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Facedown Records has issued the following announcement about hosting an upcoming label festival:
"We are very excited to finally announce Facedown Fest 2015! We are taking the fest back to the Glasshouse in Pomona, CA on May 16th, 2015. xDeathstarx is reuniting to headline the fest, along with Gideon and War Of Ages!
"Saving Grace is flying all of the way from New Zealand for this one U.S. show, and of course the rest of the family will be there as well including My Epic, Everything In Slow Motion, Those Who Fear, Mouth Of The South, Hope For The Dying and Leaders.
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.
See the video for "All Consuming Fire" after the jump. More...
Californian straight edge band xDeathstarx has decided to call it quits. Front man Eric Gregson stated that "We have decided to pull the plug on xDeathstarx. We're all moving on and we'd like to thank everyone who has supported us through the years."
The band's final show will be on the Facedown Fest on April 3 and 4.
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:
War of Ages
Wrench In The Works
Take It Back!
The Great Commission
A Plea For Purging
No Innocent Victim
Call To Preserve
Earth From Above
Theives & Liars
A Hope For Home
Hope For The Dying
Facedown Records has announced that after being out of print for 3 years, xDeathstarx's debut full length "The Triumph" is being re-released on November 25 through Facedown. The album has been re-mixed and re-mastered and comes with all new artwork. You can check out a song on the label's MySpace profile as well as the pre-order packages available now on their online store.
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.
In March / April of 2006 Parkway Drive embarked on a 30 date national all ages tour, aptly titled the All Ages Assault Tour, passing through regional cities and towns which seldom get touring bands.
February 2008 will see them return with the same approach on the Surf Rat Tour, again all shows will be all ages. The tour will be rippin’ through the likes of Cooma, Wangaratta, Wagga Wagga, Sutherland, Coffs Harbour, Townsville and many more as well as an appearance at the MS Fest in Tasmania. Getting barrelled with Parkway Drive will be fellow Byron Bay grommets 50 Lions. Tour details below, tickets go on sale November 21.
Currently touring through Europe and the UK as part of the Never Say Die Tour, Parkway Drive will finish the year with a US West Coast Tour, where they will be joined by xDeathstarx. Those tour dates are as follows: More...
Emmure, xDeathstarx, and Means will be touring together for a month beginning in early-June. Here are the tour dates:
6/5 Nashville, TN @ The Muse
6/6 Augusta, GA @ Sector 7G
6/7 Valdosta, GA @ Vitos
6/8 Orlando, FL @ Island Oasis
6/9 West Palm Beach FL @ Rays Downtown
6/10 Sarasota, FL @ YMCA
6/11 Jacksonville FL @ Thee Imperial
6/13 Jacksonville, NC @ Hp Imports
6/14 Virginia Beach, VA @ Club Relevant
6/15 Sterling, VA @ sterling community center
6/16 Baltimore, MD @ The Ottobar
6/17 Westbury, NY @ Sambuca
6/19 Manchester, NH @ American Legion Hall 79
6/21 Utica, NY @ Skate A Rama
6/22 Pittsburgh, PA @ Lawrenceville Moose
6/23 Trenton, OH @ Fishermans Club
6/24 Warren MI @ GS360
6/25 Ft. Wayne, IN @ Sunset Hall
6/27 Granite City, IL @ Brown Rec. Center
7/1 Albuqerque NM @ Launchpad
7/2 Phoenix AZ @ Metal Devastation 2
7/3 Victorville CA @ Trilogy Theatre
7/5 Bakersfield CA @ Jerry’s Pizza
Redland, California hardcore/metal band xDeathstarx (Facedown Records) is currently searching for a new singer, drummer, and bassist. According to the band, "In the last few months we've gone through some line-up changes. We've had members leave for various reasons and since then we've had friends filling in their spots. We're looking for permanent members to join xDeathstarx and begin touring with us as soon as June."
Candidates must be Christian, straight edge, and willing to tour 6-8 months of the year. Interested parties should send an email here.
Details have been finalized for Earth Crisis' upcoming West Coast reunion show. The event will take place on May 5th at the Ventura Majestic Theatre in Ventura, CA. Tickets can be obtained via Ticketmaster and the line-up is as follows:
Too Pure To Die
Scars Of Tomorrow (farewell show)
Force Of Change
Tears Of Gaia
special guests TBA
After playing a sold out show in Baltimore on January 27, Earth Crisis have decided to play a west coast reunion show at the Majestic in Ventura, California on May 5. Other bands include The Warriors, XDeathStarX, Force of Change, Too Pure to Die, Fight Everyone, Gather, Tears of Gaea, and more to be announced.
Throwdown, The Warriors, All Shall Perish, and xDeathstarx will team up for a brief West Coast mini-tour in mid-December. Here are the tour dates:
12/13 Orangevale, CA @ The Boardwalk
12/14 Fresno, CA @ Warnors Theatre
12/15 Agoura Hills, CA @ Agoura Hills Center
12/16 Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
12/17 Corona, CA @ Showcase Theatre
Dates have been solidified for Path Of Resistance's upcoming West Coast mini-tour with First Blood, xDeathstarx, and Force Of Change. Here are the tour dates:
11/2 Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
11/3 San Jose, CA @ The Cave
11/4 Corona, CA @ Showcase Theatre
11/5 Las Vegas, NV @ TBA
Southern California's xDeathstarx kick off a full US tour tomorrow in Cedar City, UT. Check out all of the dates below. The band’s Facedown debut "We Are The Threat" will be released in January of 2007.
Get in touch with me now to set up an interview with this ambitious 8-piece band. (For those of you who have already checked out for the weekend that’s 16 fists of fighting fury all on stage at the same time.)
Aug. 17th - Cedar City, UT @ Grind Coffee House
Aug. 18th - Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
Aug. 19th - Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club w/ With Dead Hands Rising, Death Sentence
Aug. 20th - Indianapolis, IN @ Basement Show
Aug. 23rd - Lewiston, ME @ Confettis
Aug. 25th - Brockton, MA @ Romans
Aug. 26th - Waretown, NJ @ Waretown Fire Hall w/ Nothing Left To Mourn
Aug. 27th - Annapolis, MD @ Knights of Columbus Hall
Aug. 28th - Virginia Beach, VA @ Club Relevant
Aug. 29th - Day off to see Gorilla Biscuits in Atlanta!
Aug. 30th - Jacksonville, FL @ Fuel Coffeehouse
Aug. 31st - Orlando, FL @ The Back Booth
Sept. 1st - Clearwater, FL @ 688 Skatepark
Sept. 2nd - Atlanta, GA @ The Shop
Sept. 3rd - Nashville, TN @ TBA
Sept. 4th - Memphis, TN @ The Rally Point
Sept. 5th - Oklahoma City, OK @ The Glasnost
Sept. 6th - Dallas, TX @ The Red Blood Club w/ Risky Business
Sept. 7th - Lubbock, TX @ The Way
Sept. 8th - Phoenix, AZ @ TBA
The summer tour featuring xDeathstarx, Blood Stands Still, and Anam Cara has officially been scrapped. The trek was to begin yesterday. No word on reasons behind the cancellation, though it should be noted that official sources claim that the tour will be rescheduled and re-routed.
Initial dates for xDeathstarx's upcoming tour with Blood Stands Still and Anam Cara have been announced. The tour dates are as follows:
7/9 Lubbock, TX @ TBA
7/10 Houston, TX @ TBA
7/11 Baton Rouge, LA @ TBA
7/12 Nashville, TN @ The Anchor
7/13 Augusta, GA @ TBA
7/14 Jacksonville, FL @ New Covenant Ministries w/ Ruiner, Counting The Days
7/14 Ocala, FL @ TBA
7/16 North Port, FL @ North Port YMCA
7/18 Kernersville, NC @ Creation Skatepark
7/19 Virginia/West Virginia @ TBA
7/20 Annapolis, MD @ Knights of Columbus
7/21 Bucksport, ME @ The Kave
7/22 Marcy, NY @ First Assembly of God
7/23 Manheim, PA @ The Warehouse
7/24 Edinboro, PA @ The Hangout w/ War of Ages, Alove For Enemies
7/25 Ohio @ TBA
7/26 Indiana @ TBA
7/27 Macomb, IL @ Elk's Lodge
7/28 Bartlesville, OK @ The Wherehouse
7/29 Oklahoma City, OK @ The Glasnost
7/30 Kansas City, KS @ TBA
7/31 Nebraska, NE @ TBA
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.
xDeathstarx are now in search of a new bassist. Candidates must be "Christian, straight edge, and able to tour a lot." Interested parties should send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
xDeathstarx were recently confirmed to play the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival, which will return once again to the Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts, on Friday April 28, Saturday April 29 and Sunday April 30.
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.
Prosthetic Records' CREMATORIUM have been confirmed for The Los Angeles Murderfest Version 2.0, to be held Feb. 18 & 19, 2006 at The Knitting Factory in Los Angeles. The L.A. murdercore kings will be playing alongside local and national acts such as A Dying Memory, Anal Blast, Avoid Serious Injury, BlowYourFuckingBrainsOut, Cerberus, xDEATHSTARx, Disgorge, Dr. Know, Embrace The End, EveryManForHimself, Gatekeeper, Gaza, Horsemen Of The Apocalypse, Immortality, Impaled, Infamy, Insatanity, IveBeenShot, Job For A Cowboy, Kill The Client, Life Or Death, Meat Shits, Nocturnal Altar, Phobia, Sepsism, Severed, Sinful Bliss, Springbreak, Strong Intention, Suicide Silence, The Dolemite Project, The Faceless, To The Pain, Warriors, Where Eagles Dare, and With Passion.
Other acts will be announced later, and tickets will be available for $30 per day in advance, and $60 in advance for both days, as well as $35 per day at the door and $70 for both days at the door. Tickets will be available in December.