Rocklahoma is Now Part of The Danny Wimmer Presents Festival Family with Louder Than Life, Sonic Temple, Aftershock Festival, Welcome to Rockville and More

In a significant expansion of its already impressive music festival portfolio, Danny Wimmer Presents (DWP),the largest independent live event producer in the United States, has announced the acquisition of two landmark music festivals: Rocklahoma and Born & Raised. Both are celebrated events taking place at Rockin Red Dirt Ranch in Pryor, Oklahoma, and have become known as a destination for premier summer music festival experiences. Continue reading

PODCAST: The Weekly Ritual Rock and Metal News Show Live 3-1-24

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Aftershock 2024 Books Slayer, Slipknot, Iron Maiden, Motley Crue, Pantera, Judas Priest, FFDP, Disturbed, Biohazard, Shadows Fall and More!

Aftershock, it’s happening! Our 2024 lineup is here and holy sh*t, this one will go down in the history books. Not only do we have Iron Maiden’s only U.S. festival play and the exclusive West Coast performance of Slayer, but also Slipknot, the first Mötley Crüe appearance at Aftershock, plus Disturbed, Five Finger Death Punch, Judas Priest, Pantera, and 130 more of your favorite artists. Continue reading

Iron Maiden Books “The Future Past Tour” 2024 – Including Headlining Aftershock Festival

As first reported by, Iron Maiden has announced the highly anticipated North American leg of “The Future Past Tour” for 2024. Following theior apperarance at Power Trip Festival, the band announced their 2024 touring plans. Ticket details can be seen below!

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Ghost Cult’s Weekly Ritual Edition LIVE Rock and Metal News Show 3.17.23

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Louder Than Life 2023 Books Foo Fighters, Green Day, Tool, Avenged Sevenfold, Godsmack, and More!

After cementing its title as America’s Biggest Rock Festival with a record-breaking attendance of over 170,000 in 2022, Louder Than Life returns bigger and better than ever on September 21, 22, 23 & 24, 2023 to Highland Festival Grounds at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, KY. One of the top music events of the year, Louder Than Life will feature performances from a spectacular list of rock artists including Foo Fighters, Green Day (making their DWP festival debut), Tool, Avenged Sevenfold, Godsmack, Pantera, Queens of the Stone Age, Weezer, Limp Bizkit, Megadeth, Turnstile, Rancid, Falling In Reverse, 311, Pierce The Veil, Run The Jewels, Corey Taylor, Coheed and Cambria, Royal Blood, Parkway Drive, Bad Omens, BABYMETAL and many more. General Admission And VIP Passes are on sale now starting at $10 down at the link below. Watch the teaser video here:

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INTERVIEW: Lilith Czar On Reinventing Herself, Pushing Boundaries, and Making New Music


Lilith Czar released her new album Created From Filth And Dust via Sumerian Records in 2021. A veteran artist for many years, she spent 2022 opening for Halestorm, The Trinity Of Terror Tour with Black Veil Brides, Motionless In White, Ice Nine Kills, Three Days Grace, Godsmack, Welcome to Rockville, and Aftershock Festival where we caught up with her. She chatted about the new identity, new album, feminism, and more new music on the way in 2023.

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INTERVIEW: Jeris Johnson on “The Future of Rock” – His New Album, and More


We caught up with artist Jeris Johnson at Aftershock Festival, to get the lowdown on his rise from Tik Tok, to signing a record deal. Jerris discussed his time at the fest, his collab with Papa Roach, and his upcoming full-length album!

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Pantera is The First Announced Headliner for Aftershock Festival 2023


Pantera – paying tribute to the classic 1990s metal band, will be one of the headliners of Aftershock Sacramento 2023, as part of the Danny Wimmer Presents Festivals. The current lineup of the band features Pantera mainstays Philip Anselmo, and Rex Brown, with Zakk Wylde and Charlie Benante. Taking place at Discovery Park in October, weekend passes are on sale now! Many more bands will be announced soon! Pantera just completed a tour of Mexico and South America, will play other American festivals, and will open for Metallica on select dates of the 72 Seasons World Tour, and many more to come.

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INTERVIEW: Sam Loeffler of Chevelle on Playing Festivals and a New Album Update


We got to catch up briefly with Sam Loeffler of Chevelle at Aftershock Festival! Sam discussed the pros and cons of playing music festivals, bands he’d like to see, bringing the music from NIRATIAS to the fans, songwriting progress on the new Chevelle record, and more! Continue reading