‘Kin Hell Fest 2013 Preview – Sunday

All good things come to an end and the same is no different with the 2013 edition of ‘Kin Hell Fest. But will it go quietly? Of course not. There’s still another thirteen bands to see, and there’s an afterparty too for those who don’t have to jet for the last train home. So let’s round off this preview…

Envoys – 12:30-12:55

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Envoys are a lush instrumental post-rock/metal trio who certainly qualify as one of the more expansive bands on the line-up. Their 2012 demo (self titled as ‘E N V O Y S’) showcases a band full of potential.

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DSDNT – 13:10-13:35

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Local Leeds hardcore crew who formed in mid-2011 and have been tearing off limbs ever since. Their debut self-titled EP is up for free on their Bandcamp page and if Envoys don’t blast the cobwebs from Saturday away, DSDNT should certainly do the trick.

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Horsebastard – 13:50-14:15

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Assuredly free of any fraudulent horsemeat, this equine-loving crew are proprietors to head-shrinking grind and for one of 2012’s most disturbing and compelling videos, for the track ‘Short Controlled Bursts’. And that’s exactly what you’ll get here, as this Liverpudlian lot batter you time and time again with said accurate bursts.

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The Day Man Lost – 14:30-14:55

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Mourned by the Northern scene and by grind fans in the know when they originally split, Preston’s The Day Man Lost have returned with new blood and all new intensity. The mood is likely to be celebratory but at the same time it’s going to be downright nuts when they make mincemeat of the crowd with their furious assault.

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Corrupt Moral Altar – 15:10-15:40

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Making their first appearance in Leeds and indeed at this festival, Corrupt Moral Altar are a supergroup of sorts, containing members of Horsebastard, Magpyes, Malevolent Creation, and play ridiculously heavy, scuzzy sludge grind. ‘Luciferian Deathcult’ was more than just a warning shot, bringing to the fore classic vibes of Iron Monkey, Mistress and smoky bourbon. New release ‘Whiskey Sierra’ is set to prove that was no fluke. Do not miss.

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Wode – 15:55-16:25

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Fantastic up and coming black metal band from Manchester. Their drummer is also the lead vocalist, and he’s an absolute machine, especially on the kit. The rest of the band are up to his ability too. Certainly got the ability to be one of the highlights of the festival.

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Sufferinfuck – 16:40-17:05

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One of the many bands flying the flag for Scottish grind/powerviolence bring the pain to Leeds. They’ve been owning the scene over the border for a little while and now its England’s turn to be decimated by this West Lothian mob.

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Iron Witch – 17:20-17:50

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Highly talked about and full of boozy rage, Scouse sludge crew Iron Witch are going from strength to strength, off the back of two solid releases in the last year, ‘Post-Vegas Blues’, and their best work to date, ‘Hangover Suicide’. Unquestionably one of the bands you absolutely must not miss this weekend, though watch your drinks don’t go flying when the pit undoubtedly explodes in a fit of nihilistic rage.

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Bong – 18:10-18:50

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Even if you arrived ten minutes late into this band’s set, you probably won’t have missed much beyond the opening bars! In all seriousness though, Newcastle’s space-psych-doomers Bong will certainly be the trippiest band of the weekend, sending us all onto another plane whatever your poison is. A rare live outing not to be shunned.

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A Forest of Stars – 19:10-19:50

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Unquestionably one of the most intriguing acts the festival has to offer, A Forest of Stars are more than just your average black metal band, winning new fans and dividing current ones further with 2012’s masterful ‘A Shadowplay for Yesterdays’, rich in Victorian theme and avant-garde propensities. This Leeds crew are another stellar draw for the festival and their set ought to be warmly received by all.

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Gout – 20:05-20:35

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Smashing London lads who are quite good at this grind jiggery-pokery, embracing the fun and silly side of goregrind while at the same time embellishing its wicked tendencies. If you enjoy Rompeprop you’ll enjoy these too.

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Foetal Juice – 20:50-21:20

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Grimy, scuzzy Mancunian death metal merchants FJ bring forth the muckment once again after a slamming performance at the original ‘Kin Hell Fest. Back with new material in tow, they’ve been ploughing away at this game for several years and are aiming to join the bigger leagues of death metal. Bring forth the slime!

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Man Must Die – 21:40-22:30

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The final band of the weekend are indeed a biggie – Man Must Die. Hailing from Glasgow, they were the first British band ever to be signed to Relapse in that time put out two crushing albums, including 2009’s brilliant ‘No Tolerance for Imperfection’, and toured with the likes of Machine Head, Decapitated, Hatebreed, Suffocation, Exodus and many more. They released a new single, ‘Antisocial Network’ towards the end of 2012 and their new album is coming very soon. Get ready to open up that circle pit Leeds, because MMD will bring it!

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That rounds off our massive preview, but stay tuned to We Must Obey for coverage of the whole festival. Til then, see you in the pit!

Peter Clegg

‘Kin Hell Fest 2013 – Seven more bands, day splits announced!

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‘Kin Hell Fest just got even bigger. After confirming their Friday headliners Winterfylleth in the last announcement, they’ve now confirmed six more bands including the Sunday headliner. And this is BIG.

Without further ado, those names are:

MAN MUST DIE (Sunday headliner)
PALEHORSE
RAVENAGE
IRON WITCH
MAGPYES
RECTAL IMPLOSION
DSDNT

Holy buggering fuck yes! Scottish extremists Man Must Die, who are about to drop their third album through Relapse Records, will close out the festival with a surely devastating cacophony of riffery and blastery. And if that wasn’t enough, veteran heavy bass bastards Palehorse have been added, as well as East Yorkshire’s folk/death metal seven-piece Ravenage, Scouse sludgers Iron Witch, and three local Leeds bands, grinders Magpyes and Rectal Implosion, and hardcore crew DSDNT.

Early bird tickets are still on sale for this joint, at £27 for the full weekend, as well as an array of day tickets – for which the line-ups have been announced as follows:

FRIDAY
Doors 6.30pm until 2am
Bands 7pm until 12am
Winterfylleth
Diascorium
Ravenage
Gore
Magpyes
Wode
Rectal Implosion

SATURDAY
Doors 12pm until 2am
Bands 12.15pm until 12am (with something extra to be announced afterwards!)
Rompeprop
band t.b.c
Bong
Alkerdeel
Palehorse
A Den Of Robbers
Atrocity Exhibit
Flayed Disciple
Cancerous Womb
band tbc
Regurgitate Life
Acolyte
Prolefeed
Nu Pogodi
Masochist

SUNDAY
Doors 12.45pm until 11pm
Bands 1pm until 9pm
Man Must Die
Foetal Juice
A Forest Of Stars
Band tbc
Horsebastard
Iron Witch
The Day Man Lost
band tbc
DSDNT
band tbc

Of course, Sloth Hammer were leaked on the above poster, and their name does not appear in the day splits – yet.

So what are you waiting for? Early bird tickets are only available until Tuesday 27th November, and at least 30 of the 100 weekend tickets have gone going to press. You can buy them here. This will be the extreme event of the year – don’t miss out!

Peter Clegg

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