Scotland’s longest running yearly metal event, Hordes X, has just unleashed the full billing for its 2023 edition; and the top spot goes to blackened speed metallers, Hellripper. The 13 band showcase is the latest addition to Hellripper’s live assault this year, taking on a slew of other fests and headline appearances.
Hellripper creator, James McBain, comments:
“We all know the Scottish metal scene is in a good place right now with so many bands doing great things. Having released our latest album back in February alongside a wild sold-out show in Glasgow, we are excited to make our first appearance in Dundee for Hordes X! We’ll have just returned from our European Summer tour and we look forward to seeing the Scottish Goat Kvlt out in full force once again!“
Heavily inspired by witchcraft and the supernatural, Hellripper is also deeply rooted in its Scottish origins, using the landscape and historical events as a backdrop for its lyrics and imagery. Hellripper is fast, loud and uncompromising.
Check out the Hellripper track “The Nuckelavee” here: https://youtu.be/4rry7l5msjQ
Organised by Slow Dragon Music, Hordes X (formerly known as Hordes Of Belial) is a two stage, yearly showcase of all things heavy. Described by Zero Tolerance Magazine as “more metal than you can shake a haggis at”, the event has played a part in the early careers of acts such as King Witch, Party Cannon, and De Profundis, with headliners the likes of Acid Reign, Saor, Man Must Die, The Rotted, and more.
12 more bands join Hellripper on this year’s bill; Dog Tired, Hellfekted, Catalysis, Iron Altar, War Grave, Nassau, Haint, Medusa Touch, Bastyon, Necrocracy, Hyperstasis, and Sol Noctis. The feast of death, black, thrash, prog, and heavy metal takes place at Beat Generator Live, Dundee, Scotland, September 30th.
For more information, visit the Slow Dragon Music website, here.