Two of metals' most prominent underground record labels are joining forces this summer for a festival filled with some metal's newest, brightest, and most innovative bands. Migration Festival will take place in Olympia, Washington on August 12-14 at the city's historic Capital Theater. 20 Buck Spin and Gilead Media (shop here) have been teasing the festival for weeks, finally producing an initial lineup today with the promise that more bands, after-shows, and pertinent ticket information will be announced in the future.
20 Buck Spin founder, Dave Adelson, and Gilead Media boss, Adam Bartlett, decided to put their heads together when Bartlett was playing with the notion of moving his Gilead Fest west from Wisconsin. Adelson had thought of building a similar fest for his label, so the two decided to put their heads together and create a showcase for the amazing talent on their labels. Both XXBS and Gilead Media are coming off HUGE 2015's. Their artists churned out killer album after killer album each month and a lot of those bands are going to be present at the festival. Keep an eye out for the details that emerge in February and check out the festival's website!