Metal News for June 14, 2010
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35 news articles posted on this day.
Antagonist has announced "World In Decline" as the title of thier long awaited new album. The band recorded at Buzzbomb Studios in Orange, CA with producer Paul Miner (Terror, Thrice, Throwdown). Antagonist released "Exist", their Prosthetic Records debut in 2008.
Singer/guitarist Carlos Garcia commented on the forthcoming album:
“We’ve just wrapped up the making of our new album with Paul Miner. We’re super stoked on the finished product, and we hope everyone will feel the same! Paul was amazing to work with, he was very encouraging and super patient with us, and we’re eternally grateful for that. And of course, he knows his way around the console. This is honestly the first album we’ve done that is an accurate representation of Antagonist’s live sound, and it definitely showcases a more refined, aggressive sound. We’re taking it back to the old school!”
“‘Exist’ had a hopeful message of working together as humans towards a better future. The new album is about the realization that things will always be fucked up, people will always be selfish, and this world is going to end at any minute, and we have nobody to blame but ourselves. People grow older and figure out that life doesn’t get any easier and that our own selfishness, carelessness, and ignorance are at the core of our demise. So right now, that’s where our heads are at, which will in turn no doubt lead to a much more aggressive and angry album. “
The band will be announcing a late summer tour in the coming days.
GORY BLISTER have started work on writing the successor to "Graveyard of Angels." "The new stuff is coming out perfect Gory Blister style, that is a mix of brutality, melody 'when possible' and technique," states the band. More news about the album to come.
In the meantime, you can check out some of their music on the band's MySpace player or a video of "Asteroid" below:
Legendary prog rockers Primus have announced the dates for "The Oddity Faire" North American tour. This is the second annual Oddity Fairre, a multi-medium event. The musicians and performers will rotate from region to region. The tour begins in Sacramento, CA on September 14th and ends in Detroit, MI on October 3rd.
Concert Dates Include:
14 Sacramento, CA Memorial Auditorium
16 & 17 Los Angeles, CA Club Nokia
20 Eagle, ID Eagle River Pavillion
21 Central Point, OR Lithia Motors Amphitheater
22 Portland, OR Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
24 Seattle, WA Wamu Theatre at Qwest Field
25 Vancouver, BC PNE Forum
27 Edmonton, AB Edmonton Events Centre
28 Calgary, AB University of Calgary
30 Winnipeg, MB Burton Cummings Theatre
1 Minneapolis, MN Orpheum Theatre
2 Chicago, IL Congress Theatre
3 Detroit, MI The Fillmore Detroit
British metal legends Iron Maiden have just released the artwork to their much anticipated 15th studio album titled, "The Final Frontier". The artwork, created by long-time Iron Maiden artist Melvyn Grant, has been posted over on Iron Maiden's official website. "The Final Frontier" has a confirmed release date of August, 17th, 2010.
Exilia has posted a video for "No Tears For You," which can be viewed below. The band also issued the following statement about the clip:
"The video footage of Exilia performing its new single, 'No Tears For You' can be viewed below! 'No Tears For You' is the first single of Exilia's new release 'Naked' which is a limited edition CD that includes unplugged version of famous hits such as Stop Playing God, Coincidence etc., and that hit the stores on May the 21st, 2010. The video was shot in San Marcos Texas (USA) on March 2010 while the band was in Austin to perform at the SXSW Festival."
Swiss death metallers Omophagia have checked in with the following recording update:
"It's high time for another update and finally I managed to give you a short statement to what’s going on at the Omophagia-camp. Normally we try to keep you informed as regularly as we can but at the moment we are very busy with the recordings and everything that comes with it. As I told you earlier our recording work got delayed due to several reasons and in the meantime the delay grew even more. We have spent and still spend every single free minute into that album and sometimes the work doesn't seem to have no end.
"But as you all know 'haste makes waste' and the good thing is that we are all really satisfied with the output. And in the end this is what really matters! We would have never imagined that this would have been possible after only 3 years of Omophagia's existence. More...
California's Giant Squid will be performing at the 12th edition of the Tidal Wave Music festival in San Francisco. Additional details on the festival can be found at this location. The upcoming Giant Squid tour dates are as follows:
6/25 2010 The Comet w/ Helms Alee, Lozen, Dog Shredder Seattle, Washington
6/26 2010 East End w/Cull, Lozen, Dog Shredder Portland, OR
7/24 2010 McLaren Park Jerry Garcia Amphitheater San Francisco, CA
You can hear sample Giant Squid tracks through the band's official MySpace page.
SFC Records has issued the following statement about inking a record deal with Eighty Thousand Dead:
"80 Thousand Dead is not just a statistic, it is the name of the newest band in the SFC records roster. Formed in early 2007 in Goshen, Indiana, USA these guys have continued to create the most uncompromising and punishing material possible. This is a new breed of tech brutal death, bringing the rhythms of upcoming apocalypse supported with melodies of death.
"The new album from Eighty Thousand Dead will be released this year on SFC Records. The rapid, skull-cracking cocktail of grinded human bones and flesh will leave an everlasting mark on your eardrums!"
You can check out sample Eighty Thousand Dead songs via the band's official MySpace page.
Greek act Sorrowful Angels has issued the following brief statement about the previously scheduled "Darkest Summer Nights" show with Moonspell being canceled: "Dear friends, unfortunately the gig at the Chalkida Castle along with Moonspell, Suicidal Angels, W.E.B., and Decent is canceled." You can still check out sample Sorrowful Angels tracks at this location. Sorrowful Angels also still has the following upcoming live show:
7/31 2010 MetaLmorphosiS Festival 2010 Nicosia, CYPRUS
Megadeth's production assistant Rikki has checked in with the following report from the road:
"Hey everybody! Checking in from a big top tent in Cork, Ireland. We're kicking off their "Live at the Marquee" summer concert series here tonight. We apologize for having to make the show time a little earlier than normal, but it's a situation that if we don't play earlier, we won't be able to get our gear to Warsaw in time for the Sonisphere. Can't have that! So a little earlier it has to be.
"What a crazy weekend this has turned out to be. Kicked it off in Copenhagen with the Deftones (one of MY favorite bands ever) for Copenhell, then headed to Download. We finished that show, packing gear and whatnot, shortly after 1 am, had to repack ourselves to fly, then headed to the airport at 4 am. The lucky ones got about 2 hours of sleep before we had to get on the plane and fly to Download. It was a long drive for our gear to get there and it arrived very very shortly before we arrived on stage. To say that we were sweating it would be an understatement! But we got it, we made it happen, on little to no sleep. The show was amazing! I can't even describe what it felt like to look out at that massive crowd and see all the support. The photo taken of the band during the bow sums it up fairly well. It was so great to see so many friends and work with a great festival staff. More...
Dutch female-fronted metallers Alerion have issued the following update about recruiting a new keyboardist:
"Nathalia Hoogkamer has joined Alerion on keyboards. After auditioning several keyboardists, Nathalia was asked to join the band on May 17th. Formerly Nathalia was a member of folk metal band Thronar from Arnhem, The Netherlands, with whom she performed on many gigs. With Thronar Nathalia released two albums: 2008's Unleash the Fire and 2005's For Death and Glory. We are happy to have her in Alerion and look forward to creating new music with her. Furthermore, we are now able to finish the writing process of the new songs A Life Less Ordinary, Colourblind and Chains of the Collective. We'll add them to our live set as soon as they're done."
Nathalia also commented: "After Thronar broke up, I've been busy giving piano lessons. But my my, did I miss the stage and a good band around me! Then Alerion came on my path: great musicians, great people. I'm glad to have the honour to be part of the band. Let's make some music!"
Toxic Holocaust will support Danzig during several dates of the band's upcoming "Deth Red Saboath" tour. Toxic Holocaust have just returned from Chaos In Tejas, a four-day festival held every year in Austin, TX. The band has also recently debuted a video for the “Lord Of The Wasteland” track, which can be viewed below. “Lord Of The Wasteland” was shot at various live gigs during the band’s 2009 tour schedule. Toxic Holocaust is currently writing a new album, with plans to begin recording this summer. The upcoming Toxic Holocaust tour dates are as follows:
6/24 2010 Knitting Factory Concert House w/ Danzig Boise, ID
6/25 2010 Knitting Factory Concert House w/ Danzig Reno, Nevada
6/26 2010 NOKIA Theatre LA LIVE w/ Danzig Los Angeles, CA
6/27 2010 Regency Ballroom w/ Danzig San Francisco, California
9/10 2010 The Morgue Seattle, WA
9/11 2010 Satyricon Portland, OR More...
Canadian extreme metallers Katakalysm have unveiled the artwork for their new album "Heaven’s Venom," which will be released on August 20th in Europe and August 24th in North America. The artwork can be viewed at this location. The follow-up to 2008’s "Prevail" was recorded by Kataklysm guitarist J-F Dagenais (Malevolent Creation, Misery Index) and was mixed by Tue Madsen (The Haunted, Mnemic, Dark Tranquillity). Some tentative song titles appearing on the album include “Soul Made of Shrapnel,” “Blind Savior,” “Hail the Renegade” and “Push the Venom."
Brazilian death metallers Krophus have posted two versions of the "Symbols Or Not" music video online. The first clip can be viewed below and the second can be found after the jump. Krophus also commented on the video:
"Released on the Internet is the first music video of Khrophus, for the 'Symbols From Death', song included on the 'Presages' album, released at the end of 2009. The video producer Claudio Tibérius makes a live image compilation of Khrophus, captured on Setembro Negro Festival at São Paulo, which also had great bands like Sadus (USA), Enthroned (BEL) and Severe Torture (NED). The result came in two versions."
Guitarist Cristian Mustaine of Italy's Blood Thirsty Demons has issued the following update about re-recording the "Let The War Begin" album:
"Yesterday I finished recording all the songs and the bonus tracks of the reissue of 'Let The War Begin' (2005 – 2010) in my personal studio. I played all the instruments and I like so much the new powerful sound! I hope to release it in this year!"
The track listing is as follows:
1. The awakening
2. Let the war begin
3. Black solitude
4. Blood thirsty demons
5. I am the evil
6. This is my death
7. Burn the witches
8. ...all is black
9. Lucifer's fall
10. Lady of sin
11. I can't change this world
12. Black Sabbath medley
Alice In Chains has checked in with the following announcement about adding an extra date to the BlackDiamondSkye tour:
"BlackDiamondSkye, featuring Alice In Chains, Deftones and Mastodon, will come through Los Angeles, CA on October 12 at the Gibson Amphitheatre. Tickets go on-sale June 19 at 10am, but pre-sale and special VIP ticketing packages can be purchased now by going here, clicking the 'register' button, and following the instructions."
The currently scheduled tour dates are as follows:
9/16 Chicago, IL Charter One Pavilion at Northerly Island
9/17 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
9/18 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
9/20 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
9/22 Boston, MA Agannis Arena
9/24 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
9/25 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Theatre
9/26 Fairfax, VA Patriot Center
9/28 Atlanta, GA Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
10/1 St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center
10/4 Denver, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
10/7 Vancouver, BC General Motors Place
10/8 Seattle, WA Key Arena
10/9 Portland, OR Rose Quarter Memorial Coliseum
10/11 San Jose, CA SJSU Events Center
10/12 Los Angeles, CA Gibson Amphitheatre
10/15 San Diego, CA Viejas Arena
10/16 Las Vegas, NV The Joint
Finland's Battlelore has checked in with the following update about recording a new album:
"On last Monday it started - the recording of the new album that is. Drum recording was finished on Thursday and the guitars/bass started earlier today. We will be recording 12 or so songs. The working title of the album is currently 'Doombound.'
"Here's what Jyri had to say about the album: 'We will begin the recordings of our next album in early June at Sound Supreme Studios (Hämeenlinna, Finland) with Janne Saksa, who will engineer and produce the album. The legendary Dan Swanö will do the mixing and mastering and hopefully, we'll get the whole battle package out in early fall of 2010. Stylistically, we have turned back to the old school style of songs with grinding drums and fast guitars! This will also be our first concept album and the songs will relate the story of Tolkien's tragic hero Túrin Turambar.'
"We will update you about the proceedings. There will be cooperation with Sounds2move.de with the studio diary as well as some youtube video clips, stay tuned for updates!! Cheers!"
Sludge metal legends CROWBAR have signed a worldwide deal with E1 Music. The band will be releasing a new full-length album later this fall. "CROWBAR is very excited to have landed this deal with E1 Music! We have always been very proud of what we do and the new record will not disappoint and of our die hard fans." says front man and guitar player Kirk Windstein.
The forthcoming album will be the follow up to the band’s last album, "Lifesblood for the Downtrodden," which was released out in 2005. Windstein continues. "Big thanks to Jamey Jasta, Steve Ross and the legal team at E1 Music. Get ready, with a real label behind us we will crush!"
E1 Music Vice President of Metal Scott Givens adds, "CROWBAR have influenced a generation of great bands and E1 is fully committed to making this the band’s biggest selling record of its long and storied career."
Kirk Windstein formed CROWBAR in 1991. Since that time, the band's sound has profoundly influenced a new generation of metal acts the world over. Weinstein is also a key member of KINGDOM OF SORROW (with HATEBREED front man Jamey Jasta) and DOWN.
Derelict has issued the following update about the band's five year anniversary and announcement about parting ways with two members:
"Hello friends and fans. Eric here. June 2010 marks the five-year anniversary of when Daryl and I started playing together, the birth of what soon became Derelict. In five years, we have released three albums, embarked on three national tours, completed countless mini treks and one-offs, and experienced a lot of amazing things. I personally could not be prouder of what we have achieved.
"Our recently completed Northern Shores Tour confirmed the existence of a Derelict fan base all over the country, and for many of us was the confirmation that what we have been doing is being very well received. Unfortunately, many victories are shadowed by losses. We are sad to announce that Daryl and Joey will be leaving Derelict as of September. The road can be brutal, and life presents many opportunities outside of death metal that are just as fulfilling. We wish them well! More...
Norway's Kraanium has issued the following statement about the band's appearance at the Death Fest Open Air:
"So, we are back home in cold Norway after 3 days of great brutality and fun! It was amazing to finally play at this great festival, even though the damn weather gods did not want us to play at the big stage obviously, both Kraanium, and the dfoa crew managed to make the best out of it in the party tent, and what a slamming party it was to play in there.
"And to all of the people who thought our singer was shouting 'fuck the weed,' he actually said 'fuck the WIND' since it ruined our chance to slam it out on the big stage, buhu!:( Met alot of great friends, both old and new, had a great time there for sure!
"Thanks alot to all the people we meet and all the people who checked us out, bought our merch, took pictures/ videos and came talk to us! It means alot to us to see that people appreciate what we do, and support us! Also thanks to all the great bands who played there and made this a great festival yet again. Last but not least: To everyone who bought our merch, took pix or videos of us, get in contact so we can put this up on our page!"
Each week in "Unearthing the Metal Underground," we'll be putting a few quality underground bands in the spotlight in an attempt to get the word out about them. A while back, I wrote about some of the heaviest bands to come out of Taiwan in recent years. This week I am showcasing a few more great bands from the burgeoning Formosa metal scene. More...
Kreator, Exodus, and Death Angel will be touring Europe in November and December with support from Greek act Suicidal Angels. The band has now issued the following statement about being included on the Thrashfest tour:
"We are proud to announce that this winter, we will be part of the Thrashfest 2010 Tour, supporting none others, but the living legends of thrash metal, Kreator, Exodus and Death Angel! Starting November 26th, we'll be thrashing all around Europe along with these monsters of metal! We've made a lot of new friends since the beginning of the year, and we saw a lot of old friends as well, but we know that every-fucking-one of you will be present in those gigs and every venue we're gonna play in will be closed for renovation after the night's through... See you all soon."
The Thrashfest 2010 tour dates are as follows: More...
Germany's Lifeless released the album "Beyond the Threshold of Death" through Ibex Moon Records on June 8th, 2010. Lifeless guitarist Marc recently conducted an interview with Highwire Daze, in which he discussed the new album and the best kinds of German beer. An excerpt from the interview follows.
Highwire: What German beer could you recommend to our readers and do you like American beer at all?
Marc: Oh, hard to say. The most popular German beer abroad is “Becks” if I got it right. But this is not the best German beer at least. There are so many different kinds of beer in Germany that it is really hard to decide which one is the best. My favorite one is “Kronen Pils” from our hometown Dortmund. And “Diebels Alt” is also great. Unfortunately I don’t know American beer yet. But if we ever do a tour in the States I will try as much of it as possible. Promised…More...
Read the full article at Highware Daze.
Georgia's Abomination Reborn has issued the following update about recruiting a new bass player:
"OK so we have one new official abomination! We proudly welcome Josh Cannon in on bass! He will be playing all upcoming shows with us now and just to say he is awesome. So Andrew has moved over to guitar taking our rhythmic style with him and R.j. has moved to do all out leads on guitar.
"We also are still considering keys, and a second vocalist. Also to everyone who supports us or helps us thank you it helps so much! we now have merch and it will be on sale at all upcoming shows! Thanks."
You can also hear Abomination Reborn song via the band's MySpace page.
U.K. metallers Conspires To... have issued the following update about recording new material:
"So, Tuesdays nearly here and our next studio session. The song selection is definitely - Allegiance, Falling Down, and Death and Dishonour. However the chances are we won't get through all three, so we will probably tackle them in this order. I'll let you know how we get one, and get some music up here a fast as we can get."
You can also hear sample Conspires To... songs through the band's MySpace page.
Finland's Evemaster has posted a teaser trailer online for the new album "III," which can be viewed below. The band also checked in with the following update:
"Hello all! As you can see our homepage has a new layout. Hopefully everything works. There is still some work to be done but hopefully everything is already functional. Inform us if you see something wrong. Go to this location.
"First reviews for 'III' have surfaced. In the biggest Finnish metal magazine Inferno there will be excellent 4½ hatchets out of 5 review ('Truly strong Finnish expertice!'). In the biggest Finnish metal webportal Imperiumi.net we are now The Album of the Week with 9/10 review. More to come!"
Belgian black metallers Gorath have checked in with the following announcement about canceling their previously scheduled July 1st show with Deicide:
"Show with Deicide canceled. July 1st was booked for a show in Niederkrüchten (Germany). We were about to support Deicide but they canceled their whole European tour. This show is canceled as well."
You can still catch Gorath live on the following dates:
7/17 2010 Devilstone Anykšciai, Utena, LITHUANIA
8/28 2010 Vlamrock As, Limburg, BELGIUM
12/3 2010 Helvete Oberhausen, NRW, GERMANY
12/4 2010 From Hell Erfurt, Thuringia, GERMANY
Poland's Illuminandi has issued the following update about streaming a new song online:
"Since some of you were a bit worried by the fact that the tracks from In Via which have been streaming on our MySpace for a while now ('the Promise' and 'W drodze') are not as aggressive as some of our older songs, we have decided to upload another song from the album that would showcase our heavier side... Ladies and gentlemen, we'd like to present 'Reborn!'
"A word to all worriers: there's no need to be anxious, the album is really varied and contains different tracks ranging from mellow to pretty extreme. There are lots of melodic, folky songs, but also some death-metallish tracks. Ok, there are no blast beats, but we haven't given up growling or double bass drumming. God bless!"
Thrash metallers FATAL EMBRACE, hailing from Berlin, Germany, have just released their new album "The Empires Of Inhumanity." FATAL EMBRACE has uploaded another song, "Nothing To Regret," off their new album on the band's website.
EVERGREEN TERRACE will be joined by Casey Jones drummer Caleb James on their upcoming European dates.
Josh James comments, "Caleb James from Casey Jones is back behind the drums playing with Evergreen Terrace! A lot of you saw Caleb on stage with us on tour in the states and in Europe last summer. We're headed to Europe in a couple weeks to shred a bunch of fests and club shows, afterwards we will be on the second half of Thrash and Burn in the states. Come out and give Caleb a kiss on the lips".
EVERGREEN TERRACE European tour dates are as follows:
18.06. Marburg - KFZ (Germany) + ME AND MARK
19.06. Trier - Summerblast (Germany)
20.06. Lindau - Club Vaudeville (Germany) + WALLS OF JERICHO + COPYKILL + ME AND MARK
21.06. Istanbul - Ghetto (Turkey) + ME AND MARK NEW
22.06. Köln - Werkstatt (Germany) + ME AND MARK
23.06. Rostock - Alte Zuckerfabrik (Germany) + ME AND MARK
24.06. Münster - Sputnikhalle (Germany) + ME & MARK + DEATH BY STEREO + ALL FOR NOTHING
25.06. Bad Aibling - Hellfield Open Air (Germany)
26.06. Montabaur - Mach 1 Festival (Germany) + ME AND MARK
27.06. Leeds - Ghostfest (Great Britain) + ME AND MARK
28.06. Manchester - Moho Live (Great Britain) + ME AND MARK
29.06. Glasgow - Ivory Blacks (Great Britain) + ME AND MARK
30.06. Middlesbrough - Crown (Great Britain) + ME AND MARK
01.07. Plymouth - White Rabbit (Great Britain) + ME AND MARK
02.07. London - Underworld (Great Britain) + ME AND MARK
03.07. Twistring - Reload Festival (Germany)
04.07. Roitzschjora - With Full Force (Germany)
05.07. Hradec Kralove - Rock For People (Czech Republic)
06.07. Bratislava - Randal Club (Slovakia) + ME AND MARK
07.07. Haag - Böllerbauer (Austria) + ME AND MARK
08.07. Livorno - Rock Village (Italy)
09.07. Bolzano - Rock im Ring Festival (Italy) + ME AND MARK NEW
10.07. Pinarella di Cervia - Rock Planet (Italy) + ME AND MARK
11.07. Innsbruck - Live Stage (Austria) + ME AND MARK
12.07. Hof - Grüne Haidt (Germany) + ME AND MARK
13.07. Zizers - Event Stage Music Club (Switzerland) + ME AND MARK
14.07. Stuttgart - JuHa West (Germany) + ME AND MARK
15.07. Augsburg - Kantine (Germany) + ME AND MARK + DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR
16.07. Dieburg - Traffic Jam Festival (Germany) + ME AND MARK
17.07. Herk - Rock Herk Festival (Belgium)
18.07. Rohr bei Hartberg - Burning Seasons Festival (Austria) + ME AND MARK
Into Thee Abyss, which was formerly known as both Dawn of Sorrow and Allanon, has issued the following update about the band working on new material:
"Thought I would update everyone on what we've been doing these past weeks. Well we started work on about 3 new songs that are going to be on our demo. They're pretty sick and as soon as we get them all done and recorded we're going to be starting up some shows so hopefully we can get this shit roiling soon. Also we are in need of a second guitarist still so if you are interested in joining or hell just want to play shit with us come by and will get this all squared away!"
You can check out two demo Into Thee Abyss tracks at this location.
Guitarist Björn Larsson of Swedish act The Law has checked in with the following announcement about his new group Mordbrand contributing to an upcoming split album:
"Hey there! It looks like the Mordbrand/Evoke split 12" will be out soon (the Mordbrand line-up consists of me and Johan of The Law.) That's why I put together a simple myspace page for Mordbrand yesterday.
"Check it out at this location. I've uploaded 2 clips over there. If you like the stuff, message me and I'll let you know how to get your copy. Me Saco Un Ojo Records is the label, death metal is the game. Hope you'll like it! Take care folks."
NALVAGE has announced that their first CD "Worship Dehumanization" is finally out under Dead Center Productions in cooperation with Wings of Destruction Productions. "A suite of massive, aggressive and brutal blackened death metal, influenced by Hate, Behemoth, Decapitated, Aborted," is how the band describes the album. "Hellish structures in a vortex of pure violence in shape of music."
The CD comes with 8 pages full-colored booklet, with photos and lyrics. It can be purchased directly Dead Center Productions for 7 EUR (Europe), 270 RUB (Russia), 10 U$D (Overseas). All prices are include registered postage (for Overseas - by airmail).
Furthermore, the band announced the addition of new guitarist Carlo to the band. The band is currently searching for gigs.
Check out some of their material on the band's MySpace page.
Three of the biggest names in thrash metal will be joining forces for a tour of Europe this November, as German thrash veterans Kreator headline a package that also includes American thrash legends Exodus and Death Angel, as well as young Greek outfit, Suicidal Angels.
The tour dates are as follows: More...
Thrash Metal band Exodus, among several other bands, have just been added to one of the most epic cruises of all time: the 70000 Tons of Metal cruise (Jan 24-28th of 2011). So far, eighteen bands out of the forty have been confirmed on the official site. The bands that have been confirmed are as followed:
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