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


No Values Fest ft. The Original Misfits, Social Distortion, Iggy Pop, Turnstile, Bad Religion, Sublime, The Dillinger Escape Plan, and Power Trip Announce Set Times


 

Kicking off later this week, the first annual No Values festival, featuring The Original Misfits, Social Distortion, Iggy Pop, Turnstile, Bad Religion, Sublime, The Dillinger Escape Plan, and more at the Pomona Fairplex this Saturday, June 8th, 2024. The festival is produced by the legends at Goldenvoice! For one day only, many of the greatest punk bands of all time perform in one place, on four stages. The fest has released their full set times and map of the event now! There is also an app to plan your fest and mind your set times!Continue reading


New England Metal and Hardcore Fest 2024 Will See The Comeback for Year of The Knife on Stage


New England Metal & Hardcore Fest 2024 has added the comeback of Year of The Knife, in their first live performance since their horrific and life threatening van accident in June 2023. The band released their amazing album No Love Lost via Pure Noise Records last year. The two-day extravaganza will take place on September 21 and 22 at the Palladium. NEM&HCF faves Killswitch Engage will be playing a special 25th anniversary show and will headline the first night. Slaughter to Prevail will headline the second night. Continue reading


Jay Weinberg (Suicidal Tendencies, ex-Slipknot) To Sit In With The Studio 8G Band on Late Night With Seth Meyers Soon


Metal drummer Jay Weinberg, currently of Suicidal Tendencies and Infectious Grooves and formerly of Slipknot, will sit in with the band on Late Night With Seth Myers Studio 8G band May 6th to 9th. Jay shared the news earlier on social media! Jay has been playing gigs with both Suicidal Tendencies and Infectious Grooves this spring with more shows, tours and festivals being announced, including No Values Fest. Continue reading


PODCAST: Glacially Musical #174 – Albums On The Mount Rushmore of 1990s Rock and Metal Movie Soundtracks


Time for another new chaser episode! Nik and Keefy just debate what albums are on the Mount Rushmore of 1990s Rock and Metal-centric Movie Soundtracks! Keefy sings some STP!!Continue reading


New England Metal and Hardcore Fest 2024 Books Killswitch Engage, Converge, Machine Head, Suicidal Tendencies, As I Lay Dying, Bane, Overkill, Better Lovers, Nails, and More


New England Metal & Hardcore Fest launched back in 1999 and took place at the famed Palladium in Worcester through 2018. It was often held over two or three days, with multiple stages and top-tier acts like Megadeth, Manowar, DragonForce, Opeth, Between the Buried & Me, Meshuggah, Killswitch Engage, Suicidal Tendencies, Anthrax, and more appearing through the years. It was always a “who’s who” of the metal and hardcore scene and was a “not to be missed” event each Spring. It took a brief break after 2018 but returned to much fanfare in 2023 with Parkway Drive, Lamb of God, Hatebreed, and more. Today, the 2024 edition has been announced and the lineup is stacked. It features literally every single band you’d want to see at a metal and hardcore festival. The two-day extravaganza will take place on September 21 and 22 at the Palladium. NEM&HCF faves Killswitch Engage will be playing a special 25th anniversary show and will headline the first night. Slaughter to Prevail will headline the second night. Continue reading


PODCAST: The Weekly Ritual Rock and Metal News Show Live 3-22-24


Catch up on what you missed this week in the world of Rock and Metal news with our show! Continue reading


Eloy Casagrande Quits Sepultura, Replaced by Greyson Nekrutman (Suicidal Tendencies)


Sepultura announced that they has added drummer Greyson Nekrutman (Suicidal Tendencies) to the band for their planned upcoming farewell tour, in the wake of the surprise announcement that Eloy Casagrande has quit the band “for another opportunity” after almost 10 years. Read an extensive statement from the band below. Casagrande informed the band in the last month he was leaving. Eloy has been rumored to be the replacement for Jay Weinberg in Slipknot. Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Darkest Hour – Perpetual I Terminal


Let’s go back to a time before Metalcore became big business, got overcrowded and then rose to prominence again. Back to before it had become a dirty word due to musical abortions like Falling in Reverse or Emmure completely shitting the bed. Continue reading


Infectious Grooves (Suicidal Tendencies, Metallica, ex-Slipknot) Announces Further Australian Tour Dates


Infectious Grooves (Suicidal Tendencies, Metallica, ex-Slipknot) have announced full dates for Australia. They previously booked their appearance at Byron Bay Bluesfest on April 1. In addition to former Slipknot drummer Jay Weinberg, mainstay IG/ST members Mike Muir and Dean Pleasants, Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo, and Dave Kushner (Velvet Revolver) will also join the band for the gig. Trujillo joined his other former band, Suicidal Tendencies on stage for their show in Glendale, Arizona on the M72 tour last fall. Trujillo co-founded Infectious Grooves with ST’s will also join the band on on guitar. Suicidal Tendencies will also perform in Hawaii, Japan, and European Metal Festivals in 2024. Tickets are available at the link below. Continue reading