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Cherry Bombs Expand the Streaming Performance Experience with 'MACABARÉT'

Cherry Bombs Expand the Streaming Performance Experience with 'MACABARÉT'

Chris Hudson

An interview with Alicia Taylor goes beyond the Cherry Bomb's ground-breaking streaming experience that begins Jan 1st.

Cherry Bombs Expand the Streaming Performance Experience with 'MACABARÉT'

Chris Hudson

An interview with Alicia Taylor goes beyond the Cherry Bomb's ground-breaking streaming experience that begins Jan 1st.

Grim Northern Misery: How Paradise Lost and My Dying Bride took British gothic metal mainstream

Grim Northern Misery: How Paradise Lost and My Dying Bride took British gothic metal mainstream

Dan Franklin

The English county of Yorkshire has seen some bloody events in its recent history. Was it something in the character of the north of England that spawned gothic metal in...

Grim Northern Misery: How Paradise Lost and My Dying Bride took British gothic metal mainstream

Dan Franklin

The English county of Yorkshire has seen some bloody events in its recent history. Was it something in the character of the north of England that spawned gothic metal in the nineties?

Scour Get Relentless with the "Black" EP

Scour Get Relentless with the "Black" EP

Perran Helyes

Vicious on paper and harder in realisation, Scour's trilogy of EPs have given some of metal's most legendary the blackest of paths to pursue. Drummer Adam Jarvis tells Knotfest about...

Scour Get Relentless with the "Black" EP

Perran Helyes

Vicious on paper and harder in realisation, Scour's trilogy of EPs have given some of metal's most legendary the blackest of paths to pursue. Drummer Adam Jarvis tells Knotfest about completing this opening barrage.

August Burns Red guitarist JB Brubaker looks back at 15 years of 'Christmas Burns Red

August Burns Red guitarist JB Brubaker looks back at 15 years of 'Christmas Burns Red

Ramon Gonzales

Ahead of their December 12th livestream, Brubaker shares how last year's installment of the annual event was especially important in the band's history.

August Burns Red guitarist JB Brubaker looks back at 15 years of 'Christmas Burns Red

Ramon Gonzales

Ahead of their December 12th livestream, Brubaker shares how last year's installment of the annual event was especially important in the band's history.

Premiere: The Infernal Sea deliver unholy hostility with "Devoid of Fear"

Premiere: The Infernal Sea deliver unholy hostility with "Devoid of Fear"

Ramon Gonzales

The UK Black Metal outfit tap into the tradition of the genre while delivering an aggressive brand sonic depravity.

Premiere: The Infernal Sea deliver unholy hostility with "Devoid of Fear"

Ramon Gonzales

The UK Black Metal outfit tap into the tradition of the genre while delivering an aggressive brand sonic depravity.

Premiere: Brand of Sacrifice Kick Into Gear with "Demon King"

Premiere: Brand of Sacrifice Kick Into Gear with "Demon King"

Perran Helyes

Brand of Sacrifice saw considerable success with their debut record 'God Hand', but the launch of their new single 'Demon King' sees them evolving their niche sonically and thematically. Frontman...

Premiere: Brand of Sacrifice Kick Into Gear with "Demon King"

Perran Helyes

Brand of Sacrifice saw considerable success with their debut record 'God Hand', but the launch of their new single 'Demon King' sees them evolving their niche sonically and thematically. Frontman Kyle Anderson tells Knotfest about the elements of their sound they felt they had to blow up.

Warfect offer their list of influential essentials and add to the curriculum of classic thrash

Warfect offer their list of influential essentials and add to the curriculum of classic thrash

Ramon Gonzales

The Swedish thrash tacticians celebrate the release of their fourth LP, 'Spectre of Devastation', and unveil the albums that helped steer their dominating brand of musical horsepower.

Warfect offer their list of influential essentials and add to the curriculum of classic thrash

Ramon Gonzales

The Swedish thrash tacticians celebrate the release of their fourth LP, 'Spectre of Devastation', and unveil the albums that helped steer their dominating brand of musical horsepower.

ITSOKTOCRY changes the narrative, challenges expectations and defies the label of Emo rap

ITSOKTOCRY changes the narrative, challenges expectations and defies the label of Emo rap

Ramon Gonzales

For Denver-based genre bender ITSOKTOCRY, the world ended in 2012, but that was just the beginning.

ITSOKTOCRY changes the narrative, challenges expectations and defies the label of Emo rap

Ramon Gonzales

For Denver-based genre bender ITSOKTOCRY, the world ended in 2012, but that was just the beginning.

Premiere: Watch (HED) P.E. take cameras into solitary confinement in the visual for "Overdue"

Premiere: Watch (HED) P.E. take cameras into solitary confinement in the visual for "Overdue"

Ramon Gonzales

The track appears on the band's 12th studio album 'Class of 2020' and marks their 20th anniversary of the band's breakthrough album, 'Broke'

Premiere: Watch (HED) P.E. take cameras into solitary confinement in the visual for "Overdue"

Ramon Gonzales

The track appears on the band's 12th studio album 'Class of 2020' and marks their 20th anniversary of the band's breakthrough album, 'Broke'

Hatebreed's philosophy of positivity sees the light of day

Hatebreed's philosophy of positivity sees the light of day

Perran Helyes

It's a familiar story in 2020, but few bands feel as equipped to endure setback as Hatebreed. Guitarist Wayne Lozinak tells Knotfest how their new album came to be.

Hatebreed's philosophy of positivity sees the light of day

Perran Helyes

It's a familiar story in 2020, but few bands feel as equipped to endure setback as Hatebreed. Guitarist Wayne Lozinak tells Knotfest how their new album came to be.

Premiere: The Gloom in the Corner complete the 'Ultima Pluvia' saga with the finale "Requiem"

Premiere: The Gloom in the Corner complete the 'Ultima Pluvia' saga with the finale "Requiem"

Ramon Gonzales

The third single follows "Violence" and "Warfare" to punctate the first chapter of a universe that includes treachery, the supernatural, and the rise of zealous cult known as 'The Holy...

Premiere: The Gloom in the Corner complete the 'Ultima Pluvia' saga with the finale "Requiem"

Ramon Gonzales

The third single follows "Violence" and "Warfare" to punctate the first chapter of a universe that includes treachery, the supernatural, and the rise of zealous cult known as 'The Holy Order'.

Premiere: Darknet deliver tech heavy angst with "No Love"

Premiere: Darknet deliver tech heavy angst with "No Love"

Ramon Gonzales

The single introduces the band's latest collection of singles, remixes and instrumentals entitled TSP VOL-1 that arrives January 2021.

Premiere: Darknet deliver tech heavy angst with "No Love"

Ramon Gonzales

The single introduces the band's latest collection of singles, remixes and instrumentals entitled TSP VOL-1 that arrives January 2021.

Stream the Code Orange Mudbanger's Ball curated playlist ahead of their 'Back Inside the Glass' streaming event

Stream the Code Orange Mudbanger's Ball curated playlist ahead of their 'Back Inside the Glass' s...

Ramon Gonzales

Code Orange are leading the charge of an emerging generation of progressive, forward-thinking artists. Check their curated playlist featuring their contemporaries like JPEGMAFIA, Nothing, HARMS WAY, Power Trip, Jesus Piece,...

Stream the Code Orange Mudbanger's Ball curated playlist ahead of their 'Back Inside the Glass' s...

Ramon Gonzales

Code Orange are leading the charge of an emerging generation of progressive, forward-thinking artists. Check their curated playlist featuring their contemporaries like JPEGMAFIA, Nothing, HARMS WAY, Power Trip, Jesus Piece, Greg Puciato, VEIN, and Clipping to name a few.

Provocateurs Melted Bodies debut demented MBTV Halloween special

Provocateurs Melted Bodies debut demented MBTV Halloween special

Ramon Gonzales

The 30-minute short film is a mind-melting collection of pop culture masterfully contorted to create a truly compelling visual.

Provocateurs Melted Bodies debut demented MBTV Halloween special

Ramon Gonzales

The 30-minute short film is a mind-melting collection of pop culture masterfully contorted to create a truly compelling visual.

Premiere: Boundaries charge ahead of the pack with latest single, "I'd Rather Not Say"

Premiere: Boundaries charge ahead of the pack with latest single, "I'd Rather Not Say"

Ramon Gonzales

The second offering from the band's debut LP, 'Your Receding Warmth, reiterates a versatile sound that positions Boundaries as promising contributors to the future of heavy music.

Premiere: Boundaries charge ahead of the pack with latest single, "I'd Rather Not Say"

Ramon Gonzales

The second offering from the band's debut LP, 'Your Receding Warmth, reiterates a versatile sound that positions Boundaries as promising contributors to the future of heavy music.

Killer Be Killed's determined road to 'Reluctant Hero'

Killer Be Killed's determined road to 'Reluctant Hero'

Perran Helyes

It's taken five years of writing in pockets of off-the-road opportunity, but Killer Be Killed's second album has materialised with no less immediate energy than its much-loved predecessor. Troy Sanders...

Killer Be Killed's determined road to 'Reluctant Hero'

Perran Helyes

It's taken five years of writing in pockets of off-the-road opportunity, but Killer Be Killed's second album has materialised with no less immediate energy than its much-loved predecessor. Troy Sanders tells Knotfest how they got there.

Tatiana Shmayluk of Jinjer lists her essential horror flicks

Tatiana Shmayluk of Jinjer lists her essential horror flicks

Ramon Gonzales

In the spirit of the season, powerhouse vocalist Tatiana Shmayluk of Jinjer shares the terrifying visuals that have stuck with her most.

Tatiana Shmayluk of Jinjer lists her essential horror flicks

Ramon Gonzales

In the spirit of the season, powerhouse vocalist Tatiana Shmayluk of Jinjer shares the terrifying visuals that have stuck with her most.

Premiere: Kill the Lights pay tribute to Metallica with a 'Quarantine Cover' of "Battery"

Premiere: Kill the Lights pay tribute to Metallica with a 'Quarantine Cover' of "Battery"

Ramon Gonzales

The collective of metal veterans from former projects like Bullet for My Valentine, Threat Signals, Still Remains, and Throw The Fight continue to champion the classics.

Premiere: Kill the Lights pay tribute to Metallica with a 'Quarantine Cover' of "Battery"

Ramon Gonzales

The collective of metal veterans from former projects like Bullet for My Valentine, Threat Signals, Still Remains, and Throw The Fight continue to champion the classics.

Lajon Witherspoon of Sevendust shares his personal soundtrack of the 10 albums that saved his life

Lajon Witherspoon of Sevendust shares his personal soundtrack of the 10 albums that saved his life

Ramon Gonzales

Just days away from the release of their 13th studio album, Blood & Stone, the band's frontman reflects on the 10 albums that helped to steer his historic creative career.

Lajon Witherspoon of Sevendust shares his personal soundtrack of the 10 albums that saved his life

Ramon Gonzales

Just days away from the release of their 13th studio album, Blood & Stone, the band's frontman reflects on the 10 albums that helped to steer his historic creative career.

Prayers and the Cholo Goth movement are about to erupt

Prayers and the Cholo Goth movement are about to erupt

Perran Helyes

Leafar Seyer started Prayers to bring his life on the streets and his aspirations as a musician together. After two years away, now he's using it to give his Mexican...

Prayers and the Cholo Goth movement are about to erupt

Perran Helyes

Leafar Seyer started Prayers to bring his life on the streets and his aspirations as a musician together. After two years away, now he's using it to give his Mexican community a voice within goth culture.

From the stage to the stream: Sepultura revisits the highlights of their  webseries SepulQuarta

From the stage to the stream: Sepultura revisits the highlights of their webseries SepulQuarta

Ramon Gonzales

The metal veterans took a dismal 2020 and found a new way to stay connected with fans old and new.

From the stage to the stream: Sepultura revisits the highlights of their webseries SepulQuarta

Ramon Gonzales

The metal veterans took a dismal 2020 and found a new way to stay connected with fans old and new.

King Diamond: The Patron Saint of Heavy Metal Halloween

King Diamond: The Patron Saint of Heavy Metal Halloween

Perran Helyes

King Diamond has embodied the spirit of the spookiest season for metalheads for decades. In this Knotfest interview, he talks October holiday traditions, supernatural energies, and his current work writing...

King Diamond: The Patron Saint of Heavy Metal Halloween

Perran Helyes

King Diamond has embodied the spirit of the spookiest season for metalheads for decades. In this Knotfest interview, he talks October holiday traditions, supernatural energies, and his current work writing two different albums.

Premiere: Twiztid showcase an evolved sound with "Rose Petal"

Premiere: Twiztid showcase an evolved sound with "Rose Petal"

Ramon Gonzales

Watch the Detroit duo's latest visual that features a new take on Twiztid.

Premiere: Twiztid showcase an evolved sound with "Rose Petal"

Ramon Gonzales

Watch the Detroit duo's latest visual that features a new take on Twiztid.

Premiere: Jax Diaries shares epic Western-themed visual for "Come down to say hi"

Premiere: Jax Diaries shares epic Western-themed visual for "Come down to say hi"

Ramon Gonzales

The straight-forward rock single enlists the talents of Diego DD Cavallotti of Lacuna Coil.

Premiere: Jax Diaries shares epic Western-themed visual for "Come down to say hi"

Ramon Gonzales

The straight-forward rock single enlists the talents of Diego DD Cavallotti of Lacuna Coil.

AVOID premiere their trek to America's Last Lawless Town with the visual for "Heat"

AVOID premiere their trek to America's Last Lawless Town with the visual for "Heat"

Ramon Gonzales

The Seattle-based outfit showcase Slab City as the backdrop for their latest single from their forthcoming EP, 'The Burner.'

AVOID premiere their trek to America's Last Lawless Town with the visual for "Heat"

Ramon Gonzales

The Seattle-based outfit showcase Slab City as the backdrop for their latest single from their forthcoming EP, 'The Burner.'

Metalcore prospects Afterlife unleash their new single 'Wasting Time'

Metalcore prospects Afterlife unleash their new single 'Wasting Time'

Ramon Gonzales

Only a little more than a year after the release of their emphatic full length, Breaking Point, the Floridian metalcore outfit is again asserting their rank as one of the...

Metalcore prospects Afterlife unleash their new single 'Wasting Time'

Ramon Gonzales

Only a little more than a year after the release of their emphatic full length, Breaking Point, the Floridian metalcore outfit is again asserting their rank as one of the genre's most promising prospects.

Premiere: Black Satellite indulges in the darkness with their latest single, "Void"

Premiere: Black Satellite indulges in the darkness with their latest single, "Void"

Ramon Gonzales

Watch the lyric video for "Void," the first track from the band's forthcoming album, Aftermath.

Premiere: Black Satellite indulges in the darkness with their latest single, "Void"

Ramon Gonzales

Watch the lyric video for "Void," the first track from the band's forthcoming album, Aftermath.

Cradle of Filth ringleader Dani Filth brings us into the Belly of the Beast for their Livestream Show

Cradle of Filth ringleader Dani Filth brings us into the Belly of the Beast for their Livestream ...

Perran Helyes

On October 30th, Cradle of Filth will be streaming their performance from St. Mary's Church in England, and Dani explains what's gone into it.

Cradle of Filth ringleader Dani Filth brings us into the Belly of the Beast for their Livestream ...

Perran Helyes

On October 30th, Cradle of Filth will be streaming their performance from St. Mary's Church in England, and Dani explains what's gone into it.

Premiere: Bitch Falcon Chart their own course with second single 'Test Trip'

Premiere: Bitch Falcon Chart their own course with second single 'Test Trip'

Ramon Gonzales

The second single from the band's Staring At Clocks debut LP forges their own identity and reaffirms the band deserves the hype.

Premiere: Bitch Falcon Chart their own course with second single 'Test Trip'

Ramon Gonzales

The second single from the band's Staring At Clocks debut LP forges their own identity and reaffirms the band deserves the hype.

The evolution of extremity with Napalm Death

The evolution of extremity with Napalm Death

Ramon Gonzales

After more than three decades Napalm Death don't just endure, they thrive.

The evolution of extremity with Napalm Death

Ramon Gonzales

After more than three decades Napalm Death don't just endure, they thrive.

Cherry Bombs: Grit & Fire in Corey Taylor's "CMFT Must Be Stopped" Video

Cherry Bombs: Grit & Fire in Corey Taylor's "CMFT Must Be Stopped" Video

Chris Hudson

Alicia Taylor and Cherry Bombs put together a show-stopping performance in one week

Cherry Bombs: Grit & Fire in Corey Taylor's "CMFT Must Be Stopped" Video

Chris Hudson

Alicia Taylor and Cherry Bombs put together a show-stopping performance in one week

The progression of darkness with Enterprise Earth

The progression of darkness with Enterprise Earth

Ramon Gonzales

One of deathcore's most exciting prospects finds ways to adapt during strange times.

The progression of darkness with Enterprise Earth

Ramon Gonzales

One of deathcore's most exciting prospects finds ways to adapt during strange times.

Cherry Bombs Take the Main Stage

Cherry Bombs Take the Main Stage

Chris Hudson

Cherry Bombs are paving the way with explosive jaw-dropping aerials, intense fire sequences and dialed-in choreography to rock the stages.

Cherry Bombs Take the Main Stage

Chris Hudson

Cherry Bombs are paving the way with explosive jaw-dropping aerials, intense fire sequences and dialed-in choreography to rock the stages.

Aaron Gillespie on Underoath's They're Only Chasing Safety

Aaron Gillespie on Underoath's They're Only Chasing Safety

Chris Hudson

Why it's his personal least favorite, the B-side he's most excited to play and more

Aaron Gillespie on Underoath's They're Only Chasing Safety

Chris Hudson

Why it's his personal least favorite, the B-side he's most excited to play and more

The Acacia Strain push the boundaries with Slow Decay

The Acacia Strain push the boundaries with Slow Decay

Ramon Gonzales

The release schedule of the band's latest record challenged the norm. The sound however, sets the bar.

The Acacia Strain push the boundaries with Slow Decay

Ramon Gonzales

The release schedule of the band's latest record challenged the norm. The sound however, sets the bar.

Essential Listening: Dave Grohl's True Stories Series Champions Teachers

Essential Listening: Dave Grohl's True Stories Series Champions Teachers

Ramon Gonzales

The first audio installment of Grohl's Instagram handle tackles the schools of reopening schools amid the ongoing pandemic.

Essential Listening: Dave Grohl's True Stories Series Champions Teachers

Ramon Gonzales

The first audio installment of Grohl's Instagram handle tackles the schools of reopening schools amid the ongoing pandemic.

Underoath's Chris Dudley recalls capturing lightning in a bottle with Define the Great Line

Underoath's Chris Dudley recalls capturing lightning in a bottle with Define the Great Line

Ramon Gonzales

The band will perform Define the Great Line in its entirety this Friday for their live streaming Observatory Series.

Underoath's Chris Dudley recalls capturing lightning in a bottle with Define the Great Line

Ramon Gonzales

The band will perform Define the Great Line in its entirety this Friday for their live streaming Observatory Series.

Lost and Found: Underoath revisit one of their most important albums

Lost and Found: Underoath revisit one of their most important albums

Ramon Gonzales

Frontman Spencer Chamberlain revisits the Lost In the Sound of Separation era ahead of Underoath's Observatory live streaming event.

Lost and Found: Underoath revisit one of their most important albums

Ramon Gonzales

Frontman Spencer Chamberlain revisits the Lost In the Sound of Separation era ahead of Underoath's Observatory live streaming event.

Heavy Is the Head: Crown The Empire Celebrate A Decade of Life On the Road

Heavy Is the Head: Crown The Empire Celebrate A Decade of Life On the Road

Ramon Gonzales

The band marks the 10th anniversary of their first show ever with an new acoustic album and a mini-documentary

Heavy Is the Head: Crown The Empire Celebrate A Decade of Life On the Road

Ramon Gonzales

The band marks the 10th anniversary of their first show ever with an new acoustic album and a mini-documentary

Ice Nine Kills Celebrate 45th Anniversary of The Classic Film Jaws

Ice Nine Kills Celebrate 45th Anniversary of The Classic Film Jaws

Ramon Gonzales

The band release a mini documentary ice Nine Kills and the Jaws Harpoon Gun and limited edition Rocking the Boat Merch

Ice Nine Kills Celebrate 45th Anniversary of The Classic Film Jaws

Ramon Gonzales

The band release a mini documentary ice Nine Kills and the Jaws Harpoon Gun and limited edition Rocking the Boat Merch

Progression At the Speed of Thrash with Havok

Progression At the Speed of Thrash with Havok

Ramon Gonzales

Classic sound, modern approach - the Colorado thrashers are looking towards the future.

Progression At the Speed of Thrash with Havok

Ramon Gonzales

Classic sound, modern approach - the Colorado thrashers are looking towards the future.

Looking Back: Corey Taylor Reflects On The Slipknot Self-Titled Era

Looking Back: Corey Taylor Reflects On The Slipknot Self-Titled Era

Ramon Gonzales

On his Favorite Track: "When we stopped playing it live, I had a hard time enjoying our sets for a very long time."

Looking Back: Corey Taylor Reflects On The Slipknot Self-Titled Era

Ramon Gonzales

On his Favorite Track: "When we stopped playing it live, I had a hard time enjoying our sets for a very long time."

Sevendust's Clint Lowery Finds Solace In Song

Sevendust's Clint Lowery Finds Solace In Song

Ramon Gonzales

The veteran guitarist pays tribute to his mother with a surprise EP, Grief and Distance

Sevendust's Clint Lowery Finds Solace In Song

Ramon Gonzales

The veteran guitarist pays tribute to his mother with a surprise EP, Grief and Distance

In The Trenches with Warbringer

In The Trenches with Warbringer

Ramon Gonzales

The Ambassadors of Thrash Balance Tradition and Modernity

In The Trenches with Warbringer

Ramon Gonzales

The Ambassadors of Thrash Balance Tradition and Modernity

Xibalba - Emerging From Hell

Xibalba - Emerging From Hell

Ramon Gonzales

Though it remains to be seen if Años En Infierno will be Xibalba’s swan song, there is no denying it would be a hell of an exit.

Xibalba - Emerging From Hell

Ramon Gonzales

Though it remains to be seen if Años En Infierno will be Xibalba’s swan song, there is no denying it would be a hell of an exit.

Death Tour Strike a Match with "P.I.S.S./U.S."

Death Tour Strike a Match with "P.I.S.S./U.S."

Ramon Gonzales

A molotov-esque response to current social climate and ongoing civil unrest

Death Tour Strike a Match with "P.I.S.S./U.S."

Ramon Gonzales

A molotov-esque response to current social climate and ongoing civil unrest

Jesus Piece Go For the Throat

Jesus Piece Go For the Throat

Ramon Gonzales

Despite the current pause, the band is a locomotive. When they resume, it's advised you either get a ticket or get the hell off the track.

Jesus Piece Go For the Throat

Ramon Gonzales

Despite the current pause, the band is a locomotive. When they resume, it's advised you either get a ticket or get the hell off the track.

Body Count Leads The Bum Rush

Body Count Leads The Bum Rush

Ramon Gonzales

As the guitarist and founding member of metal vets Body Count, Ernie C has endured nearly thirty years of pressing on in the face of adversity.

Body Count Leads The Bum Rush

Ramon Gonzales

As the guitarist and founding member of metal vets Body Count, Ernie C has endured nearly thirty years of pressing on in the face of adversity.

Champions of the Underground - The Black Dahlia Murder

Champions of the Underground - The Black Dahlia Murder

Ramon Gonzales

Three years after their widely-acclaimed Nightbringers album, the band would be faced with the hurdle of succeeding while the world was preoccupied with a global pandemic.

Champions of the Underground - The Black Dahlia Murder

Ramon Gonzales

Three years after their widely-acclaimed Nightbringers album, the band would be faced with the hurdle of succeeding while the world was preoccupied with a global pandemic.

Testament Remain 'Titans'

Testament Remain 'Titans'

Ramon Gonzales

More than three decades deep and Testament is still capturing lighting in a bottle.

Testament Remain 'Titans'

Ramon Gonzales

More than three decades deep and Testament is still capturing lighting in a bottle.

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