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From the people who brought you Ritual Festival, Dreadfest offers a similarly ridiculous lineup, but with more of a focus on the UK’s DIY extreme music scene.

Newcastle trio Rot’s rabid, detuned grindcore kicks off this Leeds weekender with sickening, gut-punch intensity, before


Wigan sludgers Mower give a good account of themselves with vocalist JJ bellowing like a wounded Neanderthal atop primordial slabs of might and greasy riffs heavier than a wildebeest. The trio have grown in confidence since their first release but a year ago; the fact a full length opus is in the offing is welcome news indeed.

London three-piece Prisa Mata unleash some truly massive grooves on the Meat Locker stage. Churning out thick, sludgy riffs with all the grit and fury of early Sourvein, every head in the room is banging by the time their all-too-brief set comes to a close. The hateful, lysergic stomp of Opium Lord is a worthy follow up, such is their angst ridden output.

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Sitting here wrapping up this brand new issue of Terrorizer, I find myself realising how many ‘old’ bands or new bands with ‘old’ members have been on the cover over recent issues. I have come to the conclusion that it’s not because new bands are shit (just check out our Choice Cuts section for proof), it’s just that some of the old guard are still producing belting new albums and deserve the recognition. Obituary are no exception to this rule. It’s been around 26 years since I first set my eyes and ears on the death metal pioneers and they’ve always stayed close to my heart – hell, I still have my old personal bootleg of them playing Wrexham Memorial Hall at the start of the ’90s. They’ve had a few career wobbles since then, but their new self-titled album is testament to a band that can still deliver the goods and haven’t churned out formulaic rubbish. I hope you enjoy reading about the album’s creation and what being in Obituary means to all involved. Elsewhere there’s a heap of exciting new bands and projects covered including Venom Prison, Vodun, and the earth shatteringly ace OHHMS – all fucking incredible new bands. And then of course, we have some favourites who are back with new albums, so we hope you enjoy reading this all-encompassing issue. See you next month! Darren Sadler