The 50 best albums of 2022
The Kerrang! verdict on the 50 albums that shaped 2022.
The artists will be joined at the Brudenell Social Club on Saturday, September 4 by CLT DRP, Coldbones, Gallops, Jo Quail, Pijn, Sang Froid and Witch Fever, with tickets going on sale for this awesome all-dayer tomorrow (May 21) right here.
"When I think about playing live again, a little hopeful smile tugs at the corner of my mouth," says Svalbard's Serena Cherry. "When I think about playing live at this brilliant show in Leeds, I grin from ear to ear – brimming with excitement. It's the kind of joyous smile that is reserved only for when you know a gig is going to be something truly special.
"I mean, just look at that line-up! It is an honour for us to share the stage with so many bands who continue to inspire us. I can't wait for Jo Quail to enrapture my heart with layers of cello; I can't wait for A.A. Williams to spellbind me with her haunting voice; I can't wait for Conjurer to give me serious neck ache.
"Most of all, I can't wait to play those opening notes of our set and be a part of an evening so awesome. See you at the front!"
"I'm really looking forward to this event," adds A.A. Williams, "it'll be a real pleasure to get onstage again. I think the return of live music will create such an emotional and euphoric atmosphere for both musicians and audiences. I can't wait to experience that at one of my favourite venues alongside some brilliant artists."
Check out the line-up below:
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The Cover Story
No-one was more startled than Conjurer themselves by their dizzying ascent onto metal’s world stage. Yet, having taken stock over lockdown, and come to terms with the departure of drummer Jan Krause, the Midlands mob have returned with staggering second album Páthos to reaffirm their reputation as one of the UK’s most uncompromisingly brilliant bands...
Watch the video for Conjurer’s new single Cracks In The Pyre – which Brady Deeprose explains is “probably the biggest departure from our previously established sound”.
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