Opeth Teams Up with PUCK HCKY on Hockey Themed Merch

Opeth has collaborated on an amazing new line of Hockey-themed merch with great lifestyle wear brand Puck HCKY. Other bands that have merch made through the brand include Anthrax, Cannibal Corpse, Devin Townsend, Meshiggah, Overkill, Snoop Dogg, Less Than Jake, Exodus, Testament, Darkest Hour, 36 Crazyfists, Doyle, All Hail The Yeti and more! Continue reading

Hasbro Completes Their Acquisition of Entertainment One Records Ltd. (eOne)

 

In a story we reported several months ago, Hasbro has completed their acquisition of Entertainment One (eOne Records, eOne Heavy) and their properties. The move adds more global brands to Hasbro’s cadre of entertainment offerings. Originally founded as music distributor Records on Wheels in 1970, but today has a plethora of well-known music, film, and television brands. eOne’s music offerings includes the libraries of Artemis Records, Death Row Records, and Dualtone Records as well as Grammy winners High on Fire, Snoop Dogg, Wu-Tang Clan, Zakk Wyle’s Black Label Society, Crowbar, Ace Frehley, The Blue Stones, Arkells, The Bloody Beetroots, Lights, The Game, Teagan and Sara and more.

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Musink Festival – Orange County Event Center

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For the ninth year in a row music lovers and tattoo culture seekers joined at the Travis Barker’s (Blink 182) Musink Festival. Held at the Orange County Event Center and Fairgrounds in California and featured headliners Snoop Dogg, Deftones, and Circa Survive, as well as the Transplants come back show, Yelawolf, Taking Back Sunday, Plague Vendor, Atreyu, Face to Face, Spirit In The Room and more. Continue reading

Festival Preview: Musink 2016

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Music fans, tattoo lovers and all kinds of awesomeness is set to collide at the Travis Barker’s (Blink 182) 9th Annual Musink Festival. Sponsored again by Coldcock Whiskey, the fest kicks off today at the Orange County Event Center and Fairgrounds in California and features headliners Snoop Dogg, Deftones, and Circa Survive, as well as the Transplants come back show, Yelawolf, Taking Back Sunday, Plague Vendor, Atreyu, Face to Face and many more. Ghost Cult will be there once again to cover it!

A plethora of infamous master tattooists such as Paul Booth, Gtc’s Tattooland, Spotlight Tattoo, Freddy Negrete, Shamrock Social Club, Nikko Hurtado, Royal Peacock Tattoo, Gold Rush Tattoo, Oliver Peck, Nspired1, Robert Atkinson, Oc Tattoo, Corey Miller, Baba, Franco Vescovi, Boog, Bj Betts, Carlos Torres, Norm, Little Linda, Carlos Rojas, Dan Smith, Shaun Topper, Rich Pineda, Yushi and more.

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Friday night’s music action kicks off at 3 PM and features none other than hip-hop legend Snoop Dogg, playing for practically a hometown crowd. Joining him are Barker’s Transplants band and the sensational Yelawolf.

Saturday the fairgrounds open at noon for a full day of tats, contests, food and fun. Saturday is headlined by Deftones, who are gearing up for the release of their new album Gore (Warner Brothers). Joining them will be the always fun live Taking Back Sunday. Miss Musink will be crowned on the stage, and Plague Vendor will also play.

Sunday has another “pinch” me type bill with Circa Survive and the reunited Atreyu back to back! Face To Face is also playing so get your spot early and prepare to dance!

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In addition to special Coldcock events and tastings for those over 21, there are a bunch of other contests and a cool lowrider car show and contest. There are VIP packages to meet Travis Barker as well. VIP tickets as well as general tickets and info can be found at: Additionally there is an extremely limited supply of VIP Meet & Greet packages with Travis Barker available at this link http://musink.org/

Meet And Greet with Travis Barker hours:

Friday, March 4th: 3pm-10pm

Saturday, March 5th: noon-10pm

Sunday, March 6th: noon-9pm

 

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Faith No More, Motorhead, Rancid, etc Confirmed For Riot Fest Chicago 2015

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The Chicago Riot Fest 2015 will be happening on September 11-13, 2015 at Douglas Park. More artists are expected to be announced, including one more headliner who has yet to be announced.

No Doubt
Faith No More
Iggy Pop
Snoop Dogg (performing Doggystyle)
Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley
Motörhead
Rancid (performing …And Out Come The Wolves)
Tenacious D
Billy Idol
Ice Cube & Special Guests (performing Straight Outta Compton Remix)
Alkaline Trio
Coheed And Cambria
Taking Back Sunday
Rodrigo y Gabriela
Drive Like Jehu
Merle Haggard
Flogging Molly
Slightly Stoopid
L7
Alexisonfire
Thrice
The Dirty Heads
Stephen “Ragga” Marley
The Academy Is… (performing “Almost Here“)
The Lawrence Arms
Kongos
Cypress Hill
Echo & The Bunnymen
Bootsy Collin’s Rubber Band
The Devil Wears Prada
Yelawolf
Pennywise
The Airborne Toxic Event
Manchester Orchestra
Eagles Of Death Metal
Anthrax
De La Soul
The Damned
Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness
New Politics
Mayday Parade
Jimmy Cliff
Against Me!
Babes In Toyland
Ok Go
Bayside
Mest
Andrew W.K.
Desaparecidos
The Joy Formidable
The Dead Milkmen
Atreyu
Fidlar
Millencolin
American Nightmare
Swervedriver
Lee Scratch Perry
Gwar
Less Than Jake
The Expendables
Living Colour
The Thurston Moore Band
Morgan Heritage
Lifetime
Benjamin Booker
Fishbone
Death
Doomtree
Hum
Tarrus Riley
Mariachi El Bronx
Civ
Joyce Manor
Every Time I Die
The Movielife
The Dwarves (performing “Blood Guts And Pussy“)
Tommy Stinson
Steve Ignorante & Paranoid Visions
Real Friends
The Dear Hunter
Kevin Devine
Mustard Plug
The Ataris
Jo Mersa
Into It. Over It.
Alvvays
The White Buffalo
Black-Am-I
Skip Marley
Knuckle Puck
Post Mallone With FKI
Jazz Cartier
Marmozets
Modern Life Is War
Fit For Rivals
Barb Wire Dolls
The Coathangers
Flatfoot 56
Teenage Bottlerocket
Prayers
CHON
Counterpunch
Have Mercy
Speedy Ortiz
Superheaven
White Mystery
Foxing
Direct Hit!
Main Attrakionz
Ground Up
Skinny Lister
Beach Slang
Cayetana
Alex Wiley
Heems
Dirty Fences
Blis
Sleep On It
The Brokedowns
Meat Wave
Psalm One
Northern Faces
Dreamers
Souvenirs
Elway
Indian Handcrafts
Skating Polly
Signals Midwest
Modern Chemistry
Faulkner
Pears
Gateway Drugs
Tasha The Amazon
Foxtrott
Twin River
Clowns
Indian School
Die Selloutz
The Municipal Drainage Project
Special performances will also be made by The Rock-Afire Explosion and the Hellzapoppin Circus Sideshow Revue.

CHICAGO: FIRST WAVE of lineup announcements for Riot Fest & Carnival are here!TICKETS ON SALE NOW!!!…

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Rancid, Motorhead, Anthrax, Testament, etc Confirmed For 2015 Riot Fest Denver

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The 2015 Denver Riot Fest will be held at the National Western Complex on August 28-30, 2015, and the first lineup announcement has been released. A second announcement with two more headlining acts and additional acts are pending.

Modest Mouse
Pixies
Snoop Dogg (performing Doggystyle)
Iggy Pop
Tenacious D
Ice Cube & Special Guests (performing Straight Outta Compton Remix)
Run DMC
Rancid (performing …And Out Come The Wolves)
Motörhead
Flogging Molly
Coheed And Cambria
Drive Like Jehu
L7
Explosions In The Sky
Kongos
Cypress Hill
Alkaline Trio
Thrice
Cold War Kids
The Airborne Toxic Event
Iration
Bootsy Collins’ Rubber Band
Yelawolf
Babes In Toyland
Anthrax
The Damned
Eagles Of Death Metal
The Might Might Bosstones
GZA
Ok Go
De La Soul
Testament
Desaparecidos
The Dead Milkmen
Nada Surf
The Lawrence Arms
Reverent Horton Heat
Andrew W.K.
Gwar
The Black Lips
The Get Up Kids
American Nightmare
Bayside
Swervedriver
Millencolin
The Vandals
Less Than Jake
The Joy Formidaable
Doomtree
Cloud Cult
7 Seconds
OFF!
Benjamin Booker
Joyce Manor
The White Buffalo
Post Malone With FKI
Jazz Cartier
Teenage Bottlerocket
The Bunny Gang
Speedy Ortiz
Pup
Beach Slang
The Hotelier
Prayers
Fit For Rivals
Direct Hit!
The Moth & The Flame
Elway
Main Attrakionz
Cayetana
Broadway Calls
White Mystery
Skating Polly
Souvenirs
Northern Faces
Dreamers
Pears
Meat Wave
Rozwell Kid
Sleep On It
Faulkner
Gateway Drugs
Daye Jack
Indian School
The ‘Rock-afire explosion and ‘Hellzapoppin’ Circus Sideshow Revue‘ will also be making special appearances.

DENVER: FIRST WAVE of lineup announcements for Riot Fest & Rodeo are here! More headliners and bands to be announced…

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Catch The Throne The Mixtape Volume II Now Available For Free Download

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The Game Of Thrones inspired mixtape Catch The Throne, Vol II has been released and can be downloaded via iTunes.

Catch The Throne, Vol. II track listing:
01. Method Man – The Oath
02. MNDR – Run for Cover
03. Ty Dolla $ign – Never Back Down
04. Killswitch Engage – Loyalty
05. Kap G – Surrender Now
06. Melanie Fiona – Fight Through It
07. Snoop Dogg – Lannister’s Anthem
08. Yandel – Marcando Territorio
09. Anthrax – Soror Irrumator
10. Estelle – Let Me Go
11. Talib Kweli – Lord of the Light
12. Mastodon – White Walker
13. Raquel Sofia – Legends
14. Stalley – All Mine
15. Mushroomhead – Among the Crows

Mastodon Featured On Upcoming Game Of Thrones Mixtape

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Mastodon has been confirmed by HBO as one of the many artists to take part on the Game Of Thrones Mixtape, Catch the Throne: The Mixtape Vol. 2. HBO offers the following details:

HBO has teamed up with some of the music industry’s top artists for the second installment of Catch the Throne: The Mixtape, for the Emmy® – and Golden Globe – winning series Game of Thrones. Building on the success of Volume 1 – with over 2.5MM streams to date – that attracted hip-hop and reggaeton fans alike, Volume 2 will feature Method Man, Snoop Dogg and Yandel, and will transcend genres by adding Grammy-nominated metal bands Mastodon, Anthrax and Killswitch Engage to the mixtape lineup. The mixtape will be released in anticipation of the season 5 debut of Game of Thrones airing April 12th on HBO.

Produced by Launch Point Records, the 15-song mixtape features diverse artists representing Game of Thrones families, leveraging themes and highlights from season 4. Showcasing the importance of music in Game of Thrones, each song on the mixtape samples music from the show’s season 4 soundtrack. This year’s mixtape also weaves in the overarching theme of fire and ice, providing listeners with an exciting line-up of heavy metal and hip-hop artists.

As huge fans of the series, artists were eager to participate. “Off the top, I love Game of Thrones – I even gave my expert analysis of this season on my GGN show. It’s like the rap game, it’s gangster, about family, loyalty and trying to get to the top,” stated Snoop Dogg. “I had to get involved. Give the fans a little bit of how I see it.”

Lucinda Martinez, SVP of Multicultural Marketing at HBO stated, “Catch the Throne: The Mixtape garnered much praise and piqued interest of artists wanting to partake in its sequel. We’re excited to seize the opportunity to channel the fandom of these artists into volume 2 and give audiences another opportunity to experience original music inspired by the show. We are particularly excited to integrate heavy metal into the mixtape this time around to continue our celebration of this groundbreaking series.” Scott Ian, founding member of Anthrax, stated “As fans of Game of Thrones, we are extremely excited to collaborate on this project. Recording a song about the Lannister family allows us to connect more with our fans and Game of Thrones fans in a way we would have never imagined.”

Catch the Throne: The Mixtape Vol. 2 will be released next month, free of charge. Listeners are encouraged to share using the hashtag #CatchTheThrone.

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Linkin Park, System Of A Down, The Offspring, Slayer, Deftones, etc Confirmed For Amnesia Rockfest 2015

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The 10th edition of Amnesia Rockfest has announced Linkin Park and System of a Down will be headlining the Friday and Saturday nights of the event respectively. Tim Armstrong (Rancid) and Fat Mike (NOFX) are curators of the 10th anniversary edition.

The Offspring will be doing their album Americana in its entirety; Deftones performing their Around The Fur album in its entirety; and Rancid will be doing their And Out Come The Wolves set.

Some of this year’s new features include having several comedians such as Tom Green, Steve-O from Jackass (first Quebec appearance in 10 years, since the 2004 riot at the Metropolis) and Mike Ward. Several other surprises and secret performances are in store for festival-goers.

The rest of the lineup consists of:

Linkin Park (Headline Friday Night)
System Of A Down (Headline Saturday Night)
The Offspring (performing Americana album)
Slayer
Snoop Dogg
Rob Zombie
Tenacious D (featuring Jack Black – first Quebec appearance)
Pixies
Sublime with Rome
Deftones (performing Around The Fur)
Rancid (performing And Out Come The Wolves)
Bad Religion
Refused (reunion)
Bad Religion
Thrice (reunion)
Coheed And Cambria
Story Of The Year
Flogging Molly
Gogol Bordello
Propagandhi
Goldfinger
Less Than Jake
Good Riddance
Ten Foot Pole
The Bouncing Souls
Satanic Surfers (reunion)
Buzzcocks
Descendents
ALL
The Exploited
GBH
Michale Graves (of the Misfits)
Ministry
Skinny Puppy (first show since 1988)
Parkway Drive
Down
Fear Factory
Atreyu (reunion)
Carcass
Bolt Thrower (rare Canadian appearance)
The Melvins

Quebec Stage
Les Cowboys Frintgants
Banlieue Rouge (one night reunion)
Groovy Aardvark (one night reunion)
Subb (one night reunion)
MAP (one night reunion)
Penelope (one night reunion)
Blind Witness (one night reunion)
Bald Vulture (one night reunion)
Overbass (one night reunion)
Les Ékorchés (one night reunion)
Capitaine Révolte (one night reunion)
Mononc’ Serge
The Planet Smashers

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