HEAVY CHICAGO Announces More Bands

Heavy Chicago USA 2023 news

After seeing incredible demand and interest for the brand-new Heavy Chicago festival, coming to Avondale Music Hall this Fall, organizers have announced even more acts, after shows and additional activities for metal fans to enjoy on and around official show dates – October 28th, November 4th and 5th.

In addition to previously announced bands CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, Chicago’s own TROUBLE (in their first show in five years), crossover thrash D.R.I., the only 2023 worldwide show date for grindcore legends REPULSION and THE CROSSES featuring Die Kreuzen singer Dan Kubinski for an “all Die Kreuzen” set, additional acts SPEEDFREAK, DUST BITERS and EMBRYONIC AUTOPSY have now been added to the lineup.

Heavy Chicago USA 2023 phase 2 poster

As well, Heavy Chicago will host a series of after shows and extra activities in the week between the two festival weekends. That includes a pre-party on October 27th, Metal Blade Monday on October 30, Halloween night with the heaviest KISS tribute act in the world, PHAT KISS, a Heavy Local night (featuring all Chicago bands, curated by Jeremy Wagner of Broken Hope) on November 2 and a wrap party November 5 with DJ Lenzig of Cephalic Carnage and other special guests. Many of the events will be held at Avondale Music Hall’s sister venue, Live Wire.

In addition to the music, Kuma’s will be onsite selling burgers (including a new November burger of the month made especially for Heavy Chicago) and there will be PBR drink specials at all events.

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