Paradise Lost to headline Uprising Festival in Leicester


UPRISING will be raising the bar next year, with a selection of American, European and UK artists, heading to the O2 Academy in Leicester on 29 April.

Goth-Doom pioneers, PARADISE LOST, who will be headlining Uprising Vol 6, in true gloom-laden glory. With a rich discography of genre-defining music, punters can expect a setlist of bonafide classics, encapsulation close to 35 years of Death-Doom brilliance. Check out the crushing single/video, ‘Darker Thoughts’, taken from the band’s 2020 Obsidian.

Greg Macintosh commented: “When we play Uprising festival in Leicester next April, it will have been well over a year since we last played a show in the UK. Come along and help make it a good one.”

Joining the party are American/Norwegian industrial-core force, COMBICHRIST, whose punishing metallic anthems will, no doubt, blow the roof off the O2. Having built a reputation for breathtaking live shows, that explode with relentless energy, the Floridian crew, (led by the master of ceremonies, Norwegian born, Andy LaPlegua), will lead you through, what they have promised to be, an “old school show” featuring bangers from deep into the bands impressive back catalogue, as well as tracks from their recent, ‘Heads Off’ EP. Check out the single, ‘Not My Enemy’.

In addition to the two top billings, are atmospheric Caledonian Folk Metal collective, SAOR and Nottingham’s very own, PALM READER. BOSS KELOID joins the bill, and will, no doubt, be bringing a boat-load of prog-infused stoner/doom to the O2’s stage, so whatever you do, don’t miss out!

Former GHOST members, PRIEST, will make their UPRISING debut with their unique brand of  dark Swedish synthwave, and will not be holding back when it comes to digging deep into their back catalogue. Metalcore collective, INTERNAL CONFLICT will also be taking to the stage for a no-nonsense performance, designed to get any pit fired up.

Local heroes BLOOD OATH will also bring their formidable brand of Blackened Death Metal will shave a layer or two off your face. Completing the first draft of bands for ‘UPRISING 6’ are rising progressive Middle Eastern/ London Doom crew, LOWEN.

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