The Weekly Ritual Rock and Metal News Show 7/1/22


Check out our weekly news show! We cover the major stories of the week in heavy music, rock, and metal news, tour dates, and festivals, New Music Friday, and more!

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ALBUM REVIEW: Christian Death – Evil Becomes Rule


When it comes to acrimonious splits within bands, some music fans have long memories. Tending to side with one party over the other, many loyal devotees can either be unwilling or simply unable to let go of the past no matter how much water has passed under the bridge in the meantime. The faint hope of some future reconciliation usually remains among the embittered faithful but when death becomes part of the story a grudge often turns into something unforgivable and can last a lifetime.

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John 5 And The Creatures Will Postone Several Shows Due to COVID-19


John 5 And The Creatures featuring John 5 of Rob Zombie has been forec to postpone their next three shows on its “Sinner” North American tour with The Haxans after a positive COVID-19 test within the touring party. According to a post on social media, the band expects to resume the trek on April 28 in Austin, Texas.

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INTERVIEW: John 5 Talks “Sinner” – Tips for Touring, and New Gigs with Rob Zombie


 

Ghost Cult caught up with guitar great John 5 ! John is kicking off a new headline tour to support his 2021 solo album “Sinner” – with support from The Haxans! We talked to John about tour plans, tips for successful touring, his guitar rig, his playing regimen, the upcoming “Freaks on Parade” with Rob ZombieMudvayne – Static- X – and Powerman 5000 ! Interview by Keefy (https://www.instagram.com/ghostcultkeefy). Video editing by Omar Cordy of OJC Photography (https://www.instagram.com/ojcpics​​​​). Theme music by Salted Wounds (https://www.instagram.com/saltedwoundsnyc).Continue reading


Rob Zombie Books a New Tour with Mudvayne, Static-X, and Powerman 5000


Rob Zombie will team up with reunited Nu-metallers Mudvayne for the “Freaks On Parade” tour this summer. Direct will come from Static-X and Powerman 5000. Produced by Live Nation, the 21-city trek kicks off on July 20 at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in Maryland Heights, making stops across the U.S. in Tampa, Holmdel, Tinley Park, and more before wrapping up in The Woodlands at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion on August 21. The pre-sale is this Thursday, with the general on-sale going live on March 25th, 2022. Zombie released his most recent album The Lunar Injection Kool-Aid Eclipse via Nuclear Blast in 2021. Mudvayne reunited for a handful of festival shows in 2021. Continue reading


Louder Than Life 2022 Festival Books Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nine Inch Nails, Slipknot, KISS, and More!


 

Louder Than Life Festival has announced its lineup for 2022, seeking to top the epic edition in 2021. Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nine Inch Nails, Slipknot and KISS will headline the festival of 100 artists over 4 days! Joining them will be Rob Zombie, Bring Me The Horizon, Alice In Chains (And A Separate Set From Jerry Cantrell), Alice Cooper, Incubus, Evanescence, Lamb Of God, Tenacious D, Yungblud, Chevelle, Papa Roach, Halestorm, Mastodon, In This Moment, The Pretty Reckless and many more! Taking place from September 21st – 25th 2022, the fest takes place at The Highland Festival Grounds at KY Expo Center Passes are on sale now for $10 down (through March 31) at the link below. Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Bloodywood – Rakshak


Heavy, yet groove-laden, Bloodywood brings to the world Rakshak (Self-Released). Bloodywood marries classic Bollywood strains with some serious riffage and wicked heavy metal. Everything about Rakshak is loud and in your face. The listener has a primal urge to hear and see Bloodywood live. Every track on Rakshak is gobsmackingly amazing.

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Five Finger Death Punch’s Mascot “Knucklehead” Gets a Funko POP Rocks Figure


Funko, the global sensation of popular vinyl collectible toys company has teamed up with
Five Finger Death Punch for a new figure in the Pop Rocks! series. The FFDP mascot is the new recipient of a Funko POP! Vinyl figure and you can get notfied of the pre-orders for the “Knucklehead” at the link below. See images of the figure below as well. Other artists who have gotten the Pop! Rocks treatment in the past includes Slipknot, N.W.A., Kiss, Iron Maiden, Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, AC/DC, Ozzy Osbourne, Def Leppard, Motley Crue, Prince, Rob Zombie, and more. The Funko brand, which sells other figures and licensed merchandise, went public with an IPO in 2018.

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Rob Zombie, AC/DC, Foo Fighters, Mastodon, Gojira, Deftones, Dream Theater, Steven Wilson and More Are Nominated for the 64th Grammy’s Awards


Rob Zombie, AC/DC, Foo Fighters, Mastodon, Gojira, Deftones, Steven Wilson, Chris Cornell (posthumously) and more are among the many bands nominated for the Rock and Metal portion of the 64th Grammy’s Awards, a.k.a. “The Grammy’s.” Typically the Rock and Metal awards are given out in the pre-televised portion of the show, but they are now live streamed. The Recording Academy will present the 2022 GRAMMY Awards on Mon, Jan. 31, on the CBS Television Network(opens in a new tab) and stream live and on demand on Paramount+ from 8–11:30 p.m. ET / 5–8:30 p.m. PT. Prior to the telecast, the GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony will be held at the Microsoft Theater at 12:30 p.m. PT/3:30 p.m. ET and will be streamed live on GRAMMY.com and the Recording Academy’s YouTube channel(opens in a new tab).

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Welcome To Rockville Books KISS, Korn, Guns N Roses, and Foo Fighters as The 2022 Headliners


 


Welcome to Rockville has announced their 2022 headliners for their return to the festival! Returning to a spring event schedule, the fest taking place at Daytona Motor Speedway from May 19th to 22nd will feature KISS, Korn, Guns N Roses, and Foo Fighters each night of the fest! Early bird tickets are on sale now! This years’s fest features headliners Metallica (twice) Slipknot, who performed last night to close the first the day and Disturbed with many other bands. In addition to a weekend of incredible music and rock and lifestyle experiences, many of the performances will be livestreamed. Check out the details! Continue reading