Event information

Location: United Kingdom, Leeds (University Of Leeds)
Date: 24 October 2009 - 13:00
Website: damnationfestival.co.uk

Tickets:

£29.50 (subject to booking fee).
Buy at www.leedstickets.com
 
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Last Mistress show ever.

Who was there?

100% Jeff (France)
100% Baz Anderson
100% Promonex (Germany)
100% Magatouve (Germany)
100% Nightrake
70% Boltus


Bands

Jägermeister Stage
15:15 - 15:45 Firebird
16:15 - 16:45 The Gates Of Slumber
17:15 - 17:55 Electric Wizard
18:25 - 19:05 Anathema
19:35 - 20:25 Destruction
20:55 - 21:45 Therapy?
22:15 - 23:20 Life Of Agony
Terrorizer Stage
14:25 - 15:00 Nazxul
15:30 - 16:05 Charger
16:35 - 17:15 Mithras
17:45 - 18:35 Mistress
19:05 - 19:55 Akercocke
20:25 - 21:20 Rotting Christ
21:50 - 22:50 Lock Up
Rock Sound Stage
13:40 - 14:10 Rinoa
14:40 - 15:10 Stand-Up Guy
15:40 - 16:10 And So I Watch You From Afar
16:40 - 17:10 Manatees
17:40 - 18:20 Minsk
18:50 - 19:35 A Storm Of Light
20:05 - 20:50 This Will Destroy You
21:20 - 22:20 Jesu


News

 26.08.2009 - Damnation Festival 2009 - Complete Line-up


Reviews

 Damnation Festival 2009 - Leeds, England, 24th October 2009 by Baz Anderson


Photo galleries

Damnation Festival 2009 - Leeds, England, 24th October 2009 by Baz Anderson (106 images)




 
Updated: 28.10.2009




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Baz Anderson - 10.04.2009 at 05:28  
So the first three bands for this year's is announced!
Thryce - 10.04.2009 at 15:06  
Written by Baz Anderson on 10.04.2009 at 05:28

So the first three bands for this year's is announced!

...and all three are just excellent if you ask me. Would definitely go if I lived anywhere near

Year after year Damnation offers some pretty solid (and above all interesting) line ups, it seems. The world needs more festivals like this one.
Baz Anderson - 08.06.2009 at 16:27  
Akercocke back in Leeds, that's good news. They were fantastic at the Deathfest.
Baz Anderson - 20.08.2009 at 14:00  
Will someone please tell me why I should be appreciating this line-up...

To me the only interesting bands there are Destruction and Akercocke. (Okay, now I've seen Mithras are playing there... so that's another one.)
Promonex - 20.08.2009 at 18:43  
Written by Baz Anderson on 20.08.2009 at 14:00

Will someone please tell me why I should be appreciating this line-up...

To me the only interesting bands there are Destruction and Akercocke. (Okay, now I've seen Mithras are playing there... so that's another one.)

What about Rotting Christ, Negură Bunget, Anathema and Electric Wizard?
Marcel Hubregtse - 20.08.2009 at 18:54  
Written by Baz Anderson on 20.08.2009 at 14:00

Will someone please tell me why I should be appreciating this line-up...

To me the only interesting bands there are Destruction and Akercocke. (Okay, now I've seen Mithras are playing there... so that's another one.)


Thios line-up is infinitely superior to what Bloodstock had to offer. Unless you only want to go to festivals for mainstream big names of course...

Just look at this:
Life Of Agony
Lock Up
Therapy?
Destruction
Anathema
Electric Wizard
Jesu
Rotting Christ
Akercocke
A Storm Of Light
Mistress
Negură Bunget
Minsk
Extreme Noise Terror
The Gates Of Slumber
Mithras (especially for you Barry )
Firebird


Now, that's what I call a good solid line-up with quite a lot of smaller lesser known brilliant bands in there.
Baz Anderson - 20.08.2009 at 18:54  
Written by Promonex on 20.08.2009 at 18:43

Written by Baz Anderson on 20.08.2009 at 14:00

Will someone please tell me why I should be appreciating this line-up...

To me the only interesting bands there are Destruction and Akercocke. (Okay, now I've seen Mithras are playing there... so that's another one.)

What about Rotting Christ, Negură Bunget, Anathema and Electric Wizard?

Rotting Christ and Negură Bunget haven't done much for me live before, I just saw Anathema at Bloodstock and they're not really my thing either. Electric Wizard I am not familiar with, but I could enjoy.
The problem just is that it doesn't interest my personal tastes much. Last year I saw Carcass, Napalm Death, Sigh, Onslaught and Benediction there - these are much more my kind of thing, but there isn't any of that this year.
Baz Anderson - 20.08.2009 at 18:56  
Most of those just aren't my kind of thing though, Marcel. That's the problem.
If I don't have anything else on, I probably still will attempt to go though.
Promonex - 20.08.2009 at 18:57  
If you have seen Negură only at last year's Wacken, that performance was far from representative. The sound, the environment, the audience, everything just contributed to making it the worst of the four gigs I've seen of them. Unless you've already seen them a second time I recommend giving them another try.
Baz Anderson - 20.08.2009 at 18:59  
Maybe I will. The main problem really is that I am not that familiar with many of the bands on here because they're not in the genres I listen to most.

Maybe if someone has any spare time they could give a couple of words for each band telling me what kind of music they play - if I am likely to like them or not.
Marcel Hubregtse - 20.08.2009 at 19:00  
Written by Baz Anderson on 20.08.2009 at 18:56

Most of those just aren't my kind of thing though, Marcel. That's the problem.
If I don't have anything else on, I probably still will attempt to go though.



Even though some might not be your thing, stop playing it safe and dare and see bands you think will not appeal to you, you might be surprised.
And not only that... but ffs ONLY 29.50 pounds? That's only 34 euro. You won't find a festival anywhere in the world that offers this sort of quality for that price. Best value for money around without a doubt.
Marcel Hubregtse - 20.08.2009 at 19:01  
Written by Promonex on 20.08.2009 at 18:57

If you have seen Negură only at last year's Wacken, that performance was far from representative. The sound, the environment, the audience, everything just contributed to making it the worst of the four gigs I've seen of them. Unless you've already seen them a second time I recommend giving them another try.


Problem with Negura currently is of course that the most important band members have left the band.
Marcel Hubregtse - 20.08.2009 at 19:06  
Written by Baz Anderson on 20.08.2009 at 18:59

Maybe I will. The main problem really is that I am not that familiar with many of the bands on here because they're not in the genres I listen to most.




Like I just said... stop playing it safe. Dare to take chances. It's only 29,50 pounds can't go wrong there at all for that price.

Extreme Noise Terror are together with Napalm Death amongst the first grindcore bands and Firebird is Carcass' Bill Steer's stoner band. (to give you a conection to you much beloved Napalm Death and Carcass.)
Promonex - 20.08.2009 at 19:08  
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 20.08.2009 at 19:01

Written by Promonex on 20.08.2009 at 18:57

If you have seen Negură only at last year's Wacken, that performance was far from representative. The sound, the environment, the audience, everything just contributed to making it the worst of the four gigs I've seen of them. Unless you've already seen them a second time I recommend giving them another try.


Problem with Negura currently is of course that the most important band members have left the band.

Yeah, it's pretty much a cover band by now and I'm especially anxious about the vocals of Hupogrammos' replacement. I wouldn't want to miss them anyway as the songs are still full of Hupogrammos' and Sol Faur's spirit.
Promonex - 20.08.2009 at 19:10  
And for some more connections:

Lock Up: deathgrind by Shane Embury, Nick Barker and Tomas Lindberg. And some other guy on guitars. I don't know them myself, but reading the names and the genre alone they will probably be along your alley. It's also probably their last gig ever.

Mistress: another last show ever. Some pretty grinding yet sludgy stuff featuring Dave Hunt of Anaal Nathrakh and Mick Kenney of Anaal Nathrakh and Benediction.
Marcel Hubregtse - 20.08.2009 at 19:14  
Written by Promonex on 20.08.2009 at 19:08

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 20.08.2009 at 19:01

Written by Promonex on 20.08.2009 at 18:57

If you have seen Negură only at last year's Wacken, that performance was far from representative. The sound, the environment, the audience, everything just contributed to making it the worst of the four gigs I've seen of them. Unless you've already seen them a second time I recommend giving them another try.


Problem with Negura currently is of course that the most important band members have left the band.

Yeah, it's pretty much a cover band by now and I'm especially anxious about the vocals of Hupogrammos' replacement. I wouldn't want to miss them anyway as the songs are still full of Hupogrammos' and Sol Faur's spirit.


I am really immensely happy, glad, over the moon, lucky that I saw them at Roadburn which turned out to be their last ever gig with Hupogrammos and Sol Faur (as I am glad about seeing Trouble's last ever with Eric Wagner the year before at Roadburn)
BitterCOld - 20.08.2009 at 19:44  
That's a good enough line-up i'd pinch the pennies to catch it..

Jesu (yet another band in the fest with ties to Napalm Death)
Gates of Slumber
new-gura Bunget

are worth the cost of admission alone based upon my tastes, with ENT, Electric Wizard, Lock UP, Anathema, and Minsk also being other bands i'd definitely be interested in catching.

i think you Euros are spoiled with your fests!
Baz Anderson - 24.08.2009 at 23:21  
Seems I will be going this year too. In a weird way I am looking forward to it because it'll give me a chance to see some different kind of bands.
Last year's festival was fantastic, so hopefully this will be too. And come on, anything with Mithras - it has to be seen. Hahaha.
Stuart - 25.08.2009 at 04:15  
I gotta be honest this lineup looks amazing, why am i even having doubts about going? maybe its the long train journey from London.
Baz Anderson - 25.08.2009 at 21:48  
Nazxul are now coming over for their first ever UK show. This really is quite an interesting line-up of bands.
Necrogeddon - 26.08.2009 at 23:21  
Written by Promonex on 20.08.2009 at 19:10

And for some more connections:

Lock Up: deathgrind by Shane Embury, Nick Barker and Tomas Lindberg. And some other guy on guitars. I don't know them myself, but reading the names and the genre alone they will probably be along your alley. It's also probably their last gig ever.

Mistress: another last show ever. Some pretty grinding yet sludgy stuff featuring Dave Hunt of Anaal Nathrakh and Mick Kenney of Anaal Nathrakh and Benediction.

Actually Dave Hunt is in Benediction not Mick Kenney But Mistress are incredible, a pretty venomous band, really sludgy, I wish I could go see them...
Baz Anderson - 28.08.2009 at 19:17  
Last year they had three stages going on at the same time, so there were lots of clashes. There's actually quite a few bands I'd be interested in seeing here now - so I just hope the times are arranged better. Clashes are a horrible thing.
Promonex - 30.08.2009 at 22:39  
Three stages? What the fuck?! They should only have one stage and make this a two day festival. Where's the point in having an epic lineup if people only get to see one third of it?
Marcel Hubregtse - 31.08.2009 at 07:40  
Written by Promonex on 30.08.2009 at 22:39

Three stages? What the fuck?! They should only have one stage and make this a two day festival. Where's the point in having an epic lineup if people only get to see one third of it?


I was thinking the exact same thing. PLus also that now you can rest assured that the people present will once again only go and see the bands they already know.
HarmonyCorruptio - 02.09.2009 at 17:27  
Poster.

Baz Anderson - 02.09.2009 at 17:44  
So that looks like Mithras will clash with The Gates Of Slumber, Electric Wizard will probably clash with Extreme Noise Terror and Negura Bunget, and Destruction and Akercocke might clash.

Great.
Baz Anderson - 03.09.2009 at 16:37  
Ah no, Mithras had better not clash with Electric Wizard. Really...
Marcel Hubregtse - 03.09.2009 at 17:10  
Written by Baz Anderson on 03.09.2009 at 16:37

Ah no, Mithras had better not clash with Electric Wizard. Really...


Then skip Mithras for a change, you have already seen them a couple of times.
Collin - 03.09.2009 at 17:45  
That, and also Electric Wizard really has to be experienced in a live setting. Should I mention that they were one of the top three concerts at Hellfest this year for me, even though I was not really familiar with them at the time?
Baz Anderson - 03.09.2009 at 18:22  
I've only seen Mithras once before, and never with their new singer.
If it was a straight choice, I'd never miss Mithras - but I had a look on the forums and apparently they are trying to get the bands going at slightly different times so they don't completely clash.

We'll just have to see what the running order is when it's done.
Marcel Hubregtse - 03.09.2009 at 18:25  
And yet again he decides to go for the safe choice
Baz Anderson - 03.09.2009 at 18:31  
Mithras is more than "safe". I know that Mithras will be one of the best bands of the festival for me, being my favourite there.
Stuart - 03.09.2009 at 23:15  
I went to deathfest at this venue, were on earth are they going to put the 3rd stage I wonder, there were only 2 stages at deathfest.
Baz Anderson - 04.09.2009 at 01:13  
Written by Stuart on 03.09.2009 at 23:15

I went to deathfest at this venue, were on earth are they going to put the 3rd stage I wonder, there were only 2 stages at deathfest.

At the UK Deathfest - the main stage there (that Vader, Akercocke, etc. played on) is the second stage at Damnation.
The main stage at Damnation is probably an extra half of the size of that stage added on and the room is much bigger. The second stage at Damnation is the UK Deathfest main stage, and so the third stage at Damnation is that tiny hole that Infected Disarray, etc. played on at the Deathfest.
Galar - 24.09.2009 at 18:39  
This is a good line up bill steer and mike sifringer pwns
Magatouve - 27.09.2009 at 05:23  
A little bit of a question so I can arrange my travel well, at what time does the festival starts?
Magatouve - 27.09.2009 at 05:49  
Written by Magatouve on 27.09.2009 at 05:23

A little bit of a question so I can arrange my travel well, at what time does the festival starts?

Oh yeah... it says on the ticket starts at 1 pm and ends at 11 pm...
Promonex - 29.09.2009 at 14:25  
There will still be tickets at the door, I guess? The previous editions weren't sold out or close to being sold out, were they?
Jeff - 29.09.2009 at 17:17  
I will be there with Hellfest team (we will be 3).

We will be in London the friday and will go to Leeds saturday. What's the best way to go to Leeds from London?

Maybe someone go there by car?
Promonex - 29.09.2009 at 20:28  
Written by Jeff on 29.09.2009 at 17:17

I will be there with Hellfest team (we will be 3).

We will be in London the friday and will go to Leeds saturday. What's the best way to go to Leeds from London?

Maybe someone go there by car?

If things turn out nicely, I'll rent a car with a few mates who are in Cambridge at that time. Maybe a mate from Romania and Saitenhexerin from this page gonna go with us as well. But that's Cambridge. If you wanna go from London, coaches might be a better idea. 3 persons from London to Leeds and back would cost only 42 quid with Megabus.
Baz Anderson - 29.09.2009 at 20:39  
I really wouldn't risk not buying a ticket before you get there.
Will be nice to see all you again, and meet Saitenhexerin if she goes.
Promonex - 02.10.2009 at 19:32  
Apparently ENT aren't part of the lineup anymore.

I've added the times to the lineup above. A clearer schedule with time bars can be found here. And of course there are some annoying clashes. My day would probably look something like this:

01:20 - 01:55 Nazxul
01:55 - 03:30 Downing some beers
03:30 - 04:05 Mithras
04:05 - 04:10 Catching the last few minutes of ASIWYFA and probably regretting that I went for Mithras instead
04:15 - 04:45 The Gates Of Slumber
04:45 - 05:15 Get some more beer
05:15 - 05:45 Electric Wizard
05:45 - 06:35 Mistress
06:35 - 07:05 Anathema
07:05 - 07:05 Being annoyed that I'm missing A Storm of Light at this very moment
07:05 - 07:55 Akercocke
07:55 - 08:25 Getting some beer while Destruction play in the background
08:25 - 09:20 Rotting Christ
09:20 - 09:45 Jesu
09:45 - 09:50 Running back to Terrorizer Stage while cursing the fucked up running order once again
09:50 - 10:50 Lock Up
10:50 - 11:20 Falling asleep during Life Of Agony
Baz Anderson - 02.10.2009 at 20:16  
Akercocke and Destruction clash! Why would they do that???
Stuart - 03.10.2009 at 00:37  
So basicaly it will be terrorizer stage until electric wizard start and then jagermeister until akerocke start and then terrorizer to the end... seems simple enough day to me.
Stuart - 03.10.2009 at 00:39  
Written by Promonex on 02.10.2009 at 19:32

Apparently ENT aren't part of the lineup anymore.

I've added the times to the lineup above. A clearer schedule with time bars can be found here. And of course there are some annoying clashes. My day would probably look something like this:

01:20 - 01:55 Nazxul
01:55 - 03:30 Downing some beers
03:30 - 04:05 Mithras
04:05 - 04:10 Catching the last few minutes of ASIWYFA and probably regretting that I went for Mithras instead
04:15 - 04:45 The Gates Of Slumber
04:45 - 05:15 Get some more beer
05:15 - 05:45 Electric Wizard
05:45 - 06:35 Mistress
06:35 - 07:05 Anathema
07:05 - 07:05 Being annoyed that I'm missing A Storm of Light at this very moment
07:05 - 07:55 Akercocke
07:55 - 08:25 Getting some beer while Destruction play in the background
08:25 - 09:20 Rotting Christ
09:20 - 09:45 Jesu
09:45 - 09:50 Running back to Terrorizer Stage while cursing the fucked up running order once again
09:50 - 10:50 Lock Up
10:50 - 11:20 Falling asleep during Life Of Agony

mate, you're not leaving an awful lot of time for milling about and getting wankered...
Promonex - 03.10.2009 at 02:05  
Written by Stuart on 03.10.2009 at 00:39

Written by Promonex on 02.10.2009 at 19:32

Apparently ENT aren't part of the lineup anymore.

I've added the times to the lineup above. A clearer schedule with time bars can be found here. And of course there are some annoying clashes. My day would probably look something like this:

01:20 - 01:55 Nazxul
01:55 - 03:30 Downing some beers
03:30 - 04:05 Mithras
04:05 - 04:10 Catching the last few minutes of ASIWYFA and probably regretting that I went for Mithras instead
04:15 - 04:45 The Gates Of Slumber
04:45 - 05:15 Get some more beer
05:15 - 05:45 Electric Wizard
05:45 - 06:35 Mistress
06:35 - 07:05 Anathema
07:05 - 07:05 Being annoyed that I'm missing A Storm of Light at this very moment
07:05 - 07:55 Akercocke
07:55 - 08:25 Getting some beer while Destruction play in the background
08:25 - 09:20 Rotting Christ
09:20 - 09:45 Jesu
09:45 - 09:50 Running back to Terrorizer Stage while cursing the fucked up running order once again
09:50 - 10:50 Lock Up
10:50 - 11:20 Falling asleep during Life Of Agony

mate, you're not leaving an awful lot of time for milling about and getting wankered...

I always make ambitious plans in case the company sucks. I also tend to miss three quarters of what I initially planned to catch. As long as I'm gonna see Mistress, Rotting Christ, Akercocke and Lock Up all is well.
Baz Anderson - 03.10.2009 at 13:11  
Right then, my plans, as they stand, are:

13:20 - 13:55 - Nazxul
15:30 - 16:05 - Mithras
16:15 - 16:35 - Gates Of Slumber (miss last 10 minutes)
16:35 - 17:15 - Negură Bunget
17:15 - 17:55 - Electric Wizard
17:55 - 18:35 - Mistress (miss first 10 minutes)
18:35 - 19:05 - Anathema (miss first 10 minutes)
19:05 - 19:55 - Akercocke
19:55 - 20:25 - Destruction (miss first 20 minutes)
20:25 - 21:20 - Rotting Christ
21:20 - 21:50 - (either, part of) Therapy? or Jesu
21:50 - 22:50 - Lock Up
22:50 - 23:30 - Life Of Agony (if I can stand, until end)
Promonex - 14.10.2009 at 02:53  
So the flights are booked, and tomorrow I'll order my ticket. Just ten more days to go!
Baz Anderson - 14.10.2009 at 21:22  
Shame Nazxul only have 35 minutes. Their new album is really good.
Promonex - 18.10.2009 at 19:58  
Just printed out my ticket. Now all I need to do is get to Leeds somehow. Anyone going from or via Cambridge or from the surrounding area? If there's two more of us we could rent a car which would make the trip a lot cheaper than by coach.

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