Article By: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker ‡ Edited By: Leanne Ridgeway
In April 2019, Houston, Texas will become ground zero for one of heavy metal’s finest regional gatherings of great bands from the past and the present.
That is when the HELL’S HEROES II Festival will occur at White Oak Music Hall in Houston on Saturday, April 13, 2019. The all-day music event will showcase a hand-picked selection of international, underground metal bands, which includes acts from the glorious heyday of metal’s past, along with highly regarded modern-day acts. This can’t miss concert event now reveals the lineup for that day and, no surprise, it is a stunning roster of stellar groups.
A trio of incredible, metal pioneering bands will headline the event, beginning with Canadian speedsters EXCITER, who are making their first Lone Star State live appearance in more than 30 years! Along with them, another legendary Canadian outfit, RAZOR, as well as Los Angeles’ own underground cult icons, OMEN! If those three names alone haven’t blown your mind, just wait until you see who else is on the roster.
It includes Houston’s own long-running metal heavyweights, HELSTAR, the Bay Area’s NWOBHM-spirited HELLFIRE, Toronto’s traditional metal revivalists SKULL FIST and CAULDRON, Salt Lake City’s power metal visionaries VISIGOTH, RVA’s BAT (members of D.R.I. and Municipal Waste), Austin’s own old-school influenced GRAVEN RITE, and L.A.’s latest salvo of shredding steel, BLADE KILLER, rounding out this exclusive line up.
HELL’s HEROES organizer Christian Larson had this to say about the event:
“I always see cool metal festivals happening in Europe, California, etc. and thought that Houston needed a special metal concert event of its own. I knew I would have to work to make it happen, so I went for it and thank Odin it worked. See you in April!”
Tickets for the HELL’S HEROES II Fest are $27.50 in advance and will go on sale this Friday, November 16th at 10:00 AM CST at this LINK.
Additionally, an extremely special festival headliner will be announced in the coming weeks; a group that is sure to add even more fire and fury to the HELL’S HEROES II already-unique lineup! Stay tuned to the festival’s Facebook page [HERE] for breaking news and further updates.
HELL’S HEROES II Festival – Saturday, April 13th, 2019 – White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX – Featuring:
Omen (Los Angeles, CA)
Helstar (Houston, TX)
Hellfire (San Francisco, CA)
Skull Fist (Canada)
Visigoth (Salt Lake City, UT)
Bat (Richmond, VA)
Graven Rite (Austin, TX)
Blade Killer (Los Angeles, CA)