Wretched Fest Lex
Wretched Fest Lex Mini Two
Poster for the inaugural edition.
Design by Doodlehound.
Background information
Genre(s) Doom Metal, Funeral Doom Metal, Black Metal, Thrash Metal, Heavy Rock
Date(s) October
Location Lexington, Kentucky, USA
Venue(s) Al's Bar
Years active 2019 - Present
Promoter(s) WRFL, All Things HEAVY
Website All Things HEAVY on Facebook

Wretched Fest Lex (Also stylized as WRetched Fest Lex) is a doom/sludge/black metal festival taking place in Lexington, KY. Hosted by Mike Bray and the WRFL program All Things HEAVY it is notably the first metal event hosted by the Lexington Radio station since the Doom Metal offshoot known as Doomslang in 2013.


Work on the inaugural Wretched Fest Lex had dated back as far as 2017, initially planning for a fest sometime in September or October 2018. Bands initially proposed behind the scenes to perform at the fest would be Rotting Kingdom, Autocrat, Frayle and Midnight among other proposed bands. However with internal conflicts and the proposed venue of Cosmic Charlie's in the process of moving to it's third location, the 2018 event did not happen.

Work would begin again for the festival shooting for October 2019, ultimately securing a newly remodeled Al's Bar and Al's Sidecar (Also known as "Beer Garden") for the venue. Seven bands would be secured for the inaugural edition.

Al's Bar Al's Sidecar
Electric Citizen Well of Night
Volcandra Et Mors
Earthling Autocrat
Book of Wyrms

External LinksEdit


  1. All Things HEAVY Facebook Event
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