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HELL'S HEROES FESTIVAL Announces Daily Schedules, Set Times For 2024

By Larry Petro, News Monkey
Wednesday, February 28, 2024 @ 12:48 AM

Sixth Annual Houston Music Fest, March 21-23

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On Thursday, March 21, Friday, March 22, and Saturday, March 23, a worldwide contingent of music fans will convene at Houston's White Oak Music Hall as Pegstar Concerts presents the Hell's Heroes Festival. The three-day music fest will showcase a hand-picked selection of international heavy metal bands that includes both seminal, genre-pioneers, highly regarded modern day groups and more, in a can't-miss concert event. The sixth installment of Hell's Heroes promises the most laudable lineup in the festival's history with German thrash metal legends SODOM, American progressive metal band QUEENRYCHE (performing an exclusive set featuring songs from its self-titled 1982 EP and 1984 full-length debut The Warning), and Grammy Award-winning Swedish epic doom metal band, CANDLEMASS (performing its 1987 release, Nightfall, in its entirety), respectively, headlining each evening.

Launched in 2018, Hell's Heroes has become one of North America's premiere heavy music platforms and an annual, go-to destination for metalheads, globally. In its review of Hell's Heroes 2023, Knotfest called the event "a lineup that truly spans generations and has a lot of something for anyone into 'heavy'", adding that "the atmosphere of the fest is like nothing of it's kind in North America." The Houston Press proclaimed, "Over a relatively short time, the two-day metal music fest has become one of the premier events of its kind in the United States", the Houston Chronicle tabbed Hell's Heroes as "America's biggest metal party", and Decibel hailed the fest as "an international melting pot of eras, influences, and legacies both vintage and futuristic."

Now, Hell's Heroes releases its daily artist schedule and set times for the 2024 festival. Thursday, March 21 will feature headliners CANDLEMASS -- on the outside/lawn stage at White Oak -- and NIGHT DEMON on the inside stage. Friday, March 22 will see QUEENSRYCHE headline the outdoor stage, with CAULDRON closing on the inside. On the event's final day, Saturday, March 23, SODOM will close the outdoor stage and Germany's ATTIC will headline the inside stage. The just-released daily schedules are as follows:

Thursday, March 21:
Inside stage:

  • Adamantis 1:30-2:00 PM
  • Savage Oath 2:30-3:00 PM
  • Ancient VVisdom 3:40-4:10 PM
  • Occult Burial 5:00-5:30 PM
  • Destructor 6:30-7:00 PM
  • Night Demon 8:00-8:30 PM
Thursday, March 21:
Outside stage:
  • Acero Lethal 2:00-2:30 PM
  • Girlschool 3:00-3:40 PM
  • Helstar 4:10-5:00 PM
  • Doro 5:30-6:00 PM
  • Autopsy 7:00-8:00 PM
  • Candlemass 8:30-10:00 PM
Friday, March 22:
Inside stage:
  • Intranced 1:30-2:00 PM
  • Nubivagant 2:30-3:00 PM
  • Stygian Crown 3:40-4:10 PM
  • Cauchemar 4:50-5:20 PM
  • Maleficentt 6:00-6:30 PM
  • Lamp of Murmor 7:15-7:55 PM
  • Cauldron 9:00-9:45 PM
Friday, March 22:
Outside stage:
  • Nite 1:00-1:30 PM
  • Morbid Saint 2:00-2:30 PM
  • Omen 3:00-3:40 PM
  • Agent Steele 4:10-4:50 PM
  • Eternal Champion 6:30-7:15 PM
  • Solitude Aeturnus 7:50-9:00 PM
  • Queensr˙che 9:30-11:00 PM
Saturday, March 23:
Inside stage:
  • Early Moods 1:15-1:45 PM
  • Blood Star 2:15-2:45 PM
  • Necrofier 3:30-4:00 PM
  • Darvaza 4:45-5:15 PM
  • Dawnbringer 6:00-6:30 PM
  • Watch Hazel 7:30-8:10 PM
  • Attic 9:00-9:45 PM
Saturday, March 23:
Outside stage:
  • Traveler 12:45-1:15 PM
  • Sumerlands 1:45-2:15 PM
  • Cirith Ungol 2:45-3:30 PM
  • Tank 4:00-4:45 PM
  • Demolition Hammer 5:15-6:00 PM
  • Forbidden 6:30-7:30 PM
  • Rotting Christ 8:00-9:00 PM
  • Sodom 9:30-11:00
"Hell's Heroes 2024 will have all guns blazing!," says festival organizer, and Houston's own, Christian Larson. "I've been working on securing some of these bands for over half a decade, so it feels amazing to finally see it happening! We are also thrilled to present the exclusive, one-off sets, and thank the bands for making it happen. This is all a dream come true." In addition to booking Hell's Heroes, Larson also performs as guitarist/vocalist for the melodic black metal band NECROFIER, and is the lead singer of Houston heavy metal band NIGHT COBRA.

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