Anthrax, Clutch, Cypress Hill, Etc. Added To 2021 Blue Ridge Rock Festival

More bands have been added to the 2021 Blue Ridge Rock Festival. The event is set to take place at the Blue Ridge Amphitheater in Danville, VA on September 9-12 and the newly announced acts include: Adelitas Way, All That Remains, Asking Alexandria, Anthrax, Bad Omens, Burden Of The Sky, Clutch, Cypress Hill, Crown The Empire, D.R.U.G.S., Hellzapoppin Circus Sideshow, Ice Nine Kills, Ill Niño, and Sabaton. Previously announced acts include: Five Finger Death Punch, Limp Bizkit, Gojira, Skillet, Black Label Society, Killswitch Engage, Falling In Reverse, Underoath, Rev Run (Run-DMC), Body Count, P.O.D. (performing “Satellite“), Beartooth, Badflower, Motionless In White, Sevendust, Avatar, August Burns Red, Fever 333, Wage War, Knocked Loose, Corrosion Of Conformity, From Ashes To New, Fit For A King, Fozzy, Drowning Pool, Escape The Fate, Light The Torch, Nonpoint, Miss May I, Mushroomhead, Fire From The Gods, Texas Hippie Coalition, Slaves, Saul, Another Day Dawns, and Stitched Up Heart. Steve-O (“Jackass”) has since been added as a guest host as well.

Gojira, Underoath, Etc. Added To 2021 Blue Ridge Rock Festival

More bands have been added to the 2021 Blue Ridge Rock Festival. The event is set to take place at the Blue Ridge Amphitheater in Danville, VA on September 9-12 and the updated lineup includes: Five Finger Death Punch, Limp Bizkit, Gojira, Skillet, Black Label Society, Killswitch Engage, Falling In Reverse, Underoath, Rev Run (Run-DMC), Body Count, P.O.D. (performing “Satellite“), Beartooth, Badflower, Motionless In White, Sevendust, Avatar, August Burns Red, Fever 333, Wage War, Knocked Loose, Corrosion Of Conformity, From Ashes To New, Fit For A King, Fozzy, Drowning Pool, Escape The Fate, Light The Torch, Nonpoint, Miss May I, Mushroomhead, Fire From The Gods, Texas Hippie Coalition, Slaves, Saul, Another Day Dawns, and Stitched Up Heart. Steve-O (“Jackass”) has since been added as a guest host as well.

P.O.D., Corrosion Of Conformity, Beartooth, Etc. Added To 2021 Blue Ridge Rock Festival

Corrosion Of Conformity, Slaves, Beartooth, Drowning Pool, P.O.D. (performing “Satellite” in its entirety), and Fit For A King have been added to this year’s Blue Ridge Rock Festival. That event is set to take place at the Blue Ridge Amphitheater in Danville, VA on September 9-12. Previously announced acts include: Five Finger Death Punch, Killswitch Engage, Knocked Loose, Body Count, Wage War, Motionless In White, From Ashes To New, Fire From The Gods, Another Day Dawns, Nonpoint, Sevendust, and Fozzy.

2020 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Reportedly Linked To Over 250,000 COVID-19 Cases

According to a new report, the 2020 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally has been linked to over 250,000 new cases of COVID-19. That event took place last month and it featured performances from Smash Mouth, Trapt, Buckcherry, Drowning Pool, Fozzy, Adelitas Way, and more.

The following was said in the report:

“Large in-person gatherings without social distancing and with individuals who have traveled outside the local area are classified as the “highest risk” for COVID-19 spread by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Between August 7 and August 16, 2020, nearly 500,000 motorcycle enthusiasts converged on Sturgis, South Dakota for its annual motorcycle rally. Large crowds, coupled with minimal mask-wearing and social distancing by attendees, raised concerns that this event could serve as a COVID-19 “super-spreader.” This study is the first to explore the impact of this event on social distancing and the spread of COVID-19. First, using anonymized cell phone data from SafeGraph, Inc. we document that (i) smartphone pings from non-residents, and (ii) foot traffic at restaurants and bars, retail establishments, entertainment venues, hotels and campgrounds each rose substantially in the census block groups hosting Sturgis rally events. Stay-at-home behavior among local residents, as measured by median hours spent at home, fell. Second, using data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and a synthetic control approach, we show that by September 2, a month following the onset of the Rally, COVID-19 cases increased by approximately 6 to 7 cases per 1,000 population in its home county of Meade. Finally, difference-in-differences (dose response) estimates show that following the Sturgis event, counties that contributed the highest inflows of rally attendees experienced a 7.0 to 12.5 percent increase in COVID-19 cases relative to counties that did not contribute inflows. Descriptive evidence suggests these effects may be muted in states with stricter mitigation policies (i.e., restrictions on bar/restaurant openings, mask-wearing mandates). We conclude that the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally generated public health costs of approximately $12.2 billion”

[via Metal Injection]

Trapt, Buckcherry, Drowning Pool, Etc. Set To Perform At 2020 Sturgis Buffalo Chip Rally, Masks & Social Distancing Reportedly Not Required

The 80th annual Sturgis Buffalo Chip Rally in Sturgis, SD is scheduled to go on as planned amid the coronavirus pandemic. The local city council voted to move forward with the event with PPE guidelines in place for staff, vendors, etc. However, a number of outlets are reporting that masks and social distancing will not be mandatory. The rally will be held on August 7-16 and Smash Mouth, Trapt, Adelitas Way, Buckcherry, Drowning Pool, Lit, Quiet Riot, Saving Abel, Night Ranger and more are still set to perform despite the apparent lack of safety measures.

[via The PRP]

I Tore My Eyes Out Share Cover Of Drowning Pool’s “Bodies” From “Dead Bodies Everywhere: A Slam And Death Tribute To Nu-Metal”

I Tore My Eyes Out have shared a death metal cover of Drowning Pool’s “Bodies.” This track features Rori Putra Pratama (Machine Anatomy) and it will appear on the new “Dead Bodies Everywhere: A Slam And Death Tribute To Nu-Metal” compilation, which is set to be released on February 14. I Tore My Eyes Out mastermind Daniel commented:

“This song is one of the biggest bangers of my childhood! It was very cool to jam to the attitude of this hit, with its chorus now stuck in my head for life. I definitely didn’t want to replay the song just by weighing down the sound. So I brought some I Tore My Eyes Out vibes in the middle of the song with some groovy riffs and slams.”

Track Listing:

  • Omni Express” – “Blind” (Korn cover)
  • I Tore My Eyes Out – “Bodies” (Drowning Pool cover)
  • Throat Bleach – “People = Shit” (Slipknot cover)
  • Angelic Assblast – “Dig” (Mudvayne cover)
  • Acephaly – “Birthmark” (Deftones cover)
  • Cockoroch – “Here To Stay” (Korn cover)
  • Ophiocordyceps – “I’m With Stupid” (Static-X cover)
  • Penguin On Fire – “When Girls Telephone Boys” (Deftones cover)
  • Phyllomedusa – “Spit” (Kittie cover)
  • Smothered Bowels – “Duality” (Slipknot cover)
  • Gorebones – “Nookie” (Limp Bizkit cover)
  • Alkadema – “Dead Bodies Everywhere” (Korn cover)
  • Domestic Terror – “Never Get Caught” (American Head Charge cover)
  • Human Menu – “Suite-Pee” (System Of A Down cover)
  • Daedon – “Down With The Sickness” (Disturbed cover)
  • Grindzilla – “Brackish” (Kittie cover)
  • Big Chef – “Break Stuff” (Limp Bizkit cover)
  • Ape On Drugs – “Last Resort” (Papa Roach cover)
  • The Dark Prison Masscare – “Faget” (Korn cover)
  • Dysmorphic Disfigurement – “Fuck The System” (System Of A Down cover)
  • Mister Hollywood – “The Dream Is Over” (Mushroomhead cover)
  • Order Of The Wolf – “Be Quiet And Drive (Far Away)” (Deftones cover)
  • Settle For Shadows – “Dead” (Korn cover)
  • Coagulopathy – “Dig” (Mudvayne cover)
  • Angioimmunoblastic T-Cell Lymphadenopathy – “Butterfly” (Crazy Town cover)
  • Katarina Gubanova – “Cradle To The Grave” (Five Finger Death Punch cover)

If you missed them, you can find several other tracks from the compilation below:

[via The PRP]

DevilDriver Drop Off Static-X’s North American Tour, Drowning Pool & Mushroomhead Added

DevilDriver have dropped off the final leg of Static-X‘s “Wisconsin Death Trip” 20th anniversary tour due to frontman Dez Fafara needing time off to be with his wife, who is sadly battling cancer. Drowning Pool and Mushroomhead will replace the group on select, unspecified dates. Fafara commented:

“Hello everyone, My wife has been diagnosed with cancer. I will be staying home to care for her and be by her side every minute as she begins her Cancer fight with surgery and further treatments. Apologies to all but I’m sure you all understand that family comes before work. We thank you for all your well wishes at this time.”

Tour Dates:

With Dope, Wednesday 13, and Raven Black:

11/08 Austin, TX – Emo’s
11/09 Tyler, TX – Clicks
11/10 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
11/12 Baton Rouge, LA – Varsity Theater
11/13 New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
11/15 Ft. Lauderdale – Revolution
11/16 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
11/17 Destin, FL – Club LA
11/19 Greensboro, NC – Cone Denim
11/20 Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
11/21 Columbus, OH – Express Live
11/22 Albany, NY – Skyloft
11/23 Providence, RI – Fete Ballroom (‘Providence Metal Fest)
11/24 New York, NY – Sony Hall
11/27 Flint, MI – Machine Shop
11/28 Flint, MI – Machine Shop
11/29 Cincinnati, OH – Riverfront Live
11/30 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave II
12/01 Champaign, IL – The City Center
12/02 Chicago, IL – House of Blues
12/03 Green Bay, WI – Green Bay Distillery
12/04 St. Paul, MN – The Myth
12/05 Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
12/06 Sauget, IL – Pop’s
12/07 Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theater
12/08 Colorado Springs, CO – Sunshine Studios Live

With Wednesday 13:

12/10 Salt Lake City, UT – The Royal Bar
12/11 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
12/12 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
12/13 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
12/14 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
12/15 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater
12/17 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
12/18 Fresno, CA – Fulton 55

“Dead Bodies Everywhere: A Slam And Death Tribute To Nu-Metal” To Be Released In February

Imploding Sounds records will be releasing a new covers album titled “Dead Bodies Everywhere: A Slam And Death Tribute To Nu-Metal” on February 14. The effort will feature various nu-metal songs covered by slam, death and goregrind artists. The first two singles, Ophiocordyceps’ cover of Static-X‘s “I’m With Stupid“ and Penguin On Fire’s cover of Deftones’ “When Girls Telephone Boys”, can be streamed below:

Here’s the full track listing:

01. Cockoroch – “Here To Stay” (Korn cover)
02. Guttural Engorgement – “Leech” (Limp Bizkit cover)
03. Penguin On Fire – “When Girls Telephone Boys” (Deftones cover)
04. Aborning – “Get This” (Slipknot cover)
05. Angelic Assblast – “Dig” (Mudvayne cover)
06. Aceldama – “Awake” (Godsmack cover)
07. I Tore My Eyes Out – “Bodies” (Drowning Pool cover)
08. Ophiocordyceps – “I’m With Stupid” (Static-X cover)
09. Atoll – “Loco” (Coal Chamber cover)
10. Throat Bleach – “People = Shit” (Slipknot cover)
11. Smothered Bowels – “Duality” (Slipknot cover)
12. Domestic Terror – “Never Get Caught” (American Head Charge cover)
13. Acephaly – “Birthmark” (Deftones cover)
14. Phyllomedusa – “Spit” (Kittie cover)
15. Daedon – “Down With The Sickness” (Disturbed cover)
16. Gorebones – “Nookie” (Limp Bizkit cover)
17. Big Chef – “Break Stuff” (Limp Bizkit cover)
18. Ruptured Gangrenous Cloaca – “Bawitdaba” (Kid Rock cover)

[via The PRP]

Senses Fail Joined Onstage By Twiztid For System Of A Down, Limp Bizkit, Etc. Covers Medley At Tampa Date Of The Vans Warped Tour

While on the Vans Warped Tour’s final cross-country run, Senses Fail decided to incorporate a covers medley, featuring System Of A Down‘s “Chop Suey!“, Drowning Pool‘s “Bodies“, Limp Bizkit‘s “Break Stuff” and Rage Against The Machine‘s “Bulls On Parade“, into their set and during the Tampa, FL date Twiztid got in on the fun. You can see footage of that below: