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Back for an 11th year in a row, Amnesia Rockfest near Quebec, in Montebello Canada will host mega bands such as Blink-182, Rise Against, Jane’s Addiction, Limp Bizkit and Ice Cube among the 125 bands who are slated to perform. Other bands scheduled to appear include Korn, Ontario punks Billy Talent and Sum 41, Bring Me The Horizon, Florida’s A Day To Remember, Lamb of God, Anthrax, Twisted Sister (farewell tour and last show in Canada), Puscifer, NOFX (performing their album Punk In Drublic), The Used (performing their album In Love and Death), At The Drive-In (reunion show), Underoath (reunion show), Blink-182’s Travis Barker (solo show), NOFX’s Fat Mike performing as Cokie The Clown (world-exclusive solo show), Lagwagon (performing their album Hoss), Millencolin, Streetlight Manifesto, Against Me!, Strung Out, Guttermouth, No Use For A Name (special tribute), Leftover Crack, Wizo, Flag, The Adicts, Misfits, Dead Kennedys, Steve Ignorant of Crass, D.O.A., Turbonegro and GG Allin (special tribute), Sepultura, Sodom (first show in Canada in 10 years), D.R.I. (first show in Canada in 20 years), Cannibal Corpse, Korpiklaani, Max & Igor Cavalera Back To ‘Roots’ (performing Sepultura’s Roots album), Corrosion Of Conformity, The Black Dahlia Murder, The Faceless and Poison The Well (reunion show) and many more. Some defunct Quebec bands will temporarily reunite exclusively for Amnesia Rockfest, including Vulgaires Machins, Kermess, Raid, Démence and Yelo Molo. Festival regulars Grimskunk, Despised Icon, The Sainte Catherines (performing Dancing for Decadence), Voivod, Anonymus and BARF will be back this year. In addition, Québec Redneck Bluegrass Project, Bob Bissonnette, Gorguts and WD-40, alt rock legends Ludwig Von 88 (reunion show and only Canadian date) and Les Ramoneurs de Menhirs, Bérurier Noir’s Loran’s group.

Tickets are now on sale at and at Amnesia stores. Once again this year, festival weekend passes will be sold at very reasonable rates: $120 (plus fees and taxes), which comes out to less than a dollar per band! New this year: festival-goers can pay for their order in five instalments. VIP packages are also available.

For the 2016 edition of the festival, the VIP campground will be totally revamped to offer a unique experience to festival-goers. Again this year, several public transit options will be available, as well as an area for RV camping.



Bring Me The Horizon Book Fall 2016 UK Headline Dates, Festival Dates

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Metalcore act Bring Me The Horizon, coming off a strong 2015 with their recent album That’s The Spirit (RCA/Columbia) are lining up headline tours and festival dates for 2016. The band has already booked a headline tour of the UK later in 2016, with all dates below. No word yet as to whom the opening bands will be. In addition to a winter tour of Asia, and a spring tour of Europe, the band has also scheduled appearances at summer festivals such as Welcome To Rockville, Fort Rock, Carolina Rebellion, Northern Invasion, Rock on The Range, Rock Am Ring, Rock Am Park, Hellfest, and Amnesia Rockfest among others.

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Nov 02: Capital FM Arena -Nottingham, UK
Nov 04: Barclaycard Arena – Birmingham, UK
Nov 05: The O2 – London, UK
Nov 06: The Arena – Sheffield, UK
Nov 08: Manchester Arena, Manchester, UK
Nov 09: The SSE Hydro – Glasgow, UK

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Guns N Roses Closes In On Return, Tour Booking Underway


The return of Guns `N Roses is picking up steam in real tangible ways, not just the music industry rumor mill and the internet. Their website recently switched from the Chinese Democracy-style album cover to the more classic “GNR seal logo”. Also fans seeing Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens in some cities were treated to a cryptic trailer with the bands music, crowd noise and other elements indicating concerts or a performance. Another more concrete clue may lay with Alex Martel, the booker of the annual Amnesia Rockfest in Canada. As reported by, in a post to his personal Facebook account, Alex speculated that the band is seeking 3-4 times what the 2015 headliner, System of A Down was paid. SOAD was paid between 1-2 million USD for the gig, meaning that GNR maybe seeing 6-8 million dollars for their appearance. Typically headline bands for major festivals command 1-2 million dollars for the larger and more exclusive appearances. As previously reported by Ghost Cult, the band has been in talks with promoters and planning a comeback in 2016 in some way. This may or may not include all of the original members, but will at least count Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan in its ranks.


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Amnesia Rockfest Confirm More Acts, Documentary Trailer Streaming

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Amnesia Rockfest has released their full schedule for the full event, happening June 18-21, 2015 in Montebello, QC. The newest additions to the lineup include:

The Dookies (featuring members of Goldfinger playing Green Day‘s album Dookie in full late-night on the Friday, on top of their regular set)

Big D & The Kids Table (A tribute to Operation Ivy late-night on the Saturday, with possibly some special guests)

Beyond Creation
Down (with Phil Anselmo of Pantera)
Parkway Drive
Bolt Thrower
The Ataris
War On Women

An Amnesia Rockfest documentary titled Montebello Rock Village: the story of Rockfest is currently in the works, and stream the trailer below. Ongoing project since 2010, the film will finally see the light of day this Fall to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the festival. The film will tell the unique story of the event, from its modest beginnings with 500 festival-goers to present-day, now the largest rock festival in Canada.

Over 200 bands will be featured in the documentary. Members of Bad Religion, The Offspring, Pennywise, Korn, NOFX and Lagwagon appear in the trailer.

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From Autumn To Ashes Confirm Summer Tour With Hawthorne Heights, Sleepwave and Extinction AD

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From Autumn To Ashes have released an upcoming tour with Hawthorne Heights, Sleepwave and Extinction A.D. this summer as part of their reunion tour.

May 15: Revolution – Amityville, NY
May 17: Skate And Surf Festival – Asbury Park, NJ
Jun 18: Brighton Music Hall – Allston, MA
Jun 19: Amnesia Rockfest – Montebello, QC
Jun 20: Wax – Kitchener, ON
Jun 21: Opera House – Toronto, ON
Jun 23: Skully’s – Columbus, OH
Jun 24: Pike Room – Pontiac, MI
Jun 26: Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
Jun 27: Altar Bar – Pittsburgh, PA
Jun 28: Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA
Jul 10: Marquis Theater – Denver, CO
Jul 11: In The Venue – Salt Lake City, UT
Jul 13: Neumos – Seattle, WA
Jul 15: The Boardwalk – Orangevale, CA
Jul 16: Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
Jul 17: Glasshouse – Pomona, CA
Jul 18: Roxy Theatre – Los Angeles, CA

Tickets on sale today!! (a couple aren’t officially for sale yet but most by noon-ish)5/15 – Revolution (Amityville,…

Posted by From Autumn To Ashes Official on Friday, May 8, 2015

Deftones Releasing New Album On September 25th

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Chino Moreno of Deftones appeared on this past weekend’s BBC Radio 1’s Rock Show with Daniel P Carter. He spoke about the forthcoming album, which is reportedly produced by Matt Hyde (Slayer, Children Of Bodom, Monster Magnet, Winds Of Plague), and out on September 25, 2015.

“The record, as far as music, has been all recorded, and I am currently working on the vocals.”

“So I’ve been recording from my home studio here in Oregon. Slowly but surely, [we’re] getting it done, man. It’s coming out really good. It’s just another Deftones record. And I feel like it’s us reaching a little bit, getting more into the song structures and trying to challenge ourselves a little bit, you know what I mean? It’s sounding good. I think it’s gonna be a great record.”

On their upcoming appearance at the Amnesia Rockfest in Montebello, QC (Canada), and performing the entire 1997 album Around The Fur in its entirety:

“[It] should be fun,” he said. “It might be a little bit of a challenge, ’cause there’s some songs on that record that we haven’t played for years. We’ve yet to really rehearse for that. That was before I started playing guitar too, so it’s just, like, all I gotta do is go out there and sing for, like, 45 minutes. It should be pretty easy, but who’s to say?!”


Slayer Complete New Album, Announce Upcoming Tour Dates

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Slayer (bassist/vocalist Tom Araya, guitarist Kerry King, and returning drummer Paul Bostaph, along with touring guitarist Gary Holt) have completed recording their yet to be titled eleventh studio album with producer Terry Date, due out later this year via their own yet to be named label (through Nuclear Blast).

Following Slayer’s studio sessions in March 2014 that yielded the track “Implode,” offered by the band as a free download, Slayer recorded on and off between September and mid-January at L.A.’s Henson Studios, and is currently mixing the album. Eleven songs have been recorded, but what will end up on the final track listing is yet to be determined. Early reports indicate that Slayer fans have a lot to look forward to – the new music is a sonic assault of brutal, ominous, lightening-fast and heavy-as-hell music with lyrics that unmask what Slayer knows best – the terror, the corruption and the societal turmoil that dominates our world.

Fans got a second preview of the new album this past Saturday when another one of the new songs, “When The Stillness Comes,” was released as a limited-edition (only 5000 copies worldwide), seven-inch vinyl picture disc exclusive for Record Store Day.

The new album marks the first time Slayer has worked with producer Terry Date (Slipknot, Soundgarden, Deftones), Bostaph’s return to the Slayer recording line-up since 2001’s God Hates Us All, and Holt’s first appearance on a Slayer album. It’s also the first Slayer album without the presence of founding guitarist Jeff Hanneman, athough a Hanneman-penned song is on the final track listing.

Slayer will tour extensively to support the new album, headlining this summer’s Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival, as well as playing other major outdoor festivals and several “An Evening With…” Slayer only concerts.

Apr 24: Iron City – Birmingham, AL (“An Evening with…” headline dates)
Apr 25: Metropolitian Park (Monster Energy Welcome to Rockville) – Jacksonville, FL
Apr 26: Civic Theatre – New Orleans, LA (“An Evening with…” headline dates)
May 01: Farm Bureau Live (Lunatic Luau) – Virginia Beach, VA
May 03: Carolina Rebellion – Charlotte, NC
May 22: Rocklahoma – Pryor, OK
May 23: Socorro Casino – El Paso, TX (“An Evening with…” headline dates)
Jun 13: Bonnaroo – Manchester, TN
Jun 16: Paramount – Huntington (Long Island), NY (“An Evening with…” headline dates)
Jun 17: Paramount – Huntington (Long Island), NY (“An Evening with…” headline dates)
Jun 19: State Theatre – Portland, ME
Jun 20: Amnesia Rockfest – Montebello, QC

(Mayhem headline dates):
Jun 26: Sleep Train Amphitheater – San Diego, CA
Jun 27: San Manuel Amphitheater – San Bernardino, CA
Jun 28: Shoreline Amphitheater – Mountain View, CA
Jun 30: White River Amphitheater – Auburn, WA (Seattle)
Jul 01: Idaho Center Amphitheater – Boise, ID
Jul 03: Ak-Chin Amphitheater – Phoenix, AZ
Jul 04: Isleta Amphitheater – Albuquerque, NM
Jul 05: Red Rocks – Denver, CO
Jul 07: Harrah’s Council Bluffs – Council Bluffs, IA
Jul 08: Eagles Ballroom – Milwaukee, WI
Jul 10: Klipsch Amphitheater – Noblesville, IN (Indianapolis)
Jul 11: DTE Energy Amphitheater – Clarkston, MI (Detroit)
Jul 12: First Midwest Bank Amphitheater – Tinley Park, IL (Chicago)
Jul 15: Molson Canadian Amphitheatre – Toronto, ON
Jul 17: Susquehanna Bank Arts Center – Camden, NJ (Philadelphia)
Jul 18: First Niagara Pavilion – Burgettstown, PA (Pittsburgh)
Jul 19: Xfinity Theatre – Hartford, CT
Jul 21: PNC Bank Arts Center – Holmdel, NJ
Jul 22: Meadowbrook (Bank of NH Pavilion) – Gilford, NH
Jul 24: Jiffy Lube Live – Bristow, VA
Jul 25: Xfinity Center – Boston, MA
Jul 26: Nikon at Jones Beach – Wantagh, NY
Jul 29: Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood – Atlanta, GA
Jul 31: Whitewater Amphitheater – San Antonio, TX
Aug 01: Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Houston, TX
Aug 02: Gexa Energy Amphitheater – Dallas, TX

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Coheed and Cambria Book Upcoming June North American Tour Dates

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Coheed and Cambria have booked a string of upcoming June tour dates with support from You Blew It!.

Jun 16: Bottle & Cork – Dewey Beach, DE
Jun 17: State Theatre – Portland, ME
Jun 19: Amnesia Rockfest – Montebello, QC (no You Blew It!)
Jun 20: Higher Ground Ballroom – South Burlington, VT
Jun 22: District Square – Kalamazoo, MI
Jun 23: Limelight Eventplex – Peoria, IL
Jun 25: Egyptian Room – Indianapolis, IN
Jun 26: Summerfest – Milwaukee, WI
Jun 27: Headliners – Toledo, OH

The Deftones Book Upcoming California Dates


The Deftones have booked a couple of California dates around their Rock In Rio USA in Las Vegas, NV appearance. They have been in the studio recording their new album with a tentative autumn release via Warner Bros.

May 08: The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
May 09: Rock In Rio USA – Las Vegas, NV
May 10: House Of Blues – San Diego, CA
Jun 18: Amnesia Rockfest – Montebello, QC
Sep 24: Rock In Rio Brazil – Rio de Janeiro (BR)

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Posted by Deftones on Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Coheed and Cambria Joins Roc Nation For Management, Upcoming Shows

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Coheed and Cambria is the latest rock act to have joined Jay-Z’s Roc Nation roster for management purposes, following Touche Amore also joining their roster.

They have announced a string of upcoming live dates:

May 07: The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
May 09: Rock In Rio USA – Las Vegas, NV
Jun 18-21: Amnesia Rockfest – Montebello, QC
Jun 26: Summerfest – Milwaukee, WI
Aug 06-09: Ink N Iron (Music City Gathering) – Nashville, TN
Aug 14-15: Hevy Fest – Port Lympne (UK)

Special warm up show – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory Orange County with seahaven – May 7th.Tickets on sale tomorrow at 10am.

Posted by Coheed and Cambria on Thursday, March 19, 2015