On December 7th, Hospital Productions took over Market Hotel with their annual NYC Hospital Fest, and as always, the lineup was stacked with provocative, cutting-edge artists across metal, electronic music, noise and plenty in-between and beyond. Tomb Mold, Pain Jerk, Eternal Champion, Akitsa, Skin Crime, Moonbeam Terror and more brought the extremity to the early show, while Orphx, Ninos Du Brasil, Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement, DJ Becka Diamond and others offered up late-night sets. Photographer Nikki Sneakers was there to catch all the sex-doll-fish-slapping action — see some of her standout shots below.
Hospital Fest 2019: See Photos of Moonbeam Terror, Tomb Mold, Akitsa, More
Painjerk, Eternal Champion, Skin Crime and others also played
Linkin Park, Korn, Slipknot and beyond
From Alice in Chains to Temple of the Dog
"Dedication is way more important than talent"
A critical look back at the alt-metal titans' imposing catalog
They've opened for Ghost, riled up Alex Jones and resurfaced the subversive side of oldies rock & roll
Alex Biro: "I don't think I've ever lost my shit this hard"
From singer-songwriters to R&B to an addition to a "pristine discography"
Peter Kowlasky: "Björk's songs can go from light and whimsical to absolutely gut wrenching"