Raging Speedhorn to play ‘classic’ set at Damnation 2014 Posted:19th February, 2014
Heavyweight UK metallers RAGING SPEEDHORN will reform with original vocalist Frank Regan for a special set – featuring tracks from their first two albums – at Damnation Festival.
The Corby bruisers will play through their backcatalogue of sludge and crust classics from ‘Raging Speedhorn’ and ‘We Will Be Dead Tomorrow’ when they take the stage in Leeds on November 1, 2014.
The reunited group, who haven’t played with original singer Frank Regan for almost a decade, join the previously announced headliners, Bolt Thrower, as the first bands confirmed for the four-stage metal event’s 10th anniversary.
The band said: “We are really excited to be back playing again this year, and we’re looking forward to laying waste to Damnation Festival as only the ‘Horn know how!
“We are chuffed to see Frank making a return on vocals with John, and will be re-visiting some of our favourites from the first two albums.”
Festival director Gavin McInally said: “Back in 2000, Raging Speedhorn’s ‘Thumper’ derailed my nu-metal train, right into the path of Charger, Stampin’ Ground, Sikth, Earthtone9 and many other fantastic UK bands who were grossly underrated… which ultimately led to the creation of Damnation Festival.
“It wasn’t a coincidence that they were asked to headline our first event and to have them back all these years later – with Frank in tow – is pretty special.
“If scenes of complete devastation don’t accompany the likes of ‘Knives & Faces’, ‘The Hate Song’ and ‘Mandan’ we’ll be sorely disappointed.”
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Bolt Thrower to Headline Damnation 2014 Posted:3rd February, 2014
Death metal titans BOLT THROWER will play their only UK show of 2014 headlining Damnation Festival.
The Coventry quintet, who haven’t performed on home soil since selling out London’s Forum in 2012, will play the Leeds event on Saturday, November 1, in their only UK appearance for the “foreseeable future”.
The one-off performance – which will also mark the first time Bolt Thrower have ever agreed to appear at a British festival – will be a highlight of Damnation Festival’s 10th anniversary celebrations, with at least 26 more stunning additions to be added across four stages.
Vocalist Karl Willets said: “Well, we always knew if we were ever ever going to play a festival in the UK, it would be Damnation Festival; as we’ve only heard good things about it from mates who’ve been, and other bands who’ve played it.
“So we’re chuffed our only UK show of 2014 – and the foreseeable future – will be Damnation’s 10th Anniversary Bash… Grind on.”
Damnation Festival director Gavin McInally added: “In 2005 we asked Bolt Thrower to play Damnation Festival and there hasn’t been a year that’s passed since that we haven’t sent a hopeful enquiry their way so it’s with massive relief and delight that we’re able to announce our absolute first-choice headliner for Damnation Festival.
“The band are by far and away the most requested group for Damnation Festival so there could not be a more fitting start to out 10th anniversary preparations than to have Bolt Thrower topping the bill.”