In its fifth year, the Epicenter festival turned its attention to old-school punk stalwarts and up-and-coming scenesters. With veterans like the Offspring, Bad Religion and Pennywise joined by A Day to Remember, Pierce the Veil, All Time Low and Falling in Reverse, the day offered good times and rapid-fire rock.
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.
Gorguts embarked on a very small string of shows to promote their stellar new album ‘Colored Sands,’ stopping at the Palladium in Worcester, Mass., to cap the series of gigs. Revered as one of the most technical and twisted death metal acts to ever grace the genre, the crowd was palpably hot with anticipation for the masters of chaos and lords of dissonance.
Iron Maiden came back to North Carolina for the second time in a little over a year, this being their first ever performance in Raleigh on Tuesday, Sept. 3. The band kicked off a brief U.S run of dates on their ongoing Maiden England tour, which has seen the band dust off old fan favorites for a fresh take in a new era. Seemingly getting better with age, Iron Maiden delivered yet again with their timeless brand of metal gaining new heights.
It's going to be an intriguing fall for Stone Temple Pilots fans if the band's Sunday night (Sept. 1) performance in Los Angeles is any indication. The revamped rock outfit welcomed a handful of fans and media out to their San Fernando Valley rehearsal space for a brief run through of material in advance of their fall tour.
When the Allstars Tour came to New York City's Gramercy Theater, metal fans began to work up a sweat early on as they spent a full day in the crammed venue. With a dozen bands playing and doors opening at 2 PM, it made for one of the lengthiest shows of the year.