Foo Fighters, Avenged Sevenfold, Tool, Etc Set For 2023 Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival

The lineup has been revealed for this year’s Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival. The event will take place at the Historic Crew Stadium in Columbus, OH on May 25-28 and it will feature the following:

May 25: Tool, Godsmack, Beartooth, Bullet For My Valentine, Pennywise, Bad Omens, Suicidal Tendencies, Fever 333, Anti-Flag, Joey Valence & Brae, Bones UK, Ho99o9, The Warning, Oxymorrons, Angel Du$t, Bloodywood, WARGASM, Malevolence, Bastardane, and OTTTO.

May 26: Avenged Sevenfold, Queens Of The Stone Age, Chevelle, I Prevail, Knocked Loose, Sleeping With Sirens, Badflower, Dorothy, Black Stone Cherry, Converge, Born Of Osiris, Band-Maid, Lilith Czar, Des Rocs, Mothica, Fame on Fire, Dayseeker, Vended, and Mike’s Dead.

May 27: KISS, Rob Zombie, Falling In Reverse, Puscifer, Trivium, Black Veil Brides, Rival Sons, Yelawolf Presents: Sometimes Y, Avatar, Senses Fail, From Ashes To New, Giovannie & The Hired Guns, Brutus, Dead Poet Society, The Violent, Point North, Tallah, Varials, Tigercub, and Capital Theatre.

May 28: Foo Fighters, Deftones, Sublime with Rome, Jawbreaker, The Pretty Reckless, Awolnation, Nothing More, Grandson, White Reaper, Filter, Ayron Jones, The Bronx, Poorstacy, Zero 9:36, New Years Day, Nova Twins, Bob Vylan, Aeir, and Starcrawler.

Anti-Flag Premiere “Sold Everything” Video

Anti-Flag have premiered a new video for their song “Sold Everything.” The track is featured on the band’s newly released album “Lies They Tell Our Children” and more information on it can be found HERE.

The band commented:

“2023 — 30 years of Anti-Flag. If we’re being completely honest, this milemarker of longevity is both unbelievable to us and at the same time not a shock at all.

The four of us have committed our lives to these songs, shows, and records. We have placed precedence on this work and believe it to be intrinsically tied to our value as people on this planet. If you would have asked the kids who started this band if we would still be Anti-Flag 30 years later, we would have probably thought we wouldn’t make it this long. But we would have collectively resounded that as long as we’re alive, we would be making music with the goal of unifying people and communities, positioning empathy over apathy, and using everything at our disposal to be agitators and disruptors of status quo, exploitative, capitalist politics.

‘Lies They Tell Our Children’ represents a band that is still working on its craft, and we challenged ourselves to be better songwriters, leaving familiarity and comfort zones. Perhaps it’s too ambitious to make your 13th full-length album a concept record, but if we have learned anything through our privileged lenses of longevity, it’s to be true to ourselves. This was our plan. A record that is fulfilling emotionally and spiritually, we basically said ‘Fuck it, this is the record we wanted to make, the people we wanted to collaborate with, the type of song we want to play live and share across the globe.’

It’s a shot of optimism and inspiration to carry on, stay the course, created because it’s what we have to do. We hope that people like it, listen to it, stream it, or whatever… but truthfully, we would be doing all of this with or without an audience, it’s all we have known as Anti-Flag for 30 years and we don’t see that changing any time soon.”

In other news, Anti-Flag will also be featured on the new cover of New Noise. The issue will include a flexi-disc with the band’s cover of Dead Milkmen’s “Punk Rock Girl.”

Pantera, Slipknot, Avenged Sevenfold, Etc. Set For 2023 Welcome To Rockville Festival

The lineup has been revealed for next year’s Welcome To Rockville Festival. The event will take place at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, FL on May 18-21 and it will feature the following:

May 18: Slipknot, Rob Zombie, Queens Of The Stone Age, Puscifer, Trivium, Bullet For My Valentine, Black Veil Brides, Suicidal Tendencies, Avatar, Black Stone Cherry, Converge, Band-Maid, Austin Meade, Stray From The Path, Brutus, Rain City Drive, Bloodywood, Malevolence, Vended, Rivals, Nevertel, Widow7, Conquer Divide, and Budderside.

May 19: Avenged Sevenfold, Evanescence, Hardy, I Prevail, Motionless In White, Asking Alexandria, Sleeping With Sirens, Badflower, Ayron Jones, Memphis May Fire, From Ashes To New, Born Of Osiris, The Warning, Mothica, Des Rocs, Varials, Tallah, Tigercub, Slay Squad, Ryan Oakes, Tuk Smith and the Restless Hearts, Bastardane, OTTTO, and Until I Die.

May 20: Pantera, Godsmack, Alice Cooper, Chevelle, Alter Bridge, Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening, Knocked Loose, Rival Sons, Yelawolf Presents: Sometimes Y, Pop Evil, Suicide Silence, Sepultura, The Bronx, Poorstacy, Ho99o9, Zero 9:36, Maylene And The Sons Of Disaster, Dayseeker, Dead Poet Society, Kreator, The Violent, Starcrawler, and Hammerhedd.

May 21: Tool, Deftones, Incubus, The Mars Volta, Coheed And Cambria, Pennywise, Ghostemane, Grandson, Sueco, Filter, Deafheaven, Anti-Flag, Senses Fail, New Years Day, Nothing, Nowhere., Angel Du$t, Nova Twins, Point North, Wargasm, Bob Vylan, Capital Theatre, Uncured, and Reddstar.

Anti-Flag Premiere “Victory Or Death (We Gave ‘Em Hell)” Music Video

Anti-Flag have premiered a new video for their new song “Victory Or Death (We Gave ‘Em Hell).” This track features Campino (Die Toten Hosen) and it will appear on the band’s new album “Lies They Tell Our Children,” which is set to be released on January 6.

The group commented:

“From the first play through of the chord progression of ‘Victory or Death,’ we knew where it needed to go lyrically. It sounded like hope. It sounded like empathy. Carrying the stories of freedom fighters who were forgotten, perhaps never known, or far too often had their legacies softened, made out to be less radical and safe for American History books.

This song stands as homage and a testament to the people who’ve laid the groundwork for progress. Using all within their sometimes limited power to alleviate suffering, challenge the status quo of violence, and demand a reckoning with societal norms that further marginalize and exploit people.

In spirit with the concept behind ‘Lies They Tell Our Children,’ we were leaning hard on and embracing our inspirations as a band. Touring with Die Toten Hosen in 2008 was an eye-opening experience. One that has stuck with us through the years. So it only made sense for us to reach out to Campino to see if he had interest in being a part of this track. Not only was he willing to sing the verse we wrote for him, he also penned his own in German. Our hearts and minds were blown away by it.

This song is one of the most important moments on the album. We’re grateful to share this with the world. To pay our respects to the activists and agitators who lived their lives to leave the world better than they found it.

March on to our very last breath, it’s victory or death…”

Pantera, Disturbed, Arch Enemy, Etc. Added To 2023 Graspop Metal Meeting Festival

Over 100 more artists have been added to next year’s Graspop Metal Meeting festival. The event will be held in Dessel, Belgium on June 15-18 and the updated lineup can be found below.


  • Def Leppard
  • Mötley Crüe
  • Slipknot
  • Pantera
  • Ghost
  • Gojira
  • Parkway Drive
  • 1914
  • Agnostic Front
  • Amon Amarth
  • Anti-Flag
  • Antimatter
  • Any Given Day
  • Arch Enemy
  • Architects
  • As I Lay Dying
  • Asking Alexandria
  • At The Gates
  • Avatar
  • Beast In Black
  • Behemoth
  • Billy Talent
  • Black Mirrors
  • Bloodywood
  • Butcher Babies
  • Cane Hill
  • Carpenter Brut
  • Clutch
  • Cradle Of Filth
  • Crowbar
  • Cyclone
  • Danko Jones
  • Dark Angel
  • Deathstars
  • Delain
  • Dieth
  • Dirkschneider
  • Disturbed
  • Draconian
  • Eluveitie
  • End
  • Enter Shikari
  • Epica
  • Escape The Fate
  • Evergrey
  • Exodus
  • Fever 333
  • Fields Of The Nephilim
  • Finntroll
  • Greg Puciato
  • Halestorm
  • Hatebreed
  • Heidevolk
  • Hippotraktor
  • Hollywood Undead
  • Hollywood Vampires
  • I Prevail
  • In Flames
  • Insomnium
  • Katatonia
  • Kissin’ Dynamite
  • Korpiklaani
  • Kreator
  • Landmvrks
  • Legion Of The Damned
  • Less Than Jake
  • Life Of Agony
  • Lionheart
  • Loathe
  • Lorna Shore
  • Marduk
  • Meshuggah
  • Molybaron
  • Monster Magnet
  • Motionless In White
  • Novelists
  • Oceans
  • Orange Goblin
  • Orbit Culture
  • Papa Roach
  • Polaris
  • Rancid
  • Russkaja
  • Seether
  • Septicflesh
  • Sick Of It All
  • Skindred
  • Sleep Token
  • Soen
  • Sólstafir
  • Spiritbox
  • Stand Atlantic
  • Stray From The Path
  • Testament
  • The Amity Affliction
  • The Answer
  • The Chats
  • The Ghost Inside
  • The Halo Effect
  • The Luka State
  • The Menzingers
  • The Raven Age
  • The Winery Dogs
  • Three Days Grace
  • Thundermother
  • Unearth
  • Vicious Rumours
  • Voivod
  • Watain

Flogging Molly Announce U.S. Tour With Anti-Flag And Skinny Lister

Flogging Molly have announced a headlining U.S. tour. Anti-Flag and Skinny Lister will open.

Tour Dates:

02/02 Austin, TX – ACL Live at The Moody Theater
02/03 New Orleans, LA – The Fillmore
02/04 Huntsville, AL – Mars Music Hall
02/05 Columbia, SC – The Senate
02/07 Knoxville, TN – The Mill Mine
02/08 Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
02/10 Chattanooga, TN – The Signal
02/11 Louisville, KY – Old Forester’s Paristown Hall
02/14 Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
02/15 Richmond, VA – The National
02/17 Rochester, NY – Main Street Armory
02/18 Montclair, NJ – The Wellmont Theater
02/19 Hanover, MD – The Hall at Live! Casino & Hotel
02/21 Charleston, SC – Charleston Music Hall
02/22 Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
02/24 Atlantic City, NJ – Sound Waves at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
02/25 Bethlehem, PA – Wind Creek Event Center
02/26 Huntington, NY – The Paramount
02/28 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
03/01 Syracuse, NY – Landmark Theatre
03/03 Madison, WI – The Sylvee
03/04 Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live
03/05 Ft. Wayne, IN – The Clyde Theatre
03/07 Fayetteville, AR – JJ’s Live
03/08 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
03/10 Kansas City, MO – Harrah’s Kansas City – Voodoo Lounge
03/11 Omaha, NE – The Admiral
03/12 Boulder, CO – Boulder Theater
03/14 Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
03/16 Las Vegas, NV – The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas – Chelsea Theatre
03/17 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium (no Anti-Flag)
03/18 Riverside, CA – Riverside Municipal Auditorium (no Anti-Flag)
03/19 Reno, NV – Grand Sierra Resort

Anti-Flag Share Music Video For New Song “Nvrevr” Featuring Bad Cop/Bad Cop’s Stacey Dee

Anti-Flag have premiered a new video for their new song “Nvrevr.” This track features Bad Cop/Bad Cop’s Stacey Dee and it will appear on the band’s new album “Lies They Tell Our Children,” which is set to be released on January 6.

The group commented:

“Living in a society that values corporate profits above all else is a grind. Making the choice to go against the grain in such a world is even harder, especially in a culture that has been brainwashed to worship capitalism as a savior and cure-all. Those who strive to create alternatives to capitalism for the common good garner little attention and quite often find their efforts met with open hostility. This song is dedicated to those who recognize that ‘the free market’ is incapable of solving many of the ills that plague our society and do everything in their power to put people and the planet before corporate profits.

Stacey Dee of Bad Cop/Bad Cop is one of those unsung heroes. That fact inspired us to ask her to appear on this song. In addition to being an incredibly talented performer, she dedicates countless hours to the organization she co-founded, The Sidewalk Project, which works to empower houseless communities around the world.”

Anti-Flag Share Music Video For New Song “The Fight Of Our Lives” Featuring Rise Against’s Tim McIlrath And Bad Religion’s Brian Baker

Anti-Flag have premiered a new video for their new song “The Fight Of Our Lives.” The track, which features Rise Against’s Tim McIlrath and Bad Religion’s Brian Baker, is from the band’s new album “Lies They Tell Our Children,” which will be released on January 6.

The group commented:

“To us, this song is a unique demonstration of the power of community. Bringing in Tim and Brian was just to drive the nail home that this shit takes all of us. The predication of punk rock, to leave things better than you found them, to give a fuck about more than just yourself… The planet can’t spare another day before we take massive steps to stop catastrophic, human-made disaster. Nuclear arsenals are on the rise. Millions are displaced around the world. From Ukraine to Yemen, there are currently 27 major conflicts on the planet. Corporate and terrorist networks are reaping massive profits from the bloodshed and division being sewn.

A growing international neo-fascist crusade is spreading across the world hell bent on furthering a movement rooted in racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, and every other kind of bigotry imaginable. Extremist religious movements grow more emboldened to seize power over the world’s governments enacting laws such as the Supreme Court has in the United States, where the human right to an abortion is being banned.

We are truly in the fight of our lives. It’s a time to stand up and be counted. We are at a historic tipping point in human civilization where we can swing towards peace, empathy, optimism, justice, and human rights for all, or we can swing towards more of this ominous rising tide which has already brought so much inequality, pain and death.”

Anti-Flag To Release New Album “Lies They Tell Our Children” In January, Premiere “Laugh. Cry. Smile. Die.” Music Video

Anti-Flag will be releasing a new album, titled “Lies They Tell Our Children,” on January 6. A video for the effort’s first single, “Laugh. Cry. Smile. Die.” (feat. Silverstein’s Shane Told), can be found below:

“Lies They Tell Our Children” Track Listing:

01. “Sold Everything”
02. “Modern Meta Medicine” (feat. Jesse Leach of Killswitch Engage)
03. “Laugh. Cry. Smile. Die.” (feat. Shane Told of Silverstein)
04. “The Fight Of Our Lives” (feat. Tim McIlrath of Rise Against & Brian Baker of Bad Religion)
05. “Imperialism” (feat. Ashrita Kumar Of Pinkshift)
06. “Victory Or Death (We Gave ‘Em Hell)” (feat. Campino of Die Toten Hosen)
07. “The Hazardous”
08. “Shallow Graves” (feat. Tré Burt)
09. “Work & Struggle”
10. “Nvrevr” (feat. Stacey Dee of Bad Cop/Bad Cop)
11. “Only In My Head”

The group commented:

“Look, this is our 13th album. There’s no other way to put it; ‘Lies They Tell Our Children‘ is the best fucking version of Anti-Flag we have ever been. We haven’t been afforded the privilege and ability to spend every day together writing and focusing on every detail of an album in well over a decade and I think you can feel that collaboration and collectiveness in these songs more than any other record of ours. That collaboration was only extrapolated on with the inclusion of the eight guests who are featured on the album, spanning genres, years of friendship, and a vast array of perspectives.”

“The album itself is the first conceptual album the band has ever done, spawned out of a compulsive need to not just comment on the dystopian corporate wasteland we all face but to trace it back to the origin of this fate; the political policies, laws, cultural shifts, and lineage of injustice that have led us to the world we live in today.”

“Like the band itself, of course the album is an anti-war statement both in the literal and figurative sense. This is an important moment in history and demands an urgent response, but we thought it was also important that we retrace our footsteps to the beginning of these issues. In order to better understand how to eradicate climate devastation, imperialism, war based economics, systems predicated upon racism, and the increasing belief that these things do not even exist, you have got to take people to the source. This idea is the crux of ‘The Lies They Tell Our Children‘; put this wretched history in their face and demand their empathy.”

Suicide Silence, D.R.U.G.S., Etc. Added To 2022 Louder Than Life Festival

Suicide Silence, D.R.U.G.S., Joey Valence & Brae, and Silly Goose have been added to this year’s Louder Than Life festival. The event will take place at the Highland Festival Grounds at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville, KY on September 22-25 and it will now feature the following:

September 22: Nine Inch Nails, Evanescence, Bring Me The Horizon, Halestorm, Tenacious D, Yungblud, Highly Suspect, Ministry, Nothing More, Spiritbox, Apocalyptica, Ho99o9, New Years Day, Lilith Czar, Dorothy, Plush, Maggie Lindemann, Taipei Houston, Royal & The Serpent, Giovannie And The Hired Guns, The Dead Deads, Mothica, Superbloom, and Eva Under Fire.

September 23: Slipknot, Shinedown, Lamb Of God, Mastodon, In This Moment, Meshuggah, Clutch, GWAR, In Flames, Baroness, Helmet, Crown The Empire, Poorstacy, Amigo The Devil, DED, All Good Things, Vended, Mike’s Dead, Suicide Silence, Orbit Culture, The Luka State, Ego Kill Talent, Aeir, and Archetypes Collide.

September 24: KISS, Rob Zombie, Alice Cooper, Chevelle, Ghostemane, Jerry Cantrell, Dance Gavin Dance, Body Count, Theory Of A Deadman, Sevendust, Pop Evil, We Came As Romans, Airbourne, Cherry Bombs, Ill Niño, Tetrarch, D.R.U.G.S., Redlight King, Wargasm, Trash Boat, The Alive, Solence, Dropout Kings, Bloodywood, and Silly Goose.

September 25: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Alice In Chains, Incubus, Papa Roach, Architects, The Pretty Reckless, Bad Religion, Action Bronson, Jelly Roll, The Struts, Dirty Honey, Anti-Flag, The Joy Formidable, Bayside, Oxymorrons, Carolesdaughter, The Warning, Crown Lands, Radkey, The Mysterines, The Native Howl, Shaman’s Harvest, Joey Valence & Brae, and As You Were.