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Hactivist, Tallah and More Set for Free ‘Pulse of the Maggots’ Online Fest have announced details of a free online festival ‘Pulse of the Maggots’ featuring 20 up and coming acts. Find out more here.


on has announced Pulse of the Maggots Fest, a free online festival sponsored by ESP Guitars and presented by MusiCares, Ernie Ball and Rock Against Racism.

Hosted by’s very own Beez, Ryan J Downey and special guests, Pulse of the Maggots Fest comprises 3 digital stages (the MusiCares stage, Rock Against Racism stage and ESP stage) with performances from 20 of the the most exciting up-and-coming artists. Pulse of the Maggots is’s brand dedicated solely to spotlighting emerging acts that bring creativity, originality and excitement to the growing aggressive music community, and whose namesake festival will stream on

Pulse of the Maggots Fest kicks off at 8pm UK time/12pm PST on November 13, 2020. The festival starts on the MusiCares stage (at 8pm UK time), which will be followed by the Rock Against Racism stage (10:30 pm UK) and conclude with the ESP stage acts (1am UK onwards).

The Pulse of the Maggots Fest lineup features:

October Ends
Orbit Culture
Year of the Knife
Diamond Construct
Death Blooms
Death Tour
Thrown into Exile
Once Awake
156 Silence
I Revolt

The festival also unveils Pulse of the Maggots’ new logo with accompanying merchandise for sale in the Knotfest Store, including a Pulse of the Maggots Fest t-shirt for which a portion of proceeds will go to MusiCares. Also available will be every participating band’s new merch line and special items which can be purchased starting today and through the event.

For more information on the bands appearing and the Pulse of the Maggots Fest merchandise click here.

Artwork for ‘Pulse of the Maggots’ Festival

I have an unhealthy obsession with bad horror movies, the song Wanted Dead Or Alive and crap British game shows. I do this not because of the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle it affords me but more because it gives me an excuse to listen to bands that sound like hippos mating.