Jun 292017


The first edition of Northwest Terror Fest came to an end late Saturday night, the 17th of June, 2017. The response of both the bands and the audience was so enthusiastic, and the festival went so smoothly, that before the last of the festival organizers had left for the final after party, we put down a deposit on the two main venues for Northwest Terror Fest 2018. And today we can make it official: Northwest Terror Fest will take place again next year in Seattle on May 31-June 2, 2018, at Neumos, Barboza, and Highline.

NCS co-presented this year’s NWTF, and I had the fascinating (and sometimes harrowing) experience of being directly involved in it from the earliest planning stages straight through to helping load out the backline gear on the Sunday after it ended. It was exhilarating to watch everything come together as well as it did — and I still plan in the very hear future to share some more detailed thoughts about that experience.

In the meantime, I encourage you to read the beautifully written show reports (and check out the concert photos) that have appeared this week (here and here) at Invisible Oranges (whose editor Joseph Schafer was likewise directly involved in NWTF 2017 from start to finish). Continue reading »

Mar 062017


As we first announced last month, on June 15-17, 2017, in the Emerald City of Seattle, Washington, No Clean Singing will be partnering with the tireless Terrorfest honcho David Rodgers and Invisible Oranges to present the first edition of Northwest Terror Fest. In our first announcement we disclosed the names of the first group of confirmed bands — 15 names that included the likes of Warning (UK), Cephalic Carnage, Lycus, and Uada. Today we’re providing the full list of confirmed bands, along with a link for a new round of ticket sales that begins today.

Today’s announcement includes such names as Wolves In the Throne Room, YOB, Goatwhore, Noisear, and Marissa Nadler, with the complete list amounting to a total of nearly 40 bands spanning a range of metal genres. Without further ado, here’s the list of new names we’re announcing today, followed by the 15 names we revealed last month: Continue reading »