Foo Fighters, Tool, Avenged Sevenfold, Green Day, Etc. Set For 2023 Louder Than Life Festival

The lineup has been revealed for this year’s Louder Than Life festival. The event will take place at the Highland Festival Grounds at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, KY on September 21-24 and it will feature the following daily lineups:

September 21: Foo Fighters, Weezer, Rancid, 311, Coheed And Cambria, Royal Blood, Code Orange, White Reaper, L7, Deafheaven, Nothing But Thieves, Sueco, Movements, The Bronx, Nothing,Nowhere., Mannequin Pussy, Beauty School Dropout, Pinkshift, Bob Vylan, Starcrawler, Starbenders, Kyng, Tigercub, SeeYouSpaceCowboy, Guerilla Warfare, and Asava.

September 22: Tool, Godsmack, Limp Bizkit, Megadeth, Corey Taylor, Dance Gavin Dance, Bad Omens, Wage War, Avatar, Fever 333, Kittie, Enter Shikari, Miss May I, Fame On Fire, Dead Poet Society, Rain City Drive, Austin Meade, SIM, Tallah, Cassyette, Ten56., HANABIE., Gnome, Fox Lake, Widow7, and Luna Aura.

September 23: Avenged Sevenfold, Pantera, Falling In Reverse, Pierce The Veil, Parkway Drive, BABYMETAL, Asking Alexandria, Dethklok, The Hu, The Amity Affliction, Memphis May Fire, Suicide Silence, Sleep Token, Whitechapel, Zero 9:36, Gideon, Strange Kids, Dragged Under, Jesus Piece, Afterlife, Another Day Dawns, Ithaca, Devil’s Cut, Reach NYC, Feast For The Crows, and Dissonation.

September 24: Green Day, Queens Of The Stone Age, Turnstile, Run The Jewels, Flogging Molly, The Interrupters, AWOLNATION, Rival Sons, Billy Talent, Mayday Parade, You Me At Six, Senses Fail, Viagra Boys, Boston Manor, DeathbyRomy, Jehnny Beth, The Emo Night Tour, Call Me Karizma, Ryan Oakes, Thousand Below, Holy Wars, Reddstar, Letdown., As You Were, Death Valley Dreams, and JVK.

Avenged Sevenfold, Tool, Korn, Guns N’ Roses, Pantera, Limp Bizkit, Etc. Set For 2023 Aftershock Festival

The lineup has been revealed for this year’s Aftershock Festival. The event will take place at Discovery Park in Sacramento, CA on October 5-8 and it will feature the following daily lineups:

October 5: Avenged Sevenfold, Incubus, Turnstile, The Cult, AFI, Pennywise, Nothing But Thieves, L7, White Reaper, Senses Fail, Don Broco, The Bronx, Nothing,Nowhere., DeathByRomy, Beauty School Dropout, Bob Vylan, Holding Absence, Pinkshift, Thousand Below, Starbenders, SeeYouSpaceCowboy, Static Dress, and Letdown.

October 6: Tool, Godsmack, Limp Bizkit, Megadeth, Coheed And Cambria, Skillet, Bad Omens, The Hu, Deafheaven, Memphis May Fire, Converge, Fire From The Gods, Polaris, Rain City Drive, Gideon, Currents, Varials, Strange Kids, Dragged Under, Tallah, Hanabie., Widow7, and Death Valley Dreams.

October 7: Korn, Pantera, 311, Corey Taylor, Parkway Drive, Babymetal, Polyphia, Dethklok, Avatar, Fever 333, The Amity Affliction, Sleep Token, Escape the Fate, Boston Manor, Fame On Fire, Catch Your Breath, Ten56., Reddstar, Holy Wars, ’68, Ithaca, Devil’s Cut, Traitors, Fox Lake, All Waves, and As You Were.

October 8: Guns N’ Roses, Queens Of The Stone Age, Rancid, I Prevail, Dance Gavin Dance, Daughtry, Badflower, Billy Talent, Mayday Parade, Suicide Silence, Movements, Ayron Jones, You Me At Six, Dead Poet Society, Austin Meade, Alpha Wolf, Jehnny Beth, Redlight King, Tigercub, Call Me, Karizma, Ryan Oakes, Gnome, Luna Aura, and Asava.

The HU Announce Summer European Tour

The HU have announced a summer European tour. The trek will include headlining shows and various festival dates.

Tour Dates:

06/07 Nickelsdorf, AUT – Nova Rock
06/08 Interlaken, SWI -Greenfield Festival
06/10 Southampton, UK – Southampton Guildhall
06/11 Donington, UK – Download Festival
06/13 Liverpool, UK – O2 Academy Liverpool
06/14 Bristol, UK – O2 Academy Bristol
06/16 Landgraaf, NET – Pinkpop 2023
06/17 Clisson, FRA – Hellfest
06/20 Lille, FRA – L’Aeronef
06/21 Norwich, UK – University of East Anglia
06/22 Glasgow, UK – O2 Academy Glasgow
06/23 Newcastle, UK – NX Newcastle
06/27 Frankfurt, GER – Batschkapp
06/28 Strasbourg, FRA – La Laiterie Artefact
06/30 Werchter, BEL – Rock Werchter 2023
07/02 Heslinki, FIN – Festival Helsinki
07/04 Hamburg, GER – Grosse Freiheit 26
07/05 Luxembourg, LUX – Rockhal
07/06 Aix-les-bains, FRA – Musilack 2023
07/08 Madrid, SPA – Mad Cool Festival 2023
07/10 Marseille, FRA – Espace Julien
07/12 Munich, GER – Backstage Werk
07/13 Dresden, GER – Alter Schlachtohf
07/15 Wroclaw, POL – Center Concert A2
07/16 Vizovice, CZE – Masters of Rock
07/17 Budapest, HUN – Budapest Park
07/20 Bontida, ROM – Electric Castle Festival
07/22 Nordfjordeid, NOR – Malakoff Festival

Alter Bridge, Five Finger Death Punch, Halestorm, Clutch, Etc. Added To 2023 UK Download Festival

More bands have been added to this year’s edition of the UK Download Festival. The event will take place at Donington Park on June 8-11 and it will now feature the following:

June 8: Metallica, Alter Bridge, Five Finger Death Punch, Halestorm, Jinjer, Perturbator, A.A. Williams, The Bronx, Caskets, Fearless Vampire Killers, Mammoth WVH, Mimi Barks, Mom Jeans, and Tigress.

June 9: Bring Me The Horizon, Architects, Evanescence, Within Temptation, Pendulum, Neck Deep, VV, Carpenter Brut, As December Falls, Asking Alexandria, Aviva, The Blackout, Brutus, Crawlers, Elvana, Empire State Bastard, Epica, Fixation, GWAR, Hot Milk, Ingested, Nova Twins, Pup, Pupil Slicer, Smash Into Pieces, Stand Atlantic, Taipei Houston, Undeath, The Warning, and Witch Fever.

June 10: Metallica, Disturbed, Placebo, Alexisonfire, Simple Plan, Clutch, Coheed And Cambria, Ice Nine Kills, Antisaint, Bad Wolves, Bambie Thug, Beauty School Dropout, Blackgold, Bob Vylan, Carcass, Clutch, Dead Sara, Deaf Havana, Enola Gay, Fever 333, Greg Puciato, Kid Bookie, Kid Kapichi, Lake Malice, Monuments, Motionless In White, Municipal Waste, Nothing,Nowhere., Polaris, Spirit Adrift, Stray From The Path, and Three Days Grace.

June 11: Slipknot, Parkway Drive, Ghost, The Distillers, I Prevail, Electric Callboy, Behemoth, Hatebreed, The Amity Affliction, Avatar, Beauty School, Blind Channel, Bloodywood, Cleopatrick, Crashface, Dinosaur Pile-Up, Graphic Nature, Green Lung, Hawxx, The HU, Jazmin Bean, Joey Valence and Brae, Lorna Shore, The Meffs, Mod Sun, Palaye Royale, Set It Off, Sim, Soen, Soul Glo, Taylor Acorn, Terror, and Touché Amoré.

William DuVall (Alice In Chains) Guests On New Version Of The HU’s “This Is Mongol”

The HU have joined forces with William DuVall (Alice In Chains) for a new version of their song “This Is Mongol.” The updated take on the track is titled “This Is Mongol (Warrior Souls)” and an official video for it can be found below:

The HU’s Temuulen “Temka” Naranbaatar commented:

“We are so excited to be performing our single, ‘This is Mongol (Warrior Souls)‘. He’s not only an amazing vocalist but also has unique rhythm and technique to his performance, and his style matches our energy and our throat singing. The song is about the warrior souls that are within us, and its purpose is to inspire you and awaken your soul. We hope everyone enjoys this piece of art.”

DuVall continued:

“It was such an exciting and fulfilling challenge to write and produce something that remained true to The Hu’s sensibilities while also resonating with my own. ‘Warrior Souls‘ is a testament to the fact that, no matter where we come from, in the end, we all want the same things-to prosper in our own time despite the odds arrayed against us, making previous generations proud and leaving a worthy legacy for the future. I’m honored by this collaboration and very proud of the result.”

Director Michael Lombardi added:

“I had the immense pleasure of working with The Hu in the feature film ‘The Retaliators.’ Their contributions ranged from acting, songs appearing in the film and also on ‘The Retaliators’ soundtrack. On their track, ‘This is Mongol,’ their lyrics encompass a proud declaration of possessing a warrior spirit.

The Hu believe we all have the warrior spirit within us. Through inspiring with their hearts and courage, they awaken that warrior spirit in all of us. I have witnessed that the messages in their music are a total reflection of how they live and how they tackle their artistic process. The Hu approach their craft with professionalism, courage–and with infectious energy.”

Iron Maiden, KISS, Mötley Crüe, Slipknot, Etc. Set For 2023 Hellfest

The lineup has been revealed for next year’s Hellfest. That event will take place on June 15-18 in Clisson, France.

Here’s the lineup:

  • Iron Maiden
  • KISS
  • Mötley Crüe
  • Def Leppard
  • Slipknot
  • Pantera
  • Hollywood Vampires
  • Alter Bridge
  • Porcupine Tree
  • Generation Sex
  • Amon Amarth
  • Parkway Drive
  • Sum 41
  • Within Temptation
  • Coheed And Cambria
  • Skid Row
  • Elegant Weapons
  • British Lion
  • The Quireboys
  • P-Troll
  • Carpenter Brut
  • Puscifer
  • Beast In Black
  • Riverside
  • Evergrey
  • Scarlean
  • Hatebreed
  • Hollywood Undead
  • Ho99o9
  • Florence Black
  • Do Or Die
  • Architects
  • In Flames
  • I Prevail
  • Code Orange
  • Machine Gun Kelly
  • Papa Roach
  • Motionless In White
  • Eths
  • Nothing More
  • Mod Sun
  • Escape The Fate
  • Vended
  • Powerwolf
  • Arch Enemy
  • Seether
  • Asking Alexandria
  • Fever 333
  • Bloodywood
  • Cobra The Impaler
  • Tenacious D
  • Incubus
  • Electric Callboy
  • Halestorm
  • The Distillers
  • Thundermother
  • Skynd
  • Fishbone
  • Svinhels
  • Ludwig Von 88
  • Poesie Zero
  • Voice Of Hell Contest
  • Rancid
  • Flogging Molly
  • Gogol Bordello
  • Less Than Jake
  • Cochney Rejects
  • The Chats
  • Homintern Sect
  • Peter Pan Speedrock
  • Syndrome 81
  • Black Flag
  • Municipal Waste
  • Stray From The Path
  • Pro-Pain
  •  Soul Glo
  •  Mindforce
  • SpiritWorld
  •  Zulu
  • Hard Mind
  • The Ghost Inside
  • Rise Of The Northstar
  • The Amity Affliction
  • Cane Hill
  • Paleface
  • END
  • Resolve
  • Beyond The Styx
  •  Amenra
  • The Soft Moon
  • Birds In Row
  • Celeste
  • Today Is The Day
  •  The Cult
  •  Greg Puciato
  • Primitive Man
  • Weedeater
  •  Helms Alee
  • Bongripper
  • LLNN
  • My Dilligence
  •  Clutch
  •  Monster Magnet
  • Earthless
  • The Obsessed
  •  Stoned Jesus
  • Crowbar
  •  King Buffalo
  • Spirit Adrift
  •  Decasia
  •  Melvins
  • Dance With The Dead
  •  Legion Of Doom
  • Mutoid Man
  • Empire State Bastard
  •  Wonvennest
  • Doodseshader
  • Katatonia
  • Hypocrisy
  • Candlemass
  • Nightfall
  • Aephanemer
  • As I Lay Dying
  • Suffocation
  •  Bloodbath
  • Aborted
  • Unearth
  •  Full Of Hell
  • Nostromo
  • Candy
  • Venefixion
  • Meshuggah
  • Voivod
  •  Lorna Shore
  • Born Of Osiris
  • Gorod
  • Loathe
  • Ten56.
  • The Dali Thundering Concept
  • Pestifer
  • Testament
  •  Dark Angel
  • Exodus
  • Holy Moses
  • Vektor
  • Evil Invaders
  • Schizophrenia
  • Aleister
  • Behemoth
  • Dark Funeral
  • Harakiri For The Sky
  •  Imperial Triumphant
  • Blackbraid
  • Venom Inc.
  • Gorgoroth
  • 1349
  • Vreid
  • Der Weg Einer Freiheit
  • 1914
  • ACOD
  • Beleds, Hetquertzen
  •  The HU
  • Faun
  • Finntroll
  • Myrath
  • Saor
  • Svalbard
  •  Halandra
  •  White Ward
  •  Nature Morte
  • Fields Of The Nephilim
  • Paradise Lost
  • Lord Of The Lost
  • She Past Away
  • Treponem Pal
  •  The Old Dead Tree
  • Strigoi
  •  Blod

UNESCO Name The HU “Artists For Peace”

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) have officially designated The HU as “Artists For Peace.” The band received the honor during a recent ceremony in Paris, France.

Galbadrakh “Gala” Tsendbaatar commented:

“Mongolians have upmost respect for our history, culture and the language that was left to us from thousands of years ago from our elders and ancestors. The HU’s goal and purpose is first and foremost to perform a unique genre of music that gives strength and power upon every listen.

Secondly, it is to show the world Mongolia’s nomadic and environmentally aware livelihood that has been passed down from previous generations and to inspire others to live minimalistic lives and enjoy life to its fullest. UNESCO electing the HU with ‘Artists for Peace’ designation shows their appreciation towards cultural diversity and heritage pieces that are of great value to Mongolians.

The partnership between the HU and UNESCO will bring awareness towards every culture that is distinguished by their unique heritage and core values, so we are excited to be part of a movement that can improve and change so many lives.”

Nyamjantsan “Jaya” Galsanjamts added:

“We sincerely appreciate being selected by UNESCO as part of their ‘Artists for Peace’ and understand the importance of the designation. From a very young age we have been practicing traditional music techniques and instrumentation such as long song, throat singing, horse head fiddle, tsuur and tovshuur, as we know the significance and impact of sharing one’s culture around the world has to rest of the society.

Our music delivers profound ideas that are understood in the subconscious mind while delivering hard rock and ethereal tunes. On the surface level, our lyrics and music seem to talk about basic yet important principles of human beings; on a deeper level, they share the preservation of cultures that are in danger of going extinct and allow us to be representatives for groups who have slightly different world perspectives than the modern world. This is a huge inspiration for us and part of our purposes as artists.

Therefore, we will do everything in our power to be the inspiration for the cultures that are underrepresented and work with UNESCO to bring them the attention that they deserve.”

BABYMETAL Added To Sabaton And Lordi’s European/UK Tour

BABYMETAL have been added to Sabaton and Lordi’s European/UK tour. They will be replacing The HU, who have since dropped off the trek.

Tour Dates:

04/14 Leeds, UK – First Direct Arena
04/15 London, UK – OVO Arena Wembley
04/16 Cardiff, UK – Motorpoint Arena
04/18 Glasgow, UK – OVO Hydro
04/21 Paris, FRA – Zenith
04/22 Frankfurt, GER – Festhalle
04/24 Hamburg, GER – Barclays Arena
04/25 Esch-sur-Alzette, LUX – Rockhal
04/28 Stockholm, SWE – Avicii Arena
04/29 Oslo, NOR – Spektrum
04/30 Copenhagen, DEN – Royal Arena
05/02 Hannover, GER – ZAG Arena
05/03 Amsterdam, NET – Ziggo Dome
05/05 Berlin, GER – Mercedes Benz Arena
05/06 Leipzig, GER – Quarterback Immobilien Arena
05/07 Vienna, AUT – Stadthalle
05/09 Lodz, POL – Atlas Arena
05/10 Ostrava, CZE – Arena Ostrava
05/12 Cologne, GER – Lanxess Arena
05/13 Antwerp, BEL – Sportpaleis
05/15 Munich, GER – Olympiahalle
05/18 Tallinn, EST – Saku Arena
05/19 Helsinki, FIN – Ice Hall
05/20 Kuopio, FIN – Kuopio Hall

The HU Premiere “Bie Biyelegee” Music Video

The HU have premiered a new video for their new song “Bie Biyelegee.” This track is from the band’s new album “Rumble Of Thunder,” which was released today (September 2). The group commented:

“‘Bie Biyelgee” is about having a good time. We danced like we never danced before during the video shoot and the movements where we tried to imitate biyelgee were very challenging. The biyelgee movements require a different skill set than you would find in any dance genre so in that way, celebrating these qualities are fascinating and inspiring to us.”

The HU Share Part Two Of “Black Thunder” Music Video

The HU have shared part two of their “Black Thunder” music video. You can check that out below. If you missed it, part one can be found HERE. The track will appear on the band’s new album “Rumble Of Thunder,” which is set to be released on September 2.