ONSLAUGHT, BENEDICTION Confirmed For UK's DAMNATION FESTIVAL

UK thrash titans ONSLAUGHT and death metal legends BENEDICTION have been confirmed for the Damnation Festival 2008, set to take place Saturday, November 22 at England's Leeds University.

According the organizers, this year's festival has been expanded to a full three-stage, 3,500-capacity event.

Rock Sound magazine will sponsor the third stage with rising post-metal talent SHELS, LATITUDES and doom merchants RAMESSES taking the stage, with more to be announced.

Festival director Gavin McInally said: "With more tickets sold for this year's Damnation Festival in the first month than we managed in the whole of last year, it was a simple choice; lock out the fans, or take the plunge and add the huge 2,000-capacity refectory.

"Damnation Festival will now host three stages rammed with talent and we're delighted to welcome Rock Sound on board as our newest partners — they've been at the forefront of breaking bands for over a decade, and we pride ourselves on doing the same!

"We promised to host the UK's finest bill of metal in 2008 and with the addition of legendary UK acts like ONSLAUGHT and BENEDICTION, we're definitely one step closer."

The festival billing is shaping up as follows:

CARCASS
MY DYING BRIDE
PITCHSHIFTER
NAPALM DEATH
SIGH
THE BERZERKER
ONSLAUGHT
BENEDICTION
TAINT
SHELS
DESECRATION
RAMESSES
LATITUDES

Tickets for Damnation are on sale now priced at £29 (subject to booking fee).

For more information, visit www.damnationfestival.co.uk.

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