GIVEAWAY: Riot Fest Announces Single Day Band Lineup, Shuttle Service to RiotLand and the Community Band Contest

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UPDATED: Win another pair of tickets to Riot Fest from Ghost Cult below!

Riot Fest, the iconic annual punk rock and alternative music festival, is excited to announce its 2024 daily lineup, shuttle service, a community band contest in the Lawndale & Little Village neighborhoods and more! This year’s festival will take place at SeatGeek Stadium in Bridgeview, Illinois, from September 20-22nd, featuring 90+ bands over 3-days, and will feature RiotLand, an immersive “Choose Your Own Adventure” world that promises to elevate the festival experience to new heights. Riot Fest, while reluctant to leave its longtime home in Chicago, made the difficult decision to relocate due to issues with the Park District, which paved the way for RiotLand, a 3-day version of which will be explorable on the Riot Fest website starting tomorrow. Fans can double tap their way through the various locations in this punk rock town.Continue reading


GIVEAWAY: Win Two Weekend Passes to New England Metal and Hardcore Festival 2024 from Ghost Cult!

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Ghost Cult and our partners in the Lambgoat Media Network are stoked to bring you the opportunity to win Two Weekend Passes to New England Metal and Hardcore Festival 2024. The festival features Killswitch Engage, Converge, Machine Head, Suicidal Tendencies, As I Lay Dying, Bane, Overkill, Better Lovers, Nails, the return of Year of The Knife, and more! Enter to win the giveaway at the links below and be sure to visit our friends at Lambgoat, This Day In Metal, Nu Metal Agenda, and Metal Insider! There are 5 chances to win between all five sites. Share with your friends to get more chances to win! This Giveaway is only for passes to the festival.* Enter at the form below! The giveaway is for residents of the USA only.Continue reading


Mamaleek Share Their Single and Video “Legion of Bottom Deck Dealers” – New Album Incoming



San Francisco Bay Area’s Mamaleek have just shared their latest single, “Legion of Bottom Deck Dealers,” alongside a music video directed by multi-disciplinary artist Henry Kaiser. This is the third track to be released from their upcoming full-length, Vida Blue, which is due out August 09th, via the Flenser record label. Catch the new video and more below.
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Deftones Books Fifth Annual Dia De Los Deftones Fest ft. Idles, Sunny Day Real Estate, Health, Paris Texas, Duster, Gel, and Qendresa


Deftones have shared the details for their fifth annual Dia De Los Deftones festival, set for Saturday, Nov. 2 at Petco Park in San Diego, CA. Headlined, hosted, and curated by Deftones, the all-ages festival lineup also features IDLES, Sunny Day Real Estate (performing Diary in its entirety), Health, Paris Texas, Duster, Gel and Qendresa. Tickets go on sale Friday, July 26 at 10 a.m. PT at Ticketmaster. Deftones’ Artist Presale will run Wednesday, July 24 at 10 a.m. PT to Thursday, July 25 at 10 p.m. PT.Continue reading


In Her Own Words Share Their New Single and Video for “Story Of Us”



Pop-punk duo, In Her Own Words, have unveiled their newest single, “Story Of Us,” via Thriller Records. Following their recently released track, “Beg For More,” it comes with an official visualizer video. These songs are the first look into IHOW’s next era since their 2022 album, Distance Or Decay. Check out the new visualizer and more below.
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Warren Haynes Band Books Us Tour – New Album Coming Soon



Fresh off their run performing on Slash’s S.E.R.P.E.N.T. Festival, the Warren Haynes Band, led by Gov’t Mule front man Warren Haynes, has announced their Million Voices Whisper Tour  in the US. The new 16-date run launches September 19th in Fort Lauderdale, making stops in Jacksonville, St. Petersburg, Richmond, Washington, DC, Nashville, Syracuse, Philadelphia, and more, before wrapping October 12th in Boston. They have also revealed their new studio album, Million Voices Whisper, will be released this fall. Keep reading below for live listings and more.
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Dirty Honey Drop a Single and Live Video for “Don’t Put Out The Fire” and Book North American Tour



Following three recent, sold out, UK/European, and their first Australian headline shows, Dirty Honey have announced the final North American leg of their California Dreaming World Tour. It runs from September 13 in Illinois, to November 2 in Southern California. Support on most of the dates comesrom special guests, The Band Feel. This announcement is joined by the release of the band’s new single, “Don’t Put Out The Fire,” along with a video of footage from their March concert in Milano, Italy. Catch it below along with live listings and more.
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Moonlight Sorcery Booked for Fortress Festival



Finland’s symphonic black metallers, Moonlight Sorcery (Avantgarde Music records), have been announced for an exclusive appearance at the 2025 edition of Fortress Festival. Their only show outside of Finland until at least 2026, this will also be a UK and international debut. Fortress Festival will take place on the weekend of 31 May – 1 June 2025 at Scarborough Spa. Keep reading below for more details.
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Diva Bleach Share Their New Single “We Don’t Talk About It” – On Tour Now



Sparkly alt-pop duo, Diva Bleach, have shared their new single, “We Don’t Talk About It,” via InVogue Records. It follows closely after their recent singles, “Hate Me,” “Torn In Two,” “Kiss Her Goodbye,” and “Out Of My Head.” Head into the article below to hear the new track and read more from the band.
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Derision Cult Share Their New Single and Video “Warning Signs” ft. Reeves Gabrels (David Bowie)



Industrial metal band, Derision Cult, have just released their new single, “Warning Signs,” featuring former David Bowie guitarist, Reeves Gabrels The track is accompanied by an animated video, which made it’s premiere at Glitch Mode Recordings immersive cyberpunk showcase, Tech Noir on July 20th, 2024. Check it out below.
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INTERVIEW: John Bush (Armored Saint, ex Anthrax) Talks Category 7 and Finding New Frontiers as a Metal Singer


In this episode, we chat with one of out most frequent guests: John Bush of Armored Saint (ex Anthrax)and now Category7! The new heavy metal collective featuring the all-star lineup of Bush, Mike Orlando (Adrenaline Mob, Sonic Universe, Noturnall), Phil Demmel (ex Machine Head, Kerry King, ex Vio-Lence), Jack Gibson (Exodus) and Jason Bittner (Shadows Fall, Overkill)! The band’s self-titled debut full-length, set for release on July 26th via Metal Blade Records. We talked to John evolving as a singer over the years, the new material and opportunities it offers, touring, how James Hetfield of Metallica became a fan, and much more!   Continue reading


Metallica Announces All Within My Hands Helping Hands 2024 Concert and Auction 


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After the upcoming conclusion of their two-year M72 World Tour, Metallica has booked a final show for 2024, their annual charity concert and auction for their foundation All Within My Hands, Helping Hands Concert & Auction on December 13th, at The YouTube Theater. They will have special guests and exclusive charity items. Tickets go on sale at Ticketmaster.com on Friday, July 26, at 10 AM PDT. Fan Club presales will be Wednesday, July 24, with the Legacy Members getting first crack at 10 AM PDT followed by all other Fifth Members at 12 PM PDT. In other Metallica news – they announced their Metallica Scholars Initiative Workforce Education Program is expanding for 2024. Continue reading