'Kin Hell Fest 2013 - Leeds, The Templeworks

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 - (Friday's headliner) - WINTERFYLLETH - 
Surely by now this lot really don't need any sort of introduction, but, if you've been trapped in a cave for the past few years, Winterfylleth are a 4 piece epic black metal band from Manchester who are now on their third album, signed to Candlelight, and have been playing the BIG festivals all over the world (Bloodstock, Damnation, Wacken, Hellfest and more). They deliver a fantastically electrifying set of brilliant riffs, passionate soundscapes, uplifting sections, and are a joy to witness live. They shall be headlining the Friday night at 'kin Hell Fest 2013 and we are massively proud to have them here.
Live at (the real French) Hellfest! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVC-pMIMD4w

 - (Saturday's headliner) - ROMPEPROP (Holland) - 
"Are you kidding me?! Rompeprop are playing 'kin Hell Fest?!"
This is what you SHOULD be saying. If you're not, then you obviously haven't seen them live before.
Dutch legends of the grind world, they started at the turn of the century, and have been making any gig or festival they play at a true party. Be prepared for the most bouncybouncypartygroovin' times and daftdancingbonanza madness you can have in the extreme metal world. Bringing the atmosphere of the european festival madness to the UK for this exclusive one off show!
Obscene Extreme 2010 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_kOrLn1O8o

 - (Sunday's headliner) - MAN MUST DIE - 
These Scottish heavyweights are coming back to Leeds again, the final crushing blow that will finish you off at the end of 'kin Hell Fest on the Sunday, after over 25 hours of bands, we will not let you leave without one final sledgehammer to the face. With their battering mix of Cryptopsy, Napalm Death, Decapitated, Cerebral Bore, The Black Dahlia Murder and Aborted styled death metal (with hardcore tinges), Man Must Die come to 'kHF with four albums under their belt, gigs and festivals all over the world, and a seeringly tight show to boot.
Footage from Germany - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91CawZDV0Bg
New video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91CawZDV0Bg


If you're into your fast music, and you don't know about TAG, then, re-evaluate everything. This lot have been bombing around all over the world for the last few years, with quite a few European / American tours and festivals under their belt, countless recordings and at least half a million finger point worthy moments in their set. Running the whole spectrum from crust, grind, power violence, punk, thrash, sludge, stop start go silliness, there most certainly is no party like an Afternoon Gents party. Get your circle pit shoes warmed up and your Orangeboom / Buckfast / Three Hammers downed, for carnage does approach. I couldn't NOT ask this lot back! These guys followed by Rompeprop was the only logical way to finish the Saturday night!
OEF 2011 - early morning mosh! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LY6LhgQDMg
'kin Hell Fest 2011 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlgiImYlZaU


This true Victorian-age Northern black metal made up of seven gentlefolk are a sight to behold and a sonic treat if ever there was one. Combining ye olden day style theatrics with modern day epic, melancholic sounds that span the genres of folk, prog, rock and all out raging black metal, this somewhat elusive septet shall follow up their Roadburn Festival 2013 appearance with their set at 'kHF a week later. Treats are abound.

 - BONG - 
If you are into your psychedelic music, and I mean, REALLY psychedelic, then you need Bong in your life. Actually mind-altering spacey drones that will calm, overpower, enthrall and enhance your existence.
This is a rare appearance for this North-Eastern England band, so make sure you don't miss out. Om meets Sunn o))) meets (old) Mayhem.

 - ALKERDEEL (Belgium) - 

Black Sludge/drone/doom mongers. Just released their new album "Morinde" on Consouling Records (Amenra, Kingdom, Gnaw Their Tongues, Nadja) and played the Roadburn fest in 2012. Ferocious, raw and mesmerizing black metal with a punk attitude and a doomy sound. Featuring ex-members of Leng Tch'e and Serpentcult, for fans of Wolves In The Throne Room, Ildjarn, Burning Witch, Swans, Neurosis and the coming apocalypse.
Roadburn Festival 2012 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-joYkO0Scc


Still even now, Palehorse are one of the more unique bands on the UK circuit, as they bring you a strangely pleasant but unsettling mix of sludgey grooves, chilled out calm, powerful noisy violence that's not grindy, and subtle catchiness that very few others can match. An utter powerhouse and an overload-of-bass fan's wet dream, the lurching, oddball quintet return and not before time.
All their music - http://palehorse-uk.bandcamp.com/


Technical black metal with death metal heaviness, doom, slam and jazz interludes you say? Surely that can't work? Well, Diascorium pride themselves on being able to weave together sections and ideas that really shouldn't work into something of a coherent matter. Blink and you'll miss it, don't concentrate and you might not get it, challenging music, but that doesn't forget about the riff, that worships the almighty riff, and those in grooves and 'nicer' sections when you least expect it. This 4 piece mob are highly seasoned players, incorporating members (ex and current) of Reth, A Forest Of Stars, Narcosis, Tangaroa, Revokation, Morkret, Canvas and more, and have had some amazing supports and all dayer / festival appearances in their three year existence so far.
This is what happened last time they played 'kin Hell Fest... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ju17Ha0tP70


It's been nearly two years since these Burnley slamsters have played a gig, but they are returning in time for 'kHF, with a revised line up, crushing new riffs, trademark stops, stars and tempo changes still abound. Guaranteed to cause your dancing pants to have a run around on the Friday night, it's been way too long!
Death Feast Open Air 2011 (Last gig):- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WR7JXzSqhxQ


4 piece Milton Keynes batterers who are firm favourites of the Yorkshire mob, with their immensely powerful mix of rampaging blasty grindcore, big riffs, crust violence and sludgey swagger, be prepared to get them air guitars out once more, as they return for more 'kin Hell Fest madness. Plenty of tours, festivals and recordings under their belt.
Footage from 'kHF2011 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p713GWAsN7U


Ain't no party like a Foetal Juice party, that's for sure. Back in Leeds for the umpteenth time, and it's just never enough. Another mob returning from the first 'kHF gig, bringing back their daft puns, raging riffs, seering tempo changes and good time old school death metal infested grinding crust metal.
Footage from 'kHF2011 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRkwJyHIxSc

Just to prove that 'kin Hell Fest isn't ALL about just horrifying extreme madness, we have local long-standing, none-fuck-giving hard rock swines Asomvel joining the party! Are you a fan of Motorhead, Stuka Squadron, Tank, drinking and banging heads? Then this will be the perfect Saturday evening for you!
Recent support to Carcass in London! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gk7VRPMZu20

Travelling up from the very far reaches of the South West of England, we have the band who, for my money, are leading the way in the death thrash crossover stakes, blending together the perfect level of hostility, crunching riffs and fast thrashing attacks. Already creating waves and I think you lot will be in for a proper treat with these!
At Altars of Death fest 2012 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkxVP8Pg4AU


Recently a part of the monumental 5-way 'Split Roast' album on Condate Records, Cancerous Womb are coming to us via Scotland and Liverpool to deliver more chunky, funky, spunking death metal for your open mouths. Let's have a dance!

 - GOUT - 

Two outings in the last six months up in Leeds (at Blastonbury and the Snuff Fetish Infection tour) isn't enough for us, we need more of the London gore-grind party time. If your idea of fun is Rompeprop, Cock and Ball Torture and Rectal Smegma, then Gout are going to make your sides split, your face implode and your legs fall off. Fun times guaranteed!
Noisy video I took at Blastonbury 2012:- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xI3Pii83zmg


They say it best themselves... 'A sound as relentless as a mammoth trudging towards better lands, as heavy as its mud-encrusted testicles. We are on a quest for the brown note and world domination.' Terrifying guttural doom from waaaaaaaaay down south in Plymouth that will have you as on edge as you are excited. If slow is your thing, then do not miss Ishmael.
Full set live in London - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3DTVIuLTuw

 - WODE - 

Manchester's Wode aren't your run of the mill black metal band. Sonically very much so, in the ilk of the old, cold, golden age of black metal, where everything was in black and white and there was fire everywhere, but visually, they are a very different proposition. That doesn't mean they aren't worthy of the tr00 kvlt nekro black metal folks' attention, in fact totally the opposite. Come closer, and I think you'll find one of your new favourite bands here.


Raucous vocals and battering, huge grooves are the order of the day from this Liverpudlian lot, and if you like your dirty sounds along the lines of Buzzov:en, Eyehategod, Cavity, Iron Monkey, Weedeater etc., then you are going to find new favourites here, so get your whisky and your smokes in you ready to have a sway and a swagger to these 'orrid riffs.


In amongst all the blastbeats and discordant noises and horrible screams, it's also nice to have a bit of sword wielding, shield brandishing, epic metal to remind us about the joys of variety and to remember life isn't at all serious, and this is where the East Yorkshire six piece come in, bringing you sounds in the style of Amon Amarth, Wintersun, Ensiferum, Falkenbach, Bathory and Skyclad. No strangers to the European / Festival circuit, Ravenage require you to aloft your pints and swing your heads in metal unison, for a party shall be had!

Disgusting, depraved, diseased, sickening, horrible music, and we LOVE IT! More black metal than grindcore, but savage enough to be both, from the North West of England that is hyper fast, hyper harsh and simply jaw dropping. Be prepared for an onslaught the likes of which you won't have heard before if you have never come across this band. They probably chuckled at that because I said the word 'come'. Filthy barsterds! Fast as fook!
All their musics - http://magpyes.bandcamp.com/
One of the best music videos ever! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fV9sjNwgjY
Supporting Doom with their brand new line up a few months back - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vz2_Xq99V2Y


One of the most savagely angry bands in the UK right now, Sufferinfuck absolutely killed it at Blastonbury and on the recent tour with Filthpact, and we couldn't resist getting them back down for more of their Weekend Nachos / Hard To Swallow / Neanderthal style grinding hardcore power violence rage. Incredibly intense true hate from Scotland!
Another noisy video I took recently:- http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=oTZ2USOUtdw

Something of an underground extreme music supergroup who have gone from nought to thousands in a matter of what seems like (and actually is) weeks, with the backing of a wealth of experience, an upcoming label and Napalm Death plaudits, CMA are made up of members of Horsebastard, Reth, Magpyes, Iron Witch and Malevolent Creation no less, and batter you with a raucous, bastard-like mix of skanky grind riffs and horrible scuzzy sludgey grooves, topped off by ultra vicious vocal slicings. First Leeds gig for this lot!

So, the easy thing to say with Acolyte is that they sound like Enslaved, and, well, they do, but if you think about how extensive the Enslaved back catalogue is, that's a pretty big window to leap through. Acolyte are an amazing progressive black metal band, in their own right, who do combine a great deal of Enslaved influence, with the heavier moments of Opeth, and the occasional darker side with Deathspell Omega and Satyricon tinges in there too. Brilliant live to boot, get involved!


Utterly raging Discordance Axis / Narcosis worship from this 4 piece North West England band. Be prepared for violence, stop starts all over the place, swearing (the big, hard and clever kind) and all round general carnage. We love a bit o' bastard round here! Ex-Reth shrieker amongst their ranks for ultimate harshness!
Scotland madness - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzvNcleKa5E


Sammy from RL, the one lone member of the band, was last seen at 'kin Hell Fest in Oblivionized, but he also has his solo project which belies the fact that it isn't a band battering forth it's technical death metal ways. Think along the lines of Insidious Decrepancy and Necrophagist, with a few breakdown touches here and there that could be equally influenced by Dying Fetus as they are towards how Ingested mix it up. One man with the force of five!

 - GORE - 

This Bradford bundle of joy have been going with various line ups for a fair few years, causing fishy carnage at many a gig in the past. After a bit of a hiatus / are they aren't they spell, I proudly tell you that Gore shall be bringing their absolute party to 'kHF 2013, and if you like Macabre, Exhumed, Impaled, Living With Disfigurement and the like, then you are guaranteed to swing your bloody aprons around your head and have a dance to these lot.


Something of a DIY / underground supergroup, this pulls together members of Sawn Off, War All The Time, Boxed In, Tide Of Irons and more, hailing from the North East and bringing you ultra intense, raging crust / d-beat in the Wolfpack / Swedish tradition, and being a lot riffier than most too, these lot give you songs you want to listen to over and over.


After a long hiatus, Preston's TDML are now back and are absolutely on it, as the kids would say, their recent Bloodshed Festival performance certainly showed that, as the injection of new members' blood to the ranks definitely serves to make this lot rage, despite all being lovely chaps! Songs in the tradition of Drop Dead, Magrudergrind and the less-than-one-minute alike, don't be expecting catchy choruses and singalongs!
Old EP - http://tombsinthevalley.bandcamp.com/album/we-masquerade-as-flourishing-flowers-but-live-as-stagnant-weeds
Recent Bloodshed Festival vid - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtMs2rGLY_Q


Not much online for these guys, but if you've been to any metal / grind gigs and all dayers in Leeds in the last couple of years, you may well have caught these guys, Warren from Revokation / Proskynesis and many more, plus Jamie from Esclavage team up to start off the 'kHF party in fine style, mixing Birdflesh-esque party crustgrind with Brain Drill and Viraemia ultra tech, adding in a huge slab of more recent Decapitated and even Pantera style stompy, stabby, stumpy bits and pieces to boot. Guaranteed swing yer pants techcrustdeath.
Two songs on their band page - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rectal-Implosion/255366281142585


Doom, sludge, electronica, glitch, improvisation, experimentation, circuit bending, bass rumblings, horror, maniacal misanthropic malevolence. All improvised, all summoned from the inner reaches of hell. 'kin Hell Fest will see them perform as a seven piece for the first time, completely unrehearsed and completely filled with despair, anguish and terror. Saturday afternoons will never be the same again.
Filth Fest 2011 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wtz4neK5a3Y

 - DSDNT - 

Probably not a name you extreme / fast fans will know, but Leeds lads DSDNT certainly don't spare us in the heavy stakes. Discordant, sludgey, dark, upbeat hardcore in the vein of Cursed, Will Haven, Nails, Enabler and a bunch more bands with big beards and their hoods up. Great recording to check out on their bandcamp, so go do it now.
Free stuff - http://dsdnt.bandcamp.com/

 - NU, POGODI! - 

Three very angry girls get together here to tell you how it is! Vicious crust punk with bags of shouting and energy, without forgetting about riffs and damn good ideas. Prepare to have your ear drums freshened up with gritty, raucous, intelligent rage.
Scumfest 2012 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NyiFH4ep9Q


New band on the scene from various Yorkshire reaches, bringing along some cracking old school death metal for you, in the true grubby, gritty, dirty, 'orrible sense of the words. Lovely stuff ah kid!

 - ENVOYS - 

This Leeds scene is a bit bloody lovely isn't it, around every corner something different. Envoys may be a new name to most of you, but their EP belies their 'new' status. Some absolutely fantastic instrumental riffage that brings to mind Khuda, Russian Circles and the awesome alike. Fight through the hangover and get down to see these open up Sunday, it will fix you! I promise.