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, Limp Bizkit, Rob Zombie, Chevelle, Halestorm, Anthrax, and More Booked for Rocklahoma 2021


Rocklahoma previously confirmed they were happening this year and now the lineup is here! Hosted by Eddie Trunk, the festival features headliners Slipknot, Limp Bizkit, Rob Zombie, with Chevelle, Halestorm, Anthrax, Falling in Reverse, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals Perform A Vulgar Display Of Pantera, Sevendust, The Hu, Motionless In White, Pop Evil, Badflower, Grandson, Jelly Roll, Candlebox, Puddle Of Mudd, Stephen Pearcy The Voice Of Ratt, Andrew W.K., Knocked Loose, From Ashes To New, Tremonti, John 5 And The Creatures, Ayron Jones, All Good Things, Light The Torch, Zero 9:36, Bones UK, Butcher Babies, George Lynch & The Electric Freedom, Diamante, Austin Meade, Cory Marks, Jeris Johnson, BulletBoys, Liliac, Another Day Dawns, Dead Metal Society, Color Of Chaos, East Side Gamblers, Budderside, Paralandra, and many more will perform. The even takes place labor day weekend Friday, September 3th, Saturday, September 4th and Sunday, September 5th, and returns to Pryor Creek Music Festival Grounds in Pryor, Oklahoma. Early Bird Passes go on sale to the public Friday, June 11 at 10:00 AM CST.

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From Ashes To New Shares New Version of “Scars That I’m Hiding”, ft Anders Friden of In Flames


Modern Nu-Metal band From Ashes To New has shared a new version of their track “Scars That I’m Hiding”, ft Anders Friden of In Flames. The song was re-created for the soundtrack for the Better Noise Films release, The Retaliators (out on-demand in late October 2020). A version without Fridén’s vocals will be included on the band’s upcoming release entitled Panic, due out 8/28/2020. Continue reading


Slipknot, Five Finger Death Punch, Staind, Papa Roach, Halestorm, Anthrax, I Prevail Booked for Rocklahoma 2020


Rocklahoma, America’s Biggest Memorial Day Weekend Party returns in 2020! Taking place Friday, May 22, Saturday, May 23 & Sunday, May 24 at Pryor Creek Music Festival Grounds in Pryor, Oklahoma just outside of Tulsa, and this years’ lineup is a banger! Slipknot, Five Finger Death Punch, Staind, Papa Roach, Halestorm, Anthrax, I Prevail, Alter Bridge, and many more lead the bill. Early Bird Passes go on sale this Friday, January 24 at 10:00 AM CT.Continue reading


HYDE – Anti


One of the best things about reviewing music, in my opinion, is having a music-savvy senior editor that encourages me to review music that is not in my wheelhouse. I have realized that if I was left to my own devices, I would likely stay in my little Heavy Metal utopia, reviewing only what I picked. I received the promo email from my editor about doing a review of Japanese act HYDE. Full disclosure, the only musical act I was familiar with from Japan was Babymetal. So, when I got the promo of HYDE’s new album, Anti, (UMG), I felt a tiny twinge of trepidation. After all, what do I know about Japanese music? Absolutely nada. How was I going to do a fair an accurate review of this music was my query. As soon as the first track off of Anti, started playing, all my fears of doing an inadequate review dissipated. The music that came pouring into my earbuds was the kind of music that bridges all humanity. HYDE’s music possesses a universal sound that almost any person can enjoy or relate to. On a personal note, I broke out in goosebumps from about 5 seconds into listening to the album, an involuntary reaction my body reserves for only the best soul touching music.Continue reading


Falling In Reverse Share New Single and Video Featuring Slipknot’s Corey Taylor – “Drugs”


Falling In Reverse have released another new single and video Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor on the track ‘Drugs’. The clip has two special cameos in the clip, so be on the look out for them. The song is the third and final track in the band’s recent trilogy of standalone songs, which also includes ‘Losing My Life’ and ‘Losing My Mind’. Falling In Reverse is about to head out on a headlining North American tour in April and May. The tour kicks off on April 20 in the band’s native Las Vegas and wraps up May 24 in Los Angeles. Joining Falling In Reverse for this cross-country trek are Ice Nine Kills, From Ashes to New, and New Years Day. Continue reading


From Ashes To New Shares New Video For ‘My Name’


 

Neo Nu-Metal band From Ashes To New has shared a new music video for their track ‘My Name’. Directed and edited by Josh Adams the clip for the song is the inspirational story of how the band came back from the brink to fast becoming one of the hardest working, busiest bands today with an ever growing fan base. The track comes from their recent album The Future (Eleven Seven Music Group/Better Noise). Check out the video now! Continue reading


Five Finger Death Punch, Rob Zombie, Disturbed, Marilyn Manson and More Booked for Rock USA


Rock USA goes out of its way to have a stacked lineup every year, and 2019 will have be no exception. Five Finger Death Punch, Rob Zombie, Disturbed, Marilyn Manson, Breaking Benjamin, Three Days Grace, Mastodon, Bad Wolves and over thirty more bands will descend on the 350-acre Ford Festival Park in Oshkosh, Wisconsin and hosts more than 25,000 fans per day, including nearly 3,000 campsites.Continue reading