SWEDISH post-metal masters CULT OF LUNA have promised a “crushing wall of sound and light” after being confirmed to headline a stage at Damnation Festival 2013.
They will be joined at the ninth instalment of the UK’s finest day of metal, hosted at Leeds University Union, on Saturday, November 2, by Liverpool’s crossover thrashers SSS and London’s black metal quartet VOICES.
The trio bolster an eclectic bill which already includes Carcass, Crippled Black Phoenix and Moss as well as exclusive UK shows by Negura Bunget and Vallenfyre.
Cult of Luna said: “Cult of Luna return to the UK after a sell out show at London’s Garage in January.
“The band will fly in for a standalone performance as they continue promoting the Fritz Lang ‘Metropolis’ inspired ‘Vertikal’, their first album in over 5 years.
“Expect a heavy, crushing and richly textured wall of sound and light to bring Damnation to a close in spectacular fashion.”
SSS front man Foxy is looking forward to taking the Jagermeister Stage for a full thrash assault.
He said: “It’s a great honour to be asked back to Damnation Festival.
“We have a block of new noise to from our forthcoming LP to let loose on the unsuspecting.
“Take a deep breath… once we start we don’t stop!”
And Sam Loynes of Voices added: “We shall be bringing our exhibition of obsession to this year’s Damnation Festival, alongside some truly exceptional bands.
“We plan to deliver only the most vividly extreme of music for this opportunity we have been offered.
“It’s an honour to play the UK’s leading extreme music festival.”
After announcing their spilt, The Sontaran Experiment will no longer play the festival.
Tickets for Damnation Festival 2013 are on sale now, priced £34, avaiable from: http://www.leedstickets.co.uk , the official Damnation Festival website at http://www.damnationfestival.