• STILL CAUSING HAVOC AFTER 30 YEARS – HERE COMES TROUBLE AT DESERTFEST 2016!

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    Classic Chicago doom band Trouble are thirty-years strong and still fearing no evil.

    Trouble have held a lofty position of respect in underground heavy rock for over three decades. Coming from the same school as Saint Vitus, they are also praised as one of the original instigators of doom metal. They have had an equally tumultuous career, while always doing things their own way. In the early eighties Read the full article…

  • PROGRESSIVE. INSTRUMENTAL. MASTERFUL. RUSSIAN CIRCLES TO HEADLINE DESERTFEST 2016!

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    Precious few bands in our world are engrossing, enrapturing and enchanting enough to headline the Electric Ballroom without the charismatic focus of a vocalist.

    But fortunately for us here at Desertfest, American instrumental monoliths Russian Circles are no ordinary band. Regularly pigeon-holed by those who choose to do so as post-rock, post-metal, post-psyche or even post-shoegaze, the intricate three-piece consistently dominate whatever stage they care to grace. Leaving no stone unturned in their quest for sonic expanses that are Read the full article…

  • TRUE DELIVERANCE: CORROSION OF CONFORMITY HEADLINE DESERTFEST 2016!

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    We at Desertfest hope you will be pleased at the deliverance of the following news; Corrosion of Conformity are this year’s second headliner.

    Corrosion of Conformity closed out the very first Desertfest with their three-piece “Animosity era” line-up comprising Woody Weatherman, Mike Dean and Reed Mullin, but they will return in 2016 with frontman Pepper Keenan back on board. This “Deliverance era” line-up is the one that shot the band to prominence in the mid ’90s, expanding on Read the full article…

  • DOOM TITANS ELECTRIC WIZARD HEADLINE DESERTFEST 2016!

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    We’ve given you four months to recover from Sleep’s legendary set at last year’s Desertfest...

    …now it’s time to prepare your ears for another battering from this year’s first headliner, the mighty Electric Wizard. One of the leading forces of the resurgent British doom scene in the nineties and noughties, alongside the likes of Cathedral and Orange Goblin, Electric Wizard have carved a legacy of thunderous, fuzzed-out ferocity. Formed in Read the full article…

  • THE MOTH WILL RISE AT DESERTFEST 2016!

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    Hamburg trio The Moth have a knack for blending thick, rolling grooves with heavy metal intensity and not coming off sounding like they’re overly indebted to one or the other.

    This makes their second album, 2015’s ‘And Then Rise’ – the follow-up to 2013’s ‘They Fall’ – particularly satisfying for repeat visits, since they never quite play their hand entirely in letting the listener know where they’re coming from, but execute their material with confidence and precision, whether it’s the ambient doom of ‘Slowly to Read the full article…

  • MEET YOUR BEASTMAKER AT DESERTFEST 2016!

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    One of California’s brightest prospects, Beastmaker, are set to make their Desertfest debut in 2016.

    Active since 2014, Beastmaker have already made significant waves in the doom scene in the short time they’ve been around with their warm take on the traditional genre. Beastmaker’s sound is routed in old school doom that manages to pay tribute to those who came before without sounding derivative. Certainly, there are touches here or Read the full article…

  • MANTAR’S BOMBASTING MANTRAS TO FLATTEN DESERTFEST 2016!

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    Brutal German two-piece Mantar are ready to destroy Desertfest when they bring their blistering gut-punch of sound to London this April.

    The death-doom duo cram more visceral energy into their guttural one-two blast than most bands could manage as a five-piece – somehow managing to strike out a staggering amount of groove and savage swagger without a bassist in sight. Mantar’s signature style is that of blackened doom smashed together with the raw energy of punk; Read the full article…

  • STINKING LIZAVETA WILL SOUND LIKE ABSOLUTELY NOBODY ELSE AT DESERTFEST 2016, GUARANTEED!

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    Of course they won’t sound like anybody else at Desertfest, because long-running Pennsylvania trio Stinking Lizaveta don’t sound like anybody else, period.

    They were playing doom-jazz before it was cool… wait, what? It never was cool? Well screw it, they were, are and will continue to play it anyway. Their unique blend of technically sound and noddingly-grooved instrumentals is so entirely on its own wavelength that nobody even dares challenge their utter supremacy in the field. Basically Read the full article…

  • GERMAN TWOSOME DŸSE TO STEAMROLL THROUGH DESERTFEST 2016!

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    Say goodbye to your teeth, because German power-duo Dÿse are coming to kick them in at Desertfest 2016!

    Dÿse formed in 2003, and quickly set about earning a fearsome reputation as one of the liveliest live bands in Europe. Channelling the raw power and potential of a two-piece by stripping away all extraneous elements from rock music, their self-titled debut album was released by the esteemed Exile on Mainstream in 2007, as was Read the full article…

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