Category: News

Anthrax, Black Label Society & Hatebreed hitting the road!

Strap on your big boy pants, this one is going to be a banger from start to finish! “Zakk has been a friend and an inspiration to me as a guitar player, songwriter, and beard grower since we met in 1988,” said Anthrax‘s Scott Ian. “We’ve had the privilege to share festival stages with Zakk […]

Aftershock 2022 lineup announced!

Unless you’re living under a rock and haven’t seen the lineup for Aftershock Festival 2022 in Sacramento, here you go. It’s not quite a “banger” after Friday’s lineup, but I will say that I feel like they appropriately billed it finally from day to day, which has been a critique of the festival for a […]

New SLASH album out today!

SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS release their highly-anticipated fourth album titled 4 today, Friday, February 11 via Gibson Records in partnership with BMG. Early reviews from across the globe are pouring in for 4 (see below) which is available digitally and in exclusive physical bundles now. Purchase the new album 4 everywhere HERE, […]

Aftershock Announces Entry Protocol

Aftershock Announces Entry Protocols for Festival, October 7, 8, 9 & 10 At Discovery Park In Sacramento, CA Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination or Negative COVID-19 Test Result Within 72 Hours Will Be Required At the upcoming Aftershock festival, safety is the NUMBER ONE concern. To protect the health of fans, artists, staff and crew, all […]

NorCal’s Destroy Boys unveil new video ahead of new album!

The new video from Northern California’s Destroy Boys for “Locker Room Bully” was released today below before the release of their third studio album “Open Mouth, Open Heart” being released on October 8th. I don’t know about you, but they’ve been growing on me and am loving seeing some locals keep moving up!


Joey Jordison, the co-founding member and prolific former drummer of Slipknot has passed away at the age of 46. The statement as released by his family reads as: The statement reads: “We are heartbroken to share the news that Joey Jordison, prolific drummer, musician and artist passed away peacefully in his sleep on July 26th, 2021. […]

Black Tusk coming your way this fall!

The week of tour announcements continues! Savannah, GA swamp rockers BLACK TUSKwill be hitting the road in September for a two and a half week tour throughout the U.S.! The run will kick off on September 2 in Asheville, NC and will conclude on September 18 in Orlando, FL! The full run of dates can be found below and tickets […]

Anti-Flag announce 2021 Tour!

Anti-Flag have announced their return to the road and their Fall 2021 headline North American tour dates. The first leg will kick off on September 14 in Grand Rapids, MI and run through October 14 in Vancouver. Support will come from Dog Party, Grumpster, and Oxymorrons. The second leg features Bad Cop/Bad Cop and Doll Skin. It kicks off on November 2 in […]

Buckcherry premiere new video “Hellbound” and tour dates!

BUCKCHERRY premiere today the video for the title track of their forthcoming album Hellbound, set for release on June 25. Watch it here. The video, directed by KasterTroy and shot in Las Vegas, follows the release last month of the video for the song “So Hott.” The “Hellbound” track is available now for download and streaming on all DSPs here. […]

August Burns Red announce “Leveler” 10th anniversary tour

AUGUST BURNS RED ANNOUNCE LEVELER 10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY HEADLINE TOUR  FIT FOR A KING, ERRA, + LIKE MOTH TO FLAMES TO SUPPORT LEVELER: 10TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION OUT NOW AUGUST BURNS RED — JB Brubaker [lead guitar], Brent Rambler [rhythm guitar], Matt Greiner [drums], Jake Luhrs [lead vocals], and Dustin Davidson [bass] — have announced their Fall 2021 headline tour. The “Leveler 10-Year Anniversary Tour” kicks off on September 9 in Philadelphia and runs through October 31 in Sayreville, […]


NEW ALBUM SONGS OF LOSS AND SEPARATION OUT JULY 16 BAND SHARES VIDEO FOR NEW SONG “THE BURDEN OF BELIEF” — WATCH + LISTEN TIMES OF GRACE, featuring Adam Dutkiewicz and Jesse Leach of Killswitch Engage, return after a 10-year hiatus with their second album Songs of Loss and Separation, out July 16 via the band’s own imprint label, Wicked Good Records, distributed by ADA Worldwide. Pre-order it here, and check out the band’s newly-relaunched […]

Welcome To Rockville returns big in 2021!

Welcome To Rockville Returns In 2021 With Massive Lineup IncludingMETALLICA, NINE INCH NAILS & DISTURBEDFlorida’s Biggest Rock ExperienceExpands To Four Days & Shifts To A New Month For 2021,November 11-14 At Daytona International Speedway In Daytona Beach, FLFestival Also Features Rob Zombie, Deftones, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Lamb Of God, Social Distortion, The Offspring, Staind, Mudvayne, Cypress […]

In This Moment release rescheduled 2021 tour dates

Grammy-nominated band IN THIS MOMENT will make their triumphant return to the road this September. The band will embark on a headline U.S. tour this fall, dubbed “The In-Between Tour.” The trek kicks off on September 17 in Lincoln, Nebraska and winds through the country before wrapping on November 21in Atlanta. All confirmed dates are below. Support will come from Black Veil Brides, DED, and Raven Black. Tickets […]


After welcoming a sold-out crowd of 60,000 peoplein 2018, Aftershock returns even bigger this year, expanding to three full days of performances from some of the most popular music acts, including a mix of chart-topping headliners and up-and-coming buzzworthy bands across the rock spectrum. The eighth annual edition of California’s biggest rock festival takes place Friday, October 11, Saturday, October 12 and Sunday, October 13 at Discovery Park near […]

Aftershock Festival Upgrades to 3 days and tickets are on sale!

AFTERSHOCK JUST GOT BIGGER! Aftershock will return to Discovery Park in Sacramento, California and we’ve extended the show to THREE DAYS: Friday – Sunday, October 11th – 13th, 2019 You know what that means – more time to ROCK! More good news: Pre-sale tickets are available NOW! Click below for a first shot at getting your tickets to California’s […]

The Bash Music and Beer Festival w/Rancid, Pennywise, Suicidal Tendencies and more….

With Rancid, Pennywise, Suicidal Tendencies & L7, Plus & More On Select Dates With Tastings From A Selection Of Over 100 Different Craft Beers Including The Debut Of Rancid & Ska Brewing’s Brewstomper Golden Ale   Touring Festival Launches May 11 In Phoenix, AZ With Stops In Tucson, AZ; Englishtown, NJ; Boise, ID; Tacoma, WA; […]

Hatebreed returns with absolutely bonkers headlining tour package across the U.S.!


Don’t Miss Danko Jones on tour in Sacramento!

They’re coming and they’re bringing their very unique brand of hard rock from Sweden to Harlow’s in Sacramento this weekend 2/17 Sacramento!! Below is the press release on their most current record: New DANKO JONES Album ‘A Rock Supreme’ Due April 26; ‘Dance Dance Dance’ Single Out Now Acclaimed hard rockers’ U.S. tour with Nashville […]

Rocklahoma 2019 Announced with Ozzy, Disturbed, and More!

Rocklahoma is set to take place on Friday, May 24, Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26, 2019 at “Catch The Fever” Festival Grounds in Pryor, Oklahoma, just outside Tulsa. Now in its 13th year, America’s Biggest Memorial Day Weekend Party will feature performances from some of today’s top rock artists, including: Ozzy Osbourne, Disturbed, […]

Ozzy Healthy & Ready To Kill at Ozzfest!

With what appears to be one hell of a lineup for a shortened day of Ozzfest, they did a nice job with the announcement a few weeks ago and I for one am heavily looking forward to what will be my 16th Ozzfest! Unfortunately for those outside of California this may be a tough one […]

As I Lay Dying Plans To Tour the Earth This Year

Unless you’ve been living under a rock the last few weeks, I’m sure you’ve noticed that As I Lay Dying is planning a new album release as well as a new tour to go along with it. And oddly enough I think they’ve underestimated the amount of people that still support them even after frontman […]

Paradise Lost Announce Fall US 30th Anniversary Tour

Paradise Lost have announced a US tour. The first since 2012, and surprisingly their 30th anniversary tour, here’s the excerpt from the band: JUST ANNOUNCED: 30th Anniversary North American Tour with special guests SÓLSTAFIR and The Atlas Moth! “The last time we toured in the USA, was in 2012 on the ‘The Epic Kings and […]

My Night Out With Dimebag Darrell and Vinnie Paul

(Photo: ©Annamaria DiSanto\/WireImage) Last night I came out of a movie premiere for some of our film scene folks here in Sacramento to the news of the passing of Vinnie Paul, brother to Dimebag Darrell, and famed drummer of the great Pantera and rockers Hell Yeah. But I feel the need to share this story […]

Nine Inch Nails wants you to interact with actual humans on 2018 tour!

In an interesting attempt to make other human beings interact with other human beings, NIN has made it virtually impossible to buy tickets for their latest tour anywhere other than in person on the day they go on sale. While one could assume this is a feable attempt to appeal to the hipsters who will […]

Black Fast premiere new video/track “Cloak of Lies”

Black Fast never disappoints, and I mean never. This new track Cloak of Lies is absolutely scorching! While I have to say from a video production standpoint I don’t feel like it really embodies the bands live performance at all, which is also scorching. So I always feel that if you’re going to make a […]

Power Trip to release unreleased material album.

To kick off their celebration of ten years as a band, Dark Operative is proud to present POWER TRIP’s Opening Fire: 2008-2014, a complete collection of the band’s earliest non-LP output. Opening Fire: 2008-2014 documents POWER TRIP’s self-titled 7”, “This World” (from The Extermination Vol: II LP compilation on Flatspot Records), “Hammer of Doubt” (2010 […]

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