ORIGIN have been confirmed as the headliners of the Ohio Deathfest 2005, a two-day event set to take place June 24-25 at Phantasy Concert Club in Lakewood, Ohio (a suburb of Cleveland). Other acts slated to appear at the festival include SUMMON (who are fresh from a European Tour with GOD DETHRONED), New York’s PYREXIA, MORTAL DECAY, PROPHECY and the ever-entertaining MEAT SHITS."ORIGIN are such a powerful addition to the show and we are extremely glad to have them be a part of the fest!" stated Sandi Newton, CEO of Castle Blakk Recordings, who were involved in organizing the event. Newton has been very active in concert promotions for the past fifteen years. On August 11, 1990, "Metal Mom" brought MORBID ANGEL to Michigan for the band's very first appearance in that particular state during the "Altars of Madness" tour. When asked how she goes about discovering new talent for the festivals that she promotes, Newton responded, "First, I try to make it to as many shows as I can and look at the openers for major acts. A lot of it comes from recommendations from other people. If someone says, 'Check this guys out, they are awesome,' I usually do!" The final schedule for Ohio Deathfest 2005 will be announced closer to the date of the event. Watch for details to follow.