Not to be confused with Day of the Dead, Day of the Shred will offer an apocalyptic type event. But instead of the undead gnawing a brains, guitar strings will gnaw at fingers as soundwaves strip away the eardrums of the unsuspecting. In other words, this will be a glorious event for those of you living on (or traveling to) the United States west coast. Check out the official press release and the line up itself down below.

This fall, the Day of the Shred Festival returns to Southern California, presenting a diverse lineup of heavy music acts. Billed as an experience “to gather the living and remember the dead,” The Day of the Shred will take place on November 1 (Dia de los Muertos) in Santa Ana, CA. Celebrating monolithic riffs, skateboarding and the souls of the departed, the second annual festival will be an all day, all ages event. Presented by Thief – also the creators of the annual Psycho California Festival — The Day of the Shred will feature headliners Captain Beyond, Spirit Caravan, Crowbar, Torche, John Garcia (of Kyuss fame), Elder, Saviours, Mondo Generator and more.

Tickets for the 2015 Day of the Shred Festival are on sale now at this location. Early bird general admission tickets are $59 (+ tax) and a limited VIP ticket package (which includes express entry, a signed festival screen print, access to the artist lounge, complimentary microbrew and snacks, a limited edition record bag and an exclusive Thief X Obey concert shirt) is also available.

Captain Beyond
Spirit Caravan
John Garcia
Mondo Generator
Full Of Hell
The Body
Yawning Man
Kowloon Walled City
Black Bombaim
Fight Amp
Night Demon
Ides Of Gemini
Mos Generator
Great Electric Quest
White Manna
Blackwitch Pudding

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