Five Fave: 2020 Mainstream Metal Albums

2020 has been an atypical year for the music industry. The usual album and tour cycles have been turned on their heads. Some bands chose to hold their albums for when touring starts up again. Some bands found creative ways to release their albums, many with livestreams to go with it. Other bands took the opportunity to record and release unexpected music, and much more of that will be coming in 2021. Heavy Metal has …

Top New Trends For Rock Music In The 2020’s

Fire From The Gods ©2020 Johnnie Crow Photos

Towards the end of every decade, a couple of artists emerge with something different, that leads to new trends for the following decade. In 1969, Led Zeppelin took the final step towards what became heavy metal, which Black Sabbath unleashed upon the 1970’s. In the late 1970’s, Van Halen took the world by storm, leading to a guitar explosion in the 1980’s, with one path towards glam …

Megadeth, Lamb of God Plot Massive North American Tour

Trivium and In Flames are set to support the 55-date run.

Megadeth [Matt Bishop Photo for The Rock Revival]

(TRR) – Megadeth and Lamb of God are teaming up for a massive North American tour. The 55-date trek kicks off on June 12 at Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow, VA and wraps up on November 13 at the Reno Event Center in Reno, NV. Trivium and In Flames will provide some serious support on all …

Dimebash 2020 Honors “Dimebag” Darrell with All Star Jam and Dave Grohl’s BackBeat BBQ

Nick Bowcott (Grim Reaper), Tony Campos (Static-X, Ministry), Sen Dog (Cypress Hill, Powerflo)

The annual DIMEBASH is an all-star jam honoring the life and legacy of “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott, the late co-founder and guitarist of Pantera and Damageplan, and the unofficial kickoff party for the NAMM convention. Jose Mangin and Riki Rachtman co-hosted the event on January 16, 2020 at The Observatory OC in Santa Ana, California.

Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters, Nirvana), Revel Ian, Scott

The Hu Added to Welcome To Rockville Daytona Beach with Disturbed, The Offspring, Staind, Lamb Of God

LINEUP UPDATE
??? ?? = THE HU 🤘

Don’t miss their performance on Saturday, May 9th alongside epic sets from Disturbed, The Offspring, Staind, Lamb of God and MANY more!

 

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Video recap of Welcome To Rockville 2019:

 

Photos of Welcome To Rockville 2019 by Johnnie Crow:

 

 

Lamb Of God on MegaCruise 2019

The inaugural Megadeth’s MegaCruise set sail from Los Angeles, California to San Diego and Mexico in October 2019. When Dave Mustaine of Megadeth was diagnosed with cancer and unable to perform on the MegaCruise, Lamb Of God was tapped to replace them in the lineup.

Lead vocalist Randy Blythe is one of the most intense frontmen in rock. Bassist John Campbell and drummer Art Cruz kept the groove tight, allowing guitarists Willie Adler and Mark …

Dimebash Event Honoring Dimebag Darrell Announces All-Star Talent

Additional All-Star Talent Announced For

Dimebash

 

Event Honoring Dimebag” Darrell Abbott Will Feature Members Of

Anthrax, Bad Wolves, Cypress Hill, Foo Fighters,

Hatebreed, Hellyeah, In Flames, In This Moment,

 Lamb of God, Sepultura, Stone Sour, Testament & More

 

Co-Hosted by SiriusXM’s Jose Mangin and Riki Rachtman

Thursday, January 16

At The Observatory OC In Santa Ana, CA

 

With Exclusive Artist & VIP Backstage Afterparty Featuring

Dave Grohl’s BackBeat BBQ

 

Limited Number Of Tickets Still

Queensrÿche on MegaCruise 2019

Queensrÿche played two intense pool deck shows on the MegaCruise in October 2019. New drummer Casey Grillo is a great fit, whether playing songs from the recent outstanding Todd LaTorre-fronted albums or classics from the band’s first decade. LaTorre was the MegaCruise MVP, tearing through Queensrÿche sets, drumming with Frank Bello and David Ellefson, and guest singing with other bands. Bassist Eddie Jackson is a stud musically and vocally. Guitarist Michael “Whip” Wilton and Parker …

Metallica, Disturbed, Lynyrd Skynyrd Lead Welcome To Rockville Daytona Lineup

Welcome To Rockville
Celebrates Its 10th Year
.
With Incredible Festival Lineup Featuring Headliners
Metallica (Two Unique Sets — Friday & Sunday)
And Disturbed (Saturday)
.
Plus Lynyrd Skynyrd–Last Show In Their Northern Florida Home Area–
Godsmack, Deftones, Social Distortion, The Offspring, Staind,
Lamb of God, Rancid, Dropkick Murphys, Mastodon,
Gojira, Royal Blood, Alter Bridge, The Pretty Reckless, Anthrax & More
.
Florida’s Biggest Rock Experience
Heads To Its New Home At The Daytona International

Aftershock 2019 Wraps Sold-Out Weekend With 97,500 In Attendance At Sacramento’s Discovery Park

Images by Johnnie Crow
Images of Tool by Lizzy Davis
Aftershock 2019
Wraps Sold-Out Weekend With
97,500 In Attendance
At Sacramento’s Discovery Park
California’s Biggest Rock Festival
Expanded To Three Days, October 11, 12 & 13
With Performances From
Tool, Slipknot, blink-182,
Korn, Rob Zombie, Staind & Many More
Tickets for Aftershock 2020
Featuring Two Unique Headlining Performances From Metallica
On Sale Now
Aftershock wrapped the biggest weekend in the history of the California rock

Aftershock Festival Announces 3 Day Lineup Featuring Tool, Slipknot, Blink-182

Aftershock 2019

Expands To Three Days With Massive Lineup Featuring

Tool, Slipknot, blink-182,

Korn, Rob Zombie, Staind,

Bring Me The Horizon, A Day To Remember, Marilyn Manson,

Lamb of God, Halestorm, Chevelle & Many More

 

Plus Special Onsite Collaboration With Metallica’s

Blackened Whiskey & Enter Night Pilsner

 

California’s Biggest Rock Festival Returns To

Sacramento’s Discovery Park

October 11, 12 & 13

 

Tickets, VIP Packages And Hotel Options On Sale

Friday, April 26 At Noon PT

New Exit 111 Festival Will Rock Tennessee with Guns N’ Roses, Def Leppard, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Slayer

EXIT 111
ANNOUNCES FULL DETAILS FOR
INAUGURAL EVENT
FESTIVAL DEBUTS WITH LINE-UP LED BY
GUNS N’ ROSES, DEF LEPPARD, LYNYRD SKYNYRD,
SLAYER, ZZ TOP, DEFTONES, GHOST, MEGADETH
AND MORE THAN 40 ACTS
OCTOBER 11-13 WEEKEND OF MUSIC
HOSTED BY EDDIE TRUNK
AT THE GREAT STAGE PARK IN MANCHESTER, TN
TO INCLUDE ON SITE ACTIVITES:
PARANORMAL CIRQUE, CAR SHOW,
MOTOCROSS DEMONSTRATIONS, AND A MEGA SPORTS BAR
TICKETS ON SALE
THURSDAY, APRIL 25
EXIT 111 Festival will