by Doug Moore

Messe des Morts

Have you ever wanted to see a ton of live black metal in a genuinely cold and grim northern land? Now you can. Details for Sepulchral Productions's third annual Messe des Morts (in English: mass for the dead) Festival have been emerging for the past few weeks, and it's shaping up to be a total doozy. The fest takes place at Montréal's Katacombes and Théâtre Plaza from November 28 through November 30. Unfortunately for us Americans, the first day of the fest conflicts with Thanksgiving, but fuck that. Having a family is not true.

Some highlights from the line-up:

--Norway's Tsjuder, who haven't played Canada in 12 years
--Finland's Horna, who haven't played there at all
--Norway's Gehenna, who haven't played North America at all
--Finland's Sargeist, who also haven't played Canada
--awesome locals Délétère, who will be playing live for the first time ever.

The fest has yet to announce the full lineup or the day-by-day running order, but you can already buy three-day passes for $89 Canadian if you're so inclined. The full line-up is below.


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MESSE DES MORTS FESTIVAL 2013 initial line-up:

Tsjuder
Horna
Gehenna
Sargeist
Throne of Katarsis
Baptism
Belenos
Megiddo
Demonic Christ
Ptahil
Au-delà des Ruine
Délétère
Incandescence