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

Metallica, Slipknot, Bring Me The Horizon, Etc. Set For 2023 UK Download Festival

The initial lineup has been revealed for next year’s Download Festival in the UK. The event will take place at Donington Park on June 8-11 and it will feature the following: Metallica, Slipknot, Bring Me The Horizon, Architects, Evanescence, Disturbed, Placebo, Parkway Drive, Ghost, Alexisonfire, Pendulum, Within Temptation, As December Falls, Asking Alexandria, Aviva, Bambie Thug, Beauty School Dropout, Behemoth, Blackgold, Blind Channel, Bloodywood, Brutus, Crashface, Crawlers, Dead Sara, Elvana, Enola Gay, Fever 333, Fixation, Graphic Nature, GWAR, Hawxx, Ingested, I Prevail, Jazmin Bean, Kid Bookie, Kid Kapichi, Lake Malice, Lorna Shore, Mod Sun, Monuments, Motionless In White, Municipal Waste, nothing,nowhere., Nova Twins, Polaris, Pupil Slicer, Seether, Set It off, SiM, Simple Plan, Soen, Soul Glo, Stand Atlantic, Stray From The Path, Taylor Acorn, The Blackout, The Distillers, The Meffs, Terror, Three Days Grace, Touché Amoré, VV, and Witch Fever.

Asking Alexandria Release Deluxe Edition Of “See What’s On The Inside”, Share Music Video For The Title Track

Asking Alexandria have released a deluxe edition of their latest album “See What’s On The Inside.“ The expanded version of the effort includes the original track listing, along with the band’s “Never Gonna Learn” EP and acoustic versions of various songs. With this news, the group have also shared a new video for the title track:

“See What’s On The Inside” Deluxe Edition Track Listing:

01. “Intro”
02. “Alone Again”
03. “Faded Out ”
04. “Never Gonna Learn”
05. “If I Could Erase It”
06. “Find Myself”
07. “You’ve Made It This Far”
08. “See What’s On The Inside”
09. “Misery Loves Company”
10. “Fame”
11. “The Grey”
12. “New Devil” (feat. In This Moment’s Maria Brink)
13. “Miles Away”
14. “Faded Out” (feat. Within Temptation’s Sharon den Adel)
15. “See What’s On The Inside” (Acoustic)
16. “Never Gonna Learn” (Acoustic)
17. “Find Myself” (Acoustic)
18. “Faded Out” (Acoustic)
19. “Alone Again” (Acoustic)

Guitarist Ben Bruce commented:

“The deluxe edition of ‘See What’s On The Inside‘ is the culmination of work that we poured our entire selves into. It’s the entire journey, from start to finish of a truly special album to us that includes acoustic tracks that have fast become some of my favorite songs we’ve ever created together.

With the release of ‘See What’s On The Inside‘, I feel like Asking Alexandria has explored almost every avenue of rock and metal throughout our career which opens the door for the next chapter. A chapter that will combine everything that has made Asking Alexandria so special over the years! We hope you enjoy this album and we will be back for more very soon.”

Shinedown Cancel European Leg Of Upcoming Tour With Asking Alexandria & Zero 9:36

Shinedown have cancelled the European leg of their upcoming tour with Asking Alexandria and Zero 9:36. Despite this, the UK dates will continue as planned.

Shinedown issued the following statement:

“To our friends in Europe — we wanted to give you a message directly from the 4 of us in the band.

As most of you know we’re not a band who cancels shows, we can think of maybe twice that we’ve done it in our 20 year career.

That’s what makes this decision very difficult. We were very much looking forward to touring Europe with our friends Asking Alexandria and ZERO 9:36. Alas, the economic and logistical side of touring currently in Europe are growing too heavy for us to be able to make this feasible at this present time. With that being said, we’ve made this difficult yet necessary decision. We can’t put into words how much it sucks to have to cancel shows. We’re very much looking forward to coming back very soon and making this up to you.

Our goal as a band has always been to come over to Europe and bring the show that you all see on videos and photos from what we’ve been able to build in other parts of the world. We will still strive to do just that.

To our friends in the UK, we will still be able to make these shows happen and are very much looking forward to them.

These decisions are never made lightly especially with this band. We love you and we love touring Europe, and we WILL be back!

Respectfully and with love,

Brent, Barry, Zach & Eric


Hyro The Hero Releases New EP “Worst Behavior”

Hyro The Hero has released a new EP titled “Worst Behavior.” The effort features four tracks including: “Who’s That Playing On The Radio?” (feat. Mötley Crüe’s Mick Mars and Asking Alexandria’s Danny Worsnop), “Retaliation Generation” (feat. Ice Nine Kills’ Spencer Charnas), “Worst Behavior,” and “5 Senses.” Hyro commented:

“My new EP ‘Worst Behavior’ is exactly that, it’s me acting bad on these tracks. My mindset was on performance mode, since I have not toured in awhile due to the pandemic. I wanted to capture the energy I feel on stage through these songs on this record. It’s full-on energy with the same Hyro The Hero spirit, just a little more advanced now.”

Hyro The Hero Joins Forces With Mötley Crüe’s Mick Mars & Asking Alexandria’s Danny Worsnop For New Song “Who’s That Playing On Your Radio”

Hyro The Hero has premiered a new video for his new song “Who’s That Playing On Your Radio.” The track, which features Mötley Crüe guitarist Mick Mars and Asking Alexandria frontman Danny Worsnop, will appear on the soundtrack for the upcoming horror film “The Retaliators.” As previously reported, that movie will be released on September 14, while the soundtrack will be released on September 16. Hyro commented:

“‘Who’s That Playing On Your Radio’ is the perfect example of when worlds collide. Not only do you hear the epic vocals of Danny Worsnop of Asking Alexandria, but you also get the legendary guitar skills of Mick Mars of Mötley Crüe. It’s the perfect mix to bring about my description of two opposing sides ready to go to war and creating noise among the masses. Both sides believe in their heart they are right while simultaneously thinking each other is brainwashed. A constant cycle of society’s arguments.”

Mars added:

“I had a great time playing on this track. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did playing on it.”

Disturbed, Asking Alexandria, Drowning Pool, Etc. Set For 2022 Freakers Ball

The lineup has been revealed for this year’s Freakers Ball. The event will take place at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, TX on October 16 and it will feature the following: Disturbed, Asking Alexandria, Drowning Pool, Dorothy, New Years Day, Lockjaw, and Mothership.

Mötley Crüe, Asking Alexandria, Ice Nine Kills, & From Ashes To New Members Featured On “The Retaliators Theme Song (21 Bullets)”

The theme song has been released for the upcoming horror film “The Retaliators.” The track, which is titled “The Retaliators Theme Song (21 Bullets),” features members of Mötley Crüe, Asking Alexandria, Ice Nine Kills, and From Ashes To New and an official video for it can be found below. As previously reported, the film will be released on September 14, while the soundtrack will be released on September 16. More details on both can be found HERE. Mötley Crüe’s Nikki Sixx commented on the theme song:

“Writing a new theme song for a horror flick was inspiring. This was my first time writing for a horror-thriller film, and it took me in a different direction from the first theme song I wrote – ‘The Dirt (1981)‘ by Mötley Crüe. I worked with some great new artists to create a new sound that will stretch Mötley Crüe’s audience to new fans. I had a great time writing it, and I think our fans will love it too!”

“The Retaliators” To Be Released In September

“The Retaliators” is officially set to hit theaters on September 14. That movie stars Michael Lombardi (“Rescue Me”), Marc Menchaca (“Ozark”), and Joseph Gatt (“Dumbo”) and it will also include appearances from members of Mötley Crüe, Five Finger Death Punch, Papa Roach, Ice Nine Kills, From Ashes To New, and more.

Here’s a synopsis:

“In ‘The Retaliators,’ an upstanding pastor uncovers a dark and twisted underworld as he searches for answers surrounding his daughter’s brutal murder. A high-octane original soundtrack and cameos from some of the biggest names in rock music set the tone as this horror-thriller reveals a game of revenge played using a new set of rules.”

Furthermore, the details have also been revealed for the film’s official soundtrack. The record will be released on September 16 and it will feature the following tracks:

01. Papa Roach – “The Ending”
02. The HU – “This Is Mongol”
03. Eva Under Fire – “Blow” (feat. Spencer Charnas)
04. From Ashes To New – “Scars That I’m Hiding” (feat. Anders Fridén)
05. Asking Alexandria – “Faded Out” (feat. Within Temptation)
06. Tommy Lee – “Tops” (feat. Push Push)
07. Classless Act – “Classless Act” (feat. Vince Neil)
08. Five Finger Death Punch – “Darkness Settles In”
09. Nothing More – “Tired Of Winning”
10. Crossbone Skully – “Evil World Machine”
11. The HU – “Wolf Totem” (feat. Jacoby Shaddix)
12. Bad Wolves – “If Tomorrow Never Comes” (feat. Spencer Charnas)
13. Cory Marks – “Burn It Up”
14. Hyro The Hero – “Who’s That Playing On The Radio?” (feat. Mick Mars and Danny Worsnop)
15. Cory Marks – “Blame It On The Double” (feat. Tyler Connolly and Jason Hook)
16. All Good Things – “For The Glory” (feat. Hollywood Undead)
17. From Ashes To New – “Barely Breathing”
18. Mötley Crüe – “The Retaliators Theme (21 Bullets)” (feat. Ice Nine Kills, Asking Alexandria, and From Ashes To New)

Shinedown Announce European/UK Tour With Asking Alexandria & Zero 9:36

Shinedown have announced a fall European/UK tour. Asking Alexandria and Zero 9:36 will open.

Tour Dates:

11/07 Brussels, Belgium – Ancienne Belgique
11/08 Paris, France – Bataclan
11/10 Cologne, Germany – Palladium
11/12 Berlin, Germany – Columbiahalle
11/15 Offenbach, Germany – Stadthalle
11/16 Zurich, Switzerland – Halle 622
11/18 Milan, Italy – Lorenzini District
11/19 Munich, Germany – Zenith
11/21 Prague, Czech Republic – Forum Carlin
11/22 Warsaw, Poland – Expo XXI
11/26 Cardiff, UK – Motorpoint Arena
11/27 Manchester, UK – O2 Apollo
11/29 Nottingham, UK – Motorpoint Arena
11/30 Glasgow, UK – O2 Academy
12/01 London, UK – OVO Arena Wembley

No Asking Alexandria:

12/04 Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega
12/06 Oslo, Norway – Sentrum Scene
12/07 Stockholm, Sweden – Annexet
12/09 Helsinki, Finland – Black Box, Ice Hall