GIVEAWAY: Riot Fest Announces Single Day Band Lineup, Shuttle Service to RiotLand and the Community Band Contest

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Riot Fest, the iconic annual punk rock and alternative music festival, is excited to announce its 2024 daily lineup, shuttle service, a community band contest in the Lawndale & Little Village neighborhoods and more! This year’s festival will take place at SeatGeek Stadium in Bridgeview, Illinois, from September 20-22nd, featuring 90+ bands over 3-days, and will feature RiotLand, an immersive “Choose Your Own Adventure” world that promises to elevate the festival experience to new heights. Riot Fest, while reluctant to leave its longtime home in Chicago, made the difficult decision to relocate due to issues with the Park District, which paved the way for RiotLand, a 3-day version of which will be explorable on the Riot Fest website starting tomorrow. Fans can double tap their way through the various locations in this punk rock town.Continue reading


Amon Amarth, Architects, Opeth, Cradle of Filth, Clutch, Hatebreed, Mayhem, Exodus, and More Booked for Alcatraz Festival 2024


UPDATED: Dio Disciples featuring Anthrax singer Joey Belladonna has been added to the festival replacing Dokken.

Alcatraz Festival promises to be one of the best European metal fests in recent memory with a banger line-up! The festival has already booked Architects, Opeth, Cradle of Filth, Clutch, Hatebreed, Mayhem, Exodus, Satyricon, Paradise Lost, Watain, Dark Tranquillity, Spiritbox, Korpiklaani, Jinjer, Life of Agony, Left to Die, and many more! Passes are on sale now and the full schedule and running order will be released soon. Alcatraz Festival takes place on August 9th, 10, and 11th in Belgium!Continue reading


Download Festival Celebrates a Sold Out 21st Edition – Early Bird Tickets for 2025 On Sale Tomorrow at Noon



This weekend’s Liquid Death Presents Download Festival XXI welcomed over 75,000 attendees to the hallowed grounds of Donington Park. DLXXI celebrated its 21st anniversary with incredible sets from first-time headliners Queens Of The Stone Age and Fall Out Boy, as well as Download favourites Avenged Sevenfold closing out the weekend with a bang. Continue reading


Riot Fest 2024 Books Fall Out Boy, Beck, Slayer, Pavement, St. Vincent, NOFX, Rob Zombie, Bright Eyes, Sublime, The Offspring, GWAR, Dr. Dog, Mastodon, Suicidal Tendencies, Laura Jane Grace, and More


Riot Fest, the iconic annual punk rock and alternative music festival, is excited to announce its 2024 lineup, along with the introduction of an innovative new world, and a venue change, now with parking! This year’s festival will take place at SeatGeek Stadium in Bridgeview, Illinois, from September 20-22nd, featuring 90+ bands over 3-days, and will feature RiotLand, an immersive “Choose Your Own Adventure” world that promises to elevate the festival experience to new heights.Continue reading


Alcatraz Festival 2024 Books Architects, Amon Amarth, Opeth, Clutch, Cradle Of Filth, Hatebreed, Satyricon, Mayhem, Paradise Lost, Exodus, Dark Tranquility, Spiritbox, Korpiklaani, Jinjer, Life Of Agony, and More!


Long-running Belgian Metal Festival Alcatraz 2024 has announced their full lineup! Taking place August 9-11 with a pre-party with Tribute bands on the 8th! Headlined by Architects, Amon Amarth, and Opeth, other bands on the bill featured are Clutch, Cradle Of Filth, Hatebreed, Satyricon, Mayhem, Paradise Lost, Exodus, Watain, Dark Tranquility, Spiritbox, Korpiklaani, Jinjer, Life Of Agony, Armored Saint, Madball, Tnfofficial, Lord Of The Lost, Orden Ogan, Finntroll , Septicflesh, Orange Goblin, Soilthe, Benediction, Brant Bjork, Eclipse, Raven, Terrorizer, Misery Index, Heathen, Green Lung, Legion Of The Damned, Massacre, Monkey3, Cro-Mags, Truck Fighters, Bodysnatcher, Cripple Black Phoenix, Fen , The Casualties, Exumer, Skeletal Remains, Left To Die, Audrey Horne , Thronehammer, and many others are booked for the festival. After Thre Burial was originally announced, but has canceled their appearance. The full lineup post and ticket links for the fest can be found below! Continue reading


Download Festival 2024 (Avenged Sevenfold, QOTSA, Fall Out Boy) Announces Its “Beyond The Bands” Offerings


With only one month to go until Download Festival, DLXXI has unleashed its “Beyond The Bands” offerings, giving Download-goers an even more exciting experience onsite with brand new food, drink, gaming and sport options. This year’s festival will take place on 14-16 June 2024 at the spiritual home of rock in Donington Park, Leicestershire. Tickets are available now at the link below.

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Kerry King, Creeper, Bayside, Soft Play, Bambie Thug, Lowlives, Florence Black, and Mallavora Added to the Bill for Download Festival 2024


Liquid Death presents Download Festival, the greatest rock and metal festival of all time, has today announced eight more artists for this year’s festival, further bolstering a stellar 2024 line-up. The new additions include Kerry King, Creeper, Bayside, Bambie Thug, Soft Play, Lowlives, Florence Black and Kerrang! Radio competition winners Mallavora. This year’s festival will take place on 14-16 June 2024 at the spiritual home of rock in Donington Park, Leicestershire. Tickets are available now at the link below.

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: New Rock and Metal Releases 2-16-24


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PREVIEW: New Music Friday New Rock and Metal Releases 2-16-24


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Lord Of The Lost Share New Video for “The Future Of A Past Life” Featuring Marcus Bischoff (Heaven Shall Burn)


Closing out their Blood & Glitter album era, Lord Of The Lost have unveiled an official music video for their song, “The Future Of A Past Life.” The video features Heaven Shall Burn’s Marcus Bischoff performing alongside the band, contrasting his growls with Chris Harms‘ clean vocals. They are also booked for a heavy 2024 touring schedule, including Europe, North America, and numerous festivals. Watch the new video and read more below. 

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