Posted Thursday 15th of Nov 2012 by in News

Hammerfest Announce Killing Joke For Final Line Up

Hammerfest has announced the final line up for next year’s 2013 Edition with post-punk legends Killing Joke set to headline the Friday night, and the addition of classic American Doom Metal pioneers Saint Vitus also joining the bill alongside a host of other great acts. Hammerfest takes place at Haven, Hafan y Môr Holiday Park, Pwllheli, Gwynedd, North Wales.

Killing Joke have inspired and influenced numerous artists over the years including Nirvana, Ministry, Lamb of God, Marilyn Manson, Metallica, Tool, Opeth, Korn and many other great acts who have all cited a debt of gratitude to Killing Joke.

Joining them, and adding to what promises to be a truly amazing bill, are one of Doom Metal’s finest and most highly regarded acts, Saint Vitus.

Hammerfest talent booker Seven Webster says “To have both Killing Joke and Saint Vitus join our bill is a personal career highlight for me, as I have followed Killing Joke since their inception, and they have never failed to impress. To also have Saint Vitus play Hammerfest, who are an act we have always wanted to have grace the stage the cake on what I believe is one of our best line-ups to date.”

Hammerfest has also announced more additions including Heavy Metal favourites Angel Witch & LA gypsy punk metal act Viza, whose use of instrumentation like the Oud as well as percussion definitely brings something different to the event. Viza have been nurtured and co-managed by Serj Tankian from System of a Down .

Also welcomed to the festival are Welsh power sludge trio Hark. Hark formed out of the ashes of seminal act Taint, and continue to take their legacy forward fusing punk attack with Sabbathian Dirge.

Other acts also just added to next Spring’s event are Serpent Venom, Undersmile, Dyscarnate, Bloodshot Down, Bull Riff Stampede, Monument, Making Monsters, Goddam Electric, The Idol Dead, Arthemis, Attica Rage, Sansara, Deadman Sugar and Fire in the Empire.

The Full Final Line up for Hammerfest 4 next March 14th/15th/16th.
Killing Joke
Hatebreed
Saint Vitus
Candlemass
Sodom
Destruction
Enslaved
Napalm Death
Angel Witch
Senser
Iron Saviour
Huntress
Sister Sin
Evil Scarecrow
M-Pire of Evil
Heidevolk
HARK
Viza
Arthemis
Attica Rage
Texas Hippie Coalition
Def Con One
Chimp Spanner
Abadden
4Arm
Winterfylleth
RSJ
Commander In Chief
Empress
Sacred Mother Tongue
Triaxis
Shear
Undersmile
Serpent Venom
Oaf
Jaguar
Vicsous Nature
Last Witness
Iron Knights
Line of Fire
Flayed Disciple
Dyscarnate
Monument
Bull Riff Stampede
Making Monsters
Driven
Black Acid Souls
Sansara
Deadman Sugar
Fire in the Empire
Goddamn Electric


Hammerfest takes place at Haven Hafan y Môr Holiday Park, Pwllheli, Gwynedd, North Wales.

With only 47 rooms left for next year’s event, HF 5 looks to be sold out by the end of the month ,which will mark it as the fastest selling Hammerfest to date




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