LINE-UP IS SHAPING UP: 47 NAMES SO FAR!!


8 New Names: VELVET REVOLVER, PAPA ROACH, STONE SOUR, MASTODON, LESS THAN JAKE, LAUREN HARRIS, CHRIS CORNELL and HAMMERFALL.



The line-up for the 2007 edition of Graspop Metal Meeting is definitely shaping up! These are the newcomers: VELVET REVOLVER, PAPA ROACH, STONE SOUR, MASTODON, LESS THAN JAKE, LAUREN HARRIS, CHRIS CORNELL and HAMMERFALL. Just nine more names to go for the main stage and the two marquees.
But there's more! The entire programme for the revamped Metal Dome has yet to be compiled. A total of fifteen bands will be taking the stage in the Metal Dome and we will have those names for you shortly.

Nu-metal band PAPA ROACH has been confirmed for Friday. Like so many other bands, Papa Roach has its roots in high school. Back in 1993, lead singer Jacoby Shaddix and drummer Dave Buckner ran into each other at school and founded Papa Roach. They had to wait until 2000 for their major breakthrough with the release of their triple-platinum album 'Infest'. Tracks such as "Last Resort" and "Broken Home" became instant hits. Late last year, the nu-metalheads released their fourth record with 'The Paramour Sessions', or how young boys grow up. This will be their second appearance at Graspop.

CHRIS CORNELL will also play a set on Friday. The former Soundgarden frontman, who announced the split of his band Audioslave in February, will be introducing his latest project to the Graspop audience. Cornell was responsible for 'You Know My Name', the title track to the new James Bond movie 'Casino Royale'. The song will be included on his new solo album Carry On together with a cover of Micheal Jackson's 'Billie Jean'. The album's release is scheduled for 1 May 2007.

Slipknotter Corey Taylor and his band STONE SOUR are programmed for Saturday. The band was formed as early as 1992 by Corey and ertwhile drummer Joel Ekman. However, it took ten years for Stone Sour to start off with silver for their self-entitled debut. The sound is nothing like we're used to hearing from Corey and his Slipknot posse, but metal crowds immediately embraced the new band. Their second full-length effort, 'Come What(ever) May', was equally successful.

LAUREN HARRIS and LESS THAN JAKE have been added to the bill on Saturday.

Last year we had Axl Rose, this year his ex-Guns 'n Roses friends Slash (guitar), Matt Sorum (drums) and Duff McKagan (bass) will terrorise the masses on Sunday with their super band VELVET REVOLVER. The threesome already convinced the festival crowds of both Rock Werchter and Pukkelpop and things are looking even better since singer Scott Weiland (ex-Stone Temple Pilots) and guitarist Dave Kushner (ex-Wasted Youth & ex-Dave Navarro) joined the band. In 2004, their debut 'Contraband' conquered the world. Successor 'Libertad' is scheduled for a June release.

Also on Sunday: HAMMERFALL and MASTODON. The latter is part of the new wave of modern American bands. Formed in 1999, the Atlanta quartet took the international metal scene by storm. Their music is a mix of thrash, doom, prog and the occasional splash of hardcore. Their third and most recent full-length CD 'Blood Mountain' was released in September of last year to universal critical acclaim. Mastodon were even nominated in the category 'Best Metal Performance'at the 49th Grammy Awards ceremony for their track "Colony of Birchmen". Last year, Mastodon filled the support slot for Tool on their trek through the European continent's major metal arenas.

Just to refresh your memory, here's an exhaustive list of all the names that have been confirmed so far:

FRIDAY 22 JUNI 2007:
AEROSMITH
CHRIS CORNELL - WITHIN TEMPTATION
TYPE O NEGATIVE - BLIND GUARDIAN
PAPA ROACH - THERION - CELTIC FROST
THIN LIZZY - PAIN OF SALVATION - SABATON
GRAVE DIGGER - VADER - AMORPHIS - 1349


SATURDAY 23 JUNI 2007:
IRON MAIDEN
KORN - HEAVEN AND HELL
LIFE OF AGONY - STONE SOUR - DIMMU BORGIR
CANNIBAL CORPSE - TIAMAT - ATHEIST
ME FIRST & THE GIMME GIMMES - LAMB OF GOD - LESS THAN JAKE
SIRENIA - BRUTAL TRUTH - DROWNING POOL - LAUREN HARRIS


SUNDAY 24 JUNE 2007:
OZZY OSBOURNE
SLAYER - VELVET REVOLVER
CHILDREN OF BODOM - BLACK LABEL SOCIETY
HAMMERFALL - AMON AMARTH - FINNTROLL
MASTODON - MOONSORROW - CHIMAIRA - DEVILDRIVER
KORPIKLAANI - IN THIS MOMENT - TURISAS - ELUVEITIE - UNEARTH



TICKETS

Weekend-All In Tickets:
125 (booking fee not included)
This ticket includes: access to the festival grounds on Friday, Saturday and Sunday; acces to the camping site; access to the parking area; shuttle service from MOL train station to the festival grounds and back.

NEW With this ticket you can travel free of charge by train ONLY in Belgium

Day Tickets:
Friday ticket, Saturday ticket or Sunday ticket: 69 (booking fee not included)
This ticket includes access to the festival grounds on Friday, Saturday or Sunday, depending on the day ticket you've purchased; shuttle service from MOL station to the festival grounds and back. Access to the camping site and parking area are NOT included.

NEW With this ticket you can travel free of charge by train ONLY in Belgium. More information about this, you will find at www.graspop.be.


Belgium
By phone: Proximus Goformusic: 0900 2 60 60 (0,45/min)
Online :www.proximusgoformusic.be
SMS: SMS code to 3060 (0,50/sent-received SMS)
Note: This SMS service is only available if the user is registered with Goformusic.
All-In Ticket (Combi): SMS code GPD (combi) to 3060
Friday Ticket: SMS code GPA (Friday) to 3060
Saturday Ticket: SMS code GPB (Saturday)to 3060
Sunday Ticket: SMS code GPC (Sunday) to 3060

The Netherlands
Ticket Service: 0900 300 1250 (0,45/min), the 151 larger post offices, the 100 major Free Record Shops, the 33 GWK-Travelex offices, the 10 large VVV office, www.ticketservice.nl and the usual outlets. Visit www.graspop.be to locate the nearest outlet.

France
Online: www.proximusgoformusic.be
Tickets are also available in the FNAC-stores

Germany
Online: www.proximusgoformusic.be
TPP stores: www.mytpp.com

United Kingdom
Online: www.proximusgoformusic.be and www.argon-direct.com

Sweden
Online: www.proximusgoformusic.be and www.festivalbussen.com

Other countries
Online: www.proximusgoformusic.be or www.graspop.be



CAMPING

The campsite will be open from 8am on Friday 21 June till 12 noon on Monday 25 June, at with time all campers must vacate the premises.

Cars or motorcycles are NOT allowed on the campsite. You can park your vehicle in the car park near the campsite.

A separate campsite will accommodate motor caravans and campers. This campsite is connected with the one for tents. Only those visitors willing to abide by the ground rules (www.graspop.be) will have access to the site.

Access to the camping grounds is free for combi ticket holders, they don't need to purchase and additional camping ticket.
One-day ticket holders need to buy a one-day camping ticket (15 p.p.) to enter the camping site. These one-day camping tickets are not available in presale and will only be sold at the box office of the camping site itself. This ticket is valid on the same day as your ay ticket, from 8 am till noon the following day.



ON THE WEB

You will find all information about Graspop Metal Meeting on www.graspop.be or www.myspace.com/graspop.


Event: Graspop Metal Meeting 2007
 
Posted: 27.03.2007 by Jeff



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Jeff - 27.03.2007 at 17:02  
Nothing special here... (and one big shit... Papa Roach...)

Well, they will have to add better bands for the end of the line up...
Promonex - 27.03.2007 at 17:25  
Mastodon, Lauren Harris and Papa Roach (!) are "special guests" on the Iron Maiden tour, so no surprises here. The fourth "special guest" would be In Flames, so I could imagine them being added to the GMM lineup as well.
NemeniX - 27.03.2007 at 17:43  
Uh... The lineup is a bit disappointed... :/

There are good bands anyway, but I think Hellfest will rock harder
Baz Anderson - 27.03.2007 at 18:25  
haha - do they leave the worst bands to announce until last?
come on.. if I was going to pay so much money for a festival I wouldnt want to have to endure some of them on stage. Velvet Revolver annoy me and Papa Roach is something I really wouldnt imagine to be at sucha a big festival..
Less Than Jake are one of the most annoying sounding things ever!!!

this has made me wonder whether I will put so much effort into going or not..
dancingdecember - 27.03.2007 at 18:38  
ha ha !!!people can actually be disappointed with this kinda line-ups.i guess its the result of being able to see every band many times during their lives and they have many festivals to choose from...
Daru Jericho - 27.03.2007 at 19:41  
New bands are disappointing (apart from Hammerfall. VR are tolerable but not something I'd expect to see live).

Still, the other bands announced have me sold.
Herzebeth - 27.03.2007 at 20:56  
WOW!...more like...8 gay names added, this is so sucky that I can't even burp my corn flakes, wasn't Graspop a decent fest?
White Winter Sun - 27.03.2007 at 21:09  
Without chauvinism, Hellfest appears better
Lucas - 27.03.2007 at 21:15  
Written by White Winter Sun on 27.03.2007 at 21:09

Without chauvinism, Hellfest appears better


Only a little.
Bas - 27.03.2007 at 21:21  
damn, Hammerfall is the only band of those that i'd ever want to see live...

i already saw Hammerfall last year though by the way, they do a fucking amazing show on stage
Spyroid - 27.03.2007 at 22:20  
Written by Herzebeth on 27.03.2007 at 20:56

WOW!...more like...8 gay names added, this is so sucky that I can't even burp my corn flakes, wasn't Graspop a decent fest?


Well, what's really so gay about Mastodon?
Nickferatu367 - 28.03.2007 at 02:29  
hammerfall is a good add, lauren harris is an -ish add. alongside the other 6 announced, (and including lauren harris) isn't this supposed to be a metal meeting? it seems more like the ozzfest rejects list.
Marcel Hubregtse - 28.03.2007 at 09:50  
Looking at the total line-up I am thinking of not going and instead on concentrating of trying to go to Hellfest and Wacken.
Jeff - 28.03.2007 at 11:29  
I think that I will go to the Hellfest for sure now... The Headliners of GMM are really cool, and I really wanted to see Heaven and Hell, but the "other" bands are not so cool and in the end, the Hellfest is better.

Marcel, you'll have to find a way to come with us in France

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