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.

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.

See also: -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 Municipal Waste Nails Cephalic Carnage Noisem Dead Temple Transient In The Company Of Serpents Vale of Pnath Cattleist Doperunner Khemmis Gomorrah 908 Ghosts of Glaciers The Xiphoid Process Wayfarer

Day 2 - August 3, 2014 Brutal Truth Cannabis Corpse Phobia ACxDC Xibalba Resurrection Early Graves The Drip Theories Skinned Annul Zombie Hate Brigade Scalafrea North Condemned Remains

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