eeshockCrazy Japanese rock dudes Electric Eel Shock will play Birmingham’s Hellfire II Festival in November.

Always a favourite with UK audiences, the thoroughly entertaining threesome have a new album to plug and a new show to unleash. EES play a full headline tour prior to their Hellfire date in support of latest record Sugoi Indeed so expect some Asian mayhem in the West Midlands on November 6.

Cancer Bats will join EES on the main stage on the opening night  – fueled by a burning desire to rage harder, play louder and have more fun than any other band, they mix hardcore, Southern metal and punk to create a lethal rock and roll explosion.

The band’s latest release – Hail Destroyer – sees the Bats taking their musicianship to a whole new level. Lead singer Liam Cormier’s heated vocals keep the energy high while axe-wielding Scott Middleton’s electrifying solos and shredding riffs must be seen to be believed.  

Katatonia have been confirmed for the main stage on Sunday and will be joining headliners Fields of the Nephilim and My Dying Bride to create a tri-party alliance of spectacular atmospheric darkness! 

Hellfire’s Rob Ferguson said: “It’s great to see all of the stages starting to take shape now and I’m really pleased that we are able to achieve our objective of offering something for everyone in the mix of bands. 

“I am particularly excited to see a strong representation from the wealth of talent in the British underground and breaking scene which I personally work very hard to champion.”

Check out the latest bands to join the Hellfire line-up at the following: 

Cancer Bats –

Electric Eel Shock –

Katatonia –

Ted Maul –

Hellfire II takes place at the NEC Birmingham from November 6-8. Tickets for Hellfire II are on sale NOW. Check out  for more details.