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War of Ages

Formed: 2003
From: Erie, PA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest War of Ages News

Below is our complete War of Ages 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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Facedown Fest Lineup Announced

Details have been announced for the forthcoming edition of Facedown Fest. The 2011 edition of the festival will be taking place at The Glasshouse in Pomona, CA on April 8th and 9th, 2011 with the following artists set to perform:

April 8th:
War Of Ages
A Plea For Purging
Hands
Onward To Olympas
My Epic
Your Memorial
Hope For They Dying
Messengers

April 9th:
For Today
In The Midst Of Lions
Overcome
Call To Preserve
A Hope For Home
Take It Back!
As Hell Retreats
Gideon
Saving Grace
The Burial

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The Contortionist Updates Tour Schedule

Indianapolis, Indiana’s The Contortionist has made several changes to the band's upcoming fall touring season. The Contortionist will hit the road with War of Ages, The Color Morale, The Great Commission, and Legend from October 8th through October 22nd, and will continue across the states with The Acacia Strain, Terror, The Red Chord, and Gaza from October 29th through November 20th. The complete list of tour dates is as follows:

10/08 - Edinboro, PA @ The Hangout
10/09 - Kettering, OH @ The Attic
10/10 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabodys
10/11 - Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
10/12 - Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
10/13 – La Crosse, WI @ WAREHOUSE
10/14 – St Paul, MN @ Station 4
10/15 - South Bend, IN @ Church of The Heartland
10/16 - St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
10/17 – Little Rock, AR @ The Village
10/19 - Douglasville, GA @ The 7 Venue
10/20 – Augusta, GA @ Sector 7G
10/21 - Lynchburg, VA @ Crosspoint Venue
10/22 - Fredericksburg, VA @ The Refuge
W/ only THE GREAT COMMISSION, LEGEND
10/23 – Crofton, MD @ MACC
10/24 – Holyoke, MA @ Water Front Tavern
10/25 – Manchester, NH @ Rocko’s
10/26 – Brooklyn, NY @ Europa
10/27 – Vineland, NJ @ Hangar 84
10/28 – Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock More...

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The Color Morale Announces New Tour Dates

The Color Morale has issued the following update about a string of U.S. tour dates with War of Ages and The Great Commission:

"Hey guys! We're stoked to announce that we'll be doing a short little midwest/east coast run with friends on The Project AK-47 Tour. In preparation for recording our second album in November, we'll be playing new songs and have some very limited merchandise available. More dates will be added shortly so please check back!"

The Color Morale's upcoming tour dates are as follows:

9/11 2010 The Egyptian Theatre Dekalb, IL
10/10 2010 Peabody's Pirate Cove Cleveland, OH
10/10 2010 The Attic Club Kettering, OH
10/11 2010 Magic Stick Detroit, MI
10/12 2010 The Bottom Lounge Chicago, IL
10/14 2010 Station 4 St. Paul, MN
10/15 2010 Church of Heartland South Bend, IN
10/16 2010 FUBAR St. Louis, MO
10/19 2010 THE 7 VENUE Douglasville, GA
10/21 2010 CrossPoint Venue Lynchburg, VA
10/22 2010 The Refuge Fredricksburg, VA

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Metalcore Invades Baltimore on The Cool Tour

I recently got out to see the Cool Tour in Baltimore for a much-needed break. Featuring eight bands from every corner of the metalcore genre, one might be surprised to hear that this is the new tour by some of the Sounds of the Underground organizers, in it first year of the planned annual outing.

Let’s get one thing out of the way right away: With a name like “The Cool Tour” and a lineup full of metalcore bands, one might expect a bunch of straight/floppy haired teens in girl jeans as the audience. Luckily this was not the case, but it was clear that this tour is marketed to the younger and more trendy crowd. This was not your typical metal crowd, as short hair was the order of the day, but it was not what I expected either. While the name and first impressions might actually be a turn off to older and “true” metalheads, a closer look at the lineup reveals a few good reasons to check it out. I realized that if nothing else, headliners As I Lay Dying would put on a great show, and I also wanted to check out the much-hyped Between The Buried and Me as well as highly underrated Cancer Bats. If you are one who hates all things ‘core, don’t bother, however.

This was my second show at Sonar, and my impression of the venue since the first time was much improved. It seemed more organized and the security and staff were extremely helpful, the latter putting up with bands’ verbal jabs at them looking bored while encouraging the crowd to crowd surf to give them something to do.

While the entire venue was in use, the bands played only the main stage. Fortunately they had the process of switching bands down to a science and there was only a 10 to 15 minute gap between bands’ 30 minute sets for the most part.

Note: with a only passing familiarity with many of the bands, I am not able to name many songs or give set lists for this tour, even for the bands whose CDs I own. But read on for my account of the concert. More...

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The Cool Tour 2010 Download Pack Released

The COOL TOUR download pack has been released. The package is full of merchandise and goodies, listed below. You can get it at the COOL TOUR Facebook page.

The download pack includes:

As I Lay Dying merch coupon for $3 off a purchase over $30 at asilaydyingstore.com
Underoath merch coupon for 15% off a purchase over $20 at underoathmerch.com
Cancer Bats MP3 "Sabotage"
Invisible Children Video
Atticus Coupon for 25% off anything in the Atticus Black Webstore
Alt Press Coupon for a 1 year digital subscription for only $5
The Acacia Strain: "Dr. Doom (live)," taken from their recently released 2DVD "The Most Known Unknown."

War Of Ages MP3 "Collapse"
Ding! Coupon for 20% off anything at dinglife.com
Facedown Records coupon for 10% off merch and music at facedownrecords.com
Blessthefall MP3 "To Hell And Back"
Fearless coupon for 10% off http://fearless.merchnow.com/
Free Fearless Records Summer 2010 sampler
2010 Cool Tour New Artist Sampler (provided by Metal Blade Records & Good Fight Records).

Here's the Cool Tour 2010 sampler tracklisting:

1. The Absence - "Enemy Unbound"
2. Aeon - "Kill Them All"
3. Allegaeon - "The God Particle"
4. Barn Burner - "Holy Smokes"
5. Bison b.c. - "Two-Day Booze"
6. Brain Drill - "Monumental Failure"
7. Charred Walls Of The Damned - "Ghost Town"
8. Dawn of Ashes - "Seething the Flesh in the River of Phlegethon"
9. Fatal Embrace - "Wake the Dead"
10. Fleshwrought - "Mental Illness"
11. Istapp - "Vinterrket"
12. Kings Of Asgaard - "Vamods Tale"
13. Lightning Swords Of Death - "Nihilistic Stench"
14. The Ocean - "Swallowed By The Earth"
15. Return To Earth - "Back Of My Hand"
16. Skyforger - "In The Underworld"
17. System Divide - "Vagaries of Perception"
18. Valkyrja - "Oceans to Dust"
19. Woe Of Tyrants - "Creatures of the Mire"
20. Cancer Bats - "Dead Wrong"
21. Son of Aurelius - "Mercy For Today"
22. I Am Abomination - "Since 1776"
23. This Or The Apocalypse - "Charmer"
24. Rosaline - "London Lost Its Fog"

UPDATE: There is some confusion about this whole thing and a redirect not working, but you can download the sampler directly from Amazon.com (U.S. only). More...

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Meet & Greet Scheduled with Top 'core Bands

Zia Records in Chandler, Arizona, will be hosting a Meet and Greet on July 30, 2010. Starting at 2:30 PM, The Acacia Strain, Between the Buried and Me, Architects, Cancer Bats and War of Ages will all be there to sign autographs and chat with fans. The event is free and more information, including the exact street address, can be found at ziarecords.com.

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War Of Ages Posts "Collapse" Video

Christian metallers War Of Ages have posted a new music video online for the song "Collapse," which is off their latest album "Eternal." The video clip can be viewed below.

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The Acacia Strain Posts New Studio Video Blog

Western Massachusetts' THE ACACIA STRAIN, has posted the latest installment of their on-going in-studio video blog series. After the fall out of last week's video, front man Vincent Bennett shows his devotion to perfection by working on some new vocal patterns he's never experimented with before. THE ACACIA STRAIN entered Planet Z Studios in Hadley, MA with producer Zeuss to record the follow up to 2008's, "Continent" last month. The album will be released later in 2010 by Prosthetic Records. Check out the video below:

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Tour Dates Announced For "Cool Tour"

2010 will see the inaugural edition of the "Cool Tour," which will feature As I Lay Dying, Underoath, Between the Buried and Me, Blessthefall, The Acacia Strain, Architects, Cancer Bats, and War of Ages. The Cool Tour will begin on July 12 in Orlando, FL and comes to a halt in San Francisco, CA on August 1st.

“After taking last summer off to focus on writing new material, we'll be back out this year in support of our latest album, The Powerless Rise,” states As I Lay Dying guitarist Phil Sgrosso. “We've got a killer line up of bands that share the same passion for heavy music and putting on a great show every night for the fans. You don't want to miss a tour as good as this.”

“We're looking forward to get out on the Cool Tour this summer,” states Underoath guitarist Tim McTague. “2010 has been a transitional year for Underoath, and we are looking forward to putting our new direction in motion.” McTague also adds, “Cool Tour is the perfect place to come out and show everyone what Underoath of the future will sound like.”

The currently confirmed dates are as follows:

7/12 - Orlando, FL @ House Of Blues (7 bands only; no Acacia Strain)
7/13 - Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
7/14 - N. Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues SC
7/15 - Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore Charlotte
7/16 - Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
7/17 - Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy
7/18 - Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
7/20 - Boston, MA @ House of Blues Boston
7/21 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
7/22 - Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
7/23 - Columbus, OH @ The LC Pavilion
7/24 - Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Complex
7/25 - St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
7/27 - Houston, TX @ Verizon Wireless Theater
7/28 - Dallas, TX @ The Palladium Ballroom
7/30 - Mesa, AZ @ Mesa Amphitheatre
7/31 - Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
8/1 - San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield

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Facedown Records Offers Free Spring 2010 Sampler

Facedown Records is the latest label to offer a free spring sampler, offering their own 13 track compilation. You can download it for free here (enter code "FACEDOWN").

Here's the tracklisting for the Facedown spring sampler:

1. War Of Ages - "Desire"
2. Onward To Olympas - "Sink Or Swim"
3. A Hope For Home - "The Machine Stops"
4. Wrench In The Works - "Project AK-47"
5. Hands - "Of The Flesh"
6. For Today - "Saul Of Tarsus (The Messenger)"
7. Call To Preserve - "Hope For The Fallen"
8. A Plea For Purging - "Malevolence"
9. Sleeping Giant - "The Army Of The Chosen One"
10. Impending Doom - "More Than Conquerors"
11. Take It Back! - "Hollow Eyes"
12. Letter To The Exiles - "It's Never Safe To Dream"
13. Saving Grace - "Unbreakable"

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War Of Ages Streaming New Song

Christian metallers War of Ages have announced their upcoming album "Eternal" will be released on April 13th, 2010. You can hear a brand new song from the album called "Desire," which features Tim Labesis of As I Lay Dying, on the bands official MySpace page. War of Ages also has the following upcoming tour dates:

6/30 2010 Cornerstone (Headlining HM Stage) Bushnell, Illinois
7/17 2010 SONSHINE FEST - HM STAGE Willmar, Minnesota
8/13 2010 PURPLE DOOR FESTIVAL (headlining Facedown day) Lewisberry, Pennsylvania

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Living Sacrifice Streaming New Song Online

Arkansas metal band Living Sacrifice have posted another new song, "They Were One," up on their MySpace page. The song is off their upcoming album, entitled "The Infinite Order," which is available in stores and online January 26th.

Upcoming Living Sacrifice tour dates are as follows:

1/15 - The Abbey - Memphis, Tennessee
1/16 - Habitat For Humanity Benefit @ Friendship Church - Athens, Alabama
2/05 - Rocketown w/ War Of Ages, Shai Hulud, Lionheart, TGC - Nashville, Tennessee
2/06 - Juanitas w/ War Of Ages, Shai Hulud, Lionheart, TGC - Little Rock, Arkansas
2/07 - Fat Daddy’s w/ War Of Ages, Shai Hulud, Lionheart, TGC - Dallas, Texas
2/08 - White Rabbit w/ War Of Ages, Shai Hulud, Lionheart, TGC - San Antonio, Texas
2/09 - Meridian w/ War Of Ages, Shai Hulud, Lionheart, TGC - Houston, Texas
2/10 - Marquis Theatre w/ War Of Ages, Shai Hulud, Lionheart, TGC - Tulsa, Oklahoma
2/11 - Skia w/ War Of Ages, Shai Hulud, Lionheart, TGC - Bentonville, Arkansas
2/12 - El Torreon w/ War Of Ages, Shai Hulud, Lionheart, TGC - Kansas City, Missouri
2/13 - Community Center w/ War Of Ages, Shai Hulud, Lionheart, TGC - Jefferson, South Dakota
2/14 - The Vault w/ War Of Ages, Shai Hulud, Lionheart, TGC - Buffalo, Minnesota
2/15 - Reggie’s w/ War Of Ages, Shai Hulud, Lionheart, TGC - Chicago, Illinois
2/17 - Emerson Theatre w/ War Of Ages, Shai Hulud, Lionheart, TGC - Indianapolis, Indiana
2/19 - Imagine This w/ War Of Ages, Shai Hulud, Lionheart, TGC - Grand Ledge, Michigan
2/20 - Forward Hall w/ War Of Ages, Shai Hulud, Lionheart, TGC - Erie, Pennsylvania
2/21 - Chameleon Club w/ War Of Ages, Shai Hulud, Lionheart, TGC - Lancaster, Pennsylvania
2/22 - Aquifer Music Venue w/ War Of Ages, Shai Hulud, Lionheart, TGC - Clinton, New Jersey
2/23 - Sonar w/ War Of Ages, Shai Hulud, Lionheart, TGC - Baltimore, Maryland
2/24 - Club Relevant w/ War Of Ages, Shai Hulud, Lionheart, TGC - Virginia Beach, Virginia
2/25 - The Brewery w/ War Of Ages, Lionheart, TGC - Raleigh, North Carolina
2/27 - The 7 Venue w/ War Of Ages, Lionheart, TGC - Douglasville, Georgia
2/28 - Murray Hill Theatre w/ War Of Ages, Lionheart, TGC - Jacksonville, Florida

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Living Sacrifice Announces US Winter Tour Dates

Arkansas death metal band Living Sacrifice has announced the following winter 2010 US tour dates:

Jan 15 - The Abbey - Memphis, Tennessee
Jan 16 - Habitat For Humanity Benefit @ Friendship Church - Athens, Alabama
Feb 05 - Rocketown w/ War Of Ages, Shai Hulud, Lionheart, TGC - Nashville, Tennessee
Feb 06 - Juanitas w/ War Of Ages, Shai Hulud, Lionheart, TGC - Little Rock, Arkansas
Feb 07 - Fat Daddy’s w/ War Of Ages, Shai Hulud, Lionheart, TGC - Dallas, Texas
Feb 08 - White Rabbit w/ War Of Ages, Shai Hulud, Lionheart, TGC - San Antonio, Texas
Feb 09 - Meridian w/ War Of Ages, Shai Hulud, Lionheart, TGC - Houston, Texas
Feb 10 - Marquis Theatre w/ War Of Ages, Shai Hulud, Lionheart, TGC - Tulsa, Oklahoma
Feb 11 - Skia w/ War Of Ages, Shai Hulud, Lionheart, TGC - Bentonville, Arkansas
Feb 12 - El Torreon w/ War Of Ages, Shai Hulud, Lionheart, TGC - Kansas City, Missouri
Feb 13 - Community Center w/ War Of Ages, Shai Hulud, Lionheart, TGC - Jefferson, South Dakota
Feb 14 - The Vault w/ War Of Ages, Shai Hulud, Lionheart, TGC - Buffalo, Minnesota
Feb 15 - Reggie’s w/ War Of Ages, Shai Hulud, Lionheart, TGC - Chicago, Illinois
Feb 17 - Emerson Theatre w/ War Of Ages, Shai Hulud, Lionheart, TGC - Indianapolis, Indiana
Feb 19 - Imagine This w/ War Of Ages, Shai Hulud, Lionheart, TGC - Grand Ledge, Michigan
Feb 20 - Forward Hall w/ War Of Ages, Shai Hulud, Lionheart, TGC - Erie, Pennsylvania
Feb 21 - Chameleon Club w/ War Of Ages, Shai Hulud, Lionheart, TGC - Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Feb 22 - Aquifer Music Venue w/ War Of Ages, Shai Hulud, Lionheart, TGC - Clinton, New Jersey
Feb 23 - Sonar w/ War Of Ages, Shai Hulud, Lionheart, TGC - Baltimore, Maryland
Feb 24 - Club Relevant w/ War Of Ages, Shai Hulud, Lionheart, TGC - Virginia Beach, Virginia
Feb 25 - The Brewery w/ War Of Ages, Lionheart, TGC - Raleigh, North Carolina
Feb 27 - The 7 Venue w/ War Of Ages, Lionheart, TGC - Douglasville, Georgia
Feb 28 - Murray Hill Theatre w/ War Of Ages, Lionheart, TGC - Jacksonville, Florida

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War of Ages Posts New Video

War of Ages released a video for "All Consuming Fire," a song from their latest album "Arise and Conquer."

War of Ages will be playing the Facedown Fest, which is a inexpensive and fun festival. Metal Underground has that information for you here.

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Headbangers Ball Program for March 28

Tonight's Headbangers Ball will air from 10PM-12AM on MTV2 (note new time for this week only) and will be hosted by Queensryche. Here's the lineup:

MASTODON - DIVINATIONS
HATEBREED - TO THE THRESHOLD
LAMB OF GOD - SET TO FAIL
WAR OF AGES - ALL CONSUMING FIRE/HBB PREMIERE
(HED)P.E. - RENEGADE
MEGADETH - NEVER WALK ALONE…A CALL TO ARMS
LACUNA COIL - OUR TRUTH
LIZZY BORDEN - UNDER YOUR SKIN/HBB PREMIERE
STATIC-X - STINGWRAY
SLIPKNOT - DEAD MEMORIES
DOPE - 6-6 SICK
CANNIBAL CORPSE - EVISCERATION PLAGUE
EXODUS - RIOT ACT
CATTLE DECAPITATION - REGRET & THE GRAVE
DIMMU BORGIR - THE SERPENTINE OFFERING
HEAVEN AND HELL - SHADOW OF THE WIND
KREATOR - HORDES OF CHAOS
QUEENSRYCHE - IF I WERE KING/HBB PREMIERE

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War Of Ages Announces US Headlining Tour Dates

War Of Ages have announced their first US headlining tour in support of their newest album, "Arise And Conquer," in the spring. Also on the tour is Destroy The Runner, Inhale Exhale, Hands, and Hope For The Dying. The tour dates are as follows:

w/ Destroy The Runner, Inhale Exhale, Hope For The Dying:

02/27 - Erie, PA @ Forward Hall
03/01 - Crofton, MD @ The Macc
03/02 - Clinton, NJ @ The Aquifer
03/03 - Virginia Beach, VA @ Club Relevant
03/04 - Danville, VA @ Plan B
03/06 - Wilmington, NC @ Lamp Stand Light Club
03/07 - Douglasville, GA @ The 7 Venue
03/08 - Jacksonville, FL @ Murray Hill Theatre
03/09 - Tampa, FL @ Real Life Church
03/10 - Pensacola, FL @ American Legion Post 33
03/12 - Athens, AL @ Friendship Church
03/13 - McCalla, AL @ The Fish
03/14 - Evansville, IN @ Boney Junes
03/19 - Lansing, MI @ Mac's Bar
03/20 - Mokena, IL @ Soundlab
03/21 - Springfield, IL @ Blacksheep Café

w/ Destroy The Runner, Hands, Hope For The Dying:

03/22 - Poplar Bluff, MO @ The Well
03/23 - Joplin, MO @ The Foundry
03/24 - Tulsa, OK @ The Pinkeye
03/25 - Fort Smith, AR @ Amp'd Regeneration
03/26 - Dallas, TX @ The Max
03/27 - Houston, TX @ Java Jazz
03/29 - Abilene, TX @ The Key
04/01 - Mesa, AZ @ Badlands Music Venue
04/02 - Scottsdale, AZ @ Vertical
04/03-04 - Pomona, CA @ The Glasshouse - FACEDOWN FEST

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Facedown Fest 2009 Details Revealed

Details for the 2009 Facedown Fest have been announced. The event takes place on April 3 and 4, 2009 at The Glasshouse in Pomona, CA. Performances start at 5pm both days. Tickets are $15 for one night and $25 for both nights. The lineup is as follows:

Friday:
Sleeping Giant
War of Ages
For Today
Wrench In The Works
Take It Back!
The Great Commission
Hands
My Epic

Saturday:
Impending Doom
xDeathstarx
A Plea For Purging
No Innocent Victim
Call To Preserve
Earth From Above
Theives & Liars
A Hope For Home
Hope For The Dying
The Rekoning

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War Of Ages Shooting New Video With Fans

Pennsylvania based metal act War of Ages has issued the following statement about needing fans for an upcoming video shoot:

"We'll be shooting our 2nd music video "All Consuming Fire" from our newest release "Arise and Conquer". We want this video to show our appreciation to all of you! If it wasn't for all of your dedication we would not be where we are today. So thank you soo much!! **Come on Saturday February 7th at Forward Hall, the video shoot will start at 7pm.

**This will be a FREE video shoot!!! Everyone is invited!! Lace up those dancing shoes and come represent your scene. We want to see everyone from all over.

**Most of all we want to dedicate this to our local hardcore and metal scene! Everyone come out and lets have some fun. Come prepared to sing along.

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Terror Posts Muisc Video for "Betrayer" Online

Right in the midst of the extremely successful Persistence Tour 2008 together with label mates Sick Of It All and Heaven Shall Burn, hardcore outfit TERROR has posted a brand-new video clip for the song "Betrayer," check it out at this location. The song comes off TERROR’s "The Damned, The Shamed."

Remaining PERSISTENCE TOUR 2008, featuring SICK OF IT ALL, HEAVEN SHALL BURN, TERROR, BORN FROM PAIN, DISCIPLINE, H2O, WAR OF AGES, dates are as follows:

12/09 - Paris - Elysee Montmarte (France) + APOCALYPSE NOW
12/10 - Tilburg - O13 (Netherlands) + THE SETUP
12/11 - London - Forum (Great Britain)
12/12 - Saarbrücken - Garage (Germany)
12/13 - Oberhausen - Turbinenhalle (Germany) + SLAPSHOT + ENERGY + ALL FOR NOTHING
12/14 - Hamburg - Docks (Germany) + A TRAITOR LIKE JUDAS

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Saints Never Surrender, Venia On Sonshine Fest

SAINTS NEVER SURRENDER and VENIA have been confirmed among the first batch of announced bands for the Sonshine Festival 2009. Held during July in Willmar, Minnesota, the festival has always been heralded by fans and bands alike as one of the best events of the year.

Some other decent heavy bands confirmed for the festival include Destroy the Runner, The Showdown, Once Nothing and War Of Ages among many other bands.

For a complete list of announced bands and to buy tickets, visit the Sonshine Festival website.

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