Archive for December, 2015

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Megadeth will kick off the North American leg of the Dystopia World Tour in Dallas, Texas on February 20, 2016. The North American leg will take the band across the U.S., visiting 12 States and throughout Canada. Suicidal Tendencies, Children of Bodom and Havok will suuport. View tour dates inside! (more…)

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George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher of Cannibal Corpse

Cannibal Corpse will kick off 2016 with one of the most bludgeoning death metal tour lineups of the year! The over month-long trek, presented by The Noise, will tear across North America beginning on February 12th and run through March 20th. The band will be joined by fellow Floridian death metal progenitors, Obituary, as direct support, followed by Canada’s Cryptopsy, and Los Angeles’ Abysmal Dawn. Tickets go on sale this Friday, December 11th, at 10:00am local time through all local and national ticket outlets. View tour dates inside!

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Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion expands to three full days in 2016, featuring best of today’s rock, along with classic artists playing on four stages, the expanded Pig-Out BBQ village and premium camping facilities. The 2016 festival is set for May 6, 7 and 8 at Rock City Campgrounds at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina, just outside Charlotte, and will feature performances from over 50 top rock artists including Disturbed, The Scorpions, Rob Zombie, ZZ Top, Five Finger Death Punch, Shinedown, Deftones, Lynyrd Skynyrd, A Day to Remember, 3 Doors Down, Alice Cooper, Bring Me the Horizon, Cypress Hill, Pennywise and Lamb of God.

The Mid-Atlantic’s Biggest Rock Festival sold out in advance in 2015, with a record-setting 80,000 fans in attendance for the fifth annual Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion.

The current band lineup is as follows: (more…)

Monster Energy Welcome to Rockville returns to Jacksonville, Florida’s Metropolitan Park along the St. Johns River Saturday, April 30, and Sunday, May 1, 2016, with a lineup of over 45 bands, including rock icon/filmmaker Rob Zombie, Disturbe, Jacksonville’s ownShinedown, Five Finger Death Punch, ZZ Top, A Day to Remember, Bring Me the Horizon and many more.

Florida’s biggest rock festival kicks off the World’s Loudest Month festival series and will offer multiple onsite experiences, including Monster Energy artist autograph signings and beverage sampling, Gourmet Man Food, Tequila World, MAKE YOUR MARK Graffiti Zone, the first-ever Jack Daniel’s Whiskey Row Experience, The Music Experience, Jacksonville Jaguars facilitating various onsite activities during the festival, other art installations and more to be announced. After expanding into the adjacent EverBank Field grounds in 2015, Monster Energy Welcome to Rockville drew a record crowd of 50,000 and continues to grow. (more…)

After three consecutive sellouts, Monster Energy Fort Rock is expanding to two days– Saturday, April 30, and Sunday, May 1, 2016–at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers, Florida  South Florida’s Biggest Rock Festival will feature performances from rock icon/filmmaker Rob Zombie, the return of Disturbed (after a four-year hiatus), Shinedown, Five Finger Death Punch, A Day to Remember, Bring Me the Horizon, Megadeth, 3 Doors Down, Sixx:A.M., Lamb of God and more. (more…)

Dream Theater

Dream Theater

Veteran progressive metal band Dream Theater is set to release The Astonishing, an ambitious double concept album, on Jan. 29. The band premiered the album’s lead single, “The Gift of Music,” in an interview with Rolling Stone in which guitarist John Petrucci discussed the project’s origins.

Consisting of 34 tracks spread across two acts, The Astonishing is available now for pre-order at all DSP’s (http://flyt.it/DTTheAstonishing), with all orders accompanied by an instant grat download of “The Gift of Music,” which is streaming on Dream Theater’s official YouTube channel. “The Gift of Music” plus additional Dream Theater material also can be streamed here: http://flyt.it/DTTheAstonishingSP.

The Astonishing also will be available in a range of distinctive versions, including standard two-CD set, four-LP vinyl box set and a limited edition deluxe box set, all of which are available for pre-order at http://flyt.it/DTTheAstonishingStore.  (more…)

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Scott Weiland (1967-2015)

Like everyone else in the music world, Live Metal is deeply saddened by the passing of Scott Weiland. The former Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver frontman was found dead on his bus last night, Dec. 3, while on tour with his latest band, dubbed Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts, in Boomington, Minnesota. (more…)

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THE NEW YEAR’S HEAVY METAL NIGHTMARE IS ABOUT TO BEGIN … SLAYER ANNOUNCES FIRST LEG OF 2016 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

In support of Repentless, the band’s 12th studio album and its career-highest chart debut, Slayer will launch 2016 by pillaging and marauding its way across North America, headlining some two-dozen dates over a five-week period. With Special Guests Testament and Carcass on all dates, the tour starts on February 19 in Chicago and wraps up in Las Vegas on March 26. Confirmed dates are below. Slayer’s Fan Club pre-sale begins today at 12 NOON local time, details are at http://slatanicwehrmacht.com/ Ticket presales begin tomorrow, Friday, December 4 at 10 AM local time, and the public onsale commences Saturday, December 5 at 10AM local time. View tour dates inside! (more…)

Rock on the Range, which will celebrate its 10th anniversary May 20, 21 and 22, 2016, at Mapfre Stadium in Columbus, Ohio, will feature a lineup headlined by the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Disturbed and Rob Zombie. Performers also will include Shinedown, Five Finger Death Punch, Bring Me the Horizon, A Day to Remember, Megadeth, At the Drive-In, Lamb of God, Sixx:A.M., Hellyeah and Pennywise.

With three days of music on three stages, sets from  comedians in the Rolling Rock Comedy Tent, The Music Experience, new art installations and unique onsite activities, Rock on the Range sets the standard for American rock festivals. (more…)