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)
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.
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.