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The work of JRR Tolkien has long been a favorite muse of rock and metal artists. This year's Bloodstock bands Megadeth, Amon Amarth, and Dimmu Borgir all have used Tolkien references in their work, along with many others (Nightwish, Gorgoroth and even the likes of Led Zeppelin to name but a few).
Now Bloodstock’s co-founder, fantasy artist Paul Raymond Gregory, is thrilled to bring the two themes together and launch a major art exhibition at Bloodstock this year.
Christened the Rock and Metal (RAM) Gallery, the exhibition is to be a permanent addition to the festival and will provide a showcase for a changing selection of rock-related art and memorabilia. Paul Raymond Gregory’s extensive body of work includes many famous album sleeves and monolithic pieces inspired by the writings of JRR Tolkien. Paul’s first ever album cover commission was in 1984 for Saxon’s "Crusader," so launching the RAM Gallery on the 30th anniversary of Paul’s artistic debut in the metal world is fitting indeed.
This year’s first showing will include all the original Bloodstock festival artwork, going right back to the first indoor event in 2001, plus a wide range of Paul’s album art including the sleeve of Saxon’s latest release "Sacrifice." Representing Paul’s Tolkien work, there will also be a large triptych inspired by The Silmarillion opus (from whence Marillion derived its name). The painting will be mounted in a bespoke hand-carved frame created by framer John Davis. Although John has framed much of Paul’s other work, the triptych features the first frame actually designed by Paul himself. In addition, Paul will be signing copies of his book "Beyond Time And Place," which showcases artwork from the breadth of his career.
The exhibition will also include a small selection of bespoke handmade guitars created by young artist/musician Cynosure who is working to re-define the guitar, not just as a functional instrument, but as a working, playable piece of art.
The current Bloodstock Festival 2014 lineup is shaping up as follows: More...
The third annual Monster Energy Aftershock Festival returns to Discovery Park near downtown Sacramento September 13th & 14th, 2014,
The lineup includes Godsmack, Weezer, The Offspring, Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Limp Bizkit, Rise Against, Chevelle, AWOLNATION, Seether, Mastodon, Pennywise, Bad Religion, and many more.
After last year’s festival (sold-out with 32,000 in attendance), the festival is expanding to four stages in 2014, offering more bands than ever.
The daily band lineup for is as follows (with more bands to be announced on July 1st):
Saturday, September 13
Weezer, The Offspring, Limp Bizkit, AWOLNATION, Chevelle, Bad Religion, Pepper, Black Label Society, Hellyeah, Memphis May Fire, Fuel, Dead Sara, Nothing More, The Last Internationale, Butcher Babies, Emmure, Sleepwave, Anti-Mortem, Eyes Set To Kill, Viza, Dig The Kid
Sunday, September 14
Rob Zombie, Godsmack, Five Finger Death Punch, Rise Against, Seether, Mastodon, Pennywise, Theory of a Deadman, Buckcherry, Of Mice & Men, We Came As Romans, Black Stone Cherry, KYNG, Otherwise, Lacuna Coil, Redlight King, We Are Harlot, Burn Halo, Crossfaith, New Medicine, Cilver
The organizers of the Bloodstock Festival have checked in with the following update about confirming more bands for the 2014 edition:
"Things are hotting up at Bloodstock HQ and even more bands are unveiled for 2014!! Joining the main stage bill are the newly renamed, Entombed A.D. After having to change their name from just ‘Entombed’, LG Petrov and his fellow band members are once again ready to let the music do the talking after a year of internal struggles. They release the highly anticipated new album ‘Back to the Front’ on 4th August via Century Media and are eager to get back on the road.
"Getting the heads banging on the Sophie stage on Thursday are British trad metalheads Monument, and bringing their own brand of theatrical madness and extreme metal are former ‘Metal 2 The Masses’ winners, Gethika. Bringing an international flavour on Sunday are death/thrash metallers Krow, who hail all the way from Brazil. Fancy something a little different? Then check out 16-yr old blues star in the making Aaron Keylock, also performing on Sunday’s Sophie stage.
"Not content with that, Bloodstock can also reveal six killer bands for the Jagermeister stage! Grab a couple Jagerbombs and come headbang to Undersmile and King Creature on Friday, plus Massive Wagons and a special acoustic set from Orphaned Land on Saturday. If you’re still standing come Sunday, be sure to catch Rabid Bitch of the North and The Heretic Order."
With Bloodstock twenty weeks away, there’s still plenty to announce as yet more bands rack up for this year’s event at Catton Park, taking place between August 7th to 10th, 2014.
Dimmu Borgir is set to be Friday’s main stage special guest and will be playing the band's only U.K. show in 2014 at Bloodstock. The band is hard at work on new material planned for release later this year. Comments Shagrath:
“We are excited for our return to Bloodstock 2014, the one and only UK festival we do this year. It will be a special event for sure, without revealing too much, but a 20th anniversary show will not go unnoticed. Await the return of symphonic darkness.”
Bloodstock is also pleased to reveal an extra special late night performance from Texas groove metal kings, Hellyeah. The band will be taking the roof off the Sophie big top stage late on Saturday, performing after the stage headliners, Sister Sin. The band’s legendary drummer, Vinnie Paul comments: “Bloodstock is one of the best festivals to play anywhere in the world!! Hellyeah is very excited to be a part of it again! Get your game face on and let’s rip this one up! Cheers!! I’m Vinnie Paul and I approve this message!!”
Grabbing an opening slot on Friday’s main stage will be homegrown extreme metal outfit, Bloodshot Dawn. More...
Following the release of second album, "Men of Honor," Adrenaline Mob announces today that the band will be supporting Avenged Sevenfold and Hellyeah on 12 shows in the U.S and Canada in April and May.
Adrenaline Mob will be doing headline shows on the off days as well as supporting Hellyeah during and after the dates with Avenged Sevenfold. Adrenaline Mob will be touring throughout 2014/2015 with further dates to be announced. Currently scheduled dates with Hellyeah and Adrenaline Mob are as follows:
April 16th - Moose Jaw, SK Mosaic Place
April 17th - Edmonton, AB Shaw Conference Centre
April 19th - Winnipeg, MB MTS Center
April 21st - Minneapolis, MN Target Center
April 23rd - Huntsville, AL Von Braun Center
April 28th - Lafayette, LA Cajundome
April 30th - Hollywood, FL Hard Rock Live
May 6th - Knoxville, TN Knoxville Civic Coliseum
May 8th - Hershey PA Giant Center
May 12th - Quebec City, QC Colisee Pepsi Arena
May 13th - Montreal, QC Bell Centre
May 15th - Syracuse, NY Oncenter Complex
Rocklahoma will rock the Midwest with a lineup featuring Kid Rock, Five Finger Death Punch, Staind, Twisted Sister, Deftones, Motörhead, and many more from May 23rd - 25th at “Catch the Fever” Festival Grounds in Pryor, OK. The three-day camping festival is presented by Bud Light.
The current band lineup for the 8th Rocklahoma is as follows: Kid Rock, Five Finger Death Punch, Staind, Twisted Sister, Deftones, Seether, Motörhead, Jackyl, Filter, Black Label Society, Theory of a Deadman, Killswitch Engage, Skid Row, All That Remains, Tom Keifer of Cinderella, Hellyeah, Kix, Down, Pop Evil, Adelitas Way, Black Stone Cherry, Trivium, Texas Hippie Coalition, The Pretty Reckless, Thousand Foot Krutch, Redlight King, Skindred, KYNG, We As Human, Nothing More, Devour the Day, Heaven’s Basement, Gemini Syndrome, Butcher Babies, Eve to Adam, Truckfighters, Killer Dwarfs, Bai Bang, Lynam, ASKA, Black Tora, Firstryke, Mystery, Nasty Habit, Sleepy Hollow, Wicked, Down & Dirty, Loveblast, Ruff Justice, Ratchet Dolls, Ragdoll, Dellacoma, Chaotic Resemblance, Scattered Hamlet, Siren, Mach22, Tempt, London's Dungeon, Mine Enemies Fall, The Chimpz, Sleepwalking Home, Well Hung Heart, Framing The Red, Blackwater Rebellion, Dryver, and Dirty Crush.
“I initially questioned whether or not we would be able to top last year’s Rocklahoma lineup this time around,” says Joe Litvag, Rocklahoma’s co-executive producer for AEG Live. “But with some of the biggest names in the rock world today like Kid Rock, Five Finger Death Punch, Seether and Deftones playing alongside Rocklahoma legends like Twisted Sister, Jackyl, Tom Kiefer of Cinderella and Kix, there is not a doubt in my mind that we just raised the bar! Memorial Day Weekend will never be the same!”
Dee Snider of Twisted Sister explains: "I view this festival as sort of a ‘Royal Rumble’ of rock; it's every band for itself, each trying to claim the belt. When Twisted Sister is done that night, the promoters are going to need to change the name of the event to 'I Wanna Rocklahoma'!"
Staind’s Mike Mushok also says, "Totally stoked to play Rocklahoma again! I'm looking forward to a great day of music shared with some amazing fans!”
Full details and ticket information can be found online at this location.
Monster Energy's Welcome To Rockville triumphantly returns to Jacksonville, Florida's scenic Metropolitan Park along the St. Johns River April 26th and 27th.
Full details can be found at the festival's website, and the initial daily band lineup for Monster Energy's Welcome To Rockville is as follows (with more to be announced):
Saturday, April 26
Memphis May Fire
We Came As Romans
Middle Class Rut
Devour The Day
We As Human
Ernie Ball Battle Of The Bands winner More...
If you're tired of all the election coverage and need something amusing to break up the non-stop political material, we've got a new Pit Story this week, courtesy of J.R. from New York act Slam One Down. He had this story to share of a Hellyeah pit having unexpected consequences for the band:
One night Roach and I went to promote our new demo CD at a Hellyeah concert. Roach left me with the CDs to go and mosh. Funny thing was that it was winter and Roach still had his leather jacket on while he was moshing. He looked like such an idiot with that leather jacket on. Plus you all know how sweaty it gets inside a mosh pit, and he had that leather jacket soaked in sweat.
A few days later we took a roadtrip to another gig that we were playing and there was this awful smell in the car on the way up. Yep it was the jacket! It smelled so bad and I think he threw it out that night.
Slam One Down is out now with new album "Who Really Wants To Live Forever," and you can check out tracks from the release at the band's official website or Facebook profile. Be sure to check back in again next Tuesday as we share more mosh pit stories from metal bands.
This weekend (September 21st and 22nd) tickets for 36 of the 38 shows on the fall Lamb of God tour will go on sale. The Atlanta show and the Kansas City show will go on sale the following weekend (September 28th and 29th). This is Lamb of God's first tour since front man Randy Blythe was released from the Czech Republic after being accused of manslaughter stemming from the death of a fan in 2010.
As previously announced, the tour starts October 30th in Phoenix, Arizona and runs to December 16th in Seattle, Washington. In Flames and Sylosis are on all of the dates with Hatebreed and Hellyeah splitting the tour.
In conjunction with ESP guitars, Lamb of God will be giving away a signed guitar in every market. The giveaway will be in conjunction with local media partners. For the Columbus show on December 2nd, Cannibal Corpse will replace Hellyeah. A new show has been added November 15th in Glens Falls, New York at the Civic Center. Also, the Los Angeles show on October 31st will be at the Palladium. Details are as follows: More...
After a successful reunion with singer Randy Blythe at the two Knotfest shows in mid-August, Lamb of God is pleased to announce a 38-date fall U.S tour starting October 30th in Phoenix, Arizona.
Joining Lamb of God as direct support for the entire tour is In Flames. Hatebreed will be joining the package from October 30th until November 19th at which point Hellyeah will replace Hatebreed for the remainder of the shows. British band Sylosis will open all dates.
Due to Randy Blythe’s continuing legal situation, the band will not be able to perform in Canada on this tour but look forward to doing an entire Canadian run in the near future.
The tour will be the first U.S tour in support of the band’s CD, "Resolution," which debuted at #3 upon its release in January, and will be the last tour dates of 2012. Tickets for the tour will begin to go on sale the weekend of September 21st. Dates are as follows: More...
Iced Earth has launched a second video webisode online chronicling the band's time on tour with Volbeat and Hellyeah, which can be viewed below. For even more Iced Earth, you can also watch a recently posted video interview with Jon Schaffer over at this location.
Heavy metal legends Iced Earth will be touring North America starting next week, hitting the road with Volbeat, Hellyeah and The Sixxis for an extensive 5-week trek. The group will be touring in support of their 10th studio album "Dystopia."
In regards to this upcoming tour, Jon Schaffer (rhythm, lead and acoustic guitars/backing vocals) comments: "I'm completely stoked, Volbeat is one of my all-time favorite bands, and Michael and the boys are great people. There is a lot of mutual respect and admiration, and I think we are in for a hell of a good time! This will be a package that won't soon be forgotten, I'm sure of that." More...
Midwest heavy metal outfit Dirge Within has announced a hometown show on June 25th with Hellyeah and Iced Earth at the House of Blues in Chicago, as the group gears up to hit the road on the Shockwave Festival 2012 next month.
Comment guitarist, Shaun Glass, “We have been asked by our brother Vinnie Paul to do a one off show here in our hometown of Chicago to support Hellyeah and Iced Earth on June 25th. This will be a blast and a perfect way to warm up before Shockwave!”
Dirge Within will embark on Shockwave 2012 in support of sophomore release, "There Will Be Blood" (Rocket Science/THC: Music), which hit stores in April. Established to give metal fans a lower cost festival option this season, the trek on Shockwave 2012 will commence on July 6th in Seattle, Wash., and features an assorted lineup of artists, including Fear Factory, Voivod, Cattle Decapitation, Misery Index, Revocation, Havok and more.
Added Glass, “Shockwave 2012! Holy S! We are so excited to be on this sick, new tour July-August, featuring beyond diverse acts and killer bands like Havok, Revocation, cult legends, Voivod, and the innovative future metal sounds of Fear Factory, who we have toured with in the past. We can't wait to meet all of you at the merch table etc., so come early and destroy with us!”
Upcoming Shockwave fests tour dates are as follows: More...
Jamie of Hardrockchick.com interviewed the curators of the Golden Gods' History of Heavy Metal exhibit at the GRAMMY Museum in downtown LA. You can watch the interview below.
She also spoke with a number of artists on the black carpet about items they have featured in the GRAMMY Museum's History of Heavy Metal exhibit (or what of theirs should be in there). Interviews include: Machine Head, Quiet Riot, Twisted Sister, Ministry, Motorhead, Hatebreed, Black Label Society, Hellyeah, Halestorm, Dethklok, Adrenaline Mob, Evanescence, and Korn.
HardRockChick's GRAMMY Museum Black Carpet Interviews:
More interviews from the black carpet are also available from Metal Injection here.
Maryland rockers Clutch are kicking off their North American tour tonight in Norfolk, VA at The Norva. Clutch's upcoming tour features headlining shows, co-headlining dates with Hellyeah and a radio festival appearance. A complete list of dates can be found below.
Clutch is hitting the road in support of the band's double vinyl edition of "Blast Tyrant," which is available via Weathermaker Music. This 180+ gram expanded vinyl contains 16 songs and includes six mini-posters taken straight from Blast Tyrant's "Atlas of the Invisible World." Each illustrated poster is sized 8.5" x 11" and depicts one of the various characters featured within the "Blast Tyrant" storyline. Clutch will also be releasing a picture disc single of the new track "Pigtown Blues" on June 19th. This is the first new studio material from Clutch since 2009's "Strange Cousins From the West."
Clutch will also be returning to Europe this festival season. The band has been confirmed for the Sonisphere Festival in Madrid Spain on May 26th and the Peace and Love Festival in Borlänge, Sweden on June 29th. Additional festival appearances are expected to be confirmed in the coming weeks.
4/10 Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa*
4/11 Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club*
4/12 Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights*
4/13 Providence, RI @ Lupo's
4/14 Atlantic City, NJ @ House of Blues
4/15 Huntington, NY @ Paramount Theater
4/17 Stroudsburg, PA @ Sherman Theater
4/18 Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall
4/20 Traverse City, MI @ Ground Zero
4/21 Ft. Wayne, IN @ Piere's
4/22 Toledo, OH @ Headliners
4/23 Dayton, OH @ McGuffy's House of Rock*
4/24 Madison, WI @ Barrymore Theater
4/25 Des Moines, IA @ Wooly's
4/27 Fargo, ND @ The Venue
4/28 Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theatre
4/29 Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theater
5/01 Springfield, MO @ Gillioz Theater
5/02 Wichita, KS @ The Cotillion
5/03 Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom*
5/04 Sauget, IL @ Pop's
5/05 Chattanooga, TN @ Track 29
5/06 Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre*
5/08 Libertyville, IL @ The Fuel Room at Austin's Saloon
5/09 Sioux Falls, SD @ WH LYON Fairgrounds - "Krrofest"**
5/10 Rock Island, IL @ Rock Island Brewing Company*
5/11 Joliet, IL @ Mojoes
5/12 Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall*
5/13 Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop*
The full lineup has now been announced for Rocklahoma, which takes place May 25-27 at “Catch the Fever” Festival Grounds in Pryor, OK. The Rocklahoma lineup is as follows:
Rob Zombie, Chickenfoot, Creed, Megadeth, Slash, Queensrÿche, Chevelle, Jackyl, Theory of a Deadman, Hellyeah, Puddle of Mudd, P.O.D., Volbeat, The Darkness, 10 Years, Cavo, Adelitas Way, Black Stone Cherry, Pop Evil, Trivium, Red, Redlight King, Art of Dying, Aranda, Janus, New Medicine, James Durbin, Eve to Adam, Falling In Reverse, Rival Sons, Anti Mortem, Gypsy Pistoleros, Lillian Axe, Wildstreet, Firstryke, Black Tora, Sunset Riot, The Glitter Boys, Fist of Rage, Switchblade, Scarlett, S.E.X. Department, Ragdoll, Down & Dirty, Hessler, Lynam, Diemonds, Ruff Justice, Soulicit, Rocker Lips, Mine Enemies Fall, Echo Vendetta, A Good Fight, Sweatin’ Bullets, Through the Thorns, Absence of Ink, For the Broken, EchoFuzz, Shotgun Rebels, Stun, Dagger, Unwritten Rulz, Desi & Cody, David Castro Band, McCuin, We the Ghost, Tiranico, Baron Von Swagger, TwoFold, Aformatic, Delay the Day, and Jamco Industries. More...
MonstrO was recently announced as an opener on the six-week Clutch and Hellyeah co-headline national tour that begins April 10th in Norfolk, Virginia, but before that, the Atlanta, Georgia-based act will hit Austin, Texas next week for SXSW as part of MetalSucks “South By South Death” showcase featuring High on Fire, Darkest Hour, Nachtmystium, and more. The event will be held at Barbarella Patio at 615 Red River on Wednesday, March 14.
MonstrO’s debut self-titled album (which hit streets on September 6, 2011 via Vagrant Records) already has fans raving with Outburn Magazine stating, "...this quartet has put out a solid debut album of pure musical honesty and integrity that combines the fearless exploration of Led Zeppelin, the sludgy drone of Alice in Chains, the genre defying art rock of Jane's Addiction, and the rumble of Metallica."
MonstrO is: Juan Montoya (guitar), Kyle Sanders (bass), Bevan Davies (drums) and Charlie Suarez (vocals/guitar). The band's upcoming tour dates are as follows: More...
Maryland rockers Cltuch are teaming up with Hellyeah for a North American co-headlining tour this Spring. Both bands will play full headlining sets. The tour kicks off April 13th in Providence, RI and runs through May 11th in Joliet, IL. Throughout the tour there will also be dates that feature Clutch only and Hellyeah only as well as radio festivals and shows. A list of complete dates can be found below.
Hellyeah is touring in support of the new album "Band of Brothers," which is scheduled for a June 5th release in North America. The album, the band's first effort for new label home Eleven Seven Music, was recorded in Dallas at drummer Vinnie Paul's home studio, VP's Upstairs Studio, and was produced by the band and Jeremy Parker (Godsmack, Evanessence), who also served as engineer.
Clutch is hitting the road in support of the double vinyl edition of "Blast Tyrant," which is being released February 28th via Weathermaker Music. This 180+ gram expanded vinyl contains 16 songs and includes six mini-posters taken straight from Blast Tyrant's "Atlas of the Invisible World." Clutch will also be returning to Europe this festival season. The band has been confirmed for the Sonisphere Festival in Madrid Spain on May 26th and the Peace and Love Festival in Borlänge, Sweden on June 29th. Additional festival appearances are expected to be confirmed in the coming weeks. More...
Although it wasn't expected until December, the organizers of Australia's Soundwave Festival have made their second band announcement. Joining the 60 bands already announced are Staind, Wednesday 13, Unearth, Cathedral, Shadows Fall, Heaven Shall Burn, Your Demise, Kittie, and 14 other (mostly non-metal) bands.
Hole has pulled out of the festival after frontwoman Courtney Love refused to play before Limp Bizkit. Soundwave boss AJ Maddah said on Twitter that he was "relieved we got the moody old cow off the bill. [There’s] no point talking her back, only for her to cancel later, or turn up & act like a rotten twat to other artists, fans, etc."
A third announcement in early December will add another five bands to the lineup, and Danzig is one of the confirmed possibilities. More...
Organizers of the Australian Soundwave Festival have made the first official lineup announcement. Joining the reformed Coal Chamber as previously reported will be headline acts System Of A Down, Slipknot, Limp Bizkit, Marilyn Manson, Machine Head, Lamb Of God and Trivium as well as 53 other bands.
Bands of particular interest to metal fans include Devin Townsend Project, Dillinger Escape Plan, Black Label Society, Mastodon, Steel Panther, Meshuggah, Hatebreed, Biohazard, Dragonforce, Gojira, Kvelertak, Hellyeah, Chimaira, Watain, and Turisas.
A second announcement for the series of one day festivals is reportedly coming in December, with 88 bands expected to be included in the final billing. More...