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CarcassKirk Hammett of METALLICA recently spoke to Nikki Blakk from 107.7 the Bone about his upcoming horror convention and announced that CARCASS will be performing at the event. Listen to the entire interview here:

“When we heard that Kirk Hammett was opening a carny fair in the Bay Area we knew we wanted in! We’re quite honored that we’ve invited to appear in the ‘freak show’ booth,” stated CARCASS frontman Jeff Walker in his typical self-deprecating sarcastic fashion. “Joking aside we’re looking forward to the Fear FestEvil, will be a nice ‘little’ warm up for our US Tour next year. See you there!”

On February 6th through 8th, 2014 at The Regency Ballroom in San Francisco, lifelong horror enthusiast and METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett will launch his first annual horror convention, dubbed Kirk Von Hammett’s Fear FestEviL.

Created to honor the weird, the wonderful, the eclectic, and the things that make your hair stand up on end, the heavy doors of collector/curator/historian/guardian Kirk Von Hammett’s crypt will be opened to the public to display the finest acquisitions in his extensive collection of horror memorabilia which includes rare movie posters & props, costumes, models, masks, and toys from various eras.

“I’ve always loved horror, I’ve always loved collecting, I’ve always loved weird and macabre things and I’ve always loved conventions,” confesses Hammett. “So what could be better than having your own Fear FestEviL where ALL those great and crazy things can be enjoyed by like-minded people under one pretty cool roof?!  Nothing!!!  And because I’ve seen some conventions turn from back-room gatherings of like-minded dorks into mainstream  hipster extravaganzas, rest assured that it’s my intention to make this a great experience where all things horror, weird, and nerdy are celebrated!  So come one and all!!!”

Already confirmed to attend as panelists will be Slash, makeup FX legend Greg Nicotero (The Walking Dead), Tom Savini (Dawn Of The Dead), and John A. Russo (Night Of The Living Dead).

Private “Crypt” tours, signing sessions, and musical performances by Nuclear Blast Bay Area artists CARCASS, DEATH ANGEL and ORCHID will also be included in the three-day event.

More special guests & musical artists will be announced soon.

Confirmed friends & exhibitors include:

  • Nuclear Blast
  • Stern Pinball
  • JSR Merchandising
  • Super 7 Toys
  • Mad Monster
  • ESP Guitars
  • Dunlop
  • From The Land Beyond
  • Richard Halegua Posters + Comic Art
  • KVH Toys

… and many more to come.

Catch up on the best in heavy metal’s latest CD & vinyl releases at the Nuclear Blast booth.  We’ve teamed up with our friends at Stern Pinball – creators of jaw-dropping pinball machines – and JSR Merchandising, who offer a wide array of metal merchandise, for a booth experience that will leave your spine tingling.


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