Trivium, Parkway Drive, In Flames, Etc. Added To 2023 Knotfest Japan

More bands have been added to this year’s edition of Knotfest Japan. The event will take place at the Makuhari Messe International Exhibition Hall near Tokyo, Japan on April 1-2 and the updated daily lineups can be found below:

April 1: Slipknot, Trivium, Man With A Mission, In Flames, The Oral Cigarettes, Survive Said The Prophet, Crystal Lake, and A Crowd Of Rebellion.

April 2: Slipknot, Korn, Maximum The Hormone, Parkway Drive, Coldrain, Fear, And Loathing In Las Vegas, and Petit Brabancon.

Korn Release “Follow The Leader” 25th Anniversary Makeup Palette

Korn are celebrating the 25th anniversary of “Follow The Leader” with a new makeup palette. If you’re interested, you can purchase that HERE.

The band commented:

“We’ve teamed up with HipDot to create an exclusive Follow The Leader CD makeup palette ahead of the 25th anniversary this summer. This palette consists of 8 amazing “tracks” of various, pigmented textures… Our KoRn x HipDot Follow The Leader collection is vegan, free of harmful ingredients, certified cruelty-free, and curated to embrace all skin tones.”

Here’s an official product description:

“Korn’s iconic “Follow the Leader” album was released in 1998, and this year we are celebrating 25 years of this unforgettable moment in music history.

Children of the Korn, hopscotch your way into the Hipdot x Korn x Follow the Leader palette. This palette includes 8 “tracks” of soft mattes, pigmented shimmers and easy to blend glitters. All tones inspired by this late 90’s album we all rock out to.

Track Shade Descriptions:

“My Gift to You” – Olive Beetle – Shifter
“Dead Bodies Everywhere” – Vintage Sepia – Glitter
“Pretty” – Slashed & Silver – Glitter
“Freak on a Leash” – Black – Matte
“Got the Life” – Sunset Copper – Shimmer
“Children of the Korn” – Beige – Matte
“It’s On!” – Dirt Brown – Matte
“Seed” – Off White Pink – Matte”

Hate Offering Release “Nu-Era” Covers EP

Hate Offering (ex-American Me, It Prevails, etc.) have released a new covers EP titled “Nu-Era.” The effort includes the band’s takes on Slipknot‘s “Left Behind,“ Korn‘s “Falling Away From Me,” and System Of A Down‘s “Prison Song.“

Foo Fighters, Korn, AFI, Etc. Set For 2023 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival

The lineup has been revealed for this year’s Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival. The event will take place in Manchester, TN on June 15-18 and it will feature the following:

June 15: Zeds Dead, Liquid Stranger, 070 Shake, Abraham Alexander, Big Freedia, Briscoe, Celisse, Cimafunk, CVC, Daily Bread, Dehd, Diarrhea Planet, Elephant Heart, Ezra Furman, JP Saxe, Mersiv, Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway, Neighbor, Petey, and Suki Waterhouse.

June 16: Kendrick Lamar, Baby Keem, Vulfpeck, GRiZ, Portugal. The Man, Noah Kahan, Subtronics, Three 6 Mafia, Fleet Foxes, AFI, Sylvan Esso, Rina Sawayama, Charley Crockett, Morgan Wade, Alex G, MUNA, Diesel, Destroy Lonely, The Midnight, Knocked Loose, Matt Maeson, Peekaboo, black midi, Apashe, Emo Nite, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, Madison Cunningham, Sampa the Great, Boogie T b2b Dirt Monkey b2b SubDocta, Maddy O’Neal, Jupiter and Okwess, and NotLö.

June 17: Odesza, Lil Nas X, Tyler Childers, My Morning Jacket, Louis the Child, Korn, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, JID, Sheryl Crow, STS9, Sofi Tukker, Big Wild, The Band Camino, Jenny Lewis, Yung Gravy, Remi Wolf, Bob Moses, Cory Wong, Ken Carson, Elderbrook, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, Colony House, Walker & Royce, Devon Gilfillian, The Beths, Danielle Ponder, Giolì & Assia, Thee Sacred Souls, Night Tales, and SuperJam.

June 18: Foo Fighters, Paramore, Marcus Mumford, The Revivalists, Alesso, Pixies, girl in red, Umphrey’s McGee, Rebelution, Jacob Collier, Hippo Campus, Jauz, Peach Pit, Franz Ferdinand, Men I Trust, MK, Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors, Amber Mark, Wax Motif, Kip Moore, Makaya McCraven, Sammy Rae & The Friends, Hermanos Gutiérrez, Paris Jackson, and Rome In Silver.

Slipknot, Korn, Man With A Mission, And Maximum The Hormone Set For 2023 Knotfest Japan

The first set of bands have been revealed for next year’s edition of Knotfest Japan. The event will take place at the Makuhari Messe International Exhibition Hall near Tokyo, Japan on April 1-2 and it will feature Slipknot, Korn, Man With A Mission, Maximum The Hormone, and more.

Metal Anarchy’s Top Albums Of 2022

I have put together a list of my top 10 albums of 2022. You can check that out below. This is just for fun and I know I probably left out some of your favorites, but these are all of the albums that I enjoyed the most this year:

10. Korn – “Requiem”

Korn’s latest album finds the band returning to form with a classic dose of nu-metal. It has all of the elements fans have come to love over the years wrapped into a small package with no filler. Some highlights from this one include: “Let The Dark Do The Rest,” “Worst Is On Its Way,” and “Lost In The Grandeur.”

09. Undeath – “It’s Time…To Rise from The Grave”

Undeath’s latest album is a full-on display of pummeling death metal that manages to stay true to the genre while still sounding fresh. It’s a killer record that proves the future of death metal is in good hands. Some highlights from this one include: “Rise from The Grave,” “Defiled Again,” and “Fiend For Corpses.”

08. Slipknot – “The End, So Far”

Slipknot’s latest album feels like a culmination of the band’s career and a glimpse into the future all at once. It combines elements from throughout the band’s history with new soundscapes to create something that sounds familiar yet slightly different. Some highlights from this one include: “Hivemind,” “Warranty,” and “Medicine For The Dead.”

07. Venom Prison – “Erebos”

Venom Prison’s latest album finds the band expanding their sound, while still sounding as crushing as ever. The effort is still a death metal record at its core, but it shows an evolutionary step forward for a band that keep rising to greater heights within the scene. Some highlights from this one include: “Comfort Of Complicity,” “Born From Chaos,” and “Nemesis.”

06. Lamb Of God – “Omens”

Lamb Of God have continued to crank out high-quality material for years and “Omens” is no exception. The effort is a heavy, classic sounding Lamb Of God record that takes into account the band’s evolution through a more focused lens. Some highlights from this one include: “Gomorrah,” “Ditch,” and “To The Grave.”

05. Halestorm – “Back From The Dead”

Halestorm are one of the strongest acts in the current rock scene and their latest album further cements that fact. The record gives the fans exactly what they want, Lzzy Hale’s soaring vocals backed by a hard rock explosion. Some highlights from this one include: “Wicked Ways,” “Brightside,” and the title track.

04. Arch Enemy – “Deceivers”

Arch Enemy’s latest album is one of their best pieces of work to date. All of the songs have the potential to become melodic death metal classics thanks to the band’s impeccable musicianship and powerful vocals. Some highlights from this one include: “Handshake With Hell,” “In The Eye Of The Storm,” and “The Watcher.”

03. Electric Callboy – “TEKKNO”

Electric Callboy’s latest album “TEKKNO” is a catchy display of electro-metalcore that doesn’t take itself too seriously. It’s a fun ride that makes you want to smile and headbang the whole way through. Some highlights from this one include: “We Got The Moves,” “Hurrikan,” and “Arrow of Love”.”

02. Motionless In White – “Scoring The End Of The World”

Motionless In White managed to top themselves again with their latest album. The record is a work of art that packs elements of metal, hard rock, and industrial into infectious songs that you can’t help but move to. Some highlights from this one include: “Werewolf,” “Slaughterhouse (feat. Knocked Loose’s Bryan Garris),” and “Broadcasting From Beyond The Grave: Corpse Nation.”

01. Ghost – “Impera”

You can’t get much bigger than Ghost’s latest album. The effort combines elements of ’80s hard rock and pop to create massive songs that have the ability to transcend into the mainstream. Some highlights from this one include: “Spillways,” “Watcher In The Sky,” and “Respite On The Spitalfields.”

Korn To Release “Requiem Mass” Live Album In February

Korn will be releasing a new live album titled “Requiem Mass” on February 3. The effort will feature songs from the band’s 2022 show at the Hollywood United Methodist Church in Los Angeles, CA. Fans can pre-order the set as a 2xCD bundle featuring the band’s latest album “Requiem” and on vinyl. Here’s the track listing:

01. “Start The Healing” (Requiem Mass)
02. “Lost In The Grandeur” (Requiem Mass)
03. “Hopeless and Beaten” (Requiem Mass)
04. “Worst Is On Its Way” (Requiem Mass)
05. “Let The Dark Do The Rest” (Requiem Mass)

Korn Share HEALTH’s Remix Of “Worst Is On Its Way”, Release “Here To Slay” Hot Sauce

Korn have shared HEALTH’s remix of their song “Worst Is On Its Way.” The updated track, which features Danny Brown and Meechy Darko (Flatbush Zombies), can be streamed below. In other news, Korn have also partnered with Heatonist for a new hot sauce called “Here To Slay.” The following was said about that:

“‘Here To Slay’ honors the abundance of produce grown in the Central Valley with the charred-sweet flavor of roasted corn and vibrant jalapeño and serrano peppers. Smoky chipotles in adobo and cumin add earthy notes that echo the vistas and canyons outside the city. Crafted by our friends at Heartbeat Hot Sauce, this sauce is a must-have for tacos, grilled shrimp, burgers, burritos and more.”

System Of A Down, Korn, Deftones, Incubus, Etc. Set For Sick New World Festival

The lineup has been revealed for next year’s Sick New World festival. The event will take place at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds in Las Vegas, NV on May 13 and it will feature the following: System Of A Down, Korn, Deftones, Incubus, Evanescence, Turnstile, Chevelle, The Sisters Of Mercy, Papa Roach, Death Grips, Flyleaf, Mr. Bungle, VV, Placebo, Ministry, She Wants Revenge, 100 Gecs, Skinny Puppy, Coal Chamber, KMFDM, Killing Joke, Spiritbox, Kittie, Soulfly, P.O.D., Sevendust, Hoobastank, Alien Ant Farm, London After Midnight, Fever 333, HEALTH, Machine Girl, Ho99o9, Prayers, Filter, Lacuna Coil, Melvins, Failure, Stabbing Westward, Cold, Cradle Of Filth, Body Count, The Birthday Massacre, The 69 Eyes, Orgy, Monster Magnet, My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult, Loathe, Panchiko, Scene Queen, Superheaven, Fiddlehead, Narrow Head, and Scowl.