We’re not going to review Bolt Thrower’s headlining set at Damnation Festival 2014. You were either there, or you weren’t. You either get it, or you don’t. They are Bolt Thrower. That was Damnation Festival for 2014. Bring on the next 10 years.
November 5th, 2014
We couldn’t get in the room to review Sólstafir properly when they played Damnation Festival 2014. Not only were security having to operate a one-in-one-out policy to cope with the popularity of Icelandic four-piece, but by the time we made it to the PHD stage, the queue was spiralling out of site up a nearby staircase. What we could hear by lurking near the doors sounded pretty damn great, but we’re going to have to let our photographer Kirsty Garland’s photos do the talking for this one.
November 5th, 2014
Believe it or not, 2014 was only Orange Goblin’s second time performing at Damnation Festival, the other time being back in 2007. Yep, it surprised us too. We thought that given that Ben Ward and co. are among the most long-running British stoner-doom types, they’d have occupied the stage more often than that at one of the UK’s now longest-running indoor festivals. Still, they were here for Damnation’s 10th birthday blowout and boy, did they bring it with both barrels.
January 14th, 2013
September 30th, 2012
Earlier this week, Damnation Festival announced Hawk Eyes, Ravens Creed and The Atrocity Exhibit as the final three bands for their 2012 line-up, and my, what a killer line-up it is too. Headed up by Dorset doom overlords, Electric Wizard, this year’s Damnation Festival also sees Pig Destroyer make their first return to the UK in eight years – why the hell haven’t you bought a ticket already? If you have bought a ticket already: well done. You know the score.
September 26th, 2012
Right, that’s it – that’s you lot. Damnation Festival have completed the line-up for their 2012 festival tonight by confirming the opening acts for all three of the festival’s stages – The Atrocity Exhibit on the Terrorizer stage, Hawk Eyes on the Jägermeister stage, and Ravens Creed on the Eyesore.
September 4th, 2012
August 6th, 2012
Damnation Festival have added four more bands for their 2012 line-up. Heading up today’s announcements are controversial British black metallers Winterfylleth, Norwegian black metallers Vreid, hardcore-meets-doom mob Hang The Bastard, and MadAsFuckAndGetADescriptionWithoutFullStops Leeds-types, Blacklisters.
July 16th, 2012
Damnation Festival have announced another three bands for November – influential crust/grind pioneers, Extreme Noise Terror, blakened death metal beasts, Belphegor, and fresh-faced progressive-hardcore types, Devil Sold His Soul. Both Extreme Noise Terror and Belphegor join the Terrorizer Stage line-up, where Belphegor will be playing their only UK show of 2012. DSHS take a spot on the not-quite-so-kvltish Jägermeister Stage.
July 2nd, 2012
Damnation Festival have announced three more bands for their 2012 event. Heading up today’s announcements are Irish pagan black metal types, Primordial, who’ll be playing a UK festival exclusive set at Damnation. The other pair joining the bill today are reformed post-metallers Bossk, and Dutch revolving-line-up kinda-djentists, Textures.