London Desertfest is apparently announcing a band a day this week, and tomorrow, Sunday’s headliner (you’ll note it says “Very Special Guests” on the poster above) will be unveiled. The news that Lord Vicar and Sigiriya have been added to the bill is worth posting in the meantime, seeing as how it’s, you know, awesome. Serious lineup coming together — I have the feeling it’s going to be a hard time deciding where to be at any given moment. Can’t wait till the full schedule is up.
Also revealed today is that Elvis Deluxe will be playing Desertfest Berlin. Can only hope those dudes get added for London as well. Fingers crossed. Until then, here’s the Lord Vicar and Sigiriya news from Desertfest‘s site, with more to come:
Arising from the ashes of Reverend Bizarre, who called it a day back in ‘07 came Lord Vicar. With Peter Vicar (formerly of RB) now going by his real name Kimi Karki, he felt he had unfinished business. The four-piece doom metallers are eager to destroy you with their brutal intensity. Fans of Trouble, Saint Vitus and Pentagram take note: Lord Vicar will be preaching their brand of doom at Desertfest.
If you don’t know already, Sigiriya emerged from the mighty Acrimony who disbanded back in ‘01. Dorian, Stuart, Paul and Darren decided to form a completely new band with a more sonic riff-worshipping sound. The guys didn’t hang about between the demise of Acrimony and the birth of Sigiriya serving time with the likes of Iron Monkey, Dukes of Nothing, Yeti, Helvis and Black Eye Riot. Hailing from Wales, the four-piece recently opened at the Orange Goblin Xmas gig and are receiving rad reviews on their live performances and for their debut album Return to Earth.
Tags: Desertfest London 2012, Lord Vicar, Sigiriya