Mammothfest Announce Final Line-up Including Sunday Headliners Amenra (UK EXCLUSIVE), Akercoke, Vodun and More!


Mammothfest is thrilled to announce that Belgian doom act, Amenra will UK exclusively headline the Sunday stoner doom main stage at this year’s festival. That’s right, ALL THREE of the main stage headline acts across the weekend including also Fleshgod Apocalypse and Rotting Christ can only be found performing at Mammothfest in the UK in 2017!

Not only that, previously announced black metal act Tsjuder are also confirmed for a UK exclusive performance at Mammothfest 2017! 

As if that wasn’t exciting enough, Mammothfest are proud to announce the complete lineup that will perform at The Arch in Brighton between the 6th and 8th of October. Including the likes of Akercocke, Vodun, Abhorrent Decimation, Vigil (Poland), Confronted and more as a total of 16 bands have been added to the final lineup. Check out the full poster below!

 

 

Already announced for main stage and Rikstock (second stage) Friday:

TSJUDER who were previously announced will now be a UK exclusive also.

Black Metal Main Stage:
8.50 – 10.00 Rotting Christ (UK exc)
7.45 – 8.30 Tsjuder (UK exc)
6:45 – 7.15 The infernal sea
6.00 – 6.30 Vehement

Friday Rikstock Stage:
11:30 – 12:30 The Crimson Brigade
10:15 – 11:00 Deitus
8:30 – 9:00 Ethereal
7:15 – 7:45 Heathen Deity
6:30- 7:00 Necro nautical

 

NEW ADDITIONS AND NEWS FOR SATURDAY 7TH OCTOBER

MAIN STAGE EXTREME METAL STAGE – SATURDAY 7TH OCTOBER
 
London black metallers Akercocke who formed in 1997 and then split in 2012 made a surprise reform last year in 2016, so this is an exciting time for the band as it sees founding members Jason Mendonca and David Gray re-joined by original guitarist Paul Scanlan. The line-up completed by Nathanael Underwood. With this reunion comes a new sense of energy and drive, along with a new sixth album titled ‘Renaissance in Extremis’ with the release date yet to be announced. Hopefully Mammothfest goers will be fortunate enough to hear some new offerings!

 

Joining Akercoke on the Saturday is another London act Abhorrent decimation. The band are favourites at Mammothfest, having played back in 2014 and 2015. Now they are ready to make a triumphant return with their sophomore album ‘The Pardoner’ which is due to be released July 28th. This new album follows their successful 2015 debut ‘Miasmic Mutation’ which received high praise from press and metal fans. It was even heralded as “one of 2015’s must have Death Metal records” by Metal Hammer. Since the release they have done wide spread touring including appearances at Bloodstock and went on to sign with Prosthetic Records. The new album is set to be their most inspired and dominating yet, so don’t miss a chance to hear new hefty offerings at Mammothfest.

 

NEW BANDS ADDED FOR RIKSTOCK STAGE EXTREME METAL STAGE – SATURDAY 7TH OCTOBER

Joining Lagerstein for the Saturday night VIP after party are Portsmouth party metallers Seething Akira who return to Mammothfest to close the  late night party in style. In 2015 they headlined the Rikstock stage with their usual blend electronica and metal laced with tonnes of energy and are guaranteed to bring the fun vibes and get the place bouncing!

Ascaris are a black death metal trio from South West UK. Since their inception, they have quickly surged in the underground scene and have supported and shared the stage with the likes of Cambion, Warpath, Necrosis and Scordatura, to heavyweight names such as Cryptopsy, Vallenfyre, Anaal Nathrakh, Immolation & Vader. They unleashed their debut EP ‘Initiation’ in 2014 which was well received by the press and described as “…a raucous maelstrom of percussive blasts and swarming riffs.” By Metal Hammer. Now in 2017 they are gearing up to release their full-length debut album. Known for their visceral live sets, be sure to check out Ascaris!

The final addition to Saturday’s Rikstock stage is sonic death sludge act Warcrab also from the South West of England. This six-piece have been stunning audiences across the country with their unique blend of death, sludge and doom metal. The have played alongside big acts such Vader, Conan and Krow, as well as appearing at Bloodstock on the new blood stage. They released their latest EP ‘Scars of Aeons’ earlier this month (May) which was produced by Chris Fielding, the bassist of Conan. They are ready to cause mayhem armed with these new offerings.

The Saturday stages look like this in full:

Saturday main stage
20:40 – 22:00 Fleshgod apocalypse (UK Exclusive)
19:30 – 20.10 Dragged Into Sunlight
18:45 – 19:15 Akercocke
18:00 – 18:30 Lawnmower deth
17:15 – 17:45 Meta-Stasis
16:30 – 17:00 Abhorrent Decimation
15:45 – 16:15 Death Remains
15:00 – 15:30 Bleed Again
14:15 – 14:45 Kill all the gentlemen (Moved up to main stage)

Saturday Rikstock
12:30 – 1:30 Seething Akira (VIP)
10:30 – 12:00 Lagerstein (Australia) (VIP)
20:10 – 20:40 No Raza
19:15 – 19.45 Warcrab
18:30 – 19:00 Ascaris
17:45 – 18:15 Materia (Poland)
17:00 – 17-30 Damaj
16:15 – 16:45 Synaptik
15:30 – 16:00 Devil wants her swagger back
14:45 – 15:15 Hole In The Sky
14:00 – 14:30 Gutteral carnage

NEW ADDITIONS AND NEWS FOR SUNDAY 6TH OCTOBER

 

SUNDAY HEADLINERS – AMENRA (UK EXCLUSIVE)

Mammothfest’s third and final headliner is Belgain post-metal doom act Amenra, who are doing a UK exclusive performance, marking three exclusives for all Mammothfest headliners. Since their formation in 1999 they have been paving their way to success, with critically acclaimed albums, touring with acts such as Neurosis, expanding their sound all of which has earnt them great admiration and a big following, including a collective group of like-minded artists and fans that call themselves ‘Church Of Ra’. As a band that is constantly growing and incredibly hard working and passionate to make a difference, their sixth upcoming album ‘Mass VI’ is definitely one to watch for, and can only be witnessed in the UK at Mammothfest this year.

Genre defining and exciting London act Vodun who have been described as “Like Aretha fronting Royal Blood after imbibing Ayahuasca” – MOJO Magazine and “The new best rock band on the planet” – James McMahon, editor Kerrang, amongst other things just to help add to the intrigue and highlight their impression and distinctive sound and the impact it is having on the metal scene. They released their highly praised full-length debut ‘Possession’ in 2016, so come down and be part of their spiritual celebratory presence that they invoke live, inspired by west African vodu – how could you miss that?!.

 

Instrumental metallers Telepathy from Colchester UK are known for their furious and dominating live shows and have earnt many fans through UK and Europe as a result. They inject a lot of energy, emotion and passion into their sets, so take you on a cathartic and memorable journey. They have played alongside established acts such as Downfall of Gaia, Year of No Light and Oathbreaker. Their latest offering ‘Tempest’ has received rave reviews, “Thought post-metal had nothing left to say? Well Telepathy just read your mind, now let them prove you wrong” – Kerrang and “Tempest may be one of the greatest post-metal albums ever recorded”

Experimental sludge metallers Wren from London. In July they are releasing their new offering ‘Auburn Rule’ via Holy Roar Records. They recently released their first single taken from ‘Auburn Rule’ titled ‘The Herd’ which premiered on the extremely popular Radio 1 Rock Show hosted by Daniel P Carter. Impressive stuff, now make sure you don’t miss them at their Mammothfest debut!

Kurokuma from Sheffield describe themselves as delivering ‘The crushing weight of a world ending, a desolate hallucinatory trip through dystopia’. They formed back in 2013 and released a track demo at the end of 2014 and it was streamed on Terrorizer in April 2015. Debut EP, ‘Advorsus’ was released by Medusa Crush in September 2016. They went on their first tour in October 2016, have already gained support slots from the likes of Crowbar, Trap Them, Conan, KEN Mode, Skeletonwitch, Goatwhore and Samothrace. Before they hit Mammothfest they are playing at HRH in Sheffield amongst heavy hitters My Dying Bride and Orange Goblin before come to leave the Mammothfest audiences transfixed with their interesting sound. 

Urne are a new band featuring ex-members of Hang The Bastard who can be considered to be for fans of Thin Lizzy, The Sword and Danzig. Urne are a band currently wrapped in mystery and that excites us enough to stick them on the bill along with the reputation of the musicians involved. Keep an eye out!
Brighton bleak metal trio Solleme who formed in 2014. They are armed with new material which we hope to be hearing at Mammothfest. They supported bands such as Mantar and Deathrite, and have received glowing live reviews from the likes of Terrorizer magazine: ‘From a restrained intro riff they ascend into massive, driving chords, punctuated by sudden frantic blastbeats and jagged riffing. They invoke Amenra with their bleak, pitch-black intensity and shifting dynamics”.

 

These acts join the already announced Sunday Main stage below:

23:20 – 00:30 Chubby Thunderous Bad Kush Masters (VIP after party band)
21:00 – 22:45 Amenra (UK exclusive)
19:45 – 20:30 Vodun

19:00 – 19:30 OHHMS 
18:15 – 18:45 Patrick Walker & 40 WATT SUN 
17:30 – 18:00 Telepathy
16:45 – 17:15 Grave Lines
16:00 – 16:30 Wren
15:15 – 15:45 Haast’s Eagled 
14:30 – 15:00 Kurokuma
13:45 – 14:15 Kalloused 
13:00 – 13:30 Urne
12:15 – 12:45 Solleme

 

NEW BANDS ADDED TO RICKSTOCK STAGE – Sunday 8TH OCTOBER

 

Headlining the Rikstock stage is tech metallers Core of iO, who was born out of a shared enjoyment of technical and melodically intriguing music. Ever since 2014, the four-piece have established themselves on the underground scene, displaying an honest and unapologetically raw sound with their tech flavoured progressive rock. Core of iO are no strangers to hard work, the quartet have already released two EPs to date, as well as a dual single, which landed in 2014. The band have also played Mammothfest in the past and UK Tech-Fest, whilst touring the UK extensively and racking over 250 shows.

VIGIL are coming all the way from Poland and bringing their mix of groove djent with a twist – prepared to be impressed by their unique sound. October will mark their first full UK tour, including their set at Mammothfest. This isn’t the first time that they band are heading over to join us at Mammothfest, as they recently played at the ‘Mammothfest presents’ Vader and Immolation show on April 16th and impressed with their brilliant sound.
Every year Mammothfest gets at least one band back together even if it is just for a one off performance. 

This year we are honoured to present the return of – Wall of Denial.

Wall Of Denial started in 2000 in Brighton, England and created their own unique noise with a blend of Hard Core, Thrash and Heavy Metal. They went on to tour with Norma Jean, The Blamed and played as main support for Dillinger Escape Plan, on more than one occasion at the Concorde 2. They also played festivals like Kerrang All Dayers in London, receiving brilliant reviews for their live performance. The band finally split in 2003 with their final farewell gig to a packed HobGoblin in Brighton, in support were “Counting The Days” better known now as popular British metalcore act “Architects” who also hail from Brighton, and as a final farewell present they covered one of Wall of Denial’s songs as their final song of the set! 

Which brings us to 2017..The band have had the urge in recent years to reform. There had been talk over the years of a reunion but it never felt right. Now it does.

What better place than at Mammothfest 2017, a festival set up by a person that truly understands where bands like Wall of Denial come from and digs it. Wall of Denial can not wait to hit the stage, and on their home turf again nonetheless, a very special moment indeed! 

This is Turin are a technical metal band from Cheshire in the North West of England who fuse elements of extreme metal with a hardcore delivery to create a powerful and diverse sound. The band are credited with delivering intense, emotive and passionate live performances. The band received the award of ‘Kerrang! MCN Live’ and have subsequently gone on to play shows with established and respected bands, such as Soulfly, Scar The Martyr, Heart Of A Coward, 36 Crazyfists, For The Fallen Dreams, Suffokate, The Ghost Inside, Deaf Havana, Lower Than Atlantis, Rolo Tomassi, Stampin; Ground and Hacktivist. These boys bring it live!

 

Thuum is a sludge groove metal act from Bournemouth, UK. They have just started airing some new material and will be recording their new EP soon. They have already hinted that their new music will be expansive and a bit different to what they usually do, so this is an exciting time for the band and to witness their new offerings.

 

Confronted are a Crossover Meal/Hardcore/Thrash band from the south coast, UK. The band’s stage presence is unpredictable, chaotic and full of energy, and this was witnessed at the most recent ‘Mammothfest presents’ show on the 6th May with headliners Brutality Will Prevail. Confronted opened the second stage and for an opening band to cause such carnage and noise was unforeseen and had without a doubt one of the best and most memorable sets of the day, aided by frontman Ryan Hull’s unhinged and mental stage antics, you can quickly tell why they are called Confronted! Make sure you don’t miss one of the best and funniest performances you will probably ever see, luckily through their humour they deliver seriously crushing sounds, and even pull off a brilliant cover of Soulfly’s ‘Seek ‘N’ Strike’.
The full line-up for the Rikstock stage on Sunday looks like:20:30 – 21:10 Core of iO
19:00 – 19.30 VIGIL (Poland)
18:30 – 19:00 Thermit (Poland)
17:45 – 18:15 Wall of Denial
17:00 – 17-30 Rotten Foxes
16:15 – 16:45 Negative Measures
15:30 – 16:00 This is Turin
14:45 – 15:15 Thuum

14:00 – 14:30 Confronted
13:15 – 13:45 Pensevor
12:30 – 13:00 Mutually Assured Destruction
Mammothfest have been busy in the run up to the main festival, hosting three Mammothfest ‘presents’ shows between April and May, most recently on May 6thwith headliners Brutality Will Prevail and Raging Speedhorn, ending a run of highly successful, diverse and enjoyable all day gigs in Brighton, UK.

The first event on the 1st April was with headliners Feed The Rhino and saw the launch of Mammothfest’s very own cider range.

Then on the 16th death metallers Vader headlined a special event and unveiled Mammothfest’s new home and venue, The Arch which is located by the beach and centre of the town.

The new venue has gone down well with gig goers at both Vader and Brutality Prevail, as has the launch of Mammothfest cider, selling out at all of the shows and meaning that 420 pints were had across the three shows. Mammothfest cider will, of course, be available at the main festival.

Now following these shows it’s time to look towards the main festival again and Mammothfest is extremely proud with how the full line-up has unfolded with some exciting additions, especially as all three headliners are UK exclusives.