Whether you’re a bonafide, card-carrying member of the Church of Satan, just looking to relive those excruciating yet exhilarating goth years from your
youth, or perhaps just like your music on the darker side — San La Muerte Fest
, now in its fourth year, has got you covered. The all-ages affair is essentially a confluence of all manner of dark, heavy music, from bands thriving at the moment to brooding and blackhearted bands from back in the day, from industrial to goth punk, post-punk, cold wave and hardcore. Some of this year’s heavy highlights (from a lineup of nearly 30 acts) include New York masters of moody post-punk Pawns, Danish cold wave synth punishers Kold Front, Mexico City-based darkwave/dance-punk crew Cruz de Navajas, iconic UK goth rock band Nosferatu, Los Angeles anarcho-punk outfit Christ vs. Warhol, and 1980s English punk stalwarts Omega Tribe.