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:
Five Finger Death Punch has shared a new music video for their song “Darkness Settles In” from their latest full-length studio album F8 (pronounced fate). Produced by the band, alongside music super-producer Kevin Churko (Ozzy Osbourne, Disturbed, Slash, etc.), F8 is the latest Billboard and global charting album for the active rock band and they continue to grow as a worldwide headline style rock band and FFDP was just revealed as a headliner for Nova Rock Festival 2022. They will take the main stage at Pannonia Fields on Sunday, June 12, 2020.
Five Finger Death Punch’s frontman Ivan Moody and shredder Andy James have shared a cover of Extreme’s chart-topping 1990s acoustic guitar ballad “More Than Words.” Watch the video below.
Long in the works music documentary, “Long Live Rock… Celebrate The Chaos” will finally see its release, March 12th, 2021. The film regards itself as “a deep dive into the culture of hard rock” and features Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, Slipknot, Halestorm, Korn, Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Rage Against The Machine, Shinedown, Papa Roach and many more artists and bands. Filmed over the last few years at various US rock festivals, following passionate fans as they take time out from their everyday lives to commune with their ‘rock families. Long Live Rock…Celebrate The Chaos, will premiere worldwide March 12, 2021, as a Watch Now @ Home Cinema release via global distributor, Abramorama. Watch the Official Trailer now!Continue reading
Hard Rock and Heavy Metal band Five Finger Death Punch have shared a new lyric video for their single, “The Tragic Truth.” Originally from their album American Capitalist, the song also appears on the bands’ recent compilation album A Decade Of Destruction, Volume 2 (Better Noise). The band also announced their 11th No. 1 as “Living The Dream” hit the top spot on the U.S. Rock Radio charts earlier this week.
After much teasing on social media, Five Finger Death Punch has shared their highly stylized music video for their song “Living The Dream” from their recent album F8 (Better Noise Music). Shot in Los Angeles, CA last month, the satirical Zombie Apocalypse/pandemic/patriotic allegory treatment was directed by guitarist and FFDP founder Zoltan Bathory, which you can see below. Continue reading
Jason Hook is out of Five Finger Death Punch and the band has announced the addition of YouTube shredder Andy James to their ranks, according to a press release. The parting is said to be amicable and Hook acknowledged the split on social media a day earlier. Hook, who had health issues last year that kept him off the road, released a comment on the matter. The band’s most recent studio album, F8, was released earlier this year and boasts two #1 hits to date, “Inside Out” and “A Little Bit Off”. “Living The Dream”, the latest single, with an official video for the song expected to premiere globally Thursday 10/15.
So, this album is called A Somber Preclusion of Being (Independent), huh? Cool, I’ll give this Vacant Eyes band a try. They’re from Massachusetts too? Great, I like supporting artists from my neck of the woods. What’s the worst that can happen? About seventy-five minutes have gone by and I think I may need a nap. The brain can only take so much.Continue reading
Five Finger Death Punch (FFDP) released their new album F8 (Better Noise) right as the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic took hold of the world. The band filmed their new video for “A Little Bit Off” in their hometown of Las Vegas. The normally swarming with people was deserted during the lockdown. Watch the clip right now.
In a story Ghost Cult broke several months ago, Mayhem Fest co-founders Kevin Lyman and John Reece had been in talks about bringing the fest back and confirmed by Lyman on social media. However, now due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic outbreak, those plans are on hold until 2021. No further details had been shared yet about a new version of Mayhem Fest, but the rumor of the Megadeth/Lamb of God Tour being the headliners was debunked by Lyman and the bands. Reece even polled his fans to see if they wanted it back AFTER our news story broke. The final Mayhemfest wrapped in 2015 with Slayer and King Diamond co-headlining. Lyman’s Warped Tour celebrated 25 years last summer with a final few all-day festival dates, but not a cross country tour. Reece and Lyman were also responsible for The Uproar Festival Tour and A Taste of Chaos Tour as well. Perhaps Mayhem Festival will return as an all-dayer or an all-weekend destination fest like Lollapalooza did. The traveling summer-time metal festival was the metal answer to Warped Tour, also co-founded by Kevin Lyman and John Reece and saw Slipknot, Slayer, System of a Down, King Diamond, Five Finger Death Punch, Amon Amarth, Mastodon were among the many headliners over the years. Continue reading