Slipknot Announces Online “Pulse of The Maggots” Festival

Slipknot’s Knotfest.com has announced its own Pulse of the Maggots Fest, a free online festival sponsored by ESP Guitars and presented by MusiCares, Ernie Ball and Rock Against Racism. Hosted by Knotfest.com’s very own Beez, Ryan J Downey and special guests, Pulse of the Maggots Fest comprises 3 digital stages (the MusiCares stage, Rock Against Racism stage, and ESP stage) with performances from 20 of the most exciting up-and-coming artists. Friday 13th November 2020 @ 8pm UK/12pm PST. Pulse of the Maggots is Knotfest.com’s brand dedicated solely to spotlighting emerging acts that bring creativity, originality, and excitement to the growing aggressive music community, and whose namesake festival will stream on Knotfest.com. Links to the show and the merch for the event, with some of the proceeds going to the charities mentioned above.

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BACON BLOODY BACON: Matt Bacon on Going Live

One of the most important things that your band needs to be doing is going live. If you aren’t going live then you are shooting yourself in the foot – it’s really as simple as that. When a band goes live, that post is almost always one of their top-performing posts ever. Obviously, after the first time, it becomes a little less effective just because that’s how these things work, but still – it should be a key part of your strategy. If you are able to connect with fans live then they are going to want to engage with you more. Furthermore, if people in the industry see you going live then they are going to appreciate that hustle. Finally – if you do it regularly it will all just start to come naturally and lead to a much more fluid overall experience. So, let’s get into why you need to do this and the strategies around it. Continue reading