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Hostile City Deathfest Death Metal to Philadelphia

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

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