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MassConcerts has announced that the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival will return once again to the Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts, on Friday April 28, Saturday April 29 and Sunday April 30. Friday tickets are $35.00; Saturday and Sunday individual day tickets are $40.00. Three-day passes are $109.50. Tickets go on sale this Friday, February 24 at 10:00am at all Strawberries Record Stores, online at tickets.com, or by calling tickets.com at (800) 477-6849.
Proclaimed in past years as one of the best American festivals focusing on heavy music, the three-day show will host numerous metal, hardcore, and metalcore bands along with a jam-packed vendor area where fans can purchase hard-to-find CDs, t-shirts, and other music merchandise. ESP Guitars will be giving away guitars and Krank Amps will be giving away amps and even a half stack. These two great companies will also be bringing you up close and personal with some of the bands they endorse - so as we get closer to fest we will have schedule of artist signings and other surprises.
The show will once again take place on two stages at The Palladium. Bands that have already been confirmed for the festival are: Lacuna Coil, Gamma Ray, DragonForce (first time EVER in America!), Arch Enemy, Chimaira, The Black Dahlia Murder, Bullet For My Valentine, Exodus, Cryptopsy, 100 Demons, A Perfect Murder, Alarum, Arsis, Bloodlined Calligraphy, Bronx Casket Company, Byzantine, Caliban, Cattle Decapitation, Colin Of Arabia, Damnation AD, Dead To Fall, Death Threat, Demiricous, Dying Eyes Bleed, Ed Gein, Embrace The End, Folly, Full Blown Chaos, Goat Horn, God Forbid, Hate Eternal, Horse The Band, Hypersolid, If Hope Dies, Immolation, Inked In Blood, Into Eternity, Ion Dissonance, Ligeia, Losa, Mercury Switch, Necrophagist, Neuraxis, Nodes Of Ranvier, On Broken Wings, Protest The Hero, Ramallah, Righteous Jams, Ringworm, Sanctity, Scars Of Tomorrow, From A Second Story Window, Shoot To Kill, Since The Flood, Skinless, Still Remains, Suffocation, Sworn Enemy, The Acacia Strain, The Absence, The Classic Struggle, The Miles Between, Torn Assunder, Trouble, Twelve Tribes, I Killed The Prom Queen, Wolf, xDEATHSTARx, and xLOOKINGFORWARDx. More bands will be announced in the coming weeks. Talent is subject to change.
"We’ve been extremely happy with how this festival has grown over the years," said MassConcerts Booking Agent and festival co-founder Scott Lee, "and this year the lineup is one of the most varied yet - a great mixture of different styles of bands."
The 8th Annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival is brought to you by ESP Guitars and Krank Amps, teaming up to present the festival this year; Prosthetic Records, which is sponsoring the 2nd Stage upstairs, Revolver Magazine our exclusive magazine partner and creator of the official event program, Facedown Records which is sponsoring our street marketing efforts, FUSE TV, Mazur PR and The Syndicate. Vendors this year include Century Media, Trustkill, Eulogy/Hand of Hope, Metal Blade, Red Rocket Records, and many others.
Necrophagist, Ion Dissonance, Arsis, and Alarum will be touring Canada together in June. Here are the tour dates:
6/1 QUE @ TBA
6/2 Montreal, QUE @ Club Soda
6/3 Quebec City, QUE @ Campus Charlesbourg
6/4 Jonquiere, QUE @ Cote Cour
6/5 Dolbeau, QUE @ Chevaliers Colomb
6/6 Ottawa, ONT @ Mavericks
6/7 ONT @ TBA
6/8 ONT @ TBA
6/9 Sudbury, ONT @ Serbian Hall
6/10 Rouyn-Noranda, QUE @ Petit Theatre
Hot on the heels from their critically acclaimed debut, "A Celebration of Guilt," the unstoppable Arsis continue to fry minds and melt frets with their brand new 3-song EP, "A Diamond for Disease." Featuring the 13-minute title track, originally composed as a score for NYC's Ballet Deviare, A Diamond for Disease is an ultimate magnum opus of epic melodic death metal that explores layer upon layer of romantic lead guitar, that effortlessly manages to swim and dart between spidery mazes of mutating rhythms that recall the very best of "...And Justice For All" and "Heartwork." This is by far the band's most advanced material to date, as it was written from a standpoint of orchestral-like complexity, and as such, embraces a painstaking degree of detail in both harmony arrangement and melodic counterpoint. Look no further... "A Diamond for Disease" is an absolute swirling vortex of symphonic riff-o-rama destined to be 2005's most powerful sonic orgasm. "A Diamond For Disease" was recorded with Eyal Levi (Misery Index) at Hairy Breakfast Productions and mastered by James Murphy (Death, Testament, Disincarnate). The artwork and layout was created by the talented Mark Riddick.
Arsis will perform live with Ballet Deviare January 6th - 8th at 59E59 Theaters in New York City. Please see balletdeviare.org for more information about this special performance.
Arsis' "A Diamond For Disease" will be released in stores on October 25, 2005. A 3 minute sample of the epic 13 minute title track is available at Arsis' official website, worshipdepraved.com.
Arsis will enter the studio in late-July to record a new EP. The EP will be titled "A Diamond For Disease" and will feature the title track (clocking in at over 12 minutes in length) in addition to a cover of Alice Cooper's "Roses On White Lace." The EP will tentatively be available on October 25th.
Embrace the End have announced a June 28th release date and is playing a free show at the Troubadour in Hollywood with Manntis, Watch Them Die, Eyes of Fire. Embrace the End has also announced the beginning of their summer tour that will start on the West Coast, dates are as follows:
6/10 San Jose, CA - The Cave w/ Arsis, Through The Eyes Of The Dead
6/11 Roseville, CA - The Underground w/ On Broken Wings, Ion Dissonance
6/12 Lodi, CA - The Junkyard
6/13 Orangevale, CA - The Boardwalk w/ Himsa, Scars Of Tomorrow
6/18 Los Angeles, CA - Hanging Jury
6/20 Bakersfield, CA - Jerry's Pizza
6/24 Tuscon, AZ - The Boardwalk
6/27 Hollywood, CA - The Troubadour w/ Manntis, Watch Them Die, Eyes Of Fire
Virginia's Arsis are now working on material for their next album. Guitarist James Malone and drummer Michael Van Dyne are once again writing the material and the band hopes to enter the studio this fall. Meanwhile, Malone is currently composing a 15-minute piece that will be used by Ballet Deviare in New York City. The material may also see release as a single. In related news, Willowtip Records will be releasing a special vinyl version of the "A Celebration Of Guilt" album this summer. The release will feature two extra tracks, "Painted Eyes" and "Veil Of Mourning Black," which were old demos re-recorded during sessions for "A Celebration Of Guilt." Finally, look for the group on tour with Light This City and Through The Eyes Of The Dead in June and early-July. Here are the tour dates: More...
Tour dates have been finalized for the upcoming Arsis, The Red Death, Accursed Dawn, and This Day Will Burn tour. Here's the latest:
3/28 Binghamton NY @ The Eastern Skate Park
3/29 Buffalo NY @ Broadway Joe's
3/30 Rochester NY @ Steel Music Hall
3/31 Middletown NY @ Club NY
4/1 Indiana PA @ Chevy Chase Community Center
4/2 Bethlehem PA @ The Globe
4/3 Lynchburg VA @ The Whorehouse
4/4 Wilmington NC @ Soapbox Lounge
4/5 Myrtle Beach SC @ The Lime Light
4/6 Augusta GA @ Jams 128
4/7 Daytona Beach, FL @ Nicley's
4/8 Pensacola FL @ End of the Line Cafe
4/9 Huntsville AL @ Flying Monkey Arts Center
4/10 Nashville TN @ The Muse
4/11 St. Louis MO @ Creepy Crawl
4/12 Kansas City MO @ TBA
4/13 Des Moines IO @ The House of Bricks (no The Red Death)
4/14 St. Paul MN @ Station 4 (no The Red Death)
4/15 Menomonee Falls WI @ The Orchard Inn (no The Red Death)
4/16 Franklin IN @ Club Logos (no The Red Death)
4/17 Canton OH @ Fallen Eyes (no The Red Death)
4/18 Bristol TN @ Ireson's Pub (no The Red Death)
4/19 Richmond VA @ Hollywood Grille
4/20 Altoona PA @ Altoona Skatepark
4/21 Amityville NY @ Molly Bloom II's
4/22 TBA (no The Red Death)
4/23 Harrisonburg VA @ Captain Tee's w/ Origin (no The Red Death)
Details regarding the Chaos Fest 2005 are starting to materialize. Once again, the event will occur in Milwaukee, though the venue for the two-day event has yet to be confirmed. Regardless, the fest will take place on April 15th and 16th and will feature the following bands:
Bound By Honor
Circle Takes The Square
Eyes To The Sky
From A Second Story Window
Invocation Of Nehek
King Of Clubz
Once For All
The Breathing Process
The Red Death
Wings of Scarlet
The Red Death, Arsis, and Accursed Dawn are currently in the process of booking a tour for late-March and April. If you can help with any of the open dates, send an email here. The tentative routing is as follows:
3/28 Binghamton, NY @ Club Ranelles
3/29 Buffalo, NY @ Continental
3/30 Rochester, NY @ TBA
3/31 Connecticut @ TBA
4/1 Pennsylvania @ TBA
4/2 Richmond, VA @ Nanci Raygun
4/3 Blacksburg, VA @ Foxridge Club House
4/4 North Carolina @ TBA
4/5 Myrtle Beach, SC @ The Limelite
4/6 Georgia @ TBA w/ This Day Will Burn
4/7 Daytona Beac, FL @ Nicleys w/ This Day Will Burn
4/8 Pensacola, FL @ End Of The Line w/ This Day Will Burn
4/9 Birmingham AL @ TBA w/ This Day Will Burn
4/10 Tennessee @ TBA w/ This Day Will Burn
4/11 Kansas City, MO @ TBA
4/12 Omaha, NE @ TBA
4/13 Iowa @ TBA
4/14 Illinois @ TBA
4/15 Illinois/Indiana @ TBA
4/16 Evansville, IN @ TBA
4/17 Canton, OH @ TBA
Worcester MA's innovative metalcore band The Hostage Heart, in support of their recent EP on Five Point Records and in advance of their recent signing with United Edge Records, are on the road for most of January. Check out the dates below.
THE HOSTAGE HEART
Tour with Arsis & Invocation of Nehek. More...