Monster Energy Aftershock Festival Lineup Announced; Tickets On Sale Now

Courtesy: Danny Wimmer Presents

The Monster Energy Aftershock Festival is coming back to California this year.

The annual festival is scheduled to be held October 13 and 14 at Sacramento’s Discovery Park.  Now in its seventh year, the festival will be headlined this year by System of a Down, Alice in Chains and Deftones.  This year marks the first time that System of a Down has performed at the festival.

Along with being the band’s first year at the festival, System of a Down’s performance at the Aftershock Festival will also be the band’s first announced U.S. appearance in three years.  It is also part of the band’s 20th anniversary celebration of its landmark self-titled album’s release.

While System of a Down, Alice in Chains and Deftones are the two-day festival’s planned headliners, they are not the only bands on the bill.  Also scheduled for the performance are Godsmack (which is currently touring in support of its brand new album When Legends Rise), Incubus, Seether, Jonathan Davis (whose latest solo album Black Labyrinth is scheduled for release May 25), At The Drive-In and Slash ft. Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators (who are currently working on their latest album) as well as Bullet For my Valentine (whose new album Gravity is scheduled to be released June 29), Sevendust (whose album All I See Is War is out now) and many more.  The full lineup for this year’s festival is noted below.

The current band lineup for Monster Energy Aftershock is as follows: System Of A Down, Deftones, Alice In Chains, Incubus, Godsmack, Shinedown, 311, Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators, At The Drive-In, Seether, Jonathan Davis, Bullet For My Valentine, Underoath, Black Veil Brides, Hellyeah, Asking Alexandria, Sevendust, Everlast, GWAR, Emmure, Stick To Your Guns, Dance Gavin Dance, Monster Magnet, Red Sun Rising, Bad Wolves, The Fever 333, Dorothy, Wage War, Plague Vendor, Hyro The Hero, Amigo The Devil, All Them Witches, Slothrust, The Dose, Viza, The Jacks and more to be announced.

Providing food for this year’s festival will be a variety of vendors including: Southern Hospitality Concessions LLC, Danny Wimmer Presents’ affiliate concessionaire.  Food trucks will also be on hand, providing savory and sweet treats from: Angry Bird Grill, Bacon Mania, Barrett’s Burgers, Barrett’s Sliders, Big Joe’s BBQ, Bubba’s BBQ, Cousins Maine Lobster, Dippin Dots Ice Cream, Dogtown, Drewski’s Hot Rod Sandwiches, Florez Bar & Grill, La Mex Taqueria, Mac Attack, Mount Olympus, Sausage King, Smokin’ Hot Pizza, Spicy Pie and Xochimilco Mexican Restaurant.

Beverages will be available from a variety of vendors, including vendors for festival-goers 21 and older.  Those vendors include: Caduceus Vellars & Merkin Vineyards Wine Garden (owned by Tool/A Perfect Circle/ Puscifer front man Maynard James Keenan) and the Belching Beaver Bar (featuring drafts from the Vista, CA brewer including the Phantom Bride IPA, a collaboration with the Defones).  Mrkt N Jolt will also be on site, offering hot coffee, cold brew and other items.

As if the music, food and drink isn’t enough for festival-goers, this year’s festival will also offer lots of entertainment options.  Those options include the Monster Energy Experience, which gives audiences the chance to meet and greet the bands while also sampling the festival’s various offered drinks, The Music Experience, which is an interactive exhibit and music instrument retailer.  Non-profit animal rescue organization Take Me Home will also be on-site along with Dyin 2 Live/FXck Cancer, a wish-granting organization.  Fans can buy music from the festival’s bands on site at the f.y.e. Fan Experience.

Festival-goers can win prizes and check out the latest products from Zippo Lighters at Zippo Encore and charge their phones at SWFTCharge.

Tickets and VIP packages for this year’s festival are on-sale now.  Prices are listed below.  Service fees on all ticket purchases include a $0.50 charity fee for the T.J. Martell Foundation, a foundation aimed at researching and fighting cancer.  Active military personnel get discounts on their tickets through GovX.

Initial ticket prices will be as follows:

  • 2-Day Weekend General Admission: starting at $149.50 + fees
  • 2-Day Weekend VIP: starting at $299.50 + fees
  • Single Day General Admission: starting at $89.50 + fees
  • Single Day VIP: starting at $179.50 + fees

VIP tickets include: VIP entrance lanes to the venue, shaded VIP hang area with seating for dining, a VIP-only viewing area of main stage, video screens featuring a live feed of main stage inside the VIP hang area, upgraded food and drink selections, dedicated VIP restrooms and commemorative VIP Monster Energy Aftershock laminate.

A park & ride shuttle is being offered again for this year’s festival as parking at Discovery park is very limited.  Every ticket includes parking at Sleep Train Arena and non-stop shuttle directly to the festival site.

The Monster Energy Aftershock Festival is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents and fueled by Monster Energy.  It is sponsored by f.y.e., Coors Light, Jack Daniels, Zippo Encore, The Music Experience, SWFTCharge, Fxck Cancer, Ace of Spades, Take Me Home and Belching Beaver.  More sponsors will be announced later.

More information on this year’s Monster Energy Aftershock Festival is available online now at:

 

Website: http://www.AftershockFestival.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AftershockFestival

Twitter: http://twitter.com/AftershockSac

 

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Korn Debuts Video For ‘Never Never’

Courtesy:  Prospect Park

Courtesy: Prospect Park

Veteran rock band Korn has released the video for the lead single from its new album, The Paradigm Shift.  The video for the song ‘Never Never’ can be viewed online now at http://www.vevo.com/watch/korn/never-never/US5Z51300396?syndicationid=bb8a16ab-1279-4f17-969b-1dba5eb60eda&shortlink=UaDV41&country=US.  For those that have yet to hear the band’s new single, it boasts an interesting mixed influence of Type O Negative throughout most of the song.  However, there is a slight Nine Inch Nails homage late in the song, too.  The Type O Negative influence can be credited to the work of returning guitarist David “Head” Welch and James Schaffer.  The video sees the band performing atop a CG clock that is turning and exploding all at once.  All the while a woman clad in an entirely black outfit that defies explanation sits in the center of the clock.

In celebration of the band’s tenth full length studio release, Jonathan Davis and company have announced the return of the “Family Values Festival.”  The festival kicks off Thursday, September 26th at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Currently, ten total dates are listed.  The most current tour schedule is listed below.

DATE

CITY

VENUE

Thu

9/26

Philadelphia,   PA

Electric   Factory

Fri

9/27

New   York, NY

Roseland   Ballroom

Sat

9/28

Worcester,   MA

The   Palladium

Mon

9/30

Toronto,   ON

Sound   Academy

Tue

10/1

Detroit,   MI

The   Fillmore

Wed

10/2

Chicago,   IL

Riv

Thu

10/3

Minneapolis,   MN

The   Myth

Sat

10/5

Denver,   CO

1st   Bank Center – Family Values

Thu

10/10

Los   Angeles, CA

The   Wiltern

Sat

10/12

Las   Vegas, NV

Pearl

 

The Paradigm Shift will be released Tuesday, October 8th, just as the band is wrapping up the “Family Values Festival.”  For more information on the release and the band’s upcoming tour, audiences can go online to http://www.korn.com, http://www.facebook.com/korn, http://twitter.com/korn, and http://www.myspace.com/korn.  And for all the latest sports and entertainment news and reviews, go online to http://www.facebook.com/philspicks and “Like” it.  Fans can always keep up with the latest sports and entertainment news and reviews in the Phil’s Picks blog at http://phispicks.wordpress.com.

Korn Debuts First Single From Upcoming Eleventh Full Length LP

Courtesy:  Prospect Park

Courtesy: Prospect Park

Veteran hard rock act Korn is set to release its latest album, The Paradigm Shift this Fall.  Before the band’s eleventh full length studio album hits stores on October 8th, fans can check out the first single from the album now.  The song is titled, ‘Never Never.’  It can be purchased beginning next Tuesday, August 13th.  Pre-orders for Paradigm Shift can be made beginning the same day.  Before the big day, fans can listen to ‘Never Never’ in its entirety via the band’s Facebook page now at http://bit.ly/NeverNeverFB.

As the band and fans count down to the release of Paradigm Shift, the band will perform live in support of the album.  It will perform live in Shanghai, China next Saturday, August 17th before returning to the United States for a handful of dates between August 22nd and October 11th.  Fans can keep up to date with all of the latest tour updates and news from the band online at http://www.korn.com, http://www.facebook.com/korn, http://twitter.com/korn, and http://www.myspace.com/korn.

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Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson Teaming Up For Fall Tour

Photo Credit: Rick Fagan

LOS ANGELES, CA–Shock rockers Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson are heading out on tour together this Fall for the “Twins of Evil” tour.  The tour will begin September 28th at the Desert Uprising Festival in Phoenix, Arizona.  The pair will tour the U.S. through October 31st before heading overseas together for the European leg of the tour, beginning November 26th.  Also along for the ride will be Korn front man Jonathan Davis as his alter ego J Devil. 

Manson joins the upcoming tour in support of his most recent album, “Born Villain.”  That album debuted in the top ten of the Billboard Top 200 Album chart.  It also snagged the top spot on the Heavy Album chart and Independent Album chart.  When asked for his thoughts on the tour, Manson had this to say:  “I have sympathy for the Whore of Babylon that gave birth to these twins of evil, and this abomination of a tour.”  He noted the expected intensity of the tour, saying, “There is no babysitter, and there is no repairing her womb. If Rob Zombie doesn’t f*** you up, than I surely will.  Hide all drugs and firearms…I’m coming to town.”

Photo Credit: Rick Fagan

For Rob Zombie, the tour will get audiences ready for the release of the upcoming album, “Mondo Sex Head.”  “Mondo Sex Head” will feature a variety of re-mixes of classic Rob Zombie songs from the likes of Jonathan Davis, The Bloody Beetroots, Photek and more.  Zombie also spoke on the tour, saying “Finally!  Why did the most obvious tour take so long to happen?  Who knows?  Who cares?  It’s happening now.”  He also added his thoughts on what to expect, saying, “If good taste is the chief enemy of great art, then we should be able to fill the Louvre with this f***ing tour.  Be prepared for something wicked this way a-coming.”

Fans can get a full listing of tour dates from both artists online at http://www.marilynmanson.com and http://www.robzombie.com

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Korn announce new tour dates

NEW YORK, NEW YORK–Aggro rock veterans Korn have announced a new handful of tour dates.  The new dates will see the band playing at stops in the northeast, midwest and even into Canada.  The additional dates will see the band performing throughout the month of June.  The announcement comes fresh off the debut of the video for the band’s new single, ‘Way Too Far.’  Fans can check out the video now here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTft4MphbpA&list=UU6ly_u2ufiHGpYzC_28-8zw&index=1&feature=plcp

In other Korn news, original guitarist David “Head” Welch made a surprise appearance with the band at this past Saturday’s carolina Rebellion Festival.  Welch joined the band to perform with the band.  He and the band aprted ways nine years ago.  Fans can check out the pictures and video from the show at Revolver’s website here:  http://www.revolvermag.com/news/exclusive-photos-korn-with-founding-guitarist-head.html

To get all the latest tour dates and news on Korn, check out the band online at, http://www.korn.com, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/korn, and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/korn.