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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.
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.
Necrophagist, Ion Dissonance, Arsis, and Alarum will be touring Canada together in June. Here are the tour dates:
6/1 QUE @ TBA
6/2 Montreal, QUE @ Club Soda
6/3 Quebec City, QUE @ Campus Charlesbourg
6/4 Jonquiere, QUE @ Cote Cour
6/5 Dolbeau, QUE @ Chevaliers Colomb
6/6 Ottawa, ONT @ Mavericks
6/7 ONT @ TBA
6/8 ONT @ TBA
6/9 Sudbury, ONT @ Serbian Hall
6/10 Rouyn-Noranda, QUE @ Petit Theatre
ION DISSONANCE have recruited the likes of AUGUST BURNS RED and LIGEIA to join them on a week long tour of the east coast:
February 6 - Cleveland, OH @ The Red Parrot
February 7 - Baltimore, MD @ The Sidebar
February 8 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Syndicate
February 9 - Amityville, NY @ Village Pub South
February 10 - Endicott, NY @ Rexers Music Hall
February 11 - Hamden, CT @ Hamden Elks Lodge
Just off their highly successful tour with It Dies Today, Still Remains, Scars Of Tomorrow and Bullet For My Valentine, Jacknife has secured some January dates with Dead to Fall and Ion Dissonance. Here are the details of the upcoming run:
Jan. 19th Winchester Pavillion Lubbock, TX
Jan. 20th The Brick House Wichita Falls, TX
Jan. 21st Gypsy Tea Room Dallas, TX (also with Dryline)
Jan. 22nd Walter's on Washington Houston, TX
More Jacknife tour dates are expected to be announced soon.
Dates have been announced for the upcoming 2006 Dead To Fall and Ion Dissonance tour. Here are the cuurent tour dates:
1/6 Omaha, NE @ Sokol Underground
1/7 Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep
1/8 Ogden, UT @ Club Boom VA
1/12 San Francisco, CA @ The Pound
1/13 Sacramento, CA @ The Boardwalk
1/14 Corona, CA @ Showcase Theatre
1/17 Phoenix, AZ @ Neckbeards
1/18 Albuquerque, NM @ The Compound
1/19 Lubbock, TX @ Winchester Pavillion
1/22 Houston, TX @ Walter's On Washington
1/24 Tallahassee, FL @ The Beta Bar
1/25 Tampa, FL @ Masquerade Infinity Room
1/26 Orlando, FL @ Back Booth
1/27 Miami, FL @ The Roxy Theatre
1/28 Jacksonville, FL @ Thee Imperial
2/1 Terre Haute, IN @ The Legacy
Dead To Fall are heading to Trax East to begin recording the follow up to their critically acclaimed 2004 album "Villainy and Virtue" with producer Eric Rachel. Rachel rejoins the band for round two – their previous collaboration was described in Revolver as, "Full of slab-like guitars and raging vocal growls, this brutish metalcore album will reach out of your speakers, beat you down, and steal your wallet." The great Paul Romano (Mastodon, Godflesh) returns to artwork for the cover – his images for "Villainy and Virtue" were some of the most striking to appear that year, and the band is eager to work with him again. The tentative title for the album is "Death and Rebirth" and singer Jon Hunt has said that it has a lot more classic metal elements than any previous Dead To Fall recordings. Expect the album in April 2006, and don’t miss Dead To Fall on tour in January 2006 with Ion Dissonance, where new songs from the album will be performed. Tour dates will be confirming shortly.
Ion Dissonance continue to tour in support of their Abacus Records release, "Solace" and will be on the road through the new year. Here are the remaining tour dates:
10/26 Wheeling IL @ Hangouts w/ Amora Savant.
10/27 Grand Rapids MI @ Ten Bells Nightclub w/ Amora Savant.
10/28 Traverse City MI @ The American Legion Hall w/ Amora Savant, Dissonant, Lift that Cannon.
10/29 Lincoln Park MI @ Floyd's w/ Amora Savant.
11/11 Trois Rivières QC @ TROIS-RIVIÈRES METALFEST w/ Martyr, Exhumed, Blinded by Faith, Descend Into Nothingness, Beneath The Massacre
11/20 Queens NY @ Redzone w/ From A Second Story Window.
11/26 La Tuque QC @ Complexe Culturel Felix Leclerc w/ tba.
12/02 St-Hyacinthe QC @ Cegep de St-hyacinthe w/ Despised Icon.
12/03 Sherbrooke QC @ Eglise Immaculée Conception w/ Despised Icon .
12/09 Virginia Beach VA @ Peppermint Beach Club w/ Darkest Hour, From A Second Story Window.
12/10 Fredericksburg VA @ KC's w/ Darkest Hour, From A Second Story Window.
12/02 St-Hyacinthe, QC, @ Cegep de St-hyacinthe w/ Despised Icon
Justin (guitars) talks about the fire that overtook the THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD tour van:
"Yesterday we had transmission problems in our van and it caused the van to go up in flames. We didn't lose anything of huge value and all of our equipment is safe. Everyone got out of the van just fine and no one is hurt. We did lose some of our bags, blankets/pillows, shirts, hoodies, cd's and other miscellanious items. With the help of Prosthetic, we were able to get a new van and make it to the show (although we were really late). We will definitely continue the tour with Ion Dissonance and The Red Death. Thanks to everyone for your support so far. Words can't describe how much we appreciate it. "
Remaining tour dates are as follows: More...
Ion Dissonance and From A Second Story Window will be hitting Canada briefly in mid-October. Here are the dates:
10/12 London, ONT @ The Embassy
10/13 Oshawa, ONT @ The Dungeon w/ Beneath the Massacre
10/14 Ottawa, ONT @ The Café Deckuf w/ Beneath the Massacre
10/15 Burlington, ONT @ Formac Billiards w/ Beneath the Massacre
The entire schedule for Hellfest has finally been released. HELLFEST 2K5 takes place on August 19-21 at the Sovereign Bank Arena in Trenton, New Jersey. Tickets are available at hellfest.com or you can purchase tickets at the Sovereign Bank Arena box office or charge by phone at 1-888-SBA-TIXX or online at sovereignbankarena.com.
The complete schedule follows, including stages, times and bands playing: More...
South Carolina's THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD will release their Prosthetic Records debut, Bloodlust on October 25th. The first track, "Two Inches From A Main Artery" can be downloaded here. A video for the song will be shot next month. Bloodlust was produced by Jamie King (Between The Eyes Of The Dead) with artwork by Paul Romano (Mastodon). The band will be heading out on the road with Ion Dissonance, Summer's End and The Red Death this September.
THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD On Tour:
w/ Ion Dissonance, Summer's End. The Red Death More...
Ion Dissonance, Through The Eyes Of The Dead, The Red Death, and Summer's End will be touring the US together this fall. Here's the initial routing:
9/10 Milwaukee, WI
9/11 Chicago, IL
9/12 Indianapolis, IN
9/13 St. Louis, MO
9/14 Kansas City, MO
9/15 Denver, CO
9/16 Salt Lake City, UT
9/17 Boise, ID @ The Venue
9/18 Reno, NV
9/19 San Francisco, CA
9/20 Ventura, CA
9/21 Hollywood, CA
9/22 Corona, CA @ Showcase Theatre
9/23 South Gate, CA @ The Allen Theatre
9/24 Las Vegas, NV
9/25 Phoenix, AZ @ The Phix Gallery
9/26 Albuquerque, NM
9/27 Lubbock, TX
9/28 Oklahoma City, OK
9/29 Memphis, TN
9/30 Nashville, TN
10/1 Charlotte, NC
10/2 Fredericskburg, VA @ KCs
10/3 New York, NY
10/4 Poughkeepsie, NY
10/5 Bucksport, ME @ The Kave
Psyopus have dropped of their tour with Swarm Of The Lotus, Ion Dissonance, and Strong Intention. According to the band, their drummer is "MIA." Here's a statement from the group:
"It is deeply upsetting to us but, for those in the band who were dedicated to this tour, our control over other people is imaginary. We would be out there if we could be. We'll still be playing Hellfest this year with our original drummer Greg Herman and we'll be aiming to get a couple extra shows in too so we don't lose our asses financially. We are in a bind right now as you could imagine. Sorry."
The band is in debt to the tune of $2000 for the month, so be a good sport and buy some of their merch.
Canada's Ion Dissonance have released the following update:
First of, Solace is now entirely recorded and mastered, and well, lets just say that we are all very anxious to release the first mp3 so that people will know why we are so proud of that album. We are waiting for Abacus to know when the song "Cleansed by Silence" will be uploaded on the net as first single (which should be anytime soon).
Both Canadian (last April) and American (June) tour were awesome thanks to all of you who showed to the shows and had a good time, i know we did. And thanks to all of our mates, in Despised Icon, From a Second Story Window, Reflux, and On Broken Wings, 'cause of them we had an even better time. You guys have no ideas how grateful we are...
The band will also be touring with Psyopus, Swarm of the Lotus, All Shall Perish, and Strong Intention:
July 28 - Columbus, OH @ High Fives
July 29 - Saginaw, MI @ Old Jamestowne Hall (w/ DEAD TO FALL)
July 30 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Orchard Inn
July 31 - Port Huron, MI @ TBA
August 1 - Chicago, IL @ The Studio
August 2 - Des Moines, IA @ Hairy Marys
August 3 - Madison, WI @ The Annex
August 4 - St. Paul, MN @ Station 44
August 5 - Fargo, ND @ Billards on Broadway
August 6 - Omaha, NE @ Sokol Underground
August 7 - Fayetteville, AR @ Music Hall
August 8 - Little Rock, AR @ Downtown
August 9 - Tulsa, OK @ The Pinkeye
August 10 - Dallas, TX @ Red Blood Club
August 11 - Corpus Chrsiti, TX @ The Ballroom
August 12 - San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
August 13 - Houston, TX @ Mary Janes
August 14 - Baton Rouge, LA @ Darkroom
August 15 - Tallahassee, FL @ Big Daddys
August 16 - Clearwater, FL @ 688 skatepark
August 17 - Orlando, FL @ Backbooth
August 18 - Myrtle Beach, SC @ The Social
August 19 - Greensboro, NC @ Aces Basement
August 20 - Trenton, NJ @ HellFest
The band will also be playing the following Canadian show with DEAD TO FALL:
August 29 - Montreal, QC @ El Salon
HELLFEST 2K5 has announced the next 22 bands out of the 188 total bands (with more to come) playing this years festival from August 19th to the 21st in Trenton, NJ at the Sovereign Bank Arena. Among the new announcements, Hellfest has managed a reunion of one of the most legendary rap groups to grace the music scene—Public Enemy.
Here are the new;yu announced bands:
HELLFEST 2K5 BAND LINE UP ROUND THREE:
3 Inches Of Blood
Alove For Enemies
All That Remains
Hit The Lights
Kids Like Us
Nobody Left Behind
One Dead Three Wounded
Ready Set Fail
Six Feet Under
This Is Hell
Walk The Line
HERE’S A RE-CAP OF THE FIRST 98 More...
Ion Dissonance have finished recording their second album, "Solace", and have set a September release for the album. "Solace" was recorded by Pierre Remillard (The End, Kirisun, Cryptopsy). Ion Dissonance have also announced their summer tour dates, they are as follows:
6/2 Middletown, NY - Club NY
6/3 Lincoln Park, MI - Floyd's Bar
6/4 Grand Rapids, MI - Ten Bells Nightclub
6/5 Round Lake, IL - Rock And Rack
6/7 Denver, CO - Bluebird Theatre
6/8 Midvale, UT - The Circut
6/9 Boise ID - The Venue
6/10 San Fransisco, CA - The Pound
6/11 Roseville, CA - The Underground
6/12 Bakersfield, CA - Montgomery World Plaza
6/13 Lancaster CA - El Dorado
6/14 Ventura CA - Ventura Missionary Church
6/15 Hollywood CA - Whisky a GoGo
6/16 San Diego CA - Epicenter
6/17 Anaheim CA - Chain Reaction
6/18 South Gate CA - Allen Theatre
6/19 Las Vegas, NV - Roadhouse Casino
6/21 Phoenix AZ - Neckbeards
6/22 Santa Fe, NM - Warehouse 21
6/23 Lubbock TX - Tokyo Joes
6/24 Wichita KS - Eagles Lodge N
6/25 St. Louis, MO - Creepy Crawl
6/26 Louisville KY - Headliners
6/27 Nashville TN - The Muse
6/28 Memphis TN - The Complex
6/29 Florence AL - Muscle Shoals Music Hall
6/30 Birmingham AL - Cave 9
7/1 Baton Rouge LA - The Darkroom
7/2 Panama City Beach, FL - Springfield Community Center
7/3 Tallahassee, FL - The Beta Bar
7/5 Clearwater, FL - 688 Skatepark
7/6 Pompano Beach, FL - Pompano Indoor Skatepark
7/7 Orlando FL - Backbooth
7/8 Myrtle Beach, SC - The Social
7/9 Charlotte NC - Brew Ha Ha's
7/10 Fredericksburg, VA - KC's
Swarm of the Lotus have schedueld their new album, "Sirens of Silence", for July 12th. "Sirens of Silence" was recorded by Kurt Ballou (Converge), and mastered by Allan Douches (Burnt by the Sun, A Life Once Lost). Swarm of the Lotus have also annouced tour dates, they are as follows:
6/8 Baltimore, MD - Talking Head
With Psyopus, Ion Dissonance, All Shall Perish and Strong Intention:
7/29 Detroit, MI - The Shelter
8/4 ST Paul, MN' - Station 4
8/6 Omaha, NE - Sokol Underground
8/8 Santa Fe, NM - Warehouse 21
8/11 Corpus Chrsiti, TX - The Ballroom
8/13 Houston, TX - Fat Cats
8/14 New Orleans, LA - Dixie Tavern
8/15 Tallahassee, FL - Big Daddys
8/17 Orlando, FL - Backbooth
8/18 Myrtle Beach , SC - The Social
8/19 Charlotte,NC - Milestone
Embrace the End have announced a June 28th release date and is playing a free show at the Troubadour in Hollywood with Manntis, Watch Them Die, Eyes of Fire. Embrace the End has also announced the beginning of their summer tour that will start on the West Coast, dates are as follows:
6/10 San Jose, CA - The Cave w/ Arsis, Through The Eyes Of The Dead
6/11 Roseville, CA - The Underground w/ On Broken Wings, Ion Dissonance
6/12 Lodi, CA - The Junkyard
6/13 Orangevale, CA - The Boardwalk w/ Himsa, Scars Of Tomorrow
6/18 Los Angeles, CA - Hanging Jury
6/20 Bakersfield, CA - Jerry's Pizza
6/24 Tuscon, AZ - The Boardwalk
6/27 Hollywood, CA - The Troubadour w/ Manntis, Watch Them Die, Eyes Of Fire
Paria have finished a short tour with From A Second Story Window and are heading home to take a break and write. Here is the update:
"We are home from our east coast venture with our good pals From A Second Story Window. It was a short tour, but we had a great time playing shows and hanging out with those dudes. In that tour we played New England Metal Fest, which was a blast, as well as three dates with Minneapolis metal maniacs Nehemiah including their CD release show. Pictures from Metal Fest can be found here. We want to throw a special thanks out to those guys for having us for those three days and we wish them the best of luck with their new disc. Go pick it up kids!"
We will be home for the next two months (aside from Dustin who will be on tour with Analog) to write some new material for our next full length. We are planning on touring all of July and August as well as a short Canadian run with Ion Dissonance in September when their new CD on Abacus records is released. Plans are still in the works so keep checking back for that."
In other news, Schecter guitars have endorsed Paria. And Jones Soda has worked out a deal with the band and will be printing their album cover on 25,000 bottles of soda. They will be hitting shelves later this summer.