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Desertfest London 2018 Preview: Friday Main Stage (Koko)

"For one of the leaders of the retro blues rock explosion, Graveyard will be making their first UK apperance in two years and looks set to be one for the history books."

Desertfest London is back for another year. After last year’s offering featuring headliners Slo Burn, Turbonegro and Sleep, with an undercard that included Lowrider, John Garcia, Wolves in the Throne Room, Candlemass, Bongzilla and many more, the festival has delievered another amazing line-up. The main stage on Friday does not let down, featuring four different bands that Desertfest fans will be keen to inhale.

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Planet of Zeus are one of the greatest up-and-coming bands playing today. Hailing from Athens, the southern rock four piece have the task of opening the main stage. Planet of Zeus have been over here a few times in recent years and have always brought their A game, their brand of heavy southern rock is the perfect start to blow the cobwebs on another year at Desertfest.

First there was Mötorhead, then there was Zeke. The Seattle punk legends will be returning to the stage with their new album Hellbender in toll, their first in 14 years! A furious mix of thrash metal, hardcore punk and rock and roll, Zeke are one the comeback trail and their appearance at the Koko will not be one to miss.

Another band on the comeback trail is The Obsessed, who last year released Scared, their first album in twenty years! Performing their first show in London since 1994, the apperance by the band is long overdue. The Obsessed are an absolute belter of a band and one that most of the line-up owe their existence to. With belters in their arsenal like ‘Sacred’ and ‘Streetside,’ from a career spanning over 40 years, The Obsessed are a band that helped define the genres that Desertfest owes itself to. Massive riffs, Wino’s painful vocals and solos to die for, you’d be a fool to miss them.

Graveyard are back! After a very brief split the band are back to business and working on new material. Desertfest will be their first UK apperance since the hiatus, psychadelic rockers are certainly the band to close the festival in style. Channeling Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, the Swedish rockers will be using their psychedelic magic to summon riffs from their past to end the day in style. For one of the leaders of the retro blues rock explosion, Graveyard will be making their first UK apperance in two years and looks set to be one for the history books.

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Jack
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I am a recent graduate from the University of Essex in Colchester where by the luck of Odin I met the editor, Dom. I first got into metal when I was 13 and now I am 22 and own an uncountable amount of band T-shirts. I also regularly attend gigs (local and in neighbouring areas) as well as festivals. My musical taste is varied; I like nu metal (my first love), thrash, black, death, doom, folk, sludge (my favourite genre), symphonic and many more of the multiple genres that metal has to offer, I even like some metalcore (I know it's a dirty word within some metal circles but some of it is outstanding). One of my most memorable metal moments was meeting Grand Magus at the Bloodstock signing tent and having the whole tent to myself, spending a few minutes talking to them.

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