With unbounded pride and enthusiasm, organizers Night Demon announce FROST AND FIRE LONDON, a two-day, nine-band extravaganza spanning three venues in historic Camden Town, London, England on May 11-12, 2018.
In just three years, Frost and Fire has grown into one of the preeminent traditional metal festivals in the world, a can’t-miss event drawing hundreds of headbangers from around the world to the sun-drenched shores of Ventura, California. Never one to rest on his laurels, Leatherby is constantly seeking out new ways to bring old-school metal to the people, to foster strength and unity in the true metal underground, and to keep things fresh and exciting. Now the time has come for the next logical step in the growth and evolution of Frost and Fire.
“We are simply expanding the Frost and Fire concept to cross the Atlantic and pay tribute, fittingly enough, to the cradle of the NWOBHM movement,” Leatherby said. “It is an honor and a privilege to bring Frost and Fire to the UK to make history on English shores.”
Headlining the festivities at The Underworld on Saturday, May 12, will be California’s legendary kings of the dead, CIRITH UNGOL. After a string of wildly successful reunion shows in the United States and continental Europe during the last two years, Cirith Ungol will be making their first-ever UK appearance at Frost and Fire London. Also on the bill are revered NWOBHM pioneers ANGEL WITCH, fast-rising American upstarts NIGHT DEMON, and a pair of acclaimed young British bands well-versed in the ways of the olde, in the form of WYTCH HAZEL and AMULET. After the music ends at The Underworld, the party continues one block north on Kentish Town Road at The Devonshire Arms (affectionately known as “The Dev”). This official After-Party will feature DJ LIVE EVIL as well as Southampton’s own TOLEDO STEEL, playing their album release show to commemorate the release of their eagerly anticipated full-length debut, No Quarter, via Dissonance Productions.
Festgoers are strongly advised to make plans to be in London a day early to attend the NWOBHM Pre-Party Rager on Friday, May 11. This special event will be held at The Black Heart, conveniently located across the street from The Underworld in Camden Town. The Pre-Party will include performances from a trio of legendary NWOBHM acts, namely JAGUAR, BASHFUL ALLEY, and the mighty MYTHRA.
Tickets are on sale now at www.frostandfirefest.com. [Include details re whether two-day passes are available or whether tickets for each event must be purchased separately.] These intimate venues have strict limits to capacity. Tickets will go fast, and all Frost and Fire London events will sell out. So buy your tickets now or risk being left out in the cold.