Slayer, Against Me!, Flaming Lips, Glassjaw, Senses Fail, Taking Back Sunday, Testament and More Booked for Riot Fest 2019

Riot Fest 2019 has announced its lineup for its 15th-anniversary event this fall in Chicago, in Douglas Park, September 13th -15th. Slayer (final Chicago & Milwaukee show), Against Me!, Flaming Lips, Glassjaw, Senses Fail, Taking Back Sunday, Testament, Avail, Dashboard Confessional, Bloc Party, Ween, H2O, Blink-182, Bikini Kill, The Raconteurs, Jawbreaker, Ween (performing The Mollusk), Bloc Party (performing Silent Alarm), Die Antwoord, Patti Smith And Her Band, Rancid, Violent Femmes, Descendents, Manchester Orchestra, The B-52s, and dozens more are booked to play. Tickets on sale now at the link below.Continue reading

Title Fight, Modern Life Is War, As Friends Rust, etc Added To The Fest 14


The Fest 14 have added a new round of artists to their schedule, which will be held in Gainesville, FL on October 30, 31 and November 1, 2015, and Best Pre-Fest In Little Ybor 3 on October 28-29, 2015 in Ybor City, FL. Go here for the previously announced names. The newly confirmed names include:

Title Fight
Modern Life Is War
As Friends Rust
Big Wig
Into It.
Over It.
Smoke or Fire
Pianos Become the Teeth
Loma Prieta
Riverboat Gamblers
Masked Intruder
Lee Corey Oswald

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Heavy Montreal Announces Daily Lineups

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Daily lineups have been announced for the 2015 Heavy Montreal Festival, happening August 7-9, 2015 at Parc Jean Drapeau in Montreal, QC.

Friday, August 07th:

Korn (performing their self-titled debut)
Arch Enemy
Strung Out
Veil Of Maya
The Flatliners
The Acacia Strain
After The Burial
Cattle Decapitation
Nothing More

Saturday, August 08th:
Faith No More
Iggy Pop
Billy Talent
Lita Ford
Rocket From The Crypt
Devin Townsend Project
Dying Fetus
Swingin’ utters
The Brains
The Agonist
Masked Intruder
Slaves On Dope
Dig It Up
Mass Murder Messiah

Sunday, August 09th:
Lamb Of God
Bullet For My Valentine
Within Temptation
Marky Ramone’s Blitzkrieg With Andrew W.K.
Nuclear Assault
Asking Alexandria
Coal Chamber
Pig Destroyer
Motionless In White
Small Brown Bike
Upon A Burning Body
Omnium Gatherum
Dead Tired

Don Blake Releasing Pocket Universe March 6th

Don Blake

Don Blake

Bolton (UK) pop punk outfit Don Blake will be releasing their debut album Pocket Universe via Round Dog Records (record label run and managed by Fraser of the Murderburgers) digitally on March 6, 2015. Stream “The Plan” here.

Since forming in late 2012, the band have released 2 EPs (compiled in the 2013 release P.O.P music), as well as a split 7’’ with Andrew Cream in 2014. Over the last few years they have played around the UK, before appearing at The Fest in Gainesville in October 2014.

The band will be touring Mainland Europe for the first time with Andrew Cream. Dates are posted below.

Feb 28: Star & Garter – Manchester (UK) (w/ Chumped)

Euro Tour – All Dates w/Andrew Cream
Mar 26: La Source – Le Mans (FR)
Mar 27: Exhaus – Trier (DE)
Mar 28: Der Dschungel – Volkack (DE)
Mar 29: TBC, Stuttgart (DE)
Mar 30: Joe Koala, Bergamo (IT)
Mar 31: Lucrezia Bar – Genova (IT)
Apr 01: La Taverne De La Republique – Geneva (CH)
Apr 02: Le Kraspek – Lyon (FR)
Apr 03: La Rumeur – Nantes (FR)
Apr 04: Pub Mac Leod – Evreux (FR)
Apr 05: T Onbeschreven Blad – Gits (BE)
May 13: Sound Control – Manchester (UK) (w/ Masked Intruder & The Murderburgers)
Jul 11: Wharf Chambers – Leeds (UK) (Scene Better Days Fest w/ Doe, Above Them, The Human Project + More)

Strung Out Announce Upcoming North American Tour

Strung Out. Photo Credit: Rick Kosick

Strung Out. Photo Credit: Rick Kosick

Strung Out will be touring behind their forthcoming album Transmission.Alpha.Delta, out March 24, 2015 via Fat Wreck Records, on their Transmission.To.The.Nation Tour 2015 with Masked Intruder, Red City Radio and La Armada.

Strung Out will be broadcasting 12 tracks saturated with blistering metallic riffs, clobbering rhythms, and intricate melodies off their new album. From the explosive “The Animal and the Machine” to the anthemic flamenco-infused “Spanish Days” to the nuclear blast of “Tesla” to the ballsy solo laden “Black Maps” to the electrifying melody of “Nowheresville” – Transmission.Alpha.Delta tightropes between the catchy essence and energy of Strung Out’s early work and the darker, even more aggressive tenor of their later releases.

Easily one of the most influential punk bands still in existence today, Strung Out has managed to form the quintessential blend of melodic punk rock, progressive rock, and heavy metal in their twenty-five years of existence. Strung Out’s influence can be heard on releases from a number of artists, such as Rise Against, AFI, Thrice, and Avenged Sevenfold, to name a few. Today, Strung Out remains a worldwide powerhouse in the underground music scene with nearly a million albums sold collectively.

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STRUNG OUT is Jason Cruz (vocals), Rob Ramos (guitar, vocals), Jake Kiley (guitar), Chris Aiken (bass), and Jordan Burns (drums).

w/ Masked Intruder, La Armada
Apr 02: Velvet Jones – Santa Barbara, CA
Apr 03: The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
Apr 09: DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
Apr 10: Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
Apr 11: El Corazon – Seattle, WA
Apr 12: Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC
Apr 14: Garfinkel’s – Whistler, BC
Apr 15: Flashbacks – Kelowna, BC
Apr 16: The Republik – Calgary, AB
Apr 17: Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB
Apr 18: Louis’ Pub – Saskatoon, SK
Apr 19: Pyramid Cabaret – Winnipeg, MB
Apr 21: Green Bay Distillery – Green Bay, WI
w/ Red City Radio, La Armada
Apr 22: Triple Rock – Minneapolis, MN
Apr 23: Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL
Apr 24: Fubar – St. Louis, MO
Apr 25: Thompson House – Newport, KY
Apr 28: Altar Bar – Pittsburgh, PA
Apr 29: Agora Ballroom – Cleveland, OH
Apr 30: Call The Office – London, ON
May 01: Opera House – Toronto, ON
May 02: Club Soda – Montreal, QC
May 04: Ritual – Ottawa, ON
May 06: TLA – Philadelphia, PA
May 08: Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
May 09: Rock and Roll Hotel – Washington, DC
May 10: Gramercy Theater – New York, NY
May 12: The Masquerade – Downstairs Atlanta, GA
May 13: Freebird Café – Jacksonville Beach, FL
May 14: The Social – Orlando, FL
May 15: Respectable Street – West Palm beach, FL
May 16: The State Theatre – St. Petersburg, FL
May 18: House of Rock – Corpus Christi, TX
May 19: The Korova – San Antonio, TX
May 20: Red Seven – Austin, TX
May 21: Three Links – Dallas, TX

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