#1
For those of you who aren't aware, Rites of Darkness is an annual metal festival held in San Antonio, TX. This year it takes place December 8-11. Though not as old as Maryland Deathfest or Bloodstock, it is one of the better festivals in the US for the more underground bands and it is growing every year; I believe it warrants its own thread.

Confirmed bands:

ADORIOR (UK)
ADVERSARIAL (CAN)
ALDEBARAN (OR)
AKITSA (CAN)
ANATOMIA (JPN)
ANHEDONIST (WA)
ANTAEUS (FRA)
BEHEXEN (FIN)
BIRTH A.D. (TX)
BLASPHERIAN (TX)
BUTCHER ABC (JPN)
CIANIDE (IL)
CRUCIAMENTUM (UK)
DEAD CONGREGATION (GRC)
DEMIGOD (FIN)
DEMONICAL (SWE)
DIVINE EVE (TX)
EVOKEN (NJ)
FUNEBRARUM (NJ)
GRAVE RITUAL (GA)
GRAVE UPHEAVAL (AUS)
HOUR OF 13 (NC)
IGNIVOMOUS (AUS)
ILSA (WA)
IMPETUOUS RITUAL (AUS)
INQUISITION (WA)
INTERMENT (SWE)
LOSS (TN)
MIDNIGHT (OH)
MITOCHONDRION (CAN)
MORTUARY DRAPE (IT)
MOURNFUL CONGREGATION (AUS)
NUNSLAUGHTER (OH)
PAGAN ALTAR (UK)
P.L.F. (TX)
PLUTOCRACY (CA)
ROOT (CZ)
SARGEIST (FIN)
STARGAZER (AUS)
STRID (NOR)
TRIBULATION (SWE)
URFAUST (NL)
VALKYRJA (SWE)
VASAELETH (GA)
WARMASTER (TX)
WEAPON (CAN)
ZEMIAL (GRE)
Last edited by Born Headless at Sep 11, 2011,
#2
*double posts* Hopefully I'll make it this year if work allows it. I'd REALLY like to see Blaspherian, Cianide, Demigod, Divine Eve, Hour of 13, Pagan Altar, Root, Tribulation, and Weapon and I wouldn't mind the rest a bit either. All class bands.
#3
That is taking the piss, really... Id kill to live in America to be able to travel to some of those festst.
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#5
School exams make this impossible for me, sucks because a some of my bucket list bands like Antaeus and Cianide are playing.
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#6
^ I'm with you riffy. It'll be occuring right during or before Finals week. If only, if only it was later... or earlier... Or something.

Because I'm really not THAT far from San Antonio, living in Boulder...
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"I AM metal"
#7
It starts on the weekend were the first days of finals start at my school,they don't announce them fully until the end of November. I'll just have to do MDF next year instead.Will go to ROD IV if it happens.
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#8
IF Rites of Darkness happens at the right time next year, and I can afford to pony up the cash, I'll be going. As you say, if it happens, anyway.

MDF is good this year but I dont think MDF is as strong as RoD.
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It's like Fenriz and J. Read

"I'm so happy to love metal and stuff"

"I AM metal"
#9
No it is'nt, but it is the best US alternative i can think of.
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Acid probably makes you feel less like a hedonistic raver piece of trash, too.

#10
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No it is'nt, but it is the best US alternative i can think of.


Plus MDF has Autopsy. I don't figure they'll stay together very long.
#11
I've seen them already, but a second time would be fantastic for sure, big part of me wanting to go for sure
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Acid probably makes you feel less like a hedonistic raver piece of trash, too.

#12
last band announced: Inquisition.
Cette nuit j'ai rêvé que je mâchais ses yeux
Après avoir crevé par accès de furie
Ta replète panse d'helminthes blancs nourrie,
Trop prompte à déféquer le fruit d'un vit sanieux.
#13
Makes a strong lineup even stronger. Thats ridiculous.
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It's like Fenriz and J. Read

"I'm so happy to love metal and stuff"

"I AM metal"
#14
oh yeah, also :

Confirmed for Pre-fest:

HELL MILITIA (FRA)
ARES KINGDOM (US)
WODENSTHRONE (UK)
DISPIRIT (CA)
DRAWN AND QUARTERED (WA)
OAK (MD)
HELLVETRON (TX)
STURMGEWHER (TX)
Cette nuit j'ai rêvé que je mâchais ses yeux
Après avoir crevé par accès de furie
Ta replète panse d'helminthes blancs nourrie,
Trop prompte à déféquer le fruit d'un vit sanieux.
#15
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ADVERSARIAL (CAN)
AKITSA (CAN)
BLASPHERIAN (TX)
CRUCIAMENTUM (UK)
DEAD CONGREGATION (GRC)
DEMIGOD (FIN)
EVOKEN (NJ)
FUNEBRARUM (NJ)
GRAVE UPHEAVAL (AUS)
IGNIVOMOUS (AUS)
IMPETUOUS RITUAL (AUS)
LOSS (TN)
MITOCHONDRION (CAN)
MOURNFUL CONGREGATION (AUS)
NUNSLAUGHTER (OH)
SARGEIST (FIN)
STARGAZER (AUS)
TRIBULATION (SWE)
WEAPON (CAN)

Unbelievably good lineup. Unfortunately there's pretty much no way I'm gonna be able to go to this.
#17
It's not happening anymore ?
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#18
It might still go on in some way, but no foreign bands got their visas, flight and hotel money, or any contact from the guy running it. It's been ridiculous, every day another band announces they never got their shit so they aren't coming. Even US bands are dropping, which is pretty fucking bad.
#19
Don't remind, I'm still sad that I don't have the money nor the time to make it out there.

Edit: Just read the latest news. I suppose I'm happy, but sad at the same time still!
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#20
all the bands that have cancelled :

OAK (MD)
HELLVETRON (TX)
PAGAN ALTAR (full 2 hour set)
DIVINE EVE
LOSS
GENERAL SURGERY
AKITSA (CAN)
DEAD CONGREGATION (GRC)
DEMONICAL (SWE)
DISMA (NJ)
EVOKEN (NJ)
FUNEBRARUM (NJ)
HOUR OF 13 (NC)
INTERMENT (SWE)
MORTUARY DRAPE (IT)
ROOT (CZ)
STRID (NOR)
TRIBULATION (SWE)
VALKYRJA (SWE)
SARGEIST
BEHEXEN
URFAUST
ONDSKAPT
BUTCHER ABC
BIRTH A.D.
ILSA
Stargazer


suuuucks.
Cette nuit j'ai rêvé que je mâchais ses yeux
Après avoir crevé par accès de furie
Ta replète panse d'helminthes blancs nourrie,
Trop prompte à déféquer le fruit d'un vit sanieux.
#22
Wonder what happened with this??
Quote by Ultraussie
I want to try that while playing the opening riff to "Tempting Time".

0-0-0-13-0-0-0-0-13 or something like that alalalala but It;s so heavy and off time and awesome and you could not f**k anyone to it.


Quote by Ingested
burzum IS nazi. well, varg is.
#23
From my understanding, some dude messed up in the logistics and therefore ROD don't have enough funds to provide plane tickets and hotel rooms for all the bands. Some bands got plane tickets but not hotel rooms and are either paying for the room themselves or have cancelled.
Cette nuit j'ai rêvé que je mâchais ses yeux
Après avoir crevé par accès de furie
Ta replète panse d'helminthes blancs nourrie,
Trop prompte à déféquer le fruit d'un vit sanieux.