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Ypres Metal Fest 2012 Details Announced

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Empyrean Plague will be performing at the upcoming first annual Ypres Metal Fest, which doubles as a tribute to the recently deceased David Gold. The show has been announced for April 7th, 2012 at The Canadian Nightclub in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. The following press release was issued by Dismembertainment:

"We are proud to announce the first annual Ypres Metal Fest, which will also double as a tribute show for the late and dearly missed David Gold, frontman of Woods Of Ypres. Celebrating the release of what many are calling his finest work - Woods V: Grey Skies & Electric Light, as well as celebrating the life of David and the impact he has undeniably made on many, many people.

"This fest is a very personal matter for me, his family and for all of the performers involved - there are some really amazing things in store for this night. Bringing this festival to fruition was something David and I had discussed on many occasions, and I felt that after his untimely passing, it was just the right thing to do. Please join us for an incredible evening of performances and tributes that will not soon be forgotten.

"We also have an incredibly special performance coming from two members of Woods Of Ypres... Guitarist Joel Violette and Drummer Rae Amitay will be teaming up for an acoustic set of Woods material. There are potentially more acts TBA, and tickets will on sale by the end of this week. Locations will be announced. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Gold family to help cover the expenses of David's final arrangements, and to support the annual David Gold Music Scholarship made available to Sault College students."

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1. silvermountains writes:

Great idea to commemorate David's legacy.

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2. jayballer14 writes:

He will always linger in my heart, i have never got so emotional about a death of a musician before. He truly hit me where in feels. He was a great asset to the metal community and he will be sorely missed. May the festival continue and have his name be remembered.

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