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Killswitch Engage To Headline California Metalfest 2012

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Killswitch Engage will be headlining the upcoming California Metalfest. It's a special gig for the Grammy-nominated, Massachusetts metal band celebrating its 10th anniversary of 2002's "Alive or Just Breathing." To commemorate the album, KSE will play the album in its entirety, from start to finish, as well as other more recent tracks.

The sixth annual California Metalfest will be held at the NOS Events Center in San Bernardino, CA on Saturday, November 24th. Ash Avildsen, founder of California Metalfest had this to say: "Alive or Just Breathing is one of the most important and timeless albums for this era of heavy music. KsE's special headlining set combined with the rest of the line-up is going to make for an incredible day of metal and memories. Having all these bands in the same place on one day is really exciting both as a fan and as a festival producer."

WWE Superstar "Mankind" Mick Foley will be hosting the festival along with several other stars TBA who will be doing signings and appearances. There will also be many carnival style prize games where fans can win special, limited edition band merch and memorabilia instead of stuffed animals.

Special VIP ticketing packages and general admission tickets are now available through this location.

The line-up also features Asking Alexandria, As I Lay Dying, Black Veil Brides, Pierce The Veil, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Chiodos w/Craig Owens, For Today, Suicide Silence, Memphis May Fire, Blessthefall, Unearth, Bleeding Through, The Faceless, Born Of Osiris, Winds Of Plague, Shadows Fall, Veil of Maya, Acacia Strain, Attila, Sleeping Giant, Upon A Burning Body among a slew of others.

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1. madi writes:

Do you have to be a certian age

# Sep 6, 2012 @ 9:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. BrunoHockalugie writes:

^^^^
Nope it is all ages.

Damn this Fest has taken really gone down hill. Been to it a couple times in the past and this is by far the most disappointing line-up yet. Oh well, I'll save my money for the Lamb of God tour.

# Sep 7, 2012 @ 10:19 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. liver rott writes:

think its time for an updated pic... so awesome jessie is back!!

# Sep 8, 2012 @ 8:08 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. chet the bringer of death writes:

Agree with post 2 but there a few bands on here worth the admission.
Notably shadows falls, unearth and as i lay dying.

# Sep 8, 2012 @ 4:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Matt_Tuck writes:

There is way too many awesome bands there. Asking Alexandria, As I Lay Dying, Blessthefall, Black Veil Brides(epic), Suicide silence, Pierce The Veil(meh), and Unearth. Did I mention Killswitch Engage? Or possibly Black Veil Brides!!!!!!!!

# Sep 16, 2012 @ 10:08 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. asking alexandria fan 223 writes:

does any1 know how much are the tickets

# Sep 17, 2012 @ 12:08 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. RememberMetal? writes:

Dillinger, Shadows Fall, and The Faceless are all proven acts from where I stand. KSE might actually be tolerable if they shelf everything after "The End of Heartache" and play from only that album and the 2 prior.

A couple unknowns aside, the other bands skate between meh and bleh. Had this show been set on the east coast I would at least consider going.

# Sep 17, 2012 @ 11:44 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. BVB army 4ever<;3 writes:

Does anyone know when the concert starts?

# Sep 21, 2012 @ 3:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. xfghnzgb writes:

worst f***ing lineup of all time...should be called scenebrofest

# Sep 22, 2012 @ 1:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. DxH4L writes:

KsE is playing Alive or Just Barely breathing in its entirety. The whole thing, for all you dumbasses.

Tickets are $50+, $80+ for a VIP

# Sep 25, 2012 @ 10:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Sunshine Piper writes:

how much r tickets 50?

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