Metal Gods and Rock & Roll Hall of Famers JUDAS PRIEST have announced the initial run of U.S. tour dates in support of their forthcoming nineteenth studio album, Invincible Shield (available worldwide March 8). Structured around the band’s previously announced appearance at the WELCOME TO ROCKVILLE Festival in Tampa, Florida, the dates span from an April 18th show at the Toyota Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford, Connecticut, to a May 22nd gig at Empower Federal Credit Union Amphitheatre in Syracuse, New York. Returning as direct support will be Swedish metal warriors SABATON.Tickets will go on sale to the general public Friday, November 17, at 10 AM local time, but per the band’s Instagram, an artist presale will take place Wednesday, November 15, at 10 AM local time with the password METALGODS.
JUDAS PRIEST: INVINCIBLE SHIELD U.S. TOUR DATES
Thu Apr 18 – Wallingford, CT – Toyota Oakdale Theatre
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JULY 19, 2023: Today hard rock mainstays FOZZY announces their plans to dominate America’s rock n roll scene with their upcoming Fall 2023 tour dates. The beloved band will be accompanied by an all-star tour lineup featuring Seventh Day Slumber, The Nocturnal Affair (featured in the top 20 rock SMR charts for three consecutive weeks), and Magdalene Rose (currently #1 on the Christian rock charts). Fozzy is returning with a new song, a new setlist, and the familiar high-octane energy that keeps fans coming back for more. Tickets and VIP packages are available now.
“We are beyond excited to put the Fozzy Spotlight back in the USA this fall! After headlining our biggest UK show ever in August, we are ready to keep the party machine rolling throughout America in Oct & Nov! With a brand new song, a brand new setlist, and the same Fozzy energy & attitude that you know & love, we fully expect this to be the perfect way to ring out your rock n roll year…with the most exciting show and tour of 2023! So get ready to share the spotlight with Fozzy!” -Chris Jericho, FOZZY
FOZZY Fall 2023 Tour Dates w/ Seventh Day Slumber, The Nocturnal Affair, and Magdalene Rose:
October 19 – Chattanooga, TN – Barrelhouse Ballroom
October 20 – Lexington, KY – Manchester Music Hall
October 21 – Angola, IN – The Eclectic Room
October 22 – Mchenry, IL – The Vixen
October 23 – Joliet, IL – The Forge
October 26 – Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
October 27 – Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theater
October 28 – Sioux Falls, SD – Icon Event Hall
October 29 – Minneapolis, MN – Lyric Theater
October 30 – Fargo, ND – Sanctuary Events Center
November 2 – Lansing, MI – Gewal Hall
November 3 – Madison, WI – The Annex
November 4 – Wyandotte, MI – District 142
November 5 – St Louis, MO – Hawthorn Theater
November 6 – Memphis, TN – Lafayette’s
More on Fozzy: After touring the world and building a loyal fanbase for the better part of twenty years, Fozzy is the epitome of what a killer rock n roll band should be: catchy, groovy, hooky, sweaty, and most importantly, a GREAT EFFEN TIME!
With six consecutive TOP 20 singles, Fozzy is steadily becoming one of the most successful bands on Modern Rock Radio, with their breakthrough massive smash song “Judas” achieving Gold Record status of 500,000 units sold in February of 2022!
Rich Ward is one of the most versatile, talented riff machines & songwriters in rock n roll today. Chris Jericho’s skills as a frontman are second to none and his vocal style & range are both powerful and instantly recognizable. The spirited drumming of Grant Brooks compliments the blazing solos of Billy Grey and the rock star energy of bassist PJ Farley. These are five seasoned pros, whose electricity and charisma light up every stage they play on and every crowd they perform for. As a result, it’s no surprise that Fozzy has skyrocketed into one of the hottest rock acts in the world today.
The band inched up the ladder after releasing four progressively popular studio albums in the 2000’s. However, it was 2012’s “Sin And Bones”, which featured the hit single “Sandpaper” (over 4.6 MILLION views on YouTube) that found the band reaching a level of legitimacy that drew a mass audience to drink in their trademark heavy melodic groove. The album eventually reached #143 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart, but it was their next album, “Do You Wanna Start A War” (produced by Ward), released in the summer of 2014, that really blew the door open, debuting at #54 on Billboard and giving the band their first top 30 single in “Lights Go Out” which was blared in sports arenas nationwide.
But as much success as the band had enjoyed, nothing compared to the juggernaut of 2017’s “Judas” album. Released in May 2017, the aforementioned title track spent 5 weeks at NUMBER ONE on the highly influential ‘Big Uns Countdown’ on Sirius/XM’s Octane channel, amassed over 62 MILLION views for its video on YouTube, cracked the TOP 5 on the US Rock Radio Charts and is still heard by millions of fans worldwide weekly on TBS Network’s hugely popular “AEW Dynamite” program. The follow-up singles “Painless” hit Number 9 on the charts (11 MILLION views on YouTube), “Burn Me Out” peaked at Number 18. The current record “Boombox” features “Nowhere To Run” which cracked the Top Ten, “Sane”, (with its roller coaster themed video – one of the most thrilling & heart stopping ever made) landing at Number 8 followed by “I Still Burn” which peaked at #7, scoring a trifecta of singles for “Boombox” released May 6, 2022.
Now, with those massive songs in their arsenal, Fozzy has returned to the road with tours in the US, UK, and Australia. After sharing the stage in recent years with Metallica, Kiss, Iron Maiden, Avenged Sevenfold, Shinedown, Slash, Three Days Grace, Nickelback, Steel Panther & Buckcherry, Fozzy is stoked to continue to bring good times and kick ass tunes to their fans around the world… and elsewhere!
So get ready to experience the majesty and power of Fozzy LIVE once again and for Judas’ sake…please wear a helmet!
Fozzy is: Chris Jericho – vocals Rich Ward – guitars, vocals Grant Brooks – drums Billy Grey – guitars PJ Farley – bass
More on Seventh Day Slumber: As a consistent force in the music industry for nearly 20 years, Seventh Day Slumber still performs over 150 dates per year. The band has brought a fresh new feel to their signature sound, creating the heaviest and most powerful music of their career. The title track of their 2022 album “Death By Admiration” was co-written with Telle Smith and features The Word Alive. Produced by Memphis May Fire’s Kellen McGregor, “Death By Admiration” debuted at #69 on the Billboard Top 200 and landed a top 25 position on Billboards Mainstream Rock Chart. The energy and momentum of their latest release led to several nationwide tours, including direct support for Fozzy on their upcoming “Save The World Tour” and Saliva’s recent winter tour. The band is currently back in the studio with Kellen McGregor working on their follow-up album, “Feasting On Vultures,” slated to drop on September 22nd. Check out www.seventhdayslumber.com for tour dates.
More on The Nocturnal Affair: The Nocturnal Affair is an alternative/dark rock project headed by singer/songwriter Brendan Shane, from Las Vegas. The band’s crushing and melancholic musical style is an ode to darker alternative music torchbearers like Type O Negative, HIM, David Bowie, Gary Numan, and Nine Inch Nails. They capture a uniquely haunting sound steeped in downtrodden melodies enveloped in the darkness.
The band released their debut single, “Down”, on Earache Records in November of 2021, from their first album, (META)MORPHOSIS, which was produced by Grammy-nominated Disturbed bassist, John Moyer. To coincide with the release of the album in April of 2022, the band embarked on their first national tour opening for rock veterans, Fozzy. In the fall of 2022 The Nocturnal Affair hit the road again for shows with Beartooth, Gemini Syndrome, and Earshot. The group has performed alongside a wide array of artists from heavy metal heavyweights like HELLYEAH, Asking Alexandria, and Pop Evil, as well as Industrial rockers My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult. They have toured with the vampiric act The 69 Eyes while also being accessible enough to share the stage with notable mainstream acts like 3 Doors Down and Black Stone Cherry.
Their latest single “It’s No Good” is their take on Depeche Mode’s chart-topping hit from ‘97. An homage to some of the music that made Nocturnal who they are. To coincide with this release, The Nocturnal Affair embarked on Spring and Summer tours with both Fozzy and Smile Empty Soul, respectively. “It’s No Good” has been climbing the SMR charts, breaking the Top 20 in only a few weeks. A follow-up single and further national touring is projected for this Fall.
More on Magdalene Rose: Magdalene Rose is a powerhouse of raw talent and passion, known for her energetic vocals and powerful and catchy metal music. After starting out in the all-female rock band GFM, Magdalene has since gone on to make a name for herself with her solo project, backed by a group of insanely talented musicians.
Magdalene Rose is a master of metal, with an infectious energy and a fiercely devoted fan base. Her highly successful single, Shark Spray, is out now.
Sleeping is one of the most important activities in our everyday life. Although every human needs proper sleep to function properly, many people are often seen disregarding or leveraging their sleep cycle for other activities. To explain the importance of a well-kept sleep routine, this detailed guide will target the top techniques that can help your body spiral back to a feasible and healthy bedtime pattern
Sleeping is one of the most important activities in our everyday life. Although every human needs proper sleep to function properly, many people are often seen disregarding or leveraging their sleep cycle for other activities. To explain the importance of a well-kept sleep routine, this detailed guide will target the top techniques that can help your body spiral back to a feasible and healthy bedtime pattern.
What is Sleep Deprivation?
Sleep deprivation is very real and has severely damaging effects on the human body and lifestyle. Any inconsistency or irregularity with your sleep schedule, irrespective of the reason, will make it harder for your body to find a comfortable balance when you’re awake. Since an average adult requires roughly 7 hours of sleep a day, if you’re not providing your body with that, you are bound to develop a sleep deprivation disorder. The consistent lack of sleep affects your brain’s function and reduces the quality of your life.
Some of the visible symptoms of sleep deprivation include:
Although some people increase their caffeine intake to combat sleep, this can have underlying negative impacts that arise in the long run in numerous ways. Let’s just admit that we are humans, and we need rest; and who doesn’t want to learn how to enjoy and make the most out of this aspect of human nature?
Top Ways to Get a Good Night’s Sleep
1. Control Your Exposure to Light
During the day, you need to be in the brightest environments to ensure you remain active and aren’t phased out due to the dullness of your environment. The body and the brain react to light, just like plants, and going against this nature can cause irregularities you may not notice on yourself. Hence, your exposure to light should decrease during the latter parts of the day and then be minimized completely at night. This will encourage healthy levels of melatonin, a sleep-inducing hormone, helping you sleep better and deeper.
2. Don’t Disturb the Body’s Natural Sleep-Wake Cycle
Disturbing the body’s natural sleep-wake cycle is always a bad idea. Training your mind to respect the body’s sleep-wake cycle will help you organize your day accordingly.
3. Exercise During the Day
Most fitness experts suggest that you should introduce proper exercise routines to your daily life to tire yourself out in a physically rewarding manner. Although this may be a good idea, it won’t be properly effective if you don’t get the rest you need at the end of the day. For this reason, consider introducing a controlled amount of cannabis, in the form of CBD Gummies, in your routine before bedtime as they can relax your brain, helping you doze off quicker. Your fatigue coupled with its soothing properties will help you plunge into the deepest sleep.
4. Improve Your Sleep Environment
Improving your sleep environment is a sure-shot way of improving your chances of a good night’s sleep. In an ideal scenario, you shouldn’t spend much time on your bed to condition your brain that it is a place for rest only. That way, the vibe of the room will be associated with sleep in your brain, helping you sleep better at night.
Benefits of a Good Night’s Sleep
Boosts Your Immune System
Your immune system depends on a proper sleep cycle as well. When you provide your body with a proper sleep-wake cycle, your immune cells and proteins are bound to develop the required strength that is required to fight off varying types of infections and diseases. Furthermore, a proper sleep cycle can also improve the efficiency of vaccines on your body.
There is no denying that a good night’s sleep increases the level of productivity of an individual. Sure, you can impress your boss by burning your precious midnight oil and working past your bedtime. Have no doubt though that it will have long-term underlying effects on your wellbeing. This is why it is better to organize your tasks well into your normal working hours and obtain proper sleep when you should, ensuring that you can be at your maximum productivity level the next day.
Prevents Weight Gain
When you compromise on your sleep, your body produces ghrelin, an appetite-boosting hormone. You will need to eat more, disrupting the healthy diet your body needs. However, with a good night’s sleep, you can be sure that your body will make better use of the food you eat, restricting your body from producing the appetite-boosting hormone.
Strengthens Your Heart
Just like every other organ, your heart needs rest too. The optimal time for every organ’s rest and recuperation is when you’re asleep. However, when you’re forcing yourself to stay awake, you’re overburdening your system. This is why people who have disturbed sleep cycles are likely to develop heart-related problems like varying blood pressure and heart strokes. This is why it is a practical and sane approach to ensure that you get a good night’s sleep to keep your heart healthy.
After studying the aforementioned benefits of the maintenance of a proper sleep-wake schedule, it is safe to say that a large portion of our health-related issues can be solved by enforcing a strict and sustainable sleep schedule; both our productivity and our quality of life can be improved with a good night’s sleep.
Choosing the right music for your event is a big responsibility and can enhance the overall success of the function. Similarly, choosing the wrong type of music or failing to properly prepare can be a disaster. In this article we’ll share a few tips to consider as you start looking for the perfect musical performance for your next event.
First things first, what kind of an event are you planning? Many times, the event itself will help predetermine the kind of music that should be included. At the very least, it will give you a rough idea of the sound and genres to be considered.
Is this a big corporate event or a small family gathering? Is it a highly publicized production for the general public or a smaller private affair by invitation only? These are all questions to be considered.
Another thing to consider is whether the music will be a primary focus or if it’s going to be in the background. For example, if you were organizing a community festival then you’ll probably want an upbeat band that will draw people’s attention and keep them entertained so that they are interested to stay longer. However, if you are planning to host an art show at a local gallery, then you probably don’t want a musical selection that’s going to steal attention from the featured art exhibit. If that’s the case, then choosing a violinist for hire might help create the right vibe for your art showing.
Think about the audience who will likely be in attendance. Will it be a younger crowd or an older crowd? Will they be more open minded and willing to experience something new or do you think they’ll be a bit more conservative with their musical interests? Are they looking to have fun and will they engage with the musical act or not?
What is the venue like? Does the venue typically have music performances or is this something new? This will also help determine if you need to rent sound equipment as well, unless the band has their own.
Speak with the venue in advance to see if they have any prerequisites when it comes to bringing in music performers. The venue might have specific requirements that need to be met.
When you’re searching for the right musical act to book for your event, you’ll certainly need to consider your expenses. Whether you’re looking to book a full band, a solo musician, or a DJ, you’ll need to remember that these people are professional musicians and will charge accordingly. As noted above, if you need to also rent sound equipment then this will be an added expense to consider.
Finally, remember to book your musical act early. If you’re booking professionals then it’s important to remember that performing music is their job. That means they likely book gigs weeks or event months in advance. Some bigger acts might even book a full year in advance, especially if they perform outside of their local area. Get in contact with the musician early to ensure they are available. Take the necessary steps to make it official, whether that means signing a contract or placing a down payment, so that they are committed to your event and won’t get booked elsewhere.
If you’re an aspiring metal guitarist, then you need to make sure that you choose the perfect axe for your next project. It’s important that you choose a guitar that you’re comfortable with so that your performance isn’t negatively impacted. If you’re uncomfortable with any instrument, you won’t be able to give your performance your all. Finding a guitar can be particularly tricky, because you need to find one that you like the look, feel, and sound of.
In this article, you will find out how you can choose the perfect electric guitar for your next metal project.
Taking Time to Read Reviews
One of the first things that you need to do when you’re searching for a guitar, is to read reviews. If you don’t read reviews then you won’t be able to gauge how good a guitar really is. You can’t just rely on the manufacturer’s guidance and advice. Reading reviews like thisESP guitars review will help you to assess how good a guitar really is. Only read reviews that are authored by people who know what they’re talking about, such as musicians and longtime music fans.
Learning a Guitar’s Components
Another important thing that you need to do is to learn a guitar’s components. If you don’t know what makes a guitar, then you won’t be able to select one in an educated and informed way. When you know what components to look for, you can choose the perfect instrument.
Electric guitars usually have six metal strings, varying in thickness and length. Contrary to common belief, guitar strings are not all the same. It’s worth doing some research on them before you buy a guitar, so you know what you’re buying.
In addition to strings, electric guitars have knobs called volume knobs that allow you to adjust the guitar’s output volume. There are also tone knobs, which allow you to alternate between low and high frequencies in your pick-up. Your pick-up is a device that converts your guitar’s vibrations into electrical signals.
Other components include your guitar’s output jack, which is generally found at a guitar’s base, and cut-off switches and selector switches.
Choosing the Perfect Guitar
When you’re searching for the perfect guitar, there are a lot of things to consider. If you don’t think about everything properly, then you might end up buying an instrument that’s not suited to you. You need to consider:
Appearance is something that you need to think about. If you’re not happy with the way that your guitar looks, then you won’t be able to rock out on it. Your guitar becomes an extension of you, so it should reflect who you are as a person;
The body style is also very important. There are different body styles, including solid-body guitars, which are suited to all styles of music including heavy metal; semi-hollow guitars which are more acoustic and are used in genres like soul, jazz, and the blues, and hollow body guitars which are resonant in tone and are used in genres like blues and jazz.
Another thing that you need to think about is the material that you want your guitar to be made out of. Cheap guitars are usually made from imitation wood. If you want a quality guitar, then find one that’s made from actual wood. A guitar’s sound differs depending on the type of wood that it is made from. Basswood produces a balanced sound and is perfect for metal; mahogany is usually expensive but has good resonance; maple is a versatile wood that’s suited to multiple genres, including rock.
Don’t be fooled into thinking that popular brand names are any better than lesser-known ones. You should judge a guitar by the craftsmanship that went into it and its quality, not by the brand that’s printed on its box. A good place to find lesser-known brands is on review sites and forums. In addition, you can also watch YouTube videos and take the advice of influencers on social media. With all of that said, some brands are popular because of the quality of the instruments that they produce, but you should still do your own research.
On a final note, if you’re on a budget, you can still pick up the perfect axe second-hand. You can use websites like Craigslist and eBay to find quality guitars looking for a new owner. Make sure that you still conduct your research and view the guitar in person, before buying it.
Buying the perfect axe doesn’t need to be difficult. In fact with this article, it’s never been easier. Make sure to follow our advice when you’re searching for a guitar, so you can get the best guitar possible.
There are many different types of online content, from music to videos. Unfortunately, the internet is overrun with fraudsters and thieves who will steal your content given the opportunity. In addition, it’s very difficult to publish content and bring positive attention to it, which is what deters a lot of would-be content creators.
If you devise a carefully thought-through strategy for publishing your content online, then you’ll be able to keep it safe and draw interest to it. In this article, we are going to present several tips for how you can publish your content online, and keep it safe:
What’s Your Content’s Purpose?
Before you begin publishing content online, you need to know what your content’s purpose is. Everything needs a purpose, whether it’s to increase your popularity or to make yourself money. When you’ve established what your content’s purpose is, you’ll be more motivated to advertise and share it. There’s very little point in doing anything that’s purposeless, because not only will you lack motivation but you will also lack direction. A lack of motivation and direction can be fatal to the success of your content.
Where Is Your Audience?
A fundamental part of creating successful online content is researching one’s audience. If you don’t know where to find your audience, you won’t be able to advertise and market your content to them. Browse social media pages, blogs, forums, and online communities to find your content’s key demographic. If you’re really struggling, then you can employ a marketing service to help you. According to the music marketing gurus from Indiefy, not only can these services aid in distribution, but also in artist development. Opting to employ a marketing service could be your best option when it comes to finding your audience.
Who Are Your Competition?
The amount of competition that you have depends entirely on your content’s niche. If you make informational videos about cement, then you would have fewer competitors than if you made hip-hop beats. Whatever your niche is, make sure you do your research and establish who the industry leaders are. You should always create content that’s unique to your platform, but at the same time, you can benefit from employing the same tactics that your competitors use. Don’t for a second think that they won’t do the same thing to you.
Copyrighting Your Content
As our title suggests, your content’s security is also very important. Because of intellectual property law, your content is immediately copyrighted whenever you publish it on your website, or on a platform like YouTube. However, it’s still worth copyrighting your content anyway. The reason for this is that if your website closes, frauds might be able to exploit intellectual copyright law and republish your content. Copyrighting your content won’t cost a lot of money and it will give you the security of knowing that your creations are safe and can’t be stolen or sold to other people without your consent.
Store Your Content Securely
A grey area when it comes to intellectual copyright law is content that hasn’t been published. If somebody was able to access your content folder, they could potentially steal and publish content that you haven’t released yet. If this happens, you’ll have to take them to court for plagiarism, which can be very expensive. Even then, you’re not guaranteed to receive compensation. The court could find in favor of the thief, which has happened before. The best way to secure your content is to keep it either on a hard drive that only you have access to or inside a secure Cloud database, like Google Drive.
Plan Your Content Effectively
There is a multitude of content creation guides online that you can use to create engaging and effective content. If you’re going to release online content, especially videos, then you need to read and research these guides. These guides provide tips that you can incorporate into your content creation process. There are guides for every type of online content, from videos to blogs. Make sure that you plan every single step in the content creation process and meticulously craft and polish your creations.
Optimize for SEO
If you’ve got a website that you publish your content on, then make sure that you optimize it for SEO. SEO is an abbreviation for search engine optimization, which is the internet’s premier method of marketing. With SEO, you manipulate Google’s algorithm and increase your website’s ranking on the search listings. There are many ways to optimize your website, from making it mobile-friendly to creating regular quality content. If you don’t feel confident optimizing your own website, then you can employ an SEO marketing agency to handle it for you. When it comes to marketing your content, never overlook SEO.
If you want to publish your content online, then you need to make sure that you keep it safe and create engaging content. Employ all of the tips suggested in this article and your content’s sure to succeed.
Louder Than Life, which takes place September 23-26, 2021 at Highland Festival Grounds at KY Expo Center in Louisville, Kentucky. Promoter Danny Wimmer Presents is known worldwide for their stellar portfolio of music and lifestyle events, which includes Aftershock, Bourbon & Beyond, Epicenter, Hometown Rising, Louder Than Life, Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival, and Welcome To Rockville. DWP recently entered the digital content curation space, promoting pay-per-view concert streams and creating the popular digital series Offstage with DWP and Beyond the Barrel, with new episodes debuting this spring.
After having live music taken from us for such a long period of time its finally good to be back and preparing for a festival. 2021’s Louder Than Life festival in Louisville, Kentucky is set up to be the biggest welcome back party ever for bands, fans, and the entire music industry. Not only are we getting just a normal run of the mill festival but we will also see one of the biggest reunions the metal world has wanted to see for nearly a decade. That’s the Mudvayne reunion. Of course we won’t be the first to witness their comeback (Inkcarceration will) but, its not always about who is first. With other acts slated to rock the stage like Korn, Janes Addiction, Staind, Nine Inch Nails, Judas Priest and a double dose of Metallica. That is just skimming the headliners. Normally you would never see me or most of my metal bretheren standing by waiting for Machine Gun Kelly to take the stage and rap. However, his new revamped punk rock sound has made me eager to see him perform.
Single day and weekend passes for Louder Than Life are on sale now at www.LouderThanLifeFestival.comstarting at $99.50* for single day and $249.50* for 4-day (*plus fees).
Watch the official Louder Than Life announcement video here.
“‘Whiskey is for drinking; water is for fighting over‘ – Mark Twain. And I’m on the lookout for the best drinking whiskey in Kentucky,” says Perry Farrell of Jane’s Addiction.
“DWP has always considered Louisville home, so to be able to bring America’s Biggest Rock Festival back in 2021 means everything to us. After a year filled with challenge after challenge, we worked incredibly hard to curate a lineup worth the wait for our fans,” says Danny Wimmer, founder of Danny Wimmer Presents. “Weather got in the way of Nine Inch Nails in 2018, the pandemic derailed our plans for two big Metallica sets in 2020 – so to have them both back for 2021, along with KORN and the rest of this incredible lineup over four days, that’s the kind of ‘new normal’ that we’re all looking forward to.”
The current Louder Than Life lineup is as follows (subject to change):
Thursday, September 23: KORN, Staind, Cypress Hill, Anthrax, Beartooth, Sevendust, Knocked Loose, Wage War, Helmet, Escape The Fate, Zero 9:36, Hyro The Hero, Teenage Wrist, Currents, Jeris Johnson, Another Day Dawns, Blame My Youth
Friday, September 24: Metallica, Jane’s Addiction, Rise Against, Gojira, Killswitch Engage, Starset, Avatar, Fever 333, Turnstile, Cleopatrick, Dead Sara, ’68, The Blue Stones, South Of Eden, Tallah, Joyous Wolf, Contracult Collective
Saturday, September 25: Nine Inch Nails, Snoop Dogg, Machine Gun Kelly, Ghostemane, The Distillers, Asking Alexandria, Grandson, Code Orange, Ice Nine Kills, Spiritbox, Red, Butcher Babies, Bones UK, Diamante, Siiickbrain, UNITYTX, Dana Dentata, The Messenger Birds
Sunday, September 26: Metallica, Judas Priest, Mudvayne, Seether, Pennywise, Skillet, Sabaton, The Hu, Badflower, Mammoth WVH, Fozzy, Red Fang, Ayron Jones, From Ashes To New, Avoid, Tempt, Dead Poet Society, Like Machines
Louder Than Life will feature nearly 70 music acts over 4 days, with performances on three stages, along with award-winning bourbons, whiskey, spirits, craft beer, and the best foodLouisville has to offer. Festival attendees will enjoy a variety of onsite food and beverage experiences, as well as sponsor activations that celebrate the bourbon culture and culinary heritage of this unique American city.
Single day and weekend general admission and VIP passes for Louder Than Life are on sale now. Festivalgoers are encouraged to buy early and save, since pass prices will increase in the coming weeks. A limited number of specially priced tickets for military personnel are on sale now via GovX. A limited number of Weekend Camping Packages are available for both car + tent and RVs. Admission to the festival is not included in Weekend Camping Packages and must be purchased separately.
VIP pass perks include (but are not limited to) access to all general admission areas in the festival grounds, as well as a dedicated festival entrance, access to a shaded “hang area” with dedicated bars, live audio/video streams of main stages, access to a front-of-stage VIP viewing area, dedicated merch tent, premium dedicated food and drink (for purchase), air-conditioned restrooms and a commemorative laminate.
Top Shelf VIP is Presented by Angel’s Envy and passes will include all the above plus an air-conditioned tent, front-of-stage viewing for the right main stage, additional viewing deck, all-inclusive premium drinks and complimentary hors d’oeuvres.
Louder Than Life is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents, one of the largest independent producers of destination music festivals in America. Since debuting in 2014, Louder Than Life continues to develop and grow. In 2019, Louder Than Life welcomed more than 128,000 fans over three days, earning its spot as the largest rock festival in America. For 2021, festival organizers added a fourth day, with the festival kicking off on Thursday.
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Brazil-based rock vocalist/instrumentalist VIOLET ORLANDI, has gained viral recognition with her precocious abilities and edgy renditions of heavy metal/grunge/dark/rock artists like NIRVANA, DISTURBED, NINE INCH NAILS, and more, garnering over 860k YouTube followers and 100 million views since beginning in 2016. Notably, her cover video of THE CRANBERRIES ‘Zombie‘ has received over 12 million views since it was uploaded back in 2018. She has been putting out new videos every Sunday, and most recently her take on “Ain’t No Sunshine,” featuring MELODICKA BROS, already has over 100k views since its release on March 7th. Now, Orlandi has written and recorded her original debut, ‘High Priest Daughter‘ (out 5/28/21), an intimate look at the most difficult times in the songwriter’s life.
She states, “High Priest Daughter was written over the darkest period of my life. I didn’t even know I was doing it but writing these songs definitely helped me exorcise some of the demons that were taking over my life at the time. I started writing the album a year before my mom passed away and finished it a year after her death. Even though the album doesn’t sound as depressing as it seems, it explores death and coming to terms with it, depression, trauma, and a healthy dose of nihilism.”
The 26-year-old guitarist and singer, originally from Sao Paulo, Brazil, has been singing since she could speak. Orlandi began taking singing and guitar lessons in her teens and fell in love with rock music. After a multitude of different bands and projects where she developed her identity as a singer-songwriter, and graduating high school, she went on to study abroad in London and lived there for 5 years, ultimately getting a degree in songwriting.
Stay tuned for more from Orlandi as she prepares to make a stamp on the rock world with ‘High Priest Daughter‘ and rises to the ranks of the artists who inspire her.
Meanwhile, check out her single ‘Kill Her‘, which is nothing short of special. With acoustic guitars setting the rhythm, the drums providing the stomp, and especially her towering and strong yet melodious voice, Violet manages to keep up the standard she has set for herself and also amongst the peers in the industry. It is a fresh new tune, a fresh new forthcoming album and an enigmatic artist that we all that we all need to keep an eye out for. We love the new tune, do you?
Indian band based out of Jaipur, Rajasthan has unleashed their all new music video, ‘Walking God‘, from their debut EP. The quartet has chosen to throw some much needed limelight on drug and alcohol addiction that society battles. To talk about an issue that is often left under the rug takes much courage and for that that the band deserves much respect and appreciation.
According to the band, here’s what they have to say about their new music video, “Walking God marks as our third single from our debut EP. It’s a story of a man struggling with addiction to drugs and alcohol. A series of event later on decides his fate making him clean from his addiction with the help of supernatural power. Walking God is written as a symbolism of end of the Kalyug by Lord Kalki, cleaning every evil deeds on Earth and resetting a new age of dawn.“
The song begins with a calm and carries itself upward and onward to double bass drumming and power riffing, a crescendo you might call. It perfectly shows how traumatic and frustrating the ordeal of addiction can be. The song sort of goes up and down, building in the calm and breaking it down with heavy riff and complimenting amazing drumming. It has a very groovy, metalcore sort of break downs and the obvious melodic sections, something that new wave of American heavy metal known for and have inspired others such as LAST WALK as well.
Take a dig into their new video and also don’t forget to check out their new EP and follow them on facebook if you like their music. Cheers!
KALEN CHASE, whom you might have come across from his work with VIMIC and KORN has released a brand new track from his solo venture, titled, ‘Let Them Come‘. A departure from the hard rock and metal vocal style, this one brings on the board some really melodic, sing along clean vocals that I am sure the softer side of the metal fans would cling on to. Listen to it below.