Rocklahoma 2024 Books Slipknot, Avenged Sevenfold, Evanescence, Disturbed, Lamb Of God, Mastodon, A Day To Remember, Anthrax, Kerry King, and More


After a record-breaking 2023, Rocklahoma returns Friday, August 30, Saturday, August 31 and Sunday, September 1 to Rockin Red Dirt Ranch in Pryor, Oklahoma — just outside Tulsa — with its biggest lineup yet. America’s Biggest Labor Day Party will feature headlining performances from Avenged Sevenfold and Evanescence (Friday), Disturbed, and A Day To Remember (Saturday), and Slipknot and Lamb Of God (Sunday),along with a huge lineup of top rock and metal bands, including Halestorm, Mastodon, Anthrax, Skillet, Clutch, Nothing More, Kerry King, Coal Chamber and Tom Keifer, among others. 2024 marks the Rocklahoma debut appearance for Avenged Sevenfold, and return headlining slots for both Disturbed and Slipknot. Rocklahoma is hosted by Eddie Trunk. Pre-sale passes go on sale tomorro April 3rd, 2024 at the links below. Remaining passes go on sale to the public 4/5

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The Plot In You Share “Closure” Single and Video and Announce New EP


The Plot In You have just released their new track “Closure,” along with its official music video. The song can be found on the band’s forthcoming EP Vol. 2, which is set for release on Friday, May 03rd via Fearless Records. The band also recently announced a set of live dates for the UK and Europe. Head into the article below to catch the new song and more.

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The Plot In You Shares New Single and Video “Face Me” – New Album Incoming


The Plot In You has announced they will release their fifth album – Swan Song on September 17th via Fearless Records. The new album is their first full-length since their 2018 release, Dispose. The band just shared the first new single and video, “Face Me” which you can watch below. Pre-orders and pre-saves are also live at the links below.

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Five Finger Death Punch, Rob Zombie, Disturbed, Marilyn Manson and More Booked for Rock USA


Rock USA goes out of its way to have a stacked lineup every year, and 2019 will have be no exception. Five Finger Death Punch, Rob Zombie, Disturbed, Marilyn Manson, Breaking Benjamin, Three Days Grace, Mastodon, Bad Wolves and over thirty more bands will descend on the 350-acre Ford Festival Park in Oshkosh, Wisconsin and hosts more than 25,000 fans per day, including nearly 3,000 campsites.Continue reading


Winner Picked For Our Souled Out Fest Contest, Beartooth- Every Time I Die, And More


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We have picked a winner in our ticket giveaway to the first ever Souled Out Fest, all day tomorrow at The Chance In Poughkeepsie, NY. Emilie Padnick and a friend will go to the show thanks to the sponsors of the show and Ghost Cult! Nearly100 people participated in our contest on Instagram and we thank you all! More details about the fest are below:Continue reading


Win A Pair Of Tickets To The First Ever Souled Out Fest With Beartooth, Every Time I Die


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Hardcore music fans, this one is for you! The first ever Souled Out Fest is coming to one of our favorite venues in America, The Chance In Poughkeepsie, New York on Saturday, October 29. Find out how you can win two tickets to the show, below! Continue reading


News: Blessthefall, Miss May I, The Plot In You, etc Confirmed For Upcoming Tour


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Blessthefall will headline the Drop The Gloves Tour in February and March with Miss May I, The Plot In You, Sirens & Sailors and A War Within as support.

Feb 20: The Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA
Feb 21: The Glass House – Pomona, CA
Feb 22: The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
Feb 23: Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
Feb 24: Neumos – Seattle, WA
Feb 26: The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
Feb 27: Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
Feb 29: Mill City Nights – Minneapolis, MN
Mar 01: Metro – Chicago, IL
Mar 02: St Andrews Hall – Detroit, MI
Mar 03: Phoenix Concert Theatre – Toronto, ON
Mar 04: Virgin Mobile Corona Theater – Montreal, QC
Mar 05: Webster Hall – New York, NY
Mar 06: TBA – Boston, MA
Mar 07: Theatre Of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
Mar 08: Rams Head Live – Baltimore, MD
Mar 10: The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
Mar 11: The Orpheum – Tampa, FL
Mar 13: The Plaza Live – Orlando, FL
Mar 14: Vinyl Music Hall – Pensacola, FL
Mar 17: Alamo City Music Hall – San Antonio, TX
Mar 18: Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
Mar 19: So What?! Festival – Dallas, TX
Mar 20: Farmers Public Market – Oklahoma City, OK
Mar 21: Sunshine Theatre – Albuquerque, NM

We’re excited to announce the Drop The Gloves Tour featuring Miss May I, THE PLOT IN YOU, Sirens and Sailors, and A War…

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The Plot In You – Happiness In Self-Destruction


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While the roots of “emo” can be traced back to the 80’s hardcore scene, it was with the turn of the millennium that, as a style, it really took hold of the conscience of the metal world; a natural response the braggadocio and machismo of a post-Pantera musical environment… hardcore could be sensitive, it didn’t have to be muscle-bound and it was perfectly acceptable to tug on the heartstrings.

“Emo” doesn’t have to be, indeed it shouldn’t be, a dirty word or the negative slur it has become. As the mouth consumes its own tail, that which was a response is targeted by a counter-response for watering down the original substance – an argument which ignores the fact that, by adding a new chemical to the compound, it becomes a different substance.

So, why all the talk of “emo”? Ohio’s The Plot In You are a metalcore band, albeit one to explore introspection and personal difficulties, are they not? Because on third album Happiness In Self-Destruction (Stay Sick), TPIY have moved further down the emo path, seeking to marry the two styles and further establish their own niche and when they’re successful at it, such as ‘Time Changes Everything’ and ‘Take Me Away’, there is a connection and a feeling of genuine emotion. Even when introducing a down-tuned Korn-lurch, such as on ‘Runaway’, they maintain a feeling of misperception, or fear within, and piece tension to desolation.

Yet, this is a high-maintenance style to sustain, and a difficult sheen to preserve. ‘Pillhead’ slips into King 810 territory, but without the hooks or menace of the Flint mob, and the suspension of disbelief is broken. It’s even more difficult to craft 15 songs of this style across 58 minutes and preserve quality and interest as there are just too few colours; everything daubed in greys and browns, yet there are several moments TPIY pull it together splattered at intervals throughout the album, ‘My Old Ways’ picking up the middle of the album just when it needed it.

An hour with them is heavy going, and like a heavyweight boxer, they seem to pick and choose the moments to come out fighting, and when to grab and hold, unable to maintain stamina across all 15 rounds. That said, there is a consistency of style and a Chinese water-torture of atmosphere, and TPIY are shaping their own brand of heavy emo-core. Do you know what, sometimes it only takes a few big haymakers to win the fight.

 

7.0/10

STEVE TOVEY


Music Video: Gift Giver – Trendkill


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Detroit extreme metallers Gift Giver is streaming their music video for “Trendkill,” off their soon to be released Century Media Records debut SHITLIFE. Watch it below.

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Apr 17: Bogies – Albany, NY (w/ Sworn In, the Plot In You)
Apr 18: Heirloom Arts Theatre – Danbury, CT (w/ Sworn In, the Plot In You)
Apr 19: New England Metal and Hardcore Festival – Worcester, MA
Apr 22: Game Changer World – Howell, NJ (w/ the Plot In You)
Apr 23: Planet Trog – Whitehall, PA (w/ Sworn In, the Plot In You)
Apr 24: Double Happiness – Columbus, OH (w/ Sworn In, the Plot In You)
Apr 25: House Cafe – Dekalb, IL (w/ Sworn In, The Plot In You & I Declare War)
Apr 26: Mac’s Bar – Lansing, MI HEADLINING CD RELEASE SHOW