Mammothfest are proud to announce that Decapitated will now be doing a UK exclusive headline set on Saturday the 6th October in Brighton. So make sure you come down and witness the death metal carnage that ensues from the Polish act.
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Mammothfest UK have added INGESTED as main support to already announced headliners Decapitated along with other new bands: Dead Witches, Cypercore, Forgotten Remains and more.
Mammothfest UK have released their early bird tickets for 2018 and announced the dates for next year which will be the 5-7th October. Tickets are currently on a special offer at only £40 which is half price, this is only for the first 100 tickets, with prices increasing as the festival gets nearer. You can get tickets here:
The festival also has big plans ahead which they will unveil with a new branding and a new website to go with their first line-up announcement when they are ready to reveal the details, but in the meantime, Mammothfest is hosting a special xmas party with headliners Evil Scarecrow on Saturday 9th December with tickets including entry into a free raffle to win a load of prizes.
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.
INTERVIEW: King Leviathan (UK)
by Carina Lawrence/ Dark Art conspiracy
Blackened Thrash Metallers King Leviathan from Brighton, UK have been building the cult-like following since their formation in 2014 after the release of their critically acclaimed 2015 E.P ‘The Shrine’, spreading their “Black Mass” to Bloodstock Open Air, local festival Mammothfest as well as touring and sharing the stage with the likes of Darkest Hour, Abhorrent Decimation, Meta-Stasis and more. Their mass continues to spread as in August this year they unleashed their highly anticipated debut album, ‘Paean Heretica’ via new label Infernum Records who they just signed with. There is lots going on for this metal quartet right now, so we caught up with vocalist/guitarist Adam Sedgwick to discuss their new album, the label, their origins, what lies ahead for the future and more.
Can you tell us about your formation in 2014 and how you arrived at the name of King Leviathan?
Our formation was pretty simple to be honest! Rob and I (Adam) Had been in a couple of projects before King Leviathan started, and a lot of them we’re hard rock based or Metalcore influenced. As much as we enjoyed them, when those projects dissolved we decided we wanted to do something that was straight up Sylosis and Slayer worship! Then Sam asked to join the band as he wanted to start playing metal again and we found Danny at a gig after seeing him playing drums with some bands at College – we asked him to join and then the rest is history!
The name was pretty easy as well, I had a solo project when I was living in Northampton called Crown I, Leviathan and I hadn’t used it for about 2 years by the time I started writing the first EP. I changed the name up to King Leviathan to give it a change, and that’s how it came about!
How would you describe your sound?
It’s a whole amalgamation of sound, cause we’re all influenced by very different music! But the easiest way to describe it would be cold, dark and aggressive.