Anaal Nathrkah added to Damnation line-up

Damnation Festival veterans Anaal Nathrkah will return to lay waste to Leeds this year for the sixth instalment of the UK's metal event.

They'll be joined by French experimental duo Alcest, the synth driven mathcore of Rolo Tomassi and crusty Brummie brothers-in-arms Fukpig, who make their Damnation debut after a crushing performance at Deathfest earlier this year.

Anaal Nathrakh – who headlined the Terrorizer Stage three years ago – will unleash their black metal tinged grindcore at Leeds University Union, on Saturday 6 November in what is their only planned UK show of 2010.

The latest additions join the already confirmed The Dillinger Escape Plan and reformed Earthtone9 with many more bands to be announced across three stages.

Festival director Gavin McInally said: "No band – not even the mighty Carcass – has been requested to return to Damnation Festival by the fans as often as Anaal Nathrakh so it's a pleasure, and a relief, to be able to make that happen.

"In contrast to the aural chaos of Nathrakh, Alcest will bring a touch of French sophistication to proceedings with their haunting, black metal inspired shoegaze.

"Rolo Tomassi are one of the rising stars of the current UK metal scene and it's great to be able to host their energetic live show this year.

"As for Fukpig, well the devastation at Deathfest is responsible for their return!"

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