Slipknot has announced they will host their first ever global livestream, live from Knotfest Los Angeles at Banc Of California Stadium, Los Angeles, CA on November 5th, 2021. Bonus performances will come from other Knotfest LA bands Killswitch Engage, Fever 333, Code Orange, Vended and Cherry Bombs. Tickets go on sale today from the link below with a discount price for Knotfest.com members. The stream will be watchable for up to a full 72 hours after. Tickets are on sale now at knotfest.veeps.com, priced at a discounted pre-sale cost of $15, with on-the-day tickets being $20. Knotfest Members are eligible to purchase at a discounted price of $12. Tickets bundled with event merch are also available.Continue reading
Slipknot has announced the cancelation of next weekend’s Knotfest Roadshow, featuring Killswitch Engage, Fever 333 and Code Orange, tour stop October 24th concert at Oak Mountain Amphitheatre in Pelham, Alabama. This is due to flash floods in the region last week, making the venue unsuitable. You can check out our review of the tour here. The band shared a statement about the decision to cancel the Alabama date:Continue reading
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
Entering DTE Energy Music Theatre was like walking into a theme park. There is a reason why it was rated first in the world for Pollstar’s 2019 year’s end rankings. Last weekend an army of black shirts with dyed hair walked through the outdoor amphitheater’s large gates. The late afternoon was pregnant with the infancy of Autumn which carried a refreshing crispness in the air. The tingly weather placed the multitude of concert goers in a rambunctious mood. The well-groomed music venue is accompanied with exceptional landscaping and pretty restaurants that set a peaceful tone which would be greatly contradicted with the night of mayhem ahead. Slipknot was in town, and they brought the Knotfest Roadshow with them.
Instrumental Florida trio Lybica have officially signed with Metal Blade Records. The band features Killswitch Engage drummer Justin Foley on guitar. Lybica plan to release their self-titled debut release sometime in early 2022.
Killswitch Engage – Jesse Leach (vocals), Adam Dutkiewicz (guitars), Joel Stroetzel (guitars), Mike D’Antonio (bass), and Justin Foley (drums) — have shared the official video for “Us Against the World” from their latest album, Atonement, out now via Metal Blade Records! The footage is culled from the band’s August 2021 livestream event that took place at The Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts — the site of many iconic and memorable KsE shows through the years. It was directed by David Brodsky and Allison Woest for MyGoodEye. The band is about to kick off a run of dates on Slipknot’s Knotfest Roadshow Tour and select festivals! Watch the video now!
Let’s take a minute and talk about hype. We all have a vague notion of what it is, but how does one obtain it? Can it be harnessed long term or is it a matter of riding that wave while it’s marginally available? For instance, how did Job For A Cowboy use it to jump from MySpace unto Metal Blade? Beats me. Whatever the case may be, it appears abundantly clear that Spiritbox know how to tap into it and are doing so on Eternal Blue (Rise Records). But can Spiritbox carry this momentum all through an album? Continue reading
Times of Grace, the Rock and Metalcore project from Jesse Leach and Adam D of Killswitch Engage recently released their new album, Songs of Loss and Separation on July 16th via Wicked Good Records, distributed by ADA Worldwide. (read our review here). Watch the new video for “Far From Heavenless,” shot outside 29 Palms, near Joshua Tree by Nick Hipa (ex As I Lay Dying.)
Slipknot has announced another edition of their popular Knotfest events, this time for Los Angeles this fall. Taking place at Banc of California Stadium on Friday November 5th, Knotfest Los Angeles will see Slipknot performing at this stadium for the first time, The band will headline along with Bring Me The Horizon, Killswitch Engage, Fever 333, Code Orange, Vended and Special Guests – Cherry Bombs. This joins their already announced Knotfest Iowa event for September. Pre-Sales go live to their Outside The 9 & Knotfest Subscribers tomorrow at the links below.
Nearly fifteen years ago, current Killswitch Engage members Jesse Leach and Adam Dutkiewicz teamed up to birth the collaborative project Times of Grace. This dynamic duo pushed their creative boundaries by conjuring a fresh take on the heavy-yet-melodic sound. They delivered their debut album, The Hymn of a Broken Man (Roadrunner Records) in 2011. The gloom and aggression let loose on that record was ignited by the brutally honest songwriting. The themes of struggle, heartbreak, and hope were potently delivered with a real and plaintive spirit. These two brought forth a discovery of powerful melancholy and now ten years later, they are offering a sequel to that revelation. Their second full-length Songs of Loss and Separation (Wicked Good Records) is carrying on the melodic mournfulness, yet wonderfully wholesome sound that is Times of Grace.