Chicago Open Air Spotlight: Knocked Loose

Today’s artist is Knocked Loose.

On Saturday, May 18th, Kentucky hard hitters are bringing down their gritty, beatdown sound to the Chicago Open Air stage at SeatGeek Stadium. Similar to Vein, the heavy sounds of Knocked Loose typically just make their way into the small and dark venues to fit the type of music that they bring to the table. They have grown immensely in popularity though and are making their way up to larger venues. Before making their way to Chicago Open Air, the band will be on the road for roughly a month with The Acacia Strain, Harm’s Way, Sanction, and Higher Power. Their huge, heavy sound filled with slow-tempo breakdowns are sure to impress and devastate all the metalheads in the stadium that day to prep them for the bands following them like Code Orange and Meshuggah.

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AMON AMARTH Unveil 2019 North American Tour With ARCH ENEMY, AT THE GATES & GRAND MAGUS

What a killer announcement this is! It looks like more of a Swedish invasion of North America, and it couldn’t have got any better when AMON AMARTH is at the helm of this viking ship. In this total viking onslaught, AMON AMARTH is joined by fellow Swedish big shots ARCH ENEMYAT THE GATES and heavy metallers GRAND MAGUS. This fall, starting from September 26th to October 26th, the Swedish hell raisers will devastate America and Canada in a month long affair.

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Epicenter Festival Spotlight: BOSTON MANOR [Official Videos]

*This is part of the Epicenter Festival Spotlight segment where we help you get to know some of the non-headlining bands performing at the festival. This week we introduce you to Boston Manor!*

Boston Manor is a pop punk band which formed in Blackpool, Lancashire, England in 2013. The band certainly isn’t of the heavier variety of bands performing at the Epicenter Festival, but they help give a break in all the heaviness throughout the day. Boston Manor released their debut EP ‘Here/Now’ the same year they formed in 2013. In 2014, the five piece released both a split with the band Throwing Stuff, as well as another EP titled ‘Driftwood.’ Then in 2015, Boston Manor signed to Pure Noise Records and released a four-track EP titled ‘Saudade.’ In 2016, Boston Manor released their first full-length album titled ‘Be Nothing.’ Continue reading

FROM ASHES TO NEW Vocalist Gives Thoughts On Rapping in Nu Metal “There’s Not A Long List”

 

Pennsylvania’s From Ashes To New are leading the way for the Nu Metal resurgence blending arena ready choruses with rapped/sung verses that harken back to the early genre’s hey day, with a modern take on the sound. The band has taken the rock world by storm over their 6 year career with 2016 release, ‘Day One’, that netted the band spots opening for Five Finger Death Punch, Papa Roach and others. Lineup changes ushered in new singer, Danny Case, and 2018’s ‘The Future’ was released shortly after. Continue reading

OF VIRTUE Announces Next Album ‘What Defines You’ And Releases First Track ”No Control”!

Of Virtue has been around since 2009 and has always looked for ways to help those who can’t express themselves and latest release ”No Control” is no different!

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AS I LAY DYING Announces ”Shaped By Fire Tour” & Releases Another Banger ”Redefined”!

Everyone knows it by now, As I Lay Dying is finally back and better than ever before. After releasing a song as powerful as ”My Own Grave” they instantly let us know exactly who runs things around here. And after hearing their latest release ”Redefined” and I am stoked to say that it is looking like the 2000s metalcore sound is making a great comeback!

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Psychedelic Metallers DRUIDS New Video “New Breath” Is Retro And Sci-Fi AF!

Des Moines, Iowa based psychedelic/stoner metal trio DRUIDS recently announced that their new album, ‘Monument‘, is scheduled for release on April 19, 2019 via The Company KC. The album is available to pre-order now via Bandcamp, with exclusive multi-colored vinyl also available via The Company KC here. Today, the band in celebration regarding, has released their first official new music video from their new upcoming album for the track, “New Breath“. The new video which was directed by Bo Becker of Transpiritus Video is certainly attention drawing as it is pretty much retro in depiction and inspired by sci-fi.

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Josh Todd Of BUCKCHERRY “The Type Of Rock We’re Doing Has Never Been Mainstream.”

 

Buckcherry have had their share of ups and downs over the bands nearly quarter century of existence. From their breakout hit, ‘Lit Up’, off of 1999’s self titled debut the band brought back a sense of danger and sex appeal to rock and roll when down tuned guitars and rapped vocals had taken over the mainstream. The band broke up after dismal sales for their follow up, ‘Timebomb’, but were resurrected years later when they self released 2006’s ’15’ which included the mega hit ‘Crazy Bitch’ singles ‘Sorry’ and ‘Everything’, putting the band back into arenas opening for Kid Rock and Motley Crue.  Since then the band hasn’t looked back with a myriad of lineup changes which sees vocalist Josh Todd as the sole original member. Buckcherry released their 8th album, ‘Warpaint’, early in 2019 and have been bringing their high energy, infectious brand of hard rock to eager fans worldwide. Continue reading