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Graspop Adds 26 More Bands

The organisers of Belgium's Graspop Metal Meeting has announced a further 26 bands for this year's edition of the festival, including Swedish death metallers Arch Enemy, Korn frontman Jonathan Davis and costumed rockers, Ghost. Also newly confirmed are Septicflesh, Skindred, Corrosion Of Conformity, Accept, Skillet, Tremonti, Baroness, Shinedown, Hollywood Undead, Seether, Neurosis, Dead Cross, Eisbrecher, Pertubator, Wolves In The Throne Room, L7, Carach Angren, Dool, The Vintage Caravan, Diablo BLVD, Batushka, Mantar and Ego Kill Talent. The event's Facebook post claims that the lineup is now "more or less complete" with "a few finishing touches" to come. It will be held in the town of Dessel from June 21 - 24th.

The lineup is now as follows:

Black Stone Cherry
Bury Tomorrow
Follow The Cipher
Guns N Roses
Iced Earth
Jonathan Davis
The Pink Slips More...

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Korn Announces "Serenity Of Summer" Tour

Roadrunner group Korn has announced plans for a truly diverse and epic summer tour, set to get underway June 16th at the USANA Amphitheatre in Salt Lake City, UT and then continue through early August.

Presented by Live Nation, “The Serenity of Summer” tour will feature special guests and fellow Roadrunner recording group Stone Sour on all dates. The tour is rounded out by support from Japan’s Baby Metal, southern rapper Yelawolf, and Islander (6/16 – 6/25), followed by a second leg (7/19 – 8/2) which will see Korn joined by Skillet, Yelawolf, and DED.

Korn kicked off a current wide-ranging world tour with a sold-out performance last night at the grand opening of the brand new House of Blues in Anaheim, CA. Korn returns again tonight, Monday March 6th, for another sold-out show and from there the two-time Grammy Award-winning band will embark on a marathon global run visiting Switzerland, Italy, Portugal, Spain, France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, Czech Republic, Poland, Austria, Slovakia, Columbia, Brazil, Argentina, and Chile.

The band then returns to North America for a series of top-billed festival performances, including Concord, NC’s Carolina Rebellion (May 6th), Columbus, OH’s Rock on the Range (May 20th), Oshkosh, WI’s Rock USA (July 13th), and Chicago, IL’s Chicago Open Air (July 15th). More...

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Testament And More Added To Aftershock Fest

An expanded band lineup has been announced for the second annual Monster Energy’s Aftershock Festival.

Additions to the Northern California summer rock festival - September 14 and 15 at Discovery Park near downtown Sacramento - include Sunday co-headliner Five Finger Death Punch, along with Testament, Filter, Miss May I, Thousand Foot Krutch, Love And Death, We As Human, Eye Empire, Gemini Syndrome, Girl On Fire, and Butcher Babies.

"We're excited to take the new albums out on the road so fans can hear some of the new music live,” says Five Finger Death Punch vocalist Ivan Moody. “And what better way to kick off our fall tour than with a massive festival like Aftershock?"

The updated daily band performance lineup for Monster Energy’s Aftershock Festival is as follows:

Saturday, September 14
Korn, Megadeth, Shinedown, Papa Roach, Skillet, Buckcherry, Testament, In This Moment, Steel Panther, P.O.D., Pop Evil, Thousand Foot Krutch, Otherwise, Love And Death, We As Human, Heaven’s Basement, Girl On Fire, Nothing More

Sunday, September 15:
Avenged Sevenfold, Five Finger Death Punch, Volbeat, A Day To Remember, Asking Alexandria, Halestorm, HIM, Falling In Reverse, All That Remains, Filter, Device, Miss May I, SOiL, Airbourne, Eye Empire, Gemini Syndrome, Butcher Babies, Ernie Ball Battle Of The Bands Winner TBA

Bands will perform one of the festival’s three stages: Monster Energy Main Stage East, Monster Energy Main Stage West and the Ernie Ball Stage. Details and ticket info can be found at this location.

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Epicenter Festival Lineup Announced

Band performance times have been announced for Epicenter — Southern California’s Rock Festival. The day-long rock festival set for Saturday, September 24th at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine, CA, will feature 12 hours of rock music with performances from 15 bands on two stages.

The lineup includes: Limp Bizkit, Staind, Papa Roach, Five Finger Death Punch, Buckcherry, Puddle Of Mudd, Skillet, Everlast, RED, P.O.D., Asking Alexandria, Redlight King, Middle Class Rut, Crossfade and Drive A. Epicenter marks the first Southern California show for headliners Limp Bizkit in over a decade and their first American live performance of 2011. Band performance times are as follows (set times subject to change):


9:50 PM Limp Bizkit
8:50 PM Staind
8:00 PM Papa Roach
7:10 PM Five Finger Death Punch
6:20 PM Buckcherry
5:40 PM Puddle Of Mudd
5:05 PM Skillet
4:30 PM Everlast
4:00 PM RED

The Monster Energy Stage

3:15 PM P.O.D.
2:25 PM Asking Alexandria
1:40 PM Redlight King
12:55 PM Middle Class Rut
12:10 PM Crossfade
11:30 AM Drive A

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Mastodon To Appear On Transformers 3 Soundtrack

American progressive metal act Mastodon has revealed that it will be featured on the forthcoming Transformers: Dark Of The Moon soundtrack. The compilation album arrives in stores on June 14, 2011 and will contain Mastodon's cover of ZZ Top's "Just Got Paid". The soundtrack will also feature tracks from Linkin Park, My Chemical Romance, Black Veil Brides and more. You can find the full track listing as well as stream Mastodon's cover below.

1. Linkin Park - Iridescent
2. Paramore - Monster
3. My Chemical Romance - The Only Hope For Me Is You
4. Taking Back Sunday - Faith
5. Staind - The Bottom
6. Art Of Dying - Get Thru This
7. Goo Goo Dolls - All That You Are
8. Theory Of A Deadman - Head Above Water
9. Black Veil Brides - Set The World On Fire
10. Skillet - Alive & Awake (Remix)
11. Mastodon - Just Got Paid (ZZ Top cover)

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Lineup Announced For Carolina Rebellion

Avenged Sevenfold, Godsmack, Three Days Grace, and Stone Sour are among the artists confirmed for the first ever Carolina Rebellion, which is set for Saturday, May 7 at Metrolina Expo in Charlotte, NC.

The current lineup for Carolina Rebellion is as follows: Avenged Sevenfold, Godsmack, Three Days Grace, Stone Sour, Seether, Bullet For My Valentine, Theory of a Deadman, Alter Bridge, Hinder, Skillet, Saving Abel, Halestorm, Black Stone Cherry, My Darkest Days, Cavo, Rev Theory, Pop Evil, Art Of Dying and more. The festival will feature two main stages for the biggest acts in rock today, both sponsored by Monster Energy.

“Strap yourself in and hold on tight...Godsmack is coming to Carolina Rebellion to kick y'all a new asshole!!” says Sully Erna of Godsmack.

Mark Tremonti of Alter Bridge comments: "We are very much looking forward to performing at the Carolina Rebellion in Charlotte. We are honored to be sharing the stage with many great bands that night and it promises to be a memorable event." More...

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Flyleaf Announce Second Leg of Headlining Tour

With their maiden headlining tour now underway, Flyleaf have scheduled round two with special guests Kill Hannah, Sick Puppies and Resident Hero.

The just-confirmed second leg of the "Justice & Mercy" tour kicks off May 5 in Dallas and wraps up June 15. The tour's current leg runs through April 30, and features support acts Skillet and Fair to Midland, with Dropping Daylight and Resident Hero splitting time in the opening slot.

Tickets for the May/June dates go on sale this weekend in most markets, according to a press release. A presale begins Wednesday (4/4) for members of Flyleaf's fan club. For more information, visit the band's website.

Flyleaf's self-titled album has produced two singles: "I'm So Sick" and "Fully Alive." This spring, the band will release a third single, "All Around Me."

After its headlining run, Flyleaf will return to stages this summer as part of Korn's Family Values tour. The festival's fifth installment, which is set to kick off July 20 in St. Louis, MO, will also feature co-headliners Evanescence, as well as Atreyu, Trivium and Hellyeah.

Here are the latest Flyleaf headlining tour dates: More...

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Flyleaf Announce More Headlining Tour Dates

Flyleaf have announced more tour dates in their headlining tour with opening bands, Skillet and Fair to Midland, beginning March 25th. Resident Hero and labelmates, Dropping Daylight, will also join them on some dates.

3/24 NASHVILLE, TN @ Municipal Auditorium ("Acquire the Fire")
3/25 MEMPHIS, TN @ Newby's (Resident Hero Opens)
3/27 HOUSTON, TX @ Warehouse Live Studio (Resident Hero Opens)
3/28 BEAUMONT, TX @ Antones (Resident Hero Opens)
3/30 SAN ANTONIO, TX @ White Rabbit (Resident Hero Opens)
3/31 DALLAS, TX @ Reunion Arena ("Acquire the Fire")
4/01 NEW ORLEANS, LA @ House of Blues (Resident Hero Opens)
4/02 ATLANTA, GA @ The Masquerade (Resident Hero Opens)
4/04 COLUMBIA, SC @ Headliners Live (Resident Hero Opens)
4/05 JACKSONVILLE, NC @ Hooligans (Resident Hero Opens)
4/06 CHARLOTTE, NC @ Tremont Music Hall (Resident Hero Opens)
4/07 RICHMOND, VA @ Richmond Raceway Complex (WRXL Chilli Cookoff)
4/09 CHAMBERSBURG, PA @ Chambersburg High School (Dropping Daylight Opens)
4/10 PITTSBURGH, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre (Dropping Daylight Opens)
4/11 COLUMBUS, OH @ Newport Music Hall (Dropping Daylight Opens)
4/13 DETROIT, MI @ Ford Field (4:30PM- "Acquire the Fire") AND @ St. Andrew's Hall (Dropping Daylight Opens)
4/14 CINCINNATI, OH @ Bogart's (Dropping Daylight Opens)
4/15 CHICAGO, IL @ House of Blues (Dropping Daylight Opens)
4/17 MADISON, WI @ Barrymore Theatre (Dropping Daylight Opens)
4/20 MINNEAPOLIS, MN @ Trocaderos (Dropping Daylight Opens)
4/21 KANSAS CITY, MO @ Kemper Arena ("Acquire the Fire")
4/23 SAUGET, IL @ Pop's (Dropping Daylight Opens)
4/24 INDIANAPOLIS, IN @ University of Indy (Dropping Daylight Opens)
4/25 KNOXVILLE, TN @ Blue Cats (Dropping Daylight Opens)
4/27 JACKSONVILLE, FL @ Metropolitan Park (Radio Show)
4/28 ORLANDO, FL @ Tinker Field (Radio Show)
4/29 TAMPA, FL @ Raymond James Stadium (Radio Show)
4/30 PORT SAINT LUCIE, FL @ Mojo Room (Dropping Daylight Opens)

More headline dates in May and June will be announced soon. There is also a tour e-card online that you can check out.

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