Ieperfest News Update 19 August 2006
Hey folks … Ieperfest 2006 is coming closer and closer! Have you bought your presale tickets yet? You can still get them at the indicated sales points and also for online sales, there’s still a bunch available. Check the adapted ordering info since no tickets are being shipped anymore.
It makes me wonder why bands/bookers confirm a show in the first place. Many things seem to go wrong in the heads and actions of the aforementioned. Again 2 cancellations: DEATH BEFORE DISCO & SUBZERO. We wouldn’t have booked these bands in the first place if we thought they sucked, so it’s too bad they will not be present. Ioan DBD appears to be out of town the Ieperfest weekend and the SUBZERO tour simply got cancelled. I was pretty sceptical about this tour from the start, but after being in touch with the band myself and seeing how enthusiastic they were about coming over, I started to believe in it. Dunno what exactly went wrong, but they ain’t coming and somehow I think this cancellation could have been prevented. Oh well, no need to moan or complain. Hageland’s long going act PN (B) will be replacing DBD on Saturday and on Sunday we added CLOBBERIN TIME (D) to bill. Check the adapted running order on the “schedule” page and read more about these two on the “bands” page.
Speaking of which, check the band info pages! We did lots of research and all we think you need to know about this or that band will be online by Sunday evening (20/8)!
The festival brochure is at the printer’s, nicely in time for the festival. We are really satisfied with the end result and hope you will be as well!
Just a few more days before the festival starts so see all of you there
Ieperfest News Update 10 August 2006(wo)Man, what a past few weeks these have been! Lots of troubles for the Ieperfest team, but we seem to have tackled most of them by now. We can now present what is supposed to be the final line-up for the 2006 edition. After months of work, the final result is finally there, all bands have been booked. Some cancelled so we had to look for replacements, a job by no means easy so close to the festival. As you noticed, the brand new website is also online now. Almost all info is there, we just need to add the band pages with the information on each band that is performing at our fantastic Ieperfest 2006. That's coming up shortly so come and check again as it will provide info on all bands playing, so you might find out about a few unknown artists that you also would like to check!
On to the bad news first. Bands that cancelled are:
KILLING TIME (USA): their tour got postponed, no clue why exactly
LORDS (USA): their tour got postponed, but their booker never really told us, so we had to hear it from the band themselves
MONOCHROME (D): after having been confirmed for months, they cancelled the show because of work/conflicts of interests/the routing etc. … a damn shame!
A PERFECT MURDER (US): their tour also got postponed, they are coming a month later now.
TRAPDOOR FUCKING EXIT (S): another screwed up tour. click here to read the band statement on that matter
So that left us with a few gaps to fill ...We worked hard and came up with 2 more additions and 5 replacements:
ANGEL CREW (B) Brussels' tuffest! Hard as nails beatdown power meets old school HC and metal. Featuring current & former members of LENGTH OF TIME, DEVIATE, BACKSTABBERS, BACKFIRE, BLOODSHOT & ARKANGEL!
DEATH BEFORE DISCO (B) H8000 progressive hardcore/rock act "fusing the experimental rock elements of THRICE with the hard rock edge of FOO FIGHTERS and the contemporary prog-rock sensibilities of MARS VOLTA!". Back for their 2nd Ieperfest performance!
JR EWING (N) Their farewell tour! After trying for months to have them on the bill, we finally managed to book this amazing Norwegian rock 'n roll machine for their 3rd Ieperfest performance. Bound to be missed once they finally call it a day.
LIAR (B) H8000 straight-edge metalcore heroes playing one of their last ever shows in front of an international crowd. A performance that will surely be remembered!
RUMBLE IN RHODOS (N) One of Norway's best kept secrets! 5 young Oslo dudes bringing a delicate sound of energetic indie rock with touches of no-wave, danceable post-punk and marks of abstruse underground. For fans of AT THE DRIVE-IN, BLOOD BROTHERS, TRAIL OF DEATH, PRETTY GIRLS MAKE GRAVES, etc. Opening the fest on Saturday, make sure not to miss them!
STRIKE FIRST (NL) Promising Arnhem band playing raw "cro-magnon" hardcore also influenced by bands like JUDGE, BAD BRAINS, KILLING TIME, OUTBURST, etc. Presenting their brand new 7" on "Light The Fuse" rcs. Ex-NO DENIAL.
TRUE COLORS (B) Former & current members of JUSTICE, LOUD AND CLEAR & BUILDING going for the fast youthcrew hardcore approach. Think YOUTH OF TODAY, CHAIN OF STRENGTH & TURNING POINT.
It is absolutely fantastic to notice that so many people are buying presale tickets! Check the information page for prices and to see where to get them. You can also order your tix online here.
We’re also proud to present this year’s new “chief of catering”. Miss vegan Tash will be taking care of the “cuisine” for the 2006 edition. I’m sure her food will rock and that you will all find it delicious! What would Ieperfest be without its always extraordinary vegan food? Always a highlight for all vegans present!
Thanks to everyone who is supporting the festival and underground hardcore music in general. This fest is here for you, without you there would be no reason to work our asses off. See you all in about 2 weeks!
Ieperfest News Update 28 June 2006
5 more names added & one more cancellation: the CIRCLE ONE tour has been postponed to 2007, so no IF 2007 performance for them. New to bill are 1 international act & 4 more
Belgian bands: an old one saying goodbye, a currently very popular one & 2 talented newcomers:
AMENRA (B) Atmospheric, gloomy 'n doomy. Always in for something awkward and orginal. The audience will yet again be entertained with a special, amazing live show full of mystery & momentum!
CONGRESS (B) Farewell concert in front of an international audience by H8000's legendary act who announced their split earlier on this year. A performance that will be remembered!
A PERFECT MURDER (CDN) Killer Cannuck technical metalcore. Fans of HATEBREED, GOD BELOW & ANOTHER VICTIM take note! "Victory" rcs.
RAFFLESIA (B) Very promising H8000 coastal metalcore for fans of HEAVEN SHALL BURN, LIAR, CALIBAN, etc.
the SEDAN VAULT (B) Amazing indierock/post hardcore mixing melody with noisy parts for fans of the MARS VOLTA, COHEED & CAMBRIA, REFUSED, etc. Their debut CD is one of the best albums that came out so far this year!! “Funtime" rcs.
Response on the festival has been really overwhelming so far & many of you have asked for tickets. We are happy to announce that pre-sale has started! So far only at Pyrrhus Gent + online store (pyrrhus.be), but pretty soon you will also be able to get tickets at: Shuffle Ieper, Music Mania Kortrijk, Billboard Roeselare, Brooklyn Brugge, Oostendse Ploate (Compact Center) Oostende, Fat Kat Antwerpen, JJ Records Leuven, JJ Records Hasselt and all Fnac Stores + hotline 0900.00600.
International visitors: best to buy tickets online. Check who else of your friends wants to come & you can buy your tickets together in order to save costs.
Prices are as follows:
Weekend ticket: 40 euro (49 euro at the door) // 1-day ticket: 18 euro (22 euro at the door).
New posters & flyers are now available! New colour & slightly adapted design, hope you like them!
The exact running order per day will soon be announced as well. We hope to know what’s up with that in the next few weeks.
Distros: we are not taking reservations yet. Space will be limited. Do not expect any news on this matter for a few more weeks.
Till next time!
Ieperfest News Update 1 June 2006
We have some cancellations to announce but also 6 new names that we can communicate as off now. Bands that are not able to make it are ALOVE FOR ENEMIES (postponed), CEPHALIC CARNAGE (familiar reasons), INKED IN BLOOD and NODES OF RANVIER (both postponed). Too bad these fine bands had to cancel their participation. Hopefully we will be able to book them on a future occasion.
New to the bill are:
LORDS (USA) A violent of mix of SST-influenced HC/punk and metallic 80s style thrash that results in a relentless, punishing wall of sound. From Louisville (KY). Jade Tree rcs.
PARKWAY DRIVE (AUS) Terrific Goteborg style metal riffing with punishing breakdowns, thick rhythms and a frightening technical precision. For fans of DARKEST HOUR, HIMSA, HEAVEN SHALL BURN, etc. First Aussie band ever to make it to the Ieperfest bill.
REMEMBERING NEVER (USA) Manic South-Florida hardcore with socio-politico lyrics, combining massive chugging guitar tones with lots of percussion. For fans of of CONVERGE & POISON THE WELL. Ex-UNTIL THE END.
SHAI HULUD (USA) Leading, ultra influential melodic metalcore by main man Matt Fox (guitar) & co. Back on track after a short break and a change of line-up.
SKINLESS (USA) Brutal and destructive death/grind cult act on "Relapse" rcs. For fans of DYING FETUS, SUFFOCATION & CANNIBAL CORPSE!
SUNPOWER (B) Melodic, singalong Belgian old style HC/punk for fans of DEAD KENNEDYS, MDC & BAD BRAINS. Terrific album out spring 2006 on RRR/Still Holding On.
Still a few more names in the pipeline!
Pre-sale starting very soon now!
Detailed website coming up as well.
Stay tuned for more info & keep on supporting underground hardcore!
Ieperfest News Update 26 April 2006
The Ieperfest team has been working hard the last few weeks. 12 more names are now confirmed for the 2006 edition, which will without any doubt be a total fucking blast! That means we have a total of 38 bands confirmed so far and there are a few more great ones in the pipeline!! We will keep you posted! Newly confirmed are:
ASHEMA (B) Menacing Limburg tuff metalcore. Think of a mix between MACHINE HEAD, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE & HATEBREED. Ex-FULL COURT PRESS & PERSONAL VENDETTA. Genet rcs.
the BOSS (B) Very promising locals playing NY style hardcore in the vein of SUBZERO. Featuring current & former members of DIE MY DEMON, FIRST ALLIANCE, WHATEVER IT TAKES, 1 OUTTA 6, etc. "Reality" rcs. CD release show!
CALIBAN (D) Europe's leading metalcore heroes back at Ieperfest!! Just released their 4th full-length on "Roadrunner" rcs.
MINUS45DEGREES (B) Antwerp's craziest! For fans of A PERFECT CIRCLE, EVERY TIME I DIE, MACHINE HEAD, CONVERGE, etc. Genet rcs.
NEAERA (D) German top talented metalcore outfit. Fans of CALIBAN, HEAVEN SHALL BURN, etc. will dig this! Their 2nd full-length just came out on "Metalblade" rcs.
NEW MEXICAN DISASTER SQUAD (USA) Fast, melodic hardcore punk in the vein of DAG NASTY, MINOR THREAT, LIFETIME, etc. on "Jade Tree" rcs. From Orlando (FL). On tour w/PIB.
100 DEMONS (USA) Brutal 'n ravenous Connecticut thugcore for fans of HATEBREED, MERAUDER, TERROR, etc.
PAINT IT BLACK (USA) Melodic and aggressive, uncompromising hardcore feat. ex-KID DYNAMITE / LIFETIME guitarist Dan Yemin and current GOOD RIDDANCE drummer David Wagenschulz! "Jade Tree" rcs.
PSALM (B) Mean, harsh, metallic hardcore for fans of ZAO, NORMA JEAN, MESHUGGAH, the DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, etc. Debut full-length album out on "Genet" rcs in summer 2006.
SIX FT DITCH (UK) Porthsmouth beatdown hatecore kings! One of the few Euro mainland shows they will play this year. For fans of SHATTERED REALM, IRATE, BULLDOZE, etc.
SWITCHBLADE (S) One of the band's very few live shows for 2006. Harsh resonant sludge for fans of ISIS, MOGWAI, NEUROSIS, etc. Crushing heaviness and deconstructed momentum. "Trust Noone" rcs/"Deathwish Inc" artists!
TRAPDOOR FUCKING EXIT (S) Wicked Stockholm hardcore full of unexpected twists and turns, influenced by psychedelia and neo-prog rock and bands as diverse as STOOGES, BLACK FLAG, and DRIVE LIKE JEHU. Just released their third full-length album on "No Idea" rcs.
Pre-sale will start in May. The exact ticket price has not been determined yet. More news on here in the next weeks.
The Ieperfest myspace page was updated as well: have a look & let’s become friends!! ;)
Ieperfest News Update 28 March 2006
Time for another update folks! We have a total of 25 bands confirmed so far. The 7 newcomers are:
ALOVE FOR ENEMIES (USA) Melodic, breakdown-filled, metallic hardcore with nasty midrange vocal screams and holding the middle between bands like POISON THE WELL & HATEBREED. From Long Island (USA). Facedown rcs.
INKED IN BLOOD (USA) Punching metal inspired hardcore, driven with anthem like melodies & intelligent, inspiring lyrics. Influences range from SHAI HULUD, STRONGARM, MISERY SIGNALS to AS I LAY DYING. Facedown rcs.
KILLING TIME (USA) Never guessed this infamous & very much revered New York old school band would make it to Ieperfest. Delighted!
MAROON (D) Vegan straight-edge metalcore mania, spreading their message & promoting their 3rd full-length. Century Media rcs. Huge fanbase worldwide!
NODES OF RANVIER (USA) Combining hard hitting metallic riffs and catchy melodies. For fans of POISON THE WELL, HOPESFALL, FROM AUTUMN TO ASHES, etc. Facedown rcs.
SETTLE THE SCORE (D) German tough guy mosh brigade, never afraid of some BORN FROM PAIN / FURY OF FIVE styled old school hardcore filled with killer breakdowns!!
SUBZERO (USA) Legendary, hard 'n dark, lion-hearted NY hardcore metal full of fast upbeat parts. Stillborn rcs.
So far so good, right? More names to be added to the bill in near future.
Ieperfest News Update 9 March 2006
We are happy to announce the first list for Ieperfest 2006. So far 18 bands have confirmed their presence. Some names will sound familiar, others you might never have heard of. It has always been the idea of Ieperfest to offer a wide range of different sorts of bands and this year’s bill will be no different. For many tour organisers and bigger bands, August seems oh so far away and they couldn’t be bothered too much about late summer yet. We at the Ieperfest HQ however have been talking with many more fine groups and hope to be announcing more names in the next weeks & months.
BLACK FRIDAY 29 (D)Fast and heavy old school hardcore with NY influences. For fans of JUDGE, MADBALLL, TERROR, etc. On GSR rcs.
BLOOD REDEMPTION (B) H8000's answer to bands like KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, CALIBAN & OVERCAST! Ex-SPIRIT OF YOUTH, SOLID, EMPATHY, LEGION, etc.
CEPHALIC CARNAGE (USA) Ultra technical Colorado death/grind act on "Relapse" rcs that has been kicking it since the early 90s! Toured Europe with MACABRE (2004) &EXHUMED(2003).
the CHARIOT (USA)ex-NORMA JEAN. Solid State records. For fans of CONVERGE, ZAO, EVERY TIME I DIE, etc.
DIE! (I)Skateboard HC, 4 chord structures, short, fast, to the point and sick of all the bullshit! Pure, fast & furious. Think of GORILLA BISCUITS combined with an odd mix of old SUICIDAL TENDENCIES and D.R.I.
FIRST ALLIANCE (B)Local bone breaking beatdown metalcore in the vein of HATEBREED, FULL BLOWN CHAOS, IRATE, etc.
MDC (USA)Legendary, anthemic "Reagan-era" US hardcore/punk act. An honour to have them at Ieperfest 2006!!
MONOCHROME (D) Very much hyped soft & elegant Berliner mellow-indie-emo-pop with strong hardcore/punk/post-hardcore roots.
the OCEAN (D) Heavy 'n harsh eclectic metalcore for fans of MASTODON, PELICAN, ISIS, NEUROSIS, etc. On Century Media rcs.
OFFICER JONES (B)Belgian sludge & mathcore gods! Complex riffing, intense drumming & wicked synth parts. Believe the hype!!
REPROACH (B) Limburg thrashcore Gods! Influences range from NEGATIVE APPROACH to D.R.I., INFEST, etc. Toured the USA in 2005.
RESTLESS YOUTH (NL)Early 80s style hardcore on "Complete Control" rcs. For fans of BAD BRAINS & DEAD KENNEDYS. Debut full-length out spring 2006.
RISE AND FALL (B) Belgium's hardcore pride!! Mixing mathcore/sludge influences with the true Cleveland sound (INTEGRITY, RINGWORM). Heavy, mostly uptempo, but throwing in slower parts for good measure.
STRENGTH APPROACH (I)Long going melodic Roman old school hardcore band. In the vein of AMERICAN NIGHTMARE, KID DYNAMITE, GORILLA BISCUITS, etc.
SWORN ENEMY (USA)Queens, NY thugcore. For fans of HATEBREED, HAUNTED, SLAYER, etc. On Abacus rcs.
TAINT (UK) Post-hardcore/stoner/melodic sludge madness on Lee Dorian (CATHEDRAL)'s "Rise Above" rcs. For fans of BLACK SABBATH, MELVINS & FOO FIGHTERS. From Swansea, Wales.
TEXTURES (NL)Diverse and complex ultra technical metal influenced by bands like MESHUGGAH, the DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, NAPALM DEATH, etc. New album out spring 2006.
ZERO MENTALITY (D)Brutal old school hardcore mixed with beatdown mosh parts. For fans of CRO-MAGS, MADBALL, BORN FROM PAIN, etc. On GSR rcs.
* There is no pre-sale yet & it will not start before June, so please be patient.
* We have a huge list of bands that wanna play the fest and there is no need to contact us on that matter. We have a good idea of the bands we wanna book. The harder you work for your band, the bigger the chance is that you will make it to the Ieperfest bill some day. Thank you.
Ieperfest News Update 19 January 2006
We are very happy to announce you that the 14th edition of Europe’s leading hardcore festival Ieperfest will take place on Friday 25, Saturday 26 & Sunday 27 August 2006. No bands have been confirmed yet. We hope to be able to announce a list with about 10-15 names by the end of February. For now, just write the dates in your agenda and make sure to tell your boss you will need time off in that period. For all students out there, we have no other message than last year’s one: you have been warned, start studying now in order to avoid an August or September re-sit!!
Bands who want to contact us. Feel free, but there is no way we can answer all applications. We have a clear idea of what direction we’re going when booking the festival so if we’re interested to book your band, we will surely be in touch with you.
25-27 August 2006. Ieperfest. Ieper city. Belgium. Be there!