Death in the Forest Metal Festival Planning

Oak Knoll

Oak Knoll Productions
May 17, 2002
Attleboro, MA USA
Let's try this for gathering people to plan the fest. :headbang:
This thread is in the 'inner circle' part of the forums.. basically for staff members, bands, I have set up a public forum for this fest in the open forums under General Discussion. These should do fine until the site is up and the planning powers are ok with all of this. BTW, I just registered for these guys.

Just remember, bands need to direct their inquiries to the fest staff members running this gig. I'm just helping them host things on the net. So please don't ask me if you can be on the show. Hopefully you can use this forum to approach those who are running it and get the information everyone needs. Plus alot of this info will be posted on the site as well as the public version of this forum thread on
info about the show from Matt:

Just wanted to send you some more info on what we have been doing to set up the show.

Some of the bands that we have been in contact with, in respect to
>>performing are:
>>Blood Throne
>>Kult ov Azazel
>>Averse Sefira
>>Dying Fetus
>>I.C.E (Imperial Crystalline Entombment)
>>Vital Remains
>>Symphony X
>>Hate Eternal
>>Severed Savior
>>Cannibal Corpse
>>Forest of Impaled
>>Super Joint Ritual ( I know, but it's Phil...)

The Festival will begin at approx. Noon on the 20th of May, 2006, and run far into the night. There will be REASONABLY PRICED beer ($3 bud pints)
and food, a Jager truck, a Becks Truck, dozens of shot girls, strippers,Suicide Girls,
professional Porn Stars via Romantic Depot, wet
contests, Best Corpse Paint contest, an Absynthe Raffle, and many more
excellent things...

Vendors will include:

Tattoo and Piercing
Clothing and Music Distros
Jewelry/Silver Shops
Motorcycle Custom Shops
Armor and Weapons Vendors
Fetish Shops
Leather Craftsman
Smoke Shops
National and International Distrobution companies
National and International Record Labels
89.5 WSOU Seton Hall Pirates Radio
Oui! Magazine
Several National Radio reps
Several National Magazine reps
Possible Chris Angel Appearance (still working out the details, dont worry, only magic, no music...)
Possible Juliya of Uranium, FUSE Network
Red Bull Girls
and the list goes on...

Bands and crew will be provided with Food and Drink Vouchers.The show is only going to cost about $25, so the turn out will be rediculous. People are already starting to talk about this... Word of Mouth, Internet...

>>Promotions are in the works, with advertising in the following

Metal Edge
Pit Magazine
The Aquarian
Metal Hammer
Grimmoire Magazine
HIgh Times
Metal Maniacs
Brave Words and Bloody Knuckles
Carolyn Sinclair of Hustler
Stepping Out Magazine
Motor Marketing
Outsider Magazine

Also, there are several websites that we will be dealing with,
including, and
We are also in the process of developing a website specifically for

POC for Death in the Forest Fest is as follows:

TJ Morris 845-642-0260 cell
845-942-8914 home
845-429-8278 fax (call first and let me know)

Matt Carlino 845-558-8030 cell

Alex Novick 845-548-9203 cell

Ken Valentine 201-739-4606 cell

Frankie's Bar 845-735-2122 business
845-735-2123 fax (call first and let me know)

This is the first festival in the New York area specifically designed towards Black Metal and Death Metal. Every Vendor will cater towards our unique standpoint on life. The facility is located directly off of the Palisades Interstate Parkway -exit 17, IN THE WOODS. There will be a
portable stage set up, with excellent live sound and experienced
Everything professional.

No corners will be cut on this Festival. Its going to be fucking
Confirmed Bands Update:

Vital Remains
Anal Cunt
Shroud of Bereavement
The Green Evening Requiem
Blood Throne
Death Sick
Blood Feast Island
it's been suggested to me that Recently Vacated Graves would be a good fit for this......but first i have to talk to the band about it, and also i need to get a better idea of what's my status with shroud.

edit: i just spoke to tim from RVG and he says he'd be very interested in getting RVG on the bill for this festival. you can check out some songs and info at and

btw, if it makes a difference at all, it was my friend Alex Schuster that said RVG would be a good fit on this festival.
Hey Ari, if you don't get on this fest (you need to chat with Matt/Nephillim above, then you should post you are looking for shows in the other threads... and tell them how far you'd travel. I'm personally trying to stay out of booking shows.
Hahaha it'll be odd if we're playing right before or after Anal Cunt...that would rule! We're a band with 13 minute songs, paired up with a band that plays 13 SECOND songs... It'll be even cooler if Seth starts talking shit from his wheelchair.. :)
Oak Knoll said:
Hey Ari, if you don't get on this fest (you need to chat with Matt/Nephillim above, then you should post you are looking for shows in the other threads... and tell them how far you'd travel. I'm personally trying to stay out of booking shows.
a couple friends of mine are personal friends of the people putting this thing together, so i can go through them if i need to.
cool.. who are they? the guys in Nephillim? that's cool.
Does anyone want to post some art samples? I asked one of my great Lithuanian artists to post a sample banner we can use (like a 468x68 one) with a woody BM/death look... Also Matt said he had an artist working on things as well.. It will be cool to see what people would like to make for this great quest for metal.
I've made a banner for it
That's friggin sweet! I wonder if the Nephillim guys are interested in using it. Maybe we can start promoting it. Their site should be up very soon. Matt what do you think? would your guys wanna join this forum thread and make it their's?
William had some good ideas:
(09:07:55) Thelamite5: man..i want a big name doom band on the bill for that fest
(09:08:00) Thelamite5: like..Evoken
(09:08:06) Thelamite5: or.. PENTAGRAM
(09:10:45) Thelamite5: or..Candlemass! :)