Derkéta Replaces Magrudergrind at Choosing Death Fest!

Pittsburgh death/doom legends Derkéta have been officially added to this year’s Choosing Death Fest lineup.

"We’re honored and excited to be a part of this fest, and to check out this Choosing Death book that we keep hearing about!” says vocalists/guitarist Sharon Bascovsky. 

Derkéta will replace Magrudergrind, who were forced to cancel their appearance due to circumstances beyond the band’s control.

“Our drummer has a personal matter that came up,” says vocalist Avi Kulawy. “We are extremely bummed to miss out on the fest and appreciate Decibel asking us to play in the first place. We’ll make it up very soon. Be sure to still attend and support the fest!"

Choosing Death Fest—featuring Dying Fetus, Nails, Misery Index, Deceased, Noisem, Horrendous, Derkéta and Taphos Nomos—will be held 5:30pm Saturday, April 16 at Union Transfer in Philadelphia, PA. Advance tickets are only $22 and can be purchased here

Choosing Death Fest: Grimposium—featuring workshops with J.R. Hayes and Leila Abdul-Rauf, panel discussions and an advance screening of the Chuck Schuldiner documentary DEATH by MetaL—will take place at 12pm Saturday, April 16 at Underground Arts in Philadelphia, PA. Advance tickets are only $5 and can be purchased here.

The revised and expanded edition of Choosing Death: The Improbable History of Death Metal and Grindcore—limited to 3,000 hardcover copies—can be purchased EXCLUSIVELY here.


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