Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Festival - Ieper Winterfest 4

"Ieperfest is an independent Hardcore festival taking place in the Flemish city Ieper. Not only is it the longest running European outdoor underground festival, but it is also an established name across the world. The festival offers a stage to an international variety of underground groups, without the help of major budgets or sponsors. This helps us safeguard our true D.I.Y spirit, and allows us to attract a wide variety of bands, concentrating on what keeps us together rather than what separates us.

Ieperfest is organised by 2 Belgian, not-for-profit D.I.Y. collectives sharing the same geographical & ideological roots: Republyk Vort’n Vis & Genet Records. They represent over 18 years of experience of organising & promoting underground events. By joining hands, they manage to make the mother of all European underground hardcore festivals the big success it has always been. Profits are split up between both collectives who re-invest it in their future projects.

"Deafheaven (USA) // A dizzying hybrid of shoegaze shimmer, hardcore punk passion, emo vulnerability and black metal intensity. Based in San Francisco, signed to Deathwish Inc.

Doom (UK) // Legendary punk/hardcore/crust act formed way back in 1987. Originating in Birmingham, England, they were pivotal for the rise of crust and punk. After several splits (due to reasons of all nature) and just as many reformations, Doom is now back as strong as ever before.

Hierophant (IT) // A ferocious crust/punk metal band based in the north of Italy. They played their first show near the end of 2009, and have played over 100 shows since then.

Integrity (BE/USA) // Legendary Clevo hardcore act. This band has been around since 1988 already. No introduction needed. Go hard or go home!

xKingdomx (USA) // Philadelphia’s hardest yet most loveable vegan straight-edge hardcore act is back in Ieper after their memorable performance on Ieperfest 2009.

No Turning Back (NL) // In this day and age where hardcore bands come and go with the speed of light No Turning Back are holding true to what they originally set out to do and they’re not planning on giving up, ever.

Rot in Hell (UK) // Hard as nails UK hardcore act with a hint of belgian hardcore history, as they were recently joined by Hans Verbeke of Liar fame on vocals. Signed to Deathwish Inc.

Vanna (USA) // Yet another high quality act hailing for the city of Boston, Massachusetts! Vanna only recently visited Europe as opener on the Never Say Die Tour, attracting large numbers all over!

xViciousx (BE) // Young and upcoming straight-edge West-Flemish beatdown pounders. They earned their spot on the bill by being energetic, working hard and playing shitloads of shows over the past year.

Wrong Answer (USA) // Philadelphia based hardcore act, playing music somewhat reminiscent of “System Overload” era Integrity."


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