Impericon Festival rolled into the UK for the first of two shows in 2016. A packed Manchester Academy 2 was treated to a line-up featuring underground heavyweights like Emmure, Chelsea Grin and Despised Icon with the day-long event being headlined by metalcore titans Hatebreed. Our photographer Graham Finney braved the pit to bring back these shots from the metal and hardcore all-dayer.


I have an unhealthy obsession with bad horror movies, the song Wanted Dead Or Alive and crap British game shows. I do this not because of the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle it affords me but more because it gives me an excuse to listen to bands that sound like hippos mating.