Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville wraps up with sold out crowd of over 90,000

The eighth annual Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville wrapped its biggest year yet on Friday, April 27, Saturday, April 28 and Sunday, April 29 with a record sold out crowd of more than 90,000 in attendance at Metropolitan Park in Jacksonville, FL, and hotel rooms sold out across the city.

In 2018, Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville grew to three days for the first time, and also expanded the festival grounds to include a portion of the parking lots at Everbank Field. Headlining sets included Ozzy Osbourne, who kicked off his “No More Tours 2” farewell tour at the festival, plus Foo Fighters who played Jacksonville for the first time ever in their 23-year career (and whose set included a special guest appearance by Billy Idol), as well as an electrifying set from Avenged Sevenfold, culminating with a gigantic fireworks display.

Ozzy Osbourne (credit: Ross Halfin)

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Monster Energy Aftershock Festival Returns

The much-anticipated music lineup for Monster Energy Aftershock has been announced, as California’s biggest rock festival returns to Discovery Park near downtown Sacramento, CA, Saturday, October 13 and Sunday, October 14.

System Of A Down, Deftones, Alice In Chains, Incubus, Godsmack, Shinedown, 311, Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators, At The Drive-In, Seether and Jonathan Davis lead the lineup for the 7th annual Monster Energy Aftershock.

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Festival producers Danny Wimmer Presents hinted at the lineup in February with a teaser video that had many correctly guessing that System Of A Down would be one of the headliners. The band makes their Monster Energy Aftershock debut in 2018, marking their first-announced appearance in the States in three years, as they celebrate the 20th anniversary of their landmark self-titled first album.

Also leading the talent lineup is Sacramento’s own Deftones, who make their debut as a headlining act at Monster Energy Aftershock after previously playing the festival in 2012 and 2015. It’s been seven years since Deftones’ last headlining hometown performance, and the band will be celebrating their 30th anniversary this year.

VIP and General Admission tickets for Monster Energy Aftershock will be available beginning on Friday, April 13 at 12:00 PM PDT. Visit http://www.AftershockFestival.com for more details.

“Sacto, we’re coming for you. Proud that you’re our capital and not D.C.,” says System Of A Down’s Serj Tankian, and the band’s guitarist/vocalist Daron Malakian says, “It’s been a minute since we’ve played Sacramento, so it just felt right to return by headlining Aftershock.”

Godsmack‘s Sully Erna says, “Sacto!! We can’t wait to be a part of Aftershock this year. Do not miss this show! It’s big, it’s loud and it’s angry…So buckle up, cuz this ride goes reeeeeal fasssst!!! See ya in Oct.!”

The current band lineup for Monster Energy Aftershock is as follows: System Of A DownDeftonesAlice In ChainsIncubusGodsmackShinedown311Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy And The ConspiratorsAt The Drive-InSeetherJonathan DavisBullet For My ValentineUnderoathBlack Veil BridesHellyeahAsking AlexandriaSevendustEverlastGWAREmmureStick To Your GunsDance Gavin DanceMonster MagnetRed Sun RisingBad WolvesThe Fever 333DorothyWage WarPlague VendorHyro The HeroAmigo The DevilAll Them WitchesSlothrustThe DoseVizaThe Jacks and more to be announced.

In addition to performances from top music artists, attendees at this year’s Monster Energy Aftershock will enjoy a variety of onsite food and beverage experiences.

  • Eats: Food and Beverage options will be provided by Southern Hospitality Concessions LLCDWP‘s affiliate concessionaire. Patrons can enjoy some of Sacramento’s local favorite restaurants, cuisine and food trucks such as: Angry Bird GrillBacon ManiaBarrett’s BurgersBarrett’s SlidersBig Joe’s BBQBubba’s BBQCousins Maine LobsterDippin Dots Ice CreamDogtownDrewski’s Hot Rod SandwichesFlorez Bar And GrillLa Mex TaqueriaMac AttackMount OlympusSausage KingSmokin’ Hot PizzaSpicy Pie and Xochimilco Mexican Restaurant.
  • Beverages: Festivalgoers 21+ can enjoy a variety of beverages at one of the festival’s many bar locations. Specialty experiences include Caduceus Cellars & Merkin Vineyards Wine Garden (owned by Arizona resident Maynard James Keenan, co-founder of international recording acts Tool, A Perfect Circle and Puscifer) and the Belching Beaver Bar (featuring drafts from the Vista, California brewer, including Phantom Bride IPA, a collaboration with Deftones). Guests can also stop by Mrkt N Jolt to grab a hot coffee, cold brew or other sundry items. Coors LightJack Daniel’s and other options will be available throughout the festival grounds.

Monster Energy Aftershock will also feature a variety of unique entertainment options to go along with the incredible music lineup, including the Monster Energy Experience (where fans can meet Aftershock artists and sample Monster beverages), The Music Experience (an interactive exhibit and musical instrument retailer) and The Student ExperienceTake Me Homenonprofit animal rescue organization, Heavy Grass (check out new premium weed products and merchandise), the f.y.e. Fan Experience (where fans can purchase music from all the performing bands and take part in meet & greets and artist signings), Dyin 2 Live / Fxck Cancer (wish-granting organization), Zippo Encore (spin the wheel to win prizes, and check out Zippo lighters, including limited-edition festival designs), and SWFTCharge (quick, portable and convenient phone-charging service).

Monster Energy Aftershock tickets, as well as hotel and VIP packages, are on sale starting Friday, April 13 at www.AftershockFestival.com.

Initial ticket prices will be as follows:

  • 2-Day Weekend General Admission: starting at $149.50 + fees
  • 2-Day Weekend VIP: starting at $299.50 + fees
  • Single Day General Admission: starting at $89.50 + fees
  • Single Day VIP: starting at $179.50 + fees

A limited number of GA ticket 4-packs will also be available.

Service fees on all ticket purchases include a 50 cent charity fee for the T.J. Martell Foundation (www.tjmartell.org).

VIP tickets include: VIP entrance lanes into the venue, a shaded VIP hang area with seating for dining, a VIP-only viewing area of main stage, video screens featuring a live feed from the main stages inside the VIP hang area, upgraded food and drink selections (for additional purchase), dedicated VIP restrooms, and a commemorative Monster Energy Aftershock 2018 laminate.

As in the past, General Admission ticket discounts will also be available for active military through Monster Energy Aftershock partner GovX (www.govx.com).

Tickets for Monster Energy Aftershock have sold out for three years straight. Fans are encouraged to buy early to save, and to secure a spot at this year’s event.

Monster Energy Aftershock is again offering a Park & Ride shuttle program, as parking at Discovery Park is extremely limited. Each Park & Ride ticket includes parking at Sleep Train Arena and a non-stop shuttle directly to the festival site. Festivalgoers are encouraged to carpool to Sleep Train Arena and save. A very limited number of premium parking spots in the Natomas Corporate Center lot directly across from Discovery Park are available for purchase. For all pricing and more details, visit www.AftershockFestival.com.

Monster Energy Aftershock is fueled by Monster Energy. Additional 2018 sponsors include: f.y.e., Coors Light, Jack Daniel’s, Zippo Encore, The Music Experience, SWFTCharge, Fxck Cancer, Ace of Spades, Take Me Home, Belching Beaver and more to be announced.

Monster Energy Aftershock is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents, a producer of some of the biggest rock festivals in America, including Rock On The Range, Louder Than Life, Monster Energy Welcome to Rockville, Monster Energy Fort Rock, Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion, Chicago Open Air, Bourbon & Beyond, Monster Energy Rock Allegiance, Northern Invasion and more.

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Danzig To Perform “Danzig III: How The Gods Kill” In Full At 2018 Psycho Las Vegas Festival

Danzig has been confirmed as one of the headliners for the 2018 Psycho Las Vegas festival, which is set to take place at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV on August 17-19. He will be performing “Danzig III: How The Gods Kill” in its entirety along with other hits.

The event will also feature all of the following: Dimmu Borgir, The Hellacopters, Witchcraft, Sunn O))), Godflesh, Enslaved, High On Fire, American Nightmare, CKY, Red Fang, Rocket From The Crypt, Goblin, Boris, Venom Inc., Eyehategod, Zakk Sabbath, Tinariwen, Pallbearer, Integrity, With The Dead, Church Of Misery, Voidvod, Coven, Lucifer, S U R V I V E, Dopethrone, Helms Alee, Big Business, Monolord, Today Is The Day, Mutoid Man, Indian, Unearthly Trance, Batushka, All Pigs Must Die, Acid Witch, Spirit Adrift, Primitive Man, Wormwitch, Eight Bells, Cloak, Dvne, Magic Sword, Wolvhammer, Necrot, Homewrecker, Brain Tentacles, Aseethe, Disastroid, Uada, Ghastly Sound, Dreadnought, King Buffalo, Forming The Void, Howling Giant, Venomous Maximus, Glaare, Black Mare, The Munsens, Night Horse, and Temple Of Void.

Andrew W.K, Nicke Andersson (Entombed, The Hellacopters), and Johanna Sadonis (Lucifer) will also serve as guest DJs as well.

Furthermore, Wolves In The Throne Room, Elder, Fireball Ministry, Dengue Fever, and Toke will play the pre-show pool party on August 16.

NOFX’s Fat Mike Announces Inaugural Camp Punk In Drublic

Fat Mike of NOFX’  has announced the first-ever Camp Punk In Drublic. The event will take place on June 1-3 at Legend Valley in Thornville, OH, and it will feature music, craft beer tastings, campfire stories from punk legends, attractions such as Fatty’s Midnite Matinee late night movie theater, carnival games, etc. Here’s the daily lineups:

June 1 (Kickoff Party): Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine, and Guttermouth. (followed by Campfire Stories with Fat Mike and NOFX).

June 2: NOFX, Pennywise, Goldfinger, Strung Out, Mad Caddies, Face To Face and Bad Cop / Bad Cop (followed by Campfire Stories with Keith Morris, Jello Biafra and friends).

Sunday, June 3: Rancid, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Sick Of It All, Lagwagon, The Bouncing Souls, Street Dogs, and The Interrupters.

NOFX’s Fat Mike had the following to say:

“The thing about camping is that really nothing can go wrong, because everything is already wrong. Punk rockers don’t really know how to camp. They know how to wear hoodies, drink, and lean on each other. The good thing is that we got a lot of generators and an unlimited supply of kegs (some are even full of beer). Hey Coachella and Bonnaroo and Burning Man …Watch what happens at CAMP Punk In Drublic. I can almost guarantee that our festival is gonna be way lamer and stupider than yours…That’s the point!…Well, I think that’s the point. Wait, punk rock doesn’t have a point?”

Rancid’s Tim Armstrong also commented:

“Fat Mike gathered up some of my favorite bands and people to hang out in the middle of Ohio. Rancid can’t wait to be a part of the first Camp Punk In Drublic. We’re looking forward to telling stories around the campfire with you guys!”

Pennywise’s Fletcher Dragge continued:

“Wait, I get to run amok with a bunch of drunk punk rockers into the wee hours of the night? Have you ever seen a 300 lb man do a belly flop on a pup tent? Well you will…game on! People who are insane enough to stay through the night better get their troops together…me and Fatty are coming for you!!”

UNEARTH Sign Worldwide Deal with Century Media Records

After an awe-inspiring 20 years of blazing trails and dominating stages, UNEARTH is now
institutionalized as a relentless force in heavy metal, standing the test of time with
consistently triumphant creative output, tireless road warrior resilience, Blue Collar style
workmanship and a resolute determination to deliver the goods.

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The band commented:
For three decades Century Media have been a highly trusted and leading force in Heavy music and we are proud to further our partnership with them to a Worldwide level.  We saw their passion for music, dedication to promotion, ability to help secure touring/festival opportunities and the face to face personal relationships bands desire from labels from the European team during their release of our last album ‘Watchers of Rule’, so we know CM is the right worldwide home for us to bring everyone what’s next in all things UNEARTH.”

UNEARTH will next be seen featured on the final installment of the annual Vans Warped Tour on the Mutant White Lightning stage. For tickets & further information, please visit http://vanswarpedtour.com/. Dates are listed below.

UNEARTH @ VANS WARPED TOUR 
6/21    Pomona,CA – Pomona Fairplex
6/22    San Diego, CA – SDCCU Stadium Lot
6/23    Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
6/24    Ventura, CA – Ventura County Fairgrounds
6/28    Phoenix, AZ – AK-Chin Pavilion
6/29    Las Vegas, NV – Downtown Las Vegas Events Center
6/30    Salt Lake City, UT – Usana Amphitheatre
7/1    Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
7/3    Bonner Springs, KS – Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
7/6    Dallas, TX – Starplex Pavilion
7/7    San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center
7/8    Houston, TX – NRG Park (Main Street Lot)
7/10    Nashville, TN – Tennessee State Fairgrounds
7/12    Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
7/13    Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
7/14    Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
7/15    Hartford, CT – Xfinity Theatre
7/16    Burgettstown, PA – Keybank Pavilion
7/17    Toronto, ON – The Flats @ Budweiser Stage
7/18    Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
7/19    Cinicnnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
7/20    Detroit, MI – Meadow Brook Amphitheatre
7/21    Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
7/22    Shakopee, MN – Canterbury Park
7/23    Milwaukee, WI – American Family Insurance Amphitheater
7/24    Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
7/25    Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake PAC
7/26    Scranton, PA – The Pavilion @ Montage Mountain
7/27    Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
7/28    Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health @ Jones Beach Amphitheatre
7/29    Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion
7/30    Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte
7/31    Atlanta, GA – Cellairis Amphitheatre @ Lakewood
8/2    Jacksonville, FL – The Old Cypress Lot Near Met Park
8/3    Orlando, FL – Tinker Field
8/4    Tampa, FL – MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater
8/5    West Palm Beach, FL – Coral Sky Amphitheatre

HEAVY MONTRÉAL 2018 – DAILY LINEUPS REVEALED

Heavy Montréal, presented by Coors Light, has unveiled its daily lineup for the festival taking place July 28th and 29th at Parc Jean-Drapeau. Arkansas doom metal band Pallbearer and thrash metal band Warbringer have been added to the lineup. Via Bravewords

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LAMB OF GOD Announces Select One-Off Headline Shows Featuring Support from Behemoth

LAMB OF GOD has just announced four select one-off headline shows, set to take place during their upcoming North American tour supporting SlayerBehemoth is confirmed as support on all LAMB OF GOD headline dates, which will take place in Pomona, CA, Sioux Falls, SD, Wallingford, CT and Raleigh, NC.

Tickets for Pomona, Sioux Falls, and Raleigh are going on sale this Friday, March 16 via www.lamb-of-god.com, and Wallingford is on sale now. There, you can also purchase tickets for the Slayer headline tour. LAMB OF GOD Side Stage and VIP Upgrade packages for all dates are available here.

Previously announced dates for Slayer‘s final world tour, North America legs one and two, are below, with special LAMB OF GOD headline dates falling within marked with a double asterisk in bold.

LEG ONE

(In addition to support from LAMB OF GOD, Slayer leg one headline dates will also feature support from Anthrax, Behemoth, and Testament.)

 

MAY

10   Valley View Casino Center, San Diego, CA

11   FivePoint Amphitheatre, Irvine, CA SOLD OUT

**12   Fox Theater, Pomona, CA – LAMB OF GOD headliner + Behemoth ONLY

13   Papa Murphy’s Park at Cal Expo, Sacramento, CA

16   Pacific Coliseum Vancouver, BC

17   South Okanagan Events Centre, Penticton, BC

19   Big Four, Calgary, AL   SOLD OUT

20   Shaw Conference Centre, Edmonton, AB   SOLD OUT

22   Bell MTS Place, Winnipeg, MB

**23   The District, Sioux Falls, SD – LAMB OF GOD headliner + Behemoth ONLY

24   The Armory, Minneapolis, MN   SOLD OUT

25   Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Tinley Park, IL

27   Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill, Detroit, MI  SOLD OUT

29   Budweiser Stage, Toronto, ON   SOLD OUT

30   Place Bell, Montreal, PQ   SOLD OUT

JUNE

1   Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT   SOLD OUT

2   PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ

**3   The Dome at Oakdale, Wallingford, CT – LAMB OF GOD headliner + Behemoth ONLY

4   Santander Arena, Reading, PA   SOLD OUT

6   Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, OH

7   Blossom Music Center, Cleveland, OH

9   KeyBank Pavilion, Pittsburgh, PA

10   Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA

**11 The Ritz, Raleigh, NC – LAMB OF GOD headliner + Behemoth ONLY

12   Veteran’s United Home Loans Amphitheater, Virginia Beach, VA

14   PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte, NC

15   Orlando Amphitheater, Orlando, FL

16   Montebello Rock Fest, Montebello, QC – FESTIVAL DATE/LAMB OF GOD ONLY

17   Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land, Houston, TX   SOLD OUT

19   The Bomb Factory, Dallas, TX   SOLD OUT

20   Austin360 Amphitheater, Austin, TX SOLD OUT

LEG TWO

(In addition to support from LAMB OF GOD, Slayer leg two headline dates will also feature support from Anthrax, Testament, and Napalm Death.)

 

JULY

26   Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion, Gilford, NH

27   Impact Music Festival, Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion, Bangor, ME

29   Northwell Health at Jones Beach, Wantagh, NY

31   The Pavilion at Montage Mountain, Scranton, PA

AUGUST

1   Times Union Center, Albany, NY

3   Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, Darien Lake, NY

4   Lakeview Amphitheater, Syracuse, NY

6   Budweiser Gardens, London, ON

7   Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, MI

9   Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, St. Louis, MO

10   Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood, Atlanta, GA

12   Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, TN

13   Walmart AMP, Rogers, AR

15   Freeman Coliseum, San Antonio, TX

16   The Zoo Amphitheatre, Oklahoma City, OK

18   Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre, Denver, CO

19   USANA Amphitheatre, Salt Lake City, UT

21   Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater, Boise, ID

23   Sunlight Supply Amphitheater, Portland, OR

26   SAP Center, San Jose, CA