World-renowned award-winning Metallica guitarist and horror aficionado Kirk Hammett today announced Kirk Von Hammett’s FEAR FestEvil, a multifaceted horror and music festival to take place at San Francisco’s magnificent 105 year old Regency Ballroom on February 7th and February 8th 2014. The inaugural event will feature highlights of Hammett’s world famous Crypt Collection (including some of the most valuable horror collectibles in the world) inside a spectacular former Masonic temple, an extensive array of panels, live music, vendors and special guests. Attendees will also have the opportunity to wander through out the venue and experience various ‘haunting areas’ for one of a kind scares, and will even be able to take a taxidermy class on-site! Single day and full weekend tickets are available HERE.
“This will be the most sinister, evil, over the top horror and music festival to date,” said Kirk Hammett. “I’m excited to bring horror fanatics, music fans, and other freaks together under the same roof in my hometown and can’t wait to unleash my own personal horror collection for display.”
Confirmed guests to appear include Greg Nicotero (The Walking Dead), pioneering make-up artist and actor Tom Savini, legendary horror scribe John A. Russo (Night of the Living Dead), Anthrax co-founder Scott Ian, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarist and horror enthusiast Slash, Heather Kangenkamp (Nightmare On Elm Street), Ron Chaney Jr., Bela Lugosi Jr. and Sara Karloff, actresses P.J.Soles, Barbara Crampton, Patty Mullen, and Erika Eleniak, original Godzilla actor Haruo Nakajima, original Ultraman Satoshi “Bin” Furuya, Academy Award winning make-up artist Joel Harlow, Kane Hodder aka Jason Vorhees – Friday the 13th, celebrated tattoo artist and TV personality Amy Nicoletto, and more to be announced. To see a complete lists of confirmed guests, click HERE.
FEAR FestEvil will also feature live music with performances by Exodus and Carcass on Friday, February 7th (Hammett will make an appearance with the legendary Bay Area thrashers) and Death Angel, Orchid and Death Division on Saturday, February 8th.
There will be over 25 unique vendors on-site for each day of the festival, including the famed taxidermy/curiositee shoppe Loved To Death, Hollywood Book and Poster Company, Kirk Von Hammett Toys, Resin Renegades, ESP Guitars, Zombee Toy Company, SkullClown, and many more. To see the complete list of vendors, click HERE.
Kirk Von Hammett’s FEAR FestEvil sponsors include Mad Monster, ESP Guitars, Nuclear Blast Records, Super7 Toys, and more. Regular two-day tickets cost $70 plus applicable fee, and single day tickets cost $37.50 plus applicable fees.
Visit www.fearfestevil.com for more information on the festival and to purchase tickets.