Sonic Temple Fest Adds Slipknot, Deftones, Bring Me The Horizon, Evanescence and More!

The second annual Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival, which returns to MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, Ohio on Friday, May 15, Saturday, May 16 and Sunday, May 17, 2020. The famed jewel in the Danny Wimmer Presents festival season crown already boasts Metallica for two nights as a headliner and now has added Slipknot as the Saturday headliner in between, along with Deftones, Bring Me The Horizon, Evanescence, Staind, Sublime With Rome, Rancid, Dropkick Murphys, Cypress Hill, Pennywise and many more. The full lists of bands and poster is below! Tickets are also on sale as well! Continue reading

Metallica to Headline Sonic Temple, Louder Than Life, Aftershock, Welcome To Rockville, and Epicenter Festivals in 2020

Metallica has announced, in conjunction with Danny Wimmer Presents that the band will headline all of their major rock and metal festivals in 2020! In an unprecedented move, the biggest band of all-time will perform two nights of each three-night event, and play totally different sets each night. More details and many more bands to be announced for all of those fests, the first being Epicenter, which is about 203 days away. Other fests include Sonic Temple, Louder Than Life, Aftershock, and Welcome To Rockville. Tickets on sale this Monday, 10/14 at 9 AM PST/ Noon EST. 

 

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The Cult Announces “Sonic Temple” 30th Anniversary Reissues

The Cult has been celebrating their landmark Sonic Temple album this year with tours and now will release a deluxe boxed set. Beggars Arkive will release The Cult: Sonic Temple 30 on September 13. It will be released as a deluxe box set and a 5-CD set, plus the label will reissue a Sonic Temple on Double LP, which has been out of print for over 20 years. The sets both contain limited-release demos in addition to previously unreleased tracks. (Full details and track-listings are below.) Preorders are available here. The band announced more Sonic Temple tour dates. After a run of hugely successful and completely sold-out U.S. West Coast tour dates, they will play 10 shows in the UK in October (dates below). Originally released in 1989, Sonic Temple proved to be a pivotal moment for both the band and the wider rock scene. Produced by Bob Rock, Sonic Temple had four chart-topping singles: ‘Fire Woman,’ ‘Edie (Ciao Baby),’ ‘Sun King’ and ‘Sweet Soul Sister.’ Continue reading

Watch System of a Down Play Their Hits at Chicago Open Air

Fans braved the rain and a delay to make it through day one if Chicago Open Air yesterday (May 18th). And they did tough it out just to see System of a Down continue their live reunion. Following their set the night before at Sonic Temple, the band played a huge, long set list of twenty-five tracks in a killer performance. Watch fan-filmed footage of the entire performance and more from SOAD right now, and see the full setlist below. Continue reading

CLASSIC ALBUMS REVISITED: The Cult – “Sonic Temple” Turns 30

The Cult is celebrating thirty years of their classic Sonic Temple (Beggars Banquet). Produced by Bob Rock, the album has a lot is fingerprints on it: huge live drum sounds, choir-like vocal parts, layers of guitar tracks, and a ready-made arena rock sound that suited the band perfectly. Continue reading

The Cult Books Frist Leg of “Sonic Temple” Tour Dates

The Cult has announced a new spate of tour dates in support of their brand new re-issues of their classic SonicTemple album via Beggars Banquet Records this year. Led by Ian Astbury and guitarist Billy Duffy, the British rock legends will embark on select dates in North America and the UK starting May 2 in Houston, TX (itinerary below). The setlist will, of course, raw from the Sonic Temple album and their other hits. Prayers, Zola Jesus and Vowws will provide direct support for these shows. Tickets are on sale now for the “A Sonic Temple” tour and available at the link below. The band expects to book another block of dates very soon for 2019/2020, with details to follow. Read this awesome Q and A discussing the tour below from Ian and Billy! Continue reading

The Distillers To Release First New Album in Fifteen Years In 2019

The Distillers have been on hiatus since 2007, and haven’t put a new album out since 2003’s Coral Fang (Sire). Vocalist Brody Dalle posted to her Facebook that the band is making a new album for 2019. The band will take part in music festivals like Sonic Temple, Reading and Leeds Festivals, with more dates to come. We’re pumped for this band to make a comeback and you should be too! Continue reading