The Dose: Texas Mutiny boasts a promising lineup

The Dose: Texas Mutiny boasts a promising lineup

The Dose: Texas Mutiny boasts a promising lineup
September 08
15:41 2016

Texas Motor Speedway is typically home to those who love motorsports – it’s a haven of high speeds, beer and individuals with a lot of Texas pride. On Saturday, Sept. 24, however, the speedway will be home to something a little different: mutiny. The Texas Mutiny Festival, that is. In its inaugural year, Mutiny 2016 boasts a lineup that fans of post-hardcore and metalcore rock will not want to miss. The addition of camping packages gives Texas Mutiny a unique edge over other one-day fests. The lineup features 23 bands playing on three stages, but here are the 4 essentials:

Avenged Sevenfold

Formed in 1999, Avenged Sevenfold is a mainstay in metalcore music. In fact, their shirts were staples for high school teens in the mid-2000s. To this day, A7X has a fanbase of over 2 million monthly listeners on Spotify. Best of all, they’re just good, old fashioned metal in the classic tradition of Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin. In this era of rap breaks in songs (I’m looking at you, Florida Georgia Line), Avenged Sevenfold is not afraid to perform guitar solos in their new music. For those who just want a good headbang, or maybe a bit of a throwback, Avenged Sevenfold is the band to see that day.


Formed way back in 1988, the Deftones are one of the longest running metal bands out there that have still manage to keep up with the times. Their albums promise and deliver something fresh with every release, rather than remaining stagnant like most bands past their prime. They were also one of the first groups to alternate between heavy riffs and screaming vocal oscillations. This formula became a fundamental part of metalcore, which makes up most of the bands on Texas Mutiny’s current lineup.

Pierce the Veil

If you frequent post-hardcore shows then you’ve probably seen Pierce the Veil at least once in the past 10 years. The band is renowned for their heavy breakdowns, as well as frontman Vic Fuentes’ unique high pitched vocals. They usually have incredibly intricate backdrops and lighting to accompany their performances, so look forward to an aesthetic-driven setup. With over 1 million monthly Spotify listeners, Pierce the Veil is a modern yet classic example of the post-hardcore scene right now.

Neck Deep

Neck Deep might seem to stick out a bit in the Texas Mutiny lineup as the least heaviest band, but this pop punk group from Wales is no stranger to playing alongside metal acts. Vocalist Ben Barlow is hardly on the ground, bouncing from one end of the stage to the other and hyping up the crowd in his wake. Him and his Vans Warped Tour regulars are all pros at keeping festival audiences full of energy and excitement. The band’s sound is an ode to classic pop punk bands like Sum 41 and New Found Glory with drum-driven music that you can’t help but nod your head to. The band might be the odd pop punk band out, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t rock as hard as their contemporaries.

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