There are historic moments and then there are THOSE HISTORIC MOMENTS! This is one of THEM! Die Kur not only return to headline Retribution Alive's January event for the fifth year in a row (It's tradition and we'll always love it), they also celebrate their 20th anniversary (yes, you read that correctly) with a special live show at the Dome in Tufnell Park!
They are joined by the horrific sounds of special guests THE HERETIC ORDER, German death metallers APOPHIS, FRANCESCO FONTE BAND and Londoners ANOXIDE. Opening proceedings, we're are honoured to have the returning MAXDMYZ!
We finish at the Dome at 11pm but the celebrations continue over at THE DEV in Camden.
So far the diverse metalisation of Retribution Alive has breached the walls of such venues as the Intrepid Fox, The Dev, The Lounge, Purple Turtle, Black Heart, Electrowerktz, Unicorn, Big Red, Nambucca, Scala, Underdog Gallery, 12 Bar, New Cross Inn, Fiddlers Elbow, Amersham Arms, Wig & Gown, Amwell Arms, Upstairs @ The Garage, Kings Arms and the Plough & Harrow! Get along to Janaury's edition at the Underworld!
Die Kur established itself as a leading industrial metal band from London, thanks to great live shows and original discography. Formed in 1999 the band has released four official albums and shared a stage with the likes of The Young Gods, Mortiis, Die Krupps, Treponem Pal, Cold In Berlin, Beholder, The Birthday Massacre and Breed 77 among others.
"...Die Kur pair up aggressive guitar riffs with electronic pulsations to create a truly oppressive atmosphere. Dark Stuff." - Terrorizer Magazine
"...Dense and challenging industrial rock, equal parts abrasive and melodic" - Robert Eaton, Grave Concerns Magazine
"...Die Kur have undoubtedly provided the world with a sound of their own" - metalreviews.com
"If the opportunity arose, I would not hesitate to catch them live!" - Neil Mackenbach, live4metal.com
THE HERETIC ORDER
The Heretic Order is a classic metal band for the modern age. Influenced by horror stories both fictional and factual, and their love for bands such as Sabbath, Priest, and Mercyful Fate, they have found their own niche in a busy metal scene. Their live show has been incorporating dark theatrics alongside searing riffs and blistering solos to enhance their pagan and occult philosophies since their inception in late 2014.
Active since 1988. Numerous gigs/festivals in Germany and other European countries such as Exodus, Sinister, Summer Breeze, Up From The Ground, Basinfirefest, Czech Dynamo and others.
Death Metal bursting with energy and excellent guitar work have always been two of the main trademarks of APOPHIS. Heavy melodies, dark and melancholic, yet aggressive at times, are typical for APOPHIS and hit straight into the metal heart.
Brutal growls impart even more power and aggressiveness to their music. The groovy drumming, charged with thundering double-bass parts, breath-taking changes in speed and stirring arrangements put the finishing touches to their songs. In their music and their show the musicians ignite an acoustic and optical fireworks magically captivating the audience.
When Roger moved to London in 2009 the Serpent God decided to rest, reawakening for special occasions such as Die Kur's 20th anniversary!
In the 2012th year of the modern age just as the Mayan's predicted, a band was formed under the aligned planets of Aquarius. This band went on to be known as Anoxide. Incorporating the powers of alcohol abuse, and the never ending quest to free Gucci Mane. Anoxide are on a crusade to spread the slightly slurred message of glory that is...Death metal. The musical equivalent of busting a nut. To describe the Anoxide sound it is universally agreed by respected academics that you need to have an IQ just as low as the band. But in the words of terrified onlookers and loved ones it can be described as a shameful orgy of death, groove, speed, and grim f***ing metal.
The band is now well established on the UK scene having built its reputation over the years with stunning live performances and recording some of the most innovative and original alternative metal ever to come out of the UK music scene. Some of the band's highlights include past collaboration with Eminem and also its last EP; the critically acclaimed Cosmic Hearse. The band's influences are wide and varied, from Lou Reed and Black Sabbath, to Squarepusher, Pantera and 80's electro pop - but what truly marks this band out is its musicianship and compositional excellence and the breadth and variety of its output.
+ FRANCESCO FONTE BAND
DJ 69 (Retribution Alive / Bloodstock's Club Serpent / Intrepid Fox / Unholy / Synthetic Culture / Bloodstock's In New Blood We Trust)
DJ GRIFFIN (Retribution Alive / Bloodstock's Club Serpent / Intrepid Fox / Sonic Rebellion / Heaven and Hell / Garage Dayz)
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