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Damnation line-up receives new additions

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

Outcast Launch Exclusive EP

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on 6th February 2012 by Nico Davidson

Although their new album Awaken The Reason will be available via Listenable Records, Outcast are now giving away a FREE EP entitled Circles of Motion available via French webzine: Violent Solutions.

Circles of Motion features two brand new tracks off Awaken the Reason, Allegiance from the band’s second album Self-Injected Reality which features guest Jochem Jacobs of Textures, a Gojira cover recorded live in 2005, and a far fletched sounding studio instrumental David Winkle’s Terrible Adventure.

The latter track is pushing the idea of an instrumental Wagnerian alike composition to its limits as no musical idea is repeated twice, yet building up a story with a standard beginning, its developing stage and an ending. It’s going against the usual and common song structure. As the band  says “It’s a track that you have to accept as it plays by,  without much thought, it tells about  David’ s growth, often mentioned as ‘Commander Winky’ into a sort of Jackass hero (could also be a character in an X file series). This track was written with Frank Zappa’s trademark songwriting in mind, yet obviously displaying more violent and progressive sounds.”

Track listing is as followed:

1. Abysmal (from upcoming LP ‘Awaken the Reason’)
2. Remembrance (Exclusive EP track – Live GOJIRA cover)
3. Elements (from upcoming LP ‘Awaken the Reason’)
4. David Winkle’s Terrible Adventure (Exclusive EP track)
5. Allegiance (from ‘Self-Injected Reality’ – feat. Jochem Jacobs de TEXTURES)