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NEMHF 2009 Adds Third Stage

The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will introduce an additional stage this year dedicated to up and coming bands.

The third stage, sponsored by Deathcote Records, will be located at Chasers Nightclub, located behind the Palladium on the corner of Martin Luther King and Commercial streets. The main festival will be taking place at the Palladium.

“There are so many great bands and not enough time to get all of them on during the course of two days,” said festival co-organizer Sott Lee. “Adding a third stage is a great way for us to showcase some of the developing bands and it’s a terrific opportunity for these bands to play alongside some of today’s top metal and hardcore bands.”

The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will take place on Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18, with the Atticus pre-party on Thursday, April 16. This year’s event is presented by Randall Amplifiers, Washburn Guitars and Eden Electronics. Metal Blade Records will present the main stage. Prosthetic Records will present the second stage.

The Atticus-sponsored pre-party will be a unique event that will be combining film and music, kicking off with a screening of official film sponsor Anchor Bay's film "Crowley," co-written by none other than Iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson. The provocative supernatural thriller is the tale of a virtual reality experiment gone wrong, sending the soul of the British occultist Aleister Crowley into the body of a shy university professor. But even as Crowley creates all-new orgies of depraved pleasures and black magic, he is now preparing to unleash the ultimate occult event upon the world. Also showing is "Anvil! The Story of Anvil," a sometimes revealing, sometimes hilarious documentary about the legendary Canadian metal band. The movie follows best friends Robb Reiner and Lips as they make a pact to rock together forever. Their band, Anvil, hailed as the "demi-gods of Canadian metal, " influenced a musical generation that includes Metallica, Slayer, and Anthrax, despite never hitting the big time. Following a calamitous European tour, Lips and Robb, now in their fifties, set off to record their 13th album in one last attempt to fulfill their boyhood dreams. The film will be followed by a performance by the band itself. The pre-party will also be held at the Palladium. Admission is free with a weekend pass or $15 for non-ticket holders.

Prices this year are $40 for Friday, $45 for Saturday or $79 for a 2-day ticket that also includes free admission to the kick off party on Thursday. Tickets are available at all Strawberries, FYE Stores, online at tickets.com or by calling (800) 477-6849. Tickets are available now.

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We Were Gentlemen Signs To Century Media

Virginia based metallers We Were Gentlemen has inked a worldwide record deal with Century Media, it was revealed today. The band formed in 2005 and has previously supported the likes of Suicide Silence, Converge, The Red Chord and A Life Once Lost.

The band has posted the following message regarding the signing: "We are extremely proud and excited to be a part of a respected label such as Century Media Records. To be on a roster along side of bands like Suicide Silence, God Forbid, In This Moment, Terror and Earth Crisis (just to name a few) is a real honor. We feel as though Century Media Records is the best home for We Were Gentlemen, and we couldn't be happier with the dedication, commitment, and professionalism Ray Harkins and everyone else over at Century Media has shown us thus far. We would like to thank Ray Harkins from Century Media and our lawyer Adam Mandell for having the patience and believing in this project throughout the whole process. We would also like to thank all of our friends and fans who have supported and stuck with us throughout the years. On November 16th, we will be entering Planet Red Studios in Richmond, VA to record our debut full-length entitled Living Hell with producer/engineer Andreas Magnusson. Living Hell will be in stores in early spring, so be on the look out! We can't wait for everyone to hear our new material and to get out on the road in the New Year. Stay tuned to our MySpace for studio updates, new songs, and tour dates!"

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