Fans of California Christian record label Facedown Records know all about Facedown Fest, which originated back in 2000. The music festival features acts signed to the record label, and its popularity has grown over the years. This year's installment will take place at the Glasshouse in Pomona, California on Saturday, May 14, and the stacked lineup, which was announced yesterday, will deliver nonstop amazing performances from bands all over the world. Tickets for this event are on sale right now for only $20. If you want the bundle, which includes a T-shirt and poster, it will cost you $32.
Headlining band Impending Doom will be performing their first show in over two years at Facedown Fest. The California deathcore outfit formed in 2005, and they've spent time on the road with acts such as Winds of Plague, Born of Osiris, and Asking Alexandria. The band describes their sound as Gorship, which is what vocalist Brook Reeves considers, "Worshiping God through our gore-sounding music." The band's last studio album was 2013's Death Will Reign, which peaked at No. 9 on the Hard Rock Albums chart and No. 6 on the Christian Albums chart.
Last month, Florida hardcore outfit Seventh Star held their reunion show in their hometown of Ocala. Fortunately for West Coast fans, the band will be performing at Facedown Fest. Unfortunately, this will be the band's only West Coast reunion show. Seventh Star released all three of their studio albums on Facedown Records, including their final album The Undisputed Truth. The band called it quits back in 2007.
War of Ages
Pennsylvania metal band War of Ages has been on tour supporting acts such as Between the Buried and Me, Underoath, and Hatebreed since the release of their 2005 debut self-titled studio album. Their recent studio album was 2014's Supreme Chaos, which peaked at No. 5 on the Christian Albums chart.
North Carolina alternative rock group My Epic exploded on the scene with their 2013 studio album Behold, which was produced by Matt Goldman (The Devil Wears Prada, Haste The Day). The album peaked at number seven on the Heatseekers Albums chart and received high praise from publications around the world. They're currently working on a brand new EP set to be released this spring.
Hailing from New Zealand, Saving Grace have been wowing fans with performances with Comeback Kid, August Burns Red, and Bleeding Through. In 2014, the hardcore band released The Urgency, which is their most beloved album yet. The outfit are working on some new material that's aimed to drop this year.
Everything In Slow Motion
Shane Ochsner, who is best known for his time in North Dakota metalcore outfit Hands, started Everything In Slow Motion in 2012 after his former band went on hiatus. The following year, EISM released their debut album Phoenix, which featured guest vocals from Holly Ann and Blindside's Christian Lindskog. New music from Shane will be released in the near future.
For All Eternity
Australian metalcore group For All Eternity will make their North American debut at this year's Facedown Fest. With performances at Loudfest and Warped Tour Australia, the outfit are one of Australia's biggest metalcore acts. Their latest album Metanoia features guest vocals from For Today's Mattie Montgomery and Burden of a Day's Kyle Tamosaitis.
Hope for the Dying
Illinois metalcore outfit Hope for the Dying will release their new album Legacy on March 4 through Facedown Records, and these Facedown Fest mainstays can't wait to deliver another grand performance in front of a packed house. Legacy will be the follow up to their 2013 studio album Aletheia.
Originally known as Mouth of the South, Texas hardcore band Rival Choir are ready to continue their touring duties with their new studio album I Believe, Help My Unbelief. Since their formation back in 2007, the outfit have been on the road with acts such as Suffokate, Shai Hulud, and Maylene & The Suns Of Disaster.