Italian label Argonauta Records has announced the seven-band lineup for its second Argonauta Fest. Given the mathematically-accurate designation Argonauta Fest 2, it will boast performances from France’s Denizen as well as a strong host of varied acts from Italy, including Bantoriak, who debuted on Argonauta with last year’s Weedooism (review here), and a few acts who’ve just released new outings in the past month, Muschio and Jordaan, both of whom making their debut through the imprint.
Argonauta has grown quickly over the last couple years and evolved into a label with a strong and aesthetically-diverse roster of bands, but has managed that growth well along the way so that each group/artist is supported along the way. The first Argonauta Fest featured the likes of Nibiru and Varego, and I think the fact that there isn’t one act held over from last year to this year shows the kind of scope they’re working with.
Fest is set for May 7 in Vercelli, Italy. Info follows from the PR wire:
ARGONAUTA Records present: ARGONAUTA FEST second edition!
From the label: “After a whole year of massive work, great bands and tons of feedback across the board, we’re happy to officially announce the second edition of ARGONAUTA FEST! Seven (!) bands of our roster will create a night that will move into Stoner, Post Metal, Fuzz, Noise Rock and Doom territories. A fine opportunity to share with us a party made of great sounds and bands. Stay tuned on our official sites for more details. ARGONAUTA FEST 2016 is scheduled by Saturday May 7th, 2016 at OFFICINE SONORE (Vercelli, Italy).
Official poster run by MARCO CASTAGNETTO (www.zenpunkart.com), also known for his musical projects SHABDA and THEE MALDOROR KOLLECTIVE.
ARGONAUTA Fest 2016 features the following bands:
DENIZEN (France, Stoner Rock)
SEPVLCRVM (Ita, Ritual Drone)
BANTORIAK (Ita, Stoner Desert Rock)
FILTH IN MY GARAGE (Ita, Noise Rock / Hardcore)
MUSCHIO (Ita, Fuzz Rock)
WOWS (Ita, Doom / Post Metal)
JORDAAN (Ita, Psych Post Rock)