Mofo Gets Darker

Three weeks to go

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Hobart’s festival of the dark and underground gets even darker this year with an extended metal program.

Curated by Mephistopheles and former Psycroptic vocalist Matthew Chalk, the annual Hymns to the Dead evening takes a further step toward the abyss with a headlining performance by metal pioneer Tom Gabriel Fischer paying homage to Hellhammer with Triumph of Death. The night is filled out by Finland’s Krypts, Chthe’ilist from Canada and Kyrgyzstani pagans Darkestrah.

Complementing the festival for the first time this year is Santae Noctis, overseen by singer and broadcaster Lochlan Watt and featuring appearances by Katatonia, Deafheaven, Lingua Ignota, Conjurer, King Yosef, Black Sheep Wall, Diploid and YVLA.

If that wasn’t enough, Deafheaven, Triptykon, Boris and Lingua Ignota are all doing stand alone shows too. Dark Mofo runs from June 8 to June 22 in Hobart.