So June’s nearly over and what a month it’s been! Download Festival seems something of a distant memory as I write this now. As fans we’ve been going to Download for years, but this was Ave Satanas’ first outing to Donington. We arrived in style rolling on site in Satanas Hearse on the Wednesday, you might have even seen us?! The Stand of Satanas had the perfect pitch; located in the main arena across from the Jagermeister Stage. We could see the Jager stage from the Stand of Satanas and even the main stage if you stepped out a few feet from our black tent. We caught some great bands, met friends old and new, and most importantly we met those bold enough to enter the Stand of Satanas and purchase from our unique range.
Getting off site on the Monday and down to London in time for the Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards was a challenge. Missing the sponsors VIP cruise down the Thames was only the first thing we missed that night; we did make it to the O2’s Indigo for the awards but got preoccupied with the Jager bar and missed our own award! Needless to say everyone at Ave Satanas was pleased to hear that Watain won ‘Best Underground Band’. If you were there, we hope you like the lanyard; if you weren’t, buy the Metal Hammer Golden Gods 10th Anniversary Issue OUT NOW, to see what you missed.
The Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards will be on Scuzz TV on Friday 6th July 2012 at 10pm.
See you all at Bloodstock!
April is our second favourite month of the year after October (for obvious reasons) and in the past week we’ve seen two of our favourite bands. Electric Wizard debuting ‘Legalise Drugs & Murder’ and sounding heavier than ever with visuals to match. It truly was an epic Black Mass! Who could possibly follow this? Orange fuckin’ Goblin that’s who!
This weekend saw the first ever Desertfest taking place over 3 days in Camden with the mighty Goblin headlining Saturday at the Underworld. Consistently heavier than Satan pressing 10 plates, Goblin destroy live and are without a doubt one of the best live bands on the planet. Orange Goblin are now touring their new album ‘Eulogy for the Damned’ so click here to find their dates, getcha tickets, buy the album and support true British heavy metal!
In addition to these two fantastic live performances we took the Stand of Satanas to Camden Town’s legendary Electric Ballroom, that’s how we celebrate Easter! The Stand of Satanas – Blacker Than All and coming to a festival near you this summer!
|Metal Hammer magazine has been a firm favourite here at Ave HQ for many years, as has their annual Golden God Awards, now in its 10th year.|
Watch the Metal Hammer Golden God Awards 2012 – Official Promotional Video.