Wooow, only 2 more weeks to go until the 4th edition of Ieperfest winter edition. Saturday 18 February, JOC ‘t Perron Ieper, 1 stage, 10 incredible bands, good vegan food and an interesting MTM room are the main ingredients of the dish we will be serving that day. It’s up to you guys and girls to add a positive vibe to that recipe and make it an event to remember! Tickets are still available through all outlets: www.ieperfest.com, www.facebook.com/ieperfest or your local Fnac/Free Record Shop.
Last Thursday, we posted the Ieperfest 2012 crossword puzzle on our Facebook page. If you puzzled correctly, you could find 24 bands that will be playing the 20th anniversary edition of Ieperfest on 10, 11 and 12 August 2012. Today, we are announcing no less than 26 (!) acts that will hit the Ieperfest stage this summer:
AGNOSTIC FRONT (US) // The NYHC legends turn 30 in 2012! They decided to celebrate their birthday together with Ieperfest this summer. 2nd IF performance ever.
BALANCE AND COMPOSURE (US) // Emotive hardcore act from Doylestown, Pennsylvania, formed 5 years ago. First Ieperfest performance.
The BLACK DAHLIA MURDER (US) // Death metal kings returning to Ieperfest for the third time. Perfect band to play a birthday party, heartburn!
BOLT THROWER (UK) // One of Europe’s most influential death metal bands of all time. Playing a short run of just 3 fests this summer. Soooo proud Ieperfest is one of them!
CATTLE DECAPITATION (US) // 100% vegetarian metal act from San Diego, California. A large number of their songs protest the mistreatment and consumption of animals, as well as the abuse of the environment. Perfect Ieperfest band!
The CHARIOT (US) // Douglasville, Georgia hardcore act formed in 2003 by ex-NORMA JEAN frontman Josh Scogin. Second time at Ieperfest, first time was in 2006.
COKE BUST (US) // Fastforward straight-edge hardcore band from Washington DC. Formed back in 2006.
CONVERGE (US) // Jacob Bannon and his troops return to Ieperfest for a second performance in three years, with a brand new release under their belt. Flagship of Deathwish Inc.
DEATH BY STEREO (US) // Orange County, California hardcore band formed 16 years ago already. After all these years, the band is still going strong and will prove it at IF summer where they will perform for the very first time.
D.O.A. (CA) // Formed 34 (!) years ago in Vancouver, Canada. D.O.A. are an early and extremely influential punk band.
INCANTATION (US) // One of New York’s flagships when it comes to death metal. They’ve been around for 23 years already, and this is their first ever Ieperfest appearance!
KNUCKLEDUST (UK) // One of the most important bands for London hardcore, with a strong connection to Ieperfest. Glad to have the boys back on stage for our anniversary!
MIDNIGHT SOULS (BE) // One of Belgium’s most promising hardcore acts. Check out their debut album “Going Through the Motions”!
The MONGOLOIDS (US) // Straight-edge hardcore band from Edison, New Jersey. On the road w/AGNOSTIC FRONT.
MUCKY PUP (US) // Legendary party band formed 27 years ago in Bergenfield, New Jersey. After their passage in February, they will be back in Europe this summer. Stoked!
MxPx ALLSTARS (US) // Honored to have these skate/poppunkrock veterans to play the fest for the first time. C'mon, let's go to the punkrockshow!
NAYSAYER (US) // Hardcore for fans of MADBALL and other notable NYHC alumni, hailing from Richmond, Virginia.
OMEGA MASSIF (DE) // Instrumental sludge/post-metal from Würzburg, Germany, for fans of KNUT, AMENRA … We’ve been trying to get these guys for a few years now, so glad they could finally make it!
PIANOS BECOME THE TEETH (US) // Heartfelt post-rock/screamo act hailing from Baltimore, Maryland. Touring Europe in March with TOUCHE AMORE and returning in summer with BALANCE AND COMPOSURE!
PIG DESTROYER (US) // Legendary grindcore band based in Virginia. They rarely leave the States to play shows so we are extremely proud to announce they will play 2 Euro shows this summer, one of them being Ieperfest!
RISE AND FALL (BE) // Kings of Belgian hardcore playing Ieperfest once again, with a brand new full-length called “Faith” under their belt.
STILL X STRONG (BR) // Straight-edge hardcore from São Paulo, Brazil. Ieperfest has always had a thing for South-American hardcore acts, so cool to have one on the 20th edition of the festival as well!
TERROR (US) // Scott Vogel himself insisted on being here to celebrate our anniversary with us! Ieper is still trembling after the TERROR show of 2009, and now they’re back to do even better!
TOXIC HOLOCAUST (US) // Thrash! Second Ieperfest performance, after their set on Ieperfest winter 2008, when they toured with MUNICIPAL WASTE!
TRAPPED UNDER ICE (US) // Hardcore band formed 5 years ago in Baltimore, Maryland. Dark, emotional, brutal. For fans of CROWN OF THORNZ and NEXT STEP UP!
UNEARTH (US) // From Boston Massachusetts, forming the holy trinity of US melodic metalcore together with KILLSWITCH ENGAGE and AS I LAY DYING. Soooo proud they are finally playing Ieperfest!
We are already extremely excited about the line-up so far, and with 38 bands still to be announced, things can and will only get better! People that want to see the 20th anniversary edition artwork as one of the first will need to come to Ieperfest winter edition 2012, where we will be distributing the first posters and flyers!