Reunited Boston-based metallers MELIAH RAGE are scheduled to appear at two upcoming New England area heavy metal music festivals that are doubling as CD release parties.
Formed in Boston in 1986 (and featuring GODSMACK's Sully Erna on drums for the release of "Unfinished Business"), MELIAH RAGE recently returned after a 10-year absence from the studio with a new studio album, "Barely Human". The disc was released worldwide August 24through Screaming Ferret Wreckords/Escapi Music.
The Metal Nation: Northern Aggression festival will occur during the weekend of October 1-2 at the Bomb Shelter in Manchester, NH. The lineup will include SEVEN WITCHES (who are also utilizing the show as a release party for their upcoming album "Year of the Witch") and Metal Blade Records artists BEYOND THE EMBRACE, as well a host of Screaming Ferret Wreckords developing artists, including TEARABYTE (an exciting band from Texas promoting their second release for the label, "Gloom Factory"), RED RIGHT HAND, CANDY STRIPER DEATH ORGY, DISTRUST and new signees THE ACCURSED. More information on the festival and complete band lineup can be found at www.northern-aggression.com.
The Sayonara Summer Fest is scheduled for Saturday, October 9 at the Bellingham Sportsman Club in Bellingham, MA. Along with MELIAH RAGE, this two-stage festival will feature 28 bands (based primarily in New England and the East Coast), one of which features former members of the prominent New England band REVEILLE: TRUTH ENDING CYCLE. Also included are several Screaming Ferret Wreckords acts, namely CANDY STRIPER DEATH ORGY, RED RIGHT HAND, and THE ACCURSED. DENYTHEFALLOUT is also scheduled to perform and features Scott Harrington from recent NUCLEAR ASSAULT fame. In true carnivorous form, the Sayonara Summer Fest includes an all-you-can-eat pig/cow roast, and the debauchery ensues for the entire day.
MELIAH RAGE are planning to follow the festivals with a North American tour. More information will be made available soon.