This August 14th and 15th, the inaugural installment of the Metal Insider– and Earsplit PR-sponsored Death to False Metal Festival a brand new metal fest will take over Hamden, Connecticut, at The Outer Space & Ballroom. Born out of a desire to bring together some of the best touring acts in the world with quality local and regional metal acts, the Death to False Metal Festival hopes to create one of the premiere metal festivals in the U.S.
Friday night’s lineup will feature thrash legends Whiplash, Valkyrie (Relapse Records), Imperial Triumphant, Nightbitch, Vengeance, and Bedroom Rehab Corporation. Saturday night will feature USBM stalwarts Krieg (Candlelight Records), Secrets Of The Sky (Metal Blade Records), Immortal Bird, Destroyer Of Light, Godhunter (The Compound Recs/Battleground Records), Secret Cutter, Tomb & Thirst, Grizzlor, and Archaic Decapitator.
Tickets go on sale on May 1st, at the festival’s Facebook page.
Festival curator Chip McCabe commented on the event:
The name Death to False Metal is actually a bit tongue-in-cheek. The metal scene is littered with way too many people who carry an ‘I’m more underground than you’ attitude, which I find amusing, so the title is dedicated to them. However, the name does reflect that we are looking for a certain aesthetic for the bands that play this festival. Our lineup is fairly eclectic, with thrash, death metal, black metal, doom, grindcore, traditional metal, etc. But we will not stand for generic, cookie-cutter garbage; we want the best of the best, every year.
Additional news on the Death to False Metal Festival will be released in the coming weeks. For info or coverage of the event contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rock Hard \m/