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The inaugural UK DEATHFEST will take place in Leeds in May 2009.

Akercocke, The Rotted and Dam are the first of many extreme additions to play at the 16 band, two-stage event at the Leeds University Union on Bank Holiday Sunday, May 3, 2009, which is being organised by the team behind Damnation Festival.

And in a bid to beat the misery of the credit crunch and gloom of recession, a 'January Sales' offer will see tickets put on sale tomorrow morning at 9am for just £14.50 until the end of the month.

Festival organiser Gavin McInally said: "Following the continued success of our Terrorizer Stage at Damnation Festival over the past four years, we felt it was time to give some of the UK's most brutal talent the main stage to themselves.

"The first of hopefully many UK Deathfest events will feature two stages; a main stage of predominantly death metal and an alternative second stage crammed with doom, sludge, grind and even some thrash if we can squeeze it in.

"We're delighted that Akercocke, The Rotted and Dam are already on board and we promise further stellar announcements in the coming weeks."

Doors will open early in the afternoon at UK Deathfest with bands being staggered between the stages throughout the day.

Gavin added: "In recognition of Britain's sorry financial state right now, we've kept our ticket prices to a bare minimum and friends sharing Travel Lodge rooms in Leeds can get booked in for as little as £10 each right now so we hope to enjoy the support of the UK's extreme metal fan base without putting a dent in wallets!"

UK Deathfest will take place on Sunday 3rd May at Leeds University Union with Akercocke, The Rotted and Dam confirmed with more bands to be announced.

'January Sales' tickets are on sale tomorrow morning at 9am and cost £14.50 until 31st January 2009, available from http://www.leedstickets.com/ , http://www.ticketline.co.uk/ and http://www.seetickets.co.uk/
Tickets are also on sale in Leeds at stores including Crash and Jumbo.

For more information visit: www.deathfest.co.uk or www.myspace.com/ukdeathfest
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#3
Euch, I really want to go to this and everytime I see it mentioned makes me sad.

God damn exams

Is there a hostel or something in Leeds? I'm definetly going to try and get down to Damnation.
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#4
It was a good lineup until that gay Neuroma band were added to the bill.

I'm so gonna bottle them.
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im going
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#8
****in' 1.30 start man, means I have to wake my ass up early and grab a sodding train from Darlington, then get home and get ready, then go to the venue.

Stupid Gregg and his pansy band.

And a UG meetup? And here I was hoping I wouldn't have to meet any of you cretins, hahaha.
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#9
I'd have to explain your existence to my comrades. Meh.


And I have to get there from London, less whingeing!
#11
Sorry, how many amazing death metal festivals does North America get?

I think we get the right to complain
#12
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Sorry, how many amazing death metal festivals does North America get?

I think we get the right to complain

Except I'm in Canada and can't travel to Maryland... We used to get Northern Lights but those went under and now all we get is local death/grind fests (which is by no means a bad thing)... I want to see Akercocke, damnit!
#14
^Hahahaha, their drummer applied for the vacant drummer's spot in the band i'm forming. Ultimately decided against it though it seems.

I was going to go to the pre-show, but my mate dragged my ass back oop north to watch his beloved 'Boro get steamrolled by Man Utd...
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^Hahahaha, their drummer applied for the vacant drummer's spot in the band i'm forming. Ultimately decided against it though it seems.

I was going to go to the pre-show, but my mate dragged my ass back oop north to watch his beloved 'Boro get steamrolled by Man Utd...


Warren is really good.
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^Yeah, I saw a vid of him on Myspaz somewhere. Pretty insane. Sent him a MIDI version of what we had and I don't think it was quite what he was looking for.
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