2023 will also see the return of Milwaukee Metal Fest, set for May 26 through 28. There are some big names in the lineup, including Lamb of God, Napalm Death, Anthrax, and so on. It’s a pretty stacked bill. Jamey Jasta purchased the rights to this festival last year, and it seems to be back with a bang.
Rob Zombie and Alice Cooper announced the “Freaks on Parade Tour 2023”, which will also feature Ministry and Filter. Those dates are in August and September, kicking off on the 24th in Dallas, and wrapping up in Phoenix a month later. Tickets go on sale this coming Friday at this location.
Following their recent signing with Century Media, and with a debut album on the way, Predatory Void shared a standalone single titled “*(struggling..)”. Give that a listen and watch below. There are some awesome names attached to this project, and I can’t wait to see what comes later this year.
Considering my next couple days will be spent in Boston, these will be sparse this week.
We’ll start with a tour that I really want to get to if the stars align. Zeal & Ardor, with Sylvaine and Imperial Triumphant. Dates are in September and early October throughout North America, and tickets can be acquired here.
Good morning, it’s time to metal. Here’s some news you might have missed from yesterday:
Leading off, I’m super pumped because I’ll be seeing Oranssi Pazuzu at MDF this weekend. If you don’t have plans to go to MDF this weekend, but do live in the New York City area, you’re in luck: the band announced a show at Brooklyn’s Saint Vitus. Get on it.
There’s a good chance that if you’re under the age of 35, you’ve never found Bigfoot to be scary. If you think about the legendary North American ape-man at all, it’s probably as a gentle giant, “protector of the forests” type character thanks to the famous cryptid’s 1980s rebranding to bring him into line with evolving thought on ecological conservation and empathy for Native American culture. For children of the 1970s, however, Bigfoot has a dark side. He is a terrifying, nocturnal beast with massive strength and a human-like cunning that stalked those unwise enough to enter his arboreal territory. Oh, and… how to put this delicately? I guess I can’t, so I’ll rip the Band-Aid off: Bigfoot’s dark side had a rapey side. What can I say? The 1970s were a weird time. Continue reading →