Rob Zombie & Danzig Added To 2021 Rock Fest

Rob Zombie and Danzig have been added to the 2021 Rock Fest. The event is scheduled to take place in Cadott, WI on July 15-17 and the updated lineup can be found below:

July 14 (pre-show): Queensrÿche, Slaughter, Royal Bliss, Joyous Wolf, Stitched Up Heart, The Black Moods, Modern Mimes, and Unkle Daddy.

July 15: Rob Zombie, Staind, Theory Of A Deadman, Steel Panther, Saint Asonia, Memphis May Fire, Fozzy, Blacktop Mojo, Carnifex, Fire From The Gods, Falling Through April, Scattered Hamlet, Anything But Human, Digital Homicide, Any Given Sin, GFM, Jett Threatt, Nivrana, Drama Queen, Contingency, and Ignescent.

July 16: Limp Bizkit, Snoop Dogg, Anthrax, Badflower, Of Mice & Men, Bad Wolves, All That Remains, Like A Storm, Crobot, Bones UK, Silvertung, Wildstreet, Distal Descent, City Of The Weak, Throw The Fight, Siin, Hammer Down Hard, Fool Fighters, Dressed To Kill, Strange Daze, and Caster Volor.

July 17: Korn, Danzig, Chevelle, Motionless In White, Avatar, We Came As Romans, Gemini Syndrome, Through Fire, Hyro The Hero, Rachel Lorin, Störmbreaker, Nuisance, Stellar Circuits, Your Screaming Silence, Evandale, Strate Jak It, Mad Alice, Cowboys From Hell, Probable Cause, and FMDown.

We Came As Romans To Perform “To Plant A Seed” In Full During April Livestream Show

Since their “To Plant A Seed” 10th anniversary tour was postponed once again, We Came As Romans have decided to perform the album in full during a livestream show. The virtual event will take place on April 23 and tickets for it can be found HERE.

Dave Stephens said the following:

“We’re so stoked to announce this livestream for our ‘To Plant A Seed‘ 10-year anniversary tour/set. While we were in the middle of this tour last year, we had to unexpectedly pack up and go home due to COVID-19, which left us, and a lot of fans, disappointed that we couldn’t be performing this set.

The best way we could think of to bring these songs to our fans was through a livestream. Along with the stream, we’re releasing very limited edition merch, designed by our own Andy Glass, just like we did on the tour. Our hope is to bring this set to life — wherever you can watch it to help us all continue to get through tough times.”

We Came As Romans Postpone “To Plant A Seed” 10th Anniversary Tour Once Again, Begin Recording New Album

We Came As Romans have postponed their “To Plant A Seed” 10th anniversary tour with The Devil Wears Prada, Gideon, and Dayseeker once again due to the coronavirus pandemic. Despite this, there is some good news as the band have also started the recording process for their new album.

We Came As Romans said the following:

“We are incredibly bummed to announce that due to the current climate surrounding Covid-19, the TPAS tour we had planned for this spring will once again be moved to a later time frame. We will hold off on announcing new dates until there is more certainty the shows will play out. You can get refunds for your tickets at point of purchase.

This announcement isn’t all bad news though! We’ve officially entered the studio and started recording our sixth full length record! And while we work on this record to bring you new music this summer, we’re working on something special to make up for our tour postponement. So stay tuned, because we’ll have more great news to announce soon ;)”

The Kyle Pavone Foundation Launches COVID-19 Relief Scholarship For Struggling Musicians

The Kyle Pavone Foundation, the organization launched by the family of late We Came As Romans frontman Kyle Pavone, have launched a COVID-19 relief scholarship to assist struggling musicians amid the ongoing pandemic. The organization has teamed up with the Battle Creek Community Foundation for the initiative, which they are calling the “Kyle Cares Scholarship.”

The scholarship will help artists “who have encountered a hardship due to COVID-19 and are in need of financial assistance to help with mental/physical health, substance abuse treatment, nutrition/food deficits, or housing.” Applicants will be able to receive up to $2,000 until funds run out.

Pavone‘s parents, Vince and Caroline, commented:

“In honor of our son Kyle Pavone, we wanted to do something that would help musicians during this time of great need. Even under normal circumstances, the life of a musician can be a lot to handle, and the current situation we’re living in only amplifies that struggle. We thought the best thing we could do, what Kyle would want us to do, is to help musicians who are facing difficult times because of circumstances that are beyond their control.”

“Since Kyle‘s passing, we’ve always said that the opposite of addiction is connection. If we can help even just one musician get through these tough times, stay connected to loved ones and help them continue to pursue their dreams, then we’ve done something Kyle would be proud of.”

We Came As Romans, Bad Omens, The Plot In You, & Dayseeker Announce Free Livestreaming Event

We Came As Romans, Bad Omens, The Plot In You, and Dayseeker will be taking part in a special livestream concert on December 3-4. The Plot In You and Dayseeker will play the first night, while We Came As Romans and Bad Omens will play the second night. SiriusXM‘s Caity Babs will be hosting the event and free tickets are available HERE. We Came As Romans’ Dave Stephens commented:

“As terrible as 2020 has been for the entire entertainment industry, creating this livestreaming event has been a nice escape for everyone involved, and we are hoping it has the same effect for our fans. The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has been extremely difficult on all of us, but we are thankful to have had the opportunity to be together, play music, and be blessed with the resources to share it with our fanbase. Stay safe everyone, and keep your heads up.”

Disturbed, Limp Bizkit, Korn, Etc. Set For 2021 Rock Fest

The lineup has been revealed for the 2021 Rock Fest. The event will take place in Cadott, WI on July 15-17. There will also be a pre-show on July 14. Here’s the daily lineups:

July 14 (pre-show): Queensrÿche, Slaughter, Royal Bliss, Joyous Wolf, Stitched Up Heart, The Black Moods, Modern Mimes, and Unkle Daddy.

July 15: Disturbed, Staind, Theory Of A Deadman, Steel Panther, Saint Asonia, Memphis May Fire, Fozzy, Blacktop Mojo, Carnifex, Fire From The Gods, Falling Through April, Scattered Hamlet, Anything But Human, Digital Homicide, Any Given Sin, GFM, Jett Threatt, Nivrana, Drama Queen, and Contingency.

July 16: Limp Bizkit, Snoop Dogg, Anthrax, Badflower, Of Mice & Men, Bad Wolves, All That Remains, Like A Storm, Crobot, Bones UK, Silvertung, Wildstreet, Distal Descent, City Of The Weak, Throw The Fight, Siin, Hammer Down Hard, Fresh Fighters, Dressed To Kill, Strange Daze, and Caster Volor.

July 17: Korn, Chevelle, Motionless In White, Avatar, We Came As Romans, Gemini Syndrome, Through Fire, Hyro The Hero, Rachel Lorin, Störmbreaker, Nuisance, Stellar Circuits, Your Screaming Silence, Evandale, Strate Jak It, Mad Alice, Cowboys From Hell, Probable Cause, and FMDown.

SharpTone Records Confirm That We Came As Romans, Miss May I, & Don Broco Are In The Studio

SharpTone Records have confirmed that We Came As Romans, Miss May I, and Don Broco are in the studio working on new music. The label tweeted the following:

We Came As Romans Postpone “To Plant A Seed” 10th Anniversary Tour To 2021

We Came As Romans have postponed their “To Plant A Seed” 10th anniversary tour with The Devil Wears Prada, Gideon, and Dayseeker once again due to the coronavirus pandemic. The trek is now set to take place in early 2021.

Tour Dates:

02/10 Philadelphia, PA – TLA
02/12 Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw
02/14 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
02/16 Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live!
02/19 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
02/20 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
02/21 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
02/22 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
02/24 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
02/25 Austin, TX – Empire Control Room
02/26 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
02/27 Dallas, TX – Canton Hall
03/01 Phoenix, AZ – The Pressroom
03/02 Los Angeles, CA – The Regent Theater
03/03 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
03/08 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
03/09 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
03/10 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
03/12 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
03/13 Denver, CO – The Oriental Theater
03/14 Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater
03/16 Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre
03/17 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
03/20 Pontiac, MI – The Crofoot Ballroom

We Came As Romans commented:

“We’re sure this isn’t a surprise at this point – but we are excited to announce our new dates for the TPAS: 10 Year Anniversary tour! While we absolutely hate having to push this tour back even further, we are thankful that we’ll still be able to make this tour happen with the same lineup, and in all of the original cities (plus maybe a few extras coming at a later date 👀). ALL previous tickets & VIP will be honored – hold onto them, and we’ll see you at the show! Tickets & VIP available at wcar.soundrink.com

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:

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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:

Hear We Came As Romans & Fit For A King Guest On Each Other’s Songs

We Came As Romans and Fit For A King have joined forces to release some reworked songs. This includes a new version of We Came As Romans’ “Carry The Weight” featuring Fit For A King’s Ryan Kirby and a new version of Fit For A King’s “Backbreaker” featuring We Came As Romans’ Dave Stephens. You can stream those below: