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SHOW REVIEW: Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival 2014

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Words and Photos By: Michael and Terri Gonzales 

The seventh annual Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival brought its incredible lineup and festivities to the First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre in Tinley Park, Illinois on Sunday, July 20, 2014. The annual heavy metal festival was originally created by Kevin Lyman, the Vans Warped Tour founder, and John Reese, who is Lyman’s partner on the Taste of Chaos Tour. Since the festival’s inception it has been notorious for being one of the heaviest music festivals around that always consists of a stellar lineup with metal acts of a variety of sub-genres. This year’s fest was certainly one of the heaviest and most diverse Mayhem Festivals to date. The lineup consisted of Erimha, Islander, Wretched, Ill Nino, Emmure, Upon A Burning Body, Darkest Hour, King 810, Texas Hippie Coalition, Mushroomhead, Miss May I, Veil of Maya, Body Count featuring Ice-T, Suicide Silence, and Cannibal Corpse at one the three side stages with Trivium, Asking Alexandria, Korn, and Avenged Sevenfold headlining on the main stage. On top of the all star lineup spread out amongst four stages, Mayhem Fest also has a wide variety of vendor booths, daily autograph sessions and meet and greets from different bands at each stop, freestyle motocross shows provided by the Metal Mulisha, and much more giving concert goers an experience like no other.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Motionless In White “Reincarnate”

Written By: Michael and Terri Gonzales

 

The notorious horror themed rockers Motionless In White are at it again with their third studio album “Reincarnate” out yesterday, Tuesday, September 16, 2014, on Fearless Records. From the moment “Reincarnate begins it becomes blatantly obvious that Motionless In White have truly created their own niche, and nailed it with this album. It seems as if musically everything has finally come full circle as “Reincarnate” showcases the true musical talent and diversity that is Motionless In White. Front man Chris Motionless holds nothing back on this album which allows listeners to really get a taste of his dynamic vocal range from Marilyn Manson sounding soft and eerie whispers to fierce and primal screams at will and without warning. Motionless wide array of vocal prowess is just the tip of the iceberg for what “Reincarnate” offers fans.

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Kingdom Of Giants Releasing InVogue Records Debut LP “Ground Culture” on October 21

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Kingdom Of Giants will be releasing their label debut full length album “Ground Culture” on October 21, 2014 via InVogue Records. The band will be touring this fall with For All I Am + more in support of the album (Dates below). KOG has also revealed the album art & tracklisting. The first single with pre-orders will be released next week.

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“The Darkness” Awaits. Horrorcore’s Finest TWIZTID Release Upcoming Full-Length Album Plans + U.S. Tour Details

“This Way To Hell” Tour Kicks Off on Thursday – Including 13 Fright Fest Stops in October

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This winter, hip-hop’s top-charting, yet interminably underground horrorcore duo TWIZTID will quench the thirst of rabid fans everywhere when they drop their full-length follow up to 2013’s A New Nightmare EP. The new album, entitled The Darkness, will feature select tracks from last year’s limited edition/exclusive Get Twiztid EP, as well as several brand new, never-before-heard tracks.

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Forrest Gump 20th Anniversary Limited Edition Vinyl Reissue Via SRCVinyl

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SRCvinyl To Celebrate Forrest Gump 20th Anniversary with Limited Vinyl Pressing on Nov 4th

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the motion picture Forrest Gump, SRCVinyl is proud to announce the first ever North American vinyl pressing of the soundtrack, which is available for pre-order now HERE. All 32-tracks have been placed across three vinyl LPs to ensure maximum audio-fidelity, in addition to vinyl mastering and lacquers by Kevin Gray, and platting at RTI. The album will be available on 180 Gram “All American” Red, White and Blue vinyl LPs, pressed at United Record Pressing in the USA. First pressings will be hand numbered and limited.
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EXODUS Premieres New Track ‘Salt The Wound’ Featuring METALLICA’s Kirk Hammett via Rolling Stone

Pre-Order “Blood In, Blood Out” Now and Get ‘Salt The Wound’ Instantly – http://geni.us/exobiboitunes

Catch Gary Holt on this Week’s Episode of TOP CHEF DUELS on Bravo!

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New Album “Blood In, Blood Out” Coming October 14, 2014 via Nuclear Blast

 

The wait is over! Today, Bay Area thrash metal pioneers EXODUS unleash their blistering new track ‘Salt The Wound’, which features an intense guitar solo from none other than original EXODUS/Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett! ‘Salt The Wound’ is cut from the new EXODUS album Blood In, Blood Out, hitting stores on October 14, 2014 in North America via Nuclear Blast. Listen right now, exclusively via RollingStone.com: http://smarturl.it/Exodus-SaltTheWound

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Twelve Foot Ninja Announce 30 Date U.S. Tour with In This Moment!

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Los Angeles, CA – September 9, 2014 – One of Australia’s hottest, most innovative, and experimental new bands Twelve Foot Ninja have announced they will join one of America’s most unique heavy metal live acts, In This Moment, on a U.S. tour this fall and winter. Ticketmaster pre-sale begins Thursday, September 11 and public on-sale begins Friday, September 12. With 30 dates confirmed, Twelve Foot Ninja will be on the road supporting the recent stateside re-release of their critically acclaimed debut album Silent Machine (Volkanik Music). Earlier this year, the band took home the prestigious “Best New Talent” award at the sixth annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards. Cementing a cult-like following on the back of their brand of alternative rock, the band recently wrapped their first North American headlining tour performing throughout the U.S. and Canada, winning over thousands of fans at festivals with their explosive live performances at Welcome to Rockville, Carolina Rebellion, Rock on the Range, and Rocklahoma.

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