August 7, 2010 — The set times for this Sunday’s The Power of the Riff Festival at The Echo and Echoplex in Los Angeles have been announced… Echo Stage: SPIDER FEVER: 1:00pm-1:30pm RATS EYES: 1:45pm-2:15pm SEMEN SUNDAE: 2:30pm-3:00pm THE FUCKING WRATH: 3:15pm-3:45pm LECHEROUS GAZE: 4:00pm-4:45pm NAILS: 5:00pm-5:45pm EAGLE TWIN: 6:00pm-6:45pm NIGHT HORSE: 7:00pm-7:45pm
July 9, 2010 — On Sunday, August 8th, a host of loud, riff-heavy bands will descend upon Los Angeles for The Power of the Riff Festival. Curated by Greg Anderson (Southern Lord) and Sam James Velde (NIGHT HORSE), The Power of the Riff Festival was assembled with the intent to blur the lines between Metal, Hardcore, Punk and Rock music.
September 11, 2009 — BORIS is set to release a new 7" series called Japanese Heavy Rock Hits. The series features three vinyl 7"s to be released over the next three months exclusively through Southern Lord.
May 13, 2009 — Los Angeles’ DREAMING DEAD have announced that they participating in the 31st Annual Harmony Festival at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa, CA this summer, and will be the sole extreme metal act at the event.
March 27, 2009 — The Second Annual Metal Insider Summit has been confirmed for this year’s New England Metal and Hardcore Festival on April 17, 2009. The Metal Insider Summit is an interactive, educational conference consisting of two panels where fans and the metal music industry can engage, share ideas and help further the scene.
January 30, 2009 — CONVERGE have scheduled a handful of east coast tour dates, beginning with the Scion Rock Festival in Atlanta: 02/28: Atlanta, GA @ Scion Rock Festival w/ MASTODON, NEUROSIS, HIGH ON FIRE, BORIS, and more [info] 03/23: Allston, MA @ ICC Church w/ CEREMONY, COLISEUM, RISE AND FALL, PULLING TEETH 03/24: Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place w/ CEREMONY, COLISEUM, RISE AND FALL, PULLING TEETH 03/25: Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop w/ CEREMONY, COLISEUM, RISE AND FALL, PULLING TEETH 03/26: Lemoyne, PA @ Championship w/ CEREMONY, COLISEUM, RISE AND FALL, PULLING TEETH 03/27: Brooklyn, NY @ Europa w/ CEREMONY, COLISEUM, RISE AND FALL, PULLING TEETH 03/28: Richmond, VA @ United Blood Fest w/ CEREMONY, COLISEUM, RISE AND FALL, PULLING TEETH, etc.
January 24, 2009 — The third annual California Metalfest, presented by Nederlander Concerts and Headbang For The Highway, is confirmed for March 28th at The Grove of Anaheim. Confirmed talent thus far includes CARCASS, EXODUS, SUFFOCATION, THE FACELESS, WHITECHAPEL, SAMAEL, ARSIS, DECREPIT BIRTH, VEIL OF MAYA, PSYCROPTIC, and others to be announced in the coming weeks.
October 6, 2007 — Legendary British death metal band, CARCASS, will reunite for next year’s Wacken Open Air festival. Bassist/vocalist, Jeff Walker, issued the following statement on behalf of the band:
February 8, 2007 — While specific details of this week’s Ozzfest announcement are still being worked out, a brief list of details were posted on the official Ozzfest forums:
February 6, 2007 — Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne and Ozzfest tour producer Live Nation broke the news today at the Concert Industry Consortium in Los Angeles that their 12th annual hard rock spectacular–a 25-date extravaganza launching July 7 in Los Angeles–is pulling the plug on ticket prices and giving the power back to the fans calling this summer’s Ozzfest “FreeFest.
September 12, 2006 — The third installment of the Texas Helloween Metal Fest (flyer) has been confirmed for October 21, 2006 at The Underground in Corpus Christi, TX. The following bands have been confirmed thus far: