Full Band Line Up for Housecore Horror Film Festival
Philip Anselmo’s Housecore Horror Film Festival
Unleashes Its 2013 Band Line Up
Releases “Combo” Badges,” “Music Only” wristbands, and “Film Only” wristbands
The highly anticipated full band line up for the inaugural 2013 festival! This year’s artists include:
DOWN, GWAR, GOBLIN, PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS, EYEHATEGOD, CROWBAR, GOATWHORE, WARBEAST, PIG DESTROYER, REPULSION, WHITECHAPEL, PALLBEARER, SKREW, IRON REAGAN, ANCIENT VVISDOM, BLOODY HAMMERS, STAR & DAGGER, PRIMITIVE WEAPONS, CHILD BITE, HYMNS, DEATH WILL TREMBLE, A BAND OF ORCS, HEADCRUSHER, DEAD EARTH POLITICS, LORD DYING, WHITE WIDOWS PACT, HONKY, THE BLACK MORIAH, CAVALCADE, FIRST JASON, BLACKQUEEN, GOATCRAFT, and CHRIS VRENNA.
AUSTIN, Texas— AUSTIN, Texas—It’s less than five months before horror and metal collide in Central Texas at the inaugural Housecore™ Horror Film Festival – the ultimate 4-day, underground fan event celebrating the twisted line where horror films and heavy metal meet. Today, festival creators – legendary metal frontman Philip Anselmo and best-selling true crime author Corey Mitchell – are excited to announce more than 30 bands that will be playing the inaugural Housecore™ Horror Film Festival.
“For a cat like myself,” Philip Anselmo says, “bringing in all of these killer bands to play the Housecore Horror Film Festival is nothing but pure pleasure. I’d like to thank all of the bands from all over the globe that are on the bill. I feel like we’ve compiled an extremely versatile line-up of established acts, as well as some killer up-and-comers. I’d also like to give a huge ‘thumbs-up’ to all of the Austin, Texas bands that will be a huge part of this crazy event, because it seems these bands fly way too far below the radar. As for what bands I’m most excited about? I don’t need to call out specific bands…just look at the list yourself and get pumped! I hope everyone who plans on attending the Housecore Horror Film Festival is digging on the band line-ups, as well as the films, like I am. Let’s have a blast!”
In addition to the powerhouse roster of bands appearing at the festival, the organizers have announced that Italy’s Goblin will perform two sets at HHFF. The already announced North American premiere of the band live-scoring Dario Argento’s seminal horror classic, Suspiria, in addition to a second night concert performance featuring classics from such landmark horror films as Dawn Of The Dead, Tenebre, Deep Red, and more. The Suspiria live score and screening will close out HHFF on Sunday, October 27th.
Down, GWAR, Goblin, Whitechapel, Repulsion, and Pig Destroyer will headline stages at two historic ATX venues, Emo’s and Antone’s. The entire event kicks off Thursday night, October 24th at the Dirty Dog bar, on fabled 6th Street in downtown Austin. That evening’s showcase of up-and-coming metal bands will serve as a badge and wristband pick-up event and will be open to the public as well.
Anticipation is mounting in the crossover worlds of horror and heavy metal for what is being hailed as a momentous event. Mitchell summed up the excitement when he added, “The line-up we have pulled together for our inaugural HHFF brings it all full circle for me. It’s been 25 years since I was booking some of the earliest underground metal shows when I booked Deadhorse, Agony Column, and Insecticide at the Riverside Dollar Cinema as an alternative to a well-established music festival that would not book metal bands back in the day. Now we’re bringing in bands on the level of Down and GWAR, and also introducing something wholly unique to the United States like Goblin — it’s mind-blowing and rewarding all at the same time. And literally right across the street from the dollar movie gig a quarter century earlier.”
“Also, the ability to showcase newer talent like Bloody Hammers, Pallbearer, and Ancient VVisdom is why I love metal — there’s always something new and exciting waiting to kick your ass. Our partner and Creative Director, Tammy Moore, who’s been promoting this genre of music in Austin for over a decade, refers to the current state of metal as ‘the redheaded step-child of the Austin music scene.’ She has turned us on to the cream of the local crop and we’re incredibly stoked to be showcasing some of the coolest metal bands from Austin for the world to finally see and appreciate.
The only thing that would make me happier would be to be able to screen around 50 horror films alongside all of this amazing music. Oh wait, we’re doing that too!!”
After selling out of VIP badges, the Housecore™ Horror Film Festival introduces the sale of three different types of tickets: a “Combo” (Film + Music) badge; a “Music Only” wristband; and a “Film Only” wristband.
For $199.00 COMBO badges (Music + Film): http://www.eventbrite.com/event/6975709535
For $129.00 MUSIC ONLY Wristbands: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/6988634193
For $99.00 FILM ONLY Wristbands: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/6988736499
WHO: Philip Anselmo’s Housecore Horror Film Festival
WHERE: Emo’s Complex, East Austin, TX
WHEN: October 25-27, 2013