DECEMBER 09/10 2011

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NEWS
13.06.2012  
MADRID IS THE DARK IV WON’T HAPPEN THIS YEAR
As many of you know, following the 2011 edition our outlook for the future of the festival was not very positive. Not only due to the small economic loss or the last minute venue changes, but for reasons relating to both the festival and on a personal level, we did not see a clear reason to hold the event again in 2012.

After a couple of months of reflection we decided to give it another shot but we noticed that this edition wasn't coming about as naturally as the previous ones. We do not want to feel forced to organize the festival at any cost. We want to organize a high quality festival similar to the previous 3 years. Following some consideration in order to keep this high level of quality we have decided to take a break.

Don't take this as a goodbye because we intend to return sometime in the future, and please do not forget us because we haven't forgotten you
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13.12.2011  


The truth is that this year was going to be difficult to write this official notice. Many things happened to us over the last while preparing for this festival and its difficult to express our feelings.

What we do know very clearly is that in spite of all the things thrown against us this year we have been able to raise the bar a little higher once again.It is a great reward to see as people react with such enthusiasm once more to our work. Unfortunately, due to important unexpected expenses, this years festival had some economic losses, a very poor one compared with the budget of the festival, but enough to make us reflect on the possibility a fourth edition.

It is incredible (apart from the economic part) how it all turned out and it is clear that it wold had been impossible to realise this without the faith and the perseverance of two people throughout the year and the luck of finding of a certain group of professionals at the right time. Therefore we want to begin giving thanks to SALA PENELOPE to welcome to us at in last hour and treating us with as much professionalism and friendliness, LUCHO, JAVI, SANTIAGO, PATXI and their team (thanks to them everything sounded so well) and the rest of the venues workers. Thanks to ALL THE BANDS for their professionalism, understanding and for being like they were, thanks to ALVARO and MIGUEL for their hard graft on the stage and giving it their all, thanks to DANI for his great work backstage, to CURTO and MANUEL for the bus transfers, to DAVID XTREEM, ANA LABALLO and RAUL TRAUMA for their promo work, to JAVI and ROCIO of METALTRIP, RAQUEL of VIAJEOTECA to have solved some scary problems at the last hour and their great work with the flights, to JAVI and RAUL of COTTON 2000 for the t-shirts FELIX PENTAGRAM to have insisted with the organized trips, To JAVI and the rest of AUTUMNAL, DAWN OF TEARS and MIGUEL OF LAMENTS OF SILENCE and OUR FAMILIES for the support to help us follow on with the project.

And as always to all the festival goers who travelled so many kilometres to be there compared to the little Madrilenian representation. We hope that you will stick with us just as we will continue working for you.

JOSE AND ADRIAN

*JOSE: And no, I wont forget you JOTA. I am convinced that you were with us enjoying it as much as we did.


10.12.2011  

40 WATT SUN cancel their appearance at MITD III

We are sorry to say that for health reasons of the bands singer Patrick, the band cannot make it to Madrid.
We hope that he can make a speedy recovery as soon as possible.

"It is with great regret that 40WS have had to cancel their appearance at Madrid Is The Dark. We were all really looking forward to performing but unfortunately a sudden illness in the band has made this impossible. We'd like to apologise to the promoters & anyone who wished to see us for the 11th hour nature of the cancellation"

40 WATT SUN


All the bands will now have extended sets and here are the modified set times.

STAGE TIMES

KATATONIA

22:35

00:00

85

PRIMORDIAL

21:05

22:05

60

ASPHYX

20:00

20:50

50

DAYLIGHT DIES

19:00

19:45

45

AHAB

18:00

18:45

45

EREB ALTOR

17:00

17:45

45

OPHIS

16:00

16:45

45

Doors

15:45

 

 


07.12.2011  

It seems that the bad luck that has plagued the third edition so far, has struck once again.
After putting all our new hopes into the Sala Cats, at the last hour we have received news that the infrastructure of the venue cannot make the festival happen.

Our indignantion as a cause of their professional negligence as how they handled the situation has forced us to already begin to undertake legal actions against them.

Once again we have been near forced to throw in the towel but without looking back we will continue with the project we began in earnest back in 2009.

The festival will now be celebrated in the Sala Penelope located at C/ Hilarion, (Metro Moncloa, Arguelles).
This venue is only about 10-12 minutes walking from the Sala Cats which gives no reason for us or anyone else to modify their plans as regards lodgings etc. The capacity of the venue is similar than previously so there is no need for concern as regards there being enough room.

LOCATION

It will be possible to be leave and re-enter the venue as before and there will be special drink offers exclusively for this festival.

Here you have the new schedules, as you can see the stage times have been amplified with regard to the headliners.

FRIDAY 09

ONSTAGE / OFFSTAGE

ONSTAGE / OFFSTAGE SATURDAY 10

ENSLAVED

22:35 / 00:00

22:40 / 00:00

KATATONIA

MORGOTH

21:20 / 22:10

21:25 / 22:15

PRIMORDIAL

GHOST BRIGADE

20:15 / 21:05

20:20 / 21:10

ASPHYX

OCTOBER TIDE

19:15 / 20:00

19:20 / 20:05

DAYLIGHT DIES

SKEPTICISM

18:20 / 19:00

18:20 / 19:05

AHAB

MAR DE GRISES

17:25 / 18:05

17:25 / 18:05

40 WATT SUN

ISOLE

16:35 / 17:15

16:35 / 17:15

EREB ALTOR

AS LIGHT DIES

15:55 / 16:25

15:55 / 16:25

OPHIS

DOORS

15:45

15:45

DOORS

23.11.2011  

LATEST NEWS: CHANGE OF VENUE
Sala Cats will be the new home of Madrid is the Dark. It's located in the district of Moncloa, within walking distance to metro Islas Filipinas and close to Bajos de Arguelles. Leaving and re-entering the venue will be permitted not like before .
It’s now very close to the festival and this is not something we would have liked to happen but we are very content with the change of venue and will come out of it the better of it all.

We apologise for any damage and/or trouble that this late change of venue may cause.

Jose & Adrian - Madrid is the Dark

06.09.2011  

Here is the latest news that most of you have been waiting for regarding the final bands to complete our billing.

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MORGOTH

PRIMORDIAL

German cult act MORGOTH will play for the first time in Spain with their welcome return to the stage after having been disbanded for 12 years. With no lesser delight, returning to our stage are PRIMORDIAL who left us salivating for more after last years stunning performance and who recently released their latest cd " Redemption at the Puritans Hand".
Closing the lineup then for 2011 are Chilean MAR DE GRISES who are playing a select number of special shows in Europe this coming December and also playing for the first time here will be the German doom/death delights OPHIS.

Complete Billing for 2011 Madrid is the Dark

Friday 09 December
ENSLAVED (Nor) - MORGOTH(Ger) - GHOST BRIGADE (Fin) SKEPTICISM (Fin) - MAR DE GRISES (Chl) - OCTOBER TIDE (Swe)
ISOLE (Swe) - AS LIGHT DIES (Esp)


Saturday 10 December

KATATONIA (Swe) - PRIMORDIAL (Ire) - ASPHYX (Neth)
DAYLIGHT DIES (Usa) - AHAB (Ger) - 40 WATT SUN (Uk)
EREB ALTOR (Swe) - OPHIS (Ger)

WEEKEND TICKETS AND SINGLE DAY TICKETS. ON SALE Sept 9.
Ticket Outlet :  
2 Day Ticket  €65  -   One Day Ticket -  ( Friday €35  /  Saturday  €35 )
Box Office :    
2 Day Ticket  €70  -   One Day Ticket -  ( Friday  €38  /  Saturday  €38)

02.08.2011  

We are very pleased to announce and welcome another great band to the festival. Cult Doom Death Metal patrol ASPHYX from The Netherlands have been added to saturdays billing.

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ASPHYX

Confirmed Bands
Friday 09 December
ENSLAVED (Nor) - GHOST BRIGADE (Fin) - SKEPTICISM (Fin) OCTOBER TIDE (Swe) - ISOLE (Swe) - AS LIGHT DIES (Spa)

Saturday 10 December

KATATONIA (Swe) - ASPHYX (Neth) - DAYLIGHT DIES (Usa) AHAB (Ger) - 40 WATT SUN (Uk) - EREB ALTOR (Swe)

28.07.2011  

After almost 2 months silence the day has finally arrived to bring you some more news of our festival. As you can see we have reduced the festival to 2 days for various reasons. But by now concentrating everything into 2 days we guarantee the same quality and also help make the visit more accessible to those from foreign lands. So forgive us if anyone has been put out by this decision.

New Confirmations
The Nordic ENSLAVED play an exclusive headlining show along with SKEPTICISM, DAYLIGHT DIES, OCTOBER TIDE ,ISOLE & AS LIGHT DIES as well as the previously added KATATONIA (headliners Saturday 10th)
GHOST BRIGADE, 40 WATT SUN, AHAB & EREB ALTOR.
5 more bands will be added soon to complete the billing of 16 bands in total.

 

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