I don’t know if it’s the Baader-Meinhof phenomenon at work here, but I’m starting to notice more and more metal festivals popping up in the United States. There are regional “deathfests” all over the place, with Baltimore’s Maryland Deathfest being the most infamous. This week alone, Deathwish, Inc announced their first ever two-day festival featuring their artists and related acts, and now we’ve got another potential locale for travel in Southern Darkness Festival, which takes place August 23rd in Ybor City, Florida.
Southern Darkness Festival will be a one-day event, but is spread across three stages — The Orpheum, Crowbar, Ybor Live. Here’s the lineup revealed so far, which is absolutely bonkers good.
All Pigs Must Die
Mouth of the Architect
A Storm of Light
Everything Went Black
Order of the Owl
Set and Setting
If Southern Darkness is successful and sees another iteration, I might look into heading to Ybor City in 2015. More info after the full lineup and further details are made available, but in the meantime, go like the event of Facebook.