Rabidfest 2023: Breaking Down The Bands #3: Mortishead!

It’s that time of the week again! Put out your cigarette, neck what’s left in your pint glass and adjust your tie because it’s time to pay attention for a minute. Oxford. November. The Bullingdon. Rabidfest. Got your tickets yet?! What are you waiting for? Hell to freeze over? Do the right thing. Click the link at the bottom of this article and grab yourself a pair. Your eardrums will thank you later! They’ve announced no less than nine bands so far, which is one less than listed in the ten commandments although “Thou shalt not take the name of the Lamb Of God in vain” is a little far fetched and will be best served over the PA between bands. Here’s what you’re in for so far…

Blaze Bayley
Ward XVI
Tribe Of Ghosts
From Her Ashes
Draconian Reign

We’ve given you a piece introducing Groove Metal Gods Gutlocker and Groove Thrash Legends Imperium thus far so now it’s time to turn our attention to Industrial tinged Sludge Groove Thrash merchants Mortishead. Having last been sighted at the end of 2019, a three year leave of absence was brought to an end with the Bristol six piece returning to the stage to headline Loz Fest in Plymouth last March. Far from a fond farewell, they wrecked the place and delivered the promise of a debut album and a wealth of gigs in 2023, one of which will be the Fifth Anniversary of Rabidfest.

The Bloodstock veterans (who played the event in 2015 and 2018 respectively) have also made their presence felt at Mammothfest and Amplified Festival as well as treading the boards with Alien Weaponry, Crowbar and Fleshgod Apocalypse to name but a few and that experience will no doubt get the mosh pit going in November. Thus far their carrier has been limited to a pair of EPs in 2014’s “Gorenado” and 2017’s “Totality“, both of which have been equally well received but Rabidfest 2023 looks like it will be a dark new day for The Bullingdon. You have been warned.

We’re proud to be a Media Partner of Rabidfest again this year alongside Red Death Media, Moomin Merchandise, Metalplanetmusic, Moshville Times, GraphicsFix, Unearthed Music and main stage sponsor Devolution Magazine. The Festival is all for charity and this year the profits going to the The Sophie Lancaster Foundation!

Rabidfest will take place at The Bullingdon in Oxford over the weekend of thr 4th and 5th November 2023:

Get your tickets here -> https://www.rabidfest.co.uk

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