Jan 082018


For the second year in a row, NCS is proud to co-present Northwest Terror Fest, which will take place this year on May 31 – June 2 in Seattle, Washington. We and our co-conspirators in the NWTF crew have been gradually releasing the names of bands who will appear this year, but today we’ve revealed the entire line-up, which in our completely objective opinion is wonderful. And the revelation of the full line-up is timed to coincide with the launch of further ticket sales, following our sale of limited early-bird passes last year.

Here’s a tip: Act quickly, because the ticket sales began at the moment this post appeared — 8:00 a.m. Pacific Time — and we expect the full three-day passes will sell out fast. Info about how to acquire tickets is down below.

And now, let’s talk about that line-up. As you can see, thanks to the festival poster created by Becky Cloonan, the three headliners for the three nights of NWTF 2018 are Panopticon, Integrity, and Agoraphobic Nosebleed. They are supported by a stellar group of other bands, and we’ve organized them all below according to the dates of their performances and the venues.

FYI, the two venues for the main festival performances — Neumos and Barboza — adjoin each other in the Capitol Hill district of Seattle, and the set times are staggered so as to allow full festival pass-holders to see every band at each venue. The “after party” shows are at the wonderful Highline bar, a 10-minute walk away from Neumos and Barboza. And now here’s the full line-up:



10:10 – END – Panopticon
8:50 – 9:30 – SubRosa
7:35 – 8:10 – False
6:30 – 7:00 – Pillorian
5:30 – 6:00 – Dreadnought

9:30 – 10:10 – Witch Mountain
8:10 – 8:50 – Woman Is The Earth
7:00 – 7:35 – Fall Of Rauros
6:00 – 6:30 – Ragana
5:00 – 5:30 – Eye of Nix


12:30 – END – Danava
11:30 – 12:10 – Czar



10:10 – END – Integrity
8:50 – 9:30 – Full Of Hell
7:35 – 8:10 – Gatecreeper
6:30 – 7:00 – Necrot
5:30 – 6:00 – Exhausted Prayer

9:30 – 10:10 – Primitive Man
8:10 – 8:50 – Gloam
7:00 – 7:35 – Of Feather And Bone
6:00 – 6:30 – Lago
5:00 – 5:30 – Mortiferum


12:30 – END – Celeste
11:30 – 12:10 – Barrowlands



10:10 – END – Agoraphobic Nosebleed
8:50 – 9:30 – Thou
7:35 – 8:10 – Emma Ruth Rundle
6:30 – 7:00 – The Atlas Moth
5:30 – 6:00 – He Whose Ox Is Gored

9:30 – 10:10 – Ufomammut
8:10 – 8:50 – Mantar
7:00 – 7:35 – White Hills
6:00 – 6:30 – The Drip
5:00 – 5:30 – Un


12:30 – END – Himsa
11:30 – 12:10 – Great Falls



Ticket options include a full, three-day festival pass as well as single-day tickets for each venue — a separate ticket for each venue, each day. Because of differences in capacity among the three venues, we can sell only a limited number of full festival passes, and that’s one reason we expect them to go fast. Ticket availability for the separate shows at each venue is determined by the respective capacities of those venues, with Barboza being the most limited. Because of those capacity differences, we aren’t selling single-day passes that would get you into all three venues, only full three-day festival passes.

Please be aware that the NWTF organizers, contrary to popular opinion, are not masters of the Universe. It is possible that the line-up will change due to unforeseen circumstances involving the bands that are beyond our control. If that happens, we will provide replacements (and some excellent bands are waiting in the wings), but refunds will NOT be offered.


We hope you’ll be as excited about NWTF 2018 as we are, and hope to see many of you in Seattle for this great event. To acquire tickets, go HERE.

UPDATE:  Tickets for the after-party shows at Highline are also now separately on sale here:

Thursday: http://www.highlineseattle.com/event/1625722


And be sure to follow NWTF at its Official Site or at the NWTF Facebook page and Event Page, because we will also soon be launching an on-line store for NWTF-branded merch.


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