SXSW RUMORS: BENEA REACH AND KVELERTAK!
Let the rumor mill for SXSW begin churning!
MS tipster Fredrik Staavi Ekern has it on good faith that Norwegian black-punksters Kvelertak will be appearing at this year’s SXSW festival in Austin, TX (March 16-20) along “with 18 other Norwegian bands,” of which Benea Reach is one. Kip and I have been raving about Benea Reach for years so it’s only fitting that this year’s MS contingent at the festival will get to experience the band together (whilst masturbating in the corner) during their first ever U.S. tour. And Kvelertak… well, you all know how we feel about Kvelvertak, having included their 2010 self-titled opus on a number of our year-end lists and having been chosen by you, our faithful readers, as your #2 favorite album of the year. Though our tipster claims to be in the know, these rumors should still be treated as just those — rumors — until we have some sort of official confirmation.
With a few metal events already announced (C.O.C., Dredg, Coliseum, Dawn of Ashes, Horse the Band, Novembers Doom and many others, as highlighted by our own Corey Mitchell), another Full Metal Texas event in the works and a super-duper top-secret MetalSucks showcase also in the works, 2011 is shaping up to be a mighty fine year for metal at SXSW. Here’s what we can look forward to: