Hard Rock Hell HQ unveil the first band's for their new event HRH Goth featuring HRH Industrial at the O2 London/Sheffield in 2020.
Here's what they had to say!
When our HRH Legions pushed for an HRH Chapter of Goth & Industrial music, we set our algorithms rolling for 18 months to identify what this dark theatre of music would produce & evolve into, for this all-new HRH brand experience.
Taking a subculture like Goth which has spawned from offshoots of the post-punk and darkwave genres and mixing it with the abrasive and aggressive fusions of rock & electronic music known as industrial - we can start to envisage the scope & direction of a cleverly programmed musical journey that takes in both sub-genres.
HRH, which is Europe’s undisputed leader in residential music experiences has dug deep, continued to plot & plan from the elite affinity it enjoys with its fan base and is now proud to launch a non-stop roller coaster of goth and industrial music mashed together over 2 destinations.
The deeper we went, the more we felt that this was an under-serviced market, with multiple acts not seeing the dark masses of fans within the UK shores.
The line up is sealed as are the dates which will operate Reading / Leeds style between 2 venues over the same weekend. Mark it well, the 12th & 13th September 2020, sees the HRH Goth featuring HRH Industrial experience hit London at the 02 Kentish Forum as well as the 02 Academy Sheffield simultaneously.
The line up has been monitored, voted and curated from over 189K fans worldwide and at last, after 2 years of research we are happy to stage Chapter 1, in a format that hopefully does us all proud.
So the very first line-up of HRH Goth Featuring HRH Industrial is a true statement of intent. Sporting triple headliners, HRH have listened to the HRH community and delivered - and then some…
Revered legends of gothic rock, Londoners Fields of the Nephilim are genuine pioneers of the genre – formed in 1984 they had indie chart success in the late ‘80s with tracks such as ‘Moonchild’ and ‘Psychonaut’. Barring a hiatus during the ‘90s, the band have been actively releasing new music and playing to a loyal fanbase ever since.
Check out their incredible track Psychonaut here:
Considered pioneers of the goth metal movement, Bradford’s My Dying Bride were part of the “Peaceville Three” together with Anathema and Paradise Lost – their pedigree is therefore undisputed. Since their inception in 1990, the band have released no fewer than 12 studio albums and bring their intense live show to HRH Goth at our twin venue event at London’s Kentish Town Forum and the O2 Academy in Sheffield.
Watch the stunning video for The Cry of Mankind here:
International industrial band KMFDM are said to be one of the first to fuse heavy metal riffs and electronica and take the result to the masses. Taking a highly political stance, KMFDM are sure to melt our faces at HRH Goth taking tracks from their 20 studio albums to date, and no doubt feature music from their upcoming album release “Paradise”.
To watch KMFDM’s killer track Amnesia follow this link:
If those legends of the genre weren’t enough, we are so pleased to announce Welsh wizard Jayce Lewis, post-punk dark-wavers from Brighton Grooving in Green, Swedish industrial metallers Rave the Reqviem, Portsmouth based electronic-punkers Seething Akira, industrial goth outfit Auger, gothic rockers Red Sun Revival, goth-electronica-punk-spacerock band The Webb, and new romantic industrial hybrids Massive Ego.
Completing the incredible lineup for September 2020 are metallers Sometime The Wolf, post-punk industrial St Lucifer, Londoners Drownd and London stoner-doom-goth merchants Cold in Berlin.
The Sheffield leg of HRH Goth Featuring HRH Industrial will be blessed with guest DJs spinning tunes in Room 2 – so keep your eyes peeled for who we have in store!
Both city destinations for HRH Goth Featuring HRH Industrial feature hotel packages in Standard and Royalty format, with the latter catering for everyone who likes all the extras such as a seated balcony, private bar and toilets, security as well as discounted merch. If you are local and just need weekend passes, then once again there are Standard and Royalty options available.
We go on sale Wednesday 14th August at 11.00am GMT and for 6 days only, all Early Bird prices will apply with no booking fees and 20% discounts on weekend passes. London hotel packages will carry a 10% gross discount and Sheffield hotels 15% (which include weekend passes). These crazy rates as mentioned are for the next six days ONLY which finish at midnight on Monday 19th August when they shoot up considerably.
We’re reaching out around the world, for those who like to express themselves, immerse themselves in two highly credible genres of music and feel the energy when sharing it with people of a similar mindset.
This is your destination, your call, your escapism, come and feel the full Dark Wave of HRH in this brand new experience, which is on sale now.
Book online @ www.hrhgoth.com. If you need assistance, use the online chat service via the website or ring Holly on 0207 193 1845.