Rob Zombie To Replace Disturbed At 2021 Upheaval Festival

Rob Zombie has been added to the 2021 Upheaval Festival as a replacement for Disturbed. The event is scheduled to take place at Belknap Park in Grand Rapids, MI on July 16-17 and the updated lineup can be found below:

July 16: Korn, Chevelle, Avatar, Joyous Wolf, Gemini Syndrome, Royal Bliss, The Illegal Immigrants, Assume Nothing, and Deadlight Holiday.

July 17: Rob Zombie, Staind, Skillet, Like A Storm, Blacktop Mojo, Stitched Up Heart, Heartsick, Vestigal, and Blue Felix.

Rob Zombie & Danzig Added To 2021 Rock Fest

Rob Zombie and Danzig have been added to the 2021 Rock Fest. The event is scheduled to take place in Cadott, WI on July 15-17 and the updated lineup can be found below:

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

July 15: Rob Zombie, 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, Contingency, and Ignescent.

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, Fool Fighters, Dressed To Kill, Strange Daze, and Caster Volor.

July 17: Korn, Danzig, 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.

Korn, Chevelle, Skillet, Etc. Added To 2021 Upheaval Festival

More bands have been added to the 2021 Upheaval Festival. The event will take place at Belknap Park in Grand Rapids, MI on July 16-17 and the updated daily lineups can be found below:

July 16: Korn, Chevelle, Avatar, Joyous Wolf, Gemini Syndrome, Royal Bliss, The Illegal Immigrants, Assume Nothing, and Deadlight Holiday.

July 17: Disturbed, Staind, Skillet, Like A Storm, Blacktop Mojo, Stitched Up Heart, Heartsick, Vestigal, and Blue Felix.

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.