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.
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 →
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 →
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 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 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 →
In the on-going he said – he said between members of System of A Down, bassist Shavo Odadjian believes the band will again make music someday. He also expressed in a new interview that he is disappointed with how some of the back and forth between the members has played out in the music press. The band is booked for music festivals in America next summer, such as Sonic Temple and Chicago Open Air.Continue reading →