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Aftershock Fest Day 2 Recap: Avenged Sevenfold, Five Finger Death Punch, Halestorm + More

Charles Epting, Loudwire
Charles Epting, Loudwire

Day 1 of the Monster Energy Aftershock Festival, featuring Korn, Megadeth and Shinedown, would be a tough act to follow. But leave it to Avenged Sevenfold to lead a Day 2 attack that was nothing short of breathtaking.

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Aftershock Fest Day 1 Recap: Korn, Megadeth, Shinedown, Papa Roach + More Rock Sacramento

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Charles Epting for Loudwire

Last year's inaugural Monster Energy Aftershock Festival was a single day affair, but it was expanded to two days this year and packed with one of the most powerful lineups we've seen for years. Korn, Megadeth and Shinedown led night one of the fest on Saturday, Sept.14 in Sacramento, Calif., on day one of the extravaganza.

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Alice in Chains, Jane’s Addiction Lead Uproar Fest Into Southern California

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Photo by Charles Epting for Loudwire

The Rock Star Energy Drink Uproar Festival touched down in Irvine, Calif., on Friday, Sept. 13, and despite the tradition of the day, it was a lucky one for all fans in attendance. One of the more popular alt rock festivals in the country, over the years Uproar has featured such headliners as Shinedown and Avenged Sevenfold. On this year's run, veteran acts Jane’s Addiction and Alice in Chains would be delivering the big blows on main stage, but before that assault, there was plenty of interesting action happening earlier on the hot and sunny afternoon at the smaller festival stages located on a hill adjacent to the main arena.

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Avenged Sevenfold, ‘Hail to the King’ – Album Review

Charles Epting, Loudwire
Charles Epting, Loudwire

To watch Avenged Sevenfold over the years, it's been fairly clear that this is a band with a plan. With each of their first five albums, A7X steadily evolved, albeit in varying degrees. Tragically, their ascension was harrowingly derailed in December 2009 with the death of their drummer, Jimmy “The Rev” Sullivan.

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Avenged Sevenfold Rock Hollywood Palladium To Celebrate Release of ‘Hail to the King’

Charles Epting, Loudwire
Charles Epting, Loudwire

In celebration of their new release ‘Hail to the King,’ which hit stores today, Avenged Sevenfold performed a blistering free show last night (Aug. 26) for fans who lined up for tickets last week. The jam-packed Hollywood Palladium on Sunset Strip became nothing short of an A7X religious revival meeting as thousands of fans hung on to and sang every word to most songs, even many of the new ones.

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Attika 7′s Rusty Coones Talks Anarchy, Motorcycles and Mayhem

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"A cement-covered marshmallow." That's how Katherine Coones describes her husband, Attika 7's Rusty Coones, a 6-foot-5 biker bear of a man who, despite what some might consider to be an intimidating presence, is disarmingly warm and engaging.

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The Winery Dogs Discuss Formation of Band, Debut Album + More

Charles Epting, Loudwire
Charles Epting, Loudwire

The self-titled debut Winery Dogs album (out July 23) is one of the most intriguing releases of the year. The all-star trio, which includes Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater, Avenged Sevenfold, Adrenaline Mob), Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big, David Lee Roth) and Richie Kotzen (Mr. Big, Poison), has delivered a blistering collection of soaring tunes.

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Emmure’s Frankie Palmeri Discusses Onstage Electrocution, His First Concert + More

Emmure
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New York City-based Emmure has a busy summer ahead, playing on the Rockstar Mayhem Fest and then heading off around the world on several other runs before settling back home at the end of the year to start work on a new record. Loudwire caught up with the metal outfit’s ferocious frontman, Frankie Palmeri, at Mayhem’s kickoff show recently in San Bernardino, Calif.

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Children of Bodom’s Alexi Laiho Reflects on Early Influences, Changing Music Industry + More

Children of Bodom
Charles Epting, Loudwire

Children of Bodom are currently heating up the Mayhem Festival tour. The legendary Finnish metal outfit is fronted by Alexi Laiho, who besides playing in Children of Bodom, is also part of the band Sinergy as well as Kylähullut.

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