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OF MICE & MEN To Release 5 Part Documentary Series – “The Full Circle Story”

OF MICE & MEN To Release 5 Part Documentary Series – “The Full Circle Story”

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Orange County, CA-based rock band OF MICE & MEN and RISE RECORDS have announced the release of “The Full Circle Story,” a stunning 5-part documentary series that will stream on the band’s website every Monday beginning today. “The Full Circle Story” will only be viewable to those who sign up for OF MICE & MEN’s all new fan club, The Ampersand.  A trailer for the series can be viewed at HERE.

Directed by Jon Stone, “The Full Circle Story” was shot over the course of the past year, following the band as they traveled around the world performing sold-out shows for an international fanbase whose members number in the millions. Along the way, the quintet (vocalist Austin Carlile, guitarist Alan Ashby, drummer Valentino Arteaga, vocalist/bassist Aaron Pauley and guitarist Phil Manansala) released Restoring Force, which hit No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart and No. 1 on both the Billboard Top Independent and Top Rock Albums Charts, shared stages with artists such as Metallica, Linkin Park and Queens of the Stone Age, blanketed rock radio airwaves, garnered critical acclaim and amassed over 20 million YouTube views and close to 5 million social media followers on the strength of an blistering sound and live show.

“The Full Circle Story” places fans on both sides of the stage: capturing electrifying concert footage, then going behind the scenes for a rare glimpse at the inner workings of the band that’s being hailed as “the leaders of metal’s new revolution.” Stone previously worked with Of Mice & Men on last year’s “Identity Disorder” video.

“’The Full Circle Story’ offers the viewer an incredibly unique perspective—our perspective,” says Pauley. “The 5-part series takes the viewer on a wild international journey through our past few years, as seen through our eyes. It also showcases some of our favorite moments since the release of Restoring Force, complete with live footage from shows played around the world and interviews from the band. With the help of our friend Jon Stone, ‘The Full Circle Story’ captures what it’s like to be in Of Mice & Men, and we can’t wait to share that experience with our fans in a way we never have before.”

Of Mice & Men will spend the summer on a 34-city tour with Slipknot and Marilyn Manson (dates to be announced).

“It’s been an extreme past half year of broken ribs, head, hips, and tour dates,” adds Carlile. “After initial surgeries, followed by more medical exams & tests, and physical therapy multiple times a week, the last few months have been a real hurdle for me mentally and physically. Now that we’ve reached the other side, I’m ready to get the relentless machine that is Of Mice & Men back on track. It will start in March with two and a half months in the studio recording our new album. Then a UK / European festival run (taking in Slamdunk and Rock Am Ring/rock Im Park). Next up we will be opening for Slipknot & MM all summer long in America, playing various American rock radio festivals along the way, including Chicago Open Air Festival. We hope our new documentary series ‘The Full Circle Story’ will hold you over for now. We put a lot of time and energy into it and hope you enjoy watching part of our Artemis journey and just how it all came Full Circle. See you on the road. Tell everyone you know, Of Mice & Men is back.“

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LOUDER THAN LIFE 2015: Artist Lineup For This Year’s Event Revealed

LOUDER THAN LIFE 2015: Artist Lineup For This Year’s Event Revealed

LOUDER THAN LIFE returns to Champions Park near downtown Louisville October 3 & 4, 2015 for the second annual celebration of the region’s culture and cuisine, once again featuring award-winning bourbons and spirits, Gourmet Man Food, and a powerful music lineup.

LOUDER THAN LIFE’s premier selection of bourbon, whiskey, craft beer and Gourmet Man Food is curated personally by festival creator Danny Wimmer. The spectacular music lineup of rock legends and breaking talent includes Rob ZombieZZ TopGodsmackShinedownLynyrd SkynyrdSlash featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators, Breaking Benjamin, 3 Doors Down, Bring Me The Horizon, and many more.

Discounted tickets, VIP, hotel and camping packages for LOUDER THAN LIFE are available today, Monday, June 15, through Friday, June 26 at 11:59 AM ET at www.LouderThanLifeFestival.com. Please see below for full details.

LOUDER THAN LIFE is expanding in 2015 by adding another stage. This year’s bands will perform on four stages, while attendees will enjoy bourbon exhibitions and sampling, along with more than 70 food and beverage vendors that will help celebrate the bourbon culture and culinary heritage of this unique American city. In addition to music performances, LOUDER THAN LIFE will feature live, in-ring matches with WWE®’s NXT Superstars, as well as interactive experiences such as artist autograph signings at the Monster Energy Hospitality Rig, the Monster Energy viewing area with beverage sampling, The Crazy Dave’s Music Experience, Jack Daniel’s Experience, and Zippo Encore Music Experience. In 2014, over 40,000 people–including locals and the tens of thousands that traveled from around the U.S. and as far away as Australia, the Netherlands and South America–were in attendance for this one-of-a-kind experience. Check out the 2014 LOUDER THAN LIFE video recap here: https://vimeo.com/118846628.

The band lineup for LOUDER THAN LIFE is as follows: 

Rob Zombie, ZZ Top, Godsmack, Shinedown, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators, Breaking Benjamin, 3 Doors Down, Bring Me The Horizon, Seether, Chevelle, Collective Soul, Of Mice & Men, Black Stone Cherry, Hollywood Undead, Atreyu, Sevendust, Skid Row, Kentucky Headhunters, Tremonti, Hinder, Issues, We Came As Romans, Saint Asonia, Nothing More, 10 Years, Butcher Babies, Starset, We Are Harlot, Beartooth, Turbowolf, The Temperance Movement, Marmozets, Art of Dying, Aranda, Glorious Sons, Dorothy, Like A Storm, Kill It Kid, All Them Witches, Whiskey Myers, Jelly Roll, Red Sun Rising, Goodbye June, Raveneye, Cilver, Romantic Rebel.

 Daily band lineups will be announced on Friday, June 26.

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ZZ Top’s Billy F. Gibbons says, “We’re amping up about making the show at Louisville’s LOUDER THAN LIFE. It’s a win/win/win with rockin’ and rollin,’ terrific cuisine, and downright downable drinks. Even while performing we’ll make way to check it out.”

Festival producer Danny Wimmer says, “It isn’t often that a lineup comes together to represent a multigenerational greatest hits playlist — but I think that is exactly what I was able to accomplish with the bands playing this year’s LOUDER THAN LIFE. I’ve also been working hard with our participating chefs to add even more flavors and surprises to our selection of Gourmet Man Food. And with the very best that Louisville and the region has to offer from its distilleries and breweries, I am proud to say that this festival will have something for everyone.”

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said, “Louisville is home to some of the world’s best music and food and there’s definitely only one area to come to for bourbon, so where else would you have a festival experience such as LOUDER THAN LIFE? We’re excited that we can host this great event in such a super venue down by our waterfront and show all the music, food and bourbon fans what our city and people are all about.”

Here are the preliminary lists of LOUDER THAN LIFE bourbon, craft beer, and Gourmet Man Food partners, as well as festival experiences:

Bourbon: Angels Envy, Basil Hayden’s, Benchmark, Buffalo Trace, Bulleit, Eagle Rare, Evan Williams, Four Roses, Jim Beam Devil’s Cut, Jim Beam White, Jim Beam Apple, Fire & Honey, Knob Creek, Maker’s Mark, Old Forester, Town Branch, Wild Turkey, Willet, Woodford Reserve 

Whiskey & Other Spirits: Jack Daniel’s, along with Copper & Kings American Brandy, Jägermeister

Gourmet Man Food: 502 Café, Black Rock Grille, Blackbeard Espresso, Bourbon Barrel Foods, Chicago Taste Authority, Classic Home Cookin’, Dia de los Tamales, Doc Crow’s, El Luchador, Garage Bar, Hi-Five Doughnuts, Holy Mole, International Spud Station, Iron & Barley, Island Noodles, J Goodwin’s Fusion Grill, Jack Daniel’s BBQ, La Peche, Lexie Lu’s, Lil Cheezers, Long Shot Lobsta, Louisville Dessert Truck, Louisville Sushi Truck, Mac Attack, Momma’s BBQ, Monkey Wrench, Mount Olympus, Pho Shizzle, Pie Baby, Pollo, Red Top Dogs, Sacrilicious, SideBar @ Whiskey Row, Spotz Gelato, The Traveling Kitchen, Up In Smoke BBQ, Zoom Zoom Yum

Craft Beer (Regional or Artist Inspired) & Wine: Alltech Lexington (Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, Kentucky Ale), Falls City Beer (Hipster Repellant IPA, City Pale Ale), GoodWood Brewery (Bourbon Barrel Stout, Bourbon Barrel Ale, Louisville Lager), Iron Maiden’s Trooper Beer, Motörhead’s Shiraz Wine, New Albanian Brewing Company (Black & Bluegrass, Hoosier Daddy), West Sixth (West Sixth IPA, Deliberation Amber and Lemongrass American Wheat), and more.

WWE’s NXT: LOUDER THAN LIFE will feature live, in-ring matches with WWE’s NXT Superstars.  NXT is WWE’s developmental division based out of the state-of-the-art WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida. Over the past two years, NXT has grown into one of the hottest sports entertainment brands in the world, featuring incredible athleticism and compelling storylines that can be seen every Wednesday night at 8:00 PM ET on the award-winning WWE Network.

Monster EnergyMonster Energy will help fans celebrate the weekend with artist autograph signings at the Monster Energy Hospitality Rig. As always, come by the Monster Hospitalityarea for an ice cold Monster Energy to refuel and keep the party going all weekend long! www.monsterenergy.com

The Crazy Dave’s Music Experience powered by Musicians Institute: The Crazy Dave’s Music Experience is a free, interactive “rock star” exhibit where fans can get hands-on interaction with tons of musical equipment–much of which is used by their favorite artists performing on stage at the show—and attend artist signings with members of various LOUDER THAN LIFE bands. LOUDER THAN LIFE and The Crazy Dave’s Music Experience also host a group of local music students as part of The Student Experience, which includes a backstage educational tour and participation in various contests and activities at The Crazy Dave’s Music Experience tent.

Jack Daniel’s ExperienceJack Daniel’s will bring a “Taste of Tennessee” to Louisville as an official sponsor of LOUDER THAN LIFEThe Jack Daniel’s Experience, a mobile museum, is bringing a little of the much-loved distillery from Lynchburg. The Experience is open to all folks, 21 years old and up, for tours free of charge throughout the festival. www.jackdaniels.com

Zippo Encore Music Experience: Throughout the festival weekend, Zippo Encore Music Experience will feature a pop-up retail shop that will have limited edition LOUDER THAN LIFE lighters for sale. There will also be a “spin it to win it” game to win daily prizes, as well as an onsite lighter design contest and the one of a kind Zippo car on display. www.Zippo.com

A special rolling ticket pre-sale at www.LouderThanLifeFestival.com will start on Monday, June 15 at Noon ET and run through Friday, June 26 at 11:59 AM ET (or when pre-sale tickets sell out). During the pre-sale, a limited number of weekend discounted General Admission and VIP tickets will be available for purchase.

The pre-sale ticket prices are as follows:

Pre-Sale #1

2-Day General Admission: $79.50

2-Day VIP: $199.50

GA Ticket 4-Pack: $299

Pre-Sale #2 (begins when Pre-Sale #1 tickets are sold out)

2-Day General Admission: $89.50

(Note: All other pre-sale prices remain the same throughout the pre-sale, while supplies last.)

 

Hotel, camping and VIP packages will also be available for purchase during the pre-sale.

Regularly priced tickets go on sale Friday, June 26 at Noon ET at www.LouderThanLifeFestival.com. Tickets will be priced as follows at that time:

2-Day General Admission: $99.50

2-Day VIP: $214.50

GA Ticket 4-Pack: $340

Single Day General Admission: $69.50

Single Day VIP: $129.50

Ticket discounts will also be available for active military through LOUDER THAN LIFE partner GovX beginning June 26.

VIP tickets include: VIP entrance to venue; LED screens featuring video feed from all three main stages; VIP dedicated restrooms; upgraded Gourmet Man Food; upgraded bourbon and cocktail selections; shaded VIP pavilion with chairs, tables and couches adjacent to the VIP viewing area (exclusive view of North and South main stages from a seated and standing area located near main stage South); commemorative laminate.

LOUDER THAN LIFE is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents, the producer of some of the biggest rock festivals in America, including Rock On The Range, Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville, Monster Energy AFTERSHOCK Festival, Monster Energy Fort Rock, Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion, Northern Invasion, The Big Ticket, Monster Energy Rock Allegiance and more.

Sponsors for LOUDER THAN LIFE include Monster Energy, Jack Daniel’s, Jägermeister, Miller Lite, Fxck Cancer, Marshall Headphones, The Crazy Dave’s Music Experience, Zippo Encore, 93.1 The Fox, and more to be announced.

Website: www.LouderThanLifeFestival.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/louderthanlifefestival

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ltlfest

Instagram: http://instagram.com/louderthanlifefest

2014 Festival Recap Video: https://vimeo.com/118846628

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Rocklahoma 2015: Festival To Feature Linkin Park, Tesla, Godsmack, Slayer, Scott Weiland And More!

Rocklahoma 2015: Festival To Feature Linkin Park, Tesla, Godsmack, Slayer, Scott Weiland And More!

After a record-breaking 2014 with over 60,000 fans in attendance, Rocklahoma–presented by Bud Light–returns to “Catch the Fever” Festival Grounds in Pryor, OK for its ninth year May 22, 23 and 24with a lineup featuring top current rock artists and classic bands. America’s Biggest Memorial Day Weekend Party will feature not-to-be-missed performances from bands including Linkin Park, Tesla, Godsmack, Slayer, Volbeat, Breaking Benjamin, Papa Roach, Halestorm, Queensrÿche, Live, Anthrax, Ministry, and many more.

The three-day camping festival features music on three stages each day. In addition, the campground stage hosts performances during the Thursday night campground party and in the afternoon and late night hours on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

The current band lineup for Rocklahoma 2015 is as follows: Linkin Park, Tesla, Godsmack, Slayer, Volbeat, Breaking Benjamin, Papa Roach, Halestorm, Queensrÿche, Live, Anthrax, Ministry, The Pretty Reckless, Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts, Of Mice & Men, In This Moment, Apocalyptica, The Winery Dogs (featuring Billy Sheehan, Mike Portnoy & Richie Kotzen), Motionless In White, In Flames, Aranda, Nonpoint, We Are Harlot, Young Guns, You Me At Six, Periphery, Jake E. Lee’s Red Dragon Cartel, Starset, Shaman’s Harvest, Upon A Burning Body, Sabaton, Like A Storm, Crobot, Islander, Sons of Texas, Wayland, Gypsy Pistoleros, Nasty Habit, Lynam, Bai Bang, Black Tora, ASKA, Kingdragon, BabyJane, Chaotic Resemblance, Firstryke, Dead Metal Society, Ratchet Dolls, Diamond Lane, Mystery, Ragdoll, Mycah, Delta Rose, Loveblast, Ruff Justice, Warlock Texas, Mach22, Dellacoma, Station, Tempt, Project Terror, London’s Dungeon, Ivy Stone, Lamp Shade Betty, We The Ghost, Well Hung Heart, NICNOS, Even the Dogs, SONS, A Course Of Action, DREK, and Lovebettie, and will be hosted by Eddie Trunk.

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“We literally spend months and months piecing together the exact right mix of artists for Rocklahoma each year,” commented Joe Litvag, co-executive producer of the festival for AEG Live.  “Linkin Park and Slayer happen to be two of the most requested artists by the fans of Rocklahoma to play, so to get them both at the same time is a major coup.  But surrounding them with the exact right element of bands that span the spectrum of classic to current and metal to lighter rock, that’s the key.  This year’s lineup has that perfect balance with a little something for everyone”. 

Rocklahoma ticket pre-sale is underway now until Monday, January 26 at Noon CST at www.rocklahoma.com. Special pre-sale prices are available for Weekend General Admission tickets, Weekend Reserved tickets and Weekend VIP tickets. A Weekend General Admission Ticket 4-Pack is also available for purchase during the pre-sale and general on-sale. To get a code for access to the special Rocklahoma Internet pre-sale, “like” Rocklahoma on Facebook or visit www.rocklahoma.comand sign up to receive the Rocklahoma newsletter. Concertgoers will save by buying early, as general admission prices will increase at the public on-sale.

A limited number of discounted tickets are also now available for active military through GovX.

The campgrounds are a unique part of the Rocklahoma experience, with an endless party running around the clock for four days. Camping tickets may be purchased by calling the Rocklahoma Camping Office at (866) 310-2288 or emailing info@rocklahoma.com. Campgrounds open on Monday, May 18 and will remain open until Noon on Monday, May 25.

In a review of last year’s festival, Jerry Wofford of Tulsa World noted, “While the three days of hard rock and heavy metal bring tens of thousands of people to this field in Pryor, it’s the rock community that keeps so many of them coming back year after year…the first thing people say when asked why they keep coming back: It’s the atmosphere. It’s the people, the hard rock and heavy metal community [May 25, 2014].”

Rocklahoma is part of the World’s Loudest Month festival series which features the biggest names in rock music performing in eight distinct concert atmospheres across the country in April and May.

Rocklahoma is located just 45 minutes northeast of Tulsa, in Pryor, OK. The “Catch the Fever” Festival Grounds is a premier destination for a multi-day festival and includes onsite camping with access to restrooms and shower house, a general store for campers, VIP reserved seating, hospitality areas and much more.

Rocklahoma is proud to be supported by Bud Light, Hard Rock Casino Tulsa, Jack Daniel’s, Zippo Encore, ROUTE 66 RV, and Jägermeister.

Website:  www.Rocklahoma.com

Facebook:  @Rocklahoma

Twitter:  @Rocklahoma

Instagram:   Rocklahoma

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ROCK ON THE RANGE 2015: Lineup Announced; Features Linkin Park, Slipknot and Judas Priest

ROCK ON THE RANGE 2015: Lineup Announced; Features Linkin Park, Slipknot and Judas Priest

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Rock On The Range, America’s premier hard rock festival, returns to central Ohio’s Columbus Crew Stadium May 15, 16 and 17, 2015 for its ninth year with a stellar lineup of top rock bands led by multiplatinum band Linkin Park, global rock juggernauts Slipknot and heavy metal legends Judas Priest–who are currently celebrating their 40th Anniversary. The full weekend of non-stop rock will also feature performances from Godsmack, Marilyn Manson, Breaking Benjamin, Rise Against, Volbeat, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, Papa Roach, Halestorm, Of Mice & Men, Anthrax and many more of the world’s most exciting bands on three stages over three days, plus the biggest Rock n’ Roll comedians in the ROTR Comedy Tent.

Rock On The Range–part of the World’s Loudest Month festival series–has sold out in advance for two years in a row, with 120,000 concertgoers on hand in 2014. In 2015, ROTR will welcome live music’s top cable channel, AXS TV, to film the weekend as part of their live festival coverage, allowing fans around the world to experience Rock On The Range.

To kick off the ROTR weekend with a laugh, Guitar World & Revolver’s Roast On The Range returns to Columbus, Ohio Thursday, May 14. Look for more details to be announced in early 2015 at www.RoastOnTheRange.com and www.RockOnTheRange.com. The 2014 Roast featured nearly a dozen musicians and comedians who honored and lampooned Slipknot and Stone Sour vocalist Corey Taylor in front of a live audience.

The current band lineup for Rock On The Range–fueled by Monster Energy Drink–is as follows: Linkin Park, Slipknot, Judas Priest, Godsmack, Marilyn Manson, Breaking Benjamin, Rise Against, Volbeat, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, Papa Roach, Halestorm, Of Mice & Men, Ministry, Anthrax, Tech N9ne, In This Moment, Hollywood Undead, Live, Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts, Yelawolf, In Flames, Motionless In White, Saxon, Rival Sons, Falling In Reverse, Apocalyptica, Hatebreed, Periphery, Nonpoint, Baby Metal, The Devil Wears Prada, Dillinger Escape Plan, We Are Harlot, Starset, New Medicine, Beartooth, You Me At Six, Young Guns, Dorothy, Crobot, Shaman’s Harvest, Like A Storm, Unlocking The Truth, Islander, Marmozets, Sabatron, Upon A Burning Body, From Ashes To New, Red Son Rising, and Santa Cruz, with more bands and entertainers to be announced soon.

Corey Taylor of Slipknot says, “It’s been way too long since Slipknot has played ROTR…five years is too long. We’re coming back with a new album and a new show. It’ll feel good to headline again. Everyone, prepare for hell…”

Judas Priest proclaims, “Rock On The Range brings the Priest back to the USA! We can’t wait to unleash our metal maniacs #priestfamily once more with our ongoing 40th anniversary ‘Redeemer of Souls’ World Tour.”

“We’re very excited to be back and playing Rock On The Range. It was an honor to be a part of the very first ROTR back in ‘07 and we’re grateful to return to be a part of this amazing rock n roll event,” says Ben Burnley of Breaking Benjamin.

A specially priced pre-sale for Rock On The Range is available now through Friday, December 5 at 9:59 AM ET. Visitwww.facebook.com/rockontherange to receive a code to purchase pre-sale tickets now. The ROTR ticket pre-sale offers a limited number of weekend tickets at discounted prices as follows (plus fees):

Weekend Field: $169.50

Weekend Stadium GA: $99.50

Weekend Stadium 4-Pack (save $100, while supplies last): $299

Regularly priced general admission tickets go on sale Friday, December 5 at 10:00 AM ET and will be priced as follows:

Weekend Field: $184.50

Weekend Stadium GA: $124.50

Weekend Stadium 4-Pack (while supplies last): $349

These prices will stay in place through late February.

A limited number of discounted tickets are also available for active military through Rock On The Range partner GovX.

Monster Energy returns to Rock On The Range 2015 as the main stage sponsor and will be on site conducting giveaways, hosting Monster Energy artist signings, and sampling Monster Energy Drink.

New to Rock On The Range in 2015 will be the Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 VIP Lounge which features amenities such as dedicated Wi-Fi, charging stations, private restrooms, premium food options and more. This upgrade will be available for all ticket purchases for only $125 while supplies last.

For full details about all tickets, including Military Ticket discounts, VIP Packages, Hotel and Ticket Bundles, Camping Packages and Layaway Tickets, visit: www.RockOnTheRange.com.

“Our mission each year is to widen the net as much as possible while staying true to the core that is Rock On The Range,” says Gary Spivack, Co-Executive Producer of ROTR for RockHouse Presents. “Take headliners Slipknot, Linkin Park, and Judas Priest as well as heavyweights Godsmack, Marilyn Manson, the welcomed return of Breaking Benjamin, combine that with bands such as Rise Against, Of Mice & Men, Tech N9ne, Yelawolf and a rare appearance from the likes of Ministry, you then get the world that is Rock On The Range. A music festival…where ROCK (of all kinds) lives.”

Rock On The Range is proud to once again be fueled by their partners at Monster Energy Drink. Additional sponsors include Jack Daniel’s, Jägermeister, Crazy Dave’s Music Experience and Zippo, with more to be announced.

Rock On The Range is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents, AEG Live, Crew Stadium, and RockHouse Presents. The multi-stage music and lifestyle event features a potent lineup of bands on three stages over three days. The nationally renowned festival that’s centrally located in the heart of the country is proud to be part of the World’s Loudest Month festival series, and annually draws huge weekend crowds since its inception in 2007, including a sold-out crowd of over 120,000 fans in 2014.

Website: www.RockOnTheRange.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/rockontherange

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Linkin Park Announce The Hunting Party Tour With Rise Against and Of Mice & Men

Linkin Park Announce The Hunting Party Tour With Rise Against and Of Mice & Men

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LINKIN PARK has announced The Hunting Party Tour, featuring special guests, RISE AGAINST and OF MICE & MEN.  The tour kicks off Thursday January 15th in Orlando, Florida, and concludes February 14th in Edmonton, Canada.

The tour will hit several cities that haven’t seen Linkin Park in the past several years, if ever. “Rock music was born in these towns, and for some reason these places tend to get overlooked much more than they should. We want our fans there to know how much they matter to us,” says Chester Bennington, lead vocalist of Linkin Park. “After crossing paths with these guys at festivals around the world over the past decade, we’re excited to finally share the road with Linkin Park,” adds Tim Mcllrath, lead vocalist/ guitarist of Rise Against. “We think this will be a great experience for all our collective fans.”

Austin Carlile, Of Mice and Men recently joined Linkin Park on stage in Los Angeles during the band’s hugely successful Carnivores Tour this past summer. “We are really excited to be joining Linkin Park on The Hunting Party Tour. I performed the song ‘Faint’ with them recently at The Hollywood Bowl and it was incredible. Can’t wait to bring that experience to all our dedicated fans across America,” said Carlile. “The opportunity to tour with a band that inspired me to pursue music is mind-blowing, and that’s exactly what we want fans to experience when they see us together on tour.” Linkin Park begins their sold-out European tour tonight with Of Mice & Men in Zurich, Switzerland.

Linkin Park’s summer tour received universal praise from critics everywhere.  Pulse magazine stated: “Linkin Park exploded onto the stage, and it immediately became apparent why this band can headline a tour of this magnitude with such amazing opening acts… quite simply, the members of LP are musical experts. Their sound has been polished, and has become more and more massive over the years of award-winning albums and relentless touring.” Boston Music Spotlight  declared: Over the course of 90+ minutes, Linkin Park tore through almost thirty songs with a consistent, in your face, flawless performance and authenticity throughout the set that covered their expansive fifteen-year career.

Members of the Linkin Park fan club can access an exclusive pre sale on www.lpunderground.com. Tickets to the general public go on sale starting November 7th.  Check www.linkinpark.com and www.ticketmaster.com for further information.

Linkin Park’s sixth studio album, The Hunting Party was released June 17th, and reached #1 on iTunes in 67 countries.

THE HUNTING PARTY 2015 Tour Dates:

1/15  Orlando, FL @ Amway Center

1/17  Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena

1/18  Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse

1/20  Pittsburgh, PA @ Consol Energy Center

1/21  Albany, NY @ Times Union Center

1/23  Atlantic City, NJ @ Boardwalk Hall

1/24  Providence, RI @ Dunkin’ Donuts Center

1/25  Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center

1/27  Hershey, PA  @ Giant Center

1/28  Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum

1/30  Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena

1/31  Manchester, NH @ Verizon Wireless

2/3    Hamilton, ONT @ FirstOntario Centre

2/4    Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena

2/6    Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena

2/7    Lincoln, NE @ Pinnacle Bank Arena

2/11  Saskatoon, SK @ Sasktel Centre

2/12  Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank Saddledome

2/14  Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place

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KNOTFEST 2014: Onsite Attractions & Activities Unmasked For Epic Festival!

KNOTFEST 2014: Onsite Attractions & Activities Unmasked For Epic Festival!

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KNOTFEST’s massive lineup features some of the biggest names in metal–including SlipknotDanzigFive Finger Death PunchVolbeatOf Mice & MenAnthrax and dozens more–playing on five stages on Saturday and Sunday. A Friday night VIP Pre-Party Bash will feature exclusive performances from Suicide SilenceThe Black Dahlia Murder and more, as well as other activities for those that have purchased VIP or Camping Packages.

As previously announced, Slipknot will close Stage 001 both Saturday and Sunday, with unique sets each night, featuring brand new music and an entirely new stage set and experience. In addition, all KNOTFEST online ticket purchasers (and those that purchase tickets before October 5 to Slipknot‘s headline tour with Korn and King 810) will receive a digital download of the new album, delivered 24 hours early.

KNOTFEST–powered by Rockstar Energy Drink hosted by Jose Mangin (SiriusXM) and Lou Brutus (hardDrive)–will be home to over 30 vendors selling a variety of lifestyle items to enhance the festival experience and beyond. In addition to various vendor promotions, KNOTFEST will offer multiple visual surprises, and will present the following onsite activities and attractions:

 

SLIPKNOT MUSEUM

A tented museum curated by the members of Slipknot themselves. Slipknot’s history on display to include priceless Slipknot artifacts such as masks, suits, art, previously used equipment and other memorabilia from the members themselves personal archives and home garages.

 

FIRE AREA/THUNDERDOME

There is nothing choreographed about the THUNDERDOME. Two fighters step in and fight until one taps out. Nightly fights throughout the festival.

Straight from the bowels of hell is the Fire Zone, displaying a pyromaniac’s wet dream, with fueled performances throughout the festival day and night.

 

COSTUMED PERFORMANCE ARTISTS

30+ costumed pagan performers roam around festival adorned as different creatures tapping into your nightmares. Included in these performers will be firewalkers, fire breathers and sword swallowers…

 

ZIPLINE

For the first time ever at an American festival, the Zipline will scream across the upper section of the festival area, allowing you to fly over fellow KNOTFEST fans below at high speeds. There will be a low cost per ride.

 

RING OF FIRE CARNIVAL RIDE

Ripped straight from the memories of Clown’s childhood at the Iowa State Fair is the Ring of Fire. Not for the faint of heart or stomach! There will be a small cover charge per rider.

 

SCENT OF KNOTFEST

KNOTFEST has its own aroma that will infest your brain, body and clothes for days after the festival is over. Personally picked by Slipknot themselves, the smell of KNOTFEST will permeate the festival grounds. Oil drums will be filled with camel shit and oil, set aflame to last the entire festival.

 

GOAT PETTING ZOO

Goats will freely graze in the heavy-petting zoo, where KNOTFEST attendees can get close to their horned spirit animals.

 

TATTOO PARLOR

What festival experience would be complete without a KNOTFEST tattoo? A world-renowned tattooist will be onsite to tattoo you and leave a memory to last a lifetime.

 

JUNK CAR DRUM CIRCLE

Beat on junkyard cars with other KNOTFESTERS throughout the festival hours and into the night. A repeat from year 001, Clown also will play host to a drum circle on junkyard cars. Festivalgoers will join in, and beat the crap out of the cars with metal pipes, poles and whatever else they deem fit.

 

FLAMING CARNIVAL GAMES

Interactive midway style games that incorporate fire, such as a fire-belching tarot card reader or highstriker that shoots 50 foot flames into the night sky!

 

FITZ ARMY FREESTYLE MOTORCROSS SHOW

One of the most insane freestyle motocross demos in the world, Fitz Army is an action packed performance that hosts the biggest tricks, names and mobile freestyle motocross events. Founder and Metal Mulisha athlete Jimmy Fitzpatrick built the show on an adrenaline-choreographed performance. Each member of the Fitz Army freestyle motocross show has proved himself in the action sports industry, with multiple X Games medals, competitions, and world-class tours.

 

KNOTFEST tickets are on sale now and going fast at www.knotfest.com. A limited number of VIP packages are still available. Camping packages and pit tickets are SOLD OUT.

Doors open at 11:00 AM each day and the show runs until 12:30 AM on Saturday and 11:30 PM on Sunday.

KNOTFEST is a short drive from San Francisco, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Tucson, San Diego, the San Joaquin Valley, and many more cities in the Southwestern USA.

KNOTFEST is made possible through the support of sponsors including Rockstar Energy Drink, Kinetic Power, Ole Smokey Moonshine, Musicians Institute, FYE, Headbang for the Highway, Ernie Ball, The Slidebar Rock N Roll Kitchen, Legator Guitars, Fxck Cancer and Zippo Encore.

For the most-up-to-date information, visit:

www.knotfest.com

www.facebook.com/KNOTFEST

www.twitter.com/KNOTFEST

 

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THE JASTA SHOW: Metal Icon Jamey Jasta Debuts New Podcast

THE JASTA SHOW: Metal Icon Jamey Jasta Debuts New Podcast

Jamey Jasta

Jamey Jasta

Today marks the debut of heavy metal icon/former host of MTV’s Headbanger’s Ball/vocalist Jamey Jasta’s official podcast, The Jasta Show. The weekly podcast will feature Jasta interviewing musicians, athletes and influential figures.

During the first three episodes, Jamey Jasta interviews Eddie Hermida (Vocalist for Suicide Silence), Scott Ian (Guitarist for Anthrax), and Tino Arteaga (Drummer for Of Mice & Men). The show touches on everything from what it’s like for Eddie Hermida to fill the shoes of Mitch Lucker to the timelessness of AC/DC with Scott Ian to the next wave of superstar metal bands with Tino Arteaga.

The Jasta Show podcast is available for free via his official website, SoundcloudiTunes and Stitcher now! Subsequent episodes will be released weekly on Thursdays.

“With all the touring I have been doing globally, I have been running into so many amazing people. Now the opportunity has arisen to do this show and I am so excited,” exclaims Jamey Jasta“I am doing this because I have the desire to hear people’s stories and tell stories of my own.”

The Jasta Show is produced and distributed by the Paragon Collective Podcast Network. Alex Aldea of the Paragon Collective states,“Jamey has one of the most earnest, distinct and influential voices in metal music. This show isn’t just about interviews, it’s about giving listeners a real backstage glance into the lives of their heroes, their stories, and hopefully inspire them to also make their dreams become a reality.”

Jasta can currently be seen touring the world with Hatebreed and Jasta.

Click here for the first three episodes of The Jasta Show. 

Jamey Jasta Official Website: www.jameyjasta.com

The Paragon Collective: www.theparagoncollective.com

Jamey Jasta Twitter: www.twitter.com/jameyjasta

Jamey Jasta Facebook: www.facebook.com/JastaHQ

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Slipknot’s KNOTFEST 2014: Additional Stage Added, 10 More Bands To Play 3-Day Festival Bill

Slipknot’s KNOTFEST 2014: Additional Stage Added, 10 More Bands To Play 3-Day Festival Bill

KNOTFEST 2014

KNOTFEST 2014

Slipknot’s very own KNOTFEST–the most cutting edge heavy music festival in America–has revealed additional bands for the October 24-26 destination festival held at San Manuel Amphitheater & Campgrounds in San Bernardino, CA.

Already featuring some of the biggest names in metal – Slipknot, Danzig, Five Finger Death Punch, Volbeat, Of Mice & Men, Anthrax and more – the KNOTFEST lineup has now added Fear Factory, Napalm Death, Satyricon, Amen, Otep, Prong, Immolation, Attika 7 and more. The new additions will perform on the Extreme Stage 005 powered by Kinetik Power and Ernie Ball.

See below for details and look for an announcement in the coming weeks about KNOTFEST’s Stage 004.

As previously announced, Slipknot will close Stage 001 both Saturday and Sunday, with unique sets each night, featuringbrand new music and an entirely new stage set and experience.

Slipknot recently posted their first new song in six years, “The Negative One,” which immediately hit #1 on Billboard’s Trending 140 Chart, and became a top ten Worldwide Trending Topic on Twitter.  All KNOTFEST ticket purchasers will receive a digital copy of Slipknot’s forthcoming album, to be delivered on release date.

KNOTFEST–powered by Rockstar Energy Drink–will feature a Slipknot-curated lineup of over 60 bands performing onfive stages on Saturday and Sunday, as well as a Friday night VIP Pre-Party Bash with band performances and other activities for those that have purchased VIP or Camping Packages.

The current KNOTFEST U.S. band lineup by stage is as follows:

Friday, October 24—Pre-Party For Camping & VIP Guests 

Stage 003: The Black Dahlia Murder, Chelsea Grin

Stage 002: Suicide Silence, Butcher Babies, Alterbeast

Saturday, October 25

Extreme Stage 005 powered by Kinetik Power and Ernie Ball: Satyricon, Otep, Amen, Prong, Immolation

 Stage 003: In This Moment, The Devil Wears Prada, Butcher Babies, Miss May I, One OK Rock

Stage 002: Testament, Carcass, Maximum The Hormone, King 810, Man With A Mission

Stage 001: Slipknot, Danzig, Anthrax, Black Label Society, Hatebreed

Sunday, October 26

Extreme Stage 005 powered by Kinetik Power and Ernie Ball: Fear Factory, Napalm Death, Attika 7, Exmortus, Rattlehead

Stage 003: Killswitch Engage, Whitechapel, Upon A Burning Body, Anti-Mortem

Stage 002: Of Mice & Men, DevilDriver, Veil Of Maya, Nothing More

Stage 001: Slipknot, Five Finger Death Punch, Volbeat, Tech N9ne, Atreyu, Hellyeah

Every KNOTFEST has been a fully immersive experience for fans, and this one ups the ante. In addition to performances from more than 60 of the heaviest bands on the planet, attendees will descend into an apocalyptic underworld featuringover 20 festival attractions including a Slipknot Museum (curated by the band), carnival rides, a zip line across the festival grounds, drum circlesa massive display of firefreaksfire-breathersstilt-walkers, and much more.

KNOTFEST tickets are on sale now at www.knotfest.com. A limited number of VIP packages are still available. Camping packages are SOLD OUT.

Doors open at 11:00 AM each day and the show runs until 12:30 AM on Saturday and 11:30 PM on Sunday.

KNOTFEST is a short drive from San Francisco, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Tucson, San Diego, the San Joaquin Valley, and many more cities in the Southwestern USA.

KNOTFEST is made possible through the support of sponsors including

Rockstar Energy Drink, Kinetic Power, Ole Smokey Moonshine, Musicians Institute, FYE, Headbang for the Highway, Ernie Ball, The Slidebar Rock N Roll Kitchen,

Legator Guitars, and Fxck Cancer

For the most-up-to-date information, visit:

www.knotfest.com

www.facebook.com/KNOTFEST

www.twitter.com/KNOTFEST

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KNOTFEST 2014: Slipknot’s Legendary Festival Returns To The U.S. October 24-26

KNOTFEST 2014: Slipknot’s Legendary Festival Returns To The U.S. October 24-26

KNOTFEST 2014

KNOTFEST 2014

Slipknot are set to return to the U.S. with their own KNOTFEST–an extraordinary three-day metal and heavy music destination festival–to be held October 24-26 at San Manuel Amphitheater & Campgrounds in San Bernardino, CA. This marks the first time KNOTFEST will be held in the same location for multiple days.

KNOTFEST U.S. 2014–powered by Rockstar Energy Drink–will feature a Slipknot-curated lineup of over 60 bands performing on five stages on Saturday and Sunday, as well as a Friday night VIP Pre-Party Bash, band performances and other activities for those that purchase VIP or Camping Packages. The weekend will feature performances from Slipknot, Danzig, Five Finger Death Punch, Volbeat, Anthrax, Killswitch Engage, Tech N9ne, Of Mice & Men, Black Label Society, Testament, Hatebreed, Atreyu, In This Moment, Carcass and many more. A list of artists performing each day is available now at: www.knotfest.com.

Slipknot will close the Main Stage both Saturday and Sunday, with unique sets each night, featuring brand new music and an entirely new stage set and experience. In addition, all ticket purchasers will receive a digital copy of Slipknot’s forthcoming album, to be delivered on release date.

“KNOTFEST is a chance for Slipknot to bring the sensory-overload of a wild European festival–and now we’re coming for you, California,” says Slipknot’s M. Shawn Crahan (Clown). “Playing two different sets over two nights at one location is a new experience in the history of this band. This year’s Knotfests in the U.S. and Japan are going to be on another level.”

Every KNOTFEST has been a fully immersive experience for fans, and this one ups the ante. In addition to performances from more than 60 of the heaviest bands on the planet, attendees will descend into an apocalyptic underworld featuring over 20 festival attractions including a Slipknot Museum (curated by the band), carnival rides, a zip line across the festival grounds, drum circles, pillars of fire, freaks, fire-breathers, stilt-walkers, and so much more.

Campers and VIP ticket holders receive a free Friday night KNOTFEST show with Suicide Silence, The Black Dahlia Murder, Butcher Babies and more, as well as an early preview of the festival area and Slipknot Museum showcasing the band’s history. VIP ticket holders also can attend a Friday night specialVIP Pre-Party Bash with music by Slipknot’s DJ Sid.

KNOTFEST tickets are on sale now at www.knotfest.com. Limited quantities of Early Bird Discounted 2-day and 1-day festival tickets, as well as Camping Packages are available while supplies last atwww.knotfest.com. VIP packages go on sale Wednesday, July 9 at 10:00 AM PT. A limited number of four different levels of VIP packages will be available with amenities including exclusive merchandise bundles, early entrance to a 21+ VIP Lounge, Pit Pass or the best Reserved Seats in the house,preferred parking and more. Hotel packages and travel packages will be available soon. To view all ticket options for KNOTFEST, visit: www.knotfest.com.

Doors open at 11:00 AM each day and the show runs until 12:30 AM on Saturday and 11:30 PM on Sunday. The KNOTFEST camping area will be located in a grassy county park adjacent to the venue’s VIP area.

KNOTFEST is a short drive from San Francisco, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Tucson, San Diego, San Joaquin Valley, and many more cities in the Southwestern USA.

Visit www.knotfest.com, www.facebook.com/KNOTFEST and www.twitter.com/KNOTFEST for the most-up-to-date information.

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