Rocklahoma will celebrate its 15th anniversary this year and has put together a great lineup for the party! This year, Rocklahoma will make its Labor Day Weekend Party America’s biggest as the three-day camping festival features some of today’s top rock artists, including Korn, Five Finger Death Punch, Shinedown, Evanescence, Megadeth, Seether, Three Days Grace, Cypress Hill, Jelly Roll, and more! Rocklahoma takes place on Friday, September 2, Saturday, September 3, and Sunday, September 4 at Pryor Creek Music Festival Grounds in Pryor, Oklahoma, just outside of Tulsa. Produced by AEG Presents and original Rocklahoma founders Pryor Creek Music Festivals, Rocklahoma showcases the best new rock acts and classic artists performing on three stages. With onsite camping amenities and unparalleled VIP packages, Rocklahoma lives up to its motto of “Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Rock.”
As we return back to concerts, one not to be missed is the current tour with Underoath, Spiritbox, and Bad Omens (with Stray From the Path jumping on at a later date). I made the trip to San Antonio this past weekend full of nerves in anticipation of what I knew was going to be a killer show. I was not alone in my thoughts as I noticed a crowd of people lined up block long all clamoring to get into The Aztec Theatre. As I joined the line myself, I could sense the excitement of those nearby as we slowly made our way inside the venue. Continue reading
Massive music festivals are commonplace now, but they were far and few between fifty years ago. They are hard to produce well, but can be great moments in time for fans and musical artists. For every Lollapalooza, Wacken, and Ozzfest, we have Altamont, Woodstock 1999, and Fyre Fest as well. No festival sets out to fail or do harm and hurt the trust of fans, but sometimes that happens. Blue Ridge Rock Fest, as it turns out, became a perfect storm of too many fans, too small a town, to support those fans. Purpose Driven events had put on severa
Underoath, who just announced their new album Voyeurist, coming in winter of 2022 via Fearless Records, has booked a 2022 headline tour with Every Time I Die, and Spiritbox as direct support. The North American tour kicks off in Dallas, and crisscrosses the USA, into Canada, and ends in Atlanta. The presale takes place this Thursday at 10AM with password ETIDVOYEURIST, while the public on sale is this Friday at 10AM local time.
Underoath has announced that their new album Voyeurist is due for release on January 14th via Fearless Records. The band also shared the anthemic new track “Hallelujah”, which serves as the second single from Voyeurist. Listen to the track and watch the visualizer right now and pre-order from the link below.
Quickly shaping up to be the biggest music festival in the USA this year, Blue Ridge Rock festival has announced their full line-up of 180 bands. Headlining the massive 4 day festival are Five Finger Death Punch, Rob Zombie, Shinedown, Breaking Benjamin, and Limp Bizkit. There is a special club warm up show which includes headliner Ludacris, T-Pain, and Lil Jon. Also on tap: the Hellzapoppin Circus Sideshow Revue, a vaudeville freak show of wonder by Hellzapoppin’s Ringleader and Producer, Mr. Bryce “The Govna” Graves. In addition, excitingly, the festival will be hosted by Steve-O (MTV’s Jackass); and special guest Lou Brutus (SiriusXM). The fest takes place September 9th – 12th at Blue Ridge Amphitheater, a long-awaited large-scale concert venue in Southwest Virginia. Tickets are on sale now at the link below and here is the full lineup:
Former Underoath guitarist Corey Steger has died, tragically as a result of a car accident this week, on March 17th. He was rear-ended in a two-car accident and died. No other information has been released as of yet. The news was reported on Facebook by drummer and friend Dallas Taylor. Steger joined the band in 1998 and played lead and rhythm guitar on Underoath’s influential first three albums: 1999′s Act of Depression, 2000’s Cries of the Past, and 2001’s The Changing of Times. Taylor commented in a lengthy, heartfelt Facebook post.
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!
Who decided to file Portrayal of Guilt under Screamo? Where should we file them? I don’t know, that’s for folks who spend their time and energy in the endless heavy music genre debates and on websites like Encyclopaedia Metallum to decide. You know, the type of people that will insist that Annihilator isn’t a Thrash band as they really fall under Speed Metal. They are truly doing the Lord’s work. But to slap the screamo tag on Portrayal of Guilt, particularly on We Are Always Alone (Closed Casket Activities) seems a bit simplistic.
Slipknot has reinvented its flagship site Knotfest.com website as a new global content destination, showcasing art, music, culture & media for the rock & metal community. It will come to fans directly from artists and leading genre content creators. The have announced new exclusive shows, including the Electric Theater interview series, hosted by M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan. To celebrate the launch in explosive fashion and marking what would have been the kick-off weekend of the highly anticipated Knotfest Roadshow US tour, Knotfest.com will be hosting an exclusive Knotfest Roadshow streaming event this Friday, May 29th at 3pm PDT. Interviews with Interviews from Slipknot, Underoath and Code Orange.