More than 60 bands will grace the stage at IMF, including Dew Scented, Kittie, Green Jelly, Threat Signal, the Absence, Daylight Dies, Into Eternity, Divine Heresy, Bleed the Sky, the Destro, Destrophy, Ekotren, Psyopus, Woe of Tyrants, Level-C, Skeletonwitch, Gigan, Wykked Wytch, Shadowside, Obszon Geschopf, Demiricous, Gates of Slumber, Black Chapel, Rosemary's Billygoat, The Radioactive Chicken Heads, Soldiers of Scrape, I Decay, Battlecross, Conquest, Pist, Abacinate, Maggot Twat, Remain, Set Fire to Athens, The Informant, And Hell Followed With, Dawn of Correction, Redeemer, David LaDuke, HTTH, Samahdi, The Covenance, Lowa (featuring Steve Tucker [Morbid Angel] and Jason Viebrooks [Grip, Inc]), Eleckrik Chair, Sacred Dawn, the Clincher, Dark Mirror, Mercykill, Plagusayer, Geomancer, Cryogen, Dunwich, Purgatorium, Betrayed with a Kiss, Anthem for a Massacre, Blood Tribe, Deliver Us from Evil, Amarna Reign, Opiate, Threat Level, Everwrath, Phoenix Bodies, Signs of Decay, Shunned, Judegment, Dying Earth, Big Bang Fury, Born Under Burden, Rejicide, and Gash Hound.
"The lineup is extremely diverse with major label bands, indie bands and unsigned bands," said promoter Rob Mason. "There's a little something for everyone."
The Indianapolis Metal Fest made its debut last year to much acclaim:
"By the time headliners Alabama Thunderpussy and Obituary rocked the Knights of Columbus ballroom late Saturday night, it was already apparent the inaugural running of the Indianapolis Metal Fest was a hit," wrote Indianapolis' Nuvo News Weekly.
"Indy Metal Fest was a well organized event that rivals most festivals in the U.S." said Frank Watkins of Indianapolis Metal Fest I headliner Obituary.
This year's festival remains true to Mason's vision, while the success of last year's show has allowed the festival to grow. "I'm really excited that we're able to expand the size and scope of IMF this year, which is due in large part to the support we've received from the community," Mason said. "The Indianapolis metal scene is definitely alive and well."
The Indianapolis Metal Fest, in conjunction with Halo Custom Guitars, will be giving away a custom guitar made specifically for the Indianapolis Metal Fest. It is one of only three customs available with the Indianapolis Metal Fest "Psycho Bunny" logo. Visit www.indianapolismetalfest.com to enter. No purchase necessary -- must be 18 years or older to win.
Indianapolis Metal Fest II is presented by Roaring Lion Energy Drink, and will be hosted by Mistress Juliya. Other sponsors include: Sam Ash Music, Jagermeister, Marshall Amplification, DiscMakers, BraveWords.com, 1Vision Records, Blind Prophecy Records, Statik Factory Records, Metal City, Halo Custom Guitars, Divirta, Ltd.,Candlelight Records, Dark Star Records, Epitomite Productions, Airplay Direct, Project Independent, Anchor Recordings, Tech 21 NYC, Soul Asylum Poetry and Publishing, Blastzone Entertainment, Perish Music Group, The Jimmy Whip Project, Streamline Communications, Dust 2 Dust Music Network, and BallBuster Magazine.
The show will take place at Madame Walker Theater, located at 617 Indiana Avenue in Indianapolis. Two-day tickets are $30 in advance/$40 at the door. Tickets are available at www.indianapolismetalfest.com or by phone at (888) 690-9875.
All tickets are general admission. Indianapolis Metal Fest II is an all ages show.