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IN PHOTOS: Pulp Summer Slam XV: Angels Descend

Most people prefer spending their weekends on a beach while basking in fine sand so they could make the most out of the nearly-ending summer season. Our local metalheads, on the other hand, decided to spend it in another way. To them, nothing is as euphoric as getting themselves caught in a mosh pit while their favorite international and local metal bands sing (and scream) to them like how they really want angels to sound.

PULP LIVE WORLD returned this summer, together with RED HORSE BEER, and brought seven international metal bands to our shores for the 15th installment of Southeast Asia’s massive and longest-running outdoor metal festival, PULP SUMMER SLAM XV: ANGELS DESCEND.

This year’s international lineup included KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, CRADLE OF FILTH, ESCAPE THE FATE, THE WORD ALIVE, CARCASS, CHTHONIC, and SUFFOCATION.

Of course, the annual event would not have been complete, and quite as heavy, without the island’s best rock bands – KJWAN, WILABALIW, RAZORBACK, NOBELA (Muziklaban Winner), GODZILLA vs TOKYO (Red Horse Beer People’s Choice Band) and as anticipated, the BIG 3 of Philippine metal music – GREYHOUNDZ, SLAPSHOCK AND QUESO – who once again shared the stage after five years!

Almost fifteen hours of headbang-worthy performances left the fans ecstatic for next year!

How about you? How was your Pulp Summer Slam experience? Connect with us on Twitter (@gigsmanila) and use the hashtag #PulpSummerSlam

 “PULP Summer Slam XV: Angels Descend featuring Killswitch Engage, Cradle of Filth, Escape the Fate, The Word Alive, Carcass, Chthonic and Suffocation is co-presented by PULP Live World and Red Horse Beer in cooperation with 28 Black, Smart, Tribal, and Pepsi, with official media sponsors Monster Radio RX 93.1, MYX, The Philippine Star, and PULP Magazine. “

WilabaliW was crazily great on stage.
WilabaliW was crazily great on stage.
KJWAN sang some deeply missed tracks such as "Pintura" and "Daliri".
KJWAN sang some deeply missed tracks such as “Pintura” and “Daliri”.
Introducing Red Horse Pambansang Muziklaban Grand Champion: Cagayan de Oro’s NOBELA
Introducing Red Horse Pambansang Muziklaban Grand Champion: Cagayan de Oro’s NOBELA
A metal music festival wouldn’t be complete without the appearance of PEPE SMITH, our very own rock music icon.
A metal music festival wouldn’t be complete without the appearance of PEPE SMITH, our
very own rock music icon.

Freddy Lim of CHITHONIC

Taiwan's CHTHONIC, whose lyrics are inspired by their homeland's ancient history and mythology, positively surprised first-time listeners such as myself with their eargasmic riffs and brutal growls.
Taiwan’s CHTHONIC, whose lyrics are inspired by their homeland’s ancient history and
mythology, positively surprised first-time listeners such as myself with their eargasmic
riffs and brutal growls.

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Phoenix, Arizona’s THE WORD ALIVE managed to keep the audience energetic all throughout their awesome set. “Life Cycles” was a crowd favorite!
Phoenix, Arizona’s THE WORD ALIVE managed to keep the audience energetic all throughout their
awesome set. “Life Cycles” was a crowd favorite!

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ESCAPE THE FATE's set was one of the most remarkable performances of this year because of Craig Mabbitt’s epic stage dive during "This War Is Ours".
ESCAPE THE FATE’s set was one of the most remarkable performances of this year because of Craig Mabbitt’s epic stage dive during “This War Is Ours”.

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Philippine metal’s BIG 3 - GREYHOUNDZ, QUESO & SLAPSHOCK - comes back to share the stage since their last Slam back in 2009. There is insurmountable joy in hearing “Doble Kara”, “Mottaka” and “Carino Brutal” live in one night.
Philippine metal’s BIG 3 – GREYHOUNDZ, QUESO & SLAPSHOCK – comes back to share the stage since their last Slam back in 2009. There is insurmountable joy in hearing “Doble Kara”, “Mottaka” and “Carino Brutal” live in one night.
CARCASS, one of the pioneers of death metal, brought Surgical Steel on stage.
CARCASS, one of the pioneers of death metal, brought Surgical Steel on stage.
CRADLE OF FILTH, one of the most “notorious” bands in the metal scene, literally had a flaming set because of the stage effects. In addition, Dani’s high-pitched squawking was audibly unforgettable.
CRADLE OF FILTH, one of the most “notorious” bands in the metal scene, literally had a flaming set because of the stage effects. In addition, Dani’s high-pitched squawking was audibly unforgettable.

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After a successful solo show in 2013, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE returned as one of the headliners for this year’s Slam. “Life to Lifeless” and “My Last Serenade” were heard again by their loyal fans.
After a successful solo show in 2013, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE returned as one of the headliners for this year’s Slam. “Life to Lifeless” and “My Last Serenade” were heard again by their loyal fans.
  New York-based metal groundbreakers, SUFFOCATION, kept the crowd alive before officially ending the event.
New York-based metal groundbreakers, SUFFOCATION, kept the crowd alive before officially ending the event.

Photos by: Ynna Esguerra and Kris Morales.

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