In a house hidden deep in the woods of Louisiana, festooned with more than 10,000 horror films, most of them on VHS and in their original hard-shell cases, walls decorated with 100s of classic and rare horror film posters, these two life-long hardcore horror fanatics decided the time was right to throw the ultimate horror film festival. HHFF will proudly showcase the new and the old, the bloody and the quiet, the creepy and the funny. Horror films of all shapes, formats, and budgets. It doesn’t matter how much was spent on it, just that it is creative, imaginative, and scary as fuck. Add to that three nights of the most intense, heaviest music on the planet brought to you by The Kid himself, Philip H. Anselmo. Expect to hear from Philip and many of his world-famous friends. Finally, HHFF will present a lifestyle experience. From a haunted corridor co-designed by Anselmo, one of the founders of the internationally famous House of Shock, to dozens of celebrity authors, to special guest appearances by acclaimed horror filmmakers and stars, to a Gorelesque routine, to zombie make-overs, and so much more. It’s time Austin, Texas had a real Halloween tradition to embrace. Why shamble along aimlessly on Sixth Street in a costume while a bunch of drunken frat boys puke on you? Why not head out to Emo’s instead and party with a couple of thousand like-minded heavy metal horror heads? We’ll be ready to scare the crap out of you. Will you be able to take it?
In September 2012, a collection of musicians, peers, co-workers, friends and family gathered together for a memorial concert to celebrate the life of Jamie Duffy, a beloved Chicago musician and soundman who had passed away earlier that year. The memorial show was referred to as Cold Waves, in no small part due to the high number of “Cold Wave” artists who participated in it. This year the festival has been expanded to two nights and will be held at Chicago’s iconic Metro. “Industrial” bands that span across multiple genres including Rock, Metal, EBM, Breakbeat and Punk will once again descend upon Chicago for two emotionally charged shows. 14 Bands over two nights, celebrating a style of music Chicago helped put on the map, will feature rare appearances, reunions and special guests. A portion of the event proceeds will be donated to Hope for the Day, a non-profit movement committed to educating youth by using music and the arts as a defense mechanism against suicide.
The bands on this show include: The Truman Syndrome, SKREW, Closed Hand Promise, and more TBA!!!
Manager: Ritchie Koning, Red Rock Management
Bio: SKREW is historically known for their groundbreaking mix of metal & electronics, which reﬂects the chaos, and anger created by the corporate slave state in which we live. SKREW is an orchestrated miasma of sound which at times could be the soundtrack to a riot or your worst nightmare.
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“Industrial-era ATX juggernaut Skrew followed with an abbreviated 25-minute set so loud you couldn’t hear the music over the building shaking somewhere under your sternum. A sixpiece halved by guitars, the reunited locals – spearheaded by co-founder Adam Grossman – ticked off rolling typewriter beats as an almost krautrock push of string abuse answered at avalanche volume.”