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Death metal supergroup BLOODBATH, German thrash titans SODOM and English doom stalwarts PARADISE LOST will close the main stage at this year’s Damnation Festival.

They’ll be joined by US grind outfit, AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED – making their debut UK appearance – US doom quartet PALLBEARER, Norway’s progressive metallers LEPROUS, and Iceland’s alt-rock group AGENT FRESCO, at Leeds University Union on Saturday, November 4.

The seven stunning additions – bolstering a bill of the previously announced Dying Fetus, Warning and Nordic Giants – marks the biggest announcement in the festival’s 12-year history, following a string of sold out events.

Festival Director, Gavin McInally, expects the 13th Damnation to follow suit.

He said: “A rare and exclusive Bloodbath appearance, headline sets by Sodom and Paradise Lost, finally seeing Agoraphobic Nosebleed in the UK, Warning’s only show here performing ‘Watching from a Distance’, Damnation debuts for Dying Fetus, Pallbearer, Nordic Giants, Leprous and Agent Fresco… This is the most stacked, diverse and exciting line-up we’ve ever put together, with 17 bands still to announce.

“We’re hoping that for the unrivalled value of £40, this year’s festival will sell out again, and in record time.”

Anders Nyström of Bloodbath, said: “We can’t wait to be back in UK to headline this year’s edition of Damnation Festival. Time to make it heavier, faster, sicker and more brutal!”

Paradise Lost frontman Nick Holmes added; “As one of the UK’s premier metal festivals, Damnation captures the true spirit of underground extreme music and it’s a privilege to play there once again.”

Einar of Leprous commented: “I’ve been familiar with Damnation fest for several years, and it always looked like a festival we’d like to play. Interesting line up with a lots of variation every year. One of those festivals where you also want to check out the shows of many of the other bands”

And Agent Fresco’s Arnor Dan, said: “”We’ve done some pretty fun shows in Leeds in the past and can’t wait to return later this year to perform at Damnation!”

Unfortunately, new touring commitments in the US have led to Gatecreeper being forced to pull out of the festival this year.

Tickets are on sale now from: and

Damnation Festival 2017 line up:
Agent Fresco
Agoraphobic Nosebleed
Dying Fetus
Nordic Giants
Paradise Lost

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Coheed & Cambria is currently on the road. They are touring the world with their album „Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV, Volume One: From Fear Through The Eyes of Madness“. This album was released in 2005, but Coheed & Cambria decided that this is the perfect album to be brought back to life – and to the stages. So here they are, going from city to city in their so called “Neverender GAIBSIV” tour. During this tour, they will hit only one city per European country. So in Germany, they will play an exclusive show in Cologne. At Essigfabrik on June 14. Be there and see them live with us! Their shows are breathtaking and mind blowing, to say the least.

To give you a quick reminder of the band:
Coheed & Cambria is an American progressive rock band from Nyack, New York, formed in 1995. The band consists of Claudio Sanchez (lead vocals, rhythm guitar, keyboards), Travis Stever (lead guitar, backing vocals), Josh Eppard (drums, keyboards), and Zach Cooper (bass) The group’s music incorporates aspects of progressive rock, pop, heavy metal, and post-hardcore.

Again, the date for the show in Germany, to get tickets and mark down in your calendars:
Jun 14 Essigfabrik Cologne, Germany

See you there!

All tour dates in Europe:
Jun 06 Rockefeller Music Hall Oslo, Norway
Jun 07 Kagelbanan Stockholm, Sweden
Jun 13 Konzertfabrik Z7 Bleibt Pratteln, Switzerland
Jun 14 Essigfabrik Cologne, Germany
Jun 16 Melkweg Max Amsterdam, Netherlands
Jun 18 KOKO Camden London, United Kingdom
Jun 19 KOKO Camden London, United Kingdom


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Alongside some protests in Cologne, Anti-Flag is playing a free show on Sunday, 23 April, at Heumarkt in Cologne to join the protests:


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Amphi 2017
Amphi Festival
Starts: 22-07-2017
Ends: 23-07-2017

As on 22. & 23. July 2017 more than 12.000 members of the goth-scene from all over the world flock again to Tanzbrunnen Cologne, the Amphi Festival opens its portals for the thirteenth time. Successing last summer´s highly acclaimed return to its long-term venue and being awarded a silver star for its first decade of collaboration with the Tanzbrunnen, Amphi Festival 2017 content-wise spans a bridge between tradition and modern zeitgeist.

Taken as a whole, a wealth of 42 bands wait to please the crowd with magnificent shows, including the two thrilling headliners VNV NATION and EISBRECHER, both behemoths of live-entertainment and yet so different. Electronic enthusiasts will equally be served as the fans of chunky riffs! Outright the same goes for the rest of the programme, which, among many more, hauls the deeply rooted British goth-rock instance FIELDS OF THE NEPHILIM to Cologne. Leading acts like APOPTYGMA BERZERK, COMBICHRIST, HOCICO, DIARY OF DREAMS, LORD OF THE LOST and EBM- / industrial rock pioneers DIE KRUPPS herald of what might be regarded as the strongest Amphi line-up yet.

Concurrently the promoters focus on expanding the festival’s future legacy. More than one third of the programme consists of bands and projects to make their first Amphi appearance in 2017. Among them Swedish synthpop shooting stars KITE, epic-electronic rockers LEGEND from Iceland, British postrockers ESBEN & THE WITCH and dreampop formation BOX & THE TWINS from Cologne, who take the honor of opening the stage at MS RheinEnergie on Saturday afternoon. Only introduced last year, the KD fleet’s flagship becomes Amphi Festival’s swimming venue again, ranking to the phalanx of Tanzbrunnen’s open-air stage and the Theater am Tanzbrunnen, ready to provide various concerts (indoor), a well-praised gastronomical offer and the enjoyable lavish sun deck as the picturesque chill-out area in front of the historic city panorama.

Of course a successful Amphi Festival won’t miss out on the fabulous beach club “km 689”, nor the mead lounge, located at the center fountain construction. Festival guests may also look foward to a wealth of assorted merchants, autograph sessions with the stars and after-show parties.

Amphi Festival

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Wave Gothik Treffen
Starts: 02-06-2017
Ends: 05-06-2017
Leipzig, Sachsen

Wave Gothik Treffen is less than two months away, so let’s give you an update on the line-up. So far confirmed are the following bands:
13th Monkey (D)
Aeon Sable (D)
Ah Cama-Sotz (B)
Ah! Kosmos (TR)
Alcest (F)
Amanda Palmer (Dresden Dolls) & Edward Ka-Spel (Legendary Pink Dots) (USA/NL)
Amorphis (FIN)
Andi Sexgang (GB) Akustikkonzert
Andyra (D)
Angels & Agony (NL)
Annwn (D)
Autodafeh (S)
Azar Swan (USA)
B-Movie (GB)
Besides (PL)
Black Nail Cabaret (H)
Bleib Modern (D)
Bloody, Dead & Sexy (D)
Cabaret Voltaire (GB) exclusive show in Germany 2017
Cephalgy (D)
Chemical Sweet Kid (F)
Corde Oblique (I)
Cryo (S)
Cuelebre (E)
Da-Sein (E) world premiere
Decoded Feedback (CDN)
Der Blaue Reiter (E)
Der Fluch (D)
Desperate Journalist (GB)
Die Selektion (D)
Drab Majesty (USA)
Eden (AUS) Europe-Premiere
Eisfabrik (D)
Emma Ruth Rundle (USA)
Empusae (B)
Equilibrium (D)
Erdling (D)
Esben And The Witch (GB)
Fïx8:Sëd8 (D)
Finsterforst (D)
Folk Noir (D/NL)
Frankenstein (USA)
Funker Vogt (D) exclusive show in Germany 2017
Hamferð (FO)
Hautville (I)
Hørd (F)
Herbst In Peking (D)
Hexperos (I)
Iamtheshadow (P)
Ianva (I)
Illuminate (D)
In the Woods… (N)
Iszoloscope (CDN)
Jarboe (USA) exclusive acoustic show
Johnny Deathshadow (D)
Klangstabil (D)
Klez.e (D)
Klimt1918 (I)
Landscape Body Machine (CDN)
Larrnakh (H)
Lebanon Hanover (GB)
Lucifer’s Aid (S)
Machine De Beauvoir (D)
Masquerade (FIN)
MGT & Friends (GB)
Mlada Fronta (F)
Moon Far Away (RUS)
Nachtblut (D)
Nikolas Schreck (USA)
Noisuf-X (D)
Novakill (AUS)
Nox Interna (D)
Odroerir (D)
Ohm (CDN)
Ordo Rosarius Equilibrio (S)
Peter Bjärgö (S)
Peter Heppner (D)
Pouppée Fabrikk (S)
Principia Audiomatica (HR)
Ragnaröek (D)
Red Cell (S)
Red Mecca (S)
Revolting Cocks (USA/B) exclusive show in Germany 2017
Ritual Howls (USA)
Romuvos (LT)
Rotersand (D)
RRoyce (D)
S.P.O.C.K (S)
Saigon Blue Rain (F)
Sündenrausch (D)
Scary Bitches (GB)
Schneewittchen (D)
Sex Gang Children (GB)
She Past Away (TR)
Shireen (NL)
Sinistro (P)
Sixth June (SRB)
Skinny Puppy (CDN) exclusive show in Germany 2017
Soviet Soviet (I)
Suicide Commando (B)
Superikone (D)
Sylvaine (N)
Sylvgheist Maëlström (F)
Tanzwut (D)
Technique (BR)
The 69 Eyes (FIN)
The Agnes Circle (GB)
The Creepshow (CDN)
The Devil And The Universe (A)
The Mission (GB)
The Pussybats (D)
This Morn’ Omina (B)
Thrudvangar (D)
Unlight (D)
V2A (D/GB)
Vain Warr (USA) former Blacklist
Varg (D)
Virgin In Veil (FIN)
VNV Nation (IRL/GB)
Vogelfrey (D)
Wednesday 13 (USA)
Whispering Sons (B)
Wires & Lights (D)
Xandria (D)

This is not the complete lineup yet. So keep checking back to see the changes.

Wave Gothik Treffen

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