sensual and translating itself by two albums allowing him to turn a little everywhere in Europe.
Follow by extremist others Thrash / Death.MALADAPTIVE of which the Ep, appeared in 2005, contains the leading piece of the group, Burn The Witches, comes from Beansçon and formed itself in 2004. His talkative energy explains to her only the growing popularity of the group henceforth, in 2007, big hope of the national scene.
CARNIVAL IN COAL, this is the ovni of the PMFF. Duet founded by Alex WURSTHORN and Arno STROBL to Amiens in 1997 does not give itself any limit, so visual as musical. If CiC is affiliated with the extreme scene, the group remains nevertheless properly unclassifiable musically. It will separate himself current 2007 while leaving 4 shifted albums by way of testimony.
FALKIRK, with, his epic metal tinged of heroic fantasy done wipes. Born in 1996, the Parisian formation gives, with the PMFF, the one of its last concerts before to put an end to his rich career of 3 albums. If the presence of FALKIRK denotes on this first poster very marked by the Metal extreme one, she shows, just as ADX, the craving of opening of the maitre of ceremony.
Buses, yes, this first edition is placed under the sign of the extreme one… MISANTHROPE, the one of the most important and oldest ones (the group saw the light of day in 1989) representatives of the Death Metal to the Frenchwoman, well-trained, classieux, incarnate by the character at once charming, haughty and well soaked of SAS de l’Argilière. Not author less than 11 albums,MISANTHROPE coming to present, in left, which will be his future ravages foreseen the following year.
at last, after many wanderings and comeback attempts, ADX, jewel of the Heavy Metal hexagonal one is itself, under the pressure of Phil’Em All, reformed for this festival. Beginning his career in the Oise in 1982, ADX quickly distinguished themselves thanks to his Speed Metal cheerful. After three albums more noticed, the group undergoes a first commercial disappointment with an album in English that sees the public to desert. After a long separation, ADX reforms, without Betov, one of the origin guitarists, records a new album, followed by a live, then disparait again. This PMFF view the return of Betov, as well as the integration ofBY QUERUEL (WITCHESand former- S.M.F) to the guitar andKlod (Claude THILL , former singer of DER KAISER) to the low one. It is a new era that begins forADX, as will prove it the years to come.
The public massively replies, transforming this essay in success, despite the few promotional support. A second edition from that time is envisioned.
January 13 2008 PMFF 2
The machine is launched. The success of this first festival 100% French encourages Phil’Em All and his team to go further again. The second edition of this event henceforth officially called Paris Metal France Festival is held January 13 2008 and proposes a poster a lot more oriented one towards the Heavy Metal of the years 80.
For this PMFF II, Phil succeeded the crazy wager to do to climb back up on scene the one of the most emblematic groups of the years 80:BLASPHEME. It is necessary for him to fight, negotiate, perspire, negotiate, but the group decides to attempt the adventure. If this return creates the buzz, it is in reality posts it completely that attracts the crowd of the big evenings. One will note even the presence of foreign fans, come from Spain, of Germany, of Greece and of Sweden!
The Parisian stoners of ROYAL BUBBLE ORCHESTRA, taken by David JACOB, former bass player ofTRUST, are the first ones to trample the boards to present their album eponym appeared in 2006. Malgrè the few present world in this afternoon beginning, the group done wipes.
RBO yields then the place to the sorcerers (e) s of WITCHES, group Death founded by Sybille COLIN-TOQUAINE to Paris in 1986, at the heart of which is locatedBY QUERUEL, equally guitarist of ADX… (Yes, the PMFF, it is also the Paris Metal Family Festival!) and that tonight proposes number of extracts of his second and last album in date, VII , that does after a3.4.1.appeared one more of a decade before, In 1994!
Disappointed ones to rediscover itself so low on the poster, the Sannois of DEMON EYES, the group of the brothers MASSON that foams the scenes since his creation in 1981, seduces nevertheless the public of which density begins being important. The group marked the years 80 thanks to two albums to the unequal sonorous qualities but undeniable musical of which the public seems very well to remember.
All as much, besides, that the other reformation awaited day… STILL SQUARE (" still " was added, the Parisians having lost the rights on SQUARE, their origin name) always is taken by a Guy HOC to the summit of his form and of which Rock Stars, coming from the album of the same appeared name in 1985, did not take a wrinkle.
Then this is a new detonation in rule. NO RETURN, formed to Paris in 1987, comes to explode the eardrums of the amateurs of Death Metal . Alainand his band, authors of 8 explosive albums, come to rub themselves to the hot public before the Bayonnais ofKILLERS invade the scene.
IT IS with a Bruno DOLHEGUY in the middle of the form, and happy to be at last return to Paris, that takes a KILLERS simply masterly one. Formed to Bayonne in 1984, after multiple péripéties and personnel changes having taken Bruno to occupy the post of singer what's more of its initial functions of guitarist, KILLERS, author of a good dozen of albums studios, prepares itself to record the third live of his career, on which one will go counts that the four did not usurp their nickname of "Kings of the Speed". The present public is at the angels, and the heat climbs of several degrees during the set of the Basques.
AS pains Phil ‘Em All the it announces that the triumph is total. Only lack to the call the original drummer, Régis MARTIN, that remains, aujourd’hui again, untraceable. It is replaced by Aldrick GUADAGUINO, son of Philippe, the bass player. BLASPHEME, emblematic face of the Metal French of the years 80, that had recorded two noticed albums before his separation of 1985, gives a concert all in emotions. The acclamations of the public are as powerful as the surprise of Pierre, Marc and Philippe is big. BLASPHEME foresaw also to record this concert, but an ugly current failure prevents it from be able to offer to his public the live so awaited… But little imports, the career of BLASPHEME is restarted, the group being asked the six corners of the Hexagon, offering itself even a passage to theHellfest before proposing a third album studio, acclaimed by the media and the pubic.
ADX, a new time head of poster, connaitra unfortunately the same goes out: presenting tonight his future and very awaited album, Division Blindée, the quintette is welcomed by a heated public to white that nothing seems to want to stop. A new total success that itself balance by a new breakdown preventing the captation of the concert. But the wager of Phil’ Em All is won: this return wave seems more than to please the public multi générationnel of which the massive mobilization is another source of satisfaction. This poster and the madness public leave to think that a turn PMFF pourrat to see the light of day in this same year 2008. Unfortunately, without supports professionals, this adventure was not able to make real itself depriving the province of hisPMFF.
3 & January 4 2009 PMFF 3
Forts of this success, Phil’Em All decides to go further again. ThePMFF III will be held on two days, the 3 and January 4 2009.
For the first time,ADX n 'is not in poster head. The group does not wish in to do an annual appointment, sort of ADX pretentious Fest…
The PMFF is based on the spirit 80' s on one hand, but especially on the craving to provoke reformations. This year, the fans will be served since this will be the Parisians of DER KAISER and SHAKIN’ STREET, the of nantes ofSQUEALER., and the Avignonnais of ATTENTAT ROCK that will come to shake the manes and let the public roar ofla Loco.
The Saturday January 3, the hostilities start up with the instrumental trio conducted by Pascal VIGNE , TRIPLE FX(of which the drummer is other only Gaël FERET egalement with MISANTHROPIST and the Easter bass player FIELDMOUSE). The Parisians have just published their second album, soft and crazy at once.
This placement in mouth allowsINMOST to take the continuation of the operations in a manner more… vigorous. Formed to Compiègne (60) in 2004, the quartet publishes in 2009 first sounds ravages very inspired by the Extreme Metal.
The calm (relative) returns after this storm thanks to the benefit of the Parisians of SHANNON, formed group in 2003 by the guitarist Patrice LOUIS of which the career to started up in the 80' s within JINX, then in journey end. SHANNON distinguishes themselves quickly by the effectiveness of its recordings (2 Lp and 1 Ep of a Hard Rock ends and distinguished) and of its very effective concerts.
Since the separation of VULCAIN, in 1999, Marc VAREZ launched themselves in a project purely Stoner/Hard and published with BLACKSTONE three albums that draw in the American blues as much as in the Hard Rock English of the 70’S. The passage of BLACKSTONE to the PMFF will be one of the beginnings to the reformation awaited of a VULCAIN of which the one of the founders will be as early as the next day on this same scene.
DER KAISER is the first reformation of the 80' s to trample the boards of this PMFF III. Conducted byKlod to the song, current bass player ofADX, the formed group in 1983 published 2 albums variously welcome.
SQUEALER., formed to Provide in 1980, returns with a Pascal BAILLY to the throat always also éraillé… The Hard Rock French is dying when adorned, in 1987, D.F.R., his first album. SQUEALER. will succeed in distinguish itself, notably with Squealer's Mark appeared one in 1989, and to be done a small place in the middle of the wave Grunge before to separate itself in 1992. His participation (an "entertainment" according to his singer) strong noticed to the PMFF III permit even to SQUEALER. to be kept to play Hellfest this same year.
ADX, for the first time, does not assure the head of poster. ThePMFF, on one hand, must not become a sort of annual appointment of ADX and, on the other hand, the group does not have, this year, nothing to defend other that his reputation in live. It is therefore the quiet spirit that the five invest again this Locomotive henceforth so familiar one.ADX will be, this year, equally present to the Hellfest.
NIGHTMARE, emblematic face of the 80' gilded s, returns in force since the album (mini, in reality) reformation, Astral Deliverance, appeared in 1999. The native of Grenoble one, since their formation in 1979, knew various success and fortune back, of which the brutal disappearance of Jean-Marie BOIX, the singer having allowedNIGHTMARE to find his place in the small ball of head of the national hopes of the first half of the years 1980, widely exposed while assuring of first prestigious parties ( SAXON, DEF LEPPARD...). NIGHTMARE, as so of other disparait before the end of the decade, after only 2 albums. The passion of his leader, Yves CAMPION, is stronger and it climbs back up his group in 1999, after the death of Jean-Marie BOIX, the origin singer, of which places it is since during occupied by Jo AMORE, the origin drummer.NIGHTMARE has, altogether, recorded eight albums more two live.
After a good night of rest, HÜRLEMENT first slice this second day with hisHeavy Thrash slice that itself mark-down principally – except the texts totally inspired by what was done three decades beforehand – by voice totally fromAlexis ROY-PETIT, vocaliste inimitable. The formed group to Paris in 2003 coming to support his first album that mixes French and English songs an unequalled ease.
PLEASURE ADDICTION semblance to want to give again a direction to what was the madness of the Glam, its extreme aspects and out norms. HisHard Rock direct one seduces, and, although the group do not have any recording to his active one, one can predict him a beautiful future, in any case on scene.
The native of dijon of DARKNATION, that formed itself in 2003, take the continuation in order to support their album, Merci Pour Le Mal, appeared in 2006, big influenced by the Thrash.
Phil raked wide, this year, since it does also to come the from Nice one of KRAGENS, authors of 3 albums since their birth in 2000. Conducted by Renaud ESPECHE andDenis MALEK, two former one- LYNX,KRAGENS delivers an explosive benefit, before of Confederate others invest the scene.
MANIGANCE, in efffet, does not come to support new album… Since his formation in 1995 to Pau, the group of the former guitarist of KILLERS, François MERLE, offered to his public 4 albums (more a live) of aHard Rock effective extremist mélodique, and hoisted itself among the rare groups to have distinguished themselves abroad. It will be necessary nevertheless to await 2011 before the publication of a new album…
A CD to the meter, a voice and a grain of unique guitars…MR JACK this is the project climbed for the love of the Rock by three historic personalities of the French hard: the former- VULCAIN Daniel PUZIOand two former- H-BOMB, Philty GARCIA and Gérard MICHEL. Nothing seem for these three there more effective and truer than natural simplicity of a power trio.MR JACK is transported by the warm welcome of the public, henceforth heated to white to receive the big first reformation of the day.
ATTENTAT ROCK, been born to Avignon in 1981, quickly distinguished itself remainder of the scene hexagonal by the determination and the brutality of his Heavy Metal without concession. Nevertheless, after two albums having placed ATTENTAT ROCK among the big national hopes, Didier ROCHETTE, in disagreement with the musical orientations wished by the other members, leaves the group. His replacement by Marc QUEE brings in fact, onStrike (1985), of radical modifications to the sound of ATTENTAT ROCK, that is done less Heavy and becomes more Hard, and to his picture, done more Americanize. Despite the won success, AR decides to continue in the way of the change. The group scuttles itself, reappoints itself, rather, becoming PINK ROSE, a name do more open to the international one, but after an album ofHard FM without flavor, disparait definitively.
Fabienne SHINE never totally loosened his SHAKIN’ STREETonly she formed in 1975 with the guitaristEric LEVI ( Elewy). But after two albums, of which the second, on which plays Ross The Boss, is produced by Sandy PEARLMAN, known as producer of BLUE OYSTER CULT, the group is put in sleep, the singer goes into exile to the USA, and SHAKIN' STREET punctuates the decades of some gone out discographiques, restarting thus the hope of the fans. It is nevertheless only to the occasion of this PMFF that Fabienne SHINE shines again in France, rejoined by the phenomenon Ross.
Artistically noticed, this PMFF is nevertheless a success in muted color. The date withheld, too close of the new year and again in the middle of the period of school vacations, does not incite hardly the public to move itself. One easily circulates in the travées of la Loco in this year beginning.
January 10 2010PMFF IV - Canceled
even if the finances did not too suffer, decision is taken to organize the PMFF IV only on a day and to create the buzz with a new blow, even if it is difficult to believe that Phil’Em All can reprint eternally an exploit. Certain groups are condemned to never to return, the nature having recalled to her and forever the one or the other of their members. Nevertheless, against any expectation, while one believed his voice of now irreplaceable, OCEAN reforms, Robert BELMONTE substitute to the song by Stéphane REB.
For the first time, ADX is not even present to the poster, but Phil’Em All convinced STOCKS (at last, Christophe MARQUILLY), DUM DUM BULLET , ROZZ and Deborah LEE to participate, and invited the Alsatian ones ofMYSTERY BLUE to do the movement. The "jeunôts" that turn since years, must open ( ARES and EVIL ONE). Alas, the Locomotive is sold and a months before the announced date, the PMFF IV is canceled, for lack of be able to find a room to even to receive the troop without ruining itself. If all acknowledge themselves disappointed, ARES and EVIL ONE decide to organize a mini festival in Parisian suburbs (with HEAVINTAGE and HEMORAGY). 2010 will be done therefore without PMFF, the organization having to find a room to even to welcome such a event.
This quest lasts two years.
After two years "without", two years of reflection and of research of a worthy room to welcome a festival of this breadth, Phil’Em All announcement the big return of the PMFF in a smaller place than la Loco, of course, but a living and warm place a room more and more overwhelmingly supported by the groups: Le Divan du Monde.
while they have just published their new album, ADX return of the service at the top of the poster.
to begin, and because once is not custom, it is a group 100% feminine one that opens festivities. WOMEN IN IRON FORM, at the heart of which one rediscovers members of WITCHES , WURM and WHYZDOM, is a tribute band to IRON MAIDEN and running it passes quickly and well.
Place next to the traditional, direct and effective Metal proposed by EXISTANCE(conducted by Julian IZARD, son of the first singer of H-BOMB, and that welcomes tonight a new drummer, Tony, the brother of Hervé TRAISNEL, singer of DYGITALS, equally to l'affiche... Family histories again and always!), group of the formed Oise in 2008, author of a first noticed album and of which the energetic and cheerful benefit does the emulators. A true one devoured of promising fresh air of a beautiful future!
After recording a first album in 2006, pointing out themselves to Paris in opening of NIGHTWISH in 2004, CONSCIENCE coming presenting his Prog Metal and shows, a new time, that an eclectic poster is opening proof. To again, the fans are exit and informMatthieu GERBIN , guitarist singer, all their assessment of this benefit.
Foreseen one to play in 2010, EVIL ONE crowd at last the boards of the PMFF and, with two albums of a thrash old school to the meter, and a line up somewhat modified since the arrival of a half of HÜRLEMENT, sets fire to the public that attacks its first circles pits. Although the group exists under a form or another since his birth to Cergy Pontoise (95) in 1997, the new line-up, seduces the public present by his effectiveness, his energy and his simplicity.
The reformation of the moment, the one that wished Phil, it is DYGITALS, that had marked of his paw the years 85-88 with his Hard Rock varied and its removed rhythms but that always was frustrated discographiquement, out his participation to the compilation French Connection in 1985 that allows DYGITALS to engrave two pieces, without counting the one appeared in 1997 on the compilation Révolution Hard Rock, warning of the go out of the recorded album In 1987, hope that will never realize itself. Nevertheless, his passage to the PMFF permit to DYGITALS , of which the reformation in the form of a quintette was the work of the basic trio, Hervé TRAISNEL (song), Alain CLOUET(battery) and David DUGARO (guitar), to rediscover the ways of the studios in order to propose anfin a first album.
Other strong moments of the evening, the return of the Death metalleux former chair-rail and henceforth from Lille of AGRESSOR, taken by the indéboulonnable Alex COLIN-TOQUAINE, done not climb on scene since, what? Ten years? Despite 5 albums, a split withLOUDBLAST and a compilation, the group rarely produced itself in the capital… Paris Metal Family Festival, you one has says? Eh, well, the nail is sunk with the climbed on scene of Sybille ( WOMEN IN IRON FORM and WITCHES), that rejoins, extremely rare thing, his brother Alex on scene spaces it of a piece. AGRESSOR heats tonight a public in expectation of a ADX that presents itself under a new face, since Dog, suffering, exceptionally is replaced to the battery byLaurent BENDAHAN (SCHERZO and former-GRAZED, former-KALISIA), that learned the catalog of ADX in scarcely 5 days, allowing thus to the group to maintain his engagement and to present his eleventh album, Immortel, acclaimed by the media.
The evening concluded itself with the return of the WOMEN IN IRON FORM accompanied, on scene, of all the participants and voluntary having contributed to the organization of this day.
AS to note that to allow this return, the groups and intervening worked volunteer. TheMetal French is a big family and a big history of love and of mutual respect.
Phil’Em All had promised it at the end of the PMFF IV : there will be a last edition. This time, she will be, as say the Americans, "larger than life " :
Extreme one.Metal. Best-of.
An entire weekend to the service of theMetal French. An appointment to not to spoil of which all the details will have revealed you very soon on your webzine, partner of the festival! We will repair some very soon.