Vulgar Display of Podcast proudly presents Vulgarfest 2023, a Midwest metal fest set to take place on Friday, June 23rd at the Park Hills Underground in Park Hills, Missouri. Vulgarfest is a celebration of the “Midwest Heavy” and is a testament to the enduring power of the small-town chug and guttural. This festival is a gathering of like-minded souls who revel in the raw energy and unbridled passion that metal embodies.
Vulgarfest promises an electrifying lineup that will leave metalheads in awe. Leading the charge is Gorepig, hailing from Jonesboro, Arkansas. This five-piece deathcore/nu-metal hybrid band draws inspiration from the darker realms of your favorite early 2000s nu-metal acts while infusing their sound with bone-crushing blast beats and merciless riffs. With a mission to deliver a revitalizing sound that will leave you craving for more, Gorepig and their “Gorepig” EP brings a unique and refreshing energy to your playlist. Brace yourself as the hogs swarm, ready to unleash their sonic onslaught and redefine the boundaries of heavy music. Get ready to immerse yourself in the relentless power of THE Father Hog and Gorepig.
Also hailing from the depths of Jonesboro, Arkansas, Fleshbound emerges as a formidable force in the realm of technical deathcore. With members converging from various areas of the United States, this diverse collective infuses fresh and invigorating energy into the deathcore scene. Drawing inspiration from the trailblazers of OG deathcore like All Shall Perish and Suicide Silence, Fleshbound combines their influence with the scorching, mind-bending riffs reminiscent of modern tech death giants such as The Zenith Passage and Virvum. The result is a sonic onslaught of immense power and sheer brutality that resonates with fans worldwide. Brace yourself for the ferocious might of Fleshbound as they unleash their latest offering, “Wounded,” a testament to their relentless pursuit of sonic perfection, now available for the world to devour.
Iced Wrist from the heartland of Lincoln, Nebraska, is a relentless force to be reckoned with in the hardcore, slam, and deathcore genres. This five-piece powerhouse delivers a visceral sonic assault that leaves no room for compromise. Drawing inspiration from heavyweights like Knocked Loose, Spite, and The Acacia Strain, Iced Wrist creates a bone-crushing, devastatingly energetic sound that will ignite your primal instincts. Their explosive live performances are a sight to behold, captivating audiences with their raw intensity. Prepare to be swept away by their music’s unrelenting power, pushing you to the edge of exhilaration. Iced Wrist’s latest EP release, “What You Reflect,” is a testament to their unwavering commitment to their craft. Available everywhere music is, it offers a glimpse into the band’s unbridled aggression and uncompromising spirit.
Hailing from the vibrant metal scene of southeast, Missouri, At My Worst is a force to be reckoned with. This four-piece metalcore band combines the raw power of groove metal with the ferocity of deathcore, resulting in a relentless sonic assault. Their debut album, “Vice Versa,” released in 2022, has captured the attention of metalheads throughout the region. Building on this foundation, At My Worst is now hard at work on their second album. Promising a darker and heavier direction, the band is committed to exploring new depths of intensity and unleashing an even more ferocious sonic assault upon their listeners.
In addition to the stellar musical lineup, Vulgarfest offers an immersive experience for attendees. The Park Hills Underground provides a unique and intimate setting, where fans can get up close and personal with their favorite bands. The underground venue’s atmosphere enhance the sonic assault, creating an experience that is both intense and electrifying.
So mark your calendars and prepare for an unforgettable night of metal mayhem. Vulgarfest is COMING, and it’s poised to deliver a Midwest Heavy assault that will reverberate in the ears and minds of metal fans for days to come. Get ready to raise your horns, bang your head, and be a part of this monumental celebration of metal at this year’s Vulgarfest.