FEST-IVITIES: CALIFORNIA DEATHFEST 2016, UNCONQUERED DARKNESS FEST, NIDROSIAN BLACK MASS V, NORTH DISSONANT VOICES
Over the last 24 hours I spotted some announcements about some unholy festivals that I thought were worth passing along:
CALIFORNIA DEATHFEST 2016
They probably still haven’t finished cleaning up the Oakland Metro after the inaugural edition of the California Deathfest in October (which I scribbled about in these posts), and now CDF has already announced the initial list of bands for the follow-up installment of the festival on October 14-16, 2016 — and it’s a damned fine beginning. Take a look:
Dead in the Manger
Rites of Thy Degringolade (Canada)
Ruins of Beverast (Germany)
Along with this announcement, the organizers of CDF also stated that many more bands will be announced very soon, and that early-bird weekend passes will also go on sale soon. Watch this space:
UNCONQUERED DARKNESS FEST
This morning Invictus Productions and Dark Descent Records announced the final line-up for the Unconquered Darkness Fest, which will take place at the Voodoo Lounge in Dublin, Ireland, from April 30 through May 1, 2016. And it’s a hell of a line-up:
Head of the Demon
I’ve always wanted to visit Dublin in the springtime. To hear the birds singing, to see the trees budding, to be sacrificed on a sonic altar of death and degradation… wouldn’t that just be glorious?
Tickets are on sale now at these locations:
NIDROSIAN BLACK MASS V
This is kind of an 11th hour announcement, because this next festival is set to begin tomorrow. Presented by Terratur Possessions and A Thousand Lost Civilizations, the fifth and final edition of Nidrosian Black Mass will take place at Atelier 210 and Magasin4 in Brussels, Belgium, and will consist of this running order of bands:
Venue: Atelier 210
22H30 – 23H30 ONE TAIL, ONE HEAD
21H20 – 22H10 SVARTIDAUDI
20H15 – 21H00 DROWNED
19H10 – 19H55 MISTHYRMING
18H00 – 18H50 CULT OF FIRE
14H30 – [……..] PHURPA
21h05 – 22H05 URFAUST
18H55 – 20H45 CLANDESTINE BLAZE/MGLA
17H35 – 18H35 NEGATIVE PLANE
16H30 – 17H15 PSEUDOGOD
22H30 – 23H30 MARE feat. LAMIA VOX
21H20 – 22H10 BLASPHEMY
20H15 – 21H05 ARCHGOAT
19H15 – 19H55 NYOGTHAEBLISZ
18H05 – 18H55 NIGHTBRINGER
17H00 – 17H45 BÖLZER
23H30 – [……..] PERTURBATOR
22H15 – 23H15 DARK SONORITY feat. KAOSRITUAL songs.
20H45 – 21H55 THE RUINS OF BEVERAST
19H15 – 20H25 LVCIFYRE
18H05 – 18H55 AOSOTH
17H00 – 17H45 SINMARA
Sure wish I could be at this event.
NORTH DISSONANT VOICES
This final item is a smaller and more localized event than the festivals noted above, but it caught my eye because of some interesting names in the line-up of musical performers.
The event is called North Dissonant Voices and it will take place on January 2, 2016, at CAVE 45 in Porto, Portugal. Organized principally by the Signal Rex label, it will include a book release by graphic artist Pedro Esteves (the book is Fogo Adverso, and more info about the artist can be found here), an art exhibition called Gongs & Cymbals by percussionist, going-maker, and cymbalsmith João Filipe Pais (go here for more info about his work), a DJ set, and performances by these bands:
Memoirs Of A Secret Empire
Vaee Solis was one of the bands included in our friend Gorger’s inaugural edition of what appears to be a continuing NCS series, Beneath the NCS Radar, and they are a great new discovery. I’ve only just begun to explore the music of the other bands, listening to only a few tracks from the latest releases by each one, but it’s all very interesting and very fine music (just packaging the first four bands together would make for a fascinating Shades of Black post, and from what I’ve heard so far, Memoirs is making some spellbinding post-metal). In case you feel like going exploring, too, I’ve included Bandcamp streams for releases by all the bands below.
Yeah, you knew I’d eventually find a way to work some music into this post.
For more info about North Dissonant Voices, visit these pages:
Nidrosian Black Mass has me salivating… that is a nonsensically good lineup.
I guess the best I can hope for is that Covenant Fest gets to be that level of good.
So wait… Angelcorpse and Ruins of Beverast are going to be at California Deathfest?!
I’m fucking sold already.
Yeah, and Demilich too!
good grief, CA Deathfest and Unconquerd Darkness Fest both have Holy Shit line-ups! \m/
Good presentation looking of Dark Sonority, but nothing to do with the music of the band, which has a very thrashy-like feel. They are just “special” because they are from Norway, all of this happens because they are from beautiful rich Norway, then a guy was killed (which always is good for propaganda) and the new singer was born with unnusual height genes which means its a plus to have a giant creature in front of the stage – yes that makes an impact. All the parafernalia and the echoing synths wow, a lot of time and welfare in hands, isnt it? The ego of some of them must even bigger than their height. Yes Norway, land of the rich and free. Land of tall tattooed burgueois young men being elitist and wandering free in the woods. Norway a country where you dont have to cancel a concert because you lost your job or your big boss does not let you go to play abroad otherwise you get fired and go rot in the queue for employment center. Or homeless. Norway is a rich black metal paradise. Nidrosian relies on welfare and oil. Otherwise no matter how much talent, felling, or devotion you have, if you were poor, no Nidrosian fest, no ritualistic sophisticated or starlit skies-poetic venues. In Norway you can be whatever you want. Ave norwegian welfare state.