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Carcass to perform at Kirk Hammett's Fear FestEvil

Thursday, November 7, 2013 5:29 PM PT

Official press release:

Kirk Hammett of Metallica recently spoke to Nikki Blakk from 107.7 the Bone about his upcoming horror convention and announced that Carcass will be performing at the event. Listen to the entire interview here:

"When we heard that Kirk Hammett was opening a carny fair in the Bay Area we knew we wanted in! We're quite honored that we've invited to appear in the 'freak show' booth," stated Carcass frontman Jeff Walker in his typical self-deprecating sarcastic fashion. "Joking aside we're looking forward to the Fear FestEvil, will be a nice 'little' warm up for our US Tour next year. See you there!"

On February 6th through 8th, 2014 at The Regency Ballroom in San Francisco, lifelong horror enthusiast and Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett will launch his first annual horror convention, dubbed Kirk Von Hammett's Fear FestEviL.

Created to honor the weird, the wonderful, the eclectic, and the things that make your hair stand up on end, the heavy doors of collector/curator/historian/guardian Kirk Von Hammett's crypt will be opened to the public to display the finest acquisitions in his extensive collection of horror memorabilia which includes rare movie posters & props, costumes, models, masks, and toys from various eras.

"I've always loved horror, I've always loved collecting, I've always loved weird and macabre things and I've always loved conventions," confesses Hammett. "So what could be better than having your own Fear FestEviL where ALL those great and crazy things can be enjoyed by like-minded people under one pretty cool roof?! Nothing!!! And because I've seen some conventions turn from back-room gatherings of like-minded dorks into mainstream hipster extravaganzas, rest assured that it's my intention to make this a great experience where all things horror, weird, and nerdy are celebrated! So come one and all!!!"

Already confirmed to attend as panelists will be Slash, makeup FX legend Greg Nicotero (The Walking Dead), Tom Savini (Dawn Of The Dead), and John A. Russo (Night Of The Living Dead).

Private "Crypt" tours, signing sessions, and musical performances by Nuclear Blast Bay Area artists Carcass, Death Angel and Orchid will also be included in the three-day event.

More special guests and musical artists will be announced soon.


11/7/2013 7:00:33 PM
doing a fright fest in February. metallica logic.

11/7/2013 8:46:01 PM
This just seems so fcking weird.

11/7/2013 9:46:39 PM
who gives a fck

11/8/2013 4:38:05 AM
since when is Carcass a Bay Area band?

11/8/2013 7:38:53 AM
surf's up dudes!

11/8/2013 5:41:25 PM
since when is Carcass a Bay Area band???? exactly!

Yeah, WTF is up with the shaka hand gestures? There's no smiling in METAL!!!!!!!!!!!

11/9/2013 6:56:32 AM
Cliff Burton Surprise

11/9/2013 3:01:18 PM
Kirk chooses a radio show with some poseur "metal" chick to announce this? Way to live in the past and associate with people everyone think is a joke. Kirk is the coolest Metallica member, but he needs to get with the times!

11/10/2013 3:50:53 PM
Go get some more hair plugs and call us when you can bring Cliff back from the dead.