Breaking Benjamin, Falling In Reverse, The Pretty Reckless, Etc. Set For 98 Rock Fest And Earthday Birthday Festivals

Breaking Benjamin, Falling In Reverse, The Pretty Reckless, Beartooth, Bad Wolves, Dorothy, New Years Day, and Fame On Fire have all been confirmed for next year’s 98 Rock Fest and Earthday Birthday festivals. Here’s the dates for those:

04/21 Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena (98 Rock Fest) (with Skratch & Sniff)
04/22 Orlando, FL – Central Florida Fairgrounds (Earthday Birthday)

Ash Costello On Upcoming New Years Day Album: “We’ve Now Switched To A Really Positive, Happy, Energetic, Full-Of-Life Sound”

During a recent interview with 105.5 WDHA, New Years Day singer Ash Costello discussed the band’s upcoming album. According to her, the effort will have “a really positive, happy, energetic, full-of-life sound.”

Costello said the following:

“We’re about halfway through the [new] album right now. I’d been touring basically for six solid years hardcore straight — we’re talking eight months out of the year; never home for my birthday; miss my mom all the time; miss my dogs. And I kind of took COVID as… I was relieved, honestly. And I think I needed to rest and I needed to stop. And I’m not the kind of person that would ever do it on my own; I would need some sort of natural disaster to get me to actually stop and rest, which is what happened.

So I took my time. I let life happen to me. And I got married. And so now I have nothing, romantic relationship-wise, to be angry about anymore, which is predominantly what used to inspire my songwriting. And so I tapped into something else that I never had before, and it was a positivity and a hopefulness that I was starting to feel reveal itself in me — finally, after so many years of just kind of surviving. Which is totally what I was doing — I was just on survival mode. And the music reflects that, especially on ‘Unbreakable’.

I look back and there’s some guitar riffs on there where I definitely was expressing my unhappiness and my anger with those guitar riffs — particularly on a song called ‘Unbreakable’, because it’s almost unlistenable, ’cause it’s so heavy and ugly and angry. And so we’ve now switched to a really positive, happy, energetic, full-of-life sound. And I can’t believe I even made it to this point in my life, let alone musically.”

This news comes after Costello previously said the record will find the band “going way heavy and way pop all at the same time.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Ash Costello On Upcoming New Years Day Album: “We’re Going Way Heavy And Way Pop All At The Same Time”

During a recent interview with Rock Sound, New Years Day singer Ash Costello discussed the band’s upcoming album. According to her, the group will be “going way heavy and way pop all at the same time.”

Costello said the following:

“The record is about halfway done right now. And we’re not rushing it. We’ve just been kind of coasting through [it]. We’ve probably written about 30 songs; maybe seven have made the cut. So I’m being very picky — I’m being very, very, very picky on what I wanna put out there this time around, where before it was, like, ‘Hurry up. Make a record and we can tour. Put out what you can.’ Not this time. I’m really taking my time. And I’m in love with all the music. We’ve already chosen the next single and I cannot wait. I think it’s even better [than the recently released ‘Hurts Like Hell‘]. This one was like an introduction into what we’re doing. The next one is, like, ‘We’re here. We’re not going anywhere. This is the sound.'”

She also added the following about the writing process:

“Jeremy Valentyne, who is now back in the band, has been a writer this whole time. He never really left the band completely; he just wasn’t touring. So he helped write our ‘Diary Of A Creep’ EP [2018] and our ‘Unbreakable’ album, so we’re continuing to write with Jeremy. And the same two producers I used on ‘Unbreakable’, which is Mitch Marlow, who’s responsible for bands like IN THIS MOMENT, and Scott Stevens. Scott Stevens [has co-written with] DOROTHY, DIAMANTE, IN THIS MOMENT, SHINEDOWN, HALESTORM, LILITH CZAR. You name it — you name it, especially a woman in rock, he’s helped her create the vision. So we’re continuing on working with him.”

She then continued when asked what she learned from the “Unbreakable” sessions:

“I feel like ‘Unbreakable’ was the first time I really was daring. Songs like ‘Unbreakable’ where I said, ‘I wanna make a guitar riff that’s unlistenable. I want it to be so ugly and terrible sounding that it’s just enough where you can kind of fathom it.’ And so I felt like we experimented a lot with that sound. And then I feel like with ‘Shut Up’ where we had experimented with a more pop sound — not pop-rock, but a pop element and then giving it a rock twist. So it’s gonna be a lot more of that on this record. So we’re going way heavy and way pop all at the same time. It’s hard to walk the fine line, but when you nail it, it’s very rewarding, I think.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Disturbed, Asking Alexandria, Drowning Pool, Etc. Set For 2022 Freakers Ball

The lineup has been revealed for this year’s Freakers Ball. The event will take place at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, TX on October 16 and it will feature the following: Disturbed, Asking Alexandria, Drowning Pool, Dorothy, New Years Day, Lockjaw, and Mothership.

New Years Day Premiere “Hurts Like Hell” Music Video

New Years Day have premiered a new video for their new song “Hurts Like Hell.” You can check that out below:

Singer Ash Costello commented:

“‘Hurts Like Hell‘ might seem like a song about a relationship on the surface; in a way, it is, I suppose. As I struggled to navigate how to continue to pursue my passion during the pandemic, I realized that chaos is where I thrive. I will stare down any obstacle, even if I look like a crazy person to subject myself to it. Eleanor Roosevelt said, ‘We all know people who are so afraid of pain that they shut themselves up […] and shrink until life is a mere living death.’ Turning pain into progress and tragedy into triumph is a particularly satisfying victory. As the saying goes: ‘nothing worth having comes easy.’ That is what ‘Hurts Like Hell’ means to me. The song is an acceptance and celebration of my relationship with chaos.”

In other news, the band also have the following dates booked:

With Halestorm & The Warning:

09/21 Huntsville, AL – Mars Music Hall
09/22 Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life Festival
09/24 Maryland Heights, MO – Pointfest
09/26 Atlanta, GA – The Eastern
09/28 New Orleans, LA – Fillmore
09/29 San Antonio, TX – Tech Port Center
10/01 Corpus Christi, TX – Selena Auditorium
10/02 Lubbock, TX – Buddy Holly Hall
10/04 Colorado Springs, CO – Pikes Peak Center

New Years Day:

10/08 Palmdale, CA – Transplants Brewery
10/09 Sacramento, CA – Aftershock
10/11 Phoenix, AZ – Last Exit
10/12 Albuquerque, NM – The Launchpad
10/13 El Paso, TX – Rock House
10/15 Oklahoma City, OK – Beer City
10/16 Dallas, TX – KEGL Freakers Ball
10/18 Pensacola, FL – The HandleBar
10/19 Orlando, FL – The Haven
10/20 Tampa, FL – The Brass Mug
10/22 Greensboro, NC – The Blind Tiger
10/23 Jacksonville, NC – Hooligan’s

Suicide Silence, D.R.U.G.S., Etc. Added To 2022 Louder Than Life Festival

Suicide Silence, D.R.U.G.S., Joey Valence & Brae, and Silly Goose have been added to this year’s Louder Than Life festival. The event will take place at the Highland Festival Grounds at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville, KY on September 22-25 and it will now feature the following:

September 22: Nine Inch Nails, Evanescence, Bring Me The Horizon, Halestorm, Tenacious D, Yungblud, Highly Suspect, Ministry, Nothing More, Spiritbox, Apocalyptica, Ho99o9, New Years Day, Lilith Czar, Dorothy, Plush, Maggie Lindemann, Taipei Houston, Royal & The Serpent, Giovannie And The Hired Guns, The Dead Deads, Mothica, Superbloom, and Eva Under Fire.

September 23: Slipknot, Shinedown, Lamb Of God, Mastodon, In This Moment, Meshuggah, Clutch, GWAR, In Flames, Baroness, Helmet, Crown The Empire, Poorstacy, Amigo The Devil, DED, All Good Things, Vended, Mike’s Dead, Suicide Silence, Orbit Culture, The Luka State, Ego Kill Talent, Aeir, and Archetypes Collide.

September 24: KISS, Rob Zombie, Alice Cooper, Chevelle, Ghostemane, Jerry Cantrell, Dance Gavin Dance, Body Count, Theory Of A Deadman, Sevendust, Pop Evil, We Came As Romans, Airbourne, Cherry Bombs, Ill Niño, Tetrarch, D.R.U.G.S., Redlight King, Wargasm, Trash Boat, The Alive, Solence, Dropout Kings, Bloodywood, and Silly Goose.

September 25: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Alice In Chains, Incubus, Papa Roach, Architects, The Pretty Reckless, Bad Religion, Action Bronson, Jelly Roll, The Struts, Dirty Honey, Anti-Flag, The Joy Formidable, Bayside, Oxymorrons, Carolesdaughter, The Warning, Crown Lands, Radkey, The Mysterines, The Native Howl, Shaman’s Harvest, Joey Valence & Brae, and As You Were.

Judas Priest, Bullet For My Valentine, Jinjer, Etc. Drop Off 2022 Aftershock Festival, Danzig, In Flames, Etc. Added

Judas Priest, Bullet For My Valentine, Jinjer, If I Die First, and Nita Strauss have all dropped off of this year’s Aftershock Festival. Danzig, Joey Valence & Brae, In Flames, Prong, and Set It Off will now be taking their places. The event will take place at Discovery Park in Sacramento, CA on October 6-9 and the updated daily lineups can be found below:

October 6: Slipknot, Rob Zombie, Evanescence, Stone Temple Pilots, Killswitch Engage, Bad Religion, Ghostemane, Nothing More, Ice Nine Kills, Alexisonfire, Code Orange, Fever 333, Crown The Empire, Royal And The Serpent, Poorstacy, Prong, Taipei Houston, Dead Sara, Cherry Bombs, Vended, Solence, Superbloom, and Eva Under Fire.

October 7: KISS, Danzig, Lamb Of God, Chevelle, Falling In Reverse, Meshuggah, Clutch, Motionless In White, Spiritbox, GWAR, In Flames, Apocalyptica, Helmet, Jeris Johnson, Joey Valence & Brae, Aeir, Crossfaith, Set It Off, Against The Current, Wargasm, Mike’s Dead, Nemophila, Orbit Culture, and Archetypes Collide.

October 8: My Chemical Romance, Papa Roach, A Day To Remember, Halestorm, Yungblud, The Distillers, Theory Of A Deadman, Beartooth, City Morgue, Thursday, Enter Shikari, Thrice, The Chats, Airbourne, Lilith Czar, Zeal & Ardor, Ho99o9, Point North, Trash Boat, Mothica, Ego Kill Talent, Crooked Teeth, and As You Were.

October 9: Muse, Shinedown, Bring Me The Horizon, Architects, Action Bronson, The Pretty Reckless, The Interrupters, The Struts, Underoath, Jelly Roll, Dirty Honey, Zakk Sabbath, Bayside, New Years Day, Amigo The Devil, Carolesdaughter, The Warning, Maggie Lindemann, Band-Maid, The Mysterines, Bloodywood, The Alive, and Jared James Nichols.

Halestorm Announce Fall Tour With The Warning & New Years Day

Halestorm have announced a fall headlining tour with The Warning and New Years Day. Here’s the dates:

09/21 Huntsville, AL – Mars Music Hall
09/22 Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life Festival
09/26 Atlanta, GA – The Eastern
09/28 New Orleans, LA – Fillmore
09/29 San Antonio, TX – Tech Port Center
10/01 Corpus Christi, TX – Selena Auditorium
10/02 Lubbock, TX – Buddy Holly Hall
10/04 Colorado Springs, CO – Pikes Peak Center
10/06 Tucson, AZ – Linda Ronstadt Music Hall
10/08 Sacramento, CA – Aftershock Festival

Muse To Replace Foo Fighters At 2022 Aftershock Festival

Muse have been added to this year’s Aftershock festival. The band will be replacing Foo Fighters, who cancelled all of their shows following the tragic death of their drummer Taylor Hawkins. The festival will take place at Discovery Park in Sacramento, CA on October 6-9 and the updated daily lineups can be found below:

October 6: Slipknot, Rob Zombie, Evanescence, Stone Temple Pilots, Killswitch Engage, Bad Religion, Ghostemane, Nothing More, Ice Nine Kills, Alexisonfire, Code Orange, Fever 333, Crown The Empire, Amigo The Devil, Ho99o9, Poorstacy, New Years Day, Cherry Bombs, Vended, If I Die First, Solence, Superbloom, and Bloodywood.

October 7: KISS, Judas Priest, Lamb Of God, Chevelle, Falling In Reverse, Meshuggah, Bullet For My Valentine, Clutch, Motionless In White, Spiritbox, GWAR, Jinjer, Apocalyptica, Helmet, Jeris Johnson, Plush, Crossfaith, Nita Strauss, Against The Current, Wargasm, Mike’s Dead, Nemophila, Orbit Culture, and Archetypes Collide.

October 8: My Chemical Romance, Papa Roach, A Day To Remember, Halestorm, Yungblud, The Distillers, Theory Of A Deadman, Beartooth, City Morgue, Thursday, Enter Shikari, Thrice, The Chats, Airbourne, Lilith Czar, Zeal & Ardor, Taipei Houston, Point North, Trash Boat, Dead Poet Society, Mothica, Ego Kill Talent, and Crooked Teeth.

October 9: Muse, Shinedown, Bring Me The Horizon, Architects, Action Bronson, The Pretty Reckless, The Interrupters, The Struts, Underoath, Jelly Roll, Dirty Honey, Zakk Sabbath, Bayside, Dead Sara, Royal & The Serpent, Carolesdaughter, The Warning, Maggie Lindemann, Band-Maid, The Mysterines, Eva Under Fire, The Alive, and Jared James Nichols.