Category Archives: Festivals

Ozzfiesta canceled because Ozzy needs surgery

Posted by on March 26, 2015

Back in October, just as it was starting to get pretty cold out, metal fans were teased with the idea of an Ozzy Osbourne-headlined destination festival. The Ozzfiesta was set to take place this May 27-31 at the Hard Rock Hotel in Riviera Maya, Mexico. We say “was,” because the plug has been pulled on it, […]

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GWAR announce 2015 GWAR B-Q

Posted by on March 25, 2015

Last year’s GWAR B-Q was the most emotional and biggest one yet. The band’s first show without their leader Oderus Urungus was preceded by a memorial service for him that brought tears to many in attendance, but it was nothing compared to the show itself, which found many openly sobbing as the band played “The […]

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The definitive guide to metal at SXSW 2015

Posted by on March 12, 2015

Bigger and safer than ever, South by Southwest (or SXSW from here on) kicks off in Austin, TX later this week on Friday (interactive) and a few days after (3/17) for music. South by Southwest has grown from 700 attendees at the inaugural event in 1987 to last year’s 70,000-plus participants. The possibilities during SXSW are endless. Whether […]

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Heavy Montreal lineup unveiled, Summer Slaughter to join it

Posted by on March 10, 2015

We’d already known that Slipknot and Faith No More were playing the Heavy Montreal Festival (aka, the best reason to go to Canada other than the exchange rate).  But yesterday, the Fest released the full lineup, and it’s ridiculous. Korn will be performing their debut album in full. Meshuggah is playing, as are Gojira and […]

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The Rockstar Mayhem Festival will be announced next month

Posted by on March 4, 2015

When Slipknot and Lamb of God announced their tour earlier this year, it seemed like a shot across the bow to the Mayhem Festival. While the tour has been happening every year since 2008, generally by now a band or two has let slip that they’d be playing. With LoG and Slipknot (as well as […]

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