Apr 102019


We don’t make an effort to comprehensively post about every metal festival scheduled to occur around the world, which would be something close to a full-time job all by itself. But every now and then one catches my eye that seems worth highlighting, because of the risk that it might not receive the attention it deserves, and this is one of those times.

Formerly called “Penetrations of Darkness“, this event was originally scheduled for July 19th, but has since been rescheduled and expanded into something even more ambitious. The concert is now called “Sangre y Fuego para Mictlāntēcutli II” and is a two-day festival, which features 10 bands from all over the globe. The event will be hosted by HDX Circus Bar in Mexico City on Friday, November 1st and Saturday, November 2nd, which coincides with the end of the Día de Muertos celebration, also known as “Day of the Dead.”



The name of this event translates to “Blood and Fire for Mictlāntēcutli.” According to The Font of All Human Knowledge, Mictlāntēcutli (meaning “Lord of Mictlan”) was an Aztec god of the dead and king of Chicunauhmictlan, the lowest and northernmost section of the underworld. As the name implies, this event looks like it will be an exuberant display of uncompromising black metal madness.

We’re told that the following bands have been confirmed to perform — and it’s a hell of a good line-up:

Mortuus (Sweden)
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mortuusswe

Acrimonious (Greece)
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ACRIMONIOUS-114756638618913

Sinmara (Iceland)
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sinmaraofficial
BandCamp: https://sinmara.bandcamp.com/

Barshasketh (Scotland/New Zealand)
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Barshasketh

Gevurah (Canada)
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thepathofgevurah

Deitus (England)
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/deitusUK

Akhlys (USA)
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Akhlys-1512419082356682

Aoratos (USA)
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Antichthon11

Ceremonial Curse (Mexico)
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ceremonialcurse
BandCamp: https://ceremonialcurse.bandcamp.com/

Ash Nazg Búrz (Mexico)
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AshNazgBurzOfficial
BandCamp: https://ashnazgbrz.bandcamp.com/releases

The festival organizers are limiting tickets to 300 in total. They are on sale now, and the pre-sale period will end on May 31st. I’m pasting the following info provided by one of the people associated with the festival:

The price is $1,000 MXN (≈ $53 USD) for a two-day pass, but single-day passes will also be made available at a later date for $800 MXN (≈ $42 USD). Accepted payment methods include bank transfer, credit card, debit card, and PayPal. If you wish to use PayPal, you must first send an e-mail to totaldeathovermexico@gmail.com and await instructions on how to complete your payment.

Here is the link to purchase tickets (the instructions are in Spanish):


This event is being organized by Dybbuk Records in cooperation with Total Death over México. The flyer illustrations were prepared by the very talented Misanthropic-Art.

Follow the official Facebook event page for updates:


And finally, thanks to our friend The Metal Elitist for making us aware of this event and supporting it by providing the information reported above.


  1. It’s going to be a amaizing show, I went to Total Death over Mexico City II and it was great!

  2. Dybbuk is becoming a standard in quality of fests in Mexico, hopefully more “promoters” will follow their organization and ways of do things.

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