It's Suffocation out, Hate Eternal in at the first-ever Housecore Horror Film Festival, hosted by Philip Anselmo of Down and Pantera fame. So there will be no shortage of death metal at the event. The powers-that-be are just being forced to swap out one of the genre's most brutal bands for another. So it all balances out.

Anselmo and true crime author Corey Mitchell teamed up to create and curate the event, which will invade and infest Austin, Texas from Oct. 24-27.

The organizers issued the following update about the blood-soaked musical and cinematic event dealing with a lineup change, as Suffocation can no longer participate due to a personal calendar conflict. Thankfully, the Erik Rutan-lead Hate Eternal can fill the void.

Bad news, good news. First, the bad news. Unfortunately, Suffocation will not be able to perform at the inaugural Housecore Horror Film Festival due to personal scheduling conflicts. The band is bummed and we are bummed, but we all understand that there are real-world priorities and we hope that we can bring Suffocation to HHFF in 2014.

Now, the good news. We are beyond happy to announce that Philip Anselmo's good friend Erik Rutan will be bringing in the brilliant death metal masters HATE ETERNAL to HHFF!!! Philip and Erik go back to their days when Philip brought out Erik and Morbid Angel out on a US tour with Pantera, Slayer and Motorhead.

Rutan recalled his experiences with the almighty Pantera, saying, 'We toured together for 16 weeks. Those 16 weeks were life changing for me in so many ways. Being a guy who has just been content touring and recording records all these years, to have the opportunity to play arenas with one of the biggest and best metal bands out there was overwhelming, for I never thought that opportunity would ever happen yet it did. It changed my life forever.'

We are sorry that Suffocation cannot make it, however, we are ecstatic to have Hate Eternal come on board HHFF.

So there you have it. Housecore Horror Film Festival is getting an added dose of extreme music for extreme people. Hate Eternal will provide a soundtrack for banging one's head in figure eights.

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