Danzig, Dimmu Borgir Headline Blackest of the Black at Gibson Amphitheatre
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Spend the day enjoying the luck of the Irish with traditional food, Guinness and other tasty brews, stages featuring Irish rock, traditional Celtic music and classic rock 'n' roll, and an arts and crafts section. Children can have a blast acting like knights in the medieval Kids' Castle, and the entire family can learn to dance the Irish Stew and speak a few Gaelic phrases. Fill up on a hot shepherd's pie and a cold glass of Dale Bros. Brewery's Shameless McDale -- and you might even take home a prize or two from one of the many contests. Learn More
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Featured review from John S.Red Velvet
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Albeit, the huffing and puffing between songs, the old man still puts on quite a show. I don't think I sat one moment. Unfortunately, you had to wait through Dimmu 'Burger' and 3 or 4 other Black/Death Metal bands, with singers who sound like the 'Cookie-Monster' meets Froggy from 'the Little Rascals' (I appreciate their efforts and musicianship, just not my cup of tea). If I showed up by 11pm, the 1:15 set was worth the price of admission.
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- Learn more about the bands at their websites: <a target="_blank" href="http://www.danzig-verotik.com/">Danzig</a>, <a target="_blank" href="http://www.dimmu-borgir.com/">Dimmu Borgir</a>, <a target="_blank" href="http://www.moonspell.com/">Moonspell</a>, <a target="_blank" href="http://www.myspace.com/windsofplague">Winds of Plague</a> (Myspace), and <a target="_blank" href="http://www.skeletonwitch.com/">Skeletonwitch</a>.
From his tenure with the seminal hardcore band the Misfits to his later work with the heavy metal outfit which bears his name, Glenn Danzig remained one of the preeminent cult figures in rock, forging a dark, chillingly atmospheric brand of goth metal considerably more literate and compelling than the music of his contemporaries.
Blending black metal's most brutal tendencies, the melancholic beauty of opera, and industrial metal's production techniques, Dimmu Borgir carved a niche in the metal world as one of the most savage and creative acts to hail from the Norwegian scene. The group first started in 1993, when members Shagrath (vocals), Erkekjetter Silenoz (guitar), and Tjodalv (guitar and drums) came together to join the emerging metal scene.
Hailing from the nation of Portugal, the doomy goth metal quintet Moonspell consists of vocalist Fernando Ribeiro, guitarist Ricardo Amorim, keyboardist/programmer Pedro Paixão, bassist Sérgio Crestana, and drummer Mike Gaspar.
Originally known as Black December, Winds of Plague formed in 2002 in Upland, California. The band went through a good deal of roster changes, eventually settling on Jonathan Cooke (vocals), Nick Eash (guitar), Nick Piunno (guitar), Kristen Randall (keyboards), Andrew Glover (bass), and Jeff Tenney (drums).
Although they only came together as a band in 2003, the members of Athens, Ohio's Skeletonwitch draw the bulk of their inspiration from artists and musical styles born all of two decades earlier -- namely the undying flame of classic, Bay Area thrash, its creative bedrock in the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, and, to a lesser degree, death, black, and Viking metal.