With a line up that includes headliners Behemoth and Arch Enemy, it’s fair to say that the Scottish metal scene is in for a treat this weekend as Heavy Scotland takes over the Corn Exchange in Edinburgh for two days of brutal music. Below you can find all the information you need to know plus five reasons why you should get there nice and early. Read on…

Corn Exchange, Edinburgh, 10 New Market Road, Edinburgh, EH14 1RJ

Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd April

Saturday – 1pm Doors Curfew 11pm
Sunday – 12pm Doors Curfew 11pm

Saturday 1st April:
Centrilia 2:00 – 2:35
Sodomized Cadaver 2:55 – 3:35
Dyscarnate 3:55 – 4:35
Warbringer 4:50 – 5:35
Havok 5:55 – 6:40
Fleshgod Apocalypse 7:00 – 7:50
Grave 8:10 – 9:10
Behemoth 9:40 – 11:00

Sunday 2nd April:
Lucifers Corpus 1:10 – 1:40
Disposable 2:00 – 2:35
Shiraz Lane 2:55 – 3:55
Evil Invaders 3:55 – 4:35
Blaze Bayley 4:50 – 5:35
Ingested 5:55 – 6:40
Destruction 7:00 – 7:50
Fintroll 8:10 – 9:10
Arch Enemy 9:40 – 11:00

For more information and ticket details, please visit: www.heavyscotland.com


01. Centrilia
– Kickstarting the weekend off are Scottish boys Centrilia who will be weighing in with a short but suitably heavy thirty minutes of modern metal from their recently released Memento Mori. We’re all for supporting local talent so get down to Heavy early as these lot will be worth your time.

Check out the song “You Are In Error”

02. Lucifers Corpus
– They’ll only be travelling a few miles to kick off the Sunday of Heavy Scotland but these chaps will be coming armed with a stack load of killer riffs inspired by Crowbar, Entombed and Pantera. Expect filthy metal from these Scots because when they play Heavy Scotland this weekend, you are guaranteed heavy music at it’s purest.

Check out the song “A Life Less Lived”

03. Sodomized Cadaver
– Come on, these Welsh boys have got to be worth checking out for the name alone, surely? Well, if that isn’t enough to get you excited then what could be better than some cadaver sodomizing UK death metal early on a Saturday afternoon? Go on, get down early and check out these Welsh scumbags and their verses of putridity. We don’t think you’ll regret it.

Check out the song “Verses Of Putridity”

04. Shiraz Lane
– These rockers are coming all the way over from Finland and it’ll be the last time you get to see them before the release of their second album. They may not be the heaviest band on the bill but we reckon their injection of hard rock could be one of the highlights of Heavy Scotland.

Check out ths song “Wake Up”

05. Disposable
– Another band representing the local scene and promoting their Life Misguided release, Disposable will be bringing a dose of Scottish thrash to the early risers at Heavy Scotland and, let’s face it, who doesn’t like a bit of neck-loosening mayhem early on a Sunday afternoon? Expect dreadlocks, furious riffs and any hangovers from the night before well and truly blown away.

Check out the song “Into The Water”

I have an unhealthy obsession with bad horror movies, the song Wanted Dead Or Alive and crap British game shows. I do this not because of the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle it affords me but more because it gives me an excuse to listen to bands that sound like hippos mating.