The Camden Crawl is not a metallers festival, or even really for anyone of hard rock persuasion. It is usually full of indie bands with the odd interesting act that may pique the curiousity of people with heavier music taste (though the heaviest band I can recall seeing on there in recent times is Lostprophets). In amongst the indie nonsense there are a few bands of this year, and the promoters have wisely put them towards the top of the bill (or at least that’s how the poster would make it appear).
First up for the Crawl this year are Northern Ireland’s And So I Watch You From Afar. The instrumental maestro’s released their fantastic album Gangs through our friends at Sargent House records last year and have a deserved reptuation as a fantastic live act, so they are one not to miss. D.R.U.G.S are another band of heavier persuasion, hitting the pages of Kerrang and similar publications over the last few months. Last but definitely not least, Rolo Tomassi are a band definitely not to miss as the Sheffield mathcore group led by the diminutive Eva Spence are one of the UK’s fiercest and heaviest bands of recent times, having toured extensively the last few years and having played with bands like The Dillinger Escape Plan as well as Download and many other festivals.
There may be other hidden gems amongst the line up, but those are the three to watch from the obvious choices if you like your music heavier than the standard Camden Crawl fare. For further rock & metal festival announcements please stick with Rocksins.com as your source of festival news.