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.