Metallica to Headline Sonic Temple, Louder Than Life, Aftershock, Welcome To Rockville, and Epicenter Festivals in 2020

Metallica has announced, in conjunction with Danny Wimmer Presents that the band will headline all of their major rock and metal festivals in 2020! In an unprecedented move, the biggest band of all-time will perform two nights of each three-night event, and play totally different sets each night. More details and many more bands to be announced for all of those fests, the first being Epicenter, which is about 203 days away. Other fests include Sonic Temple, Louder Than Life, Aftershock, and Welcome To Rockville. Tickets on sale this Monday, 10/14 at 9 AM PST/ Noon EST. 

 

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RPM Fest Announces Inter Arma, Psychostick, Mobile Deathcamp, and The Absence to Complete Their Lineup

RPM Fest, the western Massachusetts-based, fiercely independent, all-ages (those under 18 must be with a parent or guardian) weekend of DIY metal music and camping has completed their final 2019 lineup with a series of reveals across social media. Inter Arma, Psychostick, Mobile Deathcamp, and The Absence have joined the bill that already includes Tombs, Acid Witch, Child Bite, INCITE, Against the Grain, S.N.A.F.U., Dead Empires, BARISHI, Heavy Temple, Cortez, Solium Fatalis, Hey Zeus, Epicenter, Ice Giant, Age of Embers, CAZADOR, VRSA, Goblet, Hepatagua, Jeopardy, Bellower, Lobotomobile, Das Muerte, The Beast of Nod, The Damaged, Worshipper, Sonic Pulse, Virus of Ideals, The Humanoids and many more bands. Early bird tickets are now gone but other options are avaialble for weekend passes. Continue reading

Epicenter Forced To Cancel Part of Day 2 Including Tool and Judas Priest Due To Severe Weather

Sad news as dangerous weather forced the cancelation of Epicenter day two on Saturday (May 11th) causing the cancelation of headliners Tool, Judas Priest, The Cult and many others in Rockingham, North Carolina. The festival organizers released a statement, saying: “For the safety of fans, artists, and staff, the county of Richmond has determined that Epicenter will not resume tonight. The cancelation came several hours after the venue had to be evacuated, and those in attendance, many of whom were camping on the site for the weekend, were urged to seek shelter in vehicles as the storms passed. Although highly disappointing to many fans who shelled out money, time and travel to attend, the safety of the fans and artists needs to come first and foremost. Festival bookers can’t predict the weather, including severe, life-threatening storms. The organizers to their credit have tried to answer fan anger and disappointment with messages in social media and via email to ticket holders. Epicenter day three resumes Sunday, 5/12 at 12 noon EST. Read their statement below. Continue reading

Memphis May Fire Covers Linkin Park Classic “Faint”, Summer Tour Dates Announced

Metalcore band Memphis May Fire has released a cover of Linkin Park’s classic track “Faint”! You can hear the song below! The band is also booked on the inaugural Disrupt Tour this summer, and festivals including an appearance at Epicenter, Spring Fling, the California Warped Tour 25 event! The band’s latest album Broken is out now via Rise Records. Continue reading

Evanescence Books Headline Tour Dates For This Spring

Evanescence continues to tour behind their 2017 album Synthesis. After a year and a half of touring with an Orchestra on the Synthesis Live Tour, the band is returning to a more traditional band setting for their upcoming headline tour, including major festival dates. Set to kick off in Hollywood, FL at Hard Rock Event Center on Sunday, May 5th and wrapping in Uncasville, CT at the Mohegan Sun Arena on Sunday, May 19th. All tickets and VIP packages go on sale Friday, February 8th at 10:00 am local time and can be purchased on the official Evanescence website at the link below. Festivals covered include Welcome To Rockville (Jacksonville, FL), Epicenter (Concord, NC), and Impact (Bangor, ME). The five-piece will also be the headlining act at Rock Fest in Cadott, WI on Thursday, July 18th. Continue reading