Hell and Warrior Soul join UK thrashers Onslaught at London's Titanfest 2016

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Titanfest has announced the full lineup for the 15-band, two-stage celebration of classic heavy metal that takes place at the Dome in Tufnell Park, London on November 19.

Joining headliners Onslaught – who will be celebrating their 30th anniversary by playing their classic breakthrough album The Force in full – are Nottingham’s NWOBHM heroes masters of the grand guignol stage show Hell, New Yorks’ rampant rock agitators Warrior Soul, UK thrash crew Bull-Riff Stampede and Italian fellow thrashers Mechanical God Creation.

They’ll be joining NWOBHM heroes Oliver/Dawson Saxon, thrash veterans Anihilated, folk metal eccentrics Skyclad, progressive thrashers Beholder, old school thrashers Nightlord, Swedish metal goddesses Hysterica, extreme thrashers Huron, NWOBHM stalwarts Weapon UK, technical death/thrashers Furnaze and defenders of old school metal Dethonator.

“Hell is honoured to be included in the stellar lineup for this year’s Titanfest,” guitarist and founding member Kev Bower. “It’s always great to see events like this growing and building year on year, and we look forward to laying waste to London with our unique brand of no-holds-barred devilry. November 19 is going to be an awesome day of metal!”

Now into its second year, Titanfest looks set to become an epicentre for old-school, hard-partying heavy metal with doors from midday to 2am. Tickets are on sale for a very reasonable £30, and can be snapped up at the official website here.

Jonathan Selzer

Having freelanced regularly for the Melody Maker and Kerrang!, and edited the extreme metal monthly, Terrorizer, for seven years, Jonathan is now the overseer of all the album and live reviews in Metal Hammer. Bemoans his obsolete superpower of being invisible to Routemaster bus conductors, finds men without sideburns slightly circumspect, and thinks songs that aren’t about Satan, swords or witches are a bit silly.