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Diablo Blvd

10/04/14

diablo Blvd

Last year when we announced Channel Zero it was like: ‘finally’. We were then trying to get the band to Alcatraz for a few years but every time there came something in between. It’s about the same feeling we have today while announcing Diablo Blvd. However, at the Rock Tribune headquarters there is a core of die-hard fans around the band from Antwerp who did not failed to apply pressure hooligan-wise and with clenched fists to the bookers from the festival. Flat tires, threatening letters, and even a few stones through our windows…the usual ‘pressure’. And though we are still healing we know to estimate the efforts to value. At least when we hear the new album which will be released soon.

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Hellyeah

28/03/14

hellyeah

We are so proud at Alcatraz headquarters about the bands we are programming. We just don’t book any band that is offered or popular at the time being. Not rarely we do invite our own heroes. In the past we certainly did, but actually we still do. Our pride is our honour. Also it’s our choice to write down some information about the bands we are programming because we think we should. We ‘d rather not announce a series of bands without a word of interest or worse, with the wrong info. We are happy to put our bands individually in the spotlights with all respect for their often long career. This being said, we are pleased to confirm Hellyeah for Alcatraz Metal Fest.

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Lacuna Coil

28/03/14

hellyeah

Last week it was raining reactions into our offices. Some lesser, which we expected, but mostly positive about the fact we are programming Marilyn Manson and Life Of Agony on our opening day and all this because we are going outside of the traditional line-up of what is known to Alcatraz. The bigger majority talks about two outright top acts and they are quite right. Don’t panic, on Saturday we continue to serve our loyal audience hard rock and metal mainly from the eighties, witnessed by the names we already announced. However, we will go for a broader programming on Friday. Nevertheless we are following a straight line here and have no intention to just program any band. We were very pleased the Italian band Lacuna Coil volunteered for a spot at the AMF. There are still certainties in life and one of them is that we never say ‘no’ to a lady like Cristina Scabbia. Marilyn Manson, Life Of Agony, Lacuna Coil, it seems the perfect match knowing we still have some more surprises coming.

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www.lacunacoil.it

Four By Fate

24/03/14

fourbyfate

Can we still have some Hard Melodic Rock n Roll at Alcatraz please? You Bet Your Ass We Can! So, to wake up our campers (Like Hendrix did at Woodstock in August of 1969) we are flying in FOUR BY FATE from the United States/Canada to serve up some kick ass Classic Rock n Roll. We don’t like the word ‘Super Group’ but the four members in FOUR BY FATE are certainly not to be underestimated!

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Life Of Agony

20/03/14

Marilyn Manson

LIFE OF AGONY RETURN TO THE STAGE THIS SUMMER
THE ORIGINAL ‘RIVER RUNS RED’ LINE-UP EMERGES AFTER CAPUTO’S TRANSFORMATION

Alcatraz Concerts is proud to announce that Life Of Agony will perform at the Alcatraz Hard Rock & Metal Festival as one of few select dates in Europe this Summer. It will be the first shows since the group’s lead singer Mina Caputo (formerly known as Keith Caputo) came out as transgender in 2011. The famed ‘River Runs Red’ line-up, rounded out by guitarist Joey Z, bassist Alan Robert and drummer Sal Abruscato are excited to take the stage together once again after a three-year hiatus. ‘We’ve helped so many people around the world cope with their emotional struggles through our music, it was time to get back out there,’ said Robert, regarding the group’s decision to reunite for the upcoming shows. ‘Our songs connect with people on an emotional level because they were written out of real pain and hardship. It doesn’t matter if you’re white, black, blue, green, gay, straight, trans or whatever. Our fans know it comes from a real place and have stood by us. We’ve always worn our hearts on our sleeves. That is just who we are and that is something that will never change.’

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www.lifeofagony.com

Marilyn Manson

20/03/14

Marilyn Manson

After announcing Twisted Sister – considered by many as the musical personification of the politically incorrect 80s – as their Saturday, August 9 – headliner, The Alcatraz Metal Festival (undeterred by controversy) has now added one of Rock music’s most creative and controversial artists to the 2014 line-up. Indeed, none other than Marilyn Manson, the “Antichrist Superstar”, will headline the Courtrai event on the Friday night, August 8.

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Twisted Sister

27/02/14

Twisted Sister

Over the past months and especially the last weeks our mailbox was bulging out. Why it took so long before we come up with some new names? Whether we could not proceed selling tickets already? Along with a lot of other questions it seems Alcatraz Metal Festival really lives and the metal fans are eagerly looking forward to the new edition. The festival summer is approaching rapidly and behind the scenes there’s a lot of hard working going on. Moreover, our headliner is finally confirmed. It’s therefore we are really proud to announce the mighty Twisted Sister will headline the festival on Saturday. Not that we ever doubted the qualities of this American band but since their double passage in Dessel EVERYONE agrees that no other band on this planet can put a festival prairie on fire like Twisted Sister.

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WASP

27/02/14

WASP

Blackie Lawless, the controversial frontman of W.A.S.P. celebrates his 58th birthday in September. But you certainly would not give the tall singer / guitarist his age. Blackie is still one of the most vital frontmen in the metal scene, which we experienced during the passage of the band a few months ago. Nevertheless, Blackie is an old warhorse who has been on stage for almost forty years (already in 1975 with the New York Dolls) and with several classics on his name. The band instantly hit sparks with their debut album “W.A.S.P.” And our festival is just the place where Blackie & co would like to set up the celebration for the thirtieth anniversary of the acclaimed album. Especially in this period, as we speak of 1984, Lawless scandalizes with gallons of blood and naked female bodies, following the steps from Alice Cooper and Ozzy Osbourne.

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