Sad news as Corey Taylor has tested positive for COVID-19, after being vaccinated previously. The frontman of Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman has canceled his appearance at Astronomicon convention in Ann Arbor, Michigan this weekend. Taylor was the headline artist of the con along with stars from AEW, the movie Clerks, horror movies, Mick Foley, Ice Nine Kills, Dirk Manning, and more!
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:
Metal and Rock Festivals are back! Inkcarceration Festival 2021 is a go as the first Danny Wimmer Presents fest we will get this year. The major lineup features Slipknot, Rob Zombie, Mudvayne, A Day To Remember, Mastodon, Chevelle, Killswitch Engage, Beartooth, Motionless In White, Asking Alexandria, Steel Panther, and more bands as well. Taking place at the historic Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, Ohio, September 10, 11 & 12th, the fest also features 75+ Tattoo Artists & Complimentary Tours Of The Prison Made Famous In The Shawshank Redemption. Single-day and weekend passes are on sale now at the link below.
Ice Nine Kills continues to impress with their tireless work ethic and rabid fan base! The group keeps finding inventive ways to stay relevant with their recent horror-themed music videos, their DVD/Blu-ray I Heard They Kill Live, and more. Now they have dropped “Diespace: A Place for Fiends” a horror-themed parody of MySpace, as a hub for their new merch drop and events for the month of March. It’s hilarious and the band’s new merch is already on sale here. Check it out!
Horror-loving Metalcore leaders Ice Nine Kills have repped their favorite slasher films hard in 2020. For a late-year surprise, the band has shared a mini-documentary about Scream and the Scream convention, dubbed Scream Comes Home! Written & presented by Spencer Charnas, offering fans an inside look at iconic locations from the original movie and screen-used items from the Scream franchise. Watch it now!
An Indiegogo campaign has been launched to support the employees of both The Worcester Palladium and Webster theatre, two venues in New England that have been hosts to thousands of metal, hardcore, and rock shows and countless other events for decades. Both venues are operated by Mass Concerts, and the fundraiser is to bring relief aid to their workers due to the cancellation from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In addition to hosting now retired events such as The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival and the Rock N Shock Convention, last years amazing Self Help Fest by A Day To Remember the venues have hosted bands such as Blink-182, Bring Me The Horizon, Chelsea Grin, Ensiferum, Evanescence, Eyes on Satellites, Fall Out Boy, Fathom Farewell, Four Year Strong, Gov’t Mule, Gwar, Hatebreed, Ice Nine Kills, In Honor Of, Jerry Garcia Band, Jimmy Eat World, Kanye West, King Diamond, Korn, Logic, Motionless in White, My Chemical Romance, Nightwish, Of Mice & Men, Periphery, Protest the Hero, Reveille, Rob Zombie, Senses Fail, Sic Vita, Slayer, Sonata Arctica, Soundgarden, Straight Line Stitch, Suicide Silence, Twelve Foot Ninja, Twenty One Pilots, Tyler The Creator, Whitechapel, Wiz Khalifa, and Years Since the Storm. Please donate if you can and read a statement from the venues management below. Continue reading
The second annual Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival, which returns to MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, Ohio on Friday, May 15, Saturday, May 16 and Sunday, May 17, 2020. The famed jewel in the Danny Wimmer Presents festival season crown already boasts Metallica for two nights as a headliner and now has added Slipknot as the Saturday headliner in between, along with Deftones, Bring Me The Horizon, Evanescence, Staind, Sublime With Rome, Rancid, Dropkick Murphys, Cypress Hill, Pennywise and many more. The full lists of bands and poster is below! Tickets are also on sale as well!Continue reading
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Ice Nine Kills has shared the final chapter from their The Silver Scream (Fearless Records) album of last year. They have shared a new music video for the track ‘IT Is The End’, inspired by Stephen King’s IT and current sequel to the remake of the film, IT II. You can watch the clip below. The band created their own mini-horror series starring vocalist and horror aficionado Spencer Charnas to correlate with each of the album’s singles, injecting their own narrative into the movies the tracks pay homage to. Following a prequel and four parts, the fifth and final clip– directed by Daniel Hourihan (Manchester By The Sea, In Your Eyes) of Slow Burn Productions— is out now, for the track ‘IT Is The End,’ features musical guest appearances from members of Less Than Jake and Fenix TX. The band will also release a Deluxe Edition of the album, The Final Cut edition on October 25 via Fearless Records. The album will include four acoustic renditions of songs from The Silver Scream with guest appearances by very special members of both the horror and metal communities, all of which are yet to be unveiled. It will also feature a thrilling cover song and a brand-new number that pays homage to Wes Craven’s 1996 slasher masterpiece, Scream. Continue reading
Rock music and fun on the high seas, ShipRocked has announced their 2020 Cruise! The voyage sells out every year and this years lineup also looks great! Sailing from February 1-February 6, 2020 onboard Carnival Valor with a sensational music lineup led by Halestorm and Alter Bridge. Departing from New Orleans, with stops in Key West and Cozumel, the ultimate rock music cruise vacation features performances from over two dozen music artists, including the ShipRocked debut of Asking Alexandria, plus Beartooth, Of Mice & Men, Black Stone Cherry, Badflower and more. The Stowaways return for the fifth year as ShipRocked’s own all-star band, with a revolving cast of special guests to be announced. In addition, ShipRocked 2020 will feature special appearances from Clint Lowery, Andy Wood, late night DJ sets from Wilson’s Chad Nicefield and more. Staterooms for ShipRocked 2020 are sold out, but a wait list is available at www.ShipRocked.com.Continue reading