After several weeks of confirmations, the San Antonio extreme metal festival known as the Goregrowler’s Ball has added several additional bands to its lineup. Most notably, California death/grind masters Exhumed have been confirmed to headline Friday’s date of the Ball. Belgium’s Aborted will headline Saturday, and New York death metal icons Suffocation will headline on Sunday. The current list of bands, courtesy of the Official Goregrowler’s Ball website, with Texan acts in bold, is as follows:
Suffocation, Aborted, Exhumed, Deceased…, Malignancy, Lair of the Minotaur, Putrid Pile, Noisear, Nokturnel, Dreaming Dead, Flesh Consumed, Gravehill, Hellwitch, Rottenness, Sathanas, Woods of Ypres, Viral Load, Insidious Decrepancy, Derketa, Atrocious Abnormality, Bloodsoaked, Cardiac Arrest, Hod, Sacrificial Slaughter, The Evil Amidst, Vore, Severance, Drogheda, Disfigured, Meathook, The Meatf-ers, Face of Ruin, Enabler, Infernal Damnation, Invisidious, Mourning, Extremely Rotten, Locusta, Engaged in Mutilating, Eviscerated, Prolicide, Baring Teeth, VBT, Grieved, Malignant Christ, Vex, Despise the Sun, Pillcrusher, Gorematory, Funeral Rites, Emperial Massacre, Blowtorch S-domy
Interestingly enough, those who missed last year’s Campaign for Death Metal Purity tour are in luck, since the three bands on that tour – Hod, Cardiac Arrest, and Gravehill – will be playing the Goregrowler’s Ball. In related news, San Antonio’s Rites of Darkness III has also confirmed several more bands, including Finnish black metal act Behexen, which will mark their first and only appearance on U.S. soil. The complete lineup, with Texan bands in bold, is as follows:
Zemial, Demigod, Mortuary Drape, Mournful Congregation, Behexen, Sargeist, Urfaust, Ignivomous, Internment, Evoken, Butcher ABC, Adorior, Anatomia, Weapon, Funebrarum, Cianide, Impetuous Ritual, Hour of 13, Mitochondrion, Demonical, Grave Upheaval, Divine Eve, Loss, Adversarial, Vasaeleth, Aldebaran, Anhedonist, Blaspherian, Ilsa, Birth A.D., Grave Ritual, P.L.F., War Master
As was the case with last year, the event will be held at the White Rabbit located at 2410 N. St. Mary’s street. Start saving your money now, because attending these two festivals should be seen as mandatory for any and all extreme metal fans in San Antonio. Hope to see you all there!
For more info: Pre-sale information for the Goregrowler’s Ball will be released in the next few days, acquiring tickets in advance would be highly recommended. Go to the Official Goregrowler’s Ball website for info on whenever tickets will be released. Rites of Darkness III’s site seemed to be down when this reporter tried to access it, but rest assured, we’ll keep you posted.