Slipknot Reschedules Knotfest Japan for January 2021

Slipknot’s Knotfest Japan joins the growing ranks of rescheduled festivals for 2021. Originally the first major festival postponed, Knotfest Japan will now take place on January 10th and 11th of next year with much of the same lineup. Knotfest Japan 2021 will feature Slipknot headlining both nights, along with Anthrax, Marilyn Manson, Man With A Mission, BABYMETAL, coldrain, Crossfaith, Suicide Silence, and more! New tickets and other info details can be found below. Continue reading

Slipknot Postpones Knotfest Japan, Asia Tour Over Coronavirus Concerns

The first casualty of the Metal touring and festival world due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has fallen. Slipknot’s Knotfest Japan, set to take place in three weeks on March 20th has been postponed until a later date TBA. The event is working with the band to reschedule at a later date. The band has postponed all of their expected Asia tour dates as well  Fans wishing to keep their tickets may do so, as they are fully valid for rescheduled dates when they are announced. Fans wanted a refund will get one soon but have been asked to wait for imminent details to be announced. Knotfest Japan 2020 was to have featured Slipknot headlining both nights, along with Anthrax, Korn, Marilyn Manson, Man With A Mission, Maximum The Hormone and more! The first-ever Knotfest took place seven years ago in Council Bluffs, Iowa and moved two years later to San Bernardino, California. In 2016, Slipknot and Ozzy Osbourne joined forces for the first-ever Ozzfest Meets Knotfest, featuring both acts performing headlining sets on different days. Knotfest has expanded to an annual tour – Knotfest Roadshow, Knotfest Mexico, Columbia, the United Kingdom, France (Knotfest Meets Hellfest) and now Knotfest at Sea. Continue reading

Man With a Mission – Chasing The Horizon

Formed in 2010 Man With a Mission are a group which fuse rock, rap, and dance to create a distinctive and rather hyperactive sound. Or if you believe the bio on their website a part human – part wolf hybrid with superior strength and intelligence created by a guitar playing biologist Dr. Jimi Hendrix, who were imprisoned in an ice cap until global warming freed them in 2010. Continue reading

Stone Sour Announce New U.S. Tour Dates

Stone Sour released their sixth studio album, Hydrograd, last month via Roadrunner Records, and as Keefy said in his 9.5/10 review, the band “has found a way to harness the power and youthful rage of their first two albums, yet filter them through many years of writing experience to make a complete and emotionally honest document of the best band in rock music.

Today the guys have announced a new tour with Steel Panther, Man With A Mission, and Beartooth, and you are guaranteed to hear a ton of new stuff! Continue reading

Watch A Video Recap Of Ozzfest Meets Knotfest 2016


Ozzfest Meets Knotfest, the marriage of two of the biggest names ever in music festivals have released a recap video of this last month’s event. You can watch it below:  Continue reading

Ozzfest Meets Knotfest Kicks Off Today

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Let the madness begin!” This was the familiar battle cry for over a decade of Ozzfests. Today Ozzfest is back in the con-joined monst fest that is Ozzfest Meets Knotfest. Continue reading

Ozzfest Meets Knotfest To Feature Black Sabbath, Slipknot, Disturbed, Slayer

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Two of the biggest heavy music brands in history have joined together as Ozzfest has returned and will team up with Slipknot’s Knotfest as a conjoined two-day festival. Ozzfest Meets Knotfest will take place Saturday, September 24 (Ozzfest) and Sunday, September 25 (Knotfest) at San Manuel Amphitheater and Festival Grounds in San Bernardino, California.Long-rumoured to be making a comeback, Ozzfest is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Knotfest which debuted in 2012 and has spawned other versions in Japan and Mexico. Tickets for the Live Nation produced fest with a multi-stage, two-day weekend camping event with more than 40 acts — go on sale Friday, May 20 at 10:00 a.m. (PST) at and

At a press conference earlier today the event was announced, followed by a performance by Zakk Wylde’s Zakk Sabbath. Present were Ozzfest founder Ozzy Osbourne and Slipknot’s Corey Taylor and M. Shawn Crahan. The event began with a movie screening, followed by a question-and-answer session with artists.

Ozzy commented on the event:

“We are here to create havoc and history. Let the madness begin…”

Slipknot, by Evil Robb Photography

Slipknot, by Evil Robb Photography

Slipknot’s Corey Taylor added:

“This could be the one of the coolest things I’ve ever been a part of. Starting out as an Ozzfest band, coming into our own with Knotfest and now combining forces to make a little metal history…it was meant to be and I’m proud to be a part of it.”

Shawn Crahan also commented:

“Playing with BLACK SABBATH is always an honor. Merging both festivals will be a legendary experience that will be life-changing for all fans. We are excited to bring all the families together again.”

Cory Brennan, President, 5B Artist Management also added his thoughts:

“The impact of Ozzfest on heavy music and on Slipknot, cannot be underestimated.For 20 years, Ozzfest has given fans their first glimpse at bands like Slipknot, Disturbed and countless others, but also bringing new fans and bands together every year. Ozzfest inspired Slipknot to continue this vital tradition with Knotfest, and it’s an honor to celebrate our genre alongside them in 2016.”

The Ozzfest Meets Knotfest 2016 Lineup Is As Follows, with a “Lemmy” stage included on both days for Lemmy Kilmister Of Motörhead, who passed away this past December 28th.

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Opeth, by Echoes In The Well Photography

Ozzfest Lineup – Saturday, September 24

Main Stage

Black Sabbath
Black Label Society
Rival Sons

Lemmy Stage

Children Of Bodom
Dead Cross

Nuclear Blast Stage

Municipal Waste
The Shrine
Still Rebel

Knotfest Lineup – Sunday, September 25

Scott Ian of Anthrax, shot by Echoes In The Well

Anthrax, shot by Echoes In The Well

Main Stage

Amon Amarth


Lemmy Stage:

Suicide Silence
Butcher Babies
Man With A Mission


Overkill, by Hillarie Jason

Nuclear Blast Stage

Death Angel

Ozzfest Meets Knotfest Online

Ozzfest online

Ozzfest on Facebook

Ozzfest on Twitter

Ozzfest on Instagram


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Knotfest on Facebook

Knotfest on Twitter

Knotfest on Instagram

Music Video: Zebrahead vs Man With A Mission – Out Of Control

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Zebrahead and Man With A Mission have teamed up on a collaborative track titled “Out Of Control,” which is off of a Japan only EP of the same name, out on May 20, 2015 via Sony Music Japan. The song is reportedly featured on the forthcoming film Mad Max: Fury Road at the end of the Japanese version of the film. The two bands will be teaming up for an upcoming show in Japan:

Oct 16: Saitama Super Arena – Saitama (JP)

Our new video for “Out Of Control” with @mwamofficial has just been released! The song will officially be released on…

Posted by Zebrahead on Monday, May 11, 2015