On July 15th and 16th of July 2016 Bay Area Death Festival (BADF) will hold its third installment in Oakland California at the Oakland Metro. Bay Area Death Fest is put on by Midnight Management and is sponsored by We Need Merch, Sick Drummer Magazine, Pin Up Productions, Sketch The Soul, MJR Designs, Capital Chaos and Nikko Deluna. Tickets are on sale through the Oakland Metro website and are $50 for a two day pass. A one day pass is $25 pre-sale and $28 day of.
Day one is headlined by San Diego’s own Disgorge, their co-headliners are Chicago’s own Oceano and San Fransiscos own Early Graves. International bands on day one are Epicardiectomy (Czech Republic & Russia) and Kastrated (England). Other notable bands day one are Abiotic, Underling and Embodied Torment.
Day two death metal legends from New York Suffocation look to bring their brand of death metal to Oakland. Supporting them in co-headliner spots are Australia’s own Disentomb and brutal death metal innovators from Las Vegas Cerebral Incubation. The international bands on day two are Omnipotent Hysteria (England) and Kyojin Daigyakusatsu (Japan). Other notable bands on day two are Dysentery, Dehumanized, SICK, and Parasitic Ejaculation.
Bay Area Death Fest was started in 2014 by Andrew Manganiello and Andrew Smith. Shortly after Travis Laberge and Thomas Johnson joined the BADF team. In 2014 BADF was held at Red House Studios in Walnut Creek California and in 2015 it was held at The Oakland Metro in California. Some bands who have played BADF are Cattle Decapitation, Origin, Psycroptic, Party Cannon, No Zodiac, Alterbeast, The Kennedy Veil, Inanimate Existence, Gortuary and Condemned.