After a phenomenal event earlier this year with the likes of Sodom, 1349, Akercocke and Samael (among many, many others), the team at Incineration Fest began drip-feeding the unsuspecting metal public with announcements from 10am last Friday till 11:40. The following bands were revealed to appear next year.
Sunday nights headliners Abbath were first to be announced at 10am. A very strong start! Saturday night co-headliners Master’s Hammer were the second announcement, making their UK debut. This was followed by Sweden’s Hypothermia, playing their second ever UK show as are Nocturnal Depression: everyone’s favourite depressive suicidal black metal band. Next to be revealed were London natives and death metal new-bloods Unfathomable Ruination, marking their third appearance at Incineration Festival. Grind-sludge fusers Lunatic Hooker were the last announcement of the hour.
Incineration shattered any fears that they were the last bands to be disclosed at the time. As 10:59 bled into 11am, Greece’s black metal standard-bearers reared their ugly heads on Incineration Festival’s Facebook page. Of course it’s Rotting Christ, accompanied by the news that Scottish atmospheric metallers Saor were set to play the festival also. Another band playing their debut UK show will be satanic black metal band Asagarum. As Bloodstock graduates, the Incineration approved Wretched Soul are also billed for the festival which brings us to the last band; Taake, co-headlining the Saturday evening.
Incineration’s Facebook page stated:
As it is the fifth edition of Incineration Festival, we felt it only necessary to include a special band from our history and as the first band ever booked for Incineration Festival, we are exceptionally pleased to bring TAAKE back to co-headline the Saturday evening!
Mere hours later, early bird tickets sold out, showing the strength of approval Incineration rightfully deserves here. As a result, general weekend tickets are now available via their official website.
Amid a sea of festivals producing top-notch bills for their 2018 events, Incineration has done a great service to its name and will no doubt become worth its weight in gold. You can check out what we made of Incineration Festival 2017 here and count on the fact that we will see you down the front at next year’s event!
Incineration Fest will run on the weekend of the 12th and 13th of May, split between The Dome and The Boston Music Room, Tufnell Park, London.