Guitar wizardry rock outfit Dragonforce have just announced a string of headline tour dates across the UK and Ireland later this year, in promotion of their forthcoming fifth studio album, ‘The Power Within’. All dates are outlined below:
Sonisphere have announced a further 11 bands to perform at this year’s festival weekend in Knebworth, which includes a very special set from post-hardcore legends Glassjaw. To mark the 10th anniversary of its release, the band will be performing their highly acclaimed ‘Worship & Tribute’ album from start-to-finish. All newly announced bands are as follows:
Date: February 4th, 2012
Venue: White Rabbit, Plymouth
Support: Claim The Throne, Darkest Era, Huron
Plymouth appears to be the only place in the UK that isn’t snowed under, and that actually turns out to be lucky for the first date of Alestorm‘s “Useless Drunken Bastards” tour. Now on their third album of pirate themed folky power metal, they are renowned for their party atmosphere at gigs. As it is, everyone loves dressing up as a pirate for some reason, so they’ve managed to build on a niché that is always gonna be successful. Luckily, they can back it up with good song writing skills and catchy drinking anthems that are easy to sing along to. Even if every song pretty much sounds the same.
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Note: As only three members of the site were able to attend the festival weekend, we were sadly unable to cover every band performing throughout the day.
The third and final day of the Sonisphere weekend brings to the table another day filled with brilliant acts sprawling across a range of different genres. With what might be Slipknot‘s final UK performance together (at least with the current line-up), it’s an emotional and iconic day for all maggots in attendance.
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Hosted at the grounds of Knebworth, we got involved with the Sonisphere festivities now that the event has been extended to a three-day weekend with all of its stages. Finishing off the weekend with a bang, the festival managed to bag a slot from comedian Bill Bailey, and also what could potentially be Slipknot‘s final UK performance. Though we weren’t allowed photo access to the Apollo and Saturn stages to take shots of the big guns, our snappy photographer did manage to catch all the other great action across the arena.
Featuring: Cancer Bats, Alestorm, Floods, The Answer, Sonic Boom Six, Orange Goblin, Amplifier, Mad Dog, Kylesa, InMe, Arcane Roots, Turbowolf, Bat Sabbath, Title Fight, Bill Bailey,
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The Mars Volta are to perform their one and only UK show of 2011 at this year’s Sonisphere Festival in Knebworth. Alongside them, Opeth, Killing Joke, Four Year Strong, The Black Dahlia Murder, Black Tide, Watain, Firewind, Rise To Remain, Alestorm, Six Hour Sundown and The Treatment have also joined the line-up.
For more information regarding the festival weekend, please visit the official website.
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