Rock Am Ring and Rock Am Park Cancels Pantera’s Appearances at Both Festivals Over Philip Anselmo’s Past Racist Remarks


Two of the most successful and long-running music festivals in Germany have canceled Pantera’s 2023 tour appearances at the fests this spring, following a public outcry over singer Philip Anselmo’s past racist remarks. Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park take place every year simultaneously over the same weekend with usually similar lineups, and this year will be held on June 2nd and 4th in Nürburgring and Nürnberg. After with artists, partners and fans, the festival promoters decided to remove Pantera from the bill. Both fests made social media posts announcing the surprising news. Part of the reason for the outcry is the history both cities have with the former Nazi regime during World War II, and current rules against racism and Nazi activities in Germany, even though Anselmo has apologized and been without public incident since the Dimebash incident of 2016, seven years ago. These are the first shows canceled involving Anselmo since Down’s summer 2017 tour was canceled along the same lines. The reformed lineup of Pantera, including Anselmo, Rex Brown, with Zakk Wylde, and Charlie Benante has shows booked through 2024 at the present time, including multi-year tour dates with Metallica. Continue reading


PODCAST: Heavy Business Episode 304 – Belgian Jasper: Growing a Following on YouTube

Heavy Business is a metal marketing podcast presented by C Squared Music. You’ve toiled away to make your music great, don’t drop the ball on the promotion! Meet your hosts – seasoned PR professional Curtis Dewar, and metal musician Aliyah Daye. We dig deep with our guests on when to DIY your promotion, and when (and how) to get help. Join the conversation as they chat with musicians, record execs, journalists, and more about how to get more eyes (and ears) on your music! Visit csquared.info for your PR and Marketing needs. Listen as Aliyah and Curtis welcome in Milton Mendonça of ProgPower USA!

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Fear Factory Re-Signs with Nuclear Blast – “Rise Of The Machine” North American Tour Kicks Off Soon


 

Nuclear Blast Records is proud to announce that extreme industrial metal pioneers Fear Factory have re-signed their contract and are ushering in a new era. Initially signed to the label in 2013, the band has released the albums Genexus, Aggression Continuum, and Recoded.

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PODCAST: Heavy Business Episode 303 – Milton Mendonça of ProgPower USA Booking, Promoting, and How To Get Noticed

Heavy Business is a metal marketing podcast presented by C Squared Music. You’ve toiled away to make your music great, don’t drop the ball on the promotion! Meet your hosts – seasoned PR professional Curtis Dewar, and metal musician Aliyah Daye. We dig deep with our guests on when to DIY your promotion, and when (and how) to get help. Join the conversation as they chat with musicians, record execs, journalists, and more about how to get more eyes (and ears) on your music! Visit csquared.info for your PR and Marketing needs. Listen as Aliyah and Curtis welcome in Milton Mendonça of ProgPower USA!

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PODCAST: Glacially Musical Pouredcast 114: Exodus – “Pleasures of The Flesh” Reviewed – Enter Zetro


 

We had numerous technical difficulties with this one. So enjoy our voices and use your imagination!

GMP’s Nik and Keefy’s second episode of our series on Exodus focuses on the departure of Paul Baloff from the band, the addition of Steve “Zetro” Souza to the band, and the album “Pleasures of The Flesh.”

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The Weekly Ritual Rock and Metal News Show 1-20-23



Catch up on what you missed this week in the world of Rock and Metal news with our show! #musicnews #rocknews #metalnews #interviews #newmusicfriday #vinylcollector #metalmerch #musicnews #metalnews #rocknews

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Grim Reefer Fest 2023 Books Bongzilla, Ilsa, Borracho, Haze Mage, Wizard Rifle, and More!


Baltimore’s annual Grim Reefer Fest has announced its full lineup for the upcoming event. Baltimore, MD on Saturday, April 29th, 2023. Heading up the bill are Bongzilla, with Ilsa, Borracho, Haze Mage, Wizard Rifle, False Gods, Sun Voyager, Faith in Jane, Holy Fingers, and Blightbeast! Tickets are $35 in adv and $50 at the door and can be purchased directly at the link below.

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Rock Fest 2023 Books Slipknot, Pantera, Godsmack, Ice Cube, Papa Roach, GWAR, Dorothy, and More


 

Rock Fest, the largest three-day rock music and camping event in the U.S. has announced next summer’s lineup for its 29th Annual event. Slipknot, Pantera, Godsmack, Ice Cube, Papa Roach, GWAR, and Dorothy appear alongside 75-plus bands over the course of the three-day festival. Rock Fest 2022 was record-breaking with the highest-ever attendance in the event’s history according to Chippewa Valley Music Festivals, and they anticipate breaking it again this year. An extra day is scheduled for Wednesday, July 12: *Bonus Bash exclusive to three-day ticket holders: Soul Asylum, Alien Ant Farm, Gemini Syndrome, and many more. Single-day general admission and individual-artist pit passes are on sale now. The following ticket options are already sold out: VIP, Reserved Lawn, Lure Lock Top Tier Lounge, 3-Day Nicolet Law Pit Passes, Electric Camping, and VIP Camping. 3-Day General Admission is $149 and General Camping for the entire weekend on one of the festival’s 7,500 campsites is $150. For ticket details and camping info, visit the link below.

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