Last month, Brighton played host to one of most festive metal fests around, Riffmass 2017. Terrorizer’s Jay Hampshire was there to document all the loud noises…November 25th is too early to put up your fucking Christmas decorations, don your not-so-ironic Christmas jumpers and start blaring out Cliff Richard. It’s not too early to throw on your battle jacket, throw up the horns and indulge in a festive feast stuffed full of towering riffs.
After recently announcing that Converge‘s Jacob Bannon will be curating next year’s event, Roadburn Festival has just announced a whole host of new additions to the lineup, including this year’s artists in residence Earthless, Crowbar (performing ‘Odd Fellows Rest’ in full), The Ruins Of Beverast, Årabrot, Big Brave, Dawn Ray’d, Zola Jesus, Wiegedood, Yellow Eyes, Wrekmeister Harmonies and many more.
Damnation Festival is great, isn’t it? It’s kind of like the UK metal contingent’s equivalent of Christmas: it’s the end of the year, you get to let your hair down with a load of good friends and family you haven’t seen in ages, a heroic quantity of booze is consumed… The only difference is, instead of sitting round a tree and unwrapping pairs of novelty socks, you get to watch Sodom unleashing chaos in Leeds University Union.
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Selecting a term
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