Rocklahoma will celebrate its 15th anniversary this year and has put together a great lineup for the party! This year, Rocklahoma will make its Labor Day Weekend Party America’s biggest as the three-day camping festival features some of today’s top rock artists, including Korn, Five Finger Death Punch, Shinedown, Evanescence, Megadeth, Seether, Three Days Grace, Cypress Hill, Jelly Roll, and more! Rocklahoma takes place on Friday, September 2, Saturday, September 3, and Sunday, September 4 at Pryor Creek Music Festival Grounds in Pryor, Oklahoma, just outside of Tulsa. Produced by AEG Presents and original Rocklahoma founders Pryor Creek Music Festivals, Rocklahoma showcases the best new rock acts and classic artists performing on three stages. With onsite camping amenities and unparalleled VIP packages, Rocklahoma lives up to its motto of “Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Rock.”
Cosmic Ninja has a new EP coming out called Dissident Transmission (Self-Released). Its first track, ‘By Design’ is a wonderful disco-inspired danceable tome. It’s a song ABBA could have done either in the 1970s or now. My favourite lyric is, “…wake up, enough’s enough! kill your masters…” The lyrics of ‘By Design’ and the rest of Dissident Transmission are a strong stand against the corruption of government entities. Dissident Transmission is a wake-up call to those who are angry about how the government is deliberately misleading the citizenry. The lyrics are heavy and in-your-face but the music itself is pop punkish with a new wave feel. Continue reading
Korn has announced a summer tour with fellow rock culture icons Evanescence, produced by Live Nation. Accompanied by special guests varying across select dates, the 18-city tour kicks off on August 16th at Ball Arena in Denver, CO making stops across the U.S. in Boston, Chicago, Houston, and more before wrapping up in Ridgefield, WA on September 16th. Direct support bands will be announced at as later date.
Lindsay Schoolcraft has shared a new single – “New World’ featuring Fabienne Erni of Eluveitie and a guitar solo by Jen Majura of Evanescence. The track features Lindsay’s trademark sound, along with Celtic elements, a nod to its St. Patrick’s Day release. “New World” is the first heavy new song since her last full-length album Martyr. Made possible through the Patreon community, a symphonic/ folk version will also be available as a Patreon exclusive.
Louder Than Life Festival has announced its lineup for 2022, seeking to top the epic edition in 2021. Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nine Inch Nails, Slipknot and KISS will headline the festival of 100 artists over 4 days! Joining them will be Rob Zombie, Bring Me The Horizon, Alice In Chains (And A Separate Set From Jerry Cantrell), Alice Cooper, Incubus, Evanescence, Lamb Of God, Tenacious D, Yungblud, Chevelle, Papa Roach, Halestorm, Mastodon, In This Moment, The Pretty Reckless and many more! Taking place from September 21st – 25th 2022, the fest takes place at The Highland Festival Grounds at KY Expo Center Passes are on sale now for $10 down (through March 31) at the link below. Continue reading
Evanescence and Within Temptation have announced that their “Worlds Collide” European co-headlining tour has been rebooked for later this year. The trek, which was originally planned for 2020 and later moved to 2021 and then to March/April 2022, will now kick off this fall. All existing tickets and VIP packages will remain valid for the rescheduled dates and all venues remain the same.
With steadfast ambition and faith in leaving their comfort zone, French Industrial and Groove Metal band Dagoba have made a bold return with their first album in five years, By Night (Napalm Records). While some songs share a familiar territory for the group, others reveal a whole new side to them. Chugging guitars and double-bass drums unveil a certain fierceness in the electronic hooks, while frontman Shawter adds his lionhearted approach to vocal dynamics.
Citing caution and COVID restrictions across Europe, Evanescence and Within Temptation have again postponed their co-headline tour to later in 2022. Planned initially for 2020, moved to 2021, and then to this spring, will now take place in the fall of 2022. Evanescence released a statement on the move.
Finnish Symphonic Metal band Apocalyptica has launched a Tik Tok and already have put out some great content! Check out their posts and follow them today. The band has a string of tour dates next month, kicking off in Russia and trekking through Europe. The band has postponed other tours with Evanescene and another with Lacuna Coil. They continue to support their album Cell-0, and have put out a string of new singles and collabs with other artists, including their latest single – “Venomous Moon” – featuring The Rasmus.
Iconic rockers Evanescence & Halestorm have added openers Plush and Lilith Czar to their ever expanding co-headline tour this fall. Plush (plushrocks.net) will be joining for the first leg, and Lilith Czar (lilithczar.com) will be joining for the second. Tour dates (with opening acts indicated) are on sale now at the link below.