The Ballache of Billing a Festival
Damnation Versus
by ArcTanGent & Damnation
3d ago
Who goes one line up on the poster? Whose logo needs to be bigger? Who goes left or right when two bands are virtually identical in stature? And who decides? The art of billing the line-up poster is a messy and confusing one, which often leads to heated rows, fall outs and promoters being left with tough calls to make. But do fans even notice or care? James and Gav share their pain and misery on 2 Promoters, 1 Pod. We go again, next Thursday morning. Be there ..read more
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The Slayer Marketing Plan
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by ArcTanGent & Damnation
3d ago
In a short space of time, Slayer transformed themselves from dependable festival fodder, who filled academies on tour to an arena outfit who have returned to share top billing alongside the likes of Slipknot and Motley Crue with one simple trick: the fake farewell. Should fans be delighted with the return, or question why they were duped in the first place? Will other bands and their management follow the same strategy? And where are promoters left in the mix of booking the panto? We go again, next Thursday morning. Be there ..read more
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The Dillinger Escape Gamble
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by ArcTanGent & Damnation
3d ago
Dillinger are back and everyone is buzzing, so why aren't they playing any of the UK festivals? Is Calculating Infinity worth the gamble? Is there anything to learn from the At The Drive In, Refused or Botch reunions? Will we see Dimitri and co. play London in 2024 instead? Damnation and ArcTanGent organisers, Gav and James, share their thoughts on the first episode of 2 Promoters, 1 Pod. We go again, next Thursday morning. Be there ..read more
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Damnation 2023: The Debrief
Damnation Versus
by Damnation Festival
3M ago
How much money did Damnation 2023 make? The problem with A Night of Salvation being so cheap. the chaos of losing Tuskar and Ahab at the final hurdle. Bossk and Din of Celestial Birds knocking it out the park. THAT Nordic Giants opening set. Fixation on a Co Worker. Highlights and low points of the weekend... Plans for 2024. We get in about about it all. Thanks for listening, please give the show a follow and tell your mates ..read more
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Napalm Death (Shane Embury)
Damnation Versus
by Damnation Festival
4M ago
After three decades on the road, grindcore Godfather Shane Embury has committed his tour tales to paper with the release of Life...? And Napalm Death. Shane joins Damnation Vs to discuss the decision to publish the novel and where to draw the line with what's for the masses and what stays on tour. Playing arenas to Volbeat fans,  why he needs to see the faces of the crowd when he's playing and rediscovering Cult of Luna. #napalmdeath  #damnation #damnationvs Thanks for listening, please give the show a follow and tell your mates ..read more
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Anaal Nathrakh 2 (Dave Hunt)
Damnation Versus
by Damnation Festival
7M ago
It looked like it could all be over for Anaal Nathrakh but Dr Dave Hunt has some "unfinished business" to attend to, which will include a one-off headline performance at this year's Damnation Festival. How did it feel to release Endarkenment in the middle of a pandemic and have no stages to take it to? What was the process of rebuilding a live band with no Mick Kenney? Will we ever see Nathrakh live again after 2023? And is there any hope of more records in the future? Dr Hunt tackles it all, in his brilliantly blunt fashion on Damnation Vs.  #damnationvs Thanks for listening, please g ..read more
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Ashley Cook (Radar Festival)
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by Damnation Festival
8M ago
Packing out their debut year only to crash into a global pandemic, moving to Manchester then being chucked out their new arena shortly afterwards and landing Sleep Token before they became the band who'd sell out Wembley Arena in 10 minutes... The first few years of Radar have been a rollercoaster and as they head into this year's festival, co-organiser/director Ash Cook joins Damnation Vs to share the highs and lows.  Thanks for listening, please give the show a follow and tell your mates ..read more
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Damnation Festival 4 (Gavin McInally)
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by Damnation Festival
1y ago
Damnation's "other guy" Paul Farrington surprisingly takes control of proceedings to grill Gav on the big move to Manchester's BEC Arena.  What we got right, what we got wrong, highlights and stresses... was it all worth it? Also, big plans for the Night of Salvation event going forward, the goals for 2023 and will we return to Leeds? And don't forget the damn parking!  #damnationfestival  ..read more
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Damnation Festival 3 (Paul Farrington)
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by Damnation Festival
1y ago
Losing Ministry at the start of the week and ending it with Jane Doe, Prowler In The Yard and Streetcleaner, was not the plan. But a few frantic calls, bags full of cash and some accommodating bands later and Damnation ended up with the greatest bill in the festival's history. Gav joins co-conspirator Paul Farrington to discuss the week that was, alongside the excitement for A Night of Salvation featuring Celeste, We Lost The Sea, Ithaca, Pupil Slicer and Mastiff.  For further info on Damnation Vs, or Damnation Festival visit: damnationversus.buzzsprout.com damnationfestival.co.uk fac ..read more
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Tom Taaffe (Sleep, Exodus, Elder)
Damnation Versus
by Damnation Festival
2y ago
Tom Taaffe - the hero responsible for Nails at Damnation - is this week's guest to discuss being a booking agent for the likes of Sleep, Exodus, Pallbearer, Higher Power, Every Time I Die, Loathe, Vein and... Vance Joy. He discusses the imminent decisions facing the major summer festivals which could cost them  "millions of pounds" if they don't call it right, the shock of being dropped by bands who "fancy a change" and the love/hate tussle between promoters and agents. And why getting the most money for a show isn't always the smartest move for an agent or their band. Surprisingly can ..read more
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