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3-Day, Multi-Venue BXBM Includes All-Star Black Metal Lineup
From the people who brought you Fun Fun Fun Festival comes BXBM (Black By Black Metal) festival. The 3-day, multi-venue festival will take place on May 1, 2015 on Red River Street in downtown Austin, Texas. Confirmed acts include Venom, Darkthrone, Kreator, Mayhem, Emperor, etc.
Graham Williams of Tranmission Entertainment, comments on booking the festival, "When I spoke with you regarding Fun Fun Fun 2013 (MU) I had mentioned almost securing Venom for the festival. I wasn't able to book them for FFF 2015, but secured a spot for May when they come through with Enthroned and Usurper. Then I found out Emperor and Mayhem were both available and all the cards started to come into place for making a festival. Austin doesn't have a true metal festival, especially black metal, and SXSW tends to ignore true black metal, so I thought, 'let's go for it!"
Darkthrone will make a rare appearance. Nokturno Culto (vocals) and Fenris (drums) join Samoth on guitar and Necro Butcher on bass. "We had to promise a keg of beer and carton of cigs as part of the stipulations to get Darkthrone on board. It took some cajolery, but we locked them down!" exclaims Williams.
Also known as SXBM, the festival chose Red River Street for the type of club this festival caters to dark and heavy music such as metal, punk and electro-Industrial. Beerland, Headhunters, Elysium, Red Eyed Fly, Bull McCabes and Stubb's all play host to the bands. Vendors such as Nockturnel Eclipse, End Of An Ear Records, Austin Chronicle and Secret Oktober are among the vendors to appear at the festival. After fixing his visa issue , author of "Lord of The Logos," Cristophe Szpajdel has come on board. He will have his art on display. Members of Sodom and Bathory, BathSodom, will perform both Sodom and Bathory tracks on the main stage at Stubbs.
Ticket pre-sale coming soon where fans can pick up wrist bands for the special price of $66.60. Door prices will cost $85.00. Confirmed information for Black By Black Metal Festival is as follows:
May 1-3 2015 Austin, Texas
Gauntlets and corpse paint encouraged.
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