This article originally appeared on VICE UK.
London is preparing for the return of darkness—three days of Live Evil—once again. Our favorite real metal festival is back and, as usual, they've managed to produce another impressive lineup. This year's edition sees Bulldozer and Tygers of Pan Tang headline, with a killer pre-show on the Friday before a weekend of head-banging heaven.
The guys at Live Evil—Marek and Oscar—have included a free cassette compilation of some of the band's playing the weekend (put together by Joseph Oremus), featuring some exclusive tracks, free with each ticket, and they've been kind enough to us preview it here to get you all pumped up and ready to destroy Tufnell Park two weeks from now. Hell's fire!
Here, some words from Marek:
Last year was the best Live Evil yet, which is saying something. The Dome is the perfect venue for us and the atmosphere was electric. This year will be even better, with our biggest and best line up and loads of great extras in place, including the free cassette. Our headliners are going to blow the doors off; we have all the young bands we wanted, including Helvetets Port (finally); and Chaos UK and Stray give us a slightly different flavor with the best hardcore punk and classic rock currently playing in the UK. I'm expecting to hear: "This is the best festival in the world, mate" at least ten times a day.
There are still some tickets available, so be sure to clear the calendar of all that lying around hungover for some heavy metal mania. All info here.
1. Mindless Sinner (Sweden) - "We Go Together"
2. Flight (Norway) - "Flight"
3. Nekromantheon (Norway) - "Cryovolcanic Eruption"
4. Helvetets Port (Sweden) - "Hero of an Age"*
5. Vampire (Sweden) - "Night Hunter"*
6. Witching Hour (Germany) - "Once Lost Souls Returned"*
7. Speedtrap (Finland) - "No Glory Found"
8. Bulldozer (Italy) - "Cut Throat (Live at The Neurospirit Lives 2012]"*
9. ZOM (Ireland) - "Flesh Assimilation"
10. Krossburst (Norway) - "Goddess of Midnight"*
11. Seven Sisters (England) - "Lost in Time" 12. Dungeon (England) - "Unholy Speed Attack"*
* Exclusive tracks for Live Evil 2015
Thanks to all the bands, Fenriz, Joel De'ath, Joseph Oremus, Costin Chioreanu, James Gall, and the staff The Dome, plus all hard rock advocates.
I've also been keeping up my monthly radio show on NTS, where I play the finest in forgotten metal for two hours. The shows are chronicled here, for those not in the know.
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