Grindcore pioneers REPULSION will make their U.K. live debut at UK Deathfest, set to take place May 3 at Leeds University Union in Leeds, U.K.

The American legends will end a 25-year wait when they touch down in Leeds for what is destined to be an historic show at Leeds University Union — taking the stage alongside the likes of VADER, ORIGIN, AKERCOCKE and BENEDICTION at the country's finest new extreme metal event.

Rounding off the devastatingly versatile bill will be England's purveyors of doom LAZARUS BLACKSTAR and local grind noisemakers ESCLAVAGE.

One of the most innovative bands in grindcore, REPULSION wil treat U.K. fans at the Terrorizer-sponsored event — which is organized by the team behind Damnation Festival.

Terrorizer's James Hoare said: "Set your iTunes to random and within at least three songs you'll hear a band that owe these gorelords a debt that can never be repaid; the atmospheric bass rumble, the evocative lyrics, the throaty croak and the powerful mystique.

"REPULSION are the source of so much of death metal and grindcore's horror that if you don't catch their U.K. debut at the inaugural Deathfest, we'll strip your membership to Club Metal."

Festival director Gavin McInally added: "We're proud to bring REPULSION to the U.K. for the first time and have them billed amongst some of the best extreme metal bands from across the globe including VADER, LENG TCH'E and ORIGIN and the best of British in the shape of AKERCOCKE, BENEDICTION, DESECRATION, and THE ROTTED.

"LAZARUS BLACKSTAR and ESCLAVAGE are another two fine home-grown additions more than capable of keeping the first Deathfest interesting with their mix of doom and grind.

"Despite the strong, international line-up, we've stuck to our promise of making this event as cheap as possible with full price tickets still under £20 and hotel rooms for as little as a tenner for folk sharing.

"We sincerely hope that fans will support this event and prove that a high-profile extreme metal showcase can be successful on our wee island.

"If that's the case, we'll better it next year!"

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