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AFTERSHOCK FESTIVAL

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WOW!
What an awesome festival with over 50,000 in attendance and sold out both days!
Let’s keep it simple
Day One – If you got there early enough to see THE SHRINE, you got an early morning treat. But things really got going when the Bay Area’s own DEATH ANGEL hit the Capital Stage and delivered the goods creating pits and winning over the younger crowd. BARONNESS did impress on the Monster Energy Stage giving album like quality sound and vocals to tracks like Shock Me. ANTHRAX proved their worth by giving a 6-song set that really lifted the crowd to the next level. THE PRETTY RECKLESS did more than impress as their albums are very tame sounding but the energy is up a level live. MESHUGGAH was a surprise when I noticed the crowd reaction and chanting for their math metal which can be hard to interpret. PRIMUS opened Those Damn Blue Collared Tweakers which had the crowd going strong and even a crowd surfer in a wheelchair. What can be said about SLAYER that hasn’t already been said as to this day they remain the tightest band live in their genre. As for TOOL, I like the albums, love the dynamics, but live I am not a fan of a singer that hides behind a drum kit. That comment will offend the diehards, but I am entitled to it but to the masses they purely delighted the crowd with their songs and lighting show.

Day Two – I do believe the WHITECHAPEL should have played after SUICIDE SILENCE, but so be it but both bands delivered their brand of extreme music to a very enthusiastic fanbase on the Capital Stage. Getting to speak with Whitechapel frontman Phil Bozeman after their set it was his 2nd set in 12 hours so big props to him for having that in him to deliver so strong! GHOST at 3:05 in the afternoon seems absurd but the crowd absolutely loved them as did I. Although a short 5-song set, they sounded incredible and look forward to their next trip through town. ZAKK SABBATH had the crowd from the first note and their energy carried the crowd until DISTURBED took the Monster Energy Stage. By crowd response alone, Disturbed should have headlined this day as the crowd was rabid as was the crowd for KORN. I kind of felt bad for AVENGED SEVENFOLD who played well, but the energy of the crowd had been spent on Korn and Disturbed, but A7X always delivers live.

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AFTERSHOCK FESTIVAL – MORE COMING SOON

SACRAMENTO, CA – October 22 – 23
While the AFTERSHOCK FESTIVAL is still happening, I thought this picture I took sums up the spirit, loyalty, respect, and camaraderie of those in the Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Community. I spoke with this guy after his 3rd time on the crowd and he was happy and grateful for how he was treated, even if his shorts nearly came off on the 3rd time when pulled over by Security!

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More pics to come soon…

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Ye Scallywag! Reveals Pairing Stage, Beverage Highlights & Additional Tasting Participants for Oct 22 Festival in San Diego, CA with NOFX, Bad Religion & more

YE SCALLYWAG!

REVEALS PAIRING STAGE, BEVERAGE HIGHLIGHTS &

ADDITIONAL TASTING PARTICIPANTS

FESTIVAL WILL FEATURE CALIFORNIA CRAFT BEER & WINE TASTING,

ALONG WITH REGIONAL FOOD VENDORS & MUSIC

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22 AT WATERFRONT PARK IN SAN DIEGO, CA

MUSIC LINEUP INCLUDES NOFX, BAD RELIGION, GOLDFINGER,

AGAINST ME!, REEL BIG FISH & WAKRAT

Saturday, October 22 marks the debut of Ye Scallywag!, a day-long music, craft beer, wine and food festival, to take place at Waterfront Park in San Diego, CA. Produced by premier music festival production company Synergy Global Entertainment (SGE) and Orange County, California?s most successful and respected craft beer festival producer Brew Ha Ha Productions, the festival will feature over 100 craft beers and artisan wines, along with a full day of music.

Brew Ha Ha Productions? Cameron Collins explains, ?Ye Scallywag! is just around the corner and we couldn?t be more excited about it. We have some incredible breweries coming out, many who have brought home awards from this year?s Great American Beer Festival (GABF), one of the most prestigious beer events in the US. We?ll have a lot of world class beers at the event including RIIP Brewing out of Huntington Beach, CA who just won silver in the IPA Category, essentially making them the brewers of the #2 IPA in the world, along with Figueroa Mountain Brewing, who came home with a handful of medals. We?ll also have class act wineries participating including Flora Springs, who really embody the essence of the event with their craft focus on wine. Not to mention the great bands who are playing, the amazing weather we?re expecting, and our killer food pairing stage.?
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SUPERJOINT Premieres “Ruin You”

In less than one month, SUPERJOINT will unleash the punishing wares of their Caught Up In The Gears Of Application full-length. Captured at Nodferatu’s Lair, the eleven-track offering marks the band’s first new output since 2003’s critically-lauded Lethal Dose Of American Hatred. Produced by SUPERJOINT co-founder Philip H. Anselmo (Down, Pantera, Scour, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Arson Anthem etc.) and Stephen Berrigan (Down, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Eyehategod, Haarp, Classhole, etc.) and mastered by Scott Hull (Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Pig Destroyer) at Visceral Sounds, Caught Up In The Gears Of Application remains true to SUPERJOINT’s original strategy: to spew forth an acrimonious crossover of hardcore punk, metal, and unrelenting, hostile, New Orleans-style angst.
In advance of its release, today Decibel Magazine is streaming “Ruin You,” commending a “powerhouse of a cut,” and noting, “the album shreds, with killer riffs — care of southern-metal OG Jimmy Bower — all over the place.”


Adds Anselmo of the track, “This song is an example of how a basic, rock-driven song can still be a powerful thing, in musical standards and lyrical content as well.”

Hear “Ruin You,” now at THIS LOCATION.

Caught Up In The Gears Of Application will see official release via Anselmo’s own Housecore Records on November 11th, 2016.

SUPERJOINT will bring their venom to the stage for their official record release show on November 12th, 2016 in Dallas, their only US appearance of the year. Tickets are on sale now!
SUPERJOINT:
11/12/2016 Gas Monkey Live! – Dallas, TX w/ Tombs, Warbeast, Wolvhammer, Protest
SUPERJOINT was resurrected in 2015 after the original band broke up a decade earlier. At the behest of the late Corey Mitchell, co-founder of The Housecore Horror Film Festival, SUPERJOINT founders Anselmo, Jimmy Bower (Down, Eyehategod), and Kevin Bond (Christ Inversion, Artimus Pyledriver et al) joined forces with longtime comrades, drummer José “Blue” Gonzalez (Warbeast, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals) and bassist Stephen Taylor (Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Woven Hand, 16 Horse Power). A new era of the band was born.
Consequently, the band members found true joy in playing together again. After just two tours, new material followed culminating in the scathing sounds of Caught Up In The Gears Of Application. “The minute we started writing, I knew this record would be brutal,” reflects Bower, “Sticking to our true hardcore roots and signature SUPERJOINT sound, we accomplished a record that needed to happen in today’s underground. It’s pissed off! After being on hiatus for eleven-plus years, the chance at a new SUPERJOINT record wasn’t something we took lightly. With newcomers Steven and Joey, we were psyched and eager to get in the Lair and start writing and after two tours with the new lineup, we were able to hit the writing hard! Didn’t take long to accomplish, and we stood and smirked at the playback of what would be the new SUPERJOINT record. With songs like ‘Receiving No Answer To The Knock’ and ‘Sociopathic Herd Delusion’ we had everything to smirk about! This record brings our viscous style of hardcore back to life. Pissed off with everything to prove, SUPERJOINT is back!”
Adds Anselmo of the offering, “The overall theme means many things, or no things, but there is an underlying message regardless, about how modern technology – computers and all that comes with them, mainly – has affected our lives. As a musician, it has affected my life both negatively (music being stolen) and positively (being in touch with fellow musicians around the world and staying visible). But when looking at the broader spectrum, computer-land has given everyday people a platform in which to bellow like carnival barkers about anything and everything, humdrum or political, whether qualified or not, some with good intentions, some with ideas that lay somewhere in the middle, creating a mishmash of results.”

ANTHRAX BASSIST FRANK BELLO AUDIO INTERVIEW

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35 years in the business, ANTHRAX bassist FRANK BELLO took some time out of his busy Sunday to talk with SMNnews about all things Anthrax as well as Football, Schools, HELMET, CHEAP TRICK, and playing acoustic. This is an Audio Only Interview!

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ACT OF DEFIANCE GUITARIST CHRIS BRODERICK INTERVIEWED BY SMNNEWS

Guitar Virtuoso CHRIS BRODERICK from ACT OF DEFIANCE (ex-MEGADETH) took time on a Tuesday evening to speak with SMNNEWS.
Want to hear his thoughts on Music Theory?
Songwriting?
Colin Kaepernick?
College?
Sports?
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WOLVHAMMER: North American Tours With Tombs, Abigail Williams Confirmed For The Fall Months; New Album Due In 2017

WOLVHAMMER has confirmed several new tours for the Fall season, including a previously-announced November US tour with Tombs, and now a subsequent North American East Coast trek with Abigail Williams.

From November 7th through the 26th, WOLVHAMMER will provide direct support for Tombs, that trek to begin in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and swing clockwise through the entire southern half of the country up the West Coast and back, ending in Dayton, Ohio on November 26th.

Immediately subsequent to the Tombs tour, it has just been confirmed that WOLVHAMMER will head back out on the road, this time joining their brethren in Abigail Williams, with Amiensus providing opening support. This run will take both bands to the East Coast US and into Canada with thirteen new dates announced for late November into mid-December. The first show takes place in Rochester on November 29th, followed by Portland, Somerville, Montreal, Syracuse, Manchester, Brooklyn, Clifton, Frederick, Pittsburgh, Dayton, Chicago, and Minneapolis through December 11th.

WOLVHAMMER continues to write material for their next LP, the follow-up to 2014’s Profound Lore-released Clawing Into Black Sun, the new album to strike sometime in 2017. In the meantime, Clawing Into Black Sun can be streamed and purchased through Disorder Recordings and Profound Lore.

WOLVHAMMER Tour Dates:
w/ Tombs:
11/07/2016 Local 506 – Chapel Hill, NC
11/08/2016 The Earl – Atlanta, GA
11/09/2016 Siberia – New Orleans, LA
11/10/2016 Rudyards – Houston, TX
11/11/2016 Barracuda – Austin, TX
11/12/2016 Three Links – Dallas, TX
11/13/2016 Korova – downstairs – San Antonio, TX
11/15/2016 Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
11/16/2016 Pub Rock – Scottsdale, AZ
11/17/2016 Complex – Los Angeles, CA
11/18/2016 The Merrow – San Diego, CA
11/20/2016 DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
11/22/2016 Metro Bar – Salt Lake City, UT
11/25/2016 Kumas Corner – Indianapolis, IN
11/26/2016 Rockstar Pro Arena – Dayton, OH
w/ Abigail Williams, Amiensus:
11/29/2016 Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY
11/30/2016 TBA – Portland, ME
12/01/2016 ONCE – Somerville, MA
12/02/2016 Katakombes – Montreal, QC
12/03/2016 The Vault – Syracuse, NY
12/04/2016 Jewel – Manchester, NH
12/05/2016 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY
12/06/2016 Dingbatz – Clifton, NJ
12/07/2016 Cafe 611 – Frederick, MD
12/08/2016 The Smiling Moose – Pittsburgh, PA
12/09/2016 Hank’s Pub – Dayton, OH
12/10/2016 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL
12/11/2016 The Cabooze – Minneapolis, MN

Vanderberg Releases Debut album

German guitarist and songwriter Marc Vanderberg releases his long awaited debut album called “Devil may Care” November 18.  The debut EP “The Four Elements,” was released in 2015 and received awesome reviews worldwide.

Track List:

  1.  Godfather (instrumental)
  2. Devil may Care -featuring vocals by Göran Edman (ex-Malmsteen / ex-John Norum)
  3. Key to Your Heart – featuring vocals by Paulo Cuevas
  4. Pray – featuring vocals by Boban Vasileski and Marc Vanderberg
  5. Infinite Love – featuring vocals by Göran Edman (ex-Malmsteen / ex-John Norum / etc.)
  6. Storm, Thunder, and Lightening – featuring vocals by Paulo Cuevas
  7. Crash and Burn – featuring vocals by Boban Vasileski
  8. Spirit of the Dragon – featuring vocals by Boban Vasileski
  9. Corrosion of Society – featuring vocals by Paulo Cuevas
  10. Smoking Kills – featuring vocals by Chris Divine (Luna Rise) and Tave Wanning (Adrenaline Rush)

 

Snippets of all songs are available under www.soundcloud.com/marc-vanderberg and here:

The Album “Vanderberg – Devil may Care” will be released worldwide via HearYou Music on all internet stores on November 18th 2016.

Vanderberg can be found at:

www.marcvanderberg.com

www.facebook.com/marcvanderbergofficial

www.reverbnation.com/marcvanderberg

www.soundcloud.com/marc-vanderberg

www.twitter.com/marc_vanderberg

For more information or promotional material, please contact:

Markus Laue, Stresemannstraße 5, 61231 Bad Nauheim, Germany

Phone: +49 / 177 / 7748128, marc.vanderberg@yahoo.com

Jett Blakk Announces New Concert Dates

 

Jett Blakk announced three new concert dates in the Kansas City area to promote their newest album, “Rock Revolution.”

 

Concert Date Additions

October 22, 2016 – Jett Blakk With Kix

     The Scene – Kansas City                                  Purchase Tickets Here

November 1, 2016 – Jett Blakk w/ Tracii Guns Enuff Znuff

     Harrah’s Voodoo Lounge – Kansas City          Purchase Tickets Here

December 17, 2016 – Jett Blakk w/ Lynch Mob      

     The Scene – Kansas City                                   Purchase Tickets Here

 

About Jett Blakk

Jett Blakk was formed by Tommy Law and Randy Blakk.  Both have several years of experience in the Midwest music scene and names everyone recognizes.

 Tommy Law is a 14 time All-State #1 medalist from CMSU ? the only tenor to do so in the state of Missouri.  He was a vocal major at Central Missouri State University.  His classical training shows in his vocal style ? very reminiscent of Bon Jovi .

 After many years in the Midwest music scene, Tommy took several years off to get his personal life where it needed to be but has returned with a vengeance.

 ?The universe is a magnet pulling us towards our destiny.? ? Randy Blakk

 Randy Blakk started his musical career as the guitarist and songwriter for Uncertain Future.  He moved on to tour with Union Underground as a guitar tech on their Education in Rebellion tour.  His most recent project before Jett Blakk was as the singer/songwriter for Son of Man.  After a brief break from the music scene, he joined forces with Tommy Law to form Jett Blakk.

 

 

For more information or promotional materials, contact christine.cochran@hearyoumusic.com

 

 

Dark From Day One Releases New Single, “The Witch”

Arkansas Hard Rockers release their Single A/B “The Witch” on October 21. Just in time for Halloween!


This is the first single off their upcoming CD set to release later this year.

IN THE BEGINNING, WE ARE BORN INTO THIS EARTH-INNOCENT. NOT KNOWING THE PRESSURE OF STRESS, NOR THE EVILS THAT HUMANITY IS CAPABLE OF, WE JUST KNOW TO EMBRACE LIFE. THEREFORE?WE ARE DARK FROM DAY ONE.

Labeling their music as “uplifting and unforgettable that inspires the listener to continue to hope and love”, Dark From Day One possesses a sound that is breathtaking and hypnotic, with a unique mixture of the different styles of rock combining them to make music that touches deep within the hearts and souls of people, allowing for listeners of many different genres to enjoy.

 

For more information or promo materials, contact christine.cochran@hearyoumusic.com

Agony In The Garden Releases New Single, “Obsolete”

 

“Obsolete” is the first single from Agony In The Garden’s newest album “Second Light” to be released 11/11/16.

 

ABOUT AGONY IN THE GARDEN

Agony In The Garden began in April of 2013 as a one man band with singer/songwriter multi-instrumentalist Mack Perry writing and recording all of Agony’s music. Releasing a debut four song EP Where Olympus Dwells in May 2015. In Feb 2016 Mack began co-writing with Clint Lowery of Grammy nominated Sevendust on Agony’s upcoming album. Adding drummer Bobby Milton and second guitarist Michael Greer in July, in September the band released the single Obsolete, “a sonically hard-hitting metal rock tune that dazes the senses” from the album Second Light to be released November 11th. The band is set to begin touring in 2017.

Agony’s music style fuses rock, metal and blues incorporating poly-rhythmic guitar with “poetic song lyrics, compelling and socially relevant.” Perry’s vocals, “one of the best voices I’ve heard in years. Deep, rich with a bit of grit.”

Agony’s sound and techniques are high lit not only in the music but also demonstrated in videos featured by guitar sponsor WT. Foster Guitars. “Perry’s intricate rhythms and medieval feel remind me of Alter Bridge. The almost psychedelic, brilliant guitar calls to mind Dream Theater’s best music.”

Within two years of Agony In The Garden entering the music scene Mack received sponsorship from Band-Brand, Cape Whoopies, Rest Assured Apparel and WT. Foster Guitars.

In July of 2015 Mack appeared on The #1 webshow in the world; The Jimmy Star Show featuring the title track Where Olympus Dwells from the premier EP.

Agony’s title track from EP Where Olympus Dwells has been included in the soundtrack for the film Precision. The second track from Where Olympus Dwells; Let It Burn is currently being featured during various CBS Sports events as well as being featured during The Super Bowl Live in 2016.

While being interviewed Perry stated that Agony’s message is simply, “no matter what you’re going through as long as you wake daylight never dies. It’s never too late.”

“Mack you have restored my faith in music and more importantly you made me fall in love with music again, your musicianship is absolutely amazing!”

 

For more information or press materials, contact christine.cochran@hearyoumusic.com

Rock’n’roll’s lasting relationship with casino culture

Given that the majority of hard rock tends to deal with the somewhat morbid themes of mortality and excess, it’s pretty surprising to find that rock’n’roll has cultivated a pretty lasting relationship with some of our most famous games.

However, it’s those classic casino games like poker that rock music seems to be most fascinated with, thanks to the lyrical themes of dancing with the devil that provide no end of inspiration for the budding songwriter.

As rock music took its roots from the blues music of the Deep South, it’s been interesting to see how the gambling themes have survived the incredible evolution of the music.

From Mississippi John Hurt singing about lucky dice in his 1928 classic Stagger Lee, to garage rockers in the 1960s like The Daily Flash providing a raucous amplified update to Jack of Diamonds, it’s clear that there’s no shortage of lyrical metaphors in the realm of gambling.

But it was when Lemmy penned the ultimate poker song, Ace of Spades, in 1980 that these casino games received the anthem they truly deserved. And although the much-missed Motörhead leader felt that the card was a bad luck sign, it certainly provided endless source of inspiration for a new generation of rockers.

Gambling has proven to be a pretty poignant theme on the current North American rock scene as bands like System of a Down have used table games for the inspiration for the blistering track Roulette on their monumental record Steal This Album.

And seeing as Canadian players can sign up here to play online casino games at Lucky Nugget in a way that renders many of these exclusive titles much more accessible for a mobile-friendly audiences, it’s expected that we’ll see many more gambling songs to come.

This is particularly so as many of the casinos in places such as Atlantic City and Las Vegas are starting to open their doors to rock bands like Guns N’ Roses to perform huge concerts and bring in new legions of rock fans to their gaming establishments.

And with the likes of the Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas being something of a museum amongst rock fans for its huge range of memorabilia from the founders of rock like Jimi Hendrix and Van Halen, it’s clear that the casinos will continue to occupy a very important part of the modern rock fan’s psyche.

Monster Energy AFTERSHOCK: Band Performance Times Announced For California’s Biggest Rock Festival, Oct. 22 & 23 In Sacramento, Led By Tool & Avenged Sevenfold

BAND PERFORMANCE TIMES AND ADDITIONAL ONSITE EXPERIENCES ANNOUNCED FOR OCTOBER 22 & 23 FESTIVAL
AT DISCOVERY PARK IN SACRAMENTO

LIMITED NUMBER OF SINGLE DAY TICKETS AVAILABLE
FOR CALIFORNIA?S BIGGEST ROCK FESTIVAL
FEATURING 35 BANDS ON THREE STAGES
LED BY TOOL AND AVENGED SEVENFOLD
PLUS SLAYER, KORN, PRIMUS, DISTURBED AND MANY MORE

Band performance times, food and beverage options, and additional onsite experiences have been announced for the fifth annual Monster Energy AFTERSHOCK on Saturday, October 22 & Sunday, October 23 at Discovery Park in Sacramento, CA.

Led by iconic bands Tool (in a rare U.S. festival appearance) and Avenged Sevenfold, Monster Energy AFTERSHOCK boasts a lineup of 35 bands on three stages, including Slayer, Korn, Primus, Disturbed and many more. California?s biggest rock festival also features the return of The Jack Daniel’s Experience, The Music Experience, the Juxtapoz MAKE YOUR MARK Graffiti Zone and more to engage fans with all aspects of the rock and roll culture.

A very limited number of single-day Saturday tickets for Monster Energy AFTERSHOCK (previously sold out) have just been released. Weekend General Admission and single-day Saturday and Sunday tickets are available at current prices through October 16 or while supplies last at AFTERSHOCKConcert.com. Non-service fee tickets are also available at Dimple Records locations throughout the Sacramento area. VIP and hotel packages for Monster Energy AFTERSHOCK are now sold out.

The current Monster Energy AFTERSHOCK performance times (subject to change) are as follows:

Saturday, October 22

Monster Energy Stage

8:20 PM      Tool
6:20 PM      Primus
4:45 PM       The Pretty Reckless
3:10 PM       Baroness
2:00 PM      Avatar
12:50 PM     Whores
11:45 AM     American Sharks

Discovery Stage

7:15 PM        Slayer
5:30 PM       Meshuggah
3:50 PM       Anthrax
2:35 PM       Motionless In White
1:25 PM        let live
12:20 PM     Big Jesus

Capital Stage

4:45 PM      Deafheaven
3:40 PM      Face To Face
2:35 PM      Drakulas
1:35 PM       The Shrine
12:20 PM     Aeges
11:15 AM      Death Angel

Sunday, October 23

Monster Energy Stage

7:40 PM      Avenged Sevenfold
5:30 PM      Disturbed
3:45 PM      Chevelle
2:30 PM      Parkway Drive
1:20 PM       Silver Snakes
12:20 PM    The Mendenhall Experiment

Discovery Stage

6:35 PM    Korn
4:35 PM    Puscifer
3:05 PM    Ghost
1:55 PM    The Amity Affliction
12:50 PM  Ignite

Capital Stage

4:15 PM     Zakk Sabbath
2:55 PM     Max & Iggor Cavalera Return to Roots
1:50 PM     Suicide Silence
12:50 PM   Whitechapel
11:50 AM   Some Fear None

Doors open at 11:00 AM each day.

WHITECHAPEL To Kick Off Straight Outta Hell Co-Headlining Tour With Suicide Silence

Knoxville-based WHITECHAPEL will saw blade their way through a monstrous co-headlining tour with Suicide Silence. Sponsored by BlackCraft Cult Clothing, the Straight Outta Hell tour commenced on September 28th in Portland, Oregon and conclude October 22nd in Las Vegas, Nevada. Additional support will be provided by Carnifex and Oceano, with Despised Icon appearing at select dates.

WHITECHAPEL w/ Suicide Silence, Carnifex, Oceano:
9/28/2016 Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
9/29/2016 Studio 7 – Seattle, WA
9/30/2016 Pinnacle NW – Spokane, WA
10/01/2016 Pub Station – Billings, MT
10/02/2016 The Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
10/04/2016 Wooly’s – Des Moines, IA
10/05/2016 Waiting Room – Omaha, NE
10/06/2016 Cabooze – Minneapolis, MN
10/07/2016 The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
10/08/2016 St. Andrew’s Hall – Detroit, MI
10/09/2016 House of Blues – Chicago, IL
10/11/2016 Agora Theatre – Cleveland, OH*
10/12/2016 Harmony House – Webster, NY*
10/13/2016 The Gramercy Theater – New York, NY*
10/14/2016 Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA*
10/15/2016 Rock & Shock @ Palladium – Worcester, MA
10/16/2016 GameChanger World – Freehold, NJ
10/17/2016 Arizona Pete’s – Greensboro, NC
10/19/2016 Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
10/20/2016 The Door – Dallas, TX
10/21/2016 Top Deck – Farmington, NM
10/22/2016 Vinyl @ Hard Rock – Las Vegas, NV
* w/ Despised Icon

WHITECHAPEL recently completed an extensive run across the US on the annual Vans Warped Tour as well as an explosive performance at Ozzfest Meets Knotfest this past weekend. The band is currently touring in support of their recently-issued sixth full-length, Mark Of The Blade. Hailed as an, “exciting milestone,” by Alternative Press, Mark Of The Blade was produced by Mark Lewis (The Black Dahlia Murder, Cannibal Corpse) and sees WHITECHAPEL redefine who they are and what they are capable of with the resulting eleven tracks. Kicking off with “The Void” – which has a Slayer-esque ferocity that is perfectly suited to the band’s three-guitar attack – the songs that follow all leave a distinct impression, and by the time the rich, dark melodies on “Decennium” bring the record to a close, it’s impossible to deny the emotional weight brought to bear. Guitarist Alex Wade explains, “At this point in our career and as we grow older, we are taking a more open-minded approach to creating our music, allowing what we think sounds good to evolve naturally, rather than to just write what is expected of us.”

OPETH – SORCERESS

If there is one thing you can always expect with OPETH, it’s the simple word, change! In their 20+ year career, they have experimented with many forms of music. But with the release of Heritage in 2011, there was a big turn but that was given a small taste when they put out Watershed.
Two days ago saw the release of Sorceress. And yes, there is a twist in that this album continues down the prog road less travelled, but it’s also a more straight forward venture. From the chug-chug of the title track, the middle-eastern flavor of The Seventh Sojourn, to one of the heaviest tracks in the past 3 albums, Era, Mikael Akerfeldt (vocals, guitar, songwriter) does not disappoint in his musical integrity. His level of confidence, which should not get confused with being cocky, shines on this release.
Sorceress will take a few listens to understand it in full. It’s like a well balanced dish served at a 3-Star Michelin Restaurant. It’s complex, delights, there are sonic layers to be revealed, but when it’s over, it will be appreciated for all that it is – Another Amazing Release!

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RATING: 10 of 10
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OPETH STREAMS NEW ALBUM, ‘SORCERESS,’ TODAY AT ROLLINGSTONE

With only one day remaining until their highly anticipated album release, Sweden?s musical alchemists, OPETH, have partnered with RollingStone to premiere a stream of their magnum opus, Sorceress. Years of preparation and months of anticipation have finally led to the full unveiling of the band?s critically heralded 12th studio album, which arrives tomorrow via the band?s own imprint label Moderbolaget Records with Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

Witness the power of Sorceress now, exclusively at RollingStone.com.

OPETH made their landfall in North America this past weekend with an epic set at Ozzfest in San Bernardino, CA and will continue their journey with a headline tour that kicks off tonight at Stage AE in Pittsburgh, PA. Additionally, OPETH has just announced a special show in Los Angeles, named ?An Evening of Sorcery, Deliverance & Damnation,? at The Belasco on October 20th.

OPETH Tour Dates:
Sep 29 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
Sep 30 – Silver Spring, MD – Fillmore
Oct 1 – New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall
Oct 2 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
Oct 4 – Montreal, QC – Metropolis
Oct 5 – Toronto, ON – Massey Hall
Oct 7 – Detroit, MI – Fillmore
Oct 8 – Akron, OH – Good Year Theater at East End
Oct 9 – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theater
Oct 10 – Minneapolis, MN – First Ave
Oct 12 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
Oct 13 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
Oct 14 – Austin, TX – Emo?s
Oct 15 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live
Oct 18 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
Oct 19 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theater
Oct 20 ? Los Angeles, CA ? The Belasco
Oct 21 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
Oct 22 – San Francisco, CA – Warfield
Oct 24 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
Oct 25 – Seattle, WA – Moore Theater
Oct 26 – Vancouver, BC – Orpheum

IN ADVANCE OF THIS WEEKEND’S THIRD ANNUAL LOUDER THAN LIFE AT CHAMPIONS PARK IN LOUISVILLE FESTIVAL PRODUCER DANNY WIMMER PRESENTS RELEASES LOUDER THAN LIFE 2015 ECONOMIC IMPACT STUDY SHOWING NEARLY $13 MILLION IMPACT IN THE LOUISVILLE AREA

In advance of this weekend’s third annual LOUDER THAN LIFE – held October 1 & 2 at Champions Park in Louisville – festival producer Danny Wimmer Presents, in cooperation with the Greater Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau, has released its LOUDER THAN LIFE 2015 economic impact study. Conducted by Destination Analysts, Inc. and commissioned by the Greater Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau, the study estimates that the 2015 edition of the festival generated nearly $13 million in economic impact for the Louisville area.

LOUDER THAN LIFE’s total estimated economic impact was $12.8 million. Highlights of the report include that the festival generated nearly 30,000 local hotel nights, resulting in local hotel revenues of $3.35 million and $538,000 in hotel taxes. The festival generated over $1.1 million in total taxes from hotels, sales and gas. According to DWP’s CEO Danny Hayes, “We generate significant hotel revenue because we market LOUDER THAN LIFE as a ‘destination festival’ and spend the bulk of our marketing dollars outside of Kentucky. Our attendance demographics reflect the success of this approach.” The 2015 festival had roughly 32,000 unique attendees (50,000 total attendance over two days). Of these, 2/3 resided outside the greater Louisville area, and 43% lived outside the state of Kentucky.

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SUPERJOINT Premieres New Track At Revolver Magazine; First New Full-Length In Over A Decade To See Release This November Via Housecore Records

SUPERJOINT was resurrected in 2015 after the original band broke up a decade earlier. At the behest of the late Corey Mitchell, co-founder of The Housecore Horror Film Festival, SUPERJOINT founders Philip H. Anselmo (Down, Pantera, Scour, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Arson Anthem et al), Jimmy Bower (Down, Eyehategod), and Kevin Bond (Christ Inversion, Artimus Pyledriver et al) joined forces with longtime comrades, drummer José “Blue” Gonzalez (Warbeast, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals) and bassist Stephen Taylor (Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Woven Hand, 16 Horse Power). A new era of the band was born.

Mitchell’s idea worked brilliantly, as the band members found true joy in playing together again. After just two tours, new material followed culminating in the scathing sounds of Caught Up In The Gears Of Application. Set for release on November 11th, 2016 via Anselmo’s own Housecore Records, Caught Up In The Gears Of Application was captured at Nodferatu’s Lair and marks the band’s first new output since 2003’s critically-lauded Lethal Dose Of American Hatred. Produced by Anselmo and Stephen Berrigan (Down, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Eyehategod, Haarp, Classhole etc.) and mastered by Scott Hull (Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Pig Destroyer) at Visceral Sounds, Caught Up In The Gears Of Application remains true to SUPERJOINT’s original strategy: to spew forth an acrimonious crossover of hardcore punk, metal, and unrelenting, hostile, New Orleans-style angst.

“The minute we started writing, I knew this record would be brutal,” reflects Bower, “Sticking to our true hardcore roots and signature SUPERJOINT sound, we accomplished a record that needed to happen in today’s underground. It’s pissed off! After being on hiatus for eleven-plus years, the chance at a new SUPERJOINT record wasn’t something we took lightly. With newcomers Steven and Joey, we were psyched and eager to get in the Lair and start writing and after two tours with the new lineup, we were able to hit the writing hard! Didn’t take long to accomplish, and we stood and smirked at the playback of what would be the new SUPERJOINT record. With songs like ‘Receiving No Answer To The Knock’ and ‘Sociopathic Herd Delusion’ we had everything to smirk about! This record brings our viscous style of hardcore back to life. Pissed off with everything to prove, SUPERJOINT is back!”

Adds Anselmo of the offering, “The overall theme means many things, or no things, but there is an underlying message regardless, about how modern technology — computers and all that comes with them, mainly — has affected our lives. As a musician, it has affected my life both negatively (music being stolen) and positively (being in touch with fellow musicians around the world and staying visible). But when looking at the broader spectrum, computer-land has given everyday people a platform in which to bellow like carnival barkers about anything and everything, humdrum or political, whether qualified or not, some with good intentions, some with disingenuous intentions, and some with ideas that lay somewhere in the middle, creating a mishmash of results.”

As a precursor to the release of Caught Up In The Gears Of Application, today Revolver Magazine offers up the confrontational “Sociopathic Herd Delusion,” for communal ingestion. Issues Anselmo simply, “‘Sociopathic Herd Delusion’ is an absolute SUPERJOINT hook-a-rama done in one-thousand-percent SUPERJOINT form! It’s a state of cerebral address, and thicker than a hundred-year-old deck of collectable boxing cards.”

SUPERJOINT will bring their venom to the stage for their official record release show on November 12th, 2016 in Dallas with future onstage abrasions to be announced in the coming weeks.

SUPERJOINT:
11/12/2016 Gas Monkey Live! – Dallas, TX

Caught Up In The Gears Of Application Track Listing:
1. Today And Tomorrow
2. Burning The Blanket
3. Ruin You
4. Caught Up In The Gears Of The Application
5. Sociopathic Herd Delusion
6. Circling The Drain
7. Clickbait
8. Asshole
9. Mutts Bite Too
10. Rigging The Fight
11. Receiving No Answer To The Knock

AMON AMARTH Premieres “Raise Your Horns” Video Via Rollingstone.com; Contest With Grimfrost Launched + US Tour With Megadeth, Suicidal Tendencies, Metal Church, And Butcher Babies Commence

After headlining a North American tour earlier this year, and appearing at premier festivals across Europe all Summer, AMON AMARTH today launches their new video for “Raise Your Horns,” featuring live footage from their San Diego (US), London (UK), Paris (FR), Tilburg (NL), Berlin (DE), and Hellfest (FR) shows, as well as clips of fans, artists, and friends raising their own horns to the band! Head over to RollingStone.com now to watch the video, which includes the following guest appearances:

Zakk Wylde – Black Label Society
John DeServio – Black Label Society
Sam Didier – Blizzard Entertainment
Adam D & Jesse Leach – Killswitch Engage
Doro Pesch
Mike McKenna – NHL/AHL Goaltender
Robb Flynn – Machine Head
Jordan Mancino – Wovenwar
Colleen Schneider – Invicta FC MMA fighter
Sami Yli-Sirniö – Kreator
Johannes Eckerström – Avatar
Josh Elmore – Cattle Decapitation
Trevor Bauer – Cleveland Indians
Victor Brandt – Entombed A.D.
Matt Heafy – Trivium
Joakim Brodén – Sabaton
Miland “Mille” Petrozza – Kreator
Daniel Tompkins – Tesseract
Kerry King – Slayer
King Diamond
Bobby Blitz – Overkill
Glen Benton – Deicide
George Parros – Violent Gentlemen/NHL Stanley Cup Champion (Anaheim Ducks)
Frank Bello – Anthrax
Joey Belladonna – Anthrax
Jonathan Donais – Anthrax
Shayna Baszler – MMA fighter/Premier Wrestling
Richard Christy – The Howard Stern Show
Dave Mustaine – Megadeth
Kevin Kraft – Jason Ellis Show
Mark Tremont – Tremonti/Alter Bridge
Paul Biedermann – German world record holding Olympic swimmer
Nick Hipa – Wovenwar
David Draiman – Disturbed
Angela Hill – Invicta FC Strawweight Champion
Dan Isla – NASA JPL Systems Engineer
Jessica Pimentel – Orange Is The New Black
Steve Asheim – Deicide
Adam Green – film director (Hatchet, Chillerama, Holliston)
Alan Averill – Primordial
Scott Ian – Anthrax
Grutle Kjellson – Enslaved
Rob Caggiano – Volbeat
Brian Slagel – Metal Blade Records
Don Jamieson – That Metal Show
Andy La Rocque – King Diamond
Perttu Kivilaakso – Apocalyptica
Floor Jansen – Nightwish
Niclas Engelin – In Flames
LG Petrov – Entombed A.D.
Stefan Hüskens – Asphyx
Travis Ryan – Cattle Decapitation
Jose Mangin – SiriusXM Liquid Metal
Mike D’Antonio – Killswitch Engage
Biff Byford – Saxon
Paul Quinn – Saxon
Nergal – Behemoth
The Keyboard Warrior as himself

Starting today, fans also have the chance to win a Grimfrost prize pack, including their own carefully polished and cleaned top quality Viking drinking horn (which holds 4 liters, 8 pints, or 128 oz)! The grand prize winner will also receive a Berserker T-shirt, Heathen T-shirt, and a stainless steel Wolf King Chain with Grimfrost’s Thor’s Hammer necklace. Presented by AMON AMARTH in partnership with Grimfrost, the contest is open to the global public, and ends on October 10th at 9:00AM PST/12:00PM EST/6:00PM CET.

Grimfrost is a Swedish company dedicated to making and selling the highest quality Viking reproductions on the market. Their products range from hand-forged axes and jewelry to beard oil and Viking inspired T-shirts. For more information, visit Grimfrost.com.

Continuing their worldwide tour in support of Jomsviking, AMON AMARTH will head back out on the road tomorrow, September 20th, to join Megadeth, Suicidal Tendencies, Metal Church, and Butcher Babies on a US tour, before appearing at the annual Knotfest with Slipknot, Slayer, Anthrax, and more on Sunday, September 25th. See below for all dates!

AMON AMARTH w/ Megadeth, Suicidal Tendencies, Metal Church, Butcher Babies:
9/20/2016 Casper Events – Center Casper, WY
9/21/2016The Great Saltair – Magna, UT
9/22/2016 The Joint @ Hard Rock Hotel And Casino – Las Vegas, NV
9/25/2016 Knotfest – Devore, CA * AMON AMARTH only
9/27/2016 WaMu Theater – Seattle, WA
9/28/2016 Matthew Knight Arena – Eugene, OR
9/29/2016 City National Civic – San Jose, CA
10/01/2016 1st Bank Center – Broomfield, CO
10/03/2016 Mid America Recreation & Conv. Complex – Council Bluffs, IA
10/04/2016 Roy Wilkins Auditorium – St. Paul, MN
10/05/2016 Sears Centre – Hoffman Estates, IL
10/07/2016 iWireless Center – Moline, IL
10/08/2016 UWM Panther Arena – Milwaukee, WI
10/09/2016 Joe Louis Arena – Detroit, MI
10/11/2016 Sands Bethlehem Event Center – Bethlehem, PA
10/12/2016 DCU Center – Worcester, MA
10/13/2016 Mohegan Sun Arena – Uncasville, CT
10/14/2016 Prudential Center – Newark, NJ
10/16/2016 BB&T Pavilion – Camden, NJ

AMON AMARTH released their tenth full-length, Jomsviking, earlier this year. As the band’s first concept record in their storied career, Jomsviking tells a tragic, original tale of conflict and revenge, backed by the Swedes’ trademark melodic, anthemic metal – which was produced and mixed once again by Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Testament, Accept et al). For their efforts, AMON AMARTH landed on the global charts, including a #11 spot on the US Current Album Billboard Chart. To purchase and preview Jomsviking, visit amonamarth.com, where the album is available in various formats, and the videos for “At Dawn’s First Light” and “First Kill” can be viewed.

“Jomsviking is sure to satisfy AMON AMARTH fans old and new and sure to rip the face off of any who are not ready.” – MetalSucks

“This latest venture through Norse mythology and barbaric fantasy is likely to go down as an instant fan favorite.” – Blabbermouth

“…the Swedish outfit has returned with a concept record of epic proportions.” – PopMatters

“After all the best axes are still being forged by the master!” – Metal Hammer (DE)
“…you are left with no doubt that Amon Amarth are at the top of their game right now. This is splendid.” – Powerplay

“This album is a genuinely impressive piece of work. Whether you like Vikings or not, this is a brilliant death metal record from a brilliant death metal band.” – Musicology

EYEHATEGOD: Randy Blythe To Fill In For Mike IX Williams On Upcoming US Tour With Discharge And Toxic Holocaust

Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe will be filling in for EYEHATEGOD vocalist Mike IX Williams on their upcoming Fall tour with Discharge and Toxic Holocaust.

Elaborates Williams of the decision, “Once again, rather than cancel an amazing tour, we have chosen for EYEHATEGOD to continue on and give one-thousand-percent. This 2016 Discharge tour is super important to me as that band has been a huge influence on my life, but my health situation right now dictates that I am not able to take the stage and perform to the best of my abilities every single night. This is where our good friend Randy Blythe from Lamb Of God comes into the picture. We’ve known Randall since the early ’90s when EYEHATEGOD would pass through Virginia and he’d offer for us to crash at his crib after our gigs. Great times and we became great friends. To have Mr. Blythe on board as a fill in for me on vocals for this run is a true ‘circle-stays-unbroken’ turn of events! Coming off the heels of Philip Anselmo doing vocals for EYEHATEGOD on two high profile shows [last month’s performances at Southport Music Hall in New Orleans, Louisiana and the 2016 edition of Gwar BQ in Richmond, Virginia respectively], both of these men are at the top of their game. I am getting the medical help I need and will return to the band as soon as possible. Thank you, everybody… ”

Adds Blythe, “Anyone who knows me well knows that I am a massive EYEHATEGOD fan. I’ve seen them play more times than I can remember, my old side project covered ‘Dixie Whiskey’ for an EYEHATEGOD tribute album, I wear their merch, I even have a freaking EYEHATEGOD tattoo that I got in New Orleans. They are one of my favorite bands of all time, period. I’ve also been friends with the guys in the band since the ’90s… actually, I knew them before I knew the dudes in my own band, and EYEHATEGOD would often crash at my crib when they came through Richmond. So it’s a bit dif?cult for me to say, ‘I’m super-happy that I’ve been asked to ?ll in for Mike IX Williams on this upcoming tour with Discharge and Toxic Holocaust.’ In fact, I can’t honestly say that at all because, once again as a fan and, more importantly, a friend, no one would rather see Mike do this tour more than myself. Mike IX is THE voice of EYEHATEGOD, and I respect him as a friend, musician, and writer way too much to ever think otherwise. What I can say is that I am beyond honored to be serving a brief tour of duty on vocals with EYEHATEGOD for this upcoming run.

When I was asked to ?ll in for Mike IX due to his health issues, I immediately said, ‘I’ll do it, as long as all of the guys in the band are cool with it, especially Mike; it can’t be any other way.’ I know from talking to him that Mike is very, very bummed to not be on this tour, especially given the fact that the legendary Discharge is one of his all-time favorite bands. In light of that fact alone, it’s a huge testament to the man’s character that he’s being gracious enough to let the band continue to work while he concentrates on his medical issues, which are entirely legitimate and prevent him from taking the stage night after night. The other guys need to keep the band alive while IX gets better. As anyone who has ever seen the band can attest, the stage of an EYEHATEGOD show isn’t exactly the ideal place to rest and recuperate from an illness, and that is the most important thing here: that Mike IX gets better. In order to both give him the time to take care of his health while simultaneously keeping EYEHATEGOD an active working unit, I’ll be proud to do my bit on this tour and take the stage with what is undeniably one of the heaviest bands on earth. It will be a savage experience; I can promise you that. Let the down-to-earth-motherfuckin’-post-ampli?cation-blues begin! Hail Mike IX.”

EYEHATEGOD’s journey with Discharge and Toxic Holocaust will commence on October 6th and run through October 15th trampling ten cities in seven states, the tour concluding with a one-off show in Chicago with Negative Approach and Svlphvrvs. See all confirmed dates below.

EYEHATEGOD w/ Discharge, Toxic Holocaust:
10/06/2016 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
10/07/2016 Dantes – Portland, OR
10/08/2016 Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
10/09/2016 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
10/10/2016 The Roxy – Los Angeles, CA
10/11/2016 Glass House – Pomona, CA
10/12/2016 Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
10/13/2016 Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
10/14/2016 Webster Hall/Marlin Room – New York, NY
10/15/2016 Reggies – Chicago, IL
10/16/2016 Reggies – Chicago, IL w/ Negative Approach, Svlphvrvs

EYEHATEGOD reemerged stronger and more determined than ever before with their self-titled LP, which dropped in 2014 via Housecore Records. Reaping critical acclaim globally, the record marks the band’s most successful release in their twenty-five-plus-year lineage. Having helped define the NOLA sound with their signature down-tuned, blues-inflected guitars awash in furious distortion, underpinning the tormented screams of Mike IX Williams over a thundering rhythm section, EyeHateGod personifies desperation and addiction in the various backwaters of forgotten America, punctuated by the “N’awlins” sound of rebellion and pollution resulting in triumph over adversity.

GATECREEPER Premieres “Rotting As One”; Band Kicks Off US Tour

Arizona-based old school death metalists/recent Relapse signees GATECREEPER will unleash the pulverizing sounds of their full-length debut, Sonoran Depravation, via Relapse Records next month. As a precursor to its release, today Cvlt Nation offers up “Rotting As One” for communal feasting gushing, “If you haven’t heard of this band, they fucking spit in the face of false metal!”

Offers GATECREEPER vocalist Chase Mason of the track, “This is a morbid love song.”
Witness the decaying sounds of “Rotting As One,” courtesy of Cvlt Nation.
Additionally, you can still raise your horns as well to their music video for the song “Desperation”;

Having devastated the underground since their formation less than three years ago, GATECREEPER’s Sonoran Depravation was produced by Ryan Bram at Homewrecker Studios and mixed by Kurt Ballou (Converge, Nails, Black Breath) at God City Studios. The record tears and chugs through more than thirty minutes of crusty, doom-soaked death metal at its most infectious and uncompromising with a massive sound that calls to mind the classic Swedish buzz-saw attack of Dismember and Grave mixed with the impeccable groove of Obituary and Bolt Thrower. The album’s lead track “Craving Flesh” can be heard now via Soundcloud and YouTube.

In an advance review of the record, Two Guys Metal Reviews writes, “Everything about this record is immaculate… GATECREEPER understand the fundamental essence of death metal. They have taken the genre and refined it into something flawless and powerful with a diverse set of influences that will keep you coming back.” Adds Metal Invader, “Sonoran Depravation might be a very traditional album in its ingredients, yet it is very fresh in its deliverance and catches you from the first riff to the melodic fade out. GATECREEPER’s sound is neither anachronistic nor too modern; it is a natural sonic disastrous asset, as good as their songwriting. In a world without Bolt Thrower, our music needs more bands like GATECREEPER and more albums like Sonoran Depravation.”

Sonoran Depravation is set for an October 7th release via Relapse Records and can be preordered on physical and digital formats.

GATECREEPER has kicked off their US tour. The band will crumble two dozen venues beginning with a short run of headlining shows before joining Skeletonwitch and labelmates Iron Reagan for a trek through October 29th. Additional support will come from Oathbreaker. A complete listing of dates is available below.

GATECREEPER:
9/23/2016 Club Congress – Tucson, AZ
9/26/2016 Depot District O Bar – Lubbock, TX
9/27/2016 SoundPony – Tulsa, OK
9/28/2016 RockHouse Live Midtown – Memphis, TN
w/ Skeletonwitch, Iron Reagan, Oathbreaker:
9/29/2016 The Earl – Atlanta, GA
9/30/2016 The Jinx – Savannah, GA
10/01/2016 Crowbar – Tampa, FL
10/02/2016 The Atlantic – Gainesville, FL
10/03/2016 Sluggo’s – Pensacola, FL *
10/04/2016 Siberia – New Orleans, LA
10/05/2016 White Oak – Houston, TX
10/06/2016 RBC – Dallas, TX
10/07/2016 Barracuda – Austin, TX
10/08/2016 The Sandbox – El Paso, TX *
10/09/2016 Rebel Lounge – Phoenix, AZ
10/10/2016 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
10/11/2016 The Roxy – Los Angeles, CA
10/12/2016 DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
10/14/2016 Panic Room – Portland, OR
10/15/2016 Highline – Seattle, WA
10/16/2016 Wastelander Studios – Boise, ID *
10/17/2016 Metro Bar – Salt Lake City, UT
10/18/2016 Marquis Theater – Denver, CO
10/29/2016 Within These Walls Fest – Mesa, AZ*
*GATECREEPER Only

AFTERSHOCK IS APPROACHING

MOMENTOUS MUSIC LINEUP LED BY ICONIC BANDS
TOOL AND AVENGED SEVENFOLD UNVEILED FOR
FIFTH ANNUAL MONSTER ENERGY AFTERSHOCK
CALIFORNIA’S BIGGEST ROCK FESTIVAL RETURNS TO
SACRAMENTO’S DISCOVERY PARK OCTOBER 22 & 23
An awe-inspiring, momentous music lineup led by iconic bands Tool (in a rare U.S. festival appearance) and Avenged Sevenfold has been unveiled for the fifth annual Monster Energy AFTERSHOCK, which returns to Sacramento, California’s Discovery Park Saturday, October 22 and Sunday, October 23.

California’s biggest rock festival will feature over 35 bands on three stages at Discovery Park, conveniently located near downtown Sacramento, where the American and Sacramento Rivers meet. The current daily music lineup for Monster Energy AFTERSHOCK is as follows:

Saturday, October 22: Tool, Slayer, Primus, Meshuggah, The Pretty Reckless, Anthrax, Baroness, Face To Face, Deafheaven, Motionless In White, Avatar, American Sharks, Whores, Twelve Foot Ninja, The Shrine, Aeges, Big Jesus

Sunday, October 23: Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, Disturbed, Puscifer, Chevelle, Ghost, Parkway Drive, The Amity Affliction, Zakk Sabbath, Max & Iggor Cavalera Return To Roots, Suicide Silence, Whitechapel, Ignite, Some Fear None, Silver Snakes

“We’re excited to give fans a once in a lifetime opportunity to see Tool, Avenged Sevenfold, Primus, Slayer, Korn, Disturbed and the rest of this great lineup all together during this special weekend. Discovery Park is such a unique venue that allows us to put on an experience on a grand scale, but in an intimate setting that sets AFTERSHOCK apart,” says Monster Energy AFTERSHOCK founder and producer Danny Wimmer of Danny Wimmer Presents.

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