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VENOM INC to Perform at BLACKEST OF THE BLACK Festival – May 26-27, 2017 in Silverado, CA


Fresh off of the announcement of their signing to Nuclear Blast Records as well as hinting at a new album, VENOM INC are announcing their upcoming performance at the first Blackest Of The Black festival on Saturday, May 27!
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Coming to Oak Canyon Park in Silverado, CA in Orange County on Memorial Day Weekend, the two-day Blackest Of The Black festival (Friday, May 26 and Saturday, May 27) will host two music stages featuring performances by headliner and festival presenter Danzig, as well as Ministry, Suicidal Tendencies, Atreyu, Vamps and many more. The festival will be hosted by Full Metal Jackie and will feature camping, along with a number of sinister attractions including Castle Danzig — a fully immersive walkthrough experience of agony, ecstasy and more, all based on the music and graphic novels of Glenn Danzig.
 
Information on tickets, VIP packages, camping and more can be found at www.BlackestFest.com. Discounted 2-day Early Bird Tickets start at $66.66 plus parking and fees, while supplies last. Early Bird Single-day Friday tickets start at $39.00, and single-day Saturday tickets start at $49.00.
 
VENOM INC vocalist/bassist Tony Dolan says: “It is with great pleasure that we join such an illustrious bill for the Blackest Of The Black festival. The USA is the second home for VENOM INC and to be invited to join Glenn Danzig‘s brainchild is very special for us and we are honored! Expect a devastating show to do justice to our loyal and true US legions. ALL HAIL: AVE!”
 
In addition to this stateside performance, VENOM INC are set to perform at several festivals in Europe throughout 2017, including stops at Inferno Fest, MetalDays Festival, Heavy Metal Cauldron and others. The band will perform classic Venom sets. See below for all current performance dates:
 
VENOM INC Tour Dates:
4/1 – Glasgow, Scotland @ Lords of The Land festival
4/13 – Oslo, Norway @ Inferno Fest
4/29 – Barroselas, Portgual @ SWR Barroselas
5/27 – Silverado, CA, USA @ Oak Canyon Park – Blackest Of The Black festival
7/24 – Sotocje, Slovenia @ MetalDays Festival
8/5 – Lyon, France @ Sylak Open Air
10/27 – Helsinki, Finland @ Heavy Metal Cauldron
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ALL ELSE FAILS Join LOUD AS HELL 2017 Line-Up w/ Battlecross, Bison, Black Wizard, Aggression and more!


Coming off their first international tour of India (tour diary on Decibel Magazine here) and performing their local Edmonton CD release show last month for their new EP ‘The Forever Lie’.ALL ELSE FAILS confirm they will be joining the 2017 LOUD AS HELL festival line up in Drumheller, AB that includes Battlecross, Bison, Black Wizard, Aggression and more. AEF’s set will be on the second day of the festival on Saturday, August 5th with their set time at 9pm local time. Full Line up and set times can be found here. Tickets are available at http://www.loudashell.com/tickets.

In additional news, ALL ELSE FAILS‘ new video for their EP’s title track ‘The Forever Lie’ that was all shot with clips from their India tour including performances at the Unmaad Fest and the Alcheringa Fest can be viewed at

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Canadian Fest Celebrating Women In Metal METALOCALYPSTICK Announce First Batch of Bands To Line Up


 

Based in Valemount, BC near Jasper National Park with the beautiful backdrop of the Canadian Rockies, there stands an outdoor festival that just doesn’t celebrate Heavy Metal, but embraces the power of women in metal.

Formed in 2016, METALOCALYPSTICK FEST was created to present a unique experience within the Western Canadian metal community, a gathering of similar views, aspirations and musical taste. (similar to former mainstream music festival Lilith Fair.)

Founded by Kaija Kinney of Vancouver’s Anarcheon after researching a lack of female based metal festivals to apply her band to, Kinney took matters into in her own and decided to produce the event.

Kinney comments:

“This festival means the celebration of both sexes coming together and creating something amazing. People like to say women in metal aren’t a big deal anymore and that we are all the same. I feel that is untrue, this is still a male dominated world and woman are still looked as lesser. I want to showcase all these bad ass ladies and celebrate the differences of men and woman rather than pretend we are all equal. Truth is we are different why can’t we celebrate that?”

In addition to the festival celebrating women in metal, the METALOCALYPSTICK FEST gives back to the community by being a non-profit organization dedicated to raise funds and donating 100% of proceeds to local charities Girls Rock Camp, Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter, Earth Protectors plus an audience picked foundation.

The 1st annual Metalocalypstick hosted female influenced metal bands from across Canada and the world such as Brazil’s Nervosa (Napalm Records), Egypt’s Massive Scar Era, Hollywood’s The Maension, Valfreya, Scythia, Mortillery (Napalm Records), Van Halst, Dead Asylum, Juliet Ruin, Violent Betty, Omega Crom, Körperlose Stimme, Elysium Echoes, Solborn, Monarch Sky, Forsaken Rite, Anarcheon, and Suspended.

Preparing for their 2nd annual year, the outdoor festival for women in metal is proud to announce their first batch of bands added to the line up with Tessitura, Körperlose Stimme, Meteor Tree, Scythia, Hedks, Forsaken Rite and Remnants.

METALOCALYPSTICK presented by Gigfly.ca is being held during Canada Day weekend on July 1st and 2nd in Valemount, BC. For tickets and more info, please visit the following links:

http://www.metalocalypstickfest.rocks
http://www.facebook.com/metalocalypstickfest/
Event Page- http://www.facebook.com/events/1158984924137688/
Ride Share – http://www.facebook.com/groups/metalocalypstickfestrideshare/

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LOUD AS HELL Fest Announce 2017 Line Up w/ BATTLECROSS, BISON, BLACK WIZARD, AGGRESSION + more


Loud As Hell Metal Fest Announce 2017 Line Up w/ Battlecross, Bison, Black Wizard, Aggression and more!

Aug 4-6 – Drumheller, AB @ Dinosaur Downs Stampede Grounds

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Festival Bio:

Loud As Hell Metal Festival in Drumheller, Alberta, Canada will be celebrating year 6 in 2017. As always the festival takes place over August long weekend from August 4th-6th. They always work their hardest to deliver the best lineup in the West ready to melt your face off. Featuring over 30 of the top Canadian metal bands you won’t want to miss any of it. And don’t forget about their freak shows, burlesque dancers, clinics, vendors and dinosaurs!

Western Canada’s decibel breaking heavy metal festival Loud As Hell returns for its sixth consecutive year presented by Semchuk Productions, Jurassic Ink Custom Tattoo, Prairie Fire Events, and Asher Media Relations. Hosted in the Alberta badlands in Drumheller, this year’s three day festival from August 4th-6th features 40 bands from across Western Canada and beyond. Ready to resurrect the roaring echoes of the dinosaurs that once ruled the area millions of years ago, the 2017 headliners Detroit tyrants BATTLECROSS will be melting the faces off headbangers and sure to stir a massive pit along with stoner rockers Vancouver’s BLACK WIZARD will fellow city comrades sludge riffers BISON and Canadian 80’s thrash legendsAGGRESSION. The festival also includes various vendors, tattoo artists, suspension demos, guitar and drum clinics. Full line-up and set times listed below.

Weekend passes are now available at pre-sale price for $79 CAD until March 1st and will increase to the regular price of $99 CAD. Weekend passes include tent camping (additional onsite charges for RV’s, trailers, & motorhomes).
Tickets available at http://www.loudashell.com/tickets.


Loud As Hell – 2017 Line Up & Set Times
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/572801856244503/ 

Friday, August 4
Cocaine Mustache (Vancouver, BC) – 12:45am
Bison (Vancouver, BC) – 11:15pm
Exit Strategy (Calgary, AB) – 10pm
Mortillery (Edmonton, AB) – 9pm
Sentient (Calgary, AB) – 8pm
W.M.D. (Calgary, AB) – 7pm
Leave The Living (Red Deer, AB) – 6pm

Saturday, August 5
Shocker (Edmonton, AB) – 12:45am
Aggression (Vancouver, AB) – 11:15pm
Planet Eater (Regina, SK) – 10pm
Tyrants Demise (Winnipeg, MB) – 9pm
Expain (Vancouver, BC) – 8pm
VX36 (Northern California) – 7pm
Neck of The Woods (Vancouver, BC) – 6pm
Shark Infested Daughters (Calgary, AB) – 5:15pm
God Said Kill (Port Coquitlam, BC) – 4:30pm
Burning Effigy (Calgary, AB) – 3:45pm
Social Arsonist (Chile/Vancouver, BC)- 3pm
Hammerdrone (Calgary, AB) – 2:15pm
Cell (Winipeg, MB)- 1:30pm
Tides of Kharon (Edmonton, AB) – 12:45pm
The Cadavor Dog (High River, AB) – 12pm
Concrete Funeral (Calgary, AB) – 11:15am
Nuclear Oath (Medicine Hat, AB) – 10:30am

Sunday, Aug 6
Battlecross (Detroit, MI) – 11:15pm
Black Wizard (Vancouver, BC) – 10pm
Galactic Pegasus (Vancouver, BC) – 9pm
Scythia (Calgary, AB) – 8pm
Nylithia (Vancouver, BC) – 7pm
Dead Asylum (Vancouver, BC) – 6pm
Altars of Grief (Regina, SK) – 5:15pm
Skepsis (Edmonton, AB) – 4:30pm
Tales of The Tomb (Edmonton, AB) – 3:45pm
Tyrant of Chaos (Lethbridge, AB) – 3pm
Slaughterhauser (Mission City, BC) – 2:15pm
Sovreign Enemy (Winnipeg, MB)  – 1:30pm
Statue of Demur (Calgary, AB) – 12:45pm
Gales of Avalon (Calgary, AB) – 12pm
Immunize (Edmonton, AB) – 11:15am
Caste of Shadows (Lethbridge, AB) – 10:30am

Loud As Hell 2017 social media hashtag is #LAH666.

For more info, please visit these links:

https://www.facebook.com/LoudAsHellFestival

http://www.loudashell.com
@Loudashellfest #LAH666
Video Links: https://www.youtube.com/user/SlimBzTV

 

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Mammothfest and Jackhammer promotions presents: Headliners Vader With Support From Immolation, Monument of Misanthropy, Krysthla & More!


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All day death metal takeover Easter Sunday with finest extreme acts including Vader and Immolation!

 

Mammothfest have been very busy already in 2017! Rotting Christ are set to headline the main Mammothfest festival later this year as a UK festival exclusive. On top of that, two “Mammothfest Presents” shows have already been announced, with Feed The Rhino and Brutality Will Prevail headlining two separate events.

Now in this latest addition to the Mammothfest presents shows they have teamed up with Jackhammer Promotions, to bring what could be their biggest show yet, featuring some of the best death metal acts such as headliners, Polish death metal pioneers Vader, who impressively released their eleventh album last year named, ‘The Empire’ with main support from New York extreme act, Immolation who have just dropped their new career defining album, ‘Atonement’.

Other acts joining them on the main stage for this mighty line-up are: Monument of Misanthropy, Krysthla, Divine Chaos, Seprevation, Hades Lab, Mutually Assured Destruction and Enslavement.

On the second stage, acts include Brighton Tech metallers, Hole In The Sky who played Mammothfest in 2014 alongside headliners Savage Messiah and Martyr Defiled. The band sadly lost their singer Rik to cancer but continue to grow despite this. Mammothfest director was friends with Rik and named one of the festival stages after him in tribute, being the Rikstock stage for emerging artists.

Joining them so far on the second stage is Internal Conflict and Infected Dead with more acts still to be announced! Be sure to keep an eye on their main website as well as their social media pages for more updates!

 

Ticket information:

Get early bird tickets quickly for only £13 for the first 200 tickets! After this tickets are £15 in advance and £20 on the door.

17 bands across 2 stages for £13 right on Brighton beach at the Arch, what a great way to spend Easter weekend with no work the next day either, so no excuses! Come and be part of this mighty death metal event!

Ticket link: https://mammothfest.uk/product/vader-immolation-plus-supports/

For more information on Mammothfest and other Mammothfest presents shows visit:

http://mammothfest.uk/

https://www.facebook.com/MammothfestUK/

 

Information on Jackhammer Promotions:

www.jackhammerpromotions.co.uk/

https://www.facebook.com/jackhammerpromotions/

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DAWN OF DISEASE – Confirmed For Metal On The Hill  With Exclusive Austrian Festival Show in 2017!


After having already announced a whole load of stunning bands for the Metal On The Hill festival line up, it’s time to round up the bill with another heavy name on the festival!

Please welcome German Death metallers DAWN OF DISEASE with an exclusive Austrian festival show in 2017!

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DAWN OF DISEASE’s sound is determined by abrasiveness and melody, where subliminal harmonies and killer riffs are accompanied by rapid blastbeats and pounding doublebass. Tomasz’s vocals are a cross between dark growlings, aggressive screams and in-your-face shouting. Although a big number of typical Swedish elements can still be found, DAWN OF DISEASE are more than able to add an their own style beyond these bounds and are ready to enthrall Metal On The Hill Festival!
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Save the dates: August 11th and 12th 2017!

Headliners BLIND GUARDIAN and PARADISE LOST will find their way to Graz for a very special and exclusive Austrian show in 2017! Irish Pagan Scottish Pirate Metal PRIMORDIAL, Scottish outfit ALESTORM, Melodic Metal conjurers INSOMNIUM, Pagan giants ARKONA and Brazil`s tribal female thrash power trio NERVOSA will be on the bill performing exclusive Austrian festival shows as well. ROTTING CHRIST will bring the black cult to the hill with a very special old school set and popular Symphonic Metal acts SERENITY and VISIONS OF ATLANTIS will round out the bill together with EBONY ARCHWAYS and PAIN IS, both local metal band hailing from the Metal On The Hill hometown Graz.

NAPALM RECORDS and it’s own booking department NAPALM EVENTS have awakened all of Austria from its slumber and are ready to host another heavy festival weekend both days in Kasemattenbühne at the most popular and picturesque open air event location “Schloßberg”.

The first official festival trailer has already been unveiled. Don’t miss out and get in the right METAL ON THE HILL mood HERE:

 

VIP tickets are already sold out! Get your tickets for METAL ON THE HILL 2017 here:

http://www.metal-on-the-hill.com, http://www.ticketzentrum.at and http://www.oeticket.com.

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