* We can now officially confirm that MORNING AGAIN will not play at Ieperfest 2005. It was impossible for the booking agency to reach the band the last few weeks. Consequently the entire European tour got cancelled. We are working on a replacement but as you will understand at this stage it is not obvious to find a similar name as MORNING AGAIN. More news on this matter will follow ASAP.
* Last minute addition: BORN DEAD.
We are happy to announce that Oakland’s BORN DEAD will be playing at this year’s Ieperfest. Those who saw the band on their previous European tour or have heard their music, will know what a powerhouse this band is. A great addition to the already killer bill we have for the festival this year!
* Presale still going at Shuffle & Pyrrhus stores or online.
Ieperfest News Update 29 July 2005
* Yes, the new website is online! Special thanks to master minds Greg, Ivo, Michael & Yves for helping out!! We hope you like it & that it will prove functional for you. We will keep on updating some parts of the site, so keep on checking. Pour les ami(e)s francophones: la version française du site sera en ligne d’ici peu. Un peu patience encore svp.
* Pre-sale tickets are selling like crazy! Thanks for all kids internationally for supporting the festival & the ideas behind it. Tell all of your friends to come along as it surely promises to be thé party of the year. Get your ticket now from the “Shuflle” & “Pyrrhus” stores, or online here.
* More news and 1 or more contests are on the way … We will keep you posted!!
Ieperfest News Update 17 July 2005
* We’re sad to announce that DONNYBROOK had to postpone their European summer tour with HOODS . They will be replaced by upcoming UK hardcore band AWOKEN (Let It Burn records) who were asked to join HOODS on their entire European tour.
* Pre-sale tickets: the first pre-sale period with tickets at 30 euro will continue until 20/7 at midnight (instead of 15/7 like we first announced). Tickets available at Shuffle Ieper, Pyrrhus or the Pyrrhus online store .
* And here’s the Ieperfest 2005 schedule:
Fri 26 August at 11:30 am
Sat 27 August at 11:30 am
Sun 28 August at 11:30 am
BORN FROM PAIN
CHILDREN OF FALL
the DEATH OF ANNA KARINA
the MAPLE ROOM
DO OR DIE
the JE NE SAIS QUOI
CORE OF ANGER
DIE MY DEMON
FOR THE GLORY
* New website coming soon!! Keep on checking here, the new site is almost done & will be launched shortly!
Ieperfest News Update 8 July 2005
* As you probably all know, last weekend the second edition of the Ieperfest contest took place. MAUDLIN was added last minute to that bill. They were asked to replace FULLCIRCLEBROKEN whose singer left the band a while ago. These Belgian coastal heroes came, saw & conquered the hearts of the crowd & jury as they won this year's contest. It was dead close; 6 high quality bands performed & all deserved to win. Thanks to all bands that played & to everyone that showed up & supported the show, very much appreciated!
MAUDLIN will open Ieperfest 2005 on Friday afternoon. We are very excited about this young band from Heist, and we hope that you will all come and check them out Friday 26 August, 11.30 a.m.
* Ticket pre-sale started! Just like last year you can get tickets at a reduced price for a limited period of time. Until 15/07 weekend tickets will be available for a mere 30€ . Between 16/07 and 22/08 the price will go up to 35€. Price at the door will be 40€.
Tickets at reduced prices will only be available at:
Shuffle CD store (Ieper), Pyrrhus HQ (Gent) & online store.
More pre-sale spots will be available for the pre-sale
* Last but not least: all distro-spots have been taken, so there is no more need to hassle us on that matter. Please try again next year!
Ieperfest News Update 6 June 2005
Whereas we normally provide you with a gigantic list of newly added bands, this time around there is only one new band that recently got confirmed. We're so extremely stoked about this addition to the line-up though, that we felt like we shouldn't keep it to ourselves any longer. So here it is, lock your children in the basement, as metallic hardcore's godfathers & the underground's best kept secret. STARKWEATHER will be hitting this year's Ieperfest.
Here's a word from the guys over at Hypertension Records:
"After 15 years of hushed whispers, infrequent live gigs, and a stubborn single minded adherence to their hardcore ethics, STARKWEATHER are embarking on their first tour ever! The pioneers of creepy metal/hardcore will be supporting their newest release “Croatoan”, with assistance by members of THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, EARTH CRISIS and THE PROMISE. The playlist will feature songs from their upcoming album "Croatoan" as well as songs from classic albums such us "Crossbearer", "The Philly Dust Crew", and "Into The Wire".
STARKWEATHER is brutal, beautiful and haunting, combining an unparalleled level of pure emotion and the most twisted lyrics, with the most awe-inspiring, brutal and eerie music you'll ever hear. Fans of TODAY IS THE DAY, CONVERGE, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, OVERCAST and GORGUTS will rejoice."
Ieperfest News Update 19 May 2005
* OK folks … Time for a huge update concerning Ieperfest 2005. We are happy to announce no less than 16 new bands that are 100% confirmed for this year’s edition. Unfortunately both KILL YOUR IDOLS & NESHAMAH decided to postpone their 2005 summer tours to a later date. Too bad, but no need to panic since we are offering a wide international variety of newly added bands:
AMANDA WOODWARD (F) French emo anno 2005, blending emotive hardcore & epic atmospheric parts on the very much hyped US "Level Plane" label. Toured the US in 2004 & haven't played out for almost an entire year. A great chance for the international crowd to come & see them live @ Ieperfest 2005!! AMEN RA (B) Dark & pompous NEUROSIS / ISIS / CULT OF LUNA influenced tunes by these H8000 heroes. Amazing live act! Debut full-length out summer 2005. BEECHER (UK) Raw & discordant modern Manchester mathcore influenced by such great bands as CONVERGE, EVERY TIME I DIE, DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, etc. New CD (recorded by Kurt Ballou) out on "Earache" summer 2005. CORE OF ANGER (B) Furious H8000 beatdown metalcore for fans of MERAUDER & IRATE! As seen on the road with EVERYBODY GETS HURT in 2004!! Debut MCD out summer 2005. DEADSOIL (D) Mixing the best of hardcore & metal. Fans of HATEBREED, SWORN ENEMY, DARKEST HOUR & THE HAUNTED will love this shit. Feat Boris ex-CALIBAN as well as NIGHT IN GALES & 6 REASONS TO KILL folks. On Lifeforce records. the DEATH OF ANNA KARINA (I) Chaotic, crazy rock stuff with a keyboard and a no wave touch. For fans of JR EWING, wicked San Diego stuff, etc! DO OR DIE (B) Walloon tuff guy mosh fury for the first time ever at Ieperfest! Just released their 3r studio CD. FOR THE GLORY (P) Raw, pissed-off moshcore that reminds of TERROR, MADBALL, DEATH THREAT, etc. FUCKED UP (CDN) Harsh Toronto HC/punk on "Deranged" rcs. Ex-RUINATION. Exclusive Belgian show on their 1st European tour! IKAROS (S) David & Gunnar ex-LEIAH with their new band. Same style & approach, just a new name LENG TCH’E (B) Newly signed Relapse artists featuring ABORTED singer Sven on drums. For fans of old BOLT THROWER, PIG DESTROYER, etc. New album out summer 2005. the MAPLE ROOM (B) Mixing the anger & power of hardcore with the grace & depth of emo. For fans of FROM AUTUMN TO ASHES, ATREYU, HOPESFALL, etc. MISERY INDEX (USA) Feat. Sparky & Jason of DYING FETUS fame, kicking out brooding death/grind that draws influence from bands like BRUTAL TRUTH, DISRUPT, MORBID ANGEL, NAPALM DEATH, TERRORIZER, HIS HERO IS GONE, BOLT THROWER, ASSÜCK & ENTOMBED. Ow yeah! MORNING AGAIN (USA) Florida's metalcore legend is back! Coming over for just a few European dates, so make sure you don't miss them!! REFLUX (USA) Washington DC riff masters on "Prosthetic" rcs combining musical diversity and technical expertise with vein-popping hardcore, huge breakdowns, and impossibly fast riffs for a volatile concoction of metal laced hardcore. REJUVENATE (USA) Long going NYC HC band that will please fans of AGNOSTIC FRONT, SHEER TERROR, KILLING TIME, WARZONE, BAD BRAINS, SICK OF IT ALL, etc. A few more names will be added in near future. Keep on checking the new updates!
* Ieperfest contest: all 6 bands for the Ieperfest contest taking place at Jeugdheem in Ieper on 2 July have been confirmed:
BLOOD REDEMPTION (H8000 all-stars, ex-SOLID, SPIRIT OF YOUTH, EMPATHY & LEGION !!) DEATHWISH (Bruges/Kyoto metalcore! Taka & co on the rise!) FIRST ALLIANCE (H8000 tuff mosh, ex-RETALIATE) FULL CIRCLE BROKEN (Deinze guitar driven screamo) PSALM (heavy yet rocking BXL destructocore, ex-ZACCHARIA) 7 WORKS (Ostend melodic old school HC power).
There will 2 juries voting. Jury #1 is the crowd. Everyone present has 1 vote. The band with the most votes gets 7 points, the second 6 points, etc. Jury #2 consists of 7 local persons with a certain HC background that have been around for a while. Here again, the winner gets 7 points, the second 6, etc. all points will be added up and whoever gets most is the winner & will be opening the festival on 2 July. Come out & support your favourite band!!
* Pre-sale will start around mid June a nd during the 1st 3 weeks, weekend tickets will be available for 30 euro only!! Later on the pre-sale price will go up to 35 euro & price at the door for the entire weekend will be 40 euro. More info on this soon!!
* 2005 new Ieperfest site?! It’s coming up … please be patient & check the link at the bottom to visit the 2004 site!!