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Primal Fear to headline MINNESOTA METALFEST 2009

Discussion in 'ProgPower USA' started by SwordLord, May 7, 2009.

  1. SwordLord

    SwordLord Attack!

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    SwordLord Productions & Station 4 proudly announce the resurrection of MINNESOTA METALFEST, the new premiere festival for heavy metal acts in Minnesota. This year’s festival will take place on Labor Day – Monday, September 7 at the Station 4 nightclub in downtown St. Paul, Minnesota. Station 4 is the premiere club for heavy metal acts in the state, booking more metal acts per capita than any other venue in Minnesota.

    “Minnesota MetalFest has existed in many forms prior to this,” explains Nathan “The SwordLord” Block, CEO of SwordLord Productions. “But this year’s festival will be the start of something truly one-of-a-kind for Minnesota. This will become the premiere metal showcase for bands of all genres from all corners of the world. Keep an eye on this because it’s only going to get better and better each year!”

    This year’s headliner is Germany’s high voltage power-house PRIMAL FEAR. Their appearance at Minnesota MetalFest will kick off a very exclusive and limited North American tour which is comprised of only 6 US appearances.

    “We are very excited and honored to have PRIMAL FEAR headlining this year’s festival!” says Block. “This will be the first time the band has ever set foot in Minnesota and we are proud to bring them here. This will be an aspect of Minnesota MetalFest that fans can look forward to every year – seeing bands that have either never been to this state before or ones that have not been here in some time.”

    Co-headlining the festival will be ATHEIST - Florida’s melodic death metal act which is a proud jewel in America’s metal crown. Their second album released in 1991, Unquestionable Presence, has been acclaimed by fans and critics alike as one of the most influential technical death metal albums of all time.

    Rounding out the headliners are Chicago’s doom masters NOVEMBERS DOOM and DESTROY DESTROY DESTROY, a metal band combining elements of death and Viking metal with traditional 80’s thrash.

    More bands will be announced soon via the festival’s website (www.MinnesotaMetalFest.com) and MySpace page (www.MySpace.com/MinnesotaMetalFest).

    Tickets for Minnesota MetalFest are available via TicketMaster and are $35 in advance or $40 day of show. The show is 16+. Doors will open at 2:00pm, music will start at 2:30pm and run until midnight.

    Station 4 can be found online at www.Station-4.com. The SwordLord can be found at www.MySpace.com/SwordLord.

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    Wow! Congratulations Nathan. Can't wait to see how the rest of the lineup shapes up, though Primal Fear alone makes it worth the trip.
     
  3. SwordLord

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    Hey dude!!!

    yeah, you should come up here and see the show - free place to crash in the Casa de la SwordLord. :D

    We have big things in the works for this festival - will be one to keep your eye on.


    Take care my fine friend,
    Nathan
     
  4. Metalmilitia2000

    Metalmilitia2000 UM's Resident Asshole

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    Yea, this is going to be a show not to miss
     
  5. mëtålspëd

    mëtålspëd Umlauts ist Krieg

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    Wow, good lineup so far!
     
  6. Jasonic

    Jasonic Doom On!

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    Said it on the ND forum... well done!!!!!
     
  7. edgeofthorns

    edgeofthorns 24 Hours Ago...

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    Nathan, I'm impressed! Keep up the good work!

    ~Brian~
     
  8. Yippee38

    Yippee38 Living the dream!

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    Grats on landing Primal Fear SwordLord!!
     
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    Atheist?..this is like 4 days before PP..I guess I'll have to look at my budget. a Renter's Credit in August may help.
     
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    devilsrule2004 New Metal Member

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    awsome line up cant wait
     
  11. sh0kr0k

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    Definitely looking forward to this! :headbang:
     
  12. SwordLord

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    I really appreciate all the well-wishes so far! This festival has been a loooong time in coming - one day I'll tell you all the huge long sordid story and it's taken a lot of faith to put it together in this economic climate.

    Keep your fingers crossed that we have good attendance so there will be a Minnesota MetalFest 2010, 2011, etc. This has been my dream for a long time now and landing the PRIMAL FEAR date was the perfect excuse to get this going.

    Onward for metal!


    Nathan
     
  13. See You In Hell

    See You In Hell Is this the real McCoy?

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    Well done, Nathan!! This looks like a great show!!!
     
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    I'll be keeping a close eye on this one. It's very possible I can get out there.
     
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    Nice one Nathan!!
     
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    If funds were there, I'd make the trip, nice lineup!
     
  19. Pellaz

    Pellaz Tigron of Immanion

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    Excellent, varied lineup.

    I'm a little bit busy helping to throw my own little 40,000-person gathering that weekend :lol: , but MN MetalFest looks like an awesome event!
     
  20. sh0kr0k

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    40,000? ...Oh yeah!! Duh :p

    I love the variety too! Just enough diversity to keep it interesting, yet similar enough that it works well together. This is going to be a killer show!
     

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