Italian melodic power thrashers ELDRITCH have been confirmed for this year's edition of the Evolution Festival, set to take place July 15-16, 2006 at Toscolano Maderno Campo Sportivo in Brescia, Italy. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order):
AMON AMARTH (SWE)
CRADLE OF FILTH (UK)
DARK TRANQUILLITY (SWE)
SECRET SPHERE (ITA)
THE GATHERING (NL)
WITHIN TEMPTATION (NL)
Two additional headliners and other guests have yet to be confirmed.
As previously reported, ELDRITCH have been confirmed for Chicago Powerfest 2006. The fourth annual metal fest featuring both veteran and up-and-coming bands from various sub-genres of metal will take place on Friday, April 7 and Saturday, April 8 at Mr. Kelley's Music Box in Chicago Heights, IL. Also scheduled to appear at the festival are NOCTURNAL RITES, MORGANA LEFAY, AGENT STEEL, BIOMECHANICAL, ION VEIN, TWELFTH GATE, GRACEPOINT, MIRROR BLACK and WITHERING SOUL.