Slipknot, Pantera, Limp Bizkit, Etc. Set For 2023 Inkcarceration Music & Tattoo Festival

The lineup has been revealed for this year’s Inkcarceration Music & Tattoo Festival. The event will take place at the Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, OH on July 14-16 and it will feature the following:

July 14: Limp Bizkit, Volbeat, Highly Suspect, Coal Chamber, Hatebreed, P.O.D., Slaughter To Prevail, We Came As Romans, Fit For A King, Chelsea Grin, Kublai Khan TX, Vended, Mothica, A Killer’s Confession, Thousand Below, Fox Lake, Violent New Breed, Dark Signal, Lonewolf, Sid Stratton, Southbound Beretta, and Bittersweet Revenge.

July 15: Pantera, Lamb Of God, In This Moment, Motionless In White, Underoath, The Ghost Inside, Suicide Silence, Memphis May Fire, Mushroomhead, Fire From The Gods, The Violent, Varials, Woe Is Me, Like Moths To Flames, Uncured, Heartsick, Asava, Set For Tomorrow, Fight From Within, Half Heard Voices, Harmless Habit, and Ghostatic.

July 16: Slipknot, Megadeth, Bush, Flyleaf (with Lacey Sturm), Asking Alexandria, Wage War, GWAR, Crown The Empire, 10 Years, Fame On Fire, Dayseeker, Gideon, Eva Under Fire, Slay Squad, Last Of Our Kind, Clifford, Nerv, Scarlett O’Hara, More Than Never, Traverse The Abyss, Frayle, God Of Nothing, and Darkhorse Saloon.

Lamb Of God, Anthrax, Suicidal Tendencies, Etc. Set For 2023 Milwaukee Metalfest

The lineup has been revealed for this year’s Milwaukee Metalfest. The event, which was resurrected by Hatebreed’s Jamey Jasta, will take place at The Rave/Eagles Club in Milwaukee, WI on May 26-28 and it will feature: Lamb Of God, Anthrax, Suicidal Tendencies, Napalm Death, Dark Angel, The Black Dahlia Murder, Obituary, Shadows Fall, Corrosion Of Conformity, Fear Factory, After The Burial, The Halo Effect, Dying Fetus, Immolation, Crowbar, Vio-lence, Goatwhore, Jungle Rot, Misery Index, Broken Hope, Terror, Macabre, Gatecreeper, Sanguisugabogg, Frozen Soul, Defeated Sanity, Dying Wish, Khemmis, Undeath, Blood Incantation, Imperial Triumphant, Impaler, Fuming Mouth, Ingrown, HATH, Repentance, Casket Robbery, Disinter, Thrown Into Exile, and Toxic Ruin.

Watch Lamb Of God And Ra Members Cover Rob Zombie’s “Dragula” On 2023 ShipRocked Cruise

On January 26, Randy Blythe (Lamb Of God) and Sahaj Ticotin (Ra) joined The Stowaways onstage for a cover of Rob Zombie’s “Dragula” during this year’s ShipRocked cruise. Metal Edge shared the below footage of that:

Watch Randy Blythe (Lamb Of God) And David Ellefson (Ex-Megadeth) Cover Metallica’s “One” On 2023 ShipRocked Cruise

Earlier today (January 26), Lamb Of God vocalist Randy Blythe and former Megadeth bassist David Ellefson joined The Stowaways onstage for a cover of Metallica’s “One” during this year’s ShipRocked cruise. Metal Edge shared the below footage of that:

Pantera Announce North American Tour

Pantera’s current lineup, vocalist Phil Anselmo, bassist Rex Brown, guitarist Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society), and drummer Charlie Benante (Anthrax), have officially announced the dates for their North American tour. The trek will consist of festival appearances, dates opening for Metallica, and headlining shows with Lamb Of God.

Tour Dates:


05/20 Daytona, FL – Welcome to Rockville
07/13 Cadott, WI – Rockfest
07/15 Mansfield, OH – Inkcarceration
07/28 Burgettstown, PA – The Pavilion at Star Lake
07/29 Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center
07/31 Milwaukee, WI – American Family Insurance Amphitheater
08/02 Camden, NJ – Freedom Mortgage Pavilion
08/04 East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium (with Metallica & Mammoth WVH)
08/05 Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium
08/06 Scranton, PA – The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
08/08 Syracuse, NY – St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview
08/09 Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater
08/11 Montreal, QC – Olympique Stadium (with Metallica & Mammoth WVH)
08/12 Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
08/15 Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP
08/17 Woodlands, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
08/18 Arlington, TX – AT&T Stadium (with Metallica & Mammoth WVH)
08/20 Austin, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater
08/23 Denver, CO – Ball Arena
08/25 Inglewood, CA – SoFi Stadium (with Metallica & Mammoth WVH)
08/26 Chula Vista, CA – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
08/29 Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
08/31 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
09/01 Glendale, AZ – State Farm Stadium (with Metallica & Mammoth WVH)
09/03 Pryor, OK – Rocklahoma
09/07 Bangor, ME – Maine Savings Amphitheater
09/08 Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
09/10 Alton, VA – Blue Ridge Rock Festival
09/12 Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
09/14 Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
09/15 Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
09/23 Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life
10/07 Sacramento, CA – Aftershock
11/03 St. Louis, MO – The Dome at America’s Center (with Metallica & Mammoth WVH)
11/10 Detroit, MI – Ford Field (with Metallica & Mammoth WVH)


08/02 Foxborough, MA – Gillette Stadium (with Metallica & Mammoth WVH)
08/09 Chicago, IL – Soldier Field (with Metallica & Mammoth WVH)
08/16 Minneapolis, MN – U.S. Bank Stadium (with Metallica & Mammoth WVH)
08/23 Edmonton, AB – Commonwealth Stadium (with Metallica & Mammoth WVH)
08/30 Seattle, WA – Lumen Field (with Metallica & Mammoth WVH)

Lamb Of God Bassist John Campbell On Possibility Of “As The Palaces Burn” 20th Anniversary Celebration: “Maybe We’ll Do Something Special”

During a recent interview with Heavy New York, Lamb Of God’s John Campbell was asked if the band are planning to celebrate the 20th anniversary of “As The Palaces Burn” this year. The bassist said the following

“As far as the anniversary of that, these are just mile markers that, more often than, the marketing department and the record labels wanna celebrate. It’s crazy for me to look back: holy shit; that was how long ago? Fuck! So, yes, we’ll certainly take a moment to applaud that as the date comes around. If we play a show, maybe we’ll do something special.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe Reveals What He Believes To Be The “Most Complicated Part” Of Being In A Successful Band

During a recent appearance on Jonathan Montenegro’s “My 3 Questions To,” Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe was asked what he believes to be “the most complicated part” of being in a successful band. The frontman responded by saying “it’s trying to make sense of how this has become a career.”

Blythe said the following:

“I think the most complicated part of it is not really anything within the band. It’s trying to make sense of how this has become a career, really. ‘Cause we just did it for the love of it. That’s why we started the band. I never thought it would be a job. I was never, like, ‘Oh, we’re gonna be rock stars,’ or whatever.

I think the really complicated part of it for me has been navigating the fact that something that I would be doing anyway, which is making music, is navigating how that has become a business. And it’s not something I’m always entirely comfortable with, to tell you the truth, ’cause I’m just a regular dude. That’s why we have management, though; I don’t handle the business. But I think that has really been the most complicated thing for me, is realizing that it’s a business at this point. Because we employ a lot of people. People were able to buy their families Christmas gifts this year because we employ ’em. [Laughs] It’s definitely a band that, it’s our art and we love it, but it is a business, and for me, accepting that is strange — it’s strange. ‘Cause I don’t come from the business world. I never had any money. I’m not a rich kid or anything weird like that.

Just learning to be a professional musician, I guess, is the most complicated part. Writing the music and touring and playing shows and all that shit, that’s fun. That’s easy for me. Learning the business has been complicated.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Lamb Of God’s Art Cruz Shares Drum Playthrough Video For “Vanishing”

Lamb Of God drummer Art Cruz recently recorded a playthrough of “Vanishing” for Meinl Cymbals. You can check that out below. The track appears on the band’s latest album “Omens.”

Hate5six Share Officially Sanctioned Lamb Of God Live Film

Hate5six have released an officially sanctioned Lamb Of God live film titled “Live In Portland.” The set was recorded during the band’s October 11 show at Theater Of The Clouds in Portland, OR. Hate5six founder Sandeep “Sunny” Singh had the following to say about the film:

“Lamb Of God invited me to document their set in Portland, OR back in October to celebrate their new record and I obviously said yes. I went all out to make this more of a concert film than a standard live set.”