In this new episode of The Disc Dive, presented by Knotfest host Ryan J. Downey, Serj Tankian, the iconic frontman of metal legends System of a Down, discusses spirituality, his new solo album, and more.
Josh discusses getting his two daughters into pro wrestling and who their favorites are. Josh also offers tips on how to get your friends or your kids' friends' parents into pro wrestling. We discuss how AEW can get fans back into arenas.
This is only a small portion of the story of ISLANDER. I suppose we would need an entire Netflix series to tell the whole story. ISLANDER‘s story is basically about a band that keeps getting pinned in the middle of the ring, and won’t stop kicking out because our fans keep cheering us on. I would be lying if I said we weren’t the underdog in the music industry right now. And everyone loves an underdog story. At least, I hope they still do. Our motto is pretty much summed up in that Rocky quote “It's about how hard you...
Hardcore Keem and Jon 'StayPuft' Garcia are joined on First Listen by Jarvis Leatherby, vocalist and bassist of California heavy metal band Night Demon, as the band release their third album, Outsider.
Knotfest's Cori Westbrook sits down backstage with Alex Jones, vocalist of Undeath, to chat being number 1 on Decibel's Top 40 albums of the year list, the current climate of the metal scene, the new wave of crossover, and bringing elements of humor into their band.
Patrick Bateman meets Cabin in the Woods? A WOUNDED FAWN stars Sarah Lind and Josh Ruben join Knotfest’s Ryan J. Downey to talk about the new hallucinogenic horror film from writer/director Travis Stevens (Jakob’s Wife, Girl on the Third Floor).
Knotfest's Daniel Dekay talks with Daniel Oliver of Nothing More backstage after the band's set at Aftershock Festival 2022 about his first memories of playing the festival, having their songs featured in film and TV, his metal fabrication ideas coming to life, and their new album and graphic novel.
Knotfest's Daniel Dekay talks with Steve Zing of Danzig backstage at Aftershock Festival 2022 about enjoying the band's rare occasions playing together, setlist choices, his other projects, and seeing the...
Knotfest's Daniel Dekay talks with Steve Zing of Danzig backstage at Aftershock Festival 2022 about enjoying the band's rare occasions playing together, setlist choices, his other projects, and seeing the original Misfits as a kid going turning into playing with the guys.
Knotfest's Colin Young talks to UnderOath backstage at Aftershock Festival 2022 about being a gateway band into heavy music for a lot of people, the 'UnderOath sound', being embraced in different scenes early on, eliminating genre divides, disowning their Christian roots, producing their latest record, and food on tour.
Knotfest's Cori Westbrook talks with Ho99o9 at Aftershock Festival 2022 about their genre-melding and why hip-hop fuses so well with heavy music, their highlights from playing on Knotfest Roadshow with...
Knotfest's Cori Westbrook talks with Ho99o9 at Aftershock Festival 2022 about their genre-melding and why hip-hop fuses so well with heavy music, their highlights from playing on Knotfest Roadshow with Slipknot & Cypress Hill, and expecting the unexpected on upcoming music.
Knotfest's Colin Young talks with new supergroup L.S. Dunes at Aftershock 2022 about how the band came to be, their writing process, keeping the project secret for so long, the upcoming record, and the longer-term plans for the band.
Knotfest's Ryan J. Downey chats to Crown the Empire at the final leg of Knotfest Roadshow US 2022 about the differences between headlining and supporting, their reception on the Roadshow, getting starstruck, and their upcoming album.
Knotfest's Colin Young talks to Rou from Enter Shikari about the differences between playing to European and American crowds, the word of mouth release of their 2020 album, their new song 'The Void Stares Back' with Wargasm, and upcoming music.
Sophie K talks to VENDED at the inaugural Knotfest Germany about their latest single 'Ded to Me' and its amazing reception, techniques on dealing with nerves, expanding musical palettes, their recent and future hectic touring schedule, and their goals of playing stadiums.
Knotfest's Cori Westbrook talks to Solence at Aftershock 2022 about their genre-denying sound, putting out three albums during the pandemic, their favorite songs to play live and the audience reaction...
Knotfest's Cori Westbrook talks to Solence at Aftershock 2022 about their genre-denying sound, putting out three albums during the pandemic, their favorite songs to play live and the audience reaction to them, injuries on tour, and new music.
Knotfest's Ryan J. Downey sits down with Patrick Galante, drummer of Ice Nine Kills, at the final date of the North American leg of Knotfest Roadshow 2022 at Irvine, CA, in front of Knotfest Premium members.
Knotfest's Cori Westbrook talks to Sam Loeffler from Chevelle at Aftershock Festival 2022 about catching up with friends at festivals, writing about everyday life on the band's upcoming album, and their inspiration on the scene today.
Knotfest's Ryan J. Downey speaks with the cast of Feed Me to discuss their introductions to acting, their first time meeting and working with each other, their relationship with the film's co-directors Adam Leader and Richard Oakes, how they first felt reading the unsettling but humorous script, and much more.
Knotfest's Daniel Dekay talks to Page Hamilton of alt-metal legends Helmet at Afterhsock Festival 2022 about his atypical academic route into rock music, being within the New York noise scene in the 80s and 90s, music theory, his love for ESP guitars, and working on films and TV.
Knotfest's Colin Young sits down with Amigo the Devil backstage at Aftershock Festival 2022 to chat about now playing shows with a full band behind him, recording his latest record Born Against, and Aftershock crowds being open-minded through their appreciation of different genres.
Knotfest's Daniel Dekay talks to Classless Act at Aftershock Festival 2022 about their debut album Welcome to the Show, meeting, working and touring with their heroes so early into their career, learning every aspect of making a record, and growing a fanbase authentically.
Knotfest's Colin Young speaks with Archetypes Collide at Aftershock Festival 2022 about signing with Fearless Records and the upcoming album, being inspired by Linkin Park, their new single 'My Own Device' and their upcoming tour.
Knotfest's Cori Westbrook talks to grungers Superbloom at Aftershock Festival about their first exposure to the genre, their formation coming about from the ashes of other bands, playing the festival...
Knotfest's Cori Westbrook talks to grungers Superbloom at Aftershock Festival about their first exposure to the genre, their formation coming about from the ashes of other bands, playing the festival circuit, and how it felt playing their first show back from the pandemic hiatus.
Knotfest’s Daniel Dekay talks with Trey Pemberton of Creeping Death at this year’s Psycho Las Vegas to talk about the band’s current tour and playing festivals in the middle of it, getting to play shows with Municipal Waste and Drain, the close-knit Texas Hardcore scene, working with Adam D of Killswitch Engage on the band’s new album, and his new guitar being the best he’s ever owned.
Ludovico Tenchinque's Ben V. returns to KNOTFEST's Pulse of the Maggots on the heels of his new album Haunted People, which is a compilation of over a year's worth of singles, giving each of these songs new life. Or afterlife, in goth terms.
Knotfest’s Daniel Dekay chats with Cody Chavez of DRAIN at this year’s Psycho Las Vegas about how it feels to be the band on everyone’s lips right now, headlining the recent Sound and Fury Fest to a huge crowd, their long road to the top, his personal guitar heroes, and the crossover between different genres and being able to fit on a variety of bills.
Knotfest's Ryan J. Downey speaks with Feed Me co-directors Adam Leader & Richard Oakes at Beyond Fest LA 2022 ahead of the film's première on Friday, to talk about their co-directing process, the origins of the film's concept, being able to manipulate people's emotions, and much more.
Knotfest’s Daniel Dekay sits down with Nuclear Assault’s Dan Lilker at this year’s Psycho Las Vegas to talk about their set playing on a pool deck, and seeing the crowd partake in ‘pool pits’, how he finds playing a festival versus attending one as a fan, the future of the band, his contribution to the early days of Anthrax, and touches on some of his other projects.
Sophie K chats with Jay Weinberg backstage at the first ever Knotfest Germany all about the new album, The End, So Far, and how it came about, how the writing and recording process was different to usual, the excitement and passion that the band still have for their music, and what he's most looking forward to about putting the album out.
Knotfest’s Daniel Dekay talks with Blake Ibanez of crossover supegroup Fugitive, and Power Trip, at this year’s Psycho Las Vegas after Fugitive’s second ever show about the writing and recording of their new Maniac EP and its looser more ‘rock ’n’ roll’ vibe, his plans for the band, new Power Trip material, getting to play with his heroes, and his obsession with cassettes.
Sophie K is joined by Cauldron after their set at the inaugural in-person Pulse of the Maggots Festival in Birmingham to talk about how their performance went over, how they came to be and their upcoming debut album.
Sophie K talks with Stam1na at the first ever Knotfest Finland about the grim and dark nature of Finland and how that turns into happiness, the longevity of the band and still having fun with it, their latest album and already writing for a new one with a live show in mind.