Damnation Festival Leeds


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Damnation Festival, now in its 14th year and voted UK's best metal event in 2008 by Terrorizer readers - returns to Leeds in 2018 aiming to deliver its finest chapter yet.

Please visit www.damnationfestival.co.uk/ for more information.


Napalm Death

Napalm Death appearing at this event

The Gods of UK hardcore deathmetal continuing the legend that is riff after riff of pure metal noise. Or to put it another way the terrorists of noise show the nu-metal bands how to really scare people.

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Anaal Nathrakh

Anaal Nathrakh appearing at this event

Anaal Nathrakh is a metal band formed in Birmingham, UK in 1999 that fuse industrial and grindcore elements into an underlying black metal style. The band is signed to Feto Records, which is run by Anaal Nathrakh's Mick Kenney and Shane Embury (Napalm Death / Brujeria / Lock up / Venomous Concept). Ultra heavy, nasty nasty hell noise grind. Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!

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Arabrot appearing at this event

Noise oriented post punk rock from Norway, think Melvins / Jesus Lizard. While orthodoxy and predictably has taken its toll on the once so exciting Norwegian Black Metal scene, a quite different breed of metal is establishing itself in the northern outpost of our civilisation. At the forefront of a scene boiling with sludgy and industrial metal is Arabrot, a band that are now about to represent for the young generation what the sum of Melvins, Throbbing Gristle and Swans was to the generation before them.

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Batushka appearing at this event

A mysterious black metal band from Poland.

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Caligula's Horse

Caligula's Horse appearing at this event

A progressive, alt rock band from Brisbane who formed in 2011. 'An eclectic modern twist on progressive metal, catchy, heavy and harmonic. C-HORSE offers devotees of all strains of powerful music something unique.'

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Ghost Bath

US black metal outfit.

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Monuments appearing at this event

A London quintet that combines aggressive angular grooves with spacious melodic ambience in a punchy yet progressive manner. A broad vocal spectrum merges with tight, chaotic grooves, screams and cinematic, hook-laden choruses.

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Mourning Beloveth

A five piece death / doom metal band from Ireland who formed in the winter of 1992.

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Ne Obliviscaris

Ne Obliviscaris appearing at this event

Extreme prog metallers from Australia.

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The Ocean

The Ocean appearing at this event

A five piece metal band from Berlin who formed in 2001. With an ever-changing lineup of various on and off stage musicians and visual artists, the relentlessly touring group have become well known for their immense, mind-expanding live shows, which they have carried into the most remote corners of the globe, from Siberian squats to colonial theatres in Ecuador. Over the course of their storied career, The Ocean have toured with Opeth, Mastodon, Mono, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Anathema, Between The Buried And Me and Devin Townsend, and have appeared on major festivals including Roskilde, Dour, Pukkelpop, Roadburn, Wacken, With Full Force, Summer Slaughter, Summer Breeze and Graspop.

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Rosetta appearing at this event

Rosetta is an American post-metal band from Philadelphia incorporating elements of post-hardcore, shoegazing, drone, post-rock, avant-garde, and ambient, with influences as diverse as Neurosis and Isis, My Bloody Valentine, Frodus, and Stars of the Lid. The band self-describes its music as 'metal for astronauts' due to its members' interest in astronomy and space travel.

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Saor appearing at this event

Atmospheric folk metal / post black metal from Scotland.

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Vola appearing at this event

The Copenhagen-based quartet grew out of a common interest in eclectic, groove-oriented music which draws inspiration ranging from 70's progressive rock to modern day electronica, industrial and extreme metal. VOLA features Asger Mygind on vocals and guitar, Nicolai Mogensen on bass, Martin Werner on keyboards and Felix Ewert on drums.

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Also Appearing

Celeste, Fukpig, Insanity Alert, Mol

Leeds University Union

  • Lifton Place
  • Leeds
  • LS2 9JT

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