NEW MUSIC FRIDAY – New Rock and Metal Releases 6-21-24


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ALBUM REVIEW: Kittie – Fire


2024 may very well be remembered as the year of comebacks in Modern Metal! So many bands have returned from retirement or hiatus, and few bring the fire, with the proverbial smoke of hype. One eagerly-awaited return band is Kittie, which started its comet-like return at fests such as Sick New World (interview here) and Blue Ridge Rock Fest (RIP)! The band returns with Fire – their first new album in thirteen years and first for Sumerian Records, who scored a coup signing the veteran band. Continue reading


PREVIEW: New Music Friday – New Rock and Metal Releases 6-21-24


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Mayhem Festival Returns for 2024 and Books Bad Omens, Parkway Drive, Architects, Jinjer, Poppy, Kittie, August Burns Red and More


As previously reported, Mayhem Festival will return as a single-destination event in Southern California on October 12, 2024. 23 bands will perform at the festival, which will be held at Glen Helen Amphitheater in San Bernardino, California, where Mayhem first began. Bad Omens will headline, along with Parkway Drive, Architects, Jinjer, Poppy, Kittie, August Burns Red, and many more at the list below. 19 bands will perform at the festival for the first time and tickets are not on sale yet. Continue reading


Kittie Share New Single and Music Video “One Foot in the Grave” – New Album “Fire” Coming Soon


The original Queens of Metal, Kittie have finally announced their highly-anticipated and long-awaited new studio album, Fire, due 21st June via Sumerian Records. The upcoming release is the band’s first full-length in over 13 years, and to celebrate the exciting news the band also release the brand new single “One Foot in the Grave,” with a music video! Pre-orders are live for the new album right now!  

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Kittie Share New Single and Music Video “Vultures” – New Album “Fire” Coming Soon


The original Queens of Metal, Kittie have finally announced their highly-anticipated and long-awaited new studio album, Fire, due 21st June via Sumerian Records. The upcoming release is the band’s first full-length in over 13 years, and to celebrate the exciting news the band also release the brand new single ‘Vultures’, with its accompanying music video featuring live footage of the band’s main stage performance at this year’s Sick New World festival in Las Vegas.

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Welcome To Rockville ft. Mötley Crüe, Slipknot, Foo Fighters, Judas Priest, and More Announces Expanded Festival Experiences – Kicking Off This Week


Welcome To Rockville returns to Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida this week to kick off the festival season bigger and louder than ever event May 9-12, 2024!  200,000 fans are expected to attent, which would be a new record. Produced by Danny Wimmer Presents organization, the fest will be headlined by Mötley Crüe, Slipknot, Judas Priest, Foo Fighters Disturbed, Limp Bizkit, Queens Of The Stone Age, Judas Priest, Greta Van Fleet, Evanescence, and Kerry King among many others. Tickets and more info along with the full lineup can be seen below. Now the fest has announced their expanded experiences offerings to make it an even better value for fans! 

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Kittie Books Exclusive Headlining North American Mini-Tour


The original Queens of Metal, Kittie have announced an exclusive run of North American headline dates today. The long-awaited shows will see the band perform in 5 cities across the US and Canada this July and August, giving fans a very special and rare chance to see the band play a full headline set that will include their recently released singles “We Are Shadows” and “Eyes Wide Open” as well as classic hits and some deep cuts not played live since the band’s early days.Continue reading


Sonic Temple (Disturbed, Misfits, Pantera, Slipknot, Kerry King, Judas Priest, Evanescence, Limp Bizkit) Releases Daily Lineups



Sonic Temple 2024 is fast approaching next month! With 4 stages and 120 bands that’s 40 more than last year), the fest
features headliners Disturbed, Misfits, Pantera, Slipknot, along with Kerry King of Slayer, Judas Priest, Evanescence, Limp Bizkit and more. They have now released the daily schedule so you can plan your weekend if you are going! Taking place May 16-19, 2024, at the iconic Historic Crew Sonic Temple 202.4 Continue reading


Kittie Shares a New Single and Video for We Are Shadows


Glass-ceiling-shattering original Queens of Metal, Kittie are thrilled to announce the release of ‘We Are Shadows’, a powerful follow-up to their explosive comeback single “Eyes Wide Open” released in February via new label home, Sumerian Records. The new track continues the band’s triumphant return offering a further look into their musical evolution after a 13-year hiatus. “We Are Shadows” speaks to the fading certainty in a world shrouded by looming challenges and increasing division. Both a reflection and a reckoning—a compelling narrative crafted with the band’s signature intensity and a profound lyrical depth. Watch the video and stream on all DSPs now! 

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