Ritual Festival, which aims to be bring the best in doom and death metal to Leeds have announced that Southern Lord’s unhinged extremists All Pigs Must Die have been added to a bill that already boasts Ihsahn, Misery Index, The Afternoon Gentlemen, Crepitation, Corrupt Moral Altar, Conjurer, Serpent Venom and Groak.

They will be joined by Leeds experimental, noisecore outfit Canvas who will reform especially for the festival. Their live shows were legendarily intense, a writhing mass of violent noise, blood-letting, high gain, volume and striking visuals. Canvas imploded in 2000, less than a year after their debut album ‘Lost in Rock’ was released, but their influence on the scene never waned with two of the band then forming the progressive 4 piece Humanfly. Now they’re back for a one-off show at Ritual to remind everyone what intelligent, brutal hardcore can and should be.

Line-up so far:

Ihsahn (UK Exclusive)
All Pigs Must Die
Misery Index
The Afternoon Gentlemen
Corrupt Moral Altar
Serpent Venom

Ritual Festival takes place on Saturday 8th April 2017 and will be preceded by an official pre-show on the Friday in Leeds at Belgrave Music Hall featuring Bolzer, Fen, The Infernal Sea & Sathamel.
Early bird festival tickets are on sale now priced at just £25 rising to £30 alongside tickets for the pre-show and bundles for the weekend –   http://ritualfestival.bigcartel.com/
Festival director Daniel Vaughan will also be taking part in a live Q & A at 7pm. Head over to the Ritual facebook page to get involved.
Alongside 2 rooms of live music the festival will also feature art exhibitions, a wealth of merchandise, as well as local food vendors.
Please note: Canal Mills is a short 5 minute taxi ride from Leeds train station with regular trains from London, Manchester and the rest of the UK.

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