Slipknot Recruit Anthrax, Behemoth, DevilDriver, Etc. For “Knotfest At Sea” Cruise

The initial lineup has been revealed for Slipknot’s “Knotfest At Sea” cruise. That event will take place aboard the Norwegian Jade, which will sail from Barcelona, Spain to Naples, Italy on August 10-14. The cruise will feature two headlining sets from Slipknot as well as performances from: Anthrax, Behemoth, DevilDriver, Sevendust, Skindred, Ho99o9, Higher Power, and Sleep Token. On top of that, the cruise will also include a live Q&A with members of Slipknot, a Sid DJ/MC set, a Corey Taylor solo set, a Slipknot Whiskey Tasting & Discussion with Clown (limited capacity), a signing with Mick Thomson (limited capacity), a drum workshop with Jay Weinberg, a bass clinic with VMan, and 20 years of Slipknot memorabilia showcased throughout the ship. More info can be found HERE.

Static-X, Sevendust, August Burns Red, Etc. Set For 2020 Blue Ridge Rock Festival

The lineup for the 2020 Blue Ridge Rock Festival has begun to take shape. The event will take place at the Appomattox Community Park in Appomattox, VA on September 18-20 and the following artists have been revealed so far: Static-X, Sevendust, August Burns Red, Knocked Loose, Motionless In White, The Pretty Reckless, Nonpoint, Rev Run (RUN DMC), Gemini Syndrome, Below 7, Artwork For The Blind, Sepmber Acerbus, Aurin, Pigweed, Cursor, Breathing Theory, Hollow Intent, Set For Tomorrow, Just Standing, Pulses., and Demyze.

Clint Lowery Says Sevendust’s New Album Is Like “A Combination Of ‘Animosity’ And ‘Seasons'”

During a recent interview with Audio Ink Radio, Clint Lowery talked a bit about Sevendust’s upcoming album. The guitarist said the following:

“If you’re familiar with our catalog, it’s a combination of ‘Animosity and ‘Seasons.’ I don’t think it’s the most aggressive thing we’re ever done. There are definitely parts of it that have that appeal and a heavier edge, but there’s a lot of that melodic nature and a lot of melody, and [Lajon Witherspoon] is able to sing a lot more on it. So, if you like ‘Animosity’ and ‘Seasons,’ I think you’ll like this record a lot.”

Judas Priest, Sabaton, Wage War, Etc. Added To 2020 Rebel Rock Festival

More bands have been added to the 2020 Rebel Rock festival. That event will take place at the Central Florida Fairgrounds in Orlando, FL on September 18-19 and the updated daily lineups can be found below:

September 18: Judas Priest (celebrating 50th anniversary), Trivium, Sabaton, Sevendust, Fuel, Suicide Silence, Light The Torch, Them Evils, Cherry Bombs, and Stark.

September 19: Limp Bizkit (celebrating 20th anniversary of “Chocolate Starfish And The Hotdog Flavored Water”), I Prevail, Wage War, All That Remains, Anti-Flag, Cold, Attila, Diamante, Saul, and Defy The Tyrant.

Sevendust’s Morgan Rose Offers New Health Update

As previously reported, Sevendust were forced to drop off their UK tour with Alter Bridge and Shinedown after Morgan Rose was hospitalized for an unknown illness. Now, the drummer has offered a new health update saying that he thinks he is officially “out of the woods.”

Rose said the following:

“Hey guys. So I’m not gonna get into what the last week has been like too much. I hope everyone will understand. I will say I’m lucky to be here, and that the people that worked round the clock with me are the reason for that. I feel confident saying that I’m out of the woods?

I will have another surgery sometime in the next few months, but it looks like the reason for me ending up in the hospital in the first place has been handled for the most part. I will forever be grateful to everyone for keeping me in their thoughts, and wishing me well during this ordeal. Having never been through anything like this, it was shocking to me how many people cared about me.

My family and very close friends have been updated and understand what actually happened. Please appreciate their privacy. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻. I’m hoping to get home very soon, and start getting back on my feet. I asked the doctors if I’d be okay to play the end of the year shows, and they looked at me like I was crazy. But I’m determined to finish out the year with my brothers. So that’s that. At least barring any setbacks.

Not sure what capacity I’ll be involved? But I’m saying I’ll be there. Many people sent birthday wishes to me on the day I was being wheeled in for surgery saying how much of a bummer it must have been to spend my birthday like that. I will say that it was probably the best birthday I’ve ever had. I was alive. And that wasn’t so certain before that day.

So you guys have a wonderful Xmas, and know that my heart was full over the love you sent my way. I’ll will NEVER be able to thank you enough. God bless every one of you. ❤️🙏🏻❤️.”

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Hey guys. So I’m not gonna get into what the last week has been like too much. I hope everyone will understand. I will say I’m lucky to be here, and that the people that worked round the clock with me are the reason for that. I feel confident saying that I’m out of the woods? I will have another surgery sometime in the next few months, but it looks like the reason for me ending up in the hospital in the first place has been handled for the most part. I will forever be grateful to everyone for keeping me in their thoughts, and wishing me well during this ordeal. Having never been through anything like this, it was shocking to me how many people cared about me. My family and very close friends have been updated and understand what actually happened. Please appreciate their privacy. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻. I’m hoping to get home very soon, and start getting back on my feet. I asked the doctors if I’d be okay to play the end of the year shows, and they looked at me like I was crazy. But I’m determined to finish out the year with my brothers. So that’s that. At least barring any setbacks. Not sure what capacity I’ll be involved? But I’m saying I’ll be there. Many people sent birthday wishes to me on the day I was being wheeled in for surgery saying how much of a bummer it must have been to spend my birthday like that. I will say that it was probably the best birthday I’ve ever had. I was alive. And that wasn’t so certain before that day. So you guys have a wonderful Xmas, and know that my heart was full over the love you sent my way. I’ll will NEVER be able to thank you enough. God bless every one of you. ❤️🙏🏻❤️.

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