Philip Anselmo‘s 2013 Housecore Horror Film Festival was such a massive and successful event, that it will be happening again this year! Just like last year’s festival, the initial lineup of bands is AMAZING, the horror events are UNREAL, and this year’s host will be none other than Lamb Of God‘s Randy Blythe!

Who’s playing you ask? The first confirmed bands include Satyricon, Eyehategod, Macabre, Unearth, Cattle Decapitation, Warbeast, Portal, Wizards of Gore, Ringworm, KEN mode, SubRosa, Acid Witch, Author & Punisher, Archspire, Witchburn, Krigblast, Fulgora and Evil United!

What about the horror festivities? The film portion of the festival will include a celebration of one the greatest horror films ever made, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre! ALL of the living members of the film’s main cast will be in attendance, and will hold a special question and answer session with fans!

As for the host, Randy Blythe released this statement on his Instragram, “October 23-26, 2014- Austin, Texas- the 2nd annual Housecore Horror Film Festival is on, & I have been selected to be one of the hosts! Today the Fest announced the first round of bands (& yours truly), & it’s already shaping up to be an extremely brutal line-up this year. EYEHATEGOD is playing- in fact, that was actually all it took to get me to agree to do it- EHG is one of my favorite bands of all time, in case y’all can’t tell from my postings here about them- my only real requirement for the festival was that I not be scheduled to do anything during EHG’s set, haha. I also happen to know that the second round of bands to be announced is KILLER as well- no bullshit. Another reason I agreed to do this is that all of the living members of the cast of the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre will be there- this was the first movie I saw as a kid that SCARED THE LIVING CRAP out of me. I mean, I was scared BAD for like a week afterwards- I was living out in the country at the time, & I kept on expecting to see all these deranged redneck murderers coming out of the woods behind the fields at my Grandma’s farm. Looking forward to meeting those who creeped me out at such a young age! I will be doing a Q&A after a screening of “As the Palaces Burn”, as well as announcing some bands, presenting some awards, talking some about my upcoming book & some spoken word- I’ll be telling some true horror stories from my own life- it IS a horror fest, after all, & I have some pretty horrifying tales to amuse y’all with. The festival was started last year by the writer Corey Mitchell & Phil Anselmo (I’m assuming y’all know who he is) to bring together horror & metal fans for a gnarly weekend of tunes & scary flicks. It’s even bigger this year, so I’m pretty stoked to go & be a part of it- my ears are ringing already. See ya there!

As Randy said in the statement above, the 2014 Housecore Horror Film Festival will take place October 23rd, 24th, 25th, and 26th at Emo’s and Midway’s in Austin, Texas! More bands will be announced soon, but for more details, head to the Official Facebook event page!