ManorFest 2022 – Five Bands To Watch!

ManorFest 2022 - Five Bands To Watch!

With ManorFest just a week away we at The Razor’s Edge are getting ready for the start of the summer festival season. This year ManorFest moves outdoors for the first time, is split across three days and two stages and features a slew of house hold names, including Accept, Overkill, Raging Speedhorn, Candlemass, Rotting Christ and My Dying Bride. You can get up to speed on all the details in our festival preview.

Whilst the aforementioned names need no introduction, today we pick out a few lesser known bands they we think you should be checking out over the festival weekend!

Kicking off our deep dive into the festival line up are Urne, who released the critically acclaimed ‘Serpent & Spirit’ last year. The band will appear on the main stage on Friday early evening and meld sludge, hardcore, folk and even technical metal into a cacophony of delights. They are not ones to set the stage on fire with massive pyro rigs (yet – check out our interview with front man Joe tomorrow for more details), instead they let their music do the talking, and oh my… the music has a lot to say

Urne - kick starting ManorFest on Friday!

Party Cannon are a band that are on the verge of not needing an introduction. The Scots brutal slam onslaught has taken festivals by storm – including an outrageous set at Damnation Festival last year. Despite the brutality of their music, they will bring a party atmosphere to proceedings on Saturday, expect to see a sea of inflatables, crowd surfaces and face melting riffs! You can check out our review of their latest album here and our interview with Chris here.

One of the most anticipated appearances at the festival is the mysterious Midnight, the brain child of the multi-instrumentalist Athenar. Whilst he works alone on record, his backing band on the live stage are more than up for the challenge of his blackened speed metal assault. Appearing on the final day, it’s more than likely they will blow away your Sunday morning hangovers! Find out more about Midnight's latest album here and our exclusive interview with Athenar here.

Off the back of a very successful tour supporting Xentrix, Damnation’s Hammer arrive at the festival on top form. Their mix of death and doom is intoxicating, haunting and rip roaring all in equal measure. They have a new album in the work’s but before they do their Sunday appearance will deliver Long expansive solos intersected with burst of power, energy and aggression for a stand out set!

Damnation's Hammer set to take Sunday by storm!

And our final pick of the weekend is the Irish kings of HEAVY, Ten Ton Slug. They’ve graced the stages of Bloodstock Festival twice now (2016, 2019) and now they step it up a gear at ManorFest! Think Crowbar mixed with Pantera and themix int heir cheeky Irish charm and you have the makings of a great night. They too play the Sunday of the festival and we encourage you to check them out!

All of this is set of the backdrop of Whittlebury Hall, its sweeping landscapes and historic hotel.

Tickets are selling fast and there’s just two weeks to go. Do yourselves a favour and book yourselves in now!


Photo credits: Tim Finch Photography

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