Into The Grave Festival Concludes, Exodus Named As First Band For 2016

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Into The Grave Festival, one of the yearly highlights of the heavy music circuit in the Netherlands, took place last weekend in Leeuwarden. A sell-out crowd of over 7,000 people in attendance (not counting bands and crew) witnessed great bands such as headliner Sabaton, Sepultura, Cannibal Corpse, Obituary, Ensiferum, Avatar, Betraying The Martyrs, Audrey Horne, and more lite up the stage.

Sabaton live, from Facebook.

Sabaton live, from Facebook.


Exodus has already been confirmed For Into The Grave 2016. Early Bird Tickets are on sale now for Into The Grave and its sister festival City Rock for next year at their website


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Ensiferum Announces Co-Headline Tour With Korpiklaani


Finnish folk metallers Ensiferum will be returning to North America this Spring on a co-headlining tour with Korpiklaani, with Trollfest also supporting. They will be touring behind their One Man Army full length, out February 24, 2015 via Metal Blade Records.

The band is streaming One Man Army via Spotify.

Ensiferum w/ Frosttide:
Feb 27: Pakkahuone – Tampere, FI
Feb 28: Rytmikorjaamo – Seianajoki, FI
Mar 06: Lutakko – Jyvaskyla, FI
Mar 07: Nosturi – Helsinki, FI
w/ Craving:
Mar 10: Schlachthof – Lingen, DE (“Fan Appreciation Show” by EMP)

w/ Insomnium, Omnium Gatherum:
Mar 11: Zeche – Bochum, DE
Mar 12: Rockfabrik – Ludwigsburg, DE
Mar 13: Backstage – München, DE
Mar 14: Masters of Rock Café – Zlin, CZ
Mar 15: Club 202 – Budapest, HU
Mar 16: Szene – Wien, AT Mar 18: Live Club – Milan, IT
Mar 19: Les Docks – Lausanne, CH
Mar 20: La Laiterie – Strasbourg, FR
Mar 21: Z7 – Pratteln, CH
Mar 22: Ninkasi Kao – Lyon, FR
Mar 23: Le Bataclan – Paris, FR
Mar 24: O2 Academy Islington- London, UK
Mar 25: Patronaat – Haarlem, NL
Mar 26: Hedon – Zwolle, NL
Mar 27: Biebob – Vosselaar, BE
Mar 28: Tivoli – Bremen, DE
Mar 29: Grünspan – Hamburg, DE
Mar 30: Vega – Copenhagen, DK
Mar 31: Göta Källare – Stockholm, SE
Apr 01: Sticky Fingers – Gothenburg, SE
Apr 02: Inferno Metal Festival – Oslo, NO

Korpiklaani With Ensiferum and Trollfest:
May 06: House of Blues – Los Angeles, CA
May 07: Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
May 08: Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
May 09: El Corazon – Seattle, WA
May 10: Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC
May 12: Republik – Calgary, AB
May 13: Union Hall – Edmonton, AB
May 15: Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
May 16: Bourbon Theater – Lincoln, NE
May 17: Mill City Nights – Minneapolis, MN
May 18: Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
May 19: Agora Theater – Cleveland, OH
May 20: Opera House – Toronto, ON
May 21: Mavericks – Ottawa, ON
May 22: Club Soda – Montreal, QC
May 23: Imperial de Quebec – Quebec City, QC
May 24: Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
May 26: Mr. Small’s Theater – Pittsburgh, PA
May 27: Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
May 28: Theatre of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
May 29: Irving Plaza – New York, NY

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2015 Summer Festivals:
Jun 19-21: Hellfest – Clisson, FR
Jul 30:-Aug 01: Wacken Open Air – Wacken, DE
Aug 06-08: Party San Open Air – Schlotheim, DE
Aug 08: Into The Grave Festival – Leeuwarden, NL
Aug 09: Bloodstock Open Air – Walton-On-Trent, GB
Aug 13-15: Summer Breeze – Dinkelsbühl, DE
Aug 13: Rockstadt Extremefest – Rasnov, RO

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Into The Grave Festival Line-Up Complete, adds Obituary, Ensiferum, Betraying The Martyrs

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In what already looks to be a stunner of a metal music fest, Into The Grave has added their last three bands, announcing their full line-up. By adding Obituary, Ensiferum, and Betraying The Martyrs to the already stacked lineup of headliners such as Sabaton, Sepultura, Cannibal Corpse, as well as Avatar and Audrey Horne; this promises to be one of summer 2015’s best. the fest takes place August 8th, and as always, the legendary after party is free, and tickets are on sale now. Combination tickets are also available for the City rock festival happening at the same time in Leeuwarden, headed up by Epica.


Press Notes:

Billing Into the Grave festival complete: Obituary, Ensiferum and Betraying the Martyrs confirmed.

What do a French metal core band, a Finnish folk metal group and an American death metal icon have in common? Betraying the Martyrs, Ensiferum and Obituary have been confirmed for the Dutch metal festival Into the Grave! With these names, the line-up of the festival is complete. Into the Grave will be held on the 8th of August, in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands.

Obituary is a band that every death metal fan knows. These American death metallers are seen as one of the pioneers of the genre. Last year, the group released their latest effort Inked in Blood and with this album, they proved that they remain relevant in the metal scene to this day. The Finnish folk metal band Ensiferum is capable of turning every show into an epic feast with songs about heroes, battles and booze! So dress up as a warrior and join Ensiferum when they go into battle at Into the Grave 2015! The French metalcore band Betraying the Martyrs will destroy the city of Leeuwarden with their heavy riffs and break downs.

The line-up of Into the Grave consists of the following bands: Sabaton (SWE),Sepultura (BRA), Obituary (USA), Cannibal Corpse (USA), Ensiferum (FIN),Avatar (SWE), Audrey Horne (NO) and Betraying the Martyrs (FRA). One more band will be added, the opener of the festival, but this band will be selected via a local band competition called Highway to Hell. The winner of this competition will open both Into the Grave and Dokk’em Open Air.