Your Guide to Central Texas Summer Metal Festivals

By Layna D’Luna
Music Journalist

Summer in Texas is the time for sunshine, romance, and brutal metal festivals! To help navigate the sometimes murky waters of online fest information, I have compiled a list of central Texas festivals for your disposal. Throw on your black band shirt, battle vest, or leather pants and prepare to have your face melted (literally and figuratively, it is hot y’all).

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Poster via Texas Mist.

July 7th – Seven Sins Texas Metal Fest.

The Office Live Venue, 13245 Jones Rd, Houston, Texas 77070

With performances by:

Desecrated Remains, 12 Gauge Awakening, Akekphalos, Black Helix, and Hulk DMI

July 8th – The Dead of Summer Metal Fest

Texas Mist, 1115 Old Bastrop Hwy, Austin, Texas 78742

With performances by:

Metalriser (San Antonio), LAST JUDGEMENT, Screw Missile (New Braunfels), Shadow Spectrum, Dead Now Evil, Austins Threedenied, Stage The Massacre, OVERTHROW (San Marcos), CAUTERIZED (San Antonio), FORCE OF RAGE, more TBA.

July 8th – Houston Mosh Fest

BFE Rock Club, 11528 Jones Rd, Houston, Texas 77070

Two stages, with performances by:

Agamemnon, The Ansible, Bear the Burden, Beyond Oblivion, Emanate, Fear Control, Hacked to Pieces, Project Icarus, Kozilek, Opportunist, Talk in Theory, and Torrid Complex.

July 14th – Kill This Fest

The Amp Room, 2407 N. St. Mary’s, San Antonio, Texas 78212

Two days, with performances by:

Friday: Medusin, Auslander, The Recasts, Contrivence, Cauterized, Vemon of Persia, Ammo for my Arsenal, October Roar, Pigweed, Marked in Blood, Destroyer of Worlds, Astray thru Eternity, For a Reason

Saturday: XVIA, Plantations, Konstricted, Contrivence, Not my Master, My Place was Taken, The Valley, Aurorean, Angerkill, Realm of Disgust, A Threat to the Enemy, Signs of Omnicide, Abaddon.

July 21st – SDE Presents: Texas Threat Fest 2017

Fitzgerald’s Bar & Live Music, 437 McCarty Suite 101, San Antonio, Texas 78216

Two days, with performanes by:

Day 1: Disfigured, Defiled Crypt, Eviscerated, Signs of Omnicide, Putrid Womb, Toluca.

Day 2: Wins of Abadoon, Imminent Descent, Darker By Design, Nahaya (Ryan Peters’ Birthday), Painting the Massacre (One Night Only), Asylum, Athanatos, Carry the Storm, Start A War.

September 22nd-24th – Red River Family Festival – Year 2 – 2017

Barracuda, 611 East 7th Street, Austin, TX 78701

With performances by:

Lluvia (Guanajuato, Mexico), DOLORVOTRE (Los Angeles, CA), Panzergod (Portland, Oregon), One Master (CT, NYC), Yellow Eyes (NYC), Skáphe​ (Philly), Death Fetishist (Portland, Oregon), Sanguine Eagle (NYC), Arizmenda (Los Angeles, CA), Vukari (Chicago, IL), Ævangelist (Portland, OR/Chicago, IL), Pan-Amerikan Native Front (Chicago, IL). More TBA.

Featured illustration by Hannah Pierce.

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