KATAKLYSM / EX DEO frontman Maurizio Iacono has slammed Hellfest organizers for using the DEATH name in their new advertisements for the 2014 edition of the festival, for which Kataklysm is booked:
“I am one to say what he thinks or I wouldn’t be who I am, no matter the consequences. I take full responsibility, I believe in integrity. Death being announced at Hellfest or any other show as Death and not DEATH TO ALL the tribute band is a travesty and an abomination. Chuck (Schuldiner) was a friend of mine and I know he wouldn’t approve. It’s wrong. Imagine advertising TYPE O NEGATIVE headlining festivals without Pete Steele. Advertise it as a tribute, not the real band. Someone is making money….”
Check out the offending ad below:
Hellfest 2014, which takes place in Clisson, France from June 20th – 22nd, are in the process of confirming their line-up. Acts currently on the bill include EMPEROR, CARCASS, ICED EARTH, ANNIHILATOR, KATAKLYSM and many more.