Official press release:
This August, the maiden installment of a brand new metal fest will take over Hamden, Connecticut, dubbed Death To False Metal Festival. Born out of a desire to bring together some of the best touring acts in the world with quality local and regional metal acts, Death To False Metal Festival hopes to create what we hope will become one of the premiere metal festivals in the US.
Sponsored by Metal Insider and Earsplit PR, the first Death To False Metal gathering is set to take place on Friday, August 14th and Saturday the 15th at The Outer Space & Ballroom in Hamden, just outside of New Haven, Connecticut. Friday night’s lineup will feature thrash legends Whiplash, Valkyrie (Relapse Records), Imperial Triumphant, Nightbitch, Vengeance, and Bedroom Rehab Corporation. Saturday night will feature USBM stalwarts Krieg (Candlelight Records), Secrets Of The Sky (Metal Blade Records), Immortal Bird, Destroyer Of Light, Godhunter (The Compound Recs/Battleground Records), Secret Cutter, Tomb & Thirst, Grizzlor, and Archaic Decapitator.
Issues festival curator, Chip McCabe, on the founding of this now annual event:
“The name Death To False Metal is actually a bit tongue-in-cheek. The metal scene is littered with way too many people who carry an ‘I’m more underground than you’ attitude, which I find amusing, so the title is dedicated to them. However, the name does reflect that we are looking for a certain aesthetic for the bands that play this festival. Our lineup is fairly eclectic, with thrash, death metal, black metal, doom, grindcore, traditional metal, etc. But we will not stand for generic, cookie-cutter garbage; we want the best of the best, every year.”
Death To False Metal Festival 2015 Lineup:
8/14/2015 The Outer Space & Ballroom – Hamden, CT
Bedroom Rehab Corporation
8/15/2015 The Outer Space & Ballroom – Hamden, CT
Secrets Of The Sky
Destroyer Of Light
Tomb & Thirst