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Metalunderground.com is a proud sponsor of the Femme Metal Festival 2009, a brand new UK festival aimed at promoting female fronted metal/rock bands and to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support and Cancer Research UK.

The festival will take place November 7th at The Asylum in Birmingham and November 8th at Chinnery's in Southend-on-sea.

Latest Femme Metal Festival 2009 News

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An Interview with hAND

After watching their superb performance at the Femme Metal Fest, I caught up with Kieren, Kat and Cris of hAND to talk about the experience of playing the festival. More...

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Femme Metal Fest 2009 at the Asylum, Birmingham

The Femme Metal Fest 2009, the first of what is set to be an annual event, was a huge success, with a great turnout and amazing performances. Before the Femme Metal Festival had even started, anticipation was running high outside the Asylum in Birmingham, where I took the opportunity to ask my fellow festival-ers who they were looking forward to watching. Unsurprisingly, symphonic metal band Delain came out on top, with everyone I asked excited at the prospect of witnessing their first ever UK gig. More...

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Metalunderground.com Sponsors Femme Metal Fest

Metalunderground.com is proud to sponsor this weekend's Femme Metal Festival, a new UK festival that showcases female fronted metal/rock/gothic music. The festival is held in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support and Cancer Research UK. This year's event is the first of what is to be an annual festival.

The festival is a two-day event, taking place on November 7th and 8th at different venues in Birmingham and London, respectively, and features some excellent female fronted and all female bands in metal, including up and comers Delain, Sirenia, hAND, Soulgrind, Winter In Eden, and more. Here are the details and respective line-ups:

November 7th at The Asylum in Birmingham
38-43 Hampton Street,
Hockley,
Birmingham
B19 3LS
Tel: 0121 233 1109

Line-up:
Delain
hAND
Lahannya
Apparition
Markize
Winter In Eden (replacing Godyva)
OxZide
Winter Storm

November 8th at The Peel in Kingston, London:
160 CAMBRIDGE ROAD, KINGSTON,
SURREY KT1 3HH
TEL- 0208 546 3516

Line-up:
Sirenia
Soulgrind
Apparition
Sanity Falls
Scarecrown
Triaxis
Solsikk
Crimson Tears

Tickets are available only from the Femme Metal Store. Price per ticket per day is £12.50 + 50p for recorded delivery.

In the weeks leading up to the festival, Beth, our dedicated U.K. correspondent, has been interviewing the bands on the roster. You can check out our extensive coverage here and expect more interviews and coverage from the Saturday show as well.

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An Interview With Sanity Falls

Sanity Falls have gone from strength to strength in the two and half years they've been together, and have received critical acclaim from the likes of Femme Metal Magazine and Tunnel Radio. Here they talk about the Femme Metal Fest, which they will be playing on Sunday 8th November. More...

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An Interview With Winter in Eden

Winter In Eden have had huge success following their first UK tour and now plans turn to their debut album. Here the band talk about playing live and their up-and-coming slot at the Femme Metal Fest in November. More...

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An Interview With Winter Storm

With the Femme Metal Fest and the Rock of Ages Festival in the pipeline, Winter Storm are throwing themselves full pelt into the UK festival circuit. Hannah, Jason, Dan, Wayne and Dani take some time out from recording their first album (due out 2010) to discuss the Femme Metal Fest, flying drum sticks and Jason's odd perception of what he'll be up to five years from now... More...

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An Interview With Winter Storm

With the Femme Metal Fest and the Rock of Ages Festival in the pipeline, Winter Storm are throwing themselves full pelt into the UK festival circuit. Hannah, Jason, Dan, Wayne and Dani take some time out from recording their first album (due out 2010) to discuss the Femme Metal Fest, flying drum sticks and Jason's odd perception of what he'll be up to five years from now... More...

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Interview

An Interview With Winter Storm

With the Femme Metal Fest and the Rock of Ages Festival in the pipeline, Winter Storm are throwing themselves full pelt into the UK festival circuit. Hannah, Jason, Dan, Wayne and Dani take some time out from recording their first album (due out 2010) to discuss the Femme Metal Fest, flying drum sticks and Jason's odd perception of what he'll be up to five years from now... More...

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Interview With Apparition

With new vocalist Samantha Smallwood settled into the band, Apparition are looking forward to recording new material with their latest addition. Here they talk about playing the Femme Metal Festival and their hopes for the coming years. More...

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Interview With Scarecrown

Just a few weeks away from playing the Femme Metal Fest, Scarecrown are preparing for their first ever UK gig, and after the success of 'Letters From The Darkness', they're in for a warm welcome from UK fans. Antonella, Andrea and Grave discuss gigging, recording and the success of 'Letters...'. More...

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Interview with New Sirenia Vocalist Ailyn

Gothic metal band Sirenia's latest album "The 13th Floor" is their first album with singer Ailyn, and long-term Sirenia fans have happily welcomed their new sound lead by Ailyn's beautifully melodic voice. Here she talks about "The 13th Floor," gigging and playing the Femme Metal Festival in November. More...

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Femme Metal Festival Changes Sunday's Venue

Due to a huge demand to move the second day of the Femme Metal Festival to a more accessible location, it is now going to be held in The Peel in Kingston, London on Sunday, November 8, 2009 (same date and line-up, new venue). The venue is smaller than the previous one, but given the location makes it much more accessible. You can find out more about the venue on their website.

The line up for this day still remains as:

Sirenia
Soulgrind
Apparition
Sanity Falls
Scarecrown
Triaxis
Solsikk
Crimson Tears

The line-up for Saturday, November 7th at The Asylum in Birmingham remains as:

Delain
hAND
Lahannya
Apparition
Markize
Godyva
OxZide
Winter Storm

For more information about the festival, visit femmemetalfestival.com. Tickets are on sale at the Femme Metal Store only.

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Interview With Soulgrind's Jussi Heikinnen

Since being signed to Femme Metal Records in late 2008, Soulgrind have gone from strength to strength and are just a few months away from playing the Femme Metal Fest in Southend-On-Sea. Soulgrind Guitarist Lord Heikkinen talks about touring, performing and their upcoming album. More...

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Delain To Headline Femme Metal Festival 2009

The 2009 edition of Britain's Femme Metal Festival will take place on November 8th at the King's Hall in Herne Bay. Dutch band Delain has been confirmed as the headliner for the festival.

The other currently confirmed bands include: Cardamon, hAND, Apparition, Markize, Crimson Tear, and Sanity Falls.

UPDATE: Please note that the festival has been turned into a two-day event and the first day's location moved. Current details are: November 7th at The Asylum in Birmingham and November 8th at Chinnery's in Southend-on-sea.

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