Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion Expands To Three Full Days In 2016 With ZZ Top, Scorpions And More

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Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion expands to three full days in 2016, featuring best of today’s rock, along with legendary classic artists playing on four stages, the expanded Pig-Out BBQ village, and premium camping facilities. The 2016 festival is set for May 6, 7 and 8 at Rock City Campgrounds at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, NC, just outside Charlotte, NC, and will feature performances from over 50 top rock artists including Disturbed, The Scorpions, Rob Zombie, ZZ Top, Five Finger Death Punch, Shinedown, Deftones, Lynyrd Skynyrd, A Day To Remember, 3 Doors Down, Alice Cooper, Bring Me The Horizon, Cypress Hill, Pennywise, Lamb Of God, and many others.

The Mid-Atlantic’s Biggest Rock Festival sold out in advance in 2015, with a record-setting 80,000 fans in attendance for the fifth annual Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion.

The current band lineup for Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion 2016 is as follows: Disturbed, The Scorpions, Rob Zombie, ZZ Top, Five Finger Death Punch, Shinedown, Deftones, Lynyrd Skynyrd, A Day To Remember, 3 Doors Down, Alice Cooper, Bring Me The Horizon, Cypress Hill, Pennywise, Lamb Of God, Megadeth, Ghost, Sixx:A.M., Anthrax, Collective Soul, Clutch, The Sword, The Struts, Asking Alexandria, Yelawolf, BABYMETAL, Pop Evil, Bullet For My Valentine, P.O.D., Sevendust, Hellyeah, Between The Buried & Me, Parkway Drive, Black Stone Cherry, Saint Asonia, Trivium, Escape The Fate, August Burns Red, Turbowolf, Enter Shikari, Sick Puppies, Filter, Candlebox, Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown, New Years Day, Aranda, Thousand Foot Krutch, Red Sun Rising, Texas Hippie Coalition, Hands Like Houses, Code Orange, Failure Anthem, Avatar, Lacey Sturm, The Glorious Sons, From Ashes To New, Wilson, I Prevail, Monster Truck, Audiotopsy, Wild Throne, and RavenEye.

Brent Smith of Shinedown comments, “I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again…Rock n’ Roll is a way of life, and Carolina Rebellion is living proof…We are honored to be on this year’s lineup. We hope the Rebels are ready, because we are!!!”

Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top says, “ZZ Top is coming at’cha with some raucous rock ‘n roll to the Rebellion. We are looking forward to this massive rock party…Come on!”

Co-Executive Producer Danny Wimmer says, “From its inception, we believed Carolina Rebellion would grow into a three day festival. There is a loyal rock fan base here to support Rebellion‘s continued growth. While this of course means another full day of music, including more classic artists, the entire festival experience will be noticeably enhanced. This year’s emphasis will be on food. We will be hosting a ‘Gourmet Man Food’ offering that reflects the cultural food explosion that is happening all around the country.”

Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion specially priced weekend presale tickets are available now. Visit the Monster Energy Carolina RebellionFacebook and Twitter pages for a password to purchase now. Fans are encouraged to buy early and save since ticket prices will increase at the public on-sale on Friday, December 11 at 10:00 AM ET at Carolina Rebellion

Current Ticket Prices are as follows:

  • 3 Day Weekend General Admission from $139 + fees
  • 3 Day Weekend General Admission 4-Packs from $419 + fees
  • 1 Day General Admission (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday only) from $79.50 + fees

New for 2016, fans can also purchase special 2 Day General Admission (Friday/Saturday only or Saturday/Sunday only) from $99 + fees.

Get Ready for the 18th Annual Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival in 2016!‏

Flogging Molly, Descendents, Cock Sparrer, Flag, Exploited, Dagnasty, Subhumans, Dillinger Four, Anti-Nowhere League, Youth Brigade and The Dwarves have all signed on to play so far.

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Punk Rock Bowling is pleased to announce the first round of bands for the 18th Annual Punk Rock Bowling Tournament and Music Festival to take place in Las Vegas, NV from May 26-30 and the inaugural debut of PRB East in Asbury Park, NJ from June 10-12, 2016.

Due to overwhelming demand from our East Coast brethren that just can’t make the cross country trek to the City of Sin, we will celebrate our 18th Birthday on both coasts for 2016. And to take part in the celebration, Punk Rock Bowling is proud to announce a sneak peak of the lineup so far. . .

Flogging Molly, Descendents, Cock Sparrer, Flag, Exploited, Dagnasty, Subhumans, Dillinger Four, Anti-Nowhere League, Youth Brigade and The Dwarves have all signed on to play so far.

This is just the beginning for the 18th Annual Punk Rock Bowling Tournament and Music Festival.

“Not only are we are excited to bring Punk Rock Bowling back to downtown Las Vegas, but to finally bring our festival to Asbury Park, is a dream we’ve been talking about for years”, says co-founder Mark Stern. “What better place on the east coast is there for our fans who have wanted to experience our world of bowling, punk rock, and a gathering of our closest friends. Throw in an ocean view and the infamous Asbury Park Boardwalk and I think you’ve got yourself a great weekend.”

“And for those of you who will be coming to Las Vegas, we cannot wait to see you for a weekend of mayhem, bowling, poker, pool parties, late night club shows and of course the best punk rock festival in North America. Punk Rock music is a way of life, it’s the unwanted step child, it’s a community unlike any other and this event is a celebration of its existence as one of the most influential forms of music in the past 40 years.”

The outdoor music festival, which will take place at 7th Street and Stewart Ave. in Downtown Las Vegas and now also at The Stone Pony Summer Stage in Asbury Park, NJ is an all-ages event that features some of the best punk, ska, and hardcore bands from all over the world. Cheap drinks, a wide variety of innovative food options, as well as clothing and music vendors are welcome distractions throughout the day.

Hammer Fight Signs With Napalm Records! New Album Out in 2016!‏

“If AC/DC and MOTORHEAD ended up in a shack in the woods and had a bastard love child, HAMMER FIGHT would be it! Raw energy at its best, HAMMER FIGHT’s debut album is going to crush.

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HAMMER FIGHT are a bunch whiskey-drinkin’, beer guzzlin’ bros who spawned from New Jersey.  Today they are pleased to announce their worldwide signing with Napalm Records.  HAMMER FIGHT brings a sound that many kids these days may have missed; Hard Rockin’ Metal. Versatile enough to share the stage with the most extreme death metal acts to classic hard rock bands and everything in between, HAMMER FIGHT are ready to make an impression on the today’s heavy music scene.
The band on signing to Napalm Records:
“We are very proud to announce that we will be working with Napalm Records!!! We couldn’t be more excited about this development. We feel it’s a perfect fit for both the label, and us and we highly anticipate what the future holds. There are many bands which we all respect and admire, that call Napalm Records home; and it is with a great sense of triumph that Hammer Fight will be doing the same from this day forth!”
 
Napalm Records A&R representative Demetri Benoist adds, “If AC/DC and MOTORHEAD ended up in a shack in the woods and had a bastard love child, HAMMER FIGHT would be it!  Raw energy at its best, HAMMER FIGHT‘s debut album is going to crush.
HAMMER FIGHT is here to kick some ass! Keep your eyes and ears open, they’ll be in your town soon.

Tribulation Return To North America In 2016 As Part Of Decibel Magazine Tour‏

As previously reported, Tribulation will return to Europe after their current trek of North America with Deafheaven for a headlining run with Grave Pleasures and Vampire

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Tribulation have announced that they will return to North America next year as part of the 2016 Decibel Magazine tour. The Swedish death metal outfit will join Abbath, High on Fire and Skeletonwitch as part of the fifth iteration of the annual tour. Tribulation remain on the road on the strength of their new album, The Children of the Night, which was released earlier this year on Century Media.

About The Decibel Magazine Tour:

Over the last four years, Decibel Magazine has redefined what a metal tour can accomplish. Creative and ambitious curation has unified artists from far reaches of the extreme universe who would never have the opportunity to tour North America together. The 2016 Decibel Magazine Tour continues that proud tradition, as Norwegian black metal legend Abbath takes his new band of the same name to war with Bay Area metallic institution High on Fire, Ohio thrash powerhouse Skeletonwitch and Swedish progressive black/death prodigies Tribulation (with regional openers in select markets to be announced soon)

Thursday, March 17 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
Friday, March 18 – Charlotte, NC – Amos’ Southend
Saturday, March 19 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
Sunday, March 20 – Ybor City, FL – The Ritz Ybor
Tuesday, March 22 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live!
Wednesday, March 23 – Austin, TX – Emo’s
Friday, March 25 – Scottsdale, AZ – Live Wire
Saturday, March 26 – San Diego, CA – The Observatory North Park
Sunday, March 27 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
Monday, March 28 – Los Angeles, CA – The Regent Theater DTLA
Tuesday, March 29 – San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
Thursday, March 31 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre
Friday, April 1 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
Saturday, April 2 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
Tuesday, April 5 – Denver, CO – Gothic Theatre
Wednesday, April 6 – Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater
Thursday, April 7 – Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights
Friday, April 8 – Chicago, IL – Metro
Saturday, April 9 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
Sunday, April 10 – Toronto, ON – The Opera House
Tuesday, April 12 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
Thursday, April 14 – Boston, MA – Royale
Friday, April 15 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer

As previously reported, Tribulation will return to Europe after their current trek of North America with Deafheaven for a headlining run with Grave Pleasures and Vampire

Borknagar unveil ‘Winter Thrice’ album details and new lyric video‏

The album’s limited edition Digipak CD version and the gatefold 2-LP will also come with the bonus track “Dominant Winds” and additionally, the digipak will include a BORKNAGAR logo-patch.

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Norwegian epic black metal pioneers BORKNAGAR are prepared to release their newest, 10th studio album Winter Thrice on January 22nd, 2016 via Century Media Records worldwide. Track-listing below.
BORKNAGAR – Winter Thrice:
1. The Rhymes Of The Mountain
2. Winter Thrice
3. Cold Runs The River
4. Panorama
5. When Chaos Calls
6. Erodent
7. Noctilucent
8. Terminus
The album’s limited edition Digipak CD version and the gatefold 2-LP will also come with the bonus track “Dominant Winds” and additionally, the digipak will include a BORKNAGAR logo-patch.
For the first teaser from Winter Thrice, BORKNAGAR have released the following lyric-video for the album’s opening track, “The Rhymes Of The Mountain.”
BORKNAGAR founder and guitarist Øystein G. Brun checked in with a comment about the track “The Rhymes of the Mountain” as follows: “This was in fact the very first song I wrote for the new album and in many ways a very personal song. The song is quite frankly a full throttle hymn to the mountains. Growing up between the mountains here at the west coast of Norway, the inborn attraction towards the mountains is very real- and has been real for generations. Maybe it is just some sort of evolutionary misfiring deriving from my ancestors where I feel the urge to get up high to watch for dangers or enemies approaching from the coast, or to find new places to settle down. Maybe, maybe not. But throughout history, mountains have had a special place in many cultures and that’s certainly no coincidence. This is my way of portraying the grandeur feeling of being on a mountain top with thin air, deadly winds and bloody taste in my mouth. That feeling.
BORKNAGAR have already been confirmed to appear at next year’s edition of Germany’s Wacken Open Air festival, taking place on August 4th-6th, 2016. More tour dates to promote the release of “Winter Thrice” will be announced in the coming weeks. Additional Winter Thrice details to come..

Hexx to release “Under The Spell” 30th anniversary boxset in January!‏

A 56 page thrilling “History” book includes lots of interesting stories and revelations from the legendary Bay area scene!

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Legendary US Bay Area Heavy/Thrash Metallers HEXX will release a 30th anniversary boxset entitled “Under The Spell” on January 15th, 2016 through Metal Blade Records!

The boxset includes both the “Under The Spell” and “No Escape” albums, as well as the “Under The Spell” 9-song-demo 1985, the “Paradox” 3-song-demo 1983, six new songs from 2013/2014 and five live bonus tracks clocking in at a total of 155 minutes on two CDs!

All audio songs have been remastered by Achim Koehler for Indiscreet Audio (Primal Fear, Brainstorm, Kamelot etc…).

A four-hour bonus-DVD includes career spanning live performances including full shows and/or excerpts from: Headbangers Open Air 2015, Keep It True 2014, Omni Oakland Dec 1986, American Victorian Museum Nevada City CA March 1986, The Stone San Francisco CA May 1989, Quest for Sanity record release party at the Omni Oakland Oct 1988, Chatterbox San Francisco CA March 1990, Omni Oakland Feb 1990 & Mar 1990.

A 56 page thrilling “History” book includes lots of interesting stories and revelations from the legendary Bay area scene! The book also features tons of unreleased photos and special liner notes for each album.

The Black Queen Release Debut Album, Fever Daydream on Jan 29, 2016

The Black Queen’s integration of striking, Corbijn-influenced visuals into their work. The clip, which is set in downtown Los Angeles, a location that has proved to be a major influence on the band’s music, was filmed by Jesse Draxler and The Black Queen.

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The Black Queen, the LA-based experimental outfit featuring Dillinger Escape Plan’s Greg Puciato, Telefon Tel Aviv/NIN’s Josh Eustis and programmer Steven Alexander, release their debut album, Fever Daydream, on Jan. 29.

“Originally, we had envisioned this project being something much more gauzy and probably guitar-oriented,” said Eustis in an interview with Rolling stone. “At some point it just took a left turn and become very electronic.”  In the same interview Puciato joked, “It was rare to find someone else who I could talk about Death, Leprosy, with as well as a New Edition song.”  It was those seemingly disparate influences that brought the three musicians together, from Puciato’s teenage years of watching MTV’s 120 Minutes while simultaneously knowing all of Jodeci’s lyrics, Eustis’ affinity for Kraftwerk and New Edition, and Alexander’s childhood home, which championed as much metal as they did R&B.

The Black Queen’s integration of striking, Corbijn-influenced visuals into their work. The clip, which is set in downtown Los Angeles, a location that has proved to be a major influence on the band’s music, was filmed by Jesse Draxler and The Black Queen.

“The overall aesthetic to me is as important as the music,” explains Puciato, of the thought and attention that goes into all of the band’s imagery including the previously released video: The End Where We Start”

“We care about every detail of everything involved, and treat every aspect as an opportunity for expression. To make everything intersect. In that way, this feels more like an art project than a band. With the record just happening to be a form. There’s a lot of freedom in that approach, as well as pride and care that develops from it. Caring and attention to detail reinforces itself. ”

The Black Queen will further that intersection of music and graphics with their first live performance, Jan. 29 at Complex LA in Glendale, Calif.