Mission Creek Festival Spotlight: Pallbearer

Mission Creek Spotlight: Pallbearer

Mission Creek Festival // Iowa City // April 2-7, 2013 // Tickets

Storified by Little Village Magazine· Tue, Mar 12 2013 09:43:35

Mission Creek Festival // Iowa City // April 2-7, 2013 // Tickets
Thursday, April 4 // 9:00 p.m. // Gabe’s
Pallbearer w. Big Box, Blizzard at Sea, Sweet Chariot
Pallbearer brings their crushing brand of doom-metal to this year’s Mission Creek Festival for a show at Gabe’s on Thursday, April 4. Since the release last year of their first full-length studio album, Sorrow and Extinction, they have become one of the most well-respected metal acts in the country. 

Singer Brett Campbell’s Ozzy-esque vocals accentuate the rest of the band’s layered instrumental work, adding some extra punch to that wallowing sense of dread doom metal fans know so well. Even if you’re not a re not a doom metal super-fan, music enthusiasts of all kinds will likely appreciate the level of technical skill Pallbearer put on display. 
Pallbearer Interview – Recorded Live at Scion Label Showcase (Scion AV)scionav
Sweeping guitar riffs rise above seasoned drummer Mark Lierly’s driving cadences to create epic tracks like Foreigner, shown in the video below.
Pallbearer – Foreignerunartignyc
So I’m really not a metal head but the Pallbearer record is actually amazing and not cheesy. #sleptonthatoneTom Weir
Whether you’re a hardcore metal fan, or just a casual rock listener who enjoys a good show, this one is definitely worth looking into. Check out more buzz from Pallbearer below. They’ll be in town Thursday, April 4 at Gabe’s, offering you the perfect chance to add a touch of doom to your Mission Creek experience.  
Pallbearer Show No Mercy @ SXSWpitchforktv
Pallbearer – The LegendDownload the full album at
Really good metal songs should put "fucking" in the title somewhere, like "The Fucking Legend" by Pallbearer.Chris Pikula
Pallbearer – Devoid of RedemptionDownload the full album at
Here’s a live, unnamed cut from Pallbearer. They play Iowa City’s Mission Creek Festival Thursday April 4th at Gabes.Chris Wiersema


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