Fields of The Nephilim for Hellfire
Fields of the Nephilim are to headline the final night of the Hellfire II festival. The slot will be the bands only UK date this year. The festival runs from Friday 6th to Sunday 8th November at the NEC in Birmingham.
Rob Ferguson, Hellfire Festival promoter comments “We are greatly honored, not to mention extremely excited to welcome them to Hellfire. Fields of the Nephilim will set the tone for the main stage on Sunday and we look forward to releasing details of our suitably dark complementary line up very soon.”
For those unaware of FOTN, they are an English gothic rock band formed in Stevenage, Hertfordshire in 1984. The original line-up consisted of vocalist Carl McCoy, saxophonist Gary Whisker, Tony Pettitt on bass, guitarist Paul Wright and drummer Alexander “Nod” Wright. Following the release of the debut EP Burning the Fields, Whisker left the band to be replaced by Peter Yates as second guitarist.
The band’s name refers to a Biblical race of giants or angel-human hybrids, known as the Nephilim. Although they have not received substantial mainstream success, the band’s seminal sound has proved highly influential, especially in the genre of gothic rock and, later on, gothic metal.
Their more recent album, Mourning Sun was released in 2005.
Hellfire II tickets can be bought from www.hellfirefestival.com