Introducing BLACK FLAGS OVER BROOKLYN 2019, a new anti-fascist, anti-racist extreme metal festival coming to the dark heart of Brooklyn on January 25-26, 2019.
A Friday night show will be followed by an all-day Saturday event that will include an all-day vendor market of band merch, label distros, radical publishers, activist organizations, local artisans, and more, and it’s all going down at Brooklyn Bazaar in Greenpoint.
This event is for those of us who reject and push back against that poison infecting our scene—those who adhere by the mantra that “metal is for everyone (except Nazis),” and who are committed to cleaning up our own backyard. The artists on the lineup all have different identities and come from different backgrounds, but are all united under the same ethos: FUCK NSBM.
As we all know, metal is an incredibly vibrant, diverse subculture with sounds, fans, and artists who span the globe; as we also know, there’s a small but unfortunately vocal contingent in our midst who care more about gatekeeping and upholding toxic ideologies like white supremacy, racism, misogyny, homophobia, transphobia, Islamophobia, xenophobia, and bigotry in general than in seeing the genre thrive. The worldwide rise of violent white supremacy and fascism has put every one of us—but especially those in marginalized communities—at risk, and metal should not be allowed to remain a breeding ground for right-wing extremism. Metal is too good for Nazis.
It’s time to raise the black flag, throw the horns, and take our scene back!
We’re incredibly excited about all the bands that we’ve confirmed, and are sharing a few of them with you today. From Dawn Ray’d’s Molotov-throwing black metal and Ragana’s heart-breaking blackened doom to Woe’s snarling black metal, Vile Creature’s crushing doom, Chepang’s manic, noisy grind, and White Phosphorus’ militant noise, there’s something for everyone here – and we’re only getting started.
Keep your eyes peeled for our second round of announcements coming in mid-December. Early bird single day tickets and weekend passes are available now, with more ticket options on the near horizon.
Here are the first names confirmed for BLACK FLAGS OVER BROOKLYN 2019:
DAWN RAY’D (UK)
Incendiary anarchist black metal from the grim North of England.
Bay Area anarcha-feminist blackened doom magic.
Ferocious NYC black metal.
VILE CREATURE (CAN)
Queer vegan doom from Ontario. Must love cats.
Furious Nepalese grindcore from Queens.
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