After a completely sold-out first leg, metalcore legends We Came As Romans have now announced their return to the road with the ‘Darkbloom II Headline Tour’, a mammoth 30-date run with support from Emmure, Bodysnatcher, and Archetypes Collide. The tour will kick off on October 10th, 2023 in Indianapolis and make its way throughout the USA, culminating in Nashville, TN on November 19th, 2023. Tickets go on general sale this Friday (August 25th) at 10 am local time from the link below.
Termina – featuring guitarist Nik Nocturnal, vocalist Andy Cizek (Monuments), and drummer Chris Turner (Oceans Ate Alaska) – kicks off the new year with a modern metal banger: “Parasocial!” This standalone single boasts special guest appearances from Phil Bozeman (Whitechapel) and Joshua Travis (Emmure), plus a mix/master by Zakk Cervini (Bring Me The Horizon, Motionless In White, Coheed And Cambria, etc). Stream “Parasocial” now on Spotify, and watch the video!
Father forgive me because we have to talk about Brand of Sacrifice’s Lifeblood (Blood Blast Distribution). Listen, I really wanted to enjoy Lifeblood as we need to build up new stars in heavy music, but this simply isn’t it chief. Maybe if we stripped the many layers of triggered drums, modulated vocals, unimportant guest appearances and waves of synths we could find something worth working with. But as it stands, I cannot sanction this buffoonery.
Rock USA and its sister festival Country USA has been forced to cancel their 2020 events due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The festival, one of the biggest in the US, was to have celebrated its 10th-anniversary edition this summer, and was going to take place July 16-18 at Ford Festival Park in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Of the 40 bands and headliners and support acts included Limp Bizkit, Slipknot, Rob Zombie (headlining for a 3rd straight year), Halestorm, Ice Cube, Papa Roach, Anthrax, Chevelle, Avtar, Feever333, Hellyeah, Steel Panther, Knocked Loose, Bad Wolves, Attila and more. Hypervibe, Inc. is the festival promoter and has vowed to attempt to rebook the fest. Continue reading
Rock USA will celebrate its 10th-anniversary edition this summer, set to take place July 16-18 at Ford Festival Park in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Over 40 headliners and support act Limp Bizkit, Slipknot, Rob Zombie, Halestorm, Ice Cube, Papa Roach, Anthrax, Chevelle, Avtar, Feever333, Hellyeah, Steel Panther, Knocked Loose, Bad Wolves, Attila and more. Hypervibe, Inc. the company that produces Country USA, puts on the fest. Tickets go on sale next week at the link below. Continue reading
The third annual Inkcarceration fest looks stacked Ohio’s premiere summertime rock and metal festivals has landed headliners Limp Bizkit, Weezer, and Blink-182, as well as Papa Roach, Halestorm, Mastodon, Underoath, Hollywood Undead, Steel Panther, Falling in Reverse, Candlebox, Badflower, Atreyu, Static-X , Puddle of Mudd, New Politics, All That Remains, We Came as Romans, The Devil Wears Prada, Emmure, Attila, Stick to Your Guns, New Years Day, Escape the Fate, Cold, Carnifex, The Aquadolls, Band-Maid, Stitched Up Heart, September Mourning, Damn Nation, Paralandra, Along Came a Spider, A Killers Confession, MissYou, Sink the Ship, Dread Engine, Mollo Rilla, Saving Escape, and more. The fest takes place July 10-12, 2020 at the Historic Ohio State Reformatory a.k.a. Shawshank prison, and tickets are available now. Continue reading
Finn McKenty, The Punk Rock MBA is at It again with another video in which he examines the video Venn diagram of music, culture, marketing and success of Metalcore and Deathcore. In addition to Emmure, Bring Me The Horizon, and Attila, he also looks at how Emmure sounds like newer Meshuggah and also has a penchant for songs about fellatio, marketing and promotion, BMTH’s changes over the years, Attila and their leader Fronz being the classic wrestling “heel” band (specifically “Chael Sonnen of metal”), and more! Continue reading
Worldwide fast-food burger chains are not always synonymous with metal, especially with all the Vegan hardcore bands around today. The two intersected on January 4th for National Roast Day (#NationalRoastDay) as GWAR, Attila frontman Chris Fronzak, Emmure, Atreyu, Beartooth, Hawthorne Heights, Miss May I, CKY‘s Matt Deis, Miss May I, State Champs, Knocked Loose, Victory Records, Hopeless Records and more were roasted savagely by Wendy’s Twitter team. Check out all the band posts and the rest of the posts aimed at the unsuspecting public. Continue reading
As 2018 nears its close, Danny Wimmer Presents and crew once again graced California’s capital with the very popular (and very sold-out) Monster Energy Aftershock Festival, now in its seventh year. How sold-out, you ask? Oh, you know, just a mere 60,000 plus humans—the festival’s biggest turn-out yet.Continue reading
California biggest rock and metal event of the year, Aftershock Festival, will be kicking all kinds of ass this weekend at Discovery Park in Sacramento, CA. The fest is totally sold out and Ghost Cult will be there to document the festivities and shenanigans once again! The fest has an insane lineup which features System of a Down, Deftones, Alice in Chains, Incubus, Godsmack, Shinedown, 311, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, At The Drive-In, Seether, Jonathan Davis, as well as Bullet for My Valentine, Underoath, Black Veil Brides, Asking Alexandria, Sevendust, Everlast, GWAR, Emmure, Stick To Your Guns, Dance Gavin Dance, Monster Magnet, Red Sun Rising, Bad Wolves, The FEVER 333, Dorothy, Wage War, Plague Vendor, Hyro The Hero, Amigo The Devil, All Them Witches, Slothrust, The Dose, Viza, The Jacks, and more! Check out the full schedule, map of the grounds, including the exclusive after party featuring Amigo The Devil and all of the unique festival experiences. Continue reading