In a Graspop first, Franky De Smet Van Damme, frontman of Belgian metal flagbearers Channel Zero, will be hosting three promising Belgian bands in the Metal Dome. Under the moniker 'Franky DSVD presents', Knives to a Gunfight, Your Highness and BARK will get the chance of a lifetime to impress the Graspop crowd on Thursday evening 16th June in the Metal Dome.
The pundits were already predicting a bright future for Belgian band Bark on the strength of just one EP. The release of their first full-length effort, ‘Voice of Dog’, certainly delivers on that promise. Hard to categorise, Bark simply plays the music they like without respecting genre boundaries. Their mix of thrash, stoner, heavy metal and hardcore creates a unique signature of raw, tight and heavy music. With previous experience in bands such as Your Highness, Marginal and Hard Resistance, the new outfit has no shortage of quality and skill. Bark is an unstoppable force and burrows under your skin like an angry tick. Bark shows are an armour-piercing barrage of unrelenting aggression so let’s mosh it up!