Brutal Fest’s 2014 Winter Festival

A festival that insisted on letting the world know that Cuban music is not only salsa and reggaeton, but also has a heavy metal tradition with enthusiastic fans

Organized by Brutal Beatdown Records with the collaboration of Agencia Cubana de Rock, Brutal Fest is the first and most important international extreme music fest in Cuba. It takes place twice a year in Cuba: Brutal Winter Fest (February) and Brutal Summer Fest (August). The Brutal Winter Fest will be dedicated to Canadian Trigger Effect vocalist Nick Babeu, who passed away in November, 2013. The lineup includes The Prestige (France); Chariots of the Gods (Canada); Meltdown, No Sun in San Francisco and Algebra (Switzerland), and Combat Noise, Darkness Fall, Switch, Arrabio, Tragedy, Zeus and Espoleta (Cuba). As usual, the Fest will travel to other cities around Cuba:

Feb 13: Santa Clara
Feb 15: Holguín
Feb 16: Santiago de Cuba
Feb 18: Camagüey
Feb 19: Trinidad
Feb 21 & 22: La Habana
Feb 23: Artemisa


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