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First wave of Riot Fest bands include plenty of metal, Jawbreaker reunion

Posted by on April 19, 2017

The first wave of Riot Fest’s 2017 lineup has been announced. While the Festival is sitting out Denver this year, it will be returning to Douglas Park, Il from September 15-17. And while there will be a second wave of announced bands coming soon, the initial lineup includes quite a few more heavier bands than […]

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High Elevation Rock Festival returning in September

Posted by on April 18, 2017

The High Elevation Rock Festival will be returning to Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater in Denver Colorado in September 2017. After a successful 2016 show, the festival will return and expand to two days on Friday, September 22 and Saturday September 23 and feature over twenty bands. The two day line-up includes: Korn Five Finger Death Punch […]

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Babymetal’ Five Fox Festival has very specific qualifications (mandatory corpsepaint for one)

Posted by on April 18, 2017

Last year, Babymetal became the first Japanese act in 53 years to have an album debut in Billboard‘s top 40. And as popular as the J-pop/metal hybrid act are in the States, that’s nothing compared to how big they are in their homeland. How big are they? Well, they just announced a festival, the Five […]

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Woe and Ultha removed from festival for performing with Inquisition

Posted by on April 17, 2017

The political atmosphere has been very tense in America and Europe alike for quite some time already. That torrid sentiment has been transferred into the music world, including metal, which has been targeted by certain groups and organizations for some of the controversial views some bands have, or the illusion they’ve created about metal bands […]

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Anthrax, Overkill, Superjoint and more playing Cancun for ‘Metal Maya’

Posted by on April 13, 2017

  There’s tons of metal festivals all over the country, from Chicago Open Air and Rock on the Range to the Maryland Death Fest and New England Metal and Hardcore Fests. We haven’t even mentioned the cruises, like 70,000 Tons of Metal and the Motorboat (R.I.P.). That doesn’t mean there isn’t room for new and […]

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