Ghostfest is Leeds’ annual celebration of the very best and most exciting bands that the hardcore and metal scene has to offer today. Now in its seventh year, the festival has come from humble beginnings to one of the most anticipated events on the UK festival circuit. Bunking up to an extra third stage for this year’s festivities, and therefore a shed load of bands, we headed there to catch on some music intensity.
Leeds based indoor weekend festival Ghostfest have added a further eight bands onto this year’s current line-up bill, including The Black Dahlia Murder. All newly added bands to the festival are outlined below:
Release Date: February 9th, 2012
Label: Pinky Swear Records/Thanks For Nothing Records
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Scottish hardcore quintet Heavy Hands foisted their debut self-titled EP onto the music world on February 9th through Thanks For Nothing and Pinky Swear Records. The ‘hype’ surrounding the band in the world of hardcore at the moment initially led me to overestimate the size of the band before listening to them.
Date: January 7th, 2012
Venue: The Well, Leeds
Line-up: TRC, Martyr Defiled, Heights, Heart In Hand, Demoraliser, Landscapes, Grader, When Giants Collide, Hardships, Heavy Hands, Damager
Following what has been a pretty lengthy battle to keep the popular Leeds based live music venue The Well from being turned into a restaurant, including petitions and various other efforts to raise awareness and support for the cause, an all-dayer charity fundraiser aptly titled Hell In The Well was yet another push to keep The Well from changing. With various bands across the nation coming to perform and bring people in and raise money, we just had to get involved with such a worthy cause ourselves.