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Latest Ligeia News

Below is our complete Ligeia 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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Mind Power Debuts Full-Album Stream Of Debut EP

Mind Power debuts the full-album stream of the band's debut EP "Depopulation", out now via Bandcamp. The band features former A Life Once Lost vocalist Robert Meadows and members of Dead End Path, Ligeia and more.

Check out now "Depopulation" in its entirety below.

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Ligeia Releases New Video For "I've Been Drinkin"

Ligeia has released a new music video for the song "I've Been Drinkin" from their latest album "Bad News." You can watch it here.

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Ligeia Booking Tour

Ligeia is in the process of booking a December tour. If you can help with any of the following dates, send an email to chris.blackirisbooking@gmail.com.

12/10 Hartford, CT
12/11 Burlnington, VT
12/12 Manchester, NH
12/13 Worcester, MA
12/14 Springfield, VA
12/15 Louisville, KY
12/16 Augusta, GA
12/17 Panama City, FL
12/18 Jacksonville, FL
12/19 Birmingham, AL
12/20 Nashville, TN
12/21 Columbus, OH
12/22 Wilkes Barre, PA
12/23 Utica, NY

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Ligeia and Vanna Tour Dates Announced

Vanna and Ligeia will tour together this fall. The following tour dates have been confirmed so far:

10/1 Bucksport, ME @ The Kave
10/2 Burlington, VT @ Oddfellows Temple
10/4 Charleori, PA @ Club Octane
10/5 Linthicum, MD @ St. Christophers
10/6 Virginia Beach, VA @ Peppermint Beach Club
10/7 Charlston, SC @ The Oasis
10/10 Little Rock, AR @ Soundstage
10/11 Baton Rouge, LA @ The Darkroom
10/13 Tulsa, OK @ The Pink Eye
10/14 Witchita Falls, TX @ American Legion 168
10/22 Alburquerque, NM @ The Compound w/ In Fear And Faith
10/25 Victorville, CA @ Trilogy Theatre w/ In Fear And Faith
10/27 Fresno, CA @ The Exit w/ In Fear And Faith
10/28 Lathrop, CA @ Eureka Coffee w/ In Fear And Faith
10/29 Bakersfield, CA @ Jerrys Pizza w/ In Fear And Faith
11/2 Boise, ID @ The Venue
11/3 Logan, UT @ Why Sound
11/9 Milwaukee, WI @ The Warehouse
11/11 Lemoyne, PA @ Championship
11/16 Holyoke, MA @ Waterfront Tavern

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Endwell Kicked Off The Mosh Lives Tour with Emmure

Endwell has been kicked off of The Mosh Lives Tour that Emmure is headlining. Here's and update from the band:

"First off, we want to apologize to everyone who was planning on coming out and seeing us on the MOSH LIVES tour but unfortunately as of yesterday (Tuesday May 27th) we have been kicked off of the tour because of a T-Shirt....yep that's right. Apparently some people can't take a joke. We were stoked for this tour and looking forward to seeing a lot of old friends and playing some fun shows. Without getting into all the details well leave it at this; some of our good friends receive an email from a certain Tyrant telling them that if we weren't removed from the tour immediately that they would have hell to pay and the outcome was us being asked to leave the tour. We basically drove 30 hours straight to meet up with the tour in Texas and now 2 days later were driving 20 hours back home, it was a good waste of a few hundred dollars in gas.

"Needless to say we're beyond bummed....either way you guys should still go out and support the Mosh Lives tour. There are some great bands and its a great show everynight. We want to thank Recon, After The Burial, Ligeia, Emmure and On Broken Wings for being cool dudes and hopefully we'll get back out there with a few of you again at some point.

"All in all this is just another bump in the road and were not gonna let it slow us down. Our new EP (Revenge Is A Healthy Motive) came out today on Itunes and through our online store, were heading up to Canada in 2 weeks with our pals in MEANS and OCEANS and then right after that we head out on a FULL US tour with Stray From The Path and The Ghost Inside starting in Cali in July. Can't hold us down.....if any hardcore bands are reading this and wanna go on tour hit us up!!! We're gonna be doin our full length at the end of the summer and we're not looking to be home..EVER!"

You can see the shirt design (which appears to be taking a jab at Victory Records, who recenlty dropped the band) in question that got the band kicked off the tour on their Blogspot page.

Victory owner Tony Brummel previously commented on the band's release:

"There is no drama here. Bands and labels go in opposite directions all of the time. Endwell and I are totally cool and they knew about this last week. They are young guys and understandably a bit shocked still and emotional. They know that I will help them in any way that I can in the future. Who knows, we might even end up working together again."

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Lizzy Borden Tribute Album Details Revealed

The true-power metal record label, Metallic Arch Angel Records, has put up a temporary Myspace page with clips from their second (and coming) release, "Baptized in Blood" - a "true metal" tribute to Lizzy Borden. The release date it set for the summer of 2008.

Here is the "Baptized in Blood" projected track listing:

01. DEADLY BLESSING – "Notorious"
02. CYPHER SEER - "Hell Is For Heroes"
03. STRONGHOLD - "Visions"
04. FAITH FACTOR - "American Metal"
05. OCTOBER 31 - "Give 'Em The Axe"
06. SOLEMNITY - "There Will Be Blood Tonight"
07. SILENCE - "Ultraviolence"
09. LIGEIA - "Eyes Of A Stranger"
10. HOUNDS OF HELL - "Me Against The World"

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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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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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Ligeia Begin Work On New Album

Massachusetts-based band LIGEIA has begun work on its sophomore full-length album, "Bad News", with producer Ken Susi (UNEARTH). A spring/summer release via Ferret Music is expected. The band will also embark on a spring tour with such artists as THE MILES BETWEEN, CARNIFLEX, WITH BLOOD COMES CLEANSING, IT PREVAILS and UNHOLY.

Formed in 2004, LIGEIA features Keith Holuk (vocals), Ryan Ober (guitar), Brandon Whipple (bass) and Nick Neumeister (drums). The band's sound integrates post-hardcore melodies and metal grit.


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Ligeia Announces Winter Tour With Since The Flood

Ligeia and Since The Flood will hit the road together in mid-March for a few weeks of touring.

The following dates have been confirmed thus far:
Dates w/ The Miles Between
3/19 Monroe, CT @ Skatetime Roller Rink
3/20 Pompton Lakes, NJ @ Mainstage
3/21 East Strousburg, PA @ Monster Factory
3/22 Virginia Beach, VA @ Club Relevant
3/23 West Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
3/24 Thomasville, NC @ Soundvent
3/25 Augusta, GA @ Club Hollywood

dates w/ Carnifex, With Blood Comes Cleansing
4/1 Panama City, FL @ VFW Post
4/2 New Orleans, LA @ The High Ground
4/3 Houston, TX @ Java Jazz
4/5 Wichita Falls, TX @ American Legion 169
4/6 Shawnee, OK @ Fusion Affect Venue
4/7 Albuquerque, NM @ Moonlight Lounge
4/8 Mesa, AZ @ Cell Black Venue

dates w/ Unholy, With Blood Comes Cleansing
4/11 West Lake, CA @ Kung Fo Corner

dates w/ It Prevails, Unholy
4/14 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
4/15 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
4/18 Fargo, ND @ Red Raven Espresso Parlor
4/19 Minneapolis, MN @ Showcase Skatepark
4/20 Iowa City, IA @ Picador
4/24 Detroit, MI @ The Ritz
4/25 Charleroi, PA @ Club Octane
4/26 Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights
4/27 Worcester, MA @ New England Metal Fest

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Ligeia Prepares To Enter Studio

Massachusetts' Ligeia is currently finishing up the writing process for a new album. The group will enter the studio in February to begin tracking the effort, which will likely hit stores this summer through Ferret Music. In related news, the band is currently booking dates for a full U.S. tour in March.

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The Acacia Strain Announce Tour

THE ACACIA STRAIN, have confirmed most dates for an upcoming fall headlining tour dubbed Crashing Through the Holidays to continue supporting the band's latest release, 'The Dead Walk.' Joining the band on the road will be Despised Icon, Full Blown Chaos and the Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza, with additional support from Recon, Implosive Disgorgance and Ligeia on select dates. Currently wrapping up dates alongside labelmates All That Remains as well as Protest The Hero and Too Pure To Die, THE ACACIA STRAIN will take a month off the road before heading back out in late November.

"We're wicked excited for this tour," frontman Vincent Bennet says. "I've wanted to tour with all of these bands forever, and we finally are. We are going to be playing some songs that we haven't played in forever or haven't been able to play due to the lack of a second guitar (hint) and will be showcasing a new song or two. Expect a ton of "thumbs up" and some serious hangouts. Save your pennies too, because we are going to have a bunch of one time only merch designs! I can think of no better way to ring in the holiday season than with all the bands on this tour. Sorry to our friends in the Great White North though, we are seriously trying to stay away from those dangerous snow-covered roadways. I promise we will make it up to you when the warmer weather hits. See everyone in November and December!"

Here are the latest THE ACACIA STRAIN tour dates: More...

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More Bands Confirmed For New England Metal Fest

Polish and Dutch death metal bands BEHEMOTH and GOD DETHRONED have been added to the lineup of the ninth annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, presented by ESP Guitars & Basses and Krank Amps on Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28.


The festival will join forces with Metal Blade this year to celebrate the label’s 25th anniversary. The main and side stages will both exclusively feature Metal Blade bands on Saturday, topped off by a once-in-lifetime performance that will bring together musicians from Metal Blade’s stellar roster of bands.

Bands confirmed for Friday are: More...

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The $2 Brawler Tour Details and Tour Dates

BURN IN SILENCE, LIGEIA, THE HANDSHAKE MURDERS, and APIARY are taking part in the $2 Brawler Tour. The press release reads:

"Remember the days when a band played in your town for spare change? Back when just enough cash to buy gas and food was all they wanted in return for a killer show with the mere love of the music fueling the room? Now, Monster Energy Drink and 4 hardworking, dedicated metal bands are bringing those days back!"

"Starting on February 9th in Dover, New Hampshire, LIGEIA, BURN IN SILENCE, THE HANDSHAKE MURDERS and APIARY are returning their appreciation to the loyal music lovers by asking next to nothing for a night of high-octane metal and good music-loving company. A mere $2.00 at the door gets you over 4 hours of brutal, intense, street aggressive metal, without burning a hole in your wallet."

"Finally. A tour with the music and the fans in mind, not the money!"

Here are the tour dates and info: More...

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Ligeia and Lions Ontario Mini-Tour

Ligeia will tour Ontario, Canada briefly with Lions in late-November and early-December. Here are the tour dates:

11/29 Windsor ON @ Club 1214
11/30 London ON @ The Sault Lounge
12/1 Guelph ON @ The Shadow
12/2 Cambridge ON @ Grace Community Church
12/3 St. Catharines ON @ L3 Nightclub

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Ligeia European Tour Dates

Ligeia will be touring throughout the UK and Belgium for a few weeks in December. Here are the tour dates:

07/12 Gent, BE @ Frontline
08/12 Eindhoven, NL @ Dynamo w/ Sparkle Of Hope
09/12 Meerhout BE @ Volkshuis w/ Alexisonfire, This Is Hell & Cancer Bats
10/12 Kingston, UK @ The Peel w/ Bring Me The Horizon
11/12 Stoke, UK @ The Glebe w/ Penknifelovelife
12/12 Leeds, UK @ Josephs Well w/ Penknifelovelife
13/12 Manchester, UK @ Satan's Hollow w/ Penknifelovelife
14/12 Newcastle, UK @ University w/ Penknifelovelife
15/12 Middlesbrough, UK @ TBA w/ Penknifelovelife
16/12 Swindon, UK @ Furnace w/ Penknifelovelife
17/12 Exeter, UK @ The Cavern w/ Penknifelovelife
18/12 Tamworth, UK @ The Palace w/ Penknifelovelife
19/12 TBA

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Haste The Day, August Burns Red Tour Dates

Haste The Day will headline the "Purevolume Silver Bullet" tour in August and September with support from Scary Kids Scaring Kids, August Burns Red, and Inhale Exhale. Here are the "Purevolume Silver Bullet" tour dates:

8/15 Des Moines, IA @ House of Bricks
8/16 St. Louis, MO @ Creepy Crawl
8/17 Chicago, IL @ Metro
8/18 Minneapolis, MN @ Ascot Room
8/19 Lawrence, KS @ Bottleneck
8/20 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
8/22 SLC, UT @ Avalon Theater
8/23 Boise, ID @ The Venue
8/24 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
8/25 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre More...

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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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Dead To Fall, FASSW, Ed Gein, Ligeia Tour Dates

Dates have been solidified for the upcoming From A Second Story Window, Ed Gein, Dead To Fall, and Ligeia tour. Here are teh latest tour dates:

4/8 Terre Haute, IN @ The Phoenix
4/9 Carmel, IN @ CPAC
4/10 Madison, WI @ The Loft
4/11 St. Louis, MO @ Creepy Crawl
4/12 Louisville, KY @ TBA
4/13 Nashville, TN @ The Muse
4/14 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
4/15 Memphis, TN @ The Skatepark
4/16 Birmingham, AL or Baton Rouge, LA
4/17 Tallahassee, FL @ The Beta Bar
4/18 Tampa, FL @ TBA
4/19 Jacksonville, FL @ Thee Imperial
4/20 Orlando, FL @ Island Oasis
4/21 Panama City Beach, FL @ The Showcase
4/22 Augusta, GA @ Sector 7G
4/23 Winston-Salem, NC @ Ziggy's
4/24 Virginia Beach, VA @ Peppermint Beach Club
4/25 Fredericksburg, VA @ KC's

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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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