The notorious Facedown Records throws a major party every year, where every band they have signed plays a showcase for fans of the label. The date for this year’s shindig has been set, and it features a number talking points, most notably, deathcore cornerstone Impending Doom will play their first show in over three years, headlining 2016’s Facedown Fest.

In addition, Seventh Star will be playing a reunion set, their only one on the west coast, and For All Eternity will debut in their first ever U.S. show. Rival Choir will also join the bill, whose debut album under this name dropped last week. (The band was previously known as Mouth of the South.) My Epic and Hope for the Dying will play, both bands that made HM’s Top 25 Most Anticipated Albums list. Everything in Slow Motion and Saving Grace round out the bill.

The show will be held Saturday, May 14 at The Glasshouse in Pomona, CA, with the action kicking off at 3 p.m. Tickets for the day are $20.

Facedown Fest 2016


Employed to Serve

Forward Under a Dying Sun

Most of these days, the sun rises and sets on a world that feels like it's dying. Across the pond, where Employed to Serve calls home, they're learning how to support their latest record a year into its release. HM contributor Andrew Voigt recently sat down with Justine Jones to learn more about the band, marrying your bandmates, and their outside shot at touring with Rammstein.


Full Feature
Ever Eden

The Haunting Sound of Hope

"Ever Eden has been this perfect culmination of us realizing what our journey has been and how to aim that as a message for other people." After years of introspection and coming-of-age, Ever Eden has embraced their own struggles, as haunting as it may feel, to create a community that's turned out to be much larger than the band itself.


Full Feature
All Features