Mumbai metal band Demonic Resurrection will make their first UK appearance at the Sonisphere Festival at Knebworth, England, on July 10, 2011. This will be the first time that an Indian band has played the festival. Demonic Resurrection will be joining a high-profile lineup of bands that includes Slipknot, Motorhead, Opeth, Gojira, Arch Enemy, In Flames and Mastodon besides the headliners — the Big Four of metal — Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax.
“We (Demonic Resurrection) are at a loss for words to describe how we feel on being confirmed to play Sonisphere. Just the thought of watching the Big 4, let alone be playing the same festival as them, is enough to give us goosebumps, not to mention the insane lineup of bands like Opeth (who we’ve opened for in India), Arch Enemy, Periphery and many others who we can’t wait to see. DR fans can expect a blistering performance from us, it is our first gig in the UK and we intend to make it a memorable one,” said the band in a statement released to the press. This will be the band’s third international concert appearance after playing the Inferno Festival in Norway and Brutal Assault in the Czech Republic last year. The band also said that they would be adding more UK dates to their tour.
Sonisphere is a touring music festival that takes place over several venues across Europe through June and July. The festival is in its third year and has quickly earned top billing on account of the big names on its lineup. This year the festival will travel to 12 cities in Europe.