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


Godsmack, Shinedown, Bad Omens, Parkway Drive, Killswitch Engage, Machine Head, Shadows Fall, Biohazard, As I Lay Dying, The Offspring, Booked for Inkcarceration Tattoo and Music Fest 2024


Brought to you by Danny Wimmer Presents, the biggest presenter of Rock and Metal festivals in the USA, Inkcarceration Tattoo & Music Festival has released the full line-up for 2024. Taking place July 19th to the 21st at the Historic Ohio State Reformatory, the festival boasts headliners Breaking Benjamin, Godsmack, Shinedown, The Offspring, Halestorm, Bad Omens, Parkway Drive, as well as Killswitch Engage, Machine Head, Shadows Fall, Biohazard, As I Lay Dying and many more. Tickets are available at the link below. Continue reading


Filter Books Additional Tour Dates Supporting “The Algorithm” Album


Alternative/Industrial rock band Filter’s first European headlining tour in more than eight years starting in March 2024 will hit such countries as The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France, the Czech Republic, Austria, Poland, and the U.K. Tickets are selling fast, as many shows approach sell out. The band will then head to Australia and New Zealand in April. Also just announced, they will once again be joining The Freaks on Parade Tour with friends Rob Zombie, Alice Cooper, and Ministry for a second round of dates in the U.S. beginning in August. Filter will be performing songs from the recently released critically acclaimed “The Algorithm” as well as classic tracks from their 30-year repertoire. Tickets are on sale for all dates at the link below!Continue reading


Alice Cooper Relaunches His “Nights With Alice Cooper” Radio Show Under New Name


Rock icon, Alice Cooper, has relaunched his long-running radio show under the name Alice’s Attic, now to be syndicated via Superadio. The show airs for five hours Monday through Thursday, with reconfigured shows on weekends. Additionally, Cooper will return to the road in the U.S. for another summer trek with Rob Zombie. Head into the article below for more.

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Rob Zombie and Alice Cooper Book The “Freaks On Parade” 2024 Tour With Special Guests Ministry and Filter


Rock legends Rob Zombie and Alice Cooper have announced the continuation of “Freaks On Parade” with special guests Ministry and Filter for the 2024 summer tour. Produced by Live Nation, the 21-city run begins on Tuesday, August 20 in Albuquerque, New Mexico at Isleta Amphitheater, with stops throughout North America including Saint Paul, Milwaukee, Boston and Austin, before wrapping up on Wednesday, September 18 at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas. Tickets will be available starting with Citi and artist presales beginning Tuesday, January 30. Additional presales will run throughout the week ahead of the general onsale beginning Friday, February 2 at 10 a.m. local time at the link below. Continue reading


Black Smoke Trigger Drop New “Perfect Torture” Single and Video


In a touching nod to the devastation wreaked by Cyclone Gabriellethe on their hometown of Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand, Black Smoke Trigger have dropped their latest single “Perfect Torture”. The single’s music video parallels the emotional turbulence of the song with the band’s personal experience. With their debut full-length due in May, the band are also on the road from April, in Australia, New Zealand, and Europe. Dates include supports with Filter and Bruce Dickenson. Keep reading below for the new video and more. Continue reading


INTERVIEW: Richard Patrick of Filter Breaks Down “The Algorithm” Album Track-By-Track


 

Ghost Cult Keefy caught up with Richard Patrick of Filter to discuss their new album – “The Algorithm!” We chatted about the songwriting of each track of the album, his collaborators, signing with Golden Robot Records, Sick New World Fest, why he gets so political on social media, the legacy of Filter, and more!

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FESTIVAL REVIEW: Sonic Temple Art and Music Festival, Live at Crew Stadium Part 1


 

Sonic Temple Art And Music Festival returned to Columbus, Ohio for the first time after taking three gap years.

Let’s begin with a little context. The inaugural instance of Sonic Temple was in 2019. Leading up to the event, festival promoter Danny Wimmer Presents (DWP) had discontinued an arrangement with AEG Presents to jointly produce Rock On The Range, the festival in Columbus, Ohio that Sonic Temple replaced. So, Sonic Temple needed to be different enough from Rock On The Range to dispel any raised eyebrows about the move. DWP also broke off ties at about the same time with AEG for their jointly created Carolina Rebellion festival and started a new one in its place called Epicenter. While those moves might have been sound business decisions, it still turned out to be a tough year for DWP festivals.

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FESTIVAL REVIEW: Sick New World Festival Live at Las Vegas Fairgrounds


Some people told me I was crazy when I decided I was going to go to the Sick New World Fest, a debut Metal and Rock Festival in Las Vegas. In the month of May. I hate to sound like a boomer and complain about the heat in Las Vegas, which is an actual desert, but the bottom line is I knew in advance it was going to be hot as hell, and it certainly lived up to that prediction. That being said, I was really excited to come to the festival enjoy a day with my metal community, meet new friends, and see some incredible bands; some I had never seen ever, and some I had not seen in a long time.

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