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  SONISPHERE 2014 ANNOUNCE DREAM THEATER, DEVIL YOU KNOW, YASHIN AND MORE
5 March 2014

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As previously announced, The Prodigy, Iron Maiden and Metallica are headlining the festival, with exclusive appearances from Alice In Chains, Deftones and Limp Bizkit.

Sonisphere will now feature a total of over 100 bands across the weekend and has revealed more names to join the festival's 2014 line up.

Sonisphere is thrilled to announce Dream Theater as Sunday's headline act on the Saturn stage. A mesmerizing band to watch, each member with a number of impressive accolades under their belt, Dream Theater have been churning out their unique brand of progressive Metal for over 25 years, selling over six million albums worldwide. Building their sound from a solid base of incredible musical proficiency, becoming heavier over the years, whilst retaining their trademark, the band have become one of the biggest-selling progressive bands around, resulting in an induction into the Long Island Hall of Fame. With an extensive back catalogue and impressive new material from their latest critically acclaimed self-titled album, Sonisphere can't wait to see them spread their prog magic at the festival.

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Also appearing at the festival are Devil You Know, the creative union of the former Killswitch Engage frontman Howard Jones, Francesco Artusato (All Shall Perish), John Sankey (Devolved/ ex Divine Heresy, Fear Factory) and Ryan Wombacher (Bleeding Through). Having voiced the Grammy-nominated Massachusetts Metallers through nearly a decade of touring and two gold records, Jones is at the top of his game and the star line up, who have just played Soundwave in Australia, are ready to take on the world. Devil You Know will unleash its inaugural effort this spring, the highly-anticipated debut, 'The Beauty of Destruction' and audiences would be wise not to miss the incredible set the band are bound to deliver.

Says the band: "We are beyond stoked to make Sonisphere our first UK festival! It's an honour to be playing such a massive festival alongside some of the biggest names in hard rock and Metal. What a way to play the UK for the first time. We can't wait to get over and show everyone what Devil You Know is all about!"

Glasgow heavyweights Yashin will also be stopping by Sonisphere. The band have been working hard, having just released their new video 'D.E.A.D', with recent live appearances at Warped Tour UK and supports slots with Black Veil Brides, Limp Bizkit and Papa Roach in the UK and Europe. Yashin's performance at the festival will be the first chance for fans to see them play tracks from their forthcoming album, 'The Renegades', scheduled to hit the shelves in September 2014.

Says vocalist Harry Radford: "It's a huge, HUGE thrill and a massive honour to be added to this year's Sonisphere line up. Maiden, Metallica, Limp Bizkit, Deftones... It's like we've been put in the middle of our record collections, so many of our heroes in one place, it's actually ridiculous. We're getting back to live action in the next couple of weeks so we will be warmed up nicely to hit the Sonisphere crowd hard. See you there!"

Making their way from Nashville, The Cadillac Three will give Sonisphere a dose of their very own country fuzz. The band boasts the kind of loud and boisterous rock that the loudest PA's in the world were invented for. Tunes such as 'Down to the River', 'Get Your Buzz On' and 'Back It Up' evoke the legends of southern rock - Molly Hatchets, Outlaws or Ozark Mountain Daredevils, only with a fresher sound that's going to blow your mind.

Returning to Knebworth are Yorkshire's Glamour Of The Kill, who have just unleashed their infectious new single 'A Freak like Me', taken from their fantastic album 'Savages'. Following a full US tour with Escape The Fate, a European tour with Papa Roach as main support, a largely sold out tour with Motionless In White and The Defiled in the UK, Glamour Of The Kill seem unstoppable as they are about to embark on the Heaven's Basement's tour before they promise to treat the festival goers to a full set of their triumphant anthems this summer.

Says vocalist Davey Richmond: "We're really excited to get back to Knebworth for this year's Sonisphere! There's something special about Sonisphere that you don't seem to get from any other festival and we're happy to see it making a bold comeback. It must be the history associated with Knebworth and all the greats that have stood on stage there throughout the years. The line up for this was already incredible, but it just got a whole lot better!"

Also appearing will be UK based hardcore quintet Palm Reader. Drawing influences from The Dillinger Escape and Gallows, the band would have undoubtedly been winning over new fans on the recent Rock Sound Impericon Exposure tour and show no sign on slowing down before they hit Knebworth.

Says Drummer Dan Olds: "We Can't wait to play Sonisphere... Bands such as Deftones and Mastodon have always been close to Palm Reader's hearts. It's the first festival I ever went to so it's gonna be a special moment!"

Canterbury's Broken Hands will bring their particular brand of retro-rock fused with psychedelic blues and garage influences to Sonisphere. Having supported the Rolling Stones in Hyde Park last summer and toured in the UK and Europe with Band of Skulls, Deaf Club and Kill It Kid respectively, Broken Hands are on the brink of big things.

Says the band: "One small step for Sonisphere, one giant leap for band kind"

Rising from the ashes of My Passion, Johnathan Gaskin, Ande D'Mello, Simon Rolands and Jamie Nicholls announced the formation Fort Hope. Sonisphere is looking forward to sharing the beginnings of their exciting journey as a new band.

"We're so excited to be playing Sonisphere this year, and honoured to join such an incredible bill. There's nothing better than sun, rock music and festival crowds. Roll on summer!"

Mixing an eclectic combination of crushing guitars and infectious electronica, which incorporates elements of Metal, hip hop, rock and dance, The One Hundred are going after the hearts and minds of everyone crossing their path and will no doubt expand their ever growing army of supporters after their performance at Sonisphere.
Says the band: "We are stoked to have been invited to play such an amazing festival with so many of our heroes, we've dreamt of playing at Sonisphere so let's have it Knebworth!"

Also added to the festival's line up are Manchester's Collibus. Having won the 2013 Discretionary Rock Award of Parliament's largest competition, Rock the House, Collibus made history by becoming the first Metal band ever to play the House of Commons. The band's sound has been described as a combination of the intelligence of prog with the fire of Metal, and their winning track 'Dead Inside' has already been featured on SCUZZ TV.

Says vocalist Gemma Fox: "The reception we've had following the release of our debut album has been mind-blowingly phenomenal. We are extremely honoured to have been invited onto the awesome Sonisphere line up and cannot wait to play alongside musicians and bands we have long been fans of ourselves!".
Weekend tickets for Sonisphere 2014 are on sale now priced at 170. The highly popular deposit scheme is available until 1st April, meaning fans have less than a month to reserve their tickets for an initial payment of just 50. Check the Sonisphere website for further details.

All Campsites open Thursday.

For further information please visit www.sonisphere.co.uk

Line Up So Far:

THE PRODIGY - IRON MAIDEN - METALLICA

AIRBOURNE
ALESTORM
ALICE IN CHAINS
ANTHRAX
BLACK SPIDERS
BLITZ KIDS
BROKEN HANDS
BRUTALITY WILL PREVAIL
CARNIFEX
CHAS & DAVE
COLLIBUS
DEFTONES
DEVIL YOU KNOW (FEAT. HOWARD JONES, EX KILLSWITCH ENGAGE)
DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT
DOG EAT DOG PLAYING ALL BORO
KINGS
DREAM THEATER
DROPKICK MURPHYS
ELECTRIC WIZARD
EMP!RE
FORT HOPE
FRANK TURNER & THE SLEEPING
SOULS
GHOST
GLAMOUR OF THE KILL
GOJIRA
HOUNDS
ITCH
KARNIVOOL
KROKODIL
KERBDOG
LIMP BIZKIT
MASTODON
MAX RAPTOR
ONLY CRIME
PALM READER
PROTEST THE HERO
RAGING SPEEDHORN
RECKLESS LOVE
REEL BIG FISH
SILVERSTEIN
SLAYER
STAMPIN' GROUND
TESSERACT
THE CADILLAC THREE
THE DEFILED
THE HELL
THE HYPE THEORY
THE ONE HUNDRED
THE SAFETY FIRE
THE SISTERS OF MERCY
THE VIRGINMARYS
TRUCKFIGHTERS
VOODOO SIX
WILKO JOHNSON
YASHIN










 
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videscape VIDESCAPE IS THE NEW WAY FOR MUSICIANS TO MAKE MORE MONEY FROM VIDEOS AND AUDIO
VidEscape is perhaps not a site many musicians and bands are familiar with but all that could change in the coming months...

van halen VAN HALEN SHUT DOWN HOLLYWOOD BLVD FOR SPECIAL JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE PERFORMANCE
The band performed a forty five minute set to fans who were given free tickets to attend the outdoor event...

status quo STATUS QUO TO ROCK ROCHESTER CASTLE FOR A RECORD FIFTH TIME
The Quo will perform at the picturesque Norman castle grounds on Wednesday July 15th with support from Steve Harley And Cockney Rebel...

skarlett riot SKARLETT RIOT ANNOUNCE UK TOUR
Dubbed the 'We Will Rise' Tour to promote their new EP, 'We Are The Brave', the band will be joined on the trek by The Raven Age...

whitesnake BREAKING NEWS: DEF LEPPARD/WHITESNAKE/BLACK STAR RIDERS ANNOUNCE DECEMBER UK TOUR
Tickets go on sale at 10.00am on 1st April from Live Nation UK with pre-sale and VIP ticketing information coming soon...

doro DORO CONFIRMED FOR ROCK IN RIO AND ANNOUNCES HUGE EUROPEAN TOUR
"This is amazing and a dream coming true. I think that we might also play my hymn 'All We Are'."...

wasp W.A.S.P. SIGN TO NAPALM RECORDS WITH NEW ALBUM SET FOR RELEASE THIS AUGUST
Almost six years have passed since the world saw a new studio album from Metal icons W.A.S.P...

evil scarecrow EVIL SCARECROW SET OFF FOR 'ROAD TO DOWNLOAD' TOUR
Grab the chance to catch the Nottingham maestros of Metal around the UK before their appearance at Download...

bruce dickinson IRON MAIDEN ISSUE BRUCE DICKINSON HEALTH UPDATE AS NEW PHOTOS OF BRUCE EMERGE
Things are looking very positive concerning the Bruce Dickinson cancer situation...

iron maiden IRON MAIDEN TO RECEIVE O2 SILVER CLEF AWARD
The iconic band have won the Outstanding Contribution To UK Music category...

the darkness THE DARKNESS REVEAL FIRST SINGLE 'OPEN FIRE'
The single and the forthcoming album 'Last Of Our Kind' promise an explosion of rock following the band's break ...

thunder THUNDER APPEAR ON WEEKEND WOGAN BBC RADIO SHOW
Thunder's new album 'Wonder Days' went straight into the Top Ten of the UK album charts and they have just completed a highly successful UK tour...

aj pero BANDMATES AND STARS PAY TRIBUTE TO TWISTED SISTER AND ADRENALINE MOB DRUMMER AJ PERO
Pero was on tour with Adrenaline Mob when members of that band were unable to rouse him on their bus on Friday morning...

red dragon cartel RED DRAGON CARTEL NAME MICHAEL THOMAS BECK IN LEAD VOCALIST CHANGE UP
Darren James Smith is out, and a new era begins. The saga continues...

walls of jericho WALLS OF JERICHO ARE ENTERING THE STUDIO
The band will start work shortly on their first full length album since 2008...

beyond forgotton shores DORMANT INFERNO & DIONYSUS ANNOUNCE SPLIT RELEASE 'BEYOND FORGOTTEN SHORES'
India's Transcending Obscurity label produces a Doom Metal double...

icon I.C.O.N SIGN TO METALBOX RECORDINGS
With a follow up album to 'New Born Lie' on the way and an extensive touring schedule, 2015 sees I.C.O.N in full flow...

soldierfield SOLDIERFIELD RELEASE OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR 'THE ONLY WAR'
The video is from the latest acclaimed release 'Catharsis'...

serpentine SERPENTINE ANNOUNCE THE RELEASE OF THEIR ALBUM 'CIRCLE OF KNIVES'
The new studio album contains ten brand new songs from the melodic rock quintet...

rival sons RIVAL SONS HAVE RECORDED EXCLUSIVE RECORD STORE DAY TRACKS
The limited edition 7" contains two previously unreleased songs...

styx STYX RELEASE 'LIVE AT THE ORLEANS ARENA LAS VEGAS'
The definitive live show is available on DVD, CD, Blu-ray and digital formats...

electric wizard ELECTRIC WIZARD CONFIRM FULL SUPPORTING CAST FOR HEADLINE SHOW AT THE ROUNDHOUSE IN LONDON
The Cosmic Dead, Purson and Moss are added to the May 15th bill...

mike porcaro MIKE PORCARO OF TOTO DEAD AT 59
The rock world was shook again on Sunday morning, March 15th 2015...

sick of it all SICK OF IT ALL LAUNCH NEW VIDEO FOR 'GET BRONX'
"This video serves to show people across the world that as gritty and unpretentious as hardcore music is, it still translates to the big stage and doesn't need a tiny, intimate atmosphere to work..."

steve hackett STEVE HACKETT LAUNCHES 'THE WHEEL'S TURNING' LYRIC VIDEO
"In contrast to the primal and gothic nature of much of the album, 'The Wheel's Turning' has a fun and nostalgic vibe..."

corbitt WARBEAST'S BRUCE CORBITT ISSUES UPDATE FOLLOWING HIS HEART SCARE
Bruce has been undergoing tests and has an important message to share...

enter shikari ENTER SHIKARI ANNOUNCE INTIMATE DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL WARM-UP SHOW
Catch the band at Bristol in June before their slot headlining Download's second stage...

tony iommi TONY IOMMI, NAPALM DEATH AND LAMB OF GOD APPEAL TO INDONESIAN PRESIDENT FOR BALI NINE DUO CLEMENCY
All artists are hopeful that their words will be persuasive and encourage President Widodo to grant clemency...

serpentyne MEDIEVAL FOLK ROCKERS SERPENTYNE UNLEASH NEW VIDEO FOR 'VALKYRIES'
Over the last few years their live show has become quite the spectacle...

tank TANK REVEAL ALBUM ARTWORK FOR 'VALLEY OF TEARS'
"He's injected so much new energy and inspiration into the band since joining us in 2013..."

mike portnoy MIKE PORTNOY IN MEGA "DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM" MOMENT AFTER HAVING TO WAIT AT HOSPITAL
However well intended, the post comes across as though he is expecting to jump the queue due to his "status"...

armored saint ARMORED SAINT TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM THIS SUMMER
"There's everything from classic Armored Saint rocker songs to epic songs and we all dug deep deliver something special..."

david gilmour DAVID GILMOUR ANNOUNCES 2015 SHOWS
The dates will coincide with the release of his as yet untitled fourth solo studio album...


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