Blink-182, Weezer, and Limp Bizkit to headline Inkcarceration 2020

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If you’re shaking your head, not quite sure what we mean, all you need to do is take a look at the current state of fashion or the lineup for the 2020 incarnation of Ohio’s Inkcarceration Festival.

On Wednesday (Dec. 18), the people behind the annual rock-centric music and tattoo festival unveiled their lineup for their third annual event.

Headlining the three-day festivities are Blink-182, Weezer, and Limp Bizkit (yes, Limp Bizkit).

Joining Blink-182, Weezer, and Limp Bizkit on the 2020 roster will be Papa Roach, Halestorm, Mastodon, Underoath, Atreyu, New Politics, All That Remains, We Came as Romans, The Devil Wears Prada, New Years Day, Escape the Fate, and many more.

According to a press statement, additional bands will be unveiled at a later time. Over 40 groups will reportedly take over one of two stages during the weekend-long gig.

Because this is a music and tattoo festival, festival organizers also revealed that 60 tattoo artists will be on hand to give concertgoers some new ink.

In addition to the killer musical lineup and tattoo artists, the event will also include tours of the Ohio State Reformatory (aka the Shawshank prison), gourmet food trucks, drinks, and the return of the popular haunted house attraction, Escape from Blood Prison.

Talk about celebrating Halloween in July.

Inkcarceration 2020 will return to its home at the Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, Ohio, during the weekend of July 10-12.

Tickets for Inkcarceration 2020 are currently available for purchase here.

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Mastodon Become Wildlings on ‘Game of Thrones’

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What happens when you have an awesome fan who happens to be the executive producer on one of the biggest television shows of our times?

Apparently, you get invited to play a set of characters who get murdered and come back from the dead in a span of ten minutes and that’s exactly what the guys from Mastodon got to do.

If you’re a fan of the Georgia band and happened to be watching last night’s episode of Game of Thrones, you might have briefly noticed that three of the Wildlings that met their demise during the show looked familiar. That’s because Brann Dailor, Bill Kelliher, and Brent Hinds were given the chance to appear on last night’s (May 31) episode, “Hardhorne” all thanks to executive producer Dan Weiss.

“It was such an incredible experience to be on set as extras for our collective favorite show Game Of Thrones and to be wildlings murdered and then brought back to life by White Walkers was beyond amazing,” shares drummer, Dailor.

“I watched my best friends Brent and Bill, murdered right in front of me as I myself was stabbed in the stomach and had my throat slit multiple times, and I didn’t mind at all. It made me love being in Mastodon even more. We are more than privileged and honored to have been a part of one of the greatest stories ever told on film, and the catering wasn’t bad either.”

In a fitting turn of events, the band had contributed a track titled “White Walkers” back in March which appears on the latest Game of Thrones mixtape, Game of Thrones: Catch the Throne Vol. 2 currently available on SoundCloud.

Slipknot New Members Unmasked?

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Have the identity of the new members of Slipknot been revealed?

Well, if you believe all the rumors and the recently released clues, it might just be true.

For the past few months, since the announcement of the metal band’s new album, Corey Taylor and company have managed to keep the identity of the two newcomers under lock and key even with two music videos already released and several interviews.

Today, it would seem that the identity of the drummer who would take the drumset that once belonged to longtime and recently outed member, Joey Jordison was unveiled.  The position, reportedly went to Jay Weinberg, son of E Street Band drummer Max Weinberg and former drummer for Against Me!.

Against Me! frontwoman, Laura Jane Grace kind of ousted the drummer’s identity (as well as a feud, we assume) a little while ago.

Grace wrote the following on Twitter.

Considering the drummer did quit the band through Twitter, we can understand why Grace is not exactly giving a glowing endorsement for the stickman and his new gig.

As for who is under the mask in the position left behind by the late Paul Gray, it was revealed last week that Alessandro “Vman” Venturella, guitar technician for Mastodon and Krokodil guitarist would be filling the vacancy that was temporarily filled by Donnie Steele following the passing of Gray.

Slipknot have yet to confirm the identities. One thing we know for sure, is that their new album .5: The Gray Chapter is expected to be released on Oct. 28.

Soundwave Confirms Second Batch of Artists

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The Soundwave Festival in Australia has officially announced the second batch of artists that will be performing at next year’s shows.

The first batch of artist were announced back in late August which included Green Day, Avenged Sevenfold, the Stone Temple Pilots, Alice in Chains and a whole lot more. After almost two months of waiting, the festival organizers have revealed the second batch of artists which include A Day to Remember, Mastodon, HIM, Jimmy Eat World and many more.

The two flyers which include the laundry list of performers can be seen below.

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Back in August, the dates for the festival had been confirmed to be:

Saturday, 22nd February – Brisbane
Sunday, 23rd February – Sydney
Friday, 28th February – Melbourne
Saturday, 1st March – Adelaide
Monday, 3rd March – Perth

If you haven’t gotten your tickets yet, then it might be time to do so, because the line-up looks amazing.