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.
September 30th, 2013
That Fucking Tank
A Document of The Last Set
23 September 2013
That Fucking Tank are celebrating their tenth anniversary this year, and the Leeds-based duo have decided to chronicle their decade of particularly clangorous brand of instrumental noise/math-rock with a “best-of” of sorts, which is a somewhat ironic move on their part. With a name as vehemently antithetical to the mainstream as That Fucking Tank, what’s more mainstream than a “Greatest Hits” record?
September 22nd, 2013
It’s just a few short weeks away now – Damnation Festival 2013 is (once again) going to be the heavy music event of the Winter here in the UK. We’re going to be heading up to Leeds University in force come 02 November, but until then, we’ve put together a Sunday Spotify Slaylist to hype us up for what’s (once again) one of the best one-dayer metal fest line-ups the UK has ever seen.
September 16th, 2013
It appears that legendary punk rockers, Rocket From The Crypt are playing three dates (at least) in the UK this December.
01 Manchester Gorilla
04 Leeds Brudenell Social Club
06 London Camden Koko
August 16th, 2013
That’s What This Is
In One Ear Industries
19 August 2013
by David Keevill
Another EP, yet another way for Hawk Eyes to prove that the biggest melodic hooks don’t necessarily come in the most obvious packages. Over their last few releases, the Leeds four-piece have moved away from brontosaurus-sized riffs and into much more alternative dizzying territories; the band have learned how to fit pathologically insane licks into even the most disjointed of passages, with a healthy dose of brazen cheek thrown in for good measure.
August 11th, 2013
With the August Bank Holiday weekend rapidly approaching, Reading & Leeds Festivals are once again upon us. As with every year, Reading & Leeds have a bit fat dollop of heaviness in among the landfill indie, so for this week’s Sunday Slaylist we’ve put together a Spotify playlist of the hardest and heaviest from their 2013 line-ups.
April 8th, 2013
When are the Misfits not the Misfits? Well, legally speaking, the Misfits are the Misfits as long as founder member and bassist Jerry Only is performing in the band. After all, he and Glenn Danzig fought legal battles over this stuff years ago. That’s why the band that have just finished touring the UK bears very little resemblance to any of the classic line-ups of the band that have come over to these shoes before. They don’t even have Michael Graves as a vocalist anymore.