SFest 2014 Announces Co-Headliners


SF Media, SF Media TV and RTD Records is proud to announce the co-headliners for the first SFest 2014.  Industrial powerhouse DARKC3LL (Brisbane) and Industrial metal machine WITCHGRINDER (Melbourne) will co-headline SFest at Hermann’s Bar in Sydney on Saturday 12th April 2014.

DARKC3LL closed off an amazing 2013 with the release of their second album, ‘Dark Verses’ (RTD Records) to critical acclaim worldwide. In support of the album, the band completed a successful national tour in October and November 2013 and Australian support to Otep.

“More than just a latecomer to the industrial horror-rock party, Darkc3ll have now emerged as a fully-formed monster with a distinct identity (while paying due homage to their influences) and raw, barely-controlled power that is irresistibly infectious.” – Gregory Burkart, Fearnet

“Darkc3ll are dark and sublime, comparative to the sound of a fine whiskey hitting ice; tempting, refreshing, full of anticipation and possibility and most importantly full of flavour. The stage melted and twisted with heat; the vapour of imminent success with the punters was spilling out of vocalist Jesse Dracman as he showed the crowds no mercy with a set list teetering on superlative. Their biggest strength? Their ability to entertain and their veracity to do so, capturing punters like a fly in a web.” – Carrie Gibson, Metal As Fuck

WITCHGRINDER had an equally successful 2013, releasing their debut album ‘The Demon Calling’ (RTD Records) followed by a national tour and Australian support to Wednesday 13.

“Overall, ‘The Demon Calling’ is a solid debut album that any industrial metal fan should get their greasy hands on soon. Even if you are not big on the industrial side of things, you may still like some of the stuff on the album, and it’s worth giving it a listen.” – Patrick Emmett, Metal Obsession

They didn’t play their set for self-gratification, they played it to rip the crowd apart, and a circle pit for an opening band is a sure sign the crowd is getting it.” – Dana Treadwell, SF Media

SFest 2014
Saturday, 12th April 2014
Hermann’s Bar, Sydney
Tickets on sale 9th January 2014 via OzTix
$20+ bf

More bands will be announced in February 2014.  Bands/artists who wish to submit their music to be considered to play SFest can do so via 

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