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HEAVY CONVERSATION - Knotfest Roadshow Presents Beartooth/Trivium, Archetypes Collide & Malevolence

Alicia Atout and a panel of Ryan J. Downey, Tori Kravitz and Daniel Dekay discuss the recently announced Knotfest Roadshow Presents Trivium, Beartooth, Archetypes Collide & Malevolence.

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The deathcore standouts set April 21st as the arrival date of ‘Between Death and Dreams’.

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Stream the band’s infectious introductory single “Opening Night” here.

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The special broadcast will follow the Tour Edition CD + DVD release of The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead! which includes three bonus tracks and all five music videos from the album.

Culture

The band and their fans have embarked on an emotional journey celebrating their first new album in five years

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After having to wait two years to support their sophomore album, the blackened, heavy metal outfit is ready make up for stolen time.

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Stream the band’s latest single “Left Behind” and get the details on the exclusive KNOTFEST.com pre-sale event.

The latest single lands as the band is prepping for their new release, ‘Remember…You Must Die’ in addition to their highly-anticipated Chaos & Carnage Tour.

The Chicago progressive metalcore
veterans begin their 2023 campaign with new music ahead of their tour with Avatar.

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Watch the raucous music video featuring special guest Colin Young of God’s Hate and Deadbody.

Culture

Alicia Atout is joined by a panel of Ryan J. Downey, Tori Kravitz and Daniel Dekay to discuss the recently announced Knotfest Roadshow Presents… tour featuring Trivium, Beartooth, Archetypes Collide and Malevolence.

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The three-track release includes the new title title single in addition to two one-take recordings of a pair of classics from the band’s praised LP, ‘Drunken Lullabies’.

Our columnist Harris David highlights the spots across the country intersecting heavy culture and good food in creative, delicious ways.

Columnist Rob Pasbani recaps the incredible angle plus all the big wrestling on TV this week, including MLW’s debut and a big NWA PPV.

Culture

See the comprehensive list of pending releases due from long-tenured veterans and heavy music’s emerging new school.

The month-long tour closes out in Nashville and includes supporting sets from Archspire, Signs Of The Swarm, Entheos.

The 36-date trek will include support from Theory of.A Deadman, Breaking Benjamin and Jinjer.

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Watch the unsettling new cut from director M. Shawn ‘clown’ Crahan and experience the full range of the cinematic track, “Bone Church”.

The 19-date run includes the band’s appearance at Sick New World in Las Vegas as well as an already sold out headlining date in Los Angeles.

The last run completes four decades and will include a special appearance at Sick New World in Las Vegas.

Culture

The dark, murderfolk artist brought his friends Willi Carlisle and Stephanie Lambring to share laughs, tears, and vulnerability in a unique setting for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Official Playlists

Knotfest brings you the Top Current Tracks in Rock & Metal

Official Playlists

Diving into the fresh crops of today’s new breed of rock & metal.

Official Playlists

Latest releases in Rock & Metal to keep you up to speed.

Official Playlists

Power tracks to intensify your workout.

Official Playlists

Heavy hits to get you through the lockdown.

Culture

The emerging practitioners of blackened deathcore detail the blasphemy, brutality and boundless creativity they poured into their full length debut.

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The underground banner completed a full bill of death matches for their special ‘SVN’ series which included a rare DJ set from Danny Lohner.

Culture

Anaiah Lei confides the fear of striking out on his own, the thrill of finding creative freedom and the hope that hardcore will one day look drastically different from what he has always known.

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The Norwegian stalwarts showcase a level of refinement on their sixteenth studio effort that founding member Grutle Kjellson explains is product of decades long research.

The North American summer tour follows the band’s European dates which feature support from Holding Absence, Blind Channel and Future Palace.

The legends offer a second single ahead of a hefty 2023 touring slate that includes a European run and a co-headliner on this year’s Chaos & Carnage Tour.

Brent Smith of Shinedown joins Joshua Toomey and Talk Toomey this week. Brent and Joshua start the show with a trip down memory lane and speak on Brent’s early band days in Knoxville and the clubs that helped shape him.

The Prince of Darkness was nominated in four different categories and came away with the hardware for his hailed full length, ‘Patient Number 9’.

The limited-edition release is follows recent collaborations with Suicidal Tendencies, Pennywise and Agnostic Front.

The emerging Japanese outfit blends melodic death and bruising core on their upcoming EP, ‘Immaculate’.

The Pure Noise Records release serves as the first show of new material since 2020’s Internal Incarceration’ .

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The Swedish stalwarts reveal how Sky Void of Stars still manages brave new creative terrain more than three decades in.

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The Floridian stalwarts share how ‘Dying of Everything’ was a combination of patience, passion and power that can only come with more than three decades of tenure.

The emerging sensations hit the road for a month-long stretch of festival plays and headlining dates.

Stream the caustic introductory track, which arrives as the first release on Ross Robinson, Ghostmane and Bill Armstrong’s Blowed Out Records.

Stream the preview of the band’s deluxe edition of ‘Conquering’ just ahead of their European tour with Gojira.

Preview the reissue of The All-Star Sessions and Roadrunner United: The Concert with a glimpse of the once-in-a-lifetime spectacle.

Culture

The writer and director of this year’s viral horror sensation breaks down his inspirations and how remixing the old can make new fears.

See previously unreleased performance footage HERE from both bands ahead of their European run with Obituary and Malevolence.

The band preview their sophomore album, ‘Air Not Meant For Us’, with an immersive 11-minute introduction.

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The practitioners of Texas heavy detail the timeline of the last four years and how their sophomore record, ‘Flesh + Blood’ is as much a tribute to patience as it is power.

The 20-date trek is bookended by confirmed appearances at some of the biggest domestic rock festivals including Welcome to Rockville and Aftershock.

Preview the punishing first sample from the project “Rubble Home” and get the details on the bands’ upcoming run with The Acacia Strain and Fit For An Autopsy.

News

The festival serves as Slipknot’s first performance in Japan in seven years.

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Stream the colossal clip of “Nevermore” from the feature film here.

Culture

See images from this weekend’s screening curated by Taylor and his Famous Monsters co-conspirator, Eben McGarr.

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The Slipknot drummer sits with curator/operator AJ Good to detail the evolution of his stage-worn masks.

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The Parkway Drive vocalists shares his shortlist of artists that have delivered definitive albums that have had an impact on the landscape of heavy music both home and abroad.

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From the 80’s martial arts flick Bloodsport to Between the Buried and Me, the guitarist reveals the inspiration and evolution of each track on the band’s most complete album to date.

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The Megadeth architect discusses how Megadeth has thrived amid turbulence, the thrill of securing a number 1 album, and the tragedy it would be if he and James Hetfield never wrote another song together again.

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The Belgian post-metal trio discuss the evolution of their sound, finding a balance between musical consistency and artistic freedom and how their latest album is Brutus at it’s full potential.

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The Hurricane guests on the She’s With the band podcast to talks touring with Demi Lovato, her roots with professional wrestling and how mastering the shred means always putting in the work.

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The band just ended the biggest year of their careers and 2023 is looking even greater.

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Regarded as one of modern metal’s most promising prospects, the vocalist/guitarist reflects on a 2022 that saw important strides, international reach, and set the stage for the band’s next, most impressive act yet.

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See images from the three -day holiday tradition that pools hardcore’s best for a charitable cause.

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Check the comprehensive photo gallery from photographer Maurice Nunez here.

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See images from the band’s commanding set at Estadio Monumental in Santiago, supporting Slipknot.

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Composer Franck Hueso explains the scope of his Leather trilogy, the common threads between metal and electronic music, and how iconic films like Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Maniac, and Street Trash, influenced his sound.

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The guitarist and songwriter details the creative climate of Peter Steele’s swan song and how the album foreshadowed the end for a figure who seemed indestructible, until he wasn’t.

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The legendary experimental outfit reflects on their ‘Heavy Rocks’ series and explains how their music is a reactive response to their creative environment.

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With the arrival of ‘The Nine Choirs’, the new school death metal collective pays tribute to the sound that inspired them, the state that strengthened them, and the greats that paved the way.

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The goth-metal guitarist details how the hostile climate of the band resulted in a heavy record that has withstood the test of time.

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Check the international menu of festival destinations that are among the most-anticipated and well-rounded of the year.

EVERY Album You NEED to Know About

Culture

Among death metal’s most proven practitioners, both Revocation and Bloodbath steer towards our inevitable end in different, although no less devastating ways.

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The bassist and songwriter revisits the grueling early years of the band, explains the harrowing trauma of the Russian war, and shares his appreciation in being able to pursuit his craft.

Videos

Welcome to Tierifying – the show where professors of occult content, Gwarsenio Hall (of Two Minutes to Late Night) and wrestler Danhausen, rank pieces of heavy metal/pop culture in order of ‘spookiness’! Today it’s the masks of Jason Voorhees of the Friday the 13th franchise , find out which ones made “Very Nice, Very Evil”

Hardlore: Stories from Tour

Colin and Bo speak with Dying Wish singer Emma Boster about bad shows, gross houses, vegan food, ghosts, aliens and much more.

Hardlore: Stories from Tour

Colin and Bo finally sit down with the living legend Justice Tripp from Trapped Under Ice and Angel Du$t. The highly influential frontman has a lot to say about modern HC, TUI’s biggest moments, and transitioning from dangerous pits to beautiful hooks.

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Colin and Bo talk with legendary Terror frontman Scott Vogel about touring 20 years later, maintaining his physical health on the road (back broke) and his evolution into normalcy.

Series

The revered percussionist details his songwriting process, his dream festival and explains how compelling art can’t be formulated.

Series

The drummer discusses his new album with Bleed From Within, getting the Corey Taylor seal of approval, and what it was like to pull double duty on drums for two bands that are technical AF.

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The drummer details the importance of community in both hardcore and crossfit, his love for fantasy gaming and comic books, and how his dream festival would include an all-star roster of 90’s era Floridian death metal on the latest episode of the podcast.

‘The Interview Queen’ Alicia Atout is joined by a panel of Knotfest’s own Daniel Dekay, Ryan J. Downey and Cori Westbrook to chat the first ever live in-person edition of Knotfest’s Pulse of the Maggots festival and gather reaction to Slipknot’s latest single, “Yen”

‘The Interview Queen’ Alicia Atout is joined by Knotfest editor Ramon Gonzales and host Cori Westbrook to discuss the breaking down of barriers between metal and other genres, with first-hand evidence being discussed of watching bands from different scenes win over metal fans at recents shows and festivals.

Videos

On this episode of Tierifying, Gwarsenio and Danhausen rank the boyfriends from their favorite television show, Sex and the City.

Tierifying

Welcome to Tierifying – the show where professors of occult content, Gwarsenio Hall (of Two Minutes to Late Night) and wrestler Danhausen, rank pieces of heavy metal/pop culture in order of ‘spookiness’! Today it’s B.C. Rich Guitars, find out which ones made “Very Nice, Very Evil”

Tierifying

Welcome to Tierifying – the show where professors of occult content, Gwarsenio Hall (of Two Minutes to Late Night) and wrestler Danhausen, rank pieces of heavy metal/pop culture in order of ‘spookiness’! Today it’s Cannibal Corpse album art!

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