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

Louder Than Life 2024 Books Slayer, Slipknot, Gojira, Mastodon, Mötley Crüe, Korn, and More

America’s biggest Rock and Metal festival – Louder Than Life returns in 2024 with a phenomenal lineup of bands! The return of Slayer from the dead, with Slipknot, Mötley Crüe, Korn, Gojira, Mastodon, and many more! Highland Festival Grounds at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, KY September 26, 27, 28 & 29, 2024. The full lineup, ticket info, VIP packages and more can be found below.Continue reading

Local H Shares “Brandy (You’re A Fine Girl)” from Their Upcoming Covers Album

Alt-rock legends Local H have shared an awesome cover of 1970s classic Looking Glass’s track “Brandy (You’re A Fine Girl” from their forthcoming covers album: Local H’s Awesome Quarantine Mix-Tape #3. The album is releasing October 8th 2021 on Brutal Panda. The album is the third in the series of covers and gives a nod to the mixtapes in Marvel’s Guardians of The Galaxy! The new album features two different covers of Prince’s “When Doves Cry,” and they’ve also taken on songs from Fountains Of Wayne, Blondie, the Kinks, Mark Lanegan, Eurythmics, and Robert Plant. The band is hitting the road with fellow 1990s icons Soul Asylum, and Juliana Hatfield. Check out “Brandy (You’re A Fine Girl)” right now!

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Slipknot, Rob Zombie, Mudvayne, A Day To Remember, Mastodon and More Booked for Inkcarceration Festival 2021

Metal and Rock Festivals are back! Inkcarceration Festival 2021 is a go as the first Danny Wimmer Presents fest we will get this year. The major lineup features Slipknot, Rob Zombie, Mudvayne, A Day To Remember, Mastodon, Chevelle, Killswitch Engage, Beartooth, Motionless In White, Asking Alexandria, Steel Panther, and more bands as well. Taking place at the historic Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, Ohio, September 10, 11 & 12th, the fest also features 75+ Tattoo Artists & Complimentary Tours Of The Prison Made Famous In The Shawshank Redemption. Single-day and weekend passes are on sale now at the link below.

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Soul Asylum Announces New Album “Hurry Up And Wait” Out Next Month

Soul Asylum has announced a new album, Hurry Up And Wait, via Blue Élan Records. Pre-orders are live at the link below. The band had a huge tour booked with Local-H, including SXSW, but that is now remaining dates are likely canceled or postponed until the fall. You can follow the band on Facebook or their website for the up to the minute details about their tour dates. The current lineup of the band includes founder Dave Pirner– songwriter/vocals/guitar, Michael Bland-drums, Ryan Smith-lead guitar, and Wynston Roye-bass. Pirner also just released his first book, “Loud, Fast, Words”, out now via MNHS Publishing (Minnesota Historical Society). The book is a collection of lyrics and is also available for purchase. Continue reading

Everclear, Marcy Playground And Local H Booked For The Summerland Tour 2018

Everclear, by Arch Angel Studios

Marking its sixth year as a touring summertime package for rock fans The Summerland Tour, presented by SiriusXM will feature mainstay founders Everclear, along with Marcy Playground and Local H. Ticket pre-sale link and the full set of dates are available below. Continue reading

Helmet Releases New Song, Lyric Video For Bad News

Helmet at ShipRocked, by Rick Triana

Helmet at ShipRocked, by Rick Triana

90s metal legends Helmet have dropped a brand new song and lyric video for their song ‘Bad News’. The track is from their upcoming new album Dead To the World, due out from earMUSIC on October 28th.Continue reading

Helmet Signs To EarMusic, New Album Due This October



Legendary avant-garde metal band Helmet have signed a new record deal with earMusic and will release their first new album in six years. Entitled Dead to The World, the album will release on October 28th.

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Failure Announce US Tour, Add Troy Van Leeuwen To Lineup

Failure tour poster with Troy Van Leeuwen

Failure has announced a fall US tour as they continue to tour behind their June release The Heart is A Monster (InResidnece). Joining the group will be former member Troy Van Leeuwen (Queens Of The Stone Age, A Perfect Circle) who played on their landmark Fantastic Planet album, as well as four songs on the most recent release.

Ken Andrews commented on Troy Van Leeuwen’s return for the tour:


This is a very special tour to me for a couple of reasons.. One reason is the fact that we have some very cool bands joining us: Hum, Torche, Local H, And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead. The second reason this tour is so special to me is that we have managed to secure our dear friend and former band mate, Troy Van Leeuwen as the fourth member of Failure for this tour. I’m personally excited by this as it’s going to allow us to expand our live sound and repertoire. Think “Snow Angel” and “I Can See Houses” from The Heart Is A Monster, as well as a few gems from the past like our cover of “Enjoy The Silence.”


Failure has also confirmed appearances at The CMJ Festival, Aftershock Festival, and their Australian live debut an appearance at Soundwave 2016.


Soundwaves Founder AJ Maddah took to Twitter and personally confirmed Failure’s appearance, saying

Getting Failure to play Soundwave 2015 is my personal definition of success! Fantastic Planet changed my life.”

Failure, by Boston Chuck Photography

Failure, by Boston Chuck Photography

Failure tour dates with Hum, Torche, Local H, … Trail Of The Dead

Oct 09: Freebird Live – Jacksonville, FL *
Oct 10: Revolution – Ft. Lauderdale, FL *
Oct 11: House of Blues- Orlando, FL *
Oct 13: Norva – Norfolk, VA **
Oct 14: FLOODfest (CMJ) Brooklyn Bowl- New York, NY
Oct 15: Mr. Smalls Theatre – Pittsburgh, PA **
Oct 17: The Firebird- St. Louis, MO ***
Oct 20: The Rock- Tucson, AZ ***
Oct 21: Crescent Ballroom- Phoenix, AZ ***
Oct 22: Fremont Country Club – Las Vegas, NV ***
Oct 25: Aftershock Festival- Sacramento, CA
Oct 27: The Regent- Los Angeles, CA ****
Oct 28: TBA
Oct 29: The Music Box- San Diego, CA ****

Jan 23: Soundwave- Brisbane, QLD
Jan 24: Soundwave- Sydney, NSW
Jan 26: Soundwave- Melbourne, VIC

* – w/Hum and Torche
** – w/Torche
*** – w/Local H
**** – w/Trail of the Dead and Local H
The band will offering a Technical VIP package (in addition to their regular VIP fan experience) designed for the professional musician, engineer or technician interested in knowing the tech behind the show. With this VIP upgrade, Ken Andrews gives a limited number of fans a personal tour of the Failure live set up, the specific equipment used onstage, a live demonstration of the guitar/ bass rigs, monitoring system, as well as a tour of the front of house equipment, and a Q&A session with Ken. VIP packages are available via These packages, as well as general on-sales, are available this Friday, Sept. 4.