The Power of the Riff Festival

A few days ago we teased you about an August festival and predicted the lineup would get announced this week.  We hate to say we told you so, but we did.  Of course, the people who put it all together decided to break the news through a different blog.  And those fuckers wrote it up like they don't even believe it's going to happen: 

The Power Of The Riff Festival will reportedly take place at the Echo and Echoplex in Los Angeles, CA on Sunday, August 8th...The festival will apparently be an all day, all ages, free music event, including a record swap meet of local stores such as Vacation Vinyl and Origami Vinyl, in addition to pop-up stores from Tee Pee Records, Southern Lord Recordings and others. 

But maybe we should cut them some slack, because the all ages and free part is pretty unbelievable.  As for the name of the event, we were told the organizers thought about it long and hard.  Let's just say we tried to help out by offering up City of Devils, and that offer was obviously and politely rejected.  What's really important, however, is the lineup.  And it is a good one, headlined by the version of C.O.C. responsible for Animosity and Technocracy, as well as the recently reunited GOATSNAKE:

Corrosion Of Conformity
Goatsnake
From Ashes Rise
Trap Them
Repulsion
Nails
Coliseum
Night Horse
Black Breath
Eagle Twin
Early Graves
Righteous Fool
Semen Sundae
The Fucking Wrath
Rats Eyes
Spider Fever

We'll share more details, including whether there's an RSVP list, as we get them.