Maryland Deathfest and Their Related Metalfests to Go On Hiatus in 2023


Gorguts at MDF 2014, photo by Hillarie Jason Photography

In a statement posted on social media, Maryland Deathfest is going on hiatus after the next MDF event in May 2022. That means in 2023 all of their related festivals are going on hiatus, including MDF, Netherlands Deathfest, California Deathfest, and more. You can read a statement from the co-founders Ryan and Evan, below. MDF has operated for almost 20 years, put on 19 fests, and expanded to a global footprint, all while giving a greater voice to Death Metal, Avant-Garde Metal, Stoner Doom, and more genres, perhaps as much or more than any fest in the world. Continue reading


Municipal Waste, Pig Destroyer, Ghoul, Skinless, Putrid Pile, No Mas and More Booked for Full Terror Assault 2022


America’s only European-style Open Air Metal fest is Full Terror Assault Open Air 2022, just outside of Chicago. Last year’s event was headlined by Exodus and sold- out and they are aiming to top last years’ event. The first wave of bands for 2022 includes Municipal Waste, Pig Destroyer, Ghoul, Skinless, Putrid Pile, No Mas and many more acts to be announced soon. FTA Open Air takes place from September 7th to 10th 2022 at Hogrock Campground, in Cave In Rock, Illinois. Passes are on sale now at the links below.

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Dumb and Dumbest Podcast #183: Using Beef To Your Advantage


 

Dumb and Dumbest Podcast is continuing to explore internet beefs and how to use them for marketing and promotion. .Episode number #158 is streaming now and it’s an interview with Using Beef To Your Advantage. Hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions) and Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR), they also offer The Music Marketing Challenge, a low-cost, super high-value private training to bands and artists. Get hands-on practical experience to market your band like a pro today! Message them at the links below. Continue reading


Dumb and Dumbest Podcast #182: Trevor Strnad – We Have Beef


 

If done right, social media beefs can help boost your profile and actually be a force for good too! Dumb and Dumbest Podcast number #182 is streaming now and it’s about: Trevor Strnad – We Have Beef. Hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions) and Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR), they also offer The Music Marketing Challenge, a low-cost, super high-value private training to bands and artists. Get hands-on practical experience to market your band like a pro today! Message them at the links below. Continue reading


Ozzfest Meets Knotfest Live At Glen Helen Amphitheater, San Bernadino, CA


 

Fans from all over the world converged in the mountains of San Bernadino, California for Ozzfest Meets Knotfest 2017. Taking place at the Glen Helen Amphitheater & Festival Grounds, the scenic vista of mostly blue skies and mountains all around us was the perfect setting for a weekend of some of the most entertaining, heaviest bands on Earth. After arriving in California a night early, but missing the pre-party show, the Ghost Cult crew got settled in at our hotel, had a great meal and beers at BJ’s Brewhouse, and rested up for the big weekend ahead. Continue reading


Ozzfest Meets Knotfest Takes Over Southern California This Weekend


 

Ozzfest Meets Knotfest returns again to San Bernadino California today in a weekend jam-packed with incredible metal headliners, and some of the best up and coming bands in the world. The 2017 Ozzfest Meets Knotfest takes place Glen Helen Amphitheater & Festival Grounds in California today, November 4th and tomorrow, November 5th, and we get you ready to go! Continue reading


GWAR, Ghoul, Doyle, He Is Legend, U.S. Bastards Tour Dates


The almighty GWAR recently revealed that their new album, The Blood Of Gods, is coming on October 20th via Metal Blade, and they’ve just announced the first tour in support of the new material. Continue reading


Blackest Of The Black Festival – Silverado, California


As the earth shook and the ground parted, so did the gates to another world open, spewing forth demons of the Blackest of the Black. Bands, fans, vendors and the occasional celebrity descended upon Oak Canyon Park—a quaint little camping spot nestled in the hills of Silverado, California—for the Blackest of the Black Festival. This gathering of the depraved and debauched was the brainchild of none other than Jersey native and trailblazer of horror punk and doom-goth-metal, Glenn Danzig. Opening day of the festival coincided with the release of Danzig’s new album, Black Laden Crown (Nuclear Blast Records), his follow-up to 2015’s Skeletons. Continue reading


Danzig’s Blackest of the Black Festival To Feature Suicidal Tendencies, Ministry, Fear Factory And More


2017 is going to be a busy year for Danzig. The legendary front man has already confirmed that his new album, ‘Black Laden Crown’, will be coming in May (details), plus he announced the return of his “Blackest of the Black Festival” as well. Last night Danzig appeared on Full Metal Jackie’s KLOS radio program to talk about the upcoming festival, and he revealed a ton of bands who are already booked for the huge event. Continue reading