FESTIVAL REVIEW: Download Festival UK 2019

Throughout the journey from my home in the North of England to Leicestershire’s infamous Download Festival, I could be sure of only two things as a first time attendee; that I would absolutely see Tool headline, and that I would have to endure what was to become the muddiest weekend of my life in order to reach that point. Continue reading

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Download Festival 2019

The granddaddy of UK music festivals, Download Festival takes flight this weekend and Ghost Cult is there! The forecast calls for rain (surprise!) but the spirits will not be dampened! Here is the day by day rundown of indispensable bands to not miss and the running order!  Continue reading

Halestorm and Alter Bridge, Beartooth, Of Mice & Men, Black Stone Cherry, Badflower Booked for ShipRocked 2020

Rock music and fun on the high seas, ShipRocked has announced their 2020 Cruise! The voyage sells out every year and this years lineup also looks great! Sailing from February 1-February 6, 2020 onboard Carnival Valor with a sensational music lineup led by Halestorm and Alter Bridge. Departing from New Orleans, with stops in Key West and Cozumel, the ultimate rock music cruise vacation features performances from over two dozen music artists, including the ShipRocked debut of Asking Alexandria, plus Beartooth, Of Mice & Men, Black Stone Cherry, Badflower and more. The Stowaways return for the fifth year as ShipRocked’s own all-star band, with a revolving cast of special guests to be announced. In addition, ShipRocked 2020 will feature special appearances from Clint Lowery, Andy Wood, late night DJ sets from Wilson’s Chad Nicefield and more. Staterooms for ShipRocked 2020 are sold out, but a wait list is available at www.ShipRocked.com. Continue reading

Sevendust – Tremonti: Live At The Paramount

In the music industry parlance, sometimes a Iine-up makes too much sense. For two bands with similar career arcs and having even been on festival bills together, it seems odd that Tremonti and Sevendust have never toured together in the USA. Both of them also have recent new albums out at the same time, another cool confluence of events. The Paramount was packed on this night, as it is for most shows if import. Both bands had a throng of fans in the house to see them. Continue reading

Download 2019 Books Stone Temple Pilots, Halestorm, Clutch, Behemoth and more

Download 2019 has mad a major announcement today as forty-three new bands have been added! Among the new bands added are Stone Temple Pilots, Halestorm, Clutch, Behemoth,  Beartooth, Alcest, Animals As Leaders, At The Gates, Bad Wolves, Three Days Grace, Twelve Foot Ninja and more. Slipknot, Tool, and Def Leppard are the headliners for the annual rock extravaganza. The three-day festival takes place on 14-16 June 2019 at the spiritual home of rock in Donington Park, Leicestershire. Kerrang! Radio have also launched a talent search for a chance to open the Avalanche Stage at the festival. Continue reading

Sevendust Share Video For “Risen”, Tour with Tremonti Kicks Off Next Week

Sevendust just wrapped up a tour of Europe and are starting a new run of tour dates next week in Houston, with Tremonti, Cane Hill, Lullwater, and Kirra. Tickets are on sale for all dates at the link below. Now Sevendust has shared their new performance-based video for ‘Risen’ from their latest album, All I See Is War (Rise Records). The video was filmed during the band’s recent show in London at the Brixton Academy. Dan Sturge, known for his work with Alter Bridge.

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