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Fort Rock 2015

Monster Energy Fort Rock will bring some of the biggest rock bands together Saturday, April 25 at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers, FL for its third consecutive year, after selling out last year with 12,500 fans in attendance.

South Florida’s Biggest Rock Festival helps kick off the World’s Loudest Month festival series and will feature performances from Slipknot, Godsmack, Breaking Benjamin, Papa Roach, In This Moment, The Pretty Reckless, Motionless In White, We Are Harlot, Starset, Young Guns, Islander, and more.

The Monster Energy Fort Rock ticket pre-sale begins Tuesday, December 9 (see below for details) at

Slipknot’s Corey Taylor says, “It’s gonna be awesome bringing one of the world’s loudest bands to Fort Rock for the World’s Loudest Month. I hope the fans are ready because we’re coming for EVERYONE.”

“We’re excited to be returning to a great music market in Fort Myers, Florida,” says Clay Busch, Head of Marketing for Danny Wimmer Presents. “The past two years have proven to us that Fort Myers has a hunger for rock. With the help of our amazing regional partners, this year’s lineup will be the biggest show South Florida has ever seen.”

Check out the official Monster Energy Fort Rock announcement video trailer below.

A limited number of discounted General Admission pre-sale tickets for Monster Energy Fort Rock will be available for purchase from Tuesday, December 9 at 10:00 AM ET through Friday, December 12 at 9:59 AM ET.

Pre-sale tickets will be priced as follows (plus fees):

 Tuesday, December 9: $29.50

Wednesday, December 10: $39.50

Thursday, December 11: $49.50

A password for access to the ticket pre-sale can be obtained  via, local Fort Myers rock radio stations, and select rock media outlets.

Regularly priced General Admission and VIP tickets go on sale Friday, December 12 at 10:00 AM ET at and all Ticketmaster outlets. At that time, tickets will be priced as follows (plus fees):

General Admission: $59.50

General Admission Ticket 4-Pack: $199

VIP: $99.50

Zippo VIP Ticket 2-Pack: $225 (includes 2 commemorative Fort Rock Zippo lighters)

VIP tickets include: a VIP entrance to venue; access to VIP lounge area featuring dedicated bar, beverage and food service; viewing of main stage (seated and standing areas); seated area with shade for dining; private restroom facilities; and a VIP guest laminate.

In addition, select Pita Pit and 3 Pepper Burrito Co. locations will be selling General Admission tickets for $59.50, with no service fees.

A limited number of discounted General Admission tickets will also be available for active military via Monster Energy Fort Rock partner GovX (

Ticket prices will increase in the coming weeks, so fans are encouraged to buy now and save.

Monster Energy returns as the festival’s title sponsor and will be on site conducting giveaways, hosting Monster Energy artist signings, and offering Monster Energy Drink samples.

Monster Energy Fort Rock is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents and AEG Live and is part of the World’s Loudest Month festival series kick-off. The World’s Loudest Month features the biggest names in rock music performing in eight distinct concert atmospheres across the country in April and May.

2015 sponsors for Monster Energy Fort Rock include Monster Energy, Jack Daniel’s, Jägermeister, Crazy Dave’s Music Experience powered by Musicians Institute, Fxck Cancer, Zippo Encore, Revolver Magazine, Alternative Press, and Loudwire, with more to be announced.

Rock On The Range, America’s premier hard rock festival, returns to central Ohio’s Columbus Crew Stadium May 15, 16 and 17, 2015 for its ninth year with a stellar lineup of top rock bands led by multiplatinum band Linkin Park, global rock juggernauts Slipknot and heavy metal legends Judas Priest–who are currently celebrating their 40th Anniversary. The full weekend of non-stop rock will also feature performances from Godsmack, Marilyn Manson, Breaking Benjamin, Rise Against, Volbeat, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, Papa Roach, Halestorm, Of Mice & Men, Anthrax and many more of the world’s most exciting bands on three stages over three days, plus the biggest Rock n’ Roll comedians in the ROTR Comedy Tent.
Rock On The Range–part of the World’s Loudest Month festival series–has sold out in advance for two years in a row, with 120,000 concertgoers on hand in 2014. In 2015, ROTR will welcome live music’s top cable channel, AXS TV, to film the weekend as part of their live festival coverage, allowing fans around the world to experience Rock On The Range.

To kick off the ROTR weekend with a laugh, Guitar World & Revolver’s Roast On The Range returns to Columbus, Ohio Thursday, May 14. Look for more details to be announced in early 2015 at and The 2014 Roast featured nearly a dozen musicians and comedians who honored and lampooned Slipknot and Stone Sour vocalist Corey Taylor in front of a live audience.

The current band lineup for Rock On The Range–fueled by Monster Energy Drink–is as follows: Linkin Park, Slipknot, Judas Priest, Godsmack, Marilyn Manson, Breaking Benjamin, Rise Against, Volbeat, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, Papa Roach, Halestorm, Of Mice & Men, Ministry, Anthrax, Tech N9ne, In This Moment, Hollywood Undead, Live, Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts, Yelawolf, In Flames, Motionless In White, Saxon, Rival Sons, Falling In Reverse, Apocalyptica, Hatebreed, Periphery, Nonpoint, Baby Metal, The Devil Wears Prada, Dillinger Escape Plan, We Are Harlot, Starset, New Medicine, Beartooth, You Me At Six, Young Guns, Dorothy, Crobot, Shaman’s Harvest, Like A Storm, Unlocking The Truth, Islander, Marmozets, Sabatron, Upon A Burning Body, From Ashes To New, Red Son Rising, and Santa Cruz, with more bands and entertainers to be announced soon.

A specially priced pre-sale for Rock On The Range is available now through Friday, December 5 at 9:59 AM ET. Visit to receive a code to purchase pre-sale tickets now. The ROTR ticket pre-sale offers a limited number of weekend tickets at discounted prices as follows (plus fees):

Weekend Field: $169.50
Weekend Stadium GA: $99.50
Weekend Stadium 4-Pack (save $100, while supplies last): $299

Regularly priced general admission tickets go on sale Friday, December 5 at 10:00 AM ET and will be priced as follows:

Weekend Field: $184.50
Weekend Stadium GA: $124.50
Weekend Stadium 4-Pack (while supplies last): $349

These prices will stay in place through late February.

slipknotSlipknot is currently streaming a cut off their new as yet unnamed album on their website HERE.

The Negative of One is the first song to be released since the death of bassist Paul Gray and the ousting of Joey Jordison on drums.

Slipknot is still keeping mum on release dates, album name, etc, but their website keeps dropping hints so keep checking back as all will be revealed soon enough I’m sure.

Via our friends at BLABBERMOUTH.NET

joeyjordison promo 2013SLIPKNOT has released the following statement:

“To our Maggots and fans around the world,

“It is with great pain but quiet respect that, for personal reasons, Joey Jordison and SLIPKNOT are parting ways. We all wish Joey the best in whatever his future holds.

“We understand that many of you will want to know how and why this has come to be, and we will do our best to respond to these questions in the near future.

“It is our love for all of you, as well as for the music we create, that spurs us to continue on and move forward with our plans for releasing new material in the next year. We hope that all of you will come to understand this, and we appreciate your continued support while we plan the next phase of the future of SLIPKNOT.

“Thank you, The ‘KNOT

Jordison has spent the past few months touring with his new project SCAR THE MARTYR, whose self-titled debut album sold around 3,300 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 129 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD was made available on October 1 via Roadrunner Records.

In addition to Jordison and lead vocalist Henry Derek Bonner (BLOOD PROMISE), SCAR THE MARTYR‘s current touring lineup features guitarists Jed Simon (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD) and Kris Norris (DARKEST HOUR), keyboardist Joey Blush and bassist Kyle Konkiel (IN THIS MOMENT).

Guitarist Jim Root revealed earlier in the month that he will sit out STONE SOUR‘s early 2014 tour so that he can concentrate on writing music for the next SLIPKNOT record. A post at STONE SOUR‘s Facebook page stated, “With an impending SLIPKNOT album on the horizon, Jim will not be touring with STONE SOUR this winter . . . It was a difficult decision, but as the fans have wanted another STONE SOUR tour and Jim had responsibilities to the writing process with SLIPKNOT, we feel this is the best decision where everyone wins.”

SLIPKNOT‘s long-awaited fifth album will be its first since 2008’s “All Hope Is Gone” and first since the 2010 death of bassist Paul Gray.

Root and SLIPKNOT singer Corey Taylor spent the better part of the last year on the road with STONE SOUR behind that band’s two-album set, House Of Gold And Bones”.”

Perhaps there is more work on the horizon for Roy Mayorga, a la Ozzy and Tommy Clufetos? Stay tuned to find out…


A Des Moines doctor has been charged with eight counts of involuntary manslaughter in connection with the deaths of several patients, including Slipknot bassist Paul Gray.

The criminal complaints obtained by KCCI reveal investigators believe Dr. Daniel Baldi‘s prescription of highly addictive and highly dangerous pain medication contributed to the deaths.

Baldi‘s attorney, Guy Cook, refutes the charges and has entered a plea of not guilty on his client’s behalf. The doctor, who is now on a medical leave on absence to fight the charges, is being held on a bail of $16,000.

He vigorously denies doing anything wrong. He has done his best to treat a very difficult patient population. These are patients, who because of their chronic severe pain or chronic addictive situations, can die regardless of the best medical care,” said Cook.

In addition to the criminal charges, the Iowa Board of Medicine has filed disciplinary action against Baldi. The board claims Baldi prescribed large quantities of potentially lethal medications to numerous patients since 2004.

One of the eight patients was identified in court papers as Paul Gray, a founder of the band Slipknot, who died of an overdose at an Urbandale hotel in 2010.

According to court documents, Baldi unintentionally caused Gray‘s death by writing prescriptions narcotics to a “drug addict.”

Baldi‘s preliminary hearing is scheduled for Sept. 14. He posted bond on Wednesday, and authorities released him from Polk County Jail.


{sic}nesses: Live at Download

Blu Ray

Eagle Vision

6 out of 10

Slipknot has released their first Blu Ray {sic}nesses: Live at Download filmed June 13th 2009 at the Download Festival at Donnington Park, England.

I have seen Slipknot live once at Ozzfest, and I was not impressed. There were something like 9 people on stage and it was a caconophy of noise and motion that I simply could not connect with. I was sorely disappointed in their show. Of course I have never really been a fan to begin with, so there is that. I did figure that seeing them live would give me more insight into the band, and maybe I would understand what all the hype was about. I thought that maybe they were a ‘live’ band, and seeing them live would allow you to ‘get’ what the band was doing. That didn’t happen.

So maybe it was a bad show, maybe they were off that night, maybe the sound was off, I don’t know. But I couldn’t understand anyone singing through their masks, and I couldn’t get over all the idiots on the stage jumping around banging on cans and riding cherry pickers.

So when Slipknot’s Blu Ray arrived in the mail, I thought maybe, JUST MAYBE, I would enjoy it, and I might finally figure out what is going on here. And with it being Blu Ray maybe the sound would be superior to seeing/hearing them live. So I sat down with an open mind, a cold beer, and waited.

And waited.

And waited.

And boy was I disappointed.

So the band takes the stage, and I have to ask, what kind of festival has the headliner take the stage when it is still light outside? I mean, what time of day are they taking the stage? Why is it still light outside? What time do shows go down in England? The best part of them coming out and taking the stage was Joey Jordison comes out dressed as some kind of evil Christ/tree thing. He looked awesome and because he was behind the kit, I’m sure it was lost on 79,900 of the 80,000 people in attendance.

And once the music kicks in and Corey Taylor begins to sing, you realize that you can’t understand him any better on DVD than you can live. Obviously he doesn’t sing with the mask on in the studio because you can understand him better in studio than you can live. Yet people are rabid over this band, and you can’t understand ANYONE singing/yelling through their masks. 3 guys on vocals in masks simply makes it three times less intelligible than just one person in a mask singing.

Also, watching the band close up on DVD in the masks makes it a little disconcerting and disconnecting. You never really connect with the band because there is no emotion coming from the stage. You can’t see their eyes, you can’t connect with them because you can’t tell if they are looking at you. You can’t see if they are smiling or frowning (Ok, it is SLIPKNOT so of course you can assume they aren’t smiling under their masks), there is just an odd disconnect staring at them all in masks.

So I have heard the name Clown and Shawn Crahan for years and I always thought he kind of ran the band. But on stage I have to ask you, the SLIPKNOT fan, what the fuck does he do? He’s beating on fake drums, throwing around empty kegs, and jumping up and down and spinning around on a cherry picker during the entire show. I mean, what is the point of him being on stage? He adds nothing to the music, so why is he there?

For you SLIPKNOT fans, there is a 45 minute documentary directed by Clown, there are music videos, a short film by Clown, and the making of the short film.

The show is 159 minutes long, there are 18 songs performed, and it is in glorious 5.1 surround sound for you maggots.

Enjoy it. I didn’t. I do see a contest coming up soon where I think the grand prize is going to be a brand new Slipknot Blu Ray!

MACHINE HEAD have released their new video for ‘Darkness Within‘ from their album, Unto The Locust.

Due to the cancellation of the LAMB OF GOD/DETHKLOK/GOJIRA tour (due to Randy Blythe’s continued incarceration in a Czech Republic jail) MACHINE HEAD have been tapped to replace LAMB OF GOD and DETHKLOK at the first ever KNOTFEST, SLIPKNOT‘s new two day festival.

Slipknot will release {sic}nesses: Live At Download, the band’s Blu-ray debut, on July 31 in North America.

Filmed in high-definition and newly remixed in DTS-HD Master Audio and LPCM Stereo, Slipknot’s 18-song 159-minute performance at Download Festival is the kind of event that only Blu-ray can come close to capturing. The date was June 13, 2009, and Slipknot headlined Download, a three-day event held annually in Donington Park, England, in front of 80,000+. The band have since played bigger stages and to bigger crowds, but Download ’09 stands unquestionably as a career highlight for the Iowa band, and their excitement on stage is palpable.

Included is a 45-minute documentary directed by the band’s M. Shawn Crahan aka Clown, Audible Visions Of {sic}nesses, as well as music videos for the songs “Psychosocial,” “Dead Memories,” “Sulfur,” the short film “Snuff” (directed by M. Shawn Crahan and Paul Brown), plus “The Making of Snuff.”

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2) (sic)
3) Eyeless
4) Wait And Bleed
5) Get This
6) Before I Forget
7) Sulfur
8) The Blister Exists
9) Dead Memories
10) Left Behind
11) Disasterpiece
12) Vermilion
13) Everything Ends
14) Psychosocial
15) Duality
16) People = Shit
17) Surfacing
18) Spit It Out

PRONG has been selected as one of the bands to play on this year’s inaugural “Knotfest” hosted by Slipknot. The two date festival will take place August 17th in Pacific Junction, IA and August 18th in Somerset, WI. More information on “Knotfest” can be found HERE.

Frontman Tommy Victor commented on being selected to play on the first “Knotfest”:
PRONG is unbelievably honored and flattered to be a part of the first ever “Knotfest“! We want to thank our friends in Slipknot and the organizers for giving us the opportunity to be on this bill with all these incredible bands. All the festivities included are going to make this very special for everyone involved. It’s amazing!

PRONG will also be on the road supporting their new album Carved Into Stone this July with a string of shows with the legendary Maryland Rockers Clutch. This run kicks off July 11th in Fayetteville, AR and runs through July 22nd in Richmond, VA. A complete list of dates can be found below.

Carved Into Stone can be ordered from Amazon HERE. Be sure to check out the deluxe iTunes edition which features an exclusive bonus track which is a cover of the Rammstein track “Feuer Frei“. Purchase the deluxe iTunes edition HERE.

Prong Live With Clutch and Lionize
7/11: Fayetteville, AR @ George’s Majestic Lounge
7/12: Lawrence, KS @ The Granada
7/13: Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue
7/14: Vienna, WV @ Fishbone Gill & Grill
7/17: New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
7/18: Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall
7/19: Athens, GA @ 40 Watt Club
7/20: Charlotte, NC @ Amos’ Southend
7/22: Richmond, VA @ The National

8/17: Pacific Junction, IA @ Mid-America Motorplex
8/18: Somerset, WI @ Float-Rite Amphitheater

Step into an apocalyptic underworld where firebreathers, nightmarish creatures on stilts, fire and percussive light, and stunning visuals set the stage for an intoxicating and unforgettably sinister concert experience. The first-ever KNOTFEST–an extraordinary two-date metal and hard rock festival–will feature performances from SLIPKNOT, DEFTONES, LAMB OF GOD, DETHKLOK, SERJ TANKIAN, CANNIBAL CORPSE, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, THE URGE, PRONG, GOJIRA and more. KNOTFEST will debut in the heart of America on Friday, August 17 in Council Bluffs, IA at Mid America Motorplex and Saturday, August 18 in Somerset, WI/Minneapolis, MN at Somerset Amphitheater. A list of artists performing at each date is available online at:

KNOTFEST is a chance for us to bring the sensory-overload of a wild European carnival fest to the heart of America,” explains Slipknot’s M. Shawn Crahan (Clown). “We’re thrilled to delve deep into our catalogue and play a long set for fans. This festival is meant to be touched, felt, smelled and experienced by everyone on top of seeing an amazing day of rock and metal.

Featuring two heavy-hitting stages of hard music, KNOTFEST will create an intoxicating spectacle, as fans descend into a decadent apocalyptic underworld featuring circus big-top tents, pillars of fire, and amusement park rides–including the legendary Ring of Fire carnival ride (Saturday only)–while masked performers, firebreathers and nightmarish stilt-walkers roam the festival grounds. Interactive graffiti walls and a drum circle made of junkyard cars will entertain fans and artists alike in the immersive, dark apocalyptic atmosphere. Upon entering the gates, sinister surprises including a Slipknot museum and powerful, vibrant art installations await around every corner for fans to discover and explore.

Tickets for KNOTFEST go on-sale Friday, June 8 at 10:00 AM EDT at the festival’s website, Ticketmaster and the box office. GA tickets and a limited number of VIP packages will be available with amenities ranging from early entrance, a shaded VIP bar and lounge with a main stage viewing area (21+ only), VIP catered meals, preferred parking and a meet and greet with Slipknot. To view all ticket and VIP options for both dates, visit: