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Seven new bands announced for Damnation 2013 plus additional fourth stage

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on 23rd August 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Greek extreme metal tyrants Rotting Christ and Yankee post-metallers Rosetta will head the seven new additions for this year’s Damnation Festival. Joining them are two servings sludge and doom in the form of Palehorse and Slabdagger who join hail from the south of England.

Fifth on the list are French maestros of all things progressive; Dirge. Local grind merchants The Afternoon Gentleman are sixth on the list and making one of their live appearances, featuring the likes of Primordial‘s Alan AverillAura Noir‘s Rune EriksonLock Up‘s drummer Nick BarkerEinherjer‘s Frode Glesnes and Patrick Lindgren from Thyrfing, will be Twilight Of The Gods.

These seven will join the likes of quality metal acts such as CarcassCult Of LunaGod SeedVallenfyreThe Ocean and Crippled Black Phoenix who are all ready to lay waste to Leeds University Union on 2nd November. Rotting Christ‘s vocalist Sakis Tolis commented on Rotting Christ‘s return to the event since their last appearance in 2009:

Our damned souls could not find a better and suitable shelter than Damnation Festival.

Let’s make the hell metal brothers and sisters.

With their pending appearance, Alan Averill stated:

I had a great show at Damnation with Primordial last year, and this year Twilight of the Gods arrives to bring Leeds some true epic heavy metal. Our album will be out in September so it’s perfect timing for our first set of original songs in the UK. We promise you blood and heavy metal thunder.

The guys from Palehorse added:

We’re really pleased to have been asked to play with such an impressive array of quality bands.

Thanks to everyone at Damnation for choosing us in the ‘odd ones out’ category.

Damnation are also delighted to confirm the addition of a fourth stage, which will consist purely of doom and sludge. Festival Director Gavin McInally said:

The support we have been shown by the fans over the year, and in particular over the last month since we mooted the idea of a fourth stage, has been phenomenal. They have put us in a great position for this year’s event and afforded us the opportunity to grow to our biggest event yet. With our newly proposed timetable, fans will be able to see more bands in a day than at any other year.

Tickets for Damnation Festival 2013 are on sale now, priced £34, available from Leeds Tickets, the official Damnation Festival website or Damnation’s official Facebook page.

 

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Interview with NettleCarrier

Posted in Interview with tags , , , , , on 26th January 2013 by hammersmashedlauren

After releasing their self titled album in September of 2012, NettleCarrier have grown a small following in Europe and are the epitome of traditional black metal. I got the chance to interview the band via e-mail in which they discuss their influences on their music, how the band was formed, and how they enjoy hiking in the Norwegian mountains.

How did you come up with the name NettleCarrier?

Our first drummer came up with the name so I guess you would have to ask him. The meaning being a spreader of death suits us and fits the music

How did NettleCarrier form?
Me and Mannevond formed the band in 2004 when I moved to Oslo. We had been talking about playing together for a long time and me moving just kick started the process. At that time I also played in Ljå, but after I left LJå and started Djevel I had more time to focus on Nettlecarrier as well. We had a desire to do something different from our other bands, but obviously it ended up pitch black in the end anyway.

If you were to describe NettleCarrier in one word, what word would it be and why?
Sinister. Because we are.

What bands influence your music the most?
Hmm, In NettleCarrier it is mostly band from the 80`s like Bathory and Hellhammer, but also stuff like Aura Noir etc.

Do you have any other hobbies when you aren’t making music?
Hiking in the Norwegian mountains.

What are your thoughts on the current metal scene?
I am a very big music fan, and I like almost all genres, but I can`t keep track of all that is happening anymore. I have noticed that the underground has started to move again so that’s good. On the other hand I really hate the term “Extreme metal”. That’s s just like a big garbage can filled with lame bands.

What are some upcoming shows/touring that you plan on doing?

We played at Bunker 2012 in Oslo in august and we will play Bunker again this year. We are not a live-band, so one concert every year is far too much already.

Who would you like to tour with?
Since we would never go on a tour I would have to say no one.

Anything you would like to say to your fans?
Keep supporting the underground and stay away from all false; ANTI “king ov hell”

 

Four new additions for Damnation

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 6th August 2012 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Norwegian black metallers Vreid and England’s Winterfylleth will darken this year’s Damnation Festival, as they head up the latest acts confirmed to play the UK’s finest day of extreme music.

London’s death n’ hardcore infusion Hang The Bastard and Leeds’ very own aural acid trip Blacklisters also join the eclectic three-stage event which will be hosted in Leeds University Union on Saturday, November 3, 2012.

Vreid, Winterfylleth and Hang The Bastard all but complete a Terrorizer Stage line-up which already boasts Pig Destroyer, Belphegor, Aura Noir and Extreme Noise Terror, while the likes of Electric Wizard, My Dying Bride, Primordial, Gama Bomb, 40 Watt Sun and Textures will also perform over the day.

Vreid said: “We are exited to return to your shores in November. The Damnation Festival has a great reputation and a killer line up for this year, so we are honoured to be a part of the 2012 edition. As football and cider fanatics we always love to go the UK, and we can promise you a potent and hungry Vreid for November. See you there.”

Winterfylleth added: “Winterfylleth are pleased to announce we will be playing at this year’s Damnation Festival. We are proud to be part of such a strong line up of bands and to be playing at a festival which we have all been attending as fans for years. See you all in November!”

Announced so far for Damnation Festival 2012 is: Electric Wizard, My Dying Bride, Pig Destroyer, Belphegor, Primordial, Extreme Noise Terror, Textures, Devil Sold His Soul, Aura Noir, Gama Bomb, 40 Watt Sun, Bossk, Vreid, Winterfylleth, Wodensthrone, Hang The Bastard and Blacklisters.

Tickets priced £32 are available from http://www.leedstickets.com and via the official Damnation Festival site and Facebook through Ticketscript: http://www.damnationfestival.co.uk/tickets and at Crash and Jumbo store in Leeds.

Belphegor only UK show at Damnation

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 16th July 2012 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Austrian death metal outfit Belphegor have been confirmed to play their only UK show at Damnation Festival later this year. The band will be playing the Terrorizer Stage.

Belphegor’s Helmuth said: “We are looking forward to shredding the mighty land of NWOBHM, again. It’s always a pleasure and an intense ritualistic raid experience to bring our chaos sound to the UK. Hail Damnation! Hail Death!

Joining Belphegor on the Terrorizer Stage, as announced today by Damnation Festival, will be crust punk pioneers Extreme Noise Terror and British black metal unit Wodensthrone.

Wodensthrone guitarist/vocalist Rædwalh said: “Wodensthrone are very pleased to have been invited to play Damnation Festival; an event that we have seen grow from its inception in Manchester to one of the UK’s premier metal events. I fondly remember the early incarnations of the festival, so to see it grow to its current status is very encouraging. The already-confirmed lineup is extremely promising and for ourselves to be included in it is a humbling testament to this band’s perseverance. With our second album, Curse, now out on Candlelight Records, we are proudly raising the banner of UK Black Metal in 2012 and to be able to cap off a busy year with a Damnation appearance is an honour. Wæs thu hæl!

And completing Damnation’s announcement, progressive hardcore band Devil Sold His Soul will be hitting up the Jagermeister Stage with a new album to show case.

Devil Sold His Soul added: “We last played Damnation Festival back in 2008. It was hot, sweaty, loud and heavy and we loved every minute of it. We always enjoy playing in Leeds and the line-up this year looks incredible. We’ll have a new album out by then and can’t wait to play these new longs live – Bring it on Damnation.”

Announced so far for Damnation Festival 2012 is: Electric Wizard, My Dying Bride, Pig Destroyer, Belphegor, Primordial, Extreme Noise Terror, Textures, Devil Sold His Soul, Aura Noir, Gama Bomb, 40 Watt Sun and Wodensthrone.

Tickets priced £32 are available from http://www.leedstickets.com/ and via the official Damnation Festival site and Facebook through Ticketscript: http://www.damnationfestival.co.uk/tickets and at Crash and Jumbo store in Leeds.

For more information visit the official Damnation Festival sites:

Web – damnationfestival.co.uk
Facebook – facebook.com/damnationfestival
Twitter – twitter.com/damnationfest

Damnation line-up receives new additions

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on 2nd July 2012 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

DM12_ano4a_500Metal Blade’s Irish pagan metal titans Primordial will return to UK soil for an exclusive appearance at Damnation Festival.

They will be joined at the three-stage behemoth metal festival in Leeds by the much anticipated return of Boskk and Dutch tech purveyors Textures.

The latest additions bolster a bill which already boasts the likes of Electric Wizard, My Dying Bride, Pig Destroyer, Aura Noir, Gama Bomb and 40 Watt Sun for the eighth annual event, taking place at Leeds University Union on Saturday, November 3rd 2012.

Commenting on their return to England, Primordial vocalist Alan Averill said: “Finally we are confirmed for Damnation Festival this year. After several years in the wilderness and not playing in the UK it really feels over the last few years we have reconnected with playing in the UK. This is the place we cut our teeth after all, way back in the mists of time. It feels like payback. See you all at Damnation!”

Textures‘ Jochem Jacobs added: “We are really excited to play at Damnation Festival – and since it’s not open air the roof will come down with a million tons of metal!”

And post-sludge stalwarts Bossk are looking forward to riff-filled day of Damnation. The band said: “All of us are very excited to be part of this years Damnation Festival! It’s been a long time since we played in Leeds, and this will be the first time we play there since reforming. We are gonna rent more lights, bring more smoke, and more riffs for this show. It will be the first time we play the new track Pick Up Artist live. Watch Electric Wizard and follow the smoke to the riff filled land.”

Tickets priced at just £32 are available from http://www.leedstickets.com and via the official Damnation Festival site and Facebook through Ticketscript: http://www.damnationfestival.co.uk/tickets and at the Crash and Jumbo store in Leeds.

For more information visit the official Damnation Festival sites:
Web – damnationfestival.co.uk
Facebook – facebook.com/damnationfestival
Twitter – twitter.com/damnationfest