Set Times for Knotfest in Iowa and Minnesota are Posted!

Knot fest 2012

The first ever Knotfest is set for August 17 and 18, 2012 in Council Bluffs, Iowa, and Minneapolis, Minnesota, respectively.  The line-up includes headliners Slipknot with  Deftones, Serj Tankian, Lamb of God, Machine Head, Cannibal Corpse, The Dillinger Escape Plan, The Urge, Prong, Gojura, and more.  Set times for the two shows are below.

August 17, 2012 – Council Bluffs, Iowa (Mid-America Motor Complex)

Doors: 2:00 PM

Main Stage
Slipknot: 9:30PM-11:00PM
Deftones: 7:20PM-8:20PM
Serj Tankian: 5:25PM-6:15PM
Prong: 3:55PM-4:35PM

Second Stage
Lamb of God 8:25PM-9:25PM
Machine Head: 6:20PM-7:15PM
The Urge: 4:40PM-5:20PM
Dirtfedd: 3:20PM-3:50PM

August 18, 2012 – Minneapolis, MN (Somerset Amphitheater)

Doors: 1:30 PM

Main Stage
Slipknot: 10:20PM-12:00PM
Deftones: 8:10PM-9:10PM
Serj Tankian: 6:10PM-7:00PM
Dillinger Escape Plan: 4:30PM-5:10PM

Second Stage
Lamb of God: 9:15PM-10:15PM
Machine Head: 7:05PM-8:05PM
Cannibal Corpse: 5:15PM-6:05PM
Prong : 3:45PM-4:25PM
Gojira: 3:00PM-3:30PM

Can’t make it to either date? No problem! Knot Fest teamed up with TODOCAST and Event View Live to stream “SLIPKNOT Live at Knotfest” starting Saturday, August 18. To reserve and purchase, visit:  Fans all over the world have 30 days to watch the show.

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First annual Knot Fest August 17/18

Knot Fest poster 2012For those who crave a festival where true metal bands dominate the lineup, your time for waiting is over. The first annual Knot Fest is scheduled and judging from the bands set to appear, it will be nothing short of stellar. Knot Fest  will be tearing up the midwest on August 17th in Council Bluffs, IA and Minneapolis, MN August 18th. Advance tickets are $35, and you can bet your going to get more than your monies worth. Headliners Slipknot would be worth the price of admission alone, but also set to appear are Deftones, Dethklok, Serj Tankian, Lamb of god, Cannibal Corpse, The Urge, Gojira, The Dillinger Escape Plan,  and Prong (Yes, that Prong). Link to the Knot Fest site for more information on bands and get your tickets now or regret missing out on what are sure to be some of the most insane shows of 2012.

Mayhem 2009 In Photos: Cannibal Corpse


Cannibal Corpse
First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre – Chicago, IL

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At Rockstar Mayhem…So Far…

At Rockstar Mayhem here in San Bernadino, California, and it’s already insane! There has been a schedule change on the media end as well as for all the fans. They have pushed up everyone’s set by 25 minutes! That is just a little FYI for everybody that is attending.

Just finished my interview with Corey Beaulier from Trivium.  Some highlights so far…their first stop on Mayhem the drummer didn’t make it to the show as well as their guitar tech. Of course, if it could go wrong it did! He said it was still great because it was impromptu by then. Also, there may not be a meet-and-greet with these guys today, but they have tomorrow off and are trying to work something out. We’ll have photos and the interview up in the next couple days.

Also we had a member of Cannibal Corpse who said, “I think I could solve world peace if I could get every person in the world onstage to know what if feels like to have the crowd roar for you.”

Just finished interviewing Jeanne from All That Remains….

More to come..I need food and drink!!




Rockstar Mayhem Festival logoThe festival will tear through 27 cities in the U.S. and Canada. Mayhem tickets will go on sale to the public on April 24-check and for more info.

Like last year’s Godzillian-sized lineup, the second annual Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival will feature a gaggle of rock’s heaviest bands: the main stage will see Marilyn Manson and Slayer joined by BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE and a special guest that will be announced in the coming weeks; the Jägermeister stage will feature TRIVIUM, ALL THAT REMAINS, GOD FORBID and the Jägermeister Battle of the Bands winner; the Hot Topic stage will feature extreme metal bands CANNIBAL CORPSE, JOB FOR A COWBOY, BEHEMOTH, BLACK DAHLIA MURDER and WHITECHAPEL. The World’s Greatest Freestyle Motocross team METAL MULISHA will also be revving up the crowd with their unique style of death-defying motorcycle stunts on all dates.

“Given the great success of last year’s festival, we knew that we needed to put together a stellar group of talent for 2009-and we have,” says Mayhem producers John Reese and Kevin Lyman. “This will be a blockbuster event, one that blends thrilling live performances with special music-related events and a few yet-to-be-revealed surprises. The result is a concert experience like no other. We’re extremely excited to get the show on the road.”

“Last year’s inaugural Mayhem Festival tour was a definitive success, attracting nearly 340,000 incremental fans to our amphitheaters,” said Jason Garner, Chief Executive Officer of Global Music at Live Nation, the tour’s co-producer.  “This year, the Mayhem team has delivered another great all-star lineup and we anticipate another huge success for Mayhem.”

“I have good news and I have bad news to announce,” declares Manson. “The good news is that I am completely aware now that our music and our Mayhem tour will have a negative, destructive influence on America.  The bad news is that I don’t give a fuck.”

Manson is currently in the studio working on his forthcoming album scheduled for release in May on Interscope Records. This highly anticipated record reunites Manson and Twiggy Ramirez for their first collaboration since Hollywood in 2001.

Summer 2009 will also see a brand new album from the mighty Slayer, who have already recorded three new songs and are slated to return to the studio in February to finish.  Late last fall, Slayer made one of the new tracks, “Psychopathy Red,” available as a free online stream to fans, and to date, the song has been posted online at more than one million sites.
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