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Scenes from Migration Fest 2016, the Nicest Extreme Metal Fest in America

Photographer David Burke captured incredible performances from Thou, Panopticon, Krallice, Mournful Congregation, and many more.
August 19, 2016, 8:54pm

VHOL / All photos by David Burke

By this point, I've said all I can about Migration Fest 2016, and poured my heart out in 1,440 or so words. The gist—Gilead Media and 20 Buck Spin partnered to throw a festival in Olympia, Washington, and brought together a huge chunk of North America's finest underground heavy metal acts. The fest was headlined by Krallice, Mournful Congregation, and Panopticon (!). It fucking ruled.

Photographer David Burke was on hand to shoot the whole thing, and captured some incredible images of the incredible bands that played. With apologies to those our photographer was unable to shoot due to low light or crowded conditions, here's our Migration Fest 2016 gallery.

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THOU

FALSE

YELLOW EYES

PANOPTICON

OBSEQUIAE

VHOL

AUROCH

DEAD TO A DYING WORLD

KRALLICE

MOURNFUL CONGREGATION

MAGIC CIRCLE

VASTUM

MIZMOR

FULL OF HELL

MUTILATION RITES

NIGHTFELL

FORN

CHRISTIAN MISTRESS

THE BODY & KRIEG

KHEMMIS

KOWLOON WALLED CITY

CAVERNLIGHT

EOS

And, of course, Scorpion.