Metal legends Carcass are to play their only UK date in support of their 1st album in 17 years at this years Damnation Festival. The event takes place on the 2nd of November at Leeds Unversity Union. The death and grind gods have promised a historic set when they hit the stage, playing old classics and new material in November.
After helping to sell out Damnation Festival in advance back in 2008, guitarist Bill Steer is looking forward to performing to a packed house on their return to the event.He said: “We’re very excited about the prospect of returning to Damnation Festival this year. Our appearance there in 2008 was a major highlight for us and this time around, people can expect to hear a fairly different Carcass set. The old favourites will be in there, of course, but we’re also planning to play a couple of the less obvious tracks from our past, as well as songs from the album we’ve just completed. Join us!”
22 other bands are due to join Carcass on the bill across 3 stages with festival director Gavin McInally, telling fans they can look forward to the melting pot of diverse styles of music Damnation Festival is known for from black metal to post-rock. He added: “It was a coup to land the first UK Carcass show in 13 years in 2008 when fans snapped up every ticket going before we made it to the day itself and it’s another coup having the band return following the release of their first new album in 17 years.“But even with the mighty Carcass topping the bill, we won’t be satisfied until we’ve pieced together a more challenging and brilliant day of music than the eight successful years we’ve already had the pleasure of hosting, so expect a lot more to come from 2013.”
Tickets for Damnation Festival 2013 are on sale now and will be held at last year’s price of £32 for a limited period.