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Published on May 31st, 2015 | by Sonic Bandwagon


Damnation Festival 2015: two additions to line up announced

Belgian sonic tsunami, AMENRA and Icelandic progressive rock group SÓLSTAFIR join the diverse line up at this year’s Damnation Festival.

The duo even further strengthen an already fantastic bill boasting At The Gates, High on Fire, Mono, Asphyx, Altar of Plagues, 40 Watt Sun, The Ocean, Vreid, and The Wounded Kings at Leeds University Union, on Saturday, November 7, 2015.

Sólstafir will be the first band in Damnation history to play the festival in two consecutive years, with a performance on the festival’s main Jägermeister stage. Their 2014 appearance in the Riley Smith Hall had crowds queuing to get in, so their second performance will give even more Damnation goers a chance to catch the band live.

Sólstafir vocalist/guitarist Aðalbjörn “Addi” Tryggvason commented:
“England oh England, the country who brought us heavy metal and new wave goth; be it Judas Priest, Motörhead, Deep Purple, The Beatles or Fields of the Nephilim. The best influences we could possibly imagine. After doing a few UK club shows the last few years, we finally did our debut English festival last year at Damnation, and we were overwhelmed how much you welcomed us, and we can’t wait to come back again. Not to mention that they stopped letting people into the venue last time due to the massive crowd while we performed, so this time we’ll do a bigger room, and we look forward to see you all.”

Having headlined the Eyesore stage in 2012, of their own return appearance, Amenra’s Colin H van Eeckhout, said: “We are looking forward to playing Leeds. We plan on leaving a mark on this year’s Damnation.”

Tickets are £36 and in response to attendee feedback, capacity will be reduced to allow better movement between the four stages.

Tickets are available now via Facebook and Leedstickets.

Past Damnation News

Japanese post-rock masters MONO, Ireland’s enigmatic progressive black metal outfit ALTAR OF PLAGUES, and England’s own doom trio 40 WATT SUN are the lastest additions to Damnation Festival.

The groups join At The Gates, High on Fire, Asphyx, The Ocean, Vreid and The Wounded Kings at the UK’s finest metal event, hosted at Leeds University Union, on Saturday, November 7, 2015.

Altar of Plagues commented: “We are very happy to announce that we will be coming to the UK to perform at Damnation festival this coming November.

“This will be our only performance in the UK this year and for the foreseeable future. See you there.”

Ticket prices will be frozen at £36 as a thanks for the continued support from fans over the past decade and capacity will be reduced to allow better movement between the four stages.

US riff worshipers HIGH ON FIRE and Dutch death metal veterans ASPHYX will make their Damnation Festival debuts this winter.

The duo will be joined by Norwegian black metallers VREID, progressive European collective THE OCEAN and England’s very own doom stalwarts THE WOUNDED KINGS.

The latest additions will play across four stages at Leeds University Union, on Saturday, November 7, at the 11th installment of the UK’s finest metal event – which will be headlined by At The Gates.

High on Fire will release their highly anticipated seventh studio album this summer, entitled Luminiferous. Sure to continue where 2012’s De Vermis Mysteriis left off, expect cathartic aggression, molten heavy metal and a hell of a lot of riffs.

Ticket prices will also be frozen at £36, as a thanks for the continued support from fans over the past decade.

Tickets are available now from:


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