Progressive metal masters OPETH will headline Damnation. The Swedish quintet, who have topped stages at major festivals across the world, will close the 15th chapter of the event at Leeds University Union on Saturday, November 2. And they have promised a memorable set list which will merge fresh material with old classics.

The band said: "We are very excited to play this year’s Damnation and hopefully we’ll be able to...

French post-rock royalty ALCEST will return to Damnation after almost a decade to play the main stage alongside Mayhem and Opeth.

The duo will be joined by New York heavy rock outfit A PALE HORSE NAMED DEATH, fans’ favourites RAGING SPEEDHORN and Norwegian black metallers MORK at Leeds University Union on Saturday, November 2.

Alcest, who played the third stage of the festival back in 2010, said: “We are really...

Norwegian black metal legends MAYHEM will perform at this year's Damnation. Following a headline set at London's sold-out Incineration Festival, they will return to UK shores on Saturday, November 2, to play the main stage at Leeds University Union alongside OPETH.

Also making their debuts at this year's event are Icelandic rockers THE VINTAGE CARAVAN, fellow Norwegian black metallers GAAHLS WYRD, American doom/sludge outfit INTER ARMA, enigmatic synthwave duo GOSTand...

UK grind kings NAPALM DEATH and death metal legends ENTOMBED ADand VADER have been added to Damnation Festival.

The heavyweight trio top a solid bill which already boasts exclusive sets by Ihsahn, Batushka, Celeste and Mourning Beloveth as well as performances by the likes of Anaal Nathrakh, The Ocean and NeObliviscaris, hosted over four stages at Leeds University Union on Saturday, November 3.

Heavy riff worshippers OHHMS, progressive black metallers...

English blackened grind duo ANAAL NATHRAKH will play their only UK show following the release of 'A New Kind of Horror' at Damnation Festival.

After orchestrating carnage across venues since their Damnation debut 11 years ago, the extreme metal Birmingham outfit will take the event's premier Jagermeister Stage at Leeds University Union on Saturday, November 3. And the duo are looking forward to unleashing fresh chaos this winter.

They said:...

UK filth merchants Dragged Into Sunlight, LA rock duo Big Business and Swedish progressive outfit The Great Discord complete the most incredible Damnation Festival line-up to date. The trio will be joined on the jaw-dropping bill by math rock foursome Body Hound at Leeds University Union on Saturday, November 4.

T from Dragged Into Sunlight said:

“We look forward to concluding a second month long run with Mayhem followed by...

US powerviolence outfit NAILS have been added to this year’s jaw-dropping Damnation Festival line-up.

The grind quartet will subject the Terrorizer Stage to a live onslaught alongside the likes of Dying Fetus, Agoraphobic Nosebleed and Psycroptic. The band were due to make their Damnation debut last year but had to scrap their planned tour.

They intend to make up for that disappointment when they arrived at Leeds University Union, on...

English death metallers, INGESTED, Irish doom trio, DREAD SOVEREIGN, and Portuguese avant-garde rock outfit, SINISTRO head up the final additions to this year's Damnation Festival. They will be joined by HANG THE BASTARD - who will play their final show at the event - HARK, VENOM PRISON, EMPLOYED TO SERVE, MITHRAS, and the INFERNAL SEA. And showcasing some of the UK's finest emerging bands, from power-violence to post rock, GETS...

Norwegian metal legends ENSLAVED will mark a genre-defining 25 years together with a special ‘Spinning Wheel Ritual’ show at the 12th Damnation Festival.

They will be joined by Californian powerviolence trio NAILS and Australian progressive death sextet NE OBLIVISCARIS at Leeds University Union on Saturday, November 5, 2016. The event will also mark debut Damnation shows for Pennsylvanian grind outfit FULL OF HELL and critically acclaimed Texas prog rockers OCEANS...