Horror-inspired industrial metallers Kissing Candice have shared a brand new music video for their new single “Tapeworm”, premiered over at Rue Morgue’s website. The video, directed by Tom Flynn, and accompanying article marks the debut of the band’s new masks, with frontman Aunt Donna’s maks made by horror special effects legend Tom Savini, with other masks created by and the super talented Jason Baker of Callosum Studios (Callosumstudios.com) and in some cases the band themselves. In addition to the new video, the band will release their new album in 2021, along with a comicbook project via Sacred Chaos Comics, on their just-launched Kickstarter.
Following his headlining run last fall, King Diamond brought out featured characters from various points in his career (Grandma from Them and Conspiracy), as well as blowing through longtime favorites such as ‘Sleepless Nights’ and keeping diehard fans on their feet. King himself looked and sounded powerful throughout their hour long set, as he powered through song after song, and immediately won the crowd over.
After beginning their set with a laser show with a variety of Slayer logos flying above the stage, they broke into ‘Repentless’ (the title song from their forthcoming album in September), as well as their two other previously released yet new songs (‘Implode’ and ‘When The Stillness Comes’). Much of their set list consisted of staple tunes from past set lists, which they powered through and get the eager fans on their feet. Imagery of missiles and word from various songs (the chorus of ‘God Hates Us All’ from ‘Disciple’) flashes throughout their set and amped up the crowd.
The Victory Records side stage (one stage versus multiple stages on past years) featured a vast array of artists ranging from brief yet powerful sets from Jungle Rot and Thy Art Is Murder, alongside new faces such as Sworn In, Shattered Sun and Code Orange joining into the mix as some of the up and comers within the scene.
Overall, Rockstar Mayhem Festival endured a hiccup year lacking a strong enough headliner and support acts with drawing power. The long run will see how many of these acts will overcome this and be a band to look out for. As for now, time will tell whether this was a good move or not by the organizers of this festival.
The 12th edition of the annual Rock and Shock Festival has announced its first wave of musical acts for 2015, taking the stage at The Worcester Palladium in Worcester MA. Hatebreed will be the headliner, performing a special 20th anniversary, retrospective set. They will be joined by Soulfly, Sanctuary, Soilwork, Decapitated, Shattered Sun, Brick By Brick, Crumbsuckers, Get Scared, Eyes Set To Kill, The Rocking Dead, New Volume, Twiztid, Blaze, Boondox, Prozak, Wolfpac, Scum, Kissing Candice, and more bands tbd. This is added to the acclaimed horror convention portion of the event taking place at the DCU Center next door, headlined by film legend George A. Romero, actor Doug Bradley, American Horror Story actress Naomi Grossman, WWF Wrestling legend Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka and more.
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SPOILER ALERT! After providing you with a handful of the talented guests that will be appearing at the convention at the DCU Center, we are giving YOU a sneak peak of a portion of our music lineup for the Rock and Shock concert at the Worcester Palladium! Some of the bands that will be performing this year include: Hatebreed (playing their 20th anniversary set), Soulfly, Sanctuary, Soilwork, Decapitated, Shattered Sun, Brick By Brick, Crumbsuckers, Get Scared, Eyes Set To Kill, The Rocking Dead, New Volume, Twiztid, Blaze, Boondox, Prozak, Wolfpac, Scum, Kissing Candice, and many more to be announced!! Stay tuned for more exciting news coming your way!
SPOILER ALERT! After providing you with a handful of the talented guests that will be appearing at the convention at the…
The official lineup for the 2015 Rockstar Mayhem Festival has been confirmed and will be venturing out this summer. Watch the trail for the tour below:
Slayer King Diamond HELLYEAH The Devil Wears Prada Whitechapel Thy Art Is Murder Jungle Rot Sister Sin Sworn In Shattered Sun Feed Her To The Sharks Code Orange Kissing Candice
2015 ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL: Jun 26: Sleep Train Amphitheater – San Diego, CA Jun 27: San Manuel Amphitheater – San Bernardino, CA Jun 28: Shoreline Amphitheater – Mountain View, CA Jun 30: White River Amphitheater – Auburn, WA (Seattle) Jul 01: Idaho Center Amphitheater – Boise, ID Jul 03: Ak-Chin Amphitheater – Phoenix, AZ Jul 04: Isleta Amphitheater – Albuquerque, NM Jul 05: Red Rocks – Denver, CO Jul 07: Harrah’s Council Bluffs – Council Bluffs, IA Jul 08: Eagles Ballroom – Milwaukee, WI Jul 10: Kilpsch Amphitheater – Noblesville, IN (Indianapolis) Jul 11: DTE Energy Amphitheater – Clarkston, MI (Detroit) Jul 12: First Midwest Bank Amphitheater – Tinley Park, IL (Chicago) Jul 15: Molson Canadian Amphitheatre – Toronto, ON Jul 17: Susquehanna Bank Arts Center – Camden, NJ (Philadelphia) Jul 18: First Niagara Pavilion – Burgettstown, PA (Pittsburgh) Jul 19: Xfinity Theatre – Hartford, CT Jul 21: PNC Bank Arts Center – Holmdel, NJ Jul 22: Meadowbrook (Bank of NH Pavilion) – Gilford, NH Jul 24: Jiffy Lube Live – Bristow, VA Jul 25: Xfinity Center – Boston, MA Jul 26: Nikon at Jones Beach – Wantagh, NY Jul 29: Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood – Atlanta, GA Jul 31: Whitewater Amphitheater – San Antonio, TX Aug 01: Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Houston, TX Aug 02: Gexa Energy Amphitheater – Dallas, TX