As soon as we'd recovered from the metal mayhem of Maryland Deathfest, a new presence has risen to darken the horizon. Hostile City Deathfest has entered its second year of existence, after last year's baptism in blood from Absu, Deicide, Anal C---, Master and more. The Philadelphia-based festival is committed to bringing the brutality to an already ugly, violent city and has lined up an extensive lineup with enough big names, up-and-comers and local talent to bring out metal brethren from far beyond Philly's borders. Heavy hitters like Incantation, Origin, Hate Eternal, Mortician, Exodus, Destroyer 666, Enthroned, Malevolent Creation, Black Anvil and Putrid Pile are a definite draw, as are local bruisers Mortal Decay, Her Virgin Womb, Nightfire and Sapremia.



Spanning three days at North Philly's Club Polaris and offering such perks as re-entry, on-site bars and food services, the fest kicks off on Aug. 27 and rages on until the wee hours of Aug. 29. Come spread the hate in the City of Brotherly Shove!

The festival details and running order are as follows:



August 27


10:00-11:00 -- Incantation

09:05-09:45 -- Origin

08:10-08:50 -- Black Anvil

07:25-07:55 -- Waking the Cadaver

06:45-07:15 -- Mortal Decay

06:05-06:35 -- Nightfire

05:25-05:55 -- Her Virgin Womb

04:45-05:15 -- Call the Paramedics

04:05-04:35 -- Protogenoi

03:30 -- Doors

August 28

10:00-11:00 -- Hate Eternal

08:30-09:30 -- Order of Ennead

07:00-08:00 -- Diabolic

05:55-06:30 -- Mortician

05:10-05:45 -- Putrid Pile

04:25-05:00 -- Rottenness

03:40-04:15 -- Abnormality

03:00-03:30 -- Abdicate

02:20-02:50 -- Dysentery

01:40-02:10 -- Abolishment

01:00-01:30 -- Strychnia

12:20-12:50 -- Manias

11:40-12:10 -- Esquilax

11:00 -- Doors



August 29


10:00-11:00 -- Exodus

08:30-09:30 -- Malevolent Creation

07:00-08:00 -- Destroyer 666

05:55-06:30 -- Bonded by Blood

05:10-05:45 -- Polterchrist

04:25-05:00 -- Enthroned

03:40-04:15 -- Holy Grail

03:00-03:30 -- Viscera Trial

02:20-02:50 -- Atrocious Abnormality

01:40-02:10 -- Sapremia

01:00-01:30 -- Visions of the Night

12:20-12:50 -- Created to Kill

11:40-12:10 -- Pale Existence

11:00 -- Doors

Club Polaris

460 N. 9th Street

Philadelphia, Pa. 19123

All ages, 21+ to drink

Re-entry is allowed

Food will be served