Ritual Adds All Pigs Must Die and Canvas, with pre-show details

By on 23 November 2016
All Pigs Must Die

All Pigs Must Die

Ritual Festival, which aims to be bring the best in doom and death metal to Leeds have announced that Southern Lord’s unhinged extremists All Pigs Must Die have been added to a bill that already boasts Ihsahn, Misery Index, The Afternoon Gentlemen, Crepitation, Corrupt Moral Altar, Conjurer, Serpent Venom and Groak.

They will be joined by Leeds experimental, noisecore outfit Canvas who will reform especially for the festival. Their live shows were legendarily intense, a writhing mass of violent noise, blood-letting, high gain, volume and striking visuals. Canvas imploded in 2000, less than a year after their debut album ‘Lost in Rock’ was released, but their influence on the scene never waned with two of the band then forming the progressive four-piece Humanfly. Now they’re back for a one-off show at Ritual to remind everyone what intelligent, brutal hardcore can and should be.

Festival director Daniel Vaughan will also be taking part in a live Q & A at 7pm on 23rd November. Head over to the Ritual Facebook page to get involved.

ritual-02-2017-600Line-up so far:

Ihsahn (UK Exclusive)
All Pigs Must Die
Misery Index
The Afternoon Gentlemen
Corrupt Moral Altar
Serpent Venom

Ritual Festival takes place on Saturday 8th April 2017 and will be preceded by an official pre-show on the Friday in Leeds at Belgrave Music Hall featuring Bolzer, Fen, The Infernal Sea & Sathamel.

The first 100 early bird Ritual Festival 2017 tickets are on sale now priced at just £25 rising to £30.

Alongside two rooms of live music the festival will also feature art exhibitions, a wealth of merchandise, as well as local food vendors.

The Ritual Festival website
The Ritual Festival Facebook

The venue Canal Mills is a short taxi ride or walk from Leeds train station with regular trains from London, Manchester and the rest of the UK.

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