The U.K.’s leading extreme Metal festival has gotten even bigger with the announcement of four more bands.
Joining the already stellar acts at this year’s Damnation Festival Abbath has now been announced that he will be bringing the permafrost to Leeds.
Joining the already stellar line up for this year’s Damnation Festival will be the newly reformed Akercocke!
And its just as good as you might expect…
Releasing their brand new split EP with Post Rock kings Mono, The Ocean have been fairly busy in the year of 2015. Attending this year’s Damnation, along with the absolutely fantastic live performance we were able to speak to the band’s mastermind Robin Staps. Enlightening us about how the split came to be, how it was recorded and what made the bands decide on an EP together we find out more about The Quiet Observer along with some more tantalising news of a new album. Outlining the current process of writing for their new album, with the artist single handedly crafting their brilliant Pelagial the band opt for a more dynamic approach this time round. Listen to the full interview in our Soundcloud file below the excerpt of the interview.
Third in our round of interviews from Leeds’ Damnation we were able to speak to long time Black Metal underdogs Vreid. Having released their brand new album Solverv we spoke to frontman and all around nice guy Jarle Kvåle. Speaking about the album’s recording process, why the singer doesn’t discuss lyrics and the all important writing process where Jarle locked himself in a woodland cabin to conch the new album is Trve Kvlt. Listen to the full unedited interview below!
Perhaps one of the anomalies of Damnation, Maybeshewill have returned for the final time to the hallowed halls of Damnation. Taking the decision to stop touring and maybe the band altogether the lads in Maybeshewill had a fantastic send off in their Leeds home away from home. Culminating in a London Koko date the band will be performing farewell shows in 2016 ending on April 15th. After their fantastic performance we were able to catch up with drummer and guitarists James, John and Robin to find out just why the band decided to call it a day and whether it will mean the end of the band or simply their live presence…