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Below is our complete xLooking Forwardx 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.

Facedown Fest 2008 Announced

The 10th annual Facedown Fest will take place on March 28th and 29th in Pomona, CA at the Glasshouse. Tickets will go on sale on Wednesday, January 9th and will be $15 for single day tickets or $25 for two-day passes. The event will feature performances from War Of Ages, Impending Doom, Seventh Star (final show), Sleeping Giant, xDeathstarx, Inked In Blood, xLooking Forwardx, Means, A Plea For Purging, Kingston Falls, Remove The Veil, Wrench In The Works in addition to several acts yet to be announced.

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Facedown Fest East Coast Announced

Facedown Records will be taking their Facedown Fest to the East Coast on September 29th at the Mt. Oak UMC in Bowie, Maryland. The show begins at 3pm and admission is $20. The following performances are schedule:

War Of Ages
Inked In Blood
xLooking Forwardx
Kingston Falls
Remove The Veil
Seventh Star
Sleeping Giant
Alove For Enemies
Bloodlined Calligraphy
Bloody Sunday
A Plea For Purging
Means

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Facedown Fest East Coast Bands Announced

More information has been revealed about Facedown Fest East Coast. As already revealed, FD Fest East will take place on Saturday Sept. 29 in Bowie, MD at Mt. Oak Church. It will be a 1-day fest kicking off at 3:00pm and tickets will be $20. Bands playing (in alphabetical order) are:

A Plea For Purging
Alove For Enemies
Bloodlined Calligraphy
Bloody Sunday
Inked In Blood
Kingston Falls
Means
Remove The Veil
Seventh Star
Sleeping Giant
War Of Ages
xLooking Forwardx

An official Facedown Fest web site will be launched in the coming weeks.

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Blood & Ink Fest 2007 Details Revealed

Blood & Ink Records has announced the lineup for their annual Blood & Ink Fest 2007. The show will be held at the following location:

Saturday, April 21st
Club Relevant
929 Level Green Blvd
Virginia Beach, VA
Doors open at 6:00 PM

The following bands are scheduled to perform:

Besieged
Burden Of A Day
The Gentleman Homicide
Saints Never Surrender
Widows & Orphans
xLooking Forwardx

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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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No Innocent Victim Mini Midwest Tour

No Innocent Victim have lined up a brief Midwest tour. Here are teh gigs:

4/20 Ft. Wayne, IN @ Anchor Community Church w/ Inked In Blood, Hand To Hand
4/21 Lansing, MI @ The Lansing Underground w/ Inked In Blood, Hand To Hand
4/22 Dayton, OH @ Gathering Grounds w/ Jesus Wept, xLooking Forwardx
4/23 Arlington Heights, IL @ Knights of Columbus w/ Jesus Wept, xLooking Forwardx

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Facedown Fest 2006 Details

Facedown Records' seventh incarnation of their annual Facedown Fest will take place on March 31st and April 1st at the Glasshouse in Pomona, CA. Admission is $25 for a two-night pass, or $15 for a single night. Tickets are available at the Glasshouse box office or via Ticketmaster. Here's the line-up:

Night 1:
Nodes Of Ranvier
Seventh Star
Inked In Blood
Bloody Sunday
Alove For Enemies
Flee The Seen
Anam Cara
The Redemption Song

Night 2:
No Innocent Victim
Bloodlined Calligraphy
xLooking Forwardx
Jesus Wept
War Of Ages
Brutal Fight
In Due Time
Counting The Days
Kingston Falls

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XLooking ForwardX and Seventh Star Kick Off Tour

XLOOKING FORWARDX and SEVENTH STAR just kicked off their fall tour, here's the rest of the dates.

Sep 21 - Altoona, PA @ Classic Attitudes
Sep 22 - St. Albans, WV @ The Brickhouse
Sep 23 - Evansville, IN @ 1123
Sep 24 - Dayton, OH @ Gathering Grounds
Sep 25 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Skelletones
Sep 25 - Muskegon, MI @ Sweatfest
Sep 26 - Ft. Wayne, IN @ Anchor Community Church
Sep 28 - Sterling, IL @ Latin American Social Center
Sep 29 - Cedar Falls, IA @ The Phoenix
Sep 30 - St. Louis, MO @ The Creepy Crawl
Oct 1 - Springfield, IL @ The Black Sheep Cafe
Oct 2 - Louisville, KY @ The Bulldog Cafe

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Seventh Star and xLooking Forwardx Tour Dates

Seventh Star and xLooking Forwardx will be hooking up for a handful of dates later this month. Here's the schedule:

9/20 Hagerstown, MD @ The Refuge
9/21 Altoona, PA @ Classic Attitudes
9/22 St. Albans, WV @ The Brickhouse
9/23 Evansville, IN @ 1123
9/24 Dayton, OH @ Gathering Grounds
9/25 Detroit, MI @ TBA
9/26 Ft. Wayne, IN @ Anchor Community Church
9/27 TBA
9/28 Sterling, IL @ Latin American Social Center
9/29 Cedar Falls, IA @ The Phoenix
9/30 St. Louis, MO @ The Creepy Crawl
10/1 Nashville, TN @ Rocket Town
10/2 Louisville, KY @ The Bulldog Cafe w/ Bloody Sunday, Every New Day

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xLooking Forwardx Signs To Facedown Records

Maryland's xLooking Forwardx have officially signed with Facedown Records for the release of their next album. The group has previously put out material with DFF Records and Blood And Ink Records. This August they will enter Trax East studios to record the as-of-yet untitled album, which should hit streets in November.

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