Danzig has been producing various incarnations of the "Blackest of the Black" fest for years, but in previous years, it was always a traveling tour with usually around five acts. This year, for the first time ever, Danzig will turn the Blackest of the Black festival into a one-weekend destination fest.
The fest is scheduled for May 26-27 at Oak Canyon Park in Silverado, CA and will feature two days of metal, with Danzig closing out the fest, in addition to carnival rides,
wrestling events and camping. Danzig is a legit wrestling fan, and he's bringing in Lucha Underground, which has a ton of awesome dark imagery, including the most metal wrestler fighting today: Pentagon Dark. UPDATE: We have learned that Lucha Underground will not be appearing at the event, and the interview where Danzig announced it was before anything could get locked down. Unfortunately, they were not able to come to terms. Fear Factory is also off the bil.. Anyway, here's the currently announced lineup of bands:
Corrosion of Conformity
Danzig was quoted on Full Metal Jackie's radio show this weekend saying:
“This year we’re finally upping the ante. We’re doing it with a couple of partners now that have come in, and we’re doing it the way I’ve always wanted to do it, which we’ve been building to, so now it’s a two-day fest. It’s not just bands. You’re gonna get a ton of other stuff. There’s gonna be rides. I got to pick the rides. We’re gonna have Hell Hole, we’re gonna have Spider. There’s gonna be camping overnight if you stay from Friday to Saturday. The plan is to have a haunted drive-in with tombstones. You can just put your sleeping bag there and watch schlocky horror movies until you pass out. It’s gonna be a whole thing. There’s a ‘Castle Danzig’ you can go in. It’s kind of like a horror funhouse, but not so… Like, there’s a blood tub with one of my Veronik characters in the blood tub. And then there’s gonna be exhibits and different things. So it’s more of an experience.”
Tickets will be going on sale shortly on Danzig’s official website. It'll be a busy few months for the metal pioneer, as Danzig announced he will also be releasing a new album, Black Laden Crown, around the same time.