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Festival update: Sonic Temple & Epicenter are cancelled; Inkcarceration, Louder Than Life, Welcome To Rockville dates announced

Posted by on February 4, 2021

  After an early announcement last year about Aftershock being rescheduled to October 2021 and continuing to secure almost the entire lineup, little has been said about the many festivals produced by Danny Wimmer Presents. DWP has announced their festival calendar for 2021 that removes some favorites, but adds a partnership with a current festival […]

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Album Review: Wilson – Thank you, Goodnight. Live

Posted by on February 1, 2021

  On a cold December night at the end of 2019, long before we locked ourselves away to save others and fight over necessities from the COVID-19 pandemic, fans from around the globe gathered in a small, thousand-person venue on Detroit’s outskirts, Michigan. Hailing from East Lansing, another small town on the outskirts of Detroit, […]

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Aftershock 2021: Metallica, My Chemical Romance to headline expanded 4 day festival

Posted by on October 22, 2020

  In what was looking to be an amazing year for festivals, 2020 came to a screeching halt when COVID-19 hit the masses. One after another, shows and festivals alike, first rebooked dates, and then finally threw in the towel all together on what was looking to be a dismal year for the industry and […]

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Dropkick Murphys to live stream St. Patrick’s Day show

Posted by on March 16, 2020

  After having to cancel the Boston Blowout, which would see Dropkick Murphys perform six shows in five days, including a sponsored Boxing Match, a matinee, and acoustic performance, the group found a way for the show to go on. Even with an empty audience, these Celtic punks will live stream their annual St Patrick’s […]

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Inkcarceration sees Limp Bizkit, Weezer and Blink-182 to headline

Posted by on December 18, 2019

  The third annual Inkcarceration Music and Tattoo Festival was announced today, and will take place this upcoming July 10th-12th, 2019 in Mansfield, Ohio. Set amongst the Historic Ohio State Reformatory, the 2020 festival will feature over 40 bands and more than 60 tattoo artists over three days. Limp Bizkit, Weezer and Blink-182 will headline […]

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Photos/Review: Five Finger Death Punch turns Huntington Center “Inside Out”

Posted by on December 16, 2019

Thursday, December 5th, saw Five Finger Death Punch bring their “Never Ending Tour” to the Huntington Center in Toledo, Ohio. Along for the ride were Fire From The Gods, Bad Wolves, and direct support Three Days Grace. Having never been to the Huntington Center before, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I did a little […]

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Nickelodeon goes dark; Death Metal cover of Smash Mouth’s “All Star” done by Harris 3

Posted by on December 10, 2019

  Nickelodeon jumped into the reality music competition this past November with their new show America’s Most Musical Family, offering 30 families the opportunity to win a record contract with Republic Records, and a $250,000 cash prize. Most acts in the audition round were as you would expect, with songs ranging from full Acapella to […]

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Serj Tankian is all for putting out previously unreleased System of a Down material

Posted by on December 10, 2019

  System Of A Down known more for their ability to play live than launch new music, was recently called out in a petition by fans. Created by George Roca, a change.org petition calls for frontman Serj Tankian and the rest of SOAD to release previously unreleased songs recorded for their 2005 albums Mezmerize and […]

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Welcome To Rockville celebrates 10 years with Metallica, Disturbed and many more

Posted by on December 10, 2019

After spending nine years in Jacksonville, it was announced earlier this year that Florida’s biggest Rock experience would move to a much larger home in Daytona Beach. The Daytona International Speedway will play host to the 10th anniversary of Welcome To Rockville this upcoming May 8th-10th. As previously announced, Metallica will once again play two […]

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Metallica and Slipknot headline 2nd annual Sonic Temple

Posted by on December 2, 2019

Announced today, the second annual Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival will return to Mapfre Stadium in Columbus, Ohio this upcoming May 15th-17th. As previously announced, Metallica will headline both Friday and Sunday nights, with two unique sets, and Slipknot will take the main stage to close out Saturday. With direct support from Bring Me […]

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