The organisers are equally thrilled to confirm Tax The Heat as special guests on Saturday Kilmister Stage.
“THESE GUYS ARE EASILY THE BEST NEW BAND I HAVE HEARD IN YEARS!” – Scott Gorham, Thin Lizzy & Black Star Riders
Also completing the highly energised sleazy Sunday main stage are Brit Rockers The Treatment, Bigfoot & Swedish pop-rockers Bai Bang.
Joining the festival all the way from Norway, Razorbats are going to be bringing their punky, glam rock to Cumbria. Having released their second album, ‘II’ earlier in 2018 you can be sure that the bands international acclaim will be a great addition to Call Of The Wild.
Hailing from Cumbria, COLT 45 are returning from a brief haitus, Adam Lewis from the band has explained why Call Of The Wild is a perfect match for the bands’ return.
“We’re really excited about the Call of the Wild show already – it’ll be our first proper show after nearly a year off from the band. We’ve enjoyed some downtime, but we’ll be raring to go – and playing this brand new event right on our doorstep in beautiful Cumbria ticks all the boxes. There’s so much talent in the region and it’s awesome that local acts have the opportunity to step up and play alongside more established names and build their fanbase and experience. It’ll be great to catch up with some old friends and check out some bands we haven’t seen before too. There’ll be plenty more to come from us in 2019 – keep an eye out!”
London based alt-rockers The Kut are having a great year, with their album hitting the charts, their self-described ‘basement rock’ is probably moving to the penthouse sometime soon. Check out Mind Games.
Scotland’s Tantrum bring classic British Heavy Metal to Call Of The Wild. Championing the new wave of old school, check out N.W.O.B.H.M, if you can listen to this and not bang your head, there’s something wrong!
Newcastle NWOCR rising stars Tomorrow is Lost will be wowing the festival crowd in much the same way they’ve done up and down the country during their short career. This band only get better, check out We Are The Lost.
A key component for Call Of The Wild is to give a showcase to local and smaller bands the opportunity to get on stage with festival regulars. Announced so far are:
Hot Hot Death are loud and unrelenting hardcore/punk. Check out their first track Howl. With a distinctly 90s tinge to their sound, Droll Man can be experienced by watching Pennies Worth. Penrith’s Beachmaster serve their genre-crossing alternative rock in style, check out Wreckhead. Brocken Spectre‘s noise art rock, bring something different to the line-up. Be sure to check them out, do so now with Drive By Election.