Renowned independent heavy music label, Relapse Records, teamed up with Austin, TX‘s premiere heavy music festival, Chaos in Tejas, to put together an unforgettable night of auditory madness at this year’s SXSW Festival in Austin. The official showcase will feature a stage curated by each group and will take place at Red 7 on Saturday March 16 from 8 PM to 2 AM. The showcase is free to all SXSW badge and wristband holders and open to the general public on a first come first serve basis. Further details on the showcase will be available at this location.
The Relapse Records stage will be headlined by Savannah, GA‘s sludge-rock warriors Black Tusk with sets from label-mates Royal Thunder, ASG, Howl, Inter Arma, and Call of the Void.
The Chaos In Tejas stage will be headlined by New Orleans bounce superstar Big Freedia and includes performances from a diverse lineup including Antwon, Iron Lung, Power Trip, Merchandise, Parquet Courts and the Novice.
Relapse Records formed in 1990 and has released albums from a wide array of artists over the past 23 years including Mastodon, Red Fang, Baroness, Amorphis, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Suffocation, Neurosis, Dying Fetus and many more. The label recently released a 20 song sampler in tribute to Pat Egan, their longtime Director of Sales, who tragically passed away on Monday February 18 of pneumonia. The sampler is available for purchase here with all proceeds benefitting his daughter’s college fund.
Chaos In Tejas takes over Austin for the 9th year May 30 through June 2. The fest is a mix of punk, hardcore, metal, hip hop, garage rock, indie rock and all points in between from around the world. This year’s line up features The Damned, The Bats, Infest, Iceage, Framtid, Merchandise, Grouper, the Rats, Tragedy, Andy Stott, Akitsa, the Marked Men, Terveet Kadet and much much more. For a complete line up and more info click here and to purchase tickets click here.
Set Times Are As Follows:
8 – 8:35 – Call of the Void
8:55 – 9:35 – Inter Arma
9:55 – 10:35 – Howl
10:55 – 11:35 – ASG
11:55 – 12:35 – Royal Thunder
12:55 – 1:35 – Black Tusk
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