Slipknot Announces Their First Knotfest Italy with Architects, Amon Amarth, I Prevail, Lorna Shore, Nothing More and Destrage

Slipknot has announced the inaugural Italian edition of Knotfest. Joining the Iowa masked metallers on June 25, 2023 at Bologna Arena Parco Nord will be Architects, Amon Amarth, I Prevail, Lorna Shore, Nothing More and Destrage. General on-sale for Knotfest Italy begins at 10 a.m. CET on Wednesday, December 7. Tickets, information and VIP upgrades are available will be available via the link below.

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Watch Pantera Perform For the First Time in 21 Years at Mexico’s Hell and Heaven Festival


The reformed version of Pantera (Phil Anselmo, Rex Brown, with Zakk Wylde on guitar and Anthrax’s Charlie Benante on drums) performed tonight as one of headlining bands at Mexico’s Hell and Heaven Fest in Toluca, MX. Tonight was the start of a multi-continent world tour expected to last at least into 2024, including three dates at Slipknot’s Knotfest events in South America this month, 10 dates in Europe and opening for Metallica. The band played a selection of tracks spanning their albums from 1991 – 2000. The stage set up was slightly reminiscent of The band’s tour for the Reinventing The Steel album (Elektra Records, 2000), while a giant video screen showed Pantera’s official music videos, clips from The Pantera “Home Video” series, and paid tribute to Vinnie Paul and Dimebag Darrell Abbott. Check out fan-filmed videos, photos, and the setlist below.

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PODCAST: Glacially Musical Pouredcast 107: Slipknot Discography: Pt.4 – “All Hope Is Gone,” and Beyond


We continue our series on arguably the biggest metal band in the world, Slipknot! Episode 4 of 4 in this series sees Nik and keefy close it out with the ascent to the top of heap of metal headling arena tours, festival headlining in Europe and America, Mayhem Fest, their fourth album “All Hope Is Gone” and a brief breeze through the rest of their career up to now. RIP Paul, and RIP Joey. Continue reading

The Weekly Ritual Rock and Metal News Show 12-01-22


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Ghost Cult’s Albums of the Year 2022 Part 3 (20 – 1)

Press on, intrepid reader, to find out our top albums of 2022, as voted for by the cast, crew and hangers-on of the good ship Ghost Cult. Over 275 albums were nominated (including one stray and errant vote for Stryper… we’ve had words), some people lauded albums as the greatest of all time that no one else noticed, other albums picked up a steady stream of votes across the board without tickling the top of anyone’s charts, but through it all, we’ve been able to compile our team list of the best 75 albums of the year. And there are some absolute corkers, here. 75 of them, to be exact…

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Ghost Cult’s Album of the Year 2022 Part 2 (40-21)

As we move into the meaty part of the Ghost Cult albums of the year for 2022 (as chosen solely by the team that dedicate their time to promote, analyse and share the love for the great alternative music that we exist to talk about), we find a mix of old favourites and a sprinkling of new rising and shining stars…Continue reading

PODCAST: Glacially Musical Pouredcast 106: Slipknot Discography: Pt. 3 – Before I Forget – “Volume 3 – The Subliminal Verses!”


We continue our series on arguably the biggest metal band in the world, Slipknot! Nik doesn’t think so, Keefy argues back. Nik HATES Stone Sour , but likes chill-Knot! Hilarity ensues.🤣 Episode 3 of 4 takes us from the top of their success following “Iowa” – headling arena tours (!) in the USA and headlining appearances at metalfests around the world. Finally, we key in on “Volume 3 (The Subliminal Verses!”).

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0:00 Intro

1:57 Beer ✔️ Nik: Tapestry Brewing – Reactor India Pale Ale, Keefy: Misfits Fiend lager from Califcraft!

4:36 Vinyl ✔️ Keefy: A Place To Bury Strangers, Nik: KISS

26:31 Shirt ✔️ Nik: KISS – Keefy – Lemmy of Motörhead Official

27:12 News ✔️ Dave Mustaine of Megadeth vs Metallica , and Record Store Day Black Friday, Mötley Crüe new vinyl sets.

39:13 Meat: Slipknot “Iowa” discussion

1:18:00 Ending


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Graspop Metal Meeting Books Pantera, Slipknot, Disturbed, Amon Amarth, Arch Enemy, Kreator, Meshuggah, Gojira, Parkway Drive, Testament, Voivod, and More

Pantera, Disturbed, Amon Amarth, Arch Enemy, Architects, Behemoth, Kreator, Meshuggah, Gojira, Parkway Drive, Testament, Voivod are among the 103 artists who have been added to the 26th edition of the Graspop Metal Meeting, set to take place June 15-18, 2023 in Dessel, Belgium. Tickets are on sale tomorrow at the links below. Continue reading

Heavy Group Presents Heavy Music Awards 2023 Announces Milestone Show Hosted at London’s Iconic OVO Arena Wembley



Heavy Group announces the return of the Heavy Music Awards (HMA) and the arrival of its spectacular new home for 2023, the OVO Arena Wembley on Friday 26 May. Since its inception in 2017, the HMAs has recognised the most influential and groundbreaking creatives in the heavy music landscape and certified itself as a staple of the heavy music awards calendar, with a move to OVO Arena Wembley now cementing the event as the largest rock music awards ceremony ever.

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