When We Were Young Music Festival Cancels Day One of Their Festival Due to High Winds


My Chemical Romance - photo credit Devin Sarno 2022

The highly anticipated destination music festival aimed at Punks, elder Emos, and millennials, When We Were Young Festival featuring My Chemical Romance, Paramore, and Avril Lavigne has been forced to cancel day one of their sold out event. The cancellation was announced at 10 AM PST, just an hour before gates were to open at Las Vegas Festival Grounds. due to high winds. Winds were forecasted for up to 30-40 MPH which increases the safety hazard for an outdoor stage. The fest is still expected to take place tomorrow and again next weekend; on October 29th, 2022.

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CONCERT REVIEW: Knotfest Roadshow: Slipknot – Crown The Empire – Ice Nine Kills Live at Germania Insurance Amphitheater


 

As years pass by there is one thing you can count on and that is Slipknot putting in a hell of a live show! This year’s Knotfest Roadshow tour brought Crown The Empire, and Ice Nine Kills, bands that have been putting in the work to cement themselves firmly in the music industry over the years.

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Motionless In White, Black Veil Brides, and Ice Nine Kills Book a Third Leg of The “Trinity Of Terror” Tour


Motionless In White, Black Veil Brides, and Ice Nine Kills has announced that they will team up for a third leg of the “trinity of Terror” tour this fall. North American dates will extend through December! Direct support on the tour will come from Metalcore innovators and special guests of the tour, Atreyu. Check out the tour poster and the pre-sale link below.

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The Weekly Ritual Rock and Metal News Show 7/1/22


Check out our weekly news show! We cover the major stories of the week in heavy music, rock, and metal news, tour dates, and festivals, New Music Friday, and more!

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Slipknot Books New 2022 Knotfest Roadshow Tour Dates with Ice Nine Kills And Crown The Empire



Slipknot has announced today that it will be hitting the road for its fall tour, Another leg of the Knotfest Roadshow 2022 tour, this time with horror-themed metal maestros Ice Nine Kills and metalcore titans Crown The Empire. Produced by Live Nation, the run will kick off on September 20 in Nashville, Tennessee and hit an additional eight cities before culminating in Irvine, California on October 7th. These dates also include festival appearances at Danny Wimmer Presents festivals Louder Than Life and Aftershock. Check out our coverage of leg one earlier this year and the pre-sale and on sale info below. Continue reading


Korn, Five Finger Death Punch, Shinedown, Evanescence, Megadeth and More Booked for Rocklahoma 2022


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.”

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ALBUM REVIEW: Pyrithe – Monuments to Impermanence


So, we have got to sit down and talk about how subgenre crazy the extreme metal world has become. It seems like with every week that goes by another fresh batch of new “subgenres” enter the metal lexicon. You see Deafheaven can’t be filed under Black Metal because they’re really a Post Existential Crisis Alternative Shoegaze Latte outfit. Ice Nine Kills’ early stuff was metalcore, but nowadays they’ve drifted over to Slasher Showtunes. I wish good luck to whoever has to classify whatever Pyrithe’s Monuments to Impermanence (Gilead Media).

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Metallica Announces Buffalo and Pittsburgh Shows with Greta Van Fleet and Ice Nine Kills This Summer


Metallica has announced its only two US shows this summer for Buffalo and Pittsburgh. The concerts will take place at Buffalo’s Highmark Stadium on August 11 and Pittsburgh’s PNC Park on August 14 – both with special guests Greta Van Fleet and Ice Nine Kills! Tickets and travel packages for Pittsburgh go on sale now Tickets at 10 AM EST on Friday, March 4. If you’re a Fifth Member, you’ll have early access beginning Monday, February 28. As of now, aside from their show in Las Vegas, and Bottle Rock Napa, these will be the only Metallica gigs this year on their home turf. The band has resumed touring, but is also expected to make progress on a new album this year which means studio time.

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When We Were Young Festival 2022 Books My Chemical Romance, Paramore, AFI, Alkaline Trio, and More


Let’s take it way back to Warped Tour ca. 2004 as When We Were Young Festival has announced their 2022 lineup. A Punk, Emo, and Metalcore kids dream, the lineup includes headliners My Chemical Romance and Paramore. Other bands on the bill include Jimmy Eat World, Dashboard Confessional, Taking Back Sunday, The Linda Lindas, Alkaline Trio, Thursday, AFI, Meet Me @ The Altar, Avril Lavigne, Senses Fail, The Wonder Years, ADTR, Ice Nine Kills, Black Veil Brides, Motionless in White, Atreyu, Four Year Strong, Palaye Royale, Acceptance, Anberlin, Knocked Loose, Silverstein, Bright Eyes, Dance Gavin Dance and more are among the bands announced. The festival will take place October 22 at Las Vegas Festival Grounds in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tickets go on sale January 21. Check out the lineup and the ticket link below.

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Welcome To Rockville Books KISS, Korn, Guns N Roses, and Foo Fighters as The 2022 Headliners


 


Welcome to Rockville has announced their 2022 headliners for their return to the festival! Returning to a spring event schedule, the fest taking place at Daytona Motor Speedway from May 19th to 22nd will feature KISS, Korn, Guns N Roses, and Foo Fighters each night of the fest! Early bird tickets are on sale now! This years’s fest features headliners Metallica (twice) Slipknot, who performed last night to close the first the day and Disturbed with many other bands. In addition to a weekend of incredible music and rock and lifestyle experiences, many of the performances will be livestreamed. Check out the details! Continue reading