LEGIONS OF METAL II 2018
Born out of the ashes of Ragnarokkr Festival, the premiere Legions of Metal took place in Chicago last year. A fully loaded bill loaded with old school Traditional flavored metal bands from around the world. Held over three days, including a pre-party, the event saw Decibel Geek website editor Rich “The Meister” Dillon making the journey from Toronto. Heralded as a great success by festival attendees and judging by the announcement of year two, organizers also. Get ready for Legions of Metal II!
Legions of Metal‘s sophomore gala will be held on May 18 & 19, 2018. Again the event is set to take over Reggie’s Bar & Grill, a great two stage venue in Chicago. Those already proclaiming attendances include Savage Master, Bitch, and Widow, all faves of mine! Our last update: Legions of Metal 2018 Band Announcements in November revealed a host of acts. Below are the latest additions and the original Legions of Metal II Facebook announcements:
The Full Up-To-Date Lineup Poster for LEGIONS OF METAL II 2018
Here is the poster artwork for the Legions of Metal Festival 2018, done by our graphics/art guy Max Nazaryan. There are still more bands being added to the lineup. This is not the final line up. Many great things are still coming like the vendor list as well.
May 18-19, 2018 at Reggie’s Rock Club and Music Joint.
Two Days, Two Stages of Metal.
Rock Club is 17+, Music Joint is 21+.
Doors are 5PM on Friday, 3PM on Saturday.
Tickets on Sale Friday January 12!
Friday only: $40
Saturday only: $45
Two Day Pass: $79
VIP Two Day pass: $120 (VIP includes fest poster, exclusive access to second floor VIP lounge featuring all you can eat buffet and meet and greets with various festival bands)
Friday only VIP: $60
Saturday only VIP: $65
Pre-Party info and other stuff will be updated at a later date.
LEGIONS OF METAL II Festival Looking for the Opinions of Attendees:
We are currently getting the last batch of bands for the fest…what genre’s would you like to see a focus on….epic? doom? thrash? traditional? hard rock? Let us know and also order your tickets below.
The LEGIONS OF METAL II Official Announcements Since Our Last Update:
The Legions of Metal Festival is proud to announce RAVAGE as our Saturday opener on the main stage. From Boston, Massachusetts, this long-running act has just released a new album entitled Return of the Spectral Rider which we highly recommend and a top album for us for 2017. We are thrilled to have this US gem as a part of the fest. Check out the links below to follow them on Facebook to get current updates and check out the sample below to check them out if you have not yet done so. Tickets are also available to order them now and witness Ravage live.
The Legions of Metal Festival is proud to announce the next band for the main stage. Keeping the tradition of having bands from Raleigh, NC….we bring you the mighty MEGA COLOSSUS. This band comes highly recommended by many for their high energy live shows and the amazing HyperGlaive album. They used to be under the name Colossus (with an album and EPs) but became Mega Colossus a few years ago. Don’t miss out and get your tickets today so you can catch another US treasure live at the Legions of Metal Festival. Check them out on Facebook and keep up with the updates.
The Legions of Metal Festival is proud to announce our Friday Night Headliner for the second stage. From Iowa, UNITY will be closing out Friday night with some of the best power metal the Mid-west has to offer. They released their debut CD in 2011 entitled Reborn and are working on new material now. This was a long time coming and we are thrilled to have another great Mid-west band added to the ranks of the fest. Check out their Facebook page and stay in tune with what is happening with the band and if you have not had a chance to hear these guys check out the sample below.
The Legions of Metal Festival is proud to announce BEWITCHER as the Saturday Night second stage headliner. From Portland, OR, they have been growing as a force to be reckoned with within the metal scene. This speed/black/thrash act is one band people need to keep an eye on. Check out their debut self-titled album if you are not familiar with these guys. Full of raw, dirty, speed metal anthems. For those who were scared the fest was getting too many bands who were not heavy enough this one should make you all happy. Don’t miss out this time around and make sure you catch Bewitcher when they play Chicago at the Legions of Metal Festival.
The Legions of Metal Festival is proud to announce Leathürbitch as the next band to be playing the second stage. This new band is from Portland, OR and this will be their first time playing the Mid-West. Featuring members of Spellcaster and Demon’s Bell and various other Portland acts, Leathürbitch have the perfect 80’s vibe without sounding forced. Having heard the newly recorded material, I can easily say this is a band to keep an eye on in 2018. We are thrilled to have them on the fest, so see them now so you can all say you saw them when they were a small band. Check out the links below for samples and to follow them on Facebook.
The Legions of Metal Festival is proud to announce BLOOD CURSE as the next band to be playing the second stage at the fest in 2018. This act from Caneyville, Kentucky is one to keep an eye on for sure. They have a great cultish/classic sound that isn’t forced retro. This will be their first show in Chicago so do not miss out on this chance to catch them live at Reggie’s in Chicago on May 18th and 19th. Check out the songs on Bandcamp and hit their Facebook page as well to follow updates with this fantastic up in coming band.
The Legions of Metal Festival is proud to announce WEAPONLORD will be playing the second stage at the fest in 2018. You may have heard this Seattle band on the Divebomb Records Masters of Metal Vol 3 Comp. Give them a listen and I think you will see why we booked them. They are one of the many new bands playing the second stage this year that you should keep an eye on. Check them out on Facebook and go over to Bandcamp and listen to the music there and then order the Masters of Metal Vol 3 Comp and do not miss them when they play Chicago at the Legions of Metal Festival on May 18th and 19th.
The Legions of Metal Festival is proud to announce SIRENHEX as the next band to be playing the second stage in 2018. Hailing from Los Angeles, CA this newer act has been playing more and more higher profile shows and their demo comes out next week. Make sure you pick one up to support this bewitching band. Check them out on Facebook and don’t miss their debut Mid-west performance at the fest next year.
Here is the official announcement for our Saturday Night headliner for the 2018 Legions of Metal Festival…..TKO. We announced this last week but our graphics guy Max was on his honeymoon so everyone congratulate Max on his wonderful marriage and a great and happy future.
They will be playing the In Your Face album in its entirety (along with other surprises). We are very excited to have TKO on the fest this year. It is a bucket list band for us to have.
Next week we will also have another classic US 80’s act that will fit with this announcement as well. While you are waiting, check out the TKO Facebook page below.
The Legions of Metal Festival is proud to announce TRANSYLVANIA as the next band to be playing the second stage on the 2018 festival. Hailing from Springfield, MO and will be bringing their epic/power metal to the Windy City for the first time. The other interesting thing about this band is they have 3 guitar players making them even heavier and dangerous. We are thrilled to have this newer act make their debut in Chicago at the fest. Check them out below and sharpen your swords for May.
LEGIONS OF METAL II
During last year’s event offered a VIP option. For not very much more than a regular admission, it included an all-day buffet and signing sessions. The only way to go! Again in 2017, there are multiple ticket options. I highly recommend VIP!
The Meister has already booked the time off work, his hotel, his flight, and his VIP ticket…now, who else is on board? This is the most organized he’s ever been for a fest .