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Embrace The End

Formed: 2001
From: Sacramento, CA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Embrace The End News

Below is our complete Embrace The End news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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Embrace The End and Fate Plan Mini-Tour

Embrace The End, Fate, and Martyrdom Cherub will kick off a California tour this week. Here are the tour dates:

1/3 Chico, CA @ Paradise Lost
1/4 Sanger, CA @ The Sanger Community Center
1/5 Palmdale, CA @ The Crossing
1/6 California @ TBA
1/7 California @ TBA
1/8 California @ TBA
1/9 Whittier, CA @ The Green Turtle

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Abysmal Dawn Announces New Guitarist

Abysmal Dawn have issued the following post tour update:

"We're back from an extremely successful Relapse Contamination tour with MISERY INDEX and ORIGIN! After two blown tires, a new alternator, a major tune up, some trailer light rewiring and massive amounts of liquor consumed, we've made it back alive! We'd like to thank all the fans that came out to support us and all the cool people we met along the way. It was great touring with MISERY INDEX, ORIGIN and their crews and we hope our paths cross again in the near future!"

"In other news, after almost five years together ABYSMAL DAWN have parted ways with guitarist Jamie Boulanger. Currently Jamie has other priorities that he needs to take care of in his life, including his new baby girl. We wish him the best of luck in all his future endeavors." More...

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Century Media Spring 2008 Sampler For Download

The Spring 2008 Century Media digital sampler is now available for DRM-free download here (requires free account/login). Included in the mix are artists such as Warrel Dane (Nevermore), Arch Enemy, Zimmers Hole, Suicide Silence, Terror, Stick To Your Guns, and many more.

Here is the complete tracklisting:

1. Suicide Silence - Green Monster (live from Paris)
2. Into Eternity - Time Immemorial
3. Warrel Dane - Messenger
4. Firewind - Mercenary Man
5. Zimmers Hole - When You Were Shouting At The Devil
6. Terror - Relentless Through and Through
7. Heaven Shall Burn - Endzeit
8. Embrace the End - Denim on Denim Hate Crime
9. Venomous Concept - Water Cooler
10. Despised Icon - A Fractured Hand
11. Stick To Your Guns - We're the Heart from the Heartless
12. Sworn Enemy - A Place Of Solace
13. Turisas - To Holmgard and Beyound
14. Warbringer - Combat Shock
15. In this Moment - Circles
16. Himsa - Unleasch Carnage
17. Arsonists Get All The Girls - Claiming Middle Age A Decade Early
18. Arch Enemy - Revolution Begins
19. Divine Heresy - Bleed The Fifth
20. Winds of Plague - The Impaler

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Carnifex, AGATG, Embrace The End Tour Dates

Carnifex will headline a tour in May/June with support from Arsonists Get All The Girls, Embrace The End, Broadcast The Nightmare, and Conducting From the Grave. The following tour dates have been confirmed so far:

5/15 Anaheim CA @ Chain Reaction
5/16 Tiajuana MX @ Salon Fiesta
5/17 Victorville CA @ Karma
5/18 Scottsdale AZ @ Chasers
5/19 El Paso TX @ The Corona Bar
5/20 Lubbock TX @ Lonestar Events Center
5/21 San Antonio TX @ Rock Bottom
5/22 McAllen TX @ VFW Hall
5/23 Corpus Christi TX @ The Compound
5/24 Lewisville TX @ Fat Daddys Sound Shack
5/25 Oklahoma City OK @ The Factory
5/28 Arlington Heights IL @ Knights of Columbus
5/29 South Bend IN @ Eagles Club
5/30 Warren MI @ The Ritz
6/1 Toronto ON @ Kathedral
6/3 Manchester NH @ Rockos
6/4 Livingston NJ @ Good Times
6/7 Pittson PA @ The Italian Club
6/8 Greensboro NC @ Club Remix
6/10 Johnson City TN @ The Hideaway
6/11 Nashville TN @ The Muse
6/13 Evansville IN @ Booney Jones
6/17 Salt Lake City UT @ The Outer Rim
6/20 Santa Cruz CA @ 418 Project

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Stream Embrace The End's Entire New Album Online

Sacramento, California's EMBRACE THE END have returned with their sophomore album, "Ley Lines", which was produced by Zach Ohren (AS BLOOD RUNS BLACK, ARSONISTS GET ALL THE GIRLS) with artwork courtesy of Paul Romano (MASTODON, TRIVIUM). Once

"Ley Lines" is set for an April 15 release and the entire album can now be streamed at the band's new e-card.

With a sound inspired by both metal and hardcore alike, EMBRACE THE END proves to be uncompromising in aggression and unmatched in their sound. Using a deft fusion of scathing blast beats amid a torrent of seismic breakdowns their musicianship is supreme and devastating.

The group will join up with HEAVEN SHALL BURN and THE GHOST INSIDE for a nationwide trek this month, which will lead them immediately into a run with ANIMOSITY, FIRST BLOOD and FOR THE FALLEN DREAMS. More...

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Complete NEMHF 2008 Lineup Revealed

The complete lineup for the 10th Anniversary of the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, set for weekend of April 25-27 at the Palladium in Worcester, Massachussetts has been confirmed.

The largest and most successful metal festival in the United States will be presented this year by ESP, Randall, EMG, exclusive magazine presenter Metal Maniacs Magazine, and "Summer Slaughter Tour" second stage sponsor Sumerian Records.

"When we first started, we never could have much this festival would have grown," said festival co-founder Scott Lee. "It started out of our love for metal and it’s been amazing to be able to share that with fans who love it as much as we do. It’s also gratifying to be able to give exposure to up-and-coming bands and watch them develop into international stars."

The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will present Gigantour featuring Megadeth, In Flames, Children of Bodom, Job for a Cowboy and High on Fire on Friday night. Doors will open Friday at 4:30 p.m.

Saturday will kick off the full two-stage set up at 11:30 a.m. with for the Fallen Dreams, Veil of Maya, Trap Them, COCKPUNCH!, Xtryrantx, Winds of Plague, From A Second Story Window, Soilent Green, Arsis, Sleeping Giant, Stick to Your Guns, First Blood, Disfear, Municipal Waste, The Ghost Inside, Embrace the End, The End, Keep Of Kalessin, Monstrosity, Skeletonwitch, Through the Eyes of the Dead, Animosity, As Blood Runs Black, Heaven Shall Burn, Vital Remains, Kataklysm, Hate Eternal, The Acacia Strain, Overkill, Behemoth, Shadows Fall, and Dimmu Borgir.

Sunday’s lineup includes Classic Struggle, Stray from the Path, Waking the Cadaver, Unholy, Cold World, Recon, Elysia, Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza, On Broken Wings, Dead to Fall, Full Blown Chaos, Ligeia, Since the Flood, Shai Hulud, Hemlock, After the Burial, Unexpect, Thy Will Be Done, Born of Osiris, Impending Doom, Kid Deposit Triumph, Vanna, Emmure, A Life Once Lost, Despised Icon, God Forbid, Eluveitie, Tyr, Turisas, Ensiferum, Nevermore, Meshuggah, and Ministry. The show will begin at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday.

The full schedule of set times will be announced soon.

The festival will also host the popular vendor area, where fans can pick up an assortment of rare CDs, t-shirts, and other memorabilia. Artists performing at the show will be on hand for meet and greets throughout the three days.

The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival is also sponsored by Metal Edge Magazine, Monster Energy, All In Merchandise, 518 Prints, MTV’s Headbanger’s Blog, The Syndicate, Mazur PR, Heavy Hitter, Scott Lee Clothing, and many more to be announced.

Tickets are $47.50 for Friday, $45 for Saturday, $45 for Sunday, or $129 for a three-day pass.

Tickets are available at all Strawberries and FYE Stores, online at tickets.com and enterthevault.com, or by calling 1-800-477-6849.

The Palladium is located at 261 Main Street in Worcester, MA.

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Embrace The End Reveal New Album Details

Century Media has announced this press release:

EMBRACE THE END have returned with their sophomore album, "Ley Lines", which was produced by the acclaimed Zach Ohren (AS BLOOD RUNS BLACK, ARSONISTS GET ALL THE GIRLS) with artwork courtesy of Paul Romano (MASTODON, TRIVIUM). Once subjected to the apocalyptic abandon these Sacramento natives churn forth, it's clear they're going to be annihilating the audience and their contemporaries alike. "Ley Lines" is set for an April 15 release and the vicious new track "Denim On Denim Hate Crime" can now be streamed at the band's MySpace page and the page now features a new theme reflecting the album's cover art.

With a sound inspired by both metal and hardcore alike, EMBRACE THE END proves to be uncompromising in aggression and unmatched in their sound. Using a deft fusion of scathing blast beats amid a torrent of seismic breakdowns their musicianship is supreme and devastating. The group will join up with HEAVEN SHALL BURN and THE GHOST INSIDE for a nationwide trek this April, which will lead them immediately into a run with ANIMOSITY, FIRST BLOOD and FOR THE FALLEN DREAMS. Feel free to visit their MySpace page for their complete touring schedule.

Jesse Alford (vocals) states: "We are absolutely thrilled that this record is coming out on Century Media. The CM family has had out back for a few years now and after working our asses off by making the most boss album imaginable, it feels good. Century Media is a legendary label and we feel privileged to be a part of it. Working with Zach Ohren was the smartest choice we could have made and coupling that with the amazing artwork that Paul Romano created, is a record we can fully stand behind. Expect to see us everywhere in 2008 and we look forward to seeing you all soon."

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Animosity Reveal Initial Round of US Tour Dates

First round of dates for ANIMOSITY’s tour of the US have been released. Support acts and routing are as follows:

Animosity with First Blood, and For The Fallen Dreams
April 7 - Orangevale, CA @ The Boardwalk
April 8 - San Francisco, CA @ TBA
April 9 - Santa Cruz, CA @ 418 Project
April 10 - Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
April 11 - Fresno, CA @ The Exit
April 12 - Palmdale, CA @ Palmdale Vets Hall
April 13 - San Diego, CA @ Soma
April 15 - El Paso, TX @ Chic’s Bar and Billards
April 16 - Odessa, TX @ Dos Amigos
April 17 - San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
April 18 - Houston, TX @ Java Jazz
April 19 - Lewisville, TX @ Fat Daddy’s Sound Shack

Animosity with THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD
April 20 - Metairie, LA @ The High Ground
April 21 - Jacksonville, FL @ Thee Imperial
April 22 - Wilmington, NC @ Lucky’s Pub
April 23 - Fredericksburg, VA @ KC’s Music Alley
April 24 - New York, NY @ Knitting Factory
April 25 - Lemoyne, PA @ Champion Ship
April 26 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium (NEMHCF)
April 27 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church

Animosity with EMBRACE THE END
April 29 - Toronto, ON @ Reverb
April 30 - Montreal, QC @ Club Lambi
May 1 - TBA
May 2 - Warren, MI @ The Ritz
May 3 - Cleveland, OH @ TBA
May 4 - Elgin, IL @ Savage Events Center
May 5 - Milwaukee, WI @ TBA
May 6 - St. Louis, MO @ 2 Cents Plain
May 7 - Joplin, MO @ The Foundry
May 8 - Wichita, KS @ Eagles Lodge
May 9 - Denver, CO @ TBA
May 10 - Utah @ TBA
May 11 - Boise, ID @ The Venue
May 12 - Spokane, WA @ TBA
May 13 - Seattle, WA @ TBA
May 14 - Portland, OR @ TBA

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10th Annual NEMHF Details Revealed

This year will mark the tenth anniversary of the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, the largest and most successful metal festival in the United States.

This year’s show, presented by ESP, Randall, EMG, and exclusive magazine presenter Metal Maniacs Magazine, will take place the weekend of April 25-27 at the Palladium in Worcester, Mass., its home since its inception. Sumerian Records will sponsor the “Summer Slaughter Tour” second stage.

The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will present Gigantour featuring Megadeth, In Flames, Children of Bodom, Job for a Cowboy and High on Fire on Friday night. Saturday will be headlined by Dimmu Borgir, Shadows Fall, and Behemoth. Ministry, Meshuggah, and Nevermore will close out the festival on Sunday night.

Other bands scheduled to perform include: A Life Once Lost, The Acacia Strain, After the Burial, Animosity, As Blood Runs Black, Belay My Last, Born of Osiris, Braindrill, Classic Struggle, Cockpunch!, Cold World, Dead to Fall, Demiricous, Dillinger Escape Plan, Disfear, Eluveitie, Elysia, Embrace the End, Emmure, The End, Ensiferum, First Blood, From a Second Story Window, Full Blown Chaos, The Ghost Inside, God Forbid, Hate Eternal, Hemlock, High on Fire, Impending Doom, Job for a Cowboy, Keep Of Kalessin, Kid Deposit Triumph, Ligeia, Mensrea, Monstrosity, Municipal Waste, On Broken Wings, Overkill, Recon, Red I Flight, Rhinoceros, Shai Halud, Shipwreck a.d., Since the Flood, Skeletonwitch, Sleeping Giant, Soilent Green, Sons of Azrael, Stick to Your Guns, Stray from the Path, Through the Eyes of the Dead, Tony Danza Tap Dance Extravaganza, Trap Them, Turisas, Tyr, Unexpect, Unholy, Vanna, Veil of Maya, Vital Remains, Waking the Cadaver, Winds of Plague, Withered, and Xtyrantx.

The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival is also sponsored by Metal Edge Magazine, Monster Energy, All In Merchandise, 518 Prints, The Syndicate, Mazur PR, Heavy Hitter, Scott Lee Clothing, and many more to be announced.

Tickets go on sale Friday, February 15 at 10 a.m. EST. The cost is $47.50 for Friday, $45 for Saturday, $45 for Sunday, or $129 for a three-day pass. Tickets available at all Strawberries / FYE Stores, by calling (800) 477-6849 or online at tickets.com.

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Heaven Shall Burn Announce European Headline Tour

Germany's HEAVEN SHALL BURN have announced headline tour dates in support of their new album, Iconoclast. Guitarist Maik Weichert comments:

"Along with our release shows in Germany, we’re glad to announce our headliner tour running also through several European countries. Besides playing our new songs to the European fans we will use this opportunity to cover some white spots in our home country. With this tour we try to focus on some countries that we haven’t visited for quite a while, but that have been very supportive to us in the past."

"Furthermore, we’re thrilled to finally celebrate the 'birthday' of our new record and despite the fact that we already know how our new baby looks and sounds, it is always a special moment to finally see it hit the stores. We hope you will love the new HSB-family member as much as we do!"

Dates for The Final Resistance Tour, featuring ABORTED and MISERY SPEAKS as support, is as follows:

March
28 - Brugge, Belgium - Entreepot
29 - Lingen, Germany - Alter Schlachthof
30 - Hellendorn, Holland - De Lantaarn
31 - Cologne, Germany - Werkstatt

April
1 - Sheffield, UK - Corporation
2 - London, UK - Underworld
3 - Den Bosch, Holland - W2
4 - Paris, France - Le Nouveau Casino
5 - Ravenna, Italy - Rock Planet Club
6 - Zurich, Switzerland - Abart
7 - Stuttgart, Germany - Röhre
8 - Prag, Czech Republic - Rock Café
9 - Berlin, Germany - Columbia Club More...

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Heaven Shall Burn, Embrace The End U.S. Tour Dates

German metal band Heaven Shall Burn will tour a portion of the U.S. in April with support from Embrace The End and The Ghost Inside. The following tour dates have been announced:

4/11 Orangevale, CA @ The Boardwalk
4/12 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
4/13 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
4/16 St Paul, MN @ Station 4
4/17 Mokena, IL @ The Pearl Room
4/18 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
4/19 Toronto, ONT @ Wreck Room
4/20 Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
4/21 Louisville, KY @ Uncle Pleasants
4/22 Nashville, TN @ The Muse
4/23 Charlotte, NC @ The Casbah
4/24 West Springfield, VA @ Jaxx Nightclub
4/25 Pompton Lakes, NJ @ Mainstage

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Heaven Shall Burn Release U.S. Tour Dates

HEAVEN SHALL BURN, EMBRACE THE END, and THE GHOST INSIDE will team up for the following upcoming U.S. tour dates:

April 11 - Orangevale, CA @ The Boardwalk
April 12 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
April 13 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
April 16 - St Paul, MN @ Station 4
April 17 - Mokena, IL @ The Pearl Room
April 18 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s Down Under
April 19 - Toronto, ON @ Wreck Room
April 20 - Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
April 21 - Louisville, KY @ Uncle Pleasants
April 22 - Nashville, TN @ The Muse
April 23 - Charlotte, NC @ The Casbah
April 24 - West Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
April 25 - Pompton Lakes, NJ @ Mainstage
April 26 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium

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Embrace The End Writing, Demoing New Material

Embrace The End has spend the last few months regrouping and writing new material. The band will be demoing new songs throughout the summer, with a sophomore release planned for early-2008 through Abacus Recordings.

As previously reported, after losing three members in November, Embrace The End regrouped with a new line-up earlier this year. The new band members include Daniel (ex-Five Victims Four Graves, Paper City skyline) and Spencer (Cyanide Era).

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Embrace The End Regroups With New Members

After losing three members in November, Embrace The End has regrouped with a new line-up. Here's an update from the band:

"We are happy to inform all of you who care that we have a solid line-up once more. It's been a couple months with a lot of try-outs and but thankfully we have found a couple guys that fit in perfectly with what we're trying to do. So we'd like to officially welcome Daniel (ex-Five Victims Four Graves, Paper City skyline) and Spencer (Cyanide Era) to the family. We should be playing shows again in a couple months and we are throwing all of our time and hearts into writing a new record. The new guys are amazing so be sure and keep a look out for that, you won't be disappointed. Anyways, thanks always for the support and we'll catch you at the rock show."

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Embrace The End Loses Three Members

California's Embrace The End (Abacus Recordings) has officially confirmed the departure of three members, their vocalist, guitarist, and bassist. All three will play one final show with the group on November 22nd at the Boardwalk in Orangevale, CA. Here's a statement from the band:

"Unfortunately we are losing a few crucial players on team embrace the end. Patrick, Louie and Karl are no longer with us. After touring pretty much nonstop last year, we've spent the summer at home and some of us have decided to move on and pursue other endeavors. If you've seen us live over the last few months you've probably already noticed that our singer Patrick was missing. Patrick quit at the beginning of summer to focus on school and the production of his erotic aquatic spelunking series that should be dropping soon. He will also be following that up with a nationwide publicity tour on a track bike next year. We wish him godspeed and the best of luck. To make matters worse for our band, Louie and Karl have thrown in the towel as well. Louie has been with us since the conception of the band (over six years ago) so it's a big blow and he will be missed. Louie can be found on the block, danglin' fake mc's out of windows. Karl has also been with us for the past 2 years and has been through some silly and heavy shit. It won't be the same without him. Long live GUITARL! The rest of us will continue to work on our new album and are currently and actively seeking a new bassist and guitarist with righteous shreddery. The ideal candidate should have pro gear, be willing to tour, be able to learn by ear, write independent and innovative parts, relocate if necessary, and practice 2 to 3 times a week. Must also rage hard. If interested please be prepared to send video of yourself playing one of our songs. contact collapse.repeat@gmail.com. serious applicants only. If you don't think you can do it, don't waste our time."

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Abacus Records Tour Dates and Lineup Revealed

Dates have been finalized for the upcoming Abacus Recordings Tour, featuring Caliban, Sworn Enemy, Ion Dissonance, and Embrace The End. Bleeding Kansas will also appear on a week's worth of dates. Here's the schedule

4/28 Long Island, NY @ Club Ritual
4/29 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium New England Metalfest
4/30 Baltimore, MD @ Sonar Maryland Metalfest
5/1 Virginia Beach, VA @ Peppermint Beach Club
5/2 Raleigh, NC @ The Brewery
5/3 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
5/4 Orlando, FL @ Will's Pub
5/5 West Palm Beach, FL @ Ray's Downtown Blues
5/6 Jacksonville, FL @ Thee Imperial
5/7 Tallahassee, FL @ The Beta Bar
5/8 Baton Rouge, LA @ The Darkroom
5/9 Houston, TX @ Java Jazz
5/10 San Antonio, TX @ The White Rabbit
5/11 El Paso, TX @ Chic's
5/12 Phoenix, AZ @ Decibles
5/13 Whittier, CA @ Club Rome (California Metalfest)
5/14 Hollywood, CA @ Whisky a GoGo
5/15 Sacramento, CA @ The Boardwalk
5/16 Boise, ID @ The Venue
5/17 Ogden, UT @ Club Boom Va
5/18 Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theatre
5/19 Omaha, NE @ Sokol Underground
5/20 Freeport, IL @ Freeport Convention Center
5/21 Chicago, IL @ Logan Square Auditorium
5/22 Detroit, MI @ Alvin's
5/23 Cleveland (Kent), OH @ Screwy Louie's
5/24 New York, NY @ B.B. King's
5/25 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
5/26 Danbury, CT @ Empress Ballroom

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Complete Lineup Confirmed For NEMHF 2006

The full lineup for the 8th Annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, which is sponsored this year by ESP Guitars and Krank Amps, has been confirmed.

The three-day festival at The Palladium in Worcester, MA, will feature headliners Lacuna Coil, Black Dahlia Murder, and Between the Buried and Me on Friday, April 28. Arch Enemy, Chimaira, and Exodus will headline Saturday, April 29. Headliners for Sunday, April 30 are Gamma Ray and DragonForce.

UK-based DragonForce will be making its first-ever American appearance at the festival. Italy's Lacuna Coil and Sweden's Arch Enemy will be making return appearances at the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, after stellar performances at the 2003 and 2002 editions of the festival.

"It's fantastic to be a part of what is quite possibly the best U.S. metal fest around!" said Arch Enemy guitarist Mike Amott. "This is our third time playing the New England Metal and Hardcore fest and it's always a pleasure. It's held in a great venue with great fans."

"It is an honor for us to be one of this year's headliners at the New England Metal and Hardcore festival," said vocalist Andrea Ferro. "We are more than ready for it. We can't wait."

Bands confirmed for Friday (listed alphabetically) are: A Life Once Lost, A Perfect Murder, Alarum, Arsis, Between The Buried And Me, Black Dahlia Murder, Cephalic Carnage, Dead To Fall, Demiricous, Ed Gein, From A Second Story Window, Haste The Day, If Hope Dies, Lacuna Coil, Ligeia, Necrophagist, Neuraxis, Nodes Of Ranvier, Ringworm, Scarlet, Still Remains, Suicide Silence, The Absence, Thine Eyes Bleed and Through The Eyes Of The Dead.

Saturday's bands include 100 Demons, Arch Enemy, At All Cost, Caliban, Chimaira, Colin Of Arabia, Cryptopsy, Damnation AD, Death Threat, Embrace The End, Exodus, First Blood, Full Blown Chaos, God Forbid, Hate Eternal, Immolation, Into The Moat, Ion Dissonance, Overcast, Ramallah, Remembering Never, Righteous Jams, Scars Of Tomorrow, Shoot To Kill, Since The Flood, Skinless, Spitfire, Suffocation, Sworn Enemy, Terror, The Acacia Strain, The Classic Struggle, The JonBenet, and Turmoil.

Sunday's lineup is: A Love End Suicide, Bloodlined Calligraphy, Born Victim, Bronx Casket Company, Burn In Silence, Byzantine, Cannae, Cellador, Doom Raider, DragonForce, Folly, Gamma Ray, Goat Horn, Hypersolid, Inked In Blood, Into Eternity, Light This City, Losa, Mercury Switch, On Broken Wings, Phoenix Morning, Protest The Hero, Sanctity, The Miles Between, Torn Asunder, Trouble, Twelve Tribes, Who Killed The Prom Queen, Wolf, xdeathstarx, and xlooking forwardx.

Talent is subject to change.

The 8th Annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival is also sponsored by Prosthetic Records, 2nd Stage sponsor; Revolver Magazine, exclusive magazine partner and creator of the official event program; Facedown Records, sponsor of street marketing efforts; FUSE TV; Mazur PR; The Syndicate; and many others.

Vendors this year include Century Media/Nuclear Blast, Deepsend Records, ESP Guitars/Krank Amps, Eulogy Recordings/Hand Of Hope Records, Facedown Records, Fuse TV/Uranium, Lifeforce Records, Metal Blade Records, Oak Knoll Productions, Prosthetic Records, Red Rocket Records, Relapse Records, Revolver Magazine, Stillborn Records/Hatewear Inc., Trustkill Records, Victory Records, and others.

Friday tickets are $35.00; Saturday and Sunday individual day tickets are $40.00. Three-day passes are $109.50. Tickets are available now at all Strawberries Record Stores, online at tickets.com, or by calling tickets.com at (800) 477-6849. There is re-entry at this all-day event until 6 p.m. each day.

The Palladium is located at 261 Main Street in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Visit the festival website at metalandhardcorefestival.com or myspace.com/metalandhardcorefestival.

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New England Metal & Hardcore Festival 2006 Details

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.

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Blacklisted, The Warriors, Embrace The End Tour

Dates have been announced for the upcoming Blacklisted, The Warriors, and Embrace The End tour. Here's the schedule:

dates w/ With Or Without You
2/18 Bakersfield, CA @ Montgomery World Plaza
2/20 Orangevale, CA @ The Boardwalk
2/21 San Jose, CA @ The Cave
2/22 San Francisco, CA @ the Pound
2/23 Portland, OR @ Rock N Roll Pizza
2/24 Tacoma, WA @ Hell's Kitchen
2/25 Spokane, WA @ Fat Tuesday's
2/26 Boise, ID @ The Venue

2/27 Salt Lake City, UT @ Overdrive
2/28 Denver, CO @ Climax Lounge
3/3 St. Louis, MO @ Creepy Crawl
3/4 Ames, IA @ The Maintenance Shop w/ Keep and Confess
3/5 Moline, IL @ Cara's Studio w/ Torche the Morgue
3/7 Arlington Heights, IL @ Knights of Columbus w/ Good Times
3/8 Detroit, MI @ Alvin's
3/10 Cleveland, OH @ Pirates Cove w/ With or Without You
3/12 Lemoyne, PA @ Champion Ship w/ Fall River, Bracewar
3/13 Kingston, PA @ Backstage Enterprises w/ Fall River
3/15 Bucksport, ME @ The Kave
3/16 Providence, RI @ the Living Room w/ Fall River
3/18 Lansdale, PA @ Third and Walnut w/ This is Hell, Levenworth
3/19 Fredericksburg, VA @ KC's w/ This is Hell

dates w/ Seventh Star
3/20 Virginia Beach, VA @ Peppermint Beach Club
3/21 Raleigh, NC @ The Brewery
3/23 Jacksonville, FL @ Thee Imperial
3/24 Tampa, FL @ Orpheum
3/25 West Palm Beach, FL @ Ray's Downtown
3/26 Winter Park, FL @ Island Oasis w/ Sinking Ships
3/28 Houston, TX @ Java Jazz

3/30 San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit

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Death Before Dishonor and Ramallah Tour Routing

Death Before Dishonor and Ramallah will be touring together for several weeks this winter. The bands will be joined by Embrace The End, Pride Kills, and Suffocate Faster at various intervals. Venues have yet to be confirmed, but here's the routing:

1/13 Louisville KY
1/14 Springfield MO
1/15 Lawrence MO
1/16 Denver CO
1/17 Salt Lake City UT
1/18 Boise ID
1/19 Spokane WA
1/20 Seattle WA
1/21 Portland OR
1/22 San Francisco CA
1/23 Reno NV
1/24 Sacramento CA
1/25 Bakersfield/Fresno CA
1/26 Las Vegas/San Diego CA
1/27 Tijuana MEX
1/28 Corona CA
1/29 Mission Viejo CA
1/30 Phoenix AZ
1/31 Albuquerque NM
2/1 Tulsa OK
2/2 Oklahoma City OK
2/3 Dallas TX
2/4 San Antonio TX
2/5 Corpus Christi TX
2/6 Houston TX
2/7 Baton Rouge LA
2/8 Memphis TN
2/9 Birmingham AL
2/10 Nashville TN
2/11 Cincinatti OH
2/12 Detroit MI

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