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UK Black Metal legends Cradle Of Filth will headline this year’s Damnation with an exclusive “old school ritual performance”. On the 30th anniversary of the band’s debut, ‘The Principle Of Evil Made Flesh’, and 20th anniversary of ‘Nymphetamine’, they will revisit the classics from their extensive back catalogue at BEC Arena, Manchester on Saturday, November …

The already monstrous Bloodstock Open Air Festival 2024 have treated us to another colossal announcement to tempt us to their hallowed grounds in August. A massive 19 more crushing bands have been added to August’s best metal weekender PLUS day tickets are now on sale !! Reinforcing the Ronnie James Dio Main Stage are Swedish …

Damnation Festival have announced their first batch of bands for their 2024 edition including full album sets, uk debuts and exclusive uk shows US Metalcore legends BLEEDING THROUGH and Power Violence juggernaut NAILS will perform exclusive UK shows at Damnation 2024. To celebrate their long-awaited return to British shores, Bleeding Through will play their iconic …

“The First of June, 2024… Under the watchful gaze of the carrion crows that beset the castle’s crumbling battlements…the hordes of darkness will stir. The mournful bells of the woebegone church will ring out upon the hillside: soon to be lost amid the ravenous battery of an ancient warlord. And from the ashes of the …

Energy personification was the order of the day for this Metalcore billing in Leeds, and with it being completely sold out well in advance it promised to be an evening of true brutality and mayhem.   First up were Kingdom Of Giants and with the Stylus filling up nicely it was time for them to take …

Incineration Fest have announced more names to their brutal lineup of Extreme Metal in order to help celebrate their 10 year anniversary. Blackened Death Metal kings Belphegor will undoubtedly destroy London when they arrive on our shores in May as well as post-black metal veterans Fen who will both be joining Amorphis, Anaal Nathrakh, CARPATHIAN …

Incineration Festival have bolstered their already mouth-watering lineup of Extreme Metal with a new influx of legends, Black Metal royalty and debuts to deliver an impressive lineup which still has some more additions yet to be announced. Today’s announcement welcomes Greek Death Metal by way of Dead Congregation who will bring darkness, blasphemy and old …

What better way to spend some time in our beloved intimate basement surroundings of the Manchester Club Academy than with an evening of brutal Death Metal, and with my head, body and soul still reeling from catching this tour as an ordinary ‘punter’ four days earlier in the even more cramped and imposing Key Club …

It was time to head south on this wintery Tuesday evening for what was promising to be an evening of brutal extreme metal courtesy of a four-band bill at The Corporation in Sheffield, and with doors not being until 19.00 I was caught putting two and two together and surmising that the evening would be …

Bloodstock has decided to shower us with all manner of early Christmas presents by way of their latest announcement, and there really are some true goliaths of their respective genres in there. Landing the Sunday Special Guest slot on the Ronnie James Dio stage is the Grind Core and Melodic Death Metal pioneers Carcass who …