Lately, we’ve been seeing many metal musicians displaying their love for horror, most notably from Phil Anselmo’s Housecore Horror Film Festival and Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare. Now we’ve got another new addition to the list of such events courtesy of Metallica’s Kirk Hammett. February 6-8 2014 will represent the start of Kirk Von Hammett’s Fear FestEviL in San Francisco, California at the Regency Ballroom.
On the subject of the three-day festival, Hammett (er, Von Hammett) says:
“I’ve always loved horror, I’ve always loved collecting, I’ve always loved weird and macabre things and I’ve always loved conventions. So what could be better than having your own Fear FestEviL where ALL those great and crazy things can be enjoyed by like-minded people under one pretty cool roof?! Nothing!!! And because I’ve seen some conventions turn from back-room gatherings of like-minded dorks into mainstream hipster extravaganzas, rest assured that it’s my intention to make this a great experience where all things horror, weird, and nerdy are celebrated! So come one and all!!!”
The festival will include displays of items from Hammett’s vast collection of horror movie posts, costumes, masks, and such. A group of panelists has also been confirmed, which includes Slash, Greg Nicotero (make-up FX, The Walking Dead, Tom Savini (Dawn Of The Dead), and John A. Russo
As if that wasn’t enough, there will be signing sessions and performances from the likes of Carcass, Death Angel, and Orchid.
More details for the FestEviL are still being added. You can stay updated and purchase tickets here.