Mudvayne, Atreyu, Crown The Empire, Etc. Added To 2022 “Voragos: Destination Lunasea Beach” Cruise/Festival Event

More bands have been added to the upcoming “Voragos: Destination Lunasea Beach” cruise/festival event. The ship will sail from Miami, FL to Harvest Caye, Belize on February 16-21, 2022 and it will find bands performing on the boat and at a festival on a private beach. The following artists will perform on the ship: Mudvayne, Mastodon, Black Stone Cherry, Atreyu, Tremonti, Saint Asonia, Crown The Empire, Escape The Fate, New Years Day, Fire From The Gods, Bad Omens, Jeris Johnson, Tetrarch, DED, All Good Things, Joyous Wolf, Plush, and Afterlife. The following artists will perform on the beach: Rob Zombie, Mudvayne, Black Stone Cherry, New Years Day, Tetrarch, and Amigo The Devil. Kevin Martin (Candlebox), Amigo The Devil, Brett Scallions Auparavant Fuel, and Austin Meade will also perform on the Voragos Storytellers Stage, while Jim Breuer, Big Jay Oakerson, Rachel Feinstein, and Shayne Smith will preform on the Voragos Comedy Stage. Furthermore, Brass Against, The Voragos Shut Up & Dance, and more will also be taking part in midnight after-parties.

Rob Zombie, Chevelle, Mastodon, Etc. Set For Inaugural “Voragos: Destination Lunasea Beach”

Danny Wimmer Presents and Sixthman have announced a new cruise/festival event, which they are calling “Voragos: Destination Lunasea Beach.” The ship will sail from Miami, FL to Harvest Caye, Belize on February 16-21, 2022. Various bands will perform on the ship, while others will perform at a festival on a private beach.

The following artists will perform at the festival:

  • Rob Zombie
  • Chevelle
  • Black Stone Cherry
  • New Years Day
  • Tetrarch
  • Amigo The Devil

The following artists will perform on the cruise:

  • Mastodon
  • Black Stone Cherry
  • Tremonti
  • Saint Asonia
  • Escape The Fate
  • New Years Day
  • Fire From The Gods
  • Bad Omens
  • Jeris Johnson
  • Tetrarch
  • Ded
  • All Good Things
  • Joyous Wolf
  • Plush

Amigo The Devil, Kevin Martin (Candlebox), Brett Scallions Auparavant Fuel, and Austin Meade will also perform on the Voragos Storytellers Stage, while Jim Breuer, Big Jay Oakerson, Rachel Feinstein, and Shayne Smith will preform on the Voragos Comedy Stage. Furthermore, Brass Against, The Voragos Shut Up & Dance, and more will also be taking part in midnight after-parties.

Danny Wimmer Presents CEO Danny Hayes commented:

“Although we’ve always been intrigued by the idea of a ‘rock cruise,’ there are others in the space that already do it really well. For DWP to do a cruise, we had to have something that would make our voyage uniquely ours. The opportunity to work with Sixthman and add a festival on a private island in Belize gave us the twist we were looking for and the comfort of working with a best-in-class partner like the Sixthman team. When else will you ever have the chance to see Rob Zombie and Chevelle on a private island with 3,000 of your closest friends? This is exactly the once-in-a-lifetime kind of experience that DWP likes to create for our amazing fans.”

Sixthman CEO Anthony Diaz added:

“Today’s announcement of the high octane lineup and highly immersive vacation experience showcases the commitment of Danny Wimmer Presents and Sixthman to curate the ultimate vacation for rock fans that includes days and nights of music and more at sea plus a full festival day on a decked out private island. The inaugural VORAGOS event will be a truly mind-blowing festival next February and for years to come!”

Metallica, Nine Inch Nails, Disturbed, Etc. Set For 2021 Welcome To Rockville Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the 2021 Welcome To Rockville festival. The event will take place at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, FL on November 11-14 and the daily lineups can be found below:

November 11: Nine Inch Nails, Deftones, Cypress Hill, Stone Temple Pilots, Architects, Grandson, Dorothy, Dead Sara, Spiritbox, Jeris Johnson, Brass Against, Teenage Wrist, Nascar Aloe, Siiickbrain, Dana Dentata, Avoid, Blame My Youth, and Contracult Collective.

November 12: Metallica, Rob Zombie, Social Distortion, Chevelle, Pennywise, Beartooth, Starset, Wage War, Ice Nine Kills, Crown The Empire, Ayron Jones, Amigo The Devil, Zero 9:36, Hyro The Hero, Tallah, Austin Meade, Ego Kill Talent, and Reach NYC.

November 13: Disturbed, The Offspring, Staind, Lamb Of God, Asking Alexandria, GWAR, Badflower, Fever 333, Atreyu, New Years Day, Bad Omens, Sick Puppies, 3TEETH, All Good Things, Joyous Wolf, Fame On Fire, and Brkn Love.

November 14: Metallica, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Mudvayne, Mastodon, Anthrax, Falling In Reverse, Sleeping With Sirens, Code Orange, Dance Gavin Dance, Of Mice & Men, Jelly Roll, Fire From The Gods, Goodbye June, Alien Weaponry, Higher Power, Hero The Band, and Survive The Sun.

Slipknot, Mudvayne, Rob Zombie, Etc. Set For 2021 Inkcarceration Festival

The lineup has been revealed for this year’s Inkcarceration Music And Tattoo Festival. The event will take place at the Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, OH on September 10-12 and the daily lineups can be found below:

September 10: Slipknot, Mastodon, Killswitch Engage, Steel Panther, The Hu, Ice Nine Kills, Badflower, Escape The Fate, New Years Day, Local H, Currents, Spite, Reach NYC, Damn Nation, Mollo Rilla, To Us Below, Dead Bundy, Berklee College Of Music, and Paul Bartolome.

September 11: Mudvayne, A Day To Remember, Chevelle, Asking Alexandria, Pop Evil, August Burns Red, Crown The Empire, Bad Omens, Fame On Fire, Diamante, Saul, September Mourning, Dead Girls Academy, Along Came A Spider, Sink The Ship, Eclipsica, Ghost Of The Sun, Dread Engine, and Atimera.

September 12: Rob Zombie, Halestorm, Beartooth, Motionless In White, Fever 333, Wage War, All That Remains, The Devil Wears Prada, Attila, Fire From The Gods, Cory Marks, Stitched Up Heart, A Killer’s Confession, The Convalescence, Silent Theory, The Phoenix Within, Junexa, Saving Escape, and Harmless Habit.

Watch New Years Day’s Ash Costello Perform Rhea Ripley’s Entrance Theme At WrestleMania 37

Last night (April 11), New Years Day’s Ash Costello performed Rhea Ripley’s entrance theme, “Brutality,” during WrestleMania 37. You can see footage of that below:

New Years Day’s Ash Costello To Perform Rhea Ripley’s Entrance Theme At WrestleMania 37

New Years Day’s Ash Costello will be performing Rhea Ripley’s entrance theme “Brutality” during WrestleMania 37, which is set to take place on April 10-11 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL. Costello commented on Instagram:

“By overwhelming demand, I am so excited to announce that I will be performing #Brutality LIVE for the most bad ass @rhearipley_wwe at #wrestlemania37 ! If you’re ready and will be watching, leave some 💪🏻🤘🏻⛓❤️🖤 below!!!! I am honored to sing in support of such a genuine and strong woman! and as a wrestling fan, excited to a part of something I love. YOUR support made this dream a reality. Now this is all of our moment together. “

Slipknot, Korn, Anthrax, GWAR, Etc. Members To Participate In Syfy’s “Metal Crush Monday”

Syfy have announced a special “Metal Crush Monday” series. Starting August 3, the channel will be airing sci-fi, fantasy, and horror films, while also sharing interviews that Whitney Moore conducted with members of Slipknot, Korn, Anthrax, GWAR, and more, who share a love for the aforementioned genres. Fans will also be able to find more in-depth interviews with the artists via Syfy Wire’s YouTube page and as part of a new limited series podcast.

SVP of Syfy Wire Sandy Deane commented:

“We know there’s a natural connection between fans of metal and genre. Syfy is bringing both together in a way that may seem surprising to some, but makes perfect sense to us.”

Here’s the programming schedule:

* “Lake Placid” (Monday, August 3 at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT)

Guests: GWAR’s Pustulus Maximus and Blothar The Berserker and Black Veil Brides’ Andy Biersack

* “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter” (Monday, August 10 at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT)

Guests: Butcher Babies’ Heidi Shepherd, New Years Day’s Ash Costello, and Sevendust’s Lajon Witherspoon

* “Underworld: Blood Wars” (Monday, August 17 at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT)

Guests: Anthrax’s Scott Ian and “Battlestar Galactica” actor Aaron Douglas

* “Halloween” (2007) (Monday, August 24 at 9 p.m. ET/PT)

Guests: Slipknot’s Corey Taylor, Korn’s Jonathan Davis, In This Moment’s Maria Brink, and Ronnie James Dio’s widow Wendy Dio

New Years Day’s Ash Costello In The Studio Working On New Music

New Years Day’s Ash Costello has returned to the studio to work on new music. The singer commented:

“🎙 recording in 2020 🎤 DAY 1- I have so much to say and I’ve found my voice now more than ever. Back in @exiesscott studio (masks and shields of course) the man that helped create #Unbreakable along with @mitcheymitch …. I am so ready to create more magic. 🎼 I’m not the person you think that I am 🎼 leave some 🖤🖤🖤🤍🤍🤍 if you’re ready for new music 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻”

Ozzy Osbourne, Dave Grohl, Robert Plant, Etc. Among 600 Artists Asking Congress To Save Independent Venues

600 artists have signed an open letter to Congress in an effort to help save independent music venues across the U.S. Among those who signed are Ozzy Osbourne, Dave Grohl, Alice Cooper, Trent Reznor, Jack Black, Robert Plant, Josh Homme, Beartooth, Cannibal Corpse, Alter Bridge, GWAR, Halestorm, New Years Day, Power Trip, Sevendust, Whitechapel, Zakk Wylde, and tons more.

The letter said the following:

“Dear Congress:

We, the undersigned artists, respectfully submit this letter in support of NIVA’s request for federal assistance for independent music venues and promoters across the United States.

We will know America is “back” when our music venues are filled with fans enjoying concerts safely. The live music experience is inextricably tied to our nation’s cultural and economic fabric. In fact, 53% of Americans – that’s 172 million of us – attended a concert last year.

We urge you to remember we are the nation that gave the world jazz, country, rock & roll, bluegrass, hip hop, metal, blues, and R&B. Entertainment is America’s largest economic export, with songs written and produced by American artists sung in every place on the globe. All of these genres of music, and the artists behind them, were able to thrive because they had neighborhood independent venues to play in and hone their craft, build an audience, and grow into the entertainers that bring joy to millions.

Independent venues give artists their start, often as the first stage most of us have played on. These venues were the first to close and will be the last to reopen. With zero revenue and the overwhelming overhead of rent, mortgage, utilities, taxes and insurance, 9 0% of independent venues report that if the shutdown lasts six months and there’s no federal assistance, they will never reopen again.

We are asking you to support NIVA’s request for assistance so these beloved venues can reopen when it’s safe and welcome us and our fans back in. The collapse of this crucial element in the music industry’s ecosystem would be devastating.

Independent venues are asking for an investment to secure their future, not a handout. One Chicago report found that every dollar small venues generate in ticket sales results in $12 of economic activity. If these independent venues close forever, cities and towns across America will not only lose their cultural and entertainment hearts, but they will lose the engine that would otherwise be a driver of economic renewal for all the businesses that surround them.

With respect and solidarity, we, as artists and as community members ourselves, urge you to pass federal legislation that will help #SaveOurStages.”

Rock/Metal Musicians React To The Murder Of George Floyd

As the U.S. continues to be rocked by the death of George Floyd, the unarmed black man who was killed by a police officer in Minneapolis, MN, a number of musicians have taken to social media to speak up about the tragedy and the ongoing riots related to it. You can find some posts from various artists below:

Ice-T (Body Count):

Amy Lee (Evanescence):

Mark Morton (Lamb Of God):

Randy Blythe (Lamb Of God):

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“We’re Hurting” 5.29.2020 Richmond, VA. LET ME MAKE THIS VERY CLEAR: as a peace loving man who has seen & very regrettably been involved in violence myself in the past, I CANNOT CONDONE VIOLENCE- it only hurts us in the long run. BUT… I can UNDERSTAND it. Last night, I went out to document a protest in Richmond, VA, walking for a couple of hours with the people, shooting photos & trying to capture this moment in history- this is what I do as a photographer, in times good & bad. It was peaceful for the most part while I was there, but very shortly after I left, it kicked off & the rioting/violence started. There were a few cop cars & a city bus put to the torch, windows smashed (including small businesses, a few of which were black-owned- how does this help? It DOESN’T), & lots of spray paint. Tear gas/flash bangs were deployed. There were reports of gunshots (from the crowd, not the cops), but thank God no one died last night. And although I have had my problems with police before, I cannot just hate all cops- I know some good ones who do their best to serve & protect. But I also have NEVER had to worry that a cop might kill me because of the color of my skin. The violence you are seeing is the result of years & years of bottled up pain & fear, the only voice left when peaceful means don’t seem to be working. I texted a musician friend in LA last night who is a black man- I asked him how he & his family were. “We're okay. We're hurting. We're angry. But we’re okay.” The two words that stood out the most to me: WE’RE HURTING. When people hurt bad enough, for long enough, they lash out. So instead of just being another voice screaming “Racism is bad!” I want to ask you ALL: please think about a time you were hurt & scared- how did you react? I know that I myself have reacted VERY BADLY before when I was hurt & scared. All I really wanted was for someone to HEAR ME, to LISTEN, to CARE, to try to UNDERSTAND ME, to RECOGNIZE MY PAIN. There are A LOT of people who are very hurt & scared right now, & they have had ENOUGH. Things have to CHANGE, or the violence will continue. I will be staying in tonight- if you are going out, please- be peaceful. My heart hurts… 😞

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Robb Flynn (Machine Head):

Jesse Leach (Killswitch Engage):

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Gathering my thoughts, my anger, my frustration and my warrior sense about what’s been going on in this country. It’s bigger than recent events it runs DEEP in our history! My heart is heavy, my soul is burdened but my determination to help and try to understand the big picture of the division we all are pushed into daily is strong. Yet another life taken and paraded on social media and the repercussions unfold. Is anger enough? What more can be done aside from post about it, write songs about it, live in fierce opposition to the persistent divide created because of it. I humbly ask what can be done? It’s not just the murder of George Floyd it’s the countless others that have died in a similar manner and many thousands that have died and never received media coverage. Our so called creed in this country a country that clams “liberty and justice for ALL” is under fire. How do you not react in anger in disgust and frustration?! I am “just a musician” and not a “political figure” but we are taking about HUMAN LIFE being taken. How do we NOT speak out against this wrong! It’s not about politics and I’m sick to my stomach seeing any one argue that point in any way! STOP using Black folks being murdered as an agenda to push politics!!! No, not all police are awful and murderous. In fact I know officers that are good people with the desire to actually serve and protect! So if you are one of those Good Cops use your voice now to show solidarity with citizens who are the victims of abuses of power! Just like me a white male is showing my solidarity to a people who have deep history and deep roots in the building and creating of the foundations and culture of this country. We need more unity and coming together to speak out and fight against WRONG! There is NO defending what continues to happen NONE. When heavily armed white skinned people can parade around in front of officers unharmed and unchecked and unarmed black folks are executed for the camera it sends a MESSAGE! Put aside ANY stupid political speculation about what is happening and lead with your mind. This should serve to UNITE us for the common good of us all NOT DIVIDE!

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Lzzy Hale (Halestorm):

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The fact that it took this long, and people had to resort to protesting and rioting in order to get some semblance of justice… is disgusting. It is the year 2020. We have to change as a human race. We need new leadership that will encourage and inspire unity and equality instead of division and violence. We as individuals need to practice kindness and love, not selfishness and hate. We are all living on this globe together. Treat others as you’d want to be treated and help where you can instead of hurt. And if you get your panties in a twist over the notion of LOVING ONE ANOTHER…then YOU are part of the problem. Let’s draw a hard line NOW! Out with the old dinosaur mentalities, and let’s start brand new, with new eyes to view the world as John Lennon imagined it. “Imagine there's no heaven It's easy if you try No hell below us Above us only sky Imagine all the people living for today Imagine there's no countries It isn't hard to do Nothing to kill or die for And no religion too Imagine all the people living life in peace, you You may say I'm a dreamer But I'm not the only one I hope some day you'll join us And the world will be as one Imagine no possessions I wonder if you can No need for greed or hunger A brotherhood of man Imagine all the people sharing all the world, you You may say I'm a dreamer But I'm not the only one I hope some day you'll join us And the world will be as one”

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Korn:

Green Day:

Black Veil Brides:

We Came As Romans:

Ben Bruce (Asking Alexandria):

Alex Skolnick (Testament):

Fever 333:

https://www.instagram.com/p/CAyJHrVgbzn/

Power Trip:

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DON’T. MESS. WITH. THE. HORNET’S. NEST.

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Cedric Bixler-Zavala (The Mars Volta, At the Drive-In):

https://www.instagram.com/p/CAvwkAvA2tO/

Circa Survive:

Brian Fair (Shadows Fall):

Alexis Mincolla (3TEETH):

Venom Prison:

UPDATE: Here’s some more posts:

Senses Fail:

Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour):

Jay Weinberg (Slipknot):

Carla Harvey (Butcher Babies):

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I was already upset watching #ahmausarbery being shot. Then watching the #georgefloyd video both gutted and enraged me to the point that it’s all I can think about. If you were unaffected by the video of the life leaving George’s face, there’s something wrong with you. After forty odd years of my life, I think things have actually gotten worse. If you don’t know, I am biracial. Growing up I experienced a great deal of racism. I watched my dad being racially profiled. Just two years ago I was racially profiled while on tour when two aggressive cops came to my hotel room because a front desk clerk told them a strange looking black woman with purple dreads seemed suspicious and must be a hooker. I don’t need sympathy for this…my point is that If someone that looks like me can be racially profiled so easily, imagine what black people go through on a daily basis and try to understand why there’s so much anger. It’s every dirty look, every “nigger” mumbled in their direction, every false accusation, every unwarranted pull over, all these videos of our brothers and sisters being murdered in cold blood building up to a boiling point. I heard someone say that these riots and protests are a public mourning. It gives me a little hope seeing so many different kinds of people mourning and protesting TOGETHER. THAT’S beautiful. The Looting on the other hand, makes me sick to my stomach. If you’re participating in that, you are an opportunist. A man died for that Louis Vuitton bag and those Nike shoes you just stole. You don’t give a shit about George. And maybe those big businesses can recover…but some small businesses that barely survived coronavirus definitely won’t survive being vandalized and looted now. Man, free stuff is cool but you know what’s cooler? Using this horrible incident to make an actual difference in your community. @miiabenante and I have been talking about this all week, and she asked me why these pissed off people can’t go to school to be lawyers or officers and make difference and I thought that was a pretty great idea 🙂 be safe. Love you all.

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Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy):

Ash Costello (New Years Day):

https://www.instagram.com/p/CA315lRFHae/?igshid=rwu1rbnmel7f

Arejay Hale (Halestorm):

In This Moment:

Rise Against:

Palaye Royale: