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Vampires Everywhere – Ritual

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Hardcore metallers Vampires Everywhere recent release Ritual (Self-Released) embodies many of the traits that have led to their continued, if modest, success in the scene. They are currently on the road in support of it on the ‘Make America Hate Again’ tour.

The cover of Hozier’s ‘Take Me to Church’ is the first single off the album. It features a guest appearance from scene compatriot Alex Koehler of Chelsea Grin. The track is a nice surprise since it sounds like an original from the band. Lyrically speaking it fits with the band’s image. They are also able to make their vocal style work for a non-metal song. Unfortunately, it is also the most standout song from the album.

For an album titled Ritual from a band called Vampires Everywhere, one expects more of the classic vampire lore and mythology to be channeled. Previous fans of the band will enjoy the new album, but it is nothing particularly new within the genre. Many of the lyrics feel a little generic for bands embracing the neo-vampire image. On the positive side, the songs do flow in a tight and seamless way. It is clear that the band is confident in their style and that is important to a band’s continued success.

 

5.0/10

MELISSA CAMPBELL

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Billy Joel, Robert Plant and Slayer Among The Names For Bonnaroo

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Bonnaroo Festival has announced their line-up for 2015 with their annual Bonnaroo Line-up Announcement Megathon or B.L.A.M. Billy Joel who has never played the festival, was a surprising but inspired choice as a headliner. Joining the veteran rocker on the line-up is Robert Plant and the Sensational Space, who once again plays the fest. From the metal world Slayer was announced earlier as well as artists from the across rock, pop and indie music landscape. Past metal bands to play the fest include Metallica, Opeth and Mastodon. The B.L.A.M. event ramps up fan excitement while enticing fans to share and promote their favorite artists on the fest via Social Media.

 

Other confirmed acts include Mumford and Sons, Shifters, Florence and the Machine, Tears For Fears, Belle and Sebastian, Spoon, Run the Jewels, Gary Clark Jr., Earth Wind & Fire, Bassnectar, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, Against Me!, Flying Lotus, Caribou, The War on Drugs, Dawes, Mac DeMarco, Freddie Gibbs and Madlib, Shabazz Palaces, SBTRKT, Jamie xx, Courtney Barnett, Benjamin Booker, Rustie, Hozier, STS9, Bleachers, Flume, Sturgill Simpson, Sylvan Esso, Rudimental, Strand of Oaks, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Woods, Tycho, The Bluegrass Situation Superjam hosted by Ed Helms, Ryn Weaver, Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn, Gramatik, Brandi Carlile, Rhiannon Giddens, Guster, Houndmouth, Medeski, Scofield, Martin & Wood, Punch Brothers, Trampled By Turtles, Jerry Douglas presents Earls of Leicester, Shakey Graves, The Very Best, Twenty One Pilots, G-Eazy, Odesza, Moon Taxi, SOJA, Glass Animals, Jungle, The Growlers, Bahamas, Temples, Pokey LaFarge, and Tove Lo.

 

Bonnaroo is set for June 11-14in Manchester, Tenn. Tickets go on sale at noon on Jan. 17.

 

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Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park Lock Down Lineups

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Rock Im Park and Rock Am Ring is confirmed to be held June 5-7, 2015. Rock Im Park is held in Nurnberg Zeppelinfeld in Southern Germany and Rock Am Ring is held at Flugplatz Mendig, Vulkaneifel in Western Germany.

Foo Fighters
Die Toten Hosen
Slipknot
The Prodigy
Rise Against
Beat Steaks
Kraftklub
Motorhead
Bastille
Broilers
Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators
Deichkind
Clueso
Marilyn Manson
Interpol
A Day To Remember
In Flames
Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls
Marsimoto
K.I.Z.
Parkway Drive
Hozier
Bad Religion
Fritz Kalzbrenner
Donots
Tocotronic
Lamb Of God
Papa Roach
Hollywood Undead
Netsky
Enter Shikari
Prinz Pi
Asking Alexandria
Eagles Of Death Metal
Godsmack
Mighty Oaks
Trailer Park
Body Count featuring Ice T
Royal Republic
Modestep
Bilderbuch
Siriusmodeselektor
Ms Mr
Feine Sahne Fischfiles
Blue Pills
Callejon
Antilopen Gang
Clutch
Skindred
Turbostaat
Zebrahead
Kadavar
Oil Kid
Fences
While She Sleeps
Annenmaykantereit
Schmutzki
Mallory Knox
King 810
Slaves
UVA