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Neck Deep: "STFU" Boris Johnson, Going from Locals to Headliners at Slam Dunk, Wrestling & More

Backstage at Slam Dunk vocalist Ben Barlow chats with Alicia Atout

Hell Bent for Metal

Tom explains why the Oslo terrorist attack is so terrifying to the LGBTQ+ community, both in terms metal fans will understand, and in the wider context for anti-LGBTQ+ hate crime.

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The title track to the Andrew Watt-produced 13th album features Jeff Beck, Robert Trujillo of Metallica, Zakk Wylde, and Chad Smith of Red Hot Chili Peppers plus an accompanying visual from Todd McFarlane.

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The fiery introductory track “We’ll Be Back” arrives with a short film produced by Dave Mustaine himself that depicts the origins of the band’s iconic mascot, Vic Rattlehead.

Culture

From Joe Hill and the director of Sinister and Doctor Strange comes a chilling supernatural tale of child abduction

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Two long awaited returns, one death metal making machine and a whole lot of experimentation and growth for the genre.

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The San Jose hardcore heroes drop what feels like a fitting farewell during their run of final shows.

Culture

Beavis and Butt-Head are back along with a new season of The Umbrella Academy and lots more on streaming this week

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The second serving from the Anthrax XL livestream LP features an energized rendition of the first single from the band’s 2011 album, Worship Music.

Culture

In just one week the iconic series will drop the two-part finale to its most terrifying season yet

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Vocalist Ben Barlow touches on the band’s new single “STFU”, his distaste for Boris Johnson and what it feels like going from a local band to a festival headliner.

Bandcamp Roulette

Each week, Cori Westbrook let’s the audience choose a random album on Bandcamp to purchase & spotlight

Culture

Narrowing down the field to 16 game changing soundtracks like The Crow, Resident Evil, Judgement Night and Queen of the Damned – we ask the fans which album takes the prize for the very best in movie music mastery.

Hell Bent for Metal

The LGBTQ+ heavy metal podcast talks to Shooting Daggers, a feminist queercore band, about their experience of the metal scene. There’s also a Camp Classic from Ghost, and a bumper visit to HCGBs, with entries from Kreator, White Ward, Undeath, and Exocrine.

Culture

The upcoming horror movie features a ton of people with incredibly unnerving grins

Culture

The co-branded tee features the artwork of the band’s iconic 1994 release, ‘Dummy’.

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The release arrives with an accompanying music video for the title track directed by Max Moore.

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Trekking on the The Fallout 10 Year Anniversary US Tour, CtE has partnered with Knotfest.com and Fly Machine to livestream the July 1 show from White Oak Music Hall.

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The deathcore juggernaut steamrolls towards the October release of Pain Remains with another banger.

Culture

The band detail the cyclical relationship between the fans and the band and share their personal short list of artists that know how to command the stage.

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The single “Crosses” officially introduces the band’s forthcoming full length ‘Complete Collapse’ due out in October via Sumerian Records

Culture

When “Wait and Bleed” is second on the setlist, rest assured you are in for an ass-kicking.

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Coupled with the announcement the band have unveiled a new visual for the track “New Heart Design” helmed by the band’s own Branden Yates.

Culture

Founder Mille Petrozza explains how the band’s 15th album Hate Uber Alles pays homage to their influences and aims to inspire the next wave of forward thinking metalheads.

Videos

In this clip, Fred is asked about the idea of a Cinderella reunion after the passing of Jeff LaBar.

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The first-ever German edition of the festival features a multi-generational roster of heavy music’s elite.

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Operating at their creative peak with the album Below, the Ohio band continue to have fun while consistently leveling up their craft.

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The intense new track is thematically taut with a ticking clock signifying how time eventually consumes us all.

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Snag your phots from the Slipknot Whiskey Signing in Chula Vista.

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The track “Blacklight Shine” arrives after an art installation was revealed in LA’s Grand Park that allowed fans to preview the new music.

Culture

Providing the Cypress Hill backbeat, Bobo details the camaraderie and brotherhood more than three decades deep that have made Cypress Hill built to last.

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Award-winning hosts Yasmine and Sophie explain how quality content and candid conversation make real connection.

Culture

The special effects master behind Star Wars and Jurassic Park unleashes hell in this stop-motion horror film

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.

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The preview arrives ahead of the band’s 10th full length studio album due out late August, ‘Øf Kingdøm and Crøwn’

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The trek marks the 10th anniversary of the album Blood and features an opening set from fiery dance troupe, Cherry Bombs.

Culture

The Rock and Metal Gallery will also feature works from Venom Prison artist, Eliran Kantor, legendary artist Krusher, Liam Brandon Murray, Rodney Matthews and more.

Culture

The death metal lifer details the collection of albums that shaped his love for the the sound and furthered his education in brutality.

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Get up close & personal with images of Slipknot, Cypress Hill & Ho99o9

Performances

ARTE Concerts captured the sights, sounds, and savagery of some of the best performances from the first weekend of the metal pilgrimage at Clisson.

Culture

Our own Dan Franklin channels his inner Hunter S. Thompson to explore the first full-scale Download festival in three years.

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Knotfest Teams Up with Gimme Radio to unveil a weekly Knotfest Radio show to launch Gimme Core Thursdays from 2-4pm PT

EVERY Album You NEED to Know About

Culture

As both a veteran frontman and a passionate advocate of metal culture, the voice of The Black Dahlia Murder was also an important contributor to the Knotfest editorial team – his colleagues offer their tribute to a true one of one.

Culture

The body horror master returns with a film set in a world where body modification and mutilation are the new sex

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For the last decade a group of maniacal metals heads has been making an annual two-wheeled pilgrimage into Donington fueled by their love of community and heavy tunes.

Hardlore: Stories from Tour

Colin and Bo talk to death metal heartthrob and Gatecreeper frontman Chase Mason about Gatecreeper’s early days of touring, Taco Bell, celebrating nearly 10 years of sobriety, and much more.

Hardlore: Stories from Tour

Colin and Bo talk to VERY special guest and Slipknot’s own Jay Weinberg. They discuss Jay’s early days of touring with Madball, balancing school on the road, rediscovering what it is to be a music fan in current times, and much more.

Hardlore: Stories from Tour

Andy Williams recounts his favorite tour stories, including from his long tenure with Every Time I Die, plus how we balanced his music career with wrestling full time for AEW as half of The Butcher and The Blade.

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The film offers fans the ultimate backstage pass to see the creation and the conquest of the last three decades head by the scumdogs of the Universe.

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Knotfest is pleased to present a run of shows at 1720 E. 16th. Each night, Knotfest will be on-site with merch, giveaways, a photo-op and more.

Culture

The Sheffield outfit shares how they managed to take their destiny into their own hands and thus craft their most complete album to date.

Culture

Meet the duo of Matt Chernus and Ryan Harkins who combined their love of metal music, wrestling to create a heavy hamburger haven.

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The track asserts a skilled mesh of punk and metal in it’s potent message of non-conformity.

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The run of dates includes highly anticipated festival appearances at Wacken, Pukkelpop as well as Knotfest Germany and Finland.

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The union of sludge and black metal also features support from Ringworm and Cult of Lilith.

Culture

Frontman Jesse Leach details how the band’s Northeast hardcore roots made their sophomore album one that would endure for decades.

Culture

The veteran musician takes stock of the how the band’s meld of hardcore and metal, combined with the power of PMA, has influenced generations and become a part of heavy music history.

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The potent single also marks the begin of Bookie’s tenure as on Marshall Records.

Culture

The first PG movie from the horror icon will lovingly recreate the classic TV show

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The Indian action epic has become an international sensation and puts most Hollywood productions to shame

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Gaspar Noé plunges a production into chaos once again with this film about witches and the movie industry

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”

Interviews

Patrick Kindlon joins Colin Young to discuss the band’s new record Hygiene and their rise in popularity, Patrick’s confrontational attitude and his lack of fear of failure, and how bands in the hardcore scene can age gracefully

Videos

Knotfest’s Ramon Gonzales speaks with Marc Okubu of Veil of Maya about the band’s current tour, their upcoming album, the catharsis of getting back out on the road, and celebrating Tim Feerick at Dance Gavin Dance’s recent Swanfest.

Culture

est’s Ramon Gonzales talks to Spencer Prewett, drummer of Canadian tech-deathers Archspire, about getting back on the road after two years, their pummelling technicality on latest album Bleed the Future, Spencer’s own routines for keeping up with the songs, their JUNO Awards nominations legitimizing what they do and more.

Interviews

VCTMS chat their dexterity being able to play with a wide variety of different artists, the Chicago music scene and community, their DIY roots and the band’s latest album Volume 4: NUMB THE ACHE/

Lamb of God’s live classic ‘KILLADELPHIA’ on-demand for Knotfest Premium Members.

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