ESOTERIC, PANIC CELL, BONESAW, THE MIRE Confirmed For U.K.'s DAMNATION FESTIVAL

September 13, 2010

Experimental doom titans ESOTERIC and globe-trotting metal veterans PANIC CELL will help fly the U.K. flag at this year's Damnation Festival. They'll be joined by Scottish old-school death metallers BONESAW, Brighton's progressive rockers THE MIRE and the recent winners of the Rock Sound and Terrorizer stage competitions; THE CONSTRUCT, COLONEL BLAST and DIASCORIUM.

The new additions join an eclectic three-stage bill in Leeds University Union, on Saturday, November 6, which includes THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, PARADISE LOST, ANAAL NATHRAKH, ALCEST, LAWNMOWER DETH and ROLO TOMASSI.

Festival Director Gavin McInally said: "The booking of ESOTERIC has been a long time coming and it's a pleasure to finally have the highly respected doom outfit at Damnation while a J├Ąger-drenched evening with PANIC CELL is a highlight of any festival. It's great to have those boys back in the U.K. after playing with the likes of METALLICA, ALICE COOPER and SLAYER earlier this year.

"Despite hailing from the dizzy heights of Aberdeen, BONESAW have been sending shock waves through the U.K.'s extreme metal scene so it's only right they bring their old-school death metal noise to our Terrorizer Stage while THE MIRE are expected to set the progressive metal bar high with their Rock Sound Stage outing."

Meanwhile, the submissions for the final opening slot competition on the J├Ągermeister Stage are now open. Fans can make suggestions via the official forums, MySpace, Facebook or Twitter and a shortlist will be announced on Monday, September 20, before a seven day voting frenzy takes place to decide a winner.

Damnation Festival billing is shaping up as follows:

THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN
PARADISE LOST
EARTHTONE9
ANAAL NATHRAKH
LAWNMOWER DETH
ROLO TOMASSI
PANIC CELL
ALCEST
THE OCEAN
ESOTERIC
SSS
HECATE ENTHRONED
FEN
MAYBESHEWILL
OCTOBER FILE
BONESAW
FUKPIG
THE MIRE
COLONEL BLAST
THE CONSTRUCT
DIASCORIUM

For more information, visit www.damnationfestival.co.uk.

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