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HEAVY CONVERSATION: Pulse of the Maggots Festival - Inaugural In-Person Edition

‘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, which took place in Birmingham, England on Aug 10. They also discuss their initial reaction to the latest Slipknot track, ‘Yen’, and their favorite songs and show announcements of the week.

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Watch Nightwish, Lamb of God, Arch Enemy & more take over Turku, Finland for the very first KNOTFEST Finland.

News

The eagerly-awaited album ‘The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead!’ is due September 2nd.

From The Artist

Sophie K chats with Amon Amarth at Wacken Festival 2022 on the day of the release of the band’s new album, The Great Heathen Army.

From The Artist

Sophie K chats to VMAN from SLIPKNOT at the inaugural Knotfest Germany about how the fest came together and the band’s involvement in that and the lineup.

News

Spanning the broad stylistic spectrum of heavy, this week’s releases range from tech death to Swedish melodic metal all on the same list.

Exclusive Interviews

Set to release their 11th studio album supported by extensive touring after a three year absence, Arch Enemy is officially back to the business of heavy music.

Culture

The final season of Locke & Key arrives and Jamie Foxx fights vampires on Netflix this week and more

Culture

This modern day slasher set in a conversion camp has some great ideas but lackluster execution

News

The appearance marks the band’s only US showing and the first full band Domestic US show since 1999.

Southern California shredders Thrown Into Exile discuss their influences, the direction of their new music and the importance of performing in the birthplace of metal.

Ahead of their appearance at Pulse of the Maggots, vocalist James Tippett discusses the how side-stepping gimmicks and being sincere is part of the DNA of the band.

Ahead of their hometown performance at Pulse fo the Maggots Festival In Birmingham, the band

Bridging the grim frontier of the old west with element of the occult, the practitioners of ‘Pagan Rhythms’ preview their planned pummel ahead of Pulse of the Maggots UK.

This week, Joshua Toomey dives into the EDM world and talks with one of the biggest names in the game, Kayzo, but he’s also known in the metal world for working with Of Mice & Men, Memphis May Fire, Atreyu and more.

Culture

The Church Road Records standouts add the latest chapter of the rich heavy music history of Birmingham.

Series

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

News

The track serves a follows “Diabolical Majesty” as the second single from ‘Netherheaven’

Culture

This year’s Bloodstock preview spans legendary icons and emerging music music prospects both of which are not to be missed.

News

The band begin their campaign with the scorching single, “End (The Other Side)”.

News

The pummeling track previews the band’s pending SharpTone Records release Curse of Existence due out next month.

News

“Let You Down ” features Charlotte Sands and “Ctrl + Alt + Del” was meant for the stage such that the band named it after their current tour.

News

The band is set to headline Pulse of the Maggots UK in Birmingham this week.

Culture

Zachary Ezrin’ explains how his extreme music amalgam continues to challenge the conventions of death metal in both style and execution

Bandcamp Roulette

The artist discovery series with Cori Westbrook features the Texas-based unit bridging progressive songwriting with alternative heft.

The Disc Dive

BILLY HOWERDEL takes the Disc Dive with Ryan J. Downey, detailing his entire discography, including A PERFECT CIRCLE, ASHES DIVIDE, and his new solo album. In Part ONE, Billy remembers everything surrounding the first album from A Perfect Circle, Mer de Noms (2000).

The Disc Dive

BILLY HOWERDEL takes the Disc Dive with Ryan J. Downey, detailing his entire discography, including A PERFECT CIRCLE, ASHES DIVIDE, and his new solo album. In Part THREE, Billy remembers everything surrounding the debut ASHES dIVIDE album Keep Telling Myself It’s Alright (2008) and A Perfect Circle’s latest, Eat the Elephant (2018).

The Disc Dive

BILLY HOWERDEL takes the Disc Dive with Ryan J. Downey, detailing his entire discography, including A PERFECT CIRCLE, ASHES DIVIDE, and his new solo album. In Part TWO, Billy remembers everything surrounding the second and third albums from A Perfect Circle, Thirteenth Step (2003) and eMOTIVe (2004).

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.

News

An emphatic middle finger aimed at the ruling class, the track is a lush, layered presentation that packs a powerful message.

Videos

During his Jam with Jay Winner’s Stream, Jay Weinberg talks about the inclusiveness on display at all the Knotfest Roadshow dates and making everyone feel welcome, and the power that heavy music has in bringing people together and forming a community.

News

The Death Western devastators team with the Integrity frontman for an absolute banger.

News

The Slaughter of the Soul Anniversary tour with Municipal Waste, Enforced and Thrown Info Exile begins later this month.

Culture

Vocalist George Pettit checks in with our own Alicia Atout to breakdown the sensation getting back into the saddle with the band and releasing their first new record in more than a decade.

Culture

Billed as the biggest concert in Gamescom history, the event will showcase a roster of heavy music elite all performing their songs featured in the game before the convetional crowf in Cologne, Germany and streaming worldwide.

Culture

Hanno Klänhardt of German blackened sludge duo Mantar joins Pulse of the Maggots to explain how a difficult recording process resulted in dark music for extremely dark times.

Culture

Get a full recap of a day brimming with historic performances capped by a showing from Slipknot that further reasserts the why the masked nine are as relevant as ever.

Culture

Organizers’ most ambitious effort to date resulted in a weekend celebration that reiterated the community that has always been core.

Culture

Led by horror icon Rob Zombie, the once-in-a-lifetime lineup includes Powerman 5000 and the explosive returns of Mudvayne and Static-X

Videos

Knotfest Game & Bleed: Weekly gaming news with host Colin Young.

Videos

Jamie Madrox, one-half of the demented duo Twiztid, talks about fandom, conventions, Astronomicon, San Diego ComicCon, and the upcoming Silver Scream Con presented by Ice Nine Kills.

Videos

Teressa Liane (The Vampire Diaries) stars in The Reef: Stalked, a shark attack sequel full of suspense and tread. She tells Knotfest’s Ryan J. Downey all about the follow-up to the 2010 Australian horror hit, The Reef; getting into character; real sharks vs. CG; theater vs. film; the recent “end” of the Vampire Diaries universe; and her favorite types of horror.

EVERY Album You NEED to Know About

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Streaming exclusively for Knotfest premium members, the performance captures a moment in time and a true triumph for one of the the genre’s most important contributors.

Tori Kravitz sits down with Elijah Witt, where the vocalist talks hitting the road as part of one of the tour packages of the years with Afterlife, VCTMS and Moodring, how it feels touring with their friends and how excited the band are to be able to finally debut new music in front of a hungry crowd.

Tori Kravitz sits down with Tyler Levenson of Afterlife where the vocalist discusses how he thinks his band are keeping the genre and the heavy scene fresh, how it feels playing as part of one of the tour packages of the year alongside Cane Hill, VCTMS and Moodring, and talks about Afterlife’s favorite tour tunes.

Series

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.

Series

The Fit For An Autopsy guitarist shares how dark times have lead to a renewed sense of promise both personally and professionally on the award-winning podcast.

Series

Bassist Wilkie Robinson and guitarist Josh Baines breakdown the band’s evolving sound, their hands-on approach to everything, and how their third album is generating comparisons to legends like Pantera.

Videos

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 recap the biggest weekend in modern hardcore history: Sound & Fury 2022.

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.

‘The Interview Queen’ Alicia Atout is joined by Knotfest’s Ryan J. Downey, Daniel Dekay and Cori Westbrook to talk through their thoughts and feelings about the recent return to the stage from Rage Against the Machine. The guys also discuss their favorite albums of the year so far, and finish up by talking about the new songs and tours they’re most stoked for

‘The Interview Queen’ Alicia Atout is joined by a panel of Knotfest’s own Daniel Dekay, Jon ‘Staypuft’ Garcia and Cori Westbrook to discuss first impressions of the brand new Slipknot song, ‘The Dying Song (Time to Sing)’, as well as talk on the new album. The guys also tell us their favorite songs of the week and the upcoming tours they’re most looking forward to.

Culture

Peele’s third movie delivers excitement, thrills, laughs, and deeper meaning in every frame

Culture

Metallica, Kate Bush, and an emotionally rich season make it the strongest the show has been

Culture

Shudder’s latest documentary dives deep into the career of the legendary Scumdogs of the Universe

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!

Bandcamp Roulette

Bridging the classic with the contemporary, the Illinois outfit’s sophomore release is vetted by our own champion of discovery, Cori Westbrook.

Bandcamp Roulette

Our own Cori Westbrook picks an album at random and lands on the black metal bleakness of Antoine Scholtès.

Bandcamp Roulette

The solo black metal songstress adds to the legacy of the Pacific Northwest’s deep-rooted connection to outsider art.

Culture

Frontman Will Ramos explains how the band is riding their new trajectory, the expectations of their new album and how deathcore might be due for a ballad.

Culture

Watch the short film from the Lamb of God singer as he works to mitigate the effects of climate change and reestablish the balance of the ecosystem at the Earth’s equator.

Culture

Ahead of the release of their 6th full-length release Thought Form Descent, Knotfest’s Jon ‘StayPuft’ Garcia sat down with Calgary, Alberta’s Wake, to discuss the record, their progression through the years, and what comes next.

News

Just last week the band dropped off of their show with Cave In in New York – the band has now revealed a detailed statement as to why and launched a GoFundMe to help with costs of the guitarist’s ongoing treatment.

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.

News

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

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.

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

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