Mudvayne Drop Off Louder Than Life Festival After Chad Gray & Staff Members Test Positive For COVID-19

Mudvayne have dropped off the 2021 Louder Than Life festival in Louisville, KY due to frontman Chad Gray and several staff members testing positive for COVID-19. Breaking Benjamin will now be taking their place.

Mudvayne issued the following statement:

“After taking every precaution to follow CDC Covid protocols during rehearsals and recent performance Chad Gray and a few staff members have unfortunately tested positive for Covid-19. The safety of our organization, fans and festival partners must come first. We are left no choice but to cancel our performance at Louder Than Life this weekend. Apologies to all the fans attending the festival this weekend. We look forward to getting everyone healthy and ready for our Aftershock and Welcome To Rockville performances later this year. We appreciate your love & support throughout these unprecedented times.

Here’s the updated daily lineups for Louder Than Life:

September 23: Korn, Staind, Cypress Hill, Anthrax, Beartooth, Sevendust, Knocked Loose, Wage War, Memphis May Fire, Escape The Fate, Zero 9:36, Avoid, Currents, Jeris Johnson, Another Day Dawns, and Blame My Youth.

September 24: Metallica, Jane’s Addiction, Rise Against, Gojira, Killswitch Engage, Starset, Avatar, Fever 333, Turnstile, Cleopatrick, Dead Sara, ’68, The Violent, South Of Eden, Tallah, Joyous Wolf, and Contracult Collective.

September 25: Disturbed, Machine Gun Kelly, Volbeat, Falling In Reverse, Suicidal Tendencies, Asking Alexandria, Atreyu, Grandson, Code Orange, Ice Nine Kills, Spiritbox, Red, Butcher Babies, Bones UK, Diamante, Siiickbrain, UnityTX, Dana Dentata, and The Messenger Birds.

September 26: Metallica, Judas Priest, Breaking Benjamin, Seether, Pennywise, Skillet, Sabaton, The Hu, Badflower, Tremonti, Fozzy, Every Time I Die, Ayron Jones, From Ashes To New, Teenage Wrist, Tempt, Dead Poet Society, and Like Machines.

Breaking Benjamin Rejoined By Ex-Bassist Mark Klepaski For Performance Of “Firefly” In Scranton, PA

During Breaking Benjamin’s September 18 show in Scranton, PA, the band were joined onstage by their ex-bassist Mark Klepaski for a performance of “Firefly.” You can see fan-filmed footage of that below:

Keith Wallen (Breaking Benjamin) Premieres “Fractured” Video

Keith Wallen (Breaking Benjamin) has premiered a new video for his song “Fractured.” This track is from his recently released solo album “This World Or The Next.” Wallen said the following about the song:

“‘Fractured‘ is about pouring your adoration into someone you love or someone you look up to, but all they do is leave you feeling disappointed. You wish they could be different, but there’s no changing or fixing the way a person is, they have to want to change for themselves. Until they do, your wounds will remain open.”

Breaking Benjamin, Papa Roach, & Memphis May Fire Announce September Tour

Breaking Benjamin, Papa Roach, and Memphis May Fire have announced a September tour together. Here’s the dates:

09/09 Danville, VA – Blue Ridge Rock Festival (Breaking Benjamin only)
09/11 Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion (no Papa Roach)
09/12 Montclair, NJ – The Wellmont Theater (no Papa Roach)
09/12 Danville, VA – Blue Ridge Rock Festival (Papa Roach only)
09/14 Columbus, OH – Express Live!
09/15 Toledo, OH – Huntington Center
09/17 Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
09/18 Scranton, PA – The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
09/21 Youngstown, OH – Covelli Centre
09/22 Huntington, WV – Mountain Health Arena

Bush, Falling In Reverse, Philip H. Anselmo And The Illegals, & T-Pain Added To 2021 Blue Ridge Rock Festival

Bush, Falling In Reverse, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, and T-Pain have been added to the 2021 Blue Ridge Rock Festival. That event is scheduled to take place at the Blue Ridge Amphitheater in Danville, VA on September 9-12.

Daily Lineups:

September 9: Breaking Benjamin, A Day To Remember, The Ghost Inside, Halestorm, Skillet, Black Label Society, P.O.D. (performing “Satellite”), Sabaton, Tech N9ne, Testament, Hatebreed, Spiritbox, From Ashes To New, Miss May I, Chelsea Grin, Adelitas Way, Texas Hippie Coalition, Slaves, All Good Things, Islander Four Thirty Four, Heirloom, MX The American, A New Day Rising, Orange Jumpsuit, Nail Bite, Forever We Roam, Friends IN Hell, Major Moment, Far From Few, and Hostile Array.

September 10: Rob Zombie, Limp Bizkit, Rise Against, I Prevail, Chevelle, Anthrax, Asking Alexandria, Clutch, Motionless In White, Atreyu, Sevendust, Fever 333, Knocked Loose, Fozzy, Crown The Empire, D.R.U.G.S., Bad Omens, Nonpoint, Light The Torch, Saul, Stitched Up Heart, Tallah, Burden Of The Sky, Tara Lynch, Blud Red Roses, Fate Destroyed, Dead Fervor, Of The Fallen, Southbound Beretta, A Feasting Beast, One Of The Lost, Someday You’ll Know Us, To Begin Anew, Next Attempt, Semper Acerbus, Set For Tomorrow, Dread Engine, Dark Summer, Mistry Eyed, Detoura, N.A.S.H., Sevenstones, Nameless Anonymous, Cannon Hill, Dying Oath, Artwork For The Blind, The Phoenix Within, and Redeye.

September 11: Five Finger Death Punch, Megadeth, Lamb Of God, Seether, Cypress Hill, Theory Of A Deadman, Trivium, Body Count, Beartooth, Avatar, Wage War, Jelly Roll, Badflower, In Flames, 10 Years, All That Remains, Corrosion Of Conformity, Escape The Fate, Spite, Brand Of Sacrifice, Another Day Dawns, Black Satellite, The Impurity, Artusha, Inner Image, Voxx, Breaking Theory, Deiform, Failure By Proxy, Citizen Kane, Motorjunkie, Awesome Ray Ray, Seasons, Pigweed, Overlord SR, Waking The Sleeper, Alyxx, Two Sides Of Me, Alukah, Days Under Authority, Head Hunter, Wor, Aurin, Hollow Intent, Rvnt, Gravebound, Solidify, We Rise To Fall, Demyze, Pulses, and Splintered Reality.

September 12: Shinedown, Papa Roach (performing “Infest“), Falling In Reverse, Bush, Gojira, Mastodon, Killswitch Engage, Underoath, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals (“A Vulgar Display Of Pantera” set), The HU, Pop Evil, Ice Nine Kills, August Burns Red, Ayron Jones, We Came As Romans, Drowning Pool, Fit For A King, Ill Niño, Currents, Fame On Fire, Eyes Of The Living, Kill The Imposter, State Of Illusion, Cursor, F.I.L.T.H., Blackwater, Ignite The Fire, Just Standing, A War Within, Sinshrift, New Haven, Magg Dylan, Detroit Voodoo, Flight Club, Watersdeep, Casting Shadowz, Supmikecheck, Burn On Re-Entry, Roachzilla, Redefind, Matt The Band, and Mourn The Illusion.

Steve-O and Lou Brutus will host the festival, which will also include a club experience with Ludacris, Lil Jon, T-Pain, and Rev Run.

Daily Lineups Revealed For 2021 Blue Ridge Rock Festival

The daily lineups have been revealed for the 2021 Blue Ridge Rock Festival. The event is scheduled to take place at the Blue Ridge Amphitheater in Danville, VA on September 9-12 and it will feature the following:

September 9: Breaking Benjamin, A Day To Remember, The Ghost Inside, Halestorm, Skillet, Black Label Society, P.O.D., Sabaton, Tech N9ne, Testament, Hatebreed, Spiritbox, From Ashes To New, Miss May I, Chelsea Grin, Texas Hippie Coalition, Slaves, All Good Things, and Islander.

September 10: Rob Zombie, Limp Bizkit, Rise Against, I Prevail, Chevelle, Anthrax, Asking Alexandria, Clutch, Motionless In White, Atreyu, Sevendust, Fever 333, Knocked Loose, Fozzy, Crown The Empire, D.R.U.G.S., Bad Omens, Nonpoint, Light The Torch, Saul, Stitched Up Heart, Tallah, and Burden Of The Sky.

September 11: Five Finger Death Punch, Megadeth, Lamb Of God, Seether, Cypress Hill, Theory Of A Deadman, Trivium, Body Count, Beartooth, Avatar, Wage War, Jelly Roll, Badflower, In Flames, 10 Years, All That Remains, Corrosion Of Conformity, Escape The Fate, Spite, Brand Of Sacrifice, and Another Day Dawns.

September 12: Shinedown, Papa Roach, Gojira, Mastodon, Killswitch Engage, Underoath, Pop Evil, The Hu, Rev Run, Ice Nine Kills, August Burns Red, Ayron Jones, We Came As Romans, Drowning Pool, Fit For A King, Ill Niño, Adelitas Way, Currents, and Fame On Fire.

Rob Zombie, Chevelle, Etc. Added To 2021 Blue Ridge Rock Festival

More bands have been added to the 2021 Blue Ridge Rock Festival. That event is scheduled to take place at the Blue Ridge Amphitheater in Danville, VA on September 9-12.

Here’s the newly announced acts:

  • Rob Zombie
  • Chevelle
  • Currents
  • Blud Red Roses
  • Of The Fallen
  • Ignite The Fire
  • Just Standing
  • Alyxx
  • Nameless Anonymous
  • Inner Image
  • F.I.L.T.H.
  • Overlord SR
  • watersdeep
  • SupMikecheck
  • Hollow Intent
  • Fate Destroyed
  • MX The American
  • Detoura
  • Cannon Hill Band
  • Forever We Roam
  • Mourn The Illusion
  • Eyes Of The Living
  • Citizen Kane
  • A New Day Rising
  • Orange Jumpsuit
  • Aurin
  • Nail Bite
  • Four Thirty Four
  • One Of The Last
  • Sinshrift
  • Fight Club
  • Major Moment
  • Red Eye
  • Breathing Theory
  • A Feasting Beast
  • To Begin Anew
  • Two Sides Of me
  • Detroit Voodoo
  • Casting Shadowz

Here’s the previously announced acts:

  • Five Finger Death Punch
  • Breaking Benjamin
  • Limp Bizkit
  • Shinedown
  • Megadeth
  • Rise Against
  • Lamb Of God
  • The Ghost Inside
  • Cypress Hill
  • Papa Roach (performing “Infest”)
  • Gojira
  • Mastodon
  • Skillet
  • Anthrax
  • Theory Of A Deadman
  • Black Label Society
  • Killswitch Engage
  • Trivium
  • Falling In Reverse
  • Asking Alexandria
  • Underoath
  • Rev Run
  • Body Count
  • P.O.D. (performing “Satellite“)
  • Clutch
  • Beartooth
  • Testament
  • Sabaton
  • Tech N9ne
  • Pop Evil
  • Motionless In White
  • The HU
  • Badflower
  • Ice Nine Kills
  • Sevendust
  • In Flames
  • Avatar
  • August Burns Red
  • Fever 333
  • We Came As Romans
  • Atreyu
  • Wage War
  • 10 Years
  • All That Remains
  • D.R.U.G.S.
  • Knocked Loose
  • Corrosion Of Conformity
  • Crown The Empire
  • From Ashes To New
  • Fit For A King
  • Fozzy
  • Drowning Pool
  • Escape The Fate
  • Light The Torch
  • Spiritbox
  • Nonpoint
  • Miss May I
  • Ayron Jones
  • Bad Omens
  • Chelsea Grin
  • Hellzapoppin Circus Sideshow Revue
  • Adelitas Way
  • Fire From The Gods
  • Texas Hippie Coalition
  • Ill Niño
  • Slaves
  • Saul
  • Spite
  • Brand Of Sacrifice
  • Islander
  • Stitched Up Heart
  • Fame On Fire
  • Tallah
  • Another Day Dawns
  • Burden Of The Sky
  • Black Satellite
  • The Impurity
  • Artusha
  • Tara Lynch
  • Below 7
  • Kill The Imposter
  • State Of Illusion
  • Voxx
  • Heirloom
  • Dead Fervor
  • Cursor
  • Deiform
  • Southbound Beretta
  • Failure By Proxy
  • Blackwater
  • Motorjunkie
  • Trueshot
  • Someday You’ll Know Us
  • Next Attempt
  • Awesome Ray Ray
  • Seasons
  • PigWeed
  • A War Within
  • Semper Acerbus
  • Set For Tomorrow
  • New Haven
  • Dread Engine
  • Dark Summer
  • Waking The Sleep
  • Magg Dylan
  • Misty Eyed
  • N.A.S.H.
  • Blacklane
  • Alukah
  • Sevenstones
  • Days Under Authority
  • Head Hunter
  • Friends In Hell
  • Burn On Re-entry
  • Dying Oath
  • RoachZilla
  • RVNT
  • Gravebound
  • REdEFIND
  • Solidify
  • We Rise To Fall
  • Artwork For The Blind
  • Matt Irie Band
  • Demyze
  • Pulses
  • The Phoenix Within
  • Splintered Reality
  • Far From Few
  • Hostile Array

[via The PRP]

Breaking Benjamin, Rise Against, Mastodon, Etc. Added To 2021 Blue Ridge Rock Festival

More bands have been added to the 2021 Blue Ridge Rock Festival. That event is scheduled to take place at the Blue Ridge Amphitheater in Danville, VA on September 9-12 and the updated lineup can be found below.

Lineup:

  • Five Finger Death Punch
  • Breaking Benjamin
  • Limp Bizkit
  • Shinedown
  • Megadeth
  • Rise Against
  • Lamb Of God
  • The Ghost Inside
  • Cypress Hill
  • Papa Roach (performing “Infest”)
  • Gojira
  • Mastodon
  • Skillet
  • Anthrax
  • Theory Of A Deadman
  • Black Label Society
  • Killswitch Engage
  • Trivium
  • Falling In Reverse
  • Asking Alexandria
  • Underoath
  • Rev Run
  • Body Count
  • P.O.D. (performing “Satellite“)
  • Clutch
  • Beartooth
  • Testament
  • Sabaton
  • Tech N9ne
  • Pop Evil
  • Motionless In White
  • The HU
  • Badflower
  • Ice Nine Kills
  • Sevendust
  • In Flames
  • Avatar
  • August Burns Red
  • Fever 333
  • We Came As Romans
  • Atreyu
  • Wage War
  • 10 Years
  • All That Remains
  • D.R.U.G.S.
  • Knocked Loose
  • Corrosion Of Conformity
  • Crown The Empire
  • From Ashes To New
  • Fit For A King
  • Fozzy
  • Drowning Pool
  • Escape The Fate
  • Light The Torch
  • Spiritbox
  • Nonpoint
  • Miss May I
  • Ayron Jones
  • Bad Omens
  • Chelsea Grin
  • Hellzapoppin Circus Sideshow Revue
  • Adelitas Way
  • Fire From The Gods
  • Texas Hippie Coalition
  • Ill Niño
  • Slaves
  • Saul
  • Spite
  • Brand Of Sacrifice
  • Islander
  • Stitched Up Heart
  • Fame On Fire
  • Tallah
  • Another Day Dawns
  • Burden Of The Sky
  • Black Satellite
  • The Impurity
  • Artusha
  • Tara Lynch
  • Below 7
  • Kill The Imposter
  • State Of Illusion
  • Voxx
  • Heirloom
  • Dead Fervor
  • Cursor
  • Deiform
  • Southbound Beretta
  • Failure By Proxy
  • Blackwater
  • Motorjunkie
  • Trueshot
  • Someday You’ll Know Us
  • Next Attempt
  • Awesome Ray Ray
  • Seasons
  • PigWeed
  • A War Within
  • Semper Acerbus
  • Set For Tomorrow
  • New Haven
  • Dread Engine
  • Dark Summer
  • Waking The Sleep
  • Magg Dylan
  • Misty Eyed
  • N.A.S.H.
  • Blacklane
  • Alukah
  • Sevenstones
  • Days Under Authority
  • Head Hunter
  • Friends In Hell
  • Burn On Re-entry
  • Dying Oath
  • RoachZilla
  • RVNT
  • Gravebound
  • REdEFIND
  • Solidify
  • We Rise To Fall
  • Artwork For The Blind
  • Matt Irie Band
  • Demyze
  • Pulses
  • The Phoenix Within
  • Splintered Reality
  • Far From Few
  • Hostile Array

Keith Wallen (Breaking Benjamin) Premieres “It Finds Us All” Video

Keith Wallen (Breaking Benjamin) has premiered a new video for his new song “It Finds Us All.” This track will appear on his upcoming solo album “This World Or the Next.” Wallen told Loudwire the following:

“‘It Finds Us All’ deals with the internal drive to live your life to the fullest in efforts to accomplish everything you can and want against the race of time/old age/death. The aspiration to have a life well lived without regret.”