Gojira, Mastodon, Baroness, Etc. Added To 2021 Rock am Ring & Rock im Park Festivals

More bands have been added to next year’s Rock am Ring and Rock im Park festivals in Germany. Those events will be held on June 11-13 with Rock am Ring set to take place in Nurburgring and Rock im Park set to take place in Nurnberg. Here’s the updated lineup (in alphabetical order): A Day To Remember, Airbourne, Alan Walker, Baroness, Bilderbuch, Billy Talent, Black Veil Brides, Boston Manor, Boys Noize, Broilers, Bush, Code Orange, Creeper, Daughtry, Deftones, Devin Townsend, Digitalism, Donna Missal, Fall Out Boy, Fire From The Gods, Green Day, Gojira, Jan Delay & Disko No.1, Kafvka, KC Rebell & Summer Cem, Kodaline, Korn, Mastodon, NF, Of Mice & Men, Poppy, Powerwolf, Rea Garvey, Rin, Royal Republic, Schmutzki, Seastick Steve, Spiritbox, Ssio, System Of A Down, Tempt, The Distillers, The Offspring, The Pretty Reckless, Trettmann, Volbeat, Wage War, Weezer, You Me At Six, Yungblud, Zugezogen Maskulin, and U.V.A.

Nekrogoblikon Premiere New Video For Their Cover Of System Of A Down’s “Chop Suey!”

Nekrogoblikon have premiered a new video for their cover of System Of A Down‘s “Chop Suey!.“ The band said the following about that:

“Today marks the 84-day anniversary of the release of our cover of System Of A Down‘s ‘Chop Suey!‘ so to celebrate here’s a very serious and politically charged video of Nicky and John making chop suey in a kitchen.”

System Of A Down’s John Dolmayan Calls Antifa And Black Lives Matter Supporters “Marxist Enemies Of The United States”

System Of A Down’s John Dolmayan has made headlines once again for his infamous political ramblings. In a recent post on Instagram, the drummer controversially referred to antifa and Black Lives Matter supporters as “Marxist enemies of the United States.” Here’s his full statement:

“Is there any doubt that Antifa and BLM are Marxist enemies of the United States ? They do almost nothing to hide this and yet millions of Americans , corporations , and sports leagues excuse and support these violent destructive enemies of freedom. They have one goal, destroy America from within while pretending to fight for justice and equality. They claim to be the modern civil rights movement but they have little in common with the pursuit of equal opportunity. The best part is they call themselves anti fascist, everything they do and stand for is the definition of fascism. America needs to wake up , these people are the brownshirts of a high jacked communist far left liberal agenda.”

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Is there any doubt that Antifa and BLM are Marxist enemies of the United States ? They do almost nothing to hide this and yet millions of Americans , corporations , and sports leagues excuse and support these violent destructive enemies of freedom . They have one goal , destroy America from within while pretending to fight for justice and equality. They claim to be the modern civil rights movement but they have little in common with the pursuit of equal opportunity . The best part is they call themselves anti fascist, everything they do and stand for is the definition of fascism. America needs to wake up , these people are the brownshirts of a high jacked communist far left liberal agenda.

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North Kingsley (System Of A Down) Premiere “Shotguns” Lyric Video

North Kingsley, the band featuring Shavo Odadjian (System Of A Down), Ray Hawthorne, and Saro Paparian, have premiered a lyric video for their song “Shotguns.” This track is from the group’s latest EP “Vol. 1.” That effort is the first in a series of three-track EPs. Hawthorne commented:

“‘Shotguns’ is an open discussion about what it means to be a modern-day American. Is it even anything worth being proud of? What changes need to be made? As the days go on, these questions hold even more weight.”

North Kingsley (System Of A Down) Premiere “Die For The Pic” Video

North Kingsley, the band featuring Shavo Odadjian (System Of A Down), Ray Hawthorne, and Saro Paparian, have premiered a new video for their new song “Die For The Pic.” This track is from the group’s new EP, “Vol. 1,” which was released today (August 14). That effort is the first in a series of three-track EPs.

Hawthorne commented:

“‘Die For The Pic‘ is a statement on modern hypocrisy. The masses are tending to follow popular trends without taking the time to analyze what’s actually going on. People often agree with whatever they are told the correct way to think is, and then post about it online, in an effort to be perceived well by their peers.

In my experience, most of these people don’t even take the time to look into why they believe what they’re demanding others believe. It’s a cycle.”

Paparian added:

“‘Die For The Pic‘ is a really unique production compared to our other tracks. The goal was to establish a minimalist setting while still experimenting with how elements fit in the mix. It’s really bare bones- and that allows for this wide open space where Shavo’s guitar work pushes and pulls against Ray’s lyrics. My bandmates are sparring on an open stage- it’s beautiful.

I’m very proud of that fact that Shavo and I could find a place to leverage a bit of our people’s history and culture in our tracks. ‘Die For The Pic‘ has vocal samples cut from an a capella of a song from Palu, a village in Western Armenia. Means a lot personally since my great-grandfather was born in Palu….We almost lost those songs- it’s almost by sheer luck that it not only survived but that it found a place in North Kingsley‘s music.”

Serj Tankian (System Of A Down) Films Video For New Solo Single

System Of A Down’s Serj Tankian recently filmed a music video for his new single “Rumi.“ That track will appear on his new EP “Elasticity,“ which will be released this fall.

Shavo Odadjian: “I Have About 25 Different Things That I Could Still Bring To System Of A Down”

Shavo Odadjian recently launched a new band called North Kingsley, but that doesn’t mean he is giving up on System Of A Down. During an interview with Metal Hammer, the bassist said that he still has “25 different things” that he can bring to the band if they decide to work on new music.

Odadjian said the following when asked if North Kingsley is his way of stepping away from the idea of a new System Of A Down album:

“No. No way. This is new and it’s great and I can’t wait to take it over the top, and my heart is in this because System is not working. But my heart is always with System as well.

I’ll take the time off and work with System any time they’re ready. I have about 25 different things that I could still bring to System. I know Daron’s got tons of music. We are always writing music.

I’m not closing the book on System because I’m doing this. I know a lot of people are like, ‘Oh no, it’s the final guy, the one who was always System Of A Down, always pushing for System, the cheerleader – now he’s doing this.’

Yeah, I’m doing my own thing because I need to. And when the time is right, I’ll be doing that other thing. I’m not going to close any doors to anything ever.”

North Kingsley (System Of A Down) Premiere New Song “Like That?”

North Kingsley, the band featuring Shavo Odadjian (System Of A Down), Ray Hawthorne, and Saro Paparian, have premiered a new song titled “Like That?.” This track is from the group’s new EP, “Vol. 1,” which will be released on August 14. That effort will be the first in a series of three-track EPs.

Odadjian said the following about the project:

“We’re giving you songs you can marinade on, instead of 12 songs all at once. There’s going to be a clip for every song, something visually for you to vibe on. I directed videos for System, I do stage production visuals for the band so that’s important to me. Saro has an incredible eye for creating new things visually and I act almost how a producer would on that and we are going to drop merch with every release, so it’s more than just music.”

“I love to collaborate. I love to hear my ideas come through other people. There is strength in numbers. Saro would make the beats, and I would play guitar and bass – and not in a way that you’d usually hear in rock. When Ray came in, he was very turned on to what’s going on socially and politically. They both know their way around the studio with what’s new and fresh. I played hard to get for a little while with them, but the vibe and what we were working on was so cool that it became the start of North Kingsley.”

“I’m known for playing metal but you can’t say it’s just metal – it has a lot of other influences in there. I did Achozen with RZA and that was straight hip-hop. North Kingsley is right in the middle. The kick and the hi-hats and the snare sounds punk. To me punk rock isn’t a style of music, it’s something you live. It’s a lifestyle and it means going against the grain and I heard that there, and we are putting it all together to create something exciting and new for today.”

Paparian continued:

“Our sound is very LA. Ray and I were raised in those dirty clubs for years and you have Shavo who’s part of one of the biggest LA bands of this century. I want people to know that this came from LA, you can hear it in the griminess of both the rock and the beats. The three of us align across the spectrum and bring different things. It’s like these musical and cultural nodes that center and become North Kingsley. We have specific creative identities, it’s like watching those three things clash and meld together like steel rods being sculpted by friction. I’m stirring this witch’s brew with Ray’s lyrical intellect and Shavo’s exceptional songwriting talent. It’s in his DNA to know when a song feels right and I throw my flavor into that and that’s us.”

Hawthorne added:

“I grew up on System and had lots of albums by socially conscious bands and that spoke to me. We are all focused and are all hard on ourselves to challenge one another and make something that’s great musically and that, I hope, extends to our message.”

System Of A Down, KISS, Biffy Clyro, Etc. Set For 2021 Download Festival

The initial lineup has been revealed for the 2021 UK Download Festival. The event will take place at Donington Park on June 4-6 and it will feature System Of A Down, KISS, Biffy Clyro, and more.

Here’s the daily lineups:

June 4:

Main Stage:

Kiss
A Day To Remember
Frank Carter And The Rattlesnakes
Black Veil Brides
Theory Of A Deadman
Wayward Sons

Second Stage:

The Distillers
Airbourne
Lacuna Coil
Myles Kennedy & Company
Hatari

Avalanche Stage:

Sleep Token
Tiny Moving Parts
Hot Milk
Gender Roles
Press Club
Wargasm

The Dogtooth Stage:

Electric Wizard
Blues Pills
Bokasa
Tempt
A.A. Williams
Cellar Door Moon Crow
JJ Wilde

June 5:

Main Stage:

Biffy Clyro
Deftones
Gojira
The Pretty Reckless
Those Damn Crows

Second Stage:

Killswitch Engage
Mastodon
Daughtry
Bush
The Wildhearts
Poppy
Stone Broken

Avalanche Stage:

Funeral For A Friend
Creeper
The Faim
Employed To Serve
Holding Absence
Loathe
Puppy
Blackout Problems

The Dogtooth Stage:

Sepultura
Obituary
Dying Fetus
Bleed From Within
Will Haven
Higher Power
Joyous Wolf
Lotus Eater
Dead Label

June 6:

Main Stage:

System Of A Down
Korn
Volbeat
Rise Against
Alestorm
Powerwolf
Wage War

Second Stage:

Steel Panther
The Darkness
Skillet
Baroness
Of Mice & Men
P.O.D.
The Last Internationale
Control The Storm

Avalanche Stage:

Marianas Trench
Jamie Lenman
The Hara
Cemetery Sun
Dead Posey

The Dogtooth Stage:

Myles Kennedy (acoustic set)
Haken
Twin Temple
Spiritbox
Kill The Lights
Modern Error
Phoxjaw
Anchor Lane
Temples On Mars

North Kingsley (System Of A Down) Tease Debut Single

North Kingsley, the band featuring Shavo Odadjian (System Of A Down), Ray Hawthorne, and Saro Paparian, have posted a teaser for their debut single. The full track will be released on August 7.

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