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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.
Couldn't make it to Belgium this weekend for the Graspop Metal Meeting? Good news is that the festival will be streaming live over at this location. The live stream has two channels streaming from the various stages.
Scheduled to appear at the annual festival are:
Friday, June 28th:
Heaven Shall Burn
All That Remains
Veil of Maya
Love and Death
The Monolith Deathcult
Generation Kill More...
Asking Alexandria will return to the U.S. for a short headlining record release trek starting August 6th. The group's third full-length album, "From Death To Destiny," is also set for an August 6th release and Motionless In White, Upon A Burning Body, and Crown The Empire will be the supporting acts on all dates.
Ben Bruce states: "America, we're fucking back and we're better than ever. We have a very short headlining run throughout the Midwest to celebrate the release of our brand new album 'From Death to Destiny'. Sex, Drugs and Rock n' Roll doesn't even cut it here, so join us starting Aug 6th for two weeks of utter sin and debauchery. We are stoked to be back, so lets fucking do this."
8/6-Fargo, ND @ The Venue
8/7-Des Moines, IA @ Wooly's
8/8-Bloomington, IL @ Castle Theatre
8/9-Louisville, KY @ Expo Five (w/o MIW)
8/10-Birch Run, MI @ Dirt Fest
8/12-Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
8/13-Columbia, MO @ Blue Note
8/14-Little Rock, AR @ The Rev Room
8/16-Kokomo, IN @ Center Stage
8/17-Madison, WI @ WJJO Bandcamp
The second annual Monster Energy Aftershock Festival has expanded to a full weekend in 2013. The fest will take place September 14th and 15th at Discovery Park near downtown Sacramento, CA.
The Aftershock Festival will feature two main stages, with headlining appearances from Avenged Sevenfold and Korn, as well as a special additional headliner to be announced on July 1st.
The lineup also includes Shinedown, Megadeth, Papa Roach, Volbeat, A Day To Remember, HIM, Skillet, Buckcherry, Halestorm, Asking Alexandria, In This Moment, All That Remains, Falling In Reverse, Device, Steel Panther, P.O.D., Pop Evil, Otherwise, Airbourne, SOiL, Heaven's Basement, Nothing More, and many others.
Asking Alexandria has announced "From Death to Destiny" is set for an August 6th release. The following press release was also issued about the album:
"At the end of the day, Asking Alexandria personify what rock 'n' roll is all about. Make no mistake about it. The group's anxiously awaited third full-length album for Sumerian Records, From Death to Destiny, is a rock record in the purest sense.
"Available August 6, everything has been amped up—from the distortion to the danger. The first single, 'The Death of Me,' cruises from guttural guitar assault and battery into one of singer Danny Worsnop's catchiest choruses yet.
"Whether it’s the sleazy sex or booze-fueled mayhem, the band transforms experiences into anthems this time around. Buckle up because this going to be one hell of a ride From Death to Destiny.
The daily performance lineup for Rocklahoma has been revealed and single day tickets will be available for purchase beginning Wednesday, April 17 at 10:00 AM CT at this location.
Rocklahoma - presented by Bud Light - will celebrate its seventh year May 24th, 25th, and 26th with a lineup including Guns N’ Roses, Alice In Chains, Korn, and many more.
The three-day camping festival features the top current active rock artists and classic bands at “Catch the Fever” Festival Grounds in Pryor, OK. The lineup is available below.
Thursday, May 23 (AXiS Campground Stage):
Triple 7, Bruce Flea, Searching for Sanity, Sleepwalking Home, Motortrain, Baron, Von Swagger, Rocker Lips, Drek, Kingshifter
Friday, May 24:
Guns N’ Roses, Bush, Papa Roach, Device, Ratt, All That Remains, Clutch, Escape The Fate, The Sword, Otherwise, Zero Crossing, Down & Dirty, The Last Vegas, Hessler, Bai Bang, Ruff Justice, London’s Dungeon, Fist of Rage, The Summit, Wanton Looks, Kicktree, Shotgun Rebels, The Kul, Mine Enemies Fall More...
An expanded band lineup and festival experience has been announced for the third annual Monster Energy’s Welcome To Rockville - April 27th and 28th 2013 - at Jacksonville’s scenic Metropolitan Park along the beautiful St. Johns River.
As part of the enhanced festival weekend, Monster Energy’s Welcome To Rockville will also feature the “Corona Light presents the Downtown Rockville Experience” -a Friday, April 26 pre-party and two after-parties on Saturday, April 27. Admission to the parties is FREE. The Friday, April 26 pre-party will feature Saliva with Evergreen Terrace at Underbelly in Jacksonville.
The Saturday, April 27 after parties include DJ Monk with special guests at 1904 Music Hall in Jacksonville, and Icey and Robert Goodman at Underbelly in Jacksonville. For full details, visit this location. More...
Asking Alexandria has posted new track "The Death of Me" online, which offers a look into the band's upcoming album, "From Death to Destiny," set for a summer release. Check out the song below.
The group will embark on a spring North American headlining tour this April/May. MerchNow presents "The Don't Pray For Us" tour, also including Motionless In White, Whitechapel, Chimaira and I Killed The Prom Queen. The trek runs from 4/19 - 5/25, with full details available after the jump. More...
Asking Alexandria has just posted a new teaser trailer for the band's upcoming "Don't Pray For Us" tour with Motionless In White, Whitechapel, Chimaira, and I Killed the Prom Queen.
The clip, available below, also features a preview of an upcoming new Asking Alexandria song.
While awaiting the release of Asking Alexandria's third full-length release, the group will embark on a spring North American headlining tour this April/May. MerchNow presents "The Don't Pray For Us" tour, which also features Motionless In White, Whitechapel, Chimaira, and I Killed The Prom Queen and runs from 4/19 - 5/26. See below for all dates.
Ben Bruce (guitars) states: "America, how have you been? Good? Yup thought so, me too! Well, as promised, we are back and we are better than ever. With our third studio album looming dangerously near we thought we should do a tour for you lot. An aggressive, heavy as fuck and balls to the wall tour to get you all ready for our new album.
"We shall be releasing some new material leading up to the tour and we shall be playing this new material for you all to enjoy live as well. 'The Don't Pray For Me Tour' is our first U.S. tour of the year and fuck it feel good to be back. We have a great support line up and will be tying in the headlining dates with some amazing festival appearances. America, get fucking ready, lets start the new year with a HUGE fucking bang. Can't wait to see you all." More...
This year, the third annual Monster Energy’s "Welcome To Rockville" festival expands to two days - April 27 & 28, 2013 - at Jacksonville’s scenic Metropolitan Park along the St. Johns River.
The event will feature headlining performances from Alice In Chains and Limp Bizkit, as well as Jacksonville legends Lynyrd Skynyrd. The lineup for Welcome To Rockville also includes: 3 Doors Down, Shinedown, Stone Sour, Three Days Grace, Papa Roach, Bullet For My Valentine, Halestorm, Buckcherry, Hollywood Undead, Skillet, All That Remains, Device (featuring David Draiman from Disturbed), Asking Alexandria, Escape The Fate, Filter, In This Moment, Steel Panther, Motionless In White, Pop Evil, Otherwise, Saving Abel, Nonpoint, Red, Young Guns, Thousand Foot Krutch, Gemini Syndrome, Girl On Fire, and more.
A special Monster Energy’s Welcome To Rockville ticket presale will take place on Tuesday, January 29th and Wednesday, January 30th at select Metro PCS stores. No ticket service fees will be charged during the presale. The regular ticket onsale begins Friday, February 1 at 10am EST at this location, all Ticketmaster locations, and select Metro PCS stores. Two-day General Admission tickets will be just $99.50 plus service fees and single day General Admission tickets will be $54.50 plus service fees. A limited number of two-day VIP tickets and hotel packages will also be available.
"After selling out the last two years of Monster Energy’s Welcome To Rockville, I now see that the city is ready to bring a full-fledged two-day rock festival to downtown Jacksonville and make it a staple in North Florida music for years to come,” says Danny Wimmer of Danny Wimmer Presents. “We have great radio partners at ROCK 104.5 and X102.9 providing amazing support to the city and event which will make this year’s festival more massive than ever." More...
American rock festival Rock On The Range - which has expanded to three days this year - will hit hard with performances from some of rock’s biggest names. Pre-sale tickets are available at this location.
The 2013 line-up features Soundgarden, Alice In Chains, Smashing Pumpkins, Korn, Bush, Stone Sour, Three Days Grace, Papa Roach, Cheap Trick, Bullet For My Valentine, Volbeat, Lamb Of God, Skillet, A Day To Remember, Buckcherry, Halestorm, Hollywood Undead, All That Remains, Device (with David Draiman), Steel Panther, Sevendust, Sick Puppies, Asking Alexandria, Pop Evil, In Flames, Clutch, In This Moment, Black Veil Brides, The Sword, Ghost, Motionless In White, Red, Deuce, Middle Class Rut, Big Wreck, Oleander, Otherwise, Red Line Chemistry, Young Guns, Thousand Foot Krutch, Mindset Evolution, Tracer, Beware Of Darkness, Heaven's Basement, American Fangs, Love And Death, Gemini Syndrome, and more.
“We're really looking forward to returning to Rock On The Range with a batch of brand new killer Alice tunes to play for everyone!” says Jerry Cantrell, Alice In Chains.
“Head is back!!,” says Korn’s Jonathan Davis. “Rock On The Range is going to start it all off!! Get ready, we are going to hit it hard!!”
“Bush are thrilled to be playing Rock On The Range with such great bands,” says Bush’s Gavin Rosdale. “We look forward to seeing you all out there.” More...
Asking Alexandria is set to release an upcoming album through Sumerian Records in 2013, and the band has now posted a new song online titled "Run Free." The song can be heard in the player available below.
Catch Asking Alexandria headlining the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour this Nov - Dec w/ As I Lay Dying, Memphis May Fire, I See Stars, and Attila: More...
I See Stars has been added to Asking Alexandria‘s “Monster Energy Outbreak Tour” with As I Lay Dying, Memphis May Fire and Attila. The North American trek kicks off November 16th. I See Stars will be performing on the bill in-between Memphis May Fire and Attila. Asking Alexandria guitarist Ben Bruce said the following of the situation:
"First and foremost I would like to talk about a dear friend of mine who was prematurely taken from us this month. Mitch Lucker was one of the kindest and most passionate people I have ever had the pleasure of calling my friend. My thoughts are not only with his family and friends, but also with the millions of people, worldwide, who Mitch helped to mould and inspire into the people they are today. A great man was lost who's love and passion reached all corners of the globe. As many of you know, Suicide Silence were preparing to join us on our upcoming 'Outbreak' Tour.
"Due to the devastating circumstances they will no longer be joining us physically. They will however, Mitch included, be with us in spirit. We will go out on this tour with As I Lay Dying, Memphis May Fire & Attila to pay our tributes and respects to Mitch and his brothers in Suicide Silence. A portion of all tickets and official tour t-shirts sold will go to Mitch's daughter for the Kenadee Lucker Education Fund.
"Suicide Silence could never be replaced on our tour as they are the only band in the world who could bring their element, intensity and power to the line-up. For the sake of giving the fans the best show we can under the circumstances, we have decided to add Sumerian family members I See Stars to the bill, NOT AS A REPLACEMENT BY ANY MEANS, but as another band who's love and passion for music and their fans is as tried and true as ours. Now, more than ever, we need to come together to celebrate our collective love of music and to show compassion & solidarity in our scene.
"It's time to put aside all petty differences and remember what it is that brings us all together, the music. Mitch - from myself and everyone else who will be taking part in this tour, you are forever in our hearts. This one's for you. We love you. Cheers." More...
Troy, OH’s Miss May I will head out with headliners Asking Alexandria on an upcoming South American tour this Thursday, September 20th. Support will come from Chelsea Grin. The tour will kick off in Porto Alegre, Brazil and Miss May I will finish up on September 29th in Bogota, Columbia. See below for all current tour dates.
Miss May I also recently announced an upcoming headlining position on Alternative Press Magazine’s annual fall tour. The tour, featuring a line-up handpicked by the AP staff, will be heading out on a 32-day trek that kicks off mid-October till the end of November. Miss May I will receive direct support from California heavy hitters The Ghost Inside, melodic metal act Like Moths To Flames, Australia’s modern metal quintet The Amity Affliction, and technical metal up-and-comers Glass Cloud.
Miss May I's most recent album, "At Heart," was released on June 12th, 2012 with Rise Records and reached #32 on the Billboard Top 200 it its first week. Check out a lyric video for the song "Ballad of a Broken Man" at this location. More...
This week's roundup of newly added tracks to the Rock Band Network again includes a smattering of metal tracks to keep you headbanging throughout the weekend. These songs are now available on the Xbox 360 version of Rock Band:
All Shall Perish – “There is Nothing Left” (160 MSP)
Asking Alexandria – “Dear Insanity (2x Bass Pedal)” (160 MSP)
Halcyon Way – “On Black Wings (2x Bass Pedal)” (80 MSP)
My Ruin – “Deconsecrated” (80 MSP)
The songs are also now available on PS3 version:
Nevermore – “The Obsidian Conspiracy” ($1.99)
Anarchy Club – “Built to Grind” ($1.99)
Fail Emotions – “Wasted” ($0.99)
These tracks will be hitting the PS3 on 9/18/2012 (North America) and 9/25/2012 (Europe):
Graveyard BBQ - "By the Grace of the Grill" ($1.99)
All Shall Perish - "A Pure Evil" ($1.99)
Killswitch Engage will be headlining the upcoming California Metalfest. It's a special gig for the Grammy-nominated, Massachusetts metal band celebrating its 10th anniversary of 2002's "Alive or Just Breathing." To commemorate the album, KSE will play the album in its entirety, from start to finish, as well as other more recent tracks.
The sixth annual California Metalfest will be held at the NOS Events Center in San Bernardino, CA on Saturday, November 24th. Ash Avildsen, founder of California Metalfest had this to say: "Alive or Just Breathing is one of the most important and timeless albums for this era of heavy music. KsE's special headlining set combined with the rest of the line-up is going to make for an incredible day of metal and memories. Having all these bands in the same place on one day is really exciting both as a fan and as a festival producer."
WWE Superstar "Mankind" Mick Foley will be hosting the festival along with several other stars TBA who will be doing signings and appearances. There will also be many carnival style prize games where fans can win special, limited edition band merch and memorabilia instead of stuffed animals. More...
Betraying the Martyrs has announced the band will be heading out for a European tour alongside Asking Alexandria and Motionless in White this coming January and February, 2013. The currently announced tour dates are:
14th Jan- Dublin, Academy 1 - IRELAND
15th Jan- Dublin, Academy 1 - IRELAND
16th Jan- Belfast, Mandela Hall – IRELAND
17th Jan- Glasgow, Barrowlands – SCOTLAND
19th Jan- London, 02 Brixton Academy – ENGLAND
21st Jan- Brussels, AB – BELGIUM
22nd Jan- Amsterdam, Melkweg – HOLLAND
23rd Jan- Hamburg, Grosse Freiheit 36 – GERMANY
25th Jan- Copenhagen, Amagier Bio – DENMARK
26th Jan- Stockholm, Tyrol – SWEDEN
27th Jan- Gothenburg, Brewhouse – SWEDEN
29th Jan- Berlin, Postbahnhof – GERMANY
30th Jan- Prague, Roxy – CZECH REPUBLIC
31st Jan- Vienna, Arena – AUSTRIA
1st Feb- Munich, Theaterfabrik – GERMANY
3rd Feb- Milan, Alcatraz – ITALY
4th Feb- Zurich, Volkhaus – SWITZERLAND
5th Feb- Wiesbaden, Schlachthof – GERMANY
7th Feb- Cologne, Live Music Hall – GERMANY
8th Feb- Luxembourg, Kulturfabrik – LUXEMBOURG
10th Feb- Birmingham, Academy 1 – ENGLAND
11th Feb- Manchester, Academy 1 – ENGLAND More...
Monster Energy and Idol Roc Entertainment have announced the line-up for the 2012 Monster Energy Outbreak Tour. Headliner Asking Alexandria will be joined by support acts As I Lay Dying, Suicide Silence, Memphis May Fire, and Attila. The full itinerary for the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour will be announced September 7th.
The line-up prompted tour producer Steve Glazer (Idol Roc Entertainment) to share, "Without question this is the strongest lineup we've assembled for Outbreak to date. Each year we promise to grow our brand and it all starts with delivering the fans an undeniable lineup of artists on the rise paired with an affordable ticket price."
Asking Alexandria guitarist Ben Bruce stated, "America, we are back, we are excited, we are ready and we are fucking headlining! This is our biggest headlining tour ever and we are bringing with us, the biggest, heaviest and best bands that rock has to offer. This Monster Energy Outbreak Tour is going to be fucking insane, more so especially due to the fact that this is not only going to be our last tour of the year and our last tour in America for quite awhile, but also because this is going to be the last tour on the Reckless and Relentless album cycle.
"We will be playing songs from Stand Up and Scream, Reckless and Relentless and a handful of brand new songs from our upcoming album. You, North America, have been chosen to hear our new songs before anyone else in the world. Let's make this a tour to fucking remember. Lets end 2012 bigger, better and harder than anywhere else on this earth. We can't wait to see you all. If 2012 really is the end of the world, then all I can say is....we are going out with a bang motherfuckers! We will see you all soon.”
Asking Alexandria will enter the studio in October prior to the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour to place the finishing touches on a third full-length effort. The disc is set for an early 2013 release.
After several weeks that were sparse on the metal front, the Rock Band Network now has a collection of new headbang friendly tracks available for download. The following tracks are now available for the Xbox 360 version of the game:
Alestorm – “Back Through Time (2x Bass Pedal)” (160 MSP)
All Shall Perish – “Rebirth (2x Bass Pedal)” (160 MSP)
Asking Alexandria – “To the Stage (2x Bass Pedal)” (160 MSP)
Halcyon Way – “Our Finest Hour” (80 MSP)
Saint Vitus – “Blessed Night” (160 MSP)
These tracks will hit instead the PS3 version on Tuesday, 8/14/2012 (North America) and 8/15/2012 (Europe):
Strikken - "Forever in Lies" ($0.99)
Strikken - "The Final Act" ($0.99)
Strikken - "Ashes" ($0.99)