Taking place on Saturday and Sunday, with a “pre-fest” show on Friday, this promises to be one of the biggest and best California Deathfests yet. Saturday will see New York’s favorite gore-heavy death-grind band Mortician headline, backed by the equally tasteful Flint, Michigan, group Repulsion. Swedish band Grave headline Sunday, with Floridians Monstrosity (best known as the band formed by current Cannibal Corpse man George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher) second on the bill. Elsewhere, we get Revenge, Sadistic Intent, Evildead, Decrepit Birth, Pessimist, Hirax, Massacre, Morbid Saint, Mortuous and Cranial Engorgement, while Funebrarum, Devourment, PLF, BruceXCampbell and Fiend play on Friday. That’s a hell of a lot of death for one weekend, so the weak-hearted should avoid.
California Deathfest V takes place from 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 27 and Sunday, July 28, with a Pre-Fest from 7 p.m. on Friday, July 26, at 1720.