Underway this weekend in San Francisco is Kirk Von Hammett’s Fear FestEvil, a three-day horror convention founded and hosted by METALLICA guitarist and lifelong horror fan Kirk Hammett. The event kicked off on Thursday (February 6) and lasts through Saturday (February 8), and Hammett told The Pulse Of Radio what he envisioned for it. “I’ve gone to San Diego Comic-Con, and I was just struck by how all it really is is a bunch of stuff to look at and a bunch of stuff to buy,” he said. “What I wanted to do with my convention is I wanted it to be an experience, you know. I wanted it to be interactive, I wanted it to have ambiance and atmosphere, and I wanted it to be unique and thrilling, and that’s what we’re trying to do here.”
Kirk Von Hammett’s Fear FestEviL will include musical performances by Nuclear Blast artists EXODUS, CARCASS, DEATH ANGEL and ORCHID.
In addition to hosting the convention, Hammett will join EXODUS and DEATH ANGEL for their encores.
Hammett‘s relationship with DEATH ANGEL goes back more than two decades, when the METALLICA guitarist produced DEATH ANGEL‘s 1986 demo, “Kill As One”.
Hammett was a member of EXODUS‘ original lineup before replacing Dave Mustaine in METALLICA in 1983. In fact, Hammett was not only the person who came up with the EXODUS name, but also the first from the band to meet original EXODUS singer Paul Baloff and brought him into the group.
Visit www.FEARFESTEviL.com for the latest information on horror’s newest and coolest fan convention.
Hammett, a lifelong horror fan, released a coffee table book in 2012 called “Too Much Horror Business” that featured photos of his extensive collection of monster and horror memorabilia.
He displayed a portion of his collection in the “Kirk’s Crypt” exhibition during the 2012 and 2013 Orion Music + More festivals.