Well, here it is: my AOTY list. Continue reading
Sorry to disappoint, but you won’t find the review of Damnation 2012 here… but you will find it over on Eyesore Merch‘s far nicer blog by simply clicking HERE. Have a look, comment your thoughts/highlights and share it!
Anyway, it was my first Damnation Festival and was a great experience, I can definitely see myself going again.
Label: Prosthetic Records
Last year in the metal underground, one band managed to capture the attention of all lovers of the extreme with a re-release of their debut “Hatred For Mankind”, and that band was Dragged Into Sunlight. The obscure bunch from Liverpool refer to each member by single letters (T (vocals), A (guitars), C (bass) and J (drums)), play with their backs to the crowd at gigs and always wear ski masks for promo shoots; and while this might raise a few weary eyebrows over the ‘kvlt’ behaviour, DIS certainly have the musical ‘balls’ to back it. Continue reading →
It’s the night before Damnation Festival 2012 takes place at the Leeds Union and walking through town alone, you notice a good number of people wearing extreme metal t-shirts, and it seems that they all end up at one place on the night: the Santiago Bar. Continue reading →
Being an extreme metal fan in the UK, one of the most notable disappointments about it is the lack of British festivals that provide line-ups of bands that push their genres to the extreme. Yeah, we have Bloodstock, but is it really extreme? There’s Supersonic too, but line-ups often require a certain taste (especially in noise, electronic or rock/metal). However, Damnation is a sort of balance between the two, never shying away from putting on extreme bands, bands that won’t sell out a stadium but will definitely have people talking about their performances for years. In a sense, Damnation Festival is the UK’s version of the USA’s Maryland Death Fest and France’s Hellfest, on a smaller scale. Continue reading →