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Full Blown Chaos

Formed: 2000
From: Floral Park, NY, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Full Blown Chaos News

Below is our complete Full Blown Chaos 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.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Brick By Brick Premiere New Music Video

Brick By Brick (Full Blown Chaos) debut a new music video for their song “Bar Is Open” from their recently released record “Hive Mentality“. Kim Cangemi helmed the clip.

Comments Brick By Brick guitarist Mike Valente of it: More...

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Rose Funeral Joining Full Blown Chaos On Tour

Rose Funeral released "Gates of Punishment" (reviewed here) on September 27th and the band will now be heading out on a tour with Full Blown Chaos, Battlecross, and Diamond Plate. Rose Funeral will be joining the tour on November 15th in Spartanburg, SC.

Recently, Rose Funeral shot a video for Beyond the Entombed. The video is dark, blasphemous and will be premiering worldwide soon. Until then, here are some still photos from the shoot.

Dates are as follows:

11/11 Trenton, NJ Championships *no Rose Funeral
11/12 Towson, MD The Recher Theater *no Rose Funeral
11/13 Fayetteville, NC The Rock Shop *no Rose Funeral
11/15 Spartanburg, SC Ground Zero
11/16 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
11/17 Nashville, TN The Muse
11/18 Little Rock, AR The Village
11/19 Oklahoma City, OK Big Papa’s Poor House
11/20 Fort Worth, TX Tomcats
11/22 St. Louis, MO Fubar
11/23 Topeka, KS Booby Trap
11/24 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue and 7th Street Entry
11/25 Des Moines, IA House Of Bricks
11/26 Chicago, IL Reggies Rock Club
11/27 La Crosse, WI The Warehouse
11/28 Joliet, IL Mojoes
11/29 Louisville, KY Keswick Democratic Club
12/01 Wheeling, WV Yesterdays Pub
12/02 Greensburg, PA 42nd Street Rock Club
12/03 Buffalo, NY Sonic Indian More...

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Diamond Plate Announces Tour With Full Blown Chaos

Chicago act Diamond Plate, which is currently on the road in North America with fellow thrashers Warbringer, has confirmed new dates for a tour with Full Blown Chaos.

Diamond Plate will be joining Full Blown Chaos, as well as Rose Funeral and Battlecross, for the new tour which kicks off on Friday, November 11th in Trenton, New Jersey, just days after Diamond Plate returns home from its current tour. Details on the band's upcoming shows are as follows:

Oct. 21 - Rochester, NY - Montage Music Hall
Oct. 22 - Buffalo, NY - Broadway Joe's
Oct. 23 - Toronto, ON - Wreck Room
Oct. 24 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody's
Oct. 25 - Des Moines, IA - Vaudeville Mews
Oct. 26 - St. Paul, MN - Station 4
Oct. 27 - Chicago, IL - Reggie's Rock Club
Oct. 28 - Detroit, MI - Blondie's
Oct. 29 - St. Louis, MO - Firebird
Oct. 30 - Kansas City, MO - The Beaumont Club
Oct. 31 - Denver, CO - Marquis Theater
Nov. 01 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex
Nov. 02 - Sparks, NV - The Alley
Nov. 04 - Vancouver, BC - Funky Weatherbeans
Nov. 05 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
Nov. 06 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
Nov. 07 - San Francisco, CA - Thee Parkside More...

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Full Blown Chaos Postpones Tour

Due to unforeseen circumstance the Full Blown Chaos European headlining tour has been postponed until October. A statement from the band's publicist indicated he tour is only postponed, however, and not canceled. Full Blown Chaos is currently lining up new European tour dates to support the band's self-titled album on Ironclad Recordings this fall.

Full Blown Chaos frontman Ray Mazzola had the following to say about the postponement:

"It is with deep regret that we must postpone our Spring tour of Europe. It is beyond our control at this time and we are currently rebooking the tour for the Fall. We apologize to all of our friends and fans. We will make up this cancellation with a super strong package and more dates than previously booked. A schedule will be posted very soon. Once again we apologize for rescheduling our tour."

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Malevolent Creation Announces U.S. Headline Tour

Death metal veterans Malevolent Creation have announced the dates for its forthcoming headline tour of the United States. Support on the tour will come from Full Blown Chaos, The Absence, Havok and Beyond Terror Beyond Grace. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below:

02/11 Tampa, FL – Brass Mug (Malevolent Creation & The Absence only)
02/12 Raleigh, NC – Volume 11
02/13 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
02/14 Virginia Beach, VA – Buddha’s Place
02/15 Stamford, CT – Warehouse 66
02/16 Albany, NY – Bogie’s
02/17 Trenton, NJ – Championship Bar & Grill
02/18 Buffalo, NY – Evening Star
02/19 Detroit, MI – Harpo’s
02/20 Steger, IL – Hole In The Wall
02/22 Chicago, IL – Reggies
02/23 St Paul, MN – Station 4
02/24 Madison, WI – The Annex
02/25 St Louis, MO – Fubar
02/26 Kansas City, MO – Riot Room
02/27 Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
02/28 Salt Lake City, UT – Club Vegas
03/01 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
03/02 Portland, OR – Branx
03/04 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
03/05 Las Vegas, NV – Cheyenne Saloon
03/06 Tempe, AZ – The Clubhouse
03/08 Dallas, TX – Reno’s Chop Shop
03/09 Austin, TX – Emo’s
03/10 Shreveport, LA – Riverside Warehouse
03/11 Orlando, FL – The Haven

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Full Blown Chaos Posts New Song Online

The new song "The Walking Dead" from the upcoming self-titled release by Full Blown Chaos is now available for streaming on the band's MySpace player.

The album contains 13 tracks and is due out on Ironclad Recordings/Metal Blade Records on February 1, 2011 in North America. "Full Blown Chaos" will also see releases in Europe on Plastic Head and in Japan on Howling Bull.

Here is the "Full Blown Chaos" tracklisting and cover at:

'Full Blown Chaos' cover art1. Doomageddon
2. Villains
3. Rise & Conquer
4. The Walking Dead
5. Silence is Golden
6. Die Like You Live
7. Gravedigger
8. Guttermouth
9. War Machine
10. Battle Hymns and Broken Bones
11. C.O.B.R.A.
12. Cain Marko
13. The Path I Walk

Full Blown Chaos is currently on a headlining tour in the U.S. Remaining dates are as follows:

Fri-Nov 12, 10 Nashville, TN The Muse
Sat-Nov 13, 10 Alma, AR Swad shop
Sun-Nov 14, 10
Mon-Nov 15, 10 Houston, TX Numbers
Tue-Nov 16, 10 Austin, TX Dirty Dog
Wed-Nov 17, 10 Dallas, TX Trees
Thur-Nov 18, 10
Fri-Nov 19, 10 Wichita, KS Lizard Lounge
Sat-Nov 20, 10 Kansas City, MO After Shock
Sun-Nov 21, 10
Mon-Nov 22, 10 St. Louis, MO Fubar

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The Autumn Offering Announces New Tour Dates

Daytona Beach, Florida metalcore/deathcore act The Autumn Offering has announced a new batch of tour dates set to take place this November. The band are currently on tour to promote its newly released, self-titled album. Support on the tour will come from co-headliners Full Blown Chaos and Knights of the Abyss.

The Autumn Offering tour dates:
November 5 – Underground – Sandusky, OH
November 6 – Championships – Trenton, NJ
November 7 – Bourbon Street – Baltimore, MD
November 10 – Hooligans – Jacksonville, NC
November 12 – The Muse – Nashville, TN
November 13 – The Hub – Springdale, AR
November 14 – White Rabbit – San Antonio, TX
November 16 – Dirty Dog Saloon – Austin, TX
November 17 – Trees – Dallas, TX
November 19 – Lizard Lounge – Wichita, KS
November 20 – Aftershock – Shawnee, KS

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Full Blown Chaos Signs To Ironclad Recordings

Ironclad Recordings has announced the addition of heavy hardcore powerhouse Full Blown Chaos from Queens, New York to the roster. The band is currently in the studio putting the finishing touches on their follow up to 2007's "Heavy Lies the Crown" (Ferret Music). The as of yet to be titled album will likely be released sometime in January 2011.

"We have reinforced our style of writing with a more prevalent sound while keeping to our roots of audible mayhem.", vocalist Ray Mazzola said of the bands new material. "We are a 5 piece now so we are capable of doing so much more."

Touring non-stop has been a creed that Full Blown Chaos deems necessary, "Touring as much as we have in the past is an absolute necessity in this era of music and genre," Mazzola added. "You need to be in everyones face and make them remember you wether they like it or not. There are so many heavy bands out there its hard to distinguish ones self by music alone sometimes. Our band and music stands out because you can feel and hear the struggle and time we have invested. That alone will set us apart from the impetuous herd of todays groups."

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Stream Severed's Entire New Album

New York metal band Severed is streaming their entire new, self-titled album exclusively through Metal Underground.com from now until the release party show on May 9th. Listen to the album below.

Update: The full album stream has now expired.

The album features guest appearances from Jorge of Merauder on "Comprehension" and Ray from Full Blown Chaos on "Chosen ground." More...

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Severed Completes New Album

New York City metal band Severed has recently completed their self-titled new album, which will be released on May 9th. The band will be also hosting a CD release show on this day.

The band discusses the new album, “As any band who lives to make their music known, we've put blood, sweat and tears into our new CD. We feel the music directly mirrors us as a group. The album is a raw representation of Severed's influences and personalities, and as such we've decided on self-titling it. There's no hiding behind fluff or concept. Take it or leave it, what you hear is who we are.”

“Our new lineup is the most solid it's ever been. It enabled strong technical performances, a diversity of ideas and a deep, heavy sound to be the foundation upon which our album could be built. We're especially excited about the production quality, thanks to John Machado of Five Towns College. A lot of independent bands waste a great deal of time and money on projects with weak production. That's a trap we took efforts to avoid. Working with John was invaluable to getting the sound we wanted. The same can be said for the artwork, a creation of Eliran Kantor, who has done work for many bands including Testament, Gwar, and Sigh. Like all of his art, our CD cover image was masterfully executed and exciting to see in print. We are also extremely excited about the guest appearances on the disc by Ray Mazzola of Full Blown Chaos, and Jorge Rosado of Merauder. Their support means a great deal to us, and their performances add a very dynamic feel to the songs they appear in.” More...

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Full Blown Chaos Begins Work On New Album

Vocalist, Ray Mazzola, of New York hardcore band, Full Blown Chaos, issues the following update regarding plans to release a new album in 2010, tentatively called "Villains:"

“Between being stifled by personal loses and major deaths in all of our families, it was hard to stay on the road and keep focused on the big picture,” explains Mazzola. “Music has a way though, to heal and revitalize the soul through creativity and inspiration. Writing this record has been just that.” More...

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Full Blown Chaos, See You Next Tuesday To Tour

Full Blown Chaos and See You Next Tuesday will team up with Graves Of Valor and Rose Funeral for a March/April tour. The schedule has yet to be announced, but the following dates can be revealed so far:

3/4 Providence, RI @ Club Hell
3/10 Fairdale, KY @ Bulldog Cafe
3/17 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
3/20 Canoga Park, CA @ Cobalt Cafe
3/21 San Diego, CA @ Soma
4/1 Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern
4/2 Augusta, GA @ Sector 7G
4/4 Virginia Beach, VA @ PBC

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More Reign Supreme, Full Blown Chaos Tour Dates

A few dates have been added to the previously announced 2009 U.S. tour with Reign Supreme, Full Blown Chaos, Trapped Under Ice, and Dirty Money. The latest tour dates are as follows:

01/02: Walingford, CT @ Legion Hall
01/03: Brockton, MA @ Tigers Den
01/04: Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary
01/05: Richmond, VA @ Alley Katz
01/06: Atlanta, GA @ MJQ / Drunken Unicorn
01/07: Panama City, FL @ Beamers
01/08: Birmingham, AL @ New Cave 9
01/09: Tulsa, OK @ Pinkeye
01/10: San Antonio, TX @ Rock Bottom
01/11: Las Cruces, NM @ Dream Center
01/12: Tijuana, MX @ Salon Fiesta
01/13: Salinas, CA @ Carlitos
01/14: Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
01/16: Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
01/17: Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep
01/18: Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot Saloon
01/19: Covington, KY @ Stewart Ironworks
01/20: Mt Clemens, MI @ Hayloft
01/21: Toronto, ON @ Siesta Nouveaux
01/22: Montreal, QC @ Underworld
01/23: Quebec City, QC @ L' Anti
01/24: Albany, NY @ Valentines
01/25: Baltimore, MD @ Sidebar

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Full Blown Chaos, Reign Supreme Tour Dates

Full Blown Chaos, Reign Supreme, Trapped Under Ice, Dirty Money will touring the U.S. this winter. The following tour dates have been announced so far:

1/2 Milford, CT @ Grease Pit
1/3 Brockton, MA @ Tigers Den
1/4 Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary
1/5 Richmond, VA @ Alley Katz
1/6 Atlanta, GA @ MJQ / Drunken Unicorn
1/7 Tampa, FL @ Transitions
1/8 Birmingham, AL @ New Cave 9
1/9 Tulsa, OK @ Pinkeye
1/10 San Antonio, TX @ Rock Bottom
1/11 Las Cruces, NM @ Dream Center
1/12 Tijuana, MX @ Salon Fiesta
1/13 Salinas, CA @ Carlitos
1/14 Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
1/18 Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot Saloon
1/20 Mt Clemens, MI @ Hayloft
1/21 Toronto, ON @ Siesta Nouveaux
1/22 Montreal, QC @ Underworld
1/23 Quebec City, QC @ L' Anti
1/24 Albany, NY @ Valentines

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Full Blown Chaos, Shai Hulud, Elysia Tour Dates

Full Blown Chaos, Shai Hulud, Elysia, and Woe Of Tyrants will tour the U.S. together this summer. The following tour dates have been announced so far:

7/14 Poughskeepsie, NY @ The Loft
7/16 Buffalo, NY @ The Mohawk Place
7/17 Pittsburgh, PA @ Stratus Night Club
7/18 Cleveland Heights, OH @ The Grog Shop
7/19 Detroit, MI @ The Magic Stick
7/20 KeKalb, IL @ House Cafe
7/22 Milwaukee, WI @ Shorewood Legion Hall
7/27 Denver, CO @ the Marquis
7/29 Salt Lake City, UT @ Outer Rim
7/31 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
8/1 Portland, OR @ The Satyricon
8/2 Sacramento, CA @ The Boardwalk
8/6 Hollywood, CA @ The Knitting Factory
8/7 Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
8/8 San Diego, CA @ Soma Sidestage

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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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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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Indy Metal Fest Sponsor Shakes Out, Fest To Go On

Just days before this high-voltage metal event takes off, one of the sponsors of the Indy Metal Fest backed out of the deal. Indie label Chavis Records (home to Sonic X and Quiet Riot), who has offered a hand in sponsoring the event since April, has failed to mandatory fees and has left presenting sponsor Blind Prophecy Records to pick up their bill. Now that Chavis has been knocked off the event, the stage at Birdie's Live will no longer be called the Chavis Records Stage, but will rather take on Blind Prophecy's name instead.

The event, powered by Blind Prophecy Records, is slated to cram two venues with over a dozen prime metal acts, including Obituary, Alabama Thunderpussy, Daath, and Blind Prophecy's very own Years of Fire and Pain Principle.

On Saturday, September 22, Indianapolis Metal Fest will blast off in the KOC Grand Ballroom (all ages) and across the street at Birdie's Live (21 and up). Official band time slots will be posted in the coming weeks at indianapolismetalfest.com. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 day-of-show.

Double stage metal show -- 9/22/07 - 12 p.m. - Indianapolis, IN

Here is the current band roster:

Obituary (all ages)
Full Blown Chaos
Alabama Thunderpussy
Temple of Brutality (ft Dave Ellefson (Megadeth), Stet Howland (W.A.S.P.)
Beneath the Sky
Years of Fire
Pain Principle

And many more.

Visit www.indianapolismetalfest.com for a complete listing

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More Metal Removed From Disney Property

Greg Burk of the Los Angeles Times reports that five heavy-metal concerts scheduled at House of Blues clubs on Walt Disney Co. property in Anaheim, California and Orlando, Florida have been hastily shifted to other venues or canceled recently, according to House of Blues web site calendars.

A Sept. 7 show featuring MACHINE HEAD, ARCH ENEMY, THROWDOWN and SANCTITY, booked two months earlier, was moved on two days' notice from the House of Blues in Anaheim's Downtown Disney entertainment complex to the Glass House in Pomona. Thursday's concert with CANNIBAL CORPSE, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, THE RED CHORD and THE ABSENCE, originally slated for the Anaheim House of Blues, was moved to the Galaxy Theatre in Santa Ana. A Sept. 26 Anaheim House of Blues concert featuring OBITUARY, ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY, FULL BLOWN CHAOS and HEMLOCK has been canceled outright.

At the House of Blues in Orlando, Fla., on Disney World property, a Sept. 17 concert of the MACHINE HEAD lineup has been moved to Club Firestone in downtown Orlando. The same action has been taken with the Oct. 11 CANNIBAL CORPSE package.

Asked about the scheduling changes, John Vlautin, vice president of communications for Live Nation (formerly Clear Channel), the concert-promotion organization that owns the nationwide House of Blues chain, issued a statement Thursday that said only: "House of Blues offers a range of entertainment to match the audience at our venues. It was determined that the mix of entertainment at our two Disney locations should be different from our other venues."

Vlautin declined to comment on why metal bands have been singled out after years of similar bookings or whether other metal events already scheduled, including SUFFOCATION, EDGUY and STATIC-X, will be affected.

Rob Doughty, communications vice president for Disneyland Resorts, declined to comment, referring inquiries to Vlautin. Paul McGuigan, concert promoter at the Anaheim House of Blues, also declined to comment through a club spokeswoman.

The Walt Disney Co., through Vlautin, issued a short statement Thursday that included no specifics about the shifts of the metal concerts: "In consultation with Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, the House of Blues will provide a mix of entertainment for guests visiting Disney Resorts."

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