Disturbed, Limp Bizkit, Korn, Etc. Set For 2021 Rock Fest

The lineup has been revealed for the 2021 Rock Fest. The event will take place in Cadott, WI on July 15-17. There will also be a pre-show on July 14. Here’s the daily lineups:

July 14 (pre-show): Queensrÿche, Slaughter, Royal Bliss, Joyous Wolf, Stitched Up Heart, The Black Moods, Modern Mimes, and Unkle Daddy.

July 15: Disturbed, Staind, Theory Of A Deadman, Steel Panther, Saint Asonia, Memphis May Fire, Fozzy, Blacktop Mojo, Carnifex, Fire From The Gods, Falling Through April, Scattered Hamlet, Anything But Human, Digital Homicide, Any Given Sin, GFM, Jett Threatt, Nivrana, Drama Queen, and Contingency.

July 16: Limp Bizkit, Snoop Dogg, Anthrax, Badflower, Of Mice & Men, Bad Wolves, All That Remains, Like A Storm, Crobot, Bones UK, Silvertung, Wildstreet, Distal Descent, City Of The Weak, Throw The Fight, Siin, Hammer Down Hard, Fresh Fighters, Dressed To Kill, Strange Daze, and Caster Volor.

July 17: Korn, Chevelle, Motionless In White, Avatar, We Came As Romans, Gemini Syndrome, Through Fire, Hyro The Hero, Rachel Lorin, Störmbreaker, Nuisance, Stellar Circuits, Your Screaming Silence, Evandale, Strate Jak It, Mad Alice, Cowboys From Hell, Probable Cause, and FMDown.

Matt James (Blacktop Mojo) & Kati Cher Team Up For Cover Of Seether’s “Broken”

Matt James (Blacktop Mojo) and Kati Cher have joined forces for a cover of Seether and Amy Lee’s “Broken.” You can check that out below:

Cher commented:

“I’m stoked to present you my collab with my friend Matt James of Blacktop Mojo! I hope you love it as much as I do! Please don’t forget to share and spread the word! <3"

James added:

“A little while back I did this little collaboration with my very talented friend Kati Cher of 'Broken' by Seether. It was fun to be able to make music with someone on the other side of the world while we were all locked in our houses. Many thanks to (BTM guitarist) Chuck Wepfer for helping me lay my part down.”

Blacktop Mojo Premiere “Signal’s Gone” Video

Blacktop Mojo have premiered a new video for their song “Signal’s Gone.” This track is from the band’s latest EP “Static.” Matt James commented:

“All too often today, people have the option of not having the hard conversations with the people in their lives because we no longer have to do it face to face. It is much easier to “ghost” someone, and let a relationship fade in time with no real closure than it is to look that person in the eye and say, ‘This isn’t working.'”

Hinder Postpone “Extreme Behavior” 15th Anniversary Tour

Hinder have postponed their “Extreme Behavior” 15th anniversary tour once again due to the coronavirus pandemic. The trek, which also features Wayland and Blacktop Mojo, is currently being rescheduled for 2021. Hinder commented:

“Well folks, it had to happen sooner or later – all of our upcoming dates for the 15th ANNIVERSARY EXTREME BEHAVIOR TOUR will be postponed until 2021. We’re doing this in the spirit of giving you, our crew and ourselves the best possible gig experience and doing so as safely as possible! In the meantime, we have a TON of announcements and cool things coming soon. Including one of these newfangled “virtual live stream digital animatronic artificially intelligent socially distant” concerts we’ve seen all our pals doing…. For ticketing refunds and details please contact the venue, promoter or point of purchase. See ya next year!”

Powerman 5000’s Spider One Calls Out Bands For Playing Upcoming “Herd Immunity Fest”, Nonpoint Drop Off

In unsurprising news, the upcoming “Herd Immunity Fest,” which is set to take place at The Q&Z Expo Center in Ringle, WI on July 16-18, has been generating some controversy, considering we are still in the middle of a pandemic. Among those who called out the event was Powerman 5000’s Spider One, who tweeted the following:

Nonpoint, who were scheduled to perform at the festival, also responded to Spider One saying that they dropped off:

Organizers have also addressed the backlash themselves by changing the name of the event:

“For the record the venues land can accommodate up to 10,000 occupancy. This is an OUTDOOR EVENT for 3 Days. We are only selling 20% of that so anyone has the choice and ability to social distance. The Festival is also not called “Herd Immunity” and the name no longer tied to any of our social media or promotion.”

Static-X, Nonpoint, Dope, Etc. Set For “Herd Immunity Fest”

A number of rock/metal acts will apparently be performing at a mini-festival in Ringle, WI next month. The event, which is being called “Herd Immunity Fest,” will take place at The Q&Z Expo Center on July 16-18 and the daily lineups can be found below:

July 16: Blacktop Mojo and Flaw.

July 17: Bobaflex, Royal Bliss, Thunderstruck (AC/DC tribute), ONE (Metallica tribute), and Saul.

July 18: Static-X, Nonpoint, Dope, Kaledio, and Versus Me.

EP Review: Blacktop Mojo’s “Static”

On the heels of their awesome album “Under The Sun,” Blacktop Mojo are back with more killer music in the form of a four-track EP titled “Static.” The effort, which will be released on May 29, kicks off with “The End,” an emotional track that offers the listener a sense of catharsis. This trend continues as “Watch Me Drown” and “Leave It Alone” break in with the kind of soulfulness one would expect from the band. “Leave It Alone,” which stands out as one of the highlights of the EP, is especially soul-stirring. That song leads into the closing track “Signals Gone,” which wraps everything up with one last display of blusey rock with honest lyrics. All in all, “Static” is another great collection of music from a band that never disappoints.

Clutch Announce Virtual Show With Crowbar, Blacktop Mojo, & Saul

Clutch will be livestreaming a show from their “Doom Saloon” rehearsal space on May 27. The event, which is called “Live From The Doom Saloon Volume 1,” will also feature Crowbar, Blacktop Mojo, and Saul. Tickets will be available HERE on May 20 at 7am PDT/10am EDT. Clutch frontman Neil Fallon said the following:

“Over the past weeks, CLUTCH has been streaming very short sets on our YouTube channel, OfficialClutch. We are excited to announce that we will be playing a much longer set and teaming up with Crowbar, Blacktop Mojo and Saul for a virtual four-band bill. Doors are at 3:30 p.m., Saul goes on at 4 p.m., followed by Blacktop Mojo at 4:35 p.m. and Crowbar at 5:10 p.m. Clutch’s set will start at approximately 5:55 p.m. All times are Eastern Standard Time. Have a beer in your pajamas!”

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Blacktop Mojo Premiere New Song “Watch Me Drown”

Blacktop Mojo have premiered a new song titled “Watch Me Drown.” This track is from the band’s new EP “Static,” which will be released on May 29.

Matt James commented:

“This song was written at a mental valley in my life. I was in my head all the time. I was angry. I was depressed. I felt like I was obviously down in the dumps and couldn’t understand why no one could see that I was in pain. The thing is though through that whole time, I never reached out for help. I bottled up those feelings and became angrier and angrier at everyone else for not being able to read my mind. I was a nightmare to be around. Eventually it got to a breaking point.

Luckily I live in a house with my band, who are around me day in and day out, who eventually said something to me (probably along the lines of ‘Hey you’re being a dick all the time lately. What the hell is going on, dude?’)

Never be afraid or ashamed to reach out to those around you, or to a professional if you’re having trouble. We all need help sometimes. You might think you can eat an entire pizza by yourself, but if you do, you’ll most likely get sick. Always share that pizza.”

Blacktop Mojo Premiere New Song “The End”

Blacktop Mojo have premiered a new song titled “The End.” This track is from the band’s new EP “Static,” which will be released on May 29. In addition to “The End,” that effort will also feature: “Watch Me Drown,” “Leave It Alone,” and “Signal’s Gone.”

Matt James said the following about “The End”:

“The song was written after a break up. We had just gotten the opportunity of a lifetime and the break up had occurred a few days prior to us receiving the news. When we went in to rehearse that day it occurred to me that that person who had been there for many of the band’s ups and downs, would no longer be sharing in those ups and downs with me. That thought put my chest in a vice grip.

The guys started playing what came to be this song and I took all the anger and mixed up feelings I had about the whole thing, and the first thing I yelled into the microphone was the first verse and chorus of this song. I’ve never quite had anything pour out of me like that. When the guys stopped playing, though, I felt like a huge weight had lifted off of my shoulders. Like I had taken the first step in pulling myself out of my funk and started walking towards the things that were to come. I hope that anyone listening that’s struggling with some darkness of their own might glean some sort of catharsis from yelling along to it as well.”