KISS, System of a Down, A Day to Remember lead Download Fest 2021 lineup


Download Festival is ready to return and rock your socks off!

On Monday (Aug. 3), the United Kingdom-based music festival announced its first wave of performers for the 2021 incarnation of the event.

KISS, System of a Down, Biffy Clyro, A Day to Remember, Korn, Deftones, Black Veil Brides, the Pretty Reckless, Killswitch Engage, The Darkness, and a slew more are set to take over four different stages during the first weekend of June 2021.

At the end of the weekend-long festivities, over 70 bands would have descended and performed at the annual event.

Like every other music festival, Download had to cancel this year’s show due to the worldwide pandemic. This year’s event would have included performances from Iron Maiden, System of a Down, and KISS.

Thankfully, the festival was able to once again secure KISS and System of a Down as headliners for next year’s gig.

“2020 has been a tough year for us all, and we were beyond gutted not to be able to experience Download Festival with you all,” Download Festival’s Andy Copping said in a press statement.

“We gave you Download TV to reflect on memories of the past, and what the festival means to all of us.

Download 2021 is going to be something special and go down in the history books as when the Download family reunited. We’re going to be working hard behind the scenes to make Download 2021 an unforgettable experience and a celebration of the festival we all love.”

“We’re disappointed we weren’t able to make it over this year, but we’re looking forward to next,” System of a Down’s Shavo Odadjian said.

“Absence makes the heart grow fonder. Mostly, we all just want to make sure everyone is provided with a safe and secure environment, so we were prepared to wait as long as we needed to.”

Download Festival will return to its home of Donington Park during the weekend of June 4-6, 2021. General tickets for the three-day show will go on sale this Friday, Aug. 7 at 9 a.m. on the festival’s website.

The first wave of performers can be found below.

Killswitch Engage and August Burns Red to embark on 2020 tour

Get ready to add another rocking tour to your “Must Go To” concert list.

On Tuesday (Nov. 5), Killswitch Engage announced plans to embark on a spring 2020 outing. Dubbed the “Atonement Tour,” the excursion will find the iconic metal group performing at venues across the continent throughout March and April 2020.

The month-long trek will include stops in Grand Rapids, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Dallas, Orlando, San Antonio, Los Angeles, Toronto, Montreal, Portland, and more. The tour kicks off on March 10 at the Agora Theatre in Cleveland and concludes a few weeks later on April 12 at the House of Blues in Boston.

August Burns Red will join Killswitch Engage for the full trip. Additional supporting acts will reportedly be announced at a later date.

Tickets for the upcoming tour go on sale this Friday, Nov. 8, at 10 a.m. local time.

The forthcoming tour will be in support of Killswitch Engage’s recently released record, Atonement.

Released in August of this year, the album was warmly received by critics and fans alike. The record, their eighth studio effort, went on to peak at the number 13 spot on the Billboard 200 chart.

During the making of the album, the group had to cancel a slew of tour dates as vocalist Jesse Leach underwent surgery on his vocal cords.

As for August Burns Red, things have been quick over at their camp. Their last studio effort was 2017’s Phantom Anthem, which earned them a Grammy nomination for the track “Invisible Enemy.”


March 10 — Cleveland, OH — Agora Theatre
March 11 — Grand Rapids, MI — 20 Monroe Live
March 13 — Philadelphia, PA — Franklin Music Hall
March 14 — Silver Spring, MD — Fillmore
March 15 — Raleigh, NC — Ritz
March 17 — Atlanta, GA — Tabernacle
March 18 — Orlando, FL — House of Blues
March 20 — Dallas, TX — Southside Ballroom
March 21 — Houston, TX — House of Blues
March 21 — San Antonio, TX — Vibes
March 23 — Tempe, AZ — The Marquee
March 24 — Los Angeles — The Wiltern
March 25 — Riverside, CA — Municipal Auditorium
March 26 — San Francisco, CA — Warfield
March 28 — Seattle, WA — Showbox Sodo
March 29 — Boise, ID — Revolution
March 31 — Salt Lake City, UT — Complex
April 1 — Denver, CO — Fillmore
April 3 — Minneapolis, MN — Fillmore
April 4 — Chicago, IL — Radius
April 5 — Detroit, MI — Fillmore
April 6 — Toronto, ON — Rebel
April 8 — Montreal, QC — MTelus
April 10 — Portland, ME — State Theatre
April 11 — New York, NY — Terminal 5
April 12 — Boston, MA — House of Blues

Tool, Korn, Rob Zombie lead Welcome to Rockville 2019 lineup

Tool, Korn, Rob Zombie, and Incubus are some of the bands slated to make their way to north Florida in the spring for the ninth annual Welcome to Rockville. On Monday (Dec. 3), Danny Wimmer Presents unleashed the full lineup for next year’s edition of the annual rock and metal-centric music festival.

Joining the aforementioned acts on the event’s roster will be the Prodigy, Bring Me the Horizon, Evanescence, Chevelle, Flogging Molly, Killswitch Engage, Circa Survive, Tom Morello, Shinedown, and Judas Priest, who will make their Welcome to Rockville debut.

“Judas Priest are primed and ready to unleash new Firepower with full metal fury on the USA again as we are one of the headliners at Welcome To Rockville in Jacksonville, Florida! The Priest is back!” lead vocalist Rob Halford said in a press statement.

Chris Kilmore of Incubus adds: “We’re excited to return to Jacksonville and play at Welcome to Rockville in 2019! There are some great bands on the bill and we can’t wait to see our friends in Tool, the Prodigy, as well as many others. See you there!”

As if the lineup for next year’s event wasn’t enough, festival organizers also revealed that the yearly event has expanded from two days to three.

Dubbed “Florida’s Biggest Rock Experience,” the music festival will return to its longtime home of Metropolitan Park in Jacksonville, Florida during the weekend of May 3-5.

Last year’s event was certificated sold out with a whopping 90,000 attendees showing up for the two-day event.

Tickets for Welcome to Rockville go on sale this Friday, Dec. 7, at noon EST. Tickets available include weekend general admission, weekend VIP, single-day general admission, and single-day VIP. For more information about the lineup, tickets, or general questions, head on over to Welcome to Rockville’s website.

For now, the complete daily music lineup can be seen below.


Avenged Sevenfold, Ozzy Osbourne, Queens of the Stone Age to join Foo Fighters at Welcome to Rockville 2018

Just when you thought the Welcome to Rockville 2018 lineup couldn’t get any better, festival organizers unveiled the complete list of artists set to invade North Florida in the spring of 2018. On Monday (Nov. 6) Danny Wimmer Present unleashed their epic lineup for their Jacksonville-based music festival. Avenged Sevenfold, Godsmack, Stone Sour, Billy Idol, Queens of the Stone Age, and Ozzy Osbourne are just some of the big names that will take the stage during the first World’s Loudest Month music festival of the year.

“Since Welcome to Rockville’s inception seven years ago, I have been building towards this day: To bring not just the biggest rock festival in Jacksonville (or even Florida), but the biggest rock lineup in the United States to my hometown,” festival creator and producer Danny Wimmer said in a press release. “This is a triumph for me, my company, and the city that I love.”

Acts like The Used, Thrice, Underoath, Killswitch Engage, Black Veil Brides, Sevendust, Bullet For My Valentine, Atreyu, and many more will joined the aforementioned acts on the bill.

Welcome To Rockville tickets, VIP packages, as well as hotel and camping options are currently on sale on the music festival’s website here.

Welcome to Rockville 2018 will return to its home of Metropolitan Park in Jacksonville, Florida during the weekend of April 27-29, 2018. Last month, festival organizers revealed that 2018 would mark the first year that the music festival would expand from two days to three. For now, the daily lineup, with the exception of one unknown act, can be seen below.

2014 Rock on the Range Line Up Unveiled


It’s definitely been the week of the festivals releasing the line ups for their events all thanks to Coachella releasing their list of performers last week. While most of the festivals have had a mostly similar line up, Ohio’s Rock on the Range is full of, like the name says, rock bands.

Headlining the event are Avenged Sevenfold, Bring Me the Horizon, Of Mice & Men, We Came As Romans, Killswitch Engage, Miss May I and Kid Rock, but the biggest name on the reveal has to be Guns N’ Roses.

The full list of bands can be seen here:


The three-day festival is set to take place in Columbus, OH during the weekend of March 16 through 18 at Crew Stadium. Pre-sale tickets will be available Tuesday, January 21 on the music festival’s official site. And for a festival that’s tagline is “the biggest rock festival in the US” it really stays true to that with this line up.

As I Lay Dying Officially Off of Killswitch Engage Tour

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We knew that it was going to happen when the news of singer, Tim Lambesis’ arrest for the conspiracy to murder his ex-wife hit local news.

Almost a week after Lambesis was arrested and serious legal “issues”, As I Lay Dying have officially dropped off of their current tour with Killswitch Engage.

The band released the following statement about their inevitable release from the tour:

“To our fans,

In light of recent events, As I Lay Dying will unfortunately not be taking part in the upcoming tour with Killswitch Engage. Given the circumstances, we feel that it is best for the band to be off the road while the current situation gets sorted. We’d like to thank all of our fans for their ongoing support at this difficult time.

-Jordan, Nick, Phil, and Josh”

Killswitch Engage to Head Out on Tour


Killswitch Engage have announced that they will be heading out on a headlining tour starting in late May. The Disarm the Descent tour will feature support from  As I Lay Dying, Miss May I and Affiance. Tickets are currently scheduled to go on sale this Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 13. Information on the tickets and the tour can be found on Killswitch’s Facebook page.


May 30   Oklahoma City | Diamond Ballroom
May 31    Austin, TX | Stubbs BBQ
June 1    Houston, TX | | House of Blues
June 3    Orlando, FL | House of Blues
June 4    Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
June 6    Richmond, VA | The National
June 7    Syracuse, NY | F Shed at The Market
June 8    Hampton Beach, NH | Hampton Beach Casino
June 9    Philadelphia, PA | Trocadero
June 11   New York, NY | Best Buy Theater
June 12   Silver Spring, MD | Fillmore
June 14   Montebello, QC | Montebello Marina/D-Tox Rockfest
June 15   Guelph, ON | Guelph Concert Theater
June 16   Grand Rapids, MI | Intersection
June 17   Cincinnati, OH | Bogarts
June 18   Sauget, IL | Pops
June 20   Denver, CO | Summit
June 21   Salt Lake City, UT | Salt Air
June 22   Las Vegas, NV | House of Blues
June 23   Phoenix, AZ | Marquee
June 25   San Francisco, CA | Regency Grand
June 27   Vancouver, BC | Commodore
June 28   Spokane, WA | Knitting Factory
June 29   Billings, MT | Shrine Auditorium
July 1      Fargo, ND | The Venue
July 2      Omaha, NE | Sokol Auditorium
July 3      Wichita, KS | Cottilion
July 5      Milwaukee, WI | Rave
July 6      Cleveland, OH | House of Blues
July 7      Detroit, MI | Crofoot
July 8     Joliet, IL | Mojoes