Bringing together the best bands in Metalcore, Punk, Rock, and Metal, Furnace Fest has been announced for this fall at Sloss Furnaces September. 24-26 this year and features a plethora of huge bands such as Killswitch Engage, Taking Back Sunday, Andrew W.K., Underøath, Astronoid, Cave In, Converge, Defeater, Eighteen Visions, Emery, End, ERRA, Every Time I Die, All Get Out, Anberlin, The Appleseed Cast, The Beautiful Mistake, Beloved, Better Off, The Bled, As Friends Rust, August Burns Red, Bad Cop Bad Cop, Be Well, Boy Sets Fire, The Casket Lottery, Comeback Kid, Counterparts, Darkest Hour, Face to Face, Fit for a King, The Get Up Kids, Hatebreed, Zao and more! The full day-by-day lineups and tickets can be found below!
Day 2 of Wrecking Ball didn’t start until after 1 PM, so people had ample chance to recover in spite of the after parties. The early day belonged to bands on the outdoor Music Park Stage and the Heaven Stage. Early bands such as Yuck, and and Basement woke kids out of their stupors. Fans who showed up early got a treat seeing Mutoid Man’s Stephen Brodsky pull double duty later on with legends Cave In. Another highly anticipated group was the return of Glassjaw in only their second show back in action. They really brought it back with their set chock full of hits. Other early bands of note included Girlpool, the excellent Appleseed Cast, and screamo legends Thrice. Later on Desparecidos and American Nightmare brought the swelling crowds at witnessing their respective sets to their knees. American Nightmare in particular has been killing it live and tonight was no exception. Finally Coheed And Cambria closed the night in epic fashion. Wrecking Ball, we are already looking forward to next year. Thanks again to Boston Chuck Photograpy for the great shots from a packed photo pit!
With destination concert events being the next big thing, every city is trying to come up with an even to put them on the map. Atlanta has pulled off an impressive start with the first annual Wrecking Ball at the venerable Masquerade venue. Judging by the success with the lineup and the response from the crowd, we have every reason to believe this fest will be a round for years to come. Even though if you Google the fests name, you still get that silly girl Miley and her video, the fest unironically had their own wrecking ball too, with people doing the Miley pose in jest. And the bands on day one wrecked the stage and had fans from all over wrecking their bodies in the Atlanta summer heat to the mostly punk rock extravaganza. Descendents may be long time veterans of the scene, but they performed with more energy than most bands half their age. Judge brought the old-school beatdown sensability. The heady minds in Failure were an anomaly on the bill, but a welcome one that added to the diversity of it. Their new album The Heart Is A Monster (InResidence) is killer. Back to the punk side of things Modern Life is War, The Get Up Kids, TheMovieLife, SamIAm, and Title Fight all brought it big time. Pianos Become The Teeth is another band that had their own crowd on hand for this show. The outdoor stage added a real specialness to this event, and those bands seemed to really relish the true fest feels. Shot here for Ghost Cult by Boston Chuck Photography, day one of Wrecking Ball more than set the tone for the rest of the weekend. Day 2 coverage coming soon!
May 23: Bled Fest – Howell, MI
May 29: Subterranean – Chicago, IL (Pet Symmetry Release Show)
Jun 09: Dag House – Cleveland, OH
Jul 16: Hi Dive – Denver, CO (w/ Appleseed Cast, Dads)
Jul 17: Reverb – Omaha, NE (w/ Appleseed Cast, Dads)
Jul 18: Riot Room – Kansas City, MO (w/ Appleseed Cast, Dads)
Jul 19: Frequency – Madison, WI (w/ Appleseed Cast, Dads)
Jul 21: Subterranean – Chicago, IL (w/ Appleseed Cast, Dads)
Jul 22: Double Happiness – Columbus, OH (w/ Appleseed Cast, Dads)
Jul 23: Cattivo – Pittsburgh, PA (w/ Appleseed Cast, Dads)
Jul 24: Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH (w/ Appleseed Cast, Dads)
Jul 25: Lee’s Palace – Toronto, ON (w/ Appleseed Cast, Dads)
Jul 26: Bug Jar – Rochester, NY (w/ Appleseed Cast, Dads)
Jul 27: Great Scott – Boston, MA (w/ Appleseed Cast, Dads)
Jul 28: Webster Hall – New York, NY (w/ Appleseed Cast, Dads)
Jul 29: Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA (w/ Appleseed Cast, Dads)
Jul 30: Rock & Roll Hotel – Washington, DC (w/ Appleseed Cast, Dads)
Jul 31: Cat’s Cradle – Chapel Hill, NC (w/ Appleseed Cast, Dads)
Aug 01: The Mothlight – Asheville, NC (w/ Appleseed Cast, Dads)
Aug 03: 1904 – Jacksonville, FL (w/ Appleseed Cast, Dikembe)
Aug 04: Loosey’s – Gainesville FL (w/ Appleseed Cast, Dikembe)
Aug 05: Crowbar – Tampa, FL (w/ Appleseed Cast, Dikembe)
Aug 07: Churchill’s – Miami, FL w/ (Appleseed Cast, Dikembe)
Aug 08: Backbooth – Orlando, FL (w/ Appleseed Cast, Dikembe)
Stream “Another Day, Another Vitamin” below.
Stream “Everything” below.
The Wrecking Ball ATL has announced their lineup, taking place on August 8-9, 2015 at The Masquerade in Atlanta, GA.
Coheed And Cambria
The Get Up Kids
The Lawrence Arms
The Appleseed Cast
Modern Life Is War
Pianos Become The Teeth
The World Is A Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid To Die
Small Brown Bike
You Blew It!
Make Do And Mend
Brick + Mortar