Entertainment One (eOne) today announced their 2016 SXSW Metal Showcase aptly dubbed eOne’s Austin Occupation. The event will take place at ELYSIUM located at 705 Red River St. on Thursday March 17th. Doors will open at 7PM and will be FREE for SXSW badge holders.
The inaugural year will include a bill consisting of eOne Music artists spanning the gamut of hard music genres. NOLA sludge masters CROWBAR, currently working on their new, yet to be titled album due out later this year, will headline the event. The band has not performed at SXSW since their appearance on the 2011 Metal Alliance tour. The band just announced a Broken Glass 20th Anniversary Tour as well. Click here for all tour dates.
THE CONTORTIONIST, currently on tour overseas with TESSERACT, will return to The States for the showcase before setting out on their own headline tour with MONUMENTS. DROWNING POOL, who are enjoying the success of their brand new LP Hellelujah, will make their first appearance at SXSW in the band’s 20 year career. BLACK FAST and BLACK CROWN INITIATE will also make their first ever SXSW appearances.