Cancer contagion at Damnation Fest


Death metal veterans return…

UK death metal legends, CANCER, will perform a one-off 30th anniversary show at Damnation.

They’ll be joined by London progressive metallers MONUMENTS at the 14th instalment of the festival, hosted by Leeds University Union on Saturday, November 3.

Newcastle’s doom purveyors BONG, Denmark’s djent stars VOLA, and Leeds’ own post-metal outfit, HUNDRED YEAR OLD MAN have also been announced.

Completing the 27-band, four-stage bill, is Swedish death metal upstarts, LIK, featuring members of Bloodbath and Katatonia, who’ll make their UK debut at Damnation.

Cancer said: “We are are thrilled to be included on the bill at Damnation Festival, especially as it is our 30th year since our formation and will coincide with the release of our new album Shadow Gripped, to be released by Peaceville Records.  We will be debuting some new songs from the album as playing some of our old favourites.”

Lik added: “Some of us in the band have played this great festival with other constellations in the past, so when we got offered to play there was no hesitation. It´s a day where people with genuine passion for the music meet and we have only fond memories from performing at Damnation Festival. These words should spell out that we´re more than stoked to come and deliver some good ol’ death in Leeds!”

Festival Director Gavin McInally said: “So there it is, Damnation Festival 2018, featuring 18 bands who’ve never played the event before, eight UK exclusive appearances by the likes of Ihsahn, Batushka, Ne Obliviscaris, Celeste and Mourning Beloveth, a UK debut… and Napalm fucking Death.

“Grab your tickets and help us sell Damnation out for the third year on the bounce, for what looks certain to be the heaviest chapter in the event’s proud history.”