Spring Metal Festivals Roundup: Part 1

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Spring time for metal and Germany.

The festival scene is upon us! Like the swallows of Capistrano and the McRib, massive metal fests have returned with the warming of the weather. With so many good bands playing in so many places, it’s entirely possible that people could miss out. We’ve gathered together some info on fests taking place this Spring (now until June). Don’t get your swimmies in a twist, we’ll get to the summer fests soon enough. For now, here’s the shows that you need to knows.

 

Roadburn Festival
roadburn
Tilburg, The Netherlands
April 9 – 12
http://www.roadburn.com/roadburn-2015/

Tune in. Turn on. Drop dead. Roadburn is back again if you can see through the billowing smoke. Weekend tickets are sold out and there are just a limited number of tickets for Thursday and Saturday. Don’t sit on your couch mindlessly giggling to Spongebob cartoons and stuffing Funions into your gaping maw. Prepare your neck for constant bobbing and nodding.

Bands: Wovenhand, Eyehategod, Goblin, Enslaved, Solstafir, Acid Witch, Zombi, Fields of the Nephilim, Kayo Dot, Anathema, Gnaw Their Tongues, Tombs, Thou, and tons more.

****Late Update****

It looks like the airline Kayo Dot used has lost their luggage and gear. They’re supposed to play on the 11th. Will update when more information is available.

kayodottweet

 

Ragnarok Festival
ragnarokfest
April 10 – 11
Stadthalle Lichtenfels, Germany
http://www.ragnaroek-festival.com/

Germany calls down the gods and embraces their wrath with Ragnarok Fest. I know it’s a little disappointing that Amon Amarth aren’t involved with something called “Ragnarok” so raise your hammers high in their honor. Beards and battle axes are required to attend. Goblets made out of the skulls of your enemy is optional, but strongly encouraged.

Bands: Behemoth, Amorphis, Melechesh, Skyforger, Equilibrium, Moonsorrow, Graveworm and more.

 

New England Metal and Hardcore Fest
nemhf

Worcester, MA, USA
April 17-19
http://metalandhardcorefestival.com/

Break out the mosh shorts and combat hats. NEM&HF returns to Worcester, MA for all of your spinkicking needs. Watch out for flying fists and guys in FSU shirts. Be prepared to be incredibly sweaty and have zero room to move if you head upstairs to the second stage. Day 1 and Day 2 should have a lot of appeal to a wide variety of metal and hardcore fans. Day 3 should appeal to ipecac enthusiasts. The fest is far removed from it’s early 2000’s heyday, but fun could still be had.

Bands: Between the Buried and Me, Death Angel, The Red Chord, Cavalera Conspiracy, The Atlas Moth, Code Orange, Testament, Nuclear Assault, Exodus, Nails and more.

Manitoba Metalfest
manitobametalfest

April 17 & 18
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
https://www.facebook.com/events/620286668076814/

I’m not sure if this really counts as a fest so much as it’s just two good metal shows over two days. If we’re being fair, it’s not like there’s much going on in Winnipeg, so let’s just call it a fest. The people have to do something when the Jets aren’t playing. When else are you going to get to see Into Eternity any time soon?

Bands: Into Eternity, Ninjaspy, Laika, Razor, Sacrifice, and more.

Neurotic Deathfest
neuroticdeathfest
April 17 – 19
Tilburg, The Netherlands
http://www.neuroticdeathfest.com/

The land of windmills and tulips will soon be overtaken with the stench of death. Strap your clogs on tight for 3 days of death and destruction, Dutch-style. There’s a whole bunch of hurt going on with this one, so stretch properly. You can’t bring forth death and destruction with a sore neck. Despite what the poster says, there probably won’t be any well-endowed zombie ladies. Even if there are zombie ladies, they probably wouldn’t want to talk to a poser like you, what with your pink flesh and breathing and stuff.

Bands: Bloodbath, Hate Eternal, Immolation, Pyrexia, Jig-Ai, Devourment and more.

 

NYDM Spring Bash
nydmfest

Cudahy, WI, USA
April 23 – 25
https://www.facebook.com/pages/NYDM-Spring-Bash

Despite having “NY” in the name, this death metal fest is actually taking place in Wisconsin. I seem to recall “NYDM” being some sort of Myspace crew. If anyone can confirm, hit me up on MS. Does Wisconsin have a big death metal scene? Again, hit me up on MS. I hope every brutal, vile, disgusting song is dedicated to the human White Out bottle, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. Before we move on, please take a look at the commercial for this fest.

Bands: Whiplash, Deceased…, Novembers Doom, Bongzilla, Hellwitch, Malignancy, Artillery, Viking and more.

Welcome to Rockville
rockville
April 25 – 26
Jacksonville, FL, USA
http://welcometorockvillefestival.com/

Jacksonville, Florida isn’t exactly the most ideal place to hold a metal festival, but you may be on an episode of COPS. If you make a wrong turn in town, you could end the starting quarterback of the Jacksonville Jaguars. Welcome To Rockville spreads out the welcome mat for a mix of metal and hard rock bands. Oh, and Phil Labonte will be there exercising his second amendment rights. Or pulling on his nipple rings. Maybe both!

Bands: Slayer, Korn, Marilyn Manson, Ministry, Suicidal Tendencies, Testament, Geoff Tate-less Queensryche, Live, Breaking Benjamin and more.

 

Karmøygeddon Metal Festival
karmfest
April 30 – May 3
Korpervik, Norway
http://karmoygeddon.no/

Man, Scandanavia is all about the metal in the warm months. All that snow and fish probably does a number on them. This one is another fest full of diversity. Ever wanted to see Swallow The Sun, Hammerfall, and U.D.O. in the same day? Well now you can! Get there early to see Backstreet Girls. I have no idea what they are so you’ll need to report back. I can only hope they’re an all-girl cover band of a boy band from the late 90’s. And there better be choreographed dancing with chairs!

Bands: Hammerfall, Kvelertak, Arch Enemy, Kalmah, Swallow The Sun, U.D.O., Wintersun and more.

Rock on the Range
rockontherange
May 15 – 17
Columbus, OH, USA
http://rockontherange.com/

It’s not purely a metal festival, but Rock On The Range brings the heavy to 15th largest city in the US. Thank Google! Columbus also has the advantage of not being Cleveland or Cincinnati. The lineup is diverse, which should allow you to see some great bands on smaller stages. Ultimately, it’s a good thing because it means you might be able to convince a friend to go with you. And possibly drive.

Bands: Judas Priest, Slipknot, Volbeat, Minstry, Anthrax, Godsmack, Marilyn Manson, Dillinger Escape Plan, Hatebreed, Babymetal and more.

 

Maryland Deathfest
MDFest

Baltimore, MD, USA
May 21 – 24
http://www.marylanddeathfest.com/

For those that say the US couldn’t support a big extreme metal festival, I give you Maryland Deathfest. MDF has been around since 2003 and keeps getting bigger every year. Thousands of longhaired weirdos travel from across the country and the world to see the incredible (and incredibly diverse) lineups. Good luck trying to see every band you want as every stage has something awesome. If it’s not completely sold out yet, it will be. You don’t even have to be a fan of most of these bands to know that it’s going to be an incredible time. Side note: Sell deodorant and nose plugs right outside the gates and live like a king.

Bands: Neurosis, Amorphis, Suffocation, Obituary, Yob, Origin, Skinless, Tsjuder, Napalm Death, Portal, Razor, Sodom, D.R.I., Cephalic Carnage, Aura Noir, Melt Banana, and holy crap more.

 

Temples Festival
templesfest
Bristol, UK
May 29 – 31
https://www.facebook.com/TemplesFestival

The UK is chock full of festivals, but while others appeal to huge swaths of rock fans, Temples Fest goes straight for metal. I don’t know if the poster is 100% accurate, but it looks like Pig Destroyer is playing twice. You’ve got some heavy hitters and plenty of lesser known bands. Be the cool kid in your flat, show up early, and claim you liked these bands before anyone else.

Bands: Converge, SUNNO))), Earth, Pig Destroyer, Triptykon, Between the Buried And Me, Bongzilla, Skitsystem, Today Is The Day, Nails, Pallbearer, Portal, Goatwhore and more.

Stick around for Part 2!

  • Guacamole Jim
    • 8edgy6me

      • Guacamole Jim

        SEW EDGY

        I actually did read it, but none of these festivals are close to me :'(

        • I mean the wisconsin one is close to me, but it’s like wisconsin and shit.

          • YourLogicIsFlushed

            The South of the North, as I like to say

          • Yeah, the only difference between inbred-rednecks here and down south is the accents. That’s literally about it.

        • Dr. Dubz

          I choose to be willfully ignorant of Canadian geography, so I’m just assuming you’re being a baby about driving to Manitoba.

          • Guacamole Jim

            IT’S TWO PROVINCES AWAY

            Plus fuck Manitoba and it’s lakes and stupid winter. If I wanted to move that far East, I’d just become a LIBERAL #canadajokes

          • Dr. Dubz

            The hell is a province ?

            (kidding)

          • Guacamole Jim

            It’s a place not manly enough to be a territory.

          • YourLogicIsFlushed

            I think it’s the people who like FFB, but only the duck’s articles. #VeryComplicatedJoke

          • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

            I got that joke. It was funny.

          • Guacamole Jim
          • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

            I have family up in Canada. That’s why I got the joke.

          • have you ever hanged out with Conan?

          • Dr. Dubz

            They live next to each other.

          • TheRedman(formerly God ov All)

            Is he even still around?

          • I feel like his trolling abilities are best suited over on FFB… Which is where I believe I last saw him

          • TheRedman(formerly God ov All)

            Honestly, I don’t think he trolls a whole lot. He probably holds a lot of the statements he’s said to be true.

          • Guacamole Jim
    • WHAT IS PETER LA ANGUILA DOING HERE?

  • Tyree

    I think everything but Edison lot is sold out at MDF.

  • “Does Wisconsin have a big death metal scene?”

    No, but we have a big tractor pull scene.

    • #getchapull

      • Stockhausen

        Get Chapel.

    • Garden Tractor Pulls is where it is at, son!

    • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

      My area gets no rock festivals but the yearly pop festival in my area got Charli XCX and Flo Rida.

      • You live in NY. You get all kinds of shit. Quit frontin’ like you ain’t from ’round the way.

        • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

          We get some good concerts in my area but I live an hour or so from NYC. Where I live used to get a lot of good shit in the 80s and 90’s now we get a few good shows.

          • Wow, an hour. I live almost two from Milwaukee and three from Chicago. You could ride a bike to the biggest city in the States. I feel so badly for you.

          • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

            I don’t drive. I do go to the city on occasion though. I’m seeing Cavalera Conspiracy on the 19th.

          • Dr. Dubz

            I’m asking this not from a “picking on you” standpoint but from a traffic engineering standpoint because we’ve noticed a recent trend where young people are getting licenses later and refusing to drive. Do you not have a license or a vehicle? Do you just refuse to drive?

          • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

            I don’t have a car or a license. I have a pretty bad fear of being behind the wheel.

          • Dr. Dubz

            So your parents never encouraged you to get a car? How do you get around?

          • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

            I walk or bike. I occasionally get rides from parents if I need to get somewhere that’s too far of a walking or biking distance. I am working towards getting my license though.

          • Dr. Dubz

            Hmm. I couldn’t wait to get my first car. I did landscaping all summer when I was 15 and saved up the money to buy a beat-up old truck for $500 cash.

          • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

            I have some money saved away for one in the bank. It’s not a lot but it could come in handy when I get my license.

          • The Beargod

            Oh God, you shluld walk more.

          • If you live in a place with zero public transport and everything is miles away from anything you’d SHUT YOUR DAMN FINN MOUTH.

          • Herr Schmitty

            Oh, so Texas and Florida are exactly the fucking same, gotcha!

          • Dr. Dubz

            Yah man, we have crap for public transport here.

          • Herr Schmitty

            Zero public transport, mini-malls everywhere, miles between destinations… and balls sticking to legs in 100+ degree heat.

          • I grew up in a really rural area. If you didn’t drive you weren’t going anywhere.

          • well… you might be able to go some places… just not very fast ! lol

          • The Beargod

            I walk to other city and back daily. I KNOW WHAT I SPEAK OF!!

          • Herr Schmitty

            Bro, when other city is 1,000 feet down the sidewalk, it doesn’t count. Kind of like winning a ‘bobbing for apples’ competition when your mouth is an actual bear trap.

          • Dr. Dubz

            Europe and the US aren’t really comparable in terms of transportation systems.

          • The Beargod

            I’m just yanking ye yank’s cranks. Cranky.

          • Europeans are so fucking cocky about the use of automobiles here. I had a big argument with a German lady a while back about that. She couldn’t get her fucking head around the fact that much of the US doesn’t have that type of public transportation in rural areas and that most people drive an average of twenty miles to work.

          • Dr. Dubz

            As I said below, our systems aren’t comparable.

          • My round trip is 76 miles.

            Lets start a new circle-jerk where everyone complains about how long they have to drive! That has to be as riveting as the “who has the worst weather” circle jerk. lololol

          • Good sweet christ. I mostly bike or take the bus (cuz live in city now). It’s quick. Could not deal with that much travel a day.

          • I tend to believe that the driving lets me decompress after work. Also, when I get “home” I do not have any desire to leave. It is like a mini vacation every single day.

          • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

            That’s bonkers.

          • You were saying you do not have a car? That is crazy crazy to believe

          • Guacamole Jim

            DAMN.

            I bus an hour to work, one way. It’s a 20 minute drive, but the Edmonton transit system doesn’t care much for efficiency.

            http://new4.fjcdn.com/thumbnails/comments/3772496+_756a872611b89c013cbb4ed145ec5287.gif

          • See my commute is less time though- it is only 40 to 45 mins one way. Easy enough!

          • mine is five miles. most people are afraid to live in the city so they commute 20+ miles each trip. (urban sprawl)

          • WHERE WE COME FROM URBAN-SPRAWL IS THE LAW. WE LIVE IN SUBURBS AND BUILD PRIVACY FENCES CUZ ‘MURICA.

            -SUBURBCHAPEL

          • *golf clap*

          • I used to drive about fifty miles round trip but my job now is like nine blocks away. I *could* technically walk but every time I think about doing so I remember whining bitch-ass Europeans, the fact that their gas is three to four times more expensive, and that I paid fifty dollars for my driver’s license while many of them pay thousands and go “HAHA FUCK YOU.”

          • That’s some good hate.

          • I have a feeling I’m about to get a really angry rebuttal for what was essentially an obnoxious joke 😛

          • Your comment was so good I read it three times.

          • Same here, no public transportation in downtown KC also, shit sucks.

          • Dr. Dubz

            I walk plenty, beargod. I refuse to pay campus for a parking permit, so I park my car about 10 minutes from campus and walk to and from work everyday. 😉

          • SAME.

          • 500 $ A CAR?!

          • Dr. Dubz

            It was very cheap.

          • I’m thinking of donating a kidney to see if I can buy a wood plank with motor and four wheels.

            You’re awesome.

          • This. <3

            Now I need to save money for the mat.

          • You have to know the right people, Link. I paid $700 for my daily driver. AND it is purple. It looks just like this one, lol

            http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/2774/761/31932880001_large.jpg

          • Dr. Dubz

            Yah, I bought mine from a family friend.

          • I’m still amazed that I find surreal that you have the oportunity to buy something.

            With my salary and my position right now, I’m barely having money for cabs and public transport.

            I mean, I’m not talking crap about you, I’m really happy about Dubya story. It’s very awesome and encouraging.

            But, I’m also really sad that in this country we’re amazed of normal things that normal people with chances can have and do in countries like yours.

            I really respect all of you because you’re hard working humble people. You really destroy the myths we have down here of United States.

          • Hang in there buddy. I am sure things will get better. If not – you know where you need to come!

          • my heart has just broken. PAY LINK MORE, VENEZUELAN CORPORATION!!!

          • It sucks that we’re so used to personal insecurity and scarcity of regular products that when people travel return to the country telling the same shit ever:

            “duuude, there’s everything in the supermarkets there”.

            “duuude, you can walk at 7 pm and grab a bus without getting robbed”.

            pfft.

            I don’t know how we get this far. Where normal life is conditioned by this crap.

            **FLUSH**

          • I vote that you and your fiance immigrate to the US.

            GL

          • Most people here take stuff like that for granted, though. We assume most people in the world can do the same. People throw fits over the smallest shit, like not getting EXACTLY what they ordered at a restaurant, or being pissed that a store is out of something that was on sale. People are shitty everywhere.

          • Dr. Dubz

            truf

          • KJM

            Growing up in the Boston area has cured me of ever wanting a car, don’t even have a license.

          • a few whiskeys beforehand will ease your jangled nerves

          • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

            That’s a terrible idea.

          • Herr Schmitty

            I deliberately avoided getting my license when I was 16 for a few months; I didn’t care whether I could leave the house or not (no money, little to do where I grew up for teenagers) and I didn’t want to become the errand bitch for the family. I saw there being no rewards and increased chores.

            Then my pops basically forced me to take the exam anyway… because he wanted an errand bitch. Was totally right the whole way!

          • Dr. Dubz

            Demographic changes in relation to transportation are so interesting!

          • I didn’t bother with mine until I was eighteen. It was actually kinda great being the big bully on the bus to and from school. (That was like three hundred years ago.)

          • Dr. Dubz

            If I lived an hour from somewhere that got as many good shows as NYC, I’d be in hog heaven.

          • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

            I’m excited for Cavalera Conspiracy though. I also might be seeing Manic Street Preachers a few days later. I also have family down there so I might go down for a few days to celebrate my birthday. Are there any good NYC concerts on the 21st?

          • DUUUDE! SHAME ON YOU! I WISH I COULD LIVE IN YOUR PLACE!!

            WE DON’T HAVE INTERNATIONAL SHOWS NOW! T-T)

          • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

            I feel bad for you. Why dont you have international shows?

          • Because we have the currency exchange to dollars centralized by goverments and private managers can’t afford any type of international show.

      • more beer

        Metro North to Grand Central. The subway is downstairs. It will take you anywhere you want in the city.

        • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

          Im probably going to see Cavalera Conspiracy down there on the 19th. I get my paycheck next week so I’ll travel down to see it of I don’t have work.

          • more beer

            I was just reminding you. As you know I didn`t grow up too far away from you. Not having a car never stopped me from going to shows.

          • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

            That is true. If I work on that day I’ll probably go see Manic Street Preachers as I’m a fan of theirs.

          • KJM

            Same here. However I live in Boston so I can get anywhere as long as I have the money.

          • more beer

            I still take public transportation here depending on what I`m doing even though I have a truck. If I don`t have a ride and I want to drink I take the train.

        • KJM

          Do you know if it’s relatively easy to get to Saint Vitus in Brooklyn from wherever the Greyhound stops? I’d like to see Ufomammut there in May.

          • more beer

            The Greyhound stops at Port Authority Bus Terminal. Times Square. You can get the subway there. It`s a few blocks from Grand Central.

    • A couple years back, I was at a county fair and I actually spent an hour of my life watching a lawnmower race. There is jack-shit to see around North Carolina (or at least the portion in which I live). I got to see Carcass, Obituary, Exhumed, and Ghost in the past few years. Nothing else really comes around that interests me or works with my schedule.

    • And cheese curds.

      • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

        Cheese curds are so Good.

      • They’re so fucking bad for you but my family has to have some about once a month. I think they put crack in them or something.

        • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

          They must put crack in a lot of fast food.because it’s so addictive.

    • Dr. Dubz

      You know what’s even better than tractor pulls? Mutton-bustin’!

      • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

        What’s mutton busting?

        • TheRedman(formerly God ov All)

          It’s where you bust muttons

        • Dr. Dubz
          • lolololololol^10

          • Mother Shabubu III

            I feel nothing but contempt and ill will towards these people. These people should not be allowed to breed or vote.

          • Óðhinn

            I have to agree with you. It’s wrong on multiple levels.

      • Also bratfests.

        W, have you ever had a deep-fried cheese curd? If not you need some deep-fried cheese curds.

        • Dr. Dubz

          I have not, but I’ve eaten plenty of other fried things.

          • I was in a bar once and saw “battered deep-fried pickle” on the menu. I asked the bartender who the hell would want a deep-fried pickle?” She didn’t even look up but said “This is Wisconsin; you can deep-fry anything and some asshole would eat it.”

          • Dr. Dubz

            Dude, fried pickles are tasty (and bad for you). My diet has changed enough since getting married that fried food tends to hurt my tummy.

          • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

            I love fried pickles. Do you have any Texas Roadhouse restaurants near you? They have the best fried pickles.

          • Dr. Dubz

            No, we don’t have any Texas Roadhouses in Texas.

          • Herr Schmitty
          • you three have won the internet today. (you becherass it was screenshot’d)

          • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

            I like your new name. I also love the photo because I love those cookies.

          • Eddie plz!

          • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

            I’m sorry they’re good cookies.

          • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

            Really? That’s odd.

          • Your massive trolling last week was unbelievable JJD. I really enjoy it!

          • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

            Wasn’t it good? My April Fools joke was the best one I ever pulled.

          • We were so rustled we lost sight of how ridiculous your story became.

          • what article was it? i need to re-view

          • JJD was trying to convince us it was going to talk 5 to 8 years to write “the worlds best EDM and beats album” (something like that). It was BONKERS

          • OH the article.hmmmmmmm I will have to look

          • thx bby <3

          • TheRedman(formerly God ov All)

            *applause* well done JJD

          • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

            It was my opus.

          • Herr Schmitty

            You’re a champion, Eddie ‘Duggan’ Trunk.

          • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

            It was a good one. Nowhere near as good as the one my mom pulled when she was pregnant with me. That one was just evil.

          • Dr. Dubz

            Sorry, was being sarcastic. They’re everywhere.

          • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

            I love their chicken fried steak.

          • Herr Schmitty

            I tell you what, we got a barbecue joint and a wing place here in Maine that serve fried pickle chips and they’re damned good too. I try to avoid it for the most part, but every once in a while I indulge in eating some artery-destroying cuisine.

          • Deep-fried whole mushrooms are the fucking bomb too.

          • Mother Shabubu III

            Your life must be hell. I’d go nuts in a place filled with that many rubes.

          • Used to it. Half the men argue seriously about their brand-loyalty to Ford, Chevy, or Dodge.

          • Mother Shabubu III

            Holy shit. Why can’t the government thin the herds like the conspiracy theorists say?

          • more beer

            Those are so nasty. A friend of mine had those when we were out not to long ago. Just watching him eat them was making me sick.

        • Herr Schmitty

          I will admit, cheese curds are pretty solid.

        • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

          A&W makes the best deep fried cheese curds. They’re very expensive thougn.

          • Dr. Dubz

            How many fried cheese curds do you think you could get down in 10 minutes?

          • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

            A package or two. They’re very big.

    • We are putting on a pull at our VFW this summer. Should be a great time.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvsYET9XKNc

    • No hablo inglés ._.)

      What’s that?

  • Tyree

    https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/t31.0-8/10896406_10203364674337010_5505336159827066289_o.jpg
    HELLS HEADBANGERS label anniversary fest Labor Day weekend 2015 (Sept 4th, 5th & 6th). All ages.
    http://www.hellsheadbash.com

    Bands Revealed:
    SATANIC WARMASTER
    ARCHGOAT
    PROFANATICA
    MIDNIGHT
    INQUISITION
    ACID WITCH
    DEATHHAMMER
    DESTRUKTOR
    BLACK WITCHERY
    CIANIDE
    DEIPHAGO
    HIGH SPIRITS
    DECEASED
    BLOOD FEAST
    SHITFUCKER
    DEMONIC CHRIST
    NYOGTHAEBLISZ
    PERDITION TEMPLE
    NOCTURNAL BLOOD
    NEXUL
    ÆVANGELIST
    EMBALMER
    SACROCURSE
    CEMETERY LUST
    HELLVETRON
    EVIL ARMY
    OCTOBER 31
    The HAUNTING PRESENCE
    BAT
    ABYSMAL LORD
    MANTICORE
    BONEHUNTER
    PROSANCTUS INFERI
    GRAVEWURM
    The LURKING CORPSES

    • Dagon

      This is fucking PACKED

      • Tyree

        I was skeptical about doing this one becouse of MDF, but I can’t pass this up. No way!!!

    • more beer

      There is also this in the fall which I have a 3 day pass for.

    • woah! that’s totally a Tyree’s fest.

  • Scrimm

    I’d kill to see Demilich again, even if it is with 2 guitars instead of 3. Also Morpheus Descends. Dammit.

  • Tyree

    But holy fuck! Sodom and Razor on the same bill. Gawdayum!

  • Dagon

    As someone who lives stranded in wilderness I guess I am entitled to say this:

    Fuck europeans. And north americans.

    • TheRedman(formerly God ov All)

      Fuck everyone, let’s party.

  • Neurotic Deathfest looks fuckin sweet. Netherlands meet-up?!

    • Scrimm

      I wish

  • Dr. Dubz

    Skuggsja is apparently some sort of commissioned performance piece between Enslaved and Wardruna.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMkQZdEjbtE

  • I’d love to go to RoadBurn as there are a lot of bands that I’ve never seen there that aren’t as popular as a lot of others. Neurotic Deathfest has a lot of great bands that I’ve not yet seen live. I’d like to go to NYDM because I’ve never seen Novembers Doom live and they’re one of my favorite bands. Maryland Deathfest has a shit ton of great bands. I’d love to see Sodom live. Unfortunately, I’m broke and I don’t have time to see any of these.

  • Tyree
    • Dr. Dubz

      If they do the Denver Black Sky Festival again, I might go. I can crash at my folks’ house.

      • Tyree

        That would be sick dude.

      • more beer

        I know one of the people who book bands for that. I will find out from her what is going on with that next time I see her. I`ve been to both and they have both been awesome. There is also Gutfest in the Springs in June Which I am going to go to again.

        • Dr. Dubz

          My folks live in the Springs, and my wife and I were planning on going up this summer. Can you give me some more info on that? I’m assuming it’s at the World Arena?

          • more beer

            It`s at Sunshine Studios Live on Clear View Frontage Road. I went both days last year and had a blast. I will say the thing I like more about Black Sky is the 2 stages It`s one band after another. Gutfest has all that set up and breakdown time in between sets. Also check The Blacksheep. They have good shows there from time to time. There is also a new venue there that seems to be getting good shows but I can`t think of the name of it.

          • Dr. Dubz

            I’ve been to the Blacksheep, but that was many, many moons ago.

          • more beer

            I saw Carcass there on Halloween last year. That place was packed.

          • Stockhausen

            “My folks live in the Springs, and my wife and I were planning on going up this summer. Maybe cook up some nice casseroles, play some lawn games, talk about our tucked in polo shirts.”

          • more beer

            You can always roll up to Denver from there.

        • Dr. Dubz

          Was this image attached last time? Thanks for the info!

          • more beer

            I just looked at the ticket prices for this. $35 2 day vip pass. thats pretty dam cheap. I`m definitely going again.

  • TheRedman(formerly God ov All)

    It’s on my bucketlist to make it to Maryland deathfest someday. As well as a few of the open air festivals in Europe (looking at you Wacken). Hope I have enough scratch in the future to do so.

    • i know some of us talked about a TovH meetup at MDF this year, but many of us couldn’t go due to various reasons (employment, short notice).
      we oughta try real hard next year!!

      • TheRedman(formerly God ov All)

        I’m down. Should be in a financially better position next year.

        We gotta have matching toiletovhell tshirts though so we can all be fucking dorks together.

      • Scrimm

        I’ll try for you.

      • OldMetalHead

        I might be down for next year. I wasn’t that impressed with the lineup this year.

    • I will go to Wacken one day. I totally taking German when I go to my new university. I’d love to be able to speak German while I’m there.

      • TheRedman(formerly God ov All)

        You’ll have to translate for me. My German is limited to schnitzel, auschwitz, Hitler, Shnell, and guten tag.

        • J.R.

          I can translate Hogan’s Heroes Germenglish, but that is about it.
          SCHUUUUULTZ!

  • Celtic Frosty

    Man, I’m old and married I can’t be going to no Netherlands for no metal festival shiiiiiiiiit

    • I’m not! I should do that shit!

      • J.R.

        The Toilet goes internstional for on-site metal festival shenanigans. if you interview anyone, you need to do it on a potty

    • Dr. Dubz

      I told Joe I’m going to be in Austin around July 4. Y’all lemme know if there are going to be any good shows then.

      • I saw some real shit ass band last July 4th. I think they were called Dischordial? They weren’t even D-beat!

  • Tyree

    Wait. Skitsystem is back together!?!?!?!?

    • TheRedman(formerly God ov All)

      Holy shit. I had to look up to double check.

  • Herr Schmitty

    Lost it at the following re NEM&HF: “Day 3 should appeal to ipecac enthusiasts.”

    In all seriousness, I was at least a little interested in day 1 and day 2… but then BTBAM and Atlas Moth booked a date in Portland down the street from me on Day 2, and suddenly my dilemma ameliorated; just skip NEM&HF altogether and see who I wanted to see Day 1 on Day 2 for much much muuuuuuch cheaper.

    • Dr. Dubz

      +1 for use of ameliorated

      • Herr Schmitty

        I’m all about those $5 words! 😉

      • Scrimm

        Off topic but I just now finally found the Dunwich building in Fallout. Haven’t gone inside yet.

        • Dr. Dubz

          Make sure you read all the computer entries!

          • Scrimm

            Will do. Finally started watching those godzilla creepypasta videos too. I need to find that game now.

      • The Beargod

        Now I’m bitter. I used it once and you never gave me a medal.

      • KimJongUn’s Crunchy Chest Hair
  • Drewcifer

    Bless that The Producers reference.

  • Reichsmarschall Dean von Steel

    Day 2 of the NE Hardcore and Metal Festival looks pretty solid. The other days are so clogged with stool we would need fucking ammonium nitrate and diesel fuel to relieve that shit-tunnel ov hell. Fuck.

  • Man that day 3 of NEM&HF is fucking disgusting. WHY!?

    • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

      It’s abysmal. I didn’t believe it when I first saw it.

    • New England Metal, Hardcore & Lolbuttz Fest

      • KJM

        So much lolbuttz.

    • KJM

      It mocks me.

  • FUCK EVERYTHING!

    Still without a.c. and the temperature is going to explode. see you tomorrow! I need to turn off the PC because it’s going to burn itself.

    Don’t cry for me, I’m already dead.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Km4sSsCH4c&list=PLFtT91yOzCD7os5le3QDGib9pxSCNvHTc

    If I don’t come tomorrow it’s because I’m in sweaty state.

  • JWG

    Since you’ve allowed two-day (Canadian) Metal gigs to be counted:

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10101278940095801&set=gm.799796843388822&type=1&theater

  • Going to day 2 of NEMHF, gonna drink about 200 Gansett’s and mosh it up with local celebrity ‘black metal kid”

  • Tyree
  • frozengoatsheadupanunsarse

    Man, I’d love to go to Temples if only I didn’t truly suck at travelling. I am however going to this day of surely sexy fun times http://incinerationfest.com/. I’m even in the process of trying to convince a nice girl to hang out there. But probably I will just be by myself half blind clinging to a pillar spattered in blood, vomit and drool.

  • For what it is worth – I am on a quest to “Follow” every one that has ever visited us. I am up to 104.

    GL

    • J.R.

      Dear GL,
      That is hilarious
      Lots of love,
      J.R.

  • Oh, there they are. All the big festivals that aren’t anywhere near where I live.

    • Stockhausen

      That’s where you left them.

    • KJM

      I wish NE Metal/Hardcore Fest wasn’t so damned mediocre most of the time. It’s only an hour away from me.

      • KimJongUn’s Crunchy Chest Hair

        You’d think with Lamb Of God, Municipal Waste and GWAR hitting it big, that VA would get alot more attention on the metal circuit. Sadly, not the case, at least here in Hampton Roads.

  • KimJongUn’s Crunchy Chest Hair

    I’d love going to MDF, but considering I live on the other end of VA, it’s way to much of a hassle to get there (plus don’t have that kinda cash to spare). Sure as fuck never wanting to ride a Greyhound EVER again!

    • KJM

      If I want to see Ufomammut, I have to do 4 hrs on a Greyhound each way(Boston/NYC).

  • frozengoatsheadupanunsarse

    I get that Manitoba is like, a place, but does anyone else feel like Manitoba should be the name of some kind of mythical beast? Probably a hairy one?

  • Stockhausen

    For all those who don’t know, NYDM is some sort of weirdo brotherhood that is maybe .75 steps above BLS goons. If you say something that involves very familiar old school death metal bands or Slayer, they will, without fail, respond with “HELL YEAH BROTHER.” Our local chapter (yes, they have local chapters with presidents, treasurers, and Bud Light gatherings) are all nice dudes who seem to like my band well enough, but their support noticeably waned when we started playing out of state more (SUPPORT YER SCENE! and all that). I’ve even heard of NYDM groups around the US standing in front of venues and not letting people in if a band is playing that has treated them badly in some way. I don’t think that’s a common occurrence at all, but it is a very…specifically minded group.

  • sweetooth0

    One for the slam fans, went last year and hand a blast listening to nothing but knuckle draggin’ brutal deam metal for three straight days

    https://www.facebook.com/lasvegasdeathfest?fref=ts
    https://scontent-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfa1/v/t1.0-9/10436678_912375222160351_3014168312956034525_n.jpg?oh=eb92ed547b3a49015c4f5253d3ccb632&oe=559C473A

  • Between The Buried & Smee

    I’m going to this:

    • CT-12

      Dayum girl!

    • KimJongUn’s Crunchy Chest Hair

      Good venue, and it’s right downtown. Best catch Nuclear Assault if you can, folks, they’re talking like they’re hanging it up soon.

      • Between The Buried & Smee

        I love Reggies! I also have tickets for Solstafir, Sepultura, and Crowbar there.

        • KimJongUn’s Crunchy Chest Hair

          Sweet! Tell Solstafir I say ‘Haldiker’!

  • If I had the time and endurance I would head out to MDF but as Danny Glover said in Lethal Weapon – “I’m gettin’ too old for this shit!”

  • Formerly Known As Oli Sykes

    My god, Temples looks SOOOOO good. But alas, I’m in yorkshire and its in Bristol, and no one I know is going, so now I’m sad.

    • CT-12

      Go on your own man, it’ll still be a blast!

      • Formerly Known As Oli Sykes

        I would go whether or not I’m on my own, but I still need to learn how to drive, and my lack of a job makes that difficult.

        • KimJongUn’s Crunchy Chest Hair

          They don’t have buses you could take?

          • Formerly Known As Oli Sykes

            Not as far as I know, besides, I have over-protective parents who don’t realize I’m 17. Its rare that I whine about shit like this, but it was also one of the reasons I’m probably skipping Download this year (Along with money issues due to lack of job and socal dynamics), so not in the best of moods about this.

          • KimJongUn’s Crunchy Chest Hair

            Eh, Download’s been shit for quite some time, so not missing much.

          • Formerly Known As Oli Sykes

            But… but Faith No More man, Faith No More.