Slipknot has announced the cancelation of next weekend’s Knotfest Roadshow, featuring Killswitch Engage, Fever 333 and Code Orange, tour stop October 24th concert at Oak Mountain Amphitheatre in Pelham, Alabama. This is due to flash floods in the region last week, making the venue unsuitable. You can check out our review of the tour here. The band shared a statement about the decision to cancel the Alabama date:Continue reading
Entering DTE Energy Music Theatre was like walking into a theme park. There is a reason why it was rated first in the world for Pollstar’s 2019 year’s end rankings. Last weekend an army of black shirts with dyed hair walked through the outdoor amphitheater’s large gates. The late afternoon was pregnant with the infancy of Autumn which carried a refreshing crispness in the air. The tingly weather placed the multitude of concert goers in a rambunctious mood. The well-groomed music venue is accompanied with exceptional landscaping and pretty restaurants that set a peaceful tone which would be greatly contradicted with the night of mayhem ahead. Slipknot was in town, and they brought the Knotfest Roadshow with them.
Say what you will about Deathcore, it is nothing if not persistent. Not that the idea of mixing Death Metal and Hardcore is a new one (i.e., Suffocation) but when the term deathcore is applied today it recalls the halcyon years between 2007 and 2012 when a young man’s worth was determined by his throat tattoo, the size of his gauges and his MySpace networking skills. If you had a pig squeal, a breakdown and a dream it seemed like you too could be handed an Earache Records deal. But when did that dream end? Well, according to Lorna Shore’s …And I Return to Nothingness (Century Media) it didn’t.Continue reading
Slipknot has announced another edition of their popular Knotfest events, this time for Los Angeles this fall. Taking place at Banc of California Stadium on Friday November 5th, Knotfest Los Angeles will see Slipknot performing at this stadium for the first time, The band will headline along with Bring Me The Horizon, Killswitch Engage, Fever 333, Code Orange, Vended and Special Guests – Cherry Bombs. This joins their already announced Knotfest Iowa event for September. Pre-Sales go live to their Outside The 9 & Knotfest Subscribers tomorrow at the links below.
Slipknot’s Knotfest Roadshow returns this fall with Slipknot headlining, Killswitch Engage as the special guests with Code Orange and Fever333 providing direct support. The tour begins on September 28 in Tinley Park, IL with the pre-sale taking place June 2nd for Knotfest.com subscribers and the public on-sale happening on June 4th at the link below. The trek includes a stop at the bands’ hometowm for Knotfest Iowa on September 25th.
Code Orange has shared a new music video for their song “Autumn And Carbine” from their acclaimed 2020 album Underneath (Roadrunner). The clip made it’s world premiere during Adult Swim’s Toonami broadcast this past Saturday, January 23rd. The animated video, which was directed / animated by the band’s own Eric ‘Shade’ Balderose and Jami Morgan (NOWHERE2RUN Productions), follows Code Orange into a dystopian wasteland as they confront the thieving overlords of a ruined future society. The band also utilized DIY motion capture techniques to animate the various performance scenes in the video which is streaming now on their official YouTube channel. Furthermore, Code Orange have launched a limited edition “Autumn and Carbine” shirt in their webstore, featuring 3D incarnates of each member as seen in the animated video. Watch it now!
Instead of reminding everyone of the horrible year we’ve had by sharing this list of my top 20 albums of 2020 with all of you, I want to think that I am sharing new music that can keep being an outlet to rely on when times are tough. We’re in a moment in time where we’re all vulnerable and music keeps being one of the best tools to help our mental health. The following albums are the ones that helped me go through the year and I hope you find something that you can add to your playlist and enjoy it as much as I do. Within each album, there is the country, genre, and their Bandcamp links (for those that have Bandcamp) in case you want to directly support them in these troubled times.
In a year of great tragedy and upheaval, where the word ‘unprecedented’ became a mantra spoken around the world, music has been a stabilising force for millions of us. It has been a consistent power for good at a time when many of us have struggled with unemployment, illness, and bereavement. Whether providing companionship during stretches of isolation, rallying us to fight for change when faced with corrupt political machinations, or even just handing us a convenient distraction from the horrors outside our window, never have I felt such a kinship with music and the people who dedicate their lives to the art.
Ghost Cult stalwart, mainstay, and truly valued senior writer Mat Davies blesses us with his top twenty albums of the year, plus some thoughts on the year that has been, and that which is still to come… Continue reading
As we draw down (the moon) on our reveal of the top seventy-five albums of the year, as voted for by the cast, crew, and alumni of this fine rock, metal, punk, hardcore and indie-focused site, we can take a moment to reflect on the power of heavy music, and that every one of the seventy-five albums we are celebrating and acknowledging will have had a positive impact on several of our team and readers.Continue reading