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It was another record-breaking weekend for the World’s Loudest Month as the seventh annual Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion topped 105,000 in attendance May 5, 6 and 7 at Rock City Campgrounds at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Charlotte, North Carolina. Soundgarden, Def Leppard and Avenged Sevenfold led the lineup of more than 60 bands on four stages for the Mid-Atlantic’s biggest rock festival. (more…)

Performance times have been announced for the sold out Rock on the Range, to held May 19, 20 and 21 at Mapfre Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. Rock legends Metallica, Soundgarden and Korn eachwill headline one night of the festival, now in its 11th year. In addition, the full lineup has been announced for the Rolling Rock Comedy Tent, led by Jim Breuer, Nikki Glaser and Tony Hinchcliffe.

Performance times for Rock on the Range are as follows: (more…)

Eddie Hermida of Suicide Silence

When I interviewed Suicide Silence vocalist, Eddie Hermida in October 2015 (read here), he had a strong statement for fans about the direction of the band’s new album:

We’re looking to burn bridges, man. We’re looking for kids to either sink or swim with us. If you’re at all hesitant about our band, if you don’t get our motives and if you don’t get our position in the world and you don’t get where our music comes from, then you’re gonna be one of those fans that gets left behind. It’s one of those things where this next future, this next road for us is gonna be something that is really gonna put us to the test for ourselves more than anybody else. It’s almost one of those things where it might even completely bomb, and we don’t care. It’s one of those things where we’re literally at a point that we’re not allowed to not take chances anymore. We’re not allowed to play the safe road anymore.

With the release of the new self-titled Suicide Silence record (Feb. 24, 2017,  Nuclear Blast) (read review), Eddie and the band kept their word. Actually, two words: clean vocals. And that’s just the start. Yes, the new album is not safe at all. It all but abandons the band’s deathcore sound and has turned into one of the more controversial metal releases in recent memory. In fact, it’s facing St. Anger/Risk/Illud Divinum Insanus-levels of fan backlash. Acclaimed nu-metal producer Ross Robinson, who was integral in the beginning for bands like Korn, Fear Factory, Limp Bizkit and Slipknot in finding their signature styles, takes Suicide Silence and transforms it into a different band. 

As Suicide Silence is about to hit the road supporting the new album, Eddie called into Live Metal’s Jeff Maki to discuss the stylistic changes of the band, fan reaction to the album and his recent online feud with Australian deathcore band Thy Art is Murder. (more…)

Korn

Korn announced Tuesday (Feb. 21) that they’re embarking on U.S. spring headlining tour. The band will do eight spring dates in support of new album The Serenity of Suffering. Dates include stops at the Fillmore in Silver Spring, Maryland, and Minglewood Hall in Memphis, Tennessee. Instrumental progressive band Animals as Leaders and alt-metal act DED will provide support. View tour dates inside. (more…)

Shaun Morgan of Seether

Multi-platinum rockers Seether have announced the fifth annual Rise Above Fest, with some new developments. Due to popular demand, the multi-stage music festival has expanded to two days for the first time in its history.

Rise Above Fest, which supports suicide prevention and mental illness, is the largest suicide awareness music event in the world.

This year’s Rise Above Fest is set for Saturday, July 22, and Sunday, July 23. The event will return to Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion in Bangor, Maine.

The 2017 Rise Above fest lineup is a veritable “who’s who” of rock music, with Korn set to headline Saturday night, alongside Seether, Stone Sour, Skillet, Falling in Reverse and more. Shinedown will close Sunday night’s festivities, on a bill also featuring Halestorm, Theory of a Deadman, Hellyeah, and All That Remains, among others. (more…)

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When I interviewed vocalist Eddie Hermida in October 2015 (read here), the band was opening for Korn on its self-titled album’s 20th anniversary tour (read review). Produced by Ross Robinson—the producer of the new Suicide Silence album, as well—that album changed the face of metal. Even in the Mitch Lucker-era, the band showed its admiration for Korn, as the band’s 2011 album, The Black Crown had obvious influences. But this new album isn’t strictly influenced by Korn—it takes Robinson’s body of work, combined with Suicide Silence’s vision, and the band undergoes a complete metamorphosis. (more…)

The daily band lineups have been revealed for the 11th annual Rock on the Range, America’s premier rock festival, May 19, 20 and 21 at Mapfre Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. Tickets for Rock on the Range sold out in record time, just over one month after going on sale, marking the fifth consecutive advance sellout for the festival.

Metallica, Soundgarden and Korn eachwill headline one night of the festival, while the ROTR Rolling Rock Comedy Tent will feature sets from nationally known comedians plus Columbus’s top comedy talent. For more information, visit www.RockOnTheRange.com.

The daily band lineup (subject to change) for Rock on the Range is as follows: (more…)

The second annual Chicago Open Air festival will bring together an all-star lineup of rock’s top artists on Friday, July 14, Saturday, July 15, and Sunday, July 16, at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Illinois, just outside Chicago. The three-day music, craft beer and Gourmet Man Food festival will feature more than 40 performances, including Ozzy Osbourne, KISS, and Korn, along with Rob Zombie, Slayer, Godsmack, Stone Sour, Megadeth, Lamb Of God, Seether, Meshuggah, Anthrax, Clutch, Body Count and many more.

Tickets for go on sale at noon CST Friday, Jan. 20, at www.ChicagoOpenAir.com. (more…)

Suicide Silence

The wait is finally over, as Suicide Silence have triumphantly returned with their truly career defining moment in the form of their self-titled new, full-length album set for a Feb 24th release via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Here’s what vocalist Eddie Hermida told us about the album in an interview (read the full interview here) we did with him prior to recording:

We’re looking to burn bridges, man. We’re looking for kids to either sink or swim with us. If you’re at all hesitant about our band, if you don’t get our motives and if you don’t get our position in the world and you don’t get where our music comes from, then you’re gonna be one of those fans that gets left behind. It’s one of those things where this next future, this next road for us is gonna be something that is really gonna put us to the test for ourselves more than anybody else. It’s almost one of those things where it might even completely bomb, and we don’t care. It’s one of those things where we’re literally at a point that we’re not allowed to not take chances anymore. We’re not allowed to play the safe road anymore.

So Eddie holds nothing back here, saying that this album will be way different. And yes, “Doris” does have clean vocals and the signature Ross Robinson production, but the core Suicide Silence sound is still intact. Check out the video and more comments from the band inside. (more…)

Rock on the Range has been promising its “biggest lineup ever,” and this morning’s announcement seems to live up to that.

Metallica, Soundgarden and Korn each will headline one night of the three-day festival, which is set for May 19, 20 and 21 at Mapfre Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. Overall, Rock on the Range will feature more than 50 bands on three stages, plus comedians in the ROTR Rolling Rock Comedy Tent, the Music Experience, art installations and other activities.

Presale and layaway tickets, as well as limited numbers of new Weekend Field VIP tickets and Premier (hotel and camping) Packages, are on sale now at www.RockOnTheRange.com.

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louder-than-life-logoBand performance times and the official festival Pre-Party have been announced for the third annual LOUDER THAN LIFE, October 1 & 2, 2016 at Champions Park near downtown Louisville. The annual destination festival celebrates the region’s culture and cuisine, and features award-winning bourbons and spirits, Gourmet Man Food, craft beer and some of the biggest names in rock music.

LOUDER THAN LIFE 2016 features Slipknot and Avenged Sevenfold–headlining together for the first time ever–topping a mindblowing music lineup of over 35 bands onthree stages, with performances from Disturbed, Korn, Slayer, The Cult, Ghost, Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Cheap Trick, Pierce The Veil and many more.

LOUDER THAN LIFE attendees will have the chance to meet some of their favorite musicians during signings hosted by The Music Experience, FYE and Monster Energy. Check www.LouderThanLifeFestival.com for signing times.

The weekend gets underway on Friday, September 30 with the official LOUDER THAN LIFE Pre-Party at the Fourth Street Live! entertainment complex with LOUDER THAN LIFE band Them Evils, along with some of the best local rock bands from the Louisville area. The Pre-Party is FREE and is open to the public. Look for more details to be announced soon at www.LouderThanLifeFestival.com.

In addition, Fourth Street Live! will host official LOUDER THAN LIFE after parties on Saturday, October 1 and Sunday, October 2, with nightly specials at Fourth Street Live!’s bars and restaurants throughout the weekend.

LOUDER THAN LIFE general admission and VIP tickets, as well as hotel and camping packages, are on sale now at www.LouderThanLifeFestival.com. View the full lineup and performance times inside! (more…)

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Following the tragic death of original vocalist Mitch Lucker in 2012, Hernan “Eddie” Hermida joined Suicide Silence and the band released its “comeback” album,
You Can’t Stop Me (read review), in 2014. Full of new deathcore anthems, the album has been a huge success, allowing the band to tour for nearly two years since its release. The touring cycle began with the 2014 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival and took the band around the world and back again. But now the band may have just received its biggest gig yet, opening for Korn on its 20th anniversary tour. Like so many others, including me, the members of Suicide Silence—Hermida, rhythm guitarist Chris Garza, lead guitarist Mark Heylmun, bassist Dan Kenny and drummer Alex Lopez—grew up listening to Korn and have been highly influenced by the nu-metal forefathers. It may not seem like it within Suicide Silence’s style of harsh, metallic deathcore, but if you scratch the surface, trust me, it’s there.

At the tour’s stop at the Fillmore in Silver Spring, Maryland (read live recap here), Live Metal’s Jeff Maki sat down pre-show with Hermida, and the two gushed like fanboys over Korn, and discussed Suicide Silence’s new Sacred Words EP and the band’s early plans for its next record. (more…)