Florida's WYKKED WYTCH has been added to the list of main-stage performers at this year's edition of the Indianapolis Metal Fest, set to take place September 26-27 at Madame Walker Theater in Indianapolis, Indiana.
The festival includes an assortment of headliner-status and personally chosen unsigned artists, including three bands that will be making their U.S. debuts.
The festival billing is shaping up as follows:
BLEED THE SKY
THE GATES OF SLUMBER
WOE OF TYRANTS
In all, the festival will host 60 bands over the two days.
With an extensive background in the music business and live show promotion, promoter Rob Mason has modeled the Indianapolis Metal Fest to encompass all sub-genres of metal for a well-rounded and diverse lineup of bands.
"In addition to a great American lineup, we're bringing in bands from Sweden, Germany, France, South America, and Canada," Mason said. "MUSTASCH, for example, are huge in Europe. They recently won the Swedish equivalent of a Grammy award, and they're making their U.S. debut at Indianapolis Metal Fest."
Mason also remains committed to his original vision of shining the spotlight on the Indianapolis metal scene and the bands who grind it out in local venues every day.
"Even though the fest has increased in size, I'm very dedicated to the idea that IMF will be a catalyst to present opportunities to local and regional talent," he said. "A band we put on the stage at IMF last year was signed as a direct result of their performance. They weren't a local band, but the opportunity was there."
Tickets cost $30 in advance/$40 at the door for a two-day admission.
All tickets are general admission.
Indianapolis Metal Fest II is an all-ages show.
The video for WYKKED WYTCH's cover version of the EURYTHMICS hit song "Sweet Dreams" can be viewed below. The clip was directed by Kevin Custer (MADBALL, OVERKILL, KINGDOM OF SORROW) and was produced by Dale "Rage" Resteghini (MUDVAYNE, TRIVIUM, HATEBREED) of Raging Nation Films.
WYKKED WYTCH's fourth album, "Memories of a Dying Whore", was released through the band's own label Perish Music.
According to a press release, "Memories of a Dying Whore" was remixed by Eric Rachel (THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, ATREYU, GOD FORBID) at Trax East Studios and was mastered by Alan Douches (UNEARTH, MASTODON, SHADOWS FALL) at West West Side Music in New York.