Monday, 25 July 2011

Damnation 2011: "The Cat" Is Back

English thrashers EVILE and Finnish folk metallers TURISAS are the latest names added to the DAMNATION FESTIVAL 2011 bill.

The duo - who will play the Jagermeister Stage at Leeds University Union on Saturday, November 5 - are joined by the progressive death of XERATH and a unique, one-off showing of A MAN CALLED CATTEN performing a Medulla Nocte.

Paul Catten said: "After listening to the Medulla Nocte albums for the first time in many years, I knew I had to play these songs one last time.

"A Man Called Catten is a tribute to this material, and my chance to do them justice...playing them as they were meant to be played; live, fast and very loud. I'm ecstatic to be able to perform them at Damnation where I have great memories from previous performances, and this is the one and only time you will hear a set comprising of nothing but Nocte tracks. Relive your youth…the fucking Cat is back!"

Festival director Gavin McInally added: "Evile opened Damnation Festival when we still called Manchester home and following their meteoric rise - which is sure to continue with their new album - it's fantastic to finally have them back at the festival, adding a much needed dose of thrash.

Turisas will no doubt be a surprise addition to many fans but when men with swords tell you they need a home for a night, you throw open your doors! We're looking forward to a battle with some beers at Damnation as they trek across the country on their UK tour.

"Xerath are a certain to kick-off proceedings in style while the prospect of seeing Paul Catten tearing through Medulla Nocte classics at his vicious best is going to leave the rest of the Terrorizer Stage will a difficult set to follow!"

Tickets are on sale, priced £29 and are available from See TicketsTicketline and Leeds Tickets

Tickets are also now available the official Damnation site and Facebook via Ticketscript

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Nice work, Damnation gang! Turisas are a favourite of ours - well of SJW's at least - check out this pic of him and Warlord roaring at a camera phone at Bloodstock a couple of years back:

Photo: Warlord getting bothered by a bald Scouser.
More of that Viking shit will fit the bill nicely!

Plus the return of Paul Catton (Murder One, Medulla Nocte, Lazarus Blackstar, The Sontaran Experiment, etc, etc!) - We haven't seen the big C in action since his gig in Liverpool back in March '08 when touring with Gallhammer. And he is playing a set of Medulla Nocte stuff too... All Our Friends Are Dead! Hell, let's even dare to hope that he wears the same stage outfit he donned for the afore-mentioned Liverpool gig too.

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