Death Metal Invasion At The Arch In Brighton With Vader, Immolation and many more on 16th April Easter Weekend!
Mammothfest has been spoiling us in 2017. Rotting Christ are set to headline the main Mammothfest festival later this year as a UK festival exclusive. On top of that, two “Mammothfest Presents” shows have already been announced, with Feed The Rhino andBrutality Will Prevail headlining two seperate events.
The surprises keep on coming as Mammothfest are proud to announce one of their biggest “Mammothfest Presents” shows featuring the best Death Metal acts going, Vader and Immolation,plus a whole lot more!
The event will take place at Brighton’s Arch venue on EASTER Sunday April 16th and boasts two stages featuring 17 acts throughout the day. With no work for most the next day this is expected to be a sell out show and will be the same venue that the main event Mammothfest 2017 will be held in October.
Main Stage Acts
To headline this mighty all day event is Polish act, Vader, who formed back in 1983, the same year as some of the very first Death Metal pioneers. The band’s name is inspired by the popular cult films Star Wars. Vader was quick to rise to fame, opening for Slayer early on, and going on to share the stage with the likes of Metallica, Testament, Dying Fetus, Behemoth and more. Last year the metal icons impressively released their eleventh studio album titled “The Empire” through well-known metal label Nuclear Blast, which was widely praised. Vader is heading out on their Strike Of The Empire US tour in May 2017 to unleash hell and unforgiving riffs aplenty, but not before heading to UK shores in April to make an impact of epic proportions in Brighton.
Main support comes from New York-based Extreme Death Metal outfit,Immolation, who again have been around for nearly three decades and quickly gained attention from media, signing a record deal with Roadrunner Records for their debut album, “Dawn Of Possession”. They then went on to sign with big label Metal Blade Records. The band have headlined and toured alongside bands such as Deranged, Decapitated, Rotting Christ, Nile, Napalm Death and Cannibal Corpse. Their latest album, “Kingdom Of Conspiracy” was released in 2013 receiving positive reviews. Luckily for us, their tenth new album titled, “Atonement” is out now via Nuclear Blast Records and is set to be a defining moment in their career. Come and witness their new mournful offerings live at the show!
OTHER MAIN STAGE ACTS INCLUDE
Monument of Misanthropy, a Brutal Death Metal act from Austria with the lyricism that deals with aggression, anger, frustration and sick minds reacting to a sick society, pulling in influences from old-school Death and Grind. Expect a mixture of throat-tearing screams and deep growls fronting erratically intense blast beats.
Wellingborough-based Heavy Metal band, Krysthla is likely to release a mixture of brutal chugging riffs and technical fretwork to melt our brains once again. The quintet massively impressed punters and press on the opening night of Mammothfest 2016 with their musical intricacies and ferocious attitude. With the new album, “Peace In Our Time” due out in April, it would be rude not to invite them back to Brighton.
Slough quintet, Divine Chaos share the same drummer as VADER no less & played at Mammothfest in 2016, and their Extreme Thrash/Groove Metal vibe provided a whirlwind of guitar shreds along with high tempo riffage, machine gun-like drumming and savage vocals to the masses. Expect a lot of impressive guitar mastery.
Dubbed as “Truly evil sounding death metal from Bristol” by Terrorizer,Seprevation looks to bring their old school 80s and 90s riffs that will have you banging your heads instantly. Seprevation borrowing the shredding influences from Thrash and the brutality of Death Metal, we can already imagine the windmilling hair and circle pits.
This show would mark the 10-year anniversary for Black Metallers, Hades Lab, who formed in April 2007. The band produces a monstrous mix of Black Metal, Death Metal and Grind Core, and the band is notorious in the UK metal scene for its savagery, having shared stages with established acts such, Decapitated, Napalm Death, Behemoth, Necrophagist, Fleshgod Apocalypse and countless other big names.
Mutually Assured Destruction, a Brighton based Thrash/Crossover quintet, playing extremely fast while shouting obscenities. There is a fun nature to their aggressive sound, with amusing song names such as “Trash Grandad” and “Blutack Attack”.
Enslavement, a four-piece Brutal Death Metal who also opened the Rikstock stage at Mammothfest in 2015. Expect blasts beats, fast guitar related things and slamming nonsense, all with homage to the old-school Death Metal vibe as the quartet takes influence from bands such as Defeated Sanity, Suffocation and even Immolation who are also on the bill.
Second Stage Acts
Mammothfest is finalising the bill for the 2nd stage but can confirm some bands now including Brighton’s very own Tech-Metallers, Hole In The Sky who will unleash their awesome grooves and fiercely erratic nature.Hole In The Sky are no strangers to Mammothfest, they played in 2014 alongside headliners Savage Messiah, Martyr Defiled, Ingested and more. Last year the quintet released their EP, “Corporate Cannibal Congress”, this is a well-established south coast-based metal band that continues to grow despite losing their singer Rik to Brain cancer a few years ago. The fact they are back is a testament to their unstoppable tech-death metal sound. Having been selected to also play the Mammothfest 2017 later this year, there is no doubting this is going to be an incredible year for them.
Leicester bruisers, Internal Conflict, look set to bring a modern combination of Thrash and Metalcore to the day. The quintet is known for their brutal, yet theatrical live performances showcase a vicious and melodic nature. Internal Conflict has had the honour of sharing stages with the likes of Heavy Metal legends Onslaught and Reign of Fury, as well as gracing hitting Bloodstock’s New Blood stage.
Infected Dead is a metal quintet from Medway in Kent who unleash a powerful blend of ultra-modern death metal and visceral brutality. This five piece is influenced by established names, such as Aborted and The Black Dahlia Murder, pulling in a razor-sharp sound, underlined with their trademark break-neck speed and intensity which is already turning heads in the UK underground scene.