The Indianapolis Metal Fest is returning Sept. 26-27, having expanded from last year's one-day, 1,200-capacity debut concert to a double-header that will seat 2,000 people. Counted among its lineup of 60-plus bands are Kittie, Divine Heresy, Daylight Dies, Bleed the Sky and Into Eternity, along with such unsigned talent as California's Black Chapel.

Tickets for the all-ages, general-admission show at Madame Walker Theater are $30 in advance/$40 at the door for a two-day pass; they can be purchased at indianapolismetalfest.com and select retail locations.

Mistress Juliya will host the fest, which is presented by Blind Prophecy Records and Roaring Lion Energy Drink. Sponsors include Sam Ash Music and Jagermeiseter.