Get Your Horror and Metal Fixes at Southwest Terror Fest and Housecore Horror Film Festival

Extreme metalheads have at least two festivals on their calendars for this fall. Each promises a collision of heavy metal and horror, and both are looking very exciting.

The first is the inaugural Housecore Horror Film Festival on October 24-27 in Austin, hosted by none other than Down/Pantera front man Phil Anselmo and crime author Corey Mitchell. A four day event, it'll host 30 acts at multiple venues, including Down, Gwar, Goblin, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Eyehategod, Crowbar, Goatwhore, Warbeast, Pig Destroyer, White Chapel, Pallbearer and Skrew, to name a few.

You'll have some supreme chances to see some horror/metal cross-pollination there, including two separate sets from Italy's Goblin--one day they will be live-scoring Dario Argento's Suspiria, and the other they'll feature songs from movies like Dawn of the Dead.

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Lauren Wise has worked as a rock/heavy metal journalist for 15 years. She contributes to Noisey and LA Weekly, edits books, and drinks whiskey.
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