Zakk Sabbath, Fu Manchu, Etc. Set For 2019 The Power Of The Riff

Zakk Sabbath, Fu Manchu, The Wraith, and Entry have been booked for this year’s The Power Of The Riff festival. The event will be held on August 31 at The Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles, CA and comedian Don Jamieson will serve as the host.

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Light The Torch, The Interrupters, Ded, Etc. Added To 2019 Epicenter Festival

Light The Torch, The Interrupters, Ded, Dead Girls Academy and Tetrarch have all been added to the 2019 Epicenter Festival. The event, which is replacing Carolina Rebellion, will take place at the Rockingham Festival Grounds in Richmond County, North Carolina on May 10-12 and the updated daily lineups can be found below.

May 10: Korn, Rob Zombie, The Prodigy, Evanescence, Machine Gun Kelly, Meshuggah, Skillet, Beartooth, Mark Lanegan Band, Dorothy, Black Pistol Fire, Zeal & Ardor, Knocked Loose, Slothrust, Wilson, Hands Like Houses, Hyro The Hero, Amigo The Devil, Ded, Arrested Youth, Vein, and Black Coffee.

May 11: Tool, Judas Priest, The Cult, Bush, Black Label Society, Circa Survive, Yelawolf, Motionless In White, The Damned Things, Starset, Grandson, Badflower, Memphis May Fire, Light The Torch, Wage War, Crobot, Dead Girls Academy, Sylar, Counterfeit., Pretty Vicious, Shvpes, Dirty Honey, Alien Weaponry, Hyde, and Tetrarch.

May 12: Foo Fighters, Bring Me The Horizon, 311, +Live+, Mastodon, Killswitch Engage, Architects, The Interrupters, Tom Morello, Fever 333, Reignwolf, Yungblud, The Glorious Sons, Ho99o9, While She Sleeps, Basement, Scarlxrd, Movements, Teenage Wrist, Demob Happy, Boston Manor, Cleopatrick, and The Dirty Nil.

In other news, organizers have also announced that Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson, and Jim Florentine of “That Metal Show” will be reuniting at the festival. They said the following:

“The rants, the debates, the rock star interviews and yes…Stump The Trunk are back! May 10 and 11, the 3 amigos of That Metal Show will be live onstage at the country’s biggest rock festival–EPICENTER–and we couldn’t be more stoked. The Boys Are Back In Town!”

Pop Evil Announce Tour With Don Jamieson, Them Evils, & Savage After Midnight

Pop Evil have announced a tour with comedian Don Jamieson (“That Metal Show”). Them Evils and Savage After Midnight will also perform on select dates. Pop Evil will be launching a contest next month to choose local bands to open each date. Bands will have to submit an original cover of Pop Evil’s “Be Legendary” to enter. Pop Evil frontman Leigh Kakaty commented:

“We are excited to blend rock and comedy for this unique touring experience. We are big fans of Don; he will bring a lot of energy to the stage each night. We think this is going to be one of the most memorable tours to date with Don Jamieson, Them Evils and Savage After Midnight. Another great part of this tour is the opportunity for local bands to win our contest to be the opening band each night. Can’t wait to see everyone in 2019.”

Tour Dates:

01/16 Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theater (with Them Evils)
01/17 Denver, CO – Summit (with Them Evils)
01/18 Wichita, KS – Cotillion Ballroom (with Them Evils)
01/19 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom (with Them Evils)
01/20 Dallas, TX – House Of Blues (with Them Evils)
01/23 Houston, TX – House Of Blues (with Them Evils)
01/25 Atlanta, GA – The Loft (with Savage After Midnight)
01/26 Charlotte, NC – The Underground (with Savage After Midnight)
01/27 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage (with Savage After Midnight)
01/29 Syracuse, NY – The Westcott Theater (with Savage After Midnight)
01/30 Boston, MA – The Paradise Rock Club (with Savage After Midnight)
01/31 Portland, ME – Aura (with Savage After Midnight)
02/01 Long Island, NY – The Space At Westbury (with Savage After Midnight)
02/02 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom (with Savage After Midnight)
02/05 Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club (with Them Evils)
02/07 Chicago, IL – House Of Blues (with Them Evils)
02/08 Ft Wayne, IN – Clyde Theatre (with Them Evils)
02/09 Peoria, IL – Monarch Music Hall (with Them Evils)
02/10 Louisville, KY -Mercury Ballroom (with Them Evils)
02/12 Nashville, TN – The Cowan (with Them Evils)
02/13 Fort Smith, AR – Templelive (with Them Evils)
02/14 Springfield, MO – The Complex (with Them Evils)
02/15 Kansas City, MO – The Truman (with Them Evils)
02/16 Madison, WI – Majestic Theater (with Them Evils)

VH1 Classic Cancels “That Metal Show”

VH1 Classic has decided to cancel “That Metal Show” after eight years, and 14 seasons. Eddie Trunk, Jim Florentine, and Don Jamieson said thank you to the fans for watching, and are hoping to find a new network, which could potentially be very difficult.

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Here’s the full message from the guys:

A message to the loyal fans of That Metal Show from Eddie, Jim & Don:

We are sorry to report that VH1 Classic will not continue to make any new episodes of That Metal Show. It has been an incredible run of eight years, roughly 125 episodes and some really cool specials. The global response to TMS has been simply amazing, and we will be eternally grateful for the support from the rock and metal fans that have showed us so much love. We truly would have never made it as long as we did without you! A huge thanks also to the great crews we had over the years both in NYC and Los Angeles, to our producer Jeff Baumgardner, and to all the executives at VH1. And finally, thanks to the hundreds of artists that joined us on our set, had fun with us, shared their stories and many, many laughs. From the biggest names in rock history, to the up-and-comers: we thank you all for being a part of it.

Of course we very much want to keep That Metal Show alive, and with the blessing of VH1 Classic, we’ve got the keys to the show and are currently searching for a new home. We’re not sure where we’ll land, but we hope to be back in our studio and your living rooms as soon as possible. In the meantime, keep an eye out for us on the road and come say, “Hello.”

Thank you for watching all these years, and we’ll keep you posted as soon as we have news to share.

Episodes 152 & 153 Of “The Jasta Show” Available For Streaming

Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed) has premiered the 152nd and the 153rd episodes of his podcast, “The Jasta Show.” Episode 152 is special tribute for Lemmy Kilmister , which features the September 23 episode, along with special guests Don Jamieson, Alex Grossi (Quiet Riot), Dizzy Reed (Guns N Roses), and Johnny Kelly (Type O Negative). It also has Alex Aldea’s interviews from Lemmy’s Memorial. As for episode 153, it features an interview with Mina Caputo (Life Of Agony).