Derby Alt Fest is only days away, and organiser and Unearthed main man Liam Barlow and the team in association with The Hairy Dog have once again pulled a blinder in pulling together a weekend of talent from across the metal and alternative scene to tear your ears off, for each and every day…. but this is UK Thrashers and for us the day that really matter is THRASH THURSDAY!!
This years Thursday night is stacked with talent, with Bloodstock Alumni from this year and years gone by a plenty coming together to deliver the riffs, we. caught up with all of the bands to get a little tease of what to expect… and give you our own views on what we are looking forward to!
Opening the night on Thursday are West Midlands Technical Death Thrashers Elyrean, as a previous Bloodstock Metal To The Masses Winner, these lads know how to put on a show, but this is the first time we will of caught them without our pal and former reviewer Asa on the mic we will be excited to see what the new line up sound like in the wild!!
We are so excited and honoured to be sharing a stage/festival with so many incredible bands, we would like to thank the organisers for inviting us to play!
For anyone who has seen us before, you know we bring the Thrashy riffs, shredding leads and harsh vocals, but with a couple of brand new songs, a new bassist and Will (Lead Guitar) taking over vocal duties, we like to think we bring a new exciting level to Thrash!Elyrean 2022
Next up is Kent Metal heads – Enquire Within’ now I’ve never managed to catch the band live before, but we know they have been gigging heavy and really honing their craft, so looking forward to popping my Enquire Cherry and see what all the noise is about!!
We’re really looking forward to playing at Alt Fest – it’ll be the first time we’ve played at The Hairy Dog and it’s been on our list of venues to play at for some time. We’ve played with Hellfekted & Thrasherwolf before when they helped us launch our 2nd album ReBirth in London last year and we can’t wait to catch up with them again. We’ve chosen a really heavy set and have a treat for everyone with our final song.Rob – Enquire Within’ 2022
Next up is our good friends Thrasherwolf, the London pack continue their growth as they have been gigging hard since Covid to make up for lost time, we last caught them at our Moshin’ The Roof On launch party also in The Hairy Dog. As part of the Trifecta (all playing this weekend) we know they will be howling at the crowd to get us all moving in the pit!
Thrasherwolf cant wait to bring the pack to raise hell for the amazing Derby ALTFEST, sharing the stage with some of the undergrounds top talents we aim to truly howl the roof down.
We adore this festival and it really means the world to be on the bill, love ALTFEST, love Unearthed, love The Hairy Dog and big up to Liam Barlow for putting it on and always making it a superb event every year 🤘 see you all there for ear blistering thrash and neck breaking carnage!Dan – Thrasherwolf 2022
If you like your Old School Death Metal then the next band are going to get your spidey sense really tingling… All Consumed are HAF… that’s HEAVY AS FUCK, they’ve been slamming your ears with blast beats and riffs for 10 years now and they are not backing down, we’re expecting some deep and neck breaking pits!!
It’s great to play at the Hairy Dog, it’s an awesome venue and has always been a good night. It’s our first Alt fest and promises to be a grand affair with lots of talented bands of which we are proud to be amongst. We’ve changed our set by adding brand new heavier, faster tracks that will feature on the new album, there’s still a couple of the old favourites still in there though. Bring on the pits 🤘All Consumed 2022
On the back of their Bloodstock Morning Mosh, Hellfekted are one of those bands that keep going from strength to strength, blending traditional thrash, death metal and modern thrash, we are sure the blackened thrashers will set the crowd moving, heads banging and body’s slamming…. watch out for those Walls of Death, and repeat after me … ‘DEATH OF IRONNNNNNNNN’
We’re really excited to get back to Derby Alt fest and Thrash it up!!!
So many great bands on this festival especially the Thursday which you all should come down
Come mosh and get wasted with us it’s going be a good one! SEE YOU IN THE PIT!Liam – Hellfekted 2022
Finally the Thursday night headliner..and what a headliner they are, Cage Fight are part of the spearhead of the hardcore/thrash crossover scene in the UK, along with bands like Malevolence and Guilt Trip, Cage Fight blend the genres with ease, giving us the riffs that us thrashers expect and the breakdowns that make the hardcore kids bust out their best moves – we caught their set in the S.O.P.H.I.E. Stage at Bloodstock and can’t wait to see them in a venue situation
We are delighted to be playing ALT fest with so many great bands. We guarantee to bring the fire and intend to set the pit offCage Fight 2022
And thats it, as we said at the top the Unearthed team have put on a blinding opening night that is becoming a must in any self respecting metal heads calendar, we can’t wait for Thursday… see you in the pit!!