Paradise Lost, Agoraphobic Nosebleed & More Confirmed For Damnation 2017

By on 12 May 2017

More bands have been confirmed for Leeds’ Damnation Festival, including Sodom, Paradise Lost, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Pallbearer, Leprous, Agent Fresco, and a UK exclusive show from Swedish death metal supergroup Bloodbath.

Festival director Gavin McInally had this to say about the announcement:

“A rare and exclusive Bloodbath appearance, headline sets by Sodom and Paradise Lost, finally seeing Agoraphobic Nosebleed in the UK, Warning’s only show here performing ‘Watching From A Distance’, Damnation debuts for Dying Fetus, Pallbearer, Nordic Giants, Leprous and Agent Fresco… This is the most stacked, diverse and exciting line-up we’ve ever put together, with 17 bands still to announce. We’re hoping that for the unrivalled value of £40, this year’s festival will sell out again, and in record time.”

Bloodbath guitarist Anders Nyström said:

“We can’t wait to be back in UK to headline this year’s edition of Damnation Festival.  Time to make it heavier, faster, sicker and more brutal!”

Paradise Lost frontman (and current Bloodbath vocalist) Nick Holmes added:

“As one of the UK’s premier metal festivals, Damnation captures the true spirit of underground extreme music and it’s a privilege to play there once again.”

Einar of Leprous commented:

“I’ve been familiar with Damnation fest for several years, and it always looked like a festival we’d like to play. Interesting line up with a lots of variation every year. One of those festivals where you also want to check out the shows of many of the other bands”

And Agent Fresco’s Arnor Dan, said:

“We’ve done some pretty fun shows in Leeds in the past and can’t wait to return later this year to perform at Damnation!”

Warning will be playing their classic ‘Watching From A Distance’ LP in full for the only time in the UK. Vocalist/guitarist Patrick Walker had this to say about the news:

“I’m happy to be able to announce that we’ll be performing a sole UK-exclusive date at Damnation Festival. Following the regrouping of the band this year, I was determined to play one show in England and I am particularly delighted to be able to bring Warning to Leeds in November. As a performer, this festival has always been a privilege to be a part of, offering something unique to both audiences and artists, and always imbued with an unusual degree of kindness, generosity and warmth by the fans and the festival team. I’m deeply grateful for the opportunity to play our ‘Watching From A Distance’ album, if for just this once in the UK, at Damnation.”

Meanwhile, Dying Fetus frontman John Gallagher seemed similarly enthused:

“We are ready to bring some brutality to Damnation Festival this year with some songs off our new album, along with the classics. See you in the pit!”

There are still another 17 bands to be added across four stages, so watch this space for further news.

Damnation Festival is due to take place on November 4th at Leeds University Union. Tickets are priced at £40 for the day, and are available from Damnation’s site and Leeds Tickets.

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