Black Flags Over Brooklyn 2019 is a new two-day anti-fascist extreme metal festival coming to NYC on January 25-26.
A Friday night show will be followed by an all-day Saturday event that will include an all-day vendor market of band merch, label distros, radical publishers, activist organizations, local artisans, and more, and it’s all going down at Brooklyn Bazaar in Greenpoint.
This event is for those of us who reject and push back against that poison—who adhere by the mantra that “metal is for everyone (except Nazis),” and who are committed to cleaning up our own backyard. The artists on the lineup all have different identities and come from different backgrounds, but are all united under the same ethos: FUCK NSBM.
As we all know, metal is an incredibly vibrant, diverse subculture with sounds, fans, and artists who span the globe; as we also know, there’s a small but unfortunately vocal contingent in our midst who care more about gatekeeping and upholding toxic ideologies like white supremacy, racism, misogyny, homophobia, transphobia, Islamophobia, xenophobia, and bigotry in general than in seeing the genre thrive. The worldwide rise of violent white supremacy and fascism has put every one of us—but especially those in marginalized communities—at risk, and metal should not be allowed to remain a breeding ground for right-wing extremism. Metal is too good for Nazis.
It’s time to raise the black flag, throw the horns, and take our scene back!
BLACK FLAGS OVER BROOKLYN 2019
FIRST ROUND OF BANDS:
DAWN RAY’D (UK)
VILE CREATURE (CAN)
NEXT ANNOUNCEMENT IN MID-DECEMBER…