Thursday, September 16, 2010


British funeral doom legends ESOTERIC and New Jersey math/metal legends DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN have been confirmed for the DAMNATION FESTIVAL set to take place 11/6/2010 LEEDS UNIVERSITY UK. Also, UK funeral doom titans ESOTERIC will be playing the MADRID IS THE DARK (doom) FEST in OCTOBER.
29 October 2010 LX Extreme Fest, Lisbon, Portugal with Swallow the Sun, Forgotten Tomb, Rapture and Mourning Lenore

30 October 2010 Bracara Fest, Braga, Portugal

31 October 2010 Madrid is the Dark Fest II, Sala Caracol, Madrid, Spain with Forgotten Tomb, Primordial, Swallow the Sun, Rapture, 11th Hour, Mourning Beloveth, etc

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Experimental doom titans ESOTERIC and globe-trotting metal veterans PANIC CELL will help fly the UK flag at this year’s Damnation Festival.

They’ll be joined by Scottish old-school death metallers BONESAW, Brighton’s progressive rockers THE MIRE and the recent winners of the Rock Sound and Terrorizer stage competitions; The Construct, Colonel Blast and Diascorium.

The new additions join an eclectic three-stage bill in Leeds University Union, on Saturday, November 6, which includes The Dillinger Escape Plan, Paradise Lost, Anaal Nathrakh, Alcest, Lawnmower Deth and Rolo Tomassi.

Festival Director Gavin McInally said: “The booking of Esoteric has been a long time coming and it’s a pleasure to finally have the highly respected doom outfit at Damnation while a Jager drenched evening with Panic Cell is a highlight of any festival. It’s great to have those boys back in the UK after playing with the likes of Metallica, Alice Cooper and Slayer earlier this year.

“Despite hailing from the dizzy heights of Aberdeen, Bonesaw have been sending shock waves through the UK’s extreme metal scene so it’s only right they bring their old-school death metal noise to our Terrorizer Stage while The Mire are expected to set the progressive metal bar high with their Rock Sound Stage outing.”

Meanwhile, the submissions for the final opening slot competition on the Jagermeister Stage are now open.
Fans can make suggestions via the official forums, Myspace, Facebook or Twitter and a shortlist will be announced on Monday, September 20, before a seven day voting frenzy takes place to decide a winner.

Announced so far: The Dillinger Escape Plan, Paradise Lost, Earthtone9, Anaal Nathrakh, Lawnmower Deth, Rolo Tomassi, Panic Cell, Alcest, The Ocean, Esoteric, SSS, Hecate Enthroned, Fen, Maybeshewill, October File, Bonesaw, Fukpig, The Mire, Colonel Blast, The Construct and Diascorium.

Tickets are priced £27 and are available from See Tickets:, Ticketline: and Leeds Tickets:
For more information visit the official Damnation Festival sites:

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Damnation Festival is delighted to announce a partnership with Corrosion TV to bring you extensive coverage and interviews from this year’s event.

Corrosion TV’s Maz Star said: “Corrosion TV are proud to be sponsoring this amazing independent UK Festival. Damnation has gone from strength to strength every year, with some amazing acts on this year’s bill.

“Having the opportunity to work with such legendary acts as The Dillinger Escape Plan and earthtone9 in such an intimate venue is a real honour for us.

“Special shout out to the Damnation crew who are passionate about what they do, and work hard at bringing this amazing event to us every year at such a low price.”

Festival Director Gavin McInally added: “It’s not often you get a metal-loving camera crew willing to venture outside of the comforts of London, so it’s a pleasure to host the guys from Corrosion TV this year.

“I’m confident they’ll show the rest of the UK exactly what they’re missing with professional, tuned in coverage of Damnation Festival and present a series of interviews not to be missed.”

Find out more about Corrosion TV at
BTW, ESOTERIC have upgraded the bands website and FACEBOOOK:
New Esoteric website design courtesy of Sam

New T-Shirt design is also available to order now through the website, in Short Sleeve, Long-Sleeve, Hoodies and Girlies

Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l-