Troy Sanders Hopes To Release New Mastodon Album In 2020

During a recent interview with Kerrang!, Mastodon’s Troy Sanders reflected on 2019 and discussed his plans for 2020. Among those plans is a new Mastodon album, which he hopes to release this year.

Sanders said the following when asked about new Mastodon music:

“We’re constantly creating. When we’re out on tour, we’re always coming up with lyrics, riffs or half-songs on voice notes and the Pro Tools rig we take out with us. The long touring process for ‘Emperor Of Sand‘ ended in July, and we all took a couple of months off. Then we all started calling each other with the itch. Through November, we’ve been in Atlanta sifting through ideas. We’re always moving forward.”

He also opened up about the deaths of the band’s manager Nick John and their tour manager Bob Dallas and how it may influence the new material:

“We lost both our tour manager and band manager last year. Nick John had managed our band for 15 years, and he died of pancreatic cancer. He was our best buddy and our biggest fan. He was really our friend before he was our manager. After seeing us play at this little show in New Jersey in 2004, he took us from nothing to being on Ozzfest within three months. I wouldn’t even be talking to K! if it wasn’t for him. Our tour manager Bob Dallas passed away, too.

Artistically, we usually respond well to tragedy. It’s all part of life. It’s going to happen one way or the other. The four of us are brutally thankful that we have Mastodon to channel that energy through, to find something beautiful and to create something that lasts forever.”

He later finished the chat by laying out his plans for 2020:

“I’m gonna go skiing in Utah, I’m going to put out a new Gone Is Gone record, and hopefully there’ll be a new Mastodon album, too. Onward and upward – that’s the motion!”

Turnstile Announce European/UK Tour With Gag, One Step Closer, & Glitterer

Turnstile have announced a European/UK tour with Gag, One Step Closer, and Glitterer. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

03/03 Cologne, GER – Gebaude 9
03/04 Dresden, GER – Chemiefabrik
03/05 Berlin, GER – SO36
03/06 Munich, GER – Backstage Halle
03/07 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
03/09 Manchester, UK – Manchester Academy 2
03/10 Bristol, UK – The Trinity Centre
03/11 Glasgow, UK – The Garage
03/12 Birmingham, UK – The Mill
03/13 London, UK – University of London Union
03/14 Eindhoven, NET – Dynamo
03/15 Hasselt, BEL – MOD

Slipknot, Limp Bizkit, Rob Zombie, Etc. Set For 2020 Rock USA Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the 2020 Rock USA festival. The event will take place at Ford Festival Park in Oshkosh, WI on July 16-18 and it will feature the following:

July 16: Limp Bizkit, Halestorm, Chevelle, Avatar, Fever 333, Wage War, We Came As Romans, Stick To Your Guns, I See Stars, Bones UK, Saul, Smile Empty Soul, Bad Omens, Stitched Up Heart, Joyous Wolf, and September Mourning.

July 17: Rob Zombie, Ice Cube, The Pretty Reckless, HELLYEAH, Hollywood Undead, The Glorious Sons, Knocked Loose, Attila, Escape The Fate, Otherwise, Carnifex, Through Fire, BRKN LOVE, Royal Bliss, and The Cold Stares.

July 18: Slipknot, Papa Roach, Anthrax, Steel Panther, Of Mice & Men, Bad Wolves, All That Remains, Memphis May Fire, Emmure, Insane Clown Posse, Crobot, Cherry Bombs, He Is Legend, Islander, and Tense Machine.

In Flames Announce European/UK Tour

In Flames have announced a spring European/UK tour. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

04/25 Edinburgh, UK – Liquid Room
04/26 Liverpool, UK – O2 Academy 2
04/27 Sheffield, UK – Leadmill
04/29 Bristol, UK – Thekla
04/30 Wolverhampton, UK – Steel Mill
05/01 Stoke, UK – Sugarmill
05/02 London, UK – ULU
05/03 Brighton, UK – Concorde 2
05/05 Southampton, UK – Engine Rooms
05/06 Lille, FRA – Splendid
05/07 Lausanne, SWI – Les Docks
05/09 Padova, ITA – Hall
05/10 Rome, ITA – Orion
05/11 Milan, ITA – Live Club
05/12 Ljubljana, SLO – Katedrala Hall
05/13 Zagreb, CRO – Boogaloo
05/15 Skopje, MAC – MKC Dancing Hall
05/16 Thessaloniki, GRE – Principal Club
05/17 Athens, GRE – Gazi Music Hall
05/19 Sofia, BUL – Universiada Hall
05/20 Belgrade, SER – Studentski Kulturni Centar
05/22 Budapest, HUN – Barba Negra Track
05/23 Bratislava, SLO – Majestic Music Club
05/24 Prague, CZE – Mala Sportovni Hala
05/26 Kiev, UKR – Nau
05/27 Minsk, BEL – Prime Hall
05/29 Riga, LAT – Palladium
05/30 Tallinn, EST – Helitehas
05/31 Vilnius, LIT – Loftas Club
06/03 Warsaw, POL – Stodola

Slipknot, Five Finger Death Punch, Staind, Etc. Set For 2020 Rocklahoma Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the 2020 Rocklahoma festival. The event will take place in Pryor, Oklahoma on May 22-24 and it will feature the following: Slipknot, Five Finger Death Punch, Staind, Papa Roach, Halestorm, Anthrax, I Prevail, Alter Bridge, The Pretty Reckless, Motionless In White, Body Count, Hollywood Undead, HELLYEAH, Badflower, The Hu, Jelly Roll, Bad Wolves, Dirty Honey, All That Remains, Jinjer, Warrant, Brass Against, Bones UK, Knocked Loose, John 5 And The Creatures, Butcher Babies, From Ashes To New, Dinosaur Pile-Up, Diamante, Goodbye June, Bulletboys, Liliac, Color Of Chaos, East Side Gamblers, Budderside, Paralandra, Hericane Alice, Travis Bond, Fist Of Rage, Outlaw Devils, 90lb Wrench, Severmind, Love Sick Radio, Mind Of Fury, Jessikill, Straight Six, The Rumors, and Chaotic Resemblance.