VampireFreaks Announces Dark Force Fest  Three-Day Goth-Industrial Music Festival

Coming to Parsippany, NJ 

March 31- April 2, 2023

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 in Parsippany, NJ (1 hour from NYC), 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.




Dark Force Fest – Goth / Industrial Music Festival


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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.


VampireFreaks Store – Goth / Alternative Clothing


About VampireFreaks:


Since 1999 (holy hell we’re old), VampireFreaks has been clothing boils and ghouls all around the globe with alternative attire. Tiny but mighty, VampireFreaks is an independent, family-owned business run by Jet VF, his weird wifey for lifey, and their black cat who secretly runs the show. Whether you’re gothic, steampunk, or cyber rave,  VampireFreaks welcomes you!! The vampires at VF support all subcultures, and we’re over the moon to help you express the awesome uniqueness that is YOU! 


Ya… we know we sell shirts… but our emo souls have all the feelings! Besides you, here are some things near and dear to us:


VF is dedicated to providing a safe and empowering workplace for persons of all genders, orientations, and binaries. 

We may wear black, but we wave our rainbow flag high! VampireFreaks does so solemnly swear to celebrate, respect, and recognize the LGBTQIA+ community. Spooky souls across the identity and sexuality spectrum, we stand with you!

VampireFreaks embraces persons of all ages, races, ethnicities, cultures, and communities. Black is beautiful. Nuff said. 

From furry, feathered, to four-legged friends, VampireFreaks vows to protect all animal life by providing our caring customers as many vegan and cruelty-free products as possible. 


Some fun facts about VampireFreaks:


VampireFreaks originally started in 1999 in New York as just a forum / messageboard and some picture galleries of Jet’s gothy friends.

VampireFreaks became popular right away and in 2001 the VampireFreaks online store was born, one of the first goth online shops!

In 2004 the VampireFreaks social network was created, written from the ground up by Jet who has a background in computer programming. The VampireFreaks social network had millions of members over the years and brought freaks together around the world before finally being retired in early 2020. We have been rapidly expanding our online store since then.

VampireFreaks had a physical store in NYC from 2009-2012 and lasted over 3 years. We were a local spooky tourist attraction and even hosted meet & greets with some of the top goth bands in the store.

In 2020, VampireFreaks moved to a large warehouse in Pennsylvania and has been expanding our inventory and employees and growing rapidly since then!

VampireFreaks hosts club events across New York and New Jersey almost every month. We’d be horrifically honored if you came out to party with us! From live shows to club nights, our dead djs are dying to spin for you! Follow us on Facebook to learn about some upcoming eerie events!


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