Underoath, Four Year Strong, Currents, and More Added to The First-Ever Heartsupport Fest



The first-ever Heartsupport Festival, the brainchild of Jake Luhrs of August Burns Red, has added three new bands to an already stacked bill Underoath, Four Year Strong, Currents, join headliners Rise Against and Parkway Drive with The Ghost Inside, Dance Gavin Dance, Spiritbox, August Burns Red, Silverstein, Memphis May Fire, The Devil Wears Prada, Hawthorne Heights, Comeback Kid, The Word Alive, Bleed From Within, Harms Way, ’68, He Is Legend, Bloodlines, Prison, and more! The two-day festival will take place on February 18th and 19th at the Central Florida Fairgrounds in Orlando, Florida. There is also a Black Friday Promotion, with single day tickets at the low price of $75. Buy tickets at the links below. Continue reading


Thy Art Is Murder and After The Burial Have Booked a Co-Headline Tour


Modern Death Metal leaders Thy Art Is Murder and After The Burial will team up for a co-headline tour. their “Back From The Gulag Tour” embarks on May 10th in Sacramento and will make stops in Atlanta, Toronto, and Chicago prior to concluding in Portland, Oregon on June 18th. Joining the bands for the 32-date trek are Direct support will come from Currents and Brand of Sacrifice. General admission tickets are on sale now!

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FESTIVAL RECAP: Blue Ridge Rock Fest – Blue Ridge Amphitheater – Danville, Virginia


Massive music festivals are commonplace now, but they were far and few between fifty years ago. They are hard to produce well, but can be great moments in time for fans and musical artists. For every Lollapalooza, Wacken, and Ozzfest, we have Altamont, Woodstock 1999, and Fyre Fest as well. No festival sets out to fail or do harm and hurt the trust of fans, but sometimes that happens. Blue Ridge Rock Fest, as it turns out, became a perfect storm of too many fans, too small a town, to support those fans. Purpose Driven events had put on severa

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Five Finger Death Punch, Rob Zombie, Shinedown, Breaking Benjamin, Limp Bizkit, and More Confirmed for Blue Ridge Rock Festival


Quickly shaping up to be the biggest music festival in the USA this year, Blue Ridge Rock festival has announced their full line-up of 180 bands. Headlining the massive 4 day festival are Five Finger Death Punch, Rob Zombie, Shinedown, Breaking Benjamin, and Limp Bizkit. There is a special club warm up show which includes headliner Ludacris, T-Pain, and Lil Jon. Also on tap: the Hellzapoppin Circus Sideshow Revue, a vaudeville freak show of wonder by Hellzapoppin’s Ringleader and Producer, Mr. Bryce “The Govna” Graves. In addition, excitingly, the festival will be hosted by Steve-O (MTV’s Jackass); and special guest Lou Brutus (SiriusXM). The fest takes place September 9th – 12th at Blue Ridge Amphitheater, a long-awaited large-scale concert venue in Southwest Virginia. Tickets are on sale now at the link below and here is the full lineup:

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Slipknot, Rob Zombie, Mudvayne, A Day To Remember, Mastodon and More Booked for Inkcarceration Festival 2021


Metal and Rock Festivals are back! Inkcarceration Festival 2021 is a go as the first Danny Wimmer Presents fest we will get this year. The major lineup features Slipknot, Rob Zombie, Mudvayne, A Day To Remember, Mastodon, Chevelle, Killswitch Engage, Beartooth, Motionless In White, Asking Alexandria, Steel Panther, and more bands as well. Taking place at the historic Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, Ohio, September 10, 11 & 12th, the fest also features 75+ Tattoo Artists & Complimentary Tours Of The Prison Made Famous In The Shawshank Redemption. Single-day and weekend passes are on sale now at the link below.

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: June 5th New Music Releases


Purchase And Stream All The New Music Released Today!

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August Burns Red Books “10 Years Of Constellations” World Tour


 

Metalcore leaders August Burns Red have announced the Constellations 10-Year Anniversary World Tour. The band will perform the album in full every night of the tour. The tour runs from the end of summer through the end of the year. The North American leg of the tour, presented by Merch Central, kicks off on June 20 in the band’s hometown of Lancaster, Pennsylvania and runs through August 11 in New York City. Silverstein and Silent Planet will serve as support. The band will then travel to Australia in October and to Europe in November and December. Opening acts are for Australia are TBA, while Erra and Currents will be supported on the European leg. All dates are below. VIP tickets are available now, while general on-sales are this Friday, March 15 at 10 am local time. Information at the link below.Continue reading


Currents – I Let The Devil In EP


Currents burst onto the progressive side of the Metalcore scene with their debut album back in 2017, displaying an array of influences including Architects and Northlane. Just over a year later, and the band is back with their third EP.

Continuing on the same path they have previously laid out, Currents display some great Mathcore guitar feats focusing on twangy, winding guitar tones similar to the likes of Periphery or Veil of Maya, showing those bands influences very clearly on their sleeves, though the combination of their influences in one complete sound gives Currents their own unique sound.

Similar to The Place I Feel Safest, I Let The Devil In (Sharptone) features dark, introspective lyrics. The opening track, ‘Into Despair’ exhibits this perfectly as vocalist Brian Wille’s tortured screams cry out “I never said I could make you better, What did you expect from me?!” It’s clear this isn’t just a set of generic lyrics, but something that as cheesy as it sounds comes straight from the heart. Wille’s performance from start to end shows the passion and authenticity of the emotions from the lyrics.

While the overall sound of Currents could be grouped alongside a growing number of Tech Metalcore bands, the vocals and emotional content fits far more alongside bands like Casey. If Currents keep up the development of their music, they could be one of Metalcore’s new trendsetters.

8 / 10

CHARLIE HILL