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  FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, TRIVIUM, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE AND MORE ALL CONFIRMED FOR TRESPASS AMERICA FESTIVAL TOUR
25th April 2012

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Matt Heafy, Trivium



Trespass America is a newly-minted music festival set on revitalizing the Metal scene with some of the most current and credible bands in hard rock/Metal. The tour kicks off July 13th at the 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, Colorado, and will cover 31 cities in two months between July and August with stops across the United States.

Opening the show will be newcomers Battlecross, the most-played new band on the SiriusXM channel, Liquid Metal. New Jersey monsters God Forbid, who just released a brand new album, 'Equilibrium', will stir up the circle pits with new songs and hits spanning their long career.

Deathcore masters Emmure are coming out swinging in support of their new album, 'Slave To The Game', Michigan's Pop Evil will carry the torch of grassroots hard rock to the crowd, while the melodic guitar thrash of Trivium and the reunited lineup of Metalcore legends Killswitch Engage will bring a crushing intensity to Trespass America.

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Headlining the power-packed Trespass America Festival is Five Finger Death Punch, with nine consecutive top ten radio hits, four Golden God awards, two certified Gold records (and a third in the making). Monstrous light shows and sold-out arenas have marked the path of 5FDP's meteoric rise. In a few short years, the band knocked down the tightly shut gates of mainstream media and turned the non-believers into believers as they marched to bring a message from the underground.

As Five Finger Death Punch's Zoltan Bathory, who helped spearhead the festival concept put it: "We will carry the flag into mainstream territory; we will trespass on their turf all across America. The combined power of Metal Hammer and all these bands enable us to make a statement, a really loud one. Heavy music wants its place back in the limelight, so get ready, because we are coming, and we are coming in numbers."

"By bringing the Trespass Festival to North America," said Metal Hammer's editor Alexander Milas, "we're not only promoting the music we believe in, we're investing in it. We're now doing in America what we've done for years in Europe and the UK."

The idea for Trespass America came about as a way to bring heavy music to big venues across the country. Bathory explained: "When you walk through the Trespass America gate, you will be in a different territory, a new environment. You're not just coming to see a band. It's going to be a traveling circus that has all the attraction and excitement that creates an experience.

"We wanted to build the biggest stage we could and make this festival as visually unforgettable as possible, really give fans their money's worth, give them an experience where they will want to say, 'I was there.' We also wanted to play as many indoor venues as possible so all bands on the bill, no matter how early they play, would have a full light show with full production. We want to make Trespass America a theme-park-thrill-ride for Metalheads."

With Five Finger Death Punch leading the charge, up-and-comers Battlecross, Pop Evil, and Emmure, Metal vets God Forbid, and heavyweights like Trivium and Killswitch Engage, the Trespass America Festival is definitely bound to set foot on the forbidden lawn of mainstream Rock-Culture.

With more to be announced, confirmed dates for the Metal Hammer Trespass America Festival are as follows:

JULY
13 Broomfield, CO - 1st Bank Center
15 Billings, MT - MetraPark Arena
16 Bismarck, ND - Bismarck Civic Center
17 Sioux Falls, SD - Sioux Falls Arena
19 Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Ballroom
21 Fort Wayne, IN - Allen County Expo Center
24 Lubbock, TX - Lonestar Amphitheatre
25 Belton, TX - Bell County Expo Center
27 San Antonio, TX - Freeman Coliseum
28 Beaumont, TX - Ford Pavilion
30 Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
31 Evansville, IN - Ford Center

AUGUST
3 Battle Creek, MI - Kellogg Arena
7 Syracuse, NY - SRC Arena and Events Center/Onondaga Community Center
8 Glens Falls, NY - Glens Falls Civic Center
10 Scarborough, ME - Scarborough Downs
14 Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE
15 Hartford, CT - Comcast Theatre
17 Worchester, MA - DCU Center
18 Newark, NJ - Prudential Center
19 Philadelphia, PA - Penn's Landing - Festival Pier
22 Knoxville, TN - Knoxville Civic Coliseum
25 Rio Rancho, NM - Santa Ana Star Center
26 Phoenix, AZ - Comercia Theatre
28 Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Palladium


WACKEN WINTER NIGHTS IS HEAVY METAL WONDERLAND

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Wacken Winter Nights 2018 takes place between February 23rd and 25th 2018 and the great news is that you can now experience a full-on, top class German Metal Festival easily and affordably.

It only takes an hour to fly to Hamburg from London and we've had longer journeys than that within the capital and they were certainly more expensive than the £33 air ticket that just appeared in our 'flights to Wacken Winter Nights' search.

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Wacken Winter Nights is organised by the same team who are responsible for the world's greatest Metal festival, Wacken-Open-Air and the 2018 bill includes Skyclad, Orphaned Land, Elvenking, Finntroll, Grave Digger, Aeverium, Comes Vagantes, Coppelius, Corvus Corax, Die Pressgëng, Elvellon, Heimataerde, Hell-O-Matic, Ignis Fatuu, Ingrimm, Irdorath, Johnny Deathshadow, Krayenzeit, Letzte Instanz, Mr Hurley und die Pulveraffen, Pampatut, Pat Razket, Schandmaul, Sündenrausch, The Aberlour's, The Moon And The Nightspirit, Torfrock, Visions Of Atlantis, Vroudenspil, Wind Rose and more.



Besides this rich billing of superb Metal bands, there is so much more to see in the festival area including the medieval market and also the walking acts and jugglers you will meet at the theme worlds, including Robert Blake, three-time World Cup winner of street magic.

Wacken Winter Nights is something not to be missed and you can check out the amazing ticket and accommodation prices right here.

We just priced up the whole four day trip with hotels, flights, shuttles and festival tickets for less than £300 and we don't think you will get a better value festival than that, anywhere.

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MetalTalk recently sat down with Wacken founder and owner Thomas Jensen and that interview will be online next week and it's a fascinating insight into how Wacken originated from nothing to become the world's premiere Heavy Metal event.

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Wacken 2018 takes place from 2nd to 4th August 20218 and as with Wacken Winter Nights, if you have never experienced all it has to offer, then you owe it to yourself to remedy that.

Already announced for Wacken 2018 are Judas Priest, Nightwish, Running Wild (exclusive), Arch Enemy, Dirkschneider, Doro (Special Anniversary Show), In Extremo, Sepultura, Amorphis, Amaranthe, Firewind, W.A.R., Belphegor, Mantar, Knorkator, Deserted Fear, Watain, Night Demon, Epica, Knorkator, Belphegor, Firewind, Deserted Fear and many more and we'll have more Wacken 2018 announcements during December.

As well as being the greatest Heavy Metal festival in the world, it is without a doubt the Mecca of Metal and the one thing that every single person who loves our music should have on their bucket list.

For 2018, MetalTalk have joined forces with Wacken-Open-Air to help you get to Wacken easily and inexpensively and you can peruse the ticket and travel options right here.

If you are interested in going to Wacken 2018 and have questions, please fill out the form below and we will contact you with answers to all your enquiries. You are under no obligation whatsoever by filling this form out. We won't add you to any mailing lists or send you loads of spam - all we will do is help you get to Wacken as easily and inexpensively as possible.

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