Infest 2023 – Warm Up Party Thurs 24 August

PRESS RELEASE: After the storming success of the last two parties, we are back with a another awesome line up to kickstart your INFEST weekend!

This year’s headline act are one of the most popular EBM / Industrial acts to emerge in recent years, GRENDEL founded in 2000, has its roots in sharper Electronic Body Music and Industrial music and were at the forefront of the ‘Hellektro’ ’00s movement. Since then, the band has steadily evolved beyond the genre, combining a wide range of influences and sounds while providing insight into their philosophy and often dystopian predictions of the future.

They bring their impressive live performance to TWISTED FIRESTARTER #3 for their first appearance in Bradford since INFEST 2008! Once more we will get a chance to enjoy their fantastic and energetic show!

As always Flag Promotions and Cryonica bring an impressive cast of homegrown supports including the long awaited return of METHOD CELL who have just released an epic new album and play their debut reformation show for us. Founded in early 2008, UK based industrial synthcore unit Method Cell quickly gained a reputation as one of the most exciting, innovative electronic acts to emerge out of the UK underground scene. Combining high energy harmonics and acerbic lyrics with searing bass and beats, Method Cell prove there’s more to a club hit than swearing by numbers, and industrial doesn’t have to mean monotone. After enough time crafting their long anticipated follow up album, they have made a triumphant return in 2023 with their second album “Last One Standing”, bringing their wit, wisdom and acerbic humour to life’s trials and tragedies.

Also returning to Bradford after their Infest debut 5 years ago are Manchester’s DEF NEON with their take on industrial electronic music meets rave up -they always get people jumping to their hi energy sets and their cheery smiles always bring everyone up with them!

While on a slightly more darker note, VAEIN were one of last year’s Infest surprising hottest acts and return to Bradford to consolidate their deep and dark and occasionally sleazy take on electronic music! Definitely ones to watch!

CHRYSALID HOMO are a recent Flag Promotions discovery hailing from Salford, this 3 piece will bring a smile to everyone with their gallow humour and superb lo-if synth beats, imagine early Human League mixed with John Foxx and Berlin era Bowie but delivered with a deadpan John Cooper Clarke style sarcasm that’s difficult to keep a straight face to, seriously entertaining, don’t miss!

Opening act are the excellent DIMETHOXY, a dark electronic bass music project from the industrial wastelands of South Wales. An experimental blend of multiple genres reimagined in a dark new world. Frontman David has a huge impact on the Cardiff industrial and EBM scene where he runs a very successful club night.