As a nod to the invaluable influence of crust punk on the extreme metal we know and love, we have invited UK legends Antisect. Formed in 1982 in Daventry, Antisect, along with Amebix put the first brick for what was going to be crust punk, heavily influenced by metal bands like Motorhead and Black Sabbath.
With the roots in anarcho-punk, Antisect released their first album In Darkness there is No Choice, an angry assault that builds an amazing picture of filthy human nature in the context of a system of endoctrination and death. After a long break of almost three years, the next EP appeared, Out from the Void, a heavier sound straight out from the squats of London.
With a failed attempt to record their second album, Welcome to the New Dark Ages – most of the already recorded songs can be found on the live album Peace is Better Than a Place in History -, the band split up in 1987 just to come back to life in 2011 after nearly 25 years break. For the first time in Romania, these legends are here to remind us the early ’80s when crust was just being born while yelling : “War is oblivion and the ghost of mankind!”.
The other addition to the festival is one of Norway’s finest, death metal band Execration. They have been churning out some of the most interesting releases for that genre for more then a decade now, and word goes that a new album is on the way!
Formed in 2004 in Oslo, their debut full-length, Syndicate of Lethargy, came out in 2008, and their sophomore effort, Odes of the Occult (2011), cemented their place as stalwarts of the underground death metal scene. Rooted in the so-called old school, but decidedly forward-thinking, by the release of Morbid Dimensions (2014), there was no denying they had forged their unique brand of controlled chaos.
The album came out to critical acclaim, culminating in a Spellemann award – Norway’s equivalent to a Grammy – for best metal act. For the first time in Romania, their show is not to be missed by any death metal fan out there.
Old Grave Fest 2016 will take place in Club Fabrica (Bucharest) in October 7th and 8th 2016. The confirmed bands so far are Archgoat (Finland), Antisect (UK), Castle (USA), Execration (Norway) and Hellsodomy (Turkey).
Limited tickets are already available for only 99 lei / 23 EUR, online at https://www.rtmc.ro/tickets/ and www.iabilet.ro . The hard tickets are also available, in UMAN shops, MUZICA store, Perfect Tour shops, in Private Hell bar (Bucuresti, 5 Soarelui Str.) or via Titus Constantinescu (Bucuresti).