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FOZZY To Play Download Festival Alongside Metallica, Black Sabbath and Prodigy

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FOZZY are proud to announce that they will be performing at Download 2012, to be held June 8-10 in the United Kingdom. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, Download is one of the world’s premier music festivals and features the world’s top acts in hard rock and heavy metal. This year’s festival will be headlined by Black Sabbath, Metallica and Prodigy.

FOZZY – lead singer Chris Jericho, guitarist Rich Ward, drummer Frank Fontsere, bassist Paul DiLeo and guitarist Billy Grey – will be performing Saturday, June 9 , as part of a lineup headlined by Metallica playing their black album in its entirety. Click here for the expanded lineup, and visit www.downloadfestival.co.uk for complete festival details.

This will be FOZZY’s second Download appearance – they first appeared on the festival in 2008. Chris Jericho recorded an exclusive video talking about this year’s appearance on Download, click here to view.

The brainchild of Rich Ward and Chris Jericho, FOZZY was formed a decade ago out of a passion for hard rock and heavy metal and has transformed into one of North America’s most electrifying bands. They are currently recording their Century Media Records debut, which is scheduled for a worldwide release this summer. The band will release their first single from the new album in May.

The album will be the follow-up to their acclaimed 2010 release Chasing The Grail, which saw them tour 15 countries around the world and perform in cities from Los Angeles to Lichtenvoorde, including an appearance alongside metal’s Big 4 – Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax – on the Knebworth Sonisphere, and a string of dates on the 2011 Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival headlined by Avenged Sevenfold.

Also, for the third year in a row, FOZZY frontman Chris Jericho will be hosting the Revolver Golden Gods Awards . The fourth annual award show will be held at the Club Nokia in Los Angeles on April 11 and be broadcast live via XBOX Live. The event will feature performances by Marilyn Manson, Slash, Evanescence and more, and will present awards for outstanding musicians in eleven different categories. For more information on the event, how to get tickets, and how to cast votes for your favorite names in rock, visit www.GoldenGodsAwards.com.

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Fear Factory at the Masquerade

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Fear Factory destroyed the Masquerade on September 4th with an amazing set.  Fear Factory was one of the first bands to pioneer industrial metal. It was great to see them back in Atlanta after a long absence.  Fear Factory is on tour promoting their new album Genexas, which lead singer Burton made sure we pronounced correctly (ha). Their show was great and I found myself singing along while I took pictures of the band.  The only thing I didn’t like was the fact I could hardly SEE the band.  Once again the Masquerade didn’t bother to turn up the stage lights for the bands.  This of course makes it very hard to photograph.  Nonetheless, I still really enjoyed watching this band play some of my favorite tunes live like Shock, Edgecrusher, Damaged, and Demanufacture!

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2015 Rockstar Mayhem Fest

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The 2015 Rockstar Mayhem Fest visited Atlanta on July 26th, with amazing bands like WhiteChapel, and Slayer!

When I walked into Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood it was like a ghost town.  In past years, the Mayhem Fest is usually packed with people, but this year was different.  The entrance I walked into had no venders, no food venders, and no people hanging out between band sets.  I walked clear across to the other side of the venue to find a much smaller side stage than the previous years.

After seeing, maybe a 1000+ people watching the side stage bands, I knew the Rockstar Mayhem was coming to an end.  Also, the beloved Metal Mulisha motorcycle stunt riders were not present at this year’s Mayhem Fest. As for the bands, some of them just were not for me, while a few were amazing to see perform.  It was a sad sight to see the Rockstar Mayhem Fest scaled down to almost nothing, but I still had a good time taking pictures.

Enjoy the pictures for the last Rockstar Mayhem Fest.  Hopefully, some brave soul will pick up the torch and revive the festival!

Victory Records Stage


Check out pics from the Main Stage on the next page!
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Friday @120 Marietta: Metal Invasion

Pathfinder Promotions and 120 Tavern and Music Hall Present MARIETTA METAL INVASION a night of Hard-hitting, in-your-face heavy Metal

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Pathfinder Promotions and 120 Tavern and Music Hall Present “Marietta Metal Invasion,” a night of hard-hitting, in-your-face Heavy Metal from Atlanta’s Rigorism with their special guests Paladin, and on tour out of Florida: Sons Of Ragnar and Lacerate!

Rigorism formed in 2012 setting out to make music that doesn’t have a million genres, Metal is what is written, played and the adrenaline at a live show is definitely a must see. Strong vocals, powerful riffs, odd syncopated bass and drums make up RIGORISM \m/

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