Damnation Festival have confirmed another seven bands for this year’s festival!
With the festival already confirming the likes of DYING FETUS, WARNING, NORDIC GIANTS and GATECREEPER back in March, now the annual festival held in Leeds has confirmed another seven heavy hitters for this year’s lineup which includes the three headliners for the main stage. Death metal supergroup BLOODBATH, German thrash veterans SODOM and English doom metal heavyweights PARADISE LOST will headline 2017’s event. Speaking about the announcement, Anders Nyström of BLOODBATH says “we can’t wait to be back in UK to headline this year’s edition of Damnation Festival. Time to make it heavier, faster, sicker and more brutal!” Similarly, PARADISE LOST frontman Nick Holmes adds, “as one of the UK’s premier metal festivals, Damnation captures the true spirit of underground extreme music and it’s a privilege to play there once again.”
Joining BLOODBATH, SODOM and PARADISE LOST, US grind outfit AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED, American doom metallers PALLBEARER, Norway’s progressive metallers LEPROUS and Icelandic outfit AGENT FRESCO have also been confirmed. The full list of bands confirmed for 2017’s Damnation Festival is as follows:
- PARADISE LOST
- AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED
- AGENT FRESCO
- DYING FETUS
- NORDIC GIANTS
Speaking about this year’s lineup so far, festival director Gavin McInally says, “a rare and exclusive BLOODBATH appearance, headline sets by SODOM and PARADISE LOST, finally seeing AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED in the UK, WARNING‘s only show here performing Watching from a Distance, Damnation debuts for DYING FETUS, PALLBEARER, NORDIC GIANTS, LEPROUS and AGENT FRESCI… This is the most stacked, diverse and exciting line-up we’ve ever put together, with 17 bands still to announce.”
Damnation Festival 2017 takes place at Leeds University Union on November 4, 2017. Tickets are priced at £40 and can be purchased here.
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