Review by Jeff Maki
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…)
Posts Tagged ‘Slipknot’
Tags: Avenged Sevenfold, Champions Park, Danny Wimmer Presents, Festivals, Gourmet Man Food, Kentucky, Louder Than Life, Louisville, Slipknot
Following a 2015 sell-out with 50,000 in attendance, Louder Than Life will return Oct. 1 and 2 to Champions Park near downtown Louisville, Kentucky, for the third annual destination festival celebrating the region’s culture and cuisine, and featuring award-winning bourbons and spirits, Gourmet Man Food, craft beer and some of the biggest names in rock music. Slipknot and Avenged Sevenfold top a music lineup of more than 35 bands on three stages, with performances from Disturbed, Korn, Slayer, The Cult, Ghost, Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Cheap Trick and many more. (more…)
Tags: Marilyn Manson, Of Mice & Men, Slipknot, Tour Dates
Slipknot has laid plans for a summer headline tour with Marilyn Manson and Of Mice & Men. The North American trek will see the group bring its explosive live show across the U.S., with stops in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Philadelphia, and many more (see tour markets below). The band will be revealing full details in the coming weeks.
The tour is set to hit the following cities: (more…)
Tags: ABC, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Lamb of God, Slipknot, Summer's Last Stand tour, VII: Sturm und Drang
Last week, Lamb of God will perform on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, as the special musical guest on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live. Tune your TVs to ABC at 11:35 p.m. ET/10:35 p.m. CT to catch the band performing tracks from its new album, VII: Sturm Und Drang.
Tags: Corey Beaulieu, HardDrive Live Tour, Knotfest, Mat Madiro, Matt Heafy, Paolo Gregoletto, Release dates, Roadrunner Records, Silence in the Snow, Slipknot, Tour Dates, Tremonti, Trivium
Roadrunner recording artist Trivium has announced the release of its seventh studio album. Silence in the Snow, following 2013’s Vengeance Falls, will arrive in stores and at all digital retailers on Friday, Oct. 2.
Produced by Michael “Elvis” Baskette (Slash, Alter Bridge, The Amity Affliction) and mixed by Josh Wilbur (Gojira, Lamb of God), Silence in the Snow is now available for pre-order at www.trivium.org. Watch the video for the album’s title track below. (more…)
Tags: Blind Until We Burn, Conjured, Horror movies, Joey Simpson, Kissing Candice, masks, Mayhem Festival, Mike Grippo, Murder, Mushroomhead, Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, Slipknot, Tommy Sciro, Victory Records, Walter Dicristina
When a metal band dons masks onstage, the comparisons to Slipknot and Mushroomhead are inevitable. Not only do the members of Kissing Candice not hide from those common comments, they embrace them. They aim to be the next in the line of masked metal bands, and beyond that, the next act in the genre to headline stadiums and festivals. Though the band already has released two EPs, Murder (2012) and Conjured (2013), the quest for world domination will go to a new level June 30, when Victory Records releases its full-length debut, Blind Until We Burn, and later this summer, when it performs on its label’s stage at the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. When the Kissing Candice’s tour supporting Twiztid came to Rams Head Live in Baltimore, Maryland, Live Metal’s Greg Maki sat down backstage with vocalist Joey Simpson, guitarist/vocalist Tommy Sciro, bassist Mike Grippo and guitarist Walter Dicristina, who devoured a literal stack of pizzas during the interview, to discuss the band’s origins, the new album, Mayhem and more. (more…)
Tags: Apocalyptica, Beartooth, Breaking Benjamin, Columbus, Crew Stadium, Dangerkids, Dorothy, Falling in Reverse, Festivals, Hatebreed, Highly Suspect, Live, Mapfre Stadium, Marilyn Manson, Rock on the Range, Shaman's Harvest, Slipknot, We Are Harlot
LIVE PHOTOS: Slipknot, Marilyn Manson, Falling in Reverse, Hatebreed, Breaking Benjamin, Beartooth, Live, Dangerkids, Apocalyptica, Dorothy, We are Harlot, Highly Suspect, Shaman’s Harvest
Review by Greg Maki
I don’t know how, but each year, Rock on the Range, the best music festival I’ve ever attended, gets better. The lineup largely features acts from the same pool of bands playing all the festivals throughout the “World’s Loudest Month,” but the atmosphere here is different. Everyone knows this is the big one, and if you want to make a splash, this is the place to do it, whether you’re a headliner, a new face that’s won a battle of the bands to get here or a new band of familiar faces making its world premiere. (more…)
Tags: .5: The Gray Chapter, Clown, Columbus, Corey Taylor, Crew Stadium, Festivals, Jim Root, Mapfre Stadium, Mick Thomson, Rock on the Range, Shawn Cr, Slipknot
Photos by Greg Maki (more…)
Tags: Breaking Benjamin, Carolina Rebellion, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, Festivals, Korn, Mark Tremonti, Myles Kennedy, Nonpoint, Periphery, Sammy Hagar, Slash, Slipknot, Tremonti, World's Loudest Month
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Review by Greg Maki
In its fifth year, Carolina Rebellion, held on a open field outside Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina, was bigger than ever this year. The addition of a fourth stage brought the total number of bands over the two days to 39 and also spread out the festival over an almost excessively large space, driving the two main stages about a half-mile apart. This growth led to more attendees than ever before, too, with the crowd at the sold-out event reaching 40,000 on each day (based on an initial estimate of a total combined attendance of 80,000, provided by the festival’s publicist). (more…)