Cancer Bats pick up the gauntlet where Gallows left off and destroy the lock-up stage.
Combining new tracks 'Darkness Lives' and 'Scared to Death' with classics such as 'Lucifer's Rocking Chair' and 'Deathsmarch' had the crowd pitting from the first note, kicking up dust that made it hard to even see the band at some points.
"This is our third festival and to me, it's the best fucking place to play" announced frontman Liam Cormier before launching into 'Sorceress'.
Dedicating a cover version of Beastie Boys 'Sabotage' to the secret band and finishing off with 'Hail Destroyer' provided equal if not better entertainment that the main stage alternative.
Reading Festival 2010 continues with sets from Bad Religion, Pendulum and Arcade Fire.