Inkcarceration Music and Tattoo Festival Music Performance Times Announced


Coming this summer, Inkcarceration Music and Tattoo Festival, the annual Heavy Music, Tattoo, and food experience fest is coming back to the infamous Ohio State Reformatory In Mansfield, Ohio this July 15th-17th, 2022. The fest is headed up by Korn, Breaking Benjamin, Evanescence, Disturbed, Papa Roach, Falling in Reverse, Lamb of God, Three Days Grace, Seether, and tons of other bands! The fest also features more than 60 famous tattoo artists, an array of food options for the event, self-guided tours of the prison made famous in The Shawshank Redemption & “Escape From Blood Prison” Haunted House. Hosted by SiriusXM’s Jose “Metal Ambassador” Mangin, Inkcarceration has now revealed their day-by day schedule.

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Inkcarceration Music and Tattoo Festival Announces 2022 Onsite Entertainment and Unique Food Offerings


Coming this summer Inkcarceration Music and Tattoo Festival, the annual Heavy Music, Tattoo, and food experience fest is coming back to the infamous Ohio State Reformatory In Mansfield, Ohio this July 15th-17th, 2022. The fest is headed up by Korn, Breaking Benjamin, Evanescence, Disturbed, Papa Roach, Falling in Reverse, Lamb of God, Three Days Grace, Seether, and tons of other bands! The fest also features more than 60 famous artists, self-guided tours of the prison made famous in The Shawshank Redemption & “Escape From Blood Prison” Haunted House. Hosted by SiriusXM’s Jose “Metal Ambassador” Mangin, Inkcarceration has now unveiled their onsite entertainment and a wide variety of food options for the event.

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5B Artists and Media, Wicked Craniums Team Up for NFT Project with Slipknot, Megadeth, Lamb Of God, Trivium, The Distillers, King Diamond, and More


5B Artists and Media, best known for managing the careers of Slipknot, Megadeth, Lamb Of God, Trivium, The Distillers, King Diamond, as well as Slipknot’s Knotfest events, and Knotfest.com among other business ventures has announced a partnership between 5B Artists with Wicked Craniums and its parent company, Reckless Labs. They will provide their thousands of holders, referred to as ‘Skulls’, with unprecedented utility which will include access to over 50 ‘real world’ music festivals and concert events around the globe annually as well as a host of exclusive music-related events within the metaverse.

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Lamb of God Announces New Album “Omens” – New Single Coming This Week and Extensive Tour Dates Booked


Lamb Of God will release their highly-anticipated new album Omens, on October 7th, 2022. Via Epic Records. The first single, “Nevermore,” arrives on Friday, June 10. Omens was produced by longtime collaborator Josh Wilbur (Korn, Megadeth). The New Wave Of American Heavy Metal architects will support the new album with a massive Live Nation produced U.S. headlining tour, The Omens Tour, featuring special guests Killswitch Engage on all dates. Different legs will also see support from Baroness, Motionless In White, Spiritbox, Animals As Leaders as well as Suicide Silence and Fit For An Autopsy. The tour kicks off September 9th in Brooklyn and runs through October 20th, see full routing below. Tickets go on sale starting Friday, June 10 at 10am local time at the link below!

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IN MEMORIAM: Remembering Trevor Strnad of The Black Dahlia Murder (1981-2022)


I’m not going to start this write-up and pretend like I have a solution for grief or that I’ve made peace with the fact that Trevor Strnad of The Black Dahlia Murder is no longer with us. As of this writing, it’s been nearly a week since his passing and frankly, I’m still trying to process that. Telling myself that it can’t be true since I’ve seen Strnad and his bandmates have seemingly all the fun onstage at least seven times.

In time I’ll accept what has occurred. But let’s take a look back.

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INTERVIEW: Heriot: Rising Stars of The UK’s Metal Underground


The last two years have been a hell of a ride for Heriot, the English Post Hardcore/Extreme Metal band who have experienced a rebirth of sorts and are firmly riding the crest of a wave on a distinct upward trajectory. They started life in 2016 as a three-piece, consisting of Jake Packer (vocals/bass), Erhan Alman (guitar), and Julian Gage (drums), but in 2020 drafted in former Dead Hands guitarist Deb Gough, applying depth to their musicianship, while also adding a new voice for the band to share vocal duties with Jake, enabling an intriguing expansion of their sound.

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ONI Shares Their New Single “Secrets” – ft. Iggy Pop and Randy Blythe, New Album Incoming


Progressive metalcore project ONI, have shared their second track, “Secrets” featuring guest vocals from punk icon Iggy Pop and Lamb of God frontman, Randy Blythe. The single, along with previously released songs, “The Lie” and ‘War Ender’ featuring NYC trap metal squad, City Morgue, are taken from the band’s forthcoming second album, Loathing Light, which is set to land on June 17th, via Ironshore Records. Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: No/Mas – Consume/Deny/Repeat


Grindcore by its very nature, is polarizing. It’s either unapproachably abrasive or energizingly frenetic; disorganized noise pollution or homicidally refreshing.

No/Mas stakes their claim by presenting a grindcore record peppered with intricacies that are as subtle as they are appreciated. One or two cycles isn’t enough to fully absorb the wonders that lie within Consume/Deny/Repeat (Closed Casket Activities)

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Lamb of God’s John Campbell to Miss Their Next Few Shows, Phil Demmel of Vio-Lence to Fill-In


Lamb of God bassist John CampbelJohn Campbelll will be forced to miss the next couple of shows on the band’s “The Metal Tour Of The Year” (review here) in order to “take care of a family matter back home.” He will be temporarily replaced by former Vio-Lence guitarist Phil Demmel, who filled in for Lamb of God guitarist Willie Adler during LOG’s ShipRocked cruise performance earlier in the year! Watch footage of the band performing together!

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