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Author Archives: Mark Zapata

Lineups revealed for Knotfest meets ForceFest

Posted by on September 5, 2019

  Theatrical metal pioneers Slipknot have announced the full lineups for the two day-event: Knotfest Meets ForceFest. Knotfest will take place on November 30th to the Parque Deportivo Oceania in Mexico City as ForceFest will take place on December 1st. Knotfest will feature headliners Slipknot joined by Godsmack, Evanescence, Bullet for My Valentine, 311, Papa […]

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Fred Durst delivers a box office bomb with ‘The Fanatic’

Posted by on September 3, 2019

The Fanatic, written and directed by Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst, received abysmal reviews and has made only pocket change at theaters. Some theaters reporting a gross of $10 or less. Friday’s overall take was a whopping $3,153 throughout 52 theaters across the US. The Fanatic, which stars John Travolta in the lead role, currently […]

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Dark Tranquillity’s Niklas Sundin signs Mitochondrial Sun to Argonauta Records

Posted by on September 3, 2019

Argonauta Records has signed Niklas Sundin and his Mitochondrial Sun. Mitochondrial Sun is the solo project of Sundin, one of the masterminds behind Dark Tranquillity, a Swedish metal band that has shaped an entire genre of metal music and created scores of disciples. Mitochondrial Sun is a musical departure for Sundin delivering mostly instrumental, atmospheric, and […]

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Lamb of God and Kreator announce co-headlining European tour in 2020

Posted by on September 3, 2019

Lamb of God and German thrash gods Kreator will roll through Europe on the State of Unrest Tour. Spring of 2020 will see two metal legends join forces to deliver a united front of brutality to all of Europe. Joining the trek spanning March and April will be Texas upstarts Power Trip. Tour dates: 03/27  Stockholm, […]

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Arch Enemy’s Alissa White-Gluz accused of trying to “kill” The Agonist after being fired

Posted by on September 3, 2019

In 2014, Alissa White-Gluz was asked to join Arch Enemy replacing long time vocalist Angela Gossow. White-Gluz announced her departure from The Agonist and announced the end of the band as fans knew it. The Agonist, originally founded by White-Gluz, Danny Marino, and Chris Kelly, announced Vicky Psarakis as their new singer. In 2017, White-Gluz revealed […]

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Deftones debut “Gauze” live in Pasadena

Posted by on September 3, 2019

Deftones chose August 31st and the Cure’s Pasadena Daydream festival as the time and place to live debut their track “Gauze” to a receptive crowd. Check out the live videos below. “Gauze” first appeared on Deftones album Koi No Yokan in 2012, but it was only a few days ago that the band performed the song […]

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Mike Patton covers Mr. Bungle’s “Retrovertigo” with Mondo Cane

Posted by on September 3, 2019

Mike Patton is perhaps best know for his work with Faith No More, Mr Bungle, Dead Cross, etc.. Patton can also be found with Mondo Cane covering 50’s and 60’s Italian pop music. Patton and Mondo Cane recently performed a cover of Mr. Bungle’s “Retrovertigo” on Friday (08/30) in Prato, Italy. This is exciting because Patton […]

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Watch Metallica perform ‘The Outlaw Torn’ live for the first time since 2011

Posted by on September 3, 2019

Metallica have premiered pro video of their live performance of  “The Outlaw Torn.” The band performed this song for the first time in eight years on August 25th at Palastzelt Maimarktgelände in Mannheim, Germany. As expected, the clip has officially been released and we can only guess these giants are dusting off some old tracks in […]

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Maynard James Keenan says Tool’s ‘Fear Inoculum’ was “fantastic eight years ago”

Posted by on September 3, 2019

Maynard James Keenan and bassist Justin Chancellor appeared on the BBC Radio 1‘s Rock Show With Daniel P Carter program where they discussed Tool’s first new album in 13 yrs Fear Inoculum (read our review here). Keenan spoke to the question of why it took thirteen years: “I think a lot of it just that age […]

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Monuments postpone North American tour amid management and booking agency firing

Posted by on September 3, 2019

Monuments has pushed their upcoming North American tour with Skyharbor, Greyhaven and Vespera from September back to April of 2020. Citing Visa issues that have arisen from Management and booking mistakes, the band has decided to part ways with Go Down Believing Management or Decibel touring. The band explains in the statement below. “Hey everyone, Unfortunately, we […]

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