We were apparently completely out of the loop on something.
Wednesday night was apparently the NME Awards, where Bring Me The Horizon won the Innovation Award, and both BMTH and Coldplay attended
We are only just now hearing about this, but apparently Oli Sykes, BMTH's frontman 'trashed' Coldplay's table during Bring Me The Horizon's performance. A fan filmed the 'trashing', and its caused quite the stir.
To me, it doesn't look like much at all. Yes, it is Coldplay's table, and yes he does knock some stuff over, but it doesn't look that deliberate.
However, given the latest controversy among fans regarding the album artwork for Coldplay's latest album looking very similar to Sempiternal's, everyone had to take it too far.
In an interview, just after the event, the band's keyboardist, Jordan Fish was quoted saying, "I don't think Oli was aiming for Coldplay. I twas just whoever was nearest and it just happened to be Coldplay."
Oli then spoke up about it as well. ”I had no sound in my ears so I thought 'Well, there might be sound out there.' There weren't sound out there, so when I came back there was a table, which I got on. There wasn't any sound on there, but it was a bit more energetic up there. It was in no way a protest against Coldplay.”
But of course, everyone has to assume its something malicious, and someone's always out to get someone else.
What the boys in BMTH said makes perfect sense to me. It was all innocent, just people assumed it was something more.
Also, just throwing this out there, for the record, BMTH doesn't own that 'logo.' Its the flower of life which is used in religions all over the world and has been for an extremely long time. It is also thought of as a structure that forms music. A google search said, "The distances between the spheres is identical to the distances between the tones and the half tones in music.
If you want to stay up to date with the good things BMTH does, not just the drama, be sure to head over to their website! Over there you will see all of their upcoming tour dates and festival appearances! They are extremely busy and will be touring the whole starting in late April! See their website for more info, seriously.
2016 must be the year for Music Festivals, huh?
Joining the very long list of festivals happening this spring and summer is the Chicago Open Air Festival. The festival was just announced and will be happening from July 15 through the 17th in Chicago, IL.
Day one will be headlined by Ramnstein, who -best to our knowledge- very rarely performs in the US. They will be supported by Chevelle, Ministry, Of Mice And Men, Meshuggah, In This Moment, Hollywood Undead, and more.
Day Two will be headlined by Disturbed with support from Korn, Breaking Benjamin, Gojira, Helmet, Deafheaven, The Devil Wears Prada, Pop Evil, Saint Asonia, Norhing More and more.
And then finally, Day Three will be headlined by Slipknot with support from Five Finger Death Punch, Marilyn Manson, Bullet For My Valentine, Baby Metal, Killswitch Engage, Asking Alexandria, Corrosion of Conformity, All That Remains, Letlive, and more as well.
The entire lineup can be found below, though that is the majority of it.
Many of these bands will be performing at other festivals around the US as well! Below is a list of the festivals happening around the US between late April and July of this year. Keep in mind, there may be more, but all of the ones mentioned featured artists that will also be at the Chicago Open Air fest.
Also note that the lineups mentioned below are NOT the full lineups. Be sure to check out each festival website for the full lineup, dates and ticket information.
There's also many happening around Europe in the summer, but that's all to be discussed another time.
Is there any festivals you're planning on attending this year? We're personally planning on going to Fort Rock! Let us know about your festival plans in the comments or over on our Facebook page.
The other day Bring Me The Horizon announced that they would be coming to Australia later this year. However, no dates were known, and given their hectic schedule already, we weren't positive when they were going to fit it in.
Today, through their Facebook page, they announced that the tour will be happening this September and will be making stops in Perth, Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide, and lastly Melbourne.
Before they make it to Australia though, they will be playing in South America, and at several festivals around the US and Europe.
They will be performing at Welcome To Rockville, Fort Rock, Carolina Rebellion, Northern Invasion, and Rock On the Range here in the US, and the BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend 2016, Rock Am Ring, Rock IM Park 2016, Greenfield festival 2016, Aerodrome Festival, Hellfest, the Amnesia Rockfest, AND many more through out the summer all over Engalnd.
For more information, head on over to BMTH's official website or the respective festival websites.
Slipknot will be hitting the road across the U.S. with Marilyn Manson and Of Mice & Men! They have released the locations of all their shows, but no dates or venues have been confirmed yet. But for now, here is the list of towns they will be playing in.
Keep up with any information that may come up by checking out Slipknot's website.
Last night (February 15, 2016) was the 58th annual Grammy Awards! Stars from all over attended this prestigious event and anxiously awaited to see who would win what award.
One category that caused quite the hype over social media, was the Best Metal Performance. This particular award has existed since 1989, and was granted to many artists over the years such as Metallica, Nine Inch Nails, Ozzy Osbourne, Deftones, Slayer, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, and many, many more.
This year, the nominees were August Burns Red for "Identity", Slipknot for "Custer", Ghost for "Cirice", Lamb Of God for "512", and Sevendust for, "Thank You."
The 2016 Best Metal Performance Grammy went to the Swedish heavy metal band, Ghost!
One of the Nameless Ghouls for Ghost spoke to the official Grammy website about given this honor, and spoke of their absolute shock over just being nominated.
"Being nominated for a Grammy is obviously a big honor for any band or artist — obviously, ourselves included. Especially for us, as a Swedish band, it feels extra honoring, I guess. Especially us maneuvering in the rock genre, where traditionally it's usually British or American bands. To my knowledge, we are the first Swedish rock band to ever be nominated for a Grammy, which is also the reason why when we got the news that we were nominated, I just got a text saying, 'You're nominated for a Grammy.' In Sweden, we have another prize called Grammis, which, internationally, is referred to as the Swedish Grammy. So when I got the text, I told my friend next to me that we were nominated for a Grammis. So it took like an hour later until I actually got it confirmed that they were actually talking about a Grammy, not a Grammis, which was a very mind-boggling experience. So winning or not winning, just being nominated is a big honor, and for us it's definitely a sign of recognition that we can suck on for the rest of our lives."
The band has yet to say much about winning the award, but surely something will be said soon -once they get over the shock of it all. If you missed the Grammy Awards, watch the clip below of Ghost winning the Award.
Not sure who Ghost is? Be sure to check them out and read all about them here! We wrote about them as part of our Fort Rock series.
They will be performing at a ton of different festivals, such as 98 Rockfest, Fort Rock, Welcome To Rockville, Carolina Rebellion, and Rock N' Derby here in the US, and a ton of others around Europe this spring/ fall. Or, you can catch them all over Europe now! For more information, head on over toGhost's official website, or the respective festival websites.
Warning! Please contain your excitement, for if you get too excited, and begin to flail around, you may just tip the world over.
What the hell are you even talking about? Is that what you're thinking? well, just look below.
Okay, so maybe you won't tip the world over if you get excited, and you most definitely should get excited if you are a BMTH fan in Australia!
No details are currently known, but Bring Me The Horizon did post this on their Facebook page earlier today. Dates probably will be coming soon, and we do encourage Australian fans to get excited. According to comments, its been three to four years since BMTH has been to their country, and if they are correct, then they are way over due for a visit!
Australia will just be joining the long list of tour dates BMTH already has. BMTH is going to be very busy this year. Let's see what all they have going on thus far, shall we?
On February 18, they will be playing the Electric Ballroom in London. Then they will be gearing up to play all over South American from March 1 through the 9. Straight from there, they will be playing a few dates in Mexico.
They get a couple of weeks of rest before heading to Belguim on April 5, which kicks off a European tour (that's selling out very fast! Almost off the French dates are sold out already!) that goes through April 22.
They then fly over to the US to play a ton of different festivals. They will be playing (in this order), Welcome To Rockville, Fort Rock, Carolina Rebellion, Northern Invasion, and Rock On the Range.
But wait, there's more! Rock On The Range ends on Sunday, May 22, but then they have BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend 2016 which is May 28, and 29 in the UK. They also will be performing at Rock Am Ring and Rock IM Park 2016 in Germany, Greenfield festival 2016 in Switzerland, Aerodrome Festival in the Czech Republic, Hellfest in France, the Amnesia Rockfest in Canada, AND many more through out the summer all over Engalnd.
This band is so busy they already have tour dates through November of this year! For more information, head on over to BMTH's official website and be sure to follow them on all social media to keep up with all of their crazy endeavors.
The fourth annual (from what we can see) Rise Above festival has been announced!
The festival appears to have begun in 2012, courtesy of Seether and keeps going strong! This year it will be happening on Saturday, August 6 in Brewer, ME.
Tickets go on sale February 12, and as per usual, Seether will be performing. Performing along with them is Disturbed, Volbeat, Alter Bridge, Killswitch Engage, and many more. The entire lineup, as it is known now is below!
If you would like any more information, please head over to the Rise Above Fest website!
Lamb Of God has announced a tour that will happen among all of their festival appearances!
The tour begins technically on May 3, in New Orleans, LA, just after Lamb Of God performs at Fort Rock and Welcome To Rockville!
Support for this tour comes from Clutch and Corrosion of Conformity, and all the tour dates are below!
(The dates listed do include all festival performances as well.)
Sat/Apr-30 - Fort Myers, FL @ JetBlue Park - Fort Rock
Sun/May-01 - Jacksonville, FL @ Metropolitan Park -Welcome to Rockville
Tue/May-03 - New Orleans, LA @ The Orpheum
Wed/May-04 - Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall
Sat/May-07 - Concord, NC @ Charlotte Motor Speedway - Carolina Rebellion
Sun/May-08 - Reading, PA @ Reading Eagle Theatre
Mon/May-09 - Portland, ME @ State Theatre
Tue/May-10 - Boston, MA @ House of Blues Boston
Thu/May-12 - St Louis, MO @ The Pageant
Fri/May-13 - Council Bluffs, IA @ Westfair Amphitheater - 89.7 The River's Rockfest (KIWR)
Sat/May-14 - Somerset, WI @ Somerset Amphitheater - "Northern Invasion"
Mon/May-16 - Binghamton, NY @ Magic City Music Hall
Tue/May-17 - Huntington, NY @ The Paramount
Thu/May-19 - Toronto, ON @ TD Echo Beach
Fri/May-20 - Schaghticoke, NY @ Schaghticoke Fairgrounds - Rock'n Derby
Sat/May-21 - Columbus, OH @ MAPFRE Stadium - Rock on the Range
Mon/May-23 - Wichita, KS @ The Cotillion
Tue/May-24 - Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Wed/May-25 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
Fri/May-27 - Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre
Sat/May-28 - Pomona, CA @ Fox Theater Pomona
Sun/May-29 - Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
Tue/May-31 - Seattle, WA @ WaMu Theater at CenturyLink Field Events Center
Wed/Jun-01 - Vancouver, BC @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Thu/Jun-02 - Penticton, BC @ South Okanagan Events Centre
Sat/Jun-04 - Calgary, AB @ Calgary Stampede Corral
Sun/Jun-05 - Edmonton, AB @ Shaw Conference Centre
Mon/Jun-06 - Saskatoon, SK @ Saskatoon Prairieland Exhibition Park Hall A
Tue/Jun-07 - Winnipeg, MB @ Burton Cummings Theatre
Sat/Jun-11 - Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival
Pre-sale goes on sale at 2pm today on Lamb of God's website, so keep an eye on the time and then head on over to Lamb Of God's official website.
Lamb Of God is also currently on tour with Anthrax, Deaf Heaven and Power Trip, but only for a few more days. It ends on February 12, in Los Angeles, CA.
Psst...We've recently done a review for Lamb Of God's latest album, Vii: Sturm und Drang. Click here to check it out!
The other night surprise collaboration in New York City between Breaking Benjamin and David Draiman of Disturbed live happened.
What the world thought was just a very awesome surprise for just one night, has turned into much more!
It was announced this morning that this summer Disturbed will set out on tour with Breaking Benjamin, Saint Asonia and Alter Bridge. Exact dates are not known, but the cities are! Check out all of the dates below!
St. Louis, MO
Virginia Beach, VA
The tour will be happening this summer, and it is co-headlined by Disturbed and Breaking Benjamin! Hopefully dates will be coming very soon, but meanwhile you can catch all these bands live now in many different places.
Breaking Benjamin is on tour right now through March 18. They will be doing acoustic performances here and there as well, but that is only today (February 9), tomorrow (February 10) and then again on the 17th. They have a lot more going on than just that, including international tour dates, and a stop at the Earthday Birthday in Orlando, FL. To check up on Breaking Benjamin, please visit their official website.
Disturbed and Saint Asonia are currently on tour together, and both will be performing at most of the big festivals around the country. These festivals include Fort Rock, Welcome To Rockville, Carolina Rebellion, Northern Invasion, Rock On The Range, and Rocklahoma. The fun doesn't stop there, though! Head on over to both Disturbed's and Saint Asonia's official websites for more information.
As for Alter Bridge, does not appear to be up to a lot at the moment, but surely they're very excited to get up and going. Down time is important, but we all know doing what you love is something special.
A petition has surfaces in favor of Shinedown performing at the half time show for Super Bowl 2017.
The petition is hoping to get 1,000 votes, and has already reached the band.
There's never been many rock bands to perform at half time, its usually a mainstream pop artist, like Bruno Mars, Beyonce', ect.
Some of the only rock bands to perform have been The Who, U2, and The Rolling Stones. So, it would be awesome to see Shinedown perform, but we're not counting on it.
None the less, you can vote on Change.org to try to make this happen! Who knows, if enough people vote, and share it around, maybe they will be considered!
Meanwhile, you can catch Shinedown live on tour all over the US between March 8, and March 18. After that, they will be appearing at many festivals such as 98Rockfest, Fort Rock, Welcome To Rockville, Carolina Rebellion, Northern Invasion, Rock On The Range and Rock N' Derby. In between the festival appearances, they will be on tour with Five Finger Death Punch, and shortly after they will be playing festivals all around Europe. For more information, please visit Shinedown's official website!
These are just some of the happenings in the music world. There will always be something that Immortal Music did not cover, but here are just some events.