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Monster Energy Fort Rock Festival


JetBlue Park

Ft. Myers, FL

Photos by: JAY RYBAK


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Monster Energy’s Welcome To Rockville triumphantly returns to Jacksonville, Florida’s scenic Metropolitan Park along the St. Johns River April 26 and 27, bigger and better than ever.

Following 2013’s third annual event which drew over 25,000 people and garnered widespread media acclaim, the two-day destination music festival anchors the World’s Loudest Weekend and will feature a massive all-star rock lineup featuring co-headliners Avenged Sevenfold, The Cult, Rob Zombie, Korn, Five Finger Death Punch and Staind. The initial daily band lineup for Monster Energy’s Welcome To Rockville is as follows, with more to be announced:

rockville 2014Saturday, April 26
Avenged Sevenfold
The Cult
Alter Bridge
Memphis May Fire
We Came As Romans
Middle Class Rut
Adelitas Way
Rev Theory
Butcher Babies
Devour The Day
We As Human
Evergreen Terrace
Monster Truck
Ernie Ball Battle Of The Bands winner

Sunday, April 27
Korn, Rob Zombie
Five Finger Death Punch, Staind
Theory of a Deadman
Black Label Society
Black Stone Cherry
Motionless In White
Sick Puppies
The Pretty Reckless
Lacuna Coil
Nothing More
Twelve Foot Ninja

Korn’s Jonathan Davis says, “Can’t wait for Rockville! We love coming to JAX – the fans there always bring it!

5FDP is incredibly excited to be part of the kickoff of the World’s Loudest Month,” says Five Finger Death Punch’s Jeremy Spencer. “We are blessed to have so many fans in Florida that made it possible for the band to step up as a festival headliner standing beside giants like Korn and Rob Zombie! Thank you, Florida. See you all soon!

A special discounted ticket pre-sale for Monster Energy’s Welcome To Rockville will be held from January 28-30. During the pre-sale, a limited number of discounted 2-day weekend General Admission and VIP tickets will be available for purchase. Weekend General Admission ticket pre-sale prices are as follows (plus fees):

Tuesday, January 28: $69.50
Wednesday, January 29: $79.50
Thursday, January 30: $89.50

To obtain a password to access the ticket pre-sale for Monster Energy’s Welcome To Rockville, visit,,,
or listen to your local rock radio station. A limited number of pre-sale tickets will also be available at select Metro PCS locations with no service fees.

Monster Energy’s Carolina Rebellion, the mid-Atlantic’s biggest rock festival, proudly returns to Rock City Campgrounds at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, NC May 3 & 4 with a massive 2 day lineup including Avenged Sevenfold (who performed at the SOLD OUT inaugural Carolina Rebellion) and Kid Rock. Also features performances by Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch and many more.

Featuring on-site camping, VIP packages and a lineup featuring today’s biggest rock bands, Monster Energy’s Carolina Rebellion–celebrating its second consecutive year at Rock City Campgrounds–has quickly grown to be the Carolinas’ Biggest Weekend of Rock in four short years.

The daily band lineup for the fourth annual Monster Energy’s Carolina Rebellion is:

Carolina Rebellion 2014Saturday, May 3
Avenged Sevenfold, Rob Zombie, Motörhead, Seether, Volbeat, Black Label Society, Killswitch Engage, Black Stone Cherry, Fozzy, Adelitas Way, Thousand Foot Krutch, KYNG, Nothing More, Devour The Day and Truckfighters

Sunday, May 4
Kid Rock, Five Finger Death Punch, 311, Staind, A Day To Remember, Alter Bridge, Theory of a Deadman, Fuel, Hellyeah, Of Mice & Men, Trivium, Redlight King, Twelve Foot Ninja and Gemini Syndrome

The Zombie crew is super-stoked to be heading down to the Carolina Rebellion this year,” says Rob Zombie. “We are ready to throw-down a badass Zombie party for all the Rebels. See ya there.”

This festival has become one of the biggest in the country,” says Five Finger Death Punch’s Zoltan Bathory. “We have a ton of fans in the Carolinas and the crowds there are nothing short of legendary.”

We’re excited to play Monster Energy’s Carolina Rebellion for the first time,” says 311’s Nick Hexum. “Looks like a cool festival. We’ll be rockin’ tunes from our new album plus 311 classics. See you there!

All tickets will go on sale Friday, January 31 at 10:00 AM ET, including Camping, Hotel and VIP Packages, as well as Weekend 4-Packs and upgrades. All Camping and Hotel Packages will include access to the Friday night campground party. As in the past, ticket discounts will also be available for active military. For full details about military ticket discounts, Camping, Hotel and VIP packages, visit A special pre-sale will start on Tuesday, January 28 at 10am ET. To gain access, like our Facebook page or sign up to receive our e-newsletters via our website.

We learned a great deal last year and have made some important improvements to the site, to better protect us from the elements,” said Joe Litvag, Co-Executive Producer of the festival. “Not to mention this bill is stacked with incredible talent, bringing our Rebels the biggest and best rock festival to ever hit the Carolinas.”

Emphatic_Another Life CoverJuly 16, 2013–Omaha, Nebraska based hard rockers, Emphatic have announced a September 17th release date for their sophomore album “Another Life” with Epochal Artists Records/Capitol Music Group. The album will be the first to feature new frontman Toryn Green, who was previously the singer of multi-platinum rock band FUEL and the touring vocalist for Finnish cello rock band Apocalyptica.

“This band has seen its share of difficult situations and for me I was the guy that had to decide to give up or fix what was broken. Music is in my blood so giving up isn’t an option,” said guitarist Justin McCain. “After making that decision to continue we found Toryn and he was everything I’ve ever wanted in a frontman. The record is a reflection of the trials and tribulations we went through as a band over the past couple of years.”

Produced by Emphatic guitarist Justin McCain and co-produced by Ryan Greene at Validus Recording Studios in Los Angeles, “Another Life” showcases Emphatic’s newfound sense of maturity and creative firepower as they belt out a powerful dose of groundbreaking hard rock. Rejuvenated creatively, the band is now firing on all cylinders with a line-up that matches the intensity of their songs. “Another Life” is filled with gigantic hooks, powerful melodies and is an inspiring triumph over adversity.

Emphatic are best known for their major label debut album “Damage”, which produced the hit single “Bounce”, and shot the album onto the Billboard Heatseekers charts at #9. The album was produced by Howard Benson (Three Days Grace, Halestorm), and featured A Perfect Circle’s Josh Freese playing drums on the record. From there, the band went on to take part in the Carnival Of Madness Tour alongside hard rock heavyweights Theory of a Deadman, Alter Bridge, Black Stone Cherry, and Adelitas Way.

Device-ST CoverDevice


Warner Bros. Records

Rating: 9 out of 10

Release Date: 4/9/13






When Disturbed frontman David Draiman stamps his name on something one can’t help but take notice.  Armed with a plethora of superstar cameos, the debut album from Draiman’s latest incarnation Device is one of the most highly anticipated albums of the year.  What you are about to read may do nothing to curb that anticipation.

The album kicks off with the tracks “You Think You Know” and “Penance”, two songs that, upon first listen, scream Disturbed.  After a familiar introduction, you do indeed think you know, but the first single “Villify”, a microcosm of the entire album, reminds us that this is a different animal.  You see, many a closed-minded critic has said “Oh this is just another Disturbed album.”, but upon further listen you realize it has just enough subtle difference to distinguish itself.  Think the difference between Nickelback and Theory of a Deadman, except with some actual real talent and appeal!  Actually forget I said that, those two don’t even belong in the same conversation.  The point I’m trying to make is… you can’t expect someone with such a distinct voice and styling as Draiman to completely abandon his identity just to say he did so.  I mean, did Ozzy completely abandon who he was when he left Black Sabbath?  Exactly.  In fact that is probably the best comparison that can be made.  Ozzy left the slightly mellower, but still rockin’, Black Sabbath and found his inner madman; Draiman makes the return trip and leaves the madman behind, and finds his inner Sabbath on this album.

Appropriately enough, that brings me to two of the album’s highlights.  The first is a duet with Lzzy Hale (Halestorm), a brilliant departure from the norm, in which they cover the Ozzy/Lita classic “Close My Eyes Forever”.  Lest we forget about the Black Sabbath reference, in comes Geezer Butler to team up with Serj Tankian (System of a Down) on the politically driven “Out of Line”.  In sticking with the political theme, the party would not be complete without the help of one of the greatest guitarists of our time, Tom Morello, lending his unique styling to “Opinion”. 

As if that wasn’t enough, the album’s two closers are perhaps it’s pinnacle.  M Shadows (Avenged Sevenfold) lends his voice alongside Draiman’s to create the beautifully haunting, dark melody that is “Haze”; preparing us for the curtain call that is “Through It All”.  A stirring ballad featuring Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple/Black Country Communion) that virtually hypnotizes the finger and has you pressing “Repeat All” before you know what happened.

All in all, the debut album from Device is an instant candidate for Album of the Year, and will make even the most rabid of Disturbed fans forget about their hiatus, and beg for the next Device album.  This album comes VERY highly recommended, and if you don’t pick it up this Tuesday you might just be “Disturbed”!

For more Device, including Tour Dates and to pre-order the album visit the band’s Official Website here.


The first annual Monster Energy Aftershock Festival, presented by California’s Rock Station – 98 Rock, is set for Sunday, September 23 at Discovery Park in downtown Sacramento, CA. The initial lineup for the full-day rock festival includes Stone Temple Pilots, Deftones, Bush, Chevelle, Hollywood Undead, Theory of a Deadman, Oleander, Escape the Fate, Otherwise, Gemini Syndrome and more.

Tickets go on sale Friday, June 22 at 10:00 AM PT at, and at all Ticketmaster outlets.

General admission tickets for Monster Energy Aftershock Festival are available for as low as $49.50 plus fees and VIP tickets can be purchased for $99.50 plus fees. VIP tickets include: 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 and private restroom facilities; and a VIP guest laminate. Please visit for more information.

As CHARM CITY DEVILS continue to travel around the U.S. on their “Sinners Ball Tour” in support of their SINS album (out now via Fat Lady Music), additional shows are now being added, supporting Taproot (starting May 30) and Theory Of A Deadman (starting July 20), that will keep them on the road into the Fall.

A live CHARM CITY DEVILS show is not one to be missed. Of a recent concert in their hometown (Baltimore), praised: “…the boys delivered it tonight, Rock and Roll style, broken strings and all, gritty and heartfelt connecting with the fans in attendance tonight. The crowd was captivated or in tune with the guys tonight. This is and was Rock and Roll, it’s what it’s all about, the music and the passion and the connection with the people. Charm City Devils, the people’s band tonight.”

Fri 5/25 Shreveport, LA Riverside Warehouse
Sun 5/27 Pryor, OK Rocklahoma
* Wed 5/30 Pittsburgh, PA Altar Bar
* Thu 5/31 Hagerstown, MD Breakaways II
* Fri 6/1 Hartford, CT Webster Theatre
* Sat 6/2 Allentown, PA Crocodile Rock
* Sun 6/3 Portland, ME The Asylum
Fri 6/22 Savannah, GA The Rock House
Sat 6/23 Johnson City, TN Capone’s
Thu 6/28 Milwaukee, WI Summerfest (Rock Stage)
Fri 6/29 Ft. Wayne, IN Piere’s (with Redlight King)
Sat 6/30 Detroit, MI Small’s Bar
Sat 7/14 Chesaning, MI Showboat Rockfest
** Fri 7/20 Panama City Beach, FL Club La Vela Gulfside Amphitheatre
Sat 7/21 Carlisle, PA Carlisle Bike Fest
** Wed 7/25 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts
** Sun 7/29 Cincinnati, OH Bogart’s
** Wed 8/1 Lincoln NE The Bourbon Theatre
** Sun 8/5 Lewiston, ID Boomer’s Garden
** Tue 8/7 Modesto CA Modesto Centre Plaza
** Fri 8/10 Chico, CA Senator Theatre
** Sat 8/11 Reno, NV Knitting Factory
Sat 10/13 Centreville, MD Island Bay Day Festival

* With Taproot
** With Theory Of A Deadman

Performance times have been announced for the sixth annual ROCK ON THE RANGE– America’s premier destination rock festival–held May 18-20 at Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, OH.

The daily schedule is as follows (performance times subject to change):

Friday, May 18
Friday Night 4Play
F.Y.E. Second Stage
7:00 PM Hells Bells
7:45 PM Black Tide
8:30 PM Foxy Shazam
9:30 PM Hairball

Saturday, May 19
Monster Main Stage
Noon Adelitas Way
1:10 PM Halestorm
2:20 PM Theory of a Deadman
3:40 PM Chevelle
5:00 PM Slash
6:40 PM Five Finger Death Punch
8:10 PM Shinedown
9:45 PM Incubus

F.Y.E. Second Stage
11:30 AM Emphatic
12:35 PM New Medicine
1:45 PM Falling in Reverse
3:05 PM Cavo
4:25 PM P.O.D.
5:55 PM Cypress Hill

Jägermeister Stage
11:30 AM Fox Rocks Winner
12:35 PM Otherwise
1:45 PM Rival Sons
3:05 PM Kyng
4:25 PM In This Moment
5:55 PM Bobaflex

Sunday, May 20
Monster Main Stage
12:05 PM Black Stone Cherry
1:15 PM Escape the Fate
2:30 PM The Darkness
3:50 PM Volbeat
5:10 PM Mastodon
6:45 PM Megadeth
8:15 PM Marilyn Manson
9:45 PM Rob Zombie

F.Y.E. Second Stage
11:30 AM Aranda
12:40 PM Redlight King
1:55 PM Trivium
3:15 PM Attack Attack!
4:35 PM Down
6:00 PM Anthrax

Jägermeister Stage
11:30 AM Ghosts of August
12:40 PM Eve to Adam
1:55 PM SOiL
3:15 PM James Durbin
4:35 PM 12 Stones
6:00 PM Lacuna Coil

A limited number of ROCK ON THE RANGE
weekend and single-day tickets are still available. In addition, this year ROTR is offering the first-ever “4-Pack Special” (which includes a lower service charge with every 4 tickets) for $199, plus service fees. These tickets are on sale at the festival’s website, Ticketmaster and the Crew Stadium Box Office. All weekend tickets include free entry to the second annual Friday Night 4Play pre-show party.

Presented by Right Arm Entertainment, AEG LIVE and Crew Stadium, ROCK ON THE RANGE is a multi-stage music and lifestyle event featuring a potent line-up of bands on three stages. The nationally renowned festival centrally located in the heart of the country has annually drawn weekend crowds in excess of 70,000 since its inception in 2007.