Maryland Doom Fest 2020 is Canceled Due to COVID-19 and Other Issues

Maryland Doom Festival has regretfully pulled the plug on the 2020 event, which was to host fifty-plus bands, but was postponed and rescheduled, before reaching this decision. Among the bands booked were Blood Ceremony, Cirith Ungol, Speedealer, Mondo Generator, The Skull, Witch Mountain. We’ll see you next year! Continue reading

Aftershock Festival Postponed Until 2021, Metallica and My Chemical Romance to Headline

Rough news as expected due ot the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic; Danny Wimmer Presents has announced that Aftershock 2020, scheduled for October 9 – 11 at Discovery Park in Sacramento, CA, has been rescheduled to October 7 – 10, 2021, and has released the following statement: Continue reading

Wacken Open Air to Host Global Streaming Event Wacken Worldwide

 

Wacken Open Air has recently announced the biggest Wacken ever together with long-term partner Telekom: Wacken World Wide. The digital streaming event will host the biggest mixed reality metal show in the world and will bring a completely new Wacken experience to the fans‘ homes. Wacken World Wide will take place in the originally scheduled festival period from July 29 to August 1, 2020. The fully digital approach creates mixed reality show concepts exclusively designed for a virtual stage never seen before. With its innovative design and technical implementation, this is set to be a world premiere in the live music business! This special event is live and available for free online and via app on wacken-world-wide.com, MagentaMusik 360 and Magenta TV, as well as channel #DABEI!   

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GWAR, Exodus and General Surgery Pull Out of Full Terror Assault Festival

Full Terror Assault Festival, slated for September, is in trouble. The festival just lost it’s two headliners and one of its other frontline bands. The fifth annual festival is to take place this year, the first of its kind, “open air” European style metal festival. GWAR, Exodus, and General Surgery has all announced they will not perform at the festival since they are all canceling all of their 2020 shows. They were to have announced more bands for the fest this week and they still might as the location for the fest reopened recently. The festival has launched a private survey for fans to gauge if the fest should carry on or not. Also slated to appear are M.O.D., War Curse, ground, Shock Narcotic, Extinction A.D., Axeslasher, Duskwalker, Escuelagrind, Pillory, and many more at Hogrock Campground, at Cave In Rock, Illinois September 9 -11th. FOundr Joey Bee will also join the Most Epic Adventures show with Robb Zip on Thursday for a live Q & A with an update at 6:30 CST. 

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Rock USA Festival Has Been Forced to Cancel Their 2020 Event Due To COVID-19

Rock USA  and its sister festival Country USA has been forced to cancel their 2020 events due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The festival, one of the biggest in the US, was to have celebrated its 10th-anniversary edition this summer, and was going to take place July 16-18 at Ford Festival Park in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Of the 40 bands and headliners and support acts included Limp Bizkit, Slipknot, Rob Zombie (headlining for a 3rd straight year), Halestorm, Ice Cube, Papa Roach, Anthrax, Chevelle, Avtar, Feever333, Hellyeah, Steel Panther, Knocked Loose, Bad Wolves, Attila and more. Hypervibe, Inc. is the festival promoter and has vowed to attempt to rebook the fest. Continue reading

Ramblin Man Fair 2020 is Canceled, 2021 Announcement and Dates Confirmed

Spirit Of Rock Presents Ramblin Man Fair 2020 sadly is the latest music festival to cancel their 2020 festival. They have made an extensive announcement on the decision to cancel and have announced dates for 2021. The fest was to feature Hawkwind, Clutch, Blackstar Riders, Monster Truck, Vintage Caravan, The New Death Cult, and Crown Lands and the Prog In The Park Stage lineup of Big Big Train (Headliner), Curved Air (Special Guest), Pure Reason Revolution, Moon Safar, and Lazuli. Continue reading

WRIF’s Riff Fest 2020, ft. Rob Zombie, Halestorm, Beartooth, The Blue Stones, Joyous Wolf, and More Has Been Cancelled

Detroit Radio Station WRIF’s Riff Fest, which was to feature Rob Zombie, Halestorm, Beartooth, The Blue Stones, Escape the Fate, Joyous Wolf, The Black Moods and South of Eden, has been canceled due to the coronavirus (CVID-19) pandemic over safety fears. The station and the promoter 313 Presents. 

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Arctangent Postponed to 2021, Ticket Rollovers and Refunds Available

More pain for the festival world as Arctangent, the fest of all things progressive and tech metal, has been postponed until 2021. The festival organizers have posted a statement as well as an info link for fans looking for information. We are looking forward to the 2021 version of the fest. Continue reading

Psycho Las Vegas 2020 Canceled, Festival Set to Return in 2021

Psycho Swim, Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, NV 8/15/19

Psycho Las Vegas has shared the bad news that they have canceled the 2020 festival that was set for August due to ot the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Psycho Las Vegas 2021 has been scheduled to August 19-22, 2021. “Nearly all the bands” have agreed to return for the 2021st dates. The full announcement is expected after they confirm those last bands. Continue reading

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