Calgary’s 420 Music and Arts Festival Announces 2018 Line-Up w/ Dopethrone, Brant Bjork, Sasquatch, La Chinga

This year’s festival presented and organized by METALHEADS UNITED sees a jamming line up of over 20 acts over 3 nights ranging from stoner rock/stoner metal, doom, psychedelic and heavy blues with headliners Dopethrone (Montreal, QC), Brant Bjork (Kyuss, Vista Chino) (special guest DJ set on 420) ( Palm Desert, CA), Sasquatch (Los Angeles, CA) and La Chinga (Vancouver, BC).

Advance festival 3 day passes are now available for $69 CAD (plus applicable service charges) until April 1st then will increase to regular price of $89 (plus applicable service charges).

Limited quantities of individual day tickets will be available beginning March 1st.

Festival passes available online only at the festival store at the following here.

Festival passes give fans entry to Distortion on April 19, 20 and 21 and additional 420 Music and Arts Festival Events to be announced at a later date.

Passes are not transferable between attendees during the event. Passes will be exchanged for wrist bands, which must be worn for entrance to the events.

All passes purchased online will be available for pick up at venue or shipped to choice of mailing address. Physical passes will be mailed out in early February.  Any passes purchased for shipping by February 15th, are scheduled to arrive by March 1st.  If you do not receive your passes by the listed date, please contact the festival at hereA shipping confirmation will be sent when passes are mailed.

Nuclear Blast Records present: Full Terror Assault Fest IV

Nuclear Blast returns as the official sponsor of Full Terror Assault Open Air Festival! Year four of the three-day European-style open air metal festival will once again be held at Hogrock Campground in Cave-In-Rock, IL on September 6-7-8. Ticket holders can enjoy camping on over 115 acres with fishing, hiking, swimming, and other activities, and best of all, you can bring your own booze. Get your tickets now at

This year’s headliners are Nuclear Blast artists New York death metal giants IMMOLATION and Bay Area thrash legends DEATH ANGEL!

Full Terror Assault 2018 lineup can be seen below, with more to be announced on April 1st


Full Terror Assault would like to thank ALL the fans for making FTA one of the fastest growing true open air festivals in the U.S.!

Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival​ ​Expands To Include Events Across The Western U.S

Synergy Global Entertainment (SGE) and Brew Ha Ha Productions are pleased to announce the expansion of the acclaimed Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival powered by Gringo Bandito to include additional dates in Sacramento, Denver, Albuquerque, Tucson, Auburn, and Portland during April and May of 2018. Sabroso also returns to the scenic Doheny State Beach in Southern California on Saturday, April 7 from 1:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. (VIP Entry at Noon). Each date of the 5th annual taco and craft beer celebration features a music lineup headlined by Orange County, CA-based The Offspring, along with SoCal’s PennywiseMe First And The Gimme Gimmes, The Vandals, Against Me!, Lit, Unwritten Law, Street Dogs, Los Kung Fu Monkeys, and more will perform on select dates. Visit for music lineup details.

Produced by California’s most successful and respected craft beer festival producer Brew Ha Ha Productions and premier music festival production company Synergy Global Entertainment (SGE), most dates of Sabroso will also feature craft beer tastings (until 4:00 P.M.) from some of the best breweries in the country. The region’s top chefs and restaurants will serve delectable tacos and attendees can enjoy Lucha Libre style wrestling, lawn games, contests, and more. Beer tastings will vary by city according to local alcohol laws and restrictions.

Dexter Holland of The Offspring said, “Tacos and craft beer are two of The Offspring’s favorite things! We’re excited to be bringing Sabroso to new cities in 2018! See you at the shows!”

Sabroso offers craft beer from some of the best, top-awarded breweries in the nation and pairs them with some of the tastiest tacos in the region. It’s truly an experience unlike anything seen before,” Sabroso co-producer Cameron Collins of Brew Ha Ha Productions said. “The festival will offer everything from savory carne asada and carnitas to delicious fresh fish tacos, and of course, craft beer favorites like IPAs, pale ales, stouts, lagers and more!”

During VIP early entry tastings (from Noon – 4:00 P.M.), and general admission tastings (from 1:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.), craft beer lovers that are 21+ can sample over 100 craft beers from the finest breweries in the nation. Tastings will feature tons of local favorites, with an initial list of well-known breweries including Avery Brewing, Pizza Port Brewing Company, Three Weavers, Abnormal Beer Co., Artifex, and Modern Times in Dana Point; New Glory Craft Brewery, Seismic Brewing Co., Heretic Brewing Company, The Bruery, AleSmith, and Avery Brewing in Sacramento; Oskar Blues Brewery, Melvin Brewing, Upslope Brewing Company, Renegade Brewing Company, Avery Brewing, and Great Divide Brewing Co. in Denver; Avery Brewing, Kaktus Brewing Co., Bosque Brewing Company, and Great Divide Brewing Co. in Albuquerque; The Shop Beer Co., Avery Brewing, Barrio Brewing Co., Crooked Tooth Brewing, Grand Canyon Brewing Company, and Stone Brewing in Tucson; 7 Seas Brewing, Wingman Brewers, Avery Brewing, Harmon Brewing Co., Melvin Brewing, Silver City Brewery, and Wet Coast Brewing Co. in Auburn; and Modern Times, Avery Brewing, AleSmith, Ninkasi Brewing Company, Ecliptic Brewing, and 2 Towns in Portland.

At each festival date, the taco creations will compete for the coveted Sabroso “Best Of Show,” awarded by a panel of highly acclaimed and pre-selected food judges.

Attendees are also invited to sample all flavors of Gringo BanditoDexter Holland of The Offspring’s top rated hot sauce—during the event.

Lucha Libre style wrestling stars from across the globe will take to the ring battling for the title of Sabroso Champion. There will be multiple qualifying wrestling matches throughout each festival day and one final championship match at each show.

Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival powered by Gringo Bandito runs from 1:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. (VIP Entry at Noon). Tickets for all dates of Sabroso go on sale Friday, January 26 at 10:00 A.M. local time at and start at just $29.00 in some markets and $39.50 in others. For each ticket purchased, $0.50 will be donated to a charity in the local festival market.

The VIP Lounge + Early Entry Ticket includes (1) festival admission ticket with craft beer tastings, music festival access, VIP entry lane with one hour early entry for craft beer tastings (21+), VIP lounge access with exclusive craft beer tastings and special taco vendors, VIP bathrooms, and VIP commemorative laminate.

The 2018 Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival powered by Gringo Bandito dates are as follows:

Saturday, April 7 – Dana Point, CA – Doheny State Beach
Sunday, April 8 – Sacramento, CA – Papa Murphy’s Park at Cal Expo
Saturday, April 28 – Denver, CO – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
Sunday, April 29 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
Saturday, May 5 – Tucson, AZ – Rillito Park Racetrack
Saturday, May 12 – Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre
Sunday, May 13 – Portland, OR – Portland Meadows

The Offspring and Pennywise perform at every show. Support lineups vary by city.

At last year’s sold out Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival powered by Gringo Bandito at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, CA, 8,500 attendees gathered under the California sunshine for an afternoon of complimentary craft beer tasting with over 40 of the best breweries from Southern California and beyond, gourmet street tacos and more. Lucha Libre style wrestlers competed throughout the day as the waves of the Pacific crashed behind their beachside ring, and professional eaters, including world champion Takeru Kobayashi, took to the stage before The Offspring’s performance for the 7th Annual Gringo Bandito Chronic Tacos Challenge. While runner-up Molly Schuyller, European champion Jesse Pynnönen, and others devoured tacos at an astonishing pace, Kobayashi stole the show by downing 159 tacos in 10 minutes – shattering his own 2015 record of 144 tacos.

The festival producers encourage attendees to drink responsibly.

Sponsors for Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival powered by Gringo Bandito include Gringo Bandito, Avery Brewing, Rockstar Energy Drink, Chronic Tacos, Milagro Tequila, Cosmic Fog and many more.

Testament Exodus, Death Angel Members And Others To Perform At Benefit Concert For Vio-lence’s Sean Killian

Due to high ticket demand, the previously announced benefit concert for VIO-LENCE singer Sean Killian (pictured) is moving to a larger venue. The event, originally scheduled for Saturday, January 20 at the Oakland Metro Operahouse in Oakland, California, will now take place the same night at The Midway (900 Marin Street) in San Francisco. Via Blabbermouth.

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Killian on Command Tribute to Vio-Lence features a never-before-seen collaboration of the following Bay Area Metal Legends. The All-Star Line-Up consists of original members from Vio-Lence, Testament, Exodus and Forbidden as well as other heavy hitters from Death Angel, KAOS, Ill Nino, Fang, Attitude Adjustment, Valor & Vengance, Dokken, Psychosomatic, D.R.I., Annihilation, Mercenary and Sacrilege BC. King Arthur’s bastard son Mordred will be supporting and Dress the Dead will be kicking everything off. Katon De Pena of Hirax will be spinning metal vinyl, and DJ Will of KNAC Los Angeles, will be the host of the evening.
Prized items from Slayer, Machine Head and artists will be raffled off. There will be old Vio-Lence footage running from classic shows in a showroom and a gallery of Vio-Art to enjoy as you wander down the gallery hall.
King Arthur’s bastard son Mordred will be supporting and Dress the Dead will be kicking everything off. DJ Will of KNAC Los Angeles, is hosting the event and Katon De Pena of Hirax will be spinning metal vinyl. Prized items from Slayer, Machine Head and other metal artists will be raffled off. There will be old Vio-Lence footage running from classic shows in a show room and a display of Vio-Art to enjoy as you wander down the gallery hall.


Psycho LV announces Pre-Fest Pool Party Lineup

Psycho Las Vegas just announced their second round of bands for their anticipated pre-fest pool party! This years pre-party acts include Psycho alums Wolves in the Throneroom, Elder, Dengue Fever, Young and in the Way, Fireball Ministry and Toke. Tickets for the pre-party and are extremely limited. Once they are gone, they’re gone! Tickets can be purchased HERE.
Another exciting announcement that has been made is the addition of legendary artist Dirty Donny Gillies who will be designing exclusive artwork for this years festival. Deemed to be one of the most influential artists to invade the pop culture scenes of the punk, rock and metal underground, Dirty Donny has been spreading his art across all mediums for decades; ranging from skate decks to pinball machines, hot rods and album covers for clients like Metallica, Vans, Stern Pinball and Snap-on Tools, to name a few.

Deicide, Despised Icon, Jungle Rot, Beyond Creation Set For Trois Rivieres Metal Fest

The Trois-Rivières METALFEST is back in force for its 15th edition in a brand new room, the Cabaret of the Cogeco amphitheater! Since 2001, the largest “metal” event in the Mauricie has featured international-caliber bands, the cream of Quebec metal, bands to discover, and up-and-coming bands. Without a doubt, a festival that has carved a place of choice in the hearts of metal lovers in Quebec.

Trois-Rivières Metal promises a whole weekend on the 6th & 7th of April with 14 groups on two evenings. The program includes Deicide, Despised Icon, Jungle Rot, Beyond Creation and more to be announced.

Graspop Metal Meeting in Belgium Line Up Announced

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The line-up for Graspop Metal Meeting 2018 is taking shape nicely. Graspop Metal Meeting is looking very strong for 2018. They have already announced that Guns N’ Roses (Thursday’s headliner), Iron Maiden (Friday’s headliner), and Ozzy Osbourne (Sunday’s headliner) are coming to Stenehei, but now they have added Volbeat as Saturday’s headliner on 23 June. Their heavy metal, rockabilly rebellion, groovy guitar sound is always very much appreciated. Even more good news: newly added to the bill are Marilyn Manson, Hollywood Vampires, Rise Against and Ayreon – with an exclusive and probably one-off festival show – along with 21 other bands.

Black Stone Cherry
Bury Tomorrow
Follow the Cipher
Iced Earth
The Pink Slips
Guns ‘N Roses
Iron Maiden
Avenged Sevenfold
Galactic Empire
In This Moment
Killswitch Engage
Less Than Jake
Parkway Drive
Savage Messiah
Stick To Your Guns
The Darkness
Zeal and Ardor
Asking Alexandria
At The Gates
Blood Bath
Boston Manor
Marilyn Manson
Miss May I
Planet of Zeus
Rise Against
Sons of Apollo
Stone Broken
Stray From The Path
Ozzy Osbourne
A Perfect Circle
Body Count feat. Ice-T
Bullet for my Valentine
Carnivore A.D.
Employed to Serve
Hollywood Vampires
Judas Priest
Knocked Loose
Lacuna Coil
Limp Bizkit
Modern Life is War
Shining (SE)
The Bloody Beetroots
Thy Art is Murder