Austrian death metal machine Belphegor will play their only UK show of 2012 at Damnation Festival, performing the most brutal tracks from their new album.
The demonic group head up an unforgiving announcement for this year's Terrorizer Stage with crust punk pioneers Extreme Noise Terror and English black metallers Wodensthrone also joining the stage which already boasts a headline billing for Pig Destroyer and a return to UK soil for Aura Noir.
Meanwhile, progressive hardcore group Devil Sold His Soul will take to the Jagermeister Stage, also with a new album to showcase.
Belphegor's Helmuth said: "We are looking forward to shredding the mighty land of NWOBHM, again. It's always a pleasure and an intense ritualistic raid experience to bring our chaos sound to the UK. Hail Damnation! Hail Death!"
Wodensthrone guitarist/vocalist Rædwalh said: "Wodensthrone are very pleased to have been invited to play Damnation Festival; an event that we have seen grow from its inception in Manchester to one of the UK's premier metal events. I fondly remember the early incarnations of the festival, so to see it grow to its current status is very encouraging.The already-confirmed lineup is extremely promising and for ourselves to be included in it is a humbling testament to this band's perseverance. With our second album, Curse, now out on Candlelight Records, we are proudly raising the banner of UK black metal in 2012 and to be able to cap off a busy year with a Damnation appearance is an honour. Wæs thu hæl!"
Devil Sold His Soul added: "We last played Damnation Festival back in 2008. It was hot, sweaty, loud and heavy and we loved every minute of it. We always enjoy playing in Leeds and the line-up this year looks incredible. We'll have a new album out by then and can't wait to play these new longs live - Bring it on Damnation."
Announced so far for Damnation Festival 2012 is: Electric Wizard, My Dying Bride, Pig Destroyer, Belphegor, Primordial, Extreme Noise Terror, Textures, Devil Sold His Soul, Aura Noir, Gama Bomb, 40 Watt Sun and Wodensthrone.
Tickets priced £32 are available from http://www.leedstickets.com and via the official Damnation Festival site and Facebook through Ticketscript: http://www.damnationfestival.co.uk/tickets and at Crash and Jumbo store in Leeds.