Less than two weeks ago, Mammothfest made the first big announcement of 2017, which included heavyweights Rotting Christ headlining in a UK exclusive show and Tjusder from Norway, as main support as well as popular acts Meta-stasis and Lagerstein (Australia), amongst upcoming acts such as Bleed Again, OHHMS and more. The team are wasting little time by unveiling some new additions to the line-up, this time showcasing more of the best rising stars of metal…
Mammothfest has always prided itself in supporting emerging artists and the underground local scene, giving smaller bands the chance to play alongside big acts such as Rotting Christ, and in the past bands like Textures, Venom Inc, Sylosis, Onslaught and many more!
We have the Rikstock stage which is devoted to such emerging bands and the memory of Rik, a metal vocalist for HOLE IN THE SKY and business partner of Mammothfest whom lost his life to brain cancer a few years ago.
Friday 6th October 2017 Black Metal Second Stage
True English black metal band, Heathen Deity who formed back in 1998 and received critical acclaim from press including Terrorizer magazine for their early 2002 EP, “Walpugisacht, For the Glory of Satan”. Then band went on a hiatus they emerged from the darkness in 2014 and in 2016 they declared their ‘rebirth’ again and announced they are working on their debut album, this time armed with new members and ready to hit the stage again.
Necronautical are a trio from the Northwest of England have been unleashing their misanthropic black metal since 2010. Fast forward to 2016 and the band signed with well-known British metal label, Cacophonous records and released “The Endurance At Night” that same year via them, showcasing a new dark energy and resilience for Black metal. Come and hear their latest offerings at Mammothfest!
Saturday 7th October 2017 Death/Extreme Metal Second Stage
Kill All The Gentlemen are a four piece metal band from Exeter, UK who deliver face melting pumped up metal to the masses. They played the New Blood stage at Bloodstock in 2014 as they impressively won the Hobgoblin online video competition for the track, ‘A Rose All Evil’. In 2017 the band are gearing up to head out on tour with death metal veterans, NAPALM DEATH and are in the middle of writing a new album. A must see at Mammothfest 2017!
Metal quartet Materia from Poland quickly established themselves in their home country as in 2013 they released their first LP “Case of Noise” which featured on the “Must be the music” – a very popular talent show in Poland. Coming second place saw them hit the limelight in mainstream television and spread the word about the band nationallyand not just among metal fans.
Materia have to date played at a number of festivals including Sonisphere Poland (2010) which featured Metallica, Anthrax, Slayer and Megadeth on the line-up, Przystanek Woodstock, Jarocin Festial and Metal Fest. The band are currently busy promoting themselves by touring across Europe and it is our pleasure to welcome them to Mammothfest!
British heavy metal five piece Synaptik from Norwich, inject elements of thrash, power and progressive metal to create their own signature metal sound. These seasoned musicians have in the past shared the stage with the likes of Iron Maiden, Exodus, Onslaught and more and are devastating live!
2017 is the year of Synaptik, having already signed with DeFox and Heart Of Steal records as well as landing a US deal with Divebomb records and re-releasing a remixed heavier version of their hit debut album, “The Mechanisms of Consequence” on 30th January, and they are set to make an even bigger impact with their sophomore album, “Justify & Reason” which is released on March 10th. No doubt they will be gracing us with new songs during their set but don’t take our word for it, make sure you are there to see it for yourself!
Hole In The Sky are no strangers to Mammothfest, they played in 2014 alongside headliners Savage Messiah, Martyr Defiled, Ingested and more! This is a well established hammering local metal band that continue to grow despite losing their singer Rik (RIKSTOCK STAGE Rik) to Brain cancer a few years ago. The fact they are back is testament to their unstoppable tech death metal so there is no doubting 2017 is going to be an incredible year for them!
Gutteral Carnage are home grown local Brighton SLAM metal band. If you are into Ingested and other such disgusting (in a good way) bands then these nutters are for you! Massive detuned slam riffs and drilling drums come together in harmony to create gut wrenching extreme death metal. They may not have been around long but my god they have a huge future!
Negative Measures are an Hardcore Punk four piece hailing from Brighton. They haven’t been on the scene long, as only formed back in 2014, and only released their debut EP ‘Demotivational Speeches’ via Big Word Records last year (2016) but every time the Mammothfest director Stephen Dickson goes to see them he finds local venues dripping with sweat as this energetic band bring together a community of like minded heads to party and wow they get things going! Be warned this is going to be electric!
And finally another local Brighton band, Rotten Foxes, described as Death Punk, bring a comic element to Mammothfest with their off the wall on stage costumes but don’t be fooled, these guys know how to ruin venues! They have currently only unleashed a self titled demo EP, but this month are due to unveil their second EP. So come and hear the foxes wail, howl and cause a racket at Mammothfest!
More acts still to be announced!