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PHOTO REPORT: Amenra + Kalle /Nov. 9th @ La Fabrika , Prague


PHOTO REPORT:  Amenra + Kalle –  November 9th, 2017 in La Fabrika, Czech Republic ! Photography by Pavel Kovalančík / Dark Art Conspiracy.

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LIVE REVIEW: Mammothfest 2017, The Arch, Brighton UK – 6th-8th October


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LIVE REVIEW by Carina Lawrence / Dark Art Conspiracy

Brighton’s annual dedicated metal festival Mammothfest makes a bigger impact each year and this year’s event was no exception, especially as they impressively managed to bag 3 UK exclusive headliners with Rotting Christ, Fleshgod Apocalypse and Amenra.

Since its return in 2014 Mammothfest has always mustered up a formidable line-up, comprised of heavyweight acts such as Textures, Venom Inc, Sylosis, Entombed, Martyr Defiled and more in the past, as well as always showcasing the best and upcoming talent, they even have a whole stage devoted to this, named the Rikstock stage, after Mammothfest director Steve Dickson lost his close friend and business partner, Rik Mosquero to brain cancer, he went on to name the stage in his honour and highlight the emerging artists, Rik himself was in local band Hole In The Sky who have frequently played the festival, including this year’s event. Along with the bigger calibre acts they bring in each year, the festival has successfully managed to upscale its venue as its new current home is The Arch located on the seafront and is a perfect central spot in Brighton, whereas previously the festival has hosted at different and smaller venues across a weekend, highlighting again the growth and expansion of this massive metal event.

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Festival Preview: Why Mammothfest UK Is Not To Be Missed


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With Mammothfest less than 3 weeks away now, we take a look at just a few of many reasons why you should be checking out this annual Brighton UK based festival, which keeps growing every year. This year it takes place from the 6-8th October at The Arch, Brighton located along the seafront, making it a great venue to host this mental extreme metal weekend.

All UK exclusive headliners!

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The festival has impressively managed to secure all three headliners as UK exclusives which is very exciting, especially when the headliners consist of controversial Greek extreme band Rotting Christ (Friday), Italian Avant-garde Fleshgod Apocalypse (Saturday) and Belgian metallers Amenra (Sunday). They can all only be witnessed at Mammothfest in 2017, so that is one hell of a reason to come along!

Rotting Christ: https://www.facebook.com/Rotting-Christ-290468585669/

Fleshgod Apocalypse: https://www.facebook.com/fleshgodapocalypse/

Amenra: https://www.facebook.com/churchofra/

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Mammothfest UK Release Program Info & Stage Times


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With less than three weeks to go until Mammothfest descends onto Brighton, UK they have released the festival magazine/progam, which features band interviews (including with headliners Rotting Christ), festival information and more. The printed version will also be available for free to all paying customers in print at Mammothfest 2017 upon entry.

Get yourself ready for the festival by having a read of the magazine here:  http://mammothfest.uk/Mammoth-Mag2017.pdf

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Mammothfest Reveal Official Trailers For 2017 & 2019 Goals


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Those who have attended Mammothfest before will know the kind of carnage that follows on each day at the festival. For those who have never been before, you can now get a taste of what to expect across the weekend as Mammothfest has unveiled footage from previous events.

There are four videos to watch, from the “weekend” video with a preview of everything you can experience at Mammothfest over the three days, to the separate videos of daily themed footage.

This includes the Friday, which is the “Black Metal Day”, headlined by Rotting Christ. The Saturday, headlined by Fleshgod Apocalypsea day packed with a variety of extreme styles in metal. Finally, the Sunday “Doom Metal Day”, headlined by Amenra. All headliners are exclusive to Mammothfest UK in 2017.

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Final Mammothfest UK Announcement Revealed! 3 UK Exclusive headliners!


Mammothfest is thrilled to announce that Belgian doom act, Amenra will exclusively headline in the UK on the Sunday stoner doom main stage at this year’s festival. That’s right, ALL THREE of the main stage headline acts across the weekend including also Fleshgod Apocalypse and Rotting Christ can only be found performing at Mammothfest in the UK in 2017!

Not only that, previously announced black metal act Tsjuder are also confirmed for a UK exclusive performance at Mammothfest 2017! 


As if that wasn’t exciting enough, Mammothfest are proud to announce the complete lineup that will perform at The Arch in Brighton between the 6th and 8th of October. Including the likes of Akercocke, Vodun, Abhorrent Decimation, Vigil (Poland), Confronted and more as a total of 16 bands have been added to the final lineup. Check out the full poster above!


So the days and stages now look like this:

BLACK METAL STAGE FRIDAY 6TH OCTOBER

Already announced for main stage and Rikstock (second stage) Friday:

TSJUDER who were previously announced will now be a UK exclusive also.

Black Metal Main Stage:
8.50 – 10.00 Rotting Christ (UK exc)
7.45 – 8.30 Tsjuder (UK exc)
6:45 – 7.15 The infernal sea
6.00 – 6.30 Vehement

Friday Rikstock Stage:
11:30 – 12:30 The Crimson Brigade
10:15 – 11:00 Deitus
8:30 – 9:00 Ethereal
7:15 – 7:45 Heathen Deity
6:30- 7:00 Necro nautical



NEW ADDITIONS AND NEWS FOR SATURDAY 7TH OCTOBER

 

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MAIN STAGE EXTREME METAL STAGE – SATURDAY 7TH OCTOBER

London black metallers Akercocke who formed in 1997 and then split in 2012 made a surprise reform last year in 2016, so this is an exciting time for the band as it sees founding members Jason Mendonca and David Gray re-joined by original guitarist Paul Scanlan. The line-up completed by Nathanael Underwood. With this reunion comes a new sense of energy and drive, along with a new sixth album titled ‘Renaissance in Extremis’ with the release date yet to be announced. Hopefully, Mammothfest goers will be fortunate enough to hear some new offerings!

 

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Joining Akercoke on the Saturday is another London act Abhorrent Decimation. The band are favourites at Mammothfest, having played back in 2014 and 2015. Now they are ready to make a triumphant return with their sophomore album ‘The Pardoner’ which is due to be released July 28th. This new album follows their successful 2015 debut ‘Miasmic Mutation’ which received high praise from press and metal fans. It was even heralded as “one of 2015’s must have Death Metal records” by Metal Hammer. Since the release they have done widespread touring including appearances at Bloodstock and went on to sign with Prosthetic Records. The new album is set to be their most inspired and dominating yet, so don’t miss a chance to hear new hefty offerings at Mammothfest.

 


NEW BANDS ADDED FOR RIKSTOCK STAGE EXTREME METAL STAGE – SATURDAY 7TH OCTOBER

 

Joining Lagerstein for the Saturday night VIP after party are Portsmouth party metallers Seething Akira who return to Mammothfest to close the late night party in style. In 2015 they headlined the Rikstock stage with their usual blend electronica and metal laced with tonnes of energy and are guaranteed to bring the fun vibes and get the place bouncing!

The Saturday stages look like this in full:

Saturday main stage
20:40 – 22:00 Fleshgod apocalypse (UK Exclusive)
19:30 – 20.10 Dragged Into Sunlight
18:45 – 19:15 Akercocke
18:00 – 18:30 Lawnmower deth
17:15 – 17:45 Meta-Stasis
16:30 – 17:00 Abhorrent Decimation
15:45 – 16:15 Death Remains
15:00 – 15:30 Bleed Again
14:15 – 14:45 Kill all the gentlemen (Moved up to main stage)

Saturday Rikstock
12:30 – 1:30 Seething Akira (VIP)
10:30 – 12:00 Lagerstein (Australia) (VIP)
20:10 – 20:40 No Raza
19:15 – 19.45 Warcrab
18:30 – 19:00 Ascaris
17:45 – 18:15 Materia (Poland)
17:00 – 17-30 Damaj
16:15 – 16:45 Synaptik
15:30 – 16:00 Devil wants her swagger back
14:45 – 15:15 Hole In The Sky
14:00 – 14:30 Gutteral carnage


NEW ADDITIONS AND NEWS FOR SUNDAY 6TH OCTOBER

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SUNDAY HEADLINERS – AMENRA (UK EXCLUSIVE)

Mammothfest’s third and final headliner is Belgain post-metal doom act Amenra, who are doing a UK exclusive performance, marking three exclusives for all Mammothfest headliners. Since their formation in 1999 they have been paving their way to success, with critically acclaimed albums, touring with acts such as Neurosis, expanding their sound all of which has earnt them great admiration and a big following, including a collective group of like-minded artists and fans that call themselves ‘Church Of Ra’. As a band that is constantly growing and incredibly hard working and passionate to make a difference, their sixth upcoming album ‘Mass VI’ is definitely one to watch for, and can only be witnessed in the UK at Mammothfest this year.

 

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Genre defining and exciting London act Vodun who have been described as “Like Aretha fronting Royal Blood after imbibing Ayahuasca” – MOJO Magazine and “The new best rock band on the planet” – James McMahon, editor Kerrang, amongst other things just to help add to the intrigue and highlight their impression and distinctive sound and the impact it is having on the metal scene. They released their highly praised full-length debut ‘Possession’ in 2016, so come down and be part of their spiritual celebratory presence that they invoke live, inspired by west African vodu – how could you miss that?!.

 

Other Sunday additions include TelepathyWrenKurokumaSolleme and new act Urne, which features ex-members of Hang The Bastard who can be considered to be for fans of Thin Lizzy, The Sword and Danzig. Urne are a band currently wrapped in mystery and that excites us enough to stick them on the bill along with the reputation of the musicians involved. Keep an eye out!

These acts join the already announced Sunday Main stage below:

23:20 – 00:30 Chubby Thunderous Bad Kush Masters (VIP after party band)
21:00 – 22:45 Amenra (UK exclusive)
19:45 – 20:30 Vodun
19:00 – 19:30 OHHMS 
18:15 – 18:45 Patrick Walker & 40 WATT SUN 
17:30 – 18:00 Telepathy
16:45 – 17:15 Grave Lines
16:00 – 16:30 Wren
15:15 – 15:45 Haast’s Eagled 
14:30 – 15:00 Kurokuma
13:45 – 14:15 Kalloused 
13:00 – 13:30 Urne
12:15 – 12:45 Solleme

NEW BANDS ADDED TO RICKSTOCK STAGE – Sunday 8TH OCTOBER

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Headlining the Rikstock stage is tech metallers Core of iO, who was born out of a shared enjoyment of technical and melodically intriguing music. Ever since 2014, the four-piece have established themselves on the underground scene, displaying an honest and unapologetically raw sound with their tech flavoured progressive rock. Core of iO are no strangers to hard work, the quartet have already released two EPs to date, as well as a dual single, which landed in 2014. The band have also played Mammothfest in the past and UK Tech-Fest, whilst touring the UK extensively and racking over 250 shows.


Joining them on the Rikstock stage is Polish djent groove metalles Vigil, tech metallers This Is Turin, Sluge act Thuum, the mental and unpredictable Confronted who have quite the reputation live for their antics, and lastly every year Mammothfest brings one band back together as a special one off performance and this year it is Wall Of Denial. They started in 2000 in Brighton, England and created their own unique noise with a blend of Hard Core, Thrash and Heavy Metal. They went on to tour with Norma Jean, The Blamed and played as main support for Dillinger Escape Plan, on more than one occasion at the Concorde 2. They also played festivals like Kerrang All Dayers in London, receiving brilliant reviews for their live performance. The band finally split in 2003 with their final farewell gig to a packed HobGoblin in Brighton, in support were “Counting The Days” better known now as popular British metalcore act “Architects” who also hail from Brighton, and as a final farewell present they covered one of Wall of Denial’s songs as their final song of the set! Which brings us to 2017. The band have had the urge in recent years to reform. There had been talk over the years of a reunion but it never felt right. Now it does. What better place than at Mammothfest 2017, a festival set up by a person that truly understands where bands like Wall of Denial come from and digs it. Wall of Denial cannot wait to hit the stage, and on their home turf again nonetheless, a very special moment indeed!

The full line-up for the Rikstock stage on Sunday looks like:

20:30 – 21:10 Core of iO
19:00 – 19.30 VIGIL (Poland)
18:30 – 19:00 Thermit (Poland)
17:45 – 18:15 Wall of Denial
17:00 – 17-30 Rotten Foxes
16:15 – 16:45 Negative Measures
15:30 – 16:00 This is Turin
14:45 – 15:15 Thuum
14:00 – 14:30 Confronted
13:15 – 13:45 Pensevor
12:30 – 13:00 Mutually Assured Destruction

Mammothfest have been busy in the run up to the main festival, hosting three Mammothfest ‘presents’ shows between April and May, most recently on May 6thwith headliners Brutality Will Prevail and Raging Speedhorn, ending a run of highly successful, diverse and enjoyable all day gigs in Brighton, UK.

The first event on the 1st April was with headliners Feed The Rhino and saw the launch of Mammothfest’s very own cider range.

Then on the 16th death metallers Vader headlined a special event and unveiled Mammothfest’s new home and venue, The Arch which is located by the beach and centre of the town.

The new venue has gone down well with gig goers at both Vader and Brutality Prevail, as has the launch of Mammothfest cider, selling out at all of the shows and meaning that 420 pints were had across the three shows. Mammothfest cider will, of course, be available at the main festival.

This is one hell of a line-up from Mammothfest and is not to be missed! Mammothfest is incredibly excited and proud to put this bill together, so be sure to join them at this massive event on 6-8th October!


Get more information and tickets here: www.mammothfest.uk


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