Bleeding Through, Winds Of Plague, Carnifex, Etc. Set For December Decimation Fest

The lineup has been revealed for the 2018 December Decimation Fest. The event will take place at The Glass House in Pomona, CA on December 21-22, and it will include the following:

December 21: Bleeding Through, Carnifex, So This Is Suffering, and Spades And Blades.

December 22: Winds Of Plague, Spite, The Zenith Passage, Entheos, and The Mirage Theory.

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Gallows, NOFX, All Time Low, Etc. Set For 2019 Slam Dunk Festival

All Time Low, NOFX, New Found Glory, Waterparks, Story Of The Year, Mad Caddies, and Silverstein have all been confirmed for the 2019 Slam Dunk Festival. The event will take place on May 25 at Temple Newsam Park in Leeds, UK and on May 26 at Hatfield Park in Hatfield, UK. More artists will be added at a later date.

Knocked Loose, Harm’s Way, Etc. Set For Snowed In Festival

Knocked Loose, Harm’s Way, Hot Mulligan, Vein, Kublai Khan, Belmont, Sanction, Sharptooth, Small Talks, Dark Spring, Hellbound, and Heyohwell are all set to perform at this year’s Snowed In festival. The event will take place at the Agora Theatre in Cleveland, OH on December 21 and another artist will be added at a later date.

Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine Offers More Details On Upcoming Megacruise, Reveals The Band Are Planning A Metal & Beer Festival Called Kegadeth

Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine was recently interviewed by Full Metal Jackie and offered some more details on the band’s upcoming Megacruise. During the chat, he also revealed the group are putting together a metal and beer festival called Kegadeth as well.

Mustaine said the following about the Megacruise:

“…We have thought about when we do festivals, how do you bring the audience in to have fun? Well, we don’t really want anybody up onstage, but we would love to be able to have something backstage. You know, something where you can have people associate with the band, maybe play some songs, get some direct information from us, some feedback on their playing and stuff. And, we thought, you know, what would be a great way to do that? Well, a cruise would be a great way and we’re doing the first ever West Coast cruise on next year with Norwegian [Cruise Line].

We’re going to have… it’s going to start in Long Beach and we’re gonna cruise out to Catalina and then go down to Mexico and turn around, head back up to San Diego and I think we’re going to stop in San Diego. We may return up to Long Beach, but I think San Diego’s gonna be where the cruise is gonna end for us.

We’ve got a lot of really great bands that we’ve planned. One I’m super excited about is Armored Saint. I’ve always been a fan of Armored Saint. I like the Sandoval brothers and love Joey [Vera] so, I think it’s going to be fun and that’s what we wanted. We wanted something that you know, people would stop thinking about, how do we have the most successful this and how do we make the most money that. Well, how about you treat the fans with dignity and respect and you give them their money’s worth, you know?”

He also added the following about the band’s other plans:

“So, If I went chronologically down the list of everything that’s going on right now, we’re working on wrapping up the music, I’m working on a new band that Thrashville manages called Down to Ride. We’re working on their music and they’re still trying to decide if that’s the name they’re going to use or not and we are working on the Megacruise, we’re working on Kegadeth, which is a metal music and craft beer festival that we created based around the new beer.

Then next year we hope to have a record out. This October 27th we’ll be headlining Jakarta – were taking the holidays off and we’ll be working on the new record next year. We start around March, I’m going to be doing a very special experience where I’m going to be going out for a month and playing some concerts.

So after Kegadeth we have something also next year, of course, we have the experience starting in March – and after that we do a month worth of Kegadeth and then we’ve got some dates in the Summer, and then in the Fall again we’re going to do a camping plan with the Kegadeth festival and then more Kegadeth dates.

Then obviously a Megadeth tour to support record number 16. And I use my social media stuff to help explain what’s going on with us and we’re really super excited about this next year with everything that is going on with the new record. I gotta tell you, Jackie, I feel so confident about the band – the lineup – the way the guys are playing. I’ve known Junior [aka bassist Dave Ellefson] forever and he is playing better than he ever has.

Then listening to Kiko — Kiko is remarkable. His music playing is so emotional. I’m excited, I can’t wait and I hope that you come into the studio and visit us. It’d be great to have maybe some way to bring listeners in to listen to some recordings live.”

[via Loudwire]

Fit For An Autopsy, Zao, Evergreen Terrace, Etc. Set For 2019 Aura Fest

The lineup has been revealed for the 2019 Aura Fest. The event will be held on February 16 at the Ships Of The Sea Museum Gardens in Savannah, GA and it will feature: Fit For An Autopsy, Zao, Evergreen Terrace, Old Wounds, Limbs, Great American Ghost, The Funeral Portrait, Vatican, Second Death, Holy+Gold, Awake At Last, and Depressor.

Twitching Tongues, Downpresser, Xibalba, Etc. Set For 2018 For The Children Fest

The initial lineup has been revealed for the 2018 For The Children festival. The event will take place on December 14-15 in Long Beach, CA, and it will feature: Twitching Tongues, Downpresser, Xibalba, No Zodiac, Billy The Kid, Countime, Candy, DRK BLU, Liars Tongue, Die Young, and Dare.

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Round one. Gaining Toys For Passionate Children.

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2018 Louder Than Life Cancelled

The 2018 Louder Than Life Festival has been cancelled “due to unsafe conditions resulting from ongoing rain and flooding at the festival site.” The event, which was supposed to take place on September 28-30 at Champions Park in Lousville, Kentucky, was set to feature Alice in Chains, Godsmack, Nine Inch Nails, and more.

Organizers issued the following statement:

“Dear Louder Than Life fans,

It is with deep regret that we inform you that this weekend’s Louder Than Life festival has been canceled due to unsafe conditions resulting from ongoing rain and flooding at the festival site—Champions Park. After carefully inspecting the grounds and infrastructure this evening, the City and we have determined that it is no longer possible to make the festival site safe in time for this weekend.

We appreciate the outpouring of support from our fans, the numerous offers to come out and help, and the herculean efforts of the City of Louisville in trying to make the festival happen. The one thing we will never sacrifice is the safety of our fans, bands, staff and patrons.

Before making the decision to cancel the festival, we looked at every option, from moving the event to another location to breaking the event up into smaller events in various venues. Unfortunately, it’s not logistically possible, and the weather is just not cooperating. It is not safe to attempt to move equipment, and replacement equipment is not available.

We are so proud of this year’s festival experience that included incredible music, a showcase for Louisville’s great food scene, and of course an unparalleled offering of Kentucky bourbon, and more. We’re so disappointed to not get the chance to share all of this with you. This year’s Louder Than Life was going to be the momentous experience you all deserve.

We will be back next year even bigger and better, and look forward to continuing our relationship with our incredible fans and this great city.

As a result of this cancelation, DWP will be offering full refunds for all ticket, official hotel and camping package purchases.

For those who purchased via Front Gate Tickets via internet or phone, orders will be processed automatically. Please allow up to 3 weeks for charges to be processed.

For any further questions or assistance, please email info@dwpresents.com.”