(PARSIPPANY, NJ) -- Dark Force Fest is the gathering of top international gothic and industrial bands including classic favorite bands and newly trending artists. Dark Force Fest takes place March 31- April 2, 2023 in Parsippany, NJ, where they take over the massive Sheraton Parsippany, including 44,000 square feet of event space and all 370 hotel rooms. The hotel rooms in the main venue sold out within days of announcing this festival, but there are still overflow hotels in the area.
This stacked festival lineup includes:
HEALTH: Over 1.5 million monthly Spotify listens; co-songwriters with Nine Inch Nails, Ghostemane, and Lamb of God; and featured artists on the best-selling video games, Grand Theft Auto and Max Payne 3!! HEALTH is the Trent Reznor-approved industrial band angering hipsters .
Combichrist: World-renowned, Norwegian-led metal band going back to their roots and doing a special old-school industrial set.
Suicide Commando: Rare U.S. show from this Belgium band that single-handedly pioneered the Terror-EBM industrial music genre.
ACTORS: Vancouver's hottest post-punk / goth band, exploding on the scene.
Rabbit Junk: Featured artists on the soundtrack of the award-winning video game, Cyberpunk 2077!! Rare performance from this California industrial-punk-metal-rap band that refuses to be limited by music genres.
Vision Video: Amassing over 9 million "likes" and over 400k followers on TikTok [@visionvideo], thanks to their singer Dusty and his "Goth Dad" persona.
Empathy Test: After having to cancel their U.S. tour due to visa issues, this will be this UK band's first U.S. appearance in 4 years.
Solar Fake: Straight outta Germany, this synthpop band is known for their infectious club bangers.
BILE: Back from the grave, this will be this industrial-metal legend's first show in 4 years!
Psyclon Nine: From Los Angeles, this industrial band has a rabid fanbase and is known for causing chaos.
Das Ich: Rare U.S. show from this German goth-industrial band that performs their songs completely in German.
VampireFreaks is known for its popular social media networking site, which exploded in the early 2000s before being retired in 2020 to focus on their hugely successful online clothing store. They have over 20 years of experience with event promotions and Dark Force Fest has become the next evolution after their Dark Side of the Con series of events.