Look, we’re not sure why guys dressed as Darth Vader and Imperial Stormtroopers turn up at every fucking metal festival in the UK anymore – they just do. There were some at Hammerfest 2. Is Star Wars particularly metal? It’s not even that cool in a geek-way anymore – and yet another reason to give Jar Jar Binks the finger.
Luckily, our premier man-with-a-camera, Gary Wolstenholme, was able to drag himself away from those clowns and took some photos of the bands instead. Including one proving that Dez Fafara has seen the light, and gone and grown himself a beard!
We thought we might’ve found the peak of metal-posing with Ivan Moody from Five Finger Death Punch’s ludicrous fist-to-the-sky manuever, but then we came across that particularly disturbing shot of Barney Greenway from Napalm Death. He’s gurning like he’s just licked a lemon. A lemon covered in shit and puke.