GRINDCORE supergroup LOCK UP will headline this year's Terrorizer Stage in what will be their only show of 2009 and likely the band's last ever live appearance.
The almost mythical extreme metal behemoth - which will feature At The Gates frontman Tomas Lindberg, Anton Resisenegger of Pentagram and Criminal on guitar, Napalm Death bassist Shane Embury and ex-Dimmu Borgir and Testament drummer Nick Barker - will perform live in the UK for the first time in almost ten years.
And Shane Embury revealed the one-off show is set to be the last time they ever take the stage together.
He said: "LOCK UP has not played the UK since the summer of 2000 when we did a small tour with Poland's Decapitated - in fact the band has only ever done around 15 shows since we formed ten years ago.
"We have had so many requests over the years from fans to play again that we thought 'let's get off our arses and do this one last time'.
"So our appearance at this years Damnation Festival will be a total "7 Churches on vinyl or **** off!" exclusive show.
"This may well be the last show the band plays, ever, so don't miss out on what I hope will be a night to be remembered!"
Nick Barker added: "Damnation will also mark the live debut of new guitarist Anton Resenegger from the Chilean underground death metal legends Pentagram and Anglo/Chilean death/thrash band Criminal.
"Resisenegger replaces the late Jesse Pintado who sadly passed away in August 2006."
Damnation Festival will take place at Leeds University Union, on Saturday, October 24, 2009.
The line-up so far is: Lock Up, Therapy?, Destruction, Electric Wizard, Jesu, Rotting Christ, This Will Destroy You, Akercocke, A Storm of Light, Mistress, Negura Bunget, Minsk, Extreme Noise Terror, Manatees, The Gates of Slumber, And So I Watch You From Afar, Charger, Stand-Up Guy and Rinoa with more bands to be announced.
Tickets are on sale now priced at £29.50 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: http://www.damnationfestival.co.uk or http://www.myspace.com/damnationfestival
As lovely as your festival is, go away!