Five Finger Death Punch, Rob Zombie, Shinedown, Breaking Benjamin, Limp Bizkit, and More Confirmed for Blue Ridge Rock Festival


Quickly shaping up to be the biggest music festival in the USA this year, Blue Ridge Rock festival has announced their full line-up of 180 bands. Headlining the massive 4 day festival are Five Finger Death Punch, Rob Zombie, Shinedown, Breaking Benjamin, and Limp Bizkit. There is a special club warm up show which includes headliner Ludacris, T-Pain, and Lil Jon. Also on tap: the Hellzapoppin Circus Sideshow Revue, a vaudeville freak show of wonder by Hellzapoppin’s Ringleader and Producer, Mr. Bryce “The Govna” Graves. In addition, excitingly, the festival will be hosted by Steve-O (MTV’s Jackass); and special guest Lou Brutus (SiriusXM). The fest takes place September 9th – 12th at Blue Ridge Amphitheater, a long-awaited large-scale concert venue in Southwest Virginia. Tickets are on sale now at the link below and here is the full lineup:

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Wendy’s Savages Metal Bands For National Roast Day


Worldwide fast-food burger chains are not always synonymous with metal, especially with all the Vegan hardcore bands around today. The two intersected on January 4th for National Roast Day (#NationalRoastDay) as GWAR, Attila frontman Chris Fronzak, Emmure, Atreyu, Beartooth, Hawthorne Heights, Miss May I, CKY‘s Matt Deis, Miss May I, State Champs, Knocked Loose, Victory Records, Hopeless Records and more were roasted savagely by Wendy’s Twitter team. Check out all the band posts and the rest of the posts aimed at the unsuspecting public. Continue reading


Impact Music Festival 2018 Recap


Bringing together the best bands in the world and socially conscious music fans, Impact Music Festival’s debut edition was a rousing success. The successor to the Rise Above Festival by the same organizers- Music Matters, had incredible bands, thousands of rock and metal fans, the “arrest” of Marilyn Manson (not really), and the fewest complaints of a music festival in recent memory in Maine. Check out our recap with EXCLUSIVE photos by Evil Robb Photography.Continue reading


Impact Music Festival Takes Over Maine This Weekend


 

Waterfront Concerts and Music Matters are hosting the first-annual Impact Music Festival featuring some of the biggest names in metal and rock, providing an incredible experience for fans and music junkies and gorgeous setting in Bangor, Maine. The fest kicks off tonight with the Maine date of the Slayer farewell tour. Saturday has Prophets of Rage, Three Days Grace, Black Label Society, Gojira, Trivium, Hollywood Undead, Corrosion Of Conformity and more. Sunday Includes Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Underoath, Of Mice & Men, P.O.D., Baroness , Pallbearer and others. Check out the full running order, set times and ticket links below. Continue reading


GWAR and Hatebreed Book Co-Headlining Tour


Two of the most consistent, best live bands in America are teaming up for the first time ever as GWAR and Hatebreed are embarking on The “Gore, Core, Metal and More” tour. Direct support will come from Miss May I, Ringworm and American Sharks. These shows begin October 17th in Buffalo, NY and run through October 28th in Peoria, IA. GWAR has also booked additional tour dates around Halloween and into November. Tickets go on sale this Friday, July 20. GWAR are touring behind their last album The Blood of Gods (Metal Blade), while Hatebreed is working on the follow-up to their latest album, The Concrete Confessional (Nuclear Blast). Continue reading


Rock on the Range Live at Mapfre Stadium


What began at Crew Stadium in 2007 as a one day festival with 14 bands has evolved into a three-day festival with around 60 bands each year. Since its humble beginnings of Rock on the Range, it has sold out. In 2007, the fest sold out at only 30,000 tickets compared to this year’s 140,000 tickets. ROTR has become the “mecca” of rock fests on the east coast. Rockers AKA “Rangers” migrate by the thousands to Mapfre Stadium in Ohio from across the globe to attend. A spiritual pilgrimage of sorts for die-hard rock fans perhaps? I can only speak for myself, but it is an amazing experience to embrace the many cultures.

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FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Ozzy Osbourne, Guns N Roses And Avenged Sevenfold Lead Download 2018


One of the biggest heavy music festivals in the world takes place starting today at Download Festival UK 2018 lifts off! With headliners like Ozzy Osbourne, Guns N Roses, and Avenged Sevenfold, one might be hard-pressed to find a better top of the bill in 2018. Ghost Cult brings you the day by day can’t miss bands in our preview below! Continue reading


FESTIVAL PREVIEW: ROCK ON THE RANGE 2018


Rock On The Range has become the biggest single weekend music festival in America, and is always a great cross-section of the best rock and heavy metal bands around. This years lineup is incredible with Tool, Avenged Sevenfold, Alice In Chains, Godsmack, A Perfect Circle, Stone Sour, Breaking Benjamin, Three Days Grace, Stone Temple Pilots, Machine Gun Kelly, Bullet For My Valentine, The Used, Tech N9ne, Underoath, BABYMETAL, Body Count and more. Kicking off in a few hours, Ghost Cult brings you our day by day preview of the can’t miss bands at the fest.Continue reading


Rock On The Range Set Performance Times Announced


The biggest American music festival of the year, Rock On The Range takes place next week, May 18, 19 & 20 At MAPFRE Stadium In Columbus, OH. The festival follows giant bands in the rock and metal genre such as Tool, Avenged Sevenfold, Alice In Chains and more. The near sold out event has a very limited number of Single Day General Admission Tickets still left, but is expected to sell out again. Check out the band set times below and get ready for all the action.Continue reading