For 14 years, extreme hate-thunder has rained down from the blighted Czech sky every July, under the Obscene Extreme banner. In 2013, the organizers are seriously upping the ante, and we here at Decibel get to formally welcome Obscene Extreme America! It’s in Mexico! (Yeah, against the protestations of xenophobes all over the United States, there are actually two whole continents called the Americas.) The Obscene Extremers are also throwing ludicrously loud parties in Indonesia (Obscene Extreme Asia) and in Australia (Obscene Extreme… um, Australia), but we’re focusing on the unholy ravaging of the New World and the revenge Montezuma will inevitably wreak on the boatloads of leather-clad invaders this coming March.
Check out the official announcement below of the first three confirmed performances: Phobia, Dying Fetus, and Macabre. For more info, get over to the fest’s website. For less info, go back to the porn that hopefully popped up while you were wasting time on this blog.
DYING FETUS >>>
Uncompromisingly brutal death metal kings DYING FETUS will play OBSCENE EXTREME AMERICA!!! Get low for the kings of beatdown death metal, the uncompromisingly brutal DYING FETUS. As open in their hardcore influences as their love technical death metal and grindcore, the Maryland bruisers’ 2000 album ‘DESTROY THE OPPOSITION’ defined death metal in the 21st Century and planted the band’s sonic boot right in your face, and despite line-up changes there’s been no slowing of the pace since with 2012’s eye-wateringly tight ‘REIGN SUPREME’. Get ready to pick up some bruises and lose some teeth at OBSCENE EXTREME AMERICA!!!
Furious & raw grindcore punks will destroy stage at OEF America!!! PHOBIA!!! Few bands represent the US grindcore scene better than PHOBIA, and that’s why there’s no better band for the first ever OBSCENE EXTREME AMERICA. The Orange County grind punks have worked with labels as defining as SLAP-A-HAM, RELAPSE and WILLOWTIP, and released splits with bands as diverse as CORRUPTED, PLUTOCRACY, GADGET and EXTINCTION OF MANKIND. Furiously political and unflinchingly hard working, these DIY tour dogs are rarely off the road, and fifth full-length, 2012’s ‘Remnants Of Filth’, isn’t some music school bullshit that lives in the studio ? it’s raw and unpolished, punk-as-fuck grindcore as it’s meant to be.
First band for OEF America – American assassins MACABRE!!! First show in Mexico since 1994!!! Infamous redneck murder squad MACABRE are making their eagerly anticipated return to Mexico for the first time in nearly two decades at Obscene Extreme North America, armed with a barrel full of new tunes courtesy of 2011’s ‘Grim Scary Tales’. One of the bands credited with influencing the formative shape of grindcore itself with their individual and idiosyncratic mix of punk, death metal, thrash and twisted nursery rhyme melodies, the Illinois three-piece are more than just a murderous carnival ride from hell, they’re pioneers.
Festival Venue >>>
OBSCENE EXTREME AMERICA 2013
28, 29 & 30 MARCH 2013
NUNS VALLEY – La Marquesa – Edo De Mexico
LA MARQUESA DESCRIPTION >>>
In the middle of the road linking Mexico City to Toluca, is a wooded area known as La Marquesa, part of the huge National Park Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla. This park was established by presidential decree on September 9, 1936 and it was here that took place the Battle of Las Cruces, during the War of Independence, one of the bloodiest battles waged by Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla against the Spanish, who defeated.
The site covers an area of 1760 hectares, is covered with forests of fir, cedar and oak. Its climate is temperate-humid with heavy frosts in winter, the average temperature is 12 ° C.
The Silent Valley, VALLEY OF THE NUNS (VALLE DE LAS MONJAS IN SPANISH, WHICH WOULD BE OBSCENE’S AREA), Friendship Valley, Rabbit Valley and Valle de Salazar, are some of the main plains that make up this park and are ideal for horseback riding, riding motorcycle, cycling of mountain and make picnics.
The significant elevations of the park are: Las Penas Barron, The Tepehuisco, Three Rocks, Las Palmas and Pena Torcida, perfect for practicing climbing and rappelling.
The Sierra de las Cruces awaits diverse landscapes, natural viewpoints, large ridges, peaks and dense forests.
GETTING THERE >>>
The Marquesa, is located east of the state capital of Mexico and to the west of Mexico City, on the border between the two entities.
To reach the park, take the Highway 15 Mexico-Toluca, free or fee, to the park. There are 22 kilometers of which will have to travel in a time of 25 minutes.
If you wish to travel by bus, move to the metro station Observatorio on the pink line number 1 to board a truck and lead you into the park.
Hundreds of Mexican families gather on weekends to enjoy a fun day in the countryside in this wooded area. The Marquesa has very significant elevations that are ideal for mountain climbing, rappelling and hiking.
In the park there are walkers, table benches, barbecues, rustic childhood games, shelters, information booths, kiosks, toilets and countless regional establishments that sell food. You can also paddle boats, horse riding, minibikes and gokarts.
OBSCENE EXTREME 2013 AMERICA – World Tour >>>
Since its birth in 1999, over 500 bands have played Obscene Extreme festival from almost every corner of the world, bringing with them a horde of diehard extreme music fans from across Europe and beyond to its home base in the Czech Republic.
What brings fans to Obscene Extreme is more than the cross selection of new and old underground grindcore, crust, punk, death metal, thrash metal, hardcore and everything in between, but the incredible atmosphere, the real DIY ethic and the true spirit of community. It doesn’t matter where you’re from or who you are, everyone is the same when they’re in the pit!
For over a decade people have travelled the globe, driven across continents and slept in airports and railway stations to make it to Obscene Extreme, and now Obscene Extreme is coming to you – rolling into Mexico, Indonesia and Australia like the United Nations of Grind.
5 Reasons the Obscene Extreme World Tour is Going to Blow Your Mind:
1. Truly underground – Obscene Extreme is one of the only truly underground festivals to unite big, genre-defining bands, and small, cult bands.
2. Vegan-friendly – Whatever you do or don’t do, believe or practice, you’re welcome at Obscene Extreme.
3. Low ticket price – No massive booking agent or energy drink mega-festival bullshit, Obscene Extreme is affordable for everyone.
4. No shitty rules, no shitty security – Stage diving, stage invasions and more, all welcome. Obscene Extreme treats you like people and doesn’t stop you having fun.
5. Grindcore carnival – Wear a gasmask, dress as a goregrind banana, Obscene Extreme is more than a festival – it’s a party!
Welcome to the Obscene Extreme family!!!
Obscene Extreme 2012