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.

Tool, Slipknot, blink-182 lead Aftershock 2019 lineup

Tool, Slipknot, and blink-182 are just some of the bands heading to California’s capital in October for the 2019 incarnation of the Aftershock music festival. On Tuesday (April 23), festival organizers announced the rocking lineup for the eighth annual event.

Joining Tool, Slipknot, and blink-182 on this year’s line up are Korn, Rob Zombie, Bring Me the Horizon, Marilyn Manson, Lamb of God, Halestorm, Chevelle, Dropkick Murphys, BABYMETAL, Bad Religion, Stone Temple Pilots, and many more.

“Aftershock Festival is always a unique experience for Korn compared to other festivals,” Korn’s Brian “Head” Welch says.

“One of the main reasons is we have many friends and family that live near Sacto, so it’s always like a family reunion when we play Aftershock. We’ve been gone a while and we’re coming back this year with a new album, new stage look, and a new excitement that is very contagious! We feel like we are on fire right now and our fans are gonna be fuel for the flames!”

Knowing that fans can’t get enough of the music festival, event organizers also unveiled that the festival has expanded from two days to three.

Dubbed “California’s biggest rock festival,” the event will return to its longtime home of Discovery Park in Sacramento during the weekend of Oct. 11-13.

Tickets, VIP packages, and hotel options go on sale this Friday, April 26, at noon PT. Tickets for Aftershock have sold out four years straight, so festival organizers are encouraging fans to get their tickets as soon as possible.

The official announcement comes a day after the lineup was leaked online. According to a Reddit post, the lineup was accidentally uploaded onto the festival’s website a day before it was set to go live. At the time, there was some speculation whether the lineup was real, but it turned out to be true.

For more details about the lineup, tickets, or general inquiries, head on over to Aftershock’s website.

The daily lineup for Aftershock can be found below.


Friday, October 11

Slipknot, Staind, Lamb of God, Halestorm, Dropkick Murphys, Sum 41, Clutch, I Prevail, Beartooth, Motionless in White, Andrew W.K., Philip H. Anselmo & the Illegals, Knocked Loose, Angel Du$t, While She Sleeps, Ded, The Pink Slips, Santa Cruz

Saturday, October 12

blink-182, Rob Zombie, Bring Me the Horizon, Marilyn Manson, Stone Temple Pilots, Bad Religion, Highly Suspect, Ghostemane, Fidlar, The Interrupters, Fishbone, Badflower, Ho99o9, Health, Parlor Mob, Sick Puppies, Spirit Adrift, Broken Hands, Dead Posey

Sunday, October 13

Tool, Korn, A Day to Remember, Chevelle, BABYMETAL, Gojira, Architects, Falling in Reverse, Deadland Ritual, Fu Manchu, The Crystal Method, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, The Hu, Fire from the Gods, Joyous Wolf, Evan Konrad, Brkn Love, Blue Midnight


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.


Chicago Open Air 2017 lineup unleashed

The lineup for the second annual Chicago Open Air has been unveiled and it looks like rockers and metal heads alike will be stoked. On Tuesday (Jan. 17), festival organizers unveiled the lengthy list of  artists set to hit Chicago in mid-July. KISS, Rob Zombie, Megadeth, Anthrax, Korn, Godsmack, Seether, Ozzy Osbourne, Slayer, Stone Sour, and Lamb of God are some of the over 40 performers scheduled to take over Toyota Park.

“Walking through the site last year, I saw people from all over the world. Different ages, different races – people celebrating rock culture. When curating the 2017 version of Chicago Open Air, we wanted to find that balance for everyone who attends the festival. From iconic artists like Ozzy, KISS, Korn and Slayer to Rob Zombie, Godsmack and Stone Sour to Amon Amarth, Meshuggah and Behemoth. If you are a rock fan, this is a must see experience,” said Danny Wimmer, founder of Danny Wimmer Presents.

In addition to the rocking music, Chicago Open Air will also feature craft beer, the Gourmet Man Food festival, as well as several parties and experiences.

Chicago Open Air will return to this home of Toyota Park in Bridgeview, IL, just outside Chicago, during the weekend of July 14-16. Tickets for the music festival will go on sale beginning this Friday, Jan. 20. At that time, there will be four different options to choose from. The three-day general admission field pass that will cost you around $209.50. the three-day general admission bowl pass will cost around $119.50. For those not sure if they want to go one day or all three days, single day passes will cost $50. If you want to experience the music festival and not to worried about prices, there will be a three-day VIP pass that starts at $425.00. For more information about passes or the artists, head on over to the music festival’s website.

For now, the daily list of artists can be seen below so you can begin to pan accordingly.

Friday, July 14: KISS, Rob Zombie, Megadeth, Anthrax, Meshuggah, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Falling In Reverse, Vimic, Suicide Silence, Whitechapel, Crobot, Code Orange, Hell or Highwater, Failure Anthem

Saturday, July 15: Korn, Godsmack, Seether, Clutch, Steel Panther, Body Count, Avatar, Mushroomhead, Metal Church, Pig Destroyer, Dragonforce, Cane Hill, Night Verses, Black Map

Sunday, July 16: Ozzy Osbourne, Slayer, Stone Sour, Lamb Of God, Amon Amarth, Behemoth, Hellyeah, Demon Hunter, DevilDriver, KYNG, Norma Jean, Whores., DED

Rock on the Range announces 2017 lineup


With just a couple of weeks left before 2016 comes to an end, the people behind May’s Loudest Month have unveiled the rocking lineup for their biggest event; Rock on the Range. On Tuesday (Nov. 29), music festival production company Danny Wimmer Presents, announced their  lengthy lineup of Ohio’s Rock on the Range 2017. Headlining the weekend-long event will be Metallica, Korn, and Soundgarden with each iconic band headlining one of the nights of the festival.

In addition to Metallica, Korn, and Soundgarden headlining, the lineup also unveiled the identities of the other 50+ bands who will head to Ohio at the end of May 2017. The Offspring, Chevelle, Papa Roach, Seether, Taking Back Sunday, Thrice, Pierce the Veil, Sum 41, Skillet, Escape the Fate,Motionless in White, and Every Time I Die are just some of the names of the artists confirmed for Rock on the Range.

“Rock on the Range is the pinnacle rock festival in America. I always feel that in the crowd and can’t wait for our headline set in May. We’re gonna come at you with everything we’ve got — expect a few surprises!” teases Korn frontman Johnathan Davis about the group’s set.

“Great lineup at Rock on the Range this year. The Offspring can’t wait to finally be part of it all,” Dexter Holland of The Offspring echos.

“After our record-breaking ten-year anniversary, it was high time to raise the bar and have the world’s best rock bands jump over it. We couldn’t be more honored to have Metallica and Soundgarden at Rock on the Range! But why stop there? To have bands such as Korn, Volbeat, Primus, Papa Roach, The Offspring, and so many more truly makes this year’s ROTR our best one yet!” says Gary Spivack, Rock on the Range co-executive producer for Danny Wimmer Presents.

Rock on the Range 2017 will once again return to the MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, OH during the weekend of May 19-21 for the rock-centric music festival’s 11th incarnation. Pre-sale and layaway tickets, as well as a limited amount of Weekend Field VIP tickets and Premier packages are currently on sale on the music festival’s website.


Watch Korn’s dark video for ‘Insane’

A month after confirming the release of their 12th studio album with the release of the album’s lead single, Korn has returned with another new song. On Monday (Aug. 22), the California-founded band premiered their second single; a track titled “Insane.” The song, very much like their first single “Rotting in Vain,” sounds like a throwback to their old sound, something fans of the band seem to be grateful for.

In addition to releasing the new song, the band also premiered its dark music video. The four-minute clip opens with a photographer, dressed in Victorian garb and an old-school camera, setting up for a photo shoot. The clip then shifts to the head of a woman who at first appears to be a mannequin. As the video progresses, it turns out the body is not that of a mannequin, but of a corpse that is about to be photographed.

As pointed out by Loudwire, the video is a take on post-mortem photography (memorial portraiture) in which grieving families had photographs taken on their deceased family members to help them during the grieving process. This practice was a normal part of American and European culture in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. As the photographer looks through the camera lens, he sees the soul of the dead woman trapped within the camera. Check out the dark video for “Insane” below.

“Insane” will join lead single “Rotting in Vain” on Korn’s upcoming release, The Serenity of Suffering. The Serenity of Suffering is set to be released on Oct. 21 through Roadrunner Records. Pre-orders for the album are currently available on iTunes, Amazon, and Google Play.

In support of The Serenity of Suffering, Korn is currently in the middle of the “Return of the Dreads” tour with Rob Zombie. After a break, the band will hit the road with Breaking Benjamin, Motionless in White, and Silver Snakes for the “Nocturnal Underground” tour. The Serenity of Suffering is the follow-up to the group’s 2013 release, The Paradigm Shift.

Korn announce new album, release lead single

After confirming plans to release a new record, Korn has officially announced the brand new album.  On Friday (July 22), the California-founded band announced the release of their 12th studio album. The impending release will be titled The Serenity of Suffering and is set to be released on Oct. 21 through Roadrunner Records. Pre-orders for the The Serenity Of Suffering are currently available on iTunes, Amazon, and Google Play.

In addition to the new record, the band premiered the music video for “Rotting in Vain,” the lead single from the record. Last weekend, while performing at the inaugural Chicago Open Air, the group played the song in front of a huge audience and confirmed that the official audio for the track would be released during the week.

Check out the music video for “Rotting in Vain,” which features Sons of Anarchy actor Tommy Flanagan starring alongside the band.

“During a sit down interview with Rolling Stone, who were the first to premiere the new song/clip, frontman  Jonathan Davis opened up about the topic of the song.”‘Rotting in Vain’ was written about being in that black place, being in situations that I don’t like in life–be it relationships, or feeling when you’re stuck and you’re just being abused or you don’t like where you’re at, and you just sit there and rot,” the frontman explains.

“It takes you years and years to figure out how to claw your way out. That’s where ‘Rotting in Vain’ came from. I’m just sitting there, fucking dying and letting it happen for years and years and not helping myself to get out of that place. That’s the vibe that inspired the song.”

In support of The Serenity of Suffering, Korn is currently in the middle of the “Return of the Dreads” tour with Rob Zombie. After a break, the band will hit the road with Breaking Benjamin, Motionless in White, and Silver Snakes for the “Nocturnal Underground” tour. The Serenity of Suffering is the follow-up to 2013’s The Paradigm Shift.

Korn debut new song at Chicago Open Air

Several days after announcing a special guest star for their brand new album, Korn has unveiled a new song. During the weekend, the California-based band performed at Chicago’s inaugural Chicago Open Air. During their set, the band performed a never-before-heard track which will reportedly be featured on the their upcoming new album. The new track is reportedly titled “Rotting in Vain” and its live debut can be seen/heard below.

While the live version of the song is the closest we can get to the audio, the band had also confirmed that the official tune will be released on Friday, July 22. Taking to Instagram, bassist Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu posted an image of his son holding a sign proclaiming the release of “Rotting in Vain.” check out the social media image below.

Currently, there is no project release date for the new album nor a title for it. The only things that are known are: it sonically, it will be reminiscent to 1994’s self-titled, Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor is set to guest on one of the tracks, and that the band is working like a “well-oiled machine” since the return of Brian “Head” Welch.

This yet-to-be-titled record will be the follow-up to 2013’s The Paradigm Shift.

Slipknot’s Corey Taylor to guest on new Korn album

Fans of Slipknot and Korn are about to get some seriously cool news; there’s going to be a collaboration real soon. On Wednesday (July 13), Metal Hammer confirmed the news that Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor will be appearing on Korn’s upcoming new album. Korn guitarist James “Munky” Shaffer broke the news while speaking to the publication about their upcoming new record.

“We have Corey singing on one track and it’s going to be a fan favorite because he really lets loose,” Shaffer reveals. “On a heaviness scale of one to 10 with 10 being the 1994 self-titled, this album is a definite nine.”

The still-untitled record will be California band’s 12th studio record and currently has a projected release time frame of later this year. The impending record is the follow-up to 2013’s The Paradigm Shift which marked the return of guitarist Brian “Head” Welch. Shaffer also touched on what it was like to have Welch back in the group after quitting the band in 2005.

“When Head came back to us on the last record, it was our way of getting the wheels greased. Now everything is well-oiled and the machine works really well.”

In a few days, Korn is slated to kick off their summer “Return of t Dreads” tour with Rob Zombie. After a little break, they will hit the road again with Breaking Benjamin for their joint “Nocturnal Underground” tour. The dates for the upcoming tours can be found here and here.

Korn and Breaking Benjamin announce ‘The Nocturnal Underground’ tour

Korn and Breaking Benjamin already have a packed summer with each group going on their own, massive co-headlining tours during the summer months. But don’t expect the two rock giants to go quiet after both treks end, rather, get prepared because their fall is already booked. On Monday (June 6), it was announced that both Korn and Breaking Benjamin will join forces and hit the road this fall for the “Nocturnal Underground” tour.

The month-long trek will kick-off on Sept. 24 at the Scheels Arena in Fargo, ND and wrap up on Oct. 19 at the World Arena in Colorado Springs, CO. Motionless in White and Silver Snakes will act as supporting acts for the excursion. Tickets for each of the shows will go on sale beginning this Friday, June 10. The complete list of upcoming tour dates can be seen below.


9/24 — Fargo, ND @ Scheels Arena
9/25 — Omaha, NB @ Baxter Arena
9/27 — Cedar Rapids, IA @ U.S. Cellular Center
9/28 — Peoria, IL @ Peoria Civic Center
10/2 — Louisville, KY @ Louder Than Life Festival (Korn only)
10/5 — Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
10/7 — Pelham, AL @ Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
10/8 — Southaven, MS @ Landers Center
10/9 — Biloxi, MS @ Mississippi Coast Coliseum
10/11 — Tampa, FL @ MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the State Fairgrounds
10/12 — Jacksonville, FL @ Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Coliseum
10/13 — Alpharetta, GA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
10/15 — Rogers, AK @ Walmart Amp.
10/16 — Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
10/19 — Colorado Springs, CO @ World Arena

The fall tour announcement comes a month or so before Korn is set to hit the road with Rob Zombie for their joint “Return of the Dreads” tour. Similarly, Breaking Benjamin’s co-headlining tour with Disturbed won’t begin until mid-July. Just like Breaking Benjamin and Korn, Motionless in White has a pretty busy summer as well. The Pennsylvania-based band will be joining the 2016 Vans Warped Tour for the complete trek.