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Indianapolis Metal Fest Returns I September 2008

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Following a successful 2007 debut, the Indianapolis Metal Fest is returning this September 26 and 27 to prove itself as the Midwest's premiere metal festival.

The festival includes an assortment of headliner-status and personally-chosen unsigned artists, including three bands that will be making their U.S. debuts. Bands already confirmed are: Dew Scented, Kittie, Divine Heresy, Mustasch, Daylight Dies, Bleed The Sky, Into Eternity, Ekotren, Skeletonwitch, The Destro, Gigan (ex-Hate Eternal), Psyopus, Level-C, Obszon Geschopf, Black Chapel, Demiricous, Gates of Slumber, Threat Signal, and The Absence. In all, the festival will host 60 bands over the two days.

With an extensive background in the music business and live show promotion, promoter Rob Mason has modeled the Indianapolis Metal Fest to encompass all sub-genres of metal for a well-rounded and diverse lineup of bands.

"In addition to a great American lineup, we're bringing in bands from Sweden, Germany, France, South America, and Canada," Mason said. "Mustasch, for example, are huge in Europe. They recently won the Swedish equivalent of a Grammy award, and they're making their U.S. debut at Indianapolis Metal Fest."

Mason also remains committed to his original vision of shining the spotlight on the Indianapolis metal scene and the bands who grind it out in local venues every day.

"Even though the fest has increased in size, I'm very dedicated to the idea that IMF will be a catalyst to present opportunities to local and regional talent," he said. "A band we put on the stage at IMF last year was signed as a direct result of their performance. They weren't a local band, but the opportunity was there."

Indianapolis Metal Fest II is presented by Blind Prophecy Records and Roaring Lion Energy Drink, and will be hosted by Mistress Juliya. Other sponsors include: Sam Ash Music, Jagermeister, Marshall Amplification, 1Vision Records, Halo Custom Guitars, Divirta, Ltd.,Candlelight Records, Dark Star Records, Epitomite Productions, Airplay Direct, Project Independent, Anchor Recordings, Tech 21 NYC,Soul Asylum Poetry and Publishing, and Blastzone Entertainment.

"It helps to have sponsor partners who share your vision, to say the least," Mason said. "The support of these allow us to put on a quality two-day festival. We couldn't do it without them."

The show will take place at Madame Walker Theater, located at 617 Indiana Avenue in Indianapolis. Tickets go on sale Saturday, July 12 and cost $30 in advance/$40 at the door for a two-day admission. Tickets will be available through www.indianapolismetalfest.com and at select retails locations.

All tickets are general admission. Indianapolis Metal Fest II is an all ages show.

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1. Chupacabra_hunter writes:

why didnt this happen when I lived in Indy dammit!

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2. inhatredofme writes:

that's almost tempting enough for a road trip

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3. Mikey writes:

I thought Samadhi was playing this?

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4. Fuck_A_Name writes:

I'm goin on a roadtrip for this sh** if I can, It'll get me ready for a road(and ocean)trip To Wacken in a few years, sort of a "test run" I guess. Plus, this is just the line-up that they have posted on this site; like they said, 60 f***in bands are playing, so I'm sure there will be SOMETHING I haven't heard that I will like there lol.

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5. Fuck_A_Name writes:

Here's the line-up they have listed so far on the site(they said there were "Many More!")

Green Jelly
Threat Signal
Wykked Witch
Rosemary's Billygoat
The Radioactive Chicken Heads
The Absence
Daylight Dies
Into Eternity
Devine Heresy
Bleed The Sky
The Destro
Woe Of Tyrants
Level C
Obszon Geschopf
Gates Of Slumber
Black Chapel
Soldiers of Scrape
Battle Cross
I Decay
Maggot Twat
Set Fire To Athens
The Informant
And Hell Followed With
David LaDuke
Betrayed With A Kiss
Anthem For A Massacre
Blood Tribe
Deliver Us From Evil
Amarna Reign
Threat Level
Phoenix Bodies
Signs of Decay
Dying Earth

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