Job For A Cowboy To Return To The Stage At 2023 Blue Ridge Rock Festival

Job For A Cowboy will be taking the stage for the first time since 2016 at this year’s Blue Ridge Rock Festival. That event will take place in Alton, VA on September 7-10 and it will also feature: Pantera, Shinedown, Megadeth, Chevelle, Parkway Drive, Pierce The Veil, Motionless In White, Coheed And Cambria, Beartooth, Highly Suspect, Coal Chamber, Flyleaf (with Lacey Sturm), Black Label Society, Machine Head, The Ghost Inside, Spiritbox, VV (aka HIM’s Ville Valo), Tech N9ne, Biohazard, Jinjer, Vince Neil (Mötley Crüe), Scott Stapp (Creed), Avatar, Static-X, The Amity Affliction, Stephen Pearcy (RATT), The Black Dahlia Murder, Exodus, Electric Callboy, Atreyu, Crown The Empire, Finger Eleven, Taproot, Drowning Pool, Trust Company (original lineup), Dayseeker, Senses Fail, Stabbing Westward, 10 Years, Nonpoint, Cold (“Year Of The Spider” 20th anniversary set), CKY, Dope, After The Burial, Northlane, Emmure, Bury Tomorrow, Escape The Fate, Attila (performing “About That Life”), Fit For An Autopsy, Gemini Syndrome, Adema, Alpha Wolf, Woe, Is Me, Make Them Suffer, Holding Absence, Born Of Osiris, Kublai Khan TX, Like Moths To Flames, Upon A Burning Body, Caskets, Landmvrks, Tantric, Psychostick, Rain City Drive, I Set My Friends On Fire, Bodysnatcher, Eva Under Fire, Thousand Below, Paleface, No Resolve, Tallah, Catch Your Breath, Hanabie, Patient Sixty-Seven, Until I Wake, Dropout Kings, Eternal Frequency, and Heartsick.

“Angry Jesus” Kicked Out Of Recent Exodus Show

According to Loudwire, an “angry” fan dressed as Jesus had to be removed from a recent Anthrax, Black Label Society, and Exodus show at the South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton, BC. The man in question managed to make it through Exodus’ set and even got into the mosh pit at one point. However, everything ended with him in cuffs. You can see a photo of that, along with footage of him moshing below, courtesy of Reddit. Exodus’ Gary Holt commented:

“You can’t make this shit up! A little humor to follow my doctors visit for x rays after I ate shit on a slippery bus step getting off at the border crossing. Worse pain ever, but nothing broken. Probably under skin blood clot. Fucking hurts but standing hurts the least so Grand Forks! I may not be all over the stage tonight , or doing much of anything but riffing out, but it’s gonna be sick!”

Testament Announce European Tour With Exodus & Voivod

Testament have announced a spring European tour. The trek will consist of headlining shows with Exodus and Voivod as well as various festival appearances.

Tour Dates:

With Exodus and Voivod:

05/26 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
05/28 Munich, GER – Backstage
05/30 Lyon, FRA – Transbordeur
05/31 Pratteln, SWI – Z7
06/01 Milan, ITA – Live Club
06/02 Ljubljana, SLO – Kino Siska
06/03 Stuttgart, GER – LKA Longhorn
06/05 Berlin, GER – Columbia Theater
06/11 Strasbourg, FRA – Laiterie (no Voivod)
06/13 Hamburg, GER – Markthalle
06/16 Hannover, GER – Capitol (no Voivod)

Festivals:

05/27 Gelsenkirchen, GER – Rock Hard Festival
06/04 Plzen, CZE – Metalfest
06/07 Sölvesborg, SWE – Sweden Rock Festival
06/08 Gdansk, POL – Mystic Festival
06/09 Hyvinkää, FIN – Rockfest
06/10 Leeuwarden, NET – Into The Grave
06/15 Copenhagen, DEN – Copenhell
06/17 Dessel, BEL – Graspop Metal Meeting
06/18 Clisson, FRA – Hellfest

Iron Maiden, KISS, Mötley Crüe, Slipknot, Etc. Set For 2023 Hellfest

The lineup has been revealed for next year’s Hellfest. That event will take place on June 15-18 in Clisson, France.

Here’s the lineup:

  • Iron Maiden
  • KISS
  • Mötley Crüe
  • Def Leppard
  • Slipknot
  • Pantera
  • Hollywood Vampires
  • Alter Bridge
  • Porcupine Tree
  • Generation Sex
  • Amon Amarth
  • Parkway Drive
  • Sum 41
  • Within Temptation
  • Coheed And Cambria
  • Skid Row
  • Elegant Weapons
  • British Lion
  • The Quireboys
  • P-Troll
  • Carpenter Brut
  • Puscifer
  • Beast In Black
  • Riverside
  • Evergrey
  • Scarlean
  • Hatebreed
  • Hollywood Undead
  • Ho99o9
  • Florence Black
  • Do Or Die
  • Architects
  • In Flames
  • I Prevail
  • Code Orange
  • Machine Gun Kelly
  • Papa Roach
  • Motionless In White
  • Eths
  • Nothing More
  • Mod Sun
  • Escape The Fate
  • Vended
  • Powerwolf
  • Arch Enemy
  • Seether
  • Asking Alexandria
  • Fever 333
  • Bloodywood
  • Cobra The Impaler
  • Tenacious D
  • Incubus
  • Electric Callboy
  • Halestorm
  • The Distillers
  • Thundermother
  • Skynd
  • Fishbone
  • Svinhels
  • Ludwig Von 88
  • Poesie Zero
  • Voice Of Hell Contest
  • Rancid
  • Flogging Molly
  • Gogol Bordello
  • Less Than Jake
  • Cochney Rejects
  • The Chats
  • Homintern Sect
  • Peter Pan Speedrock
  • Syndrome 81
  • Black Flag
  • Municipal Waste
  • Stray From The Path
  • Pro-Pain
  •  Soul Glo
  •  Mindforce
  • SpiritWorld
  •  Zulu
  • Hard Mind
  • The Ghost Inside
  • Rise Of The Northstar
  • The Amity Affliction
  • Cane Hill
  • Paleface
  • END
  • Resolve
  • Beyond The Styx
  •  Amenra
  • The Soft Moon
  • Birds In Row
  • Celeste
  • Today Is The Day
  •  The Cult
  •  Greg Puciato
  • Primitive Man
  • Weedeater
  •  Helms Alee
  • Bongripper
  • LLNN
  • My Dilligence
  •  Clutch
  •  Monster Magnet
  • Earthless
  • The Obsessed
  •  Stoned Jesus
  • Crowbar
  •  King Buffalo
  • Spirit Adrift
  •  Decasia
  •  Melvins
  • Dance With The Dead
  •  Legion Of Doom
  • Mutoid Man
  • Empire State Bastard
  •  Wonvennest
  • Doodseshader
  • Katatonia
  • Hypocrisy
  • Candlemass
  • Nightfall
  • Aephanemer
  • As I Lay Dying
  • Suffocation
  •  Bloodbath
  • Aborted
  • Unearth
  •  Full Of Hell
  • Nostromo
  • Candy
  • Venefixion
  • Meshuggah
  • Voivod
  •  Lorna Shore
  • Born Of Osiris
  • Gorod
  • Loathe
  • Ten56.
  • The Dali Thundering Concept
  • Pestifer
  • Testament
  •  Dark Angel
  • Exodus
  • Holy Moses
  • Vektor
  • Evil Invaders
  • Schizophrenia
  • Aleister
  • Behemoth
  • Dark Funeral
  • Harakiri For The Sky
  •  Imperial Triumphant
  • Blackbraid
  • Venom Inc.
  • Gorgoroth
  • 1349
  • Vreid
  • Der Weg Einer Freiheit
  • 1914
  • ACOD
  • Beleds, Hetquertzen
  •  The HU
  • Faun
  • Finntroll
  • Myrath
  • Saor
  • Svalbard
  •  Halandra
  •  White Ward
  •  Nature Morte
  • Fields Of The Nephilim
  • Paradise Lost
  • Lord Of The Lost
  • She Past Away
  • Treponem Pal
  •  The Old Dead Tree
  • Strigoi
  •  Blod

Pantera, Disturbed, Arch Enemy, Etc. Added To 2023 Graspop Metal Meeting Festival

Over 100 more artists have been added to next year’s Graspop Metal Meeting festival. The event will be held in Dessel, Belgium on June 15-18 and the updated lineup can be found below.

Lineup:

  • Def Leppard
  • Mötley Crüe
  • Slipknot
  • Pantera
  • Ghost
  • Gojira
  • Parkway Drive
  • 1914
  • Agnostic Front
  • Amon Amarth
  • Anti-Flag
  • Antimatter
  • Any Given Day
  • Arch Enemy
  • Architects
  • As I Lay Dying
  • Asking Alexandria
  • At The Gates
  • Avatar
  • Beast In Black
  • Behemoth
  • Billy Talent
  • Black Mirrors
  • Bloodywood
  • Butcher Babies
  • Cane Hill
  • Carpenter Brut
  • Clutch
  • Cradle Of Filth
  • Crowbar
  • Cyclone
  • Danko Jones
  • Dark Angel
  • Deathstars
  • Delain
  • Dieth
  • Dirkschneider
  • Disturbed
  • Draconian
  • Eluveitie
  • End
  • Enter Shikari
  • Epica
  • Escape The Fate
  • Evergrey
  • Exodus
  • Fever 333
  • Fields Of The Nephilim
  • Finntroll
  • Greg Puciato
  • Halestorm
  • Hatebreed
  • Heidevolk
  • Hippotraktor
  • Hollywood Undead
  • Hollywood Vampires
  • I Prevail
  • In Flames
  • Insomnium
  • Katatonia
  • Kissin’ Dynamite
  • Korpiklaani
  • Kreator
  • Landmvrks
  • Legion Of The Damned
  • Less Than Jake
  • Life Of Agony
  • Lionheart
  • Loathe
  • Lorna Shore
  • Marduk
  • Meshuggah
  • Molybaron
  • Monster Magnet
  • Motionless In White
  • Novelists
  • Oceans
  • Orange Goblin
  • Orbit Culture
  • Papa Roach
  • Polaris
  • Rancid
  • Russkaja
  • Seether
  • Septicflesh
  • Sick Of It All
  • Skindred
  • Sleep Token
  • Soen
  • Sólstafir
  • Spiritbox
  • Stand Atlantic
  • Stray From The Path
  • Testament
  • The Amity Affliction
  • The Answer
  • The Chats
  • The Ghost Inside
  • The Halo Effect
  • The Luka State
  • The Menzingers
  • The Raven Age
  • The Winery Dogs
  • Three Days Grace
  • Thundermother
  • Unearth
  • Vicious Rumours
  • Voivod
  • Watain

Brand Of Sacrifice Premiere “Exodus” Music Video

Brand Of Sacrifice have premiered a new video for their new song “Exodus.” Frontman Kyle Anderson commented:

“We’re so excited to unveil the next chapter of Brand of Sacrifice! ‘Exodus’ examines the darkest aspects of what we as humans are capable of, coming from the standpoint of a fearless leader. From the eyes of his brother and comrade, we witness an ability to survive and push forward when what he loves most is stolen right before his eyes by the one he looked up to and relied on. Trust can be earned, respect can be dished out, and loyalty is demonstrated. Betraying any of those, loses you the three.”

Anthrax, Black Label Society, & Exodus Announce Early 2023 North American Tour

Anthrax, Black Label Society, and Exodus will be hitting the road on a North American tour early next year. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

01/17 Boise, ID – Revolution Concert House
01/18 Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre
01/20 Vancouver, BC – PNE Forum
01/21 Penticton, BC – So. Okanagan Events Ctr.
01/22 Calgary, AB – Grey Eagle Events Centre
01/24 Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings
01/25 Grand Forks, ND – Alerus Center
01/27 Madison, WI – The Sylvee
01/28 Mt. Pleasant, MI – Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
01/29 Chicago, IL – Radius
01/31 Montclair, NJ – Wellmont Theater
02/02 Portland, ME – Cross Insurance Arena
02/03 Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
02/04 Bethlehem, PA – Wind Creek Events Center
02/05 Boston, MA – House of Blues
02/07 Corbin, KY – Corbin Arena
02/08 St. Louis, MO – The Factory at The District
02/10 San Antonio, TX – Tec Port Center + Arena
02/11 Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center
02/13 Wichita, KS – The Cotillion
02/14 Oklahoma City, OK – The Criterion
02/15 Albuquerque, NM – Revel
02/17 Riverside, CA – Riverside Municipal Auditorium
02/18 Oakland, CA – Fox Theater

DIEHUMANE (Ex-Exodus, Ex-Type O Negative) To Release Debut Album “The Grotesque” In Early 2023

DIEHUMANE, the new project featuring Rick Hunolt (ex-Exodus), Sal Abruscato (A Pale Horse Named Death, ex-Type O Negative), Garret West, Joshua Vargas, and Greg Hilligiest Jr., are planning to release their debut album, “The Grotesque,” early next year. The effort will be released in partnership with producer Ulrich Wild’s WURMgroup and DevilDriver frontman Dez Fafara’s The Oracle Management.

Fafara said the following:

“We here at Oracle Management are very proud to announce that DIEHUMANE has chosen to allow us to represent them. The music belongs in its own category being artistic, heavy, and unique in its own right. There’s seasoned musicians at the helm and one of the best vocalists I’ve heard in many years. Here’s to the future!”

Each band member also commented:

Hunolt:

“To be honest, being in a band wasn’t even on my mind at the time a dear friend called me and said, ‘Hey, I know these guys looking for a guitar player.’ He sent me some raw tracks, and I listened for about a month before I replied, and it was the music that I was looking for. It gave me the ability to express myself musically and, even more important, was radically different than anything I have ever played. Music needs ‘different’ in order to evolve. [There’s] so much talent in this band, and I can’t wait for you to experience DIEHUMANE.”

Abruscato:

“I am looking forward to the release of this very different and unique album I had the pleasure writing/performing the drum tracks for. It’s different from what I have done in the past and it’s been fantastic to be a part of it with everyone in the band, Ulrich Wild/WURMgroup and The Oracle Management. I feel folks will be blown away.”

West:

“I grew up listening to Sal and Rick. Then Dez took us into his flock with The Oracle and Ulrich (a powerhouse responsible for many of my favorite records) made it his mission to make us sound pristine. What we have here is something special. I just hope people find it as special as we do.”

Hilligiest:

“I want to thank Ulrich and Dez both for taking interest in us and helping us get it out there. I’m just happy to finally get it out to people’s ears. We’ve been hearing this album in many different forms for two years now, it’s time to let everybody else in the world hear it as it is meant to be heard. I hope you all like it as much as we do.”

Vargas:

“Typically the formation of a project and subsequent creation of an album marks the beginning of something, whereas this one starts with the end, and actually ends with the beginning of something. All of these songs began as a way of dealing with complete and total isolation in 2020 and the loss of what life was before that year, and ends marking the beginning of something awesome, and the album sounds like exactly that. Recording began in a dingy townhome in Galveston, Texas and ended in fucking Hollywood. The musical journey we all took on this album is something I wouldn’t trade for world. Big thanks to Ulrich Wild (WURMgroup) and Dez Fafara (The Oracle Management) for going on this crazy journey with us. I’m so happy with this album that I don’t even care if anyone hates it.”

Watch Exodus Perform “The Toxic Waltz” With Former Singer Rob Dukes In Phoenix

During their September 9 show at Van Buren in Phoenix, AZ, Exodus were joined onstage by their former singer Rob Dukes for a performance of “The Toxic Waltz.” You can see fan-filmed footage of that below:

Exodus Guitarist Gary Holt: “I’m Convinced, And Have Been For Decades, That There’s More Than One Lemmy”

Gary Holt (Exodus) and more have shared some of their Motörhead stories with Banger TV as part of a promo video for the recently released Motörhead tribute album “Löve Me Förever: A Tribute To Motörhead.” Humorously, the guitarist says he believes there was actually “more than one Lemmy.”

Holt said the following:

“I’m convinced, and have been for decades, that there’s more than one Lemmy, or at least there was.

We [in EXODUS] used, back in the day, to squander more money on tours. When we did a European tour, we insisted that we had to spend a week in London first — to acclimate to the time change. Basically, it was us partying like fucking animals for five to seven days.

This was when Lemmy still lived in England and London. And we’d go out to a bar and there’s Lemmy. We’d go up and hang out [with] him, do some drugs or whatever and have some drinks. [We’d tell him] ‘We’re gonna go to this other place.’ ‘All right. See you guys later.’ And we’d get there and he’s already sitting at the bar; I mean, he’s been there for an hour. And then we went to another place and he’s there ahead of us, and we left him sitting at the bar. And ever since then we’re convinced that there’s at least three different Lemmys, ’cause he couldn’t possibly have done it. But, you know, Lemmy is God, so…”

[via Blabbermouth]