Aftershock 2021 Adds Rancid, Social Distortion, The Offspring, Machine Gun Kelly, Rise Against, Volbeat, Gojira, Mastodon, Parkway Drive, and More 

Aftershock Festival has announced its comeback for the fall of 2021 with an additional day and exciting new bands! The headliners are intact with Metallica headlining two nights and My Chemical Romance’s reunion highlighting the middle weekend date. Added to the festival bill now are  Limp Bizkit, Rancid, The Offspring, Social Distortion, Rise Against, Volbeat, Machine Gun Kelly, Mastodon, Gojira, SEETHER, Parkway Drive, and many more. A special first time ever Thursday night date, presented by Jack Daniels, is headlined by Limp Bizkit and also hosts Parkway Drive, Testament, Hatebreed, Exodus, Knocked Loose and Fit For a King. Brought to you by Danny wimmer Presents, the West Coast’s Biggest Rock Festival–to Discovery Park in Sacramento, CA on October 7, 8, 9 and 10. Passes are on sale now at the link below and you can watch a special trailer video now. 

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KISS, Biffy Clyro, System Of A Down and More Booked for Download Festival 2021

Download Festival will return for 2021, featuring headliners KISS, Biffy Clyro, and System Of A Down and many more bands including A Day To Remember, Mastodon, Control The Storm, Gender Roles, Jamie Lenman, Myles Kennedy & Company, Deftones, Korn, The Distillers, Steel Panther, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, The Darkness, Black Veil Brides, Creeper, Alestorm and The Pretty Reckless. Seventy-three bands in all have been announced! Tickets go on sale on August 7th at 9 AM GMT. More bands have yet to be announced. The three-day festival takes place on 4-6 June 2021 at the spiritual home of rock in Donington Park, Leicestershire. Tickets will go on sale at this link here. Continue reading

Slayer, Against Me!, Flaming Lips, Glassjaw, Senses Fail, Taking Back Sunday, Testament and More Booked for Riot Fest 2019

Riot Fest 2019 has announced its lineup for its 15th-anniversary event this fall in Chicago, in Douglas Park, September 13th -15th. Slayer (final Chicago & Milwaukee show), Against Me!, Flaming Lips, Glassjaw, Senses Fail, Taking Back Sunday, Testament, Avail, Dashboard Confessional, Bloc Party, Ween, H2O, Blink-182, Bikini Kill, The Raconteurs, Jawbreaker, Ween (performing The Mollusk), Bloc Party (performing Silent Alarm), Die Antwoord, Patti Smith And Her Band, Rancid, Violent Femmes, Descendents, Manchester Orchestra, The B-52s, and dozens more are booked to play. Tickets on sale now at the link below. Continue reading

Misfits Book Los Angeles Arena Show This June with Rise Against, The Distillers, Anti-Nowhere League, and Cro-Mags

With their Chicago arena show coming up soon, Misfits have announced a very special 2019 U.S. date that will take place Saturday, June 29 at the Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles, California. Featuring the lineup of original singer/songwriter Glenn Danzig and original bassist Jerry Only the band will be joined by Rise Against, The Distillers, Anti-Nowhere League, and Cro-Mags as special guests. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, April 5 at 10 a.m. local time at the link below. Misfits played two historic comeback concerts in 2016 at Riot Fest in Denver and Chicago that drew rabid fans in droves from all over the world and shattered attendance records at the festivals. More recently, Misfits played two shows in December 2017 in Los Angeles and in Las Vegas, and in May 2018 in New Jersey. Continue reading

Sum 41, Thy Art Is Murder, 12 Foot Ninja, Pennywise And More Added To Download Australia

The franchising of Download Festival continues after terrific forays into France and Spain with Sydney and Melbourne, Australia now shaping up to be one of the stronger festival lineups in recent memory. Six new bands have joined a killer lineup including Sum 41, Thy Art Is Murder, 12 Foot Ninja, Pennywise, Slaves (UK) and Voyager. They compliment the likes of Ozzy Osbourne, Slayer, Judas Priest, Alice In Chains, Ghost, Rise Against, The Amity Affliction, Anthrax, Halestorm,Behemoth, Me First And The Gimme Gimmes, Converge, Fever 333 and many more on Saturday, 9th March in Parramatta Park, Sydney (18+) and Monday 11th March (long weekend) at Flemington Racecourse, in Melbourne. Tickets are on sale now at the links below. Continue reading

Ozzy Osbourne, Slayer, Judas Priest, Alice In Chains And Ghost To Play Download Australia

Download Festival Australia has been announced for 2019, as a two-date festival experience in Sydney and Melbourne next March. Headling the festival are Ozzy Osbourne, Slayer, Judas Priest, Alice In Chains and Ghost are among the confirmed bands. These two shows will represent Ozzy’s only shows in Australia on the “No More Tears 2” tour. More bands will be announced soon. The two-date, five-stage affair, hitting Sydney’s Parramatta Park on Saturday, March 9 and Melbourne’s Flemington Racecourse on Monday, March 11 has tickets on sale now. Continue reading

Rise Against – The Ghost Note Symphonies Vol. 1

In a move that shouldn’t have surprised anyone given the band’s long-standing modesty, the sudden appearance of new music from Rise Against still feels like it came out of nowhere. The Ghost Note Symphonies Vol 1 (Sony), effectively a Rise Against unplugged album, arrives with little if any, fanfare but, as with many Rise Against records, it deserves your quiet and rapt attention as what they have delivered here is a record of quiet grace, emotion, and elan. Continue reading

Tom Morello Details Solo Album To Lars Ulrich On It’s Electric Podcast

Tom Morello appeared on the new episode of Lars Ulrich’s Apple Beats 1 podcast “It’s Electric”. He discussed his debut solo album, The Atlas Underground. An all-star affair, Morello, best known for Rage Against The Machine, Audioslave and Prophets Of Rage worked with GZA, Gary Clark Jr., K. Flay, Pretty Lights, Portugal. The Man, Whethan, Marcus Mumford, Rise Against’s Tim McIlrath, Carl Restivo, Nico Stadi, Leikeli47 and Herobust on the albumWatch the interview below.

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FESTIVAL PREVIEW: INKcarceration Music And Tattoo Festival

The inaugural INKcarceration Music and Tattoo Festival takes place starting today and running all weekend on July 13, 14 and 15 in Mansfield, Ohio at the eerie, enormous Historic Ohio State Reformatory. This one-of-a-kind destination event will give attendees the opportunity to rock out to three days of live music from their favorite rock bands, get tattooed by acclaimed local and regional artists, tour one of the most famous reformatories of all time, Famous for the movie The Shawshank Redemption, the fest is headlined by Rise Against, A Day to Remember, Bush, Black Label Society, Clutch, Our Lady Peace, Suicidal Tendencies, Fuel, Hatebreed, Sevendust, Living Colour, Of Mice and Men, Corrosion of Conformity, Lit, Life of Agony and many more. Below is our day by day preview, with stage times and more! Continue reading