Knotfest.com has once again returned to the streaming platform in a big way. The entirely digital festival in the Pulse of the Maggots platform is set to make its third broadcast on Friday March 11th at 12pm PST and will feature a dynamic 18-band bill comprised of some of extreme music's most buzzworthy collectives.
Spanning across three digital stages, the third Pulse of The Maggots Festival will include highly-touted performances from deathcore juggernaut Shadow Of Intent who is currently touring in support of their latest audio assault, Elegy. Post hardcore powerhouse Brutus, death metal modernists Creeping Death, and celebrated UK metalcore outfit VEXED are also slated to perform.
Flexing both its reach and range with such a versatile showcase, bands like Virginia's blackened thrash outfit Enforced exist in the same space as genre-blending multi-hyphenate Kid Bookie. With Alt-punk aggressors Witch Fever going back-to-back with French melodic death metal unit Akiavel, Spanish sludge duo Bala teamed with prog boundary pushers Four Stroke Baron, and multinational black metal collective Dödsrit paired with Croatia's impossible to categorize Moon Unit - Pulse of the Maggots serves well in capturing the robust health of heavy music as a whole.
Bolstering the strength of the bill, critically acclaimed artists including UK's Urne will be performing selections from their lauded debut Serpent & Spirit while post-rock specialists Blanket will be sharing cuts from their sophomore statement of Modern Escapism.
Nihilist grindcore menace Knoll will unleash their live fury and former Dillinger Escape Plan drummer Billy Rymer's hardcore outfit thoughtcrimes will get fans acquainted with their sonic chin check. Church Road Records standouts Wowod wield their potent blend of post-metal and charred hardcore with Costa RIca's Dumah adding their caustic meld of metallic hardcore into the mix.
The streaming festival will begin broadcasting via KNOTFEST.com starting at 12pm PST on Friday March 11th. Set times and stages will be released in the coming days. The broadcast will be available for free.
Stage One - Begins at 12pm PT
Stage Two - Begins at 2:15pm PT
Stage Three - Begins at 4:15pm PT