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.
Exit 111 has been one of the most anticipated festivals of the summer and fall in its inaugural year. Taking place on the farm that Bonnaroo has made iconic right outside of Nashville, Tennessee. The lineup is diverse but appeals to more of a rock and metal crowd than Bonnaroo. You have legendary bands with decades of experience like Guns N’ Roses, Lynyrd Skynyrd, ZZ Top, Cheap Trick and Def Leppard. Then you also have bands that have made a name for themselves and would be a headliner on most any tour lineup like Coheed and Cambria, Mastodon, Ghost, and Deftones. Then you have my favorite bands to see; the up and coming bands that I personally think you shouldn’t miss. These bands have something to prove and they will go all out to impress the massive crowds at festivals. Those bands include Tetrarch, Dirty Honey, Alien Weaponry, Them Evils, Power Trip and Kyle Shutt (of The Sword) showcasing his solo act. I don’t think I need to explain how important it is that you also get a chance to see Slayer one last time, and this will be their final performance in the Volunteer State, so don’t miss them. Continue reading →
Time to rejoice if you’re a groove metal fan. Southern groove metallers from Santa Barbara, California, DEVILDRIVER will embark on a headlining tour this August and September featuring special guests 36 CRAZYFISTS, CANE HILL, UNCURED and TETRARCH. The month long tour starts from August 18th in San Jose, CA and wraps up on September 22nd in Lubbock, TX. This one surely looks like a mad tour. If I lived in the US, I wouldn’t miss this cool chance to go see them. So, make it a point to go see them, I mean who doesn’t love groove metal, come on!
“I am proud to announce the next DevilDriver headlining through the United States. We are bringing our great friends 36 CrazyFists who we haven’t toured with in years as well as Cane Hill, Uncured and Tetrarch! – Come out to a show and GET IN THE PIT! See ya there!” says DEVILDRIVERfrontman DezFafara about the upcoming tour.