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.
CANNABIS CORPSE are now premiering their smoking hot forthcoming album, ‘Left Hand Pass’, which has been scheduled for release on September 8th.
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 Apocalypse, a 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.
Regina, SK titans of brutality PLANET EATER return from the flat lands of Western Canada’s prairies to unleash their latest assault to the masses with their first full length “Blackness From The Stars” out now as August 4th to follow their 2015 self-titled debut EP. Blending thrash and death metal with crushing grooves and devastating vocals, PLANET EATER demonstrate hints of Morbid Angel, Converge and Bolt Thrower with elements of Sepultura, Strapping Young Lad and Gojira embedded at the core of their sound.
The album is now streaming in full at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vxx4c_P2yJ8
and is available for order on the band’s on bandcamp: https://planeteater-sk.bandcamp.com/album/blackness-from-the-stars