The festival formerly known as Rock On The Range is now Sonic Temple, and it has its inaugural lineup. The very first lineup is an absolute banger with legends like System of a Down, Foo Fighters, Disturbed, Ghost, Bring Me The Horizon, The Prodigy, Lamb of God, Halestorm, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Chevelle, In This Moment, The Cult, Killswitch Engage among others. There will also be a comedy tent with Andrew Dice Clay, Henry Rollins and more. Tickets go onsale November 30th at 12 Noon EST at the link below. Taking place at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus (traditionally the home of Rock on the Range) on May 17 – 19, 2019, Sonic Temple promises all the musical firepower of ROTR, but with innovative food and drink options and other features to make it an even more impressive festival experience and more in line with Bourbon and Beyond.
Amplified Festival 2019 made a major announcement of major bands to play next years festival. Taking place from 19th-21st July 2019. At Quarrydowns, Gloucestershire UK, the fest has announced Mushroomhead as their main stage headliner on 20 July 2019. Also announced are Lawnmower Deth, Idiom, Bloodshot Dawn, The Bad Flowers, Ryders Creed, Those Damn Crows, Rocket Dolls, Black Bullets, Lotus Eater, Esprit D’air, Mortishead, Trc, Seething Akira, Hightown Parade and Awakening Hyperia on the main stage. More bands and ticket info have also been released as seen below. Early Bird Tickets will be on sale until midnight on Halloween. Still to be announced are mainstage headliners for Friday and Sunday, as well as closing bands for the other stages. Continue reading
Power metal titans Sabaton have been named the first official headline act for Bloodstock Open Air 2019. They will headline Friday 9th August in what will be their only UK show in 2019. The band released a trailer below discussing the announcement! Standard weekend tickets are also currently available at ‘early bird’ prices (just £132 for four days of metal fun), which you can buy from the link below. Continue reading
Roadburn Festival, already the worlds’ foremost underground music festival has named Sleep as the headliner for the 2019 edition of the festival. The band will celebrate with two epic headline sets, performing their classic Holy Mountain one night and their latest release The Sciences (Third Man) the next. Tomas Lindberg of At The Gates (Disfear, The Great Deceiver, ex-Lockup) is the curator of Roadburn 2019, and names such as Gore, Have A Nice Life, Heilung, Louise Lemón, Midnight, Seven That Spells, Vile Creature, have been announced. Many more names to come of course, as the fest will take place on 11-14 of April 2018 in Tilburg, NL at 013, Het Patronat and other venues. Continue reading
Damnation Festival has added six more bands to its growing 2018 lineup! Napalm Death, Entombed AD, Vader, Ohhms, A Forest Of Stars, Leeched have been added to a bill that already includes Anaal Nathrakh, Mol, The Ocean, and NeObliviscaris. Six more bands will be announced this fall. Damnation will take place over four stages at Leeds University Union on Saturday, 3rd November 2018. Continue reading
As Ozzy Osbourne has kicked off his “No More Tours 2” farewell tour in Europe with festival performances such as Download, word on the future of Ozzfest has been mum. Ozzy has said he would consider special solo performances and festival slots with himself and Black Sabbath down the road. By this time last year Ozzfest Meets Knotfest had already been announced, so industry insiders were wondering if we are even getting some form of an Ozzfest, Ozzfest Meets Knotfest or Knotfest itself for that matter. Now Ozzy has shared on his social media accounts a request for fans to provide who they want to see at an Ozzfest in New York. If the fest will happen this fall, the announcement would have to be in the next month or so at the latest. Ozzy’s current tour dates with Stone Sour run through mid-October. Ozzfest Meets Knotfest featured Ozzy, Stone Sour, Prophets of Rage, Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Deftones, Testament and dozens of other bands. An Ozzfest could easily be held in New York City proper such as Governor’s Island, Central Park, Icann Stadium on Randall’s Island, several great spots in Upstate New York like Darrien Lake, SPAC in Saratoga, or in New Jersey. Ghost Cult will keep following this story as it develops. See the post below, contribute to the poll and make your voice heard so we get more Ozzfests! Continue reading
Louder Than Life 2018 has made their formal lineup annoncement for this years edition. In addtion to previously announced headliner Nine Inch Nails, the fest now includes Nine Inch Nails, Avenged Sevenfold, Shinedown, Deftones, Ice Cube, Papa Roach, Bullet for My Valentine, Slash, Limp Bizkit, Clutch, RED SUN RISING, Tyler Bryant & the Shakedown, The FEVER 333, Knocked Loose and more. Tickets on sale this Friday at the links below. Continue reading