ArcTanGent 2024 Books Baroness, Scaler, Imperial Triumphant, Blood Command, URNE, MSPAINT, and More


In its 10th year this summer, the brilliant and award-winning Arctangent Festival has once again well and truly delivered for its loyal, amazing audience. Following on from last months HUGE band announcement, today the summer event can reveal its final collection of acts playing in 2024. Heading up this announcement are one of the worlds greatest heavy bands to ever do it, Baroness, who will be playing ARCTANGENT for the very first time. An unmissable set, and surely now one of the most anticipated of the whole weekend. Joining them include stunning Bristol outfit Scaler (formerly Scalping), the mysterious and exciting New York band Imperial Triumphant, the musical collective A-Sun Amissa which is led by musician Richard Knox, and the psychedelic goth duo Gloom Index. the new bands, the full lineup, and the day by bay schedule so far. Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: See You Next Tuesday – Relapses


In recent years, it seems there has been a heightened embrace of electronic music within Metal that is becoming increasingly at the forefront. From the likes of Perturbator and HEALTH sitting on Metal and Rock lineups so fluidly with the likes of LLNN capturing dystopian and pounding soundscapes in their John Cxnner project, it is seemingly becoming a more prominent and welcome aspect within the more extreme fringes of Metal. Continue reading


LLNN Share Double A-side Split 7 inch with Sugar Horse


Danish quartet, LLNN, have released a two-track split 7” with labelmates, Sugar Horse. “The Horror,” LLNN’s offering for the limited, AA-side, presents the Copenhagen collective’s icy new path of synth cinematics and post-apocalyptic post-hardcore. LLNN and Sugar Horse are also preparing for their upcoming European co-headline tour. Keep reading below to find out more.

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Meshuggah and Animals As Leaders Announced for Tenth ArcTanGent Festival in 2024


ArcTanGent festival has announce its first 2024 main stage headliner, Meshuggah, who will headline on the Friday night as a UK exclusive. Also on the main stage,  just before them, are Animals As Leaders, with an EU exclusive show. They join Red Fang, Bossk, Textures, Conan, and many others at the event next August, as it celebrates its 10th anniversary. Find out more below. 

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ArcTanGent Festival Announces And So I Watch You From Afar, Red Fang, and More for 10th Anniversary


In 2024, the ArcTanGent Festival will be celebrating its tenth year, and has now revealed its first wave of bands. Taking place near Bristol August 14th – 17th, the event has just started off building the bill, with Plini, Red Fang, And So I Watched You From Afar, Three Trapped Tigers, Bossk, and more. Keep reading below for more information. 

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FESTIVAL REVIEW: ArcTanGent Festival 2023 Live at Fernhill Farm


 

ArcTanGent Festival, a yearly outdoor four-day fixture at Fernhill Farm near Bristol, attracts a devoted following to its niche yet eclectic lineups of artists who generally have an association with post-rock, progressive metal, or experimental rock. It’s “sort of” a metal festival, but the range of acts it showcases steers towards the more left-field and eccentric end of heavy music and at times stretches beyond what could reasonably even be labelled as “rock”.

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INTERVIEW: John Cxnnor Discusses Their New Live Album with The Devil’s Trade, and Roadburn Festival 2023


 

As part of our preview of  Roadburn Festival 2023, Ghost Cult Keefy interviewed Rasmus and Ketil a.k.a. John Cxnnor! The duo, who also have the hardcore band LLNN, are curating a special presentation and curated performance at Roadburn this year. In addition, they are releasing their collaborative live album with The Devil’s Trade –  “Live At Roadburn” album out April 21 via  Pelagic Records.  The guys discussed the genesis of the project, how they connected with Roadburn founder and artistic director Walter Hoejimakers, touring,  future plans for both projects and their favorite Terminator flick!   

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Arctangent Festival 2023 Announces Their Final Main Stage Headliner Devin Townsend


The mighty Arctangent Festival 2023 today announces their final main stage headliner for this year’s event, The incredible, truly one-of-a-kind Devin Townsend will be closing out the whole festival on the main stage, Saturday night. The festival will be taking place between August 16th through to August 19th, at Fernhill Farm, a short drive from Bristol City Centre. Also announced today include Haken, Yourcodenameis:Milo, Ashenspire, Clt Drp, The Guru Guru, and many more. Acts already announced include Heilung, Converge, Deafheaven (playing ‘Sunbather’ in full as a UK exclusive), Swans, Empire State Bastard, Sikth, The Fall Of Troy, Cave In, Igorrr, Pigs7, Elder, Russian Circles, Chat Pile, Svalbard, Jaga Jazzist, Brutus, Loathe, Rolo Tomassi, Svalbard, and many more.Continue reading


Hellfest 2023 Books Kiss, Mötley Crüe, Iron Maiden, Slipknot, Def Leppard, Pantera, Porcupine Tree, Amon Amarth, Alter Bridge, and More 


  

After their biggest year ever this year, Hellfest 2023 has booked headliners Kiss, Mötley Crüe, Iron Maiden, and Slipknot!  Set to take place June 15-18, 2023 In Clisson, France, the bill also includes Def Leppard, Pantera,  Porcupine Tree, Amon Amarth, Alter Bridge And Within Temptation, and more! Headliners for the 2022 edition of Hellfest included Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, Judas Priest, Deftones, Ghost, Scorpions, and Korn over two long weekends to make up for the missed pandemic year of 2020.

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