Polish death metal stalwarts DECAPITATED head up the first batch of bands to be announced for an explosive edition of the Damnation festival, where they will play their only U.K. show of 2011. They'll be joined by progressive rock trio AMPLIFIER, crust punk veterans DOOM and blackened doom purveyors DRAGGED INTO SUNLIGHT at Leeds Union University on Bonfire Night, Saturday, November 5.

The four diverse bands are just a taster of what's to come as organizers put together the seventh edition of the U.K.'s finest metal event, with headliners and many more bands to be announced across at least three stages.

Festival director Gavin McInally said: "Seven years in and the hunger to put together the finest day of metal in the U.K. hasn't faded at all. In fact, after a couple of difficult years, and in a very crowded market we're more determined than ever to re-establish Damnation festival as the best metal event this island has to offer.

"DECAPITATED made a triumphant return last year and with a new album due out this summer we're proud to host their only U.K. show of 2011.

"AMPLIFIER, DOOM and DRAGGED INTO SUNLIGHT will also all make their Damnation debuts as we aim to create our finest and most diverse bill yet."

Tickets go on sale at 9 a.m. tomorrow morning, priced £29 and are available from See Tickets, Ticketline and Leeds Tickets.

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