Festival Recap: Las Rageous Festival In Las Vegas, NV

On October 18-19, numerous rock/metal fans invaded Sin City for the third annual Las Rageous Festival at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center. It was a fun weekend full of loud music and good times.

The show kicked off on Friday with killer sets from artists like Words From Aztecs, Dead Girls Academy, and Sigil, before things really got going with awesome sets from He Is Legend and Poppy. Those two really helped bring up the energy to prepare everyone for Fever 333, who were one of the strongest acts of the night, Sleeping With Sirens, Dance Gavin Dance, and The Used. All those incredible bands paved way for the headliners of the evening, Bring Me The Horizon. The band were firing on all cylinders and had top notch stage production, complete with big screens, backup dancers, etc,. that helped make it a night to remember.

As Saturday arrived, there was no shortage of massive amounts of talent. This day kicked off with performances from Navarre, Mynas, Taking Dawn, and The Hu, the latter of which really got the audience fired up. Then it was time to bring on the heavy with Whitechapel, who had everyone raging before two of the best acts of the night took the stage, Beartooth and Atreyu. Their sets were followed by the relentless I Prevail and the phenomenal Chevelle, who got everyone ready for the one and only Rob Zombie. Like Bring Me The Horizon, Zombie’s band came out with all guns blazing and insane stage production with big screens and monsters. It was the perfect way to cap off the weekend, while also preparing everyone for Halloween.

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Chevelle Bassist Dean Bernardini Plans To Take A Break From Touring In 2020

Chevelle’s Dean Bernardini has revealed that he will be stepping away from the band in 2020. The bassist decided to take a leave of absence so he could have more time to spend with his family.

Bernardini commented:

“To all my dedicated friends/fans: It is with a heavy heart that I have decided I will be taking a break from the road to spend some much needed time at home with my family. I consider myself lucky to have been a part of Chevelle & have shared the stage with such incredible musicians.

These past 15 years & 6 albums have been amazing to be a part of. I will continue to work on my passion of music in some form or another & continue to put time into my art & furniture business at home. I will be finishing out this years remaining shows on stage with my brothers and band mates. For updates on what’s going on in my world go to www.thewoodenrelic.com

~Dean“

The group currently have the following dates booked:

09/27 Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life
10/13 Sacramento, CA – Aftershock Festival
10/15 Riverside, CA – Riverside Municipal Auditorium (with Aeges)
10/16 San Diego, CA – House Of Blues (with Aeges)
10/19 Las Vegas, NV – Las Rageous Festival (with Aeges)
11/22 Cherokee, NC – Harrah’s Cherokee (with Convey)
11/23 Greensboro, NC – Piedmont Hall (with The Band Royale & Convey)
11/24 Myrtle Beach, SC – House Of Blues (with The Band Royale & Convey)
11/26 Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live (with The Band Royale & Convey)
11/27 St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live (with The Band Royale & Convey)
11/29 Dothan, AL – The Plant (with The Band Royale & Convey)
12/01 Mobile, AL – Soul Kitchen (with The Band Royale & Convey)
12/03 San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theater (with The Band Royale & Convey)
12/04 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom (with The Band Royale & Convey)
12/05 Wichita, KS – The Cotillion (with The Band Royale & Convey)
12/07 Columbus, OH – TBA (with The Band Royale & Convey)
12/08 Oshkosh, WI – Menominee Nation Arena (with The Band Royale & Convey)
12/10 Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live (with The Band Royale & Convey)
12/12 Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s (with The Band Royale & Convey)
12/13 Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works (with The Band Royale & Convey)
12/14 Robinsonville, MS – Horseshoe Tunica (with The Band Royale)

Chevelle Announce New Fall Shows

Chevelle have booked some fall headlining shows around their upcoming festival appearances. Here’s the dates:

09/27 Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life
10/13 Sacramento, CA – Aftershock Festival
10/15 Riverside, CA – Riverside Municipal Auditorium
10/16 San Diego, CA – House of Blues
10/19 Las Vegas, NV – Las Rageous Festival

These shows will follow the band’s ongoing tour with Breaking Benjamin.

Chevelle To Release “La Gárgola” Beer

Chevelle have joined forces with Revolution Brewing to create a new “classic German-style Helles Lager” called “La Gárgola.” The beer will officially launch during an event at the Revolution Brewpub in Chicago, IL on August 1. Members of the band are expected to attend. Pete Loeffler commented:

“We are incredibly excited to announce our collaboration beer with Revolution Brewing. We chose a Helles-style Lager because we wanted a beer that was easy-drinking and did not sacrifice taste or quality. Being from the Chicago area, we’ve been fans of their beers for as long as we can remember. Having the opportunity to work on our own special edition with one of our favorite breweries is a special moment for us.”

Sam Loeffler Says Chevelle’s New Album Will Be “More Melodic”

During a recent interview with Loudwire, Sam Loeffler talked a bit about Chevelle’s new album. According to the drummer, the effort will be “more melodic.”

Loeffler said the following about the direction of the new record:

“The last two records we’ve done, I think they were pretty aggressive. We were writing pretty hard rocking songs and I think some of our audience liked that, maybe some of our audience didn’t. But we find that people who are real rock fans, when they hear our records are like, ‘We didn’t know you were as heavy as you are.’

Now that we’ve done that a couple of times, we really did go back to where we made this album more melodic. That’s just the reality and that’s just the way that it is. I’m really excited about that, because I like music and I like our genre, whether it’s Pete screaming or Pete singing melodically.

To me, it’s just kind of piling onto this catalog we’ve created. This will be our tenth studio record so we’re just piling music on top of other music, and if you look at it as a whole, within our genre, it’s pretty diverse.”

He also talked about the themes that the band may explore on the album:

“I know for Pete one of the things that was inspiring him was the idea of populating another planet, going to Mars. There’s been a lot of talk about that and there’s a lot of debate about whether we should do it and why would should do it and all of that is interesting to us.

So there’s a little bit of a theme, I’d say interplanetary or Earth vs. Mars or anything that goes into it, because it’s so interesting to think that there are people signing up by as far as I know by the hundreds to get on a rocket ship and go to Mars and never come back to Earth or never have anything that they know from everyday life.

Can you imagine? There are people who are excited about that and those people are amazing. That freaks me out and I’m glad that they’re doing that because you have to explore. If we hadn’t we would’ve never explored outside of the first cave.”

Bring Me The Horizon, Rob Zombie, The Used, Chevelle, Etc. Set For 2019 Las Rageous Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the 2019 Las Rageous festival. The event will take place at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center in Las Vegas, NV on October 18-19 and it will feature the following:

October 18: Bring Me The Horizon, The Used, Dance Gavin Dance, Sleeping With Sirens, Fever 333, He Is Legend, While She Sleeps, and SHVPES.

October 19: Rob Zombie, Chevelle, I Prevail, Atreyu, Beartooth, Whitechapel, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, and The Hu.