Because of the measures and bans with which the governments believe to contain "Covid19", we had, like all the other bands, the most terrible and insignificant year ever.
All planned concerts and events were postponed to 2021 or even already 2022 or cancelled completely for the time being. We all hope for improvement in 2021, however, this is not to be expected so soon.
Mangualde (PR), HMF 01/11/20
The oldest metal festival in Portugal? We had to be there - after other requests did not fit so far. The billing was already very broad and unusual. It was difficult to estimate what to expect there.
At the Porto airport we met the NWOBHM people from Praying Mantis - with whom we shared the shuttle to Mangualde.
After relaxing in our hostel a bit, we went to the venue, where we were surprised how crowded it was. Nearly 500 people were supposed to hit this place to enjoy a wide range of metal.
The organization was a bomb and so the playing times were kept very well - only the long queue at the voucher sale should be annoying. Like the bands, the audience was very mixed, but they were united by their love for metal.
At the best time shortly after 9 pm it was time for us to bring hell over Protugal and once again it was going to be a brutal firework. Unfortunately it was all over much too fast, but we will surely come back!
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