Days one and two of the inaugural Exit 111 Festival in Manchester, TN featured 30 bands and over 20 hours of southern rock, thrash, metalcore, alt rock and just about every other heavy music genre on one small farm in Middle Tennessee. Day three was poised to wrap things up with a bang, with another 15 bands and a scheduled three hour set from headliner and recently resurging late 80s rockers Guns N’ Roses. So pitter patter, let’s get at’er.
Following a sold-out crowd of 60,000 last year, the AftershockFestival expanded to three full days for 2019 with attendance reaching an unheard of 97,500 this year. The eighth annual edition of the Northern California rock festival, produced by DannyWimmerPresents, took place on Friday October 11th, Saturday, October 12th, and Sunday, October 13th at Sacramento’s DiscoveryPark. The massive lineup of over 50 bands was headlined by Tool, who debuted music from their chart-topping new album ‘Fear Inoculum.’ blink-182, who headlined the second night, made their DannyWimmerPresents debut in support of their new album ‘Nine.’ Slipknot, whose new release ‘We Are Not Your Kind’ has been burning up the Billboard200 album chart, headlined day one. Continue reading →
“Once more into to breach, dear friends, once more”. One more time into the Slayer farewell tour, I’ve been lucky enough to cover this tour more than once for Metal Nexus and for that I am thankful! This time I’m in Huntington, West Virginia at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena where they know how to host a rock show!
For this leg of the farewell tour Slayer has Lamb of God (who’s been with them throughout) along with Amon Amarth and Cannibal Corpse opening the show. These four bands will get any metal head’s black heart pounding, head swinging and horns in the air! Somewhere on the ticket for this show should be a whiplash disclaimer, I’m guessing a lot of necks hurt after this onslaught of sonic violence. Continue reading →
A hot Columbus morning greeted the concert goers as they arrived at Mapfre Stadium for Day 2 of the Sonic Temple Arts and Music Festival. The sun was beaming down and and there wasn’t much relief from the wind. There also wasn’t as many people lined up waiting to get in when the gates opened. Maybe it was the late first night that kept those numbers down.
The first ever Exit111 festival is coming to the Tennessee Bonnaroo grounds this fall and features a monster musical lineup including Guns N’ Roses, DefLeppard, LynyrdSkynyrd, Slayer, Megadeth, ZZTop, Ghost, Mastodon, Deftones, CoheedandCambria, LambofGod, and many more. The three-day experience will take place on Friday, October, 11th, Saturday, October 12th, and Sunday, October 13th at Great Stage Park in Manchester, Tennessee. Grab your tickets (on sale now) right here. Continue reading →
Lamb of God guitarist Mark Morton has always been known for his ability to produce some of the most outstanding riffs and contribute to some of Metal’s most iconic albums. He was one of the few guitarists of our generation that seemingly makes it effortless to write bone crunching riffs for every single Lamb of God album that releases, and we will all now have the chance to hear his musicianship at an even further level in his upcoming solo album, “Anesthetic.” The Lamb of God shredder has announced that the release of his first solo piece will be unveiled to the world in 2019, featuring collaborations with a lot of his old and new friends in the music industry. Sirius XM Liquid Metal will be premiering the single for the album all day tomorrow, so be sure to tune in and check it out! Continue reading →
Lamb Of God drummer Chris Adler has recently took some time away from the band as they have been direct support for Slayer on their final world tour. In July it was announced that Prong and Winds of Plague drummer Art Cruz would replace Adler on the tour but there wasn’t any explanation given as to why Adler was being temporarily replaced. Today the drummer revealed why he has been absent and updated fans on his current status. Chris explains he was involved in a motorcycle accident late last year and has been recovering ever since. Stating “I had a motorcycle accident late last year that shattered my collarbone and right shoulder and also chipped bones in my hip.” Even though he was able to play a few shows earlier this year, he had to step down once again due to issues he experienced related to his injury. Chances are high that he contacted a legal firm such as lamber goodnow to assist with medical funds due to the loss of income from that portion of the tour. Motorcycling accidents can be extremely dangerous and often result in injury. If you become involved in such an incident then it may be a good idea to contact someone like this motorcycle accident attorney in Los Angeles to help you in the aftermath. You can read Adler’s entire status below and also see a picture of his post surgery scar. We certainly wish Chris the best and hope to see him back behind the kit as quick as possible.
Hard rockers Devour the Day formed out the ashes of Egypt Central with Joey “Chicago” Walser and Blake Allison in 2012. Hailing from the bluesy city of Memphis, Walser and Allison began working on their new project immediately with Skidd Mills (Sick Puppies, Skillet, Pop Evil). After picking up former Egypt Central guitarist Jeff James and drummer Dustin Schoenhofer (Walls of Jericho, Bury Your Day) for touring they released their debut record Time & Pressure. Devour the Day was able to sell over 220,000 copies and their radio single “Good Man” hit the Top 10 Rock charts. Continue reading →
Over the past few months Burn The Priest has been giving us a little taste of their roots with singles from their upcoming record ‘Legion: XX’. Burn The Priest, usually known by their second name, Lamb Of God, released a full-length record paying homage to the artists that influence them. Since the mid 90’s, Burn The Priest/Lamb Of God have reached a global audience with their guttural yet thrashy brand of metal. Comprised of Randy Blythe on vocals, Mark Morton and Willie Adler on guitars, John Campbell on bass, and Chris Adler on drums they began their conquest of the world in Richmond, VA. This album is paying tribute to their first label, Legion Records (Philadelphia) and its founder the late Michael “Mikey” Brosnan. Blythe announced the release of the album on his Gimme Radio show, like a late-night punk rock college radio show. It is refreshing to see these guys who are now considered mainstream doing this release with a DIY attitude. Continue reading →
For metal heads, going to a REAL metal show and seeing your favorite metal band is the ultimate goal. Thankfully, that’s a goal I was able to mark off the list a week ago in Nashville, TN when Slayer, Lamb of God, and Behemoth paid a visit to the Nashville Municipal Auditorium. In a city where country music is prevalent, it was a nice change to bring a metal touch to the city, and what better way to do that, than to bring the heaviest tour of the Summer right to its core? Of course, Nashville has seen its fair share of metal bands, but none of which compared to the lineup it witnessed on the night of July 30, 2017. Continue reading →