Gozu Book US Tour Dates with Baroness



After recently touring with The Obsessed and Howling Giant, Boston rock outfit, Gozu (Blacklight Media/Metal Blade Records), have announced a run of US live dates supporting Baroness. Gozu will appear on the tour from May 31st in Portland, Maine through June 10th in Des Moines, Iowa. Following this, they will appear on this year’s Louder Than Life festival in September and Aftershock in October. Find more details below.
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PODCAST: The Weekly Ritual Rock and Metal News Show Live 4-19-24


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Alien Ant Farm Drop a New Single “Last dAntz” – US Tour Kicking Off Soon



Alien Ant Farm have just released, “Last dAntz,” the final single from their upcoming album ~mAntras~. The full-length is due to be released April 26, 2024 through Megaforce Records, with “Last dAntz” following “So Cold” and “Fade”, both accompanied by official music videos. The band’s headlining US tour also kicks off soon, on April 12th in Las Vegas. Head into the article below for the new track, live listings, and more.
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Rocklahoma is Now Part of The Danny Wimmer Presents Festival Family with Louder Than Life, Sonic Temple, Aftershock Festival, Welcome to Rockville and More


In a significant expansion of its already impressive music festival portfolio, Danny Wimmer Presents (DWP),the largest independent live event producer in the United States, has announced the acquisition of two landmark music festivals: Rocklahoma and Born & Raised. Both are celebrated events taking place at Rockin Red Dirt Ranch in Pryor, Oklahoma, and have become known as a destination for premier summer music festival experiences. 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


Pantera Has Been forced to Cancel Their Appearance at Aftershock Festival, Stone Temple Pilots Will Replace Them


Pantera has dropped off of Aftershock Festival in a few weeks, due to “circumstances beyond their control!” The band was one of the first announced for the festival when their tour with Metallica and reunion was announced. Read a statement below from the band. They will be replaced at Aftershock by Stone Temple Pilots, and it sounds like Pantera will play at Aftershock 2024. They will still perform this week at Louder Than Life, another Danny Wimmer Presents Festival. Also, see the new Aftershock poster below. See our coverage of Pantera in Europe, with Metallica, and elsewhereContinue reading


Louder Than Life 2023 Books Foo Fighters, Green Day, Tool, Avenged Sevenfold, Godsmack, and More! 


After cementing its title as America’s Biggest Rock Festival with a record-breaking attendance of over 170,000 in 2022, Louder Than Life returns bigger and better than ever on September 21, 22, 23 & 24, 2023 to Highland Festival Grounds at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, KY. One of the top music events of the year, Louder Than Life will feature performances from a spectacular list of rock artists including Foo Fighters, Green Day (making their DWP festival debut), Tool, Avenged Sevenfold, Godsmack, Pantera, Queens of the Stone Age, Weezer, Limp Bizkit, Megadeth, Turnstile, Rancid, Falling In Reverse, 311, Pierce The Veil, Run The Jewels, Corey Taylor, Coheed and Cambria, Royal Blood, Parkway Drive, Bad Omens, BABYMETAL and many more. General Admission And VIP Passes are on sale now starting at $10 down at the link below. Watch the teaser video here:

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Jose Mangin Signs a Multi-Year Deal with Danny Wimmer Presents Rock Festivals as Official Host and Live Correspondent


Big news at Danny Wimmer Presents festivals, creators of major US Rock and Metal festivals such as at Welcome To Rockville, Inkcarceration, Aftershock, and Louder Than Life! Jose “The Metal Ambassador” Mangin, an ever present force in metal culture between Sirius XM Radio and other gigs hjas signed on as Danny Wimmer Presents Rock Festivals as Official Host and Live Correspondent for those festivals. 

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Watch Pro-Shot Video of Metallica Performing “The Memory Remains” at Welcome to Rockville


Metallica headlined the recent edition of Welcome To Rockville! In addition to some hits and deep cuts, the band once again celebrated their 30th anniversary of The Black Album and performed that album in full, backwards. Rockville follows their appearances at Louder Than Life, and Aftershock; all produced by Danny Wimmer Presents. Watch pro-shot footage of the band performing “The Memory Remains” at Welcome To Rockville now!

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