Everything Went Heavier, Nottingham’s legendary all day event is returning for one day only at its spiritual home, The Old Angel on October 6th 2012. The event will bring together ten of the UK’s finest underground stoner, sludge, doom, punk and hardcore bands, all in the name of the DIY spirit.
Topping the bill are HANG THE BASTARD, who are just going from strength to strength. Releasing records through labels like Purgatory, Holy Roar and now on Thirty Days Of Night, these guys deal out riffs and attitude by the fistful. Sounding like the bastard offspring of Integrity, Eyehategod and Electric Wizard, it’s no surprise that they can play to both hardcore and heavy crowds without compromise.
The big surprise is that fans of The Wicker Man, HELVIS are reforming for this special event. Bloody Kev and his merry band of scumbags, who all did time in a plethora of late 90s hardcore bands, will be wheeling their pagan thrash metal out of the retirement home and threatening anyone within a 12ft radius of the stage. Hold onto your hats and your drinks, as we reverence the sacrifice once more.
Also playing are conquering doom merchants WITCHSORROW, who are about to release their 2nd album of Sabbath/Electric Wizard worship on Rise Above, and who will also be treading the boards again at this year’s Bloodstock festival. Alongside them, are the inimitable HAMMERS who are back together after a short hiatus with a brand new album and more relentless touring of their crust/sludge which is unlike anything else.
The Old Angel is a small venue, but with plenty of character, and a capacity of just 110. This will be a very intimate affair, so be advised to grab an advance ticket early to avoid disappointment. These are on sale now for the absolute bargain price of £5 via the links below. The rest of the bands will be confirmed over the coming weeks.