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Sci-Fi Metal Fest 2008 Announced

The first annual Sci-Fi Metal Fest has been announced for this Memorial Day weekend in Hollywood, CA. The fesitval will feature a sci-fi theme and is expected to draw crowds up to 50,000, many dressed in costume of their favorite sci-fi characters. The festival will feature three stages of appropriately sci-fi and fantasy (a subgenre of sci-fi) themed bands.

The first stage, dubbed the Harry Potter Stage, will feature performances by Voldemort, Harry and the Potters, and The Cruciatus Curse. A more recent phenomenon, there are expected to be more Harry Potter-inspired bands in future editions of the festival.

On the Star Wars Stage, extreme metal beasts Vader, Zuckass, and Dagoba will perform, with special guests Jedi Mind Tricks and Anchorhead as well. Blackened death-thrash metal band Skeletonwitch has also been approached to open the Star Wars stage since announcing their upcoming Star Wars concept album.

The Lord Of The Rings Stage will, of course, be the main stage (one stage to rule them all). Headlining the stage will be none other than Blind Guardian, who are well known for their Tolkien-inspired songs. In direct support will be Battlelore and Cruachan. Sci-fi fans will also witness the likes of Aglarond (Mexico), Akallabêth (Sweden), Amon Amarth (Sweden), Almáriel (Russia), Amon Din (Serbia), Anarion (Australia), Arda (Austria), Avatar (Belgium), Azaghal (Finland), Azrael (Spain), Bal-Sagoth, Cirith Gorgor (Netherlands), Cirith Ungol (US), Dol Amroth (Greece), Gandalf, Izengard (India), Fangorn (Germany), Lórien, Mithril (Dominican Republic), Moria, Morgul, Sauron, and Shadowfax. Special guests Burzum will reprise their former name of Uruk-Hai to perform as well.

Gorgoroth were approached to co-headline the Lord of the Rings stage, but were not expected to be allowed into the country.

More details including ticketing information, venue, final lineup along with set times is expected to be released in the coming weeks.

On a side note, Trekkies were polled and revealed that they did not like metal music, but rather gravitate toward pop music or - in a large minority - porn music that they could imagine Captain Kirk "doing" his many mistresses to.

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1. dethmonkee writes:

if you took away the harry potter stage, you would actually have a cool festival
shame its april fools

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2. xXxBODOM OF MY HEARTxXx writes:

TOO BAD THIS IS A FAKE....
AMON AMARTH PWNS....HARRY POTTER FTW....HELL TO TEH MOTHER f***IN YEAHHHH!!!

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3. robw writes:

JEDI MIND TRICKS, best rap group EVER!!!

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4. robw writes:

funny thing is id actually pay to see this.......only if it wasnt april 1st

# Apr 1, 2008 @ 3:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. What a load of bollocks... writes:

Refer to my name!

# Apr 2, 2008 @ 12:07 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. iEATbabies writes:

I heard that 10 Points To Gryffindor was headlining the Harry Potter stage. And in addition to the Lord of the Rings lineup that Gangagar, Eldeleel-Alele, Gognog Mug Alugdug, f***face Academy, Sausage Assassin, Financially Raped, and Smugly Dismissed would play. Only a true metalocalypse fan will get that joke.

# Apr 2, 2008 @ 1:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. zarathustra writes:

One extra band he should add to the Lord of the Rings stage is Fenriz(Darkthrone) side project Isengard.

# Apr 9, 2008 @ 8:09 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Ruby Red writes:

I knew there was something awfully odd/strange with the main post comment above: it's quite a very "clever & deceptive" message post to "tease & taunt" the most heavious/Metal & Sci-fi fans out there! Who knows maybe this April 1st fool jest message/Sc-Fi Metal fest 2008 by deathbringer...'may come into the limelight when the time is right/and boy what a heavy beast fest those days would be! Breathtakenly outrageous that's for sure.

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