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The Power Of The Riff West Lineup Expands with Sunn 0))), Despise You, and more

The Power Of The Riff Fest West 2012 posterThe lineup for this year’s installment of The Power Of The Riff West – confirmed to take place at Los Angeles’ Echo/Echoplex on August 11th — expands yet again, adding six additional bands to the already pulverizing roster. Sunn 0))), Nausea (Ca), Despise You, Hoax, Bio-Crisis and Xaphan have all been confirmed to join the party, making for an incredible lineup of twenty-two crushing sets for the day! This exclusive one-off show for SUNN 0))) will be their first West Coast performance in three years.

The finalized lineup for the all-day The Power Of The Riff West now stands as: Sunn 0))), OFF!, Dr. Know, Repulsion, Noothgrush, Xibalba, Despise You, Eagle Twin, Nausea (Ca), Power Trip, Ancestors, Alpha & Omega, Bio-Crisis, Hoax, Gaza, DNF, Retox, The Love Below, Avon Ladies, Cops, Hordes and Xaphan!

Continuing to bring you a tradition of heavy music from slow drones to aggressive crust ridden darkness, The Power Of The Riff will burn down LA on August 11th, marking the gathering’s third annual installment. Co-curated and organized by Southern Lord, TPOTR is an event that honors extreme music fans and musicians of all ages, tapping into a lineup that represents the forefathers, milestones and current national touring acts, while shedding light on up-and-coming and local acts. The all-day fest also includes a record swap-meet of local stores and pop-up stores by indie record labels, DJ sets in between band performances and a gourmet food truck court featuring Los Angeles’ best purveyors of street food dining.

Tickets for The Power Of The Riff West are on sale now.

Tickets for the recently announced maiden voyage of The Power Of The Riff East, a two-day event to be held in Brooklyn, New York on September 1st and 2nd, are also on sale now.

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