The Denver Black Sky II lineup is here
Last year, Sherwood Webber of Skinless put together a festival with a meticulous curatorial eye for aggressive music and no patience for gimmickry of any kind. The result was Denver Black Sky, which we named the best metal fest last month.
Brandon Marshall Last year's inaugural Black Sky fest. Full slideshow here.
The Fest returns this August with two days of bands likely to match the fury of last year's lineup. But don't take my word for it -- I just showed the list of bands to the biggest thrash metal/hardcore expert I know and his instantaneous reaction was, "Huge."
It includes grindcore legend Brutal Truth, Virginia thrash band Municipal Waste and affiliated band Cannabis Corpse (feels inevitable, doesn't it?). The full lineup was announced today; you can see it below. Denver Black Sky II will be August 2 and 3 at the Gothic Theatre. Tickets are $50 for two-day passes and go on sale Saturday, April 26 at 10 a.m.
-Sherwood Webber on Denver Black Sky: "We don't want to become this gigantic metal fest"
-Hardcore Group ACxDC Are Dead Serious About Their Satanism. Except When They're Not, by Nicholas Pell for LA Weekly
Denver Black Sky II Lineup 2014
Day 1 - August 2, 2014
In The Company Of Serpents
Vale of Pnath
Ghosts of Glaciers
The Xiphoid Process
Day 2 - August 3, 2014
Zombie Hate Brigade