Southern Darkness Festival Announced!

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April 8, 2014

Scrapyard Magazine is proud to announce the first annual Southern Darkness Festival in Tampa, FL on August 23, 2014. Tampa has always been recognized as one of the cradles of extreme music, and the promoters of SDF hope to honor this tradition and carry it forward with a Festival that represents so much of the music that labors in the darkness.

This year, the line-up consists of:

All Pigs Must Die
Mouth of the Architect
Black Tusk
Order of the Owl
A Storm of Light
Strong Intention
Everything Went Black
Weekend Nachos
Lord Mantis
Coke Bust
Set and Setting
Traitor Crucifix

Additional bands to be announced in the coming weeks!

This one day festival will take place at multiple venues (The Orpheum, Crowbar, Ybor Live) in historic Ybor City. The festival is centered around two guiding principles: that people should be stoked on all of the bands playing, keeping a kind of coherent “narrative” and that ticket prices should be kept low. Advance tickets are $35 and day of show prices $40 (on-sale in late April via Although some of the bands fall within different genres, we believe there is a common commitment that will appeal to anyone interested in extreme forms of music.

All festival information can be found on Facebook, instagram, Google Plus, and the SDF official webiste. You can also follow #SDF across social media platforms!

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