INDIANAPOLIS METAL FEST Organizers Comment On This Year's Billing

As BLABBERMOUTH.NET first reported on June 27, Monolith Entertainment Group (MEG) has officially announced today that Florida's death metal icon OBITUARY has signed on as event headliner for Indianapolis Metal Fest I — presented by Blind Prophecy Records.

OBITUARY joins FULL BLOWN CHAOS, ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY and TEMPLE OF BRUTALITY at the September 22 celebration of national and unsigned underground metal.

"We are more than a little bit excited about this," says MEG President Rob Mason. This event is all about the bands and the fans — and we are bringing them the best underground metal in the world. To have bands like OBITUARY — whose disc "Xecutioner's Return" will have come out only a few weeks before the show — and TEMPLE OF BRUTALITY — which features former MEGADETH bassist Dave Ellefson and W.A.S.P.'s Stet Howland on drums — play the inaugural event only underscores the truth behind our mission."

Rounding out the national roster are DAATH, BENEATH THE SKY, DESTROPHY, EMMURE, HEMLOCK and VAMPIRE MOOSE. The complete event bill — representing an extremely vibrant underground regional metal scene — will be revealed in the next week or so.

"While putting the show together, we asked the fans through our blog who they wanted to see and the roster reflects a good amount of that feedback," Mason says. "And with TEMPLE and a couple other bands also doing a fan meet-and-greet, this event truly becomes a fan fest, of sorts. There is no other reason to put on an event like this."

Tickets for Indianapolis Metal Fest I went on sale on July 7. Venues and full roster band times will be announced in mid-July.

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